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Doris Cherniwchan

December 3, 1917 - November 7, 2014


On November 7, 2014 Mrs. Doris Cherniwchan of Downing passed away at the age of 96 years. She is survived by her sons, Dennis of Edmonton, Marven (Candy) of Cold Lake & John (Renee) of Smoky Lake; 10 grandchildren, Brian, Shawn, Kelly (Carly), Ryan (Jenna), Greg (Amy), Janice, Aaron (Borjana), Kyle, Sarah & Olyanna; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alex (Olga), John (Elsie), Vicki Stark, Katherine (Archie) Karbonik, all of Edmonton & Steve (Margie) of B.C.; numerous nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Metro; brothers, Metro, George, Bill, Nick & Andrew; her parents, Fred & Mary Hnatiuk. A Visitation of family & friends will take place on Wednesday, November 12 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul. A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul Russo Orthodox Church, Dickie Bush. Reverend Father Daniel Frisson will be officiating, with interment in the church cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to St. Peter & Paul Russo Orthodox Church, Dickie Bush c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Valerie Boudreau (Halisky)
Relation: Aunt

My darling Doris, I have known you all my life, even though you were not my aunt by blood you were my aunt, you will be be so missed by everyone who’s lives you touched.
To Denis, Marvin,Johnny and extended family, my. Thoughts and prays go out to you,

From: Aunty Mary Cherniwchan
Relation: sister-in-law

So sorry for your loss. Sending you heartfelt condolences. God Bless!

From: Lori (Lorraine) Cherniwchan
Relation: Baba to my children.

“A Loving Heart………..A Beautiful Soul”!

Many years ago, on a beautiful summer day, Doris & I were enjoying a walk on the farm.  During conversation, I told her it would be wonderful if she would take a vacation from the farm.  Her reply:  “No thank you,  I love my farm.  When my family & friends come to visit, that IS a vacation….and the only vacation I will ever need.”  In truth, and spoken from her heart!  I responded with a huge hug and told her she was ONE rare breed, indeed!  I will never forget that moment….that simple moment in time.  The memories she leaves behind are priceless, and I am genuinely grateful my 3 Sons have been blessed with having this kind & gentle Lady as their Baba.  I thank her, for her unconditional love & support she has given them throughout their lives. 

My sincere  & respectful condolences to ALL of Doris’s Family.  She was loved & appreciated by many.

From: Peter Goruk
Relation: Long time family friend

Hi John and Renee and Families
Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. Fond memories will put smiles on your faces again soon

From: naomi wiper
Relation: she is my brother-in -law's mom

I’ll always remember her for her hugs and her great strength and energy

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 13, 2014
Beginning at 10:00am

St. Peter & Paul Russo Orthodox Church

Dickie Bush, AB

Dickie Bush, AB


Date & Time:
November 12, 2014
Beginning at 7:10am

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

St. Paul, AB

St. Paul, AB

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to: St. Peter & Paul Russo Orthodox Church, Dickie Bush c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1.

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