December 24, 1928 – Ituna, Saskatchewan
April 7, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their mother and grandmother, Olga (Ollie) Welichka of Calgary, AB on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the age of 85 years.
Olga was born on December 24, 1928 on the family homestead several miles north of Ituna, Saskatchewan, to Ukrainian immigrants Andrew and Eva Yakimowski. She grew up in Saskatchewan attending school in Lunnville and Sacred Heart Academy in Yorkton. After completing school, Olga moved to Winnipeg, where she met and married Bill Welichka on May 17, 1953. They later moved to Calgary, where they raised their family. Olga retired in 1994 after working almost twenty years with Canada Manpower Employment Centre.
Olga will be lovingly remembered by her children, Cheryl, Rick (Pat), Cal, Dale (Lee) Martin, Cathy, and Karen (Ron) Anderson. Olga was a devoted grandmother to David (Tricia), Jessica (Tom), Cory, Kayla, Ryan, Jennifer, and Ashley. She is also survived by her sisters, Anne Bryksa and Rose Jones; brother Peter (Darlene) Yakimowski; and numerous nieces and nephews. Olga was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1995; her parents Andrew and Eva; sisters, Martha Woytas and Adelle Metcalfe; and brothers, Mike, John, Eugene, and Paul Yakimowski.
Olga will be deeply missed by her family.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.
In living memory of Olga Welichka, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences