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Mary Price

PRICE, Mary - April 30, 1930 - March 4, 2016 Mary was born Maria D. Wiebe on April 30, 1930 at Osler, Sask., the seventh of twelve children of Henry and Anna Wiebe. Mary met her future husband Frank Price at a fall dance and from there they were married on November 1, 1950 in Spiritwood, Sask. They went on to have six children, three boys and three girls, Shirley (Jerry Zwozdesky), Melvin (Alvina) Price, Carl (Barb) Price, Faye, (Rod) Blenkin, Floyd (Sandra) Price and Bev (Herman) Doerksen. Frank built a new house for his new bride in the Spiritwood area and that's where they began their life together and had their first child. They lived in Red Lake, Ontario where they had 3 children, then moved back to Saskatchewan where the last two children were born. They lived in the Codette area for the first while. They wanted to do a little more of their own farming and moved to the Torch River area. Here they bought some land with a very small house for their growing family. It was tough here but they had many good times. In 1964 things changed and Frank found some work and a place to stay near Carrot River. This area seemed to fit and they bought a house and acreage where they lived until Frank passed away in 1996. Here Frank and Mary did some farming, trapping and raised their family. There were many good times spent camping, fishing and hunting that they loved to do together. Mary loved quilting, spending time in her garden and anything outdoors. She joined the Meadowcroft Ladies Club when they first moved to the area and spent many hours with the ladies, organizing teas, bingos, summer picnics and making quilts. Mary loved to spend time with her family and friends. She was always eager to set an extra plate at the dinner table for anyone who came in close to meal time. After Frank passed away from cancer in 1996 Mom stayed on the farm for one more Christmas then moving into Carrot River to the Carridel Apartments. She did some curling and participated in some senior activities. In a couple years she moved into a Senior housing duplex across from the skating rink. She enjoyed walking across to watch her grandchildren or any children skate and play hockey. Mary cooked many lunches for her grandchildren and their friends when they would walk over from school for lunch. She continued to make many quilts in this duplex. She also made a large garden each year and was eager to share the produce with her children or anyone who came by. In December of 2012 Mom became sick and was able to move into Pasquia Place. With their great meals she improved and was very active for a couple of years. Mary could often be seen walking down the hallways singing and clapping her hands to one of her favorite hymns. She was known to socialize and was always ready to greet anyone who came in. The people at Pasquia Place became like an extended family and they developed great friendships. Last year was her 85th birthday and we were glad for the size of their sitting room where we could all sit and visit. She still loved camping and fishing and would enjoy the time spent out with family when she could. In December 2015 Mom had a stroke that left her immobile on her right side. She spent a month in Nipawin Hospital and moved to the Arborfield Nursing Home where she spent her last days. A large part of Mary's life was her family of 17 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, which still continues to grow. She could never spend too much time with them. We treasure the love and values Mom taught us over her years. Mary was predeceased by her parents, husband Frank, 5 brothers, 4 sisters and daughter-in-law Barbara Price. Along with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Mary will be missed by her sister Marg (Abe) Klassen of Saskatoon, brother John (Merle) Wiebe of Grand Prairie, AB and many nieces, nephews and numerous friends. The funeral service was held at the Carrot River Mennonite Church on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Daniel Janzen officiating. Mary was laid to rest in Pine Grove Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to Pasquia Place in Carrot River. To send online condolences please visit The family placed their trust with COVENTRY FUNERAL SERVICES Nipawin, SK 306-862-4233.13036897
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