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PALYNCHUK, Emilia Marie

April 2, 1924 – Canton, Ohio
December 5, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Emilia Palynchuk of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the age of 94 years.

Emilia was born April 2, 1924 in Canton, OH and was the daughter of the late Jacob and Theresa Humenik. Emilia was a 1942 Lincoln High School graduate and served as a Cpl. In the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. She was posted to Goose Bay, Labrador and was instrumental in bringing the 8th Air Force back from the European Theatre. In addition to her parents, Emilia was preceded in death by her first husband Platon Werbicky of Waterford, ON in 1960, second husband Paul Palynchuk of Cereal, AB in 1978 and brother Charles Humenik in 2004.

She is survived by her sons, Platon Werbicky of Calgary, AB and Paul Werbicky of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

A Private family service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the ladies from St Gerard’s Parish for bringing her communion every Sunday when she was unable to attend church. They’d also like to thank Southwood Care Centre the help and compassion during her final days.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Emilia Palynchuk, 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. Lee & Sandy Melvill

    Hi Platon and Paul,
    I’ve been thinking about you two quite a bit lately. Thinking about you two at school in Cereal and about Millie coming into Dad’s store and your family coming to the farm for suppers. I’m really sorry about your Mom. I remember her as being pretty spunky. I’m intrigued with her service in the US military during WWII. Please take care of yourselves.

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  2. Linda Choiselat

    I’m sorry to hear Mrs Palynchuk has passed away. I had the pleasure of being her nurse for many years! She was a wonderful lady, someone I will never forget. RIP Mrs Palynchuk… the angels and Jesus are waiting to welcome you to your heavenly home.

    Linda Choiselat

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  3. As a neighbour, I only met Emilia once and wasn’t aware of her laudable life and contributions to the military.

    Emilia’s crowning glory, in my opinion, was that she raised a kind, patient and loyal son who, for nearly a quarter century, was totally devoted to her and her needs until the day she passed. May she rest in peace.

    My sincere condolences to her son, Platon (P.W.) and other family.

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