Dec 7, 1919 – Feb 28, 2016
The family of Michael Yakimchuk regrets to announce his passing on February 28, 2016 at 96 years of age. He passed suddenly after a short stay in Rosewood Village.
He leaves to mourn wife of 67 years, Emily, daughter Audrey Dye (Willie) of Williams Lake, grandson Kelly(Yolanda) Dye of Sun Peaks, and their two daughters Olivia and Ava, grandson Jeffrey, (Andrea) Dye of Manila, Philippines and Vancouver, his sister Sandra Fedoruk of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and many nieces and nephews in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Michael was predeceased by four brothers and his son David Yakimchuk.
Michael was born near Carpenter, Saskatchewan, and spent his childhood years on the family farm. He joined the army and served overseas during WWII, in England, Belgium and Holland. He returned from the war to Saskatoon for a short while. He moved to Trail in 1947, on recommendation from a friend, and found employment with the CM & S Company. Michael worked for Cominco until retirement in 1979. He and Emily were married on January 30, 1949. They spent many years at their home on Turner Street in Annabel, raising their family and enjoying lifelong friendships with their neighbors in that community. Michael was a lifetime member of the Knights of Pythias and was proud to have served a term as BC Grand Chancellor. He liked to spend time at the “cabin” on Kootenay Lake fishing or just enjoying the scenery and solitude.
The family would like to thank the staff at Columbia View and Rosewood Village for their care over the last year and to Dr. Philips for Dad’s care over the last 36 years.
There will be a graveside service and reception later in the spring. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca