KRCHNAK, Roger Louis
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December 8, 1962 – July 25, 2013
It is with great sadness, that the family of Roger Krchnak announce his sudden passing at the age of 50 years, on July 25, 2013 while working for Hunt Oil in Erbil, Iraq as a Tubing Consultant. Roger and his wife Heather resided in Dubai, UAE for the past 25 years. Roger grew up in Calgary playing his minor hockey for South Calgary and also played Jr A hockey for the Taber Golden Suns, Calgary Canucks and IJS hockey in Leeuwarden, Holland. Roger will be lovingly remembered for his zest for life by his wife Heather, mother Louise Krchnak, brothers Patrick (Jo Ellen) Krchnak, Michael (Sandra) Krchnak, sister-in-law Sue Krchnak, brother- in-law David Boyko, nieces; Kristan (Jeff Kinniburgh), Marisa (Craig Bodnar), Kara (Adam Wright), Kymberly (Kodi Sparks), Jody & Shannon Boyko, and nephew Kolten Krchnak, Aunts and Uncles: Sharon Shockey, Maureen Paterson, Shelby MacLeod, Cecilie (Duncan) Fleming, Darcy (Laura) Wills, Len's sister; Alyse (George) Mitchler; and the extended Krchnak-Mitchler, Wills, Collett families. Roger is also survived by Heather's parents Bert and Moria Graham and Auntie Sheila Graham, of Scotland. Roger was predeceased by his father Len Krchnak, his sister Marina (Krchnak) Boyko, uncles; Blair, Bruce, Orval and Robert, grandparents; Len and Mary Krchnak and Mabel and Tucky Wills. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta, with celebration of life to follow. In Rogers memory donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta. To email condolences, please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com Arrangement in the care of Shane Collett with Snodgrass Funeral Home "Pincher Creek" Phone: (403) 627-4864.
Published in The Calgary Herald on Aug. 17, 2013