It is with deepest sadness that the family of Nestor Kindratsky announce his passing on January 10, 2023, after a brief illness at the age of 83. Nestor Lawrence Kindratsky was born on August 11, 1939, in Canora, Saskatchewan to Joe and Anna (Stusick) Kindratsky. He was the youngest of their eleven children, given the nickname “Pappy” by his oldest brother John. Nestor grew up on the farm north of Stenen and in Canora. After deciding that school was not for him, he worked driving truck for Kay’s Limited, Ball Cartage and A&S Transport before starting at CNR in Melville where he worked for almost 30 years. He was the original commuter, driving daily between Yorkton and Melville. Nestor also enjoyed being a weekend farmer on the Lozinski home quarter. Following his retirement in 1999, Nestor found a part-time job shuttling vehicles for Yorkton Key Chev Olds and Yorkton Toyota. He enjoyed these trips, especially those with Art Gazdewich. After making these trips for over 20 years, he retired again. Nestor had a daily routine of going for coffee first thing in the morning to Sweet Wanders, then coming home to classic T.V. shows and movies with the family dog Boots.
On October 9, 1966, Nestor married Ilona Lozinski at St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church. Together, they had three children Karen, Lorie and Robert. As a family, they enjoyed many camping and fishing trips as well as lots of trips out to British Columbia to visit family. In 2005, they were blessed with the first of three granddaughters, Julia followed by Jessica in 2006 and Jenna in 2011. Nestor loved to take in all the activities his granddaughters participated in like curling, dance, flag football and soccer.
Nestor would often reminisce about his childhood (burning down the pigpen), his days curling in the Stenen Bonspiel, goose hunting with his cousin, partridge hunting with his brother Ed and son, and fishing at Deschambault Lake, Madge Lake, and Sturgeon Landing. He liked to farm with his son, driving a tractor or combine until the summer of 2022 and supervising from the lawn chair in the shop. Nestor loved to get together with family playing cards 65, rummy, and cribbage. Nestor enjoyed keeping in touch with family and friends through regular phone calls, coffee socializing, family gatherings, especially the family reunion in 2022 and the July 1st pancake breakfast in Stenen.
Nestor and Ilona were married for 48 years before Ilona passed away in 2014. Nestor is also predeceased by his parents Joe and Anna Kindratsky; in-laws William and Nellie Lozinski; siblings and their spouses Mary (Paul) Rewakowsky, John (Mary-Anne), Stanley, Tony (Kay), Edward (Anne), Victor (Alyne), Jean (Jim) Bracken as well as brothers-in-law Lawrence Kilmister, Ron Tanton and Jack Banks. He leaves to treasure his memory daughters Karen and Lorie, son Robert (Janel), granddaughters Julia, Jessica and Jenna, sisters Ellie, Vicky and Evelyn as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Prayers will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at St Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, Yorkton, SK. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, Yorkton, SK. The mass will be livestreamed and available through the link below at service time.
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