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Nestor Michael Chorney

September 7, 1937 ~ November 17, 2019 (age 82)


   It is with broken hearts that the family of Nestor Chorney announces his sudden passing on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre, Blairmore, AB.  He was 82 years of age.

   Nestor was born on September 7, 1937 at the family farm in Weasel Creek, AB.  He was the youngest of six boys.  Nestor was raised with an earnest work ethic and a profound love of the outdoors and wildlife.  He passed these traits on to his children and grandchildren.  As his health declined, his passion for feeding the wildlife increased and part of his days were always spent doing this.

   Nestor’s love of the Crowsnest Pass was known to everyone, but his greatest love was his family.  He was so proud of his children and all of their accomplishments, but mostly he was proud because they are good human beings and hard workers.

   The greatest sorrow of his life was losing his beloved daughter, Debbie in 2006.  He often said life in the Crowsnest Pass was forever changed for us.

   Nestor will be lovingly remembered by the love of his life, Willie, whom he was married to for fifty-seven years.  Nestor’s first year of teaching was in the little town of Blue Ridge, AB.  This is where he met Willie who was sixteen at the time.

   He also leaves behind his four children, Darcey (Craig) of Airdrie, AB, Denny of Florida, Dean (Karen) of Millarville, AB, and Dee-Anna (Simon) of London, England.

   Nestor cherished his grandchildren who in turn adored him: Brandy (Grant) of Cochrane, AB, Nolan of Edmonton, AB, Forrest of London, England, Corey of Lethbridge, AB, Nevin of Florida, Sharmaine of Calgary, AB, and baby Hugh of London, England, and his great grandchildren, Brynn, Graeme and Garner of Cochrane, AB, and Tirion of Westlock, AB.  Nothing made Nestor happier than when the grandkids spent the summers here so he could show them his beloved Crowsnest Pass.

   He is also survived his brother, Ambrose (Roseanna) of Parksville, BC; sister-in-law, Stephanie of Edmonton, AB; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

   Although it is hard to say goodbye, we take comfort in knowing that he is with his beloved daughter, Debbie.  They are probably already renovating things up there.

   Nestor was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Mary; his daughter, Debbie; his brothers, Romen, Myron, Orest and Slawko; and numerous extended family members.

   The Memorial Service was held at 11:00am on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (13126 - 21 Ave., Blairmore, AB) with Rev. Eva Stanley officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the York Creek Lodge Residents Association “Bus Fund” (PO Box 1050, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0).  Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.

(403) 562-8555

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Memorial Service
November 23, 2019

11:00 AM
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
13126 – 21 Avenue
Blairmore, Alberta T0K 0E0

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