It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Milynda Ann Sawka on Wednesday August 31, 2022 in Kamloops, BC.

Although joining her mom Pauline and her trusted companion Sweetie in heaven, she will be greatly missed by her father Ken, brother Andre, sister in-law Jessica, her niece Addisyn and her numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

Milynda was born on March 28, 1971 to proud parents Ken and Pauline.  In her childhood Milynda had a love of bowling and even participated in the provincial games. Once she was done school she worked numerous jobs such as the Bunmaster and a hairdressers before beginning her long career at the YMCA in Kamloops.  Nothing made her prouder than her job at the Y where she worked for over 20 years.
Once she retired from the Y it was time to look after her dad Ken as her mom had passed away. She loved holidays with her family, her Disney movies, stringing music on her guitar and finally working around her last home at the Hamlets of Westsyde.   If you knew Milynda, you knew she took her work very seriously.   You would often see her out and about in her wheelchair doing her daily duties in the halls.  We are deeply grateful to all the staff at Hamlets for the care and attention they gave to her once the Hamlets became her home.

Special thanks to Father Andrzej Wasylinko.

Milynda’s Celebration of Life will be held at 10 am on Friday September 9, 2022 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive.

Public Viewing will be Thursday Sept 8th at 7 pm in the Funeral Home.
There will be a graveside service at Hillside Cemetery, followed by reception (lunch) back at the Kamloops Funeral Home.





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4 Tributes

  1. Donna Pattern
    Posted September 7, 2022 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    I had the pleasure of working with Milynda for a few years at the YMCA before her retirement. I really enjoyed her company and energy. Condolences to her friends and family.

  2. Kim Boyetchko
    Posted September 7, 2022 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Ken and Family,
    It was my pleasure to work with Milynda for all those years at the Y. She was a dedicated and hard worker. I always enjoyed her stories and occasional jokes. My condolences to you and your family.

  3. Kim Boyetchko
    Posted September 7, 2022 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Ken and family,
    It was my pleasure to work with Milynda for all those years at the Y. She was a dedicated and hard worker. I always enjoyed her stories and occasional jokes. Condolences to you and your family.

  4. Bobbi Doree
    Posted September 7, 2022 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    I had the privilege of being Milynda’s special education teacher for a number of years at Brock Secondary now Brock Middle School. Over the years I got to know Milynda’s family. Her mom Pauline was my walking partner and we put in multiple kilometres in Brock as we chatted and walked over the years. After Pauline’s death I would touch bases with Milynda in the community and /or neighbourhood we would always pick up where we’d left off as if no time had passed. And then I retired and moved. Our paths crossed again when she and her dad Ken volunteered at the Centre for Seniors Information (CSI) at Brock Shop prior to her moving to the Hamlets. I will always remember Milynda and wish Ken and Andre and his family all the best.

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