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Michael StrilecOctober 12, 1932 ~ October 19, 2016 (age 84)
Deacon Michael Strilec
October 12, 1932 ~ October 19, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our ‘Gido’ on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at the Portage District General Hospital.
Mike will be sadly missed by his daughters Angelia (John) and Robin (Larry), grandson Patrick (Rosalyn), brother Lodge (Jean), sister-in-laws Effie & Helen, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and Victoria.
He was predeceased by his parents Pauline and Paul; brothers Leonard, Joe and Paul.
Mike was born on October 12th, 1932 in Portage in the family home. He was the youngest of five brothers. His long time passion was the church and served in the Franciscan Order since 1974. In 1981 he ordained as the Deacon in the Portage Ukrainian Catholic Church. Mike’s early career was as a Psych Nurse trained in Selkirk and eventually transferred back to Portage.
Prayers will be held Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Portage Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Portage Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery, Portage la Prairie, MB. Pallbearers will be grandson Patrick Ferguson, son-in-laws Larry Befus and John Reschner, nephews Bob and Barry Strilec and Ken Saunders.
The family would like to thank the staff at Portage District General Hospital for their compassion, care and attention to Gido during his stay.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.