Mr. John Fadyk, 81, a resident of Pioneer Drive, passed away peacefully Monday, June 7, 2004 in St. Joseph’s Hospice Unit.
Born, raised, and educated in Fort Frances, he was employed by the Boise Cascade pulp and paper company for 44 years, retiring as a Beater Engineer in 1985.
John was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 and also was a past member of Knox United Church in Fort Frances. He was instrumental in introducing bagpipes to the Boy Scouts and Sea Cadets in Fort Frances.
More recently, he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #5 in Port Arthur and a member of Knox United Church on Shuniah Street.
John enjoyed hunting, fishing, and especially woodworking. He relocated to Thunder Bay, Ont. in 2001.
John is survived by his loving wife, Gloria, five daughters, Karen (Ron) Cain of Thunder Bay, Ont., Susan Kolden of St. Paul, Mn., Janet (David) Lindberg of Thunder Bay, Ont., Nancy (Richard) Ball of Winnipeg, Man., and Teresa (Norman) Dupuis of Calgary, Alta.; and one son, John (Teresa Hansen) of Calgary, Alta.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson; two sisters, Evelyn Scrimshaw of Thunder Bay, Ont., and Helen (Ed) Villeneuve of Renfrew, Ont.; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
John was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Mary Fadyk; two sisters, Stella Fadyk and Ann Gizikoff; and four brothers, Mike, Steve, Bill, and Peter.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 11 a.m. in Knox United Church on Shuniah Street, with Rev. David Silliman officiating.
Interment of the ashes will take place at a later date in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
As expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.