Nestor Mykytyshyn

Obituary of Nestor John Mykytyshyn

MYKYTYSHYN – The family of Nestor Mykytyshyn sadly announce his passing on May 30, 2023. He was 76 years of age.

Nestor John Mykytyshyn was born on October 12, 1946 to Sam and Catherine (Trach) Mykytyshyn in Canora. He received his education in Buchanan, graduating in 1964.

Following his education, Nestor entered the work force directly. His first couple employments included Canora Auto Electric and SK Co-op Creamery where he attained his Dairy Plant Certification. Next he entered the Commercial Construction industry, achieving his Interprovincial Journeyman Status. Wanting a job with less travelling Nestor joined C.F.S. Whitespruce working as a carpenter until it’s closure. This led him to train and qualify him as Primary Products Inspector with Agrifood Canada. After 23 years with the Federal Government Nestor returned to Industrial and Commercial Construction in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan.

In 2015, Nestor retired following Cancer Surgery and this allowed him to work on his new home and enjoy coffee visits with Reg and Russel.

During his lifetime, Nestor enjoyed travelling to destinations including Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and numerous countries in Europe. His most cherished trip was visiting the Vatican with his son, Darcy.

In his younger years, Nestor devoted his time with his sons as a Cub Leader, a hockey and baseball coach. Later life provided him the opportunity to watch his grandchildren at many of their activities. He was an avid fan of the Habs and the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

His Church was also very important to him and his faith was unwavering. His presence and prayer will be missed especially at the Daily Liturgies.

His family was truly his pride and joy. He leaves to cherish his memory three sons and their families; Darcy & Loretta and their children Samuel and Nathaniel, Brent & DeAnn, and Patrick & Tracie and their children Isabella and Halle. He is also survived by his brother Marcel (Sharon) of Ottawa and their family; sister in law Violet and her family, as well as Irene, the mother of his children.

He was predeceased by his parents, sister Helen and brother Ivan.

He always said: “Life is Good” and it was!

Prayers will be held on Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The funeral liturgy will be held on Friday, June 9th at 1:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church. The interment will take place at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

Those wishing to join virtually may view a live stream of the Funeral Liturgy by clicking on the link on Nestor’s Tribute page at beginning at 12:45 pm.

Memorials in memory of Nestor may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre as gifts of remembrance.


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7:00 pm
Thursday, June 8, 2023
St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church
155 Catherine St
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada

Funeral Liturgy

1:00 pm
Friday, June 9, 2023
St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church
155 Catherine St
Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada
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