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CHARUK – Eugene Walter (Gene)

 July 14, 1930 – June 16, 2010

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of a wonderful man, Gene Charuk of Calgary on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the age of 79 years.  He was born in Vegreville, Alberta on July 14, 1930.  Gene is survived by his loving wife Peggy; daughter and son in law Bev and Ken Fournie; grandsons Nick (Sarah) and Joel (Michelle); his son David of Michener Centre in Red Deer, Alberta. Gene also leaves behind brothers Marshall (Nellie), Michael (Phyllis), Nestor (Jackie); his dear sister in law Claire, and numerous loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was predeceased by son Paul in 1985.

Gene had a long career with the Credit Union movement in Calgary, loved to read and was passionate about the game of golf.  Gene truly touched the lives of many.  He was a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, and will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway’s Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.  Forward condolences to www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of choice.  The family wish to express their sincere thanks to Dr. David Pow, Connie, Dr. Tsai, Dr. Wong, and the staff of Ward 74 at the Rockyview General Hospital for their compassionate care and kindness shown to Gene and his family.

In loving memory of Gene Charuk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W.  Telephone (403) 243-8200.

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  1. To Aunt Peggy, Bev, Ken, Nick and Joel

    Our deepest sympathies to you with this news. Uncle Gene was always one of my favorite Uncles amongst a cast of characters. He was generous, kind and helpful to us when we lived in Calgary and I have many great memories when we were young – it was always good news to hear that Uncle Gene and Aunt Peggy would be at whatever family function there was in Vegreville. I hope these next days will pass with some comfort knowing that he will rest now with our respect for the deeds of his life.

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  2. Jessie Brown :

    I would like to pass along my condolences Peggy to you and your family. Gene was just a great guy and I know he will be greatly missed by every one who knew him. I will especially miss him on the golf course, we played some good games last summer.
    I know how painful it is to lose someone so special and I hope that loss will be easier to bear given some time.
    I am thinking of you and I am here for you at anytime.

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  3. BETTY & BOB PAGE :

    ALL OUR PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF GREAT SADNESS.

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  4. Gary & Ronnie Marshall :

    Gene will be missed for so many reasons.
    Our deepest sympathy to all of the family.
    Kindest of thoughts,
    Gary & Ronnie

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  5. Nestor & Jackie Charuk :

    Dear Peggy, Bev, Ken, Nicholas & Joel
    We grieve with you today and send our deepest sympathy. We have cause to celebrate Gene’s life for his kindly and gentle ways, his loving manner in which he encountered those he met. In his memory we will make a contributiion to restore the little rural church he was baptized in Sich Lolomea, where he embarked on his journey of life. May he rest in peace. Love and Blessings Nestor, Jackie Barry and family

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  6. Judith Adams Waldron :

    Dear Peggy, Bev & Family

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you gain strength from the love and support of all your family and friends.
    Jerry Adams & Judy Adams Waldron (your former neighbours on 7th Street)

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  7. Al & Irene Richards :

    Peggy & Family: We are so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. We know he was a kind, well liked man by all. Sorry we can not be with you today’ but you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days, weeks and months to come. Love Al & Irene

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  8. Fiona and Bill Fulop :

    To Peggy and family
    Sorry we couldn’t make it for the memorial but due to circumstances we couldn’t be there, thinking of you and the family
    Fiona and Bill

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  9. Ted & Helen Johnston (Assiniboine Rd) :

    Peggy, Bev and Ken:

    So very sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. We know he will be greatly missed.

    Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Ted & Helen Johnston

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  10. Jodi Butler MacLeod :

    Dear Peggy, I was so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. I will always remember him with such fond memories. He was the strong silent type, always behind you, and so supportive of your craziness. What a lovely pair you made in your life together. Big hugs to you Peg. Love, Jodi.

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  11. Louise Cecconi (Cherniawsky) :

    Lousie Cecconi, Larry Cecconi and John Cherniawsky express their sorrow for the passing of Gene. Our prayers are with all of you.

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