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SYROISHKA – Elizabeth “Betty” Ann (nee Oleksyn)

1946 – 2011

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Syroishka beloved wife of Ron passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2011.

Betty was born in Cudworth, SK on December 13, 1946. As a young girl she lived in Dalmeny, moved to and graduated high school in Yellow Creek, SK. She went on to the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon and received her Teachers Degree.

Betty and Ron married on October 8, 1966 in Tway, SK. Betty started her married life in Saskatoon, and moved to Calgary in 1972. She held various positions with the Calgary Catholic School Board, ending her working career at Bishop Carroll High School in the religion department. Betty retired in 2007 and has enjoyed retirement which included volunteer work with Holy Spirit Parish and Bishop Carroll. Since joining Gold Wing Road Riders Association in 2006, they have visited forty-six states and eight provinces on their motorcycle.

Betty and Ron have been members of St. Paul’s, St. Anne’s parishes in Saskatoon and St. Bonaventure and Holy Spirit parishes in Calgary. Betty was one of the founding members of the CWL at St. Bonaventure.

Family, friends, staff and students of Bishop Carroll were very important to her. Betty’s biggest passion in her life were her children Dawn, Nicky, Tab and her grandchildren Chance and Calvin.

Besides her loving husband Ron, Betty is remembered by son Tab (Rhonda), daughters, Dawn (Bill), Nicky (Robert), and two grandsons, Chance & Calvin; brothers, Oli (Peggy) Oleksyn and Jim (Rene), sister Gladys (Maurice) Downing, sister-in-law Pat (Ken) Stinson, brother-in-law Herman (Zane) Syroishka as well as numerous nephews, nieces, aunties and uncles. She was predeceased by her parents, George and Verna Oleksyn (October 1998).

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Holy Spirit Catholic Church (10827 – 24th Street S.W.), on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside service to follow. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Prairies/NWT Chapter, 700, 10665 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton AB T5J 3S9 Telephone: (780) 452-1166. www.cbcf.org/prairiesnwt.

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  1. Laurie Sotski-Mihaychuk :

    Dear Dawn and Family:

    So sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    Laurie Sotski-Mihaychuk

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  2. Monica Eldred ( nee Gaab) :

    Dear Nicky and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know it has been quite sometime since we have seen each other or had a chance to talk, but you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you and your family lots of love through this difficult time.
    With love,

    Monica

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  3. Jim and Cathy Brennan :

    Dear Ron and Family,

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Jim and Cathy Brennan

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  4. Lorne & Vicki Broten :

    Ron & family
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your wonderful wife and mother. Memories of all the wonderful times will help you through this very difficult time. God Bless.

    Lorne & Vicki Broten

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  5. Your beautiful caring spirit lives on. We will miss you Betty.

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  6. Leonard and Lea Zacharias :

    Dear Ron and Family,

    Death if not extinguishing the light;
    It is only putting out the lamp
    because the dawn has come.
    May the happy memories that you have shared with Betty sustain and comfort you at this time.

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  7. Sabina Amaral :

    You have inspired so many with your belief in God, your faith in Mary and your love in Jesus.
    You will be greatly missed and spoken of with tenderness.
    Till we meet again.

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  8. Joanne Daniel :

    Dawn, Bill and Family,

    Please accept my deepest condolances on the passing of your Mother.
    Joanne

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  9. Vic & Bernice Shulhan :

    Ron,
    Both Bernice and I are SO sorry about your loss. It must be very difficult to accept the loss of the loved one. Our hearts are very heavy and we pray that God gives you strength during these trying times. While Betty may be gone, we know that she will always be with you in your thoughts and in your familys thoughts and we know that you will always cherish those happy and wonderful times with her.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Vic & Bernice.

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  10. My Dearest Dawn, Bill and Chance,

    We are thinking about you all and how truly blessed we all were to have known Betty for the time we did. The world is a much sadder place with her gone. But heaven definitly shines even brighter now. May God bless and keep you close in his arms.
    Linda, Tanner and Carley

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  11. Marie and Chic Paolini :

    Dear Ron and Family,

    Our love, prayers and condolences are with you and all your loved ones. The memory of Betty’s beautiful smile and loving heart will always remain with us. May she rest in peace.
    Chic and Marie

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  12. Heather MacKay-Merry :

    Dear Niky,
    It has been many many years. I am sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    God Bless,
    Heather MacKay-Merry

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  13. Tammy Dupont (Conroy) and family :

    Dear Nicky and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mom! We know you will cherish all of the loving memories you have of her in your hearts. Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! May God bless you all!

    Tammy

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  14. Jo Anne Molyneaux :

    Dawn, Bill and Chance,

    I am keeping all of you in my prayers. I hope that you find comfort in your happy memories of your mom/grandma. It is a very sad loss for all of you. My most sincere condolences to your whole family.

    Jo Anne Molyneaux

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  15. Anita & Barry Melnyk :

    Dear Ron and family,
    It is never easy to bid farewell to your wife, mother and grandmother. In your sorrow may it help to know we care,
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Anita & Barry Melnyk

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  16. Dear Ron,
    I am saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Lloyd

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