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HERCHAK, Veronica (Verna) Rose

January 31, 1940 –Bruno, Saskatchewan
October 6, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Veronica, of Calgary AB, the most classy and tough farm girl you could ever meet, passed away peacefully on Friday October 6, 2017 at the age of 77 years, after fighting a truly unrelenting battle with cancer.

She was born in Bruno, SK and was very proud to be a true prairie girl and “Regina” Roughrider fan.  As a veteran hairdresser, she also had a deep love for fashion, bling, and fantastic shoes. Mom loved to cook, and was famous for amazing food, great laughs, and never knowing how to cook for just six people.  As her children, we are very blessed to have had such a stylish, classy, huge hearted and loyal mentor. She has set splendid examples, and has left big shoes to fill.  She is truly missed every moment of every day.

Mom is survived by four children, two grand-daughters, as well as two brothers, numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, a church full of parishioners, and countless friends.

Funeral Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Stephen Protomartyr Ukrainian Catholic Church (4903 – 45th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 am. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Reception to follow St. Stephen’s Promartyr Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, 600- 60 St. Clair Avenue East Toronto, ON M4T 1N5, Tel # 1-800-387-1479 crohnsandcolitis.ca . A huge thank you to all those who assisted in making mom’s final days very comfortable and peaceful. Family members will always cherish the love and care from Dr. Stephen Morys, Dr. Mike Libin, and the entire staff on Unit 46 at Foothills Medical Center (truly amazing and still touching our souls), and the Agape Hospice.

In living memory of Veronica Herchak, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.  Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. To the Herchak Family,
    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family on the passing of your lovely Mother. I met Verna through my good friend Cheryl and remember her to be a very loving and caring person. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this difficult time in your life.
    My Sincere Sympathy to Cheryl, Melanie and family!

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  2. Evangeline and Ken Moore :

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother and our longtime friend. We have fond memories of good times past. Our thought are with you all.

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  3. Beverley Clifford Kshyk :

    Our deepest condolences to the family on the loss of your wonderful Mom, grandma and our dear friend. Verna truly was a classy and very kind lady. She will be sadly missed. Verna loved to cook and bake and boy was she good at it! As a friend I will miss her deeply along with our weekly calls. Heaven gained a real special Angel-RIP Verna!❤️

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  4. Tony and Doreen Bruno :

    Dear Joan, David, Melaney, Cheryl and family’s
    With our deepest sympathy and condolences, we are saddened with the passing of your mom, and my dear aunt. I have very fond memories of aunt Verna, that will last my life time for sure. Aunt Verna was loving, caring, selfless, had a heart of gold and a smile that would light up a room . Aunt Verna will be sadly missed.

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  5. Louise and Jeff Domansky :

    To the Herchak Family,
    Our deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of your mother and grandmother. We will miss her hearty laugh, her generous spirit, and her amazing talents, especially in the kitchen! She was truly a kind person who loved people. May she rest in peace!

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  6. Sheila Herchak and John Cole :

    Our heartfelt sympathy to all of Verna’s children, immediate family, and friends – stay strong – and soon the deep sorrow and hole in your hearts will overflow with fond memories of days past and with knowing Verna is in a better place, smiling and feeling overwhelmed with the love she earned here on Earth – even angels love fantastic shoes!!

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  7. Uncle Roman and Aunt Theresa :

    Dear Joan, Melanie, Cheryl, and David.
    Your very precious mother is now in heaven, with your father, from where both will be sending continual blessings to you and yours.

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  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God who holds your Mother near, gently wipe away each tear and help you through each tomorrow.
    Your Mother was a lovely lady and a great and good heart. She will be missed but not forgotten. Veehnaya Pamyat. With Sincere Sympathy~~ Eldon & Liz Hnylycia,
    Kelowna.

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  9. Wally Derkach :

    My deepest sympathies and condolences to the family on the loss of your mother. I am truly saddened on the news of her passing.

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  10. Valley Ridge Family Physicians :

    On behalf of Dr. Stephen J. Morys and the staff of Valley Ridge Family Physicians we extend our sincerest condolences to you all at this most difficult of times. Verna was an amazing woman. It was our privilege to be involved in her care for many, many years. We will always remember her impeccable style, animated personality and, most importantly, her genuine love for life and her family.

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  11. Gerald & Val Strashok :

    We are so sad to hear of Verna’s passing. We have many fond memories of working with her in the kitchen. She will be truly missed. Our deepest sympathies to you all. Vichnaya pamyat.

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  12. My deepest condolences and sympathy to all of you. Auntie Verna was an amazing woman and I am thankful that she was a part of our lives, leaving us with so many memories.
    Joan, Melanie, Cheryl and David, you are surrounded by a circle of love as you go through your life.

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  13. my condolence to the whole family,Verna was a special neighbor always generous
    and kind, she will be missed by many.
    sincerely, Marg Halling

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  14. Our Sympathy on the loss of a wonderful person Verna, my first cousin. I lived in Calgary and was working at the Bank on Montreal. Your mom would phone me to baby sit the girls on weekends and during the evening so she and wilbert could go out. I really loved watching and having fun with u girls. God Bless All. Cyril and Diane Senko and family.

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  15. Dennis & Sonja Herchak :

    Joannie, Melonie, David and Cheryl we are sending you our deepest sympathies, and are in our thoughts and prayers. There isn’t anyone quite like you mom, and she will be dearly missed by many. Sorry we couldn’t make it to the service, would have loved to have attended to be with everyone and hear all the wonderful things others would have shared. Forever in our Hearts.

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