Obituary – Josie Hnatkowski


Jozefa “Josie” Hnatkowski (née Tymczyszyn) of Kincardine passed away at South Bruce Grey Health Centre – Kincardine on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, in her 85th year.
Beloved wife of Tadeuscz “Ted” Hnatkowski.
Loving mother of Irene Harris (Neil) of Medicine Hat, Alberta and Patricia Perkins of Kincardine.
Sadly missed by her grandchildren: Matthew Harris (Julia), Nolan Harris, Kevin Harris (Courtney), Troy Perkins and Dallas Perkins (Emily); and her great-grandchildren: Jack and Benjamin Harris, Cameron, Liam and Alla Perkins.
Fondly remembered by her sisters Christine Ganyu (Zoli) and Donna Dwyer (Mike), all of Kitchener.
Predeceased by her parents Stefan and Maria Helena (née Gazda) Tymczyszyn.
Josie was born in Poland and emigrated from England to Canada in 1951 with her family, after the Second World War. They settled in Raymond, Alberta.
In 1956, her family moved to Galt, Ontario and it was there that she married the love of her life, Ted. Together they raised two daughters. Josie was a wonderful Polish cook and baker. Her perogies and signature lemon meringue pie left us all wanting more.
Josie enjoyed caring for people in the hospital when she worked as a nursing aide. Over the years her hobbies included crocheting, needlework and she was an avid reader. She loved music and dancing, especially the polka. She and Ted also square danced for many years.
Her greatest love was her family, which she took pride in caring for. Over the years she was faced with health challenges, and she did this with strength, dignity and grace. She will be lovingly missed by her family and all who knew her.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated from St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Kincardine at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.
Interment Kincardine Cemetery
Memorial donations to the MS Society of Canada or a charity of your choice appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Portrait and memorial available online at

Obituary – Josie Hnatkowski was last modified: September 13th, 2022 by Dianna Martell

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