William Hrycay

January 1, 1937October 9, 2020

It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that I announce the sudden passing of my dear husband, William Hrycay on October 9, 2020, at the age of 85 years.

Cherished and much loved husband of Sylvia (nee Vasile) of 59 years. William will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters; Max (predeceased), Olga Mazuren (predeceased), Morris (Vancouver), Helen Reed (predeceased), Martha Farnell (Calgary), and Andrew ( Melville, SK), as well as his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law; Mary Vasile (predeceased), Ealine Rosom, Diane Orchard, Ethel Marinescu (predeceased), Joe Vasile (predeaced), and Anne Lechinsky (predeceased), and Anne Lechinsky (predeceased). He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who loved him very much.

William was born and raised in Aran, Saskatchewan and eventually made Toronto his home with Sylvia.

Although William never had children of his own, he was a kind, gentle and loving Uncle to many nephews and nieces, who will miss him dearly. He was also a very talented generous and skilled woodworker and many family and friends will remember him through his works of love.

As per William's wishes, cremation has taken place.


  • Private Cremation

    Friday, October 16, 2020


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Robert Creary

October 19, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Bill in the early 1970's when I joined the Metro Toronto Auxilliary Police. He was my firearms training officer. To me he was a pretty cool guy. We hit it off pretty good. We were the same age. He said he was born in January and so was I. I used to kid him that he looked 25 days older than me . We shared many of the same ideas. He was a true gentleman. I am glad that I had the opportunity to cross paths with Bill.

jane goodman

October 14, 2020

So sad that Uncle Bill has passed .Thinking of you aunt Sylvia .May the good life and memories you had be a comfort to you.
Love Jane .

Judy Snell

October 14, 2020

Auntie Sylvia I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Bill. May he now Rest In Peace.

Barbara Ewles

October 14, 2020

I met Bill well over 50 years ago, as a newly sworn Toronto Auxiliary Police Officer. A true gentleman. Bill taught me how to shoot a gun, and was a very disciplined teacher. Through his teaching I became a qualified Firearms Range Officer.
I will never forget the time he made a gun box for me, and still have. He was a very skilled woodworker. Rest In Peace Bill, you will be missed.

Stuart Rinaldo

October 12, 2020

I met Bill more than 40 years ago while serving with the Toronto Aux. Police. A most fond memory of him was the tremendous pride he showed as a member of the Ceremonial Honour Guard. Always a great friend and mentor, he was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. For those of us fortunate enough to consider him a friend, he'll be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

My deepest sympathy to Sylvia, the light of his life, and his loving family and friends.

Stuart Rinaldo


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