With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Emily Melka Juris on April 7, 2023. She was called home by her Heavenly Father at the glorious age of 90.
Emily was born in Iron Springs, AB on February 1, 1933 to loving parents, Albert and Katherin Bilcik. She was raised to be kind, charitable, hard-working, and to have unwavering faith in God and she learned these lessons well. She demonstrated all these qualities and more in her roles as a daughter, sister, wife mother and friend, and through her involvement with the Catholic Women’s League in Picture Butte, AB and Creston, BC, as well as with the Canadian Royal Purple. After the passing of her beloved husband of sixty-four years, Steve in 2015, Emily moved from Creston, BC to the Crowsnest Pass, AB where she soon developed many lasting friendships.
When she wasn’t busy taking care of her family, Emily enjoyed sewing, painting and gardening. She also loved to dance and became quite the skilled golfer over the years. Wonderful memories of Emily will remain in the hearts of all who knew her, and may we gain comfort from knowing that Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her daughters, Kathy (Ken) Benson of Lethbridge, AB and Diane (Hal) Nummi of Coleman, AB; her son, Ron Juris of Creston, BC; her grandchildren, Steve (Shannon), Sheryl (John), Emily (Steve), Stephanie, Michelle (Paul), Kimberli (Dustin), Kristin (Brady), Katherine, Allison and Alivia; her great-grandchildren, Regan Benson, Kylar & Colby Loman, Lucas & Rory Berday, Owen & Meghan Shields and Mya & Isla Nakama; her son-in-law, Robert Berday; her sisters-in-law, Eleanor Bilcik and Marian Bilcik; numerous nieces and nephews; her extended family and many friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Steve Juris; her parents, Albert and Katherin Bilcik; her daughter, Angie Berday; and her brothers, Gerry Bilcik, Albert Bilcik and Lawrence Bilcik.
A Memorial Mass will be held at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Parish (13126 – 21 Ave. Blairmore, AB) on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11:00 am with Fr. Joseph Nagothu as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by Peaks To Pines Residents Association (PO Box 580, Coleman, AB T0K 0M0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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