Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Goodbye Dad.............hug Mom for me.....


Paul Mudryk
August 4, 1923 – January 25, 2014
Paul passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years in Calgary, Alberta. He is predeceased by his wife, Emilia, daughter Karen McKinnon, daughter in-law Hazel Mudryk, grandson Robbie Mudryk and great grandson Braedon Freeman.
He is survived by his children, Cheryl Henderson, Richard, Paula Clarke (John), Linda Good (Don), Lois Warnock (Richard), Robin (Wendy), Margaret Bouwmeester (Ted), Carl, Paul (Renee); his grandchildren Greg, Paula, Yvonne, Kathy, Sabrina, Colin, Wendy, Michael, Melanie, Mathew, Lori, Michael, Brandy, Brody, Brendan, Cory, Rhianon, Joshua, Eliza, and Zachary; his many great grandchildren, and his special companion Eva Terlesky.  
Paul was born in Angle Lake, Alberta to Stephan Mudryk and Parascevia Kolba (Jean). Dad knew from a very early age his love of flying. When the opportunity arose, he joined the RCAF and worked his way up to graduating as a pilot in 1943. He remained in the Forces until the end of the war in 1945 as a flying instructor and staff pilot.
In 1944, he fell in love with Emilia Deputat, and a year later, on June 9, 1945, they were married. Their mutual goal of raising 10 children together took them from Edmonton to Thunder Bay and eventually back to Alberta.
Paul, his family in tow, pursued his dream of flying wherever it led them. This dream included pipeline patrols in a twin engine, commercial flying a DC-4, and always his primary love, being a bush pilot in northern Canada.
Even though he raised 10 kids and was in the air for over 20,000 hours throughout his career, Dad found time to play bridge, play guitar, collect stamps, collect coins and will always be remembered for entertaining a crowd with his harmonica. Paul’s faith remained strong throughout his journey, no matter how arduous.
In 1980, Paul and Emilia retired to their self-sufficient Edson acreage with their only dogs and turkeys. They eventually moved to Calgary where his bride of 56 years passed in 2001. Paul dearly loved all his children and held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by his entire family.
Dad with my daughter......dancing.



Mom, Dad and sister Karen.

26 comments:

Kim said...

So very sad for the loss of your beloved Father, may all your wonderful memories bring you comfort in the days, weeks and months ahead.
God Bless~
Kim

La Table De Nana said...

Thinking of you..

10 children!
What a wonderful family you have had..
I am sure he is hugging your mom..you have mentioned her so often..and I have missed mine forever also..

Take care..
The pics are precious~

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

My deepest sympathies Margaret for the loss of your Dad.
Having read the obituary it is easy to see he was a wonderful soul, a dedicated Canadian veteran, husband, father, grandfather, companion ...
May he rest in peace.
Susan x

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, so sorry to hear about your dear father. Just read about him, oh my what a wonderful man. Thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Nancy

Kays Kids said...

Nothing can stop us missing them, I feel for you. In time the happy memories will fill your heart and they will be always with you.
Hugs Kay

Draffin Bears said...

So sorry Margaret to read about your Fathers passing.
Sending hugs and may you have comfort at this time.
Carolyn

Hanni said...

I am so sorry for your loss

Charlene said...

Sending hugs Margaret!! Such a loss for a daughter to bear. My precious Daddy left this earth 2/1/2004 & it feels like yesterday! We were lucky girls to have had them as our hero's. HUGS!
Charlene

Lori Ann Corelis said...

I'm so sorry Margaret, I hope you find peace in knowing that they are together. What an amazing family your mother and father raised!

L

Julie said...

Margaret, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You are in thoughts and prayer.
Julie

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Many hugs from NY for you.

Lady Lilith said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May your life be filled with happiness.

Penelope's Beehive said...

I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. May the many happy memories of moments shared fill your heart with peace and comfort.
Sending warm hugs of friendship your way ...
Judy x

Claudia said...

Oh Mags, I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I'm sending you love and prayers and a wish for peace in the face of grief.

xo
Claudia

Vicki Boster said...

Margaret- I'm so sorry my sweet friend-- my heart breaks for you. It's hard to loose a parent-- especially hard to loose your Dad. I know that heartache. My own dear Dad died on the same day-- January 25-- about 10 years ago. I'm praying for your heart to heal--
Vicki

Erna said...

Sending you big, big hugs....take care.
Er xxx

Pallas said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your dad. I know how sad you must be.

Jillayne said...

Ah Mags - what a wonderful tribute to a life so obviously well-lived...
It's a different world after the loss of a parent I think. I wish you solace in your happy memories.
take care,

jillayne

pballard said...

Just found your blog. So sorry for your loss. I lost both parents last year in the span of 7wks. I am comforted knowing where they are and was comforted with no regrets. No matter how old they are it still hurts. I struggle with words to say after ones passing. I also struggled with comments people said even though they meant well. My parents were 82 and most things I heard were oh well they lived a good life. Yes they did but would of loved more with them. Anywho I look forward to sifting through your blog. Blessings Pam

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Margaret~just checking in on you. I hope you're heart has found some healing. As spring starts to blossom around us it sparks the anticipation for resolve. Thinking of you my friend.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Skyline Spirit said...

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Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hello my friend. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. We too,lost my husband's father in January...he was 94. Wishing you comfort and beautiful memories of your Dad. Love, Laura

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Denise said...

I have not been here this year and now I come here and find where you lost your precious Dad... It is late but sending my hugs and prayers... Wonder how you are........ Are you coming back to the blog? I hope so..