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Fiche créée le : 2002-03-05
Décès le : 2002-03-05
Parution : 2002-03-07
Paru dans : The Gazette, Montréal, QC

RCAF W/C (retired) City of Ottawa Engineer (retired) Passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2002 in his 94th year. Bill will be greatly missed by his sisters Nellie Michayluk, Anne Olynek, Emily Tabasniuk, Dorothy Bokshowan and brother Julius all of Saskatoon, sons Ernie (Smiths Falls), John (Montreal) and Ron (Massachusetts), daughter Janet Crane (Alberta), daughters-in-law Carol, Miriam and Clare, grandsons William (Toronto), Ken (Ottawa), Stephen (Massachusetts) and David (California); granddaughter Christy Romeo (Massachusetts) and great-granddaughter Dominique (Toronto). Bill was born in 1908 near Meacham, Saskatchewan, the eldest of Michael's and Maria's nine children. He attended high school at the P. Mohyla Ukrainian Institute in Saskatoon and in 1933 graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. Bill married Nellie Pernarowski in 1932. Through 42 happy years, Bill and Nellie raised four children, living in Pelly and Kamsack, Claresholm, Edmonton, St. Lambert, and Ottawa. After Nellie's death, Bill married Bess Trofanenko Kushner. They enjoyed 20 years golfing and travelling extensively together until Bess died in 1996. In 1940, Bill enlisted in the R.C.A.F. After the war, he accepted a permanent commission in the RCAF, retiring in 1959 with the rank of Wing Commander. In 1965, after a few years as a Defence Construction Consultant, he accepted a post as Structual Engineer with the City of Ottawa, remaining with the City until his retirement. Bill was a life long member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, serving on the committee that planned and built the Ottawa Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on Byron Avenue. Golf was always a large part of Bill's life and that of his family. He was a member of the Highlands Golf Club in Edmonton and the Hylands Golf Club in Ottawa. He played his last round at Hylands in his ninetieth year. During his last five years Bill lived happily at the Willowdale Retirement Centre in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Friends may visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue, on Saturday, March 9, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Panikhida prayers in the Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Interment in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Donations to the Ukrainian Cathedral on Byron Avenue or the Heart and Stroke Foundation or other charity of choice. The Ottawa Citizen, 07-03-2002. The Montreal Gazette, 07-03-2002


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