Alvin Makuch

Alvin Makuch

Thursday, May 5th, 1949 - Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
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Alvin Makuch, beloved husband of Doreen of Benito, passed away on Thursday, October 3rd 2019 at the Kamsack & District Hospital. He was 70 years of age. Alvin Makuch was born on May 5, 1949 at Benito, Manitoba; a son of Mike and Anne (nee Samchuk) Makuch. Alvin was raised on the family farm, which bordered on Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He received his education at the Kobzar School. As a young man Alvin worked for a time for the Duck Mountain Provincial Park before venturing west to Edmonton, where he worked for a brief time. He eventually returned home to the family farm. On August 16, 1975 he was united in marriage to Doreen Balysky at Arran, Saskatchewan. The couple first lived just north of Benito, where Alvin worked for a farmer in the cattle business. He eventually took over the family farm from Mike and Anne when they moved into Benito in 1985. From that time Alvin and Doreen expanded the farm and operated a successful cattle operation. The couple also raised horses as well. About three years ago, through a combination of health issues and timing, Alvin and Doreen sold the land off but maintained a few acres and their home. Alvin was predeceased by his parents Mike and Anne, and by his brother Larry. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Doreen; his sister Elaine (Garry) Walberg of Qualicum Beach, BC; niece Laura (Alain) Gilbert and daughter Gabrielle of Naniamo, BC; niece Leah (Brady) Walberg-Folk and children Bowen & Raine of Parksville, BC. Also Alvin's sister-in-law Marlene (Ray) Kostiuk of Benito; niece Twila Makuch of Dauphin and her son Keegan. The cremation committal service was held on Thursday, October 10th 2019 at the Benito Cemetery, followed by a memorial luncheon at the Benito Recreation Centre. Friends so wishing can make a memorial donation in Alvin's memory to the Wade Philip Galloway Skatepark, c/o Box 369 Benito (please make cheques payable to Municipality of Swan Valley West).
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 12:00pm
    Benito & District Recreation Centre
    29 Railway
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    Doreen Day, Certified Celebrant
  • Interment

    Benito Cemetery
    RM of Swan Valley West
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Loretta Cazakoff Cook

Posted at 10:59pm
So sorry to hear this sad news. My deepest sympathy to Doreen and other family members. You are in my thoughts.

Iris Krochak Johnson

Posted at 08:51pm
Attended Kobzar Sk District school with Alvin from Sept 1955 to June 1960. Have clear memories of playing volleyball, football,and baseball with him. Our families visited often as was the norm in those days, so I saw Alvin on a regular basis. I am so sadden to learn of his passing, gone much to young. Condolences to Doreen, his sister Elaine and family. With sympathy,

Iris Krochak Johnson

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