7/15/13

A Sad Announcement

We regret to announce the recent passing of Joyce Urbaniuk, wife and sidekick of former longtime member Horst Urbaniuk of Langley BC.  Both Horst and Joyce were great assets to the club with an extensive history of participating and helping with Edmonton & Area 567 club events.

On behalf of the Edmonton & Area 567 Car Club, we'd like to pass our deepest condolences to Horst and his family at this difficult time.

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  1. Horst Urbaniak 567chevy@telus.net7/29/2013

    To all the Edmonton 567 club members;
    First on behalf of myself and my family, thank you sincerely for the beautiful flowers and all the thoughts and prayers that were sent our way during Joyce's 6 year battle with cancer.
    A little about Joyce;
    She was born in Lloydminster on June 30 1948.
    After graduating from high school she came to Edmonton to start her nursing at the royal alex.
    She was too emotional and sensitive when it came time to do a stint in the pediatrics ward. Seeing little children die (She had a younger 6 year old brother at home) was too much for her. She quit and took a 6 week Stewardess course in Kansas City.
    She came back to Edmonton and applied at all the airlines in Canada.
    It was shortly after she came back to Canada that we met.
    We met on a Fri night at the famous Rainbow Ballroom danceclub on the South side.
    After a few dances, I finally convinced her to let me give her a ride home. My 2 buddies and I drove her home. On the way there I asked for her Phone #. She would not give it to me.
    There was something about this gal that made me want to get to know her better.
    So the next day after I got off work, I drove to her apartment and was sitting by the front door when she arrived home from work. Boy was she surprised to see me.
    I am blessed that she saw something in me that day that wanted to make her explore further.

    We started Dating and about 6 months later while out at the Dub for a burger she almost broke my heart. She informed me about her stewardess school and that she had put an application in at Wardair and that she had been accepted as a stewardess. I can't remember what my response was, but It must have been good enough for her to choose me over Wardair.
    We got married Mar 14 1970 + came to Vancouver for our honeymoon. It was here that we decided to settle.
    1 year later we moved.
    While raising 3 beautiful kids, both holding down full time jobs, and me and my passion for 57 chev's, we decided to start our chevy parts business called Classic Bowtie Connection.
    Through this business, Joyce became the TRI5 expert, by publishing our catalog, and doing our own website.
    She enjoyed going to all the swap meets in western canada, and interacting with all the TRI5 folks.
    Joyce was a great partner, friend, lover, wife, grandma.
    We miss her dearly, as will all her friends, but know that her pain and suffering is over, and she is in a better place. God called another of his angels to heaven to do his work.

    There is a picture collage of Joyces life that can be viewed on the henderson funeral home Langley bc.
    Below is a link

    http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Joyce-Urbaniak&lc=3744&pid=165900373&mid=5604353

    Once again from my family and I THANKS for the flowers and the thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely
    Horst Urbaniak



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