Mervyn (Stubby) Fredrick Dubchak (1940-2022).
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather, and brother. Mervyn (Stubby) Dubchak of Kenora, Ontario passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the age of 81. After several months of declining health, Stubby died peacefully with children and grandchildren by his side.
Stubby was born in 1940 in Kenora, Ontario where he resided for most of his life. He was the proud father of Perry (Jane), John, Ken (Lynette), and Michelle (Stan), and proud grandfather of cherished grandchildren Charlene (Michael), Carson (Jessica), Robert, Jordan, Brennen (Emilie), Mason, and Kade.
Stubby will be sadly missed by many including his sisters Elsie (Dennis) Reynard and Carol (Douglas) Dreger. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years Beverley Dubchak, parents Fred and Nettie Dubchak, sister Margie Kerr and brother in-laws Dave Kerr and Mel Hanstead.
Stubby’s passions included first and foremost his family and serving the Notre Dame Catholic Church. His favorite past times were preparing and cooking family meals alongside Bev, fishing, watching baseball and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events (with the occasional heckling of referee’s during hockey games). Stubby was happiest when his house was filled with family and friends for meals and gatherings. Stubby was very sociable, always with a smile and a wave, with many lifelong friends in the Kenora District.
Stubby had a successful 8-year career in the International Hockey League playing for the Fort Wayne Komets with two Turner Cup Championships and a goal scoring record that stands to date. His career continued with 26 years as District Sales Manager with Labatt. He sponsored and supported many community events in Kenora and the surrounding area throughout his Labatt career.
Stubby may you rest in peace in heaven with your family, friends and the love of your life, Beverley. Who would have known that from the flicking of cigarettes back and forth between you and Bev that you would have started this family of four children and seven grandchildren. You leave us all to continue in your example of love and family. “We love you more!”
A special thanks to the second-floor staff of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital and Pinecrest Home for the Aged who cared for Stubby in his most difficult times.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation. There will be no service at this time.