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April 5, 1919 - November 28, 2012
Roman Demaniuk was born on April 5, 1919 in the District of Hafford, Saskatchewan. On April 28, 1942, he married Minnie Gabrysh and lived in British Columbia. In 1976 they moved to Camrose, Alberta. After Minnie passed away, Roman moved to Cranbrook, British Columbia. He was a resident of Joseph Creek Care Village until his passing on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Roman was musically talented, played violin and guitar, and entertained with various bands where he lived. He was also active in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as their president for many years in Camrose. Roman was predeceased by his loving wife Minnie in 2006, his parents William and Mary Demaniuk of New Westminster, BC, and one brother from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Roman is survived by his two sons Ronnie (Darlene) of Cranbrook and Bob of Burnaby, his grandchildren Ronnie, Donna (Eric) Olson of Cranbrook, his great-grandchildren Shane and Megan Demaniuk and Nicholas Olson of Cranbrook, his brother Mike (Rose) Demaniuk and relatives. Roman will be lovingly remembered by his special friend Alice Westover. A visitation for Roman will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Burnaby, British Columbia (3789 - Royal Oak Avenue) from 1:00 pm until 2:00 p.m. His memorial service will follow in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Roman will be Interred in the Forest Lawn Cemetery after the funeral service and then a reception in his honour will be held in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home reception room. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Roman may do so to the: Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, Okanagan/Kootenays Area Office, #4, 1551 - Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9M9. Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 3, 2012