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Born: Nov 03, 1954

Date of Passing: Sep 13, 2020

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roger Bilyk, on September 13, 2020, with family by his side, after a lengthy battle with cancer and following a short stay at Riverview Health Centre, at the age of 65 years.
Predeceased by his father Michael Bilyk in 1958, mother Olga and stepfather Samuel Uskiw, grandparents, Catherine (Wladyka) and Thomas Schurko, and Eugenia (Osipa) and Anthony Bilyk. Roger will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife June and their three sons, Brennen (Breanna), Bryce and Cameron; granddaughters, Mallory and Daphne; siblings, Janet (Kenneth) Klassen, Rosemary Snyder, Barry (Cynthia) Uskiw and Tammy Uskiw (Eddie); mother and father-in-law Bernice and Robert Bissell, brother-in-law Kevin (Christine) Bissell and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Roger was born November 3, 1954, in Winnipeg, MB, Ukrainian Catholic, the youngest child of Olga and Michael Bilyk. Roger's dad Michael passed away when Roger was four years old due to an illness. Olga married Sam Uskiw in 1964 and the family moved to East Selkirk. Roger's sisters Jan, Rose and himself where soon followed by brother Barry and sister Tammy. Roger attended Happy Thought School and was a grade twelve graduate of Lord Selkirk Comprehensive School.
A year working with Manitoba Hydro and then two years at The Manitoba Rolling Mills, Roger then graduated in 1976 from Red River Community College as a Journeyman Machinist. He started work with Sterling Machine in 1976, knowledgeable and skilled with a great work ethic he had a very successful 41 year career in different capacities; promoted from Foreman to Superintendent to Service Manager. Part of Roger's legacy was that due to his work ethic he received an opportunity and his dad Sam Uskiw then purchased the company in 1986 as a family owned/operated business working with himself and his brother, this then led to another acquisition of a commercial property.
Roger met June on June 29, 1979, they fell in love and married May 29, 1982 in Winnipeg. Roger became Juvenile Diabetic and suffered hearing loss soon after they married. They were blessed with three wonderful sons, Brennen, Bryce and Cameron. Life happily centered around their boys and their education, sports and extracurricular activities, their Dad was one of the boys biggest fans. Brennen married Breanna (Drennan) in 2009, our family was blessed with two beautiful girls, Mallory and Daphne, his granddaughters were the light of his life. Great memories and traditions were built with loving family and friends.
Roger had a voracious appetite, he liked to socialize and travel including yearly family vacations, weekend jaunts to the US and camping, going to the cabin and fishing, he played in dart and slow-pitch leagues for years and he liked to build and repair most anything, never hesitating to help others.
Roger's family, friends and people he worked with were important to him. He was easy going, happy and content, reserved, resilient and strong he: lived - purposefully, loved - unconditionally, laughed - whole-heartedly and worked - ethically.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of Roger's doctors, health care workers and support staff at CancerCare, St. Boniface Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Concordia Hospital and Palliative Care Riverview Health Centre for their treatment, care and compassion.
Thank you to Father Sam Argenziano of the Holy Rosary Church for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To Glen Lawn Funeral Home private viewing and cremation. A private funeral service will be held on September 24, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Transcona Memorial United Church, to Minister Carol Fletcher officiating and the congregation for holding Roger in their prayers for the past almost three years, the family thanks you for your kindness.
If so desired, donations may be made in memory of Roger to Diabetes Canada, Manitoba, 401-1 Wesley Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3C 4C6.

"A good man, the world is a better place for having had Roger in it, we will cherish the wonderful memories we've shared. He will be deeply missed and forever loved."

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • On behalf of the Reykdal family I would like to offer our condolences. Roger was a great guy. - Posted by: KORY REYKDAL (Old Friend) on: Oct 07, 2020

  • Sending our heartfelt condolences to each and every one of you ❤️ - Posted by: Tricia Wilkinson ((Friend of Tammy's)) on: Sep 24, 2020

  • Our most heartfelt condolences to each of you. Love, Armand and Lorraine - Posted by: Armand & Lorraine (family) on: Sep 23, 2020

  • To Barry, Tammy, Jan , rose and June and families I grew up with roger ( the Youzwa's) and have many fond memories with our families together . So sorry for your loss he was a very kind soul. Hope your memories ease some pain Tracy - Posted by: Tracy ullmann (Neighbor ) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • We were very lucky to have known Roger through our daughter Breanna's marriage to Brennen. Roger was such a gentle and kind soul and would have done anything to help others. Just one phone call and Roger would be there in a flash. Roger was a loving father and a wonderful Dida to our mutual granddaughters, Mallory and Daphne. The girls brought Roger so much joy. Roger will be truly missed by all of us. To Roger's entire family, we send our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult and sad time. - Posted by: Kevin and Catherine Drennan (Friends) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • Roger will be missed at Wendigo. He was always a pleasure to be with. - Posted by: Don & iris Hawryluk (Lake friends) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • Deepest Sympathy Bernice and Bob in the loss of your son in law. I know you had a special place in your heart for Roger. June please accept my sympathy and to your family! - Posted by: Carol Chudley (Friend) on: Sep 20, 2020

  • Our condolences go out to the sons of Roger along with extended family. He was such a gentle person and easy to get along with. We played baseball with Roger and he was so easy to get along with. He was a friend and we wish we had more time to spend with him. Rest in Peace Roger. - Posted by: Allan & Rhonda Robertson (friend of Roger) on: Sep 20, 2020

  • We would like to send our Prayers and condolences to the family. Love Rosanne, Rudy and family ❤️ - Posted by: Rosanne Rudy And Family (Cousin) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • Rose, Jan, Barry, Tammy June and families: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, may the memories you have keep Roger forever in your hearts and ease the pain. - Posted by: Doug & Cheryl Youzwa (Friend neighbour) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • Its with a heavy heavy heart I want to send my condolences. My prayers for the family. - Posted by: Judy Waytiuk (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

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