Obituary of Edward Cymbaliuk
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Edward Steve Cymbaliuk June 8, 1936 – November 13, 2021 “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine” On Saturday, November 13, 2021, God called Edward Steve Cymbaliuk home after a courageous battle with cancer. Although diagnosed in 2013, Ed’s unwavering faith in God, love of family, and optimism allowed him to enjoy additional years of quality time with loved ones. Edward was born June 8, 1936 to Mike and Annie Cymbaliuk. He grew up on the Cymbaliuk family farm in the New Kiew area and often reminisced about adventures with his siblings. Upon graduation from Two Hills High School, Ed attended Mount Royal College. Due to his father’s declining health, he was soon called back home to assist with harvest. With his deepening love for farming, Ed happily took over the family farm. Over the years, the farm flourished, the family grew, and Ed dedicated many hours to various organizations, especially the New Kiew parish executive. Ed passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his beloved family. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 60 years, Irene (nee Luhowy) and their four children: Audrey (Ivan) Ginda, Lawrence (Kathryn) Cymbaliuk, Michelle (Emil) Palsitt and Sheryl Cymbaliuk. Along with nine precious grandchildren: Alexander (Lindsay) Ginda, Eric (Tyler) Ginda, Melissa (Shaun) Martens, Michael (Katie) Cymbaliuk, Amanda Palsitt, Nathen Palsitt, Sarah Cymbaliuk, Brett and Dylan Lazaruk, as well as, two extra special great-grandchildren, Sofia and Anna Ginda. Ed also leaves behind siblings: Bill (Polly) Cymbaluk, Emily Clarkson, Bettie Horon and sister-in-law, Emily Cymbaluk. Ed was predeceased by infant son Bernard, grandsons Trevor and Travis Palsitt, parents Mike and Annie Cymbaliuk, and siblings: Alice Samoil, Phillip, John, Victor. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Van Wyk, Two Hills Home and Palliative Care teams for their care, support, and compassion. A Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Vegreville Social Centre (4802 - 47a St.) in Vegreville, Alberta. In complying with Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program, you will be required to provide proof of Vaccinations upon entry to the services : Alberta vaccine records with QR codes (paper or digital) or proof of a negative rapid COVID test taken within 72 hours of entry, or an original medical exemption letter along with photo ID. A private Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11:00 am at New Kiew Holy Ascension Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Very Reverend Fr. Don Bodnar and Reverend Fr. Jim Nakonechny to officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ed’s name to New Kiew Holy Ascension Ukrainian Catholic Parish or Cross Cancer Institute. Live streaming of the funeral will be available on Edward’s profile by via the Autumn Rose website. ВІЧНАЯ ПАМ’ЯТЬ
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Vegreville Social Centre
Vegreivlle, Alberta, Canada