Biography: John Bilinski was born in Poland in 1920 to parents Joe and Franciska (“Frances”) Bilinski. He was the oldest of 5 siblings. His father came to Canada in 1927, while his mother followed in 1930. They homesteaded in Codesa AB. After serving in WW II, John married Helen Kasprow in November 1951. They settled and farmed in the Wanham AB area, and they had 3 children: Jim (1953), Janet (1957), and Cindy (1959). Since 1973 they lived in Grande Prairie. John died at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie on February 3, 1987 at age 66, and he is buried in the Grande Prairie Cemetery.
Source: Smoky Peace Triangle pp. 136-137 Photo p. 136
Daily Herald Tribune – Feb. 4, 1987 – Obituary
AGS Website – Obituary Index