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KURYK, John “Jack”

October 24, 1934 – Wayne, Alberta
December 14, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Jack beloved husband of the late Ocksana Kuryk (nee Guta) of Calgary, AB, passed away on December 14, 2017 at the age of 83 years.

Our beloved dad was born and raised in the Drumheller valley. He worked the coal mines as a teen and played goal for the Drumheller Miners. After meeting the love of his life, our mom “Baba”, they sought out a better life and moved to Calgary where he joined the Calgary Police Force. He enjoyed every minute of his thirty years service and was always ready to share many of his “war stories” from those days as a cop. Dad was very proud of his life as a policeman and the brotherhood and friendships that it brought him. He had a generous spirit and enduring love for his whole family.

Dad was predeceased by his loving wife Ocksana and daughter Roxanne Tremblay. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Brad and Kelle, Brian and Heather, Barry and Sherrie; his daughter and son-in-law Joanne and Paul; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

At dad’s request, there will be a private family gathering, at a later date, to celebrate his life. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of John Kuryk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Are prayers and thoughts are with Debbie and family during the this difficult time.

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  2. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort as you grieve the loss of Jack.

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  3. Warren & Mari Hagerman

    To Brad and Family
    We are sorry to hear of the passing of your father our thoughts are with you.

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  4. Sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I’ll always remember him as a fun-loving guy & a good policeman with whom I had the pleasure to work.

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  5. Brad and the Kuryk families,

    Sincere condolences on your father’s passing. The last time I spoke with your Dad was at the Coop and our conversation left me with a deep appreciation for him.
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Gerry Borbridge

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  6. Jack was a true character and a heck of a good “cop”. I enjoyed working with and socializing with Jack in the “GOOD OLD DAYS”. Farewell Jack, you lived a good life. My most sincere condolences to Brad and all of Jack’s family.

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  7. Jack and Bev Mullins

    I have many fond memories of Jack and his work as a Police Officer….highly respected and a personality plus…just an all round guy with a talent for making tedious tasks fun…my deepest condolences to the Kuryk family…you are in our thoughts and prayers …..

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  8. Brad and John and your family. Deepest sympathy goes out to you all for losing your father, grandfather. I know he meant a lot to you. Thinking of you now.

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  9. Marjorie Snaith (Poffenroth)

    I was a clerk in the CID and on busy hectic days I always looked forward to Jack coming in with his easygoing smile and laugher and his quips. My sincere condolences to the Kuryk family. He was one of the good guys.

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  10. Joanne, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Sara

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  11. Brad,
    Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of loss. Very sorry to hear about your father.
    Gibby and Barb

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  12. Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this time.

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  13. To the family of Retired Detective Kuryk,
    Please accept our most sincere condolences on your loss.
    With respect and sympathy,
    The Calgary Police Foundation

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  14. As a police officer I had the honour of meeting Retired Detective Kuryk (Jack) a few time in his final year responding to his calls for service. Reminding him of his wife’s passing each time was sad, but we spent a lot of time talking about the “job” and his years spent as a police officer. We even shared a few laughs.
    My sincerest condolences.

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