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June 21, 1929 - May 8, 2018


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Lena Koroluk of Vilna on May 8, 2018 at the age of 88 years.
Lena was born June 21, 1929 to Alex & Rosie Pawliuk. She grew up on the family farm in the Downing area and took her schooling at Lilyfield school. Lena was kind hearted and full of life, loved cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, knitting & crocheting until health issues caused her to leave her home and move to Vilna Lodge for a while, then to the Continuing Care Facility in Smoky Lake.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Marion (Tom) Strilchuk; son-in-law, Laurie Kunyk; 5 grandchildren, Elisha (Allan) Bernesky-Lyster, Lynette (Tony) Ventura, Leroy (Crystal) Kunyk, Laura Fleckenstein (Dave Donald) & Gregory Strilchuk (Kayla Dame); 3 great-grandchildren, Kristian, Tyler & Alexis Bernesky-Lyster; 4 sisters, Mary Melenka, Katie Andruchow, Nancy Zotek & Irene Pelech; brother, Bill (Winnie) Pawliuk; along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Lena was predeceased by her parents; infant sister; 2 sisters & 3 brothers; husband, John Koroluk; & daughter, Shirley Kunyk. Lena will be greatly missed by everyone. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Vilna Cultural Centre, Vilna. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Hamlin. The Rt. Rev. Protopresbyter John Lipinski officiating, with interment in the church cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church 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: Linda Melenko
Relation: niece

So sorry to hear about auntie Lena.She was a very special lady. She was one of a kind that will be missed by all her family and friends. With our deepest sympathy to all of you on your loss. love her sister Mary,Roger,Linda and family

From: Lasha Kich
Relation: Moms cousin

Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. I can remember many meals and visits our family had with you. Even walking to your farm from ours in Stry. Fondly remembered. Lasha Kich

From: Ken & Manuela Dary
Relation: Aunt

We are deeply saddened by Aunt Lena’s passing. Our sincere condolences to her family.

Service Schedule


Date & Time:
May 14, 2018
Beginning at 7:30am

Vilna Cultural Centre

Vilna, AB Canada

Vilna, AB Canada

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 15, 2018

St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Hamlin, AB Canada

Hamlin, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

If desired, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church or a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1.

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