Mary Kowalski 1933 - 2021 Mary Janet Kowalski, late of Estevan, SK and formerly of Regina, SK passed away on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, at the age of 87 years. Mary was born in Estevan on September 11, 1933, the first daughter born to Louis and Mary (Wilczek) Kowalski. She attended school for Grades 1 to 3 in Estevan and then the Ontario School for the blind in Brantford, Ontario from the age of 10 to 20 years old. She moved to Regina in July of 1954 and had a long career at the General Hospital, retiring in June of 1992. She moved to the Creighton Lodge in Estevan on August 9, 2020, where she resided until her passing. Mary was a kind, independent and strong person. She was very involved with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. She was an avid sports fan, particularly with the Toronto Blue Jays and Saskatchewan Roughriders, and enjoyed competing in curling and bowling, where she won many trophies. She was very devoted to her faith and enjoyed visiting with family and friends, all of whom will greatly miss her. Mary is lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Shirley, numerous nieces and nephews and her many wonderful friends. Mary was predeceased by her parents Louis and Mary Kowalski and her brothers - Charlie (Phyllis), Alfred (Violet), Morton (Betty), Louis, Johnny, Joseph, Kenneth (Valerie), George (as an infant), Edward, Ronald, and her sister Doreen (Barry) Duncan. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff and residents at the Creighton Lodge for their kindness and care. A Private Memorial Service was held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Hall Funeral Services, Estevan, with Joan Fingler presiding. An Interment will be held in the summer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mary to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) or a charity of your choice. Hall Funeral Services in Estevan is caring for Mary's family - Deb Heidinger, Funeral Director.
Published in Estevan Mercury from Feb. 24 to Mar. 26, 2021.