MAJAK, Andrew George

Andy Majak

Sept. 7, 1929 - Jan. 27, 2019 - Andy, a faithful, respected and widely appreciated pillar of the community, has died at age 89. His deep dedication to his beliefs impacted those closest to him and those he supported internationally. He chose to live a meagre lifestyle so that other lives could be enriched through his generosity! Andrew was born in Montreal, QC, to new Ukrainian immigrant parents from Poland. At the age of 16 he left for Three Hills, via the train, to pursue the idea of training missionaries. After 2 1/2 years as a student, he applied to be on staff as a carpenter. Instead, he worked as a plumber, assisted in the Book Room, managed the staff store and then became a barber. In 1958 he was on shift at the Prairie Bible Institute power plant as a 3rd class steam engineer, while fixing appliances and bicycles on the side. He was known in the communities as Handy Andy! Andy and his wife Alice married in 1954 and shared 63 years together and raised 6 children. Together they faithfully served PBI, their church and surrounding communities. Often their work was not public, but was felt keenly by those who called upon them when in need. Dad was in almost every home in Three Hills and knew their appliances intimately, while taking a personal interest in the lives of those he served. Dad often would remember people more by their appliance he fixed, than by their name. As his memory failed him, he was always surprised at how many people knew him. Dad’s passion for life culminated with him being surrounded in love by his family and community. Andrew was predeceased by his mother, father, infant sister, brother, one grandson, and one great-grandson and his faithful wife (Nov. 2017). He will be forever remembered by his sister, and sister-in-law, his two nephews and their families, his 6 children and spouses, 23 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church on Feb. 11, 2019 at 2 pm. There will be a private family internment in the morning. The family would like to express our gratitude to all the amazing staff at the Chateau who loved and attended to Andy. Special acknowledgements to a very supportive and caring community of doctors and nurses who are in Home Care, ER, Acute Care and Long Term Care and to Peter’s Pharmacy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice, in keeping with what Andy valued greatly! Kneehill Funeral Services, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements 443-5111.