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Alexander Madryga

Alexander Madryga

Born In: Raszkiw, Poland
Born: August 8th, 1920

Passed in: Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Passed on: June 8th, 2017

Alexander Madryga, formerly of Trinity and Shoal Harbour, passed peacefully on the morning of 8 June 2017 at Valleyview Care Centre in Brandon, MB.

Alec was born to Dmytro and Maria Madryga in the village of Raszgiw, Poland. The family emigrated to Canada in 1922, briefly homesteading in Saskatchewan before permanently relocating to Toronto. He started formal schooling late, but through hard work, determination, and no small amount of focussed intelligence (qualities that he strove in earnest to pass on to his sons), he excelled academically and entered the Engineering program at the University of Toronto, graduating shortly after the end of the Second World War.

After a number of contracts, including some in Europe and at least one with the Government of Canada, Alec had a rewarding career as an electrical engineer with Bell Telephone. His career took him to Newfoundland (where he married his wife Phyllis in 1960), Ontario, Quebec, back to Newfoundland, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, before his retirement in 1983.

Alec was predeceased by siblings Pearl, Michael, and John, and is survived by his sister Anne, his wife Phyllis, and their sons Ian (Donna and Trevor), Peter (Pearl and Chelsea), and Paul. On Tuesday, 13 June at 10:30am, family and friends will gather at St. Augustine’s Church in Brandon to honour his memory and celebrate a life as rewarding and fully-lived as a life of 96 years can be. The family extends its deepest appreciation to the kind people at Valleyview for the high-quality professional care Alec received while there, and requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in his name be made to a scholarship fund at either Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Medicine or the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Toronto.

Condolences may be made at http://memorieschapel.com/.

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