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KARTUSHYN, Pauline

February, 1937 – Fisher Branch, Manitoba
March 25, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Pauline passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the age of 81, at Dulcina Hospice in Calgary.

The youngest of eight children, she was born in Fisher Branch, MB. Graduating from teacher’s college in Winnipeg in 1956, she soon after began a lengthy teaching career. She married her beloved husband William (Bill) in 1959, and teaching led them together on a road from Manitoba, to Ontario, and Alberta. Their first son, Roman, was born in High Prairie, AB, in 1966; their second, Dale, in 1970, while the family resided in Peace River, AB. Pauline left teaching in 1979, and retired when she, Bill and Dale moved from Westlock, AB, to Calgary in 1988. Pauline enjoyed reading, curling and golf, and was a member of the residents’ bowling league in her much-loved community of Sierras of Tuscany, in Calgary, where she and Bill had many friends. After Bill’s passing in 2006, Pauline remained active in the Hawkwood Baptist Church, where for a time she reprised her role as educator, volunteering to teach in the church’s ESL program. She and Bill had previously been members of the Slave Lake Alliance Church, and the Westlock United Church. All who knew Pauline will attest that her great joy in life was conversation, and sharing her love of language. Her vivacity and eloquence will be remembered by the many whose lives she touched.

Pauline is survived by her two sons, Roman (Thea) and Dale (Julia);
a sister, Mary Kubas, a brother, Steve (Sadie) Labchuk; four sisters in law, Denise Labchuk, Helen Labchuk, Anne Kartushyn, and Helen
Kartushyn; numerous nieces and nephews, and her loyal friend Fred (Buzz) Scott.

She is predeceased by her father John and mother Kateryna Labchuk; her husband of forty-seven years William (Bill) Kartushyn; her four brothers, Metro, Bill, Walter, and Michael and wife Irene Labchuk; a sister Ann Labchuk; two brothers in law, Myrs Kubas and Mike Kartushyn; and two sisters in law Gloria Labchuk and Florence Labchuk.

A private moment of remembrance for Pauline will be held at Queen’s Park cemetery in Calgary at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Dulcina Hospice, 110 Evanspark Manor N.W., Calgary, Alberta T3P 0N4 Telephone: 587-230-5500. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Pauline, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary,
AB, T3G 2T3, Tel. 403 241 0044.

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  1. Derek Labchuk :

    Our heartfelt condolences on your loss. Aunt Pauline was a joy to know. May she rest in peace.
    Derek and Zazil Labchuk

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  2. Blake Labchuk :

    Deepest sympathy. I’ll always have fond memories of such a wonderful aunt.

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  3. Sandi (Labchuk), Terry & Peter Penner :

    Roman & Dale, your mom was a great lady & wonderful aunt. She always had a positive outlook on life no matter what. I’m sure she is in heaven having a great time with those who passed before her. She will be in our hearts forever.

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