Posted: February 13th, 2020


February 3, 1924 – February 7, 2020

The family Edna Jane Groves Komarynsky is saddened to announce the passing of their dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, on February 7th, 2020 at the age of 96, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Edna Jane Groves was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on February 3rd, 1924 to Jane Price Groves and William (Billy) Groves at 30 Boundary Street. This past year, she had asked to go back to 30 Boundary Street – and on February 7th, her Irish ancestors called her home.

She will be deeply missed by her children – Alan (Cheryl) Komarynsky, Maureen (John) McCrady, Kevin (Karen) Komarynsky, Shauna (Terry) Willoughby, and Michael (Helen) Komarynsky; Grandchildren – Colin (Lisa) Stutsman, Laura Komarynsky (Jason Ferguson), David Komarynsky, Nicole (d.) (Drew) Dalby, Melissa (Jon) Schildwachter, Stephanie (Ethan) Mink, Andrea (Glenn) Dryden, Kyle Komarynsky, Patrick Komarynsky, and Kara Komarynsky; Great-grandchildren – Tyler MacKinnon, Matthew Mackinnon, Sarah Ferguson, Kaleigh Ferguson, Alex Dalby, Marcus Dalby, Dean Schildwachter, and Tom Schildwachter; Step-grandchildren – Caitlin (Alon) Bar-Nur, and Olivia Willoughby; and her family in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Edna was predeceased by her husband Nick Komarynsky, grand-daughter Nicole Wood Dalby; her parents Jane Price and William J (Billy) Groves; and all of her siblings.

Edna came to Alberta, Canada, just after the second world war. She lived in various communities, including Duffield, Edmonton, Black Diamond, East Coulee, Wabamun, Beaumont and Lethbridge. She has such a great sense of humour, a happy go-lucky nature, and could strike up a conversation with anyone she met. She loved to sing, and the world truly was a better place when she was in it.

Edna’s remains have been cremated care of Cornerstone Funeral Home and will be interred next to her husband Nick at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Edmonton. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of floral tributes, donations may be made in memory of Edna Komarynsky to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Alzheimer Society

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