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September 1, 1954 - April 24, 2021



Words cannot describe the heartache that comes with announcing the passing of Evie Grace Pysyk (née Popowich) of Spruce Grove, AB, on April 24th, 2021, at the age of 66. Evie was a baba, mother, wife, sister, and teacher, but no matter what role she was playing, she did so with grace, kindness, and love; a heart of pure gold.

Evie had a contagious smile and always greeted everyone with the best hug and a lipstick kiss. The Pysyk home was widely known for its hospitality, love, and endless food and drink, even while enduring hardship. Evie stood strong by the side of her husband, David, through years of health troubles while personally battling her own MS and other physical ailments. She consistently put others first, and no matter what, Evie was always up for a visit and loved being a hostess. To Evie, everyone was family.

Evie was recently predeceased by her husband of 37 years, David Pysyk, who we know is happily dancing in heaven with her; her mother Margaret Popowich (2013); father Alex Popowich (2009); and infant brother Orest Popowich (1947).

Evie, Baba, will be dearly missed by her children Parker (Andrea) Pysyk and Oriana (Morgan) Leithoff; her grandbabies Logan, Emma and Arlo, whom she cherished so much; her two sisters Adele (Scott) MacLeod and Iris Rudnisky; as well as by her countless family and many, many friends. She will leave behind a legacy of laughter, strength, and love, and her passion for life and music will live on in her children and grandchildren.

Scheduled viewing Tuesday, May 4 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Friends and family must contact oriana.pysyk@gmail.com to arrange a specific time. Funeral Rite Wednesday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. Both the viewing and funeral to be held at St. Anthony’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 6103 – 172 Street, Edmonton, with Reverend Father Dr. Timothy Chrapko officiating. Interment in Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Sarrail, with Reverend Father Roman Shiyan officiating. Due to Covid-19 protocol we are heartbroken to announce that these services will be by invitation only. As Evie loved being surrounded by family and friends we invite you all to join us in remembering Evie Grace Pysyk virtually by clicking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXfaswcTr1g. We will host a reception commemorating both Evie’s & David’s lives when health restrictions allow us to do so. If desired, donations may be made to MS Society of Canada, AB & NWT Division c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul AB T0A 3A0. 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: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

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

From: Wendy Semeniuk
Relation: live long friend

Evie we met in grade 1 and were the best of friends. My heart aches for your family but you will always be my best friend. Resting with David gives me peace of mind and I know your family are at peace with you and David. Loves and hugs kiddo!!

From: Ben and Alison Beil
Relation: friends

Dear Oriana and Morgan, Parker and Andrea: you and your children are all in our prayers as you bear this difficult loss of your mom so soon after losing your dad. They were wonderful parents and we will miss their great friendship. Deepest sympathy.

From: Judy Tymko Smith
Relation: Cousin

So very sorry for your loss

From: Anne Tymko
Relation: Auntie

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with the family

From: Rick & Rose Dehod
Relation: Friends

Oriana and Morgan, Parker and Andrea. Our hearts go out to you and your families. Your mother was a great friend to us and being with her always brought us great joy. We will cherish the fond memories of all the good times we had with your mom and dad. They will be missed.

Rick & Rose

From: Ed & Flo Sosnowski
Relation: Cousin

Our deepest condolences to Oriana and Morgan, Parker and Andrea and your children. We will always remember Evie for her contagious smile and bubbling personality. May you find peace and comfort in the many wonderful memories she and your Dad have left you with. Memories Eternal.

From: Henry and Judy Thiessen; Kerrie Miller; Kathryn Verkerk
Relation: Friends and Daughters

Dear Parker and Andrea, Oriana and Morgan: and, Grandchildren. There are no words that can truly ease the pain of a loss like this… but if caring thoughts can help they are with you now. May the precious memories we all had together be a comfort to you and may it help to know that many thoughts are with you in your sorrow. Our dear friends are now both together.

From: Connie(Borchuk) Tillapaugh
Relation: Old friend and 2nd cousin

Our Sincere Condolences to Evie/David’s family. I grew up with Evie from grades 1-12. We had many sleepovers. Cherish her many beautiful memories. May she Rest In Peace with her loved ones. Find comfort from family and friends during this most difficult time.
Our Sympathy to Evie s family from all the Borchuk family (Pat, Ron, Carey, ,Lynn and Mom (Olga)

From: Greg & Linda Michaleski
Relation: Friend and fellow Church members.

Parker and Oriana
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families, may the memories you have live on in your hearts forever. We too have memories that we will cherish of Evie who was always fun to socialize with, kind to everyone and had such a positive attitude no matter what.
May she rest in peace.

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