Walter Prymak Sr., 65, of 1127 First St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away unexpectedly at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Man. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 1997 with his wife and two children at his side.
He was born Jan. 16, 1932 in Fort Frances to the late John and Eva Prymak.
Walter was raised in Fort Frances, and along with his wife, they together built a beautiful cabin at Bear’s Pass (Swell Bay) for his family to enjoy. He loved his fishing, trapping with his son, hunting, woodworking, and gardening. He also took great pride in his grandchildren, Erika and Wesley Anderson, and was looking forward to the birth of Walter Jr. and Laurie’s baby in late October/early November.
He was united in marriage to Lucille Agnes Lee on Aug. 31, 1957.
Walter, in his younger years, worked as brewmaster for Beck’s Brewery until 1962, when he joined the Rainy River Board of Education as a caretaker until his recent retirement in February of this year. He had so many plans for his retirement.
He was predeceased by his father, John Prymak, on Dec. 16, 1981; and by his mother, Eva Prymak, on Sept. 6, 1989.
Walter is survived by his wife, Lucille, of 40 years; daughter, Wendy and her husband, Rudy Anderson, of Fort Frances, and their two children, Erika and Wesley; and son, Walter Jr. and his wife, Laurie, of Fort Frances.
He also is survived by two sisters, Blanche Blasky of Fort Frances, and Tina Hunter of Eagle Bridge, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, 1997 at 1 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances. Father Brian Primeau O.M.I. will officiate, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Friends may visit Wednesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home. Parish prayers will be offered at 7:30 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Blasky, Gary Blasky, Cal Williamson, Kim Kozik, Mike Drazenovich, and Don Smeeth.
Honourary pallbearers will be George Drazenovich, Jack Miller, Barney Maher, Len Noonan, Keith Sutherland, Eugene Pierce, Carl Piotrowski, and Kris Von Niebelschutz.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 840 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2N5, or to the charity of your choice.