Josephine KUZMA (nee Ewanyshyn)

Obituary of Josephine Rose KUZMA (nee Ewanyshyn)

June 18, 1952 – Birtle, Manitoba

June 18, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta


It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of our wife and mother, Josephine Kuzma on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the age of 68 years.


Josephine was born in Birtle, MB, on June 18, 1952. She moved to Calgary, AB in 1953. She lived a short stint back in MB from 1961-1963 before she settled down back in Calgary. She met George in grade ten, in 1966. They were married in 1975 and enjoyed many years together. She loved spending time at the cabin with her family and friends. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family after a tough battle with cancer.


Josephine is survived by her husband of forty-five years, George Kuzma, son Kevin Kuzma, daughter Angela Kuzma, son-in-law Ryan Stefaniszyn, and three beautiful grandchildren, Ruby, Willow and Dylan.


Josephine is also survived by her twin brother Joe Ewanyshyn, brother Eugene (Mary) Ewanyshyn, sister-in-law Lillian Ewanyshyn, brother-in-law Stan Reiser, mother-in-law Annie Kuzma, sister-in-law Julie Dalla Costa, sister-in-law Shirley (Frank) Guidolin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.


Josephine was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Helen Ewanyshyn, sister Frances Reiser, brother Arnold Ewanyshyn, and father-in-law Jiri Kuzma.


A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Josephine’s obituary at


In living memory of Josephine Kuzma, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD SE, CALGARY, AB T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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