On January 31, 2022 Lydia Melnychuk went to meet her Lord and Savior, a blessing for her but a deep and sorrowful loss for all of us.

Lydia was born on February 3, 1933 in Brosseau, Alberta as part of a large family of 15 children. She married the love of her life John in 1955 and had two lovely girls. They had both hard times and good times but she always found her strength and her rest in the Lord. Family was everything to her, she cared for and prayed for all the family. She has now joined the family that has gone before and we know that she continues to watch over the family still here. She will be missed.

She is survived by John, her loving husband of 66 years, daughters Wendi (George) and Marlene, grandchildren Taryn (Lyndsay), Joshua (Jennifer), great-grandchildren Anna, Caleb, and Jonathan, and her brothers and sisters Olga (Oliver), Paul, twin Peter (Evelyn), Victor (Francis), Victoria, and Micah (Elsie).

Burial on February 5th, 11:00AM at Rosehill Cemetery, 1605-141 Street SW, Edmonton.
Service is on February 5th at 2:00PM at Mill Creek Christian Assembly, 8928-83 Ave NW. Masks and social distancing required. The service will be livestreamed at:

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support the Ukrainian ministries through Mill Creek Christian Assembly – e-transfers can be made via [email protected]

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8928 — 83 Avenue NW Edmondton AB CA

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Shirley Melnychuk Filipchuk

My deepest sympathies to John and all the family on the loss of one of my dearest friends. May God’s face shine upon you at this time and comfort you.

Steven, Allison, Katie & Abbie Kozak

Condolences to the Melnychuk, Forster, and Kozak families. We fondly remember Auntie Lydia for genuine kindness and love for her large extended family. She will be greatly missed by this small branch of the Kozak family tree.

Linda Mickalyk

John, Wendy, & Marlene, praying that the God of ALL comfort will hold you close, comfort you, & fill up that empty spot in your hearts.
Sending you big hugs from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Judy Arychuk

What a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman. Aunty Lydia was one of the kindest, loving individuals I have had the privilege of knowing. Always a kind word, beautiful smile, and when you were in her presence, it was like a big comforting hug. Will miss this incredible lady. Much love and hugs to Uncle John, Wendi and her family and Marlene.

Len and Karen

We are so sorry that we cannot attend her service, as we are out of town with family, but we will be there with you in spirit.

Len Weslosky

Len & Karen Weslosky

John and family,

Thinking of all of you and praying for you , during this difficult time.
May your precious memories of Lydia, comfort you.

Karen & Len Weslosky

Kaye Kowalchuk

My Deepest Sympathy to John, Marlene, Wendy & Family. Praying God will give you comfort and strength in the day’s ahead. I will miss Lydia’s happy and always friendly words of wisdom and her hospitality. She was a beautiful person.

Herb & Mary Hunker

John Melnychuk, Wendi & George, Marlene, the Kozak & Melnychuk families:
Though we are not able to be present, we are grieving with you all at the homegoing of your beloved wife, mother, sibling, aunt & relative, Lydia. She was truly loved by many and had such a giving and caring heart. We will never forget our many times with John and Lydia.
Our love & condolences to all of you and may the Lord comfort you and give you strength during these difficult days.
Herb & Mary Hunker

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