John William Holowaychuk

March 9, 2017 27 Condolences Print Obituary

April 12, 1941 – March 5, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of John Wm. Holowaychuk mourn his passing on March 5, 2017 at the age of 75 years and 11 months; after a lengthy battle with cancer.

John leaves to cherish his memory and will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Joyce of 51 years; son Colin; daughter Jamie Lynn (Troy) Dzenkiw and special granddaughter, Kaidence; Sisters, Louise (Gerald) Richer, Janice (Dennis) Leroux, Brother David (Viv) Holowaychuk and sister in-law Diana Holowaychuk, Brother in-law(s) Barry, Jim (Kitty) and in-laws, Walter and Jean Romaniuk of Vegreville. John will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and three aunts.

John was predeceased by his parents; Bill and Nadia Holowaychuk; Brother(s) Louie and Dennis and Brother In-Law Leon Romaniuk.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Walker and Staff at the Cross Cancer Institute, as well as, Dr. Chandrasenan and the wonderful staff at the General Hospital Continuing Care Centre Mel Miller Hospice – 9Y.

Celebration of Life
Saturday March 18, 2:00PM
Kingsway Legion
14339-50 Street N.W. Edmonton, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, those that wish can make a donation to Ducks Unlimited Canada, 17504-111 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5S 0A2 or the charity of choice in John’s memory.

  1. It is with great sadness that we hear the news about John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  3. Joyce, Colin and Jamie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. So saddened to hear about Mr. Holowaychuk’s passing. I have the fondest memories of him as our softball coach and driving us girls around. My thoughts are with Jamie and the whole family.

  5. Our deepest sympathy to you,Joyce, and your family.We will miss his joking and humour.

  6. So sorry for the loss of a very wonderful man…always be remembered dancing with him.(standing on his feet). On behalf of the Bader family we send hugs and kisses to Joyce and family..?????

  7. We are sending a big hug to you Joyce ,Jamie and Colin and granddaughter. We are all thinking of you and rembering the good times we all shared. Stay strong. We will call when we’re back.

  8. So very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and condolences are with all of you. ?

  9. So saddened to learn of John’s passing. Among our many fond memories of John were those happy days when he was our daughter’s favourite fastball coach. John always had a winning way with people no matter what age. Although we met infrequently in recent years, we will miss that amiable smile and that warm and friendly handshake. Our sincere sympathies and condolences to Joyce, Colin, Jamie and their families.

  10. Sorry for your loss Colin and family….I know the pain you’re feeling….lost my dad last May. Keep positive and know he’s in a better place with no pain.

  11. So very sorry to hear about Mr. Holowaychuk. He was such a nice man and giving of his time as a coach growing up. My sincere condolences to Mrs. Holowaychuk, Colin, Jamie and your families.

  12. We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We are thinking of you and your family. May your memories give your comfort now and in the future. Louie and Linda Binassi

  13. Dear Joyce, Colin, Jamie and family
    Oh how my heart feels for you all at this time. May you be filled with love knowing that so many people are thinking of you and your dad. Your dad’s killer smile & side wink still warms my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  14. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Our prayers will be with you

  15. I’m so sorry my fishing buddy has gone….too soon. Condolences to Joyce and family.

  16. Joyce and family.
    We will miss John’s smile and happiness whenever we met (Which wasn’t often enough).
    Remember all the happy times. Our thoughts are with you.

  17. My sincere condolences to you and yours.

  18. Mrs. Holowaychuk, Colin and Jamie.
    Deepest condolences to all of you, our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Thank you for the memories Mr. Holowaychuk, I will not forget you.

  19. Joyce, so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We offer our sincere condolences to you and your family.

    George & Jean Lawson

  20. We were so saddened to hear of John’s passing. Had many fond memories with our time spent together at the lake. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joyce, Colin and Jamie, sincere condolences to the family. Will call when we get back from Arizona.

  21. We were so saddened to hear of John’s passing. Had many fond memories with our time spent together at the lake. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joyce, Colin and Jamie, sincere condolences to the family. Will call when we get back from Arizona.

  22. Joyce it was with great surprise and sadness when we learned of John ‘s passing, We cannot attend for we are still in California. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love Ernie and Phyllis

  23. Joyce Jamie and Colin, it was with great surprise and sadness when we learned of John ‘s passing, We cannot attend for we are still in California. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love Ernie and Phyllis

  24. Joyce and Family
    Sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Cassie and Bill Gavinchuk

  25. A good man.
    Thank you John.
    My condolences to his family.

  26. Dear Joyce,Louise,Janice and Dave..John was a good man and I will always remember his warm smile and great sense of humour. He will surely be missed by those close to him but now he is with the family above whom I am sure welcome him. Though I am not attending the funeral I will surely be there in spirit..may God bless and keep you all through this difficult time..sincerely Diane Becker (Parent)

  27. My condolences, Joyce. So sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a wonderful man whom I had the good fortune of knowing for many years.

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