Mary SEMKULEY

SEMKULEY, Mary (nee Kuryluk)
Mrs. Mary Semkuley of Calgary, AB passed away peacefully at the home of her son Walter Semkuley, on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Mary was born in Tsapivtsi (now called Podillya),Ternopil Province, Ukraine on May 6, 1912. She was very proud to have reached the age of 100 years and treasured the certificate and photo she received from the Queen of England to commemorate this milestone. She was predeceased by her older siblings Olena, Hanka, Fracena; her first son Myros; grandson Denay and husband William. Mary is survived by her son Dr. Myron (Elaine) Semkuley; their children Aaron (Stacy Schikowsky), Bella (Rob Sider), and her daughter Amanda of Calgary; Celena and her children, Kodi, Austin, Jaeden, Brielle and Taein of Calgary; Mylaine (Napoleon) Tsaprailis; her son Walter and his wife Nadiya (nee Mishchiy) and children Karina (Dave Parsons) and their children Lexi and Mia; Andrea (Mark Ciaschini) of Calgary; Zoryana Mishchiy of London, England and Vitaly Mishchiy of Toronto as well as distant cousins in Alberta and Ukraine. Mary moved to Canada from Ukraine in 1929 at the age of 17. She married William Semkuley on January 31, 1934. Together they had three sons; Myros, Myron and Walter. Mary was a long-time member of the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians and the Workers Benevolent Association. Special thanks to Maria Ruda, mother of Nadiya Semkuley, for her devotion and care given to Mary. There will be a Prayer Service at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 404 Meredith Road N.E., Calgary on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Services to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Medical Mercy Canada Society, 804, 10 Shawnee Hill S.W., Calgary, AB T2Y 0K5. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 403-297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.


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Published in The Calgary Herald from Nov. 2 to Nov. 3, 2012