Georgina Elsie Skochylas


Georgina (Gina) Skochylas (nee: Brandstrom) left us peacefully on November 2nd 2019 in Stony Plain, Alberta at the age of 68.

Gina is survived by her loving husband, Greg and her children Dawn, Shawn, Chad, (Jennifer), Dezirah and (Chris). Her siblings, Valerie, Shirley, George, William; Grandchildren, Alyssa, Dannielle, and Kaleb. Great Grandchildren Noah, Musa, and Aisha. She is preceded in death by Father Hjalmar Brandstrom, Mother Jean, Sister Bella, and Brother Barry.

Gina was born in Eriksdale Manitoba, then moved to Winnipeg where she grew to a young woman.   After working years in Hospitality and Service, Gina picked up and moved in 1977 with her 2 oldest to Alberta,

Changing the course of her life. In a whirlwind romance with the love of her life, she and Greg were married July 15, 1978. It wasn’t long before they expanded the family with two more wonderful children.

Gina stayed home raising the kids with jobs that allowed her to do it. Until she started working outside the home doing one of the things she did best! Working with people! Her friendly smile, and caring heart always attracted people to her. She was successful with all her staff, and clients.

Over the years the Family would take many camping and fishing trips. It was on a family vacation that Gina and Greg found they’re dream realized. Destiney Bay Grocers on Kootenay Lake. For a long time they were happy there. When Gina became ill it was time to move back with the family.

They moved to Stony Plain where Gina spent her remaining years spending time with her grandchildren, and watching her family bloom.

Everyone who knew Gina has learned from her, she always listened, spoke kindly, laughed loudly, and loved strongly. There will never go a day her memories won’t be shared.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Serenity Funeral Service North Chapel, 10129 – Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.

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