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Born: Oct 15, 1969

Date of Passing: Dec 07, 2019

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1969 - 2019

After a 16 month battle with brain cancer, Shawn Michael George Prybylski passed away on December 7, 2019, at the Vermilion Health Centre in Vermilion, AB. He was 50 years old. Shawn was born in Thompson, MB on October 15, 1969.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Pauline Prybylski of Kitscoty, AB; three wonderful sons, Austin, Travis and Carter Prybylski of Kitscoty, AB; sister Michelle Cockerill (Gerry) of Okatoks, AB, brother Darren Prybylski of Winnipeg, MB, and nephews, Kyle, Zach, Kelsey, Max and Riley Cockerill.
Shawn was predeceased by his parents, Alvin and Sandy Prybylski and Uncle Elwood Prybylski.
Shawn grew up in Lynn Lake, MB. He loved his hometown and was always sharing his memories of his life growing up there and working with his dad and uncle at their business, Alcam Trucking. He will always be remembered for his love of muscle cars and engines, especially diesel.
Going to car shows was a favourite pastime, as well as attending NHRA drag races. Shawn could do and fix anything and did it greatly. From plumbing to electrical and everything in between. He built our 28'x32' garage on his own with help from Austin and Travis. He was very proud of that and his dream was to build a house.
His greatest achievement was his sons. There was no prouder father. In September 2019, Austin acquired his Class 1 and Shawn was so happy to see that happen. Around the same time, Travis got a job where he will apprentice as an Auto Mechanic, another proud papa moment. Carter is in Grade 12 and continues to maintain a very high GPA and Shawn enjoyed bragging him up. Shawn wanted desperately to be here for graduation and to see him off to university in the fall, but we know he will be with him in spirit.
Shawn met Pauline in 1990, got married in 1996 and started their family. Right before Carter was born, they moved to Stony Mountain, MB where they bought and ran a service station with a mechanical shop. They met many wonderful people in the community with whom they remain close to today. In 2007, they sold the store and moved to Fort McMurray. Shawn was a Heavy Equipment Technician and enjoyed working on the massive haul trucks. In 2008, they relocated to Kitscoty, AB but Shawn continued to work in Fort McMurray and became a commuter. In October 2018, he got his 10 years in at Syncrude Canada Ltd. He worked in several sectors there. From the auto shop, then a Service Writer and finally, an Expediter. Shortly before Shawn became ill, he was accepted to apprentice as a boom truck operator. He enjoyed trying many things.
Special thanks to his sister Michelle for driving 1000 kms. round trip every weekend for five weeks to be by his side; and also for the comfort and support for Pauline and the boys. Pauline and her sons would also like to thank the nursing staff at the Vermilion Health Centre for the exceptional palliative care Shawn received.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 18 at the Church of the Ascension (Stonewall Anglican Church) First Avenue N. at Second Street W., with interment at Stonewall Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Austin, Travis, Carter Prybylski, Darren Prybylski, Gerry Cockerill and Nick Kozy.
Donations in memory of Shawn can be made to Vermilion Palliative Care, 5720 50 Avenue, Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1K7.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 14, 2019

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Pauline, I just read this now. I am so very for the sorrow you and your family has endured in the last few months. Please accept our condolences. Sharon & Malkie💙 - Posted by: Sharon (Friend) on: Jan 17, 2020

  • My dear friend, you are now at peace. I knew Shawn from the Lynn Lake days going to school at WLH. My step dad Abel worked for Alvin at Alcam Trucking back in the 80's Alvin and Sandy were friends with Abel and my Mother Carol for many years. We moved to Lac Du Bonnet in 85' and lost touch with the family. Shawn and I reconnected a few years ago, back and forth conversations on FB. I am going to miss those conversation and his quirky comments and posts. Until we meet again my friend. You are now with your Mom, Dad, Elwood and Abel. - Posted by: Johanne Moreau (Friend) on: Dec 17, 2019

  • My deepest condolences to Shawn's family. What I remember most about Shawn from West Lynn Heights is that he was just such a nice guy, great guy to be friends with. I'm sure he will be dearly missed by all who loved him. - Posted by: Barb Jacobs (nee Towner) (Went to West Lynn Heights with Shawn) on: Dec 16, 2019

  • I will miss hearing your comments & debates especially on the news. You sharing you childhood memories from Lynn Lake & your words of wisdom when I needed advice. R.I.P. Shawn🎈💓 - Posted by: Cindy Chuckry (From Lynn Lake) on: Dec 16, 2019

  • We wish to express our condolences on the untimely passing of Shawn, although we never met Shawn we knew Alvin and Sandy very well. Alvin and I worked together for many years and started Alcam trucking in Thompson m.b. We just wanted to share a scripture with you that might bring you and your family some comfort. The bible promises a hope for the future right here on earth at Rev:21:3 and 4. We have found that the only satisfying answers as to why man dies can only be found in the bible. Thinking of you and your family,best regards cam@elmaMcmillan - Posted by: Elma and Cam mcmillan (Friends of Alvin and Sandy) on: Dec 15, 2019

  • So very sad to hear of Shawn's passing. Our since condolences to the Family. - Posted by: Philip and Isabella Wright (Our son Alex was friends with Shawn) on: Dec 14, 2019

  • My deepest condolences to you Pauline with losing your husband father to your kids as time goes on may God comfort you may you feel his arms around at this very difficult time God Bless Praying for you and your family until you meet again Love and Prayers cousin Gail Thompson !! - Posted by: Gail Thompson (Cousin ) on: Dec 14, 2019

  • My deepest sympathies going to Pauline, the boys and Michelle, and to all those who knew and loved Shawn. I went to West Lynn Heights School with Shawn and have fond childhood memories of him. As an adult, I always got a kick out of his feisty FB posts and enjoyed seeing him build things with his sons. The banter between Shawn and the love of his life, Pauline, always made me smile, and often times laugh out loud. He was taken far too young. - Posted by: Sandra Watson (Lynn Lake friend) on: Dec 14, 2019

  • Lesia and I offer our condolences to the entire family. We followed your battle, Shawn, with illness for many months and never stopped praying for you. Rest Well. - Posted by: Darren Campbell (Family Friend) on: Dec 14, 2019

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