MARY (NEE RAYCHYBA) PANKO

PANKO – MARY (NEE RAYCHYBA)

November 19th, 1917 – April 22nd, 2014

The family announces the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Mary Panko at the age of 96. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her children Jeanette(Patrick) Frederick, Iris(Douglas) Worbets, Sonia(Donald) Edgecumbe, John(Carol) Panko, ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, sisters Isabelle Darcovich and Stephania Bosovich. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Michael on October 7th, 1995. Mary was born in Prelate, Sask, moved to Peace River as a teen and worked with her father on the boat called the Russian Navy on the Peace River. Mary later moved to St. Michael where she met and married her husband Michael and where they raised their family. In 1980 Michael and Mary retired to Kelowna where they resided until their passings. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service and Inurnment for Mary and Michael will be held at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Edmonton at a later date. For details please contact Jeanette Frederick at jmfrederick@shaw.ca or 780-468-1060. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Arthritis Society, 150A 1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4N7. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, click on stories and type in Mary Panko. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services , Kelowna, BC . 250-762-2299