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KUTRYK, Edward Adam

August 8, 1926 – Beauvallon, Alberta
September 19, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Edward Kutryk, beloved husband of Elsie of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the age of 92 years.

Edward enjoyed a full and productive life. After growing up on a farm near Beauvallon he made his way to Calgary to attend the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art (now the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology).  He graduated in 1947 as a machinist and was honoured to be the second oldest alumni registered for SAIT’s 100th anniversary celebration in October 2016.  He was thrilled to tour the new machining and additive manufacturing lab and remained current on manufacturing technology.  He often spoke fondly of “Tech” and made many friends there. After graduating, he worked briefly at Calgary Power as a draftsman and constructed his first house.  He joined Barber Machinery as a machinist, married Elsie in 1954 and once again constructed a house which became the first family home which is still standing in Briar Hill. Edward progressed through numerous roles at Barber’s culminating in technical sales and then in 1969 he founded a heavy steel fabrication shop, E.A. Kutryk Industries.  He also returned to farming raising polled Hereford breeding stock.  A prolific designer, he designed and built a pioneering hydraulic slant directional drilling rig, the KS1, and worked with Ben Bender from Bakersfield California on a hydraulic belt driven long stroke pumping unit. In 1990, he founded his second company, Drilling Fluid Treatment Systems.  He focussed on manufacturing shale shakers and shaker screens as well as drill bit screens of his own design.  He continued designing until just months prior to his passing. In his later years he experienced numerous health challenges, but through his persistence and excellent care, he surmounted them until finally passing from pancreatic cancer.  The family expresses its deep and sincere appreciation to his many doctors, nurses and caregivers for their outstanding, kind and compassionate care.  Particular thanks are extended to Dr. Melanie Hnatiuk and Ana Julian for making a tremendous difference in his life.

Edward is survived by his loving wife Elsie; sister Eileen Kosakevich; his son Terrance (Emm); step-grandchildren Dan Brown (Carrie), and Bekkie Brown; and his two grandchildren Alex Bakos and Grace Bakos from his daughter Mary-Ann Kutryk-Bakos who predeceased him.

Prayers will be held at McInnis and Holloway Park Memorial on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) at 7:00 p.m.

Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Stephen Ukrainian Catholic Church (4903 – 45th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a brief reception.  A graveside service will then be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Please, in lieu of flowers, make a donation to the Calgary Health Trust , the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

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In living memory of Ed Kutryk, 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. We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Kutryk family. Mr Kutryk lived a very full and active life, entrepreneur, farmer and designer to the end.
    I have known his son, Terrance, for many decades, and consider him to be an intelligent, industrious, inquisitive, solution oriented individual who is always ready to pitch in and help, no matter what is required. After reading of Mr Ed Kutryk’s accomplishments, it is apparent that the apple does not fall far from the tree.

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  2. Scott and Karen O'Keefe

    To Elsie and the entire Kutryk family.

    It is with our deepest condolences to hear of the passing of Ed.

    He was very instrumental in my life, with regards to not only my career but as well as growing as a person.

    He will always be remembered by myself and my wife Karen, who also had the pleasure of knowing and growing with Ed through the years.

    Again our deepest condolences on your loss.


    Scott and Karen O’Keefe

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  3. Dr. Siamak Honardar

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I’m one of the residents working with Dr Hnatiuk. I saw Ed and Elsie several times in our clinic. Ed was a lovely and respectful man. May his soul rest in peace.

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