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CHMELYK, Brendan Shawn

April 2, 1966 – Fort St. John, BC
December 31, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Brendan Shawn Chmelyk of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the age of 47 years.

Brendan served the Calgary community as a commercial construction contractor over the past 12 years and was respected for his honesty and hard work. Brendan’s passion for airplanes, his Christian faith and family filled his free-time. The many people who came to know and love him met him at work, around the local airports or volunteering at the Rockyview Alliance Church. All throughout his life, he touched many people with his generous, kind, well humoured and forgiving heart. He will be missed deeply by those fortunate enough to have had him in their lives.

Brendan is survived by his loving parents Johnnie and Roxanne Chmelyk; as well as the families of his siblings, Renee Middleton, Ferlyn, DeAndra, and Shannon Chmelyk.

Funeral Services will be held at Rockyview Alliance Church (6927 Rundlehorn Drive NE) on Sunday, January 5, 2013 at 1 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Brendan Chmelyk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. Allan Matsuda :

    I was shocked to hear of Brendan’s passing. It is with heartfelt sympathy I offer a prayer that God above will comfort you and ease the loss you bear. I had known Brendan through working with him for many years. He was a kind, honest and giving man who although was small in stature was big in heart. I was proud to call him my friend.

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  2. Christina Smith :

    Blessings to you and your family Ferlyn.
    Embrace and cherish the memories,

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  3. Cathy Arychuk-Ward :

    Ferlyn and family,

    My heart aches for you. I am sorry for your loss.


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  4. We are so saddened to learn of Brendan’s passing. We had just began to get know him over the past year (as his electrical subcontractor). His kindness, honesty and humour were quickly apparent, as well as the courage he showed in the face of adversity. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences to his family. Gary & Fiona

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  5. Susan Gautron :

    It is with a heavy heart today that I find out that Brendan passed away. Brendan was contracted with M&M Meat Shops here through the Calgary office and worked directly with my (then) boss Randy & myself. Brendan was a gentle natured, good hearted, Very Hard Working man! He was humble yet firm with business relationships. I knew Brendan was ill through the time that he worked with M&M but I did not know how sick he was or what he was ill with. I send you my Condolences and my Utmost Gratitude for allowing your son/brother/cousin/nephew to have worked with me in a professional manner, but also for allowing me to say I knew a very good man!
    Kind Regards,
    Susan Gautron

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  6. well brendan my dearest friend i have finally found you but under such shocking and horrrific circumstances your unknown passing has left my tongue utterly speechless and with a void in my heart when you stopped phoning me and dropping by the house for coffee and hello’s i thought i would return your gesture in kind but upon my reaching out the conversation clearly painted a very real and grim event that a tragedy has struck down my friend and for eternity and to learn just now from crashing into your obituary on line you have been gone already for almost 2 years is quite staggering in itself why and how i missd a best friend’s final demise i will never know were there clues signs or phone calls i missed only god can answer these wonderments for after 25 years of unfailing friendship and at times each others anchor between heaven and hell i have to say in earnest i will truly miss your presence for not too long ago my own health swayed and fell from grace and today you will find my person permanently in a wheelchair with an acquired brain injury and i am also blind in reflection though i will remember brendan with fond memories for this affable, progressive minded gentle young soul was an honourable man in character with boat loads of swagger in his step and that whimsical flair that few possess and knowing brendan he stared dowm this mighty adversary with squared shoulders and in the end peacefully submitted his countenance with grace and goodness so sleep well my brave heart, my absolute and like the airplanes in your heart may its breathe beneath your wings carry you far and wide and may god above give your daughter and family comfort and peace with love and affection kimberley edmonton ab

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