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.