RAWLUK, Marvin Douglas
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February 15, 1943 - May 20, 2012
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Marvin Rawluk at the age of 69 years. Marv passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, after a long and brave battle with kidney disease and a sudden pneumonia.
He is survived by the love of his life, Shirley, and their son Matt. He is also survived by his brother Leonard and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, William, in 1983 and his mother, Marcella (nee Sopchyshyn) in 1998.
Marv was born in Vegreville, Alberta and moved many times as a child to follow his Mother's teaching career. After completing a degree in Analytical Chemistry at NAIT in 1965, he worked for 38 years at the Alberta Research Council where he pursued his love of all things chemical. Throughout his life, Marv was a sporting man - playing football as a younger man and enjoying fastball, hockey, slo-pitch and curling throughout his later years. He was also an avid outdoorsman, spending many hours hunting with his bow as "Stealth Marv" while he crept (nearly) silently through the woods. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
The family wishes to thank all the members of the Northern Alberta Renal Program at the University of Alberta Hospital including the Kidney Transplant Team and the Peritoneal Dialysis Team. They also wish to thank two very special members of the nursing staff who worked very closely with Marv for several years: Donna and Thérèse.
A Memorial Service will be held at South Side Memorial Chapel, 8310 - 104 Street, Edmonton at 2:00 p.m. on June 2nd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice or to the Northern Alberta Renal Program at the University of Alberta Hospital (CSB 11-112, University of Alberta Hospital, 8440 - 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7) in memory of Marv Rawluk.
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Published in The Edmonton Journal from May 24 to May 26, 2012