Janet (Jenny) Rudyk
Janet (Jenny) Rudyk
18 juin 1934 – 2 août 2021
Janet (Jenny) Rudyk (nee Oland) passed away peacefully on Monday evening August 2, 2021, after a short challenge at age 87. She now joins the love of her life, Raymond (Roman) Rudyk. Beloved mother to Karen Dawson (Sandy Horbatiuk, both predeceased), Peter (Rhona) and John (Angela Rocchi). Dearly loved grandmother to Taylor Dawson (Adam Ure). Born a twin, she leaves behind Sonia Halyk, her other half, best friend, and inseparable companion. Also, close sister to Helen Partridge, and sister-in-law Shirley Hinkley. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephew.
She met Ray and treasured a long happy marriage. They were loving and devoted parents. They delighted in hosting friends and family. Her dinners were epic, her birthday cakes and apple pies delightful and there was always plenty to take home.
She lived a life strong in faith and volunteered at church. Over the years, she made thousands of perogies and cabbage rolls (but didn’t much care for them herself). Cards and games of chance were her passion, although she wasn’t about winning- she enjoyed the camaraderie and fun. Jenny and Ray loved travel. She had a sweet tooth and loved her cookies- a can of Diet Pepsi was always nearby.
Jenny worked at Sears for 25 years, helping outfit people with her keen sense of style and fashion. Her warmth, outgoing personality and friendliness endeared her to everyone she met. She possessed a dry wit, outspoken nature, and fierce authenticity. She made everyone laugh and loved to laugh as well. Jenny treated all with kindness, compassion, and gratitude.
Special thanks to all the staff at Chartwell Willowgrove Long Term Care for all their care and kindness.
Visitation takes place Friday, August 6th at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton, 2-4pm and 7-9pm, Panahyda at 8:30pm. Funeral mass at Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection, 821 Upper Wentworth St. at 10am, followed by interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society are appreciated.