Mary Grest
September 22, 1925 – August 27, 2015

Mary Grest of Humboldt, SK passed away on August 27 at St. Mary’s Villa at the age of 89 years.  Mary was born on September 22, 1925 in Honeymoon, SK to John and Mary (nee Berezowsky) Hryciuk.  She grew up in Prince Albert the fourth of seven children.  She married Luis Paris in 1941 and from this union they were blessed with two daughters.  Mary lived in Winnipeg and Costa Rica during this time.  She was widowed in 1946 and then in 1949 she married Gordon Grest.  They made their home in Humboldt where they welcomed three more children.  Music was a big part of Mary’s family and as a young girl she enjoyed singing with her two sisters on the radio.  Mary was talented at hemming or altering all of her children’s clothes and doing hair for family and friends.  She was a meticulous housekeeper in addition to being a wonderful cook.  Sunday dinners always included roast or chicken and pie for dessert.  The yard was also a source of pride for Mary as she worked hard to maintain it.  Mary was a loving, devoted mother and she would do anything for her children.  Mary is survived by her children:  Mary Lou (Tony) Spooner, Cecilia Koski (Ken Perdue), Curtis (Shane) Grest, Debbie (Linden) Fick and Brian (Janet) Grest; her grandchildren:  Kim Harder, John Spooner, James Spooner, Samuel Spooner, Eleanor Glyn-Jones, Susan Krysztofiak, David Koski, Brandon Fick and Geneva Grest; her great-grandchildren:  Samuel, Kathryn, Jordan, Mikaela, Carly, Grace, Julia, Henry, Leo, Georgia, Roxanne, Lucy, Myles, Julia, David, and Madison.  She is also survived by her brother Nestor (Connie) Hryciuk.  Mary was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Hryciuk, her first husband Luis, second husband Gordon, brothers Orest, Jerry, and Bill Hryciuk, and sisters Emily Martin and Ollie Noiles.  The Funeral Service for Mary was held at Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel, Humboldt, on Monday, August 31, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Brenda Curtis.  Music ministry was provided by Eleanor Glyn-Jones, Eric Glyn-Jones, and Samuel Spooner and the scripture reader was Susan Krysztofiak.  Curtis Grest and Brian Grest delivered the eulogy.  Honorary pallbearers were all those who shared in Mary’s life.  The urnbearer was Mary Lou Spooner.  Interment followed at the Humboldt Public Cemetery, Humboldt.  Memorial donations may be directed to the St. Mary’s Villa Foundation.

This Notice Is Courtesy Of
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel Humboldt, Saskatchewan