Jessie Tymchuk

Jessie Tymchuk

With loved ones at her bedside, 93 year old Jessie Tymchuk passed away peacefully at the Elk Valley Hospital on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Jessie was born in Poland on August 10, 1919. In 1927 Jessie emigrated to Canada with her parents and siblings, homesteading in the Peace River region of Alberta for many years. Jessie married William Tymchuk in Vancouver in 1940 and the coupled settled in Fernie where Jessie remained until her death.

Jessie filled her days and evening with many activities and many friends. She loved to play cards at the Senior Citizen’s Drop In Center where she enjoyed great conversation and many good times. Jessie babysat for local families for years; children loved her and it was her favorite thing to do. She was a regular visitor to every patient in the hospital, always taking treats and brightening their day with her sunny disposition.

In her earlier years Jessie belonged to the Curling Club and was active in the Royal Purple. Jessie was a very happy lady who always had a big smile and a joke to tell. She also loved to sing and was always singing a catchy, upbeat tune. Jessie was a friend to everyone she met and touched many lives with her genuine love and zest for life. The world was a much brighter place with Jessie in it. She will be missed.

Jessie will be lovingly remembered by her children: Bill & Kami Tymchuk of Arizona, Shirley & Bob Teather of Kelowna and Lorraine & Tony Servello of Fernie; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and her brother Joe and his wife Greta of Mission, BC. Jessie will always be remembered with love by her special 2nd family, Annie Cox, Dan Cox and their sons, Bradley and Andrew Cox, all of Fernie. She was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1980.

A Memorial Service for Jessie will be held at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel” on Friday, May 24th at 1:00 PM.

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