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MYRON KOSTELNYK

Born: Feb 24, 1941

Date of Passing: Dec 14, 2019

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MYRON KOSTELNYK
February 24, 1941 - December 14, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Myron Kostelnyk on December 14, 2019.
Myron is survived by Genevieve, his partner in life and wife of 52 wonderful years; their loving children, Patricia, David and Will (Kim); grandson Dylan; sister Anne (Ted); sisters-in-law, Gloria, Marge, Leona (Philip), Marion (Blaine) and Faye; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Myron was predeceased by his parents, Ilya and Eva, and brothers, Willie and Sam. It is comforting to know that he will now be reunited with them.
Myron was born on February 24, 1941 and raised on a farm in St. Martin, Manitoba. In 1953 he moved to Winnipeg to join family and complete the remainder of his grade schooling. After graduating Grade 12 from Sisler High School in 1958, he enrolled at the University of Manitoba, School of Engineering. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree in 1962.
Myron's professional career was a long and distinguished one. He worked at Transport Canada, the City of West Kildonan, the City of Winnipeg, and I.D. Engineering. He was also involved in starting up both a construction company and a consulting firm. Prior to retiring, Myron was performing consulting work on his own.
Myron married Genevieve, the love of his life, on October 26, 1967 and shortly thereafter began their own family. Myron truly loved and cherished all his many family and friends. There is nothing he wouldn't do for them. His great sense of humour and welcoming/generous nature would be experienced each and every time you met him. A very special source of pride and joy for Myron these past few years has been his grandson Dylan. Words cannot describe the happiness that young boy would bring to grandpa whenever he saw, talked or thought about him.
Myron performed volunteer work over the years in support of the many activities of all his children. He enjoyed bowling with his wife; following and watching sports with his children; going to the casino with friends; reading mystery novels; doing crossword puzzles; as well as building and fixing whatever he could as he could just never sit still. We will sorely miss you my husband; my father; my grandfather; my brother; my uncle; my friend.
A service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main St., West St. Paul.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special Olympics Manitoba.

Family and friends may sign a Book of
Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca

Glen Eden Funeral Home
204-338-7111

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 21, 2019

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Auntie Gene, Patricia, David, Will, Kim, and Dylan Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. Uncle Myron was one of a kind. I am so thankful that mom and I got to visit and share some laughs with him 2 weeks ago. Crazy how things change so quickly. We will cherish those memories. Sending love and prayers to each one of you ❤️❤️ Greg and Susan Prins - Posted by: Susan Prins (Niece ) on: Dec 23, 2019

  • Myron was such a wonderful man and funny comics man too, we miss him and your family Too. Sorry for loss to your family (Gen, David, Patrick, and last one is Will. ) Hug love Shawn and Margaret Leonard - Posted by: Shawn & Margaret LEONARD (Family ) on: Dec 23, 2019

  • No matter the season, no matter the reason, Uncle Myron ALWAYS welcomed us from "the states" with an open door, open arms and with a big smile! Our hearts are full of memories from our yearly treks to visit "home" and the visits to see us in Ohio! We will miss you greatly and mourn your loss from our little corner of the world! - Posted by: Kathy Kisha-Wise (Neice) on: Dec 23, 2019

  • Myron was such a wonderful man, always a gracious host to whoever walked through his door. Our condolences to the family. - Posted by: Natalie and Joe Moore (Friend of will ) on: Dec 22, 2019

  • So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Sherry Harrison lytwyn (Friend) on: Dec 22, 2019

  • Thank you, Myron and family, for hosting your pool parties so that family from near and far could gather and enjoy one another! We'll miss your friendly, energetic, welcoming ways. - Posted by: Dana Kostelnyk (Wife of nephew, Mark) on: Dec 22, 2019

  • So sorry to hear of Myron's passing. So fortunate that I got to see him on my last visit to Winnipeg. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Michel Lastowsky (Long time friend) on: Dec 22, 2019

  • Words cannot convey how much I will miss you. Thank you for all you did for me, our family and friends. You were loved by all and people were better off for knowing you. You will never fade from my thoughts or my heart and I will tell your grandson how much he meant to you and how funny, smart, loving and strong you were. I love you so much dad. I miss you so much already. I would not be here today without your unconditional love, guidance and support. Safe journeys father. Know that you will be missed by all who had the privilege and pleasure to have known you. Love you. Will - Posted by: Will Kostelnyk (Son) on: Dec 21, 2019

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