Norman HAWRYLUK
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HAWRYLUK, Norman born February 8, 1943 - September 26, 2018 aged 75 years. Norman was born to Paul and Pearl Hawryluk (nee Dola) in Gimli, MB, and was raised on the family farm near Winnipeg Beach. He later graduated high school and then in 1973, graduated from the University of Manitoba with a diploma in agriculture. Growing up on the farm, Norm's sister, Lorraine, was best friends with Barbara Scraba. Lorraine would often have Barbara over to play and have sleepovers, all over the watchful eye, of brother Norman. One summer night, while at a wedding, Lorraine suddenly disappeared. This forced Norman and Barbara to talk and become better friends. Norman and Barbara were married February 27, 1965. Norman began his career with the Dept. of Ag. in Ste. Rose Du Lac, then later to Weyburn and Kamsack, where he was employed by the land bank. In 1984, while in Kamsack, Mr. Franko, a local insurance agency owner, proposed to Norman about purchasing his insurance agency, as he was wanting to retire. Norman took the leap and opened Hawryluk Agencies. The business became successful and flourished, and as a result, Barbara joined the agency. The business continued with insurance sales, real estate and later a travel agency. Norman and Barbara welcomed their first child Trevor, and later Tammy and Deanna. His family circle was complete when Norman became a "Grampee", after the birth of his grandson, Connor. Norman loved spending time with his "Littleman". Teaching him things from welding, to driving a boat, to fishing. Connor and Norman spent much time in Grampee's Garage, as Norman offered him words of wisdom and teachings. Norm's passion was fishing, making different recipes of sausages, corn beef, picking mushrooms and smoking fish. Norman was always a gracious host and loved to entertain family and friends. Many times offering samples of his latest sausages, smoked fish or his latest batch of homemade wine. There was always a story to be told. Once retired, Norman and Barbara moved to their new house at Madge Lake and later built a home in Guayabitos, Mexico, where they spent the winters. Being the social people that they are, Norman and Barbara made many new friends in Mexico. Friends and memories that they will forever cherish. Norman was also very active in the community with the Masons, Lions, Shriners, Town Councilor, board member with Dept. of Justice, Small Business Loans Assoc. and was treasure for the Duck Mountain Ski Hill. Norman is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Barbara, son Trevor, daughter Deanna (Tim) Bodnarek , his favourite "Littleman", grandson Connor and by his extended family sister Lorraine (Lawrence) Schmidt, Marlene Naworynski (George), Dale (Lyle) Martin, Charlene (Darcy) Cockerill, mother-in-law Mary Scraba, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Norman is predeceased by his parents, Paul and Pearl, daughter Tammy in infancy, father-in-law Mickey Scraba and brother-in-law Frank Naworynski. Celebration of life was held on October 1, 2018 from Westminster Memorial United Church, Kamsack with layperson Gwen Reilkoff officiating. Memorial donation in memory of Norm can be made to the Kamsack Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. To leave a note of condolence please visit Wolkowski.ca.




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Published in Kamsack Times from Oct. 11 to Oct. 13, 2018.
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