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Mavis Lazoruk

13/01/1945 - 21/05/2024

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Obituary For Mavis Lazoruk

January 13, 1945 – May 21, 2024

It is with heavy hearts we share the loss of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Mavis, who departed from this world on May 21,2024, at the age of seventy-nine.

Mavis was born in Melville, Saskatchewan, to Martha and Cecil Thompson, the second oldest of four children. At a young age her family moved to Rycroft so her father could work on the railroad. While living in Rycroft, Mavis met Bill and they continued to date after her family moved to McLennan. Mavis and Bill were married on July 20, 1962, in Rycroft and continued to live and raise a family on their farm.

Mavis was a very active member of the community, devoting many hours of her time to the R&S Figure Skating Club. Whether it was coaching skating, sewing costumes, or decorating for the annual skating carnival, she enjoyed it all. As her children got older, she and Bill spent many hours on the road, travelling to various places for either figure skating or to watch their sons play hockey. Mavis often talked about how much fun she had on hockey bus trips while travelling with the bus to various hockey tournaments. She was truly a dedicated hockey mom.

Mavis also kept busy by working at the local group home for many years and then as a teacher’s aide at the Rycroft school. She also enjoyed going to dances in Rycroft, especially the New Year’s Eve dances and during the Northern Winter Frolic.

Her true passion was for her flower gardens. An avid gardener, with beautiful flowers, I’m sure she planted every flower possible though lilies were her favorite. She expressed her creativity through her exquisite floral arrangements that won her many ribbons at local fairs. She often gifted her friends and family with beautiful bouquets. When she and Bill built their home in the town of Rycroft, she managed to bring a variety of flowers with her where she then created another beautiful yard full of flowers. People would often drive by their home just to admire her lush flower gardens. She tended to her flowers up until her passing.

To our dearest Mom, your time on this earth has ended, but your love and presence will forever be in our hearts. You and Dad are now together again. Until we meet again, you are deeply loved and will be forever missed. May you rest in peace with a garden full of flowers.

Mavis is survived by her daughter, Laura (Larry) Reynolds, granddaughter Carlee (Kenneth) Ostare and Great grandson Henry. Grandson Brennan (Baily) Reynolds and Great Grandchildren Emma, Eddilyn and Torren. Her son Cameron (Diana) Lazoruk, grandson Greg (Robyn) Lazoruk, Great grandchildren Bobby and Bria. Grandson Bradley Lazoruk (Jess Danielson), Great grandchildren Myla and Avlee. Her Granddaughter Kristen Lazoruk (Jordan Forsythe) Great Grandchildren Blake, Jaxon and Benjamin. Her son Myron (Brandie) Lazoruk, Granddaugther Mekayla Lazoruk (Tanner Werry) and Great granddaughter Elayna. Granddaughter Kalista Lazoruk and Grandson Hunter Lazoruk. Her sister Betty(Bob) Smerchinski and brother Walter (Veronica) Thompson.

She is predeceased by her husband Bill Lazoruk, granddaughter Lindsey Reynolds, sister Sharon Thompson, and her parents Martha and Cecil Thompson.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with details to be announced.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bcfh.ca

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  • 10/06/2024

    Mavis was a teacher's aide for me when I was new to teaching way back in the 70's having relocated from California. She always had wonderful, creative lesson ideas. Such a smart, helpful and friendly lady!

  • 09/06/2024

    Dear Laura, Cameron, Myron, and families. My Sincere Sympathy May you find comfort in knowing your mom was able to do what she loved most having all those beautiful flowers. June Waknuk(Chababa)

  • 08/06/2024

    Sorry to hear about Mavis. She was fun and wonderful! I always loved when your family visited with mine. Always a great time. Hope you will cherish the blessing you were gifted to have Mavis for your Mom. Love to you all...

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