Reverend Mary-Jane Bilenduke
December 14, 1943 – February 5, 2016
It is with great sadness that the family and congregation of Mary Jane Bilenduke announces her peaceful passing at her home in Mississauga on Friday, February 5, 2016. Mary Jane was born on December 14, 1943 on her parent’s farm in Manitoba, 25 miles north of the fishing village of Winnipegosis. Mary Jane was born into the world and given to her family as a gift from God, and to the many lives she touched, loved, and prayed for. Her life was marked with many great accomplishments. Great joy she had in giving and sharing with the many children in her extended family who loved her company. Dear to her heart was her inner city church called the Toronto Christian Worship Centre, founded over 30 years ago. Mary Jane ministered to all walks of life and changed the lives of many for the better.
She is survived by her brother Donald Bilenduke (Marion) of White Mouth, Manitoba, sister Shirley Hampson of Fork River, Manitoba, Barbara Franklin (David) of Elkford, British Columbia, sister-in-law Marlene Bilenduke (Johnny Jr deceased) of Churchill Manitoba and many nieces and nephews (great and great great). Predeceased parents John Sr., Sophie Bilenduke and brother Johnny Bilenduke.
Graveside service Friday, February 12th @ 1:00 pm. Mount Lawn Funeral Home, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby.
Celebration of life Service, Sunday, February 14 @ 12:30 pm. Toronto Christian Worship Centre @ St. Stephen’s Church, 365 College Street, Toronto (between Bathurst & Spadina).
Both services are open to all.
The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Toronto Christian Worship Centre to help continue Mary Jane’s work.