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Mary Poetker

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Deaths-Mary-PoetkerMary’s family came to Canada in 1926, settling in Coaldale, Alta., where she became a Christian and was baptized. She attended Coaldale Bible School and MB Bible College, Winnipeg. Mary and Paul lived in B.C., where Paul taught school until 1959, and in 1962, they moved to Edmonton. Kind and compassionate, Mary was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with a great sense of humour. She was a stay-at-home mother who enjoyed painting, cooking, gardening and quilting. Mary loved the Lord and taught Sunday school, and one year, a weekly Christian education class in public school. She also enjoyed travelling, first with the family and later with Paul to South America, the U.S., northern Canada, Germany and Scotland. Despite health issues, she remained positive and embraced life. Her family was her greatest legacy.

  • Birth: May 13, 1920
  • Birthplace:
    Aliessovo, Ukraine
  • Death: January 23, 2014
  • Parents:
    Jacob P. & Tina Dueck
  • Married:
    Paul Poetker, Nov. 7, 1948
  • Family:
    Paul; children Sharon (Jamie), Clarence, Albert (Pam), David (Monika), Corinne (Manfred), Katherine (Brian), Lillian (Dave); 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 sister
  • Church:
    Greenfield Baptist, Edmonton
  • Baptism:
    Coaldale (Alta.) MB.