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FRANK FRED BOYCHUK

Born: Mar 21, 1934

Date of Passing: Mar 09, 2020

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FRANK FRED BOYCHUK
1934 - 2020

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Peacefully, before 12:00 midnight on March 9, 2020, at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Frank Boychuk slipped into the caring hands of God at the age of 85. Frank fought a recent illness valiantly, with hopes to go home once again. He is now home with the Lord.
He leaves behind his remaining child, Jason Boychuk of Toronto. He is also survived by his sister Ann Michalyca of Melfort, SK; brother Morris of Wakaw, SK; brother Peter of Saskatoon, SK; plus numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Anne in 2017; daughter, Debbie in 2015; and parents, Sam and Nettie Boychuk.
Frank was a first generation Canadian, born March 21, 1934, in Tarnopol, SK. Amidst the beauty of this aspen parkland was seemingly endless hard work to survive. The family was breaking land for the farm with hard labour, opening brush with their hands. Horses were used to help clear land and remove an endless supply of stones. While precious cash was used to hire machines to assist, it took many years before they could save up enough money to purchase a tractor.
As the family farm became self-sufficient, Frank focused on his dream to be a teacher. He overcame discrimination being a Ukrainian as he was initially rejected at Saskatoon Teacher's College due to his accent. He began as a permit teacher in a one-room school in the Swan River, MB area. After the dean at teacher's college finally admitted him, and after graduation, he continued as a registered teacher at various rural schools in Saskatchewan. He eventually settled in Winnipeg in 1959 where he taught at Earl Grey Junior High, Grant Park and Gordon Bell High before retiring in 1989. He loved bowling and participated in teachers 5-pin leagues for many years. He also savoured the annual permit teachers reunions, attending the final one in 2019.
Loving the land he grew up on, Frank still owned a piece of it, making countless trips back to the farm in Tarnopol, SK. Frank also had a devotion to studying scripture and a deep-set faith in God. Frank produced and hosted Christian broadcasts on VPW from the 1970s through the 1990s. He knew many who shared this idea and ministered to many Bible Student events across North America and Europe, meeting countless friends who kept in touch with him until his last day. He believed that one day a wonderful kingdom will be in place here on Earth, where there will be no more disease, death, or suffering.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the viewing March 20 has been cancelled and the celebration and reception originally scheduled March 21 has been postponed. Everyone is still invited to join the procession to the cemetery on Saturday, March 21, 11:30 a.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St., Winnipeg. A brief public interment service will occur at 12:00 p.m. at Ashfield Community Cemetery, 72099 Ashfield Rd S., Kirkness, MB.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Frank.


Publish Date: Mar 18, 2020

FRANK FRED BOYCHUK
1934 - 2020

Peacefully, before midnight on March 9, 2020, at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, Frank Boychuk slipped into the caring hands of God at the age of 85 years. Frank fought a recent illness valiantly, with hopes to go home once again. He is now home with the Lord.
He leaves behind his remaining child Jason Boychuk of Toronto. He is also survived by his sister Ann Michalyca of Melfort, SK; brother Morris of Wakaw, SK; brother Peter of Saskatoon, SK; plus numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Frank was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years Anne in 2017; daughter Debbie in 2015; and parents, Sam and Nettie Boychuk.
Frank was a first generation Canadian, born March 21, 1934, in Tarnopol, SK. Amidst the beauty of this aspen parkland was seemingly endless hard work to survive. The family was breaking land for the farm with hard labour, opening brush with their hands. Horses were used to help clear land and remove an endless supply of stones. While precious cash was used to hire machines to assist, it took many years before they could save up enough money to purchase a tractor.
As the family farm became self-sufficient, Frank focused on his dream to be a teacher. He overcame discrimination being a Ukrainian, as he was initially rejected at Saskatoon Teacher's College due to his accent. He began as a permit teacher in one-room schools in rural Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He eventually settled in Winnipeg in 1959, where he taught at Earl Grey Junior High, Grant Park and Gordon Bell High before retiring in 1989. He loved bowling and participated in teachers 5-pin leagues for many years. He also savoured the annual permit teachers reunions, attending the final one in 2019.
Loving the land he grew up on, Frank still owned a piece of it, making countless trips back to the farm in Tarnopol, SK. Frank also had a devotion to studying scripture and a deep-set faith in God. Frank produced and hosted Christian broadcasts on VPW from the seventies through the nineties. He knew many who shared this idea and ministered to many Bible Student events across North America and Europe, meeting countless friends who kept in touch with him until his last day. He believed that one day a wonderful kingdom will be in place here on earth, where there will be no more disease, death, or suffering.
A viewing and reflection of Frank's life will take place at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St., Winnipeg. A service and celebration will be Saturday, March 21 (his birthday) at 10:00 a.m. at the same location. A post-service reception will occur at the chapel and interment at Ashfield Cemetery in Kirkness, MB to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of Frank.


Publish Date: Mar 14, 2020

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 14, 2020, Mar 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Dearest Jason, Sorry for the loss of your father. Your family and your dad have been to kind to me through the years. Your dad had a very strong faith in the lord and he is heaven with his beloved Ann and daughter Debbie. Sorry I was unable to attend the burial on Saturday but look forward to celebrating his life and memories in the future. Your dad was very generous to me many times. I know he inspired many students throughout his academic teaching career and with his bible teachings as well. - Posted by: Michael Farion (Family Friend) on: Mar 20, 2020

  • "The Lord knoweth them that are His."IITim.2:19. Bro. Frank was a faithful brother in Christ, and is now rejoicing with the Lord. Having finished his course here on earth, there is laid up for him a "crown of righteousness", which he has now attained! I didn't know him well, but remember having sweet fellowship at the Mahomet, Illinois conventions with him and Sr. Ann. Also, have heard many kind and loving reports of their service to the Lord's people. I know it is a great loss for you, Jason, but you know the kingdom is near, and our loving Father will wipe away all tears from our eyes, and there will be no more death--for the former things shall pass away. Christ shall reign for a thousand years, and He will turn to the people a pure language...Zephaniah 3:9...that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah and serve Him with one consent." "Before they call, I will answer, and while they are yet speaking, I will hear"Isaiah 65:24 Warmest Christian love and prayers Joani Bruce Sarasota, FL - Posted by: Joani Bruce (Sister in Christ) on: Mar 15, 2020

  • Very sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences to you and yours. - Posted by: Shayne Lewis (Student of Mr. Boychuck) on: Mar 14, 2020

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