Nastor Wasyl Bill Gryba


GRYBA, Nastor Wasyl Bill
December 4, 1935 – July 25, 2016

We announce with great sadness, the passing of Nastor Wasyl Bill Gryba on July 25, 2016 at the age of 80 years.

He leaves behind his wife of 56 years Renate; children: Thomas (Lisa) and Kimberley; two grandchildren: Andrew and Spencer; brother Eugene (Mila); sisters: Natalie, Mary (Bert), Julie (Lawrence), Angie, as well as many nephews and nieces, cousins, and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents John and Mabel Gryba and brother Martin.

He served 16 years with the RCAF and was employed as a Programmer Senior Systems Analyst at the U of A for 28 years. While studying full time for his Degree he also worked evenings as a projectionist. Nastor was a man of honour, hardworking, gentle and kind. He loved his family and enjoyed watching his children and grandkids play hockey and soccer. He was also a great fan of his daughter’s bands and loved country music. In his younger years he spent many hours volunteering with Air Cadets, Santa Anonymous, Golf Tournaments and marching bands. When someone was in need, he was there.
“We’ll deeply miss you my love!”

A Memorial Service and reception for Nastor will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 10:30 am at Richmond Park Church, 9340-69 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB.

The family would like to thank Dr. Loree Larratt (Hemotology) and the staff at the U of A, I.C.U. and Nephrology Ward that took care of him during his long stay.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nastor’s memory may be made to AAMAC.




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Richmond Park Church - Edmonton

9340 69 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0R9

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Roger and Shirley Erickson

to Renate, Tom and family and Kim
We are sorry for your loss – he will be greatly missed
Roger and Shirley

Susan Oliver

My deepest sympathy to the family. I worked with Bill at the University for years. He truly was a kind and thoughtful person. He was always more than willing to help anyone and share his expertise. He had a great sense of humour and made every day at work a pleasure. He will be missed.

Tom and Regine Moore

I am so sorry that Bill passed away! His suffering is over! I snuck into intensive care and had a short visit!
Bill and I over the years had a lot of laughs and golf games. He was a good friend, a great guy and a solid citizen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Frank Mo

Bill, a very gentle, intelligent person led me in his group in UofA ever since we immigrated from Taiwan. He provided a stable career and life to my family. Definitely he will be in my deepest memory forever!

Tom Moore

I snuck into intensive care and had a short visit. Bill and I over the years had a lot of laughs and golf games. He was a good friend, a great guy and a solid citizen.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Tom and Regine

Ben Gray

I was in the RCAFand stationed at Namao when Bill was
stationed there.Bill and Renate was also a friend of my family.
I will miss seeing Bill at the RCAF luncheons that we have
twice a year at the Kingsway Legion.
A good friend and I will miss him.

Doug Marshall

I was with the RCAF and in 1959 got transferred to 3(F) Wing in Zweibrucken Germany. I was assigned to a room in barracks, and my room mate was Bill. He immediately made me feel at home, and took me down town to show me around. After 3 or 4 years, we both ended up stationed in Namao (Edmonton).
Bill was an extremely gifted and smart tradesman, and was always willing to show us less experienced techs how to carry out our jobs properly.
Bill was generous and could always be counted on for assistance.
We will miss him.

Doug Marshall

Andrew and Kathryn Gryba

our heartfelt condolences to Renate, Tom and Lisa, Kimberley , and all the family. We fondly remember our times together. May God grant you peace as Nastor is gathered to his eternal rest.

Rod Wolfe

Bill was an exceptionally gifted, intelligent, kind person, who taught me a LOT about ORACLE programming and Financial systems, which resulted in a major career path change for me. I celebrate his long and full life!

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