MARCHAK, Bernard Thomas

Bernard (Ben) Marchak

It is with great sadness and love that we announce the passing of Bernard (Ben) Marchak, on December 22, 2020, at the age of 93. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 61 years Cecilia and son Bernie, sisters in law Mary Marchak and Jennie Marchak. He is also survived by his nieces; Lillian (Orest), Betty (Sam), Lorraine (Roger), Maureen (Bill), Karen, Wilma (David), Elaine, Maryane (Larry), and nephew David, as well as many great nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters in law. He was predeceased by his parents; Joseph and Rose, brothers; Frank, Paul, John, Steve and Nick, sisters; Mildred Horpynuik and Marie Yaworowski, sister in law Phyllis Marchak, brothers in law; Matt Horpynuik and Bill Yaworowski.

A special thank you to the Doctors and staff at the Fort Saskatchewan Hospital and the Edmonton General Palliative Care Centre, for their care and in making Ben’s final days as comfortable and peaceful as possible.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a private funeral service held on Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 10:00 am for the family, those wanting to view the service virtually can do so at

Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel

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Brian Wynnyk

Aunt Cecellia and Cousin Bernie,
Always had very fond memories of Uncle Ben.
He was one Uncle that was truly interested in our lives. He would always take the time to show
me something interesting or have some kind words of advice, back in the day, when visiting the farm.
Sincere condolences.


Bonnie Hunter

Dear Auntie Cecilia & Bernie:

Our fond memories of Uncle Ben is that he was always very gracious, kind, courteous, and positive.  He had a perpetual smile that made you feel welcome. 

When I was a little girl, after church, he’d always take us for ice cream. When we rode our bikes to your house, he’d tell Tom he was the best bacon & cajun chicken wing cook at Larkspur lake. 

May your faith, family, and close friends bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

Our sincere condolences,
Bonnie & Tom Hunter

David Marchak

Dear Auntie Cecile and Bernie, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Ben’s passing and doubly sorry that I was unable to attend his funeral. Please accept my deepest condolences at this difficult time. May he rest in eternal peace.

Betty and Sam Posteraro

Our hearts go out to you Auntie Cecile and Bernie, as you mourn the loss of your husband and father. I have fond memories of Uncle Ben at family gatherings. The house would be full of relatives sharing food and enjoying each others’ company. Uncle Ben was always smiling, and even though I was a child at the time, he would come over and chat with me, making me feel special.
May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Don’t think of Ben as gone, just gone ahead.
Love and hugs,
Betty and Sam

Frances Szelewicki

On behalf of our family (Violet, Barbara, Theresa, Frances, Angela, Marianne and family) we off er our condolences & prayers to you, Bernie & Cecelia (& family) on the loss of your father & husband, Ben.
May perpetual light shine uon him & may he rest in peace with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Kevin Zaharko

So sorry to hear about uncle Ben, I can remember the home videos way back when I was just a little guy and the great time’s at the lake,fishing and stories around the fire!Prayers to you auntie Cecilia and cousin Bernie.

Roger and Lorraine Bebeau

Auntie Cecile and Bernie, we are sending our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your beloved husband and father and our Uncle Ben. For bless you. Love from Roger and Lorraine

Jennie Marchak

I have many fond memories of Ben, but I will always remember how compassionate Ben was towards me at his brother Steve’s funeral. This really touched my heart, and now I am passing all of the love and compassion back to his loving wife Cecilia and loving son Bernie.

In loving memory,
Jennie Marchak (sister-in-law)

Wilma Brunet

Family get togethers with our Aunties and Uncles was always so much fun. Uncle Ben always made me feel so special with his infectious smile and twinkle in his eye. I remember as kids how Uncle Ben would always give me and my sisters a coin after dinner to walk over and buy ourselves a treat at the corner store.

I will miss you Uncle Ben. You were a blessing to all of us who were lucky enough to know and love you. Please give my dad, your brother Steve, a big hug from me in heaven.

Holding you close in heart and spirit.
Wilma (niece and god -daughter)

Jennie Marchak

I have many fond memories of Ben, but I will always remember how compassionate Ben was towards me at his brother Steve’s funeral. This really touched my heart and now I am passing all the love and compassion back to his loving wife Cecilia and loving son Bernie.

In loving memory, ❤️
Jennie Marchak (sister-in-law)

Dr. Matthew Danchuk

The Danchuk Family ( Dr. Don, Chris and Dr. Matthew) and Kathy & Nicholas deJong wish to express our sincerest condolences on the loss of Mr. Marchak. Having grown up nearby at my grandparents and just down the block from home I always recall the most meticulously kept lawn and garden you would see in Highlands, for decades!
It set the standard for the neighbourhood!
He was always good for a chat when wandering by and I recall his calm presence. He really enjoyed being out in his yard and it showed.
So sorry for your loss and equally sorry we are unable to attend in person.
The Danchuk’s and deJong’s

Daniel & Cathy Slobinyk

Rest in peace Uncle Ben.
Thinking of you Auntie Cecil & Bernie during such a difficult time. Love & hugs to you both from Daniel & Cathy

Tamara Weeks

Love you uncle Ben. I have so many fond memories of you at the lake. My favourite memory is one morning where it was just you and I and uncle Vic and the dualing banjo’s came on the radio. You had a smile from ear to ear and just a tapping and a stomping away… Every time I hear a banjo, I will always remember that wonderful moment! Forever in my heart, Love Tammy

Laurie Parkhill

Dear Bernie and Cecilia,
I am so sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. My memories of him are working outside keeping the yard trimmed. When I would meet Ben he always had a glow in his smile and a sparkle in his eyes! He will be missed!!
Laurie Parkhill

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