Sadly, I just learned of Lynn`s passing. My mother Jean Marcenko was friends with Lynn since they were very young. My mother who is in a nursing home due to a stroke also just learned of Lynn`s passing. I am very sorry I wasn't able to attend her memorial. I have fond memories of Lynn and Steve. My mother would take us kids over to their home during the summer for BBQs, and they were so good to us. The last time I spoke with Lynn was just after I got married in mid 2010, and we had a wonderful conversation. She was always so encouraging and caring. I will never forget her.
I knew Lynn in two ways: from the lovely lady I worked with at the Mill Woods Library over 20 years ago as her daughter had married Lynn's son and from the neighbourhood. My parents old house in Holyrood was near hers. She was always so friendly and always so active! I would see her walking or taking the bus everywhere. I never hesitated to sit beside her and chat. She truly was a little beacon of light. I should hope to be so active and full of life as she was at her age! A true inspiration. I was shocked to read of her passing. My heart goes out to her family for losing such a gem of a woman. She will truly be missed!
It was quite a shock to me hearing that Aunt Lynn had passed away. She was a very upbeat and loving aunt. I would talk to her from time to time and it was always positive and she would always tell me she loved me at the end of our conversations. I remember when Lydia had her aneurysm and Aunt Lynn stayed with us. She started to call me "The Professor" because I think she thought I looked smart!I thought that was very nice for her to say because it made me feel good. I will miss her very much.
Aunty Lynn always had a bright smile and big hugs for us when we saw her. She had a unique way of making everyone around her feel special. I have many memories playing at her house as a young child, and loving every minute! I feel truly blessed to have been a part of your life and I will always remember you in my heart. xoxo
Our sympathies go out to you and all of your family May.
My favourite memory is of Lynn and I shoveling snow when we both lived in the cul-du-sac. Lynn and Steve and my husband Henry and I used to enjoy our visits. Even after Lynn and I both moved from the neighborhood we continued to keep in touch. I will miss visiting with her.
My husband Henry & I used to live by Lynn and Steve when they lived in the cul-du-sac. My favourite memories were of shoveling snow in the winter. Lynn and I used to shovel and have a lovely visit. Even after we both moved from the cud du sac we continue to keep in touch over coffee and lunches.
David, my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
What is dying? ...A Ship sails and I Stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says,She is gone. Gone where? Gone from my sight,that is all; she is just as large as when I saw her... The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her, and just at the moment when someone at my side says .. she is gone, there are others who are watching her coming,and other voices take up a glad shout, there she comes!...and that is dying. I Spoke with Aunty Lynn a few weeks ago, told her I Loved her and we spoke of old memories,we will miss her beautiful way with words...Our deepest Sympathy May(niece)& Ken Ewanchuk...Provost AB
Our prayers cover you now as you miss your dear mom and grandma- such a special lady.
What a truly lovely lady. Her bright smile and twinkling eyes indeed lit up every room she entered. She touched everyone she met. Gracious and kind, loving and full of fun. An inspiration for us all. Sharing in the sorrow of her passing ... celebrating the life of a beautiful lady. (Lynn was my Mother-in-law's cousin).
Forever young--from the day we met until you passed.
You'll be missed Aunt Lynn.
Love Hal (& June)
Going to Aunty Lynn's house as a child was like going to a kind of "kids heaven". Besides spending time with two of the best cousins a girl could ask for, Aunty Lynn doted on us and treated us like little angels; filling our hearts with enough love to last a lifetime. The last time I saw Aunty was a few years back on the coldest Thanksgiving Edmonton has had in a very long time, but it is one of the warmest memories in my heart. We swam, we ate blueberry perogies, we walked and laughed and snuggled...you get the picture. My aunt always told me to go dancing and to enjoy my life and she has always been my number one fan around my acting career. I am forever grateful for her love and beautiful, bright spirit. Now "go dancing with Uncle Steve up there in Heaven Aunty Lynn". I applaud and adore you and I will miss you with all my heart. All my love, forever, Your niece June
I will miss Lynn, a very lovely person who was my neighbor in Holyrood. She always had a big smile. We had interesting visits either at the bus stop or on the bus going downtown or to Capilano/Bonnie Doon.
When I was a boy, my Aunt Lynn was an absolute beacon of light for me. Always suntanned, smiling and ready with a laugh and a hug. My favorite memories are of going to big Ukrainian family weddings with over 500 people. When the dancing started Uncle Steve and Aunt Lynn danced every dance. Her smile lit up the whole room and everybody watched them. They were magic. She was so happy that it was contagious. She continued to be that beacon for me my whole life. And, though I am sad that I have lost her, she is dancing with Uncle Steve again. With that big smile on her face. That makes me happy. And so she is still a beacon to us all and an example of what energy, love and happiness can be forever. I loved her very much and will miss her more than that. My sympathies to Steven and David and family. I will always smile when I think of her. What better legacy to leave is that?
We lived next door to Lynn for 20+ year, a very nice person, we could have not had a nicer neighbour. She was always bringing over raspberries and petunia's. Lynn never forgot our kids birthdays. She would always have a warm smile, all the neighours knew her and she will be missed.
Auntie Lynn holds a special place in my heart. Such Beauty from within. As a child I loved to visit my Auntie Lynn. Such excitement filled me when I was told we were going to see her. The memories are within my heart. She was an Angel to me. To have received Auntie Lynn's love was to receive a glimse of heaven. You have touch my heart. Love you.
Aunty Lynn always greeted us with open arms, and a warm heart. She always welcomed us into her home and made us feel at home when we were there. She was full of energy and her kind loving spirit will always be remembered by us. Those we love never leave us for their beautiful memories are imprinted on our hearts forever. Love you Aunty Lynn xox
Elaine and John Blatchford and family
Aunt Lynn will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will always remember her kindness and love of life. She was truly an inspiration for me and my family and will forever be a part of our lives. She was so full of life and energy and we will miss the special things that she used to do or make for us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She was always proud of you and your accomplishments and had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren. She has now joined our Uncle Steve who I know she missed every day. We will never forget her.