Obituary of Kay Ilnicki
(November 18, 1926 - March 5, 2022)
Kay Ilnicki, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother passed away peacefully at home on March 5th, 2022. Born November 18, 1926, she was the youngest daughter of the late Nick and Mary Gabruck.
Although she was raised on a farm near Meota, Saskatchewan, Kay eventually made her way to the Round Hill and Camrose area, where she met and married her beloved husband Tony Ilnicki. To this union were born Audrey, Reg, and Cheryl.
Kay enjoyed the simplest things in life, her love of her family, love of gardening and nature, love of animals and the happiness she brought to others with her wonderful cooking. Kay’s door was always open and she loved it when family and friends would stop by for a visit, as this provided her with an opportunity to cook up a storm and feed you till you were stuffed.
Left to cherish her memory are her three children Audrey (Vic) Franson of Camrose, Reg Ilnicki of Edmonton, and Cheryl Jacobsen of Camrose; three grandchildren Vanessa (Darcy) Bolin of Calgary, Bailey Gilks-Ilnicki of Delburne, and Brayden Ilnicki of Edmonton; her great-granddaughter Victoria Lee Bolin; her sister-in-law Elsie Gabruck of Meota, Saskatchewan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Kay was predeceased by her loving husband Tony Ilnicki; grandson Skylar Ilnicki; her parents Nick and Mary Gabruck; her siblings Annie (Pete) Wawrykowich, Mike Gabruck, John Gabruck, Pearl (Joe) Topolnicki, Rose (Louie) Topolnicki, Bill (Cec) Gabruck, and Dick (Jean) Gabruck; and her in-laws Michael and Tatianna Ilnicki, Antonia (Mike) Petryshen, and Karol (Josephine) Ilnicki.
A Funeral Mass was held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 3605 - 50 St Camrose, on Monday, March 14, 2022, at 10:00 AM. Interment has taken place in the Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery, Round Hill, Alberta.
A recording of the funeral mass will be made available on the St. Francis Xavier Church website: https://stfxcamrose.caedm.ca after the service.
Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, Round Hill, Alberta, or the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation, or a charity of one's choice.