Mar 11, 1922 – Mar 24, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of our loving father and grandfather on Saturday March 24, 2018 at age 96. Nick was born in Elma, Manitoba to Mary and Mike Dodick and was one of three children Anne, Nick and John.
Nick was a WW11 veteran serving overseas in England and present during the liberation of Holland. After serving his country, Nick returned to Canada and met and married Mary Davidson on June 7, 1947 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Nick and Mary moved to Regina, Saskatchewan where Nick was employed in the construction business. Nick was a certified draftsman and held journeymen tickets in Sheet Metal and Roofing.
Although he was successful in business, his true love was the prairies and the land, and in 1957 Nick and Mary purchased a farm east of Palmer, Saskatchewan near Mary’s family. Nick farmed until he was 90 years of age at which time he reluctantly hung up his work pants, gloves and boots and turned the family farm over to his daughters who continue the farming legacy to this day. Hardworking, honest and kind Nick kept his yard and fields meticulous. He was a true farmer and custodian of the land and proud to be part of the history, heritage, and culture that has resonated on the prairies of western Canada.
Nick is survived by his daughters Marlene Duff and Cheryl Clarke, his son in law Dave, grandchildren Tom and Katelyn Clarke, and his cousin, partner, caregiver and angel Eva Szmek, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Nick was predeceased by his wife Mary, his siblings Anne and John, and his son in law Neil Duff.
Cremation has taken place and a private family service will follow at a later date in Saskatchewan.
The family would like to thank Veteran Affairs, the Home Care staff specifically Steven, his physician Dr. Burgess and the nurses and staff at Hospice at the Views for their compassion and loving care.