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Laura Onofrychuk



It is with great sadness that the family of Laura Onofrychuk announces her passing at the age of 84 after a lengthy 11-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Following her birth in St-Ignace du Lac, Québec in 1928 Laura moved, as an infant, out west with her family. They settled on a farm half a mile east of Morinville, where she grew up with her parents and eight siblings. She married Bill Onofrychuk in 1951 and the couple moved to Edmonton. Laura was a homemaker and mother, raising four children and serving as host and "maman" to numerous family members who were welcomed into the Onofrychuk home for extended stays. Many will fondly remember Laura working alongside Bill at their family owned restaurant and cafeteria in Centennial Mall. After raising her family, Laura returned to school and earned her RN degree in 1983 at age 55. She worked as a nurse and compassionate caregiver for the Oblate fathers until her retirement in 1991.

Laura will be forever missed by her children, Joanne (Clay Stepney), Larry, Norm, and Julie (Jon Clark); grandchildren, Jennifer (Nicholas), Kris (Jennie), David (Carrie), Michael, Chloé, Nicholas, Brett and Connor; and great-grandchildren, Kate, Brianna, and Gavin. She also leaves her sister, Bernadette (Henri) and her brother, Auguste (Denise), sister-in-law Irene Serink, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband of forty-five years, Bill in 1996; daughter-in-law Audrey Costigan (Norm) in 2009; brothers, Fernand, Jean-Louis and Henri; and sisters, Jeanne, Simone and Gisèle.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Laura on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm, at St. Thomas d'Aquin, 8410 - 89 Street, Edmonton with Abbé Sévigny presiding. The interment will take place on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:00 am at Holy Cross Cemetery.

In Loving Memory of
Laura Onofrychuk
(Maiden: Champagne)
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Funeral Service:
Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, July 29, 2013
7:00 PM
St. Thomas d Aquin Catholic Parish
8410 - 89 Street
Edmonton, AB
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Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum
14611 Mark Messier Trail
Edmonton, AB
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