Obituary of Mary Tekatch
Mary Tekatch of Ituna, SK, wife of the late Alex Tekatch, suddenly passed away on January 18, 2024. Mary was born on September 21, 1930, in the District of Jasmin, SK, a daughter of Roman and Rosalia (nee Broshko) Buczulak. Mary was the eldest of six siblings. She received her education at the Jasmin School and helped her parents farm.
In 1948, Mary was united in marriage to Alex Tekatch at Sacred Heart Parish, Ituna, SK. Thereafter, Mary and Alex had embarked on a challenging career of farming. Throughout Mary’s life, she has always been devoted to her husband, her children, and her work. Mary immensely loved, and was totally, passionately working and taking care of her garden.
In addition, Mary was busy with other farm activities, which included milking cows, planting trees, raising her chickens, canning fruits and vegetables, and painting her home. Painting her home set her mind at ease of all those complexities in the world.
Mary always put her children and family first, and they are so eternally grateful and thankful for her loving care and kindness. When harvest came along, Mary had another huge venture and a large task at hand. The cooking and preparation of food for a threshing crew of up to 10 workers for a span of three days. The most precious and admirable quality of Mary’s character was that not even once did she ever complain. Mary’s happy place was in the kitchen. She was an excellent cook and baker. Her homemade bread, cinnamon buns, and apple pies were the best in the world, from her own garden apple trees that she had planted. She was so happy, sharing her fruits of labour with family and friends.
Mary had a variety of hobbies which included sewing, knitting, crocheting, taking pictures, and placing said pictures in a photo album. Mary also enjoyed music, singing, travelling, going to church, and praying the rosary. Mary’s devotional Christian nature and love for the Lord was easy to see.
Boundless energy, love giving compassion, and completely selfless – Mary was nothing short of heavenly grace. Yesterday she was an earthly angel; today she is a heavenly angel with the Lord. Mother you are that burning light of love, brightest of the bright, and truly that shining star. We are so proud of you Mama and Baba. You will be dearly missed and never forgotten. Soon enough we will be together again. Our hearts and our love will live with you, forever.
Mary was predeceased by her husband, Alex Tekatch; parents Roman and Rosalia Buczulak; sister Sophie Anderson; brother Eugene Buczulak; brothers-in-law George Scherbey, Ken Simpson, and Walter Antonishyn; and son-in-law Murray Moon.
Mary leaves to mourn and cherish her life: son George Tekatch; daughters Adeline Moon (Daniel Duma) and Delores Matt (Dave Bales); grandson Tyler Matt; granddaughter Chelsea Lashbrook (Ryan); great-granddaughter Gracelyn; great-grandson Jaxon; great-grandson Dilan Stubbins; sisters Natalie Scherbey, Lillian Antonishyn, and Adeline Simpson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives.
The Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Saturday, February 3, 2024 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna, Saskatchewan with Rev. Fr. Basil Malowany as Celebrant. The cross bearer was Delores (Dee) Matt and the Epistle reader was Lillian Antonishyn. The eulogy was delivered by George Tekatch. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery with Terry Scherbey, Roman Yachiw, Paul Scherbey, Michael Pearce, Donald Leontowich and Tyler Matt serving as casket bearers.
Memorials in memory of Mary may be made to Kinsmen Telemiracle (221 7C Hanselman Court, Saskatoon, SK S7L 6A8) or to the Parish Cemetery Fund (Box 340, Ituna, SK S0A 1N0) as gifts of remembrance.
Вічна Памיять! – Eternal Memory
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