86, South Bar
It is with great sadness that we, the family of Tony Orychock announce his passing on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, in the An Cala Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Born in Whitney Pier, he was the youngest son of the late Anthony and Anastasia (Hopluk) Orychock.
Tony was a veteran of the Second World War serving with the Brockville Rifles, and upon returning he married his wife of 64 years, Catherine (McNeil) Orychock.
Tony worked as an electrician at Sydney Steel and retired from the electrical department as a supervisor in 1984. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family whether it was regular Sunday dinners ‘down the Bar’ or on the dance floor at family functions from weddings to Old New Years. Tony loved having gatherings at the house with music being played surrounded by family and friends.
Tony is survived by his wife, Catherine; and their five sons, Tony (Dale), Donald (Susan), Paul (Rita), Lorne (Jennifer), Michael (Amber) and daughter-in-law, Glenda Orychock, all of Sydney. He was “Jodge” to 11 grandchildren, Scott (Jennifer), Lisa (Jamie), Craig (Susanne), Tonya (Chris), Catherine, Paul, Andrew, Kassia, Alexander, Michael, Matthew and step grandchildren, Blaire and Bradley. Tony is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kailey, Allie, Lucas, Kyle, Eric, Hanna and step great-grandchildren, Ewan and Carter. They all brought him great joy in his later years.
Tony is also survived by his sisters, Annie Hewak, Charlotte (Clarence) Landry; his sister-in-law, Mary Orychock, as well as a large extended Orychock and McNeil families.
Besides his parents, Tony was predeceased by his sisters, Nellie Litowski, Agnes Ojoleck, his brother, Stanley Orychock, and a grandson in infancy.
There will be no visitation for the late Tony Orychock. Funeral mass to celebrate Tony’s life will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Errol MacDonald officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Tony’s memory may be made to either the Hospice, Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton or Holy Redeemer Building Fund.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.