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PASECHNIK – Vera (nee Farnsworth)

October 28, 1927 – July 17, 2010

Vera Pasechnik was taken away from us on Saturday, July 17, at the age of 82 years, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Vera was born in Nordegg, AB on October 28, 1927 to Elsie and George Farnsworth. Throughout her life, she maintained her ties with Nordegg and still socialized with many of her grade one friends. Vera always put others concerns or needs before her own and was the epitome of what a true friend is. She truly knew the strength of family and the value of friends. Wherever Vera went, she made friends for life and was very well-known for her wit and sense of humour. If someone needed to discuss their problems, Vera was always there to lend an ear and was able to handle any and all topics with humour and friendly advice.

Vera is survived by her children, Darlene (Peter); Harold (Vivian); and two grandchildren, Cindy and Candace. She also leaves behind many life-long, childhood friends, notably Colleen Boychuk, a friend of forty years, and Al and Val Visotto of Rocky Mountain House. Vera was predeceased by her loving husband, Archie, in 1995.

At Vera’s request, no services will be held. Forward condolences through Vera wanted to acknowledge everyone who helped her with her battle with cancer. Many thanks and appreciation to the entire staff in Unit 44 of the Peter Lougheed Centre; and Janice and Krystal of Palliative Care for all of their kindness. In her final week with us, Vera was surrounded by the caring staff and volunteers of the Agape Hospice and said how she loved to watch the birds at the window feeder. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of Vera Pasechnik, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  2. Florin Wolfer and family :

    Spent many dinners a few years ago at Vivian and Herald’s with Vera. I will always remember her sense of humor, her warm welcome each time you saw her and her infectious laugh. She was always fun to visit with.

    Thinking of you all at this time.

    Florin Wolfer and family

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  3. Brian Gancheff and Melanie Anderson :

    Dear Harold, Cindy, and families, we are saddened greatly by your loss and the passing of a great life long friend. Our memories are many and we will greatly cherish the most recent ones of the past few years. We would stand and chat with your Mom in COOP after many months of not seeing each other, as if it were just the past weekend. We would call her Mrs. P and she would say call me Vera. Every time. That is the kind of comfortable feeling that your Mom gave others. There was always laughter and one or two stories from the past. This is a sad day indeed for us and we will have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Best wishes to you all. sincere regards, Brian and Melanie

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  4. Baarb Goodwin (Kaminsky) :

    Dear Darlene & Family:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.

    Barb Goodwin (Kaminsky)
    Ph: 403-274-1490
    Calgary, AB

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  5. Doug McIntosh :

    Harold, Darlene and Families, Please accept our deepest sympathies. Doug and Irene

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  6. Karie & Alberto Mariani and family :

    Dear Harold, Darlene and family.
    We are so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of our time with Vera. She was a second grandma to Anthony and Nicolas and they affectionatly called her Nanna. Vera spent alot of time with the boys, especially when they were little. Her and Colleen would babysit the boys for us. The boys would often run to the screen door screaming with excitement,”Gramma and Nanna are here!, and they have gum and mints!”. We will miss Vera, but always remember the special times we had with her at birtdays and visiting with her on the deck looking out over the golf course. Our prayers are with you all.
    Karie, Alberto, Anthony, Nicolas and Heidi

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  7. Jenny, Jeremy, Reuben and Rachel Braitenback :

    Darlene, Harold, family and friends…

    Our hearts ache for your loss. We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to have “auntie” Vera in our lives! Reuben and Rachel prayed for her every night before bed, and have great memories visiting “auntie” Vera when we went to Nordegg! She always made time for each one of us and we have many special memories in our heart! She touched so many lives. Thinking of you all during this difficult time our prayers are with you! Auntie Vera we miss you…. Love J, J, R and R

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  8. Your little grandchild :

    Grandma I miss you more and more everyday and I would give anything to have you back here with us everyday. The stuff that has gone on since you have been gone are full of extreme highs and lows. I know you will be watching over us and I just wanted to you to know that no matter what has happened, Myself, Cindy, Harold and Vivian and my new husband Heath will always be ok and live on to keep the Pasechnik name proud for you and Grandpa.

    Love always and forever C. Pasechnik

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