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February 11, 1942 - June 24, 2020


On June 24, 2020, our hearts were broken when we said goodbye to our Papa Arnold. Arnold George Onciul was born to George Onciul and Lena Hyrchuk on February 11, 1942, in St. Paul. He passed away very peacefully in his home at Fork Lake. We fulfilled his wish to be surrounded by family members as he left this world. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Elaine; 2 sons & 2 daughters, Wayne of Lac La Biche; Teresa Ouellette of Lac Sante, Glenn (Pamela) of Lac La Biche & Laura (Mike) Sedmak of Strathmore. He leaves behind to cherish his memory 12 grandchildren, Keith (Dawn), Justin (Kelli), Shawn (Sandy), Jessica (Ryan), Matthew (Bailey), Adrian, Karl (Mikaela), Sarah (Francis), Terry (Helena), Nicholas, Samantha & Zachary; 10 great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Shanine, Logan, Lila, Hailey, Silas, Hollie, Gavin, Lucas & Raya, plus 1 on the way; 3 brothers-in-law, Richard Schoff, Don Hagen & Rudolph (Mary) Waine; sister-in-law, Louise Onciul; numerous nieces & nephews. Arnold was predeceased by his parents, George & Lena; brother, Harvey; 2 sisters, Eilleen Schoff & Linda Hagen. A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30’s (Cancer Support Society) c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: Raymond and Cindy Guilbault

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Elaine and family.

From: Billy and Raylene MacEachern
Relation: Friend

Elaine and Family,
It is with sadness to hear of Arnold’s passing.We had a great time with the entire family when teaching in Rich Lake.Sending our deepest condolences.May Arnold RIP.
Billy and Raylene

From: Guy & Lois Bouchard
Relation: Friends.

Sending sincere condolences to Elaine, Keith, Justin and all Arnold’s family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Arnold was a good man who knew the value of a good day’s work. He will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all at this difficult time. ❤️🙏🏻

From: Conny Evans
Relation: Friend and neighbor

Condolences to you Elaine, Wayne, Theresa, Glen, Laura and families and Zoe. Blessings to you all.

From: Laurel Evans-Miller
Relation: Family Friend, Neighbor and Community Leader

Our Condolences and Deepest Sympathy to you Elaine, and to yours and Arnold’s children❣Wayne, Teresa, Glenn and Laura❣
Our families have know each other all of our lives, its hard to believe another “Pillar of the Community” has passed away❣Hope your family gets all the love and support you need during this very sad and heartbreaking time❣

From: Gerald Onciul
Relation: All our lives. Arnold was a cousin.

Please accept our deepest sympathy. We will miss the good humor and friendliness of Arnold. He was one of a kind and a faithful cousin to us. He was also a good musician and he and I had many talks about the significance of all kinds of music, including classical. He represented everything our family stood for, hard work and resiliency. There was no quit in Arnold and he fought right to the end. We will miss Arnold incredibly and best wishes to the family at this difficult time.

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c/o 5626-51 Street, St. Paul, AB   T0A 3A1.

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