James (Jim) William Hrynyk

April 16, 1954 - March 4, 2023
March 9, 2023 17 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

With profound sorrow we announce the passing of James (Jim) William Hrynyk on March 4, 2023 at the age of 68.

Jim will be forever loved and remembered by his wife Margot and son Warren; sister Betty and brother-in-law Terry Kowalchuk of West Vancouver, BC; mother-in-law Donna Cross Stewart-Williams, brother-in-law Hugh Stewart (Calgary, AB); sister-in-law Heather and brother-in-law Phil Renaud; sister-in-law Roberta Bish and sister-in-law Karen Stewart; nieces Alyson Hrynyk, Michelle (Todd) Renaud; nephews Andrew Kowalchuk (West Vancouver, BC); Richard (Katelyn) Renaud; James, Ross (Victoria, BC), Craig, and Spencer Stewart and Dylan Bish.

Jim was predeceased by his parents Peter and Mary Hrynyk, brother David Hrynyk, sister-in-law Helen Hrynyk, brother-in-law Don Stewart and stepfather-in-law Ray Williams.

Jim was born in Edmonton and spent all is life living on the “southside”. Growing up in the McKernan community, he was inspired by the nearby hallowed halls of the University of Alberta and achieved a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree with an Economics Major and Urban Planning Minor. He utilized this degree to begin his career in leasing and property management. His career in commercial real estate spanned 40 years where he attained excellence in establishing and maintaining solid business relationships within the commercial real estate industry and with tenants in both the private and public sectors.

Aside from spending as much time with his beloved wife, incredible son, other family and friends, Jim had many other passions. These included the love of music (rock & roll, country/western, rockabilly and Blues); gourmet cooking; building “things” – he is remembered for over-building anything he created – decks, planters, arbors, fences and just about everything else he touched; collectibles - Dickens’ Village, Christmas in the City (only Department 56, of course), vintage vinyl and CDs, and 1:18 scale model cars. His overriding passion was cars – he loved driving and working on his cars – the ‘69 Ford Galaxy, the ’84 Z28, the ’00 SS Camaro, the ’90 Gran Prix and the other “beloved woman in his life” the 1974 TR6.

Jim retired in June 2019. Unfortunately, Covid and ill health precluded many of his retirement dreams. In February 2023 Jim had a stroke but he was determined to recover. Unfortunately, that was not to be and he wasn’t able to continue the fight.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:30am at Trinity Funeral Home, 10530-116 St. Edmonton.

Those wishing to view the service via livestream, can do so by clicking the following link:  JimHrynykMemorialLiveStream

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - www.JDRF.ca  or The Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Ave, Edmonton AB T6J 1Z2

  1. Margot and family My heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of Jim. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  2. My Deepest Sympathy to ALL the family, I worked with Jim at Alberta Infrastructure, he was a Great Boss, RIP

  3. Ian Bradley

    I Will remember Jim fondly. He was a great team member at Colliers and great to work with when he moved over to Infrastructure. He was a natty dresser with attention to detail, had strong opinions and loved his scotch. My thoughts are with Margot and the family.

  4. I am deeply saddened to learn of Jim’s passing.
    He was a childhood friend of mine and we remained friends throughout our lives.
    We would meet by happenstance and always shared a moment and related on our long friendship and and our mutual love of toys…cars! And family.
    He was alway impeccable and had that ready smile and laugh.
    While not often, our sporadic conversations were alway a joy to me.
    I will miss him.
    May he rest in peace.
    And may you and all of his family know how well liked he was and will be missed by many.
    Guy Scott

  5. Dear Margot,
    read with great sadness about Jim’s passing
    We would like to send our sincere condolences
    I have very fond memories of our Kasper family
    i am still in contact with Donna ClarkMolner and Brenda Korol who send their condolences also
    Heather MacLean[my daughter] remembers all the support you gave her when she left to become a sonographer.
    Ken and I are well
    Take care
    Love and hugs to you all

  6. Our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Judy, Victoria and Daniel

  7. My heartfelt condolences Margot, Warren and the Hrynyk family.
    Sending you love and prayers during this difficult time..
    May his soul rest in eternal paradise..

    Beth Aguilar Sune

  8. Margot and Warren, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with with you at this time.

  9. Having known Margot and Jim at Scona so many years ago, I offer my condolences to Margot and family for their sad loss. My thoughts are with you all.

  10. Jim, we were related by marriage- that was in 1967 and it was fun to discover that we were close in age! We crossed paths now and then at Scona and heard about each others lives and families through our relatives as we ultimately lived many miles apart. I last was in your company at your home in April 2019 – I’m glad that we were able to be together before Covid separated so many of us.
    With deep sympathy and fond memories,
    Virginia Strutz Weiss

  11. So sorry to hear this news. We remembered the fun times we had when Jim and Margo were our neighbours in Garneau. Thinking of you Margo, our sincere condolences.

  12. Dear Margot and Warren,

    We are so very sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. His life was taken much too soon and our hearts and deepest sympathies are with you. Will always remember Jim as a sophisticated business man yet very personable, friendly and fun loving. Sending our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Our deepest condolences Margot and Warren.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

    Donna and I are with saddened hearts to hear about Jim’s passing.
    We enjoyed our street-side visits with him very much and he will be missed in our neighbourhood.

  14. Jim was a great friend that I didn’t see as often as I wished. He has been in my thoughts often during my life. He was the best damn designated driver I have ever had. Cruising the streets of Edmonton in the spotless blue ford with the spotless white naugahyde interior and going thru the drive in for a burger are etched in my memories. When ever I got back to Edmonton and saw Jim and Margo it was a enjoyable fun time. Rest in peace Jim. You will be missed by many.

  15. Dear Margot, I was so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories sustain you during this difficult time.

  16. Sending heartfelt condolences to you Margot and all of Jim’s friends and family. This is unexpected and is a tragedy. Take him too soon, he will be so missed! I’m so grateful I had a chance to chat with him at the Scona Reunion this year!
    Going peace Jim.

  17. Heartfelt condolences Margot and family . I was so saddened by this news! I’m grateful I had a chance to talk with Jim at the Strathcona high school reunion this year. Go in peace my friend.

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