It is with heavy hearts that the family of Peter Procyshyn announce his passing on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at the age of 90 years. Peter passed away after a brief illness with family at his side while residing at the Personal Care Home in Winnipegosis, Manitoba.
Left to Cherish Peter’s memory are his children Wesley (Sandra) Procyshyn of Toronto, ONT; Brian (Diane) Procyshyn of Winnipegosis, MB; John (Lillian) Procyshyn of Dauphin, MB; Julia (Bill Frost) Procyshyn of Winnipeg, MB; Steve (Myrna) Procyshyn of Winnipegosis, MB. Grandchildren Tanya (Peter), Hailey, Colin (Leah), Brett (Laura), Callie, Barret (Tatiana), Reid. Great Grandchildren Nicolas, Liam, Anders, Erik, and twins Liv and Helaina. One brother Larry (Lillian) Procyshyn of Winnipegosis, MB. Brothers In Law Andrew Bobinski of Rorketon, MB; Steven Bobinski of Winnipegosis, MB; Sisters in Law Sandra Kuzyk of Boyle, AB and Sheila Hafenbrak of Winnipegosis, MB; Godchildren Dave Procyshyn, Arnie Procyshyn, Laura Natrasny and Syl Nykoluk; numerous nieces and nephews. Special and dear friend Eleanor Lytwyn.
Peter was predeceased by his wife Helen (Bobinski) (1995), son Stanley Procyshyn (1998), sister Anne Basaraba (1973); Sisters in Law Josephine (Jack) Sklepowich, Mary (Peter) Harrison, Betty (Stanley) Chrupalo, Caroline (Paul) Shewhuk, Lila (Bill) Lewis; Brothers in Law Josie Bobinski, Patrick Bobinski, Zenon Kuzyk and Mike Basaraba; as well as nieces and nephews.
August 25, 1930 - May 25, 2021
Born to Onufrey and Mary (Zwarich) Procyshyn on the family farm in the Cork Cliff District, we are here to tell you about the dash between these dates. Such a little space on paper can hold so many memories in real life.
After receiving his grade 11 education, dad went out to see the world. His travels took him to British Columbia and Ontario. He worked in a mine, on a cruise ship and did Correspondence Teaching before returning to the family farm. Dad married our mother Helen Bobinski on September 25, 1954. Shortly after marriage they went to Belinduke’s Lumber Camp on the north shore of Lake Winnipegosis to work for the winter. This was their honeymoon and the trip to the camp by boat was the “love boat”.
In 1963 dad built his own house that became our home that we all grew up in. Together mom and dad worked hard on the family farm providing for their children and did the best they could at the time. To supplement the farm income Dad also drove school bus for 5 years, served 13 years as Councilor for the RM of Mossey River, on the Hospital Board and was on a committee for the development of the Paradise and Centennial Beaches, in which everyone still enjoys camping at today.
His mixed farming consisted of grain and cattle. Neighbors would bring any welding that needed to be done, he was excellent at this. Dad was known for being able to fix anything. He took apart and resembled a D4 and D8 Caterpillar. He often worked alongside his brother and best friend Larry for all his years of farming and after enjoying many crib and canasta games together. He also enjoyed many sips of wine and phone calls with his neighbor and friend John Beyak. After Mom passed away, he had to learn and take over her daily duties. He learned to cook for himself and was always trying out new recipes. Often very hungry, he would cook everything on HIGH. His entertainment was Saturday night Bingo at New Horizons, which we were all amazed at because he would have never held a dabber. The only dabbing he did was with his barb wire which he would use to witch for water. He was able to find many well locations for people all around.
After complications with vascular surgery his walking capabilities was limited. His determination led him to remain living on his own at the family farm until he broke his hip in 2018 which led him to his residence at the Personal Care Home.
The Family would like to thank…
The many Health Care workers at the Personal Care Home and Dr. Carlton for the many years of care given to our dad while he resided at the Personal Care Home in Winnipegosis. His niece Donna Harrison for accompanying our dad for a drive around the countryside, Cousins Tony and Nellie Lefko for the Sunday calls. We would also like to thank Joe at Sneath Strilchuk for his care and compassion, Father Oleg Bodnarski for his Blessing at the Care Home and Services, Cantor and cousin Marvin Procyshyn, The Handi Van services for picking up Dad and taking him to Bingo, As well as the many friends and family who knew Dad and took the time to visit, call and Facetime throughout the years.
Donations may be made to the New Horizons Senior Centre, Winnipegosis; Personal Care Home, Winnipegosis; Handi Van Services, Winnipegosis.
Prayers were offered on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm from Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services in Dauphin, MB.
Funeral Service was held on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 11:00 am from Sneath-Strilchuk Family Care Centre in Dauphin, MB with Very Rev Father Oleg Bodnarski officiating. Interment followed in Holy Ascension Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery in Winnipegosis, MB. Pallbearers were Colin Procyshyn, Brett Procyshyn, Barret Procyshyn, Reid Procyshyn, John Basaraba, Bill Frost.
Covid 19 gathering restrictions were followed.
The funeral procession went past the Procyshyn farm on the way for Interment in the Holy Ascension Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery - Winnipegosis, MB.
***Both services were live streamed. You may access it by going to Sneath Strilchuk Funeral Home's website homepage ( www.sneathstrilchuk.com) and clicking on the Facebook icon which will redirect you to the Sneath-Strilchuk Facebook page. You do not require a Facebook account to participate. ***
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Peter may be made to the Winnipegosis Personal Care Home, New Horizons or Winnipegosis HandiVan.
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