Mr. John Cytko

1 September , 19316 November , 2019

John passed away peacefully at Fairhaven United Church Homes, 7557 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby B.C.

John’s family and friends are grateful for the exceptional care given to their Uncle at Fairhaven. A heart-felt thank you to all the lovely staff, nurses and support people. One can best describe our Uncle John as a gentleman.

John worked for 25 years as Purchasing Agent for Vancouver City Hall, where he was well liked and respected by his coworkers. He travelled extensively with his partner, David Dryden, and into their retirement years shared many adventures of the various places they visited. John cared deeply for his brothers and their children and as they were growing would always make sure to attend Graduations and weddings throughout the years.

Sadly John lost his brother, Bill too early in a mine disaster, and later his older brother, Nick. His most loving mother, who he doted on as she did for him, left the earth in 1988. His long time partner David Dryden passed away in 2002.

Uncle John will be missed by his many nephews and nieces.

He leaves behind good memories for all.

Rest In Peace dear Uncle John.

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D Nosella

14 November 2019

We love you Johnny

Joanne Chatterson

12 November 2019

Uncle John as I look back on your visits with us I have many fond memories. I always loved the sound of your voice not only in the songs you would sing but also just having a conversation with you. I know when David passed it was devastating for you. It makes me happy to know you are now together again! Love Joanne

Maryanne Mauro

11 November 2019

Sharon (Cytko). Fraser

11 November 2019

Uncle John, you have always been important in all of our lives! We were always happy when you visited us as youngsters in Middletown, and when we all gathered at Uncle Nicks and Aunty Ada’s home in Bushtown in Coleman, Alberta! The laughs we all shared as a family continued through childhood, and for all our grown years! We were so proud of our Uncle from the big city of Vancouver! The fun times we had when as a married woman, I got to come to the Coast to stay at grandma’s with ny husband and three sons! I’ve never forgotten the address, 335 Victoria Drive! Dave and you would come for supper and you would sing some beautiful songs in Russian! You had a great voice! You are home at last with Grandma, and your two brothers, and David! Hope you love Heaven! Love you, and we will all meet again, until then , GOD Bless!


11 November 2019

Well Uncle you are now with your brothers and mom. I remember going to Langley to visit you and Grandma in the earlier times then to Vancouver to visit you and Dave. laughs and stories were always told , going to Point Roberts and feeding those raccoons.Time when you came up here for Ross Wedding the time when you came to mom and dad and said it was too far to come and that the next time we would have to go there as you said" you were to old to travel this far". We all laughed and said ya right.

Denise Dixson

11 November 2019

I remember a larger than life personality and hours spent with Uncle John and Dave at Sharon’s house listening to endless stories about all the places they’d been. I’m positive they gave me my zest for travel.

Maryanne Cytko Mauro

11 November 2019

When I was sixteen my cousin Maureen and I were off to the movies with uncle John. We were all dressed up and the big city of Vancouver was very exciting for small town girls. We were seeing Dr. Zhivago. Suddenly Maureen tripped on the sidewalk and fell. She was fine but did we ever feel foolish and I think uncle was embarrassed and afterwards we laughed about the situation and it was never forgotten!!