August Peniuk

August 12, 1928 – May 1, 2022
With heavy hearts we announce the peaceful sudden passing at the family home of our loving husband, father and Gedo, August Peniuk.
August was born in Saltcoats Saskatchewan and the son of Mary and George Peniuk. Besides helping his dad on his farmland throughout his youth, he set out in the early teen years peddling his bike daily for miles to work for a farmer Oscar Maddison.
He married his childhood sweetheart Lee (Lena Michaluk) July 22, 1954.
They raised 2 children, Marilyn born November 2nd 1955 at Preeceville Saskatchewan and Brant born January 28, 1958 at Prince George BC .
He worked for The Pas lumber company at Reserve, Saskatchewan and then onto Prince George with the company in 1955 to drive a D8 cat.
May 1958 they moved to Campbell River BC starting a job for the City of Campbell River wheeling a wheel barrel hauling cement for the new hospital.
June 1958, he was called into Crown Zellerbach pulp mill working 3 shifts in the groundwood for 5 years then transferred to the Yard department where he worked till his retirement in August 3, 1991.
August and Lee built their dream home in Painter Barclay subdivision in 1964, enjoying the days there until the angels took him from his home.
They did a lot of travelling, enjoyed cruising, going dancing on the weekends and camping over the years.
August had a passion for the outdoors ,hunting moose, deer and elk and also was a salmon fishing guide for years at the Dolphins Resort in the 1960s. He was a fixture on the Argonaut wharf and Campbell River fishing pier for years, catching many fish and enjoyed socializing with the crew that fished down there.
August was an avid steelhead fisherman and walked the rivers for many years with his son and his buddies catching countless steelhead. His name is on the Campbell River Fish and Wildlife club trophy many times for catching the largest steelhead of the year in the 70s and 80s.
Even at 93 years old he enjoyed going into the outdoors, had fantastic eyesight and could spot wildlife before anyone else.
On behalf of our family, we extend our sincerest thanks to Dr Veerapen for care given over the years and we especially Thank the Emergency Crews and Suttons funeral home for their quick attentive and compassionate efforts .
August passed in the arms of his son in the early evening of May 1st , leaving his wife Lee of 67 years, his two children Marilyn (Ted), Brant (Roberta) and two beautiful granddaughters Kelvie (Taylor) and Jenni.
August’s request was for no service and he will rest at the Elk Falls crematorium.
Anyone wishing to honour his memory please donate to the Heart and Stroke fund or charity of choice. Obituary


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