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ROBERT (BOB) ALLAN HARASYM
Born: Jul 05, 1938
Date of Passing: May 01, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
ROBERT (BOB) ALLAN HARASYM
July 5, 1938 - May 1, 2020
Robert was born and raised in the North End, and attended Faraday and Isaac Newton schools. He was most proud of earning his B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Manitoba in 1962.
As a boy, teen and adult, he helped his parents in their butcher shop on Selkirk Avenue. During university summers, he worked on the dining cars (CN).
After graduation, Bob worked for the Dryden Pulp and Paper Mill, Manitoba Hydro, and Winnipeg Hydro. His life's career was with the City of Winnipeg, Civic Properties Department, until retirement in 1995.
Bob believed in community service. He was a member and served on the executive of several professional, cultural and church organizations including: the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, Manitoba (APEGM); Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers (WAPSO); American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); City of Winnipeg Retirees Association (CWRA); St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church; Ukrainian National Federation (UNF), Winnipeg; and, Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, Oseredok.
Robert cared for his home and family. As well, he readily lent a helping hand to others. He enjoyed travelling, especially the drive in his "bubble", the van, to visit his family in Calgary. Summers were spent happily at the trailer in Camp Rusalka.
Left to mourn Robert are his wife, Luba; daughter, Susan Harasym of Winnipeg; son, Gregory Harasym and his wife, Tricia, and grandchildren, Michelle and Mark, of Calgary. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Peter Klymkiw and Dave Melanson; and goddaughter and niece, Larissa Klymkiw. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Olga and Walter Harasym; and parents-in-law, Stefania and Nicholas Klymkiw. Also waiting to greet him are faithful companions, Rex, and granddog, Cinnamon.
A private service was held May 12, 2020. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at a later date.
Flowers are graciously declined. If friends and family so desire, donations in Robert's memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation - Pediatric Care, or to a charity of one's choice.
Korban Funeral Chapel
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2020
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Luba and family So sorry to hear about your loss. Divine Liturgies will be held for the repose of his soul Love in Jesus through Mary Hazel Borodey - Posted by: Nick and Hazel Borodey (friend) on: Jun 14, 2020
I truly enjoyed working with Bob in Civic Properties for many years. I will remember his kind demeanor and encouraging words in the work place, family life and in our common faith. I pray that Luba and the family will receive comfort and strength from the Lord at this time, knowing that Bob is now in His presence. - Posted by: Gordon Gilbey (Worked with Bob) on: May 19, 2020
Bob was on of the good guys. I still have fond memories of his engineering skills. While visiting my brother at our parents home he took time (to help a little kid) to build retractable landing gear on my Mecanno airplane. To this date I cannot reproduce that feat. Our condolences to Luba and the rest of the family. - Posted by: Bob & Debbie Lotocki & Family (Old Friends) on: May 17, 2020
Oh Susan, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Dad. May memories help to sustain you at this very difficult time. When things have settled down, I look forward to getting together so that I can give you a real hug. With my sincere condolences to you and your family, Darcia - Posted by: Darcia Senft (friend) on: May 17, 2020
Luba, I am sorry for your loss - Posted by: Janice Chance (Friend of Luba) on: May 16, 2020
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