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Andrew Famulak

Andrew William "Andy" Famulak

Saturday, September 23, 1933 - Saturday, January 5, 2019
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Andy Famulak at St. Peter’s Hospital, Melville, on Saturday, January 5, 2019, with his family by his side.

Andrew was born on September 23, 1933, in Melville, SK. He attended East End School and then worked at the CNR from 1951-1990 as a switchman, yardmaster and general yard master, which he thoroughly enjoyed. After his retirement in 1990, he and Joyce dedicated many hours to their love of cats, taking care of strays at the Pinder homestead on a daily basis. He also spent many hours with his mom, Anne, until her passing. Andy was the jokester and lifeline of his family, smiling, laughing and enjoying life to the fullest. He always had great advice for his girls and had an amazing perspective on life, living, laughing and loving. We will miss the wisdom, guidance and strength he provided to his family.

Andy enjoyed sports, including baseball, hockey, football, golf and curling. He skipped for many years at the Melville Curling Club and played goalie with his brothers, Ed and Sonny, as defencemen.

Andy was predeceased by his father, Peter; mother, Anne, sister, Mary St. Michael, brother-in-law, Mark, brother, Sonny, sister-in-law, Sally, sister-in-law, Sonja, sister-in-law, Merle Andres and brother-in-law, Peter Andres. He will be dearly missed and remembered by his wife, Joyce; daughter Darcelle Lemaire, grandsons Kevin Kachur (Kylie) and Chris Kachur (Laura); daughter Melanie Famulak, grandsons Jordan and Jared Gulaga; four great-grandchildren, Ariana, Jayden, Danica and Declan Kachur; his brother, Ed Famulak; his sister, Florence (Walter) Hook; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Paws & Claws, Rebel Cat Rescue or St. Peter’s Hospital. Many thanks to the amazing staff at St. Paul Lutheran Home and St. Peter’s Hospital for their love, care and compassion. As Frank Sinatra sang and Dad lived, “I did it my way!”.

We are thankful for the many wonderful memories. A celebration of life will be held in the summer, date to be announced as per his wish.
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    Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 2:00pm
    Melville Community Works
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    All are invited to gather with Andrew's family to celebrate his life.
  • Interment

    Melville City Cemetery
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    Friday, July 19, 2019


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Darren Anaka

Posted at 09:54am
Mel, thoughts and prayers go out to you though this journey. Know that your team of Melville buddies are with you at this difficult time. Take Care.

Doug Egan

Posted at 07:06pm
May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely Kay & Darryl Leshko, Grace Egan, Bonnie McLellan, Diane Pillow


Posted at 10:17am
May the words at 1 Corinthians 15:26 be of comfort to the friends and family of Andy, where it says "the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing."

Verna Famulak

Posted at 07:07pm
Dear Joyce and family. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Andy was a typical famulak with the hearty laughter and will be truly be missed by his family. hi pugs to all of you.

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