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Born: Aug 16, 1938

Date of Passing: May 29, 2023

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Born: August 16, 1938

Date of passing: May 29, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Albert James Prestayko on May 29, 2023, at the age of 84 years, after a brief battle with cancer. Albert was born in Dauphin, Manitoba, on August 16, 1938, son of the late Harry Prestayko and Pauline Strilchuk.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 55 years, Alice (nee Kulchycki), his children, Ina Prokipchuk (Tim), Connie Prestayko (David), Marilyn Audette (Gary), Donna Bauer (Ryan), and his grandchildren, Megan, Brianne, Michael and Cole. Also left to mourn are his brother Archie Prestayko, sister Marlene Dzisiak, and extended family and friends.

Al was raised in Dauphin on the family farm until he moved to Winnipeg to attend teacher’s college. He obtained his Bachelor of Education at the University of Manitoba and went on to have a successful 31-year career teaching in northern Manitoba, Earl Grey School, and Andrew Mynarski School. In retirement, Al volunteered at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church with pride. He was a member of the parish council and worked on numerous church projects.

Al was truly a family man and devoted his life to being an extremely caring husband, father, and Gigi. He was fun-loving, quick-witted, and had a sarcastic sense of humour - the king of one liners. Al loved spending time outdoors and had a passion for tending to nature and to all of God’s creatures. Albert will be remembered as being a thoughtful, generous, and dependable friend and neighbour who was always there for those in need. He had a strong moral compass and taught his children to be loyal, hardworking, and honest.

Cremation has taken place and a funeral service will be held on Monday, June 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 390 Marion Street.

The family would like to express sincere thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Riverview Health Centre for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, CancerCare Manitoba, or Riverview Health Centre.

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home


Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 06, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I am so very saddened to just learn about Al’s passing and wish to extend my deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to all his family. I have fond memories of Al since we were classmates (C) in the MTC Class of ‘59. May the sun forever shine upon his face and the wind always be at his back. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. - Posted by: Norm Guilbert (Colleague) on: Jul 23, 2023

  • So sorry to hear about uncle Albert. Lots of memories visiting the farm in Ethelbert. My sincere condolences Rob & Nancy Kachur and family. - Posted by: Rob kachur (Uncle) on: Jun 12, 2023

  • I always remember him as a very unique math teacher. Left a lasting memorable impression on me. I remember him saying to students fighting in the hall "Go home & eat your baloney sandwiches!" That was 50 years ago. Sometimes now I say this. Had great sense of humor & character. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by family & friends. One of a kind.🌹 - Posted by: Cheryl Sudyko (Student) on: Jun 10, 2023

  • Mr Prestayko was one of my teachers at Earl Grey Junior High, in the late 1960s. He taught math as well as Latin (grade 9). I remember that he had a strong voice and a commanding presence in the classroom, so it was hard not to pay attention to him. Great memories! - Posted by: Walter Turchyn (student) on: Jun 06, 2023

  • Henry remembers with much fondness the "growing up years", school and family gatherings with the Prestayko family in Sifton. Because of health issues we are unable to attend the funeral on Monday June 12. Thank you Albert for being the person that you were. Sincerely, Henry and Louisa Ryz - Posted by: Louisa and Henry Ryz (first cousin Henry's mother was Albert's father's sister) on: Jun 06, 2023

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