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Mary Jane Dulsrud

Dulsrud, Mary

Funeral services for Mary J. Dulsrud, age 60, of 424 Ogden
Street, Ogdensburg, will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the First
Congregational Church, 300 New York Ave., Ogdensburg with Rev. Walter Smith
presiding. Calling hours will be held on
Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. at Frary Funeral Home in Ogdensburg.Mrs. Dulsrud passed away on Friday, March 28, 2008.

Mrs. Dulsrud is survived by her husband, Moe Dulsrud; two
daughters, Lianne Nye and her husband, Jeff, of Spokane, Washington and Jolene
Dulsrud and her companion, Philip Sagriff, of Ogdensburg; one son, Michael
Dulsrud of Orillia, Ontario; one sister, Kathy Smith and her husband, Len, of
Nakusp, British Columbia; four brothers, Herb Hardy of Kelowna, British
Columbia, David Hardy of Brockville, Ontario, Alan Hardy of Vancouver, British
Columbia and Lennie Hardy of Rock Creek, British Columbia.

Mrs. Dulsrud was born on February 11, 1948 in Kelowna,
British Columbia, the daughter of Harold
and Monica Hardy. She attended high
school in Rutland, B.C. where she participated in Track and
Field and various school athletic teams along with her love of music, taking
the lead in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado and later HMS. Pinafore.

She married Moe Dulsrud on May 17, 1969 at St. Paul’s
United Church
in Kelowna, B.C. with Rev. Golightly officiating.

Mrs. Dulsrud was associated with the Dixie Lee Fried Chicken
chain of restaurants which resulted in many transfers and moves for the
family. In 1985, the family moved to Orillia,
Ontario, where Mrs. Dulsrud worked for
Crate’s Dryland Yacht Sales and PD Murphy Jewelers before taking over
management of the Dixie Lee store in Beaverton,
In 1998, Mr. Dulsrud was again transferred to Ogdensburg,
NY, where they decided to remain. The couple bought the company owned Dixie
Lee Restaurant
to operate on their own.

Mrs. Dulsrud worked for Hackett’s Hardware in the ladies
wear department for two years before joining her husband full time at their restaurant
operation until January of this year.

Mrs. Dulsrud was involved with Sweet Adelines barbershop
harmony singing since 1980. She is a
past President of the St. Lawrence Chapter.

Mrs. Dulsrud and her husband were very active in the First
Congregational Church of Ogdensburg.
Mrs. Dulsrud was a Deacon and a member of the choir.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Relay for Life
Cancer Fund c/o The First Congregational Church or to the First Congregational
Church Memorial Fund.

13 Condolences

  • Genine Gehret Kroll Posted March 29, 2008 4:04 PM

    Mary was a good friend, a wonderful person, and a vibrant part of our chorus. She will be sorely missed.


  • Mary Ann Gera Posted March 30, 2008 12:24 AM

    I knew Mary through the ladies of the Sweet Adelines and came to know her as a really fine lady and friend with more spirit and hope that you could imagine.

    I enjoyed all the moments I was able to spend with her. She will be missed!

    Mary Ann G.

  • Aline Hardy Posted March 30, 2008 3:35 PM

    I remember when I first met Mary. She was such a vibrant person, warm and compassionate. It was so easy to love her.
    My deepest condolences to her family.

  • Becky Green Posted March 30, 2008 9:46 PM

    We’ll all miss you so much, Mary. Our chorus will not be the same without you. Keep singing!

  • Diane Fraser Posted March 30, 2008 11:00 PM

    I came to know Mary and Moe through my job as a Job Coach. Mary was a pleasure to work with and will be sadly missed by all. My condolances to her family and friends.

  • Roberta Thornley Posted March 31, 2008 3:19 AM

    Mary: You were and are my true friend and I will miss you sorely. I will always remember your sweet smile, your kind heart and all of the laughter we shared.

  • katherine& courtney Posted March 31, 2008 4:28 AM

    we will miss you so much:) my deepest
    condolances to moe, jo,lianne,mike and the rest of the family… i will miss all of are crazy chats and laughs but most of all i will miss you even your snorty laugh when we really would laugh about anything we could always find something to talk about and make a joke out of everything at work!! (the towel lady)that will always be our secret !!! shhh… when ever i hear amazing grace i will think of you!!!! rip mj!!!!
    thank you for coming in to my life i will cherrish every moment we shared and will always remember everything you taught me thank you so much xo mk xo

  • Marta & Steve Dowanik Posted March 31, 2008 6:24 PM

    Moe,Lianne,Jolene & Mike, you all know how very much we love Mary & she will always be in our hearts. Mary added sunshine to everyone’s lives. She knew how to make you smile even if you didn’t feel like it. Our memories are the very best indeed. We are forever thankful for having met & being best friends for the last 23 years. Our family will always be intertwined forever. Mary we know that you are front & center in that Heavenly choir of Angels. How sweet thy sound.
    Until we meet again my dear friend.
    Love Marta & Steve

  • Sherry & Terry Robichaud Posted March 31, 2008 7:40 PM

    My Dearest Friend Mary, I will always smile remembering your smile and your kind heart. I feel so grateful to have had such a good friend in you and we will always remember your gentle ways.
    Love Terry and Sherry

  • melissa &michael skidds Posted April 1, 2008 3:02 AM

    Mary: If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane,We would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again. No farewell words were spoken no time to say goodbye,you were gone before we knew it, and only god knows why.Our hearts will ache in sadness and secret tears will flow BUT WHAT IT MEANT TO LOSE YOU NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW. Sadly missed by us all, and our thoughts and prayers go out to moe, lianne, michael & jolene, for the loss of their mother, wife and BEST FRIEND.

  • Diane Rivet Posted April 2, 2008 5:30 AM

    Mary – you were a friend to us for so long that we thought of you as a sister. You will be so missed by your friends “out west”. I am sure that your voice will be heard to its fullest and that the Lord will be glad he called you home. God Bless – we love you.
    Diane, Annie and Myrna

  • Laura, Denis, Jacob and Simon Posted April 4, 2008 11:26 AM

    Moe, Jolene, Lianne and Mike. I have such fond memories of Mary, always there for a shoulder to cry on or a kind word. She had such a talent at making people of all ages at ease. She will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched. My heart goes out to you and I would like to send a special big hug to Jolene.

  • Sheryl Vieira Posted April 15, 2008 7:28 PM

    Moe and Family,
    My memories of Mary were all happy times. My sincerest condolences to all of you.

    Sheryl Vieira

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