28 September , 1925 – 23 February , 2019
Pauline Kindrachuk passed away peacefully at her home on February 23, 2019. Pauline was born in Myrnam, Alberta on September 28, 1925 to parents Nicholas and Nastia Metrunec. She had 4 brothers and 4 sisters and completed her high school in Myrnam, Alberta in 1944. In 1948 she completed a two year Dressmaking course at the Technical school in Calgary, Alberta and operated a dressmaking shop in Myrnam after graduation. Pauline married Peter Kindrachuk on October 18, 1947. Their sons Eugene and Zenon were born in 1951 and 1953 respectively. They were members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and were very involved in its activities. In August of 1956 the family moved to Vernon B.C. where they owned and operated the Arlington motel for 10 years. In April of 1958 they were blessed with a daughter, Sonya. Pauline had become a member of the Ukrainian Women’s Association in Myrnam in 1950 and continued in the St. Olha Branch in Vernon. She held several positions on the executive including president. She taught Ukrainian, Sunday School, Easter egg writing and was convener of the Ukrainian Women’s Journal Promin for many years. She took part in concerts, sang in the choir and played the mandolin. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, Scrabble, scrapbooking family photos, reading and did sewing alterations for friends. In June of 1966 they sold the motel and Pauline went to work as a seamstress at Robert’s Cleaners until she retired in 1990. Peter and Pauline travelled extensively over the next 10 years, visiting Ukraine, the Holy Land, Europe, Disney World, the Epcot Center and the John Kennedy Space Center. Pauline spent her later years in Carrington Place in Vernon which she enjoyed very much. Pauline will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by sons Eugene (Barb) of Denver, Zenon of Vernon, daughter Sonya (Keith) of Edmonton ,three grandchildren, David Kindrachuk (Kelly) of Denver, Dr. Alison Traylor (Matt) and Jazlynn Steinbach of Edmonton, two great-grandchildren, Nate and Alexander Kindrachuk of Denver, sister-in-law Olga Metrunec of Vegreville, Alberta, close friend Doris and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service in Pauline’s memory on Monday March 11, 2019 at 11 am at St. Mary Orthodox Church 4105 – 27 Street in Vernon B. C. Father Chad Pawlyshyn will perform the service. Burial will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Promin 10611 – 110 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1H7 or to a charity of your choice. Condolences maybe made to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview Funeral Home, Kelowna, BC 250-765-3147.
- Sonya Kindrachuk, Daughter
- Keith Steinbach, Son-in-law
- Eugene Kindrachuk, Son
- Barb Kindrachuk, Daughter-in-law
- Zenon Kindrachuk, Son
- Grandchildren: David (Kelly) Kindrachuk,Dr. Alison (Matt) Traylor, Jazlynn Steinbach. Two great-grandchildren Nate and Alexander Kindrachuk. Sister-in-law Olga Metrunec
10611-110 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1H7
- Funeral Service Monday, 11 March , 2019
have a memory or condolence to add?ADD A MEMORY
Ken and Cindy Stelmaschuk
9 March 2019
We are very saddened to hear of your mothers passing. She was a very special lady. We were grateful that we very able to spend some time with her this summer. We were able to share pictures with some of the family. Remember that memories live forever.
Ken and Cindy
7 March 2019
Sonya and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember her showing us how to do an Ukrainian Easter egg at your place, it was so much fun. Our condolences to you and your family.
Evelyne Reitsma (nee Sibilleau)
7 March 2019
Eugene, Zenon, Sonya and families. Our condolences to all of you on your mom's passing. Although we will not be able to attend the funeral our thoughts are with all of you. The Metrunec girls were truly an amazing, loving and caring lot and I am sure you will miss your mom and think of her often over the coming years as I do my mom. Sadness is part of it of course however I have found that small things are always coming up where I think of mom and am able to smile and laugh at the joy she brought all of us. I sincerely trust the same will happen for you.
Take care and again our deepest sympathies.
Dennis, Jackie and our Machney family