We Remember


Pawlo Paryniuk passed away peacefully on April 18, 2013 with his family by his side.  Left to mourn is his wife Stefania, children Myron (Donna), Nellie (Larry), Bill (MaryLou), Olga (Peter), grandchildren Nicholas, Alexis, Timothy, Andrew, John, Tamara, Peter and Great grandchildren Brenna, Allison, Sean, Mackenzie, Hannah, Jeffrey, Jocelyn, Tatyana, Johnny and Alesandria, as well as numerous relatives residing in Ukraine.  He was predecessed by his first wife Sofia and grandson Robbie.

Pawlo was born in Dzuriw, Ukraine on July 15,1922. He left Ukraine in 1942 to work in Germany as a forced-laborer during the Second World War.  Pawlo emigrated to Canada from Germany in December, 1948 to work at Starratt Olsen Gold Mines in Red Lake, Ontario.  He started work at Campbell Red Lake Gold Mines in 1954 until his retirement in 1987. Pawlo has resided in Kelowna since 1990, where he has enjoyed the outdoors, his fruit trees, puttering in his shed and playing host to visiting family and friends.

The family wishes to express its most grateful appreciation to the staff of Kelowna General Hospital, 4th Floor West for their care, sensitivity and kindness shown to him during his final days.

Prayers will be held on Monday, April 22nd at 6:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  Divine Liturgy, in Pawlo’s memory, will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 23rd at 10:00 am in the Ukrainian Catholic Parish, 1091 Coronation Avenue with Very Rev. Andriy Werbowy officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pawlo’s memory to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.

Vichnaya Pamyat

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Prayer Service
Monday, April 22nd at 6:00 pm

Tuesday, April 23rd at 10:00 am

Ukrainian Catholic Parish

Share with Others:

Share on Facebook
Share Via Email

Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.


Service Information

Service Details

The prayer service for PARYNIUK, Pawlo is scheduled for Monday, April 22nd at 6:00 pm at located at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

The service for PARYNIUK, Pawlo is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd at 10:00 am . 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 Catholic Parish

1091 Coronation Avenue Kelowna, BC


Special Requests:


Funeral Pointers:



  • Sandra Hogarth (nee Sweeney) says:

    Dear Steffie, Olga, Pete & family,
    Paul’s happy face and sweet smile made his one of the faces that I never forgot from my childhood. A few years ago, when we were reminiscing about our Red Lake days, my father said it beautifully when he said, “Paul Paryniuk has always been a fine gentleman.”

    With deepest sympathy,
    Sandra & Roy Hogarth

  • Helen Paryniuk says:

    I am truly sad to hear this news about my Uncle Pawlo. Although we lived far apart, I miss the conversations we had on the phone together. My very deepest condolences to Stefania, Pawlo’s children and the rest of the family.

    Z lubov,
    Helen Paryniuk

  • Harry Paryniuk (Jr.) says:

    My thoughts and Prayers go out to you Steffie, Olga , Pete and family,

    I want to thank you all for the wonderful times you have given my father, Harry (Senior) and myself when we had visited your home. Paul and Harry would have the best of memories of Dzuriw when they got together.

    Harry Paryniuk (Jr.)

  • Dennis & Rosslyn Anaka says:

    Dear Steffie, Olga, Bill & families…Our sincere sympathies in the loss of Paul. Dennis always spoke very highly of Paul and his gentle manner. You are in our thoughts.

  • Wanda Mash says:

    My deepest condolences to you Steffie, Olga and family. When Darlene took me to your dad’s and Steffie’s home it was filled with such happy memories of Red Lake and its people that I didn’t want to leave. I will never forget the smile on your dad’s face.I will think of you all on Tuesday.

  • Peter, Nellie, Larry and families says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love & Friendship
    Claire & John Shephard

Leave a Condolence Message for the Family

» To share your condolence on this page please fill out the requested fields.
» If you have a photo to share, please do so as families appreciate it. To share a photo (please note, just one photo per condolence please), click the 'Choose File' button and select a photo from your computer.
» Once you are done, click the 'Share' button.
» Your email is never published or shared. Your name and email are both required.

NOTE: all messages will go through an administrative process before being posted.