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WATCHUK – Reatha Ilene

January 26, 1927 – August 3, 2010

Reatha Ilene Watchuk of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at the age of 83 years.

Reatha is survived by three sons, Dwayne Carter (Betty), Gerald Carter (Lila), and Ronald Carter (Susan); a daughter Patricia Carter (Paul Le Blanc); fifteen grandchildren, Trevor, Jason, Jodi, Natalie, Ashlee, Nathan, Chelsea, Justin, Hilary, Jennifer, Courtenay, Geoffrey, Quintin, Sheffield, and Kindred; and twenty-seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by ten brothers and sisters, Mary Louise, Joan, Doreen, George, Joseph, Neville, Jeanetta, Lorraine, David, and Glenn. Reatha was predeceased by her first husband Allison Carter in 1980; second husband Milton Watchuk in 2005; two sisters, Rosa and Winnie; and two granddaughters, Angela Carter and Emma Caitlin Haynes.

Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sundance Chapel (100 Sunpark Drive S.E.) on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Reatha Watchuk, 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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  1. My condolences to the Carter and Lyons family. I really appreciated the way Reatha was always smiling and happy to see family. She always made me and my family feel loved and welcomed. She was a great lady and great person to be around. Good luck to all and best wishes to all those in the family during this time. Love Dean & Val

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  2. Richard Strang :

    Reatha was instrumental in introducing my wife’s family to the Church when my wife was a child. If it wasn’t for her my life would be very different. I always enjoyed spending time with Reatha and hearing her stories. My wife’s family (Andy and Betty Jack) also have lots of stories about her and Al. We’ll all miss her.

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  3. Dennis and Mary Scott :

    To Gerry & Lila and family
    We are thinking of you and your family. May God’s peace and love attend you

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  4. I have just discovered that Reatha has passed away. Pam and I want to offer our condolences to the family.
    I have just started using some of Retha’s genealogy work and I am finding it very helpful.

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