Erika (Guretzki) John (1937 - 2016)

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Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. – John 14:1-2
On November 3, 2016, at the age of 79, Erika John went home to be with her Saviour. She is survived by her husband, Manfred of 53 years, as well as her sons; Steven (Laureen), Loren (Heather), Kevin (Chandra) and her daughter, Karen (Jim) who along with her 12 grandchildren will miss her deeply. Erika is also survived by her brothers, Daniel and John in BC and Abe in Oregon as well as two sisters, Lidja in BC and Annie in Germany. Erika was born in Rudnik, Poland and grew up in Onoway, AB. After high school, she earned her teacher's certificate at the University of Alberta and began teaching elementary school in Edmonton and the Barrhead area, where she has lived for the past 53 years. After teaching, she worked in an organizational role supporting handicapped adults in Barrhead. Erika enjoyed music and spending time with family and friends. Her nurturing, kind and gentle nature was appreciated by all who knew her. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Barrhead Alliance Church with lunch to follow. The family wishes to thank Dr. N. Pather of Barrhead, Dr. C. Venner and the many caring and supportive staff at the Cross Cancer Institute. If desired, friends are invited to make donations to Helimission, Trogen, Switzerland at helimission.org/en/support. Rose Garden Chapel, Barrhead, AB, 780 674-4644.
Published in The Barrhead Leader on Nov. 8, 2016
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Rose Garden Chapel
5326-48 Street | Barrhead, AB T7N1A1 | (780) 674-4644
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