Mike Yacyshen, husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully, on December 16, 2010 at Chilliwack General Hospital (CGH) surrounded by family.

Born February 9, 1920 in Norquay, Saskatchewan, middle son of Severko and Martha Yacyshen, Mike will be remembered as a warm-hearted man and wonderfully talented story teller, who touched the hearts of and forever changed all who knew and loved him. Mike had a zest for life and never lost interest in either the world or the well being of those close to him. Married to Bernice May (Palaniuk) Yacyshen, in 1953, they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past April.

He was predeceased by his son Ed and seven siblings. He is lovingly missed and remembered by his wife Bernice and his children: Carolyne, Ron, Gerty (Martin), Tom, and Jo, and his grandchildren, Gabriella, Lena, and Shayda as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Markey for the excellent care he provided for Mike and the support he has given to the family. In addition, they wish to thank the nurses on the 3rd floor at CGH.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and/or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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