Helen Kalynka

Obituary of Helen Kalynka

KALYNKA, Helen (nee Ane) - Passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Saturday June 17, 2023 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of 69 years to Stephen Kalynka. Loving mother of Stephanie Ross (Clyde), Cheryl Iafrate (Al), and Valerie Lucey (William). Cherished grandmother of Samantha Ross, Courtney Ross, Christopher Iafrate (Taylor), and Alyshia Iafrate (Chris Wulfers). Dear sister of Dorothy Rakus. Predeceased by her parents Vasyl and Aneta Ane, her sister Eva, and her brothers Dan, George, Nick, and Leo. She will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews, friends and extended family members. Helen will be fondly remembered as a beacon of light, love and kindness. The family wishes to send heartfelt gratitude to Dr. W.F. Lucey, Dr. D. Heritz, Dr. V. Kuraitis, Dr. R. Nagai, Dr. A. Nowicki, Dr. R. Safranyos, Dr. J.J. Shoebridge, the C.C.A.C. Care Co-ordinators Karen and Amanda, the Palliative Care Outreach Team, Palliative Nurses Irina, Liliya, Melissa, supportive PSW Staff with Bayshore, Care Partners, Paramed, Sandra's Home Health and special PSW Care Anelyn, Florence, Leody and Ruby. Special heartfelt gratitude to Sister Louise Dillon for her home visits, comfort and prayers. Thank you to Clayton Hawkins of Garden City Funerals for his support and guidance. As per her wishes cremation and a private family funeral service have taken place. In honour of Helen's memory, donations made to the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at gardencityfunerals.ca
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