It is with sadness the family announces that Nick passed away on July 21, 2023 at the age of 85 in his home at Luther Heights. . Nick was pre-deceased by his wife Marlene Antoniuk, his parents John & Clara Antoniuk, his brothers Marshal, Walter, Paul & Ivan Antoniuk. Nick is survived by his children; Wanda (Blair) Waldner, Tammy (Ron) Fleming, Johnathan (Jennifer) Antoniuk, and Nicolene (Ryan) Watson, and his loving grandchildren: Justin & Julia Waldner, Emily & Connor Fleming, Vera & Vanya Antoniuk, Lola & Oliver Watson: his special friend of 12 years, Diane Cross, as well as his nephew “Little” Ivan Antoniuk and many other nieces and nephews
Nick was born May 24, 1938 in Saskatoon, SK. He attended Westmount Elementary school, and then Tech High School where he was a student coach of the soccer team which he took to Provincials. Nick played on the Saskatoon United Soccer team as the goalie. He had a summer job delivering groceries for Malcolm’s Grocery. Nick attended the University of Saskatchewan majoring in psychology and studied Eastern European History. During university, he also managed the Lathey Swimming Pool. Throughout the remainder of his career, he held various professional positions mostly in sales.
Nick volunteered annually from 2010 – 2020 as an officiant of the Just Tri It Triathlon held in honor of his late wife Marlene. Nick was very artistically & musically inclined. He was a songwriter and played many instruments including harmonica, guitar, and banjo. He recently entertained the Luther Heights residents at the Fathers Day luncheon. He also had a tremendous green thumb which was evident by his many house plants, which he propagated and shared with friends and family. The flowers in his yard were beautiful.
Family was very important to him and he was very involved in his children’s lives. He adored his grandchildren and enjoyed watching their activities when he was able. He played a big part in each of his kid’s families by being a mentor and advocate. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren.
Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. In keeping with Nick’s wishes a private family memorial will take place.
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