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John Mazurek

MAZUREK, John - John was the eldest son of Stanley and Christina Mazurek. He was born in Poland on June 23, 1924. When he was 3 years old, he, his mother and younger brother Peter joined his father Stanley who was staying with relatives in Krydor, Sask. Stanley had come to Canada the year before and acquired a homestead east of Carrot River. They all moved to the homestead where 4 more boys and 1 girl were born. John and all his brothers attended Cosmo School. At the age of 14 he began working with his father falling timber for local sawmills with a 2 man cross-cut saw. He helped finish clearing and breaking the homestead quarter. For a time he delivered milk in Regina. He often told the story of not knowing the route but was told it was not necessary the horse knew the route, where and when to stop and the way home. He briefly worked for a meat packing plant in Moose Jaw where he rendered lard. He soon learned it was not for him he did not have the stomach for it. He returned to Carrot River to work. He had jobs at both Dunkley's Sawmill and the Beaver Lumber Mills as well as The Timber Board in Carrot River. On October 8, 1944 he married Elsie Novogrodski and began farming with his dad as well as starting to clear land of his own. Winter often found him in the bush logging to help with the family income. John and Elsie, their son Raymond and three daughters Karen, Jennifer and Gayle were all living on the homestead. They have lived on this original homestead ever since. Some of their grandchildren were the 4th generation to live on this piece of land. John discovered he had an allergy to grain dust so had to start following another career. He needed someone to farm for him and found Adam Kuzyk who had land but no equipment. This arrangement worked wonderfully Adam did the farming for John and in return got to use John's equipment to farm his own land. When John found out his days were numbered he chose not to share this information with Elsie. She had had bypass surgery the day before. He took on the household chores (which was totally foreign to him) and looked after her even though he was suffering. After she had healed and was able to do things for herself he, with family support, was finally able to share his diagnosis with her. John is survived by his wife Cecilia (Elsie), son Raymond (Jean), daughter Jennifer (Vern) Ulvick, daughter Gayle (Lorne) Moffat, brothers Ted (Eileen) Mazurek and Leon (Ollie) Mazurek, sisters-in-law Kathy Mazurek and Frances Mazurek, 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Stanley and Christina Mazurek, sister Rose, brothers Peter, Stanley and Eugene, sister-in-law Josephine Mazurek, daughter Karen Rediger and grandson Brent Forbes. Condolences to the family may be expressed by email at info@heritagefuneral.ca or online at www.heritagefuenral.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to Rosemarie Forsberg and staff at the HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME in Nipawin, SK.11657873
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Posted by THE FETTERS (friends) On Saturday, February 2, 2013
we are sorry to hear of you great loss Elsie you are all in our prayers at this time and always and your families god bless you all FROM THE FETTERS IN AIR RONGES SASK
our sincere condolences
Posted by Anne Brousseau & Olga Sinkevitch (Senkow) (friends) On Sunday, August 19, 2012
Dear Elsie & family

Please accept our deepest sympathy. It is sometimes difficult to express our thoughts at a time like this, but know that our prayers are with you

God bless-Olga Sinkevitch & Anne Brousseau (Senkow)


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