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PHILIP MICHAEL HRYHORCHUK

Born: Apr 26, 1932

Date of Passing: Mar 10, 2019

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PHILIP MICHAEL HRYHORCHUK April 26, 1932 - March 10, 2019 It is with great sadness we announce his sudden passing, at the age of 86. Born in Ledwyn, Manitoba, Philip was predeceased by his parents, Alexander (Alex) and Anna (Annie) Hryhorchuk, his brother Anton (Tony) (Rose) Hryhorchuk, his in-laws, Gertrude (Gertie) and Thorarinn (Toti) Thorarinson, Jonas Thorarinson, his "good friend" John Rozecki, and many other relatives and friends. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Carol; children: Michael (daughter Sydney), Donna Moauro (sons, Kyle and Sean Caldwell) and Brian (Helen) (son Matthew); brother Dennis (Jackie Davies); sisters-in-law, Valdine (Anton) Peterson and Doreen (Axel) Borgfjord; his "good friends", Stanley (Fjola) Bonkowski and Ken (Norma) Wilcox; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Philip grew up on the farm in Ledwyn. From an early age he was an avid farmer, acquiring a wide range of useful life skills, including logging in the winter, north of Riverton. He loved going to area dances, playing cards with neighbours, and spending time with others. In 1961, he moved from Manitoba and, shortly thereafter, began working at American Motors, which later became Chrysler, in Brampton, Ontario. He retired from Chrysler in 1991 after 30 years, with many sincere friends. In addition to his full-time job, family commitments, and often being his own car mechanic, Philip was very physically active, and never hesitated to help others. He was proud of his heritage and his roots in Ledwyn and Riverton. Philip loved going "home" to the farm in Riverton, each summer, to be with his family and friends. He took great pride in helping out, with local events and projects. Philip loved his family dearly, and later on, especially his role as a proud Grandpa. We will miss his endless love and devotion. The Hryhorchuk family would like to thank Chester Village for their care of Philip, during the latter part of life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chester Village: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/broadview-foundation/ or a charity of your choice. A celebration of Philip's life will be held this summer in Riverton. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but never forgotten. Goda Nott Elskan - Good Night Dear!

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 16, 2019

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • With deepest sadness I sending my condolences to Carol and Hryhorchuk family for the loss of Philip. He was someone that made my family always feel welcome. I will never forget how happy he was see us every July, always a big smile and a hug. You will be missed. RIP PHILIP. Love Joni 🙏 - Posted by: Joni (Friend ) on: Jul 09, 2019

  • Our deepest condolences to the entire family, at this most difficult time. We always enjoyed Philip's visits whenever he was in the Ledwyn area during the summers. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered. - Posted by: Gordon & Valerie Klym (Stetz) & Family (Friends From Ledwyn) on: Mar 18, 2019

  • Philip and Carol joined my wife Deborah and I and my Mom Ingibjorg and my sister Kristin on a few Caribbean Cruises back in the early 2000's. We had a great time - lots of eating and walking, playing cards and having lots of laughs. Some of the biggest laughs came one night at the entertainment show. A comedian ventriloquist invited my sister Kris on stage to "help" him with his act. He attached a dog mask to my poor sister which he controlled the mouth movements. I have never seen Philip laugh so hard at poor Kris as she was "saying" outrageous comments. Our sides were sore and Kris was presented with a bottle of wine for her bravery. Philip said he would not have missed that for the world. He was a super guy and was such a good friend to our family. We will miss him a lot. - Posted by: Alan & Deborah McDonald (Cousin) on: Mar 16, 2019

  • My heart is broken for all of you. Your dad was an amazing person. He had the kindest heart and will be missed so much. Huge hugs to the entire family & in particular you Michael my dearest friend. I’m so sad for you. Rest In Peace Phillip. I will think of you with the fondest memories. - Posted by: Brenda Fulsher (Friends) on: Mar 16, 2019

  • Our sincere condolences for the loss of this great man, always looked forward to see him every summer...he always had interesting stories to share and was very helpful. - Posted by: Randy and Bridget Ross (Acquaintances ) on: Mar 16, 2019

  • My condolences to Philip's family at this difficult time. My he rest in peace. Keeping the family in my prayers! - Posted by: Linda Tearne (Cousin) on: Mar 16, 2019

  • Prayers and condolences sent to the family and friends. May his memories keep him alive and may his wings surround you all in comfort. from: Yvette Cheko and family. - Posted by: yvette cheko (friend) on: Mar 16, 2019

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