Julia Jewchyn, 95, a longtime resident of Aberdeen, passed away on June 14, 2014, at Montesano Health and Rehab. Julia was born on April 28, 1919, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to William and Mary Scribailo. Julia’s early years were in Bien Fait, Saskatchewan. Her father was a coal miner during a time when miners were looking to organize a union for better conditions. The family moved to Winnipeg where Julia finished her schooling. On the 12th of November 1942, Julia married Walter Jewchyn in Winnipeg. When Walter was discharged from the Canadian Army they moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. In 1952 they moved to Aberdeen, Wash., where Walt worked as a machinist/ supervisor for Lamb’s Grays Harbor.
Julia was a homemaker and volunteered for several organizations over her life. The Robert Gray PTA, Hoquiam Emblem Club, Aberdeen YMCA auxiliary and club 20, she served as the president in 1966 and many years as the treasurer and a lifetime City of Hope member. A lot of those efforts went to benefit the YMCA and Camp Bishop. She volunteered to work and serve in the kitchen for the Hoquiam Elks. Julia enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, baking, ceramics, playing bridge and traveling. She traveled all through Canada to visit family, to New Orleans, Hawaii, Florida and Alaska and took a tour to Russia. Julia is survived by her son, Ron Jewchyn and Linda of Montesano, a granddaughter, Natalie and Brian Jensen of Hoquiam, a step-grandson, Brandon Schuller and Casie and Ezra of Seattle, a brother, Steve and Stella Scribailo of Ontario, Canada and a niece, Elizabeth and Dennis Bayluck of White Rock, Canada. Julia is preceded in death by her parents; William and Mary Scribailo, sister, Ann Sakiw, brother, Tony Scribailo and sister, Frances Kalwolski. At her request there will be no formal services and a private family observance will be held in her honor.
Please visit and sign the online tribute to Julia@www.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Whiteside Family Mortuary in Elma.