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HRYNEW, Peter Mike

June 18, 1926 – Wostock, AB
March 26, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Peter Hrynew beloved husband of Edna, passed away on March 26, 2014 at the age of 87 years.

His youngest years were spent on the family farm in St. Michael, AB, where he became adept at designing, building and remodeling. Peter retired from LaFarge Canada in 1988 after thirty-two years of employment. He received an Award of Excellence from the company in 1986. As snowbirds in Arizona, shuffleboard became his game as he won many tournaments locally, nationally and internationally. On the days when he wasn’t lending a hand, he spent many hours woodcarving — The Queen, Mounties, golfers, animals and birds. When a family dinner was planned (which he insisted doing on all birthdays and special occasions) we knew the table would be set beautifully and the meals LARGE including his handmade coleslaw. His big project in the past years was writing his memoirs. He has “Family History”, “First 80 Years” (the last seven years added early March) and “Peter’s Scrapbook”.

Peter leaves behind his wife of thirty-one years Edna Taylor Hrynew — children: Larry (Michelle) Hrynew, Patricia Studer (Ed Rochon), Kenneth (Karen) Hrynew. Siblings: Lawrence (Pat) Hryniw; Steve (Margaret) Hrynew; John Hrynew; Anne Tkachuk; Olga Krisko; Jean Koroluk. Grandchildren: Tori (Shane) Healing (Madison, Arianna, Mitch); Jason Studer; Kimberly Studer (Cory) (Ashle, Morgan); Crissie (Justin) Richards (Jag and Mazi); Kelly (Chris) Brady (Taylor). Gregory Taylor (Chad and Amber Mae, Amber Rae, Megan); Cindy Rutherford; Kathleen Taylor (Alexander and Samantha). Also many nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his parents Matthew and Maggie Hrynew, sisters Elizabeth Gargus, Margaret Rose and Vernie, and his first wife Mary Gargus Hrynew on October 17, 1971.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Kenilworth Community Hall (7104 – 84 Avenue, Edmonton, AB) on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. until late evening. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to your charity of choice. Forward condolences through

In living memory of Peter Hrynew, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Bill & Rosalyn Schmidt :

    Dear Edna & family,
    Rosalyn and I extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family on Peter’s recent passing. We were shocked because all his life, Peter was always so energetic and ready to go every day. It was evident to us from when we met Peter the first time that his family was very important to him. A kind and friendly man who was terribly funny at times. My gosh, we did enjoy him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this difficult time.

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  2. Bernard and Louise Bonneau :

    Dear Edna and family,
    Please accept our most sincere sympathies on the passing of Peter.
    He leaves a big hole in the lives of many people who considered themselves his friends.
    We will miss him.

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  3. Steve and Judy Jenkins :

    We are very sorry for your loss.

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  4. Jean and Al Deslauriers :

    Dear Edna and Family
    Peter was the very first person Jean and I met in 1982 when coming out west to work with Lafarge and he has been an important friend to us ever since. We will miss his energy and enthusiasm and his great wisdom.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family

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  5. Susan Peacock :

    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Peter Hrynew. He was always a kind and caring man. It was an honour to have known him. My prayers and thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.
    Susan Peacock

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  6. I worked with Peter from 1970 to his retirement. I worked directly for him for approximately 4 years. He was one of the most honest, upstanding gentlemen I have ever known my entire life.

    Don Sparks, Qualicum Beach. BC

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  7. Alan and Diane Hemstock :

    Dear Edna and family –
    We are so saddened to hear of Peter’s passing. He was such a lovely, kind, caring and gentle man. We go back a long way – to the late 50s – and we will never forget his kindness and amazing work ethic. He was a very special man and our deepest sympathies go out to you all.
    Alan and Diane Hemstock

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  8. Sig and Sue Guse :

    We were so sorry to hear of Peters passing. Edna and family we are thinking of you and our prayers are with you all. Shuffling in Sun City won’t be the same and Peter will be missed by everyone.

    Sig and Sue Guse


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  9. Berenice Gargus :

    Our deepest condolences on Uncle Peter’s passing. I will always remember him as a kind, diligent man with real creative talent who went to great efforts to document and connect the branches of our family tree. For that we will always be grateful. He will be missed.

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