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Donald Frank Hrycuik
October 5, 1945 - April 8, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">DONALD FRANK HRYCUIK<br>October 5, 1945 – April 8, 2017<br><br>It is with great sadness that the family of Don announces his passing at the Sherbrooke Care Home on April 8, 2017, at the age of 71, having lost the battle of his life to ALS. Although he knew the outcome after receiving his diagnosis on August 3, he never gave up hope and the family and friends rallied around him to support him through a disease that took the very essence of his life, the love of talking and walking. <br><br>Don will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Lily (James-deceased January 14, 2014) Ganchar, Marilyn (Leroy) Evenson, Bernice (Tim Stewart) Hryciuk, Elaine (Tad) Cherkewich, Dianna (Dennis) Jones, and his brother, John (Judy) Hrycuik, along with their families. He was predeceased by his mother, Josephine (Mazurkewich) and father John Hryciuk.<br><br>Don lived his childhood years on the family farm in Fish Creek and at age 17 he moved to Saskatoon to pursue a career. Don was an electrician, actively pursuing his trade up until the onset of his illness. Always a strong supporter of the Union, Don just celebrated 50 active years with the IBEW. In his younger, more radical days his belief in fair wages and safe working conditions for all his fellow workers, saw him support these beliefs by laying across the railway tracks at the potash mine in a union action where he worked. These beliefs remained with him and guided him through his working life.<br><br>Don, always fit, loved to ski in the winter and was a long time member of the Field House, walking 3 or 4 times a week for over 30 years. While staying fit and strong, he made strong and lasting friendships. He will be sadly missed by his friends at the Legion, his weekly coffee and Boston pizza get togethers.<br><br>While Don was proud to be an electrician he was a farmer at heart. He found nothing better than spending a weekend working around the farm, visiting neighbours, relatives and long time friends. Seasons of seeding and harvest time brought out his strong work ethic and especially the broad smile across his face as he worked the land. This was his down time, his being “at the lake”.<br><br>Don loved family and was at every birthday, first for his little nieces and nephews, then for the next generation of great nephews and nieces. They all knew and loved their Uncle Donny.<br><br>The family thanks the ALS Society, the staff of Sherbrooke and Dr. Hosain for their care and support. <br><br>Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Park Funeral Home, 311 Third Avenue North. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. <br><br>In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS of SK, 90 C Cavendish St., Regina, SK S4N 4V4.<br><br>To share memories and condolences, visit “Obituaries-Contribute”. Arrangements entrusted to James Werezak, Park Funeral Home, 306.244.2103.<br></div>