God grant Fr. Eugene eternal rest and entrance into the eternal happiness where all the just repose!

December 29, 2015

Rev. Eugene Peter Richlark, OSBM died peacefully at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, MB on Saturday, December 26, 2015.

Born Peter Richlark, on July 5, 1935 in Kelliher, SK, he entered the Basilian Novitiate in Mundare, AB on March 18, 1950 and made his Solemn Profession of Vows in the Basilian Order of St. Josaphat on September 8, 1957. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 1960 by Bishop Ivan Buchko in Rome, Italy.

Fr. Eugene dedicated much of his priestly life to the education of young Catholics enrolled in the Order's High School, St. Basil-the-Great College School, in Weston, ON, first as a teacher of English Literature, and then as the School's Principal. Throughout his 30 plus years career in education, Fr. Eugene always had high expectations for both the students at the school, as well as the teachers who taught there. Through his dedication and attention to administrative details, Fr. Eugene helped build the reputation of St. Basil-the-Great College School into an institution that was the envy of many Catholic Schools in the Toronto area.

After retiring from the School, Fr. Eugene served as Assistant Pastor at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Vancouver, BC and as Assistant Pastor at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Winnipeg. He also served the Basilian Order of St. Josaphat as Provincial Secretary/Treasurer (1996-2004, 2012 till present) and as the elected Provincial Superior of the Sacred Heart Province (2004-2012), in Winnipeg, MB.

Monastic Parastas will be celebrated at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 737 Bannerman Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, on Wednesday, December 30 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday, December 31 at 10:00 a.m., also at St. Nicholas Church, with burial to follow in the Basilian Order's section of Holy Family Cemetery, 4355 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB.

God grant Fr. Eugene eternal rest and entrance into the eternal happiness where all the just repose! 


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