Nicholas Joseph Chaikowsky (Nick), age 70, of Churchbridge, formerly of Yorkton, SK, beloved husband of Louise, passed away suddenly at home on November 24, 2017. Nick was born in Foam Lake on December 5, 1946. He was the second eldest of four children of Stanley and Anne Chaikowsky. Nick attended Foam Lake Composite School. He moved off the family farm after graduation to work for the Department of Highways. On July 7, 1967 he married Louise Fulawka. They moved to Yorkton where he began his career in the printing profession. He worked 47 years as a pressman. He also worked three years driving a mail truck to the surrounding areas. He retired in Churchbridge, SK in March 2017. Nick loved watching sports. He was passionate about the Yorkton Terriers and supported the club with season tickets for many years. The Saskatchewan Roughriders and NHL hockey and curling were also his favourite. He spent early mornings with his friends at coffee row. He volunteered his time in the church community working at various functions at St. Mary's Hall. He attended farm auctions and loved helping his son-in-law on the farm. He enjoyed playing cards and cribbage with family and friends. He loved attending his grandchildren's birthday parties, barbecues and Christmas concerts. Nick was a perfectionist in everything he did. Whether it be tending to the yard, washing the vehicles or working in the field. Nick was stubborn in his ways but had a kind heart and would help anyone in need. Nick was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Anne (Krywulak). He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, Louise (Fulawka), his wife of 50 years, their three daughters: Tracy Kowall (Joseph) and their children, Nicholas Kowall (Kirsten) and their children, Clover and Ivy, Zachary and Cassidy; Carol Chaikowsky and her children, Kenadee, Owen and Carter; Shauna Pollock (Allan) and their children, Ruby and Lily. His siblings: Paul Chaikowsky (Lily) of Sherwood Park, AB; Terry Chaikowsky (Vicki) of Yorkton, SK; Marie Antonishyn (Leonard) of Kelliher, SK and their families, as well as numerous other relatives and his many friends. Prayers were held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The Holy Rosary led by members of the Knights of Columbus preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, December 1, 2017 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Bohdan Lukie, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor, Lorne Stechyshyn and members of the parish choir, led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Allan Pollock and the epistle readers were Cassidy Kowall and Kenadee Williams. Members of the Knights of Columbus, Father Delaere Council participated in an honour guard. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Zachary Kowall, Owen Williams, Carter Williams, Stanley Antonishyn, Nestor Kokoski and Lorne Chaikowski serving as the casket bearers. Memorials in memory of Nick may be made to St. Mary's Church or to the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Sheho Farms. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.baileysfuneralhome.com.
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