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    Nick Shemko

    Nick Shemko

    Saturday, April 5th, 1924 - Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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    Nick Shemko passed away peacefully on June 4th 2019 with his family at his bedside. Nick was born on the farm near Clashmoor, SK on April 5th, 1924 and lived most of his adult life in the Eldersley & Tisdale area. He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Paraskovee Shemko, his siblings Russell (Olive) and Johnny (Nancy) Shemko, Lilly (Steve) Hancherow, Mildred (Harrison) Schultz, Marie (Robert) Allen and Pauline (George) Inkster, his wife Gladys (Moulding) and his son Dennis Shemko. He is survived by his daughter Penny (Stanley) Cross, four granddaughters Nichole (Arnold) Cornea, Noelle Cross, Kerri (Scott) Boxall, Kelli (Brad) Hayward; ten great-grandchildren Nicholas (Jessie), Anastasia and Dante Cornea, Kole Koester, Tyler, Samantha, Cassidy, Alivia Boxall, Drew and Josie Hayward; and two great-great-grandchildren Porter and Rhenn Cornea. Nick grew up with his father and siblings after the death of his mother at the tender age of five. As the youngest in the family he soon developed a very fierce independent nature that became a notable characteristic of his personality. He attended Clashmoor school until he completed Grade 8. During his formal education he would often be away from the school to work on the family farm or to assist in the repair of a neighbor’s machinery. His interest, aptitude and passion for mechanics was well-known in the community. In 1946 he met Gladys Moulding at a dance in Eldersley Hall, she proved to be the love of his life. They were married in 1947 and began their life working together on the farm. They welcomed two children into their family, Penny in 1949 and Dennis in 1951. In the winter months Nick would work as a mechanic in the north supplementing their farm income. Nick farmed full-time until his retirement in 1978. Nick’s love of tractors was evident in his very large collection of vintage tractors stored at his son’s farm, as well as his expansive collection of toy collectible tractors he had in his home. Nick and Gladys loved to travel. The two travelled to numerous areas throughout Canada and the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. The pair took their two oldest grandchildren on two trips into the US, creating memories that will not be forgotten. Nick was well-known for always having a camera ready to document whatever event was occurring, whether it was a parade, a family event or Terry Fox on his journey across Canada. Nick was a very social person. He was known for his sense of humour and quick wit and took great pleasure in telling a story or joke to family and friends. Nick always enjoyed hosting his birthday party for family and friends. His love of candy, sweets and wine was obvious to all that knew him. His daily coffee at the Co-op was a highlight of his day, catching up on the news and getting a few groceries at the same time. Nick was always busy. Upon moving into Tisdale he would often be seen driving his little John Deere tractor around town to do rototilling or snowblowing for neighbors. He would ride his bike to go and get the mail. Nick was never a person to sit for long. After 40 years of marriage Nick’s wife Gladys lost her battle with cancer in 1988, a loss from which he never fully recovered. Nick suffered from back pain most of his life and had two surgeries in his early 80’s to correct the problem. During this time he was also faced with cancer and, in true determined Nick fashion, he battled it and won. In 2016 Nick moved into New Market Place. This final move was disappointing for him, yet he continued to entertain the nurses with his stories. His memory will live on with his family, friends and the many lives he touched.The family would like to thank the medical staff at New Market Place for the excellent care Nick received. A private family interment will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Nick’s name may be made to New Market Place - Box 2620, Tisdale, Saskatchewan, S0E 1T0
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      Tisdale Cemetery
      Address
      Boundry Road
      TISDALE, SK
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    Lorette (Relland) Gardner

    Posted at 07:06pm
    So very sorry to hear of your loss, we all have many fond memmories of both Nick and Glady's. Our sincere Sympathy's to you Penny and all your family. The Relland Girls.
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    908 - 101st St.
    TISDALE, SK S0E 1T0
    Email: bfcc@sasktel.net
    (306) 873-2124 Barron's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium
    908 - 101st St.
    TISDALE, SK S0E 1T0
    Email: bfcc@sasktel.net
    (306) 873-2124 Barron's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium
    908 - 101st St.
    TISDALE, SK S0E 1T0
    Email: bfcc@sasktel.net