Death of Maria Sinkler

Posted by GCI Weekly Update on October 3, 2012 under Prayer & Updates | 3 Comments to Read

We are saddened to learn from Canadian National Board member Gerry Sinkler that his wife Maria passed away on September 30. Here is Gerry’s note (and click here for his earlier report).

Maria with her oldest brother Gerry Kosior

It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that Maria passed away peacefully at 1:20 this morning. I was staying with her overnight so she was not alone.

Maria’s condition had deteriorated, and she was unresponsive for most of the last two days. Throughout the previous day, almost all of her close friends were able to stop by and see her.

Maria was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2010. Since then the cancer spread to her bones and liver. She was admitted to the Cross Cancer Institute on September 20th for treatment of her high calcium levels. Her condition gradually deteriorated while in hospital.

Though she suffered great pain at times, she still tried to do as much as possible, and enjoy life. She was still able to get around with the aid of her cane, a walker, and Brianna and me.

Two weeks ago, we attended a performance of the Edmonton Symphony together, and for a brief moment it was like old times; we were out on a date together, enjoying the show, with no pain and no worries.

Maria and I were married just over 25 years—our 25th anniversary was on September 27th.

Thank you all for your support and prayers during this time,

Gerry Sinkler

Maria was 51 years old at the time of death. In addition to her husband Gerry Sinkler, she is survived by her daughter Brianna Sinkler; brothers: Gerry (Karen) Kosior, Chris Kosior, and Daniel Kosior; sister Rita (Mike) Barnes, nephews: Jovon, Jeremy and Jack; nieces: Simone and Lindsey, as well as numerous other family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents John and Olive Kosior (Mikulin), and brother James Kosior. Maria’s memorial service will be held on October 5. Cards may be sent to:

Gerry Sinkler
13 Emery Ct
St Albert, AB T8N 5T3
CANADA
  • Grace Covenant Fellowship said,

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife Maria. May God, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, keep you and your family snuggled lovingly in His all caring and compassionate arms now – and always.
    In Christian Love
    Grace Covenant Fellowship
    Birmingham, Alabama
    USA

  • nigel & angela kiernander said,

    We were saddened to see a picture of the lovely Maria Kosior as we knew her- looking so wan and frail. She came in to our lives for a time at S.E.P Scotland when she worked on the sailing crew with Nigel.I am not sure which year it was probably the eighties. Afterwards he came to stay at our house and brought much fun and laughter to our then quite young children.
    We look forward to the Kingdom when we shall all be reunited with our loved ones.
    Our condolences to your family but with hope for a glorious future for us all,
    God Bless you Nigel and Angela Kiernander

  • Mr. & Mrs. Sturdivant said,

    MAY THE GRACE AND MERCY OF OUR GREAT GOD BE YOUR COMFORT AND YOUR STRENGTH AS YOU ALL ADJUST TO THIS TREMENDOUS LOSS. WE KNOW WE WILL SE EOUR LOVED ONES AGAIN BUT THE EMPTINESS AND VOID IS REAL WE KNOW GOD WILL GIVE YOU ALL YOU NEED TO GET THROUGH THIS AND HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU ALONE. HIS EYES ARE UPON YOU AND HIS EARS ARE ATTENTIVE TO YOUR CRIES. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.