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William Rozad

May 3, 1924January 4, 2021
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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of William (Bill) Rozad at the age of 96, on Monday, January 4, 2021.

He was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed by his loving wife, Katharine; sons Mark (Nora Kennedy), William (Bill Jr.), and Terry; daughters Christine (Craig Johnston) and Mary Ann; and grandchildren Joshua and Ethan Rozad, Kate Cain, Teddy Rozad, and Oksana and Brooklyn Johnston. Predeceased by his loving parents, Mykola and Ewa Rozad, and his sister Anna Koroliuk and her son Vasyl of Ukraine.

Bill was a devoted husband and father who loved his family dearly. Born in Pawlowa, Ukraine, he was extremely proud of his Ukrainian heritage while also appreciative of his Canadian citizenship. Forced to leave his homeland during World War II at the age of 17, he bravely emigrated to Canada after the war in 1947 where he met his wonderful wife of 66 years who was forced to leave the same homeland at the age of 15. He was very involved over many decades with the St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church parish community in Cambridge (Preston).

Bill was proud of his many years as district manager for a leading shoe machine manufacturer, earning everyone's great respect. His work travels took him to Winnipeg and Trinidad & Tobago along with his large Ontario territory.

He built his house with his own hands and was Mr. Fixit around the home. He tried his hand at judo and karate and became an avid golfer after his retirement. A very proud accomplishment was a hole in one at Brookfield which was matched by his son Mark on the very same hole 21 years later. He golfed right up until the age of 96! His many friends from the Grand Valley Seniors League will miss him.

He loved being in front of a microphone and was witty with a great sense of humour. He was knowledgeable about and enjoyed talking history, politics, and religion, especially with his numerous close friends in the Ukrainian community. He was an avid reader and mall walker.

Due to COVID-19 limitations, a private family gathering will take place with a memorial planned for a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 582 Eagle St. N., Cambridge, ON N3H 1C3.

Vichnaya Pamyat

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Helen Firko

January 15, 2021

Chris and Mary Ann,
Just heard the sad news about the passing of your father. My condolences to you and your family and especially your mother.
I remember the group of us silly teenagers sitting around your kitchen table laughing and carrying on, your mother so welcoming and always smiling.
Cherish all the years you had with your dad and your memories.

ann marie coyle

January 15, 2021

Mary Ann and Family. It is always difficult to accept a passing of a spouse, parent and grandparent. May your hearts heal in time with all of your cherished memories to keep his candle burning.

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ann Marie (Mary Ann's high school friend)

Vera Komar

January 10, 2021

Dear Mary Ann, Terry and Family,
May the everlasting memories of your Tato give you daily strength during this very sorrowful time in your lives . Your Tato was a very special person , I consider him as one of the main Pillars of the Ukrainian Church and we are very grateful for that . May you all have comfort that his faith of actions are giving him eternal Blessings and for you who he loves so inconditionaly.
Sister Vera , Nadia, Luba and Sonja

Irene Grasser

January 9, 2021

Dear Rozad family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear father.
May your happy memories of your father live forever in your hearts.

With sympathy,
Tom and Irene Malko-Grasser

Terry Stelmach

January 9, 2021

So sorry to hear on the passing of Mr. Rozad. We have wonderful lifelong memories of being with Bill, Katherine and the entire Rozad family. We remember Bill as being very smart, funny and had an abundance of stories to tell. Condolences from Ivan Stelmach and the entire Stelmach family.

Nancy Carroll-Kindree

January 9, 2021

My most sincere condolences to Mrs. Rozad (Katy) and all the Rozad family. Growing up on Beck Street, I know how much Mr. Rozad (Bill) was respected and how much he will be missed. Throughout my childhood, it was comforting to watch him walk by the house day after day and to look out our kitchen window and see him loading up his golf clubs into the trunk of the car for another round of golf. Bill and Katy were wonderful neighbours along with all the Rozad children. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Borys Malko

January 8, 2021

To the Rozad Family.

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Father. May you find peace in your heart with the passing of time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Borys & Olya Malko

Agata Gula

January 8, 2021

What a lovely remembrance and great pictures!
Our deepest condolences to our Teta Kateryna, Mary Ann, Christine, Mark, Bill and Terry, their spouses and all Vuyko’s grandchildren.
Vuyko Vasyl was someone we admired and respected a great deal.
Нехай земля Канади стане для Нього пухом, а Його душа приєднається до душі Його близких у раю! Вічна Йому пам‘ять!
Agata, Nestor, Danylo, Marta Gula, Anna Koloda, Barbara Trepczyk with family, and all the relatives in Poland

Ray & Sharon Johnson

January 8, 2021

Sharon and I extend our deepest condolences to the Rozad family, we have lost a friend and neighbor of some forty eight years and I will miss my conversations with Bill in the back yard. RIP

Cathryn Sweet

January 8, 2021

To the Rozad Family
So sorry for your loss, there are really no words to express my condolences.
May he rest in eternal peace. We shall miss that smile.

Cathryn Carroll-Sweet