September 14, 1923 ~ February 17, 2015
Helen Romanycia passed away peacefully on February 17, 2015 at Crest View Village, at the age of 91 years.
Helen was born to John and Anna Kowalchuck on September 14, 1923 in Haffond, SK, one of fourteen children. She married the love of her life, Fred Romanycia, on June 14, 1941. They moved to B.C. with their daughter, Josephine, in 1948. They dairy farmed in Matsqui, B.C. until retirement. Helen became a widow in 1985 and moved to Creston, B.C. to be near to family in 1990.
Helen loved to cook, sew and garden, especially for her family. She split her own firewood and made perogies regularly for her family and friends, right up until her admission into the hospital in October 2014, at the age of 91 years. She lived briefly at Crest View Village until her passing.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Fred; brothers Alec, Mike and Paul; sisters Mary, Katie, Doris and sister-in-law Sophie Kowalchuk.
She will be dearly missed by her daughter Josephine; granddaughter Lori Martineau; grandson Larry Isaac; great-grandsons Fred, Andy, and Moe Martineau and Wesley Bennett; three great-great grandsons; four brothers; three sisters and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service to be held at a later date.