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Virginia Smereka (Zazulak)

January 31, 1927 - July 27, 2016


Our mother, baba and great baba, Virginia Smereka passed away peacefully in the evening of July 27, 2016 at the age of 89 years. She is survived by her loving children, Eugene (Linda) of Beaumont, Diane (Hubert) of Black Creek, B.C.; brother, Paul (Frances) Zazulak of Edmonton; sisters-in-law, Doris (Roger) of Sudbury, ON. & Minnie (Andy) Zazulak of Elk Point; grandchildren, Nicole (Paul) Fluet of Edmonton, Shawna (Gilles) Royer of Beaumont, Danny (Teana) Bourbeau of Bonnyville & Joe (Vanessa) Bourbeau of Parksville, B.C.; great-grandchildren, Jamie & Alannah Dean, John & Gina Royer, Josh & Aiden Bourbeau & Jessie Bourbeau; step-great-grandchildren, Lyssa & Jayden Fluet. Virginia was predeceased by her husband, Bill Smereka; grandson, Michael Bourbeau; parents, Anton & Mary Zazulak; sisters, Patricia, Mary Hucal, Pauline Wince, Anne Molnar, Rose Ceilen, Helen Polak & Olga Lukawitski; brothers, Mike, Andy, Dan & Roger Zazulak; special friend, Roger McMillan. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to Dr. Ramful at Elk Point Hospital as well as staff at Heritage Lodge and Parkview Extended Care for taking good care of her and making her final days comfortable. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 6 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul. Reverend Father Gerard Gauthier will be officiating, with interment in Elk Point West Cemetery, Elk Point. If desired, donations may be made to Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation 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.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, 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.

From: Rose Skoreyko
Relation: Aunt

Eugene &Linda, Diane& Hubert,and your extendedFamily
Our sympathies to each of you.May Aunty Virginia’s next journey
bring her peace and comfort.🙏🌹
Minnie and Rose

From: Joanne neumeier
Relation: Auntie

Diane & family, Eugene & family. May your mom rest in piece. To auntie I will always remember Sunday night visits to watch bonanza, your big rubber tree in the living room, the sleepovers with Diane and your help with mom after dad passed. May you rejoice with your family in heaven. Love you.

From: Sandra Lorenson
Relation: Friend

My sincerest sympathies to Diane and the family and friends of Virginia. I knew Virginia through working at the hospital. When a person met Virginia, a person always met a woman with a warm, cheery smile, friendly words and warmth. Such a wonderful woman.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 6, 2016
Beginning at 10:00am

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel
5626 - 51 Street
St. Paul, AB Canada

5626 - 51 Street
St. Paul, AB Canada

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1

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