Orest John “Buddy” MELNYCHUK

Peacefully on September 3rd 2021, comforted by his loving family, Orest was called Home to be with his Lord and Saviour at the age of 88 years young.  Orest is lovingly remembered by his wife of nearly 64 years Fern, three children: his daughter Laurel Scheffelmaier (Phillip McDavid) and her children: Jonathan and his daughter Sophie; Rebekah (Charlie) and children Keira, Ezra, Darius; Stephanie (Roland) Kaiser and their children Forest, Arwen and Willamina; Sasha Scheffelmaier; Julia (Matt McKellar): his daughter Nydrie (Scott Edwards) and their children Isaac (Emily) Edwards and their children Miles, Maverick and Marigold “Goldie”; Naphtalie (Saul) Sasan and their children Harper and Koa; Nicholas Edwards; Ethan Edwards: and his son Derek (Leanne) Melnychuk and their children: Jordan, Mikaela, Juan and Adrian. He is also survived by his brother Nick (Ann) Melnychuk.

Only three hours after Orest passed away he was joined on his eternal journey by his oldest son Mark. He was predeceased by his great grandson Eli and his parents John and Annie.


  1. Donald Macnab

    Dear Fern and family, we are so shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Orest and Mark. We both have fond memories of our long conversations (often across the fence) with all of you. They were both great people and great neighbours. We will sorely miss them. Please accept our thoughts and condolences in this time of sadness. We are thinking of you and send our love. Donald and Susan.

  2. Wolfgang and Pat Bentlage

    Fern and family, we are sorry for your loss of Orest. We had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times and appreciated his warm smile and welcoming ways. Love and prayers for you.

  3. Sylvia and Walter Killick

    Dear Fern
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family
    on the passing of Orest and Mark. May the Lord
    guide you through your Loss. God Bless.
    Sylvia and Wanter

  4. Sylvia and Walter Killick

    Dear Fern,
    Our deepest sympathies to you and
    your family on the passing of Orest – Buddy
    and Mark. May the Lord guide you through
    your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  5. Darcey Schimpf

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time in your lives. Orest and Mark will remain alive in the memories and in the hearts of all those that knew them.
    With love from Anne Schimpf and daughters Dianne, Debbie, Darcey and families.

  6. Annabelle Onyschuk Pacaud

    My Dear Fern ,Laurel, Nydrie, Derek and family, My heart goes out to all of you for the loss of my two cousins. If love alone could have kept them here, they both would have lived forever. May God wrap his arms around you all at this time. Your loving cousin Annabelle.


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