On the evening of January 07, 2017 Ukrainian Christmas, John Kirychuk 88 years old passed away peacefully with his family at his side. John was born October 28, 1928 and grew up in Bortnow Ukraine, moved to England for 5 years and later moved to Canada where he met his wife Alice. He became a Canadian citizen May 28, 1962 and was residing in Atikokan Ontario where he worked as a Millwright for Steep Rock Iron mines. He later moved to Williams Lake B.C. where he worked for Gibraltar Mines until he retired. After retirement John moved to Kamloops, B.C. to be closer to his children.
John is predeceased by his wife Alice Kirychuk and will be lovingly remembered by his children; Brian Kirychuk, (Debbie), grandson; Jason, Son David Kirychuk, Daughter Catherine Vadnais, (Bruce), grandsons; Tylor and Trevor, and dog Bear who added a great amount of joy and comfort while he resided at the Hamlets Seniors home.
John enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening (especially his tomatoes), and many bus tour trips with his wife, and times shared with his children. John made friends easily with his positive attitude and especially his incredible sense of humour.
A special thank you to all the health care workers at the Hamlets and 7 North Royal Inland Hospital, for their kind and loving care.
Dad was an inspiration and great role model that will forever be remembered and carried on by us with our children. We love you and will carry you in our hearts always.
At John’s request, a private family celebration of life will be made, where he will be reunited with his loving wife Alice.