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Leonard Merkosky



It is with great sadness that the Merkosky family announces the passing of their beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Leonard is survived by seven children, Claudette (Denis) Tardif of Edmonton, Norm (Pierrette) Merkosky of Toronto, Helene Neufeld (Raymond Knight) of Comox, Rosalie Merkosky (Doug Campbell) of Vancouver, Leona (Allen) Mazengarb of New Zealand, Roger Merkosky of Vancouver, and Sue Merkosky Pullan (Allan Pullan) of Calgary; eleven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Leonard leaves two sisters, Sr. Zita Merkowsky of Waterdown and Hedwig Wurzer of Saskatoon; two step-sisters, Gloria (Frank) Maguire and Dianne Loewan both of Edmonton; and one step-brother, Alan (Rita) Merkowsky of Saskatoon. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Yvonne Merkosky; father, Vincent, mother, Anna and step-mother, Hedwig Merkowsky; two sisters, Marie Loerzel and Sr. Francene Julia Merkowsky; brother, Lawrence Merkowsky; and step-sister, Antonia Trodd. The family would like to thank the staff at Capital Care Norwood (Palliative Unit) for their care and compassion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at St. Thomas D’Aquin Church, 8410 – 89 Street, Edmonton. A private family interment will follow. In memory of Leonard, donations may be made to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation (1-020 Li Ka Shing Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2E1) or to Prostate Cancer Canada (2 Lombard Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto ON M5C 1M1).

In Loving Memory of
Leonard Merkosky
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Funeral Service:
Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, March 20, 2014
11:00 AM
St. Thomas d Aquin Catholic Parish
8410 - 89 Street
Edmonton, AB
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