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Larry Stecyk

Larry Stecyk

Monday, September 21st, 1959 - Sunday, August 4th, 2019
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STECYK - Larry Fred Stecyk passed away at home in Ituna, Saskatchewan on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the age of 59. Larry is predeceased by his father, Fred Stecyk who passed away on October 20, 2002.
Larry is lovingly remembered by his mother Janet Stecyk of Ituna, SK; sister Shelley (Glenn) Leontowich of Ituna, SK and their children Elisa Leontowich (daughters Ava and Aubree) of Melville, SK and Adam (Rachelle) of Saskatoon, SK; brother Alan of Red Deer, AB and his children Teagan and Cale; brother Lyle (Annette) of Regina, SK and their daughter Amanda. As well as numerous close friends and relatives.
Larry was born in Ituna, SK on September 21, 1959. He was raised in Hubbard, SK where he attended school from 1965 to 1973. He then went to Ituna School where he graduated in 1977.
Growing up Larry enjoyed sports including hunting, fishing, football, curling, softball and golf. He was also a member of the Hubbard 4-H Club where he excelled at wood working which turned out to be his passion and career profession.
In 1977 Larry’s first job was as a summer student clearing bush and cutting grass at the Thomas Battersby Wildlife Preserve near Hubbard for what is now the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. He was employed by this ministry for 42 years eventually being promoted to Construction Site Supervisor. He was responsible for completing capital projects across the province such as campground expansions, new service centres, entrance buildings and fish filleting shacks. In the early 80’s Larry also tried his hand at farming but found his passion focussing his lifelong work of helping to make our parks more enjoyable for the thousands who use them every year.
He loved being outside, hunting, fishing or just helping anyone who had a garage, deck or fence to build. Growing up he was the best big brother, taught his siblings a lot about the simple things, what is important in life, slowed them down when he saw them taking things too seriously. He was patient and spent time building models, puzzles and meticulous wood art that he shared with family and friends until his passing.
Larry played the 6-49 lottery faithfully playing the exact same numbers every week from its beginning. He never won more than a few bucks, but continued to play. He was a member of local service clubs including Ducks Unlimited and the Wildlife Club where he devoted many countless hours to bettering the environment. In addition he took pride in sharing his knowledge through training and delivery of firearm and hunter safety courses. Friends and family were meaningful to him and he would devote his time off on weekends to helping with renovations, construction projects, seeding or harvest. Larry was the Drawmaster at the Ituna Curling Club. He would make a flawless draw every time coming from years of watching and learning from his dad.
After dad passed away in 2002, Larry would be close by making sure that mom’s needs were always met. He was an unselfish, kind and wonderful man. A dear son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. A true close friend to many.
A special thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of Unit 3B at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, SK for taking such good care of Larry.
Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna with Rev. Father Albert Schmitz as the Celebrant. The readers were Amanda Karkut, Elisa Leontowich and Amanda Stecyk. Cale Stecyk served as the Cross Bearer. Gift Bearers were Teagan Stecyk and Ava Dumalski. Honorary Bearers were all of Larry’s friends, co-workers and family. Interment followed in the Hubbard Town Cemetery. Glen Leontowich served as the urnbearer at the Liturgy. Alan and Lyle Stecyk served as the urnbearers at the cemetery. A reception followed in the Hubbard community hall. Adam Leontowich gave a tribute and words of remembrance. Memorial donations may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, Beaver Hills Wildlife Federation, Ituna, SK or STARS Air Ambulance as gifts of remembrance. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.baileysfuneralhome.com
Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey’s Funeral Home Ituna – Yorkton.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    216 5th Ave. SE
    ITUNA, SK S0A 1N0
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    Officiant
    Father Albert Schmitz
  • Interment

    Location
    Hubbard Town Cemetery
    Address
    HUBBARD, SK S0A 1J0
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Loreen Friskie

Posted at 04:32am
Sympathy to Larry’s family and friends.
I first met Larry at Duck Mountain in 1982 nearly 40 years ago. Our paths crossed often over the years even working a number of years together in the Melville office. Such fun times always lots of jokes and pranks and that big hearty laugh of Larry’s. He was a kind and caring man and exceptionally genuine. I Unfortunately won’t be able to make it Saturday to celebrate the life of a true gentleman.
Rest easy Larry
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Park Staff

Posted at 03:53am
Condolences to Larry’s family from the staff of Condie and Regina Beach Recreation Sites and Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park. We enjoyed anytime Larry came to work in our sites; his skill level and experience guaranteed a professional job and his fun nature always brought some laughs.
Rest In Peace
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Janilyn Solonenko

Posted at 11:51am
With our Deepest Sympathies!! Auntie Janet & Families ... Love .. Jack,Janilyn &Mike,Joanne &Jim,Coreen &David,Charlene &Ed,Neil&Nicole and families!
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His "Parks" Family

Posted at 09:46am
Larry was a valued co-worker and dear friend. He contributed greatly to the Park system through hard work and dedication. We will never forget him.
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Cory Chin

Posted at 12:18pm
I have only known Larry for approximately 3 years and interacted with him on occasions, as we both work in the same branch of the Ministry. He was always pleasant to talk to and devoted to his job. Larry was easy to get along with and always willing to help others, going the extra mile to make my job and others much easier. He always had a kind word, sharing a few jokes here and there and making others feel comfortable around him. I would always here legendary stories at work of Larry and Ken McCormick on there numerous trips in the field as a Survey crew and it always sounded like a joy to be around Larry. My regret is that I didn't get to see him when he took ill as I didn't expect him to leave us. I extend my dearest condolences to the Stecyk family and will keep the family in my prayers as you go through this difficult time of losing someone so special.

RIP Larry.
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