It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of John Robert (JR) Bulechowsky of Carmangay, Alberta at the age of 37 years on Friday, February 15, 2019 in Lethbridge, Alberta.
John Robert (JR) was born on December 25, 1981 in Drumheller, Alberta. He lived in Rumsey with his family and at the age of five moved to Rivercourse for a year, and then at the age of seven moved to Nanton. In 1989 his family relocated to Carmangay where he attended Carmangay School till grade six. He then attended Champion School for grades seven through nine. JR completed his schooling at CCHS in Vulcan graduating in 2000. Following his graduation he went to school for Travel and Tourism, as he had a dream to work on a cruise ship one day.
JR and Jessie lived in Calgary from 2005 – 2007 and moved back to Carmangay until 2008 when his son Johnny was born. He took a job working as fracker in Grande Prairie working for Schlumberger. In 2011 he returned to Carmangay and worked at numerous locations as a general laborer. In 2012 he moved his family to Radium and took a position at Scandia Concrete and D Hart Septic, respectively. In 2014 his daughter Lyla was born, and shortly after JR and Jessie parted ways at which time he returned to Carmangay. He worked for many jobs over the next few years, including the County of Vulcan, Noble Concrete, Hurricane Trucking, Shingling, Roofing, working with Oil Tankers and in 2018 he worked at Oyen for a short time fracking bins.
His greatest accomplishment were his two children, and he always said they were the love of his life. He coached his son Johnny’s t-ball team in Radium, spent many hours swimming, playing video games, Just Dance competitions, watching movies, and enjoying every moment possible with the kids and referred to Lyla as his “Little Princess”.
JR was a man of many talents and enjoyed fixing cars, wood working, and construction building decks and framing houses. JR wore his heart on his sleeve and he was very outgoing, if he loved you he let you know it, and if he didn’t you knew where you stood.
JR is survived by his loving parents John (Couter) and Weltha Bulechowsky, of Carmangay, siblings, Amanda (Kevin) Bulechowsky and their children Ronan and Corbin and brother Dallas (Suzie) Bulechowsky and their children Haley and Carter all of Lethbridge and his 2 wonderful children, Johnny and Lyla Bulechowsky and their mother Jessie (Devon) Johnson of Invermere, B.C., grandmother Vonza Reeder of Utah, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
JR was predeceased by his infant sister Jody in 1985, grandparents Doloris and John Bulechowsky, and Robert Reeder.
He was loved by many and taken too soon.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday February 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Champion, Alberta, Bishop Mark Ellis officiating. Honorary Bearers were Shawn Volk, Scott Carrier, Amanda Bulechowsky, Dallas Bulechowsky and Johnny and Lyla Bulechowsky. Cremation.
In lieu of flowers tributes in JR’s memory could be made to The Children’s Wish Foundation, 270 – 2323 – 32 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3.
Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.