PICKLYK, Mary nee: ZAYONCE
It is with deep sadness that the family of Mary Picklyk announce her passing on January 4, 2016. Mary, late of Kelowna, was born on May 26, 1914 in the idyllic farming community of Honeymoon, Saskatchewan, where her parents homesteaded after immigrating from Poland. She grew up on the farm where she met and married Michael Picklyk, and they moved to nearby Prince Albert where they raised their 4 children. She started working for Woolworths in Prince Albert in 1959 and after moving to Edmonton in 1965 she resumed working for Woolworths until she retired in 1982. Mary was predeceased by her husband Michael Picklyk; her sons, Peter Michael Picklyk and Gerald Zenon Picklyk; an infant son Elias Picklyk, her grandson Darren Picklyk; her siblings and their spouses; Nellie Huk (Ted); Carl Zayonce (Sophie); and Emily Tokaryk-Laschuk (John/Nick); her sister-in-law Stella Bartko (Bill) and nephew Joe Nishnik and wife Anna. She is survived by her daughters Rosemarie Bellman (Gerald O’Connor) and Christine Cordocedo (Russell) and daughters-in-law, Marion and Joanne Picklyk. Also 9 grandchildren Shane, Kelly, and Riordan Bellman, Brent, Jason and Christopher Picklyk, Lisa Jolley, Ben and Priscilla Cordocedo and 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Viewing will take place at 10:00 am and services will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, Kelowna. Interment to follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Kelowna. Special thanks to the staff at Sun Pointe, especially to Reids Corner for their care and compassion. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, 250-765-3147.