Sister Marie Sylvia Wrubleski ssa (Sister Mary Lucille) Sr. Mary Lucille, SSA was born Marie Sylvia Wrubleski on a farm in Kuroki, Saskatchewan on July 30, 1921. Marie died at Mount St. Mary
Hospital on July 23, 2013. Born at home she was the seventh of nine children born to Michael Wrubleski and Apalonia Zgoda. Although her mother died when she was only 10 years old Marie experienced a close knit, loving family that fostered growth in faith. Marie entered the Novitiate of The Sisters of St. Ann on August 20, 1938, in Victoria, B.C. receiving the name Sr. Mary Lucille and pronounced her vows on September 8, 1940. A dedicated teacher
Sister Mary Lucille delighted in seeing her students achieve their goals. She taught students from grades one through eight in Victoria, Mission City, New Westminster, Duncan, Kuper Island, Prince George and Vancouver. First
Nations children had a special place in her heart and she fostered their education and belief in themselves at the Kuper and Kamloops Indian Residential Schools and for 17 years at St. Mary’s Mission Residential School; she also helped their transition to public schools as a home-school coordinator. In later years, Sister Mary Lucille provided Pastoral Care Ministry at Mount St. Francis in
Nelson and in St. James Parish in Vernon. In 2001 she became Coordinator of the Sisters at St. Ann’s Residence in Victoria. Suffering a stroke in 2003 she was a witness to us of patience
in suffering and trust in and longing for God. The Sisters are deeply grateful to the staffs of both St. Ann’s Residence and Mount St. Mary Hospital for their attentive care to Marie. Marie is predeceased by her parents and seven siblings. She is survived by her sister Jeanette McKinnon (Stanley-deceased), nephew Allan Ottman and numerous nieces and
nephews as well as her own community of The Sisters of St. Ann. Prayers & service have already been held in Victoria, BC this past weekend.