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Lydia Pratch

July 4, 1922 - July 2, 2014


On July 2, 2014, Mrs. Lydia Pratch of St. Paul passed away at the age of 91 years. She is survived by 1 son & 3 daughters, Ken Pratch of Kelowna, B.C., Bea (Les) Ewart of Stony Plain, Marge (Jim) Lakusta & Terry Pratch all of St. Paul; son-in-law, Denis Richer of St. Paul; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lorraine Cabaj of St. Paul & Alice Ziniewicz of Myrnam. She was predeceased by her parents, Michael & Mary Rachinski; husband, Joseph; 2 sons, Lawrence & Stanley; daughter, Frances Richer; daughter-in-law, Louanne Pratch; 3 brothers, Charlie, Ted & Henry Rachinski; & sister, Florence Chisholm. Mass of Christian Burial wIll be  held on Saturday, July 5 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul. Reverend Father Gerard Gauthier will be the celebrant, with interment in Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery, Flat Lake. If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30's Cancer Support Society 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.


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



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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

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

From: Harv & Lynn Woytiuk
Relation: friend

To the family of Lydia, Sorry to learn of the loss. She was a very nice lady! Our deepest condolences, Harv & Lynn

From: Theresa Hryciw
Relation: friend of the family

To Bea and Family. Your mother’s spirit lives in you, and her love will always be with you. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of her.

From: Mariette Mahe
Relation: Worked with Mrs. Pratch at St.Paul Exdendicare

Mrs. Pratch was a wonderful woman to work with, she was kind and always happy. To me she was like a mother. May she rest in peace now and be reunited with her husband and children. To the family…..may happy memories of your mother help to ease your pain in the days to come.

From: Annette Berezanski
Relation: Worked at Parkland Nursing home

My Deepest Sympathy to the Pratch Family.I worked with her at Parkland Nursing Home.She was a pleasant lady and tought me alot when she was training me.May she rest in Peace,

From: Gladys Peters
Relation: friend of Marge and Terry

Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gladys & Larry

From: Yvette Mandin Kelly
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

To the Pratch and Rachinski family I offer my condolences. Our families intertwined and we are fortunate to have people who make a difference.

From: Lorette Andersen
Relation: family friend

Glenn and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. It breaks my heart, your mom was a very special lady to me. I’m sorry that we weren’t at the funeral, we didn’t know until after the fact. God gained a very special lady. My prayers are with you all through this hard time. All my love to you all.

From: Stan and Lisa Cabay
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Our sympathies to the whole “Rachinski family”.

From: Steve & Loris Kozina
Relation: friends of Marge & Jim

We know at times like this it is hard to see past the sorrow, but reflecting on the wonderful memories that you shared will help you to see the light again. Our deepest sympathies for your loss.
Steve & Loris

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 5, 2014
Beginning at 10:00am

St. Paul Cathedral

St. Paul, AB Canada

Interment in Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Cemetery, Flat Lake

St. Paul, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Haying in the 30's Cancer Support Society


A Charity of One's Choice

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

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