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BUCHY, Maurice “Morris”

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Dad and “Gido”, Maurice “Morris” Buchy on February 28, 2020 at the age of 87. Morris was born November 26, 1932 in Dauphin, Manitoba to parents Stanley and Alice (née Kozar) Buchy.

He leaves behind his loving wife Shirley of 64 years of marriage; his son Terry (Doreen) of Vancouver, BC; daughter Marlene Cain (David) of Calgary, AB; and grandchildren Logan (Roxy) of Vancouver, BC, Tucker (Isabel) of Seattle, WA, and Fiona of Toronto, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sisters Olive Kotak of Winnipeg, MB and Adeline Lauder (Jack) of Winnipeg, MB. He was predeceased by his parents; his sisters Mae, Helen, and Nettie; his brother Ernie; as well as Bill, Nick and Peter Yerama.

Morris worked with the land all his life: initially as a farmer in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, then in October of 1969 he moved to Kelowna and continued to work on the land at Byland’s Nursery until his formal retirement in 1996. He then focused on his immaculate yard together with Shirley till his passing. His other passions included walking with Shirley, travelling, meeting up with his coffee “buddies”, and reading. He especially enjoyed watching sports and keeping up with the news, local and world events.

He will be missed by all his family and the friends he had made throughout his life.

His family would like to thank the personnel at Kelowna General Hospital for the excellent care he received during his last few days. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, www.kghfoundation.com.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm at the Ukrainian Orthodox Hall, 1935 Barlee Road Kelowna, BC, with lunch to follow.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Ukrainian Orthodox Hall

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Service Details

The service for BUCHY, Maurice “Morris” is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:30 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Ukrainian Orthodox Hall

1935 Barlee Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Jack Campos says:

    My condolences to the BUCHY family. I met Maurice when my Dad worked with him at Bylands,and a few more times well walking or a Tim Horton having coffee with his wife Shirley and remember him being a real genuine gentleman
    My deep sympathies
    Jack Campos

  • Roger says:

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I pray for your family ;during this difficult time, especially for your mother.
    Roger & Jane Therrien, Kelowna

  • Olive Kotak and Family says:

    Shirley and Family.-our deepest sympathy to you all in your loss. May you comforted with good memories

  • Cathy/Bruce Skorobohach says:

    Words are not enough to ease the deep sorrow of losing someone so dear, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as this time.. We hope you feel surrounded by much love, and we send comforting hugs to your family. .

  • Shirley michaluk says:

    Dear Shirley and your family. So sorry to hear of Maurice’s passing. Sending our sincere condolences and know that you will have the comfort and love of family. He was always such a happy person, our visits were always enjoyed , he will be missed. May he Rest In Peace.
    Cousin Shirley and family.

  • Walter Kotak says:

    Shirley and family, I am very saddened to learn of the passing of Morris. It was always a pleasure to see you both at the Ukrainian Festival. I remember the many times when I was the pavilion chairman the beautiful Easter eggs and art you both brought. Morris was such good person. It was always nice to see him. My thoughts are with you all.
    Walter Kotak, Winnipeg (Gilbert Plains)

  • Donna Milne says:

    Shirley, Terry, Marlene and families. Our deepest sympathies on the loss of a dear husband, father and grandfather. Treasure all those wonderful memories of joyful times together.
    Donna Milne and Pat Teterenko (Nettie’s daughters), Winnipeg

  • Linda and Nester Trafananko says:

    Shirley,Terry, Marlene and family, Our condolenses,thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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