Carole Jean Sadownik

January 9, 1943 - October 7, 2022
October 11, 2022 23 Condolences Print Obituary

Carole Jean Sadownik, of Edmonton, Alberta, passed away at the age of 79 on Friday, October 7, 2022. There were several stages of her life where she came in contact with a variety of different people who were in her life for decades.

She was born in Edmonton to the late William Malanchen and Mary Malanchen (Kryscow), and spent the first years of her life on a farm near Bon Accord. Upon graduation from high school, Carole complete a program at the Alberta College for work as administrative support.

Carole married William (Willie) Sadownik in 1963 where they settled in Edmonton to raise a family. During this time, Carole and Willie volunteered in community leagues, spent time with family and many friends, and travelled the world.

When Willie died in 1993, Carole had to reinvent herself as a widow at 50. She continued to improve her education so that she could work a variety of different positions including admissions at Grant McEwan University. She volunteered on her condo board and was always keen to volunteer and be part of the many Edmonton festivals over the years as well. Carole spent her free time with friends, family and travelling the world to places she always wanted to visit. By the time she was in her 70s she had travelled to all four corners of the world.

Although Carole experienced health issues throughout her life, she always fought for her independence and tried to keep her body and mind active. She had recently lost many friends over the years and wanted to ensure they she was as independent as possible. During the pandemic Carole had some challenges, but she was able to overcome them, and over the last few months was able to regain her dignity and confidence living independently in her own home.

Carole is survived by her son, Luik Kronin and son-in-law Michael, of Edmonton, Alberta; brother, Gary Malanchen and family; and her grandchildren  - Makena Lucki, Steven Lucki, and Darcy Fisher. She was preceded in death by her husband William (Willie) Sadownik, daughter Deneen Lucki; and grandson Curtis Lucki.

As requested by Carole, there will be no services. She preferred to be remembered by others where they could reflect in a private manner about her long and varied life.

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  1. Luik and Michael, Leslie and I are wishing you peace, comfort and courage at this time of sorrow.

  2. We are sorry to hear of the loss of Carole (Malanchen) Sadownik. Our deepest sympathies to the family.

    Victor and Diane (Wasylynka) Pysyk

  3. Dear Luik and family,
    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. We have such wonderful memories of visits with your mom and dad at the Malenchen family celebrations.
    Ray and Linda Shirvell.

    • Luik and family,
      I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you in these tough times. Aunty Carole had a kind spirit. May she rest in peace.

  4. My condolances to you Luik on the passing of your mother. I am certian that she appreciated everything you did for her in the last years if her life.
    Grief lets us know that we loved and were loved.

  5. So very sorry for your loss Luik. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Our condolences and sympathy to Luik, Michael and grandkids. She was a sister, a friend and a good mentor in my life. We will miss her smile and cherish the memories. Forever in our prayers. Carole R.I.P.
    “ Her Brother Gary “

  7. Aunty Carole was a beautiful soul. She had an always present beautiful smile followed by a story. I will always remember her fondly as a vivacious, elegant, caring and loud talker! She made me laugh whenever we spoke at family gatherings. I hope you can all cherish and hug the memories of this beautiful soul, tightly. Let them bring you comfort. Xox

  8. Our deepest sympathy to Catole’s family. We loved her and will miss her. We will remember her forever and she will always be in our hearts.

  9. Luik and family,
    I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you in these tough times. Aunty Carole had a kind spirit. May she rest in peace.

  10. Luik, Michael and Family
    Even though the death of your Mother is very difficult May you have many wonderful memories of family times help you through this sorrowful time.
    Orest and I had many great times with Carole whenever we visited Edmonton and also previously your Dad. She was always happy cheerful positive and we had many good times playing cards. Our trip together to see her favorite Elvis in Vegas was a highlight.
    May you find comfort in the thought that your loss is shared by all those who care for you.
    In Sympathy
    Orest and Pauline Sadownick

  11. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Luik, Michael, and families. So very sorry for your loss. Carole will be missed, and I will always cherish our happy memories. Special people are never gone in our lives and will always remain in my heart and prayers!

  12. My deepest condolences Luik, Michael, and to the extended family on the loss of your mom, mom-in-law, grandmother, sister, and sister-in-law. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. I hope these memories of Carole will help you today and continue to inspire you every day!

  13. Dear Luik and Michael, and Carole’s grandchildren,
    My deepest condolences to you on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I cherish the memories of family times with Auntie Carole who was full of good spirit and energy, always ready for fun and conversation. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Dear Luik, Your mom was a very special lady and we spent many fun times with Carole and your Dad when they were part of the “Delwood Gang”. I always cherished how Carole took great care to look and dress beautifully! You have been an amazing support to her and your dedication of care is commendable. Wishing you peace with your many memories.

  15. Our sincere sympathy to the family in the passing of Carole. Our thoughts are with you at this sad and difficult time.

  16. I was saddened to learn of Carol’s passing. Fond memories of great times dancing, dinners and friendship. She will be missed.

    Condolences to family as you mourn loss of a mothe..grandmother. RIP! 🕊

    With sympathy, Jan Miller

  17. Deepest sympathy. Carol touched many hearts.

  18. Our deepest condolences to Luik, Michael, grandchildren and uncle Gary. I have many happy memories of Auntie Carole (lot’s of camping) and will cherish each one. May you fly high with the angels, hugs and prayer’s, may you rest in peace.

  19. I was so sadden by the news of Carole’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I have great memories of Ed’s and my time with Carole and Willie. So much laughter and love.

  20. So sad to hear of my dear friend Carole’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I will always have great memories of our school days and the fun we had for the many years together. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

  21. Vivir en los corazones que dejamos atrás no es morir. (Thomas Campbell)

    Se volverán a encontrar y con mucho que contar ❤️

  22. To Carole’s family. So sad to hear of Carole’s passing. My sincerest condolences to everyone. I always enjoyed Carole’s company, (and Willy,s) which seems so long ago now. She is at peace.

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