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Wanda Melnychuk Tribute Fund

Wanda Joy Melnychuk, beloved wife of Wayne Melnychuk, passed away in Taber on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the age of 51 years.  Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, September 8, 2013 between 3:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.  A private burial service will be held at the Vauxhall Cemetery prior to the funeral service on Monday, September 9, 2013. The Funeral Service will be held at the Vauxhall Mennonite Brethren Church, 320 - 9 Street North, Vauxhall on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Elroy Senneker officiating. Besides her loving husband Wayne, she is survived by their sons Michael Melnychuk and Matthew Melnychuk; her mother Lena Janzen; sister Phyllis (Aron) Petkau; brothers Robert (Annie) Janzen and Gregory Janzen. She is also survived by her mother-in-law Helen Melnychuk, sister-in-law Robin (Brian) Tajiri; brothers-in-law Terry (Michelle) Melnychuk and Ken Melnychuk as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father Frank Janzen, sister Kathy Sawka, infant sister Carla Janzen, brother-in-law John Sawka and father-in-law Mike Melnychuk.  Wanda was born in Taber on July 2, 1962, the fifth child of Frank and Lena Janzen. She received her schooling in Vauxhall, graduating in 1980. After high school, Wanda attended college in Lethbridge to take her legal secretary course. She returned to Vauxhall and worked as a kindergarten aide for several years. Wanda married Wayne Melnychuk on June 27, 1992 and together they raised their two children, Michael and Matthew. She worked at the Scotiabank in Vauxhall until 2008 when she was re-diagnosed with cancer. Wanda fought a long hard battle. She loved her family very much, both her immediate and extended. Wanda had a very strong faith in God. Her church and church family were a very important part of Wanda’s life.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Wanda’s name may be made directly to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 - 19 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1W5.

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