REMENDA, Levenia (Lee) Zoria
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April 11, 1937 - March 16, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce that Lee Remenda of Calgary passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the age of 75 years. Lee was born on April 11, 1937 in Canora, SK and lived on the farm near Donwell, SK. She attended Bogucz School until grade four. The family moved to Canora in 1947, where she attended public and high school. She continued her education in Saskatoon at the business college and stayed at the Mohyla Institute. After completion she moved to Winnipeg, MB and worked as a legal secretary. Lee's Ukrainian heritage was a huge part of her life. She enjoyed everything about all the aspects of the Ukrainian culture, whether if it was singing, dancing, cooking etc, she loved it all! She was then married to Zane Remenda on July 13, 1957 and had four children, Danny, Mark, Evan and Dawn. They resided in Norquay, SK for almost twenty years where they owned and operated the Rexall Pharmacy and were very involved in the community until 1979 when they moved to Vancouver, B.C. Lee moved to Calgary in 2001 to be near her children following the passing of her husband Zane on September 15, 2000. Lee's favourite pastime was spending time with all of her grandchildren and family passing all of her love and compassion for her Ukrainian traditions. Lee is survived by four children Danny (Tara), Mark, Evan (Denise) Remenda and Dawn (Glenn) Conner; grandchildren Nicholas, Nicole, Tanner, Joseph and Tyler Remenda, and Travis and John Conner. She is also survived by her siblings Nestor (Mabel) Chocholik and Violet Keleher; nieces and nephews Sharon, Peter, Jim, Theresa, Linda, Matthew, Joan, Jane and Toma and their families; sister-in-law Audrey; and by Lee's companion Steve Chorney. Lee was predeceased by her husband Zane Remenda in 2000, her brothers John and Ernie Chocholik and her parents Peter and Stefania Chocholik. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (402 Meredith Road N.E.) today, March 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. A Requiem Service will be held at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (402 Meredith Road N.E.) on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in the Garden of Resurrection at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may
be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978, www.heartandstroke.ca. In living memory of Lee Remenda, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2013