It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Mary Patricia Pavezka (Ward). She went to sleep peacefully on December 5th with her sons by her side at her home in Arbutus Ridge, 2 days shy of her 96th birthday, after a brief stay in Cowichan District Hospital (Duncan, BC).
Mary was the beloved wife for 57 years of Vladimir Karel Pavezka (1914 – 2001). She was pre-deceased by her son Vladimir John (Holly) and leaves behind her sons Stephen and Peter, along with Sandra (grandsons’ mother) and grandchildren Christopher (Francis), Jordan (Anicée), Kevin (Melissa), Laura, and great-grandchildren Liam and Theadora.
Mary taught in High Schools in England and Ontario (Windsor, Ottawa and Renfrew).
The family would like to sincerely thank all of the doctors, nurses and caregivers who came to Mom’s aid, and to the many kind friends who helped so much.
A celebration of Mary’s life will be held Saturday, December 10th at 1pm at the Arbutus Ridge Activity Centre, Cobble Hill, BC. A reception will follow on site.
Arrangements made through Sands Funeral Chapel in Duncan. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.