Jean Ursulak (nee Roberton)
Jean Ursulak (nee Roberton) passed away peacefully on April 1, 2023 at the age of 89. She will be missed by her daughters Judy (Warner) Kunz and family Stefan (Jessi) Kunz, Graham (Claudia) Kunz; Wendy (Jim) Carey and family Adam (Morgan) Carey and their daughter Ramona, Daniel (Yasmin) Carey and their twins Jenna and Jordan; Marie Schulte and her family Colin (Alana) Schulte and Carmen Schulte.
She is also survived by her sisters Margie Rowe and Chris (Werner) Wennekamp, members of the Ursulak family and many nieces and nephews.
Jean was born on Belmont Farm near Lloydminster, Alberta to Dick and Barbara Roberton. In 1951 she entered the Vegreville School of Nursing, graduating in 1954. During her training in Vegreville she met Alex, who she married in 1956. She was a devoted nurse, dedicating her career to spinal cord injuries. After retirement she continued to contribute to the community. She was an active volunteer in her church, the University of Alberta Hospital and the Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Center Society (SCITCS). Jean and Alex enjoyed travelling, visiting many places in the world and spending winters in California. She treasured time with her family, especially her six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A memorial service will take place April 10, 2023, at 2 pm at Ottewell United Church, 6611-93 A Avenue NW, Edmonton, T6B 0X1. Following the service, family and friends are invited for fellowship and refreshment at the church.
Memorial donations may made to Ottewell United Church or SCITCS PO Box 76007 Southgate, Edmonton, AB, T6G 0H7.
Sincere condolences are sent to Jean’s family from the Seniors’ Golf Club at Rundle. Jean golfed with us years ago and we so enjoyed her company. I had to go back to 2006 to find her name on my records so it’s a while since she joined us. Your family had a wonderful mother to guide you all.
Hello Chris, Judy, Wendy, and Marie – and all of the Ursulak and Winnekamp clans. I am sorry that I wasn’t able to make it out to join in Jean’s funeral tribute, but I wanted to send you all my condolences. John and Colleen sent the link to the video, thank you for sharing it.
I was glad that Patti and Wanda could attend to represent the Gratz clan – I know how special Jean was to our whole family, but especially Mom. I have great memories of family visits with everyone at Auntie Barbara and Uncle Dick’s place, and Jean was always a dynamo.
In 1986 I was fortunate to live with Jean and Alex for a summer in high school while I had a summer job in Edmonton. They were kind a gracious hosts and it was fun to live with family as Jean made it feel like home. I loved the enthusiastic conversations with them on any and every topic.
Jean was a wonderful person and was always kind and giving, she was like a sister to my Mom, and I will miss her.
With love and heartfelt condolences,
Derek, Bonnie, Brock and Reid