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John Machura

September 14, 1941 - April 1, 2016


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our loving husband, dad & grandpa, John Machura, at the age of 74 years. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife & best friend of 52 years, Sylvia; beloved sons, William (Karen) & Michael (Jennifer); loving daughter, Alexis (Garry). He is cherished and adored by his 7 grandchildren, Dexter, Zachary, Dylon, Brandt (Taylor), Logan, Worth & Skylar. A kind, gentle & loving man. Our hearts are broken, we miss you dearly. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 9 at 11:00 a.m. at Vilna Cultural Centre, Vilna. Reverend Father Don Bodnar will be officiating, with interment in Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Vilna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alberta Heart & Stroke 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 Staff

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

From: Les and Bette Petry
Relation: friend

Saddened to hear about John’s passing. We always enjoyed his company although we have not seen you folks for a while. Sorry we cannot attend his funeral on Saturday due to our being away but our thoughts and prayers will be with you. He will be missed!

From: Todd Wowk
Relation: Friend of family

So sorry to hear of John’s passing. My thoughts are with you Sylvia, Bill, Mike, Alexis and the entire family.

From: John C. Pittman
Relation: Friend

John enjoyed the glory of all that God had created in his farming, livestock and hunting pursuits. To sit alone, quietly, in a deer blind with John , was the essence of peace and the total enjoyment of the great outdoors which he loved so much. His gentle guidance to those he loved was manifest when in his presence. My prayers are with Sylvia and his family and the joy of knowing that he is now helping God manage the heavenly duties of watching over all of his creations.

From: Rodney Mumpower
Relation: Friend

Sylvia, So Sorry to hear about your loss. John was a great man, I met him through hunting with him for 5 years, he will be deeply missed. Always enjoyed talking to him on phone, seeing his emails and enjoyed the big bear hugs when I left your home. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Rodney

From: Deborah Greene
Relation: Business associate

I am very sorry to hear of John’s passing. I did not know him well but we did business together last year. He was a very pleasant man and I am very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

From: Steve and Gisele Yaceyko
Relation: Friends

Our sincere condolence to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

From: Steve and Gisele Yaceyko
Relation: FriendsOur

Our sincere condolences to the family, Our thought and prayers are with all of you

From: Fran and Jim Anderson
Relation: friend of the family

Hugs, thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

From: Ken Severson
Relation: Friend

Sylvia my sincere condolences to you and every one in the family. My friendship with John over these many years meant a great deal to me. You and John always made me feel like part of the family, I will treasure that forever.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 9, 2016
Beginning at 11:00am

Vilna Cultural Centre

Vilna, AB Canada

Vilna, AB Canada

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB. T0A 3A1

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