Joseph Boychuk of Sherwood Park, passed away on Nov 29, 2020. Joe’s obituary was posted in the Edmonton Journal on Dec 5, 2020. This additional obituary may serve as both an announcement of interment, as well as be a place where family & friends can share words in his memory. We encourage you to leave your comments, photos, and stories below this obituary.
Joe departed this world early, due to heart complications at just age 65, only 9 months after the passing of his long-time partner Nancy Ivanchuk (Jan 16, 1935-March 5, 2020).
Joe leaves behind his daughters who he was very proud of; Suzanne (Edward) Parker of St. Albert and Mila Boychuk of Spruce Grove .
Joe is also survived by his two brothers with whom he was very close, and sister, all from Sherwood Park: Mike (Demi) Boychuk, Taras Boychuk and Mary (Harvey) Teske.
Joe will be also be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews: Paul Cole, Linda Boychuk, Julia Boychuk-Tost, Pamela (Tony) Pittman, Terence Teske, Great Nieces & Nephews.
Joe was born a first generation Canadian to his parents Stephania & Joseph Boychuk in Greater Edmonton Area, in Alberta. His family was of utmost importance to him.
After his schooling years Joe trained & worked as a Journeyman welder before moving on to a career as a big truck inspector and heavy duty mechanic.
He married his first wife Marjorie Mellor & had children while living on his acreage on Wye Rd.
In his free time Joe liked to spend time fixing cars, camping, hunting, fishing, playing cards, listening to music and dancing.
In his last years of life he became a committed full time caregiver at home for his second wife (by common-law), who eventually lost her life to cancer. He loved her dearly and this was a great loss for him.
Joe did not wish for a formal ceremony after his passing, however his daughters are respectfully inviting friends and family together on the date of his interment. Joe and his wife Nancy, will be laid to rest near to their home and Joe’s remaining family, at the Sherwood Park Glenwood Cemetery (52356 Range Road 232) on Aug 13, 2021 at 2pm. Please arrive early to meet at the office, where we will all proceed to the memorial stone together. His final resting place is located on ‘Arbor Trail’. You can find it just off the south entrance of the cemetery up a path onto a rise bordered by trees. Dress how you please but we will be outdoors so dress for the weather.