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BOYCHUK – John Joseph

December 11, 1924 – February 24, 2011

After a lengthy illness, we announce with sorrow the passing away of Johnny J on February 24, 2011 at Agape Hospice in Calgary at the age of 86 years.

He was the beloved husband of the late G. Jean (nee Poupore). John leaves behind his children, Karen Smith Calgary, Brenda (Gerry) Martin of Cobourg, ON, Barbara (Paul) O’Brien of Airdrie, Betty (Tony) Wilds of Australia, Debra Wiles of Calgary, Brian Boychuk, and Meghan, both of Toronto, ON. He will also be missed by his sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

John loved to share his sense of humour and compassion with people, making numerous friends in the four years he lived in Alberta.

You are invited to join his “Celebration of Life” at the Royal Canadian Branch 288 (508 – 3 Avenue SE, Airdrie, AB) on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Airdrie Home Care, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca. Many thanks to Dr. Ruggedly Handsome and the staff at Agape Hospice.

In living memory of John Boychuk, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Jerry and Heather Harrriman :

    Paul and Barb,
    Never knew you dad but if you are a example of him we just missed out on the joy of knowing a great person.
    Our love goes out to the whole family and our prayers are with you all.

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  2. To all the Family Of John my most sincere condolences.

    I was sad to learn of his passing to-day
    John was a mentor to me, while I was employed at star transfer.

    John displayed all the characteristics of a great gentleman,very much a family man
    who loved his wife Jean with a full heart, he was proud of his children humble yet proud,
    he was a straight shooter,a loyal friend,a very hard worker, conscientious to a fault.

    John you had a great influence on my life and I will be forever grateful

    I know you will rest in peace,with Jean,

    Aurevoir, my friend

    Sincerely,

    Denis Saudino

    Timmins

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  3. Rosanna Molnar :

    Dear Karen, Brenda, Barb, Betty, Debbie, Brian & families,
    We are sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. For a few years I enjoyed chatting with him at the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony in South Porcupine. We send our condolences to all of you from the Del Villano family.

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  4. Anne Taylor & Jack Vanderholst and family :

    Dear Brian and family,

    We are thinking about you and Johnny during this sad time but mainly having fond memories of our time spent with Johnny.

    A favourite and most recent was when we first moved into our house and Brian and Johnny paid a visit. Maybe this happened often wherever Johnny went …a spontaneous party ensued. Other family and friends dropped by, an impromptu Christmas tree was acquired and we all had a great time. In particular we remember Johnny’s stories, his joy and kindness for the children and his infectious laughter.

    Our sincere condolences to all of the Boychuks.

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  5. Joan & Ron Farlinger :

    With deepest sympathy in the passing of my dearest and favourite Uncle.
    Our prayers are with the family.
    Love Joan & Ron Farlinger

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  6. Fred & Diane Boychuk :

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on your Dad’s passing. Our hearts go out to all of you at this time.
    Uncle Johnny was a great man and a loving uncle. We will keep our memories of him close to our hearts.
    Love Fred & Diane Boychuk

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  7. Andy & Dot, Sherran & Dale :

    we are in the dominican on vacation, thinking of the family….andy lived with them during his high school years, uncle j taught Sherran how to make proper pettahai? Now she shows her daughter in law how to do it right ….your sense of humour will be missed and your loss means we are all getting old, since you are gone now, will always miss the good old timmins days and the amazing times at the poupore homestead, but don’t worry, your legacy will always live on….love to your family at this time from your Thornloe connectionxxxxxxxxx

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  8. Yvette McNeil (Daviault) :

    My deepest sympathy in your loss
    My thoughts are with all of you

    Yvette

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  9. Dr. Mario V. Ciccone :

    To the Family,

    I had the pleasure to be John’s Family Doctor for many years, and still recall very clearly our last visit. He always brought a smile (or a fake growl) with him to our visits, and it was a pleasure to have looked after him for all those years. My sympathies to you all. He was a fine man.

    Mario Ciccone, MD

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  10. Lorraine (Del Villano) Charrette - Ottawa :

    My condolences to Karen, Brenda, Barbie, Betty, Debbie, Brian and your families. So sad to hear about the loss of “Mr. Boychuk”. His name and those of all the Boychuk family come up often when we talk about Timmins memories. I remembered his carrots, smelts and the fireworks in the backyard on Ogden. A great family man.

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  11. The Swayne family: Jane,Ron,Judy &Al :

    The Boychuk family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this very difficult time. As we just lost our Mom in the last couple of weeks we share your sorrow. Remember the good times and your Dad’s fantastic sense of humour. Know that you are not alone.

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  12. Elena Del Villano :

    Dear Karen, Brenda, Barbie, Betty, Debbie, Brian & families,

    I have such fond memories of both your parents, always smiling as your Dad is in the photo above. By a quirk, I was visiting my sister Lisa in Mississauga with my Mum and Janet when I read the obituary in The Star. Sad news but also an occasion to remember happier times. My thoughts are with you. Elena

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  13. PETER and DIANE BOYCHUK & FAMILY :

    Barb & Paul & Families
    Peter and myself were saddened to hear the news of your Father’s passing. Peter has many fond and loving memories of your Father and we did enjoy receiving his Christmas Card and letter every year. I had the pleasure, many years ago … meeting your dear Mother in Timmins. I also met your Father. You had lovely parents … and I remember them speaking very lovingly of all their children .. they were very proud of you all. Peter and myself will remember them both … as kind and caring people .. who took great delight in their family. Our condolences and thoughts go to you and your families at this very sad time. Sincerely … Peter and Diane Boychuk & Family.

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