Paul Mayuk

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!

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

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  2. Martha Pentlichuk says:

    To the Family of Paul Mayuk:
    I worked at ST. Paul’s Care Home and I found Paul to be a pleasant man. We had many interesting conversations. Often we would search for a misplaced cap or jacket. My husband intertained at St. Paul’s with his band and enjoyed seeing Paul dancing . May he rest in peace.

    Martha & Al Pentlichuk

  3. John & Judy Caruk says:

    To the Mayuk Family:

    Our deepest sympathy at your time of loss.

    John & Judy

  4. Hellar & Shirley Prysiazniuk says:

    Our condolences to the Mayuk Family on the passing of Paul — your dear father, grandfather and great grandfather. Cherish your memories. May he rest in peace.

    Hellar & Shirley

  5. Ernest and Donna Kotyluk and family says:

    Sending our deepest sympathies to the family. At times like this we realize how time flies…spend those extra minutes with those you love….those times are special. Before you know it they are gone and we can’t get them back. Take comfort in your memories of Paul….thinking of you all…Ernest and Donna.

  6. Dennis & Kim Rumak says:

    Sending our sincerest condolences to the Mayuk Family. Sorry to hear of your loss. Paul will be surely missed. Prayers and hugs to all.

    Dennis, Kim and Samantha Rumak

  7. Orest & Trish Wasylucha says:

    Our condolences on the loss of your dear father. I’m sure he and your mom will be playing cards with our parents Pete & Dessie in heaven. May your memories sustain you at this time.

  8. Mark Hockin says:

    My sincere condolences to all the Mayuk family on the passing of your father.

  9. Tracy Cocks says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss Paul. I always enjoyed conversing with him at store in Pine River. He was a kind and gentle man. Condolences to your families.

  10. Tim Filipchuk and Family says:

    Dear Cousins,
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Uncle Paul. I have many fond childhood memories of him and Aunty Jean on the farm in Pine River. May he rest in peace.

    Tim, Iveta Nicholas and Katherin

  11. Mel and Hope Skulmoski says:

    Many memories of Paul here in Pine River—school board,church,hall…
    Paul was always there with a quick smile.
    Sympathy to all the family.
    Mel and Hope

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