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Karol Bilyj

August 4, 1929 - June 22, 2017

Karol Bilyj: August 4, 1929 - June 22, 2017

Service Date: June 29, 2017

Funeral Home Kars

Posted by:
R&R Boyle

Posted on:
November 11, 2017

Dear Olga: It was with shock and sorrow that we recently learned of Karol's passing. We extend our sincere sympathy to you and the family. Karol was an icon within Manotick for his leadership and many activities within so many varied fields. He was a truly fine person and we will remember him as long as we live. Ruth & Ross Boyle

Posted by:
Warren and Wendy Hughes

Posted on:
June 28, 2017

LEONA AND FAMILY TO LET YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AT THIS TIME, MAY IT HELP TO KNOW OTHERS SHARE YOUR LOSS Warren and Wendy Hughes

Posted by:
Rejeanne Allen

Posted on:
June 28, 2017

Hi Leona, I am so sorry for your loss and know that I can relate to the loss of a dad. My prayers, my thoughts and my heart are with you and your family. God bless you and your family. Love Reggie.

Posted by:
Carol Adams

Posted on:
June 28, 2017

Olga, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Karl will always be remembered for his warm smile and gentle manner. We will all miss him. Sincerely Carol Adams

Posted by:
Bruce Gaudet

Posted on:
June 27, 2017

Olga, I'm so sorry to hear about Karol's passing. We were privileged to get to know him as a wonderful neighbour. He was an amazing man!

Posted by:
Ken and Cathy Cramer

Posted on:
June 26, 2017

So many memories and they all bring a smile to our faces. Our first year curling was spent with Karol and Olga. What a great time we had. We learned from the best! Our condolences to Olga and all the family on the passing of a truly great guy.

Posted by:
Bill and Marion White

Posted on:
June 26, 2017

Sincere sympathy, Olga. Marion and I have many fond memories of Karol. We will miss him,particularly around the curling circuit,of which he was a cherished participant.

Posted by:
Bill and Marion White

Posted on:
June 26, 2017

Our sincere sympathies, Olga. Karol was an inspiration to so many in the curling fraternity in the Valley. We will all miss him greatly, but not forget him.

Posted by:
Patricia Toll

Posted on:
June 26, 2017

My deepest sympathies to you Olga and family. I fondly remember Karol teaching myself and the other neighbourhood kids how to curl 30 years ago in Little Rocks. Because of his enthusiasm for the game, many of us still share the love for curling. He will be missed.

Posted by:
Connie & Don Messing

Posted on:
June 26, 2017

Our sincerest sympathies to you Olga and family. Karol was a fine gentleman and will be missed by many

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
June 25, 2017

The North Grenville Curling Club extends its deepest sympathy to Karol's family and friends and the MCC. His contributions to the game are evident to all.

Posted by:
Anonymous

Posted on:
June 25, 2017

The Perth Curling Club extends its greatest condolences to Karol Bilyj's family.

Posted by:
David & Rosemary Gibb

Posted on:
June 25, 2017

Olga, how can we ever think about curling and not think about Karol? After all, he taught us how to curl 17 years ago which made our winters so much more fun! Both you and Karol took us under your wing by putting us on your team back in those days. We learned a lot. We share your sadness at his passing and will miss Karol and his cheerful smiles,

Posted by:
Michele Larkin

Posted on:
June 25, 2017

Dear Leona, I've always known about your special bond with your Dad. I know how much he will be missed. May your memories bring you comfort and happiness for years to come. Our sincere condolences. Michele, Davin, Samantha and Liam

Posted by:
Evan Davies

Posted on:
June 25, 2017

My sincere condolences to you Olga and family. The curling club will not be the same without his smiling face and wonderful personality. He was a friend to everyone at the club. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by:
Richard Fisher

Posted on:
June 24, 2017

I've known Karol for several years via weekly bridge games at the Manotick Legion. He's a fine guy and a kindly mentor to other players whenever they asked him for help. A valued Kiwanian with a good sense of humour who will be widely missed. Thanks for your friendship, Karol-be at peace! My sincere condolences to your wife and family. Richard F, Osgoode Village

Posted by:
Richard & Deborah Czuba

Posted on:
June 24, 2017

To our long time Kiwanis member and friend, we will miss you. Our hearts are with your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by:
Frank and Peggy Van Ryckeghem

Posted on:
June 24, 2017

Karol was a longtime fixture and fellow curler at Manotick Curling Centre,and in the Ottawa Valley and Region. I am certain I speak on behalf of all curlers in this area, when I say he was a true friend and compassionate curler, who will be missed by all. Our condolences to Olga and all of Karol's family. Frank Van Ryckeghem Former President Ottawa Valley Curling Association and Past President Manotick Curling Centre.

Posted by:
Shelley Glowa

Posted on:
June 24, 2017

Auntie Olga, Leona, Karl Candace, Danielle and I are sending our love and hugs to you during this difficult time. You are in our prayers. Uncle Karl will always have a special place in my heart. Love Shelley Glowa

Posted by:
Lindsay, Sue and Family

Posted on:
June 24, 2017

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Posted by:
Phil and Jayne Huntley

Posted on:
June 24, 2017

Olga, Karl and Leona Our sincerest sympathies on the passing of Karol. He was such an nice man with a great sense of humour and a wonderful garden. We will miss him greatly. Jayne and Phil Huntley

Posted by:
Mike and Kris Schulz

Posted on:
June 24, 2017

Our sincere condolences to you Olga and family. Karol certainly was a great friend. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by:
Glenn & Lucie Pushman

Posted on:
June 24, 2017

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Karol to Olga and his family. Karol always had a friendly face and kind words for everyone. He will be missed by the members of the Kiwanis Club of Manotick and many others as well. Glenn and Lucie Pushman

Posted by:
Ottawa Valley Senior Men\\\'s Curling League

Posted on:
June 24, 2017

The members of the Ottawa Valley Senior Men's Curling League send their most sincere condolences to the Bilyj family on the passing of Karol. Karol will be sadly missed by all who knew and met this most friendly, happy and avid curler. Karol has been a valuable member of this league from it's beginning. He entered the first Manotick team in 1993 (the second year of the league),was an active committee member throughout, becoming President in 2000-01 season, and led a very competitive team throughout the years. In acknowledgement of Karol's dedication and hard work a Divisional plague was named in his honour and is presented yearly to winners of that Division. Thank you Karol for your continued involvement and desire to make our league the success that it is today. RIP. Lloyd Booth President OVSMCCL

Posted by:
Debbie Mulvihill

Posted on:
June 24, 2017

I will always remember Karol with his wonderful smile and warm hug. I had the pleasure of his company as a fellow Kiwanian and member of the Manotick Curling Club. He was always so happy volunteering at the pancake breakfast standing for hours mixing up the batter. My thoughts are with you Olga. It would be an understatement to say he will be missed so much.

Posted by:
Richard and Cathy Shillington

Posted on:
June 24, 2017

The Manotick Curling community has suffered this terrible loss. We all know how richer the curling club is because of Karl's many initiatives. In particular he taught my children to curl. That kindness will live on.

Posted by:
Ken Wood

Posted on:
June 23, 2017

I am sad to hear of your loss, Olga. He was a good man and we will all miss him.

Posted by:
Manotick Curling Center

Posted on:
June 23, 2017

The curling community in the Ottawa Valley will remember Karol as a great friend to all. He has been a fixture at the Manotick Curling Center for over 4 decades. Years ago, he started the youth curling program which has since grown to produce national champions. He initiated the day-time senior leagues that now keep our club full of enthusiastic curlers every day. As a former Club President and all-round do-everything member, he was the first inductee to the MCC Wall of Fame. Karol was a co-founder of the Ottawa Valley Senior Men’s Competitive Curling League. The curling scene in Eastern Ontario will miss him. Play well on St. Peter’s rink, old friend.

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