Mary Kormendy

A photo of Mary Kormendy


St. Mary's Church
Thursday January 30, 2020
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday January 29, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Parish Prayers will be offered before visitation at 6:30 p.m.

Mary (Maria) Kormendy passed away at Victoria Hospital in London on Friday January 24, 2020.  Mary was born in Slovakia on December 25, 1936 to her late parents Zuzanna (Gregor) & Jan Mikulec and is survived by her sister Helen.

In 1938 Mary’s family moved to Canada which is where she would eventually meet and marry the love of her life Cyril Kormendy.  In November, 1954 Mary and Cyril were married, beginning a journey that would span another 50 years before Cyril passed away in 2005.  Together Mary & Cyril raised seven children; Paul who predeceased her, Bill & Trish Kormendy, Linda & Barry Jensen, Bob & Grace Kormendy, Brian & Leonora Kormendy (Ramirez), David & Sylvia Kormendy and Kenneth Kormendy.  Their family grew to include grandchildren Doug, Kaleena, Melissa, Eric, Shawn, Carly, Brianna, Renata, Meghan, Kylie, Clinton, Morgan and Daniella as well as great-grandchildren Brandi, Makayla, Jase, Charleigh, Kaedence, Kaleb, Kasey, Holden and Mia and Josh who affectionately called her Babka.

In 2007 Mary was given a second chance at happiness when she married Bill Parker and accepted his family as her own.  Mary will be missed by her best and longtime friend Mary Maydon.

Being a wonderful mother and an awesome cook were just two of the things that made Mary loved in life.  She was a long time member of St. Mary’s Church and Saint Vincent de Paul.  She and Cyril worked hard on the farm while they raised their children.  Mary was the St. Mary’s Hall caterer for over 25 years and eventually started her own business “Mary’s Catering” which made her well known in the area.

Visitation will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Wednesday January 29, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Parish Prayers will be held prior to visitation at 6:30 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Church on Thursday January 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim.

Friends wishing to remember Mary with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at  

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So sorry to hear about this Uncle Bill and family. Know that you are in our thoughts. We were very shocked to hear the news about Mary, this world lost a great person. Once again Uncle Bill and family, we are so sorry. Scott, Mary, Melina, Kristian Jack and Donna Turk.

Well I certainly will miss this fine lady. I was hoping to beat she and her partner this year when we played euchre. They skunked me and my partner last year so I was really certain we would even the score this year.May she rest with our Lord knowing she won. Peace be with her. Ada Wright

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dear Bill, Linda, Bob, Brian, David, Kenny, Trish, Barry, Grace, Leonora, Sylvia, and Bill -- Lesley, Clara and I are so sorry for your loss and the loss to your families, and sorry too that we weren't able to attend the visitation and won't be able to attend the funeral because we live in Edinburgh and just heard the sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary was an amazing woman; we hope you can take some comfort in this difficult time by hearing how many people admired her, cared about her, and loved her. With a big hug for each of you, Phil

Our heartfelt condolences to Uncle Bill and the entire family for your loss. Mary was very kind and helpful last Fall during my father's illness and passing. Debbie and I send our love and thoughts during this difficult time.

Gary and I would like to offer our condolences to the entire family of Mary. Mary was our friendly neighbor , always had a great smile and good conversation. We will miss her in our neighborhood as I am sure many others will also.

It is with great sadness in hearing about the passing of your Mom. She was an amazing woman and always had good advice for me "Pipit", she called me. Many happy times and memories at the Kormendy farm. Your Mom left a lasting impression on my heart. Thoughts and prayers are with you all , Yvette Gervason White

We are so very sorry in the passing of your mother. Mary was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. Hold your memories close. Love to you all ❤️ Pam and Leon Dorssers and family.

My condolences to Bill, the Parker family and the Kormendy family. Mary was a wonderful woman and we certainly shared a laugh or two over the years. It was very heartwarming when Mary & Bill found happiness again after losing their respective spouses. Thoughts and prayers to all.

My condolences and prayers for the loss of your beloved family member. May God bless you with the strength to carry on and may you cherish all the amazing memories of your time together.

Our thoughts and prayers for the family, may her soul rest in peace.

I can’t believe your gone, I remember at the Christmas dinner I gave you a picture of my brother jase and you were so happy that I gave you that picture, and now your gone but I’m so upset at myslef wasn’t there at the hospital with you when you pasted, you were too young to past, I know I couldn’t always be there to see you but when you used to live next door to grandma I remember me always asking papa if I could come over and see you I would always be there for you help you cook meals and asking if you needed my help you always find away for me to help you when you needed. It’s hard to see you gone and it’s gonna hurt me for days but your in a happier place now😭😭

Doug, Mandi, Melissa, Matt and families. Sending love and my deepest condolences on the loss of your grandmother. May she live in your hearts forever Rosanna

Dear Uncle Bill, Jim & family, John & family and Aunt Mary’s family. So sorry for your loss. Hugs. Lyn & Gord DeLong & family.

My thoughts and Prayers to Mary's Family and Friends..Mary was a Great Person and She will be Missed by all Who Ever Knew Her..RIP Beautiful Lady

Uncle Bill, so sorry hearing about your loss. Charlotte and I are in Florida at this time, we are thinking about you. Hugs!

so very sorry to the family for the loss of your WONDERFUL mother

Dear Dave, Sylvia, Meghan and Morgan: We offer you our heartfelt condolences in the loss of your Mother, Mother-in-Law and Grandmother. Love, Stan & Cathy Kwarciak

Our prayers are with you. Sincere condolences. Sonia Langevin and Reg Stirling

My heart goes out to the Parker and Kormandy families. Aunt Mary is a beautiful lady. Always had a smile. Thru tough times and great time Thoughts and prayers are with all of you R. I. P 🙏❤️

Our sincere condolences to you Bill, and to your family. Mary will never be really gone, as the cherished memories you have of her will remain in your heart forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

It is with great sadness and shock to hear the passing away of Mary.We are soo glad we visited Bill and Mary just a month ago.I always enjoyed the time working with Mary at Pinnells Pastries. As we are oversees we will not be able to make it to the funeral.And we apologize for that. We wish Bill and all the family all the strength for the coming days.Bill,we will visit you soon when we are back. Bless you all.

Barry & Linda & family .....So sorry for the loss of your mom & grandma Linda your mom always had a smile & a hug she will be missed xo

To Brian and whole Kormendy family, we want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May your memories give you peace and comfort at this time and although Mary is gone from your sight, she will never be gone from your hearts. Roger and Joanne Campbell

My deepest sympathy Dave & Sylvia & family in the passing of Mary. She was a great friend.

To all the Kormendy Family, Memories are made for a reason, treasure them, keep them close to your heart!

Our deepest condolences. Thinking of the entire family at this difficult time. Paul, Erin, Brennon and Karys Van De Wiele

Sorry for your loss. Paul, Lori, Abby, Brent, Cassy & Danielle

Our sincere condolences to you and Bill and to all of the Kormendy family. Hugs to all. R.I.P beautiful lady! Janice & Sonny

Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Huge hugs to Bill and his family. Wish I could be there to give them in person.

Be assured of prayer at this time!

Our condolences to Sylvia and Dave and family. Prayers to you all.

To the Kormendy family. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Mary. You have our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kormendy family.

Sincere condolences. 🙏

Deepest condolences Dave and Sylvia.

Always full of smiles, treasure those moments forever, God Bless you William Parker & family and too the entire Kormendy family. RIP Mary 💓

Bill and all of the Kormendy and Parker Family.. Please accept our prayers and condolences. Mary was always a smile away. Don and Anne Gammage

So very sorry for your loss

Beautiful memories are kept silent of an aunt. Her smile was made of sunshine and heart made of gold. May the care and love of those around the Kormendy family provide comfort and peace needed to get through the days ahead. Our sincere condolences.

Mary touched many lives in her community and will be fondly remembered. My heartfelt condolences. Tanya (De Vries) Nooyen

My heart goes out to the entire Kormendy and Parker family at this. May you RIP Mary. You will be missed by all.

Our condolences to you, Denise, and all the Kormendy family.

Dave an family sorry for your loss my thoughts an prayers are with you

Sorry for you and your families loss

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the Kormendy family.

Our sincere condolences.. So sorry to hear of her passing away we will miss her very much.

David, Sylvia and girls. We are sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and grandma.

My condolences to the Kormendy family on the passing of Mary ,she was a great lady and will be missed dearly. Evelyn and doug Robinson .