November 16, 1939 – February 12, 2020
Mrs. Aurelie Balanchuk (nee Paulhus) age 80, of Edmonton died in Edmonton on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. She is survived by her daughter, Erlene (Grant) Monteith; her son, Paul Balanchuk; her 2 grandsons, Clarke and Bryce Monteith; her sister, Edwidge (Jacques) Gouin all of Edmonton; her sister-in-law, Florence Paulhus of Prince Albert; and her brother, Henri (Jean McBeth) Paulhus of Kelowna; also numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Aurelie was born in Batoche November 16, 1939, and moved with her family to Prince Albert in 1947 where she attended St. Paul’s School, then took a business course. In 1955 she ventured to Edmonton and secured a life-long career with CMHC, a career she loved and to which she was loyal through to her retirement. Aurelie was devoted and faithful to her Church and lengthy daily prayers included praise and thanksgiving to her God, the needs of all in her family and everyone in her life and included watching daily Mass on television and recitation of the Rosary. Aurelie and Peter were married in 1963 and he predeceased her in 2009. She was also predeceased by her parents Ferdinand and Alice (nee Boyer) Paulhus, Peter’s parents Jacob and Helen Balanchuk, 8 brothers: Clement (Alvina), Andre, Julien, Raphael “Ralph” (Lucille), Fernand, Marcien (Marvel), Eli, and Philippe, one sister Elmina (Henry) St. Amand also 3 nephews and one niece. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Aurelie’s niece Rebecca Glasscock.
Rev. Fr. Jim Holland officiating on
Monday, February 24, 2020
at 11:30 am
Fountain Gardens Funeral Chapel
10969 – 101 Street
Following service interment will take place at
St. Michael’s Cemetery
13819 – 82 Street
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Aurelie to
Hope Mission, Edmonton Food Bank or a charity of your choice.