January 18, 1925 - April 20, 2020
MARY MOLNAR passed away peacefully at the Drumheller Health Centre Long Team Care on Monday, April 20, 2020 at the age of 95 years. She was predeceased by her beloved Alex December 4th, 1991.
Mary was born in Taber to parents Bill and Helen Kusnir. At an early age, Mary learned the value of ‘earning your way’ as she would pull a wagon around her neighborhood filled with vegetables for sale from her parent’s garden. She was soon known as “Mary Sunshine” for her big smile and sweet disposition.
On November 20, 1943, Mary wed Alex Molnar, a local farm boy, at Knox United Church in Taber. She spent many years working with her husband on the family farm south of Fincastle. In 1970, the couple sold the farm and moved to Taber. Mary worked a few odd jobs before winding up her working resume at KFC. That was a job she truly loved and looked forward to every single day.
Throughout her life, Mary loved gardening, was an excellent cook and baker and loved hosting gatherings for family and friends. She was affiliated with the Women of the Moose for many years and was a Senior Regent at one point. She belonged to several choirs over the years and to hear her sing “Ave Maria” was truly something to behold. Family was everything to Mary, and her grandchildren were her world. In addition to being adored by her own grandchildren, she was considered ‘Grandma Mary’ to the many neighborhood kids on her block as well.
Besides her husband Alex, Mary was preceded in death by son John (1978), parents, brother-in-law Tony Perl, and many brothers and sisters-in-law on her husband’s side. As well, a niece and a nephew.
Mary is survived by her daughter Shari (Brian) Kinniburgh of Drumheller; two grandchildren Mark (Kelly) Kinniburgh of Red Deer and Jennifer (David) Norman of Cold Lake; great-grandchildren Ethan, Evan, Sophie, Brett and Troy; sister Anne Perl of Taber; nephew Ken (Marilyn) Perl and family and niece Pat Perl (Gary Bodnar). Mary also has nieces and nephews across the country.
A private family service will be held for Mary.
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