Michael Weremczuk

December 16, 2020 11 Condolences Print Obituary

Michael Weremczuk, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend to many, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at the age of 36 years.

Michael was born to Tony and Joanne Weremczuk, on February 25, 1984, in Edmonton, Alberta, where he grew up and called home for most of his life. His love of the ocean and his talent for woodworking took him to the Sunshine Coast where he studied fine furniture making. His kind and generous heart lead him to travel to New Zealand in 2014 to assist with rebuilding efforts following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Michael was an incredible man, a talented carpenter, and a true artisan. He loved music, philosophy, kitties, cooking, and all things sweet. His sense of humour was whip-smart and he was the master of impressions.

The past few years were difficult for Mike and despite his struggles, our family loved him endlessly and worked to see him healthy. Mike was a beautiful soul and we lost him to suicide.

Michael will be remembered by his parents Anatolio (Tony) and Joanne; his sisters Michelle (Adam) and Adrianne (Andrew), his nephew Micah; his aunts Mimi (Perry) and Gail (Tiina); his uncles Danny, John (Sharon), Nick (Louise), Frank, Sandy (Norma), Ed (Janet), Metro (Liz) and his many cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the Weremczuk family asks that you consider supporting the Distress Line by donating to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region.

If friends so wish, they are able to join in the live stream of the service with the following link;

 https://youtu.be/teQSLNIWmgY

  1. Mike you were a great friend and I will always remember going to your place sitting on your deck with beers and chatting or playing video games. I am sorry i was not aware of what you were going through and my regret is that we lost touch over the years. I am glad you are at peace now. My condolences to my old friend Adrianne and the rest of the family. God bless. Derek

  2. Adrienne and Family – our sincere condolences. I remember playing basketball all together and the good times we had as kids. I am happy I had a chance to catch up with him a few years ago, after so many years of not seeing each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • To the Weremczuk Family:

      I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Mike from school, and though I didn’t skateboard like him and Dedels, he was always happy to talk to me and make me feel important.

      His warm smile and gentle manners left a lasting impression on me. We lost touch after high school, as our lives went separate ways.

      I’m so very sorry to hear about the fight with mental health, and his leaving the world as a result. It’s my prayer that’s he’s finally at peace and not having to fight it anymore. I look forward to the day when I can see him again and thank him for making me feel worthwhile, and important. He cared! He’s a good man! I miss him.

  3. Joanne, Tolo, Adrianne and Michelle
    The service was full of so many beautiful tributes to Mike. He was a unique and wonderful man and will be so missed by so many. Keeping you all in our hearts now and in the difficult days to come.
    Nick & Louise & Family

  4. Tony, Joanne, Adrianne, and Michelle:

    I am very sorry for your loss and my sincere condolences to the entire Weremczuk family.
    Mike and I were best friends throughout elementary and junior high school. I have countless fond memories of spending time with Mike: skateboarding; watching movies, skateboarding videos or Saturday Night Live skits he had taped on VHS; going to Macs or Circle K for slurpees and candy; or just hanging out at each others houses. Mike and I lost touch over the years but I will always remember him and our good times as best friends.
    My thoughts are with your family.
    -Adam Brown

  5. To the Weremczuk family,

    I have spent all week remembering so many wonderful memories about Mike this past week and looking at old photographs of so many happy times we enjoyed together in high school. In Grade 11, at a time when I was very lonely and without almost any friends, I came to know God because of Mike. Mike’s heart of generosity then quickly made room in a friend group for one or two more as my sister and I were included as new friends. I remember so many fun memories driving around in cars with Mike and the gang, watching the guys skateboard out front of Harry Ainlay, hanging out in the Weremczuk living room, and having Mike and the gang over to share pizza in my basement. On Fridays, Mike invited me to go to The House at Evangel, which changed the entire direction of my life, and he introduced me to another friend of his, who ended up becaming my husband. I remember a time, around that time, when Mike and the Weremczuk family sold us (Derek) an old Audi for $1 because he was down on his luck and without a car. We have fun and funny memories of that car. For my entire life, I have carried many of Mike’s one liners and funny impressions with me into my adult life. I remember him pulling voices and impersonating stand up comedians and how we would all laugh. I remember him impersonating singing death metal. I remember, too, the depth of generosity he always showed to everyone, and I remember many deep talks late into the night, one summer especially. I am so profoundly sorry for your family’s loss. I am also so thankful to have had Mike as my friend at such an important time in my life. His friendship changed everything about who I am, and I know I am a better person because he was my friend. I am thinking of you all and send so much love to your family. Sincerely, Lisa Epp (nee Barabash)

  6. My sincere condolences to Mike’s family. I didn’t know him well- we used to skateboard together in High School and we didn’t stay in touch after graduation. But I remember his smile, his laugh, and his easygoing nature. He was such a calming person to have around our group of friends.
    May his soul find peace and gentle rest, he will be missed.

    • I am sorry for your families loss. Mike had a big personality and an even bigger heart. I hope his soul rests well and in peace. I am thankful to have known Mike and will always remember him.

  7. To the Weremczuk family,

    Sending my sincerest condolences to you. I became good friends with Mike at Vernon Barford and like so many others have countless fond memories of our time together. Whether it was skateboarding, making movies or just hanging out, it often resulted in us laughing to the point we cried. Mike was one of those friends who made you feel so incredibly comfortable to be around, to let my guard down and be myself – it resulted in so many great memories I’ve been cherishing since hearing of his passing.

  8. Tolo, Joanne, Adrianne and Michelle. I’m so sorry that you’ve lost Mike. He was such a big part of my life and it meant a lot to me to reconnect with him, even if it was just by email, over the last few years. I can’t quite fathom that he’s gone – I find myself looking at the Christmas decorations we made together a million years ago and wishing he had found a happier path. I hope that you find solace in each other and all the wonderful memories he’s left you with. It was a lovely service and a testament to how greatly missed he will be. Sending my sincere love and condolences.

  9. Dear the Weremczuk family,

    It is always February for some reason that I remember Mike. Perhaps it is because his birthday fell exactly one month after mine. And it just so happened that on this Valentine’s Day, as I was thinking of past loves, I thought of him and decided to google his name. I am so sad to learn of this news.

    Mike and I met at Evangel back in the day and dated for awhile in high school. Mike was always so kind, quick-witted, respectful, handsome(!) and generous, as others have noted. I really loved Mike and I remember sitting on my front porch shedding many tears when we had just broken up. Mike touched my life and my family’s too, as they were sad it had not worked out between the two of us.

    Mike loved literature and I remember he introduced me to, and gave me a copy of, J.D.Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. Almost 20 years later I can still remember many instances driving in his car listening to the Postal Service and talking about Holden Caufield’s “phonies” or some other ‘philosophy’. For a teenager in a rebellious phase, who had spent little time previously reading, this book was the first I had ever really identified with and was actually life-changing. Perhaps I never would have gone on to study English and Philosophy otherwise. Thank you, Mike. I wish I could have told you this before you died.

    My thoughts are with you, the Weremczuk family. Mike, may you Rest In Peace. I will always remember you, and most certainly still every February. Sending you much love, wherever you are, on this Valentine’s Day.

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