Mike Michalycia was born to Canadian Homesteaders Joseph and Dora Michalycia. He was born in Yellow Creek, SK on October 8, 1937.
His life on the farm in a large Ukrainian family taught him a strong work ethic. Mike was 9th in 12 siblings; from oldest to youngest, Anne (KULYK) KUCHERAN, Olga KORPAN, Sophie WOYTOWICH, Mary (MELNYCHUK) BAERGEN, Elizabeth RISULA, Jennie LEASK, Walter MICHALYCIA, Joe MICHALYCIA, Stan MICHALYCIA, Shirley GALAMBOS, Dianna MICHALYCIA.
Mike moved to Saskatoon where he met Anne, which was the beginning of his personal relationship with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Their friendship blossomed to a loving relationship. They were married June 3, 1961. They grew together in faith and love for the Lord and each other. Their journey in life took them internationally in evangelistic work in the United States then at home, in Saskatoon and around Saskatchewan serving the community of faith sharing their personal experience of life anew in Christ.
Here in Saskatoon, they raised their three children, Michael, Sherrie, Terrie; who learned by example a life of strong faith, work ethic and service.
Dad’s health deteriorated in the last few years of his life. His needs for the last 9 months required medical intervention. He lived his final months in the kind-hearted care of the TCU unit in Saskatoon City Hospital.
This was written in the pages of Mike’s Bible:
Left to mourn his absence is wife, Anne, of almost 62 years. His three children, their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Michael [Karen] Michalycia – Jamie Michalycia, Jodie Cowan [Jon], James, Jordan and Jaiden. Sherrie Allison [Graham] – Tansley David [Jeshaiah], Taylor Allison [Taryn]. Terrie Cantin [Kevin] – Kaylea Cantin, Kelsea Cantin [Fiancé Bob]. Along with his sister in BC, Jennie Leask and several brother and sister in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Mike was predeceased by his parents, parents-in-law, 10 siblings, several brother and sister-in-law’s, nieces, and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Westside Pentacostal Church, 3488 Fairlight Drive, Saskatoon, SK,. for A Come and Go Tea fellowship. 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please feel free to join us for refreshments and share your memories. If you are unable two attend the memorial, we welcome your stories and memories and invite you to share them with us. You may post them here on the Marten Warman Guestbook, or on the Mike Michalycia Facebook account.
Martens Warman Funeral Home is both honoured and privileged to be entrusted with the care and arrangements of Mr. Michalycia.