Marvin Michael Zwarych

Marvin Michael Zwarych

November 2, 1934 – October 26, 2017

 The family of Marvin Zwarych is heartbroken to announce his passing at ‘Hamlet at Vernon’ care home on October 26th, 2017.    While we mourn his loss, we are so thankful that Marvin is no longer suffering from chronic pain.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lori; step-daughter, Shelley (Darcy) Kupryk-Munday of Kamloops, BC; 2 sons: David (Sharon) Zwarych of Whitby, Ontario and Grant Zwarych of Peterborough, Ontario; 2 daughters: Fay Shaw of Riverside, California and Lynn  Jagru of Barrie, Ontario; the mother of their 4 children, Vivian Zwarych of Vernon, BC; sister, Rose (Len) Baran of Vernon, BC; 7 grandchildren: Cohen Munday of Kamloops, BC, Prea (Fenol) Zwarych of Ottawa, Ontario, Tequilan Zwarych of Whitby, Ontario, Kori Zwarych of Peterborough, Ontario, Brett and Tyler Jagru of Barrie, Ontario, and Britnee Shaw of Riverside, California; and several nieces, nephews and extended families. 

Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Alma Jantz of Winfield, BC; 2 brothers-in-law: Brian (Linda) Jantz of Summerland, BC and Les (Lori) Jantz of Osoyoos, BC, and their extended families. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Teresa and John Zwarych; 2 sisters: Gloria Zwarych and Helen Voykin; and brother-in-law, Alex  Voykin.

He will be missed by his loving puppy, Misty.  They had a very special bond and every visit Misty also brought smiles to the other residents’ and staff’s faces.

Marvin graduated school at Armstrong High School’s Class of 1952.  He went to Vancouver Vocational School and became a Heavy Duty Mechanic and worked for Galbraiths and the Department of Highways.   He then started his own business of “Marvin’s Cabinets” and his workmanship is in many kitchens and buildings in Vernon and the Okanagan.   He strived for perfection and his workshop was his pride and joy.

Marvin bowled for 55 years and loved the Sport of 5 Pin Bowling.  He cherished all the friendships made through bowling on 2 leagues and many yearly tournaments. He served on several executives of the Vernon Five Pin Bowling Association. He also loved dancing to country music.

We are forever grateful to Dr.Healey for his care and compassion to Marvin over the years, the nursing staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital 3 North, and for the past 5 weeks, all the loving care given by all the staff, nurses and care aids at ‘Hamlet at Vernon” care home.  Thank you to all.

Marvin was very passionate for getting donations for BC Bowls for Kids, Variety, The Children’s Charity of BC.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lincoln Lanes, 3510 25th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1P3 or online at

No Service by request.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME, 4303 P.V. Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 4M4  Phone: (250) 542-4333. 

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