TAMARA HRYCAK

TAMARA HRYCAK With her family at her bedside, Tamara passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on

September 10, 2009 at the age of 82.  Predeceased by her husband, John, on October 18, 2008, her father and mother, Thomas & Nina Bernatsky and her brother, Tony. Beloved mother, baba & sister left behind 8 daughters, Nina (Daryl) Evans, Evelyn (Mark) Steeves, Ruth Hrycak, Faith (Brian) Vass, Sharon (Al) Pierce, Linda (Brad)

Osborne, Debra (Westley) Maley and Joanne (Gary) Edwards; her 18 grandchildren, Lisa & Shayla Evans, Jennifer (Nii) Gyamfi, Trevor Steeves, Joseph, Joshua, Tamara & Brian

David Vass, Jay & Alysha Pierce, Chantelle, Kadin & Kieran Osborne, Amanda (Devin) Sandor, Rachel Maley, Jonathan (Danielle) Maley, Rochelle & Brett Edwards; her great

grandchildren, Savanah, and Alicia Gyamfi; her 6 brothers and 2 sisters, Victor, Alex, Lydia (Kip) Fullerton, Art (Marilyn), Mary (Regnald) Wilson, Michael (Julie), Walter (Marilyn) and Tommy Bernatsky. Born in the Ukraine on

November 30, 1926, Tamara immigrated to Benito,

Manitoba at the age of two, with her parents and brother. On June 12, 1948, she married, John Hrycak, and they moved to John’s homestead in Lintlaw, Sask., where they raised their eight daughters.  They sold their farm in 1980 and moved to Kelowna, B.C. in 1985. Because of Tamara’s strong Christian faith, she lived and served her Lord through singing and teaching Bible classes in her early years.  Tamara was an avid cook who loved to entertain and created a warm, loving, open home for her family, friends and relatives.  Her greatest joy was to serve her family and community in giving of herself through her small businesses, school bus driving, plus her creations as a seamstress in crafts and quilts. Tamara will be lovingly

remembered and dearly missed by her family, relatives and friends, especially those who cared for her during her battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tamara’s name may be made to the “Church of Hope”,

710 Lawson Ave, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 6S8, designated to the ministry in the Ukraine. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 19th at 1:00 P.M. at the Guisachan Fellowship Baptist Church, 2210 Stillingfleet, Kelowna.  Viewing from 12:00 to 12:30. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com 250-860-6440