Mary (Mae) Isabel Kryski

August 22nd, 2013

It is with great sadness the family and friends of Mae are mourning her sudden passing at home on the morning of August 22, 2013.

Mae is survived by her husband of 62 years Ed, her brother Sidney (Janice), her son Terry (Wendy), her daughter Donna (Tom), her son Kirby (Joanne), and her son Ken (Christine) as well as her grandchildren Terri, Sarah, Karina, Chris, Rebecca, Felicia, and Nicole and her great-grandchildren Justin, Jordan, and Kendra.

Mae was born in Trail, BC.  Mae was the youngest daughter of Joe and Mary Hardy, went to JL Crowe High School and worked at the BC Telephone Company as a switch board operator.  Her mother passed away when Mae was only ten years old and this was devastating for Mae.  She saw her father Joe struggle to raise four girls alone and rely on all of them for support. Mae’s father was an absolute pillar of strength in this difficult time and Mae carried and adopted these values to her life.  She met the love of her life Ed in 1949 while he was staying next door and worked for Kryski Bros.  Ed and Mae got married in 1951 and raised four children together.  Mae was a very devoted mother who took great pride in raising her four children with values and kindness.  She enjoyed being with the public and worked part time at the Royal Theatre in Trail for numerous years.  Her hobbies were looking after her pet cats, sewing, baking, knitting, sketching, and crosswords.

She is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Mary Hardy, her sisters Margaret (Frank), Elsie (Jimmy) Aidie, and Josephine (John) Riley. 

Mae had a strong desire to live life to the fullest and overcame adversity with fight and focus. Mae beat cancer twice, overcame pulmonary edema, kidney failure, and finally succumbed to heart failure.

The family would like to thank Dr. Phillips, Dr. Scotland, and Dr. Brar for their treatment and care.  Special thanks to the attending paramedics, RCMP, and Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services for their quick response, help, and kindness.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation (Oncology Unit), 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at

A Memorial Service for Mae will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Trail, BC on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 2 pm with Reverend Meridyth Robertson, Celebrant. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.


I love you grandma so much but your in a better place now! I love more than U know!

Dear Ed, Ken, Christine and family, Sending you our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We pray that God's peace, comfort, and strength will help you through the days ahead. We will miss Mae very much. She was a very sweet kind person always friendly with everyone. Sending much love. Tom & Louise

We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Mae. We will miss her pleasant visits at the Mall. Sorry we were unable to attend the funeral but she was in our prayers. Our condolences go out to all her family.

Uncle Ed and family, We are sorry to hear of Auntie Mae's passing and wish we could have come to visit but work commitments for me got in the way as I am on a service week in the hospital. I have Mom over for dinner tonight and read the obituary to her. She doesn't say much these days as her dementia is progressive and she can't travel anymore because of it. She wishes Ed the best and we all hope you can move forward with the cherished memories of Mae. I remember her as a loving, caring and compassionate aunt. Our sympathies to you all. Al, Shellie, Miriam Kryski

Uncle Ed and family, My heartfelt condolences on your loss. I will remember Aunt Mae as a sweet and thoughtful woman who sent me Christmas cards for many years while I moved all over the U.S. Janice

Mom, I love U so much!! You are best mother that God could give anyone! I will miss you forever!! Love your eldest Terry

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