It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Wilbert Herchak of Calgary, who died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at the age of 71 years.
Wilbert will be sadly missed by his loving wife Verna; children, Joan (Ralph) Weber, Melonie (Jeff) Allen, Cheryl (Mike) Knott, and David Herchak; grandchildren, Chelsea, Stephanie and Brock; eight brothers; two sisters; godson Pat Herchak; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Wasyl and Agnes; and brother Leonard.
Mom and Dad were married for forty years. Dad was a Steamfitter by trade and enjoyed the many opportunities of traveling with his job to Libya, New Zealand and many other locations. He was a member of the Pipefitters and Steamfitters Local 496, and was also a proud member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Stephen’s Ukrainian Catholic Church (4903 – 45th Street S.W.) on Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s Ukrainian Catholic Church (4903 – 45th Street S.W.) on Monday, January 17, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Rendall Yackimec, Celebrant. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. The family wishes to express their deepest thanks and gratitude to the staff at the Intercare Chinook Care Centre; all those that visited Wilbert in the Nursing Home; and the staff at Rockyview General Hospital, Unit #47.
In living memory of Wilbert Herchak, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences