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Born: Jun 19, 1927

Date of Passing: Dec 20, 2020

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June 19, 1927 - Dec 20, 2020

With sadness, we say goodbye to Bill, a loving uncle. Bill had a good life over his 93 years. He was born and grew up in the north end of Winnipeg and spent his life working in his father's hardware store. Andrusiak's Hardware, the first Ukrainian hardware and paint store in Winnipeg, was established in 1922.
Bill will be missed by his nephew, Gregory Berko, of Calgary, Alberta, and niece, Lorraine Wise, of Grosse Isle, Michigan, along with 18 great and great great nieces and nephews.
His great interest in life was the weekend fishing trip, to a variety of locations on the Winnipeg River, and in the Whiteshell Park.
Bill was a member of St. Mary the Protectress, Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, all his life.
He didn't care what anyone thought of him, how he dressed, or what he did in keeping his homestead, shipshape. He was his own person and proud of it.
He was predeceased by his parents, Sawa and Justyna Andrusiak, and sisters, Anna Strokon (Walter) and Maria Berko (George).
We would like to thank all the care workers at the Convalescent Home, Hugo Street, for their compassion and attention, to Bill's needs in the past two years.
In his memory, please think of something that you have always meant to do, and do it.
In lieu of the current restrictions, no formal service will be held. Funeral arrangements will be taken care of, by Korban Funeral Chapel.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 26, 2020

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I always enjoyed going into Andrusiaks and visiting with Bill. We lived nearby from 1976 - 1985. Whatever I needed Bill had. Sadly, that little community around the corner of Selkirk and Arlington seems to have gone now. The old world community of Andrusiaks, The (now) Empire drugstore, the Progress/Vera credit union, Prosvita. Hall, Redeemer Lutheran, St Nicolas and St Mary's churches is gone now except in the memories of its people. Bill was an integral part of that community. - Posted by: Jim Vickers (Customer) on: Dec 27, 2020

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