It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father. He will be forever missed by his children Jayne (Borys), Lisa (Tyson), and Stephen (Quyhn); his brother Bob, niece Natasha, and many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents John and Effie Halayda, nephew Anthony, and sister-in-law Shirley.
Dad had a strong faith in God and was active in the Ukrainian Catholic community. Over the years, he was a member of Blessed Virgin Mary Church and St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church but also made his rounds to Holy Eucharist and various other churches. He was gifted with a beautiful voice which he shared through cantoring services and singing with countless choirs including Hoosli, O. Koshetz, and Macenko choirs. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Fr. Shyshkowich council.
Dad worked as an accountant for Manitoba Housing Authority in his earlier years and for Headingley Correctional Centre for over thirty years prior to retiring. He had an amazing work ethic and never took a sick day.
Our Dad was a very sociable man and loved to talk to people whether he knew them or not, making friends wherever he went. He was known for his playful sense of humour and enjoyed teasing and joking with his family, friends, and staff at Amber Meadows.
He had a great affection for animals and nature, classic movies and tv shows, most notably the Lawrence Welk show which celebrated his love of music. He enjoyed reading and cheering on the Winnipeg Jets and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Perhaps his greatest joy was spending time with his two cats, Marvin and Gracie. He always had an amusing story to share about them.
We wish to thank the Amber Meadows staff and homecare for their kindness and friendship. We also would like to express appreciation for the outstanding paramedics and staff at Seven Oaks and St. Boniface hospitals.
Funeral divine liturgy will be held at Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11:00am. Donations in Myron’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Iconostas Restoration project.
KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
1379 Kenaston Boulevard, Winnipeg MB R3P 2T5
Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church
965 Boyd Ave., Winnipeg MB R2X 0Z9