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July 7, 1948 - June 23, 2020


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Richard Zarowny of Fort Saskatchewan, formerly of Elk Point, on June 23, 2020, at the age of 71 years. Richard is survived by his loving mother, Josie Zarowny; brother, Lawrence (Helen); 2 nieces, 1 great-niece, 1 great-nephew & numerous cousins. Richard was predeceased by his father, Anton.

Richard completed his high school education in Elk Point, and attended University of Alberta, where he obtained his B.Sc & B.Ed Degrees in Industrial Arts. He furthered his education by obtaining his Automotive Tech from SAIT, and received his Journey Motor Mechanics & Welding at NAIT. Most of his working career was teaching Industrial Arts. He loved spending his winters in Parksville on Vancouver Island.

A private Prayer Service will be held at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul, with Reverend Father Andrij Nykyforuk officiating. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Elk Point. Reverend Father Gerard Gauthier will be the celebrant, with interment in Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Elk Point. If desired, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or St. Paul Royal Canadian Legion Branch 100 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: Betty McWilliam
Relation: Colleague

Richard was such a very nice man and a wonderful teacher. I had the pleasure of being in his classes during the 90’s and know he was loved by his students. My sincere condolences on a life cut too short.

From: Linda May
Relation: Colleagues

I worked with Richard at Sturgeon Composite High School.. Richard inspired many students to look at welding as a career. In my role as counsel or, I often chatted with Richard about different students. He was always open to how he could help students.

From: Michelle barsness
Relation: Student

My Zarowny had a huge impact on my life helping me find my career I was always in the welding shop earning my credits or as a welding assistant. He was the best teacher I could have ever asked for. My condolences to his family he will truely be missed

From: Rob Zemlak
Relation: former student Sturgeon Comp High School

my condolences to the family

From: Maeve and Vic Jara
Relation: Friends of the family.

With deepest sympathy to the Zarowny family we are thinking of you this morning.

From: Wayne Bakker
Relation: Co-worker

He tried to teach me to weld so I could teach. A wonderful person who is missed.

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Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Canadian Diabetes Association


St. Paul Royal Canadian Legion Branch 100

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

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