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DANIEL BOBYN Daniel Bobyn passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at the Waverley Care Home in Chilliwack, BC at the age of 100 years, 11 months and 9 days. He was born at Bazar, Chortkiw in the Ukraine. Daniel is survived by his children, Daniel, Elizabeth, Nicholas (Kathryn), Andrew and Anna (Douglas); grandchildren, Mia (Dave), Danielle (Cory), Caara, Megyn, Shawn (Lynda), Jodi Kawinsky and Tracy, Deann (Dave) and Erin (Jamie), Kim (Dwight), Kelly (Brian) and Karen; ten great-grandchildren and his nephews, Fred and Jack Boyachuk. Daniel was predeceased by his parents, Nichola and Anna Bobyn; wife, Wasylyna Wilma on February 15, 1999; sisters, Paulina, Anastasia Nellie and Maria; brothers, John and Theodor Fred ; stepson, Wm (Bill) Kania and grandson-in-law, Jim Karpoff. Daniel was with the Saskatchewan Light Infantry after he enlisted in the Second World War. He was active in the community in St. James, MB. He was a member of the St. James Legion and the Chilliwack Legion. He and Wilma were founding members of the St. Basil the Great Ukrainian Catholic Church in St. James. Daniel was self-employed for more than 30 years. He owned and operated several grocery stores in Winnipeg and worked at Venice Bakery in North Vancouver, Flyers Industries in Winnipeg and for the Dept. of Fisheries in Chilliwack. His final working years in Chilliwack were with a nursery on Young Street in Chilliwack, now known as Minter Gardens Nursery. Prayers will be held on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church, 45940 Alexander Ave, Chilliwack. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 17 at 1:30 p.m. from Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack; Fr. Myroslav Cryviak officiating. Pall Bearers will be; Daniel Bobyn, Nicholas Bobyn, Andrew Bobyn, Shawn Paller, Douglas Stein and Guy Johnson. Interment following the service at Chilliwack Cemetery. WOODLAWN MT. CHEAM FUNERAL HOME 604-793-4555
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on February 14, 2006