OBITUARY

Mr. Daniel Dusyk

September 8, 1931January 27, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Daniel; father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the age of 89.

Daniel was predeceased by wife Victoria (nee: Procyk 1975) and wife Georgina (Melnyk nee: German 2014).

Daniel is lovingly remembered by his daughter Loralie (Paul) Stoppler and grandchildren Caitlin (Louis Schnell), MacKenzie, Kendall and Victoria. Also, his new pride and joy, great grandson Kaleb Schnell. Daniel is survived by his sisters Kay Czemeres and Ann Obarianyk as well as in-laws Peter & Karen German, Josie Lyzun, Adam German and Shane MacKinnon. Also numerous nieces and nephews whom he so cherished. Daniel is also survived by many great nieces and nephews and many great-great nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Eva (nee: Bula) Dusyk, brothers, sister and sisters-in-law; John and Mary Dusyk, Peter and Lillian Dusyk, Marcia and Paul Shiplack, Joseph Czemeres, Michael Dusyk (killed in action overseas in WWII), Alex Obarianyk, Tony and Anne Dusyk, William and Marie Dusyk and nephew Gordon Dusyk. Predeceased by members of Victoria’s family and Georgina’s family. Dad was born on the farm near Montmartre on September 8, 1931 and attended the Camelot School until his parents retired to Montmartre, at which time he attended Montmartre High School. In 1950 Dad started work for Canada Post in Montmartre. He worked there for many years as the Postmaster, retiring in 1986 after 36 years of service. He enjoyed travelling, gardening and building scale models of farm equipment, many of which he created the blueprints himself. If dad could not special order the part he needed he would then fabricate it himself. Dad spent many an afternoon driving around the countryside looking for old machinery in bushes or tall grass so he could get measurements and then scale them down. The replicas he created have been on display in Montmartre for many years. He also created a diorama of the town from the early 60’s. This piece of work is on display in the town office.

Dad took immense pride in his church and community. He was an original member of the Knights of Columbus, receiving recognition for 50 years of service. As a long-time member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, he served in any way necessary. Dad served on the church board for 50 years and was a major supporter of the church and all its works. As a devout Christian, he felt such fulfilment in supporting his place of worship and carrying on his Ukrainian heritage. For many years Dad also contributed as a board member at the Montmartre Credit Union, Saskatchewan Housing Authority and actively supported all organizations benefiting the community he loved.

Dad’s greatest joy was spending time with family and friends. His grandchildren could always make him laugh just by being together. He would sit quietly sometimes and smile or laugh at Kendall bugging his sisters and them giving it right back to him. Dad had a very understated sense of humour. He loved to be all serious when telling you an elaborate tale when a minute later he would be grinning and chuckling as he watched you catch on to the joke. His newest pride and joy was his great grandson Kaleb. Dad was very tickled to be a great grandfather.

Dad treasured his visits whether in person or on the phone from his many nieces and nephews. You all brought him such joy as he learned of what you were doing and how you had been. He loved to hear of your families, work, travel, whatever you shared. He organized the yearly family get-together as a way of drawing everyone together. Dad will be remembered for his quiet, thoughtful manner. He was not a man of many words but when you visited with him he really listened and felt true interest in all you had to say. We know this because he would always have a report on who had visited or called lately and what they were doing in life and how they were. He truly cared for people, as I do not think he had a harsh word to say about anyone. A true gentleman.

A special “Thank You” needs to go to nieces Cindy and Lois Dusyk. They visited with dad daily, always helping with his garden, house cleaning and bringing him meals several times a week. Please know that he appreciated you more than words can say.

Also we wish to say “Thank You” to Dad’s wonderful neighbours. They were helpful and kind and always had a chat or wave for dad. We truly appreciate all you did for dad.

The family would like to thank Dr. Zimmerman and all the nurses and staff of the Indian Head Hospital.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tim Dusyk, Active Pallbearer
  • Dave Dusyk, Active Pallbearer
  • Barry Dusyk, Active Pallbearer
  • Brian Dusyk, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Shiplack, Active Pallbearer
  • Kendall Stoppler, Active Pallbearer
  • Knights of Columbus Council #3559, Honorary Pallbearers
  • DONATIONS

  • Sts. Peter and Paul Memorial Cemetery Fund

Services

  • Private Funeral Divine Liturgy

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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  • Private Interment

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Memories

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John Sydorko

February 7, 2021

On behalf of myself and my wife Lorraine, we would like to extend our condolences to the Dusyk Family and Lorelei and Paul Stoppler family. I had worked with Dan for many years doing church books, maintenance of both rectory and church and Cemetery. On some occasions we even had a drink together because we had solved all the Parish issues. I will dearly miss him.

Josephine Lyzun

February 4, 2021

When Jesus calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange, of which there are many. We remember many precious memories, visits and shared phone calls we have enjoyed in the past and up to the present.
Rest in Peace Daniel.

Chris Dusyk

February 3, 2021

Uncle Dan was always so much fun to chat with at Dusyk Reunions, and a wonderful man to interact with. Rest In Peace Uncle Dan.

Shelly Kisil

February 3, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to all of Dan's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Elaine, Brian & Shelly Kisil

Sheryl-Lynn Bradshaw

February 2, 2021

Loralie,Paul and Family,
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your father. His obituary was a beautiful tribute to him and shared how well lived his life was. No matter what age we lose our fathers its always too soon. My memories of your Dad and Georgina are all good ones. I hope that the many good memories that you have will help in the days ahead.
Our deepest sympathies,
Jim and Sheryl-Lynn Bradshaw

Gladys Hrycak

February 1, 2021

Deepest Sympathy to Lorelei, Paul & Families as well as Dusyk families. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Dcn Shawn Panio

January 31, 2021

My sincere condolences Lorelei and Paul. My prayers are with you and the family. Your dad was an awesome man. He was the quiet gentlemen. He had great wisdom and a good sense of humor. I will never forget his love for our Ukrainian Catholic Church and heritage. And how he helped and supported sooo many things. May the angels take him to our Father in Heaven. God bless.

Evelyne Riffel

January 30, 2021

My sympathies Lorelei & Paul and to your family. Dan & Larry had many good chats & visits. Cherish your fond memories of him.

Philip and Gloria Dusyk

January 30, 2021

To Paul, Lorelie and family, and to all the Dusyk family; our deepest sympathies. Dan was such a good man. He was the pillar of our church, for that we thank him for keeping us together. He will be remembered. Rest in Peace Dan.

Cindy Dusyk

January 30, 2021

My deepest sympathy to you Loralie and all your family. Your dad was one of the most gentle, kind and caring people I ever knew. The memories of his sense of humour and his warm smile will stay with us for years to come. He was a great mentor to our family and taught us all the importance of keeping a strong family bond. He truly will be missed. Heaven has gained a humble Servant. May you all be consoled because of the legacy he left us all with. Until we meet again, Uncle Dan.

FROM THE FAMILY