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WALYUCHOW, Katherine (nee Kiel)

February 18, 1917 – December 27, 2012

Our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away at the age of 95 years, on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Brentwood Nursing Home.

Katherine was born in Karlsruhe, Russia on February 18, 1917. She immigrated to Canada in 1948 with her five children and husband, Nicholas Walyuchow, settling in Calgary. Two more children were born later to complete the family. Mom was a hard worker and did everything she could for her family. Mother was talented and self taught in so many ways; sewing, knitting, crocheting and a special talent for quilting. She made wool quilts, and everyone of her children and grandchildren were gifted with her satin quilts and knitted Afghans. She had a passion for baking and cooking for her family, friends and neighbours. We never left her home without food or something from her wonderful garden.

She was predeceased by her first and second husbands, Ivan Makrugin and Nicholas Walyuchow. Mother is survived by her seven children, Valerie Hewett (George) of Calgary, Nick Makrugin (Rose) of Strathmore, Walter Walyuchow (Tina) of Calgary, Erika Ellis (Mike) of Calgary, Alec Walyuchow (Chris) of Mesa, AZ, Polly Prozny (Moe) of Squamish, BC, and Bill Walyuchow (Mavis) of Medicine Hat; sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Mother, we were blessed to have you in our lives and will miss you always.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in the Garden of Our Lord at the Rocky View Garden of Peace. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Katherine Walyuchow, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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    Wlly, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom. May it comfort you to know she is at peace. Our thoughts are with you.

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    We believe that hope survives,
    love prevails,
    tears cleanse,
    memories comfort,
    faith soothes,
    good thoughts reassure
    and that our belief in a better place
    calms the heart.
    In deepest sympathy…

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