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Gwen Elizabeth Kalyniuk

May 10, 1955 - March 15, 2012


Gwen Elizabeth Kalyniuk (nee Brown) of Nelson, British Columbia passed away suddenly on March 15, 2012

Gwen was born in Chatham, Ontario on May 10, 1955 and was raised on the family farm in Tilbury East Township and later on in Ridgetown, ON. She graduated from Ridgetown District High School and went on to receive her Degree in Nursing from McMaster University in Hamilton.

After graduation, Gwen moved out to Nelson, British Columbia with dear friends where she pursued her career for over 30 years in obstetrics nursing and the field of neo- and post-natal care. Her greatest accomplishment was raising two wonderful children, Troy and Julia with whom she shared a close relationship.

For the past several years Gwen devoted her time to the Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society (KAAP), volunteering her time and her home fostering cats and making her famous felted catnip mice to raise money for the shelter. Gwen has always been active in her community whether it was her concerns about health care, trying to have a positive impact on lives of new mom’s and babies or looking out for the less fortunate animals of her community. Her contributions will be greatly missed.

Gwen is survived by her son, Troy Kalyniuk; her daughter Julia Kalyniuk; and her former spouse, Ken Kalyniuk; all of Nelson, BC. She was predeceased by her father Martin Brown (2006) and is survived by family in Ontario. Mother, Jewel (Pegg) Brown of Ridgetown. Brothers; David of Thunder Bay, ON (Marcia) and James of Waterloo, ON (Shannon). Sisters; Margie Lamoure of Chatham, ON (Steve) and Rosemary Doupe of North Bay, ON (Jason). She is survived by several nieces and nephews Victoria Brown, Dan Brown(Alyssa), Benjamin and Isaac Brown, Emma, Bradley and Mark Lamoure.

Funeral service will be held this Saturday, please see Thompson Funeral Home for details. An additional memorial service will be held at a later date in Ontario. Donations can be made to Kootenay Animal Assistance Program Society in Gwen”s name.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Heather and Marva Haskell
Relation: Friends of family from Ontario

You are in our prayers, Marva and Heather Haskell

From: Ric Moor
Relation: friend from reu ion at Erie Beach

I remember Gwen from some 40 plus years ago. They are fond memories of Erie Beach. So glad she had a fulfilling life. So sorry she’s gone. No doubt with Martin now. Sincere condolences. Ric

From: Pat Brown
Relation: Church friend in Ontario

Jewel and your family. May God’s Peace be with you all in this sad time .I am deeply sorry for your loss of such a caring person as Gwen was. She will surely be in Gods loving care now.Prayers for all of you.

From: Mervin and Elaine Jaques
Relation: Friend of the family

Our deepest sympathy to the family. May your many wonderful memories sustain you in the coming months.

From: Shannon Brown
Relation: Family

Dear Troy and Julia, may you feel love and peace at this most difficult time. We send our love to you, Shannon, Benjamin and Isaac

From: Craig and Rosemary Mitton
Relation: cousins and friends

We send our love and sympathy to Troy, Julia, and the family. Our prayers are with you at this sad time, but Gwen will live , as she always has, in our hearts forever.

From: Cheryl Swain
Relation: Friend

Thinking about all of you in this difficult time, especially Margie, Rosemary and Jewel. I have grown from knowing you and from my relationship with Gwen.

From: Denise Talarico
Relation: Colleague

Troy, Julia and family .. my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Gwen was such a special woman … she had just recently joined our Public Health team and it quickly became obvious how gifted she was in working with moms and babes. Her gentle nature, positive encouragement and incredible knowledge and experience are things that I will always remember…. She will be missed by so many ….

From: Candace Pongratz
Relation: Friend

Such a kind heart and soul. You will be greatly missed

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 24, 2012
Beginning at 11:00am

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2


Date & Time:
March 23, 2012
Beginning at 7:00pm

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T2

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