On January 8th 2013 we had to say goodbye to an amazing man. Someone who was endlessly loved as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Paul Mayuk.
Paul Mayuk will be forever in the hearts of his children Richard (Catherine), Gerald (Iris), Cindy (Blair) and Kimberley (Rick); fifteen grandchildren, Owen, Misty, Nathan, Carrie, Richard Jr., Shannon, Michael, Ryan, Amber, Dustin, Andrea, Jenna, Jayson, Devon and Kyle; eighteen great grandchildren; sisters Lillian Yarotski and Pauline Toporowski of Dauphin; brother Ted and wife Iris Mayuk of Brandon; daughter-in-law Diane of Pine River; and sister-in-law Anne of California and many nieces, nephews and cousins
Paul was predeceased by his wife, Jean and son Dennis; brothers Mike and wife Ann of Kelowna; Tony and wife Margaret of Dauphin; Peter and wife Rose of New York; Alex and wife Mary of New York; Steve of California; and Nicholas, at a younger age; and sister Olive Boyko of Gilbert Plains.
Paul’s life began on the family farm in Pine River, Manitoba (Vimy Ridge area), son of Wasyl and Kataryna Majuk (Olynick). He attended school in Vimy Ridge, then high school in Pine River. He taught school for 1 year at East Cowan Ridge, Cowan MB and then farmed with his father, taking over the mixed family farm when his father retired.
On October 12, 1950 he married the love of his life, Jean Filipchuk at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pine River.
Paul was a very loving, kind-hearted and gentle man who always had a smile for everyone and a lending hand if needed. He was very active in the community. He especially took pride in being an elder with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pine River. Carolling at Christmas time was a highlight for Paul. He took part in organizing the Vimy Ridge picnics along with the baseball games. He also was a trustee for the Duck Mountain School Division for many years.
Paul and Jean moved to Dauphin in July 2006. After the passing of his wife Jean in 2007, he was placed at the Personal Care home in respite, later residing in the St. Paul’s Care Home until his passing.
Prayers were offered on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. from the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Chapel in Dauphin. Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. from St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Dauphin with the Rev. Fr. Brent Kuzyk officiating. St. George’s Cantors provided choral accompaniment. The Crossbearer was Andrea Kopp. The Eulogy was delivered by Amber Mayuk. Interment followed in the Pine River Vimy Ridge Cemetery. Laying Paul to rest were Pallbearers Ryan Mayuk, Dustin Mayuk, Misty Bartel, Jayson Yurkewich, Devon Puchailo, and Paul Chymy. All of Paul’s family and friends were considered as Honorary Pallbearers.
Those wishing to remember Paul may honour his memory by making donations to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Pine River, or to the Alzheimer Society.
We all love you dearly and you will forever be in our hearts.
Rest in peace Dad – Vich Naya Pamyat!
I’m not gone….I’m simply enjoying the next stage of my journey; so please be happy for me and trust we shall meet again!Print This Post