MACHUK, Muriel Adelaide In Loving Memory of

Muriel Adelaide Machuk Muriel Adelaide Machuk passed away peacefully on September 23, 2004, in Kamloops, BC, at the age of 80 years. She is survived by her children; Robert (Marilyn) Machuk of Red Deer, Alberta, Kim (David) Brummund of Kamloops, BC, Michael (Bonnie) Machuk of Red Deer, Alberta, her grandchildren; Patricia, Richard, Jennifer, Jody, Holly, Cassandra, Stephen, Rebecca and Daniel and her great grandson Zackary. She is also survived by her sisters; Frances, Jean, Doreen, Dorothy and Joan.

She was predeceased by her loving husband John and her sister Marguerite. Muriel was the eldest of seven sisters. She was born in Brandon and was raised in Gretna, Manitoba. During the war Muriel lived in Winnipeg where she trained and worked as a denturist. After the war she married her Johnny and they settled in Gretna. In Gretna they opened a restaurant called Johnny’s Café where Muriel became famous for her pastry and gravy. In 1948 Muriel and Johnny moved to Vancouver and later settled in Richmond where they made their family home for over 40 years. Muriel was very active in the lives of her children, family, friends and community. She was a Cub Scout Leader for 13 years and was very involved with the local theatre. Muriel was a beautiful seamstress and had her own costume business. Her sewing machine was constantly buzzing as she was always in demand for doing alterations, creating outfits or costumes. Muriel’s family and friends were always most important to her. She cheered their efforts, celebrated their triumphs and offered her comfort and compassion in their time of need. She welcomed anyone of good will, no matter their past, into her home where she always made available a cup of coffee, a piece of pie or a meal and a bed. Muriel was a warm and feisty woman who loved a good argument! She dedicated her life to fighting for her family, friends and for what she believed in. In her last years Muriel continued to touch the lives of others during her stay at Ponderosa Lodge in Kamloops, BC. The family deeply appreciates everyone at Ponderosa for the love, compassion and humour shared with our mom over the last few years and extends a special thanks to Paul who has shown us all what it really means to care for others. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, Box 277, Station M, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5K8. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line Memorial Register at: Personal Alternative Funeral Services


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