1935 – 2014
Mrs. Geraldine Louise Ropchan
(nee Guenette) of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday,September 25, 2014 at the age of 78 years. Geraldine was born on December 14, 1935. She met her childhood sweetheart, Harry at Athabasca High School, Athabasca, Alberta and the couple was married on June 9, 1956. Geraldine was a successful business woman in and around the Red Deer Area for many years. She loved to golf and was a member of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. Geraldine also loved to entertain and was a gracious and wonderful host for many family get togethers and parties for friends over the years. Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and kind friend will be deeply missed but lovingly remembered and forever cherished in the hearts of her family and many dear friends. Geraldine leaves to mourn her loving husband of fifty-eight years, Harry Ropchan; her sons and daughter, Dwayne (Wendy) of Calgary, Alberta, Cathy (Steve) Dick, Robert (Janice) and Troy (Terry Lee), all of Red Deer; her beautiful grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer and Karys; Melissa and Stephanie; Laine and Randi and Kali-Ann; as well as seven beloved great grandchildren and one on the way. She will also be sadly missed by brothers Donnie (Agnes) Guenette of Grande Prairie, Alberta and Gordon (Janet) Guenette of Sherwood Park, Alberta, her sister, Pauline (Gilbert) Calhoun of Edmonton, Alberta, sisters-in-law, Evelyn Guenette of St. Albert, Alberta and Mary Pasula of Edmonton, Alberta, and a brother-in-law, Andy Ropchan of Leduc, Alberta, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Geraldine was predeceased by her parents, Rene and Eleanor Guenette, a sister, Audrey Brown, a brother, Lawrence Guenette and an infant brother, Russell Guenette. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508 – 48A Avenue, Red Deer,Alberta on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with The Reverend Father Jozef Wroblewski celebrant. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Geraldine’s honor may be made directly to www.ovariancanada.org.
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Arrangements in care of Gary W. Anderson, Funeral Director at
PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM,
6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.