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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.”

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From: Mary Barkwell
Relation: Friend

Dear Michelle, Bev and families,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Jennie was a wonderful mentor teacher and friend. She taught with passion, love and a sense of fun. May God comfort you at this time.

From: Beverly Semeniuk - Big Bev
Relation: Teacher, Neighbour, Friend

Michelle and Bev & Families — I am so sorry to hear that Mom has passed. She was absolutely the best teacher I ever had and one of the best people I have ever met. She meant so much to me. My deepest condolences 😢💔

From: Shirley Bernard
Relation: Cousin

Bev, Michelle and family’s, I was very sorry to learn of your moms passing. She was always welcoming. l have fond memories of celebrating Boxing Day with your parents and Leona and Terry. You sent me a poem called The Family Tree. I get comfort in reading it. Perhaps it will do the same for you.

From: Marcel Paquet
Relation: former colleague and friend

Dear Michelle and Bev and families
She was a wonderful teacher and lady. Our deepest sympathy in your great loss.
Marcel and Barbara Paquet

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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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