BURKELL, Nickolas Frederick ‘Buchkowsy’
Passed away in Surrey, BC, January 27, 2015. Nick was born in Yellow Creek, SK. in 1932 to Ukrainian immigrant pioneers Tudor & Alexandria. A family of 10 brothers & sisters, Dmytro, Enna, Steve, Dorothy, Harry, Nick, Pearl, Mike, Nestor and Bill. Youth was spent farming the family homestead, time spent in the Air Force, then he settled in Vancouver and married Yvonne Joyce Robbins, daughter of Arthur and Edith, in 1955. He worked for Esco, then Sandvik Steel. Nick loved time spent with family, friends and dog Patches. Survived by his wife, Yvonne, daughter Paulette Webster and children Jeffrey – wife Anna and great granddaughter Cecelia, Lindsey, daughter Donna-Lee Berard – husband Charlie and children Alexa, Miranda, Danica, his brother Bill Buchkowsy and family, and sister Pearl and family, and many other relatives.
Loved by all who new him,
he will be greatly missed…
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