With heavy hearts, we announce that William (Bill) Chychul passed away peacefully at his residence on May 18th, 2022 with immediate family by his side. Bill was 87 years old. Bill will be dearly missed by his loving wife Patricia, his daughter Loretta (Dale), and his two grandchildren (Colton and Paige) who were his pride and joy.
Born in Myrnam Alberta, Bill was a quiet, private man who was so very proud of his Ukrainian roots. As a self-taught accomplished violinist for over 60 years, he entertained “many” with traditional Ukrainian music at various public and private events, including the Ukrainian Village and the Pysanka Festival in Vegreville. In 2015, the Vegreville Cultural Association inducted Bill into the Canadian Ukrainian Music Hall of Honor for his contribution to the culture. Bill always believed that music “lit the soul”.
A Celebration of Bill’s life will take place during a private memorial on June 26, 2022 for Bill’s immediate family and closest friends. The following poem best describes this gentle man…
“He never looked for praises
He was never one to boast
He just went on quietly working
For the ones he loved the most.
His dreams were seldom spoken
His wants were very few
And most of the time his worries
Went unspoken too.
He stood strong and firm
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold onto
In times of stress and strife.
He was someone we could turn to
When times were good or bad
One of our greatest blessings
The man we called Friend, Husband, Grandfather, & Dad.”