Obituary of Eugenia Rurka

RURKA, Eugenia

April 25, 1929 – July 7, 2018


The family of Eugenia Rurka, of St. Albert, Alberta, formerly of Holden and Vegreville, announce with heartfelt sadness and sorrow her passing  on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the age of 89 years.


Eugenia is survived by her loving daughters and their families, Judy Olsen along with her children Chris (Cynthia) and their son Colton; Tim (Shannon) and their daughters Brenna and Danielle; Thomas (Rachel): Sandra (Darcy) Hayes along with their sons Corey; Jeremy (Chantelle): Denise (Kevin) Kinney along with their children Leah (Dustin) and their sons Zachary and Brody; Meghan (Ryan); and Sean (Izabella) and their children Alexander, Isla and Grady: Leanne (Ron) VanVliet along with their children Lauren (Quade) and Marcus (Rosie): Sheila (Randy) Marshall and their daughter Madison; one sister Mary Basaraba; one sister-in-law Judy Sturek; along with numerous relatives and friends.  Eugenia was predeceased by her husband John; parents Mathew and Anne Sturek; brothers Mike (Irene), Edward, Peter (Betty) and Leonard.


A Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Vegreville, Alberta with the Basilian Fathers officiating.  Interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery.  In lieu of other tributes, memorial donations may be made to the “Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation” or to the Ronald McDonald House Charities – Northern Alberta.”