VASYL’ (BILL) BALAN
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Vasyl’ Balan on Friday, March 11, 2022 after a lengthy illness.
Vasyl’ will forever be remembered by his loving wife Irka, son Andrij (Anastasia), grandson Maksym; brothers Jars (Lesia), Pavlo (Kassandra) and 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.
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