KRUPA, Adam Edward

1933 – 2020

Peacefully on November 24, 2020, Adam passed away at home with his wife by his side.  Adam leaves behind Pat (nee Lamb), his wife of 51 years along with his daughter Darla Caligiuri and husband Tony with grandsons Caden and Colby, his son Dean Krupa and wife Jennifer with granddaughters Kamryn, Grace and Finley. He is also survived by a large extended family including a sister, two brother-in-laws, 4 sister-in-laws and many nieces and nephews.

Adam was born at Lake Audy, Manitoba in 1933 to Mike Krupa and Mary Wasylenko, the second youngest of nine children. He walked to a single room school every day through arduous conditions and after school, his priorities were hunting, trapping and fishing to supply the family with food as his father had passed away when Adam was three years old. He moved to Winnipeg at age 19 and worked at the Simmons Bedding Company for several years, but the saying that “you can’t take the country out of the boy” was very true for Adam as he returned to the homestead and began raising cattle. He was skilled and resourceful in many ways: doing his own veterinary work with the cattle, building anything and everything, repairing his own machinery…whatever it took the keep the farm operational. He worked hard and long days and sacrificed greatly all of his working life.

Adam was a gifted fiddle player who was self-taught from an early age and was well-known throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario. He had an incredible ear for music and could play a tune exactly as he heard it. He composed his own original fiddle tunes and recorded an album that is still played today on local Manitoba radio stations. He was inducted into the Ukrainian Musician’s Hall of Fame and was presented a Lifetime Achievement award in 2015. He started a few bands and played many weddings, socials and dances over the years. It was through playing those dances that he met Pat. He needed an accordion player in the band and called on Pat to fill in the spot. After several dances, they started dating and were married in 1969. That band named “Adam Krupa and Northwind” continued for a great number of years.

He thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing but his greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was very proud of his children’s achievements and enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up. He also had a green thumb and loved gardening. He loved to visit with friends and family often the fiddle would come out during those times for a jam session.

He was a kind, honest to a fault, generous and gentle man who will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when circumstances will allow.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On 26/11/2020 at 11:26 am Alex Wasylenko Said:

    A great fellow that I was privileged to associate with as the years passed by! I’m glad to have his music that I can listen to and remember his talent. Rest in Peace Adam!

  2. On 26/11/2020 at 11:34 am Lynn Stamm Said:

    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to all the family and friends. May your wonderful memories help you through this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Adam!

  3. On 26/11/2020 at 11:45 am Dave & Carole Dmytriw Said:

    Our Deepest Sympathy Pat & to your family. Deep loss of Adam for your family and all the hearts of the people he touched with his friendship and music. Now the angels in heaven get to enjoy such a beautiful person and talented musician. Hugs and prayers for your healing Pat & Family.

  4. On 26/11/2020 at 11:58 am Sonja Topolinsky Said:

    My sincerest condolences to the family – Pat. Darla. Dean. and all the grandchildren My memory of him was his music at dances and weddings. He was talented Rest In Peace Adam. Your work on earth is done. You are not alone above

  5. On 26/11/2020 at 11:58 am Mel Lamb Said:

    Bernie and I offer our sincere condolences to Pat, Darla, Dean, their spouses and grandchildren. Adam was a gifted musician, but more importantly, a truly gentle person. May he rest in peace.

  6. On 26/11/2020 at 11:59 am Sandra Sullivan Said:

    I am so sorry for you loss. May God bless and comfort you during this sad and difficult time and bring you much more joy in your life.

  7. On 26/11/2020 at 2:36 pm Margaret Barker Getto Said:

    This is a great loss for the whole Krupa Family, and I feel so sorry for your loss. It’s comforting to know that Adam does not have diabetes anymore. He is finally free from this diabolical disease, and when you all see him again he will be in his most perfect form. Adam is a happy man and is never far from you. I pray that God will give you peace and comfort you.

  8. On 26/11/2020 at 2:37 pm Kathy Hubman Said:

    Dear Pat and family

    May you find peace in knowing Adam had found his peace.
    Pat you were an amazing partner and caregiver to Adam.

    I am sending you plenty of hugs.
    Kathy Hubman

  9. On 26/11/2020 at 3:10 pm Linda Shydlowsky Said:

    Our sincere sympathy for your loss of Adam. Adam was a special friend to us and a great musician. I will cherish all the times we spent with you and Adam sharing stories, eating and just having good times. Now Adam and Ness are probably playing together in Heaven enjoying each others company. Memories are forever in my heart and one day we will be together again.
    May God bless you Pat, Dean, Darla and your family.
    Linda,Kris,Elisha,Chris and family.
    Love You Linda

  10. On 26/11/2020 at 3:53 pm Andrea Tokaryk Said:

    We were deeply saddened to hear of Adam’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with Adam especially that last visit in Oakburn to check out our enormous garden that Ed planted. He always had that Clint Eastwood smile on his face.
    Pat, know that Adam is now at peace and has found his place in God’s Kingdom! May he Rest In Peace. Vichnya Pamyat!

  11. On 26/11/2020 at 6:04 pm Diane Morrisseau Said:

    Pat and family, may Adam rest in peace, free from the worries of the world, sending sweet music down upon us. Your memories will walk you through each day until you meet again.our deepest sympathy and love to you, Diane and Lorne

  12. On 26/11/2020 at 7:17 pm sonia krykolowich and family Said:

    Deepest Sympathy Pat,Darla, Dean and family!

    there are so many memories we all have of Adam fishing ,playing, and so many other events… These happy memories will help you as you move forward.
    May Jesus hold you in his arms and cushion this intense loss as you grieve for your dear husband .father and grandfather..Rest in the arms of angels Adam!

  13. On 26/11/2020 at 7:45 pm Noreen and Don Boyd Said:

    Our Deepest Sympathy, to you Chopper and to you family, in this time of Great Sorrow.
    May Adam Rest In Peace. Love Boney and Don

  14. On 26/11/2020 at 10:03 pm Sherlynne Millenchuk Said:

    I have just learned of Adam’s passing …and this comes with Heartfelt Sympathy too….
    Pat,Darla,Dean,and Families …Yes a Very Talented, Kind, Honest Gentlemen, that would always greet you with a warm loving smile … Always willing to take the time to talk to you … How he could make that violin sing …A True Artist …
    May the Highest Angel’s of Light
    Protect and Guide Adam Home..
    Vichnaya Pamyat’ Vichnaya Pamyat’ Vichnaya Pamyat’
    Memory Eternal

  15. On 26/11/2020 at 10:29 pm Jeanne and Dan Maxim Said:

    Our sincere condolences to you Pat and to your Family .

  16. On 26/11/2020 at 11:00 pm Vladi Hudec Said:

    Dear Pat,so very sorry to hear about Adam’s passing. May God surround you with His love and give you strength and peace in your heart. Sending you big hug and may our Father keep you safe. Vladi

  17. On 26/11/2020 at 11:10 pm John & Audrey Ewasiuk Said:

    Our Deepest Sympathy Pat and to your family. May you draw comfort from memories off days gone bye. RIP Adam

  18. On 26/11/2020 at 11:17 pm Sonia and Ned Shillington Said:

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. May Adam Rest In Peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  19. On 26/11/2020 at 11:43 pm Pete and Hilaria Wowryk Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to you Pat and your family..

  20. On 27/11/2020 at 6:25 am Dan, Sharlene & Chase Landry Said:

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Adam was such a generous and wonderful man full of stories that always ended up talking about Ukrainian food. He will be missed, treasured and loved by many.

  21. On 27/11/2020 at 7:30 am Carolyn Roth Said:

    Our deepest condolences to you Pat and your family sending you all healing light and prayers. I feel very fortunate to have spent some time with such a kind and generous man who had deep passion and conviction in his life. Rest in peace Adam and may the violin play on…xoxo

  22. On 27/11/2020 at 7:38 am Sharon Mayor (need Lazaruk) Said:

    My deepest condolences, Pat, to you and your family. After reading Adam’s obituary, I realized that you are suffering a great loss of a husband, father and grandfather.

  23. On 27/11/2020 at 9:58 am Lorrie Antonation Said:

    My deepest condolences,Pat & Family

  24. On 27/11/2020 at 12:40 pm Peter and Ellen Lamb Said:

    Our prayers and condolences to you Pat, Dean and,Darla and families. Adam was an awesome man who was kind, gentle and always smiling with that twinkle in his eyes. So many times when we were supposed to be working on the farm we went fishing instead. The work always got done but the fishing came first. Even at the reunion, we had to go because they were probably biting. He will be greatly missed but the memories will always be there. May Jesus give your family peace as you grieve the loss of Adam. Love Peter and Ellen and Family.

  25. On 27/11/2020 at 5:02 pm Dene, Lorne & family Said:

    Sending our prayers and sincerest condolences to you Pat, Darla, Dean and families. May God surround you with His love and give you all the strength as you grieve Adam. Find comfort in knowing Adam is at peace playing his violin. Vichnya Pamyat

  26. On 27/11/2020 at 5:04 pm Heather & Jon Fennell Said:

    Dear Pat,

    Our thoughts are with you and your family. We hope the beautiful memories that you carry from your more than fifty years together with Adam will help to heal the sadness in your heart. You have written such a beautiful and meaningful tribute for Adam.

    Nashi nayshchyrishi spivchuttya,
    Heather and Jon

  27. On 27/11/2020 at 6:37 pm Ella & Bill Wynn Said:

    Dear Pat, Darla, Dean & families,
    We were sad to hear of Adam’s death. I grew up “next door” to Adam on the farm, my memories of him are of his kind smile, his friendship with my brother, he & my Dad playing their fiddles, many fun times…
    May God bless you & give you strength as you move through this difficult time, our sympathy & prayers are sent to each of you.
    Hold on to your precious memories. Rest In Peace Adam .

  28. On 27/11/2020 at 7:03 pm Ray & Lucille Lewandoski Said:

    Our sincere condolences to you, Pat, Dean, Darla & families. The precious memories you have will get you through this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. There will be sweet music up above now.Rest In Peace, Adam.

  29. On 28/11/2020 at 8:26 am Rosaline & Orest Dutchak Said:

    Dear Pat, Darla, Dean and families,

    Our Deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Adam. May God give you strength during
    this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Adam was a special man and we will
    never forget his gentleness and smile. Rest in peace dear Adam.

    Orest & Roz Dutchak

  30. On 28/11/2020 at 8:42 am Jamie & Tracey Kaskiw and Family Said:

    Our deepest sympathy Auntie Pat, Darla, Dean and Families. Uncle Adam was a kind, loving and gentle man and will be deeply missed. We have very fond memories of fishing, hunting, music, and a for sure a game of Rummoli every boxing day. We are thinking of you and wishing that your cherished memories will bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Rest in peace Uncle Adam.

  31. On 28/11/2020 at 11:10 am Pam Taylor Said:

    Dear Pat, Mike and I are sad to hear of the passing of Adam, We wish you strength and the comfort of shared memories of much happier days.

  32. On 28/11/2020 at 2:11 pm Claire W. Said:

    Pat, May all your memories you hold dear to your heart bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Claire

  33. On 28/11/2020 at 2:11 pm Brenda Stang Said:

    Dearest Pat,
    My most sincere condolences to you and your family. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
    Hugs, Brenda Stang

  34. On 28/11/2020 at 2:15 pm Sharon Scott Said:

    A heartbreaking loss. My sympathy Pat. Memories are the legacy of love, and Adam was very much loved. One day at a time as this journey begins. Rest in Peace Adam.

  35. On 28/11/2020 at 3:27 pm Sandy McDonald Said:

    Pat, my thoughts are with you & your family. May the memories of your fifty years together bring comfort to you in the days ahead.

  36. On 28/11/2020 at 5:54 pm Belinda Hudson Said:

    Thinking of you and your family at this most difficult time. Sending love and peace. Belinda

  37. On 29/11/2020 at 8:47 am Bonnie Carruthers Said:

    Pat, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. May your years of memories with Adam and the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time. God Bless. Bonnie

  38. On 29/11/2020 at 2:23 pm Charlene Jollymore Said:

    Sending sincere condolences to you and your family, Pat. May happy memories provide you with peace and comfort.

  39. On 29/11/2020 at 7:08 pm Wally & Frances Yanchycki Said:

    Adam will be well remembered for his musical talent, his violin playing was second to none. He had a pleasant style of his own. He will also be remembered for his good nature and pleasant ways. He could get along with anybody. The few times that I played with his band I really enjoyed it. It was not a job, but a fun time. Pat – take care as we ask the Good Lord to comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

    Wally & Frances Yanchycki Erickson, Mb.

  40. On 30/11/2020 at 5:16 am Jay and Glenda Johnston Said:

    Pat and family we are so sorry to hear of Adams passing, may God comfort and keep you. You are in our prayers.

  41. On 30/11/2020 at 7:30 am Dorothy Labay Said:

    Our family is very blessed to have known this wonderful man Adam.our prayers are with you and your family at this time

  42. On 30/11/2020 at 8:05 am Veronica Sichewski Said:

    May beautiful memories give you strength in these difficult hours…
    Our memories of Adam’s band at a dance are precious and we still listen
    to the album he recorded… Pat to you and your family our condolences
    May he rest in Peace!

  43. On 30/11/2020 at 10:01 am Anita McFeeters Said:

    Pat I am sending you heartfelt condolences. May you find peace in memories.


  44. On 30/11/2020 at 2:07 pm Glen and Charlotte McLeay Said:

    Dear Pat ,Dean, Darla and all of the grandchildren,

    Our deepest sympathy to you. Hang onto and cherish the beautiful memories that you have of Adam. Know that our thoughts are with you through this difficult time.

    “Rest In Peace, Adam”.

  45. On 01/12/2020 at 12:03 pm Wayne and Dianne Labay Said:

    Dear Pat condolences to you and your family on the loss of Adam our thoughts are with you at this difficult time

  46. On 06/12/2020 at 8:58 pm Jerry and Gladys Ryback Said:

    I have pleasant memories of Adam as a great friend growing up as we navigated around the countryside to the various social functions. As a neighbor we worked, hunted and fished together. He was truly a great friend – almost like a brother. Treasured memories forever!!

  47. On 06/12/2020 at 8:59 pm Jerry and Gladys Ryback Said:

    I have pleasant memories of Adam as a great friend growing up as we navigated around the countryside to the various social functions. Treasured memories forever!!

  48. On 07/12/2020 at 2:27 pm Val Goertzen (Boychuk) Said:

    Pat, Darla, & family our sincerest condolences on your loss . Wishing you well during this difficult time.
    Val Goertzen (Boychuk)

  49. On 08/12/2020 at 5:16 pm Nathene Arthur Said:

    Dear Pat and family, That was a beautiful testimonial and obituary. It sounds like he had a very full life, and a wonderful loving family. That is such a blessing. Several of the Ladies of St Mary’s were talking outside after mass on Sunday, and we wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you at this time. Love, Nathene.

  50. On 14/12/2020 at 11:18 am Len and Vicki Lazaruk Said:

    Just heard of your loss. Our sincere condolences to you, Pat and your children and grandchildren. We hope for all of you, peace will come early and your reflections of the caring and gentle man that Adam was, will bring a smile to your faces, and a warmth in your hearts. Rest in peace, Adam.

  51. On 27/12/2020 at 12:50 pm Patty Clarke Said:

    Pat, I just learned of Adam’s passing and am praying for peace, comfort and hope for you and your family. I found him to be sweet, gentle and long-suffering, and know that he has left a huge hole in your lives that only love and memories can fill. Be blessed, my friend.