In Loving Memory of

Maria "Mary" Kiss


Obituary of Maria "Mary" Kiss

Peacefully in her home, Mary passed away with her family by her side, on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at the age of 91. Mary has been reunited with her beloved husband of 63 years, Alexander "Sandor". Loving mother of Sarah-Jane and proud Grandma of Victoria (Steven Petchey). Dear sister of Peter (Pearl) of Florida, and Ilona (Zoli) of Hungary.

Born and raised in Hungary, Sandor and Mary were wed, and decided they wanted to move to Canada to build their life together. Some of their journey was done by foot through a few European countries and eventually they made it to Canada in 1958. Once they arrived, they settled in Niagara-on-the-Lake and built their own family home.

Mary will be remembered for her strong-willed personality and for always being a classy lady. When she was not with her family, you would always find her planting and maintaining her flowers all the time, as she loved gardening. Another favourite pastime of Mary's was painting. Throughout all the years she had completed numerous portraits, which are enjoyed and cherished to this day.

In the past, Mary had been a member of the local Kinettes Club, where she met friends and enjoyed years of fellowship and service to her local community. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

A special thank you to Mary's care team through ParaMed, SE Health and VON for their support in her final days. In accordance with Mary's wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. Online condolences may be shared on Mary's tribute page found at

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Finley family, in memory of Mary Kiss
2 years ago

Sarah-Jane and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your lovely mother. Many fond memories of both your Mom & Dad. Keeping you in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Murray & Lu Beange
2 years ago

Sarah-Jane & family–deepest condolences on the recent passing of your Mother Mary. We enjoyed seeing your Mother in her yard keeping it very pristine, may she rest in peace with her husband Alec as we knew him. Sarah-Jane you were very helpful to me in the very early years with my computer skills. Sarah you were the apple of your parents eyes and her loss will be heartbreaking for you and your family–keep her in your hearts forever with all your lovely memories.
Murray & Lu Beange

Jane Calver, in memory of Mary Kiss
2 years ago

Sarah and Victoria
I was saddened to hear that your mom and Grandmother, Mary had passed away. I know that she had been suffering lately and that you were taking good care of her.. You were both the light of her life. Soon your memories will no longer bring tears but smiles and warmth to your heart. Covid has not allowed us to visit but perhaps soon, we can have coffee together on my back patio.
Take care, Jane Calver


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