Orest Motowylo

March 19, 1939 - June 20, 2021
June 22, 2021 10 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Orest Motowylo at the age of 82 years.

He leaves to mourn, his loving wife of 57 years, Ida Jean, three sisters: Elsie Lukenchuk, Ethel Hord and Marilyn Bartoshyk (Percy) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is predeceased by his beloved father Sam, mother Mary, sister Ivy and brother David.

Orest started his teaching career in Beauvallon and Derwent, then moved to Edmonton to finish his 36 years of teaching with the Edmonton Public School Board.

Orest was a special friend to everyone he met throughout his life and he was known for his fastball coaching skills for the senior men and women.

Special thanks to the doctors and staff at the Grey Nuns Hospital and Cross Cancer Institute.

If you wish, in lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute.

Private cremation has taken place.

  1. Our sincere condolences to Ida and Elsie, Ethel, Marilyn(Percy) and families on the loss of Orest.
    May your own special memories help to comfort you at this time.

  2. Ida and the Motowylo family, our deepest sympathies to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. May he Rest In Peace he will be missed by many. Ed and Rita Wowk

  3. Sincerest condolences to Ida and Orest’s family. My husband and I were so fortunate to have their friendship for so many years, including those special times at Island Lake. Orest earned my respect and admiration through his professional commitment when we were colleagues at two junior high schools in Edmonton. I admired the patience displayed and the encouragement provided in his role as my curling skip. So many precious memories. He will be deeply missed.
    Rest In Peace, Orest.

  4. Dear Ida;
    My heart goes out to you Ida, on the loss of your Dear Husband Orest. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May all your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

    Judy and (late) Buzz Berezanski

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. Orest was a Dear friend, to my family. I wonderful memories of Saturday’s at A&W, laughing over coffee. He and my Dad talking about Two Hills, and area. I hope he and Dad, are having a good talk right now. He will be solely missed. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

  6. Ida, Marilyn, Elsie, Ethel and family,

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you on Orest’s passing.
    We are thinking of you at this sad time.

    Ed & Veronica Straty

  7. We are so sorry to hear of Orest’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Ida and Orest’s families with the loss of Orest. So many precious memories. He will be deeply missed!

  8. My deepest condolences Ida, it was my pleasure to have met such a wonderful man at Island Lake, the memories will stay with us for a long time from fishing, campfires, pot lucks, baseball, his warm smile & friendship.
    Sending hugs to all

  9. Mr. Motowylo was my Grade 5 Social Studies teacher back in the late 1960’s. He was one of those unforgettable teachers and I remember fondly because of his kindness, compassion and great sense of humour. I’m truly sorry to learn of his passing. He definitely left a very positive impression.

  10. Mr. Motowylo was an inspired teacher who I was lucky to have in Grade 5 at Laurier Heights Elementary School in the mid-1960s. It is rare for someone to leave such a lasting impression, but SO many years later I remember him for his passion and enthusiasm and for making every child feel special. He was a gifted educator.

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