13 January, 1935 – 17 June, 2020
It is with much sadness we announce the passing of Leona Maydaniuk on June17, 2020 at the age of 85 in Kamloops, BC.
Leona's beautiful and sincere smile attracted others to find she had a happy and gentle soul.
A wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Leona will be dearly missed. Rest assured, she is now happily smiling and enjoying herself with her daughter Gail and her Mother, Father and two Brothers.
Tonight when you look up, don't think of them as stars, think of them as porch lights welcoming Leona to a place of forever love and happiness.
She is predeceased by her daughter Gail Brown, her grandson Garett Maydaniuk, her parents Mary and Nicholas Klym, and her brothers Edward (Eva) Klym, Lawrence (Rose) Klym.
She will be greatly missed by her husband Frank Maydaniuk, daughter Deborah (Floyd) Groeneveld, daughter Heather Toles, son Corey Maydaniuk, son-in-law Russel Brown, grandchildren Nicholas Maydaniuk, Allysa (Will) Leete, Tyson (Jacqui) Brown, and great-grandchild Reign Leete.
The family would like to thank Tara Hildebrand of the Alzheimer Society of BC for the education and guidance through Leona's journey.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Pinegrove Care Centre in Kamloops who cared for Leona and made her last years so very happy. Your care and kindness made her time at Pinegrove joyful and fun, especially the dancing. May she always be smiling and dancing amongst the stars.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
Should friends desire donations to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and/or Pinegrove Care Centre Recreation Department would be appreciated in Leona's memory.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
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July 3, 2020
My sincerest sympathy to the Maydanuik family.
I remember meeting Leona and Frank at their home in Surrey
when I went with my parents John & Anne Antoniw
then seeing them again at Gail & Russ's place just west of High River.
May she rest in peace!
June 25, 2020
We were truly blessed to have had your mom in our Pine Grove Family. Your mom brought many smiles, laughs and sunshine to all of us . She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. Rest in Peace.
June 25, 2020
Auntie Lee had a softness about her that radiated kindness and enjoyment of life. I will always remember her gentle laugh and beautiful smile! She has left her mark on this earth and will be long remembered and missed by many ❤️❤️❤️
June 24, 2020
Aunt Leona : always had a smile on her face and Cared deeply about the well being of others . We will always treasure the memories of visiting you at your home in Kamloops and having a cold drink on the back deck . Will be greatly missed but never forgotten .
Keep on smiling !
June 24, 2020
Leona was usually the first face I would see when walking into Pinegrove. We would squeeze each other’s hands, give each other a bright, beaming smile and share a laugh. We didn’t usually say anything but I think that was our way of saying “hello & I love you”. We had our songs that we would dance to together, and I always made sure to play a few songs she loved. I’ll miss seeing her beautiful face. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Love, Sierra (music therapist)
June 23, 2020
I just love you Ellonia. I will be missing you., Your lovely smile, you always brighten us for your contagious smile, happy all the time. You are the" Dancing Queen" You just loves to dance. I just love dancing with you.RIP.Love you and you will always be a part of me.
To Ellonia Family, I am so sorry about your loss. My deep Condolence!