Manager / Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Sonny, the eldest of three boys, was born to Johnny and Eileen Moroz (Sichewski) and raised in Dauphin, MB. He attended school in Dauphin and in Grade 11 was offered a full sports scholarship to Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, where he graduated.
After graduation he was given a football scholarship to attend the U of S in Saskatoon, SK. That summer he suffered a major set back playing rugby in the 1981 Canada Summer Games where he fractured three vertebrae. It was shortly after this that he was asked by Mr. Walter Strilchuk if he would be interested in assisting in the funeral home. That was the beginning of what was to be a life long career in the funeral service. In 1983 Sonny began his apprenticeship under the direction of mentor and close friend, Mr. Gerald Dutchyshen. In 1984 he moved to Brandon and finished his apprenticeship with Brockie Donovan Funeral Home. From 1988 to 1991 Sonny worked in funeral homes located in Calgary and Banff, AB.
In 1991 he moved to Kamloops, BC where he was actively involved with funeral services and the youth ministry with the Parish he attended. In 1998 Sonny was offered the opportunity to manage Brockie Donovan Funeral Home in Brandon, MB. After twenty years serving the Brandon community he moved back home to Dauphin, MB in March of 2018. It has been an honor and a privilege to be back home serving friends, relatives and reconnecting with his hometown.
Sonny enjoys meeting and speaking to community and Church members, senior centers and at various group workshops about the numerous options available to families in regards to arranging a funeral service and the benefits of pre-planned arrangements.
In his leisure time, Sonny enjoys watching all sports and actively participates in outdoor activities which includes fishing, hunting, picking smoozhee mushrooms (morel) and wild kalynna (cranberries).
August 2018 found Sonny assisting in the organization of a successful Stanley Cup Day in Dauphin for his lifetime friend Barry Trotz who coached the Washington Capitals to victory.
Sonny is proud of his two adult children, Brayden and Avril who reside in Brandon, MB.