October 16, 1931 – March 23, 2019
Our beloved Mary Skujins was born in Bristol on October 16th, 1931. She lived a rich life, overcoming adversity and thriving with an incredible sense of humour and a determination that cannot be compared. She met her cherished husband, Valdis Skujins on the dance floor in Bristol. Swept off her feet, they married and moved to Canada to create a new life.
There is no love story more beautiful than Valdis and Mary; their countryside life proved to us all that between them, grandeur and abundance was in the heart. Mary loved watching and participating in theatre, relishing the drama and mystique within it. Madame Zara lived on passed her time on stage, and brought us all laughter and happiness. Madame Zara still lives within us.
Mary joined Valdis on March 23rd, 2019, passing in the comfort of her home. Predeceased by Valdis Skujins, and Helmut Skujins. Mary is survived by brother John Steele. She is survived by her children, Knute, (Linda), Robert, (Pat), Annette, and Roger Skujins. Survived by her grandchildren, Julie, Mark, Brian, Paul, Richie, Jeremiah, Michaela, Leaf, and Rose. She is survived by the lights of her life, her many great-grandchildren.
We celebrated her life and our memories of her on April 13th, 2019 at the Parksville Salvation Army Church.
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