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With heavy hearts the family of Tom Kassian announce his passing at the age of 82 years.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 58 years, Ruth; four daughters and sons-in- law, Debbie and Jim Riley, Penny and Garnet Harter, Cindy and Randy Kereliuk, Shelley and Mike Daskaluk; treasured grandchildren Kayla, Shane, Colin, Colten, Nicole, Karly, Shaune and Randy (Haley & Zachary), Charlynn and Carmen (Reid, Niki, Landon & Dayton), Jimmy and Le Anne (Aiden & James).
Tom will be missed by sisters Hilda Saprunoff and Stella and John Bray; sister-in-law Pearl Kassian; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom was predeceased by his parents John and Kate Kassian; brother Mike Kassian; brother-in-law Harry Saprunoff.
A Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Autumn Rose Funeral Home (5036-51 Ave.) in Vegreville, AB . A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Russo Orthodox Church (5527-49 St.) in Vegreville with Very Reverend Igor Kisil officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Edmonton Humane Society (SPCA) (13620-163 St, Edmonton, AB T5V 0B2) or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta (10985-124 St.,Edmonton, Alberta T5M 0H9). Autumn Rose Funeral Home Ltd.,Vegreville,780-603-5800.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Jan. 28, 2013