Dennis Mayuk

Dennis Mayuk

On Monday, September 14, 2009 Dennis passed away with his wife by his side at his home in Pine River, MB while doing what he enjoyed, farming.

Dennis was born on October 5, 1951 in Dauphin, MB to Paul & Jean Mayuk.

Dennis attended Vimy Ridge, Pine River and Ethelbert schools. He worked on a construction crew on the highway through Cowan, then he want to Snow Lake to work in the mine. In 1972 he moved to Winnipeg and worked at Low Cost Automatic Transmissions. On October 12th, 1974 Dennis married Diane Matkowski, in 1975 they moved back to Pine River, and found employment driving semi, and working for the Pine River Highways Department. He was employed with Dick’s Enterprises, did farm work for Alvin Dykun, and farmed, which was his main occupation.

He loved hunting, fishing, camping, boating and all outdoor activities. He as very active with his children and grandchildren and their many activities.

Dennis was an active member of the Pine River Fire Department where he was currently fire chief for the last 14 years, and he was also a counsellor for the RM of Mountain (Ward #1) for nine years.

Dennis leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his loving wife Diane, children Owen (Tanya) Mayuk of Fox Creek, AB, Misty (Derek) Bartel of Minitonas, MB, Nathan (Karrie) Mayuk of The Pas, MB, and also his six grandsons, Skyler, Colten, Login, Brayden, Jake & Haiden. He also leaves to mourn his father Paul Mayuk of Dauphin, his brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, close friends and extended family.

He was predeceased by his mother Jean Mayuk and his mother and father-in-law Cecila and Anthony Pankiw.

Prayers for Dennis were held on Friday, September 18, 2009 at the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pine River. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 19, 2009 from the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pine River, with The Very Rev. Archpriest Mikolaj Derewianka officiating and Dobr. Janice Derewianka served as cantor and Skyler Mayuk was the Crossbearer. Interment followed in the Pine River Orthodox Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kelly Millward, Bryan McKinnon, Johnny Nakonechny, David Berlinski, Peter Harpiak and Paul Chymy. Honorary Pallbearers are Joel Ackerman (North Dakota), Lan, Steve and all his other U.S. friends including John & Billy Kramer, Wallace & June Winters (Sask) and everyone of his other closest friends and family.

If friends so desire donations may be made in memory of Dennis to the Pine River Fire Department.

Arrangements were entrusted to Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services with funeral homes in Dauphin, Roblin and Ste. Rose du Lac.

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  1. Dear Friend, says:

    So sorry to hear about your recent loss in such a tragic way.
    Olga Puhach (Slipetz) McCreary

  2. Dear Friend, says:

    Diane and family,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family
    at this time of loss of your loved one.

    Staff of Zaplitny & Zamrykut

  3. Dear Friend, says:

    Hello Diane, and family,
    We were saddened by the death of Dennis and are praying for you and your family at this time of loss. May you find strength and peace during this time with the Lord’s help.
    God be with you.
    Ben and Joy Wolters and family.

  4. Dear Friend, says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that your memories will be able to bring you some comfort.
    Thinking of you all,
    Andrea Overby

  5. Dear Friend, says:

    Dear Diane and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing and the tragic way in which he left you. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who also had time to volunteer for his community. My heart goes out to you and I pray that you will all find the inner strength to continue in his memory.
    Carol Verbiwski

  6. Dear Friend, says:

    Diane and family –
    I was very saddened to hear of Dennis’ tragic and sudden passing. This is so unfair.
    May you all be blessed with strength and the love of support of family and friends during this very difficult time.
    God Bless you.
    My sincerest and heartfelt sympathy,
    Betty Jane Frykas

  7. Dear Friend, says:

    Diane & Family

    ïWhat moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

    ïMay the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.
    Edward and Florence Dowbush

  8. Dear Friend, says:

    Diane and Family

    Alex and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family at your great loss.

    Alex and Diane Hrychuk

  9. Dear Friend, says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are very sorry for your loss.

    Tara Burnell (Overby) and family (Winnipeg)

  10. Dear Friend, says:

    Diane & Family,

    We know that there are no words to take away your pain but we hope that knowing you are in our thoughts & prayers will help ease the pain. With heartfelt sympathy

    Karen, Ryan & Mitchell Rauliuk

  11. Dear Friend, says:

    To the Mayuk Family.

    While there are no words to help ease the loss that you bear, know that you are close in every thought and prayer.

    I have many fond memories of Dennis throughout my childhood – from camping at Welman Lake to fishing in Jenpeg – Dennis, and the entire Mayuk family, were a significant part of my childhood. Dennis will be missed.

    Tradgedies such as this need to remind us all that life is precious and it is short. Every passing second of our life is a gift that we much treasure and embrace.

    My deepest sympathy,

    Joel Semeniuk and Family (Candice, Joshua, and Gabriel)

  12. Dear Friend, says:

    Dave and I were very saddened to hear about your loss. Dennis was a long time friend and neighbor and will be greatly misses by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    David and Daphne Dowbush

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