Obituary: Cook, Mary Christine

Mary Christine Cook

Mary Christine Cook

COOK, Mary Christine (née Tomlenovich)

Christine, the second youngest and last living offspring of Paul Tomlenovich and Mary Masich, passed away at St. Paul’s Hospital on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016.

Chris was born September 30, 1922 on the family farm near Bladworth, Sask. She attended both Briggs School and later, Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon. Her work career began at the Bay in Saskatoon prior to her move to Toronto at age 26.

On July 20, 1951 she married Samuel George William Cook, a dashing Air Force officer. Following Bill’s passing and after her retirement, she moved to Mississauga where she lived a full life with countless friends, enjoying many activities.

Just prior to her 93rd birthday, she made the decision and then the trip, to return home after being away for 67 years. She arrived in Saskatoon in September 2015 and lived at Trinity Manor where she was treated professionally and kindly by her caregivers. Chris often mentioned that if she knew there was so much love from her nephews and nieces in Saskatchewan, she would have come home long before now!

Christine was predeceased by her husband Bill (1919-1999), her parents Big Paul (1878-1963) and Mother Mary (1885-1953), siblings Catherine (1906-1984), Anne (1907-1999), Emily (1908-2005), Rose (1910-2006), Joseph Nickolas (1911-1919), Lucy (1913-2000), Josephine (1915-2000), Helen (1917-2006), Joseph Lawrence (1920 -1998), Leona (1925-2010); as well as extended family members, too numerous to mention. She is survived by several nephews and nieces.

At Christine’s request, there will be no funeral. She will be laid to rest alongside her family at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Kenaston.

Arrangements entrusted to Hanson’s Funeral Home, Davidson.

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