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Elizabeth "Camay" Achtemichuk

Born: Sun., Jul. 7, 1935
Died: Thu., Mar. 5, 2015


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 14, 2015
Location: Bell Creek Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 14, 2015
Location: Bell Creek Baptist Church

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Elizabeth “Camay” Morris Achtemichuk, 79, passed away at her home in Dixie on Thursday, March 5, 2015. 
Born July 7, 1935, she was the oldest daughter of the late Sterling and Berniece Morris of Dixie, WV. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her first husband and father to her four children, John Lee Ward II of Kanawha Falls, WV; her second husband, Paul Achtemichuk of Rhein, Saskatchewan in Canada; son, John Lee Ward III and great-grandson, Christopher Allen Roop. 
She was a 1952 graduate of Clay County High School and a graduate of Parkersburg Community College, where she earned an AA degree and an AAS degree in social work. 
Elizabeth is survived by her three sisters, Carol Browning of Mason, Naomi Lampenin and husband Madis of Glen Rock, PA and Charlene Legg of Nitro, three children, Jaci Barker of Kanawha Falls, Robert Ward and wife April of Gauley Bridge and Tina Hudnall of Twenty Mile Creek Road. 
She leaves a legacy in her 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.   
Funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Bell Creek Baptist Church in Dixie, with Pastor Shane Wynn officiating. 
A memorial service honoring her life will be held from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. prior to the funeral service. 
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.carlwilsonfuneralhome.com 
Pennington Funeral Home, Gauley Bridge is honored to be serving the Achtemichuk family. 

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Eddie & Lorraine Achtemichuk
   Posted Tue March 10, 2015
Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. Camay came to Saskatchewan in 1989. She had a pioneering spirit and embraced our way of life. She even liked the cold. We made memories together by gardening, shopping and going to church. Camay spoke tenderly of her family and we were happy that she had time to be with them. She will remain in our hearts.

Camay wrote many poems. Here’s one for her:

The tide recedes but leaves behind
bright seashells on the sand.
The sun goes down, but gentle
warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes
on in sweet refrains.....
For every joy that passes,
something beautiful remains.

Herald and Patsy Baughman, Winston Salem, NC
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
Camay was a dear member of our Clay County High School Class of 1952 and was very talented in her poetry and enjoyed class reunions and returned from Alaska to attend. She will be missed. Condolences to her siblings and children
Herald and Patsy Baughman

Leona Deepak
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
I was saddened to hear about Camay. She became a part of our family when she and my sister Lorraine stayed with me in Calgary. She came to apply for her passport and we had fun giggling and watching videos. She will be fondly remembered.

Mandy "Nan" Price
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
I am very, very thankful for the time that I got to spend with my grandma. Even though she was in Canada for 20+ years, she still called WV "home" and was here every the summer for six weeks and stayed with me. She watched my kids grow and touched their lives. They were exposed to true love in regular doses because she lived next door to me. There is an empty space where she used to be, she was a part of our daily lives for the past 18+ months and I count it a privilege to have been chosen to care for her and give her the independence she desired at the same time. I will miss her until we meet again.
Love you always, your "Nandy Barper"

Betty Ramsey
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
Camay was a dear friend . I met her at Church & so admired her courage & determination .
She loved her family dearly & spoke often of them.
I most definitely was blessed to have known her.

Rest in Peace , Camay

Betty Ramsey
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
Camay was a dear friend . I met her at Church. I so admired her courage & determination .
She loved her family dearly & spoke often of them.
I most definitely was blessed to have known her.

Rest in Peace , Camay

virginia Morris Chapman
   Posted Fri March 13, 2015
I have known Camay since our high school years at CCHS-We were seated together in most classes as our last names began with M--And then we went our separate ways until we began having class reunions--She has such a great talent for writing-especially poetry--She sent me several of her poems-A tribute to her father "My Daddy was a Coal Miner"-to her mother about the dreadful Alzheimer disease--one written in Scottish dialect--I wish she had published them--Such a marvelous talent I can't describe-- one for our 55th class reunion--the last 4 lines read-

Where have they gone--those years we "spent"?What value can we show?
The price of character is great,as grace, and mercy,grow.
Is there a "place" where waits that time? A cranny? Or a nook?
YES--! Held wi'in the realm of God--written, in the Lamb's Book.

Good bye Dear Friend-I know your name is there in the Lamb's Book.

Danny Bruce and Dorothy Morris
   Posted Fri March 13, 2015
our thoughts and deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends in this most difficult time

John and Stephanie Bodnaryk
   Posted Sat March 14, 2015
We had the joy of meeting Camay when she married our neighbour, Paul Achtemichuk. Over Camay's years in Canada we shared many cups of coffee. I always told Camay that "she never acted her age" and that was a compliment because there wasn't anything I couldn't discuss with Camay. I was sad to see Camay move away, but I was happy for her because she treasured her family and moving back was what she needed the most. God's blessing to all of Camay's family. I am very blessed for the friendship and the Christian example Camay lived. I treasure the memories and times we visited. Memory Eternal !

Corinna Bourbonnais
   Posted Tue March 17, 2015
I will miss Camay's funny emails and facebook postings. She was such a lovely person and was always so very kind to me. My Mom and Dad are Lorraine and Ed Achtemichuk. I was very glad that Camay was able to spend time with her family. I will always remember her and hope to see her again one day. I am very sorry for your loss.

Bill Hall
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
I knew Camay as a writer for my magazine, Northern Light. While she always apologized for the way she wrote, I appreciated her "down to earth" WV stories! Editing her work always left me with a tear in my eye, as well as a respect for her down home wisdom.

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