Hrycak (nee Burtoway), Nell, (Feb. 26, 2017)

HRYCAK, Nell (nee Burtoway) – Peacefully at Trillium Villa Nursing Home, Sarnia, Nell Hrycak died on Sunday, February, 26, 2017 at the age of 89. Beloved wife of Philip for 63 years. Loving mother of Carol Hayden, Toronto, Margaret Pate, London, Steve Hrycak & his wife Janet, Sarnia, Murray Harrison, Altona, Manitoba, Mark Hrycak, Toronto, Donald Hrycak & his wife Kim Robinson, Paisley and Patrick Hrycak & his wife Lisa, Owen Sound. Cherished grandmother of Kelly & Melanie Hayden, Wyatt & Zane Pate, Mae & Wesley Hrycak, Thomas & Ian Hrycak. Dear sister of Michael Burtoway, Calgary and Alycia Gnutel, Mundare, Alberta. Dear sister-in-law of Mel Hrytsak, Garson. Predeceased by her parents George & Lena Burtoway and brother Ben Burtoway. Nell was born in Ukraine and immigrated with her mother at the age of 4 to join her father in Saskatchewan. She was brought up on a farm and walked 4 miles to a one room country school house each day and in the winter, drove a horse drawn cutter. She completed high school in Yorkton, Saskatchewan then took her nursing training at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. Nell held registered nurse certifications for many years in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. As a loving mother of 7, Nell’s passion was her family. She was a faithful parishioner of St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic church for 28 years. Visitation at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 431 Christina St. N., Sarnia, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. with Panakhyda at 7:30p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Bohdan Winnicki at 10a.m. a.m. Thursday, March 2nd at St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1045 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia. Interment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1055 Rosedale Ave., Sarnia, N7S 1Z5. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at

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