Joe Kushniryk passed away on January 15, 2009 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 91. He was born in Pine River, MB on October 25, 1917. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ruth; sisters, Mary (Willard) Morton, Sudbury ON, Rose Clark, Redcliffe, AB, Stephanie Thompson, Newmarket, ON and Shirley (John) Maher, Australia; sister in law Erica (Pete) Wiens of Prince George, BC as well as nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Ann (1975) and brother, Daniel (2006).
Joe served in WWII, spending
2 ½ years overseas. Most of his life was spent as a farmer and millwright in Saskatchewan. Joe and Ruth moved to Chilliwack in 1975 when they retired.
Thank you to the doctors and nurses at Chilliwack Hospital for their wonderful care. Special thanks to Janette Kleven, Betty McGee and Tom Beshard for their supportive kindness.
There is no service at Joe’s request. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Tri Cities and Fraser Valley, 2239 C McAllister Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 2A9 in lieu of flowers would be most welcome.
Online condolences can be left at www.mem.com