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October 25, 1940 - November 13, 2019



On November 13, 2019, Mrs. Gladys Popiwchuk of Smoky Lake, formerly of Vilna, passed away at the age of 79 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Walter; 2 daughters, Karen (Rick) L’Abbe & Janice; 2 grandchildren, Thomas & Kristen; 3 brothers, Glenn (Laura) Tkachuk, George (Marie) Tkachuk & Allan Tkachuk; 2 sisters, Bernice (Clarence) Solarz & Lillian (Arnold) Ewanyshyn; numerous nieces & nephews. Gladys was predeceased by her parents, John & Mary Tkachuk. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Russo-Orthodox Church, Dickie Bush. Reverend Father Raphael Johnston will be officiating, with interment in the church cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to Sts. 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.
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: Marion (& Suzie)
Relation: Dear friends

My sincerest heartfelt sympathy to the family. Both Walter & Gladys … very good, loyal & generous friends.

From: Kevin Baronic
Relation: Friend

Walter and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers.
Kevin, Tammy, Alison and Yelena Baronic

From: Penny (Shapka) Tchir

So sorry for your loss. Gladys and Walter were such great friends to my Gido, Mike Shapka and Baba, Elsie Shapka. Thinking of you Walter. May your memories be eternal.

From: Lorna Hnatiw Krossa

Janice I wish to send my condolence to you and your family

From: Calvin Baronic
Relation: Neighbor

God bless you and your family

From: Leona Collins

Dear Karen, Please accept my most sincere condolences in the loss of your Mom. Although years have past I think of your family often and appreciate the warmth, kindness and hospitality shown to me by your parents. It is with deep regret I am unable to join you today….Holding you in thought and prayer and remembering your Mom with fondness and affection. May you and all of your family be blessed with cherished memories, healing and peace. With deepest sympathy, Leona Collins

From: Russell and Florence
Relation: cousin

Walter, Janice, Karen and family. Our sincere condolences, our thoughts are with you. Sorry we were not able to attend the funeral.

From: Geri Dutchin
Relation: cousin

Dear Walter
I am deeply sorry for the loss of your Wife and my cousin Gladys. I will always remember her bright smile that could light up the skies! Gladys was very kind and generous to everyone she knew, soo very much with her Family. I am very proud that we are all part of the Tkachuk Family. For Bernice and Lillian, it is great that you spent time with my Mom today! I pass on all my love and hope for better days to come for everyone in the Popiwchuk and Tkachuk Families!

With Love

Geri Dutchin (nee Geraldine Preston)

From: Marie Anna Shysh
Relation: Friend

Walter, Karen and Janice
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved wife and mother. I will always treasure the memories I had with your family in Vilna.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 20, 2019
Beginning at 10:30am

Sts. Peter & Paul Russo-Orthodox Church

Dickie Bush, AB Canada

Dickie Bush, AB Canada

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