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May 6, 1924 - September 26, 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of Leon Derejko announces his sudden passing on Thursday September 26, 2013 at the age of 89 years.
Leon will be remembered by his loving wife, Janina (Jean), of 67 years and his children, Richard (Carol), Jerry (Susanne), Larry and Jeff (Vivian). Leon will also be fondly remembered by his seven grandchildren, Joshua (Jami) Derejko, Jennifer Derejko- Viinikka, Nathan Derejko (Genevieve Sander), Elizabeth (Russell) Buzenus, Katie-Sue Derejko, Sarah Derejko and David Derejko and his great-grandchildren, Samuel and Madison Derejko, Levi and Anya Viinikka, Caleb, Cooper and Everley Buzenus.
Leon was born in Slucz, Poland, marrying Janina in 1946. Leon and Janina came to Alberta in 1948 where Leon worked as a boilermaker/welder until his retirement at 65.
Leon was very involved with a variety of clubs, including the Polish Veterans Society and the Knights of Columbus, raising funds for his favorite charities over many years.
A Prayer Service will be held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Connelly- McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 - 114 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.
A Celebration of Leon's Life will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 11485 - 106 Street, Edmonton on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation, 10240 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 9Z9.
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Published in The Edmonton Journal on Sept. 30, 2013