Posted: February 18th, 2016

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of DR. HAROLD PROKOPISHYN, beloved husband of the late Laureen (nee Davidson) Prokopishyn, at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at the age of 85 years.

He is survived by his brothers Dr. Bill (Beverly) Prokopishin and family; Dr. Fred (Elaine) Prokopishin and family; his sisters Ann Virgin and family, Olga (Clarence) Leach and family; sister-in-law Joyce Prokopishyn and family; and his special friend, Marie McClaren, who spent many hours with him in his time of suffering.

Along with his wife Laureen, Harold was predeceased by his parents Mary (nee Peesker) and Nick Prokopishin; brothers George Prokopishin and Andrew Prokopishyn; and brother-in-law Ken Virgin.

Harold attended elementary school at Winthorpe Country School and high school in Foam Lake, Sask. He completed three months at Teacher’s College in Moose Jaw, SK. then taught in country schools for four years.

Harold worked for one year as a traffic officer during the summers while he worked at obtaining his BA Degree at the University of Saskatchewan. He went on to graduate with a Medical Degree then worked for one year at a medical clinic in Saskatoon.

Harold and Laureen decided to move to Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. where he obtained his fellowship in Surgery. After graduation, they moved to Lethbridge where he joined the Haig Clinic. Harold continued to practice there for many years.

Thank you to Murray and Leslie Busch for their kindness and time spent with Harold and to all the caregivers and Doctors for their compassionate care, especially his good friend, Dr. Eric Wilde.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Larry Hankinson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Alzheimer Society, #402, 740-4th Ave. South, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 0N9

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  1. Charlene Allen for Dr. Harold Prokopishyn says:

    To the family of Dr. Harold Prokopishyn
    I had only learned of Harolds passing just recently
    in 2017 through friends as i do not reside in Lethbridge presently. But I do want to say He was a very gifted surgeon. I had been one of his living miracles. God gave him
    a very special talent. I would love to have a picture of him
    from the years that I knew him (in the eighties) so I would appreciate if someone could send me one please and thankyou. My address is 5516 43 Ave Wetaskiwin, AB
    T9A OC3 and my phone number is (780) 216-0479

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