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It is with profound sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Harry Melnyk on December 26, 2022 at St. Boniface Hospital with his family by his side.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 62 years, Sylvia (Antonation), daughter Tracey (Jeff) Caldwell, and son Tod. He is also mourned by his grandchildren, Kenzie, Delaney, Jaya and Cally, whom he adored. He will be missed by the extended Melnyk and Antonation families and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Katherine and siblings Nick, Ann, Bill, Steve, Wally, Mary and Peter.
Harry was born on November 1, 1937 and grew up in the North End of Winnipeg. Harry was a successful and savvy business man managing the Rosewell and Elmwood Esso Stations during which he received many superior customer service and automotive mechanical capabilities awards. In his later years, Harry joined Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries where he excelled and made many friends before retiring in 2017.
Throughout his life, Harry sought experiences and adventures with family and friends including spending summers water skiing at Falcon Lake and Twin Beaches, family road trips and camping. In his free time, Harry enjoyed a good book in the sunshine, tending to his plants and cheering on his favourite sports teams, often watching multiple games at once to ensure he did not miss a moment.
Harry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and central member of his family known for his generosity, humility, and selflessness. Harry's faith granted him guidance in his everyday life and the gift of eternal life. Harry will be greatly missed, but the memories made together will be cherished forever including celebrating a beautiful Christmas together as a family.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Caners and the Manitoba Home Care staff for their loving care and compassion through the years.
A Celebration of Life will be held by invitation at Glen Eden Funeral Home on January 4, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Manitoba Lung Association in Harry's name.
Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca
Glen Eden Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 31, 2022
Condolences & Memories (9 entries)
My condolences to Sylvia and family. I worked with Harry for many years at the Liquor Mart. Harry was a smart hard working man and was missed when he retired. Think of you often Harry! - Posted by: Diane Brandt (Ex coworker ) on: Jan 05, 2023
Dear Sylvia and Family, We are very sorry to hear the passing of Harry, May he Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Stanley and Marcella Copp (Cousin) on: Jan 03, 2023
Dear Tracey and family, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I have many fond memories of him. My deepest condolences to you, your mom and Tod. Sincerely, Tracy Letain (Ross) - Posted by: Tracy Letain (Ross) (Friend ) on: Jan 03, 2023
My condolences to family & friends. Such a nice man and eternally glad to have met him and family. Rest in peace ... Dan Lester & the Lester family. - Posted by: Dan Lester (Family friend) on: Jan 03, 2023
Dear Sylvia and family. Please accept my deepest sympathies. May he Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Olia Susky (Friend) on: Jan 02, 2023
Sylvia & family. So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Please accept my condolences 🙏 - Posted by: Lorraine Kovachik (Friend) on: Jan 01, 2023
Dear Aunty Sylvia, Tracey, Todd and family, I just want to express my deepest sympathies to all of you on Uncle Harry's passing. I know that you will cherish all your wonderful memories of him and feel so blessed to have had him in your lives for this long. For my part, I feel very fortunate to have been able to reunite with the family at Laura & Mike's place this past summer, to see everyone again, and to share memories and conversations. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all at this challenging time. Patti & Joel - Posted by: Patti Melnyk (Niece) on: Dec 31, 2022
Dear Sylvia, Tracey & Tod. Please accept our condolences on the passing of Harry. May he rest in peace. May his memory be Eternal! Вічная Пам'ять! Vichnaya Pam'yat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Luv, Hugs & Prayers from the Evanyshyn family - Ollie, Cathy & Teresa - Posted by: Olga, Cathy & Teresa Evanyshyn (friends) on: Dec 31, 2022
My deepest condolences, Sylvia and to your family on your loss. All of you have beautiful memories of times shared through the years. Those memories will sustain all of you during these difficult times and hopeful bring smiles to your faces at pleasant thoughts. Vichnaya Pamyat! - Posted by: Vicki Lazaruk (friend) on: Dec 31, 2022
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