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Mary Skaros

July 22, 1929 - November 17, 2017


On Friday November 17, 2017, Mary Martha Skaros, age 88 of Oliver died at Sunnybank Centre surrounded by family.

She was predeceased by her husband Mel in 2006.

Mary will be fondly remembered by her loving family including children Sherry Skaros, Wenda (Dwayne) Millard and Dan (Karen) Skaros; grandchildren Alexis (Jeff), Chelsea (Jorge), Adriane (Mike), Brittany (Leo), Rebecca (Roger), Ryan and Justice; great-grandchildren Isaac, Vienna, Zoe, Hayley, Sydney and Landon as well as sisters-in-law Audrey (George) Barrs and Shirley (Floyd) Polk.

Mary spent her working career as a receptionist at the High School in Oliver, as a secretary at the School Board office in Oliver and as a secretary in Human Resources.

Mary and Mel spent many weekends camping and fishing with friends and family. Holidays were spent driving back to Saskatchewan to visit family. Mary and Mel enjoyed many RV vacations to gambling hot spots.

Mary was also very involved in her community and volunteered her time with the Royal Purple, the Oliver International Horse Show and the Oliver Curling Club where she went by the alias Scary Mary.

Curling was Scary Mary’s passion and she spent many hours at the curling rink volunteering her time and curling. She won many trophies over the years and was awarded a Lifetime Membership to the Oliver Curling Club.

Mary was also known for her beautiful crocheted tablecloths and doilies.

Mary’s family wishes to send their sincere gratitude to Sunnybank and all the wonderful staff who took care of her for almost seven years.

A celebration of life for Mary will be held at later date.

Donations are gratefully accepted for the Alzheimer Society of BC.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Joyce Kuzyk
Relation: Friend

My wonderful thoughts and memories of Mary will never disappear. She was one of a kind and such a beautiful soul. Wenda, Sherry and Dan- you had one of the best moms ever!
She now can rest in peace.
My love and condolences to you all.

From: Donna Murfitt
Relation: Long time Oliver resident

My thoughts and sorrow go out to the families of your mother Mary. She was a lovely person

From: Joy Buness
Relation: Friend

Sherry, Wenda, Danny & families, so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Lots of great memories from spending time at Sandy Lake and at the Peterson farm. Thinking about you all during this sad time.

From: Joyce Antypowich
Relation: From Sunnybank

Thinking of you in the loss of your mom. Just read it in the paper and want to send my sympathy. When I would go to see Clif in SunnyBank and see her there, I always wished I’d known her before. She seemed such a dear lady with a kind, quiet spirit. My thoughts and sympathy go out to all of you.

From: Linda and Ken Nunweiler
Relation: Through work and curling

Lovely lady, we worked well together in the Ministry many years ago. Hubby curled with her may years ago. Accept our sympathy on the loss of your mom, grandma, friend.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
December 30, 2017
Beginning at 11:30am

Oliver Elks Hall
477 Bank Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada

A celebration of life service for Mary Martha Skaros will be held 11:30 am Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Oliver Elks Hall.

477 Bank Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Donations are gratefully accepted for the Alzheimer Society of BC.

Thank You Notice

Mary’s family wishes to send their sincere gratitude to Sunnybank and all the wonderful staff who took care of her for almost seven years.

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