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July 5, 1927 - November 22, 2021


On November 22, 2021, Mrs. Elsie Orlecki of Vegreville passed away at the age of 94 years. She is survived by her son, James (Lorie) Kupchenko; 7 grandchildren, Collin (Tana) Kupchenko, Clayton Twerdochlib (Dawn Arnold) , Carla (Greg) Eagan, Chris (Tricia) Kupchenko, Neil (Irene) Kupchenko, Nevin (Janelle Tkachuk) Kupchenko & Cameron Twerdochlib; 11 great-grandchildren, Alexys, Lucas, Kalleigh, Elliot, Levi, Felicity, Avery, Addyson, Walker, Corrie & Joel; sister, Rita Snihur; numerous nieces, nephews, relative & friends. Mrs. Orlecki was predeceased by her first husband, William Kupchenko; second husband, David Orlecki; daughter, Marcia Twerdochlib; son-in-law, Jim Twerdochlib; 2 brothers, William Woloschuk & John Woloschuk; 3 sisters, Mary Logozar, Rosie Mandrusiak & Natalie Plaska. A Private Funeral Service will be held at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul. Father Peter Haugen will be officiating, with interment in Nativity of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Szypenitz. If desired, donations may be made to Mary Immaculate Hospital (Mundare) Foundation 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

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

From: Ama Wynnyk
Relation: neighbor in Vegreville

Jim, Lori & families….My thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of your mom, grandma & gg….”My heart is with you – in the sadness of having to say good-bye. My heart is with you – in memories that give you comfort. My heart is with you – in times when you need love and support. My heart is with you – in sympathy and friendship today and all the days ahead.” She was a good friend when I moved to Vegreville until her illness sent her into the “home”. May she rest in peace now where there is no pain. As you celebrate her life, may the memories bring comfort.

From: Bill Orlecki
Relation: Friend

My condolences to the time of sorrow

From: Pat and Len Ewanishan
Relation: Friend

Sending deepest sympathies to all the families involved. She was a beautiful and caring lady. Cherish all the wonderful memories.

From: Walter & Lesley Gibbs
Relation: Nephew and wife

Thinking of you all with prayers and love.

From: Raymond and Linda Babiuk
Relation: Friend

Our sympathies to Jim and Lorie. We have many fond memories of your Mom and especially her quick smile whenever we met. May she now rest in peace.

From: Lucille Zapisocki
Relation: Related through marriage and My Maid of Honour

So sorry to hear of Elsie’s passing. She was a very wonderful and kind lady. My deepest sympathies to all the family. May precious memories help you get through this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she Rest In Peace.

From: Margie & Richard Kropiniski
Relation: She was my Aunt, my mothers sister.

Jim, Lorie and family, Our sincere condolences to all of you. Auntie Elsie will be missed by the many people who’s hearts she touched. She was always very thoughtful, and kind to our family. May she Rest In Peace. Vechnaya Pamyat, Memory Eternal. Praying that God will give you strength and peace as you go through this difficult time.

From: Jim Heath
Relation: as "Auntie Elsie"

To all of the family, I am so sorry for your loss. May all of the good memories carry you through this grief. I always considered Elsie a good friend.

From: leida caspers
Relation: rehab assistant

To Elsie’s family , my deepest condolence to all of you , I have gotten to know Elsie ,the last few years in the care home and will sure miss her dearly. Hope good memories of her will help you through these sad times

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Mary Immaculate Hospital (Mundare) Foundation

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

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