It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Mary Christine Clarke, 94.
Mary was a very proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
Born in Sydney, Mary was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Kanchuk. She was a beautiful mother who loved being surrounded by her family and friends. She also loved baking and cooking, especially her delicious polish dishes. Christmas was a special time for Mom, always preparing her famous pierogies for her family. Whatever the occasion, you could be sure that Mom toasted everyone with “NOSTROVIA”, meaning good luck in Russian.
Mom lived for her family and she was extremely proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, she enjoyed spending time at her beloved Dominion Beach, being outside in her flower gardens, bowling and was an avid walker.
Mary will be missed immensely by the love of her life, best friend, and husband of 74 years, Walter Clarke.
Mom will also be deeply missed by her son, Philip (Krista); son, Allan (Eileen), and daughter, Dianne. Mom was also blessed with eight beautiful grandchildren, Jason, Jared, Amanda (Joe), Troy, Brittany, Brent, Joshua, Jonah, and great-grandchildren, Aria, Clarke, and Calissa.
Mom was predeceased by her oldest daughter and special angel, Lydia Inch; her very special son-in-law, Shane Befurt; brothers, Alex, Paul, William, Stanley, and sister, Helen.
Mom will be dearly missed by many special people in her life, her cherished nephew, Leo MacLeod; her very special friends, Herb and Catherine Lewis, Dawn Young, and Theresa Delarenza.
In keeping with moms wishes, a private family service has been held. Thank you for your prayers and support as we journey through these days of loss.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Losing a mother happens in a moment but takes years to come to terms with and understand the impact of your loss.
We love you so much, until we meet again.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de CLARKE Mary Christine 2019..
Décès pour la Ville:Sydney, Province:Nova Scotia