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Obituary - Gene Pronyshyn

Gene Pronyshyn

1944 - 2020

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Pronyshyn(2020)

Gene Nicholas Pronyshyn, passed away peacefully in his recliner at Masterpiece Southland Meadows in Medicine Hat on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the age of 75 years. If you didn’t know him by the name of Gene that’s because he was born in Germany on November 30, 1944, with the name Nicholas Pronyshyn. His mother, Anna Kozy, was working in Germany at the time of is birth. His father, Paul Pronyshyn made his way to Canada and Nick and his mother followed when he was four years old. Gene grew-up in Eastend, Saskatchewan with his mother; siblings, Tom Pronyshyn and Margie Williams (nee Pronyshyn) and their father, Nick Pronyshyn. Gene had two sons with Linda Pronyshyn (nee Korsberg): Bruce (Laurie) Pronyshyn and Garnet Pronyshyn; three grandchildren, Nicola (Channon), Sydney (Phillip) and Craig as well as one great-granddaughter, Reid Lynn. Gene was thrilled to see and spoil her with gifts from their trip to Walmart just one week before he passed. He married Marion ‘Bonnie’ Stephens in 2000 and her family thought very fondly of him. Gene was a smart man when it came to mechanics; working on many compressors and turbines in his career. Just a couple weeks before he passed, Gene was still playing mechanic, trying to fix his walker. The family will be forever grateful to the health care staff at Three Hills Hospital, Bow Island Health Centre Long-term Care, Masterpiece Southland Meadows as well as Dr. Van for all of their care over the years. They will all miss him. His weekly calls of, “bring me pie!” will forever be remembered as they have their own slice of pie. Gene’s life will be silently remembered by family and friends without the proceedings of a formal funeral service.


  1. Peggy Stephen:
    Mar 17, 2020 at 04:51 PM

    My deepest condolences to family and friends. I haven’t seen Gene in awhile but I did keep in touch over the years. May you Rest In Peace ❤️

  2. Donna and Brian Greebe:
    Mar 17, 2020 at 04:58 PM

    Dearest Pops! We’ve missed seeing your smiling face greatly. Wonderful you reconnected with your family:). Go raise some hell up there. Happy trails. Til we meet again. Love and hugs, ever and ever Donna and Brian.

  3. Joanne & Bob Magee:
    Mar 17, 2020 at 11:50 PM

    So, so, sorry Bruce & Laurie!
    Thinking of you and sending love and hugs!
    Bob & Joanne

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