Nancy Goruk

Nancy Irene Goruk (Martyniuk)

Friday, April 3rd, 1942 - Sunday, August 30th, 2020
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Irene Goruk (nee Martyniuk) of Red Deer, Alberta, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the age of 78 years. Nancy was born on April 3, 1942 in Smoky Lake, Alberta. She grew up on the family homestead in Barich, Alberta, and eventually moved to Edmonton. While she was in Edmonton, she met her husband, Andy and they were married November 4, 1961 in Bellis, Alberta. They had three children, two sons and a daughter and moved to Red Deer in 1978. Nancy was a member of the Red Deer Oil Wives for many years and enjoyed golfing and curling. She owned her own Beauty Salon in Red Deer, and then sold it when it came time for her and Andy to travel the world. Their trips included Greece, Italy, Mexico, China, Japan, Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Ukraine, Nashville, Las Vegas, Florida and Phoenix. She cared for Andy at home, after he suffered a stroke, until his passing; with a strength and determination to make the best of every day, no matter the circumstances. While caring for Andy, she worked at the Great Canadian Bagel, until its closing. Nancy will always be remembered for having strength beyond compare, a selfless integrity, her timeless generosity and the greatest sense of humor. Her biggest joys always came from spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren; teaching them how to make perogies or cabbage rolls, telling a good joke, and having a good laugh. She was always up for hosting a great party for family and friends. She loved gardening, golfing, and still worked full time, for the past fifteen years at the Cash Casino, until just before her passing. Nancy will be lovingly remembered by her son, Ken (Marie), her son, Jim (Ellen), and her daughter, Patti (Geoff) all of Red Deer, Alberta; her seven grandchildren; and her six great grandchildren. She will also be sadly missed by her two sisters, Martha and Zoria; her three brothers, Norman, Ed and Wayne; her brothers-in-law, her sisters-in-law, and numerous other family members and dear friends. Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Andrew Goruk; her parents, Rose and Steve Martyniuk; and her brothers, Henry and Robert. Due to the current pandemic, a Private Family Celebration of Life will be held. A Live Streaming of the Life Celebration will be available for all at on Saturday, September 19, 2020 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Nancy’s honor may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society at Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
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Rose McCready

Posted at 11:44pm
Ken, Jim, Patti - to you and your families. So saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. As has been said, we also remember fondly the ready smile and welcome your mom always presented. A life well lived. Please accept our condolences, cousins Mary Piwowar and Rose McCready.

Loraleigh Larson And Family

Posted at 02:46pm
We are all thinking of all you at this difficult time. Sending our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy. Aunty was one in a million!
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Paula Lefaivre

Posted at 11:04pm
Dear family of Nancy Goruk,

I am a very new friend of your dear Mom, Grandma and Great Mama! I had the very great honour of living next door to your loved one for the last two years. She was a lady beyond compare. I had not lived here but a few weeks and she had fixed up the weeds in my garden. We became swift friends. Always a laugh, always a smile! We shared a few meals together but my best memory is I guess my last! I took Nancy to an appointment at the hospital and we shared a lunch and lots of laughs! Two weeks later she was gone. I will remember always her great energy! I will miss her so much and I know you will too. Please accept my sincere condolences as you lay to rest a very hard worker with a very loving soul.

Cathy down

Posted at 11:41am
Nancy! I am so blessed to have had a friend like you in my life! You will always be in my heart. As always. Love u lots! Cathy


Posted at 09:05pm
Thank you mother Nancy for everything, you always in my heart! I miss you always😘❤️🙏.Condolences to the whole family❤️

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