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Born: Jan 01, 1948

Date of Passing: Jun 24, 2015

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EDWARD BORIS KUSHNIRYK 1948 - 2015 It is with great sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Edward Boris Kushniryk on Wednesday June 24, 2015. Edward is survived by his wife of 46 years, Yvonne, son Keith, sister Elsie, sister Eva, brother-in-law Bill, sister-in-law Joan and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Donald, parents Bill and Mary, father and mother-in-law Noel and Irene, sister Sophie, brother-in-law Matt, brother John, sister-in-law Eleanor, brother-in-law Pete, brother-in-law Norman, niece Christine and nephew Robert. Edward was born in Vita, MB on January 1, 1948 and grew up on the family farm in Arbakka, MB. He was the youngest of five children. He attended school at Mazeppa in Arbakka and at Shevchenko in Vita. Edward met his true life partner, Yvonne in 1966 and they married on July 13, 1968. In 1972 he moved his family to the family farm in Arbakka and lived the next 41 years there. Besides farming Edward worked out at Maple Leaf Construction, Vita Creamery and has a custodian at Shevchenko School. Edward battled kidney problems from early in life. In 1994 he had to give up farming and his custodial work as they became too much for him. Despite his illness, Edward still tried to live an active life doing less strenuous work like gardening, building mechanical projects, woodworking, his family genealogy, living by the motto "What didn't get done today would get done tomorrow, next week..." In 2013 Edward and Yvonne moved to Vita where he continued his gardening, yardwork, working in the garage until his passing. Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the Vita Funeral Home, Vita MB, with viewing from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Box 46, Vita, MB, R0A 2K0 Vita Funeral Home 256 Railway Avenue Vita, Manitoba In Care of Arrangements (204) 425 3114

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 27, 2015

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Yvonne and Keith, I just found out about Edward!! Our sympathies and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Ed was a good friend and he will be missed by a lot of people! Take care and now he won't suffer anymore!!! - Posted by: Jennifer Patrick (friend) on: Jul 11, 2015

  • We saw Edward infrequently but really enjoyed our times together, sitting around talking or having him show us his workshop and all of his great systems which he adapted from Princess Auto purchases. He suffered a long time, and now he is resting without pain among his family members and friends who passed over before him. Isobel and I send our condolences to Yvonne and family, who are grieving his loss, but may their pain be lessened buy knowing he is now in a much better place. ВІЧНАЯ ПАМЯТЬ!! - Posted by: Bill & Isobel Kushniryk (Cousin) on: Jun 28, 2015

  • Edward was the only sibling that stepped up to continue the tradition of the homestead established by his parents, William and Mary Kushniryk. He was mechanically inclined and loved to create works of Art using wood and carving intricate designs which he gave as gifts to family and relatives. He was a hunter , gardener and enjoyed helping to made preserves from the fruits and vegetables. He was a joker and loved to laugh and usually had a twinkle in his eye and a funny story to share that made everyone hoot with laughter. Always humble but a wonderful host to visitors, Edward and Yvonne were the ones that organized family reunions at their farm where there was plenty of orojects that Edward could show and tell about. He lived to tinker and where Yvonne and Edward decided to down-size, Edward' Auction was full of interesting items and collects led that drew a crowd of intrigued admirers! Always generous with his time, talents and love, Edward will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Valerie Thiessen (Niece) on: Jun 27, 2015

  • Edward was a very likeable, quiet person who took life with a grain of salt and didn't have a care in the world. Edward and Evan made a wonderful family home for themselves in Arbakka with the modest of equipment but it got the job done and that's all that mattered to Ed.Edward will be missed by all that knew him with his kind gentle nature and the love he had for hi wife, Evan and the rest of his family.RIP to a great person and my condolences to the family, till we meet again. - Posted by: Darrel Chornopyski (Neighbor) on: Jun 27, 2015

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