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Obituary for Maria “Mary†HELENIAK

Maria “Mary” ~ Peacefully, with her family at her side, at her home, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, in her 91st year. She left to join her loved ones in the house of God. Beloved wife of the late Marian Heleniak (1997). Loving mother of the late Richard (2005) and his wife Cheryl; of Burgessville, ON, John; of Norwich, ON, Stan and his wife Edith; of LaSalette, ON and Ron and his wife Joy; of LaSalette, ON.
Cherished grandmother “Babcia” of Matthew and his wife Kelly, Kristen and her husband Jerry, Jennifer and her fiancé Dom, Brandon, Jaron, Larissa, Rachael and Andrew. She will be missed by her great-grandchildren Olivia, Richard, Elizabeth, Vincent and Annabelle. Maria will be dearly missed by her sister Wanda Hamulecki and many nieces and nephews especially Danuta Wojtol. Predeceased by her parents Walter (1968) and Irene Cybulski (1981), granddaughter Michelle Heleniak (2014), sister Helen Dubas (2008), brother-in-law Julius Dubas (1979) and brother-in-law Konstanty Hamulecki (1995).
Maria came to Canada where she married and started Norwich Packers with her husband in 1954, which is still carried on by her sons. Maria was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church of Tillsonburg, ON, the St. Peter's Catholic Women's League of Norwich and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 190, as a charter member.
Family and friends were received at the ARN-LOCKIE FUNERAL HOME, 45 Main Street West, Norwich, ON 519-863-3020, on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Parish prayers was recited at 6:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial was at the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 51 Venison Street, Tillsonburg, ON, on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11 am. Father Tom Ferrera officiating. Interment at the Tillsonburg Cemetery. Donations in memory of Maria, may be made to the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 190 or the charity of choice.

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