Obituary of Leon (Leo) Boychuk
May 22, 1927 - Drumheller, Alberta
January 17, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta
Leo Boychuk of Calgary, AB, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the age of 95 years.
Leo was born in Drumheller, AB on May 22, 1927. He moved to Calgary as a young adult, where he established himself as an accomplished and affable salesperson within the building and supply industry. Never one to remain idle, Leo worked well past typical retirement age, into his late-70s.
Leo married Sabine (nee Kheundahl) on June 8, 1974.
Leo had a charismatic personality and could be counted on to lighten the mood with his optimism, his sense of humour and his innate ability to make all those around him feel comfortable and appreciated.
Leo, first and foremost, was a family man. He always put his family first and could be counted on to lend a helping hand or provide words of encouragement when needed. He was an exceptionally hard worker in all areas of his life and lived his life by the mantra, “putting in your best effort is all that can be expected.”
Leo will be most remembered for his ability to strike up a conversation with anyone, and his ability to captivate others with his stories and his punchlines.
Besides his wife Sabine, Leo is survived by his daughter, Patsy Maron, son-in-law Daniel Maron of Calgary; and his son, Heiko Boychuk (Silvana Fazio) of Edmonton. Leo is also survived by his three grandchildren, Evvy Maron, Declen Maron of Calgary, and Dana Boychuk of Edmonton, and one great-granddaughter, Willow Boychuk of Edmonton. Leo was predeceased by his sister, Mary Kay (nee Boychuk).
A private family service will be held at a later date. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.
In living memory of Leo Boychuk, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.