SARMAGA Grave Stones

SARMAGA, Juanita (nee Herrick): October 23, 1923 - March 26, 2017 {also on Herrick grave stone page}

Juanita Sarmaga
   Juanita Sarmaga, longtime resident of Bezanson, AB, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Grande Prairie, AB, at the age of 93 years. Juanita was born in Blackie, AB, and raised in the Woking area. She spent her youth living and working around Grande Prairie and settled in Bezanson with her husband Stanley Sarmaga in 1954. Juanita and Stan lived on the Sarmaga farm where they raised three children. Summers were spent farming and picnicking and winters were spent playing cards with the neighbour card club and curling. Juanita enjoyed watching curling right up to her passing. She loved reminiscing about bonspielling in Bezanson. After Stan's death in 1989, she stayed on the family farm until 2016, when she moved to Heritage lodge and then, most recently, to the Grande Prairie Care Centre. People close to her have many stories about how much fun she was to be around. She was always playing practical jokes, playfully teasing her family and caregivers, and laughing. Juanita enjoyed a good outing and eating dessert first. Juanita is survived by her children: Garry (Janet), Don (Don), and Gayle (Carey) Unsworth; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
   A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017, at 2:00pm, at Oliver's Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Special thanks to Dr. Odufuwa, the Staff of the Grande Prairie Care Centre, and the Nurses of 3 North at the QEII.   
   Condolences may be sent by visiting
Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 • Obituary

SARMAGA, Stanley: July 18, 1921 - September 1, 1989 {also on Herrick grave stone page}

Stan Sarmaga
   Mr. Stan Sarmaga passed away in Grande Prairie, Alberta. on Friday, September 1, 1989, at the age of 68.
   Stan was a lifetime resident of the Bezanson area, where he was born on July 18, 1921. He farmed his father's homestead until his passing. As a younger man, he spent his winters working in the bush, and later worked several years for the Department of Highways.
   He will he sadly missed by his loving wile, Juanita: sons: Garry (Janet) of Bezanson, and Don of Calgary. daughter Gayle Goldsmith of Bezanson: granddaughters: Glenda and Tammy Sarmaga, and Amy Goldsmith. brother, John (Sadie) of Bezanson: bothers-in-law: Willis Herrick, and Cliff (Harriet) Herrick of Woking, many nieces, nephews, and friends.
   He was predeceased by his parents, and sister. Ann Herrick.
   Funeral service for the late Stan Sarmaga will he held at the Oliver Funeral Chapel, Grande Prairie, Alberta, on Tuesday, September 5, I989, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Jake Thiessen officiating. Interment to follow in the Glen Leslie Cemetery.
   Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Oliver Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Telephone 532-2929.
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 05 Sep 1989, Tue - Page 2

Juanita Herrick married Stanley Sarmaga

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SARMAGA, John: May 21, 1919 - April 23, 2005 {also on Gaboury grave stone page}

John Sarmaga
   John Sarmaga beloved husband of Sadie, resident of Grande Prairie formerly of Bezanson, it is with deep sadness, the Sarmaga family said goodbye to John Sarmaga, age 85, on Saturday, April 23, 2005.
   Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 2 p.m. from the Bezanson Community Church. Interment will follow at the Glen Leslie Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Smoky Legion, #244, Box 11 Bezanson, AB; Canadian Cancer Society; or the charity of your choice.
   Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel and Crematorium.

CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 26 Apr 2005, Tue
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SARMAGA, Sadie Gertrude: February 29, 1924 - September 15, 2021 {also on Gaboury grave stone page}

Sadie Gertrude Sarmaga (nee Gaboury)
   Sadie Gertrude Sarmaga (nee Gaboury), resident of Grande Prairie, AB, was born February 29, 1924, in Rosthern, SK, and passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in Grande Prairie, at the age of 97 years.
   Sadie finished her schooling in Grande Prairie and then teacher training in Normal School in Edmonton, AB. For the 1942-43 term, she taught in a one-room school at Tranquility and then at Fitzsimmons School for the term 1943-44. During this 2nd year of teaching, she married John Sarmaga on October 30, 1943, on his extended leave from army service.
   During the next years 14 years she stayed at home to raise her 5 children, and to help John on the farm northeast of Bezanson, AB. Sadie also enjoyed working outside in her garden and greenhouse, plus indulging in her favorite pastime of honing her horseshoe skills whenever she could persuade John to be her opponent.
   Both Sadie and John continued those spirited and highly competitive horseshoe matches throughout their retirement years. Sadie also enjoyed sewing and needlework whenever she could fit it into her busy life.
   Sadie returned to teaching the younger grades in Bezanson, after Audrey was born, where she also filled the position of Principal for a number of years. She later taught Grade 2 at Harry Balfour School in Grande Prairie until her retirement in 1980.
   Her students and grandchildren alike remember and fondly describe Sadie as an easy-going, accepting and nurturing soul who took the time to notice, listen, and make each of them feel special and important She doted on her grandchildren in her later years, creating and participating in activities they enjoyed, and never allowing them to say the B word (bored) as it was not in Grandma’s vocabulary.
   Sadie and John were strong members and faithful supporters of the various early churches in Bezanson. Sadie taught Sunday School for many years and was a dependable volunteer in a number of positions on their Boards. They attended and supported the Bezanson Community Church until they left the farm and moved to Grande Prairie in 1998.
   Throughout their retirement, Sadie loved exploring new and favorite places with John in their truck and camper, and later in their motorhome. They especially enjoyed Jasper, AB, and the mountains, but made a number of longer trips to visit relatives in Windsor, ON, and Dauphin, MB.
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Sadie Gaboury married John Sarmaga (1943)

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Block 64 Lot 3 & 4

SARMAGA, Mary: 1901 - 1984 {also on Boyartchuk grave stone page}
Mary Sarmaga
   Mrs. Mary Sarmaga passed away at Grande Prairie, Alta on Fri., March 2, 1984, at the age of 82.
   She had resided in Bezanson prior to moving to Grande Prairie in 1961.
   Mrs. Sarmaga is survived by 2 sons - John (Sadie) and Stanley Juanita of Bezanson: 1 daughter, Ann Herrick of Grande Prairie, 8 gramictuldrtbn and 10 great grand-children, 1 brother, John Boyartchuk of Calgary, 1 sister, Eva Mylyk of Edmonton She was predeceased by her husband, Stephen, in 1981, 2 brothers, Charlie and Oliver, and 2 sisters, Kasnia and Johanna.
   Funeral service for the late Mary Sarmaga will ht. held at the Oliver Funeral Chapel, Grande Prairie, on Tues , March 6, 1984, at 2 p.m.. with Pastor Ron Neufeld officiating. Interment to take place in the Glen Leslie Cemetery. In lieu or flowers, memorial donations to the charity of one's choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
   Funeral arrangements by Oliver Funeral Chapel .
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 05 Mar 1984, Mon  •  Page 3

SARMAGA, Stephen: 1889 - 1981 {also on Boyartchuk grave stone page}

Stephen Sarmaga
   Stephen Sarmaga passed away at Grande Prairie on Sunday. Aug 2, 1981, at the age of 91 years.
   He was born in the Ukraine and had been a long time resident of the Bezanson, Grande Prairie district. He is survived by his wife Mary of Grande Prairie; three children. John (Sadie) of Bezanson, Stanley (Juanitia) of Bezanson and Ann Herrick at Grande Prairie, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, brother Fred of Manitoba, and sister Katherine Demchuk of Manitoba. He was predeceased by three brothers Nick, Metro and Mike and two sisters, Mary and Pearl.
   Funeral service for the late Stephen Sarmaga will be held at Oliver Funeral Chapel on Friday at 2 p.m., with Rev Ron Neufeld officiating. Interment to follow at Glen Leslie Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetic Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.
   Funeral arrangements by Oliver Funeral Home
CLIPPED FROM - The Daily Herald-Tribune, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, 05 Aug 1981, Wed  •  Page 3

Mary Boyartchuk married Stephen Sarmaga (1918)

Block 45, Lot 2 & Block 45, Lot 3

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