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John Boychuk

January 2, 1927 - April 14, 2016


On April 14, 2016, Mr. John Boychuk of St. Paul passed away at the age of 89 years in the early morning hours, his favourite time of day. He is survived by his loving wife, Anne, to whom he was married to for 67 years; daughters, Linda of Canmore, BC, Barbara (Glen) & Maryann (Michael) both of Vancouver, BC; sons, Richard of Ottawa, ON & Randall of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Tanya of Calgary, Nerissa (Richard) of Dubai, United Arab Emerates, Craig & Tasha both of Edmonton, Garrett of Columbus, Ohio, Jasper (Jennifer) of Cantley, QC & Claire of Montreal, QC; great-grandchildren, Olivia of Dubai, United Arab Emirates & John of Cantley, QC. He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley & Barbara (nee Olynyk); a daughter who died at birth; brothers, Peter, Michael & Stanley; sisters, Marie & Helen. John was a happy and fun-loving character, always ready to share a story. He grew up on the family farm at St. Brides, the youngest of 6 children. His parents were immigrants from Galicia, then a province within the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and now part of Eastern Ukraine. He inherited the farm, married Anne Terre, and ran it with her until severe allergies forced a change in occupation. He became a barber and ran his own shop for 16 years, and then, with a partner, purchased the Marshall Wells Hardware Store in St. Paul, which he managed until retirement. Never one to sit still, John was active in the community and a strong supporter of the Elks. He loved nature, fishing, golf and learning about the different places in the world. A Prayer Service will be held on Monday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul, withReverend Father Mark Sych officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul, with Reverend Father Gerard Gauthier and Reverend Father Mark Sych con-celebrating. Inurnment in Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, St. Paul, will take place at a later date. Thanks kindly to Dr. Woytiuk and the staff at Extendicare, St. Paul for their support and for being so attentive to John’s needs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677



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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: martin naundorf
Relation: my old barber

sorry to hear about john he was a remarkable guy

From: Gisele and Steve Yaceyko
Relation: Acquaintances of the family

Our sincere sympathy to. The family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time

From: Roxanne Mayowski
Relation: Long time friend of Maryann

Maryann, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May all of the memories of your dad bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

From: Bruce Delisle
Relation: Family friend

My deepest sympathies to all the Boychuk family. God Bless.

From: Louise & RoseMarie
Relation: Our mischievious Uncle

Our thoughts are with you at this time. We have fond memories of Uncle with us in the blueberry patch.

From: Josephine Proskiw
Relation: Friend

To the John Boychuk family;
Many thoughts and prayers are with you at this
time of sorrow. Sincere Sympathy.

From: Richard J Donaldson
Relation: Friend

John was an exceptional man. His humour, and stories and love of family will be missed immensely. Rest in Peace John.

From: Jean and Steve Chornohus
Relation: cousin

Ann – The heavy cross has now been lifted, and John’s suffering is over.
He is now in heaven surrounded by Angels. His jokes and laughter will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you and your family.

From: Heather Stewart-MacLean
Relation: A friend of his daughter Maryann

My heart and mind are with you and your family today Maryann (Michael) as you honour the life of your father John. XO

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 19, 2016
Beginning at 10:30am

St. Paul Cathedral
4410 51 Ave
St. Paul, AB Canada

4410 51 Ave
St. Paul, AB Canada


Date & Time:
April 18, 2016
Beginning at 7:00pm

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel
5626 - 51 Street
St. Paul, AB Canada

5626 - 51 Street
St. Paul, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation

c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB  T0A 3A1

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