Leona Mae Estheuline Cheret-Paprocky of Medicine Hat, beloved wife of the late Nyck Paprocky, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 22, 2023, at the age of 92 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Thomas (Gladys), Armand (Sharon), Dollard, Zo (Bill) Drummond, and daughter-in-law Sue Cheret. She also leaves to cherish her memory her grandchildren, great grandchildren, one sister Fay Pancoast and sister-in-law Velma Pancoast as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Nyck, Leona was predeceased by her parents Guy and True Pancoast; sons, Larry and Forrest; daughter Pauline; granddaughter Claudette and grandson LouPaul; the father of her children Paul Cheret; brothers, Lindsay and Hugh; sisters, Lela and Juanita. Leona was born on May 12, 1931, in Bowell, Alberta to Guy and True Pancoast. She attended primary school in Bowell and later high school at St. Theresa’s Academy in Medicine Hat. After years spent hairdressing, she became an owner/operator of Central Cabs. Leona was very active in the community, spending countless hours volunteering for various charities. She was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and a long standing member of the Moose Lodge and Royal Canadian Legion. Leona’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Havenview for their kindness, support and care shown to Leona during her stay there. Family and friends who wish to pay their respects may do so one hour prior to service time. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with Life Celebrant Pat Grisonich officiating. A private interment will take place at Redcliff Cemetery. The service will be live streamed. Those who wish to attend virtually, please visit pattisonfuneralhome.com and select live streaming, then select the youtube (arrow). Those who wish to remember Leona with a donation may do so to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, Medicine Hat c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation 710 - 10123 99 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 or online at albertacancer.ca/in-memory.
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