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Date of Passing: Aug 07, 2021

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Bill passed away peacefully at Riverview Palliative Care Unit on August 7, 2021.
He is survived by his wife Luba; children, David and Dianna; stepgrandchildren, Eli and Avery Reimer; sister Elaine (Frank) Grzenda and family; sister-in-law Alice Grywinski, and niece Larysa; many nieces and nephews of the Grywinski, Behun and Chuckry families.
Bill was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Blessed Bishop Budka Council, Brotherhood St. Michael's Villa Board of Directors, and church maintenance.
We gratefully thank all our clergy and dear family and friends for their loving support and prayers.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, August 13 at 11:00 a.m., at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 100 Yale Avenue East with Very Rev. Fr. Mark Gnutel officiating. Masks mandatory.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 11, 2021

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Our deepest sympathy Luba and all families, my children and I were so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was a very humble, kind and dedicated man. We feel your loss, may God’s hand of strength and comfort be upon you all Sharron McKinnon and family - Posted by: Sharron McKinnon (Friend) on: Sep 05, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My thoughts are with you Luba and your family. Bill has earned his peaceful Eternal rest. - Posted by: Shirley McSavaney (Sicinski) (Friend) on: Aug 15, 2021

  • We will always remember meeting Bill in Poplarfield with the big smile and the warm wishes what a kind hearted man, our thoughts are with your family. Yuzwa and Kolach Family. - Posted by: Peter Yuzwa (friend) on: Aug 13, 2021

  • To the Grywinski Family. We were very sorry to hear about Bill's illness and passing. We also would like to say that we are very sorry for not being able to attend his Celebration Of Life. He was a beautiful person to have in our memories. May he rest in peace and Eternal Memories. - Posted by: John and Stephanie Torbiak (cousin) on: Aug 13, 2021

  • It is with tears streaming down my cheeks that I write this... We will truly miss you, Bill. Though you lived in Winnipeg your heart was in Poplarfield. This community has benefitted greatly from your time, knowledge, kindness and generosity. From spearheading the project to create signs for all the pioneer school sites, helping with Home coming reunions, sitting on the Poplarfield Devlopment Board beautifying our Park, through the creation of the Pioneer memorial wall, helping with the King Buck Contest at the end of hunting season, taking care of the High Plains Cemetary year after year and helping the many neighbours with their furnace and air conditioning needs including a couple start-up companies in Arborg. On a personal note, Tom and I will miss your visits, your council, talking politics and the great many laughs we have had over the past 20 years. The best yet was the machine you made to degas Tom's wine a couple years ago--Ingenious. To Luba, David and Dianna, he always spoke of you with pride and love. We will have a toast to you in the shop in a bit. Farewell, Bill. We will never forget you. - Posted by: Rozanne and Tom Nevakshonoff (Friend and Neighbour in Poplarfield) on: Aug 12, 2021

  • Condolences to the family. Lost a real friend. Repairing the air conditioner will never be the same wrench in one hand and a drink in the other. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND - Posted by: Terry & Adele Kolisnyk (Friends for many years) on: Aug 12, 2021

  • Remembering the Poplarfield days. So sad to read of Willy’s passing. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Aileen Husiak Tycholis (Friend) on: Aug 11, 2021

  • Dear Luba and Family. Our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved husband/father on the passing of Bill. May he Rest In Peace. Our prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time Nester and Marie Wowryk - Posted by: Marie (friends) on: Aug 11, 2021

  • Sincere condolences to you all for your loss. May our God welcome him into the Heavenly Kingdom. Vichnaya Pam’yat! - Posted by: Rev. Protodeacon Stefan Tyrawski (Friend ) on: Aug 11, 2021

  • Dave, we wanted to send our sincere condolences to you, your Mom, Diane and family. We know how much you all loved your Dad and husband, and know you will miss him greatly. He is at peace and no longer in pain. Love you Dave - Posted by: Mike & Elayna Zadko (Friends of David) on: Aug 11, 2021

  • Knew Luba many years ago when we worked together on the Oakbank parents for Ukrainian Education. Sincere condolences to a very pleasant lady and her family. - Posted by: Kathy Fecio (Acquaintance from the Ukrainian Bilingual program ) on: Aug 11, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to you, David and Diana. Ken and Stella - Posted by: Ken & Stella Thiessen (Friends) on: Aug 11, 2021

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