Michael Procyk, beloved husband of sixty years to Josephine of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at the age of 80 years.
Michael was born in Poland and came to Canada as an infant in 1930 to Royal Park (near Mundare, AB) and was raised in that area where, in grade three, he met Josephine Siracky. They were married on October 26, 1948.
A plasterer by trade, Michael lived in Edmonton before moving to Brooklyn, New York in 1964 to help construct the original Trump Village. Later he was employed with the Brighton Laundry in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. They moved to Calgary in 1973 where the family has resided since. Michael was employed as a driver and supervisor for Canadian Linen Supply until his retirement in 1990. After retirement, he enjoyed travel and sun worshipping. His pride and joy were his grandchildren, who called him “Dido” and the “most awesome grandpa.”
Besides his loving wife Josephine, Michael is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Lorne and Gail of Edmonton, Don and Charlotte of Calgary; one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Mike Maucieri of Calgary; four grandsons, who were his angels, Christian (Penny), Adam (Nikki), Christopher, and Alex; one brother Bill of Prince Albert, SK; one sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Andy Wallace of Surrey, BC; and sister-in-law Lorraine of Edmonton. Michael was predeceased by his brother John.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, December 19, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s Ukrainian Catholic Church (4903 – 45th Street S.W.) on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Michael’s honour may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Michael Procyk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences