Obit: Marion Agnes “Mary” Yaremchuk (Kinnaird)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Marion Agnes ‘Mary’ Yaremchuk of Red Deer, Alberta, peacefully at home, with family at her side, on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the age of 71 years.

Mary was born on July 12, 1949 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, to Graydon and Georgina Kinnaird. She was raised in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan and lived at Kamloops, British Columbia. She spent time farming in Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, and then moved to Red Deer, Alberta.

Mary completed her Nursing Education at SIAST and was employed in various hospitals throughout her Nursing Career, in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Her longer terms were at the Shellbrook Union Hospital and the Shellbrook Nursing Home, as Director of Care. She also worked at Victoria Union Hospital and the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.

Mary loved to travel; some of the places that she enjoyed were Brazil, England, Ukraine and Egypt, just to name a few. She also enjoyed camping and quadding in the Alberta Back Country.

She was recognized by the Red Deer Photo Club for her photography, and also enjoyed painting and gardening. Mary and Ken were happy to host exchange students from Brazil and Thailand.

Mary will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Ken Yaremchuk; their children, Kathy Yaremchuk (Dean Lunde), Rebecca (Brett) McCutcheon and Matt (Samantha) Yaremchuk; and her six grandchildren. Mary will also be sadly missed by her brother, Francis (Brenda) Kinnaird and her sister, Anne (Andy) Gaboury; as well as numerous family members and dear friends.

Mary was predeceased by her parents, Graydon and Georgina and a sister, Ellen Jean Kinnaird. A Private Family Parastas Service will be held.

For those unable to attend the Parastas Service, please visit our website at and click on Marion’s page on Saturday, April 17, 2021, just prior to 2:00 p.m. Please click on the tab, Photos, and Videos.

Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta.

If desired, Memorial Donations in Mary’s honor may be made directly to the Central Alberta Cancer Centre at Condolences may be sent or viewed at

Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403-340-4040.