JERENIUK, Halyna Rosalia

Halyna Rosalia Jereniuk was born Oct 10, 1951, to Paul and Irene Hrach in Nottingham, England. In 1953, the family immigrated to Canada and made their homestead near Evansburg, Alberta. The family eventually moved to Edmonton, settling in community of Wellington. The Hrach family grew with the addition of Halyna’s two younger brothers, Walter and Ray. They became active members of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Halyna was a member of CYMK and attended Victoria High School.

Halyna worked various jobs of which her longest and best career was with Woodwards/Safeway. She retired from this profession after 32 years with the distinction of head cashier.

In December of 1972, God blessed her with two handsome twins Taras and Paul. In 1980 Halyna met and fell in love with her singing Cossack, Bohdan. Bohdan was smitten by her beauty and quickly got engaged and married on November 14, 1980. In August of 1981 her third son, her baby Andriy was born to complete her everlasting family.

Halyna had a lot of interests, including her love of painting, ceramics, sewing, and cooking. She was a long serving cook at Camp Bar-v-nok at Pigeon Lake. She planned and prepared three healthy meals and snacks a day for two weeks every summer for fifteen years. Campers and councilors always enjoyed her food and said it was better than what they ate at home. Most notable were her famous homemade cinnamon and cheese buns. In 1988, she also started the M.E. Lazerte booster club that helped provide financial support to school athletes for two decades.

Her passion for volunteering also extended to her beloved parish of St. John’s Cathedral. She was a Sunday School Administrator, a member of the Ukrainian Woman’s Association of Canada and helped with catering at the Cultural Centre. Halyna was an integral part in the organizing of many Church events. These include Fall Ball, Malanka, Lazarus Saturday Breakfast and Sunday School picnics.

Whenever she could she loved to travel, particularly to Phoenix, Arizona, where her and Bo, sister-in-law Lesia and brother-in-law Orest bought a beautiful condo in North Phoenix. Being a great hostess, she would gladly show guests her favorite spots around the area – including the Music Museum and the Desert Botanical Gardens. One of her favorite activities was to spend time with family and friends on hikes throughout trails in the area. She even went on an overnight hiking trip to the base of the Grand Canyon. Halyna also looked forward to travelling with her husband and the Ukrainian Male Chorus to various European destinations. She loved the global cuisine, shopping and touring historical landmarks.

Halyna was an avid supporter of the arts. She attended countless plays, musicals and concerts, usually with her dear friend, Halyna Elkow.

In 2014 she was diagnosed with stage 4 neck cancer which she bravely fought and conquered this deadly disease.

In May of 2022 Halyna was diagnosed with ALS and her health quickly digressed. Bravely she fought this cruel disease as long as she could. However sadly she succumbed to ALS on July 22, 2022, at 8:25 pm.

Halyna was preceded by her parents, Paul and Irene Hrach and her in-laws, Otto and Vera Jereniuk. She leaves to mourn her husband Bohdan (Bo) of 42 years. Sons Taras (TJ), his wife Susan and grandchildren Adam and Justine; Paul, his wife Marsha and granddaughters Ksenya and Tanissa; her youngest son Andriy. Brothers Walter and Ray as well as brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Ron and Genia; Victor and Cheryl; Orest and Lesia. She also leaves behind her cherished canine friend Dexter. Numerous beloved nephews, nieces, extended family and close friends that all cared for her unconditionally.

She was loved and will be dearly missed however her legacy will be eternal.

Prayer service will take place on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 7 pm and Funeral Rite at 9:30am Friday, July 29, 2022, at St. John’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 10951 107 St, officiated by Rt. Rev. Stephan Semotiuk, with internment at St. Stephen’s Cemetery, followed by fellowship at St. John’s Cultural Centre.

Donations in Halyna’s name can be made to the ALS Society of Alberta or the Camp Bar-v-nok Society.

Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel

Sorry, there are no details found...

Tribute wall - a place to share your memories and condolences

Sharon Ashmore

Bo and family,
My deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time. May cherished memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Lesia Podlozniuk

My sincere sympathy on the loss of your wife/ mother/grandmother. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by many. May the memories of her help you through this difficult time.
Sincerely, Lesia Podlozniuk & family

MaryAnn Wasylynchuk

Bo and family I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Halyna. She was a very kind soul. I apologize that I could not attend the funeral to honor her legacy. Cherish her memories for there were many.

Connie Bacchus

Dear Bo,
I am so sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Prayers for peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow.

Rob & Crystal Engels

Jereniuk family, our deepest sympathies and condolence on your loss.

Terry & Sonia Bayda

Dear Bo & Jereniuk Family

Sending Our love & sympathies on the passing of Halyna. We will miss her kindness & smiling face & hugs. We will cherish all of the special times when the Jereniuk /Bayda family met up. Let her Memory be Eternal.Vichnayia Pamyiat!

William Shalewa

Jereniuk family,

Our deepest condolences on your loss. May Halyna remain forever in your hearts.

Will, Sharon, and Paul

Al and Bernice Makowsky

Sincere sympathy to the family of Halyna Jereniuk, may she Rest In Peace, Al and Bernice Makowsky

Leeroy, Lisa and family

Our condolences to your family. May you always remember the great times together. Let sa and Leeroy Gentles

Gwen Taralson

Our sincere condolences to all! I can see and hear God smiling and saying,” Well done, my child.” I met Halyna at Camp Bar-V-Nok. My children adored her and her family. Her wonderful smile that was embraced with her kindness. She truly was a blessing. Memory Eternal May you all be blessed with God’s comfort and grace.

Simon and Irene Pryma

We will miss Halyna. We remember her as a kind and gentle soul.
Our prayers are with the Jereniuk family.
Вічная Пам’ять.

Liz Harrison

Dear Bo and family,
Extending heartfelt sympathies in the loss of Halyna. She was a consummate lady, wife, mom, and Gramma who loved life and was passionate about providing support to others in her communities. Vichnaya pamyat !
May memories of your lived experiences comfort and sustain you during these difficult times.
My deepest condolences,
Liz Harrison , M.E.LaZerte colleague

Sherry and Terry Pysyk

Dear Bo and family,
Our sincerest condolences at this very difficult time.
Cherish the memories and all that she was to you and to so many.

Shelley Sabo

Dear Bo,

No wonder you showed up at LaZerte with such energy and a positive attitude for us kids. Halyna was a blessing to so many. My heart aches for you and your family. God bless.

Eileen & Lawrence Radesh

Bo & Family, We are deeply saddened on the passing of Helen. May the memory of her bubbly personality & love for life help you through this sorrow enabling you to move on & live life as she did. Our condolences. Eileen & Lawrence Radesh

Cheryl Petruk

On behalf of my family,Cheryl, Stephen and family and Mathew Petruk, our deepest and sincerest condolences and sympathies to you and your family Pan J…may halyna’s memory be eternal.

Julia Elaschuk

Boh and Jereniuk family
On behalf of myself and UWAC, St. John’s Branch, sincere condolences at the loss of your wife, mother, baba, sister and friend. I am sorry I cannot be in Edmonton in person to join you for the funeral services but I will be remembering Halyna fondly and the legacy she left behind in you, her family. Julia Elaschuk

Karen and Andrew Feniuk

Jereniuk family,
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your families on the loss of your dearly loved one! Cherish the many memories that you had together!

“Eternal Be Her Memory” “Vechnaya Pamyat”

Jo-Ann Smith

My heartfelt, deepest sympathy to Bo and family and friends for the loss of Halyna, a gracious and beautiful spirited lady. Forever loved.

Larry Dufresne

Sincere and Heartfelt Condolences to Bo and the Jereniuk Family. May Halyna’s Good Spirit Continue to Guide, Mentor and Comfort You Forward; as in Her Legacy, She Touched Many. ❤️❤️❤️

Send a Tribute

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>