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January 3, 1953 - January 22, 2018


On January 22, 2018, Mr. Ken Wasylishen of Clandonald passed away suddenly at the age of 65 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Judy; 2 daughters & 1 son, Tracy Wasylishen , Tanya (Craig) Normand & their children, Myles & Emily, & Bryan Wasylishen (Danelle Garnier); adopted family, Douglas (Jane) Kalynchuk & their daughter, Caitlin, Doris Kalynchuk & Denise Kalynchuk; mother-in-law, Olive Trach; brother, Richard (Laura) Wasylishen; numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Bill & Doris Wasylishen; 2 sisters, Rose (Walter) Kalynchuk & Darlene Hyatt. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Allied Arts Centre, Elk Point. Reverend Anne McGrath will be officiating, with interment in Landonville Community Cemetery, Clandonald. If desired, donations may be made to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice 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: Gwenythe Gauthier
Relation: friend

so sorry to hear about Ken”s passing Judy..Our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time. Will be prayimg for you during this difficult time!! Hugs to you Judy!!

From: Melanie Diamond (Malachowski)
Relation: Neighbor

Judy and family…You are in my thoughts as you find your way through this. May your pleasant memories sustain and comfort you, and the love of family and friends surround you.

From: Gary and Sharon Algot
Relation: Known family for long time

Judy and families: our thoughts are with you all during this most difficult time. Condolences to all.

From: Nadene Glass
Relation: Cousin

Judy and family, please accept my deepest sympathies for Kenny’s sudden passing. May all the happy memories guide you through the more difficult days. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Lorne Wasylishen
Relation: Cousin

I am Lorne Wasylishen, Kenny’s cousin, I grew up playing with Kenny and Darlene. Till I was about 15 my Dad and I would go out Uncle Bill’s farm every Sunday. First move was to check the chicken house for eggs after a stern warning from Auntie Doris to watch out for fleas.

Then Kenny and I would climb those spruce trees along the driveway collecting sparrow eggs, we must have been up and down those trees a thousand times in those years.

One of our chores, and it took both of us, was to lug the 5 gallon slop pail out to the hog trough , I think Auntie Doris saved to for when I came on Sundays because she knew we liked doing it..

There are so many good memories from those days, Uncle Bill cutting firewood with the tractor driven sawmill, Auntie Doris chopping off a chickens head for supper, man she could cook, creamed chicken feet, roast partridge, and she could control the temp. of that wood stove better than a modern thermostat.

And Old Allen Brown who lived in a shack by the chicken coop, I wasn’t old enough to wonder where he was from, just a part of the family.

Often Rosie and Walter Kalynchuck would show up later in the day and everyone sat around the table and talked about crops and grain prices. My Dad liked Walter and they got on well.

When it was getting dark, Uncle Bill, sitting backward on this chair would do his ritual lighting of the coal oil lamp and hang it on the hook over the kitchen table and we all waited for one of Auntie Doris’s wonderful suppers.

One of my best memories was whenever we got out of line Uncle Bill would point to the other room and say “Git” and Kenny, Darlene and I would run through the door laughing .

I last saw Kenny in 2010, just stopped in for coffee one day, the old farmhouse is gone but Ken & Judy had a lovely new place. The barn Grandpa Jack built was the only original building left. (I remember when the shop burned down because of a heat lamp for chicks. Uncle Bill was devastated, all the tools gone and among them a Grandpa built berry picker, don’t know why but I have thought of that thing often over the years.)

We had a good visit, oddly enough we talked about crops and grain prices.

Bobby and Fay want to drive out that way this summer and re-visit some old places and yours was on the itinerary, I’m sorry you won’t be around.

You were a big part of my youth Kenny, see you again one day.

From: Aaron Sharkey
Relation: Freind

Our deepest condolences goes out to Judy and the family.

From the Sharkey’s

From: Donna Fedorus
Relation: Friend

Sorry to hear of your sad lost. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am leaving for Mexico on Sat. so won`t be here for the funeral.

From: Gail Havener
Relation: UFA customer.

To Judy and her family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. Ken’s infectious grin and sparkle in his eye will be missed by all of us.

From: Valerie (Glass) and Tony Barlott
Relation: Cousin

We are so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing – much too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Take care.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 27, 2018
Beginning at 10:30am

Allied Arts Centre

Elk Point, AB Canada

Elk Point, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation


A Charity of one’s choice

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


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