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Olga Shapka

September 28, 1943 - November 15, 2012


On November 15, 2012, Mrs. Olga Shapka (nee Karpyshyn) of Smoky Lake, formerly of Spedden, passed away at the age of 69 years. She is survived by her loving husband, Harry; 3 sons, Allan of Phoenix, Arizona, Ken (Leanne) of Edmonton & Dale (Debbie) of Tofield; daughter, Tanya (Jason) of Fairview; son-in-law, David Kully of Vilna; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Steve Karpyshyn & George (Irene) Karpyshyn all of Spedden; sister, Mary (Micky) Hades of Calgary; numerous nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Nadia Kully; parents, Andrew & Eva Karpyshyn; brother, Andy Karpyshyn. A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Stry 75th Anniversary Hall, Stry. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 24 at 10:00 a.m. at Stry 75th Anniversary Hall, Stry. Reverend Father Bennie Ambrosie will be officiating with interment in St. John’s Russo-Orthodox Cemetery at Wahstao. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit


GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626-51 St., St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Michael and Cheryl (Halisky) Cherniwchan & Family
Relation: family

Uncle Harry and Family;
Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen Unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. Thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be with you. God Bless !
Aunty Olga, Love you forever ♥ Cheryl

From: Microchip Technology - IS
Relation: Friends

Our condolences to the family of Olga. You are in our thoughts.

From: Mary Karpyshyn Forbes
Relation: Relative

Please accept my sincerest condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Ron & Vivian Karpyshyn
Relation: Relative

Our deepest sympathy to your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

From: Susan Chibuk
Relation: Niece

Harry, Alan, Ken, Dale and Tanya,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on your loss. My memories of Olga are of a kind, bright woman with a quiet sense of humor who was a very loving mother.
Susan and Richard

From: Marlene Malachowski
Relation: business associate

Harry, our condolences to you and your family from Marlene and staff at TD Canada Trust. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 24, 2012
Beginning at 10:00am

Stry 75th Anniversary Hall

Stry, AB Canada

Prayer Service: Friday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Stry 75th Anniversary Hall, Stry, Alberta.
Directions to Stry: From Edmonton, take Highway 28 North & East, past Gibbons, Redwater, Smoky Lake & Vilna. Turn south onto Secondary Hwy 859, six miles. Turn east at corner marked by a sign for Stry. Proceed east about 2 miles.

Stry, AB Canada

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