September 13, 1937 – February 7, 2021
David John Kulyk, was born in Saskatchewan, September 13, 1937, and passed away on February 7, 2021 after a two-month stay in Campbell River General Hospital.
His parents, John William Kulyk and Margaret Wowchuk Kulyk and his sister Diana Kulyk predeceased Dave. Also, he leaves many cousins across the Prairie provinces and in B.C.: Faye Lewis of Vancouver and Wayne Gordon in Campbell River and Wayne’s children Scott and Natalie who enjoyed his presence at family dinners; also Trevor Wowchuk, Crystal Thomas, Wendy Wowchuk and Renee Parker, in Campbell River.
Dave was a Campbell River “pioneer.” He came to Campbell River from Port McNeill with his family c. 1947, where he lived with his parents and his sister, Diana – attending school in Campbell River; then later moving to his present home where he lived for the rest of his life.
Dave’s career was in the logging industry – plying his trade mostly in the North Vancouver Island area, but also up and down the B.C. Coast. Dave also enjoyed ballroom dancing – winning a contest and cup in Nanaimo.
He also travelled to the Caribbean, Cuba, and went around the world – travelling to Japan; then, north-west on the Trans Siberian Railway; then to the Northern European countries.
He was a quiet, kind, soul who enjoyed reading, fishing and helping his friends.
Thank you to the Campbell River RCMP for initiating Dave’s hospital stay. Also, thanks to all the caregivers during the last months of his life.
He leaves an empty space for those of us who have always had his quiet, steady presence for the last 80-plus years. We miss you, Dave.
You remain forever a part of our lives.
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