It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Micheal Alan Kuzmicki, on May 28, 2022, at the age of 74.
Alan was predeceased by his parents, Boleslaw and Carrie Kuzmicki. He leaves to mourn his sister Diana, brother-in-law and best friend Len Bergunder; daughter Keralea Philpott (Mike) and son Mike (Ariel); grandchildren Jasper and Melody; niece Jocelyn; great nephew and niece Liam and Lilley; many cousins and many dear friends.
Alan was born in Russell, Manitoba on December 28, 1947. He was an inquisitive child who loved to tease his little sister. He was a hard worker who always put the needs of others ahead of his own. After his mother’s passing, Alan remained on the family farm where he raised livestock and farmed grain. Alan was an expert at machinery. He had the ability to take anything apart and put it back together - without looking at a manual.
Alan was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. It was those beliefs that helped to sustain him all through his life. He was a member of St. Joseph the worker Roman Catholic Church and was the Knights of Columbus-4th degree. He lived a life of faith in action, a life of boldness in brotherhood and a life worth living.
Alan was proud to be Polish. He maintained the Polish language and visited family in Poland many times. Family was very important to Alan. He was always the one to check in with people, just a phone call or visit away.
Alan loved to travel whether it was in Canada or Internationally, Alan had seen a lot. Besides travelling to Poland, Alan was able to travel through Europe: Rome, Italy and Vatican City. He travelled through the United States: Florida, Hawaii and Nevada. He cruised the Caribbean Island of Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico with his special friend Dianna.
Alan had an infectious smile. He loved taking his friends and family out to restaurants. He loved to go visiting and would never arrive empty handed. Alan was a very generous person.
Alan loved talking to Len, they would talk EVERY DAY. They were best friends and they looked out for each other. But when it came to football, they were divided. Alan was for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Len for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. But when Len or Jocelyn had extra tickets, Alan would be there for the game. Alan loved visiting Winnipeg.
Prayers were held on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Russell. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Russell with Father Paul Bisson officiating. Interment followed in the Russell Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of choice. Friends may visit www.braendlebrucefs.ca to leave messages of condolence for the family.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received -
only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.
- St. Francis Assisi
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