Obituary of Mary Walter
It is with heavy hearts and great appreciation for a long life well lived that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother at Spiritwood Long Term Care on April 9, 2022, with family at her side.
Mary Rohacs was born in Rabbit Lake Hospital on February 21, 1930, to Michael and Maria Rohacs, who immigrated from Hungary in August of 1929.
Mom attended Temesvar Country School which was 3 miles across country from her home and she walked there in the spring and fall, but could not attend regularly during the winter months. She was a very intelligent person and loved school and learning new things. Mom attended school until Grade 8, when she would have been required to attend town school, which was not possible. She was very appreciative of the educational opportunities available to her children and grandchildren.
Mom met and fell in love with a handsome young man named George Walter and, at the tender age of 16, she married him on October 18, 1946. They homesteaded the quarter of land right next to her parents and together they built a home. She worked right beside Dad constructing buildings and clearing land for growing crops. She also was involved in the harvesting of those crops, driving the tractor while he was on the binder. It was not unheard of to see a baby bundled into an apple box riding along with her on the tractor. She planted large gardens and raised chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, and cows … and children.
Left to mourn her passing and to honor her life are: her son Edward (Sandra) Walter and family: Seona (Mark) Scott – Emma & Rhett; Dawn Walter – Robert; Julia (James) Topinka – Sebastian; Derek (Kristin) Walter – Nicholas & Malcolm; Alexander (Penny) Walter – Chase & Logan; her son Albert (Ethel) Walter and family: Carmen (Colin) Durovick – Tristan & Ryanne; Candice (Trent) Harris – Avery, Trinity & Morgan; Constance (Tyler) Poulin – Brayden & Hunter; Coral (Troy) Soldan; her daughter Loraine Youst and family: Loriann (Charlie) Salisbury – Holley & Warren; Dean (Holly) Youst – Wyatt & Cort; her daughter Diane (Terry) Allchurch and family: Dustin (Charonne) Allchurch – Austin, Vienna & Vincent; Troy Allchurch – Ava, Jayna & Reid; Christie Allchurch (Anthony Clarke); her daughter Elaine (Alain) Turgeon and family: Alaina (Don) Dunn – Cole; her son Dennis (Glenna) Walter and family: Travis (Kaylee) Penner – Renlee; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was predeceased by: her husband, George Walter; her parents, Michael and Maria Rohacs; her infant brother, Joseph Rohacs; her son-in-law, Edward Youst, her parents-in-law, George and Karolin Walter; her brothers/sisters in law, John (Rachel), James (Helen), Alex, Joseph, Frank and Gordon Walter, Caroline (John) Goetz, and Mary (Steve) Bedi, and numerous cousins and friends.
Mom loved her children, more so her grandchildren, and especially so her great grandchildren. She loved her farm with her cows, her dogs, and her gardens. Flowers grew abundantly wherever she planted them and, sometimes, even where she did not plant them. She loved to read, to bake, to sew, knit and crochet. She was still knitting and crocheting at the age of 90+. She was very skilled at making and arranging flowers, and tried her hand at painting a time or two. Mom was a very artistic person and she loved to create beautiful things. Every piece she created whether it was a quilt, an afghan, sweaters, slippers, mittens or a holiday flower arrangement, came from the heart.
A celebration of her life was held on April 16, 2022, and interment was in the Spiritwood Cemetery beside her husband.
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, R. Mark Muir Funeral Director, Spiritwood, SK (306) 883-3500.
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