Eugene 'Gene' SpilchukAugust 20, 1933 ~ September 8, 2017 (age 84)
EUGENE VICTOR SPILCHUK
Some of you knew him as Mr. Spilchuk. Some called him Gene, Gino or Gene the Handyman (Because he was right around the corner!)
His grandkids called him Bachee! The great grand kids called him Gido and Super-Gido! He was a wonderful brother to his siblings Zennia Lewko (Merle) and Orest Spilchak (Maureen). Gene was and always will be, “Dad” - a terrific father to Tim and Barry (Karen).
Above all he was a devoted and loving husband to Joyce - since June 16th, 1956.It is with heavy hearts that we say, “Rest in peace” to a great man loved by so many. We know that your journey to see your parents Anastasia and Nicholas Spilchuk and your old brother, Bob Spilchuk (Mary) is smooth and that you are now pain free! It is selfish of us to want you to stay when you have been suffering for so long. We all wish you a peaceful and stress-free journey knowing we will all miss you but cherish every memory you have instilled in our hearts! Born in Ituna, Saskatchewan on August 20, 1933. Passed into the arms of Jesus on September 8th, 2017. Eugene Victor Spilchuk came to Toronto when he was 16, moved to Hamilton a few years later and in 1967 he moved his family to North Bay and took over Speedmatic Car Wash on Cassells Street. In the mid1970’s he became Gene the Handyman and in the early 1980’s he co-founded Seymour Windows.
He was a long serving member of the Elks Lodge of North Bay and served as the Exalted Ruler in the 1970’s and also a 32 year member with the Association of Canadian Travelers . To Dad: As your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, we could not even begin to fill you shoes and copy your legacy but we will try our hardest to be as wonderful a person and the great father you have been! You have taught us many life lessons and your great advice and guidance was always appreciated. Dad you were a fighter to the very end and kept your wit and sense of humour even though you knew the end was near! It is going to be very hard to imagine life without you but our memories will pull all of us through this difficult time. We know that you’re always here – it shows in the hearts and smiles of each one of your boys, grandkids and great grandkids.We all promise to make you proud and do the right thing. We love you to the moon and back
Rest in peace – You are forever loved.
Joyce, Tim, Barry, Karen, Jamie, Chrissy, Michael, Nick, Billy, Allie, Cat, Taylor, Shelby, Nakita, Jordan, Ryleigh, Paityn, Ben, Gemma and Buddy.
The family will receive visitors at the McGuinty Funeral Home (North Bay) on Tuesday September 12, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday September 13, 2017 at 11 am in the McGuinty Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com