Hilda Noel Pecnik was born March 27th, 1921 in Norqay, Saskatchewan, and passed quietly away early Saturday morning March 7th, 2015 at Nanaimo Traveller’s Lodge.

Romie went into nurses training in The Pas Manitoba at St. Anthony’s Nursing School at age seventeen. After graduating she ventured to B.C., first working in the female section of Oakalla Prison in Burnaby, Vancouver Hospital General Hospital, and then moving to Nanaimo where she met her husband Ernest Fred Pecnik. Romie continued her nursing career for more than fifty years working at the Indian Hospital, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and finally Malaspina Gardens.

Romie was predeceased by her son Philip 1961, husband Fred 1999, grandson Michael 2007, parents John and Alexandra and four sisters in Saskatchewan, Mary, Lena, Rosella and Annie. Survived by daughter and son-in-law Ann and John Rukin, granddaughter-in-law and husband Andrea and Dave Bennett, great grandson Brendan Rukin, and great granddaughter Nyah Bennett. Stepson Reg Pecnik, and his children Paul, David, Marcia and their families, and her two surviving sisters, Ellen and Natalie in Saskatchewan.

Romie enjoyed a wonderful life of boating, travelling and companionship with Fred. She had been an active member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) and St. Peter’s Parish, BC Old Age Pensioners (BCOAP), Nanaimo Toastmistress’ Club, and Nanaimo Yacht Club.

A service for Romie will be held on Friday, March 13th, at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with reception to follow in the Church Hall.

Thank you to all the caring, wonderful staff at Traveller’s Lodge that made her a part of their extended family and truly made it her home. Donations in lieu of flowers, to the Traveller’s Lodge Building Fund- 1928 Nelson Street, Nanaimo V9S 2K5

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