Mary Balazs

Mary Balazs (nee Schwager)
January 15, 1960 – March 6, 2022

How lucky are we – to have had someone in our lives
that makes saying goodbye, so very hard.

Peacefully with Family at her side on Sunday March 6, 2022, Mary Elizabeth Balazs passed away in her 63rd year.
Loving wife and life partner of 42 years to Andy Balazs. Life for Andy won’t be the same without her – they were quite a pair.
Loving Mother and best friend to daughters Cassandra Prouse (Brandon) of Tillsonburg, and Brooke Alden (Dan) of Hinton, Alberta. The legacy of her love will always be with you. Promise, that you won’t let your tears mar the smiles you gave her when she was alive.
Proud Nunny or Nanny to her grandchildren Myah, Max, Rosalie, Everly, and Oliver. They were the light of her life. Just remember, your Nunny’s hugs last long after she’s let go.                                                                                              
Oh, how Mary will be missed by sisters Margaret Schwager and Rose Lemieux. Growing old together, we didn’t know we were making memories, we were just having fun.
Mary will be lovingly remembered by nephew Nicholas (Amie), niece Jacqueline (Jason), and the rest of her family and her many friends.
Mary was predeceased by parents Ann and Joe Schwager, Rose and Andy Balazs, and other family members and friends.                                                     
Her life – too short, but those who knew her will understand that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. There was a lot of love in Mary’s life. The memory of her will keep us smiling.                                     
The family would like to expressly thank Kim, Lisa, and the support staff at Care Partners for their compassionate care. To the doctors and nurses who made Mary’s days more peaceful, Thank You.                                                                   
In keeping with Mary’s expressed wishes cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Friday March 11, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at 80 Bridge Street East, Tillsonburg, Ontario (Tillson Landing Condominiums).  Masks are mandatory.     
Please use the rear entrance located on Queen Street. Parking at Tillsonburg Bible Chapel, 63 Queen Street.
A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations to the ALS Society, or Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital Foundation are appreciated.
Friends and relatives are invited to offer their support by sending private condolences here at
Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe St., Tillsonburg entrusted with final arrangements.

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  • Dear Andy, Cassie, Brooke and families, we were so very sorry to hear the sad news of Mary’s passing….keeping you in our thoughts, sincerely, Marie and Rose Horvath

    Rose Horvath
  • Don and I are so very sorry for your loss. Many will be truly missed by all. She put up a courageous fight with this horrible disease. Our hearts and prayers are with you Andy and family.

    Don and Denise Vuylsteke
  • I just read this message four days later. I am so sad that we didn’t get the visit we were planning to do. Dam Covid! Life is to short. It gets away from us to fast. Glad that we at least got to stay in touch with each other though messenger. I’m also glad you got to see your grandkids from out west finally. I’m sorry we didn’t get to see each other before your passing. I will miss you my dear friend. Rest in peace.

    Deborah Ungar
  • We are so sorry for your loss, Mary was a Wonderful person ,Condolences to the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

    Walter Weinreich
  • From all the members of the Providence Bay Hunt Club. We express our sincerest sympathy to Andy Balazs and the entire Balazs family and relatives on Mary’s passing.

    Providence Bay Hunt Club
  • Marg, Deepest sympathies to you and your family.

    Jennifer Ketchabaw
  • So sorry to hear your loss. Our condolences Andy, Cassandra, Brooke and Families.

    Doug & Ingrid Haycock
  • I am truly saddened by the loss of Mary. I know she will be missed. No one can fill her place, therefore i will always keep my Memories of Mary close to my heart.
    Wishing Mary a peaceful and loving Journey into her next life.
    Grateful to have met you.

    Bettina Marshall
  • I am eternally grateful to Mary for bringing my dear friend Brooke into this world. I’m sorry she had to leave so soon, but I know she left behind a legacy of love to help ease the pain of her passing. My sincere condolences to all who had the pleasure of knowing Mary.

    Joan Melvin
  • Dear Andy and Family

    Please accept our most sincere condolences
    Thinking of you all during this most difficult time

    Jenny and Jr Queensberry

  • We are so so sorry for your loss!! Thinking of you all, at this very difficult. May you find comfort in the memories shared together. ❤❤

    Rolanda & Greg DeVos
  • Sending you our caring thoughts and sympathy on the passing of Mary. We were neighbors on Centennial and I taught either one or both of your girls. Rest in Peace.

    Linda and Dave Bertling
  • condolences to Andy, Cassie and Brooke along with their spouses and children, she will be missed

    mike Young
  • My deepest sympathy to Andy and your family and Margaret & Rose. It looks like Mary had a lot of loving family around her throughout her life. You have a beautiful family Andy and I can really see the resemblance of Mary in your daughters and grandkids. I do regret not contacting Mary as we got older and carried on with our lives, but I don’t regret the time we spent together in Straffordville. We had some great times at her parent’s place and her family always treated me so well. Take care, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cindy (Hesch) Spearman

    Cindy Spearman
  • My condolences to the family.

    Steve Wallace
  • We Love Deeply, we grieve deeply. Our Condolences to Andy and Girls and everyone who was in Mary’s heart. Mary is and always will be an inspiration to me. She was an exceptional Child care giver to our boys. That smile she had could light up the darkest days and she always made you feel soooo special. Loved her sense of humour. A good belly laugh was always a gift she gave freely. Loved watching her eyes light up so brightly when she talked about her girls and grandkids. Kindness and such love just oozed out of her pores. To Andy and her sisters, you all were her rock and she couldn’t express her love for you all enough. Such strength and courage she displayed. She certainly lives on in her Girls and Grandkids. We will always remember her with a smile and a giggle and warmth in our hearts. Sending much Love and Big Hugs to all.
    Bryan and Debbie Bailey

    Bryan and Debbie Bailey
  • Mary grew up across the street from me and we played together often. We lost track of each other over the years, but I kept in touch with her mother until her passing. Her mother was so proud of her and Andy and spoke highly of both of them. She will be missed.

    Lori Stansell
  • My sincere condolences to Andy and the Balazs family

    Marie Hewer
  • Dear Andy & girls, Margaret & Rose & family we are saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. You were all so caring & compassionate to Mary. She is gone too soon but may she Rest In Peace. Thinking of all of you.
    Debbie & Mike Glass

    Debbie Glass
  • Andy and family. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mary will be missed.

    Glen and Wendy Rohrer
  • Andy, Cassie, Brooke and Families. We are so saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. She loved each of you and will be missed by many friends and family. Our condolences to all.

    Shauna and Al Tilton
  • Cassie and Brooke so sorry for the loss of your mom she was a great lady gone too soon but not forgotten prayers to the rest of your families

    Debbie Price
  • To the family of Andy, Margaret, Cassie and Brooke, our most heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mary.
    She will be so missed because she was so loved.
    Our thoughts and prayers for healing during this very difficult time.

    Brianne Errett and
    Debbie Newell

    Debbie Newell
  • Our deepest condolences to Andy and family.

    Don and Sharon Brinn
  • Andy and family our sincere condolences on Mary’s passing . Our thoughts are with you and the family

  • Our deepest condolences to you Andy and your family. Mary was a wonderful woman, with a heart of gold. She loved you and your family more than anything. We will miss her smile, our prayers are with you at this time difficult time.

    Martha and David Locker and family.

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