Leonard HAWRELIAK
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HAWRELIAK, Leonard
September 7, 1943 ~ February 1, 2017
Leonard passed away peacefully in the loving embrace of his family at the age of 73. He succumbed to deteriorating health in the comforting care of the medical staff at the University of Alberta Hospital.
Len was an electrical engineer for over 30 years at ATCO. He had a passion for trains, a keen curiosity, and could fix just about anything. For many years he was involved in his church, management of 2 senior homes, his community board, and APEGA. He was recognized by the University of Alberta department of Engineering for 15 years of service as Secretary/Treasurer of Camp 6 Iron Ring Warden.
He will forever be loved by his wife of almost 50 years Sonia, children Deanna (Michael), James (Sara), and Joanne (Shane), ten grandchildren, William, Mya, Christina, Brandon, Connor, Emitt, Matthew, Quincy, Joseph, and Milla, brother Michael (Sandi), and sisters June (Garry), Betty (Richard), and Darlene (Frank). He will always be fondly remembered by the people he touched in his life.
He will be reunited with his parents, Nic and Eva, brother Harry, and sister Bernice.
Len will be commemorated with a prayer service on Friday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m., and a funeral service Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be held at St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 10951-107 Street, Edmonton. His final resting place will be with his parents at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice or the U of A Hospital (www.universityhospitalfoundation.ab.ca/ Donate) for the great care he received. A special thanks to 5B1 and 3C4.




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Published in Edmonton Journal from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2017.
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February 22, 2017
Ray and I are very sorry to hear of Len's passing. Sonia & family, please know you are in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Ray Muzyka and Leona De Boer
February 13, 2017
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Evelyn (Shewchuk) Bonner
February 11, 2017
Sonja & Family,
Our words won't wipe away your tears
Our hugs won't ease your pain
Hold your memories close to your heart
Forever they will remain
Cousin Leonard was so much fun when we were growing up
We will always remember him & keep him close to our hearts
Clyde &Addie (Adeline Small) Levy
February 10, 2017
Hawreliak Family,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one, Len.
Len and I were both employees back in the Alberta Power days. I can still hear his infectious laughter. He had a joie de vivre and was always willing to help out. RIP.
Yvonne Smith
February 10, 2017
Sonia & family,
So sad to hear of Len's passing. Met Len at U of A in 1967; we were some of the more mature Engineering students so it was a fortuitous encounter as we were able to help each other in our studies. Later on, in our respective jobs, we worked together on some projects where electrical coordination between power and telephone was necessary, and could always count on Len to provide all the required parameters down to the last detail. Miss the simpler good old days and will always remember all of Len's good-natured help throughout the years.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Hal Martin
February 10, 2017
Deepest condolences to the entire family - May His Memory Be Eternal
Steve M. Shewchuk
February 9, 2017
Jim and the rest of the Hawreliak family, sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I know he put up with a lot of shenanigans when we were young, that Cavalier saw a lot of miles cruising up and down Whyte and Jasper Ave. I hope you can take comfort in cherishing the impact he has had on your family, the community, and all of us who were lucky to know him in some small way.

Peace and love to you!
Michael Lastiwka
February 9, 2017
To Leonard's Family;
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. We are saddened to hear about the loss of Leonard. May his Memory be Forever Eternal and may he Rest in Peace. Most Sincerely;
Harry & Marlene Bidniak
February 9, 2017
Len was my 'much' older cousin. Although I didn't travel in his circles I'll always remember summer weekends spent at Uncle Nick and Aunty Eva's house with the twins Betty and Bernice and how as a child I looked up to the older kids....Len (they called him Shadow) was handsome and smart and funny. Sonia and family, may your memories give you comfort at this time.
Maureen Kalancha
February 9, 2017
So sorry to hear of your loss. It was my pleasure to work with Len on the homeowners' association board for several years. He will be missed by many.
Cathy Block
February 9, 2017
Sonia and family,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Len.
Nick & Sylvia Nickifor
February 9, 2017


Deepest condolences in your recent loss - may his Memory Be Eternal - RIP
Kathleen (Shewchuk) Huculak
February 8, 2017
Sonia & family,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Pat (nee Megley) & Jim Rowland
February 8, 2017
So sad to hear of Len's passing. He was always willing to help and share his knowledge; and as a bonus it was always with a heartfelt smile...
My condolences to the family.
Nick Gelych
February 8, 2017
Very sad to hear of Len's passing. I was a co-worker of his during the late 70's and early 80's.In later years was updated about Len through Archie and Velma Childs Len was a kind and gentle soul, somewhat of a rarity. My condolences to the family.He will certainly be missed.
Richard Salanski
February 8, 2017
So sad to hear that Leonard has passed away. Memories of happy school days in Willingdon are flooding my mind today. Those were the good old days. Sending condolences to Sonia and the family. RIP Leonard.
Judy Ziganash
February 8, 2017
Sonia and family,

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Len. Will cherish his friendship and kindness forever. May your beautiful memories help sustain you in the weeks ahead. You two were like two peas in a pod - a perfect couple.
With deep regret,
Ron and Judy Babiuk
February 8, 2017
My sincere condolences to all in Len's family.
Raj S.V. Rajan
February 8, 2017
Sonia, we were shocked to hear of Len's passing. Many memories of Alberta Power with you two and especially the "three musketeers". We are currently in Arizona so will be not be in attendace for his funeral. Thinking of you and your family.
Barb and Jim Tutton
Barb and Jim Tutton
February 8, 2017
My deepest sympathies. I worked with Len at Alberta Power. He was a great man and friend and coworker. Always had a laugh to share. He will be missed.
Sharon Molnar
February 8, 2017
Sonia, my deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Vichnaya pamyat!
Christine Forth
February 8, 2017
I am very sorry for your loss. Len was always kind and light hearted while being a true professional engineer. I enjoyed working with him at Alberta Power.
Scott Duncan
February 8, 2017
Sonia and family..we are saddened to learn of Len's passing. May his love and memories of him surround you today and in the days ahead. Sending much love and our deepest condolences.
Lawrence and Lorna Repka
February 8, 2017
Sending our deepest condolences. May memories of Leonard and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. Memory Eternal.
Ivor & Joanne (Dary) Langford and Family
February 8, 2017
Friendly, funny and witty guy. When I joined Alberta Power (ATCO)- Len was one of the very first engineers I met. He made me feel very welcome and worthy. My deepest condolences to his family members.
ashton sewlal
February 8, 2017
Condolences to all of Len's family. I remember him as a young engineer in the transmission department of Alberta Power -- he was a cheerful presence always.
February 8, 2017
I am very sorry hear of Leonard's passing. So many memories of your family . My thoughts and prayers are with all of .
Marg Shewchuk
February 8, 2017
So sorry to hear about Leonard Thinking of you

Ray & Vi (Ewoniak) Miller
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