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January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Steve Bazuik was born March 21, 1918 and passed away April 26th 2012.  Steve learned the value of hard work growing up in a farming community near Canora, Saskatchewan.  Up until age 18, Steve worked on neighboring farms to help support his family, after which he caught a freight train to Northern Ontario to begin a 37 year career in the mining industry.  In Sudbury Ontario, Steve met Lena, his loving wife and best friend of 67 years.  Steve always believed that if you did something, you did it right; working 27 years without missing a shift, leading award winning mine rescue teams for 10 years, and emphasizing safety as a supervisor showed that he lead by example.

               Steve and Lena moved to the beautiful Okanagan in 1976, settling first in Winfield, and later on in Rutland—the appeal of golf, curling and handyman work, trout, and salmon fishing on Vancouver Island was the life he enjoyed.

One of Steve’s greatest passions was food, and the Okanagan with fresh fruits and vegetables again surpassed his dreams.  Steve was a genius at fixing and inventing practical items; he could look at something that was broken, identity the problem, and correct it.  The list of fixed items and inventions could fill a book.  Steve’s faith in God and his strong beliefs have prepared him well for the after life.

Steve is survived by his wife Lena, sister Mary, his three children Gary, Linda and James (Debbie), grandchildren Shelly, Savanna, Keegan, Blaise, James, Erika, Robert, and Michael and great-grandchildren Kailen, Sasha, Kirin, and Jayda.

Steve was pre-deceased by his parents Fred and Julia and his siblings Anne, Alex, Doris, Paul, Peter, Ina, and Mike.

Special thank you to Steve’s caregivers at Brandt’s Creek Mews Care Home, May Bennett Care Home and to Dr. Michael Bobyn.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Society of BC, 865 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6P6 or Kelowna General Hospital, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.

Prayers on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  A Funeral Mass and reception to be held on Wednesday, May 2nd at 10:00 am at the Ukrainian Catholic Church 1091 Coronation Ave. Kelowna BC, with Father Andriy Werbowy as Celebrant.

Prayer Service
Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2nd at 10:00 am

Ukrainian Catholic Church

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The prayer service for BAZUIK, Steve is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 pm at located at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

The service for BAZUIK, Steve is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2nd at 10:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Ukrainian Catholic Church

1091 Coronation Ave. Kelowna, BC


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  • Joyce Boucher says:

    Dear Lena, Gary, Linda, ames and families: We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Steve was a great man and a good friend to my parents John and Jean. I have good memories of the years we picnicked, fished and boated. My thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow.

  • Eldon & Liz Hnylycia says:

    Lena & Family – our sincere condolences. As per our conversation, we are presently in Saskatchewan (Yorkton & Ituna) for my Mom’s funeral. Mom would have been 95 in October. Her heart could not fulfil her body needs already. She is now resting in peace in the hands of our Lord as is Steve. Our Love & Prayers.

  • judi duciaume says:

    I am so sorry for your loss and I do want you to know that your family is in my prayers. Take care!
    Judi Duciaume and family

  • Gwen says:

    Dearest Family; We deeply regret not being able to be with you at this sad time. This kind, soft spoken man will always be remembered in our hearts. Cherish the memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Psalm 31 7-8 I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul, You have not handed me over to my enemies but have set me in a safe place.
    Bruce & Gwindy Westerlund

  • Gordon Clement says:

    So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing……. so many memories… great guy……. Sorry


  • The LaPrairie Family says:

    Dear Lena Linda Gary Jim and Debbie and all the families.
    We send our condolence to you all on Steve’s passing. He was a strong and great man, he will be remembered. OUr thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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