Louise Barbara Urkevich


It is with tremendous heartbreak that the family of Louise Urkevich announce her passing on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the age of 81 years. Born at Moon Lake, Louise remained in the area for her entire life. Louise was an integral fabric of her community and will be fondly remembered for her involvement in the Drayton Valley Farmer’s Markets. Louise’s Ukrainian cuisine, especially her perogies, will be greatly missed. Louise will forever be lovingly remembered by her children, Donna Urkevich, Shirley (Doug) Westlund, Marjorie (Larry) Westlund, Roland (Shirley-Ann) Urkevich and Jeffrey (Jennifer) Urkevich; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; uncle, Julian Lang; brothers, Frank Lang and Edward (Doris) Lang; sisters-in-law, Mary Edwards and Annadean Lang; several extended family and many special life-long friends. Louise is predeceased by her parents, Eva and Rudolf Lang; husband, Nick Urkevich; granddaughter, Brittany Urkevich; sister, Marjorie Ecker and brother, Richard Lang. A celebration of Louise’s life will be held at the MacKenzie Conference Centre, 5745 45 Avenue, Drayton Valley, on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Dwayne Henley officiating. Interment will be held at Brightwood Cemetery. For those who so desire, memorial donations in Louise’s honour may be made directly to Beehive Support Services Association, 5056 50 Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1R6.

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5745-45 Avenue Drayton Valley AB CA

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Brightwood Cemetery - Drayton Valley

North on Range Road 73 Past Moon Lake Community Hall, on West side

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Shona Holzer

I called her Mom all through school… my second home! My thoughts are with you all, hugs xo

Laura Kos

Louise was simply amazing. She was a home grown woman who lived her life that way. I will always remember her warmth and the way she always knew and welcomed people. I have many great childhood memories of visiting the farm. And of course, her homemade food is a lifelong tribute to a life well lived. Many people could learn from that. God bless Louise and all of you. Much love is sent your way.

Diana Krishka

I will always cherish this wonderful lady. Her heart and soul were that of an Angel that God gave to us. My memories will live on. She was a extremely beautiful and precious woman and loved everyone. So sorry for your loss. Just remember she is looking down and watching over us everyday now.

Kirsten Jevne

My heart goes out to you all today. Louise’s smile was always encouraging . Condolences to you.

Lois Gilbertson

So sorry to hear of the passing of such a beautiful lady! She certainly will be missed! Hugs and prayers to all!

Marion Dunlop

Im so sorry to hear of your heartwrenching loss!
May God hold you in his hands and make your sorrow a little easier.

Maureen Schwab

Louise was the hardest working person I ever met . She will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts are with her family .

Zetta MacRae and Family

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Louise was a pillar of the community and she will be greatly missed.

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