March 1, 1929 – November 11, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of William Tomchuk on November 11, 2020.
William will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Helen of 63 years, six Sons and their families. Stan & Gina, Dan & wife Janet, Jim & wife Denise, Nick, Bern & Karen, Tim & wife Kim.
Grand and Great Grandchildren, Jennifer (Caleb, Claire), Amanda & Josh, Chelsea & Trevor (Scotia), Kaitlyn & Josh, Steve & Michelle (Mason), Nichole, Colton, Chad & Atlanta (Skylar, Jacius), Sister Anne, Nephew Gene & Family.
William was predeceased by his parents Paraska & John Tomchuk, sister Mary and Grandson Troy.
Pallbearers will be William’s Sons, Grandson Colton Tomchuk and Ron Tanchuk
William was born in Fisher Branch, MB. As a young man he purchased farmland adjacent to his parents. He loved working the land and even called his place “Heaven”. He also took time out to enjoy fishing, hunting or just being outdoors. Throughout his life he escaped to the country every chance he had. In 1956 he joined Winnipeg Transit as a bus driver, retiring 33 ½ years later. He received several awards for safe driving, among them, Driver of the year in 1985.
William was a member of Blessed Virgin Mary Church where he enjoyed volunteering driving the church van and other duties but most of all the Perogy Project.
The Family would like to thank all the staff at Maples Personal Care Home, where he was a resident since April 2017. Thanks also to Father Volodymyr Bashutskyy and Father Isidore Dziadyk for your visits.
Flowers gratefully declined and donations may be made in William’s memory to Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Cancer Care, Autism Society or Alzheimer Society.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be a private family funeral only.
Korban Funeral Chapel
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