MAZUR – Nick
It is with great sadness to announce the sudden passing of Nick Mazur at North Okanagan Hospice House on Sunday, October 10th, 2010 at the age of 78 years.
Nick was predeceased by his loving wife, Vera, in July this year, and by one brother, Andrew, and two sisters Stephanie Grierson and Victoria Bragg. He is survived by two sons Brian (Thelma) Mazur of Enderby, Danny (Lorraine) Mazur of Armstrong; two daughters Lynda (Laurie) Shykora of Vernon, Janice (Jerry) Hockman of Enderby; 9 grandchildren Joshua, Jeremy, Brandon, Lianne, Lyndon, Dana, Corey, Jordan and Colin; 2 great- grandchildren Tamieka and Destiny.
Nick was born October 10, 1932 in Weasel Creek, Alberta where he lived with his parents, Joseph and Olga Mazur and his brothers and sisters. Nick worked on the family farm in Weasel Creek, then moved with his family to Vernon in 1948. From there, Nick’s family moved to the family farm on Fortune Road. Nick married Vera Petch in 1955 and along with his wife and family, worked on their Trinity Creek dairy farm from 1960 on. Besides farming, Nick was employed at the Riverside Mill for many years. Nick was also an active member of the Riverside Community Club.
Nick spent his life farming and as he said recently ‘farming isn’t a get-rich-quick thing; it’s a way of life’. He never strayed far from the farm, other than occasional trips away to visit family and friends and his weekly trips to Valley Auction. Nick was a hard working man, though no matter how busy he always had time to help other people out.
A Celebration of Nick’s Life will be held on Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Riverside Community Hall, 3784 Trinity Valley Rd., Enderby B.C. with George Rands officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Okanagan Hospice Society, Vernon B.C. or to the Parkview Place Resident Social Fund, Enderby, B.C.: In memory of Nick Mazur.
Arrangements entrusted to
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