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September 1, 2022

Jozefa “Josie” Hnatkowski (née Tymczyszyn) of Kincardine, died at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, 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 great-grandchildren, Jack and Benjamin Harris, and 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. She also enjoyed caring for people in the hospital when she worked as a nursing aide. Over the years, her hobbies included crocheting and 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 and she took pride in caring for them. 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. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Kincardine (749 Russell Street), Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at 11 a.m. Interment, Kincardine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the MS Society of Canada or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine;