John Kirychuk 1928 — 2017

John Kirychuk

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.


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4 Tributes

  1. Tom Dunn
    Posted January 12, 2017 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    Our heartfelt condolences to Brian and family. Your dad was special in passing down his Millwright trade and I am honored to have worked with Brian for many years. I’m sure your dad’s stories are endless working the early years in Ontario mines. Please take care.

  2. Richard & Merle
    Posted January 13, 2017 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    My wife and I would like to send our heartfelt condolences to John’s family. We spent many enjoyable hours with John as tablemates at the Hamlets. Like all here we will miss him.

  3. Richard & Merle
    Posted January 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    My wife and I would like to send our condolences to John’s family. We were fortunate to be tablemates with John for several months and enjoyed the companionship and his sense of humour. We will miss him. Sincerely Rich & Merle Crawford

  4. Janet Kazakoff
    Posted January 14, 2017 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    My condolences to the Kirychuck family. He will be missed. He was a great guy with a wonderful laugh that will be missed. I loved sitting with him and having our chats together. Going to miss you lots.

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