Mar 4, 2018
On March 4, 2018, Verona Szpajcher of Sylvan Lake passed away at the age of 96 years.
Verona Lucille Bozek was born in Coleman, Alberta in 1921, the third child of Martin Bozek, and his wife Veronica, both of whom had immigrated from what is now Slovakia, just before the First World War.
In 1943, she graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Holy Cross School of Nursing, in Calgary. In the years that followed, she practiced Nursing in a number of locations, starting at a tiny hospital in Eckville, Alberta.
In 1964, she married Jan Szpajcher. In 1969, she started working as a head nurse in Rimbey, at the Auxiliary hospital, and nursed there until her retirement.
In 1986, she retired to Sylvan Lake. She was very proud of her two granddaughters. Her husband Jan passed away in 2012. In 2014, she moved to the Sylvan Lake Lodge. In 2016, she moved to Vegreville Manor, and in 2017, she moved to St. Paul Extendicare.
She is survived by her sister Mary (Bozek) Boomer, of Red Deer and her sister-in-law, Mary (Weida) Bozek, of Calgary. She is also survived by her son Jim (Ann), of St. Paul; two granddaughters: Kathie (Jordan) of Whitehorse, Yukon and Elizabeth (Marc) of Orleans, Ontario; one great-granddaughter Isabelle. She was very fond of the many nieces and nephews of her extended family, and many old and not so old friends that kept in touch with her.
A Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 5033 – 47 A Avenue, Sylvan Lake on June 21, 2018, at 11 o’clock, with Reverend Father Les Drewicki, Celebrant. The Interment will follow at the Lakeview Cemetery. All who knew Verona are welcome to join in a celebration of her life.
Condolences may be forwarded to www.sylvanlakefuneralhome.ca. Cremation has taken place.
Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Home, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151.
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