It is with great sadness that we inform you that our Dear Brother and long-time Parish Council President Vasyl Balan passed away on Friday 11-th of March, 2022 in the afternoon after a long illness.
"Vasyl' will forever be remembered by his loving wife Irka, son Andrij (Anastasia), grandson Maksym, brothers, Jars (Lesia), Pavlo (Kassandra), Boris (Olga) and sister-in-law Diana (Willy), along with their children; and extended family and friends throughout Canada, the United States, and Ukraine.
Bill enjoyed a long and successful career in executive positions with the federal government and the University of Winnipeg. Widely respected by his peers and staff alike on a professional level, Vasyl' will also be remembered as a passionate leader of his church and the Ukrainian Canadian community. His warmth, dedication and loyalty earned him many friends and the admiration of all who knew him.
Panakhyda Prayer Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 25 at St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 820 Burrows Avenue, with viewing to follow. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Cathedral with interment at Glen Eden Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cathedral, the Canada Ukraine Foundation's Humanitarian Aid Fund, the University of Winnipeg bursary in his name, or a charity of your choice.
For streaming and to view this obituary visit Cropo Funeral Chapel, https://cropo.com/tribute/current-services/8679/index.html "
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 19, 2022
Also live-stream service will be provided by St Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral:
https://www.stmarytheprotectress.ca/ (You can find on our page links to Facebook and YouTube channels)
Memory Eternal to our Brother in Christ Vasyl! Вічна пам'ять нашому Братові у Христі, Василеві!