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Maria (Dina) Lukawy of Camrose, Alberta formerly of Wetaskiwin, Alberta passed away holding hands with her husband Dan on September 30, 2023 at the age of 59 years. Maria bravely battled cancer for more than 4 years.
She was born on January 30, 1964 in Calatrava Negros Occidental Philippines. She moved to Canada in 1990 and received her citizenship in 1995. Maria moved back to the Philippines to raise her niece Karen whom she had a mother and daughter relationship with. She moved back to Canada in 2011 and she worked for Catholic Social Services until 2019 when her cancer treatments began.
Maria was involved with Sacred Heart Church and St. Francis Xavier Church, belonging to the Catholic Women's League for many years. She was a very special woman who gave of herself and was very loving. Maria loved gardening, fishing, cooking and taking care of her family.
Marie married her first husband in the late 90's, he passed away in 2005. She remarried her loving husband Dan in 2018 in Wetaskiwin.
Maria is survived by her husband Dan; 7 brothers, 3 sisters, and numerous family and friends. She was predeceased by her first husband in 2005, mother in 1967, her father in 1994, and two brothers.
A Prayer Vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at Weber's Mount Pleasant Chapel in Camrose.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 19, 2023 at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in Camrose (3605 50 Street).
Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.