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HNATIUK, Gwendolyn Joan (nee Koefoed)

April 19, 1931 – Calgary, Alberta
August 14, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts that we announce Gwen Hnatiuk passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

Raised on a farm near Gleichen by Dorothy and Leroy Koefoed, Gwen graduated as a teacher, educating Calgary’s youth, and was the proud winner of a Canada wide home economics competition. She retired to dedicate herself to her family as a loving mother of three; Bryan (Yvonne), Kathy (Stace Royal), and Owen (Wendy), and grandmother of four (Keaton, Kayla, Hollie, and Andrew). She will be sorely missed by her family and many friends. She was an accomplished artist, and loved creating many watercolor painting with friends and as a member of various art associations. She loved her time with family and grandkids at the cabin in the Kananaskis cabin, and their Mesa home. Gwen captured the beauty of the outdoors especially Alberta’s mountain and the Arizona desert in her many works of art.

She was predeceased by her husband, John, and sister Ann Moynihan (Koefoed).

Announcements later by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes.

In living memory of Gwen Hnatiuk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Don and Dianne Brown :

    It is with great sadness that we learn of Gwen’s passing. We will remember her with fondness.

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  2. Kathy-We wish to express our sympathy for the loss of your mother and let you know our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Peggy & Bryan Gieck

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  3. Donald Chase, Gloria Chase :

    Dear Kathy, We are so sorry that your dear Mother has passed on. Her love for you and your siblings cannot be surpassed. We had many pleasant times together and the memories will stay with us.

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  4. Linda Johnson :

    Thinking of you, Kathy, as we honor your Mother. I am one of the skating Moms and always loved seeing you and your Mom on the Sunday morning gatherings and at the rinks! I learned an important life lesson from Gwen; she never rushed our conversations, always took time to listen and chat/I try to remember that whenever chatting with folks and always remember where I learned it! Love to you and your families. God Bless. Sincerely, Linda johnson (Jenifer’s Mom)

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  5. Bryan, Kathy and Owen:

    We were sad to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a kind and caring lady who was wonderful in many ways. Your Mom and Dad were both so good to us when we first moved to Calgary, and for many years thereafter when I was working for your Dad at Gulf. We think of them both fondly and of the times that we shared together.

    Our thoughts are with you and your families at this difficult time. Please accept our sincere condolences.

    Brian and Peggie Wright
    (from Vancouver Island)

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  6. I have many childhood memories of times in Kananaskis and more recent memories of going to the theatre in Calgary with Gwen. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  7. Bill and family :

    Sending you all our heartfelt sympathies. Thinking about good times our families spent together on special occasions. Bill and Ingrid

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  8. The Hollies Family :

    Bryan, Kathy and Owen and families
    Our hearts are with you today as you gather to say your final goodbyes to your mother/grandmother. We know this is a difficult time and wish you all health and happiness that she would wish for you, in moving on with your lives.

    Love to all,
    Doug and Pat Hollies

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