Mary Elizabeth (Botzang) Schira

June 1, 1924 ~ June 12, 2020 (age 96)



June 1st, 1924 – June 12th, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Schira, aged 96, died peacefully on June 12, 2020 at Battlefords Union Hospital in North Battleford, Sk. Mary was born on June 1st, 1924, in Hercegfalva, Hungary, first child of Theresa (Tell) Botzang and Frank Botzang.  Mary thoroughly enjoyed painting, gardening and cooking. She learned to cook at an early age, and we all loved her ability to create new dishes often using her imagination. Despite her hectic schedule, family and friends were Mary’s passion and delight.  In 1946, Mary married the love of her life Steve Schira, when he returned from WWII. In addition to being a farm wife and raising their five children, Mary took art classes from 1977 to 1981. She won awards for gardening and painting.

Mary was pre-deceased by her husband Steve, her parents Theresa and Frank, brother Frank, sisters Barbara and Theresa, and great-grandson Brett.

MARY IS LOVINGLY REMEMBERED BY:  Her children:  Ray (Dianne) of Kelowna, BC, Jim (Della) of Spiritwood, SK, Frank (Deb) of Shell Lake, SK, Diane (George) of Saskatoon, SK,  Ken (Bernice) of Vermilion, AB, 11 grandchildren:  Lisa (Mike), Rae (Murray), Rodney, Tracy (Wyman),  Twila (Lorne), Kyla, Shawna (Kirby), Bradley, Tyler,  Vicki (Jesse), and Shandra (Clem), 19 great-grandchildren, her brother, Nick and a number of other relatives and close friends.

The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her last illness.

There will be a private graveside service for immediate family members at the Spiritwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to Rose Gill Lodge Resident Fund, Rabbit Lake, SK. Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit  Family has entrusted Lori Saam, Beau “Lac” Funeral Home Ltd, Spiritwood, 306-883-3500

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