Michael Musycsyn

Obituary of Michael Joseph Musycsyn

With broken hearts we announce the passing of our father, Mike Musycsyn, on Monday, February 19, 2024, at the age of 94, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Petrykow, Tarnopol Poland, he was the son of the late Mike and Stella Musycsyn. Mike was raised on Maloney Street, Whitney Pier and moved to Ashby in 1967 with his family. Dad was employed at Sydney Steel Corp. as a teenager working at the Blast Furnace and worked many extra shifts until his retirement, surviving the blast furnace explosion in 1983. When not working, Dad always enjoyed his family time, having the family over for Sunday dinners and treasured spending time with his grandchildren. Dad loved watching hockey, especially his team the Washington Capitals and his favorite player Alex Ovechkin. He enjoyed lobster parties, a drink on his patio, short drives to Baddeck, Louisbourg, and Dominion Beach with his wife June. In his early years, Dad loved to bowl and participated in many tournaments, winning many awards. Dad became caretaker for many years to our Mom and even during his illness she was aways on his mind. Dad loved the Lord and spent a lot of time in prayer and loved to watch Mass for Shut Ins when he couldn’t attend St. Theresa’s Church. Left to mourn his loss is his wife, June, of 70 years; his children, Michael (Judy), Suzanne (Colin) and Kevin (Darlene); grandchildren, Erica, Jessica, Jordan, Nichole and David; great grandchildren, Anthony, Georgia, Giovanni, Londyn, Noah, Finley, and Maxley; sister-in -law Shirley Orr; nieces, Anna, Patty and Shelly, and nephew, Dougie. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Sophie; nieces, Carol and Debbie, and brothers-in -law, Doug, Gord and Michael. We would like to express our thanks to Dr. Burns, Heather, and Julia for the care they provided Dad at home. We would also like to thank Dr. Steven Hall and Dr. Ritter, who was instrumental in getting Dad the proper care he needed at the Regional Hospital and the staff for their care, a big thanks. Most of all a special thank you to the Hospice staff for the compassion and wonderful care they provided Dad in his last days. Thanks to all the nurses, Dr. Ritter, Anne Francis D’Intino, kitchen staff and volunteers. The Honour Guard Ceremony was also very touching. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 6 Churchill Drive, Sydney, NS, 902-539-7175. A Celebration of Life will be tentatively scheduled for May 18 at the funeral home. A reminder will be posted in May. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Cape Breton. Words of condolence may be made to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com.
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