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March 12, 1934 - September 5, 2021


On September 5, 2021, Mr. Adam Smereka of Elk Point passed away at the age of 87 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Peggy; daughter, Denise (Colin) Bjorkman; son, Tim (Misty); 4 grandchildren, Rhianna Bjorkman, Avery, Hadley & Evett Smereka; brothers, Paul (Jean) & Ken (Gladys); sisters, Lydia Audette, Lucy Hladchuk, Verna Filewich & Rose Siemers; brothers-in-law, Eddie (Joanne) Bespalko & Robert (Bev) Bespalko; sister-in-law, Bertha (Al) Robbins; numerous nieces, nephews & extended family. Mr. Smereka was predeceased by his parents, John & Mona; mother- & father-in-law, John & Mary Bespalko; brother, David; daughter-in-law, Connie; brothers-in-law, Ludwig Siemers, Harry Filewich & Oscar Audette. A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul. Those wishing to view the Prayer Service online may do so by clicking the Live Service tab on our website. A recording of the service will also be made available. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Allied Arts Centre, Elk Point. Reverend Father Andrij Nykyforuk will be officiating with interment in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Angle Lake. If desired, donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation, Lung Association or a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1.  To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Diane Smereka
Relation: Family

Sending all my love, thoughts & prayers to Aunty Peggy, Tim & family , Denise & Colin and the rest of the Smereka family. Paul & Jean….sending my love as well to you at this time. ❤

From: Lorayne Gulayets
Relation: extended family

To Peggy and family, ❤️ My deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. Adam was a very kind and gentle soul with a heart of gold. He will be greatly missed.

From: Ethel Tacey
Relation: Cousins

Peggy and family
Sorry for your loss of a great husband
, father and grandfather . He will be missed.
Sending Love and Hugs to you.
Memory Eternal.
Glen and Ethel Tacey

From: Randy Seniuk
Relation: patient/friend

I want to send my condolence to the Smereka family

From: Randy Seniuk
Relation: patient/friend

I want to extend my condolence to Peggy and Family. My thoughts are with you.

From: Delores Mohyluk.
Relation: Friend

Deepest sympathy Peggy and family. What a wonderful friendship Robert and I had with you and Adam. And those delicious apples! Many other super memories, and
Adams infectious laugh. He will be missed.

From: The Robbins Family
Relation: Brother-in-law, Uncle and Great Uncle

All of us will miss Adam’s laughter and fishing stories. Our deepest sympathies, send your family love and light

From: Ethel Tacey
Relation: Cousin

Thank you for the virtual service. Because of Covid we were unable to attend.
Very much appreciated. Ethel

From: Gerald Johnson
Relation: Cousin inlaw

Sorry to hear of Adam’s passing. My condolences to Peggy and all his family. I sure miss the fishing and fish stories. May the pickerel be biting all the time.
Sorry I can’t make the funeral as I am away at this time.

From: Lorne and Joan Siemers
Relation: Nephew (son of Rose)

Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Denise and Tim did a wonderful job on the eulogy today.

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Service Schedule


Date & Time:
September 10, 2021
Beginning at 7:00pm

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel
5626 - 51 St.
St. Paul, AB Canada

5626 - 51 St.
St. Paul, AB Canada

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 11, 2021
Beginning at 11:00am

Allied Arts Centre
4605 57 Ave
Elk Point, AB Canada

4605 57 Ave
Elk Point, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to: Heart & Stroke Foundation, Lung Association or a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1

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