Anthony Yewchuk U of A 1969, Electrical Engineering
We are sad to relay to you that Anthony (Tony) Yewchuk passed away peacefully on the morning of September 27. His wife of 58 years Elizabeth, youngest son Keith and daughter in law Jo-Ann were by his side. He was 84.
He will always be remembered with love by his family, which also included 2 sons, Michael and Scott, Scott’s wife Lila and his 5 Grandkids Matthew, Zack, Jordin, Thomas and Cailin.
Tony was completely devoted to our mother, Elizabeth. Their love for each other ran through everything that they would do. But they were more than that as well. They were partners and best friends. They found many common interests throughout the years, which helped to keep their love alive. An interest in northern art, antique jugs, the pottery wheel and being snowbirds were just of a few.
Our father will always be remembered for his dedication to his family. Dad always liked to be outdoors. Growing up, we remember endless hours fishing- with Dad spending all of his time patiently untangling snarls and saving snagged hooks. He rarely got a chance to put his hook in the water. But he loved every minute of it.
Dad loved to camp and all of our vacations were camping adventures. Alaska, Yukon, Vancouver Island, or the Northern States were destinations that most come to mind. If he could find a suitable willow, he would sometimes stop and make each of us a whistle from a branch. Which we would blow ear splitting notes out of for the rest of the day.
His Grandkids remember Grampie as a woodworker, who spent hours collecting discarded pallets and packaging, only to turn them into wonderful benches, blanket boxes and spatulas. He was always happy to show the kids his work or woodworking tricks. They knew that he always believed in them.
Bear Hugs and Garlic Sausage were also available in plenty at every visit.
Due to Covid, the family has decided to have an intimate Remembrance in the spring.