Eugene Smereka

March 2, 2021 22 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

With tearful hearts but embracing our cherished memories of a loving Husband, Dad and Gido, the family of Eugene Smereka announces his passing on February 26, 2021 at the age of 74.

Eugene will be greatly missed by his wife of 52 years, Linda; daughters Nicole Fluet (Paul) and Shawna Royer (Gilles); grandchildren Jamie & Alannah Dean, John & Gina Royer and Lyssa & Jayden Fluet; and his sister Diane Bourbeau (Hubert). He will also be fondly remembered by a large extended family and many good friends.

Eugene was predeceased by his parents Bill and Virginia Smereka and his nephew and godson Michael Bourbeau.

The family thanks you for sharing their sorrow. Your thoughtfulness and support are greatly appreciated. Thanks to staff at Leduc Hospital (Unit 22) and St. Joseph’s Palliative Care unit. We are especially grateful for Dr. Rebecca Saunders’ care and compassion.

Due to COVID restrictions, the family will make arrangements for a celebration of life at a later date when we can share hugs, tears and stories.

Memorial donations can be made in Eugene’s name to Haying in the 30’s or the Alberta Diabetes Foundation.


  1. Our condolences. He will be missed at the Senior Center Ed and Raymonde

    • Very sorry to hear of Eugene’s passing. Worked with him for many years at the University. He always had a smile on his face and enjoyed his company.

  2. So very sorry to hear about the passing of Eugene. I knew him from the University and he and Linda lived very close to us in our neighbourhood. We always enjoyed chatting with him on our walks past his house after he had retired. He will be missed.
    Our sincere condolences.

  3. Our Condolences to the Smereka family R.I.P. Eugene.

  4. Deepest condolences Nicole to you and your family.

    • Condolences to the family, friends and all who knew Eugene.

  5. Thinking of you at this sad time and wishing you peace.. Sending our condolences.

    • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  6. Deepest sympathy Linda, to you and your family.

  7. My deepest sympathy to Nicole and your entire family. Eugene will be missed, he was a great person to work with at the university. I always looked forward to our discussions in the basement of the Admin Building. Phil Webb

  8. Our sincere condolences to you Linda & your family on Eugene,s
    passing, was always so nice to have a chat & visit whenever we would see each other!

  9. Our deepest sympathies to your family. No words can describe how sorry we are for your loss.

  10. Someone so special can never be forgotten. I worked with Eugene for many years and he taught me so much.

  11. I worked with Eugene for several years and enjoyed his professionalism and his humour.
    My condolences to the family.

  12. Sorry to hear the news of Eugene’s passing. He was a very nice man, good at what he did and always had lots of smiles. He made working at the University just that much more fun.

  13. Our condolences to Eugene’s family. Our hearts and prayers will be with you during this sad time.

    • My whole heart and thoughts are with all of you. I have so many great memories of Eugene and your family. Much love to you all. He will be missed dearly.

  14. Condolences to Eugene’s family. I worked with Eugene for many years at
    the U of A, and he made coming to work a pleasure. He could be counted
    on to fix anything, had a great sense of humor and will be missed.

    • Sheila and I are so very sad to hear of Eugene’s passing. The Smereka’s
      were great neighbours for at least 30 years.

  15. Linda and family, Caring thoughts of you at this very sorrowful time. May you find peace and comfort in the treasured memories of your life together. Heartfelt sympathy, Hugs

  16. Sincere sympathy to you and your family. He was always a willing work at our senior center. Bernice Kaleka and Ken Detta.

  17. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Margo and Abe Fenske (Nicks family)

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