Mary Joan Skerik

Skerik Ð Mary Joan

On the evening of Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003 our beloved Mary peacefully went to join her life long partner and her husband William (Bill) Gordon Skerik and niece Sharon Ann Laidlaw (nee Morris).

Mary had to leave behind those she deeply loved and cared for. Mary’s nephew, Thomas R. Laidlaw of Errington, B.C. and family Mikal, Domincke, Ryan and Mackenzie. Nephew, Robert James Laidlaw and family James and Brandon. Nephew-in-law Robert Gordon Laidlaw of Smithers, B.C. Mary is also survived by family Don and Jean Skerik of Ladysmith, Kristi and Turnell Skerik of Alberta and David Skerik of Vancouver. She will be sadly missed by her close and best friends, Greg Penner, Rick and Barb Penner, Sharon Newton (Squirrelly), Paul Saunders (Polygons) and all her other countless friends she made throughout her life.

Oh happy hours we

once enjoyed

How sweet the memories still.

But death has left a loneliness

The world can never fill.

A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003 at 2 p.m. at #19 Ð 450 Bay Avenue, Parksville, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Parksville Funeral Chapel, Cemetery and Crematorium entrusted with arrangements. 250-248-4644.