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VARCOE, Julia (Pawliw)

VARCOE, Julia (Pawliw)
April 20, 1928 – June 21, 2012

With great sorrow we announce the passing of our mother Julia Varcoe on Thursday June 21, 2012 at the age of 84 years.

Julia was born to Rose and George Pawliw on April 20, 1928 in Glaslyn, Saskatchewan.
Today the strongest limb has fallen from our family tree.
Julia crossed over to be with the Lord peacefully in her home with her daughter Sherry holding her hand. Julia fought a hard and courageous battle with cancer for the last three years beating all odds, and surprising us all everyday.

Julia is survived by her three children son Charles (Cindy) and their children Jolene and Justin; daughter Sherry (Skip) and their two boys Tyler and Cory and her youngest son and her favorite Scott (Barb) and their children Chad, Charmaine, Christopher, Cassidy, and Cody and eight great grandchildren. Julia is also survived by two of her brothers George and Myron; and two sisters Elsie and one other.

Julia was predeceased by her loving husband Harry in 1969; her parent’s Rose and George; her brothers Eddie, Fred, Carl and by her sisters Carrie, Olga, Kay and Helen.

Julia’s has left very special memories with all her grandchildren expecially her two youngest Tyler and Cory for being the best Baba anyone could have asked for. Julia will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her dearly the memories created will be cherished and lovely shared by generations to come.

The family would like to a say special thank you to Julia’s Home Care nurse Doreen McKinnon. You were a blessing in our mom’s life thank you for three years of dedication, help, listening and caring for our mom. Doreen you always went over and above and our family appreciates everything you did right up till her last day with us.

A special private service will happen at a later date when Julia will finally be reunited with her favorite banjo player, her husband Harry. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Julia Varcoe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. I’m terribly sorry kids for the loss of your Mom. I worked with your Mom many years ago in the Vernon Resthome. I was very young, and your Mom was an excellent teacher. The residents adored your Mom. She treated each one with love and respect, and her sense of humor, it made them laugh. If it was your Mom’s day off.. The residents were always asking “where’s Julia”
    I’m sorry she suffered with Cancer, I will always remember your Mom with fond memories. I have my own home care business now, and because of your Mom I know the love that my clients should receive . It was an honor to know Julia.

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  2. Halie Murphy :

    I’m so very sorry to hear that Julia passed away she was a good friend and good card payer i really like going over to her apt and playing cards and visiting her and goign to north battleford with her she always made me laugh. She will be sady missed by all that got to know her and she touched so many lives. Now she is with her beloved husband and other family members.

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  3. Sherry, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother passing away. Sorry I didn’t contact you earlier but I was out of the country so didn’t hear until I got back and just received the obituary today from Joyce. Please offer my family’s condolences to Chuckie and Scott too. Your cousin, Lynda

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