Russell Glen Olynuk, 59 years, of Saskatoon, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Royal University Hospital. Russell was born on May 29, 1962 at Humboldt to Tony and Lauretta (nee Muenichshofer) Olynuk. He grew up on the family farm near Middle Lake with his two sisters and one brother. Russell started school in Middle Lake and attended various other schools for his education. Due to health issues throughout his life, Russell lived in a number of different group homes around Saskatchewan. Wherever he was living, he worked and participated in their activities. Russell loved coming to the farm, especially during harvest when he could ride in the combine. He had a love of flowers and all animals, both tame and wild but his greatest love was farming. Russell spent the last number of years in Luther Care Home in Saskatoon where the staff and other residents became like family to him, especially his care giver Richi Joshi. Russell was known for his great sense of humor and hardy laugh. He also thoroughly enjoyed when family and friends would stop in to visit him. The past year, he faced many health challenges and was in and out of hospital many times. Russell will be lovingly remembered by his mom, Lauretta Olynuk of Middle Lake; two sisters and one brother and their families: Deborah (Ian) Cooper of Calgary and family Kimberly Duval of Regina and children Jayda and Kempton; Jeff (Rachel) Olynuk of Salmon Arm, BC and her sons Matt and Nick; and Jennifer (Ron) Strueby of Airdrie, AB and children Ethan and Olivia; his step dad Dennis Nyuli of St. Benedict; and special cousins Joanne and David Esch of Toronto, ON. He was predeceased by his father Tony Olynuk and nephew Kenneth Torborg. A Funeral Service for Russell was held on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home & Crematorium, officiated by Fr. Colin Roy. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Luther Care Communities 1212 Osler St. Saskatoon, SK S7N 0T9 or https://luthercare.com.
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1212 Osler St, Saskatoon SK S7N 0T9