It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Melvin Maduke, beloved husband of Gloria Maduke, on January 1, 2019 at the age of 81 years.
Melvin was born in Olha, Manitoba on August 6, 1937 to Mary and Joseph Maduke. Mel was raised on the family farm until the age of twelve. The family then moved into Birtle before moving to Beulah where his father ran the general store.
Mel took his mechanic course in Bandon, MB in 1962. On May 9, 1964 Mel married Gloria Mitten of Welby, SK in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Birtle.
Mel worked at Allard Motors in Dauphin before moving to Spy Hill, SK in 1966 to begin work at the Esterhazy Potash Mine.
Mel spent many hours at the rink watching his son play hockey and the senior hockey team. Fishing was another favourite pastime that he shared with his daughter.
Following his work at the mine, he spent many hours with his tools and wood working, building tables and chairs and helping his daughter with craft projects. He enjoyed spending time at her farm and just being outside.
Melvin was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary Maduke, brothers Wally, Russ and Ted, sister Pat Gill, brothers-in-law Donald, Archie and Carl Mitten, and sister-in-law Fern Surman.
Melvin leaves to mourn his passing his spouse of 54 years, Gloria, his children Twila (Barry) Mund of Springside, Rylan Mund of Yorkton, Renai (Brett) Niefer, Kiana and Lexi Niefer of Stockholm. Tamara Mund, Madysen Taylor of Yorkton, Jeff (Marla) Maduke of Prince George, BC, Darian and Kyler Maduke, Marcy (Ken) Scherloski of Langenburg, Chantal (Jacob) Funk of Roblin, Grant, Stephen, Holly Scherloski, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Melvin Maduke of Yorkton passed away January 1, 2019 at the age of 81 .
Prayers for Mel will be offered on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm from St. Gerard Parish in Yorkton.
A Funeral Mass will be held for Mel on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11:00 am from St. Gerard Parish in Yorkton with Fr. Louis Kim Nguyen officiating.
Interment will follow in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Melvin may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Heart and Stroke Foundation, Saskatchewan
1738 Quebec Ave Unit 26, Saskatoon SK S7K 1V9