On July 10, 2017 at the age of 81 years, Alvin Hawrylyshen passed away. He was born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba on December 9, 1935, the seventh child to Micheal and Anastasia Hawrylyshen (nee Marak).
He is survived by his daughters: Shelley (Steve Cameron), Teresa and grandchild Nikki. He is also survived by brother Ernie (Helen); sisters: Victoria Balyk, Shirley (Matt) Chychowski as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Sallee, parents, Micheal and Anastasia Hawrylyshen; his brothers: Wasyl (Bill), Dmytro (Matt) and Maurice; sisters: Elsie Proskin and Anne Gashyna.
He was raised on the family farm in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. He embarked in a career as an Air Traffic Controller, living in Port Moody, BC, Goose Bay, Labrador, Richmond, Surrey and White Rock, BC, until his retirement. Upon retiring, he and Sallee moved to Peachland, BC, where they enjoyed their beautiful home overlooking the lake and enjoyed traveling and entertaining family and friends. When Sallee passed on, Alvin moved to Kelowna, BC to be closer to family.
A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date and Interment will follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.