BLAIR MaryPosted: August 13th, 2015
MARY LILLIAN BLAIR, beloved wife of the late Robert Blair, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre, on Friday, August 7th, 2015 at the age of 85 years.
She is the loving mother of LeRoy (Dolores) Lazarick of Calgary, AB, Priscilla Lazarick, of Lethbridge, AB, Wayne (Cindy) Lazarick of Lethbridge, AB, Gloria (Larry) Trentini of Coaldale, AB, and Brenda (Ron) Latimer of Kingston, ON as well as 11 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by her husband Robert, mother Grace, stepdad Nick Bereznicki, brothers Matt, John, Bill and Mike, sisters Victoria and Lena, son Ronald and stepson Jeffrey.
Mary passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Born in Pincher Creek on July 2, 1930 to Harry & Grace Orich. She dreamed of being a school teacher but became an excellent teacher, mother & friend to us all. As a young teenager, she worked at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton and a waitress to a few of Lethbridge’s downtown restaurants. She married at the age of 17 and raised her 6 children as a single mother. She loved & cherished her family & grandchildren. She was very supportive & proud of their accomplishments. Later she married Robert for 38 years. She was a devoted wife & partner helping establish their excavating company. She attended the Lethbridge Community College to obtain a diploma in accounting. She was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She loved watching the rodeo, especially bull riding, many sports and playing bingo. She was the crib champion of the family and still holds the trophy to this day. Mary cherished her garden with the abundance of vegetables for everyone (known as the families “Farmers Market”). All the family functions/holidays were at her house with lots of excellent Ukrainian food. It truly was a time of many laughs & happy memories shared amongst the family. She will be remembered as being generous, kind, caring to everyone she met and knew. She will be deeply missed.
A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jeremy Light officiating.
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