TERRIER PASSES TOO SOON
Every successful team needs "character players"- not the team super star, just a hard working guy who loved to play lacrosse. That was Myron Iskierski. Myron could give a check, take a check, snag a loose ball- all with a smile on his face. He enjoyed his individual successes, steady defensive play with a goal every once in while, but what he really revelled in was the team success and knowing he contributed to it in any way he could. Playing with the Kelvin Terriers in the 1970's, Myron had his share of success, winning numerous provincial championships.
Myron was the kind of guy you may not notice during a game, but you would immediately knew when he was not there. The lacrosse community will certainly miss him.
It is with great sadness that we share the unexpected passing of Myron at the age of 63 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Myron had a way to make you smile... a joke, a funny rhyme or by just being himself... loud and gregarious without a filter and a contagious laugh that could be heard for miles...that was Myron.
Born in Winnipeg, he was an Elmwood boy that went to St. John's High School following many of his peers from his grade school (Holy Ghost Elementary School). It was there he learned how to work hard and play much, much harder. Myron often shared his memories (or partial memories) of this period which included his escapades at the local watering hole(s) in the North End or at the family cottage in Grand Beach.
Although Myron loved all sports, lacrosse was the one he excelled at most. He played it with passion and stayed in touch with many of his teammates throughout the years. He was always entertaining to watch (when he wasn't in the penalty box). He was especially proud of the time his team represented Manitoba at the 1977 Canada Games in St. John's Newfoundland. He kept much of the memorabilia from that trip to boast about when people came to visit.
Myron was very dedicated to his career at Shell and in his early 20's he decided to take a transfer to Edmonton where he worked for 30 years before retiring at the ripe old age of 53. He was proud of his accomplishments there, as well as the lifelong friends that he continued to meet with long after his last shift at the Scotsford Oil Refinery.
Since retiring, Myron regularly called his Mom and siblings to find out or spread the latest gossip about the Iskierski clan or talk about his favourite pastime... EVERY sport known to mankind. Through these conversations, we all became much closer and will always cherish learning about the kind and generous nature behind the big burly man.
Myron was predeceased by his father; Joseph, and is survived by his mother; Frances (Doug), his sister; Theresa (Rob), 3 brothers; James (Elaine), Edward (Jen) and Andrew, and many adoring nephews; (Michael, Matthew, Sean, Kevin (Jane), Zachary (Eleni), nieces; Nicole, Haley (Alec), Alyssa and lots of cousins.
We love you Myron and know you are sitting with Dad (aka Tata) sharing the latest Iskierski clan gossip and looking forward to the next sports game not yet played...
Rest in Peace Myron Wieczyney Odpoczynek Racz Mu Dac Panie Myron