January 24, 1918 - December 20, 2018
Quietly, with dignity and grace, Lillie (Gulak) Crotenko passed away on December 20, 2018 at the age of almost 101 years at Seasons Retirement Community, High River, Alberta. Lillie was predeceased by her husband, Peter Crotenko, in 1992 & son-in-law, Brock Craik in 2015. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, Nanny and Grandmama. She leaves behind a family who are grateful for the love she shared and who miss her dearly; Daughters Glori (Walt) Bardua and Sheri (Jim Derkatch); grandchildren Brad (Barbara); Darrell; Erin (Vicki); Jon (Nikki); Ashley (Derek); great grand-sons, Ben & Brock; very special nephews and nieces; & her dearest friend, Jim Nutzhorn. Lil’s sparkling personality and energy touched the lives of the many friends she held dear in Canora, Moose Jaw & High River. She will be remembered for her love and amazing spirit. Lillie was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) in recognition of her contributions to Canada. She was a dedicated volunteer and served on the executives of organizations, such as Canadian Red Cross, Saskatchewan Arts & Multicultural, Parkland College, Hospital Auxiliary, Library Board, United Church Presbytery, Canadian Cancer Society, United Appeal, Beta Sigma Phi Director, Women’s Missionary Society, UCW and more. Lillie volunteered hundreds of hours teaching English to new Canadians. They would come to study in her home learning to speak, count and read. She was recognized by the Province of Saskatchewan for her continuous community involvement. Lillie was enthusiastic, busy and lived life to the fullest to her last day. Funeral and interment will take place at a later date at Canora, Saskatchewan. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Lil’s name can be directed to the Canadian Red Cross. From Proverbs 31: 25 - 29 Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying: Many daughters have done nobly But you excel them all. Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.
Quietly, with dignity and grace, Lillie (Gulak) Crotenko passed away on December 20, 2018 at the age of almost 101 years at Seasons Retirement Community, High River, Alberta. Lillie was predeceased by her husband, Peter Crotenko, in 1992 &... View Obituary & Service Information
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