Mary Krushelniski

Obituary of Mary Krushelniski

Mary Krushelniski (nee: Cherniatenski)

October 22, 1923 – August 23, 2023



It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mary at the age of 99 years.  She passed away at the Shellbrook Hospital, Shellbrook, SK at 6:06am, August 23, 2023.

Mary was born October 22, 1923, in the Ukraine.  She immigrated to Canada with her mother and two siblings John and Kathy arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada April 22, 1934.  From there she travelled by train to Glaslyn, SK where her father was working as a shoemaker and the family was reunited.

She later moved to a farm in the Junor, SK district.  While there she met her husband Peter Krushelniski, through an arranged marriage they were married November 19, 1939.

They eventually settled on a farm in the Junor, SK district where they raised 10 children, John, Mike, Walter, Bill, Orest, Ruth, Jim, MaryAnn, Doreen, and Kory.

On the farm she was kept very busy raising her children, cooking, planting a garden and helping with chores.

Eventually Peter and Mary retired to Leoville, SK and Mary became involved with various organizations by volunteering her time to the Leoville Health Care Auxiliary for 54years, Leoville Seniors Centre and she won numerous awards for her garden vegetables and flowers at the Horticultural Society Fairs.

Mary was an avid sports advocate for her children and participated in the sport of curling where she was active well into her 90’s.

She was predeceased by her husband Peter, her sons John and Orest, her brothers John (Olga) Cherniatenski and George Cherniatenski, brother-in-law Pete Belay and her parents John and Martha Cherniatenski.

Mary is survived by her sister Katie Belay, her cousin Mary (Roman) Karopestka, her children Mike, Walter, Bill, Ruth, Jim, MaryAnn, Doreen, Kory, and their spouses also 69 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Mary Krushelniski as tokens of remembrance.

A Funeral Service was held Tuesday August 29, 2023, 1:00pm at the Leoville Community Hall with Delores Beaulac officiating.  The eulogy was given by Shannon Laventure, Lindsay Dauvin and Jennifer Soucy.  The pallbearers were Wayland Purdy, Karstin Soucy, Dillan Scott, Jayden Dauvin, Cole Krushelniski and Deon Laventure.  Interment followed in the Leoville Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Mary Krushelniski as tokens of remembrance.

Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, R. Mark Muir Funeral Director, Spiritwood, SK (306) 883-3500.


Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Leoville Community Hall
3rd Ave.
Leoville, Saskatchewan, Canada
Funeral Service


Leoville Cemetery
General Delivery
Leoville, Saskatchewan, Canada
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