John William Kalinczuk, of Revelstoke B.C., died peacefully Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Mount Cartier Court Extended Care facility. He was surrounded by his wife and children at the time of his passing.
John was born October 11, 1949 in Moose Jaw SK, to parents Anthony and Ann Kalinczuk. He lived there, along with his sister Jenny, until he moved to B.C. in 1969 to pursue a career with the Canadian Pacific Railway. His job with the CPR was a source of great pride and enjoyment for John, and it allowed him to provide a more than comfortable living for his family. His children, Jodi, Janice, John and Jay-lyn would like to thank their dad for all of the hard work he did to support them through the years, we love you dad.
John lived in a few communities in B.C. including Glacier and Salmon Arm, before settling in Revelstoke with his second wife Barbara in 2000, with whom he shared his love for animals. Sadly, John’s health failed over the last ten years, which was difficult for someone who liked to be out walking in the great outdoors as much as possible…most happily with a dog at his side.
John Kalinczuk will be sorely missed by many. Although his parents are deceased, he is survived by his sister, children, wife, four grand children (Kendra, Hannah, Olivia and Abigial), nephew (Rodi) and Niece (Nicki).
For all of those who would like to take part in a Celebration of Life Tea, you are welcome to attend the Knights of Pythias Hall on March 31, 2012 between 1100-1300. It will be an open house format, so feel free to come by and join his family in saying so long to John William Kalinczuk.
The family would like to say thank-you to the doctors and nurses who helped John fight his illness for so many years. Special thanks to the doctor and the nurses in his home, who helped to make his last days as peaceful as possible.