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Born: Aug 03, 1942

Date of Passing: Mar 20, 2020

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On March 20, 2020, after a year-long battle against pancreatic cancer, Nick Samorodny died peacefully, with family by his side.
Nick was born on August 3, 1942, in the rural community of Hamrlik, Manitoba to parents, John and Mary Samorodny. Over the years Nick worked in a variety of fields such as Swift Foods and owning the Transfer in Poplarfield for a number of years. After he sold the Poplarfield Transfer, Nick drove truck for Kleysen Transport, finally ending his working life employed with Winnipeg Transit where he retired in 2003. During his retirement, he still occasionally drove for MEL Trucking for a few more years.
Nick married Mary Wallach in 1966, settled in Poplarfield, MB and they had their three daughters - Dale, Nicole and Leeanne. After the tragic loss of Mary and Leeanne in a car accident in 1978, Nick, with his two daughters, moved to Winnipeg. In 1981, he married Jane Stoyanowski and they had another daughter - Rocheen. In 2009, Nick lost Jane to cancer. Nick married Helen Cottes in 2012.
In his retirement, Dad went back to his farming roots and had horses and a small hobby farm in West St. Paul, MB. He went on numerous trail rides over the years and was most especially proud of participating in the "Ride to Botoche" and the many Children's Wish rides in Inwood and Woodlands every summer.
Nick is survived by wife Helen, daughters, Dale (Terry) Stanowski, Nicole (Ryan) Johnson and Rocheen (Kyle) Kearney; his grandchildren, Taylor (Bradon), Darcie, Ciara, Noah, Logan, Aiden and Peyton; sisters, Elsie Bale, Rose Paulson and Pauline Rechik. He also survived by stepchildren and grandchildren, Jeffrey (Andrea, Ayla, Archer) Cottes, Jason (Ellie) Cottes and Jennifer (Gracie) Cottes.
We would to thank the many doctors and nurses that have helped with Dad's care over the past year; in particular the doctors, nurses and health care aides at Riverview Health Care.
In an effort to comply with social distancing, we will be having a private family funeral for Dad. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time, when it is safe for everyone to gather together.
In lieu of flowers, we would ask that donations be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research through the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or Children's Wish Foundation of Manitoba.
Cropo Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

"Daddy's hands were soft and kind
when I was cryin'
Daddy's hands were hard as steel
when I'd done wrong
Daddy's hands weren't always gentle
but I've come to understand
There was always love in Daddy's hands"

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Our family is saddened to hear of Nick’s passing. We want to send our condolences to Helen and her family. Also, to Dale, Nicole, and Rocheen and their families. We know you’re dad loved you so much and will always be with you in love. Take care of each other at this time of sadness and know that you are surrounded by love from all of us. Gary and Sherri Collins - Posted by: Gary and Sherri Collins (Brother-in-law and Sister of Jayne Samorodny ) on: Mar 30, 2020

  • I just wanted to pay tribute to the most amazing friend who I feel truly blessed to have known in this life. Nick Samorodny was a great guy, a family man, a lover of the outdoors and extremely loyal and kind hearted. It was an honour and a privilege to have known him in my life. He will be missed by so many people. It breaks my heart that he has left us but I take comfort in the fact that he is in a better place. Nick Samorodny was a great father, husband and friend, and who will forever live on in our hearts and memories. - Posted by: Ben (Friend) on: Mar 28, 2020

  • We are so sorry for your loss, He's now trail riding in those big green pastures in heaven. Rest in peace & ride on forever Nick. - Posted by: Vic & Char Dziedzic (Friends ) on: Mar 27, 2020

  • In 1966 when Mary and Nick were married, I was one of their four flower girls. Coming from such a small town as Poplarfield everyone knew everyone, and were considered family. Sleep well Nick tonight and every night and know that you were well loved and will be missed. My sincerest condolences to all of the family. Sincerely, Cathy Nevakshonoff-Benoit - Posted by: Cathy Nevakshonoff-Benoit (Friend) on: Mar 26, 2020

  • Sorry to hear the bad news, we did many rides together over the years they were happy times. RIP Nick - Posted by: Gordon and Annette MacDonald (friend) on: Mar 25, 2020

  • Dale, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs and prayers at this difficult time. Take care of your family and stay healthy and safe. - Posted by: Jacquie Simpson (nee Schimnowski) (Friend of Dale's) on: Mar 25, 2020

  • My name is Simon Lemay and I now reside on Prince Edward Island. I used to board horses at #7 stable and rode often with Nick and my riding friends and I used to stop often by his ranch or farm when we were out riding and the area. I always liked Nick as he was a real nice guy and I loved the coach he made for his daughter's wedding. Even far away when one of his friends told me I felt a sense of sadness. Simon Lemay North Rustico, PEI - Posted by: Simon Lemay (Friend) on: Mar 25, 2020

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