ONYSCHUK, Lena (nee Wasik)
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It is with deepest sorrow that the beloved family announces the sudden passing on
April 7th, 2012 of a very dear mother,
baba, sister and auntie Lena Onyschuk of Thorhild, Alberta.
Lena taught school and was a dedicated and loving teacher for over 33 years. Lena loved her family more than anything, was an avid gardener and loved to sing.
Lena will be sadly missed by her loving children, Darlene and Lorraine of Edmonton, Karen (Bernie), and sons, B.J. and Josh Gurba of Waskatenau, George (Teresa) and their children, Jacob, Larissa, Ben, and Nicholas of Legal. She is survived by sisters, Victoria (Clarence) Dowhaniuk and Jenny Iwaskow; sisters-in-law, Mary Poss and Helen Wasik; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Lena was predeceased by her dear and loving husband of 38 years, Jack Onyschuk, in 1986; her parents, Margaret and Thomas Wasik; brothers, Victor, Wesley, and Eugene; brothers-in-law, Leo Iwaskow and Louie Poss; and sister-in- law, Mae Wonsik.
Divine Liturgy Thursday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church, 9003 - 153 Avenue. Reverend Don Bodnar officiating with interment in Beechmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, 10985 - 124 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H9. To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Apr. 9, 2012