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SHEWCHUK, Joel Peter

January 5, 1979 – Brantford, Ontario
August 1, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Joel Shewchuk beloved husband of Colleen Shewchuk (nee Seewald) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the age of 40 years.

Joel was born to parents Pat and Jay Shewchuk on January 5, 1979 in Brantford, Ontario. Joel graduated from North Park Collegiate and received a BHSc degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2002. Joel worked as a Cardiac Sonographer for Alberta Health Services since 2005.

Joel was known for his love of all things sports. An avid Bruins fan, his one wish was to see a Bruins game in Boston, a wish that was granted earlier this year, thanks to his friends at AHS.

Joel was a loving and devoted husband, father, son and brother. His loss is felt through many circles of friends and family, near and far. The only way to love him more, would be to know him longer.

Besides Colleen, his loving wife of ten years, Joel is survived by his children Jack and Georgia; his mother Pat; his brother Jamie (Elizabeth); as well as many close family members and friends. Joel was predeceased by his father, Jay, in January 2019.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street SE, Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. A Gathering of relatives and friends will be held at DENNIS TOLL FUNERAL HOME (55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford, Ontario) on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Joel Shewchuk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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  1. Pat and family. We send our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this very sad time in the loss of a dear Son,Husband,Father and Brother.You are in our thoughts and our prayers.
    Bert and Somja Barker

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  2. So sorry to hear this sad news, Pat and family

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  3. Jim and Erin Baxter

    Colleen, Jack, Georgia and the Shewchuk and Seewald families: no words can fully describe our love for Joel or our pain with his loss. Please know you are all in our hearts always. God has a special, one of a kind Angel xoxo

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  4. Andy and Sue Szalai

    We are so deeply saddened by Joel’s death. He has always been such a positive, caring force presence. His bright light now shines on all of us….another star in our heavens.

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  5. Beckie and Rick Pruder

    Your pain and heartache cannot even begin to be imagined, please know you and your family are being sent all the love and support as you try to begin to cope with this enormous loss of your dear sweet Joel , your loving cousin Beckie and Rick Pruder xo

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  6. Paul Noakes - Brantford

    Sincere condolences to the Shewchuk family.

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  7. Jennifer Munro

    So sorry for your loss Pat and family. My prayers and thoughts are with all you through this most difficult time.

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  8. I’m so saddened to hear this, my sincerest condolences go out to his wife, children, and the rest of his family. Rest easy Joel!

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  9. Brent Sleightholm

    Very sorry to hear, Pat. Sincerest condolences from Heather and I.

    Brent and Heather Sleightholm
    Elliot Lake, ON

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  10. Carolyn Bayliss

    Pat Shewchuk and family so sorry for loss. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

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  11. Leslie Bishop-Alfano

    Our deepest heartfelt sympathies ….

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  12. Dear Colleen, Jack and Georgia,

    We are so sorry for your loss – our hearts break for you and we send you all our love and prayers.
    Thank you for all the beautiful photos and memories you’ve shown on Facebook over the years – we’ve loved seeing you from Scotland- Joel always looked so delighted with his family and the pictures came across as full of love and joy.
    All our love
    Sheila and Johnny xxxx

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  13. AnnMarie Csendes

    I am thinking of all of you with the heaviest of heart.❤️

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  14. Rod and Mary Lou Barker

    Our most Deepest Sympathy To Our Dear Friend Pat and All The Shewchuk Family at this most devastating and so very sad time. Thoughts and Prayers and Love Mary Lou and Rod Barker and Family

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  15. To Colleen and family, my deepest
    SYMPATHY. You are a lovely young
    lady I have known through my granddaughter, Kate McGinnis Wison.
    You have my Blessings and Prayers.

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  16. My heart go’s out to the Shewchuk family, so sorry to hear the loss of Joel. This has been the worse year for your family, and I can not imagine what your going through. My deepest condolences. Jody Lombardi

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  17. My condolences to Colleen and your children who will carry your memory forward. Devastating news and you’ll be deeply missed big guy. My youth wouldn’t have been the same without you. Rest well, you leave us far too soon.

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  18. Paula Jongerden

    Dear Pat and family,
    No words can say what your family wants you to hear.
    We are deeply sorry to hear about Joel.
    I read something once that is a beautiful thought:
    “This world is not conclusion,
    A sequel stands beyond.
    Invisible as music –
    But positive as sound.”
    Love from your cousin,
    Paula

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  19. Our family sends our deepest sympathies for the loss of Joel.
    Colleen, may you find the love and strength moving forward.
    Love and God Bless,
    Ed, Linda, Justin and Melanie Sharp

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  20. Steven Underwood

    Colleen, Jack, Georgia, Pat, and Jamie my deepest sympathy as I’m very broken up over Joel’s passing. Joel was wonderful husband and father and he will be missed. I’m thinking of all of you now and all of you will be in my heart and my thoughts.
    Vaya con dios Joel
    Lots of love from Chile,

    Steve

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  21. Franca and DaveHewson

    Pat….we are so very sorry you have been dealt yet another devastating loss. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you and your family at this very sad time.

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  22. The Fletcher Family.

    We couldn’t be more saddened by this.I can’t imagine your pain.Please know you are all in thoughts at this difficult time.Ours hearts break for you.Much love xx

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  23. My deepest sympathy to Pat , Jamie and Joel’s Family at this difficult time ,Rose Petrie

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  24. I’m so sorry to hear and thinking of you all. Xox

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  25. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  26. Greg and Samantha Myddelton, UK

    Our most sincere condolences to Joel’s family and loved ones. Joel was a one of a kind guy and had an incredibly big heart. We shared some great times together, and will remember him with fondness and a smile.

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  27. Debbie and Lance Crump

    Colleen and family, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Joel. Our hearts are heavy for you all and we know it will take strength and courage to move through these next few days, weeks and months. We send you our prayers.

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  28. Sandeep Aggarwal

    My sincerest condolences.
    Joel will be missed by the entire cardiology community in Calgary and especially the echocardiography group with whom he worked so closely with.
    I will think of him often and his smiling face. I was lucky to work with him for as long
    as I did.

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  29. May you be at peace, my old friend. My deepest sympathies and blessings to your family during this difficult time.

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  30. Joe and Kathy Huff

    To lose one loved one is hard enough to bear. To lose two in so short a time is more than anyone should have to suffer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  31. My deepest sympathies to the Shewchuk family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this very difficult time. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to have known Joel during my time at South Health Campus. He will be deeply missed.

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  32. I’m so saddened to hear this, my sincerest condolences go out to Joel’s wife, children, and the rest of his family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time.

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  33. Mike & Mary Catherine Hancock

    Pat & Family:

    Mary Catherine and I were incredibly saddened to hear of Joel’s passing You have all been through so much over the past year and we would offer our condolences and deepest sympathies.

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  34. Denise Winterburn

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and children and his Mother Pat and brother Jamie. I was very fortunate to be a friend of his Dad and know they are together looking down on everyone.

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  35. Denise Winterburn

    Thinking of his wife, children, his Mother Pat and brother Jamie during this difficult time. I have had the pleasure of knowing his Dad for quite a while through serving him at McDonalds. My deepest sympathy to everyone in the family, May you find peace in knowing he is with his Dad looking down upon you all,

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  36. Lynda & Jeremy Ness

    Sending our sincerest condolences to you and your family, we hope you are finding comfort in your friends and family and the memories you share of him.

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  37. Melissa Antonopoulos

    Sending my condolences to all of Joel’s family at this very difficult time. Joel was a great friend at work. He always knew how to make people laugh and always had such a positive attitude. He will be greatly missed at South Health Campus.

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  38. Kim and Joe Moffatt

    Dearest Colleen, Jack and Georgia, our hearts are breaking for you, there are no words. Just know you are surrounded by family and friends who love you. You are in our hearts. Xx

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  39. Brian and Carrie Roy

    Colleen and kiddos,
    Please accept our deepest condolences. Joel made such an impact on Allie’s life and we are forever indebted to you both for being such wonderful friends. Our hearts are breaking for you and please know that if you, Jack or Georgia need anything, we’re a call away.
    Sending you hugs and love

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  40. Ellinor Stenroos

    My deepest condolences.

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  41. Michelle Elliott

    My thoughts are with you all as you navigate through this most difficult time. It was such a pleasure to work with Joel in the echo lab at South Health Campus. He was the one I would always talk to about NHL (Bruins fan vs Red Wings fan), the one that would talk about shows and movies I’d never even heard of (and he thought I was crazy for not knowing), and the one to always speak the truth and put a smile on our faces (he was the one with the sense of humour). Joel will be deeply missed by all who worked with him.

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  42. Cheryl Cherniak

    Colleen and family. My heart is so heavy….I’m so very sorry for the loss of Joel. May sweet memories comfort you.

    Bruce and Cheryl

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  43. Colleen, Jack, Georgia and the Shewchuk family,
    Am so sorry to hear of the extremely sad news. Also so sorry missed the service as we found out the day after. Joel will be missed by our echo community and his devotion to excellence in imaging to the patients he served. Cannot express my sincere sympathy for what your family is going through and has been through. My family’s thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Prayers are with you…Dal

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  44. Our deepest sympathies and prayers for comfort, Colleen. We cannot express how sorry we were to hear of your loss. We will always remember the two of you, on your wedding day! May those wonderful memories keep you and your little family surrounded with love.
    Love Stewart and Pauline Russell

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  45. Colleen, your children and both Seewald and Shewchuk families.
    We are very sorry for your loss of Joel at such a young age. You are in our thoughts.
    The Gratton Family, Bill and Ruth and Mike and Geoff, Brantford, Ontario

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  46. I am sorry to hear of Joel’s passing.
    I remember Joel as being caring and considerate with patients and the people he worked with.
    James

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  47. My deepest sympathies to Colleen, Jack, Georgia, the Shewchuk and the Seewald family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this very difficult time. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to have gotten to know Joel while working at South Health Campus. He will be deeply missed.

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  48. A terrible loss at such a young age. My condolences to Joel’s family.

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  49. Rachel Gelineau

    Colleen,
    So saddened to hear all that you have all been through only to lose the battle. My heart goes out to you and the children and I will be sending lots of love and prayers your way through the difficult months ahead.
    Rachel

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  50. Kristie Robbins

    The news of your passing saddens me to no end. My heart goes out to your family.
    Rest easy Joel.

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