Michael Skakun late of Chilliwack and formerly of Alvena, Sask., passed away on August 24, 2004 at the age of 75. He was born in Fish Creek, Sask. on April 19, 1929.
Michael was a loyal employee at CNR for 20 years and 10 years at VIA Rail. He was a dedicated member of the Lions Club of 20 years, and volunteered his services to the Alvena Fire Dept. in Sask. He was constantly active with mechanics and handyman chores around the house, yard and neighbourhood. He also served in the RCAF as a medic from 1950 to 1953, as President of Alvena Community Center for two years, as an Alderman on the town council; local chairman of the Union of VIA Rail Saskatoon, Sask. He enjoyed music. He was a band member and could play any stringed instrument.
He also loved camping, fishing and taking the family on vacations. He also enjoyed sports, Hockey Night in Canada, baseball, golfing and curling. Michael was a dedicated husband, father and devoted grandfather. He will be greatly missed by us all. We love you Dad.
Michael is survived by his wife, Wanda May, children David Michael (Mary), Deborah Lee (Mark), Michael (Darlene), Cathy, Patrick, Pamela (Rod) Linda May. His grandchildren, Angela, Clinton, Nathan, Donette, Eric, Justin (Andrea), Beverly, Gregory, Debbie, Amanda, Charlene, Ashley, Dylon, Kaylee, Melissa, Barry, Joey, Pammy-Lee. Great grandchildren Kaelyn, Alexis, his sisters Olive (Tony) and Kay (Reginald) and numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
Michael was predeceased by his parents Michael and Anna, siblings Dmytro, Mary, Peter, Pauline, Joanne, Mary Helen and son David.
Service of Remembrance was held on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004 at 1 PM at the Potters House Christian Fellowship, with Pastor Rod Neufeld officiated. Cremation at Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack.
If friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Michael Skakun to the ALS Society, #300 — 265 Yorkland Blvd., Toronto, Ont., M2J 1S5.
Mrs. Skakun and her family would like to thank all those whose thoughts and prayers were with us during this difficult time.