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Rev. Father Victor John Yakowchuk

May 15, 1931 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Rev. Father Victor Yakowchuk Obituary

Reverend Father Victor John Yakowchuk

Victor was born in Mountain Road, MB on May 15, 1931. In 1952, Victor signed up as medical assistant with the Royal Canadian Airforce. Over the next 30 years he upgraded his education in Canada and in Europe and was the recipient of numerous medals and decorations. By the end of his career, Victor was an instructor for medical evacuation trainers and nurses. He retired from the Forces with the rank of Warrant Officer in 1981.

Victor spent one year with St. John Ambulance as instructor before receiving his new calling to the ordained Diaconate. He served 5 years as Rev. Deacon of The Pas Ukrainian Catholic Church before studying to become a priest at St. Paul University in Ontario. On June 12, 1994 he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Transcona, MB.

Rev. Fr. Yakowchuk received his Bi-ritual Indult from the Holy See (Pope) and was named as a civilian officiating Clergyman, Roman Catholic, at Canadian Forces Base Shilo, MB on June 19, 2001 where he proudly served the faithful of the Military Ordinariate of Canada Chancery. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 72 years.

Fr. Victor suffered a severe stroke in early October 2003 and was confined to personal care for over 20 years. He died February 17, 2024 at Holy Family P.C.H. in Winnipeg.

Left to mourn are his beloved son Ken Yakowchuk and special family friends, Velda, Michelle and Brad Bradley.

Special thanks to all medical personnel who serve the needs of others as well as all support staff. Your smiles brightened Fr. Vic’s time in confinement.

 If desired, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of MB.

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Funeral Service
February 23, 2024

10:30 AM
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church
117 Mountain Avenue
Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0

Interment following funeral service
February 23, 2024

Neepawa Riverside Cemetery


Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg MB R3P 2T5


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