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Born: Sep 20, 1946

Date of Passing: Jul 16, 2019

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September 20, 1946 - July 16, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Rowena Kadyniuk on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 72. Rowena was surrounded by her loved ones during her journey home.
Rowena, better known as Roni by her many family and friends, is survived by her children and grandchildren, Wade (Debbie) and their children, Bret, Montana, Chase and Ali; Keltie (Jamie) and their son Easton; and Ryan (Jackie) and their daughters, Taylor, Jordyn and Blayke; her sister Lesley Moore, and brothers, William (John) Pritchard and Mark Pritchard; best friends, April Osnach and Diana Mae Boychuk (Mom's Guardian Angels); numerous nieces and nephews, respectfully too many to mention, and many dear friends. She is predeceased by her husband Wilfred Kadyniuk, her son Craig Kadyniuk, her father John (Cy) Stenson Pritchard, her mother Lorraine Onofreychuk and her stepfather Martin Onofreychuk.
Roni was born in Gimli, Manitoba on September 20, 1946 to John and Lorraine Pritchard. She grew up in Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba and attended school at Gimli Composite High School. She met Wilfred in 1965 at the Rainbow Dance Gardens and the pair quickly became inseparable. It didn't take them long to fall in love and decide to get married. She married Wilfred on July 31, 1966, then welcomed their four beautiful children into this world who were and will forever be the most important parts of her life.
They lived and raised their children on the family farm outside of Teulon, Manitoba. Roni was a wife and homemaker while the children were growing up. Numerous times there would be a full house whenever she would babysit her many nieces that lived close by, and there were many family barbecues that took place there. She spent a lot of time visiting her mom and taking her children to swim at Winnipeg Beach. She enjoyed fishing with her stepfather and sister's family over the summer months as well. One can't fail to mention the several Christmases that the families would gather together and spend in her sister's home in Selkirk.
Once her kids were older, Roni was employed as an Educational Assistant for the Interlake School Division for many years, mainly at the Teulon Elementary School. During this time, and after retiring, she also babysat many children including her beautiful grandchildren and the children of her best friend April Osnach.
One of Roni's favourite hobbies besides container gardening, was knitting and crocheting. Along with her mom and sister, they would spend many hours either together or on the phone creating some of the most beautiful afghans, mittens, toques and everything in between. Add to that list all the ceramics that she made with her mom. In recent years, her sister had introduced her to quilting and there she went again, making many more amazing things which she enjoyed immensely. She was just naturally gifted, and it really did show. Roni also had a passion for bingo and cribbage. She was always up for a game! She loved spending her time with her best friend April and niece Diana Mae. Roni and April always had something going on when they got together, and her daily texts will be missed. Between the three of them, get togethers could be as simple as visiting, laughing about recent political events, helping organize Roni's new apartment, correcting, or baking.
Roni's greatest passion was her family, and her greatest treasures were her eight grandchildren. They all had her heart near and far. Proud Grandma would be an understatement! Everyone that had the honour of being a part of Roni's life truly ended up being a part of her family in her heart. She had a big heart and openly shared it with everyone.
She will be deeply and terribly missed by her family, friends and any that had the privilege to know and love her.
Out of respect for Roni's wishes, there will not be a funeral service. Instead, there will be a celebration of her life with a luncheon held in her memory on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., located North of Teulon at St. Stephens Greek Orthodox Church Hall, Pleasant Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Roni's Memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, and the Lung Association of Manitoba.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the paramedics and the staff at the Stonewall & District Health Centre, as well as select medical staff at St. Boniface Hospital ICMS Ward that gave Roni the precious gift of time to be with her loved ones awhile longer. We will always be eternally grateful for the extra days that allowed us hope and the extended time with her! Thank you.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 20, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I was very sad to hear about Rowena's passing. I only just connected with her several months ago through FB messenger and spoke to her a few times, last spoke when her mom (my aunt) my mother's sister passed. I think we would have been very good friends had we had the chance. Sending our deepest sympathy to her family and friends from my mother, (her aunt) Beverly Cook and myself (Doreen Cook). May you start a new journey. Rest in peace. Love from Nova Scotia - Posted by: Doreen Cook (Cousin) on: Jul 21, 2019

  • Condolences to Roni's family as she will be greatly missed. I loved spending time with her while working Teulon bingo. She would always make me laugh. - Posted by: Kristi Kilpatrick (Friend) on: Jul 20, 2019

  • Keltie I am truly so sorry for the loss of your Mom. June - Posted by: June Makowski (Friend) on: Jul 20, 2019

  • Our family has fond memories of Roni through her work at the Elementary School as an EA. Our deepest sympathies go out to Keltie and the Kadyniuk family. Gail Eichler and family. - Posted by: Gail Eichler (Aquaintance) on: Jul 20, 2019

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