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WILLIAM PYLYPCHUK (published on August 21, 2010)



WILLIAM PYLYPCHUK (PHILLIPS) On August 14, 2010 William (Bill) passed away at the age of 100 years. Left to cherish his memory is his son Richard (Gabby) and grandsons, Stephan and Martin - all of Germany. His sisters, Helen and Myrtle and numerous nephews and nieces. Uncle Bill will especially be missed by his niece Mary Beth and her husband Stan and his very dear friend Ruth. Bill was predeceased by his loving wife Nelma; his parents, Simeon and Maria; sisters, Mary and Alice; and brothers, Walter and Miroslaw (at four years of age). Bill was born in 1909 in East Galicia, Austria and came to Canada with his parents in 1912, settling in Manitoba. As a young boy, Bill loved to act, sing and dance and thoroughly enjoyed having adventures with his buddies, Fred and Wilf in and around the Winnipeg area. In 1940, Bill joined the Canadian Army (Signal Corps) and saw active duty in France and Germany during the Second World War. After D-Day, he returned to Canada where he met and married an English girl name Nelma. Following the birth of their son Richard in Ajax, Ontario, the family returned to Nelma's homeland and settled in the quiet, picturesque village of Eyethorne, Near Dover. In 1983, after the death of his wife, Bill returned to Winnipeg where he made a home for himself once again. He fulfilled his love of singing by taking an active role in the Age and Opportunities Senior Choir until he suffered a stroke in 2002. Bill then struggled with failing health and the frustrations that went with it for the rest of his time with us. Bill's family would like to thank the staff at Beacon Hill Lodge and Deer Lodge Centre for all their care and understanding shown to Bill during his difficult final years. At Bill's request, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will follow at a later date.


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