January 18, 1957 – Saskatoon, SK
August 24, 2013 – Calgary, AB
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden accidental passing of Pat Kolynchuk on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the age of 56 years.
Pat was born into a very musical family in Saskatoon, SK where he took up the love of drums at a very young age. In the 1970s, Pat and his brother Ken formed a band called “The Collins Brothers” and they played professionally for fifteen years. Besides music, Pat’s other passions were flying and scuba diving. Pat was also known for his ever positive approach to life, his smile and his wicked sense of humour. Of course, coming from Saskatchewan, Pat was a huge Riders fan and was looking forward to seeing his Riders win the Grey Cup this year at Mosaic Stadium – “Go Riders Go!”
Pat is survived by his loving wife Bonnie Mulville; sister Linda Kolynchuk; brother and best friend Ken Kolynchuk; mother-in-law Bernice Mulville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Beth Mulville (Rick Johnston) and Berna Saul (Dave); nieces and nephews, Amber Johnston, Aaron Johnston, Stuart Eales (Daylyn), Michael Saul and Andrew Saul; and his faithful furry companion Kalo. Pat will also be sorely missed by his family, his dear friends, especially Linda Nagel, Dave Klein and their family, and by Drs. Jit Gohill, Arun Lakra and their staff and patients at the Calgary Ophthalmology Centre where he enjoyed working as a licenced optician for the past eighteen years. Pat was predeceased by his mother Josephine (1968), father John (2007), father-in-law Barry Mulville (1999), and niece Stephanie Saul (2010).
As per Pat’s wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.McInnisAndHolloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Kolynchuk/Mulville family would like to thank Constable Bulford of the Waterton RCMP Detachment and the A/Sgt Barker of the City of Calgary Police for their professionalism and support during this time.
In living memory of Pat Kolynchuk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences