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Victor Chmelyk passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital on January 5, 2021 at the age of 85.

Victor is lovingly remembered and honoured by his family: his children Rick (Bernice), Lori (Rick), Robert (Colleen), & Terrance (Sonya); grandchildren Robbie, Ryan, Alisa, Justine, Elizabeth, Cheree, Becca, Erick, & Jaydia; great-grandchildren Grace, Madison, Chase, Ryley, Karsten, Heidi, Victoria, & Maren; sisters Irene, Vicki, Betty; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Tom & Pearl Chmelyk; his loving wife, Janice Chmelyk, who passed away on January 12, 2019; and his grandson Micheal.

Victor will be remembered as a hardworking man full of love for his family. He was a committed & loyal husband to Janice, and they enjoyed a wonderful life together & a marriage of almost 62 years. He showed us all what true love was as he visited her every day during her battle with dementia and always had a way of making her smile. He had a pragmatic approach to life, was witty and full of humour. He loved a good game of cribbage, listening to music, playing guitar and accordion, the outdoors, fishing, watching hockey, and just socializing with family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when it is safe to do so and more family & friends can join in remembering the life of Victor.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Victor’s memory to either the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Heart & Stroke Foundation or Alzheimer's Society Link: www.heartandstroke.ca/how-you-can-help/ways-to-give, www.alz.org




  • Bonnie Cote says:

    Sending my condolences to all of the family Uncle Victor you always will be loved and missed dearly!! Xoxo ♥️

  • Karen and Gord Lovegrove says:

    What a great picture of your dad. He was definitely a kind loving man who always had a smile on his face. We will miss him. Praying for God’s peace and comfort for you all as you mourn the loss of your dad and grandpa/gido. We mourn with you. Love to all.

  • Paul van Nostrand says:

    Dear Chmelyk family. Please accept my deepest condolences. Vic was a very dear colleague and friend for well over 30 years. What a wonderful man he was! I will most certainly miss our phone calls during which we routinely solved the problems of the Toronto Blue Jays and Vancouver Canucks. Please know that I am thinking of you all. Sincerely, Paul van Nostrand

  • Robert MILLER says:

    My deepest sympathies to Rick, Lori, Rob,Terrance and the Chmelyk family. I spent many hours at their place in my teen years and have many great memories of Vic and his great sense of humour.

  • Paul and Shirley Koroluk says:

    Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Victor’s immediate family and his three sisters Irene, Vicki and Betty. Our memory of Victor was that he always appeared to be a happy person.

  • Brian and Barb Mather says:

    Our condolences to the family.

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