John Pawluk , beloved husband of Justina Pawluk of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2006 at the age of 86 years.
John was born on May 24, 1920 in Zibraniwka, Ukraine. He and Justina immigrated to Canada in 1950 and settled in Calgary in 1953. He worked as a barber until his retirement in 1986. John received numerous awards and recognitions for his many contributions to the Ukrainian community in Calgary.
John is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years Justina; his son and daughter-in-law Dr. William and Mary Pawluk of Baltimore, MD; his daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and Alex Sharkey and Nadia and Robert Wusyk all of Calgary; his grandchildren, Adrian (Lisa) Pawluk, and Andrea (Tim) Maurer all of Baltimore, MD, Dale (Cheryl) Sharkey of O’Fallon, MO, and Brett (Lori) Sharkey of Calgary; his great-grandchildren, Jack, Kieran, Connor, Ashleigh, Alex, Oskar; brother Bohdan (Paraska) Pawluk of Moldova; sister Maria (Petro) of the Ukraine; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in the Ukraine. He was predeceased by his parents Anna and Antony Pawluk, brother Wasyl, and his sister Anna.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church (729 – 6th Street N.E.) on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church (729 – 6th Street N.E.) on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Serhiy Harahuc, Celebrant. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. or to Hospice Calgary Society, #300, 628 – 12 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0H6 Telephone: (403) 263 – 4525. The family wishes to thank his friends and compassionate caregivers, Barbara Kearns and the Palliative Home Care team.
In living memory of John Pawluk, 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