Posted: October 19th, 2016


CLARA SHEMANCHUK, beloved wife of Joseph Shemanchuk of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the age of 87 years.

Besides her husband, she is lovingly remembered by her children, Allan Shemanchuk of Edmonton and Ron (Sandy) Shemanchuk of Lethbridge; grandchildren: Julie (John Lester) Shemanchuk, Dan (Jenna) Shemanchuk, Laura (Joel) Gordon, Jeffrey (Eileen) Shemanchuk and Leah Shemanchuk; six great- grandchildren; her three brothers: Metro (Cecile) Chrapko, Ronald (Elaine) Chrapko and Ivan (Sandy) Chrapko; sister-in-law Elizabeth Chrapko as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Clara was predeceased by her parents, John and Eva Chrapko and her brother, Victor Chrapko.

Clara was born on July 5, 1929 in Foisy, AB. She was educated there till grade 9 then completed high school in Edmonton. Following her schooling, she returned to help on the family farm. Clara met Joseph in Edmonton and they were married on September 1, 1951. Together they had two children and after a stay in Saskatoon, moved to Lethbridge.

Clara was a kind and loving person who enjoyed socializing. She loved to travel with Joseph and liked to play Bridge, garden and was a good cook. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329-15th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB, on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.

In memory of Clara, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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4 Condolences for “SHEMANCHUK, Clara”

  1. Val Taylor says:

    I was very sad to hear of Clara’s passing. Deepest condolences to Joe and family. Clara was a joy to be around and she will be missed by all who knew her. God bless. Val Taylor

  2. Steve Luchkow & Janet McIntosh says:

    We’re very sorry about the loss of Auntie Clara. She was a warm, loving auntie who always cared about what was happening in our lives. It was wonderful to visit with her at Jeffrey & Eileen’s wedding. We are unable to attend the service but will be thinking of the Shemanchuk and Chrapko families at this time.
    Steve, Janet, Ellen & family

  3. Mary Luchkow says:

    Clara was my sister. I wish she had been living closer to me. Clara was a kind, gentle and giving person. She had a unique sense of humor that would make you laugh at even the saddest times. We had many happy times together. Although distance kept us apart, the times we had were very memorable. Thank you, Clara, for being you.


  4. Ken Luchkow says:

    Aunt Clara was my favorite aunt. What made her so special was that she always took the time to show an interest in my life as a boy, and later as an adult, in an era when kids were expected to be seen, but not heard. I’ll always remember her as kind and caring. I have great memories of her meticulously wrapped Christmas gifts adorned with her signature curly bows.

    When Al and I played football together at the U of A, the announcers would often extend a warm hello to “Clara in Lethbridge who is sitting in her car on
    her driveway listening to the game.” It was the place she received the best radio reception!

    It was nice to visit with Aunt Clara and her family in April. As in the past, she asked about me and my family.

    She holds a special place in our hearts.

    Ken Luchkow and family

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