Halyna-Freeland-Obituary

Halyna Chomiak Freeland

Edmonton, Alberta

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Edmonton, Alberta

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Halyna Freeland passed away in Edmonton, Alberta. Funeral Home Services for Halyna are being provided by Park Memorial, Ltd. Edmonton. The obituary was featured in Edmonton Journal on July 12, 2007.

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My 6 years of working with Halyna for Ukrainian Legal Foundation were probably the most remarkable time in my life... Great Person and a Good Friend -- that is how we will all remember her in our prayers.
Thank You for everything you did for Ukraine and your friends!

My deep sympathy on this sad occasion to the daughters of Halyna Freeland.
Nothing can replace this loss...
I am Ukrainian lawyer and met pani Halyna after she arrived to Kyiv in Spring 1993. She came to study women's movement, but stayed much longer, dealing with legal reform in my country .
Ukrainian Legal Foundation stood up and has been florishing for many years with her great initiative and professional support.
I had a privilege to enjoy her friendship,...

My friends informed me that Halyna Freeland passed away. I was just shocked.
I know this remarkable Person since I became one of the Ukrainian Legal Foundation professors who was granted to be trained in the U.S.A. to teach at first in Ukraine Western School of Law based on Kyiv National University. That time she was an Executive Director to ULF. Many people in Ukraine link her name with the democratic changes in this country.
Lastly I have seen her during the Orange Revolution at...

My name is Jo Milne-Home. I met Halyna as a collective member of Common Woman Books in the late 70s and early 80s while I was a student at the U of A. I remember vividly her energy and commitment to change, as well as her love of ideas and passion for critically reviewing them. She did not just want the books, but to sit with the authors to deepen understanding and debate, as well as reveal the humor and huge joy in knowing things from many angles. Justice was something she fought for...

My sincere condolences to the family. I met Halyna and her sisters at the phenomenal Second Wreath Conference in Edmonton that she helped orchestrate. We spoke briefly, but even in those few rushed moments, I was impressed by her luminous and dynamic presence that still firmly remains in my memory whenever I recall that extraordinary event. I am so sorry that I will not meet her again in this life. She was incredible!

Vichnaya pamyat.--Irene Zabytko

It was with great shock and sadness that we read about Halyna Freeland's passing away.Halyna was a passionate fighter for social justice and an ardent promoter of Ukarainian culture and language.Her death has left the human community with great loss.
Please accept our sincere condolences and deep sympathy at this occasion.

To the family of Halyna Chomiak Freeland:
"Remarkable" is the first word that comes to mind when I think of Halyna, but it is inadequate to properly describe the woman and her accomplishments.
I remember Haylna as a fellow student in Dr. Richard Baird's political science class at the University of Alberta in the fall of 1964. She was small in stature but big in intellect, much to the delight of Dr. Baird, who enjoyed debating with a student of such obvious...

Halyna touched my heart and I am deeply sorry that she passed away so young. I will miss saturday gathering as i am on my way to Israel. You are all in my heart.. batya

I remember meeting Halyna back in the late 70s when my then husband, Murray Stone, was articling with Gordon Wright. An amazing time, an amazing woman. I am in awe of all that she accomplished.