It is with great sadness and much love that we say good bye to our sweet and loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Angie, also known lovingly as Mom, Mamma Bear, Mumzie, Grangie, Gramma and Nanna (Nan). She passed away on May 2, 2021, with her three girls at her side, at the age of 74, after a courageous battle with Heart Disease.
She will be forever loved and sadly missed by her loyal companion and fur baby, “Puppy Holly”, who has been attached to her side, getting her through the toughest of days.
She will be loved and forever remembered by her “girls”, Tammy (Albert), Pam (Jason) and Jamie; Grandchildren, Braeden (Tayler), Ashley, Michael, Sarah, Jolene, Breanna and Megan; Great-Grandchildren, Luka and Aleah; Brother, Emil (Adeline) Zembiak, Sister-In-Law, Gloria Zembiak and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by the love of her life, James Jonas, precious son, James Jonas Jr. and Brother Tony Zembiak.
A private funeral will be held at a date and time to be determined, in Rich Valley, Alberta, with Pastor and longtime family friend, Chris White, officiating. A celebration of life, the kind she deserves, will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place and her forever resting place, next to her love, will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta.
Mom lived for her children, grandchildren, family and friends, dedicating her time to attending all events, daytime and late-night talks, telling stories of her life and giving heartfelt advice and support in times of need. She selflessly put the needs of her family and friends before her own, even hours before her passing, making sure we knew and remembered that she “loved us with all of her heart”. She didn’t need to tell us. Anyone who was lucky enough to know her, felt it instantly. Mom radiated kindness, compassion, sincerity and love to all. She was known as the sweetest person and you couldn’t help but feel joy around her. Even though she knew her time on earth was ending, there was not a day that she didn’t smile or giggle. She loved the outdoors and all things beautiful. She loved springtime when the earth came alive and the flowers bloomed. She was at peace sitting around a fire or just talking – there was always something to talk about. She looked forward to drives in the country, Saturday outings and phone calls from people checking up on her. These things gave her strength every day. She was a beautiful Mother and Grandmother and was always there for us. We were fortunate enough to be there for her when she needed us the most. Life really does come full circle and love conquers all.
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to her true friends for their assistance with the care of her home and property. We would also like to thank the medical team and the Mazinkowski Heart Institute for extending our precious time with her by six months, as well as the Westview Palliative Homecare team and the Hospice team for their guidance, kindness and compassion while caring for her and supporting us step by step through her transition to Hospice. She was treated with dignity, compassion, love and respect, as were we. We couldn’t have asked for more.
Memorial donations in Angie’s honour may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.