July 4, 1922 – October 17, 2019
Katie Kuzyk (née Bahry) of Athabasca, Alberta, passed away on October 17th at the age of 97, in Athabasca. Katie was born at the family homestead on July 4, 1922, and lived her entire life in the Lincoln-Forfar district. She was married to Peter Kuzyk on February 3, 1944 - a marriage spanning 48 years.
Katie was a thoughtful, generous, hard-working individual with strong connections to her family and her community. She was passionate about gardening, cooking, and all aspects of farm life. She will long be remembered for her volunteer service to the community through the Forfar Community Society, Catholic Women’s League, Colinton Seniors’ Club, and Pleasant Valley Lodge.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Patricia Sharko, Allan (Shirley) Kuzyk, Ernie (Diana) Kuzyk, and Shirley (Robert) Casavant; sister Rosie Guay; sister-in-law Anne Kuzyk; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members and friends.
Katie is preceded in death by her husband Peter Kuzyk; parents Katherine and George Bahry; sisters Mary (Nick) Philipzyk, Annie (Tom) Aitchison, Nancy (Andrew) Korenda, and Josephine (Jacob) Onyszchuk; and brothers Joe (Helen) Bahry, George (Lucy) Bahry, and Bill (Annie) Bahry.
Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 21, 2019, at the Athabasca Community Chapel.
The funeral service will be held at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church in Athabasca, Alberta, on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. with Father Paulson CMI officiating.
The family of Katie Kuzyk wishes to thank the staff at the Athabasca Healthcare Centre for their outstanding and compassionate care during Katie’s final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to tne Pleasant Valley Lodge Fundraiser, the Athabasca Healthcare Auxiliary Association, or the Forfar Community Society.