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THOMAS ANDREW BUNN

Born: Jan 01, 1951

Date of Passing: May 20, 2021

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THOMAS ANDREW BUNN

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear husband and father, after a valiant battle with COVID-19, on May 20, 2021, at St. Boniface Hospital.
Andrew was born January 1, 1951 to Maurice and Mary Bunn (nee Melnyk). He is survived by wife Marilyn and daughter Marika (Ian); siblings, Patricia Modlin and Bob Bunn; in-laws, Myron (Caroline), Taras (Sally), the Melnyk and Ottawa families; close friends, Eugene Kirichenko, Bill Balan, Peter Kondra, and Don Nichol, as well as countless friends, family, colleagues and students.
Andrew held both BA (Arts) and an LLB from University of Manitoba. He worked for many years in the legal profession, eventually teaching the Legal Assistant Course at Robertson College. He was passionate about teaching; he truly loved his students. Tato had a fervent passion for learning, an insatiable desire to always expand his knowledge. This is one of the most valuable lessons Dad taught. Tato took great pride in his Ukrainian heritage, and was involved with CYMK, Ukrainian Businessmen's Club, and Folklorama.
His greatest joy in life was the love of his life, Marilyn. Married for 42 years, and rarely apart, a truly inspirational marriage and relationship, that proved true love truly exists.
Special thanks to Dad's medical team at St. Boniface. A very special thank you to Sherry (Intensive Care Unit), you are an angel.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.
Viewing to be held Friday, May 28 at Korban Funeral Chapel from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Funeral services to be held Saturday, May 29 at 11:00 a.m. (via YouTube livestream from St. Mary The Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral) with Father Alexander Harkavyi officiating. Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery (via Facebook livestream at Korban Funeral Chapel).

Tato, we will never forget your sacrifices,
your selflessness and your strength.

Vichnaya Pamyat
"See you soon"

KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL
(204) 956-2193
www.korbanchapel.com

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 26, 2021

Condolences & Memories (21 entries)

  • My condolences to Marilyn, Marika and the rest of Andy’s family. Andy was a true gentleman, a kind and caring man, and a knowledgeable and dedicated instructor. He took great pride in seeing his students graduate and get good jobs in the legal assistant field! I had the privilege of working with him for close to 14 years at Robertson College and considered him a friend. It was always a delight to see Andy and Marilyn together at the annual Robertson College staff Christmas dinners. - Posted by: Rita Kroeker (Co-worker) on: May 29, 2021

  • Andy was an amazing teacher! My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones ...He taught me so much and was a very friendly and wonderful teacher 🙏❤️ - Posted by: Cortney (Student ) on: May 28, 2021

  • I was lucky to have had learn from Andy. So much wisdom, so kind, so funny and truly made learning a delight. Andy had a lovely heart, and cared very much for those around him. Even after seeing him years after learning from him, Andy still remembered my name. My condolences to the family, Andy always spoke with so much love when he would talk about his family. Thank you tor being such a great person. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Ann Reyes (Former Student ) on: May 27, 2021

  • Mr. Andy was a great instructor. He was very knowledgeable, kind, caring, and patient. He was always there when we needed help, and I do not think I had ever seen him annoyed or angry. His little jokes always lightened the room. I am forever grateful to have been his student. He is one of the reasons why I am where I am now. He will definitely be missed. My deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace, Mr. Andy. - Posted by: Charizze I (Former Student (Robertson College)) on: May 27, 2021

  • I had the honour to work with Andy at Robertson.I will always remember how he was always in a rush with his books and out the door he would go after classes. I remember I would always tell him "Andy your name tag is crooked" and he would look down and say oh, thank you. When I left RC he said that the front reception will not be the same with me gone. Well Andy I will say the same to you: all your loved ones, all your students, coworkers etc., life will not be the same without you. RIP friend and my sincere condolences to Marilyn and your family. You are in our prayers! - Posted by: Michelle (Coworker ) on: May 27, 2021

  • I was so sorry to hear about Andy's passing. He was a delight to work with. Such a professional and caring man. Wishing Andy's family all the best in what must be a very difficult time. - Posted by: Janice Bailey (co-worker) on: May 27, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. We worked together for eight years. Andy was always a gentleman. He was kind and very compassionate towards others. One of my favourite people to work with. RIP and condolences to his family. - Posted by: Darlene Paterson (Past colleague ) on: May 27, 2021

  • Andy was a kind and caring man. He was truly an inspiration to me and despite the obstacles in the way, he showed up for every class and made sure his students were learning. Andy, while we were learning the basics of legal procedures, you were learning to teach remotely. You tried everyday to make sure we received the very best of what the situation had to offer. I am thankful to have met you and it was a pleasure having you as an instructor. May your soul rest in peace. You will be dearly missed by your students. - Posted by: Shavreen S. (Former Student (Robertson College)) on: May 27, 2021

  • Andy was a colleague at Robertson College. He was a fantastic human being with a great sense of humour. He was always there to help his students and was instrumental in producing some of the best legal assistants Winnipeg/Manitoba has seen. RIP Andy. You will be remembered for a long long time. - Posted by: Vijay Chintamaneni (Co-worker ) on: May 26, 2021

  • Andy was a great instructor to all of us. He was a very kind, considerate man and always have a good heart to all of his students. I am always and forever will be thankful for all the knowledge he shared with me. Rest in peace, Andy. Thank you for all the memories and good laugh we had. - Posted by: Shalimar Saflor (Former student) on: May 26, 2021

  • Thank you Andy for being such a great teacher. I was one of the lucky few who got a practicum during the early stages of the pandemic last year which ultimately hired me afterwards. Thank you for your knowledge and for your patience. My condolences to your family. Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Nicole Sanderson (Student) on: May 26, 2021

  • I had the pleasure to work with Andy at Robertson College. He was kind and caring always there for his students and co-workers. Even going in to lock down, Andy would call me and ask me how I am doing on regular basis. I will miss you a lot and our chats. Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Blandyna Samborski (Co-worker ) on: May 26, 2021

  • Andy and I worked together at CDI and Robertson. He was a good man with a gentle heart and a kind spirit, and a wickedly dry sense of humour. He was well liked and respected by staff and students. Rest now and Godspeed. - Posted by: Glenn Ankrom (Colleague/Friend) on: May 26, 2021

  • Andy was my instructor at Robertson College. I do believe LA1908 was his last in person class before COVID-19 happened. Andy was a great instructor, he brought us donuts because we were all doing so well. And he would slide in some jokes mid-teaching lesson. Save room for us up there for the rest of us. My whole hearted condolences. With the utmost respect, Cherie-Dawn Atkinson LA1908 - Posted by: Cherie-Dawn Atkinson (LA 1908 instructor) on: May 26, 2021

  • Andy was an amazing teacher. We all loved being in his class. He was so patient and caring. He had a passion for teaching you can tell. He always helped you when you needed it. He will definitely be missed by everyone who he ever met as he was an amazing person. - Posted by: Lori Houssin (Former student) on: May 26, 2021

  • Andy was a great instructor at Robertson College, he was very kind-hearted and showed passion to his work and for his student’s education. He definitely will be missed. My condolences and prayers to his family. - Posted by: Jean L (Former Student (Robertson College)) on: May 26, 2021

  • It is with sadness that we read about Andy's passing. Going through some of the emails of the days when Andy taught at Robertson College, some good memories jumped out. One trivial but interesting reflection is that in the various lists created over the years mentioning staff and instructors at Robertson, whether one went alphabetically by first name or surname, Andy was always at the top or near the top of every list! It was also always good to see Andy and his wife Marilyn at our staff Christmas dinners. These dinners were a highlight for each of them, and for us to see them together enjoying the evening with fellow staff and friends at Robertson College. Going back and rereading the Legal Admin Assistant course outline that Andy developed and taught, one can sense the pride he had in his class and students, and it clearly reflected his competence in the topic: Corporate & Commercial Law, Legal Office procedures, Wills & Estates. Andy, what you taught your students over the years and the legal knowledge and skills that they now have, are a lasting compliment to you. Rest in peace. Ken & Helen Penner, past Owners Robertson College; Henry Devlin, past President Robertson College - Posted by: Ken Penner (co-worker) on: May 26, 2021

  • I'm so sorry for your loss, Marilyn. Andy was a gentle, quiet man who always had a smile and a kind word. He was a delight to work with. - Posted by: Debbie Sandland (Coworker) on: May 26, 2021

  • I worked with Andy at Robertson College for any years. We also attended the same church when we were young. We enjoyed reminiscing about those days. I will miss his dry sense of humour and wry observations about life. Rest In Peace old friend. My condolences to his family. - Posted by: Marie Durussel (Friend) on: May 26, 2021

  • I have many fond memories of after-work dinners with Andy shared over a plate of nachos or fish and chips at King's Head. He was the first staff member I met when I started at Robertson in 2010. Over time we discovered that we had many shared interests and I came to regard Andy as a friend and confidant. I will miss our talks and I appreciated that despite having to move to virtual teaching last March, we both stayed in touch. RIP my friend. - Posted by: Gerry M (Former Colleague at Robertson) on: May 26, 2021

  • I had the privilege to work with Andy at Robertson college. He was a kind and caring man and befriended me when I was new at the college. I will miss our late day chats. My condolences go out to his family, friends, coworkers and students. He will be missed. - Posted by: Len Ganetsky (Coworker) on: May 26, 2021

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