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Born: Sep 24, 1950

Date of Passing: Jun 08, 2021

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Born September 24, 1950
and Died June 8, 2021

Paul passed away peacefully on June 8, 2021 at home, surrounded by family and friends, listening to his favourite music and boys playing in the park. It was exactly as he wanted.
Paul is survived by his immediate family consisting of his dear wife Marguerite (nee Gagnon), and their daughters, Laura Rivero of Calgary (husband Yahir and grandsons, Emiliano and Tomas), Danielle Saranchuk of Winnipeg and dear Nicole Fontaine (son Lucas).
Paul is also survived by his brother Walter Stephen Saranchuk (Diane), and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many extended family members and special friends.
Paul was predeceased by his mother Olga (nee Bohonos), his father Stephen Saranchuk, his stepmother aunt Mary Saranchuk (nee Bohonos/Cyhanevich), and his stepbrothers, William Bohonos and Joseph Bohonos.
Paul was blessed to have his dear wife Marguerite as his life partner. Being married for over 45 years, she was his companion, dance partner, and constant support. Paul's family was his pride and joy. It was his driving force and motivation for his entire life.
Paul's roots come from north end Winnipeg. Lifelong friendships began from elementary and junior high school to throughout his life. Paul was an A student at Sisler High School. He graduated from University of Manitoba with a BSC in 1971 and obtained his Law Degree in 1975. During these studious times, blue collar summer jobs and summer Grand Beach escapades with "the boys" prevailed and gave Paul life perspective.
Sports was a bonding experience throughout his life and he was a self-confessed golf-a-holic. All who knew him would know that his 'hole in one' on the ninth hole at Pine Ridge was one of his proudest moments.
Paul cherished all of his friendships, whether recent, occasional, or long term. Once you were Paul's friend, you were his friend for life.
Paul leaves us because it was his time, with no regrets. Only positive memories should dominate his departure. He wants to be remembered as a 'nice guy' and a faithful friend.
If so inclined, in lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Paul's name can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 1175 Main St., Winnipeg, MB R2W 3S4, DASCH Foundation or the Children's Rehabilitation Foundation.
A Memorial Church Service will be held at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral with interment at Glen Eden following on Saturday, June 12 at 10:00 a.m. CST.
Unfortunately with the current COVID-19 restrictions we are not able to celebrate him with extended family and friends and invite you all, however the proceedings can be viewed online streaming at:


While you are watching and remembering him, please wear bright colours as a Celebration of Life is what he would have wanted.

Vichnaya Pamyat,
Memory Eternal,
Que Dios Los Bendiga

Family and friends may sign a Book of
Condolence at

Glen Eden Funeral Home

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 10, 2021, Jun 12, 2021

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • Marguerite, I was so saddened to discover that Paul had left us. He was such a wonderful man, so dedicated to his family. This is going to be such a loss for you and your family, I wish there was more I could do or say. Even though I have long retired, I still have your pictures on my wall. My condolences, thoughts and love are with you. Marie - Posted by: Marie Lips (Friend) on: Jul 09, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Paul's passing. My deepest sympathies to his loved ones. Memories of early times come to mind whether at Landsdowne, Mynarski, or Sisler schools. Ball hockey games, football games on the bay, or just hanging out with STESH, Dennis, and the boys. Gone too soon. - Posted by: Phil CHODIRKER (Old friend) on: Jun 23, 2021

  • Yes absolutely the NICEST GUY. Our deepest sympathy to the Saranchuk family. It is without a doubt Paul will be missed in the tenor section of the Holy Trinity church choir. Vichnaya Pamyat, Memory Eternal, Que Dios Los Bendiga - Posted by: Shawna Balas and Joe Michalchyshyn (Friend) on: Jun 15, 2021

  • Paul was a great golfing buddy, and our two families quickly became friends. Paul arranged and co-ordinated terrific group golfing trips to Doral Resort in Miami Florida, which were very memorable and much enjoyed. His dedication to his family and friends was undeniable - he was a true gentleman, a wonderful father, husband, and friend. When his daughter Danielle was so excited to see her music idol Sarah Brightman in concert, Paul and Marg generously invited us along to enjoy the evening with them, which included a back stage visit with Sarah Brightman in person. Paul took great measures to make that back stage visit happen, because it meant so very much to his daughter Danielle. It was an evening that will never be forgotten. - Posted by: George and Linda Nykulaik (Friends) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathies to the family at this very sad time. “Thinking of you all”, Ken, Gloria, Darren and Shannon - Posted by: Ken & Gloria Rogalski (Friends of the Family) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • Dear Marguerite and family. So sorry to hear of Paul's untimely was always a pleasure to meet him at church-in the choir. I will miss him. - Posted by: Bill Scherbatiuk (Choir member at HTUOM Cathedral) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • My friendship with Paul goes back to our days at UM. Over the years we met at community, church events and occasionally on the golf course. A wonderful person, kind and friendly. Our sympathies to the extended family and friends. - Posted by: Bill & Irka Balan (Friend) on: Jun 11, 2021

  • Condolences to Marguerite, and family. There are no words to make this loss better so instead I think about my time spent with Mr Saranchuk and realize that overtime our relationship was built on communication, trust and advocation. Our daily conversations will be missed. I am grateful to have had such a wonderful and appreciative person enter my life despite the circumstances to which he came. I enjoyed getting to know Paul over the last multiple years. It is evident how much he loved his wife, children (grandchildren) and golf. - Posted by: Brittany (Nurse) on: Jun 10, 2021

  • I was saddened to learn of the passing of Paul. I have only the fondest of memories. We worked together for several years. I admired his worth ethics and his strong family values. He adored his wife and children. I handled all Paul’s real estate matters and he often showed his appreciation by way of not just thanks but lovely gifts. He was a lovely man and he will always have a special place in my heart. Sincerest condolences to Marguerite and family. I will attend the virtual celebration and wear something very bright in his honour. - Posted by: Sharon Greenberg (Friend ) on: Jun 10, 2021

  • Sending our condolences and thinking of you Marguerite! Paul always had a smile on his face and a great hello! He will certainly be missed, but nothing but great memories which certainly brings a smile when we think of him. He’ll be dancing in the stars now! Hugs and hope to see you when we can put Covid behind us😘 - Posted by: Gary and Joan (Dancing friends) on: Jun 10, 2021

  • I wish to extend my deepest condolences to Paul's family. He and I were classmates at Sisler in the mid 1960s. In fact, he and I teamed up on a few science projects. Contrary to Paul, science subjects were not my strong suit. Generously, Paul helped me through these assignments, which resulted in high marks. In addition to his studious, scholastic nature, Paul, as his picture shows, was always cheerful and smiling. Decades later, by chance, our paths crossed again. Paul was practising civil law and was representing an elderly widow who had been seriously financially harmed. I was the lead prosecutor in the criminal prosecution of the offender. It was the same Paul; cheerful and smiling. In addition, through his diligence, it was no surprise that he had taken all the numerous necessary steps and measures required to assist his client in terms of financial recovery. I am seriously saddened to learn of Paul's passing....Donald Melnyk (former Supervising Senior Crown Attorney, now retired). - Posted by: Donald Melnyk (Former classmate ) on: Jun 10, 2021

  • My condolences to Marguerite and the family and friends R.I.P. - Posted by: Roy Kunicky (Friend of the wife) on: Jun 10, 2021

  • The relationship I had with Paul began as a professional one but as anyone who knows Paul overtime it easily turned into a close friendship spanning some 22 years. As much as Paul was a very skilled attorney, his highest skills were in his private life as a kind, loyal, honest and compassionate man. His dedication and love he had for his family was obvious to anyone who had the good fortune to know him in that close way. His courage as he faced his cancer journey was as bold as the clothes he wore. I am so grateful to have had Paul in my life, we laughed on the golf course, we laughed as we socialized. His keen sense of humour and his wide smile will be forever in my heart and mind. - Posted by: Jim Grapentine (friend) on: Jun 10, 2021

  • Please accept my profound apologies on Paul's passing. He was an amazing person with a beautiful heart. He was always smiling and we chatted about sport and golf whenever I saw him. He was a bright light and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers with you all. - Posted by: Jen (Nurse) on: Jun 10, 2021

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