Mary Antonia Kowall

Mary Antonia Kowall passed away peacefully Sept 13, 2011 at Malaspina Gardens, Nanaimo, B.C.

She was born Nov 18, 1919 in Parklands, Alberta, the daughter of Charles Martin Hrdlicka and Antonia (Anna) Mrkvicka. Mary was predeceased by her parents, brother Clifford Charles and sister Emily Cilia Louise and her son Joseph.

Mary married Charles Kowall Feb 19, 1938 in Michal, B.C. and they had 2 sons Ronald and Joseph. She was a founding member of the Catholic Woman’s League which started in Michal in 1938.

Mary and Charlie lived in Natal, Sparwood and Creston, B.C. where Charlie passed way in 1997. She moved to Nanaimo in 2005 to be with her son Ron (Theresa).

She was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by her son Ron (Theresa), grandson Nick, (Ben), grand daughter Sandra, family members in Alberta, B.C., Ontario and Idaho plus many friends.

A graveside service will be held at Rivercrest Cemetery in Sparwood, B.C. on Thursday, Oct. 20th at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Cancer Fund or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be offered to telfordn@shaw.ca.