Mary Helen Kisil-Halwas

November 16, 1929 -December 5, 2021

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Service Details

Prayer Service: 
7:00pm – Friday, December 10, 2021
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel
Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Funeral Mass: Livestreaming Available
11:00am – Saturday, December 11, 2021
All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church
Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Saturday, December 11, 2021
All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Memorial Donations:

Heart & Stroke Foundation
#26 – 1738 Quebec Avenue,
Saskatoon, SK, S7K 1V9
Phone: 1-306-244-2124

Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation
701 Queen Street,
Saskatoon, SK, S7K 0M7
Phone: 1-306-655-8489


Mary, the second of four children was born November 16, 1929, to Harry and Anna (nee Remenda) Kisil at Carmel, SK. Growing up Mary helped her parents on the farm and once she was older, worked as a store clerk in various small town stores in the area. On June 7, 1954, she began her full-time career as a cashier with Westfair Foods Ltd. which continued for 36 years. She worked for 14 years in Humboldt at O.K. Economy before accepting a

transfer to Saskatoon in 1968 to work at the Sutherland O.K. Economy, until her retirement on July 28, 1990. Mary was a hard-working, loyal employee. Her attention to detail was second to none. Whether it was filling the candy bar stand or unpacking the bread order or packing customer groceries, it had to be done perfectly. Nothing less would do. And if things were at all out of sorts, someone heard about it! On October 6, 1990, Mary embarked on the next chapter of her life when she married Herb Halwas on a warm sunny Saturday afternoon at St. George’s Cathedral in Saskatoon. Mary and Herb relocated to Peachland, BC, later that year and remained there until July 2006, when they decided to move back to Saskatoon to be closer to family. During their time in BC they made many annual summer/fall trips to Saskatchewan with fresh BC fruit that they were happy to share with their family and friends. Mary and Herb got to know the orchard farmers well and were always placing their orders way ahead of time prior to their trips to Saskatchewan. They also made many friends during their time in BC, many of which who still kept in touch after their return to Saskatchewan.

Mary is survived her brother Edward Kisil of Saskatoon, SK, and his family, as well as the families of her sister Agnes and her brother Roman. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Herb Halwas (2016); mother, Anna (nee Remenda) Kisil (1977); father, Harry Kisil (1990); sister and brother-in law, Agnes (2018) and Archie Stevens (1995); brother, Roman Kisil (2018); and many of Herb’s brothers and sisters.

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