YASKIW, William (Bill) Michael
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July 23, 1956 - January 8, 2013
It is with great sadness that Bill passed away on January 8, 2013, following an intense and significantly challenging two and a half year journey with head and neck cancer, that he faced with utmost courage and strength. Special memories of Bill will be forever remembered by his wife Bonnie and son Chad.
Bill is also survived by his sister Anne (Ron) Gnyra, brother Morris (Irene) Yaskiw, sister Olga (Mike) Hapak, mother in law Pearl Park, sister in law Janice Park, brother in law Rod (Mary Jane) Park, numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors. Family members that predeceased Bill include his parents Mike and Julia Yaskiw, father in law Andrew Park, and great nephew Jonathan Belous.
Bonnie and Chad are most grateful for the incredible medical expertise, compassion and care provided to Bill by a number of professionals. Extra special thanks to all hospital staff, Dr. Daniel O'Connell and Dr. Michael Allegretto of the University Hospital, Dr. Rufus Schrimger of the Cross Cancer Institute, and Dr. Pablo Amigo of the Grey Nuns Hospital - Palliative Care Unit.
A Divine Liturgy Funeral Mass will be held on Monday January 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral,10825 - 97 Street, Edmonton with Reverend Rendy Yackimec officiating. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, #710 - 10123 - 99 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3H1.
Published in The Edmonton Journal from Jan. 10 to Jan. 12, 2013