Pauline DUSYK

DUSYK Pauline Mary 1948 – 2008 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Pauline Dusyk (nee Palmer) on June 25, 2008. Pauline was born on September 27, 1948 in Southey, Saskatchewan. While attending the University of Saskatchewan, and completing her Bachelor of Science degree, she met her husband Merv. The two were married in 1969 and, shortly after, moved to Alberta where they began their family and careers. They lived in both Edmonton and Fort MacLeod before moving to Red Deer, where they resided for the last 29 years. Pauline was an active, energetic member within the community both in her professional life, as a nutritionist in DTHR, and in pursuing her personal passions, which included: music, arts and crafts, social justice, as well as building relationships and community in the various organizations she was a part of. Much of her energy was devoted to creating a more peaceful and equitable world. She had an extraordinary ability to see and celebrate the beauty and grace in the simple pleasures of everyday life. Pauline cherished her family and friends and she encouraged all those around her to find balance in their lives and to pursue their own passions. Pauline is survived by her loving husband, Merv and her children and grandchildren: James and Victoria Dusyk and their son Carson of Okotoks, Jennifer Dusyk-Johnson and Kelly Johnson of Cold Lake, Nichole Dusyk and Dean Simmons of Vancouver, and Ben and Tanya Dusyk and their daughter Brianna of Devon. She is also survived by her mother, Julia Palmer of Saskatoon and by her eleven siblings: Bernadette and Frank Garritty, Patricia and Michael Cooney, Audry and Frank Kawula, Joan and Bob McCulloch, Ron and Laurie Palmer, Marion and Glen Allan, Dan and Bev Palmer, Tim and Karen Palmer, Louise and Andy Travill, Julie and Ken Redl, and Dorothy and Brent Fraser, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Pauline is predeceased by her father, Joseph Palmer. The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Maureen McCall and the staff at RDRH palliative care unit for their care and compassion. The Celebration of Pauline's Life will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508-48A Avenue, Red Deer on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Those wishing to give a donation in memory of Pauline may donate to the following organizations that provided support for Pauline during her illness, Tapestry Retreat Fund c/o Department of Psychosocial Resources, Alberta Cancer Board-Holy Cross Site, 2202-2 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2S 3C1 and The Lending Cupboard Society, 178, 4819C-48 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 3T2. Memorial donations may also be made to support Pauline's passion for school and community gardening through, The Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools (Normandeau Garden Project) 4747-53 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 2E6. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222.

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