On Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, William Druzyk Sr., 92, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence.
Bill was born to John and Rose Druzyk on Dec. 19, 1907 in Vita, Man. He moved to Fort Frances, Ont., in 1927 and began work as a sawyer for Mando paper company.
In June, 1929, he married Mary Moroz. They made their home and raised their family in Fort Frances, where they had lived all their lives.
In his younger days, Bill enjoyed gardening and cars, and he had a strong work ethic. At the time of his retirement in 1972, he was foreman for Boise Cascade paper mill.
He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Lena Toffan and Veronica Krawchuk; brother, Peter Druzyk; son, William Druzyk Jr. in 1983; and his wife, Mary in 1995.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Nadia Hedman and her husband, Jack; and granddaughters, Jamie Nelson, Wendy Nelson (Jason McKelvie), Donna Gate (Keith), Julie Enns (Art), and Cheryl Goldamer (Bruce).
Also surviving are five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Victoria Sokil, Anne Tkachyk, and Mary Strumbicky; brother, John Druzyk; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000 at 10 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
Father Eugene Whyte O.M.I. officiated, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Special thanks to the pallbearers, Morris Krawchuk, Randy Krawchuk, Wayne Krawchuk, Jason McKelvie, and Paul Bock.
Also our sincere thanks to the caregivers at Rainycrest Home for the Aged in Fort Frances.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, c/o Dave Thornton, 840 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2N5.