Nizinkevich, Wayne Michael

After a courageous battle with cancer, Wayne Michael Nizinkevich passed away on February 23, 2010 at the Outlook District Health Centre at the age of 65.
Wayne was born on Oct. 29, 1944 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. He came home to the homestead where they would live from spring to fall and then winters were spent in town so the children could go to school. His siblings to come along were a brother Frank and a sister Diane. Wayne finished high school in Kenaston and then went to school to be a mechanic. After that he worked at various jobs in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. The job that carried him through the winters that he enjoyed the most was working with sheet metal. He became a crew chief and did this for several years.
He was married Oct. 5, 1973 in Edmonton to Linda Kessir from Onoway, Alta. They were blessed with four wonderful children: Angie, Ryan, Sherry and Melissa. In 1982 Wayne and Linda stayed at the farm which was the homestead to raise their family.
Wayne was a man of many talents. He loved farming, hunting, restoring cars, collecting guns and completing a R.T.M. home that was moved onto the farm. He also was very well read especially in history. Wayne was an excellent mechanic. He was patient and would not quit until the job was done. He was known for having quite a sense of humour and especially for his one-liners which seemed to roll off the tip of his tongue.
He was very proud of all his children, Angie (Dan) Courtney, Ryan (Shelly) Nizinkevich, Sherry and Melissa Nizinkevich. He loved his grandchildren Brandon and Shawn Nizinkevich and Hailey Courtney. He had a love for animals and they were a comfort to him in his battle with cancer. He volunteered as a Boy Scout leader when Ryan participated. Wayne was a member of the Strongfield Elks and attended meetings faithfully. He was also very faithful to St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church in Kenaston.
Wayne is predeceased by his father Mike.
Wayne is survived by his mother, Annie; by his wife, Linda; children, Angie (Dan) Courtney, Ryan (Shelly) Nizinkevich, Sherry and Melissa Nizinkevich; grandchildren, Brandon and Shawn Nizinkevich and Hailey Courtney. He is also survived by brother, Frank (Barb) Nizinkevich; sister, Diane (Bill) Wall; Uncle Joe and Aunt Dorthy Nizinkevich; aunt Annie; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Wayne’s Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church. It was followed by lunch at the Kenaston hall where many shared their memories of Wayne.
Thank you for all the support throughout this difficult time. Hanson’s Funeral Home, Davidson, Sask., was in care of arrangements.