Needham Funeral Service

520 Dundas Street, London, ON



February 17, 1932September 7, 2020

Passed away peacefully on September 7th, 2020 at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario. Predeceased by her husband, Oswald (2002) of 50 years, parents Yano and Helen, brothers Alexander and Anthony, sister Rose, sister-in-laws Joanna, Hedwig, Emma, and brother-in-law, Otto. Loving mother to Kurt (Diane) and Anita (Jeff). Grandmother to April, Cory, Kaili, Erin, Brenna and Andrew.

Mary was a faithful secretary for several years at Hunter Printing. Her electric bike kept her active, independent and enjoying the community. She was an attendee at the Hamilton Road Seniors’ Centre, serving and long-time, proud member at the London and Preston Legions and a faithful and long-standing member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church who found great solace in the Word of God. She will be well remembered for her culinary skills; dill pickles, cabbage rolls, cucumber salad, jams and shortbread cookies. Mary had a passion for crocheting and knitting and made sure everyone was kept warm with an afghan made with love. She was always taking the family photos (like it or not!). Mary loved her family and her extended family and used her gifts and talents to bless them.

As a faithful and dedicated wife and mother, Mary embraced the career and art of homemaking and family life with all the responsibilities and pleasures it afforded.

We would like to thank Pastor Ken Voege of Our Saviour Lutheran Church and the Health Care Providers and staff at Victoria Hospital and CCAC for their care and support of Mom. A Memorial Service will take place at Our Savior Lutheran Church,1449 Brydges St, London, Wednesday September 16, 2020. For information about the times, please contact Needham Funeral Service at 519-434-9141. Condolences may be left for the family at www.needhamfuneralhome.com


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Brian Hurdle

September 13, 2020

On behalf of my sister Darlene and myself, we express our deepest sympathies to Kurt, Anita and their families. The Knibutat's lived next to us on Giles Street here in London as we grew from small children. Many fond memories of Mary and Ozzie. Sad to hear that Mary has passed. What is your loss is heaven's gain.


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