We Remember

Goshulak, Darlene Carmen

July 11, 1941 — November 14, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a loving wife, mother and “Baba” on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, in Kelowna, BC, at the age of 71. Darlene was born in Calgary, AB on July 11, 1941 to George Wilkinson and Elna (nee Olson) Sweetnam and raised there. She married Orest(Ernie) Goshulak in Calgary on November 29, 1958, where they also raised their family of six. Darlene, a devoted mother, enjoyed volunteering in her children’s school events and spent countless hours baking with her cherished grandchildren. Darlene’s door was always open. She welcomed family, friends, and acquaintances in her home in Calgary, their Chestermere Lake cabin, and Kelowna home. Always putting the needs of others before her own, Darlene was an attentive, selfless, and caring individual. Her wit and sense of humour will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.


Survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Orest (Ernie); their children: Jullie Cooper of Calgary, Carmen Nadon (Martin) of Kelowna, Danny Goshulak of Calgary, Gayla Goshulak of Toronto, Carla Morasch (Glenn) of Carstairs; three grandchildren: Grant Cooper of Calgary, Jennifer Nadon of Kelowna and Colton Goshulak of Vernon; her sister Delaine Mitchell of Airdrie; brothers: Dennis Sweetnam of Saskatoon, Kenneth Sweetnam of Aldergrove; numerous treasured nieces, nephews and friends. Sadly predeceased by her son, Andrew Goshulak. We will always carry your memory in our hearts.


A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Lynne Tereposky for her compassionate care as well as the ICU nursing staff at Kelowna General Hospital.


A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, November 19th at 7:00 pm and a Funeral of Divine Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, November 20th at 9:00 am. Both will take place at the Dormition of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Parish, 1091 Coronation Avenue, Kelowna, BC, officiated by the Very Reverend Andriy Werbowy. Interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the charity of your choice.

Prayer Service
Monday, November 19th at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 20th at 9:00 am

Dormition of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Parish

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The prayer service for Goshulak, Darlene Carmen is scheduled for Monday, November 19th at 7:00 pm at located at 1091 Coronation Avenue, Kelowna, BC.

The service for Goshulak, Darlene Carmen is scheduled for Tuesday, November 20th at 9:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Dormition of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Parish

1091 Coronation Avenue Kelowna, BC


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  • Rod & Jo-Anne Hannah says:

    To Ernie,Carla&Glenn,Jullie,
    Carmen&Martin,Gayla,Danny and famlies:

    We were very sad to hear the news of the loss of your wife, Mother, Baba.
    Thinking of you all, at this difficult time.

  • Karen (Raven) Penner says:

    so very sorry for the loss of your mom, my prayers to the family.

  • Mel (Mary-Ellen) Sweetnam says:

    I’m so sorry for the family and friends of Auntie Darlene, for their loss of a clearly very much loved wife, mother and grandmother. She was also a courageous survivor, and I wish I had had the opportunity to know her better. My thoughts at this time are with all those who knew and love her.

  • Tania Howorun says:

    Dear Orest and family I am deeply saddened by your loss.In 1979 Darlene welcomed Andy Goshulak and myself into your home and made us feel like it was our home.Darlene was a warm and generous person.My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • Helen Popil says:

    My condolence to the whole family

  • Alda LaBarge-Wirsche and Bill Wirsche says:

    So very sorry on the loss of Darlene, or (“Bert”,as in Bert and Ernie, as our children used to call her at Chestermere lake. We have fond memories of my Mom, Velma and all her great friends at the “Lake”.

  • Jack and Toddy Hooper, Mike, Dee Dee and Janet says:

    Dearest Ernie, Jullie, Danny, Gayla, Carla and Carmen.

    Our family were all saddened to hear of your loss. We all loved Darlene so much for her thoughtfulness and her happy, cheerful laugh. We won’t forget her perogies either.

    We enjoyed our wonderful memories at the Lake and Darlene’s many contributions to our “fun in the sun”

    You are all thought of often.

    At this time our thoughts are with you all.

    God Bless!

    Love Jack, Toddy, Mike, Dee Dee and Janet

  • Lorelei,Sandy,Robert&Meghan Jackson says:

    We will miss you and cherish the memories we have for a lifetime.you instilled values that have made a mark on all of us.
    An aunt is a gift whose worth cannot be measured except by the heart, you will greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

  • Beverley Klippert says:

    To Ernie & family … My heart is with you – I have so many excellent memories – visiting with you and Darlene at your home in Calgary and at the lake … When I am back in Canada – I hope to catch up … Love Beverley Klippert …

  • Marianne Sweetnam says:

    Dear Ernie and Family;
    May the Lord be with you during this time of deep sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you. All my Love and sincere sympathy. Auntie Marianne

  • Marty & Lyle Cochran says:

    Our prayers are sent from Montana – my Aunti will be so missed – I loved her smile, laughter, warmth & hugs. Miss you all.

  • Lorene Klippert says:

    I was so sad to read about Darlene’s passing. She was indeed very devoted to her family, even her extended family. She was one of the few of my mother’s cousins that I was close to. My condolences to Ernie and her kids.

  • Eileen Stewart says:

    Condolences to Danny and family on the loss of your Mom.
    Eileen, Esther Williams and Alan Ross (friends in Calgary).

  • Susan Dorie says:

    Carla and Family; I pray God’s peace and comfort for you and your family during this time. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Kathy & Alan Omotani says:

    Dear Ernie & family… Our hearts are with you all… it is never easy to accept a loss so dear but take solace in and treasure the memories of such a loving person… wonderful wife, mother & grandmother… Darlene left her mark in all those that she came in contact with her… Kathy and I also treasure the memories… our thoughts are with you.

  • Kevin Michael East says:

    My sincere condolence to your family. I remember Darlene and Ernie (and Carmen and Julie) from childhood in Calgary. My parents were Charlie and Maureen East.

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