In Memory Of


Lilwen Ann Kolodychuk

Jan 18, 1939 - Aug 2, 2021


Thursday, August 5, 2021
A funeral service for Lilwen was held on Thursday, August 05, 2021 at the Baha’i Center with interment at the Kuusamo Cemetery, Sylvan Lake, Alberta


Kuusamo Cemetery


Kolodychuk, Lilwen Ann

1939 – 2021

Lilwen was born on January 18, 1939 in Stockport, Cheschire England and departed on August 2, 2021 in Red Deer, Alberta.

Lilwen came to Canada in 1948 with her parents Lois and Owen Spittle and her brother Kenneth. She lived in Nanaimo, B.C. and was married there on June 14, 1957 to Alan Hodson. They had three daughters: Jacqueline, Dee and Victoria. Later they adopted a son Michael. Lilwen and Alan were divorced but remained friends. Lilwen married Leo Kolodychuk on March 28, 1999 and then became the step mother of two more daughters: Dee Dee an Holly

Lilwen’s two loves in her life was her family, which also consisted of 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and a wonderful husband and the Baha’I Faith. Lilwen became a Baha’I in July 1970 and was an active member until her passing on August 2, 2021.

Lilwen is survived by her husband Leo; children: Jacqueline, Dee (Andy), Michael and Victoria; step daughters: Dee Dee (Shawn) and Holly (Wayne); grandchildren: Jeremy (Trisha) Hodson, Justine, Jamie, Jessie (Jessica) Breingan, Jan (Nicole) Van Herwaarden, Daniel, Caden Hodson, Nathaniel (Jody) Meir, Katrina (Joshu) Gerling, Dakota, Alexander (Katie), Shanda, Dayton, Grace and Sophia; great grandchildren: Christian, Madyson, Amiyah, Wynn, Lenora, Owen, Elliana, Koen, Gia, Orie, Daxon, Rowan, Kane, Joshua, Breanna, Isaiah, Nate and Jethro.

Lilwen will be greatly missed by everyone who met her.

A funeral service for Lilwen was held on Thursday, August 05, 2021 at the Baha’i Center with interment at the Kuusamo Cemetery, Sylvan Lake, Alberta

Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 887 2151


Gail Mulloy:

Dear Leo and family,
Lilwen was an example to us all and the world is poorer for her passing. To you, Leo and to her children, I send my love and compassion. I hope knowing that Lilwen is now winging her way to a higher plane will be of some comfort to you in this time of great loss. Sending you all a big hug and best wishes as you struggle with your new reality.
Gail Mulloy

Richard and Norma Davies :

Dear Leo and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Lilwen's passing. In the years that we spent in Summerland we were always grateful for her loving and constant devotion to our Baha'i community. Please rest assured of our prayers as her faithful soul wings it way to the Abha kingdom.

Love Norma & Richard Davies (Penticton)

Ron :

She will be missed , blessings on the family

Bjoern Werner:

I have talked only once with Lilwen on the phone. I told her about my idea to bury a time capsule at sylvan lake and how I had fallen in love with the place after spending some time at the summer camp. She did giggle happily about my idea. If I will end up convincing the bahai community to bury a time capsule I make sure to mention her and let my memory of her travel through time. God bless all your memories with her”

Ranjana Basu:

So sorry to hear of Lilwen's passing. My deepest sympathy to Leo and family. Lilwen was such a kind and gentle person. I will always be grateful for her help.

James and Shelley Kelly:

Dear Leo, we were so sorry to learn of Lilwen's passing. To Lilwen's family, our great regrets for your loss of Mom and Grandmother.
Lilwen was such a good friend to us and all who knew her, and was such a faithful and selfless servant, able to completely turn to, and serve the interests of others first. We knew her as a dedicated Baha'i, her focus and priority in life, always being to serve. We enjoyed many things with Lilwen and you Leo, Ruhi in your basement in Ladysmith,
her turn as stage manager at a Maxwell stage play are among them. Our thoughts and prayers follow you both. Thank you Lilwen for a life well spent.

Bonnie Nesbitt & Nick Carter:

Dear Leo and family,

May your hearts be solaced with warm memories of dear Lilwen. Her selfless, generous soul will be well greeted in the next realm. “Let the angels of Thy loving-kindness descend successively upon her, and shelter her beneath Thy blessed Tree.”

Alan Kolodychuk Kolodychuk:

Sorry to here of your lose she will be missed.

Faraj and Gisele Bahbahani:

Dear Leo and family,

It was with deep regret that we heard of Lilwen's passing. Please be assured of our ardent prayers for the progress of her soul in the next world and for the consolation of your hearts. This is indeed a grievous test to bear. We hope that fond memories of her life with you will bring you some solace.

Warmest love to you,
Faraj & Gisele

Shannon Farahbakhsh :

Sending my condolences to Leo and the family. I will always remember Lilwen's kindness and generosity. She really helped me transition from a stay at home Mom into a very rewarding career with Hospice. I will always be grateful. Much love.

John and Colleen Proctor:

Condolences to Leo and family. Lilwen was a devoted Baha’i and embodied a life of selfless service to others. She will be missed and it was our privilege to know her. She continues her progress in the spiritual realm of light and love.

Deloria Bighorn :

Such an honourable, loving and devoted maidservant of the Beloved. “Grant them to behold Thy splendours on the loftiest mount”!Bahá’í Writings.

Shauna & Ron Plamondon:

Lilwen touched our hearts with her beautiful smile. We will never forget the Sunday morning devotions at your home in Summerland, followed by pancake breakfasts and socializing. Her service and hospitality attracted so many wounderful souls! We will miss her and our condolences go out to Leo and the whole family.
Love Shauna & Ron Plamondon (Summerland)

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