Nick Trofimuk

Obituary of Nick Trofimuk


Nick Trofimuk

September 7, 1935 - August 1, 2023

It is with great sadness the family of Nick Trofimuk announce his peaceful passing on August 1, 2023 at the Victoria Hospital with his loving wife Anne of 66 years and his son Ken by his side.

Dad was born in Brest, Poland in 1935 and immigrated to Canada in 1938 with his parents Eli and Pearl and his sister Mary.  The family eventually settled and homesteaded in the Paddockwood area.

Dad attended Chesley Public School and Paddockwood High School.  After graduation he worked at Canada Packers followed by the Bank of Nova Scotia.  While working at the bank he met a “cute young girl” who worked at the Marlboro Hotel.  She became the love of his life and the beginning of a 66 year marriage to our Mom, Anne (nee Parcey).  Mom and Dad soon moved to the farm where they welcomed two sons, Kenneth Wayne and Darrell Keith.  They continued farming for 50 years before retiring to Candle Lake.

Dad had a passion for volunteering and served on the Paddockwood School Board as well as multiple terms on the Paddockwood Credit Union and Affinity Credit Union Boards.  He also served on the vestry of St. Bridgid’s Anglican Church in Paddockwood.  An avid curler, Dad served on the Board of Directors for Curling Saskatchewan, eventually becoming President of Curling Saskatchewan and travelling extensively in Canada representing the province as an Executive at national competitions.  As a Lifetime Member, he served for over 60 years in The Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks Club of Canada.  As Chairman for the Elks and Royal Purple Dialysis Foundation fundraising effort, he was instrumental in helping raise in excess of $400,000 for Dialysis equipment for the Victoria Hospital over the course of the Foundation’s existence, and $150,000 for Mental Health Services at the Victoria Hospital.

Dad loved fishing, the Toronto Blue Jays and golfing, even playing at St. Andrews in Scotland! Mom and Dad travelled extensively including to Scotland for a golf and curling holiday, Hawaii, Barbados, Jamaica, Holland, Vegas, a Caribbean cruise, as well as throughout Canada and the United States. 

Nick is survived by his loving wife Anne of 66 years; his son Ken (Debra Sass ); his sister, Mary Luciuk; his brother, John (Sherry) Trofimuk; his sisters-in-law, Sylvia Kowal, Adeline Parcey, Nadia Parcey, and Olga Keizer; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his parents, Eli and Pearl Trofimuk; his son, Darrell Trofimuk; his in-laws, Joe and Michelina Parcey; his brother-in-law, Bill Luciuk; and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Orest (Kay) Parcey, Adolph Parcey, Steve Parcey, Frank (Jean) Parcey, Carol Dyson, Fred (Jean) Polesky, Joe Kowal, Ron (Irene) Burke, Walter (Rose) Parcey, and Jim Keizer.

The family would like to thank the Staff at the Victoria Hospital for their exceptional care.  A special thanks to the Nurses on Level 5 and the Dialysis Unit Nurses.

A Private Family interment will be held at a later date.  In lieu of other tributes the family requests that donations in Nick’s memory be made to the Victoria Hospital Foundation - Dialysis Unit, 1200 - 24th Street West, Prince Albert, SK, S6V 5R2,  Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lorne Adams, Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322.



When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set on me

I want no rites in gloom filled rooms!

Why cry for a soul set free!

Miss me a little - but not too long,

And not with your head bowed low!

Remember the love we once shared

Miss Me - But Let Me Go!

For this is a journey we all must take

And each must go alone,

It's all a part of the Master's Plan

A step on the road to home,

When you are lonely and sick of heart

Go to the friends we know

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds

Miss Me - But Let Me Go!










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