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John Samuel Gryba

January 22, 1953 ~ February 14, 2020 (age 67)


The family of John Gryba are deeply saddened by his loss.  John passed away at his home in South Hazelton on February 14, 2020.

Some recent health difficulties made his life more of a challenge than anyone would want.  Not a complainer, his life was lived the way he wanted it.  Making the best of a situation meant no complaining.  His very good humour and positive approach to life and others made everyone appreciate being with him.  He embraced family, friends, youngsters and pets with joy and compassion.

John was a man who gobbled up good life experiences, stepping into arenas where knowledge, skill and fun were paramount.  The variety of pursuits he shared with others was broad, deep and never boring.  He was a teacher and friend to many.  His fund of knowledge started as a boy growing up in Saskatchewan.  Books were always very important to John and continued to contribute to the quality of his life.

John graduated from BCIT in 1978 and moved to Hazelton soon after.  The forest industry was his career.  He was active in the community as a volunteer, an outdoorsman and a participant in many sports.

Born 1953 in Melfort Saskatchewan to parents Ethel (Borsa) and Sam Gryba.  Predeceased by his parents, sister Christine and brother Eugene. 

Survived by sisters sisters Audrey Adilman and Constance Gryba (Gerald Stoll); sister in law Marusia Gryba; beloved nieces Judi, Nancy and Simbi;  nephews Bernie and Stephan.

The Celebration of John's life has been postponed. 

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