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Born: Apr 22, 1948

Date of Passing: Apr 28, 2021

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April 22, 1948 - April 28, 2021

In the early morning hours of April 28, 2021, we sadly announce the passing of David at the Arborg and District Health Centre.
David leaves behind his wife Valerie of 46 years; son Jason Zuk (Theresa), grandsons, Garrett and Sawyer; daughter Kelly Tellier (Roland); grandsons, Gavin and Ryder; brothers, Denis (Lawrie) Zuk, and Robert Zuk; sister Pat (Bill) Maksymchuk; his mother-in-law Dorothy Stansell; brothers-in-law, Norman (Gladys) Stansell, and Lawrence (Birdeen) Stansell; as well as numerous cousins, nieces/nephews and dear friends.
David was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Pauline Zuk; and sister-in-law Mary Zuk.
David was born in Teulon, MB, raised on the family farm in the Poplarfield area. He attended school in Leeland, moved onto Poplarfield and then completed his high school education in Aborg. After his schooling and various other jobs, he was employed in Gimli, MB at Saunders AirCraft. This was a job he truly enjoyed and where he made many lifelong friends. However, his dream was always to farm. David was a dedicated farmer, he loved the land and remained on the family farm for his entire life.
On June 15, 1974, David married Valerie (Stansell) of Arborg. They settled on the farm and together raised their family. They raised cattle, produced a variety of crops as well as forage seed and leaf cutter bees. David had a very strong work ethic and could be found in his workshop until the late hours of the day. David wore many hats in his lifetime. He was a carpenter, mechanic and an inventor. He was passionate about maintaining his own equipment and built and designed many inventions over the years. Farm life and values became very much instilled in both of his children.
He loved to visit with friends and of course the farm, machinery, and weather were always a go to conversation. David never liked to venture too far away from the farm for very long and would always return and say "It's so good to be home". His favourite time of the day would be an evening drive out to the pastures to check the cows and to see how the crops were coming along.
In his younger days he was an avid snowmobiler in the winter, enjoyed boating and water skiing in the summer. David loved hunting and continued to hunt throughout his life. Curling became David's passion for years. Many a weekend was spent at the rink bonspieling or at the skating rink watching Jason play hockey or Kelly at ringette. And in later years watching his grandsons play hockey.
The family would like to thank the staff of St. Boniface Heart Failure Clinic particularly Dr. Sidhu and Rose. As well as Dr. Akinpelu and the nurses at the Arborg Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, if you so wish a donation in his name can be made to the Arborg and District Hospital Auxiliary.
According to David's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

Publish Date: May 8, 2021


Peacefully, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at the Arborg and District Health Centre, David Mike Zuk passed away.
According to David's wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private family service will be held at a later date.
Longer obituary to follow.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

Publish Date: May 1, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 01, 2021, May 08, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Deepest sympathy from the Lobchuk and MacDonald Family, May he rest in peace and we will pray for the family at this time to find comfort and peace. - Posted by: Barb lobchuk (Family friend ) on: May 08, 2021

  • Thinking of you during this very difficult time...! Our deepest Condolences goes out to you Valerie and family! - Posted by: Ken @Danielle Sigurdson (Friend) on: May 04, 2021

  • Our heartfelt condolences to all of you on the loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Wes and Deb - Posted by: Wes and Debbie Sigvaldason (Friends) on: May 03, 2021

  • Dear Val, Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of Dave. Tribute Kelly had on Facebook was beautiful ❤️ Cindy & Lorne - Posted by: Cindy & Lorne Harasym (Friend ) on: May 03, 2021

  • Dear Val @ Family, our deepest sorrow and Condolences with Love and Prayers to all of you in this time of Grief. Our hope of Life after Death give us the strengths and Faith to meet again after our life on Earth has past. Dave is now in Peace free in God's world till you meet again. May your and our nice Memories help us through this difficult time, with God's Grace and his Love. - Posted by: Donna @ Wally Goldau (Friends) on: May 02, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. To all of the family, my sincerest condolences, thinking of you. - Posted by: Judy Fraser (Friend) on: May 01, 2021

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