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Date of Passing: Mar 10, 2013

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WILLIAM (BILL) FEDORCHUK It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Fedorchuk on Sunday, March 10, 2013 surrounded by his family, at Vita Hospital. Bill was predeceased by his wife Rose, his parents, Annie and Hryhor Fedorchuk and stepfather Joseph Bil, all of Tolstoi, Manitoba; and brothers-in-law Maurice Romaniuk, John Grabowiecki, Vladimir Kozak and Steve Antoniuk. Left to cherish his memory are his son, Ken (Deb), and daughter, Theresa (John); granddaughters, Dana Scrivens (Byron), Hailey and Kayla Fedorchuk; grandsons, Scott (Jennifer) and Curtis Fleming; great-grandson Will Fleming and two more great-grandsons arriving in April and July; sisters, Mary Paradoski (Stan) and Sonia Romaniuk and sisters-in-law Theresa Antoniuk, (friend, John) Bernice Murphy (John), Eleanor Hart (Lawrence), Sylvia Fjeldsted (Kris) and Betty Kozak. Also left to cherish his memory are numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was born on the Fedorchuk homestead just northwest of Tolstoi, Manitoba on March 20, 1931. He attended Zelota School. Bill married Rose on October 22, 1955 at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Tolstoi. Bill and Rose settled on the Fedorchuk century farm where they raised their family. Bill was a farmer all of his life. He loved farming and enjoyed driving around looking at the crops coming up each season. In 1974 he took seasonal employment with the City of Winnipeg at the Assiniboine Park and Zoo. He spent numerous years commuting to Winnipeg for this employment but continued to farm as well. He thoroughly enjoyed working in Winnipeg. He met many new people who became lifelong friends. While working at the park Bill learned more about gardening which he in turned shared with Rose. In 1970 and 1972 Bill and Rose won the Farm Home Award in the Dominion City, Emerson and Tolstoi area. In 1991 Bill and Rose won the Manitoba Good Road Competition for the best Farm Home Grounds in the Eastern District and the provincial award for the Best Farm Home Ground Competition. Bill had a great sense of humour and was quite a history buff. He will be remembered for entertaining friends and family with wonderful stories of the past. He had an incredible memory for dates and if truth be known he may have possibly embellished on a few dates and no one was ever the wiser! Bill was an avid pet lover and enjoyed many years with his two favourite dogs. He enjoyed going each morning to the "corner" to have coffee with his buddies. Bill and Rose were well known for great entertaining and no visitor ever left the farm without a hearty meal under their belt. The family would like to thank the health care providers at Vita Hospital for their care and compassion. Special thanks to Dr. Lisa Earle for the care she extended to Dad and the South Eastman Palliative Care Program. The family would also like to acknowledge Bill and Rose's many friends and neighbours that were a main staple throughout their lives in Tolstoi. Especially for Bill in his last nine months of his life for all their help and support. A Prayer Service will take place Friday, March 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Vita Funeral Home, Vita, Manitoba. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Vita Funeral Home. Interment to follow at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery fund or a charity of their choice. Vita Funeral Home In Care of Arrangements, 1-204-425-3114

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 14, 2013

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Our Sincere sympathy to the family - Posted by: Richard & Carol Farthing (Former neighbour of Theresa & John) on: Mar 30, 2013

  • Today would have been your 82nd Birthday. We will think of you today and all the memories of celebrating your birthdays together as a family. Rest in peace and we will never forget all the wonderful times we had together. Till we meet again! xoxo - Posted by: Deb Fedorchuk (daughter-in-law) on: Mar 20, 2013

  • Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Dad, especially so close after losing your Mom. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Vichnaya Pamyat - Posted by: Gerry & Audrey Chapman (Fostey) (friends of family) on: Mar 17, 2013

  • Our sincere condolences To the Fedorchuk Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. - Posted by: Bill & Nancy Matishuk (Friends) on: Mar 16, 2013

  • Our prayers go out to Bill's family. We always enjoyed visiting the farm, especially when all the flowers were in bloom. We will miss this. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Tom & Jackie Douville (cousin) on: Mar 15, 2013

  • Ken and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. The last 9 months has been the most difficult time in your life with the loss of your parents. May peace and memories of love and good times comfort you and your family throughout this difficult time and always remember we're always here for you!! - Posted by: Ivo Lopes (Friend) on: Mar 15, 2013

  • My condolences to Bill's family. I too went to Zelota school, except 3 years later. I attended first communion in Tolstoi Manitoba with Bill. May Bill rest in peace' Len Kassian now living in West Kelowna, B.C. - Posted by: Len Kassian (long time friend and neighbor) on: Mar 14, 2013

  • We were so sad to hear our beloved Uncle Bill had passed away. We will always remember his kind and gentle personality and a sense of humor that always made us laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. May you find comfort and support with those that were touched by your father. Vichnaya Pamyat - Posted by: Marcia Romaniuk John Daughney and family (Niece) on: Mar 14, 2013

  • Our sincere condolences to the Fedorchuk family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Know that I'm here for you Ken. Just call. veechnya pamyat - Posted by: Mark and Laureen Kohaykewych (Friend of family) on: Mar 14, 2013

  • My sincere condolences to the Fedorchuk family..and especially for Ken and his family.. - Posted by: Paul Challoner (Friend) on: Mar 14, 2013

  • My sincere condolences on the lose of your dad so soon after your mother On behalf of my children & myself our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time of sorrow Hazel Hoplock - Posted by: Hazel Hoplock (Friend) on: Mar 14, 2013

  • Our Uncle Bill was a kind hearted gentle soul. He was always there for my Mom (his sister Sonia) whenever she needed him, they were best friends. Some of my fondest memories were summers and winters spent at the farm with Uncle Bill & Autie Rosie. Take great comfort that he is with the love of his life and they are probably already planning a beautiful garden. You are loved by many and will be greatly missed. Vichnaya Pamyat. - Posted by: Illana Romaniuk (Niece) on: Mar 14, 2013

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