Jean Grela

Obituary of Jean Grela

Jean Rita Grela, beloved wife of the late Edward Grela, entered into the arms of Jesus on March 12, 2023 at the age of 91 years. Jean was the youngest and the last of 13 children born to Alex and Mary Buchynski.  She and Edward were married on November 10, 1952 and were the proud parents of six children: Theresa (Alain) Gobeil, Elizabeth (Brian) Lix, Sylvia Chrunik, Bernard Grela, Joseph (Monica) Grela, and Jim (Jacalyn) Grela.  She has in her legacy 14 grandchildren: Marcella (Albert) Roach, Kim  (Janna) Gobeil, Melanie (David) Tamney, Mandy (Jordan) Henry, Daniel (Caryn) Lix, Erin Lix (Yoan Bernatchez), Christy Chrunik, Melissa (Maurice) Larocque, Chelsea Chrunik, Brendan (Josephine) Grela, Sara Grela, Aidan, Alex and Annika Grela, and 13 great-grandchildren: Shane, Jack, Tucker, Maxwell, Kyela, Isabella, Hank, Lydia, Sierra, Kinsley, Nataliya, Austin and Harley.  Jean made her home in Paddockwood for many years and enjoyed her beautiful flower gardens.  Jean and Edward moved to Prince Albert in 1980 where she has lived ever since. Jean faced many health challenges with stubborn bravery and great dignity.  Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2023 at St. Michael Parish, 1505 13th Street West, Prince Albert, SK, with Father Maurice Fiolleau as Celebrant.  A Private interment will follow in Prince Albert Memorial Gardens.  For those who were unable to attend, a link to the service recording is provided here


In lieu of other tributes, donations in memory of Jean may be made to Parkinson Canada, 110B – 2103 Airport Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 6W2, Heart and Stroke Foundation, 100-119 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6 or to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice.   Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Tracy-Lynn Lenchuk, Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322






Memorial Mass

2:00 pm
Friday, March 17, 2023
St. Michael Parish
1505 13th St. W
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
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