Obituary of Nick Zulyniak
The family of Nick Zulyniak of Yorkton & formerly the Rokeby District, beloved husband of the Late Livia Zulyniak sadly announce his passing on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Nick was 94 years of age. The Funeral Service will be held on January 2, 2023 at 11:00 a.m from Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan 200-4545 Parliament Ave., Regina, SK S4W 0G3 as gifts of remembrance. ZULYNIAK - It is with sadness that the family that our Dad and Gedo, Nick Zulyniak passed away peacefully at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on December 20, 2022 at the age of 94. Nick was born on December 19, 1928 at the family homestead west of Willowbrook. He was the third of five children born to John and Mary (Protz) Zulyniak. When Nick was one year old the family moved to the Rosemount District in 1929 and purchased two quarters of land from the Chryslers. Nick attended his elementary school years at Rosemount School. He then went to St. Joseph’s College for grade nine and ten and finishing his education at the Yorkton Collegiate. Growing up on the farm, his passion for farming became his life long career. In his spare time, Nick enjoyed dancing and this is where he met the love of his life Livia Gogol. After courting for a couple of years, they were wed on June 25, 1960. With family being important to Nick and Livi, three children were born. The last of four children came a little later (7 years). Nick was very sociable with friends and strangers alike and never left an auction or garage sale empty-handed. He was an avid sports fan. He was seen at many of his children’s and grandchildren’s hockey, soccer, fastball and slow pitch games including being an avid supporter of the hometown Terriers. Nick curled for many years both in men’s and mixed bonspiels, winning many prizes throughout his lifetime. He also was quite the pool shark and later in life he took up the game of golf with Livi, where they spent many hours at Cherrydale. He also taught his children and grandchildren the fine art of cribbage. Due to Livi’s health issues, they decided to move into Yorkton in 1995, but continued to help his sons on the farm. He resided in his home until 89 years of age where he then moved to the Gladstone Senior Residence and then into the Yorkton and District Nursing Home where he lived until his death. Nick was a kind and generous man and leaves to cherish his memories his children, Sheldon (Deb) Zulyniak, Clayton (Stephanie) Zulyniak, Deedee (Hudson) Walker and Gerry (Keri) Zulyniak, grandchildren: Erin (Justin) Werner, Troy (Shelby) Zulyniak, Nick (Keegan) Zulyniak, Roma (Celeb) Bymak, Leia (Avery) Zulyniak, Zaine and Zach Walker and Sara Zulyniak. His great grandchildren: Cali, Keira, Deegan Werner and Thomas Zulyniak-Pattison. He will also be missed by his sister Pauline Katchuk, sister-in-law Jennifer Gogol and brother-in-law Bert Gogol. He is predeceased by his parents John and Mary Zulyniak, wife Livia Zulyniak, sister Judy Zulyniak, sister Matilda Oscienny, brother Raymond Zulyniak, brother-in-law Anton Oscienny, brother-in-law Henry Katchuk, niece Joy Katchuk and nephew Howard Katchuk. He touched the lives of many family, friends and other relatives. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, January 2, 2023 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Fr. Yevhen Zadorozhnyi, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses were led by Lorne Stechyshyn assisted by the funeral choir. Serving as the urn bearer was Erin Werner. The interment will take place at a later date at Yorkton City Cemetery. Gerry Zulyniak shared reflections of his father’s life.