of Kelowna, passed away in the Kelowna General Hospital on December 14th, 2008 at the age of 96 years. Irene was born in Parkview, Sask on August 28th, 1912. She is survived by her son Billy (Ducky) Melynchuk; granddaughter Marni (Thomas) Esson; grandson Wyatt Melynchuk; great grandson Van Esson; and brother-in-law William Melynchuk. Irene is predeceased by her husband John; son Maurice Melynchuk (R.C.M.P.); brothers Metropolitan Archbishop Waysly Fedak,Mathew Fedak,Micheal Fedak,Alex Fedak,Peter Fedak and sister Dorothea Kucey. Gramma , as we called her, was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She always had a story to tell that would put a smile on your face. Such a talented woman! She could sew, cook and fix anything. She will be remembered for her generosity, kindness and her Ukrainian cooking. We were very blessed to have had her in our lives. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Ave on Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 11:00 AM. A Private Family interment will take place in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers , memorial donations may be made to the B.C. Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Irene. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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