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MYRON KUPCHUK  (published on May 22, 2009)



MYRON KUPCHUK CSC It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Myron, our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law and uncle. Dad passed away Saturday, May 16, 2009 at River East Personal Care Home, into the arms of our Lord, to watch over us and to join in heaven his beloved wife Pauline, who predeceased him on August 9, 2007. Together they are in the arms of their Saviour to enjoy eternity forever. Dad was born February 12, 1923 in Poland and came by ship to Canada with his parents, William and Justina and brother John, who predeceased him. Dad led a very exciting and adventurous life enlisting with the RCAF during the Second World War. In 1945 he married the love of his life Pauline, and they resided in Transcona for most of their lives until illness separated them. After the war, he continued his passion of photography, taking many portraits and wedding pictures. Myron filmed the great flood of 1950. By 1954, he began his career with CBC as their first film cameraman, which allowed him to travel many parts of Canada, USA and Europe. Over the years, Myron worked on various news, documentaries, dramas, and sporting events, such as Country Canada, Hymn Sing, the Dinah Shore Open Golf Tournament in Palm Springs, the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg in 1967 and the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Dad was the envy of his children when the Beatles arrived at the Winnipeg Airport in 1964 to refuel their plane and filmed them as they posed for the media. His work took him as far away as England and Scotland to film the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and lunched with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; Iceland; then later to Germany to film an interview with the then Chancellor, Willy Brandt. Dad was proud to become a member of the Canadian Cinematographer Society. Dad retired in 1979 due to medical reasons and devoted the next phase of his life to his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandsons. During his lifetime, he was a stamp and coin collector and an avid golfer, enjoying Transcona, Falcon Lake and Clear Lake courses. Dad leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, Brenda (Gene) Fontaine; Jan McKinnon; Don and Iris Kupchuk; Kim (Mike Lewicki, Peyton and Adam); David Fontaine and Melissa Gogal; Jody McKinnon, Sheri McKinnon; Dana (Fausto Chepil, Isaiah and Judah); and Tami and David Cheetham, along with many extended family. The family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to the staff on Courage Bay for the love and tender care given to our father. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at River East Personal Care Home on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Transcona Cemetery. If friends so wish, donations may be made to the River East Personal Care Home, 1375 Molson Ave., Winnipeg, MB. John 14V. 1-7 House of Mansions I am now with those I loved. Awaiting those I love. We love you Dad. See you in eternity. Rest in peace.


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