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Mike Bodnarchuk

May 19th, 1946 - March 7th, 2023
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Mike Steve Bodnarchuk, 76, of South Surrey, BC, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2023 surrounded by his family. 

Mike was born on May 19, 1946 in Fort Francis, Ontario to parents Karl and Annie Bodnarchuk. In 1964, after graduating high school, Mike moved to Winnipeg, MB and enrolled in the Manitoba Institute of Technology. After completing his studies Mike got a job at Manitoba Tel as a Communication Tech where he met his wife, Alison. They married in 1969 and they went on to have two children, Cynthia and Derek. In 1976, Mike and his little family moved to BC and continued working with BC Tel, now Telus. Mike and Alison both retired from Telus in 2002. 

Mike Bodnarchuk was predeceased by his mother, Annie; his father, Karl; his sisters May and Nellie; and his brothers, John and Bill . He is survived by his wife, Alison; daughter Cynthia (Daniel); son Derek (Eilah); sisters Helen and Sadie; and brother Stan; and his grandkids, Devante (Paije), Kieanna (Riley), Brayden and Rylen. 

Services will be held at Hazelmere Country Club from 5-7pm in the Garden Room by invitation only. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Kidney Foundation in memory of Mike Bodnarchuk, a cause that the Bodnarchuk Family feels strongly about.

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Traci Tripp
September 6th, 2023

When I was a child, Uncle Mike was an intimidating large structure with a booming voice. As an adult, I was able to get to know a gracious man with a kind heart. I am sorry for your loss and hope you are able to find peace in his memory.

Pat Wepruk
July 1st, 2023

Searching through obituaries for family contacts, I was shocked to find Mike's obituary. My memory of Mike is in Fort Frances. He was teaching 10-year-old me to ride a bike. In spite of my scrapped knees, I found him to be very patient. It was a man's bike and he was unusually tall for an eleven year old - as I remember. Sadie was present. Maybe she can remember more details of that day. I miss my cousins. I had been in Vancouver in October 2022 (and had lived there in the summer of 1970) not knowing that family was so close.

Alcide & Angèle DeGagnne
March 19th, 2023

Our sincere condolences to Allison and all of the Bodnarchuk family.

Alcide’s brother Guy was married to Mike’s sister Mae and in the early years Alcide had the privilege to visit at the Bodnarchuk family home on many occasions.

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