Mary passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 28, 2011 at Castleview Care Home where she had resided for the past seven years. She was born in Slocan City, BC on April 10, 1919, the second youngest of seven children. Mary married the late Walter Berukoff in February, 1938. Walter predeceased her in October, 1980. She was the beloved mother of Verna Kidd (Harry), Walter Berukoff, Jr. (Karen) and Cathy Freiberg (Alfred). Mary was also a loving grandmother to seven grandchildren Jeffery, Terry, John, Candace, Miranda, Kalina and Erica and eight great grandchildren Riley, Rebeka,
Rachel, Jessica, Faith, Angeleena, Elyas and Ella Mary.
Mary lived all her married life in Salmo, British
Columbia where she continued to live after she became a widow. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing the bounty from her garden with her family and friends. She also enjoyed crocheting and quilting. Friends and relatives often gathered at her home to quilt and enjoy the delicious meals she prepared for them.
Mary devoted her life to her family. Her grandchildren, who loved to stay on the farm with her, are left with countless memories of the fun times they had with their grandma. The card parties, the bingo games, the
fishing trips and the special treats that Grandma
prepared for them will always be dear to their hearts. She was a staunch supporter of all their endeavors and a loyal friend to all to all of them. She was dearly loved by all her family and will be greatly missed. Her family would like to thank the staff of Castleview Care Centre for their kindness and care of their mother and
grandmother. They would also like to thank family members and friends who helped celebrate their mother’s life as well as everyone who sent flowers, cards and letters of condolence.