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KASSIAN, Rebecca Nicole
On November 11, 2017, our hearts were broken as our beloved Becky passed away suddenly at the age of 25 years.
Becky was born in Edmonton on February 18, 1992 to Alan and Carol Kassian, joining her older sister Sarah on a farm near Thorhild. Becky spent most of her short life growing up in the Thorhild area, attending school and participating in many community activities, including 4-H, and Ukrainian Dance. After graduating in 2010, Becky moved to Edmonton and went on to attain her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree at NAIT in 2015. Becky worked at the U of A in the Technology Training Centre until her passing. During her time in Edmonton, Becky danced with the Vohon Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and taught at the Edmonton School of Ukrainian Dance.
Along with her parents and sister, Becky is survived by her grandparents Joe and Olga Kassian and Stan Kaminski and his friend Alice Graham, as well as aunts Carol (Randy) Williams, Val (Terry) Cooper; uncle Terry Kaminski; and the Williams, Radke/Cooper and Kaminski cousins – Rob (Sasha), Claire (Jeff), Beth (Trevor), Chris (Chrystal), Dennis (Karrah), Nathan, Tim (Leah), Nikki (James), Maxwell, Hanna, Nora and Cole and young second cousins Reid, Brooks, Scarlett, Castin, Norah, Thaeris, Kendall, Owen, and Brooklynn, as well as a large extended family and circle of friends.
Special thanks to the UAH Emergency team that worked so hard on Becky's behalf in her last moments.
A Divine Liturgy of Christian burial will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Thorhild Community Centre in Thorhild, Alberta with Fr. Slavko Dumec officiating. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Tudor. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to STARS or the Vohon Ukrainian Dance Society c/o 10004 – 105 Street, Westlock, AB T7P 1V2.
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Published in Edmonton Journal on Nov. 17, 2017.
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December 31, 2017
I was very saddened to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to your family.

Sandra (nee Chomay) Yakemchuk
November 25, 2017
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Nothing is harder than the loss of a child and we send our condolences. Our prayers are with all of you.
Pat and Connie Jurasek
November 24, 2017
Dear Alan, Carol & Sarah along with Family and Friends of Rebecca (Becky) - my deepest condolences to you all!... we all need to "Cherish the Wonderful Memories" of Becky and hopefully these will help heal you during these difficult days ahead!

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. May these wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Rest in eternal peace Rebecca (Becky)!

Sincerely, Ms Gladys Marie Magega (Edmonton, AB)
November 21, 2017
very sad to here about your loss our deepest sympathy to you.
Colin and Marci Mazurenko
November 21, 2017
Our deepest condolences to you and your family in the passing of your beloved daughter Becky. Memory Eternal.
Brad & Janet Bezovie & Family
November 21, 2017
Dear Carol, Allan and Sarah and family,

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.
Dianne Harkness
November 20, 2017
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
Bob, Sharon, Amanda, Tyler Hrycun
November 20, 2017
Although we cannot be there today at the funeral, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Words cannot express our heartfelt sorrow. We are sorry for your loss.
Wayne and Lotty Ewasiw
November 20, 2017
Deepest Sympathy. Wishing you all comfort,strength,hope,and peace. May family, friends and good memories help you during this difficult time. With caring thoughts,
Wayne & Elaine Selesky
November 20, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of you beloved Becky and though we can't be with you today at the funeral we are thinking of you each and every moment!
November 20, 2017
Sarah and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Kayla & Rana Fedun
November 20, 2017
Carol, Alan and Sarah
There are no words to express ours feeling, we are just broken. Find strength in your wonderful memories. Those memories will pull you through this incredibly heart broken time. So so very sorry
Lorieca Semeniuk
November 19, 2017
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Life and love leave memories no one can steal."
Allan, Carol & Sarah,
Words cannot express our hearfelt sorrow. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in the difficult days and months ahead.
Clarence & Cheryl Paly
November 19, 2017
With Deepest Sympathy Alan , Carol , Sarah & extended family . Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you all at this difficult time .
Peter & Doris Kolybaba
November 19, 2017
Dear Allan, Carol, and Sarah So sorry to hear about Becky. Calling the technology training department will not be the same.
Michael Mort
November 19, 2017
Alan, Carol and Sarah,
Becky will be greatly missed but her warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.
Georges,Goedele, Alois, Maurice, Pauline and Erika
November 18, 2017
Words cannot express our sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Peter & Diane
November 18, 2017
Carol and family,
Thinking of you. May the memories of Rebecca bring you comfort every day.
Janice Goeckel
November 18, 2017
Alan, Carol and Sarah,

Becky was such a wonderful, warm and caring person. She was the very reflection of her family's greatest qualities. I enjoyed every visit I ever had with her, as she always made time to talk to everyone she knew, no matter where she was. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and we hope that the many smiles and laughter she bestowed upon you, give you comfort during this difficult time.
JJ, Brandy, Wyatt, Trenton and Wesley Holt
November 18, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cousins Cindy and Brian Kurtz and family ( Anne Ewankow family)
Cindy and Brian Kurtz
November 18, 2017
With deepest sympathy to you all at this very difficult time. Our thoughts and hearts are with you.
The Dolter Family
November 18, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Alan, Carol & Sarah on the loss of Becky.

Ken & Peggy Johnson
November 18, 2017
Our hearts and prayers are with you . May God comfort an sustain you in the days ahead.
Wendy & Barry Stephenson
November 18, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you during this time of great sorrow for your family.
Linda Quaghebeur-Hutnan
November 18, 2017
'! My prayers to her family and to the Vohon Ukrainian Dance Ensemble for the loss of such young and talented lady.
Jacob Kociuba
November 17, 2017
Heartfelt condolensces to Al, Carol, Sarah, family and extended family. Outliving our children has to be one of life's greatest challenges. May the knowledge that your community grieves with you, and the thought that those who have gone on before hold Becky tightly in their arms, help in some small way.
Peter and Cheryl Bizuk
November 17, 2017
Family of Becky
Sincere condolences; May her memories comfort you in this time of sadness.
Darlene Chizen
November 17, 2017
So very sorry to hear of your loss of your beautiful daughter. Jeanette and Lindy Mikkelsen, Cranbrook BC
November 17, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to Sarah and family, also to the Vohon Dance family.

Deborah Lakusta
November 17, 2017
I deliver packages to Becky at the University about 3 times a week and even though I didn't know her personally every interaction I had with this young lady was great. It is so sad that such a friendly smiling young girl is gone. My heart goes out to all her family.
John Fagan
November 17, 2017
Dear Alan, Carol and Sarah:
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Becky. A beautiful young lady who's life was taken way to soon.
We will always cherish the special memories we have had with everyone on those Ukrainian Dancing competitions, and the many years Becky danced in Thorhild.
Thinking of you all at this time of sorrow.
Tony, Lori and Chantel Cramer
November 17, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Our thought are with you and your families
Gloria and Paul Pura
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