Jean Buga

Jean Ann Buga

Friday, November 16th, 1923 - Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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BUGA: Jean Ann Buga (nee Mazier) passed away at Valleyview Care Centre on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

She was born in Brandon on November 16, 1923. Jean was the third daughter of four girls born to Stephen and Rose Mazier. She lived her entire 96 years of life in Brandon and was raised in the west end of the city. Jean attended Fleming School, Earl Oxford School and Brandon Collegiate Institute. As a young woman, she was employed at Clements Rexall Drug Store for ten years.

Jean was an adherent to the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church. One of her greatest joys was singing in the choir. She was also a member of the Ukrainian Women’s Association Lesia Uksanka Branch Brandon. In her earlier years, she was actively involved in the Ukrainian National Home, volunteering with the catering committee. Jean was a lifetime member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the U.T.U. Yuletide Lodge 399. Jean and her husband Bill enjoyed the many friends that were made while square dancing with Circle Eights. Her favorite times were outdoors in her garden.

Jean was predeceased by her soul mate and love of her life, her husband, Bill on June 13, 1999. She was also predeceased by her parents Stephen and Rose Mazier; her sisters and their spouses Helen (Danny) Maksymiuk and Josephine (Jim) Clark; brothers-in-law Andy Twa and James Buga; and niece Andrea Twa Gibeau. Left to cherish her memory are her son Jim (Jackie), grandson Jonathan, granddaughter Karla-Rae (Mathieu) Brosseau and great grandchildren Gabrielle, Luc and Charlie Brosseau. Jean is also survived by her sister Bernice Twa, nephew Dr. Andrew Maksymiuk and nieces Elaine Maksymiuk, Jean Maksymiuk, Carol McWilliam, Beverley Clark and their families. As well, Jean is survived by extended members of the Mazier and Batycky families.

A time of private viewing and visitation was held at Memories Chapel on Thursday, June 25, 2020. A private funeral service was held at Memories Chapel on Friday, June 26, 2020. The service was presided by Rev. Fr. Melvin Slashinsky of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Pallbearers were Richard Borotsik, Jonathan Buga, Dan Karashowsky, Michael Maksymiuk, Dan Mazier and David Mazier. Interment followed at Brandon Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Jean may be made to a charity or church of one’s choice.

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Sylvia Kukurudz

Posted at 12:52am
Jim, Jackie, Jonathan, Karla-Rae & families. My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mother, Grandmother & great grandmother. She definitely was a Special Lady.
I, personally, will miss her presence. She was one of the most gentle, genuine kindhearted souls that I have had the privilege of knowing. I will miss the times that we had together-it was pure joy! How her eyes would light up as she filled me in on the lives of her families, she loved you all so dearly-never a doubt there. So many Special moments we shared for which, Jean, Mrs. Buga, I am so grateful to have had . And Your smile I will never forget. Vichnaya pam’iat!
With Love, Sylvia Kukurudz

jonathan northpeigan

Posted at 05:52pm
Jim so sorry to hear about your Mom passing you were so blessed to have her and she was blessed to have you. Jonathan Northpeigan and Jamie Skinner

pat kerelchuk

Posted at 11:40am
Dear Jim and family
We wish there was some helpful way of expressing our deepest sympathy on the passing of dear Mom and Grandmother.
May she rest in peace.
Martin and Pat Kerelchuk

Susan majcher

Posted at 02:30pm
Jim and Jackie and family. We were so sorry to hear of the death of Jim s Mom. We hope the memories are great and that you continue to take care of each other. Love Will and Susan Majcher

Sally Bender

Posted at 10:37pm
Dear Jackie, Jim and family,

I am sorry to read of Mrs. Buga’s passing in the paper today. She will be missed. I know that your shared memories of happy family times will hold her in your hearts. With sympathy, Sally Bender

Lydia Glawson Posted at 07:21pm

Dear Jim, Jackie and family, I was saddened to learn of your Mom's death. Our parents spent many happy times together over the years...and in recent years it was always a joy to see Jean out in the lobby at Valleyview, with her ready smile and positive spirit. She will be deeply missed. My heart goes out to all of you. With affection, Lydia Glawson

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