Anthony WOYCHYSHYN

WOYCHYSHYN Anthony Charles June 8, 1921 – July 29, 2007 Mr. Anthony (Tony) Woychyshyn passed away on the family farm on July 29, 2007. He leaves to mourn his daughter Shirley (Dan) Rutschke of Red Deer and their children Dwayne (Wanda), Denise (Todd); son-in-law Alan Churchill and children Tammy, Tracey, & Tanya; son Tom (Edith) McKinlay of Sylvan Lake and their children Tom Jr. (Amy), Perry (Patti), Bobby (Brittany), Kelly (Heidi); son Marvin McKinlay of Sylvan Lake; son Tony (Linda) McKinlay of Red Deer and their children Jamie and Christina; also Tony’s children Cindy and Justin; son Jack (Lynn) McKinlay of Consort, AB and their children Jaclyn, Jason, Curtis and Justin; brother Marshall (Sharon) Woychyshyn from Okanagan Falls, B.C.; brother-in-law Steve Stayko of Penticton, B.C.; brothers Joe (Ellen) Woychyshyn and Wally Woychyshyn, sister Mary Melcosky and sister-in-law Velma Wayne all of Minnedosa, Manitoba; sisters-in-law Mary Wallner of Red Deer and Elsie Painter of Elnora; and brothers-in-law Bob (Elsie) Lee of Innisfail and Ken (Sandra) Lee of Red Deer. He also leaves to cherish his memory 20 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his wife Verda on January 3, 2007, his parents Nick & Martha Woychyshyn, his daughter Marlene Churchill, sister and brother-in-law Kay (Frank) Baker, sister Sophie Woychyshyn and brothers Mike Woychyshyn and John Wayne, brother-in-law Paul Melcosky, sister-in-law Nelly Woychyshyn, brothers-in-law Basil and Percy Lee, sister-in-law Betty Buehler, grandchild Kenneth Rutschke and brother-in-law Phil Walner. Tony was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba where he attended school and then served as a Corporal over seas in World War II in the United Kingdom from 1941-1945. After returning home from the war he farmed west of Bowden and in 1956 moved to Innisfail where he worked installing gas lines until buying the farm in the Burnt Lake community in 1965 where he resided up to his passing. Tony farmed and worked at the Sylvan Lake Hotel for several years and then worked for CA meats for 16 years before retiring in 1988. Tony continued to cut meat right up until the time of his passing. In 1994 his wife Verda had a stroke that left her paralyzed on one side and unable to speak and Tony was a very devoted caregiver and vowed to look after her as long as he could. On January 3, 2007 Verda passed away and Tony missed her dearly. Tony was a very family orientated man and his family farm was always open to family, friends and neighbors to come and visit anytime. He held several family reunions at the farm with up to 150 people attending. Tony always had a passion for going to auction sales and bringing home treasured “stuff”. He was an avid Calgary Flames fan and there was always a friendly rivalry with Verda in her chair cheering on the Oilers and him in his chair cheering on the Flames. He loved to dance, play shuffleboard and bowled in Sylvan Lake for several years before Verda had her stroke. Tony will be lovingly remembered in the hearts of his family and many friends. Prayers will be held at the Chapel of the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home on Friday, August 3, 2007 from 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. A funeral service for the late Mr. Anthony “Tony” Woychyshyn will be held at the Gospel Chapel, Sylvan Lake on Saturday, August 4, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. Interment will follow in the Sylvan Lake Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Tony’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army. Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151


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