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Lena Shwetz

November 24, 1931 - January 9, 2017


“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.” – Helen Keller

On January 9, 2017, Mrs. Lena Shwetz (née Leschenko) of St. Paul, formerly of Waskatenau, passed away at the age of 85 years. Lena is survived by 3 daughters, Debbie Jans, Carol Shwetz (Roy Lewis) & Valerie (Darren) Pratch; son, Perry (Karoden) Shwetz; 13 grandchildren, Chantel, Blake, Richard, Colton, Cali, Nancy, Anna, Seyara, Kanesa, Peytlen, Shanya, Katresa & Keydren; 2 great-grandchildren, Conner & Drake; & brother, Ed (Gloria) Leschenko. Lena was predeceased by her husband, Leonard; parents, Joe & Mary Leschenko; daughter, Judy; & 2 brothers, Bill & George Leschenko. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Waskatenau. Reverend Father M. Maranchuk & Reverend Father P. Haugen will be officiating, with interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, Alberta 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: Sandy Ayotte

Deepest sympathy to Val and all the family. A wonderful lady who will be deeply missed.

From: Louise & Laurent DeChamplain
Relation: friends of the family

Our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. I so enjoyed the many times I got to visit with Lena in all her St Paul homes. RIP Lena

From: Richard and Albina Brousseau
Relation: Know Darren, Val & family

Our most sincere condolences to Val, Darren and their family as well as to the Shwetz families.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 16, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

St. Volodynyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Waskatenau, AB Canada T0A 3P0

Waskatenau, AB Canada T0A 3P0

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 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A1.

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