David Cameron Hryn
It is with great sadness that the family of David Cameron
Hryn announce his peaceful passing on May 4, 2021 at the age of 61
after a valiant battle with cancer.
Dave was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to Peter and
Doreen (nee Smith) Hryn. The family moved to Saskatoon, in 1963. He
attended Westmount School and Bedford Road Collegiate and then on to
the University of Saskatchewan to obtain a Chemical Engineering and
At a young age during his elementary school years, he was
recruited to swim with the Y-Knots Swim Club. He then went on to swim
with the Goldfins, Saskatoon Master’s and Fredericton
Master’s swim clubs where he excelled. He broke a number of
records, particularly in the Master’s Division, some of
which still remain on the record books today.
In addition to swimming, he also played water polo. His other
interests included playing Bridge of which he attained Life Master
Title, cycling, officiating triathlons, gardening, and cooking with a
variety of unusual spices. In Saskatoon and Fredericton, he could
often be found at the Bridge Club charming the older club goers,
particularly the ladies with his dry humor and wit. He was also an
avid reader and did love his record collection. While in Fredericton
he developed a taste and appreciation for fine Scotch Whiskey and
enjoyed sampling many interesting brands over the past few years with
friends and family.
On June 19, 1993 he married the love of his life, Marilynn
Georgas. They celebrated 27 years together. Their anniversary
tradition was to put on their wedding garb and take a picture. They
both still fit into their outfits this last year. Or should we say
that Dave’s top half of the outfit still fit. I believe he
may have had a reason for just having the picture taken from the waist
In 2004, Dave and Marilynn moved to Fredericton, New
Brunswick when Dave left the employ of the City of Saskatoon and
joined Environment Canada to work as an Aquatic Technician where he
worked until his passing.
Dave will be missed for his deep voice and hearty laugh, his
wit, welcoming personality, and logical mind. He was a good person to
bounce ideas off of as he would always provide you with a well thought
Dave leaves to mourn, his wife, Marilynn Georgas,
stepmother-in-law, Barbara Georgas Orillia, Ont. Siblings:
Donna Hryn, Saskatoon, SK, Darlene (Kevin) Stainbrook, Saskatoon, SK,
Darcy (Melvin) Bird, Saskatoon, SK, Brothers in law: Jim Georgas
(Shirley), Edmonton, AB and Chris N. Georgas (Fabienne Montserrat),
Limoux, France, aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends and former
Dave was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Doreen Hryn,
his father-in-law, James P. Georgas, mother-in-law, Toni Georgas,
Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family would like to thank all the Doctors and staff at
both the Moncton Hospital for the initial care and the Dr. Everett
Chalmers Regional Hospital, 3 East, for the exceptional care they
At Dave’s request there will not be a service. You
can raise a glass of your finest Scotch to Dave with a smile and fond
memories. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a memorial
donation in Dave’s name be made to The Terry Fox Foundation
or a charity of your choice.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de David Cameron Hryn 19592021..
Décès pour la Ville: Fredericton, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick