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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.

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From: Louise Dunning
Relation: knew her mother and sisters

So sorry to hear her passing Gone to the Father Amen RIP My condolences to Caroline and sibling

From: connie lee
Relation: Neighbor

To Bob, Julie and Family. I was saddened to hear of Mel’s passing. I lived across the street for over 25 years. We often chatted about gardening and she really tried to teach me how to get my plants to do better. We shared the same career and would talk about that as well as out kids and grandkids. I am grateful I was able to see the on line service today. She was an amazing lady!

From: Marshall and Marlean Skoreyko
Relation: Family

Our deepest sympathies to all the family. May she rest in peace. Memories forever.

From: Gloria and Marshall Grekul

Caroline, we were very sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. Sending our deepest condolences to you and John as you mourn her loss.

From: Gail Fryeskul

I’m so very sorry for your loss. May Melvina’s memory bring you comfort.

From: Jim & Gloria Cole
Relation: friends

Caroline we are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Jim and Gloria Cole

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