Nick Martynook passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital on the evening of Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the age of 93 years.
A family graveside service will be held at a later date in Solsqua Cemetery with Jack Bowers the Funeral Celebrant, with honors by comrades of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Born in Dunkirk, Saskatchewan on May 28, 1919. Nick was a Veteran of WW 11, having served overseas with the Tanker Corp both in Holland and Scotland. He met his lovely war bride in Scotland, married Nan on January 4, 1946 in Dumfries, Scotland.
They arrived in Sicamous in 1952, later moved to Canoe, then back to Sicamous. Nick worked in the Logging industry, with Jack Carmichael and Shuswap Timber, and later with Federated Co-op. As a result of a fire at work, he spent 6 months in critical shape in the burn unit at Vancouver General Hospital, this was 1973; he returned to work and continued active work well into his 70’s. Nick is well remembered, and respected, for his zest for life, love of family, and being a true gentleman. Nick and Nan always had an open door policy for family and friends, with the gift of making all feeling special. FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS DAD, WE LOVE YOU.
Nick leaves his loving and dedicated family, wife, Nan; children, Connie (Gareth) Prosser of Sicamous, Doug (Kim) Martynook of Fort McMurray, and Vivian (Steven) Shaver of Armstrong; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family extends a special thanks to all the Nursing staff of Level 2 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.
Memorial donations in his memory may be sent to the Charity of one’s choice.
On line email condolences may be sent to Nick’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.