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Sup, Mary

Mary Amelia Sup, beloved wife of Willie Sup of Fort Macleod passed away at home on Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at the age of 67 years, after a strong and courageous battle with cancer.
Mary was born at Pincher Station on April 3, 1935, and she moved with her family to a farm west of Fort Macleod in 1943.
On October 9, 1954 she married the love of her life, Willie. They shared 47 years together filled with love, respect and admiration for each other.
Mary and Willie retired to Fort Macleod seven years ago, where Mary enjoyed her flowers, going for walks and watching the river flowing past their home. Her favorite hobby was flower arranging, for herself and others, and many homes have her special gifts in them.
She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed travelling. Last year her life-long dream came true when she and Willie travelled to Europe and she went to her parents homeland in Slovakia.
Mary was a gentle, loving person and for many years was a faithful member of the Catholic Women’s League and the Pearce Women’s Institute.
Mary is survived by her loving husband, Willie; her daughter Judy (Bryce) Meldrum and their children Jason and Lindsay; her son Peter (Veronica) and their children Celina, Brittany and Zachary; her sister Annie (Jim) Zam; her brothers Louie (Rita) Pansky, Bill (Florence) Pansky, John and Michael (Colleen) Pansky and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary was predeceased by her parents John and Katrina Pansky; her brother Les; her nephew Kelly; and her mother-in-law Helen Zevenbergen.
Mary was a special wife, mother and grandmother and has left us a legacy of love, family and friendship. Our time together was precious and we will treasure it always. She was very proud of her family and all they had accomplished. Her grandchildren were very special and were her pride and joy. She will be greatly missed, but forever remembered by all whose lives and hearts she touched.
Vigil Rites (prayers) were held at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Fort Macleod on Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at 7 p.m. A funeral mass was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at 11 a.m. with Father Aguinaldo Fermo officiating.
Interment in Union Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Fort Macleod Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund or to the Fort Macleod CWL Scholarship Fund c/o Box 39, Fort Macleod, T0L 0Z0.
Eden’s Funeral Home, Fort Macleod, in charge of arrangements.

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