Francina “Wilma” Hladik


HLADIK, Wilma (nee Snyders)


“Like all journeys, she did not end, she just simply changed directions and kept going” r.m.drake.


It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our mom, grandma and sister, Francina (Wilma) Hladik on January 30, 2018. Mom has gone to continue her journey with her husband of 52 years Gary who passed away January 15, 2018.

Left with many special memories are her children and grandchildren; daughters Karen (Ernie) Hermann of Leduc and Jo Ann (Randy) Partaker of Okotoks; grandchildren Geoff & Kyra Hermann and Ryan & Ethan Partaker. Wilma is also survived by her brothers, Gerrit (Eleanor), Renus (Linda), Dick (Shirley) and John (Lois) Snyders, sister Mary Grekul and sister in law Colleen (Reg) Lachman.


Mom was a small child when she came to Canada from Holland and her strong sense of family and community was instilled by her parents Johanna and Dirk. She maintained many friendships from her working years at the Leduc Hospital and continued to enjoy exploring and making new friends with dad as they travelled in their home away from home while in retirement.

A celebration of life will be held in Spring 2018 to honor both Wilma and Gary.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (

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Jennifer Crane

I worked for many years with Wilma at Leduc hospital. She was both a mentor and a friend. I’m so very sad to see this. My sincere condolences to Wilma and Gary’s family. Rest in peace friend.

Cheryl Mann

Dear Karen, Ernie, Geoff & Kyra, I am saddened by your tragic double loss . Please accept my sincere sympathy. Cheryl Mann

Paul & Shannon Adkin

We were so sorry to hear about both of your parents passing in such a short time. Just be consoled that they are together again & watching over all of you.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you,
Paul & Shannon Adkin

Mike & Peggy Wojcik

We are sadden to learn that both Gary and Wilma have passed away. We have such fond memories of first coming to Canada and making friends with Gary and Wilma within months of arriving to our new home. They were our very first friends and made us both feel very welcomed! Karen and Jo Ann played with our children on the many camping and fishing trips to Jerry Lake. We will truly miss both Gary and Wilma. Our love and most sincere sympathy to the Hladik family. Regards, Mike and Peggy Wojcik

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