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August 24, 1947 - August 27, 2023


With heavy hearts the family of Sylvia Katherine Bodnar of St. Paul, Alberta announces her peaceful passing surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 27, 2023. Sylvia will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Ron; children, Marshall (Cindy) & Cindy (Dave Godin); grandchildren, Derek, Michael, Brian, Christopher, Lawrence, Elsie, Harry & Elliot; mother, Kay Galas; siblings, Russ (Jeaneen), Gladys (Larry Peters), Cheryl (Ron Rezewski) & Sandy (Tim Slevinsky); nieces & nephews as well as numerous relatives & friends. Sylvia was predeceased by her father, Harry; grandparents, Alex & Helen Wanchuk, Andrew & Mary Galas. Sylvia’s family is proud of her strength, courage & resolution in fighting this battle on her own terms. A private family funeral has been held. If desired, donations may be made to Haying in the 30’s c/o 5626 52 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: Nina Galas
Relation: Eldest Niece

Please accept my heartfelt condolences Uncle Ron and precious family. 🤍
It was with great sadness, hearing the passing of a your family matriarch, dear Auntie Sylvia.
I hold many amazing memories of when our families would get together, when I was a child. I will always hold those memories dearly in my heart.
It is my hope, that Auntie Sylvia’s love, strength and humor will shine upon each of you and help you all through this difficult time.
Should any of you need anything, please feel free to reach out at anytime.
Nina Galas

From: Larry and Linda Taschuk
Relation: Cousin

Condolences Ron and family

From: Eileen Wynnyk
Relation: Cousin

Dear Sylvia,
Thank-You for being my cousin.

Cousins are like best friends with whom you share the happiest times. I remember the family events we were at together: Christmas night sleigh rides with the horse bells ringing, amazing family suppers at the farms with chiffon cake, especially poppy seed chiffon, Spedden hall suppers, Boyne Lake hall lunches, family weddings, showing me how to drive a stick shift truck, our talks, wonderful pictures of the grandchildren, suppers in Edmonton, and your amazing hugs.
Your wonderful sense of humor, and always positive attitude were a blessing, your happiness lit up a room. Even though we didn’t see each other often, I will always have the memories of your laughter in my heart.
Love Always

From: Don & Norma Cole
Relation: Ashmont School Chums

Our Deepest Condolences to Ron and all his related Family! May the Cherished moments you have all shared with Sylvia help you through this time of mourning and always remember a visit with her is only a MEMORY away! May she now be without pain and Rest in Peace!

From: Ernie and Jean Formanek
Relation: Family friends

Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to all of Sylvia’s family. God’s blessings and peace be with each of you.

From: John and Marion Mikolajczyk
Relation: Friend and neighbour. Went to Ashmont School together.

Our deepest Condolences to the Bodnar and Galas families.

From: Milton and Mary CARLSON
Relation: I went to school with both Sylvia and Ron.

I am so sorry for your loss Ron, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

From: Louise & John Warholik
Relation: Friends from years ago

Sincere sympathy Ron and family and to the Galas family as well. RIP Sylvia. Heaven has gained another angel. ✝️

From: Barry and Marilyn Topechka
Relation: Friend

Our heartfelt and sincere sympathy goes out to Sylvia’s family. A beautiful hard wrking soul is at rest now. Her bubbly personality, sense of humour will be missed. May her many memories bring you peace and comfort.

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Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Haying in the 30’s (Cancer Support Society)

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

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