John Muzyka

March 11, 1944 ~ April 3, 2022 (age 78)


It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of John Joseph Muzyka, 78.  He passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Dauphin, Manitoba.

John was born in Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba on March 11, 1944, to Karl & Stephania Muzyka.  John married Sheila Marie Morden on September 2, 1967, in McCreary, Manitoba.  John received his education at McCreary.  His first job after leaving school was up north at a subdivision of INCO.  He returned home to McCreary to work at installing the sewer lines.  After his marriage he got into the bartending business in Dauphin and spent the next 40 years at it.  First it was the Laverandrye then the Towers Hotel, next followed the King’s Hotel, finally retiring after 20 years at the Community Inn.

He was nominated by the owners of the Community Inn for 20 years of dedicated service to the Manitoba Hotel Association and was accepted.  He joined the Elks of Dauphin in early 2000 and enjoyed it until the Dauphin order folded. 

John had two major hobbies; in the summer he loved fishing and being at our cottage at Hill’s Camp.  The funny thing about fishing was he gave his catch away each time because he didn’t eat fish.  He was proud of his fishing rod as his brother Frank had bought it for him for lake trout fishing.  His winter hobby was attending the Dauphin Kings home games and a few out-of-town games.  He was so involved that referee Reynolds told him to behave or go home.  He settled down pretty quick.  This too was a family shared activity with everybody enjoying themselves even in forty below weather.

John is survived by his spouse of 55 years, Sheila Muzyka, daughters Terri-Lynn (David) Byckal, Kelly (Amol) Vasani, his brother-in-law & sister-in-law Bob & Monica Morden, sister-in-law Loreen Morden, as well as 3 nieces from his brother’s family and 12 great nieces & nephews from the Morden side.  John was predeceased by his parents Karl & Stephania Muzyka, brother Frank, sister-in-law Kay, father-in-law John Morden & Mother-in-law Peggy Morden, as well as his brother-in-law Ian Morden.

A celebration of John’s life will take place later on in the summer.  Should friends so desire donations may be made to the Parkland Humane Society, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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