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David Krawchuk



The family of David Bernard Krawchuk of South Baptiste Lake, AB, is saddened to announce his passing on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the age of 75.

He will be lovingly missed by his wife Joan, sons: David (Tammy), Paul (Selina), Timothy and George Taylor; daughters: Nicole Doyle, Alena Henderson (Darrell), Theresa Weisman (Scott), Kristina (James Khan), Elecia, Samantha McMullin (Andrew Legault), Jo-Anne (Leyla Cortez); grandchildren: Samuel, Jake, Lucus, Nicholas, Seth, Tyler, Travis, Jackson, Mathew, Bo Taylor, Zarine, Skyla, Jaden, Mila, Elizabeth, Trinity, Hannah, Morgan, MacKayla, Holley, Lily, Oliva, Lisa; great grandson: Harley; Sisters: Lilian Maneri, Arlene; nephew: Corey; great-nephew: Rune; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his son, Daniel; sister, Millie, parents; Nicholas and Josephine, son in law Erin Doyle.

A Visitation will be held at 10:00 am., on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Connelly-McKinley St. Albert Funeral Home. 9, Muir Drive St. Albert, Alberta

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 pm., on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at St. Emile Roman Catholic Cemetery 44 A Street/ 43 Street Legal, Alberta. Private Family and Friends Gathering.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Athabasca Hospital, Alberta Health Home Care nurse, Dr. Michael, Leon Burger and staff, The U of A Hospital staff and the staff at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home in St. Albert. Your caring and support to our Dad will always be remembered.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made in David Krawchuk’s name to Bear Valley Horse Sanctuary Box 19 Site 6 RR 2 Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 email: bearvalleyab@aol.com bearvalley.org (403) 637-2708 Registraion Donation# 81116 4193 RR0001 Monetary types of doantions they require or are in need of can be found on the website. Please feel free to adopt a horse via their adoption process.

David was born and raised in Brandon Manitoba. He attended school, tried his hand at hairdressing, owned a farm, then became an orderly. He worked as an orderly at Brandon Hospital and did a period of time in Denver, Colorado. He then returned to the Brandon Hospital where he then met his wife Joan and they married. With two kids in tow and selling the farm, they moved to the east Kootenays’s in BC where David became a guide and outfitter, under Pete Lumb of Cranbrook, BC for a short time. After having another child, David and family moved to Kamloops, BC in 1973 to work at Royal Inland Hospital and the Overlander Extended Care Hospital as an orderly. David changed aspirations in the 1980’s attempting many different things that interested him, having him live in 70 Mile House, Barrier, Cherry Creek, Pritchard and Red Lake Rd, Areas. With seven more children born along the way, he lived off grid trying everything from horse logging, hunting, gun smithing, small scale farming, mechanics and recycling all while living and teaching the backwoods life to his kids. David felt the calling in Alberta in the years of 2000, taking him to live in Bonnyville and St.Paul, making his final move to Atahbasca area, living at his cabin at South Baptiste Lake in 2014. David was a jack of all trades and loved learning new things right to his last day. His legacy was reminiscing his life’s old school learnings that drew people in making them want to sit, have a beer or coffee and listen. He loved this time he spent with his children, grandchildren, and great grandson. He loved his wife Joan, children, great grandchildren and grandson. David was very proud of his family and their aspirations. David’s final days at South Baptiste Lake were easy going. He would climb into his Kubota RTV with his dog Batty, riding shot gun and head down to the burger stand by the lake to meet with the morning coffee crowd and neighbors for breakfast or lunch and share stories. He also enjoyed the company of his immediate neighbors and friends; Gerome and Terry.

You will be truly missed Dad. You loved an taught us a lot. Thank you for being who you were and the best you knew how.

In Loving Memory of
David Krawchuk
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Albert Chapel
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St. Albert, AB
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