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ZAHARKO – Anne (nee Spilak)

May 19, 1910 – September 4, 2009

Anne Zaharko of Calgary, passed away on September 4, 2009 at the age of 99 years.

Anne had recently celebrated her 99th birthday with her family and friends. Anne was born and raised in Calmar, AB. After marrying John, the two of them managed a business in Calmar for a number of years. In the late 1940s, they sold their business and moved to Sunnybrook, AB where they managed a general store. Both John and Anne retired in Calmar after a long stay managing the store and all the children away on their own. After the passing of John, Anne travelled to see her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When Anne’s health started to fail, Anne resided in a senior’s residence in Leduc for a few years and then moved to Calgary into the Bow Crest Care Centre to be near her family. Anne was a loving, caring, kind, and honest mother. She loved social gatherings, and, most of all, she loved to dance. She will be missed and remembered for her love and kindness, not to mention her excellent cooking.

Anne is survived by, her six children, Elizabeth, Jeanette, Zorea, Russell, Orest, and Kenneth. She had seventeen grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren. Anne was predeceased by her husband John, two children, three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral Services will be held at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, (located two miles West of Calmar, AB) on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Services to follow at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery. Forward condolences through The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Bow Crest Care Centre for their kindness and compassionate care. The family gratefully declines flowers but, if desired, memorial donations may be made directly to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta or the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Anne Zaharko, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. JOHN KING Toronto :

    Thinking of you Jeanette and family I was so happy I was able to meet your Mom Jeanette. Mothers are so special Thinking of you JK

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  2. Heather and B.J. :

    Russ, Vicki, Loni and all the Zaharko’s and other family members. Moms are the corner stone of all great families and from what we have seen you have one great family. Our thoughts are with you guys.

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  3. Claire Timmons Mills :

    My sincere condolences to you and your extended family. I remember that when you spoke of your mother you did so with such fondness.The obituary notice certainly describes a wonderful woman.
    Thinking of you. Claire

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  4. Judy and Lorne Hanson :

    To Jeanette and Family,
    Our thoughts are with you. May the rich memories and the special times spent with your Mom lighten your hearts today and comfort you in days to come. Judy & Lorne

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