Ralph Kraychuk, beloved husband, father, grandfather, relative and friend to many, having just celebrated his 100th birthday, passed peacefully to the Lord Jesus Christ with the prayers of the Church and surrounded by his family on December 1st, 2023 at St Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Son of Ukrainian immigrants, the late Philip and Margaret Kraychuk, Ralph was born in Winnipeg on November 29th, 1923. He was raised in the North End with his brother +Russell and sister +Alexandra, and there attended school. In 1954, he married the love of his life, his dear wife ‘Trudy’ (Pauline Porznak + 2016) and they were blessed with three children, Sherry, Fr. Teodosy (Terry) and Robert, and six grandchildren, Jacqueline, Thomas and Daniel Bates of Lighthouse Point, Florida, USA, and Nicholas, Karly and Hannah Kraychuk of Paint Lake, Manitoba.

Dad’s unwavering fidelity to Christ and the Catholic Faith was the cornerstone upon which he aligned his entire life, and which ultimately inspired in him a generous love that blessed not only his beloved wife and family, but all who knew him. With hearts tempered both with sorrow at his passing and with thanksgiving for the gift of his person, he will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.

Visitation/Parastas to be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6 at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 7th, 2023 at 10:00 am at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Munroe Ave and Brazier St in Winnipeg, with Fr Greg Mulligan, OFM Cap. as celebrant and Fr Hieromonk Teodosy Kraychuk, Fr Michael Winn and Fr. Mark Sych as concelebrants. Interment to follow in the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Rite at Holy Family Cemetery, 4355 Main St.

“With the saints, O Christ, grant him rest,

and everlasting memory!”

Вічная Память – Everlasting Memory

In lieu of flowers, Ralph wished that donations be made to the nuns of

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta and their gracious evangelical work here in Winnipeg:

‘Missionaries of Charity’

167 Aikins St

Winnipeg, Manitoba. R2W 4G1



3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Cropo Funeral Chapel
1442 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Thursday, December 7, 2023
St. Alphonsus RC Church
Munroe and Brazier
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


11:30 am
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Holy Family Cemetery
4355 Main Street
West St Paul, Manitoba, Canada
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