Obituary of Dorothy June SIAK (nee Smith)
June 7, 1929 – Grande Prairie, Alberta
July 19, 2021 – Calgary Alberta
June Siak of Turner Valley, AB, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 at the age of 92 years.
June was born in Grande Prairie, AB, on June 7, 1929, to parents Dorothy and Bertram Smith. She graduated from A.L. Fortune Secondary School in Enderby, BC. June married Michael Siak on November 20, 1948. June loved to go camping, and fishing, her most memorable vacation was the camping trip this year, at 92 years old! She also had a passion for the Ocean and a good jigsaw puzzle. June adored her family, and loved that every generation still wanted to come and visit her. Above all family was the most important thing to June. She will be most remembered for being an amazing and loving Mom.
"Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain,
When you awaken in the mornings hush
I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die."
June is survived by her four daughters and two sons-in-law, Dorothy and Terry Cowell, Wendy Watmough, Holly and Robert Genois, and Gail Siak; daughter-in-law Shawn Siak, ten grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. June is also survived by her sister Marie Stickland.
June was predeceased by her loving husband Michael Siak, parents, Dorothy and Bertram Smith; son Bob Siak, and son-in-law Vern Watmough. She was also predeceased by her sister and two brothers-in-law, Joyce and George Wolfe, and Glen Stickland.
A Celebration of June’s Life will be held at Turner Valley Legion (121 Sunset Blvd East, Turner Valley, AB) on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed here.
The family would like to say thank you to all the staff and Doctors at Oilfields General Hospital in Black Diamond, AB, and the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, AB, for all their care and compassion they showed June and her family, at their most difficult and vulnerable time.
In living memory of June Siak, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET SE, CALGARY, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.