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Dorine KUZMA

August 7, 1935 - September 2, 2017


Dorine Violet Kuzma (nee Sunderman) passed away peacefully on September 2, 2017 in St. Paul at the age of 82 years. Born and raised in Fork Lake, AB, the second of 6 daughters of Joe & Lillian Sunderman. Dorine married Paul Kuzma in 1957 & originally they lived in Edmonton. In 1965 they moved to Spedden and operated a general store before settling on a farm in 1970 near St. Paul and raising their 5 children.
Dorine volunteered with various groups & organizations in the community. She was a dedicated 4-H leader, president of the Ag Society and an active member of the Town Recreation Board, PC Party, Figure Skating and Ukrainian Dance Clubs. She worked at Value Drug Mart & the Auction Mart for over 20 years.
Dorine was predeceased by her husband, Paul Kuzma; parents, Joe & Lillian Sunderman; sisters, Carol Palkun & Vera Pukal; brothers-in-law, Lou Pukal & Joe Bell. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her children and grandchildren, Darrel and his children, Jamie & Cameron Kuzma of St. Paul, Rhonda (Rob) and their children, Savannah & Rachel Bundy of Goderich, ON, Curtis (Monique) and their children, Zachary & Bailey Kuzma of Beaumont, Corrine (Peter) and their children, Erica & Ryan Ward of Calgary & Michelle Kuzma (Duane Lucius) of Edmonton; sisters, Lois (Ed) Warawa of Chilliwack, BC, Elinor Bell of Cardiff & Gail (Don) Draper of Calgary; brother-in-law, Walter Palkun of Boyle; numerous nieces & nephews. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul. Reverend Father Gerard Gauthier will be officiating with interment in Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, 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: Gwen Petryk
Relation: our aunt

Our condolences to the Kuzma family with the passing of your dear mother and our aunt Dorine. Gwen’s first memory of your mother was her charging through the Edmonton snow as she pulled her on a sled. We remember your mother as strong, dedicated and always generous with her time. We always enjoyed talking with her!
Bob, Gwen and Stephen Petryk

From: Fred and Karen Balmer and Family
Relation: Friend

Darrel and family. Sorry for your loss she was a great lady to all of us and the community.

From: Liz Heman
Relation: friends of Dorine's daughter Rhonda and family in Ontario

Dear Friends; We are sure with you in spirit , many thoughts and prayers to you and your family . I sure enjoyed meeting your Mom and spending time with her when Rachel was born and we travelled to London hospital. She was pretty special to many.. What a good person!! Love Floyd and Liz and family xo

From: Greta Senecal
Relation: Former neighbour and friend

My sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother! Greta Senecal and family

From: Louise Onciul
Relation: friend

To the Kuzma and Sunderman family….we are so sorry of Dorines passing. She was such a friendly and sincere person. Hugs to you all.

From: Gladys and Paul Boisvert
Relation: Friend and community activist

We wish to express our most sincere condolences to Dorine’s family. You have lost a Mom, Grandmother and sister. We are mourning the loss of a friend and a community member who exemplified the meaning of service to the community. May knowing that we join you as you mourn her passing help ease the pain which you are dealing with. RIP Dorine.

From: Jennifer Makowecki
Relation: 4-H member

Learning of Dorines passing over the rodeo weekend brought back many memories of 4-H and Ag society events . I saw a video clip of the tribute to Dorine at the rodeo and it really summed it up when I heard that Dorine was a mentor and she leaves a legacy! This, along with her beautiful smile and warm laughter. Rest well. My condolences to the Kuzma family.

From: Dennis and Barb Ostapovich
Relation: Friends

Back in the late 90’s Dorine worked for us at the St. Paul Auction Market. She was a dedicated employee and remained a good friend always! Dorine was also a best friend to my Mom (late Betty Hudson), and they had a lot of fun travelling and working together! All of us who knew Dorine, knew she served her community as a great volunteer for many, many tireless hours through all these years! Dorine will be missed by all of us who knew her! We regret we were unable to attend services; and wish to extend our sympathy to your family.
Sincerely from Dennis and Barb Ostapovich

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 9, 2017
Beginning at 10:30am

St. Paul Cathedral
4613 50 Ave
St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A3

4613 50 Ave
St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A3

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