It is with much love, sadness, sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Iris Mary Zosiuk at the Foothills Hospital on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at the age of 63, after a lengthy and courageous nine year battle with ovarian cancer.
Iris was born in Cudworth, Saskatchewan on August 14th, 1945 and grew up on the farm. In 1964 she married Peter, her best friend and love of her life. Throughout their years together they traveled the world, enjoyed life to the absolute fullest and had far too many friends to even count. Reading, traveling, shopping, painting and pottery were just a few of the many things she took pleasure in. But above all the most important thing was her family. Her husband, children, grandchildren were truly what life was really about. In February 2000 she was diagnosed with cancer and the battle began, but she never gave up. She was truly our hero. Her determination to live life to its fullest never wavered.
In 2005, Iris’ dream of a family home near the mountains started to take shape in Jaffray, British Columbia. Everyone’s wish was to have the home complete before she was gone and the family made every effort to make it happen. Iris will be sadly missed but her spirit and memories will stay with us forever. Her life was grand and may heaven rejoice!
Iris is survived by Peter, her loving husband, best friend and soul mate of 45 years. She is also survived by her children, son Glenn (Janet) of Calgary and their children Joshua and Luke; daughter Michelle (Dwight) and their children Jeremy and Cole; as well as special grand-daughter Amanda Nordstrom. Also surviving are her sisters, Elsie (Nelson) Remenda of Saskatoon, Nettie (John) Stefaniuk of Saskatoon, Audrey (Bill) Cherneski of Cudworth; brother Bill (Elsie) Brychun of Saskatoon and numerous nieces and nephews. Iris was pre-deceased by her parents Harry Brychun and Bertha Laschyn; her step-father John Laschyn, father and mother-in-law Bill and Jean Zosiuk, brother-in-law Mike Zosiuk.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Ghatage, Dr. Najila Al Marri, Dr. Nisrin Anfinan, Dr. Karen Meathrel, Dr. Kendra Newell, the outpatient department at the Tom Baker Cancer Center/gyne clinic and all the wonderful staff at the Foothills Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at 200 – 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5. www.cancer.ca
In living memory of Iris Zosiuk, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences