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CHERBAN – Zenan Alexander

October 17, 1929 – May 6, 2011

It is with great sadness that the family of Zenan Cherban announce his passing after a two year courageous battle with cancer on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the age of 81 years.

Zenan was born in Winnipegosis, MB. He was a proud member of the Calgary City Police Service for thirty-two years (April 3, 1956 – April 9, 1988). Zenan loved the outdoors, spending time golfing, fishing or vacationing in Hawaii. He was an avid curler during the winter months. Most of all, Zenan cherished the time spent with his family.

Zenan is survived by his loving wife of fifty-four years Isabel; daughters, Brenda (Ron) Pelkey, Patricia (Casey) Goedhart; sons, Brent (Erin) of Richmond, BC, and Darren (Maureen); his beloved grandchildren Tyler and Marlise Pelkey, Patrick and Caitlin Goedhart, Brittany and Justin Cherban, and Clive Cherban; and brothers Marvin and Sandy, of Birch River, MB.

A private family funeral was held at Zenan’s request on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., followed by a graveside service at Queen’s Park Cemetery. The family of Zenan would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Shankel and the caring, compassionate nursing staff at Carewest Sarcee Hospice. You may forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Sarcee Hospice, 3504 Sarcee Road S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 4T4 Attention: Marney Telephone: 403-685-6460.

In living memory of Zenan Cherban, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Mike Beal S/Sgt retired CPS :

    To The Zen Cherban Family:

    A sad day for me….He was one of my favourite men in the world of policing.

    I joined in 1969 and he was someone very special..over the years he treated me so well and with respect that ..for the first time in many years I cried upon hearing of his death…

    Although you may not know me ..please remember that your husband, father and friend..was a very kind peaceful, helpful human being…I am a better man for having known him…

    I hope to see him again..
    Kindest regards…..
    Mike Beal

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  2. Rita De Michele :

    Dear Isabel and family:

    Please accept my sincere condolences. God bless you all during this difficult time.

    Rita DeMichele(DiManno)

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  3. Russell Strutt :

    To the family of Mr Cherban,

    Due to unfortunate circumstances I did not get to know Zenan or yourselves. But, now getting to know my daughter Erin’s husband Brent, and little Clive, it’s plain to see that he had to have been a very nice man throughout his life. His loss to you all must be tragic. Please accept my sincerest sympathy in your loss. Wish I could have played golf with him.

    Russell Strutt
    MacGregor MB

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  4. Helen Craigan :

    Dear Isabel & Family:

    I am overcome with sadness & sorow to learn your dear husband Zenan has passed away. It seems like just yesterday Zenan was best man at our wedding! Please call on me if ever you wish to talk or if I can do anything. I am so very sorry to know of your loss! With deepest condolences.
    Helen Craigan

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