Alice Mary Zielonka, passed away at the age of 91 at Mount Cartier Court in Revelstoke, BC, in the early hours of Saturday morning March 2, 2013. A memorial service will take place on March 20th, 2013 at the Fellowship Baptist Church, Revelstoke at 2 pm with Pastor Rick Eby officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church, in memory of Mary.
Mary was born in Liverpool, England, on May 18, 1921 to Charles and Julia Morris. Mary was the third of four children. Her childhood days were spent in Liverpool and in Rosset Wales where they spent many happy summers on the family dairy farm. Upon leaving school Mary trained to be a shorthand typist. During the war Mary met and married a handsome polish air force mechanic Aleksander Zielonka in June 1944. They made their home in Liverpool England and had three children Margaret, Edward and David. Mary was predeceased by her husband Alek in May 1978. Shortly afterwards she moved to Revelstoke, BC, to live with her daughter Margaret and help raise her grandchildren. She quickly became the neighborhood Grandma. Mary loved to bake, read and was very involved with her church activities. Mary especially loved spending time with her family in both Canada and the UK.
Mary is predeceased by her parents, her husband Alek and her three brothers William, Robert and Colin. Mary is survived by her three children: Margaret Zielonka (Don Manson), Edward Zielonka (Sheila Zielonka), David Zielonka (Gaynor Zielonka); grandchildren: Simon, Paul, Sarah, Michael, Nicola, Rachel, Christopher and Beth; great-grandchildren: Kai, Aidan and Mason.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Mary’s family by viewing her obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.