KUCHTYN, Bruno Peter

KUCHTYN, Bruno Peter
1936 – 2011

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend Bruno Kuchtyn of Cochrane, AB on August 31, 2011 at the age of 74 with his family by his side.

He was predeceased by his parents Victoria and Mike Kuchtyn, his sister

Mary Tomala and brother-in-law Joe Machowski.

Bruno will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 54 years Tina (Christina); his children Kevin and Lana (Mike) Iwanski and grandchildren, Christina (Nick) Ruzic, Trina, Daniel, Tracy, and Brendan. Bruno will be forever in the memories of his sister Annie Machowski, sister-in-law Faye Frerot and all his cousins, nephews, nieces, and long time friends who all have been a major part of his life.

A celebration of Bruno’s life will be held at the Cochrane RancheHouse, 101 RancheHouse Road, Cochrane on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 2:00 P.M.. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Bruno’s memory may be made to the Calgary Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Society, 440 10816 MacLeod Trail S.E. Calgary, AB. T2J 5N8 or www.cfbts.org.

  1. On 03/09/2011 at 6:51 am Jaye and Lance Jacques Said:

    Tina, Lana and Kevin

    So very sorry for your loss. Know that your friends everywhere are with you today.

    love, Jaye and Lance

  2. On 03/09/2011 at 7:08 am Kleiner, John and Jackie Said:

    So sorry for your loss of your dear husband and father.

  3. On 03/09/2011 at 7:52 am Alyn and Louanne Olive Said:

    Dear Tina and Family,

    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Bruno’s sudden passing. He was a great friend and neighbour. We will miss him immensely.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Louanne and Alyn

  4. On 03/09/2011 at 10:07 am Nancy Browne Said:

    For Tina,
    Thinking of you today, am so sorry for your loss.
    My deepest sympathies to you and your Family.
    Nancy Browne (CIBC/Intria)

  5. On 03/09/2011 at 1:28 pm Doreen Turner Said:


    So sad to hear of Bruno’s passing.
    My deepest sympathies and I am thinking of you.


  6. On 03/09/2011 at 1:45 pm David & Shirley Kemp Said:


    We are so sorry to hear of Bruno’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, our thoughts are with you.

  7. On 03/09/2011 at 6:20 pm Hielkje Klok Said:

    Tina, Kevin and Lana

    My prayers and thoughts are with you all. My deepest sympathy for you all at this time.

  8. On 03/09/2011 at 7:30 pm Joyce and Paul Gardam Said:

    Tina, Lana, Mike, Kevin, and family (Mitze too). This is the hardest entry I will probably ever make because losing Bruno was not only such a shock but such a loss. We have been friends for over 30 years and have had lots of fun and memories which cannot ever be replaced of your husband, dad, father-in-law, “Judga” and Our Friend. His love of his “toys” which included boats, cars, trucks, motorhomes, motorcycles are now treasures that make us laugh but he always made us laugh. I think the only thing he didn’t own was an airplane, although he was in the Canadian Air Force. He loved his acordian and we enjoyed listening to him play his favourite songs. He always made everyone feel welcome with a big smile and big bear hug that will be forever remembered and cherished. We enjoyed many happy times at the Crossroads Community dances, and Tina and Bruno were absolutely wonderful dancers and terrific to watch from the sidelines. They made many friends in Crossroads,and even if some of them aren’t here today, they send their condolences and sincere symnpathy to Tina and Mike and Lana who still reside in Crossroads. Paul recalls the downtown fire in the Cameron block of 8 Ave. & 1 St. S.E. in 1958 that he and Bruno both attended as young officers, Bruno, a fireman, and Paul, a policeman, and although their paths would not cross until many years later, they shared a common bond of love and respect for their respective careers. To Bruno – I know God will take good care of you and reunite you with your loved ones that have gone before you. To Tina, Lana, Mike, Kevin, and family, he will always be near and watching over you as his first love was his family above all else. Always remember the good times, and for the grandkids “Judga” is not far away. He will be watching over Christina as she brings a new “little one” into the Kucytyn family.
    God bless all of you.
    Love always
    Joyce and Paul and the Gang

  9. On 05/09/2011 at 4:47 am Glen & Frances McGlaughlin Said:

    To Tina % family
    We were very saddened to hear about the sudden passing of a friend and active member of our senior curling league .He will be missed very much by his many senior friends in Cochrane.Our sincere sympathies are extended to the Kuchtyn family.

  10. On 05/09/2011 at 12:16 pm Georgene (Bourdier)& Neil Hunter Said:

    Dearest Tina, Kevin & Lana
    So sad to hear of your loss. I know we have not seen you for a long time but old friends always remain in ones heart. Remember the good times as I have been doing so since I read the news in the paper. Sincere Sympathy to all of you.

  11. On 05/09/2011 at 6:19 pm Tina and Family Said:

    Sorry to hear about your loss. I know it’s been a long time since we spoke. My prayer and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Stella Tkachuk and family

  12. On 05/09/2011 at 6:22 pm Jody Frerot Said:

    Tina and family. I was saddened and shocked to hear of Bruno’s passing. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

  13. On 06/09/2011 at 6:07 am EMILY BRUCKS/ BOURDIER Said:


  14. On 07/09/2011 at 8:58 am John & Diane McGillivray Said:

    Dear Tina & Family,

    We were so sorry to learn of Bruno’s passing and extend our sympathies. As a fellow Mason, John was happy to have known Bruno. Also, through Tina and my experience as Grand Representatives in the Eastern Star, I have come to know you as a strong woman who will make your own way. Our condolences go out to you and yours.

    Diane & John McGillivray

  15. On 07/09/2011 at 10:54 am GORDON LEMKE Said:

    Dear Kuchtyn Family I worked with Bruno on the CFD. My memories of him are all good. He was nice and always presented himself in a professional manner. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Gordon Lemke Retired Fire Captain

  16. On 03/01/2018 at 10:49 pm Marilyn Mcleod. (Casey) Said:

    Tina, Lana, Mike and Kevin. I just found out about Bruno and am so sorry. I know what you are going through and I remember how you were there for me when I lost Bill wish I could have been there for you. I am thinking of you and your family. Love. Casey

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