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April 25, 1938 - September 11, 2022


It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jennie Hnydyk on September 11, 2022, at the age of 84 years.

Jennie was born in Innisfree, Alberta on April 25, 1938. After grade school Jennie pursued and completed her degree in Education from the University of Alberta. She taught for one year in Minburn and two years in Innisfree, then completed her teaching career at St. Martin’s School in Vegreville, retiring in 1994 after 37 years of teaching.

Jennie married Ron Hnydyk in 1960. They lived and worked in Vegreville their entire lives. They had 2 children, Michelle (Mike) Koebernick of Drayton Valley and Bev (Leonard) Chomlak of St. Paul. Jennie’s pride and joy were her two granddaughters, Jenna Marie & Julie Ann Chomlak. Jennie always said they took after their Grandpa (Ron) when it came to humour and laughter.

After retirement, Jennie kept herself busy with volunteering (Christmas Bureau, U.C.W.L. & Hospital Auxiliary). Ron & Jennie had a love of travel, and they travelled all over the world, including Europe, Ukraine, Poland, South America, Africa, Northwest Territories & Singapore. Jennie’s most favourite things to do were puzzle books, shopping, bingo and a wide variety of crafts.

Jennie is survived by her 2 daughters, Michelle & Beverly; granddaughter, Julie (Danny); & sister, Alice Sydora of Innisfree. She was predeceased by her husband, Ron; son, Terry James; parents, Walter & Sophie Nemchuk; granddaughter, Jenna Marie Chomlak; brother-in-law, John Sydora; & sister, Helen (Nestor) Bohaichuk.

A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul Extendicare Residents’ Council (Art & Music Program) c/o 5626 51 Street, St. Paul AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

“Life is not forever; Love is.”

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Elizabeth Hebert
Relation: Former student

Dear Bev and family
I will always remember your mom as a wonderful teacher. She taught me grades 3&4. Our prayers and sympathies

From: Val & Doug Dale

Bev, Len & Julie
We’re so very sorry for your loss. May her memory be forever in your hearts.

From: Vicky and Bill Gizowski
Relation: Relative

With heartfelt sympathy and kindest thoughts to you in your sorrow. Jenny was a terrific person. Your loss is felt by all.

From: Judy Eliuk

Very sorry for your loss of Jennie.
Stan & Judy Eliuk

From: Angie Henderson
Relation: Friend

Dear Michelle, Bev and family
It is with a great deal of sadness that I read of your mom’s passing.
Memories of her and Ron are very special, I always smile when I think of Jennie with a red hat ‘locked’ on her head. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

From: Sylvia Krawchuk (Pynylo)
Relation: Friend

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I taught with her for a few years and enjoyed her sense of humor and dedication. May God be with you in this time of sorrow.

From: Dianne & Ernie Gizowski
Relation: Relative

Michelle, Bev and family:
Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
May your memories bring you comfort now and in the days to come.
Many fond memories of Ron and Jennie.

From: Mary Anne & Ron Kroetsch
Relation: Cousin

Bev, Mitzi and family, our deepest sympathies on your loss. I will remember Jennie as a very special, loving person, always very welcoming. May she comfortably rest in the arms of Jesus. May your memories give you comfort. God Bless!

From: Terri Yaceyko
Relation: Friend

Bev and family. Sorry for your loss. Sending you prayers and hugs

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Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

St. Paul Extendicare Residents’ Council (Art & Music Program)

c/o 5626 51 Street, St. Paul AB  T0A 3A1.

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