October 15, 1931 to September 27, 2015
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Maria Flodstedt on September 27, 2015. Born on a farm near Kamsack Saskatchewan on October 15, 1931
Maria moved to Golden in 1975 with her husband and 3 children.
Maria fell in love with Golden and the surrounding area. During her 40 years in Golden, she developed strong roots in the community she loved and established many long lasting friendships. Maria was an avid golfer, skier, bridge player and enjoyed yoga and pilates. She loved to garden and looked forward to it every spring. She celebrated her Ukrainian heritage with great pride and threw many dinner parties for her friends with lasting memories. No one cheered louder for the Saskatchewan Roughriders than Maria! She was known as the woman with endless energy, spunk, and a quick wit.
Maria was feisty and loved to travel and saw the world over the years. She would enthusiastically travel anywhere and with lots of appreciation of the local culture. She travelled great distances with Russell and later with her children and grandchildren. She had many cherished memories and photos that she love to share.
She is predeceased by her husband and love of 56 years Russell. As well as brothers Len and Pete and in-laws Fay, Spud, and Ted. She is survived by her 3 children Debra, Bruce (Jodi) and Fay (Joe) as well as 8 grandchildren: Raine, Curtis, Jason, Derek, Sydney, Liam, Nicolas and Paige, and her 3 great-grandchildren Harrison, Calvin and Ruby Marie. She is survived by her sister Olga and nephew Thad and nieces Maureen, Susan, Kim, Melanie and Marlene.
She took great pride in her grandchildren and of course her great-grandchildren. They brought lots of joy to her life. She is proud of each and every one of them and loved being referred to as Baba. She also loved and adored her rescue cat Bushy and found her quite entertaining and great company.
She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. She was the best mother and Baba our family could have asked for. `
If so desired, donations can be made in her memory to the following charities dear to her heart, Canadian Cancer Society and The Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Services will be held at St Andrew’s United Church on Saturday, October 3 at 1:00pm.