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This is a little Ryan's Hope pre-union, beyond being a beautifully written and acted piece of television. Louise Shaffer is in the hair color ad around 36 minutes, and Bernie Barrow plays the justice of the peace. 

 

 

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(Father) Ed Evanko (Dr. Alex  McLean) passed away on November 18th- -he was 80 years old.

 

https://cropo.com/tribute/details/6311/FATHER-EDWARD-EVANKO/obituary.html

 

Obituary of FATHER EDWARD EVANKO

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Fr. Edward, Danylo  Evanko on Sunday, November 18, 2018. He was predeceased by his father, Danylo   Evanko, mother, Justyna Dmytryk,  and step-mother Doris Tataryn Evanko, Brother-in-law Borden Cardinal, nephew Kenneth Cardinal, brother-in-law, Dan Petriw, step brother-in-law Steve Morris, sister Ann Petriw. He leaves to mourn his passing  his sister Jennie Cardinal Prystupa (Peter) his step sisters Florence Gregg (Joe) and Gladys Morris, many nephews and nieces as well as many professional associates and friends.

 

Edward Danylo  Evanko Tenor, Actor, Priest was born in Winnipeg, October 19,1938. At an early age, he showed a special talent for music, winning the first of many trophies in the Manitoba (Winnipeg) Music Competition Festival at thirteen years of age. He studied with Herbert Belyea and Lucien Needham and sang professionally for the first time at Rainbow Stage. He earned a BA Degree at the University of Manitoba, majoring in English.

 

In 1961 be began training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and sang with the English Opera Group and the Welsh National Opera. Upon his return to Winnipeg in 1967, he hosted his own “Ed Evanko Show.” He has appeared in many evening and daytime television drama shows, including “Ryan's Hope,”“Chicago Hope,” and “Third Rock from the Sun.” He appeared on Broadway in “Canterbury Tales” and “Rex.” His Broadway debut gained him a Theatre World Award, a New Jersey Drama Critics Award and a Los Angeles Ovation Award nomination. He has recorded Broadway albums for Capitol, RCA, an album for Decca, and three for Destiny Records. He has appeared at all the major Ukrainian festivals in Canada and the USA, and has promoted Ukrainian music by singing on many occasions at the Ukrainian Institute and at Lincoln Center in New York City.

 

In 2001 Edward discerned a calling to become a priest. He pursued his academic training  and spiritual formation at the Pontificio Collegio Beda in Rome, at St. Josaphat Seminary and Catholic University in Washington, DC, and at Holy Spirit Seminary and St. Paul University in Ottawa. He completed his Master of Arts in Theology degree (Eastern Christian Studies concentration). In 2005 He was ordained as a Ukrainian Catholic priest in the Archeparchy of Winnipeg. He served in the District of Rossburn/Russell for two and one-half years prior to coming to the Eparchy of New Westminster to serve as pastor the Church of the Holy Dormition of the Mother of God in Richmond, B.C from January, 2008 until his retirement in June, 2013. He settled in Salt Springs, but moved Winnipeg in July, 2016. On October 21, 2016 he suffered a devastating stroke to which he succumbed on November 18, 2018.

 

 

Particular influences in his life have been Fr. Stefan Semchuk, his first pastor, Fr. Bohdan Lukie, and Fr. Walter Klimchuk. To his spiritual directors for their guidance and example, Fr. Jim Brand, Fr. Wasyl  Kharyk, and Fr. Ray Lukie, and rectors, Msgr. Roderick Strange and Fr. Ken Nowakowski, (Currently  Bishop Ken) and to Bishop David Motiuk, and Archbishop Michael Bzdel, and Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak he will be eternally grateful.

 

 

The family thanks and acknowledges with deep appreciation Sister Darleane Pelechaty (S.S.M.I.) and the and staff and volunteers of Holy Family Home for the loving care and respect they had shown to him. The family is grateful to Dr. Andrea  Babick for her compassionate medical and spiritual care. Finally, to the many friends who over the two difficult years took the time to phone, write of visit with Fr. Edward, we offer our deepest appreciation and thanks. The family also extends their thanks to Cropo Funeral Chapel for their support and consideration.

 

Prayers will be offered on Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:00 P.M. followed by a Funeral Liturgy on Saturday, December 1, 2018 10:00 A.M., at  Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, 965 Boyd Ave. Winnipeg, MB with  Metropolitan Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

 

If friends so desire, donations in the memory of Fr. Edward Evanko may be made to Holy Family Home  165 Aberdeen Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2W 1T9, or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0Y4 or to a charity of own choice.

 

Flowers gratefully declined

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RIP Ed Evanko

 

From Soap Hoppers 

 

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ED EVANKO

 

RYAN'S HOPE       Dr. Alex McLean         1976-77

GENERATIONS     Dr. Lugar                        1989

KNOTS LANDING     Judge        1991

SISTERS              Dr. Dalton Isley     1993

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I had a rather specific RH memory flash today that I'm hoping someone can validate.

 

When Jill and Seneca divorced there were references to the fact that New York did not have "no-fault" divorce laws so they had to agree on whether to report adultery or mental cruelty.  Jill got an interesting monologue about how the divorce laws inhibited women's civil rights.  I did not follow RH during the SoapNet re-runs but I think it covered this period of the story.  I would appreciate any references to Jill's speech.

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On 1/4/2019 at 7:43 AM, danfling said:

I am confused about who Ed Evanco played on Ryan's Hope.   Was he Jack's friend who moved to New York City?

 

Yes. He was one of a number of spoilers for Mary/Jack who just kind of disappeared (I think he left town quietly). He had one of the bigger impacts as a fight over him led Jack to his car crash, I think. 

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Great interview with Helen Gallagher (Maeve) discussing her extensive theater career.  This is from February 4th.


She looks and sounds wonderful at 92! 

 

She talks about RH for about 2 minutes at approx. 43:00. She blames Agnes Nixon for the end of the show.

 

 

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Wow, what a wonderful find! She's definitely a good time, and it's always great to hear soap legends explicitly say they enjoyed doing the work and would have kept at it for longer than the opportunity allowed. What she says about the timeslot change checks out with everything I've always read about the show's demise.

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It is shameful how ABC took away RH's time slot and handed it to a show (LOVING) that, in all honesty, never really stood a chance of succeeding at any time in their lineup.  Bottom line: LOVING suffered constantly from lack of a strong identity, while RH had an identity that not even Joseph Hardy and Pat Falken Smith could diminish (despite their best efforts).

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On 3/21/2019 at 12:29 AM, Khan said:

It is shameful how ABC took away RH's time slot and handed it to a show (LOVING) that, in all honesty, never really stood a chance of succeeding at any time in their lineup.  Bottom line: LOVING suffered constantly from lack of a strong identity, while RH had an identity that not even Joseph Hardy and Pat Falken Smith could diminish (despite their best efforts).

 

ABC never would have done that had Loving been created by anyone else but Nixon/Marland.

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