Matushka Lena W. Ostashek

Matushka Lena W. Ostashek, wife of the late Archpriest William Ostashek, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord at the age of 105 on May 15, 2018.

Matushka Lena Ostashek was born to Wasyl and Raifta Ungurian on October 1, 1912.  She was baptized and grew up at Holy Ascension Church, Wasel, AB, where she and her husband were married in 1933.  After Father William’s ordination to the priesthood on February 19, 1968, the couple faithfully served numerous parishes in western Canada, at which she participated in various parish groups, fashioned liturgical vestments, and inspired many by her abiding faith.  On October 1, 2012, she was especially honored by family and friends at a celebration of her 100th birthday.

Matushka Lena is survived by her sons Nick, Mel [Regina] and Bob [Pat]; daughter Olga Hunka; and her loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, who fell asleep in the Lord in 1998, she was predeceased by her grandsons Darryl and Donald; daughter-in-law Lydia; son-in-law Dick Hunka; parents Wasyl and Raifta Ungurian; and her siblings.

Funeral services were celebrated at Saint Michael Church, Sachava, AB, on May 21, 2018 with interment at Holy Ascension Cemetery, Wasel, AB.

May Matushka Lena’s memory be eternal!