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Mike Ratchuk

April 27, 1925 - March 18, 2015


On March 18, 2015, Mr. Mike Ratchuk of Smoky Lake passed away at the age of 89 years. He is survived by 2 daughters, Heather (Ron) Wirstuk of Smoky Lake & Karen (Rodney) Lamash of Edmonton; 2 granddaughters, Gail (Drew) Dykeman & Evonne (Myroslav) Zukiwski; great-grandson, Chase Zukiwski; sister, Pearl Skoreyko of Edmonton; 2 sisters-in-law, Kathleen Mykytiuk of Smoky Lake & Julia Bogdan of Edmonton; numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen in 2009; grandson, David in 2008; parents, John & Katerina; brother, Bill & sister, Mary. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pokrova Orthodox Church, Edwand. Reverend Father Benny Ambrosie will be officiating, with interment in the church cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to Smoky Lake Hospital Acute Care, STARS (Air Ambulance) 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.

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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

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

From: Judy Bogdan
Relation: Uncle

My deepest Sympathies Karen, Heather and all of your family..May Uncle Mike now RIP with Auntie Helen and my mom and dad. May they share stories and laugh just like then always did. I will be eternally grateful to Uncle Mike for all the time he spent with dad. Love You All!!
Judy & Chris

From: Gord & Janet Hale
Relation: Friend

To The RATCHUK Family
We are deeply saddened to hear of Mike passing. We will always remember him as the most genuine, loving man. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. I will miss Mikes smile when we greeted each other down town. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Mike.

From: Shirley Lamash
Relation: Friend

Karen, Heather and families

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. May he rest in peace.

From: Jerry and Melanie, Doug and Nick Topolnitsky
Relation: friend

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this sorrowful time.

From: Ken and Diane Rachuk
Relation: nephew

We are sorry to hear of Uncle Mike’s passing. We always enjoyed our visits with him and hearing his stories. We really enjoyed when he came out to visit us at Allan Beach. We will always have a warm place in our hearts for him. Our thoughts and blessings go out to the family.

From: Cindy Guilbault
Relation: Friend

Heather, Karen and families. I just heard of Mike’s passing. Our deepest condolences and sympathies. It was always a pleasure to visit Mike and Helen for a cup of tea and good friendship many years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cindy and Raymond

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 23, 2015
Beginning at 10:30am

St. Pokrova Orthodox Church

Edwand, AB Canada

Edwand, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Smoky Lake Hospital Acute Care  or

S.T.A.R.S  (Air Ambulance)   or

A charity of one's choice

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

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