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Melvina Phyllis WINNICK

March 24, 1942 - December 30, 2020


On December 30, 2020 Melvina Winnick passed away peacefully at her home in Edmonton at the age of 78 years. Mel will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Bob; daughter, Julie Waschuk of Edmonton; grandchildren, Brandon, Dylan & Kendra; sisters, Marie Shysh & Christine (David) Nichiporik of Edmonton, & Caroline (John) Yewchin of St. Paul; niece, Kellie Nichiporik (Steve Hawryliw) of Glendon; and numerous cousins & friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Steve & Katie Elaschuk. Mel was born & raised in Vilna, AB. She graduated as an RN & RPN from a four year nursing program in Ponoka. While working in Calgary, she met her future husband, Bob on a blind date and they eloped in July 1965. She continued her nursing career in Calgary, Regina & Edmonton, where she retired from the U of A Hospital. Mel was an avid gardener, an excellent cook, a meticulous seamstress, & loved to do petit point. Over the years, she made many friends in her Bridge & Toastmasters Clubs. One of her greatest joys was being called, “Grandma.”

A private Funeral Service will be held at Meadowlands Baptist Church, 2215-17 St., Edmonton with Pastor Kevin Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery (1605-141 Street, Edmonton). Due to Covid restrictions, attendance is by invitation only. Those wishing to view the service online may do so by Livestream on Saturday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. by clicking the Live Service link above. A recording of the service will also be made available. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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: Elaine Wirsta

Caroline and John,
My sincere condolences upon the loss of your dear sister. May the precious memories you have of her help bring you comfort.

From: Shirley Wright
Relation: Neighbors with Katie, and knew all the girls

Caroline — Thinking of you with love and sympathy at this time of loss.

From: Marie-Anne Hebert

My deepest sympathies Carolyn & John.

From: Terry Lynn Woytiuk
Relation: friend of Caroline

Our sincere condolences Carolyn ; to you and your family on the loss of your sister.
Love Harv& Lynn

From: Lesley Rebryna
Relation: Acquaintance and former colleague

Maria, Chris and Caroline, So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. May the Lord grant you peace in the days and weeks ahead.

From: Harry and Mary Nichiporik
Relation: mostly thru her sister Christine.

Our condolences on your loss. She was a wonderful person and will be sadly missed. May she rest in peace.

From: Nick and Robby (Fryeskul) Wynnyk
Relation: Vilna neighbours.

Bob, Julie and Melvina’s family,
At this time, we would like to offer you our heartfelt condolences. May your memories of her bring you comfort. Rest in peace Melvina.

From: Rita and George Dawe
Relation: Great Friend

To Bob, Julie and the rest of Mel’s family: Our deepest sympathy on Mel’s passing. She was a great friend to our sister Eunice, and our family. We remember her visit with us and our Mom in Margo Saskatchewan with Eunice. She was a great LADY!! May you always remember the great times you shared with her and know that she is resting peacefully in Heaven. May God be with you now and always.

From: James & Jeanne Willis
Relation: Neighbor

Our deepest condolences to Bob, Julie and family on Mel’s passing. We will always remember her gentle, quiet spirit. We fondly remember seeing her working in her gardens and often she kindly shared with us fresh vegetables out of her garden handing them to us over the back fence. She will be missed.

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