MULA, Mary Maude – age 81 of Lantz, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2022, in Hospice Halifax. Born in Dauphin, Manitoba, she was a daughter of the late Clarence John and Florence Ethelena (Durston) Seale.
Mary was raised in the Dauphin, MB rural area and was well acquainted with country school attendance and farm living. Over the course of her life, she shared with her children and grandchildren many stories that involved her extended family and country experiences. A graduate of the Dauphin Collegiate and Technical Institute in Home Economics, Mary spent a very happy time in her life working as a dietitian at the local hospital. Following this, she attended the Winnipeg Bible College which contributed to her lifelong devotion to the Lord. In August 1962 she married Rudy and they toured the CF bases of Manitoba at Winnipeg, Rivers and Portage la Prairie. Besides raising her own children, Mary devoted herself to childcare in her home and helped co-found a community daycare. After Rudy’s completed service with the CF, she worked together with him as they owned and operated Dauphin’s Book Nook store. Residing in Nova Scotia since 2002, Mary continued to support her family with time, love and generosity. She will be greatly missed by Rudy, Melanie and Kevin, Johnna, and her grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her husband, Rudy; children, Johnna (Grech) and Melanie (Kevin Epp); Grech grandchildren, Shaylah, Shannon (Mark Briffa), Samuel and Stephen; Epp grandchildren, Nicole (Luke Slysz), Heather, Bradley and Jessica; Slysz great grandchildren, Lotty and Myles.
Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her sister Grace. She is survived by her brothers Ross, Wyman and Robert.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie, NS. A Celebration of Life will be held 1pm Wednesday May 18, 2022, at Stoneridge Fellowship, 85 Temple Terrace, Lower Sackville.
Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery, Dauphin, Manitoba at a later date.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to family and StoneRidge Fellowship Church members who visited, called and sent cards, to Dr. Elaine Davies for her care, and to the entire staff of Hospice Halifax.