Victoria (Vicki) MARDYNALKA

May 31, 1923 – September 25, 2015

Victoria went to be with her Lord on Friday, September 25, 2015 very peacefully surrounded by her friends. Victoria was born in Hadashville, Manitoba to Polish and Ukrainian parents who imparted her very strong work ethics. In 1940, Victoria married the love of her life, Andrew Mardynalka. In 1973 they made Chilliwack their permanent home. Vicki managed the St. Vincent de Paul Thrifty Store on Mary St. for many years. She will always be remembered for this support to her church, her spiritual devotions as a daily communicant and her involvement with many church activities. She joined the Catholic Women’s League of Canada-St. Mary’s Parish Council nineteen years ago. On May 12, 2012 she made her profession to the Secular Franciscan Order (OFS). Vicki certainly believed in the OFS mission statement and lived the simplistic life style recommended by St. Francis Assisi. Victoria leaves to mourn her great granddaughter, Robyn Claridge and her three children, Robyn’s father, Ron Claridge and some younger extended family, her Sisters-in-the Catholic Women’s League, her associates in the OFS and her parish family. She was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Andrew Mardynalka on August 12, 1988, five brothers and two sisters. Prayers and Visitation will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, October 2, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Reverend Nelson Santos officiating. Invitation to all for refreshments in St. Mary’s Centre following the Service. Cremation, thus burial at a later date. Victoria requested please no flowers and in lieu, donations to the Chilliwack General Hospital. Victoria asked that we especially thank Dr. Vera Nyirenda whom she loved so much. Also thank you to the staff at the Waverly Retirement Home for their care for a few years and recently to the staff at the Bradley Centre of the hospital for their loving care. Online condolences may be offered at

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