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Kathleen Olafson (orlecki) (DOCHUK)

June 14, 1937 - February 1, 2014


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Baba Kathy Olafson on February 1, 2014, at the age of 76 years.  She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Joanne (Dwayne) Ternovoy; sons, George (Sue) Orlecki & Glenn (Shelley) Orlecki; 4 grandchildren, Keynon & Michael (Chelsea) Ternovoy, & Tyler & Kelsey Orlecki; 3 brothers & 2 sisters, Orest Dochuk, Ed Dochuk, Daniel (Elaine) Dochuk, Josephine Krawchuk & Virginia Chappell; sister-in-law, Martha Dochuk.  Also, numerous nieces, nephews, friends & her church family.  Kathy was predeceased by her first husband, Joseph Orlecki; second husband, Lou Olafson; her parents, Domka & Theodore Dochuk; 2 brothers, Johnny & George Dochuk; sister-in-law, Sonia Dochuk;  2 brothers-in-law, Steve Krawchuk & Brian Chappell.  A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, St. Paul.  Divine Liturgy & Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. at the All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, St. Paul.  Reverend Father Peter Haugen will be officiating with interment in St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery, Luzan.  If desired, donations may be made to St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Luzan c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.  
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From: Maggie Stark
Relation: Friend

So sad to hear of the passing of this dear lady. I have had the pleasure of knowing her for 10 plus years. She was a one of a kind. Condolences to the family for your loss. Another angel watchimg over us.

From: Theo and Shirley
Relation: Friend

Joanne, Dwayne, and family, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. There is no one in the world as special as a mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Have strength during this difficult time and know that she is safely wrapped in the arms of the Lord.

From: Dennis & Fern Garneau
Relation: acquaintance

Joanne, Dwayne & family: We sympathize with your loss. I knew your mom from the Luzan memorials & spoke with her at her place of work. She was a lovely lady & always willing to help.

From: Dennis & Fern Garneau
Relation: acquaintance

To Josie & brothers & sisters: We were very sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Our sympathy to you all.

Relation: friend

I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing.She indeed was a very special person and proud of her family her church and her friends. My sincere sympathy and prayers are with you and the family.

From: Margaret, Jack & Tanesha Church
Relation: Lake friends

I read a poem once about how much people focus on the date of birth and the date of death, but what matters most is the dash in the middle. The dash in the middle represents the life lived. For us, Kathy was the always welcoming presence on the beach, the bobbing paddle-boat on the lake, an always ready pontoon cruise companion, Tobi’s mom and some of the best conversations during lazy days spent on the beach. It was obvious she was very loved by her family, that is what makes it clear to us that what she did with the dash in the middle counted. We are so sorry for the loss of your mom and Baba. Our thoughts are with you.

From: Sandy & Rob Misanchuk
Relation: Friend

Joanne, Dwayne, and family,

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Baba Kathy as she was known to us from working with her at the All Saints Hall was a wonderful lady. We will never forget her. May the memories she has left you with help you during this very difficult time. Hugs to you all.

From: Steffy Hawiuk and daughter Susan Zapesocki
Relation: Friends

Joanne & Wayne

We are so saddened to hear about the passing of your mother Kathy. We will miss her dearly and will remember all the fun times we had together working on the church renovations and in the hall kitchen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

From: Lloyanne Galas
Relation: Years of Ukrainian dancing with Joanne & Dwayne & family

Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom & Baba. Вічная пам’ять. Eternal memory. Вічная пам’ять.
Lloyanne & Mark Galas

From: Ted and Iris Bzdel
Relation: Lake friends

Joanne &.Dwayne , Eddie, and family, so sad to hear of sudden passing of Baba Mom Kathy. In the short time we have known Kathy we always will remember her smiles ,Hugs, and love of her family, friends and church. Always giving of herself….We will MISS you Kathy!

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 7, 2014
Beginning at 10:00am

All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church

St. Paul, AB Canada

St. Paul, AB Canada


Date & Time:
February 6, 2014
Beginning at 7:30pm

All Saitns Ukrainian Orthodox Church

St. Paul, AB Canada

St. Paul, AB Canada

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