The family of Marilyne Joan Mochoruk (nee Hay) is saddened to announce she passed away in Trail, BC on June 2nd, 2023, three weeks before her 87th birthday.
Marilyne was born and raised in Regina where she spent her first 68 years and where she and her husband, Steve, raised their family. Always generous with her time and energy, Marilyne volunteered at the kids’ school, became a certified gymnastics judge and was especially proud of the years she spent as a partner in a local sportswear boutique. In 2004, she and Steve relocated to a river-front acreage in Glade, BC. which brought new activities – harvesting grapes, picking apples, taking care of horses. A fierce Roughrider fan, she never missed a game on TV.
Marilyne was a skilled and adventurous cook whose greatest joy was nourishing family and friends. Her kitchen was the kitchen of a cook; the pantry and 4-foot-high spice cupboard overflowed with cookware and ingredients including such exotics as xanthan gum, agar, garam masala, galangal, chickpea flour, doughnut and baguette pans… Happiest in the kitchen, especially if her grandson was alongside, she leaves a legacy of recipes, both traditional and contemporary, collected and lovingly crafted over decades - curried potato perogies, rhubarb ginger jam, cinnamon buns, tempeh bourguignonne, chickpea chimichangas, Saskatoon pie, and the all-time Sunday morning favourite - Super Waffles.
Marilyne was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Steve, parents Alex and Anne Hay and brother Gary. A devoted mother and caring friend known for her generous and nurturing nature, Marilyne will be greatly missed by daughter Jo-anna; son Alan, and, the apple of her eye, grandson Alec; sister-in-law Helen; nieces and nephews Harold Machmer (Jacquie), Laura Miller (Dan), Fred Mochoruk (Wendy) and Shirley Reed (Ernie); and many more nieces, nephews and friends. A huge animal lover, Marilyne will also be missed by dogs Angel and EllieMae and horse Pyper. We will love you always, Mom.
At Marilyne’s request no funeral will take place. A memorial will be held on September 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Glade Cemetery. Donations in Marilyne’s memory to the BC SPCA would be welcome.