In Loving Memory Of

Jacqueline Rose Federuik

January 15, 1968 - August 28, 2012


Jacqueline (Jackie), passed away at the QEII Hospital in Grande Prairie on August 28, 2012, at the age of 44 years. She was born on January 15, 1968 at the Spirit River Hospital. Jackie attended the University of Alberta, where she got her teaching degree. Then she worked at the after school care in Edmonton for one year before going to teach at Grovedale Penson School for 10 years. After this she started her family and when her children were older, she went back to substituting for Peace Wapiti School Division until she passed away. After a four year courtship, she married Don Federuik and they recently celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary. She could strike up a conversation with anyone, anywhere and had a great sense of humor. Jackie is survived by her husband Don, sons Jadon, Aaron and Riley; stepdaughter Jen Federuik (Randy Krinke), and their children Kalem and Axton McCallum; stepson Donnie Federuik (Megan Smith) and their children Tianna and Shadoe; stepdaughter Melissa Heidt and her children Carman and Dayton; stepson Sheldon and Mel Federuik and their children Tayrell and Taylore; as well as her many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her mother Theresa Zajac, brothers Ron and Jason; mother in-law Stella Federuik, brother in-law Jerry and wife Cheryl and her many friends. She was predeceased by her father Joe S. Zajac, uncle John Zan, uncle Ben Kramer, father in-law John Federuik and brother in-law Gordon Federuik. A viewing will be held on Friday, August 31, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm at Christian Fellowship Assembly in Grande Prairie. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 11:00am with viewing prior to service at 10:30am at Christian Fellowship Assembly (11449 92 Street Grande Prairie). A very special thank you to the doctors and staff in the ICU at QEII Hospital for all your care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice or to an Educational Fund at Bank of Nova Scotia.


Don, Jadon, Aaron and Riley Sorry to hear of Jackie's passing. There are no words to ease your pain and sorrow at this time. Please know that we all share that hurt with you. Jackie was a beautiful person inside and out, full of life and energy. God has brought her home with him for reasons unknown. Cherish your memories and hold them close to your heart. Love Jenn, Justin and girls

posted by Jennifer Elliott, : Aug 31, 2012


We are very sorry for your loss. Jackie was an amazing person and will be missed greatly. The pride she showed for her family was seen everyday while she was teaching. You were never far from her mind. All our kids had the honor of having Jackie teach them. Each day Jackie would be at school our kids would come home withH stories to tell about Don, her boys or chuckwagon racing. Always remember she loved you tons. We will remember her always.

posted by Richard & Dawn Viguie and Family, Grovedale : Aug 31, 2012


I am very sad for your loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Always keep your Mom's memories close in your hearts.

posted by Mrs. Campbell, Grande Prairie, AB : Aug 30, 2012


sending our deepest condolences to the family.

posted by claudia maria woolsey and sons, Edmonton,Alberta : Aug 30, 2012


On behalf of the GPPWFL we would like to extend our love,thoughts and prayers to Don and the boys.

posted by GPPWFL, Grande Prairie,Alberta : Aug 31, 2012


Our sincerest sympathies on your tragic loss. Jackie was an angel to all her knew her on earth, and will certainly be a favorite in Heaven.

posted by Pat and Dave Seymour, Grovedale. AB : Aug 31, 2012


I am so very sad for your entire family. I had the pleasure of knowing Jackie through her volunteering for Odyssey House. Her warm heart and beautiful smile was always vsable to all our ladies. Norma New Beginnings Outreach Coordinator

posted by Norma Peterson, Grande Prairie, Ab. : Aug 30, 2012


Continued… Jackie was a beautiful human being in good times and in struggle. I remember how often I admired her, and was jealous of her. The only regret I ever knew Jackie to have was that asymmetrical “mushroom” haircut she got in grade 12 – and she blamed us for letting her get her grad picture taken in it! I was in Jackie’s life when she and Ron welcomed JJ into the world. He lit up her life. She was the proudest big sister I have ever known! I can only imagine how simply overjoyed she must have been to welcome Jadon, Aaron and Riley and the whole clan into her world through Don’s love. To Theresa, Don, family, and our friends, I am sorry that after all the life and love and laughter we shared that I wasn’t there to hold Jackie’s hand this time when her heart was breaking – but I trust God was there with her – as He is now, loving her and assuring her that His love and grace and mercy will remain with each of you until we are all reunited with her, and Joe, in Christ’s endless unfailing embrace. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never ends (1 Corinthians 18: 7-8a). Karen (Hudson) Kuhnert

posted by Karen (Hudson) Kuhnert, : Aug 31, 2012


For about nine years, Jackie was an everyday presence in my life. We went to high school and university together. We lived and curled together. We fretted our career journeys and started our adult lives together. We shared hopes and dreams. We shared Spirit River and Edmonton friends and we made memories together – winter hot tub parties in the backyard of our house, sing-a-longs at the downtown Rose and Crown, line dancing at Esmeralda’s and Cook County Saloon. We laughed and laughed and we cooked and decorated and gardened and cried together. We even screamed for Michael Bolton together (it was the 80’s and 90’s). Life wasn’t always smooth. Jake could never get me to go with her family to Costco, and I could never get her to care much about politics. But, we knew one another’s hearts - deeply. She held my hand as my dad was dying of cancer. And I held her hand when her heart was breaking too. That’s what friends do. Jackie loved the After School Care Centre in Edmonton and her teaching program at the U of A. These were such fantastic fits for the gifts God had given her. She naturally excelled with children and staff and although her work was already creative and dynamic, she nonetheless constantly improved her teaching and presentation skills because she cared to do well for the sake of someone else’s learning and life development. (continued in next entry)...

posted by Karen (Hudson) Kuhnert, : Aug 31, 2012


Don, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So shocked and so sorry to hear of your loss. Stay strong, sending hugs your way. Sandy

posted by Sandra Eddy, First Student GP : Aug 30, 2012


Jackie and her family are in our thoughts and hearts at this very sad time. We have many special memories of our time spent with Jackie when she lived in Edmonton. We will always keep her smile, laugh, huge heart and amazing spirit in our hearts. She was a good friend, and we were blessed to have her touch our lives. Until we meet again, rest in peace dear friend.

posted by Kim & Jesse Johnson, Edmonton, AB : Sep 01, 2012


Don, and boys, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so shocked and saddened by the news. You were very blessed to have had Jackie in your lives... She was an amazing, generous lady. She impacted everyone around her with her generosity and willingness to help. I will miss her greatly.

posted by Jennifer Sietsma, Grande Prairie : Aug 30, 2012


Don and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I didn't know Jackie well but well enough that i do know she was kind and thoughtful. she will be greatly missed.

posted by Cynthia, Grande Prairie, AB : Aug 29, 2012


Jackie, I am so blessed I meet you while working at the dental office. Your presense, your smile and our wonderful conversations we had ,when I should have been working haha I will never forget that. What a wonderful,beautiful, loving mother, wife and friend you were. I will miss you deeply and will miss your smiling face come thru the door . Miss you so much Jackie but I know when I think of you , I always smile :) you have touched my heart !!! crystal , front desk cygnet dental xoxoxo

posted by Crystal Twin #1, Grande Prairie : Aug 29, 2012


I am so sorry for the loss of Jackie! She was an amazing lady!!

posted by Samantha Drysdale, grovedale : Aug 29, 2012


posted by Pam Knoblauch and family, Spirit River : Aug 29, 2012


You always had the biggest smile that made everyone else around you smile, and in school we always knew where you were, your laughter gave you away!!!! You will be greatly missed by everyone who had the chance to know you!!!!

posted by Diana Trarback (McAusland), : Aug 29, 2012


Mrs. Frederuik, thanks for being the most kind teacher I have had. You really are a wonderful person, and you will be greatly missed.

posted by Brooke Golnick, Grande prairie : Aug 30, 2012


Jackie, my beautiful friend. The world became dimmer when we lost you. You are and will always be loved. What a precious gift the world had, when we got to share you with your beautiful family. I'm honored to have been your friend and fellow teacher. I know we will meet again.

posted by Lori, Grovedale : Aug 30, 2012



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