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Adeline Chornoby

November 1, 1932 ~ December 30, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Adeline Chornoby Obituary

Adeline Chornoby of the Northern Lights Manor passed away Saturday, December 30, 2023 at the age of 91 years.

Funeral Services for Adeline Chornoby will be held Friday, January 5, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 163 Centre Street, Flin Flon, Manitoba with Father Paul Bringleson officiating. A Public Visitation for Adeline Chornoby will take place prior to the Funeral Service starting at 12:00 p.m.

Interment will follow at East Hillside Cemetery.

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Adeline Chornoby of Flin Flon, MB on December 30th, 2023 at the age of 91 years. Adeline passed away peacefully surrounded by all the love of her family.

Adeline was born at home on the family farm in Pine River, MB on November 1st 1932, to parents Peter and Mary Kostiuk and was the youngest of six children. When she was a young adult she moved to Flin Flon to live with her cousins, Emily and Mary. She worked as an Orderly at the company hospital where she met the love of her life Ernie Chornoby who worked at Reliance/Alliad at the time.  They were married September 20th 1953 in Durbin, MB after the Sunday morning service.  Together they raised three children Janice (Jan 3/1958), Jim (Sept 9/1959) and Shelley (April 27/1964) in Channing,MB. Adeline was incredibly proud of her family, dedicating her life to her children and loving every minute of it.

Following her work at the company hospital, and raising her family, she volunteered in the community and became a Matron at the Flin Flon and Creighton RCMP detachment, or as Ernie described it ‘she’s guardin today’. Adeline enjoyed a long and active life which included socializing, shopping, bible study and taking her grandchildren to the Saturday teas around the community, which they all looked to forward to.

The past few years have been difficult for Adeline as she dealt with dementia, but she remained incredibly strong through to the end. While she was in care at the Northern Lights Manor, her smile and giggles made those around her also smile.

She brought joy and happiness to those who knew and loved her and her kind and gentle ways will always be remembered.

Predeceased by parents Peter and Mary Kostiuk, five brothers and sisters, husband Ernie Chornoby, daughter Janice Brough and son Jim Chornoby.

Adelines memory lives on through her daughter Shelley (Garry) Wallaker, 8 grand children, 7 great grand children and a great grand dog Skoal.

Let’s take a moment to share some of these memories submitted by her grandchildren. 

Tanner - One memory I have of Channing Grandma is how she drove.   I remember being 9-10 years old and realizing she drove quite fast.  I don't know how many times I was a passenger in her car, but I'm pretty sure I was in attendance the day she set the record for driving from Green Street to Jones Square.

I remember at some point seeing a novelty license plate that said, "I feel the need for speed" and instantly thinking we had to get this for grandma's car. 

I don’t know if it as because he was the only male grand child, but she would often announce she liked him best!

Melanie – Channing Grandma taught Melanie the classic phrase “If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.”

Sally - Remembers grabbing the hard raspberry candies when she was in Channing, and always going for tea with her.

Tasha  –  So many memories with Grandma! Sleepovers, nightly tea and baking dates, sneaking down the hall to scare her when we went to visit, while she was usually in her bra and slacks!  Going on the weekends to the local teas, bazaars, and garage sales.  Grandma and Grandpa’s 40th Anniversary party, lunches and suppers out because Grandma didn’t want to cook. Letting Tasha drive her car down the back alleys while she was helping with her paper route when she was in grade 7. Her sense of humor, smile, and silly attitude made every get together filled with fun, love and memories.

Adriane - Remembers visiting grandma in the manor.  When a band would come and put on a show,  Grandma would sit in the front row and clap along.  She never lost her love of music and always looking for a party.

Nichole - Remembers baking chocolate chip cookies with Grandma at her house on Jones Square in Channing.  They had CMT on in the background and a song came on “tequila makes her clothes fall off” by Joe Nicols. Grandma who had a great sense of humor ripped her apron off, grabbed Nichole and they danced around the kitchen.   Everytime this song comes on it reminds Nichole of Grandma.

Candace - Has many memories as well, Grandma’s door was always open.  You were always welcome.  She was excited to see and hear from us.  “what’s new” or “what are you gonna tell me today” are questions she would ask with a bright smile and definitely wearing lipstick.  Her laugh is something Candace can still hear also. 

Grandma had a shirt with bears on it.  7 bears with all the grandkids names on it.  She was very proud of all of us, and will always be admired for how she valued the importance of “family”  

Growing up all our families were at Grandma and Grandpas, everyone was very close.  Meals for holidays, birthdays brought everyone to Channing.  Perogies, cabbage rolls, smoked sausage, canned peaches, and homemade pickles were always on the menu.  Grandma and Grandpa speaking Ukrainian to each other during these gatherings are something that will always be a memory.  Candace can remember the smell in their house like she was there yesterday.  Irish spring and sweet pea flowers will always remind her of Grandma.

Candace’s son Jake shares a birthday with Grandma.  Nov 1 will always remain a celebration, and its fair to say all the grandkids know how lucky we were to have a “Channing Grandma” in our lives.

In Closing:

  We hope you all find peace in knowing that our Channing Grandma is now reunited with her husband Ernie, son Jim, and daughter Janice up in heaven.

Funeral service’s were held on Friday January 5, 2024 at 1:00pm at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Paul Bringleson officiating. Organist was Arlene Milton. Active pallbearers were Mike Wilson, Benji Martin, Evan Zachidniak, Murray Wilson, Mike Woroniuk, Chuck Gareau and Wade Harper. Memorial register attendants were Effie Todoschuk and Elaine Strauss. Ushers were Tammy Lyons and Heather Lowe. The Eulogy was given by Ken Brough. Following her interment at East Side Cemetery, Tea Time With Adeline was served by the Baptist Church at St.Ann’s Parish Hall.

Thank You:

            Thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for your support through the visits, phone calls, sent meals, food trays, cards, chocolates, flowers and gift cards. Also, to everyone that attended Adeline’s funeral. There are not enough words to fully express our heartful thanks for the sympathy, love and support you have extended to our family during this time of loss. Thanks to the Northern Lights Manor staff for taking care of my mom Adeline for the last five and half years. With our warmest thanks to Darren, Amy and Shannon for all your help and understanding. You truly are a wonderful team.

                                                          Most Sincerely,

                                                          Shelley and Garry Wallaker, Skoal

                                                          & Family




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January 5, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church
163 Centre Street
Flin Flon,, MB R8A 1R1

Funeral Service
January 5, 2024

1:00 PM
St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church
163 Centre Street
Flin Flon,, MB R8A 1R1


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