elevated qvvTq April 30, 1929 – November 7, 2018
elevated qvvTq Visitation
Monday November 12, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm
elevated qvvTq Panachyda taking place at 7pm
elevated qvvTq Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated qvvTq Funeral Mass
Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 11:30am
elevated qvvTq Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated qvvTq Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated qvvTq Reception
Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home – Following the Interment
elevated qvvTq Obituary
elevated qvvTq Peacefully at home in his sleep, Nestor joined his loving wife Helen on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. He is survived by his children Sharon, Ken (Joan), Janice (Dave), Kathy, Michelle (Norm). Loving Didzi of Matthew (Erin), Aron (Julie), Jenna (Hendrik), Laura and Robert. Predeceased by his parents John and Elsie Wasyluk, infant brother Michael, sister Nettie and August Kimocovich, Mary and Nick Kohuch, brother Morris (Doreen), brother Ron (Gwen). Survived by brother Walter (late Lorraine), sister Rose Pettingill (Lee), sister Stella Prokopowich (late Gordon), brother John Wasyluk (Charlotte), sister Gloria Seniuk (Bill), sister Shirley Homecko (late Andy), brother Frank (Jane). Also survived by sister-in-law Olga Kotyluk (late Nestor) and brothers-in-law Eugene Kotyluk (late Nadia) and Eddie Kotyluk (late Gail) (Gail). He was an uncle, godfather and good friend to many.
elevated qvvTq Nestor was born on April 30th ,1929 in Mink Creek Manitoba (Ethelbert district). As a young boy, some of his first jobs included arriving to the one-room schoolhouse early in the winter months to start the fire in the stove for 12 cents a week. He also herded cows home for 5 cents a week. By the time he was 14, he was able to buy his first bicycle.
elevated qvvTq In 1944, the family moved to Garland Manitoba and opened Wasyluk’s Lucky Dollar Store serving gasoline, groceries, dry goods, clothing, and household items. It was here that he first met the love of his life and future wife, Helen Kotyluk. He finished high school at St. Joseph’s college, Yorkton, Saskatchewan and later graduated Normal School (Teacher’s College).
elevated qvvTq Nestor and Helen married on October 25th, 1951 at St. John’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Garland Manitoba and they enjoyed 65+ years together. He taught school for 7 years, all grades, all subjects in a one room schoolhouse in rural Manitoba.
elevated qvvTq In 1957 Nestor, Helen, and children Sharon, Ken and Janice moved to Toronto where they later welcomed daughters Kathy and Michelle. He worked for Christie-Brown for 7 years in sales. He joined London Life Insurance in 1963 and retired after 30 years of service.
elevated qvvTq Nestor welcomed his first grandchild Matthew on October 25th, 1974, his 23rd wedding anniversary. He was soon followed by Aron. A few years later, Jenna, Laura and Robert were welcomed by their Didzi.
elevated qvvTq Dad enjoyed many trips and cruises with Mom. Together they visited Cuba, the Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Columbia, along with many other trips across Canada and the United States.
elevated qvvTq Dad loved spending time at the cottage creating memories with family and friends. He also enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and collecting stamps and coins. But the two things he will always be remembered for is making dill pickles and making people laugh.
elevated qvvTq Nestor enjoyed going to church and it was a big part of his life until failing health made it difficult to attend. He loved history and shared his love of his Ukrainian heritage and tradition with his children. He led by example and was a devoted husband and father. He lived a good and honourable life and he was loved very much. We were blessed beyond measure to have been raised by such a strong and inspirational man and are forever proud to have had him as our father.
elevated qvvTq The family would like to thank Dr. Matthew Myatt, Leanne from the FHT, Liz Ferrier and the nurses and staff at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston. The family would also like to say thanks to the wonderful at home support team that took such good care of our Father including Ashley C, Ashley N, Sharnette and Inder. Dad was also blessed to have the comfort and peace of his youngest brother Frank who was by his side until the very end.
elevated qvvTq In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to the Mink Creek Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery fund C/O Sonia Hucal P.O. Box 47, RR1, Ethelbert, Manitoba R0L 0T0 or to the charity of your choice.
elevated qvvTq https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-nestor-wasyluk
elevated qvvTq Vichnaya Pamyat