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Sophia (Sophie B.) YACEYKO

March 29, 1926 - April 27, 2017


With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Sophie B. Yaceyko on April 27, 2017, at the age of 91 years. Born March 29, 1926 in Hamlin, then lived at Stry. Upon retirement Sophia lived at St. Paul, Edmonton & Sherwood Park. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Judy Koufogiannakis, Andee (Stasia) Yaceyko, Bill P. Yaceyko & Tim (Shelley) Yaceyko; grandchildren, George (Denise) Koufogiannakis of Edmonton, Tino Koufogiannakis of Malaysia, Amanda (Marc) Barrow of England, Jason (Fawn) Ellis of Calgary, Drew (Lori) Ellis of Grande Prairie, Evan & Jesse Yaceyko both of Ardrossan; great-grandchildren, Kaelin Koufogiannakis, Trinity Koufogiannakis, Jeremy Ellis, Zander Ellis & Darian Ellis. One sibling is left to cherish Sophie’s memory, Jeany Shtybel Turner of Dallas, Texas; and much loved nieces and nephews.

Sophie was predeceased by her husband, Bill J.; parents, Andrew & Paranka (Pearl) Shtybel; infant children, Ronnie & Dianna; & siblings, Nancy Sadlowski, Mary Kunyk, John Shtybel, Katie Dezanowski, Bill Stybel, Mike Shtybel, Anne Breault & Helen Dauphin. She was recently predeceased by her son-in-law, Larry Koufogiannakis; as well as her best friend & sister-in-law, Mary Yaceyko.

The family extends special thanks to the Capital Care Strathcona Long Term Care Facility Staff for their loving care of Sophia. And thank you to her companion Vilma, who treated Sophia like her own mother.

A Divine Liturgy & Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Stry. Very Reverend Father Don Bodnar will be the celebrant, with interment to follow in the church cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Stry, 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

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

From: Janet
Relation: Neighbour

My condolences to the family. Sophie was a good neighbour and friend. May memories comfort you.

From: Zonia (Koroluk) Booth
Relation: we were neighbors on the farm.

My deepest condolences to the Yaceyko family.

From: Karen Brockway

To the family of Sophia Y. Yaceyko, Condolence to the family. I’m so happy taking care Sophia as like my own Mom. I love her so much. I can’t be able to come to the funeral but my love to the family is in my heart. Thank you so much for the good memories when Sophia is with me in Capital Care. I can’t forget all good memories when we’re together. I will miss you Sophia. In behalf of Shepherd’s Care we say “Condolence and sympathy to the family of Sophia. Sophia i won’t forget you. Judy the daughter of Sophia, Tim and Shelley and all the daughters and son of Sophia. Condolence.

From: Shelley Yaceyko
Relation: Daughter In-Law

My deepest condolences to The Yaceyko Family, prayers and thoughts are with you. Blessed to have an amazing Mother In-Law. Forever Love🙏🏻

From: Stasia Yaceyko
Relation: daughter -in-law

Sophie was a very caring, loving person and a wonderful mother-in-law. She always welcomed us with open arms, a full table full of Ukrainian dishes (no matter what time we arrived) and many stories to
share. May she rest in peace.

From: Phyllis Whittaker
Relation: Cousin

Judy, Billy, Andy & Tim, all the Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren: Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother, Grandmother and great Grandmother. It is always hard to say goodbye to a loved one but memories are forever. Our thoughts are with you. The John & Helen Yaceyko Family

From: Phyllis Whittaker
Relation: Cousin

Judy, Billy, Andy & Tim, Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren: Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. It is always hard to lose a loved one, but always remember the wonderful memories you have. Our thoughts are with you. Ted & Arlene, Phyllis & Ron, Claire & Peter and Bill & Jane and families.

From: Mary Koufogiannakis Patsou
Relation: Sophie was my sister-in-laws' mother.

My warmest and sincere condolences to all the family. She was a wonderful, loving and warm person.

From: Jeany Turner
Relation: Sister

Dear Judy, Bill, Andy & Tim I am deeply saddened by the loss of your mother & my sister. I have wonderful memories of Sophia and time cannot erase them. I am grateful for the time I was able to visit her daily with you, Judy. That too will forever be a part of me. God Bless you all, you are in my thoughts & prayers. I Love You Jeany.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 3, 2017
Beginning at 11:00am

Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church

Stry, AB Canada

Stry, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

If desired, donations may be made to

Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Stry

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

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