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Peter Slawnych

Peter Michael Slawnych

Sunday, August 5th, 1923 - Friday, October 16th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and dear friend Peter Slawnych. Peter lived a truly remarkable life. He was born in a small town in Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in 1952, where he would go on to marry and raise a family. He initially owned and ran Four-Way grocery in Edmonton before moving onto Delwood grocery. In the early 1970s, he co-owned the Alberta Hotel in Vegreville but returned to his main love of woodworking, pursuing it until retirement in 1985.

Peter had a strong connection to nature, and for years enjoyed daily walks in Confederation Park, marveling at the wildlife. He left birdseed for the chickadees on the rails of one of the bridges, turning a blind eye to the “do not feed the birds” signs. He lived independently until his 96th year, when he moved to a private assisted-living residence. He slowed down physically but Peter retained his mental sharpness. He remarked that the most difficult part of growing older was losing friends who passed away.

Peter is survived by his sons Michael (Mary) and Taras (Wendy) and grandchildren Joshua, Joel, Fox and Natasha. He leaves behind many cherished friends, extended family members, and acquaintances. Our Labrador Retriever Maggie will also greatly miss him, as she would run towards him anticipating the treat he always kept at hand for her.

Peter passed away after a brief illness. Our sincere thanks to his caregivers at Chartwell Eau Claire, where he resided for the past year.

A private ceremony will be held at this time, with a formal memorial service to occur in the future.

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.
--- William Shakespeare
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    105 - 4715 - 13th Street NE
    Calgary, Alberta T2E 6M3
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