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August 7, 1944 - September 11, 2023


It is with heavy hearts that we lay to rest our Dear Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Friend to so many, Sonia Elizabeth Onyschuk, born to loving parents, Arne & Klara Bjorneskaret on August 7, 1944. Left to mourn are her loving and caring family & friends. Sonia is survived by her husband, Nick Onyschuk; daughter, Vivian (Leo) Dakin; son, Dwayne (Kelly) Onyschuk; her grandchildren, Klara (Mike) Bilodeau, Leslie (Lance) Dakin & Brian Dakin, Kalvin (Nelle) Lock & Kyle Lock; her great-grandchildren, Logan & Cienna Dickau, Austin Bilodeau & Mason Lock; beloved sister, Gunhild Nelson; nieces, Sheila Parks, Vickie (Rob) Hickey & Elaine Bartee; nephews, Arne Nelson & Arne B; her lifelong best friend, Edna Tymchuk; many extended family & friends. Predeceased are her parents, Arne & Klara Bjorneskaret; brother, Alfred; sister, Agnes Bartee; nephew, James Bartee; & niece, Rita Bjorneskaret. Sonia’s Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 30 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul with Pastor Will Gill officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul Animal Shelter 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: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

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

From: Marie Lakusta
Relation: Friend

Sincere condolences to family. Let all your fond memories help you through this difficult time. R I P Sonia

From: Laurie Keichinger
Relation: Acquaintance

My sincerest prayers and condolences to The Dakin family and the rest of the Onyschuk family

From: Debbie Lafortune.

Vivian and family. My sincere and heartfelt sympathies

From: Helen Tymofichuk Diane and Deb and family
Relation: friends

Such a beautiful picture of Sonia. She and Nick were good neighbors to mom and dad on the farm. They raised a beautiful family. Our heartfelt condolences to you all.

From: Gail Ellis
Relation: Friend

I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow. The Bible promises that your loved one will live again on a beautiful paradise earth when death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)

Relation: Family Friend

My Condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss.

From: Diane Chretien
Relation: Cousin

My deepest condolences to the family 🙏

From: Annette Yopyk
Relation: Co-worker

My deepest sympathies to the Onyschuk family.
Cherish the fond memories 💕

From: Don & Sandi Tymchuk
Relation: Friends

On behalf of our family, I’d like to extend sincere condolences to the Onyschuk family during this most difficult time. May Sonia rest in peace!

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
September 30, 2023
Beginning at 1:00pm

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel
5626 51st Street
St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1

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

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