SAWCHUK, EDWARD H.
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ed Sawchuk at the age of 69 years on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 surrounded by family.
Ed leaves behind his lifelong love Sandy of 47 years; daughter Nicole (Don Feakes) and grandsons Rylan and Carter Feakes; and son Robert (Maria); as well as numerous family & friends.
Ed was predeceased by his parents Harry & Josephine Sawchuk and in-laws Anton & Nellie Pleskacz.
On September 24, 1950 Ed was born in London ON and after a brief time in Venlaw, MB the family moved to Winnipeg. Ed attended school in the North End, graduating from St. John's High School.
Ed began his career at CP Rail as an apprentice welder. After an injury, he returned to school to get his diploma in Business Administration from Red River College. Upon graduation, Ed worked for Westman Steel, Canada Revenue Agency and finished his career with Agriculture Canada in 2015.
At 20 years old, Ed started dating his future wife Sandy. They were married on May 27, 1972 and purchased their family home the following year. In August 1976 they welcomed their daughter Nicole, followed by their son Robert in 1979. Ed was overjoyed to become a Gigi in 2006 and again in 2008. His grandsons were the apple of his eye.
Music was a lifelong passion for Ed and he began teaching guitar at Wally Peter's music school at 17 years old. After playing with many bands, Ed formed a Ukrainian party band, Zabava, who he performed with until the late 1980s.
In addition to his love for music, Ed will be remembered fondly for his ability to fix anything, his devotion to his family and his unique sense of humour.
Panachyda (prayers) will be held on Sunday, March 1 at 7:00pm at St. Anne's Ukrainian Catholic Church (35 Marcie St). Divine Liturgy will be held on Monday, March 2 at 10:00am at St. Anne's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Liturgy will be co-officiated by Fr. Alan Wizinsky & Fr Isadore Dziadyk.
Pallbearers are Rylan Feakes, Patrick Burtnick, Gary Kulbaba, Michael Hnatiuk, Joey Pleskacz, Jay Harlow & Martin Scherpenzeel. Honorary pallbearers are Brian & Donna Shymko; Glen & Donna Pleskacz; Gloria & David Bibby; George & Olga Dolenuck; and Leonard & Lori Sawchuk.
Special thank to the staff at Kildonan Personal Care Home for taking such good care of Ed. To the staff of the ER & MICU units at HSC; we are incredibly grateful for your compassion and excellent care.
Memorial donations can be made to the SMD Foundation or CancerCare MB Foundation.
Family & friends may sign the book of condolence at www.korbanchapel.com
Hun, Daddy & Gigi you will truly be missed by us all and in our hearts forever. We love you.
VICHNAYA PAM'YAT | MEMORY ETERNAL
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