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Graham Tkachyk

Dec 19, 1984 - Sept 14, 2020

It is with deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of Graham Tkachyk at the age of 35.

Left to cherish Grahams memory is his beautiful son and daughter; His parents, Wendie Steppler and Jeff Tkachyk; His big brother Richard Tkachyk ( Haley Hickey); little sister Tessa Tkachyk (Patrick Karatchuk) and their daughter; Grandma Doreen Zibell and Opa Karl Zibell; Grandma Pat Tkachyk; numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.

Graham was welcomed with open arms by his maternal Grandpa Richard Steppler, his paternal Grandpa Steve Tkachyk; and his cousin Noah Tkachyk.

Finding the right words to truly honour my brother Graham is not an easy thing. How is it possible to confine a larger than life personality into paragraphs? Instead, I focus on the many roles my brother played throughout his life.

First and foremost, I remember Graham as a family man. He loved us profoundly and gave our family the gift of two children. Seeing Graham as a father was seeing him at his happiest. Grahams love for his family was evident in the way he would check in with a text, drop in unannounced, or stop to chat if you happened to see him out and about. The thing about my brother is that he made you feel like you mattered, like it was an honour to receive those texts, chats and drop ins because it meant you were on his mind.

As I focus on the next role he portrayed, I see Graham the friend. He made friends easily and retained them effortlessly. Keeping company with friends from all walks of life. It’s been said you couldn’t go anywhere with him without running into at least one person he knew. Even a short layover in Montreal was met with an expected reunion between friends. He had a personality that made waves that reached limitless distance. That was my brother.

Graham played many roles, he was a farmer, a mechanic, a musician, a snow clearing foreman, a Falcons fan, the guy to call if you were having car troubles, life troubles or just needed a laugh, and that laugh.. that beautiful laugh will play on repeat in our minds. He taught me how to lead with my heart.

Graham, it is too hard to say goodbye, so we say see you later.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, there will not be a public funeral service. An opportunity to greet the family will take place on Saturday, September 26th 2020 from 1:00 - 3:00 at the Tkachyk Farm (17084 Rd 51 N, Fannystelle, MB), in the form of a drive by motorcade. Please enter the west driveway and remain in your vehicle to greet the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a trust for Grahams children at Caisse Populaire in Elie, Mb.

Comments  

#1 Sherry Kippen 2020-09-23 11:52
Dearest, Jeff, Wendie, Richard, Tessa and the Tkachyk family. I am so saddened of such a great loss Graham. My heart aches and goes out to you. Graham lit up Darren & my heart whenever we were fortunate to visit with him. He was a caring loving young man and he always made you feel like his family. His beautiful smile was so infectious. He will truly be missed by everyone.
Dear graham in heaven with all your special angels hugging you right now you were taken from all of us way to soon, but you will always be loved never forgotten and truly missed you touch ever so many hearts. RIP Dearest Graham Love Sherry
#2 Ursini Family 2020-09-23 12:49
Thinking of The Tkachyk Family at this time during your
your deepest sorrow We send our Love and Condolences
May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories you have shared together
With Love
The Ursini Family
#3 Lavonne & Mark Gallant 2020-09-23 15:14
Sending our condolences to the Tkachyk family, We are thinking of you during these difficult times. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strengtH
Gallant family
#4 Jen Lister & Family 2020-09-23 16:25
We are sending our deepest condolences to all of Graham’s family and friends during this difficult time. He will forever be in your hearts..his kindness, his smile, his hugs will always be remembered by many.
#5 Ron and Marie Larsen 2020-09-23 16:54
Its with heavy hearts that we send our condolences to the family. Graham always had a smile and thats only one reason why it felt so good to be around him. He was handsome, talented, smart, funny and a loving, doting Dad. The world lost a good man but heaven gained an Angel. RIP xoxo
#6 Carol & Tim de Delley 2020-09-23 18:29
Our deepest sympathies to the parents, children, family and friends of Graham. May you find comfort and peace in the wonderful memories Graham left behind.
#7 Todd Piche & Family 2020-09-23 19:47
Sending our condolences to the Tkachyk family. I’ll always remember Graham growing up in Fannystelle as such a happy kid attached at the hip to his older brother Richard. I know our entire family is extremely saddened by this news and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#8 Lorraine and Larry Shumlich 2020-09-24 02:01
To my cousin Jeff, and all of your family. May Graham Rest In Peace. He is loved by so many and our hearts go out to all of you during this very sad and difficult time. May his beautiful memories help to keep your soul at peace. Love, from cousin Lorraine and Larry Shumlich
#9 The Pierce Family 2020-09-24 08:25
Words cannot begin to express our sympathy. Graham will always be loved and remembered by our family.
#10 Kathy Simonson 2020-09-24 08:30
Dearest Jeff, Wendie, Richard, Tessa and entire Tkachyk family....so saddened by such a huge loss, dear Graham. He touched so many peoples lives, and will be remembered for his infectious grin, caring soul and kind words. Time will be your only friend, love and our deepest condolences...K athy and family
#11 Kathy Steppler 2020-09-24 18:21
Graham will always share a very special place in my heart. I will always remember how even years after I left the family that whenever I seen Graham he always made me feel like I had never left. He would always greet me with a huge hug and a Aunty Kathy it’s been way too long. And only Graham could be persuasive enough with that smile to get me to eat a mushroom lol I can see him saying please Aunty Kathy for me pleeeeease lol. Love you Graham.. you will always be with me❤️
#12 Sharon Hul 2020-09-27 00:08
To Jeff and all of the family; We are so sorry to hear of Graham’s passing. Thinking of you and sending strength.
Love cousin Sharon and family.
#13 Michael and Wanda Sime nee Kippen 2020-10-22 16:32
Jeff and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Thinking of you and sending prayers your way

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