duda (179x250)Duda, Miroslawa “Mary” (Masniak) of Caressant Care Home, St. Thomas, passed away on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013, at her late residence, in her 92nd year. Beloved wife of the late Nykola “Nick” Duda and loved father of Alexander Duda of St. Thomas, Andrew Duda (Carolyn) of St. Thomas and Oksana “Roxana” Leppinen (Bruce) of Waterdown. Much loved “Baba” of Nika, Katrina, Adam, Sarah and Nicola. Sadly missed by a number of family in Canada, the U.S.A. and the Ukraine. Mary was born in the Ukraine on November 3rd, 1921. She came to Canada at Pier 21 in 1949. Mary worked in Halifax hospitals, married Nick in Halifax 1950 then moved to St. Thomas shortly afterwards and remained for the next 63 years. She worked in housekeeping at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital and then as a private housekeeper. Mary was greatly respected in the community and neighbourhood always feeding everyone her wonderful cabbage rolls which were always in demand.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas until Friday morning and then to Christ the King Ukrianian Catholic Church,707 Nelson St., London, Ontario where Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, London. Visitation at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the V.O.N. Condolences may be sent to ahughson@execulink.com.


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