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10 April 1921 - 10 July 2012 Simon Muzyka passed away 10 July 2012, at the Burnaby Hospital with his Granddaughter Karen at his bedside at the age of 91.

Simon was born 10 April 1921, in Wishart, Saskatchewan. Simons parents Anna and Lawrence Muzyka immigrated to Canada from Krasne Skalat, Austria, in April 1909.

Simon was a member of the Canadian Forces and served on the HMCS Haida during the period 1943-1945. He was an active member of the HMCS Haida Association as well as the Local Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 2 (New Westminster).

Simon enjoyed life to the fullest, traveling within Canada and abroad throughout his life. He made many friends and acquaintances along the way. He will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends at the "Mulbury", the place he called home.

Simon was a man of many talents including at 91 being able to master the computer, e:mail and Facebook. On Canada Day Simon enjoy lunch out at one of his favourite fish and chip restaurants in New Westminster. He took pride in the fact that at age 91 he was able to live independently.

Simon is survived by his daughter Karen, his brothers Walter and Edward and his many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Simon was predeceased by his spouse Iris and daughter Marjorie, his parents Anna and Lawrence Muzyka, his sister Mary and his brothers Frank, John, Joseph and Mike.

It was Simons wish not to have a service and to have his ashes scattered at sea as a tribute to his memorable years serving in the Canadian Navy.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Aug. 18, 2012
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