In Memory of




Obituary for Mary Kopacz (Medwedchuk)

Kopacz, Mary (nee Medwedchuk)
Died peacefully at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, in
the company of her youngest son, in her 92 nd year.

Mary of Stayner, beloved wife of the late Michael Kopacz (1998). Loving mother of the late
Mike (2000), Harry, Tim, the late Walter (1953), Stefan, and her cat Musha. Cherished grandmother of
David, Suzzane, Sherri, Jennifer, Kristy, Alex, Samantha, Devon, and great-grandmother of Cody,
Colton, Tyler, and Megan. Dear sister of Sylvester Medwedchuk, the late Walter Medwedchuk,
and the late Edith Albin. She is lovingly remembered by her nieces, nephews, extended family,
and friends.

Mary was born in Sifton, Manitoba on April 3rd, 1932 to Mike and Sophia Medwedchuk. Mary
and her husband, Mike met and were married in Toronto, where their children were all born.
She lived in Sifton, East Danforth, Wasaga Beach, and Stayner. Mary’s working career was spent
largely in Clearview where she was a general labourer, working on farms, harvesting, and local
factories as times seemed fit over the years, all the while maintaining a spotless home and
raising her boys. Wherever Mary lived, she kept beautiful gardens; her yard an oasis. She
enjoyed Bingo every day of the week she could and a monthly trip to Casino Rama, and was
one of several ladies to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wasaga Lions Bingo as supporters
for over 40 years.

Family was important to Mary who always welcomed them with open arms.
Thank you for the care Mary received from the Bayshore, and St Elizabeth’s PSWs for making
mom feel safe and adored.

Friends are invited to join the family at the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, 7313 Highway
26, Stayner on Friday, June 30, 2023, for visitation from 11 a.m. to the service in the chapel at 1
p.m. Father Tom Kluger officiating. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. Reception at Mary’s
home in Stayner. Donations in memory of Mary to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be
appreciated by the family.