Nick Martinuk passed away peacefully on Monday March 15, 2021 at the Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats, SK.
Nick was born on December 14, 1923 on the family farm in the Chatsworth District, to parents Tom and Dora (Pitz) Martinuk. He received his schooling at Chatsworth School.
He met the love of his life Isabelle (Bell) Brown and they were married June 1961. They lived and farmed north east of Saltcoats for many years. They were hard working and they loved and respected their livestock and the land that provided them with a living. Nick would bottle feed the calves that needed it and he would even name the calves. Nick and Isabelle retired from farming in 1990 and moved into Saltcoats. Sadly Bell passed away in 2011 leaving Nick alone.
Nick enjoyed nature and loved to take pictures of the wildlife that lived around the farm and of the scenery that he so loved. He became an accomplished photographer. He loved to work with his hands and once he retired he took up woodworking.
He was a happy person with a great sense of humor; he was hardworking, honest, generous, strong and resourceful. He could do all the things a farmer and man of the land needed to do to keep the farm running smoothly. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He was a devout member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Nick is survived by his nieces and nephews Darlene, Darryl, and Dwayne Martinuk; Carla, Patti, Philip, David, and Kathy Daum; Lynne, Lynda, and Laurel Howard.
Rest in Peace Uncle Nick. You will be dearly missed.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 24, 2021 at 11:00 am for the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church Yorkton, SK with Father Michael Faryna officiating.
To view the Livestream of Nick's service click this link http://www.facebook.com/christiesfuneralhome at 10:55AM on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. You do not require a Facebook account to watch the livestream. We recommend using headphones for best audio.
Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church
89 Bradbrooke Drive, Yorkton SK S3N 2Y2
Lakeside Manor Care Home
101 Crescent Lake Rd, Saltcoats SK S0A 3R0
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