It is with sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of Paul Baryluk of Oliver at Sunnybank Centre at the age of 97.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Joyce Adrietta in 2002 and his step daughter Joan Erickson.
Paul is survived by daughters Nell Howard and Beverly Foster; brothers Mike and Bill; sisters Rose Thompson and Sophia Gress as well as numerous grandchildren and extended families and friends. Paul worked for 30 years at the smelter in Trail, retiring to Oliver in 1982. For many years after retirement Paul and Joyce spent winters in Desert Hot Springs, California where the climate rivalled that of Oliver. Paul never missed a family reunion. Paul and Joyce were faithful church attendees and believed in a simple, honest life. Paul continued to embrace life without Joyce, supported many charities and was known for his friendly smile and long walks every morning. Paul enjoyed living independently until his 95th year when he moved to Sunnybank Centre. In his final years he was a joy to be with. He treasured his relatives and family and friends and always looked forward to telephone calls, personal visits and mail. Throughout his life he enjoyed watching hockey games and playing cards, especially crib. He spent many happy hours with family and friends winning more games than he lost.
A memorial service will be officiated by Rev. Darren Siegle at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday November 30, 2016 at the Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Chapel, 5855 Hemlock Street, Oliver, BC. A graveside urn interment and committal will follow at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery
Donations gratefully accepted for the Canadian Diabetes Association.
A special thank you to the staff at Sunnybank Centre for their compassion, kindness and caring.
Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.