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Born: May 21, 1961

Date of Passing: Jul 08, 2021

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May 21, 1961 – July 8, 2021

On July 8, 2021, John Boychak, aged 60 years, passed away peacefully at his home with family and friends by his side.
He is survived by his stepson Marshall Roberts (Marina); stepdaughter Natasha Roberts; step-grandchildren, Kaidyn Johnson-Roberts, Allan Johnson-Roberts, Vera-Lynn Johnson-Roberts, Corban Johnson-Roberts, Belle Roberts and Keira Roberts; former spouse and longtime friend Pamela Dauphinais; and close friend Kurtis Dmytruk (Anne).
John was predeceased in life by his parents, John and Mary.
In John's early life, he attended school in Winnipeg and his first language was Ukrainian. John learned to play the accordion as a child and later on in life, the saxophone. John danced with a Ukrainian dance troop and was in a German band with his father. John was also a member of the 6 Jim Whitecross Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron.
With his great sense of humour, John loved to laugh and to share that laughter with everyone. He was an avid reader and once said jokingly, that he made it to the end of the internet.
John had a wide variety of careers; tailor, security guard, welder, truck driver and landlord, just to name a few.
John created beautiful stained-glass pieces, regularly attended Monday pool night with the boys and enjoyed riding his motorcycle (of which he had many over the years). Riding was truly a great source of enjoyment for John. In 2013, he achieved Certification in the American Sailing Association.
In accordance with John's wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.
If friends so desire, a donation in John's name may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 31, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I have many good memories going out to the “ranch” on the long weekend. John was always the life of the party. I also will never forget how he helped me move into my new apartment at a difficult time in my life. John was always there for his friends. RIP John. - Posted by: Crystal Infanger (Friend ) on: Aug 11, 2021

  • Great friend to me. John was always there for his close acquaintances. When things needed to be done he didn't need directions of how to, just let's get it done. With great sorrow we mourn John's memories. Peace be with you. - Posted by: Boyd Gevers (Friend) on: Jul 31, 2021

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