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It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Mary Sokil, 97, of Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont., at her residence on Thursday, March 3, 2011.

Mary was born Aug. 5, 1913 in Winnipeg, Man. to the late Stephan and Christine Burak.

She moved to Fort Frances in 1935 and had lived here since. She was a member of St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church and St. Anna’s Literary Society.

She loved gardening, crocheting, and canning. She was a private person who was always there to help her family and nobody ever left her home hungry.

She was united in marriage on June 9, 1935 to Harry Sokil, who predeceased her on April 16, 1995.

She also was predeceased by her daughter, Diana McBride, on April 21, 2010; her parents, Stephan and Christine Burak; son-in-law, Joseph Lundy in 2005; sisters, Jean Zagrodnek, Pauline Spakowski, and Ann Dupelech; and three granddaughters, Maria, Theresa, and Josephine Lundy.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Jeanette Lundy of Barrie, Ont.; son-in-law, Michael McBride of Minneapolis, Mn.; and four grandchildren, Lisa (Joe) Cartaginesse, Christopher (Pamela) Lundy, and Deanna (Bruce) Martin, all of Barrie, Ont., and Shane (Kristiine) McBride of Minneapolis, Mn.

Also surviving are six great-grandchildren, Amanda and Natalie Cartaginese, Taylor and Kaitlyn Lundy, and Justin and Jordan Martin; two great-great-grandchildren, Logan and Julia McBride; one brother, William (Flo) Burak of St. Catharines, Ont.; sisters, Jessie Dell and Kay Rondeau, both of Winnipeg, Man.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Fr. Gene Maximiuk will officiate, followed by interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.

The pallbearers will be family members.

If family or friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.

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