Posted: May 20th, 2023

VERA SHASKIN 1934 – 2023 Mrs. Vera Shaskin of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. John Shaskin, passed away at Legacy due to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at the age of 88 years.
Vera was born near Lyubotyn, Ukraine on July 10, 1934, to parents Fedor and Anna Tyznenko and sister Dusi. The family left Ukraine in 1944 for a better life on a horse drawn wagon. Their journey lasted 6 years primarily in Austria and Venezuela and ending in Southern Alberta, reuniting with Dusi and her family as she started in Austria. Vera met John Shaskin in 1951, fell in love and married in January 1952. Vera and John were blessed with the birth of Elizabeth, Constantine (Ken) and Mark. She lived her life focused on family and church. A stay-at-home mom, she kept the household stable so John could pursue a course for success. Vera liked to socialize with friends and family playing card games, going dancing, hosting, attending large family get togethers, and traveling to warm destinations around the world.
Vera is survived by her daughter Elizabeth; 2 sons Ken (Tina) and Mark (Lori); grandchildren John (Jana), Dustin (Caroline), Thomas (Julie), Bradley and Jennifer; 3 sisters Dusi, Luba and Linda (Dale); great grandchildren Rowan, Nathan, Channing, Marshall and Maren.
Besides her beloved husband John, Vera was predeceased by her parents Fedor and Anna; brothers in law Stephen Shaskin, Walter Shaskin, Terry McIntosh and Henry Herasemluk.
A Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 pm, on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am, on Friday, May 26, 2023, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610, 4 STREET SOUTH, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Anton Ciobanu, celebrant.
Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, 3131 1 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4H4, or the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, 40-1202, 2 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 0E3.
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