Bohdan (Bo) Juzkiw
April 3, 1949 – August 8, 2015
Bo was tragically killed during the Red Rocks Century bike ride in Evergreen, Colorado. He was enjoying what he loved best to the very end, and did not suffer. In his final moments, he was surrounded by fellow cyclists who came to his aid. Bo was born in Arenberg, Germany to Ukrainian parents who met in a displaced persons’ camp after WWII. He grew up in various parts of North America and married his wife, Janet Lucille, in Toronto in 1971. A steel fabricator by trade, his passion was bicycles and cycling. After living on the Lower Mainland for the past 25+ years, they decided to settle in Grand Forks in June 2009 and to make that their final move. He loved the beautiful roads in the area and the great local cycling community.
In addition to cycling, he loved his whippets, and was involved with the CWA whippet racing club, Racing For Fun, on the Lower Mainland, where he was the lure operator for their races for several years. His heart dog, Wylie, with whom he shared one-quarter of his life, and Pyro, will greet him at the Rainbow Bridge. Bo leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Janet Lucille, sister Irene Juzkiw (Peter Mueser), mother (Maria Juzkiw), mother-in-law (Mildred Jordan), as well as cousins in the Ukraine. He was predeceased by his father (George Juzkiw) and father-in-law (Howard Jordan). Also left to mourn are his 3 whippets, Percy, Pender and Brinley, members of the Grand Forks Cycling Club, and his extended dog show family on the Lower Mainland, throughout the west coast and beyond. A cycling-related celebration of life is planned for later this fall. Donations in Bo`s memory may be made to either Grand Forks Community Trails Society or the Grand Forks and District Public Library. Bo was an unassuming person but generous in sharing his knowledge if asked. He will be so missed and will remain in our hearts forever.