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Passed away peacefully at the age of 88 with family by her side on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Pearl was born on January 28, 1924 in Radcza, Ukraine to Ivan and Anna Waceba. She was one of ten siblings, Ivan, Michalo, Ira, Ola, Annia,Tania and predeceased by Nichola, Maria and Vasyl. She immigrated to Canada in October 1948. She married Walter Hrabar (deceased ) in January 1951 and they resided in Queensbourgh, New Westminster. For many years she worked as a care aide at Hollywood Hospital in New Westminster, Normanna Care Lodge and Edmonds Care Center in Burnaby. She spent many hours volunteering her time at the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in New Westminster making traditional Ukrainian cuisine and embroideries for the church. Pearl was a strong and loving woman who was blessed by a loving family and is survived by her daughter Aleksandra (Giovanni Bordignon), grandchildren: Mark (Lucille), Marie (Doug), Stefanie (Rory), and great-grandchildren Samantha, Aleksa and Ava. Prayers to be held on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm at 219 - 6th Street, Kearney's-Columbia Bowell Chapel in New Westminster. Funeral Mass to follow on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:00 am at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 501 - 4th Avenue in New Westminster.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 2, 2012