John Karpiak

Passed Away October 15, 2021
October 22, 2021 7 Condolences Print Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of John Karpiak announce his passing on Friday October 15, 2021 at the age of 96 years.

John was born November 1, 1924. Beloved father to Barry (Ollie) and Myron (Lesley). Proud grandfather to Christopher (Christina), Christina, Matthew (Anna), Marissa, Anthony and Jaclyn (Travis). Loving great-grandfather to Sofia. He will be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

He is predeceased by the love of his life Rose, wife of 63 years. John was proud of his heritage and a dedicated member of the Ukrainian community in Edmonton. He was a spiritual person and long devoted member of St John’s Orthodox Cathedral and Church Choir. John was a gentle soul with a good heart and loved by all who knew him. He did everything he could to take care of those around him and his final home at St. Andrew’s Selo.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to the caring staff on Unit 42 at the Grey Nuns hospital.

Funeral Service
10:00AM Saturday November 6, 2021
Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John
10951-107 Street Edmonton, AB

Interment
St. Michael’s Cemetery

Memorial Donations
St. John’s Cathedral or e-transfer giving@uocc-stjohn.ca in the messages write in memory of John Karpiak

A live stream of the Funeral Service will be available at the UO Cathedral of St. John The Baptist - Edmonton YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVeop8JrPSCGPJmKVteQOdg

*Restriction Exemption Program will be in place. Please provide vaccination records upon entry. Masks will be required*  

  1. Our deepest sympathy for your family. You are all in our prayers.
    Cherish the memories of your time together, they will forever be with you.

  2. John was a gentleman and was very wise, the kind of wise that comes along with 96 years of experiences. I am sure that he will be remembered by many.

  3. Our heartfelt prayers for God’s comfort and peace are with John Karpiak’s beloved family. Although we did not have the pleasure to know John personally, we know through Chris and Christina he was a remarkably kind, gentle and loving soul who touched the lives of many and he will be dearly missed by all who loved and cherished him.

  4. YES. He was a very nice man and will be remembered as such. He was my grade 3 to 6 teacher back in Venlaw, Mb., Koloymaya school. Gilbert Plains, Mb. Amassing teaching 30 – 40 students, grade one to eight. Its only after he left that we appreciated his endurance and dedication to everyone…..Rest in Peace Mr. John. You have earned it.

  5. Sincerest condolences to your family.John was a gentle kind gentleman. Eternal Memory🙏

  6. Our very deepest sympathies to the Karpiak family. Вічная Пам‘ять! May his memory be Eternal!

  7. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank everyone for you prayers, compassion, and condolences. John is already deeply missed.

    God Bless
    Karpiak Family 💙

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