Mary Ann Ballantyne

September 23, 1941 ~ October 10, 2019 (age 78)


                Mary Ann Ballantyne was born Tuesday, September 23, 1941 in The Pas, Manitoba. 

                Mary Ann was a very happy person.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, had a smile for every one and she loved playing cards with family and friends.  Her favorite game was Best Hand 2 a must. She was also the type to always give a helping hand and good advice to anyone in need.  She was always on the go and happy to live life to the fullest. Her kindness will live on with her kids.

Mary Ann will be greatly missed by her family and friends, her special auntie Pelagie Linklater and her two dear friends Rosalie Dumas and Ruby Castel, who always took care of her and made sure that she had wild food to eat.

Mary Ann passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019, 10:45 pm, at the Melfort Union Hospital, Melfort, Saskatchewan surrounded by her family.

Mary Ann is survived by her children: son Floyd Ballantyne; daughter Carmen Castel and grandson Dravyn Ballantyne and Carmen’s family Shana, Hayden, Maysie, Koelynn, Baby Lucas, Quade Ballantyne, Baby Quade, Demsey Castel (Triston), Calum, Tristan Jr., Liam, Dawson Castel; son Melvin Castel (Marilyn Sinclair) and their family Alexis Sinclair; son Allan Ballantyne; son Phillip Castel and  family Starla Castel, Germaine Francois; daughter Sheila Ballantyne (Arthur Nicholas), and their family Clyde Ballantyne, Devain, Pierre, Mary Ann; special daughter Belinda Bighetty and her family Nesta Bighetty, Brayden, Paris, Alexa, Alysha McKay, Rechshayla Mercer, Raylynn Mercer, Thea Bighetty, Karaligh Bighetty, Marcel McKay (Tanzi Caribou), Paysie Caribou, Taylynn Bighetty, Aiyana Bighetty, Adison Bighetty, Brandy Bighetty, Bridgette Colomb; special son Raymond Bighetty (Karen) and their family Mercedes Bighetty, Avery Baker, Hawkins (Tracy), Jerale, Calub Bighetty, Benjamin Bighetty, Breann Bighetty.

Mary Ann is also survived by her sisters and brothers Esther (Jimmy) Colomb and family, Alice (Paul) Ducharme and family, Marie (Percy) Genaille and family, Harriet Genaille and family; Robert Bighetty, Lazare (Rita) Bighetty and family; many, many nieces and nephews that loved her dearly, as well as all her friends.

Mary Ann was predeceased by her husband Ettienne Ballantyne; son Jackson Ballantyne; parents Pierre and Maggie Bighetty; sisters Emily Bighetty, Irene Bighetty, Lorraine Bighetty; brothers Arthur Bighetty, Roderick Bighetty, Patrick Bighetty, Leonard Bighetty, Mervin Bighetty, Phillip Castel Sr.; and many, many more family and friends too numerous to mention. If we forgot anyone, it was not intentional.

Rest in Paradise


Wednesday, October 16, 2019    2:00  -  4:00 pm

Chapel of Hemauer Funeral Home, The Pas, MB



Thursday, October 17, 2019

Residence of Mary Ann Ballantyne, Pukatawagan, MB

Friday, October 18, 2019

Adult Centre, Pukatawagan, MB



Saturday, October 19, 2019    2:00 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pukatawagan, MB

Presiders:  Flora Grieves, Maryann Dumas,

Hilda Francois, Mary Jane Colomb



Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Pukatawagan, MB



Floyd Ballantyne, Carmen Castel, Melvin Castel, Sheila Ballantyne, Clyde Ballantyne, Demsey Castel, Shana Ballantyne, Phillip Castel.



Sharon Bear and family, Sharon Bighetty “Monic” (Alphonse Bighetty) and family, Wanda Bighetty (Leslie Linklater) and family, Mark Bighetty, Shirley Bighetty and family, Arthur Bighetty and family, Jimmy Colomb Jr. and family, Maggie Colomb and family, Christine Colomb and family, Deanna Colomb and family, Tracey Colomb and family, Roderick Colomb and family, Keith Colomb and family, Robin Ducharme and family, Vernon Ducharme and family, Rita Ducharme and family, Joni Ducharme and family, Carmen Genaille and family, Kevin Genaille and family, Melvin Genaille, Percy Genaille and family, Carla Genaille and family, Carl Genaille and family, Shirley Castel and family, Emily Linklater and family, Beverly Linklater and family, Angelic Dumas and family, Gordon Caribou and family, Theresa Bighetty and family, Edward and Shirley Sinclair and family, her friends the late Lucille Caribou, the late Marie Adele Colomb’s family, if we forgot anyone it was not intentional.

Thank you to Chief and Council and Matilda Linklater for all your help.



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October 16, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Chapel of Hemauer Funeral Home
122 Lathlin Avenue
The Pas, MB R9A 1K5

October 18, 2019

4:00 PM
Pukatawagan Adult Centre
Pukatawagan, Manitoba, MB R0B 1G0

Funeral Service
October 19, 2019

2:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Pukatawagan
Pukatawagan, Manitoba, MB R0B 1G0

October 19, 2019

4:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Pukatawagan
Pukatawagan, Manitoba, MB R0B 1G0

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