On May 12, 2019, with his loving wife at his side, Nestor Kostenchuk passed away at the Neepawa Health Center.
Nestor was born on the family homestead in Mountain Road, MB on December 26, 1945 to Eli and Lily Kostenchuk. As a young man he worked briefly on construction before becoming a full time farmer on the homestead.
On August 14, 1976 he married Marlene Suski . They had three children.
Nestor gave generously of himself, demonstrating faith to the church and loyalty to his family, friends and neighbors. He would never refuse anyone in need, asking nothing in return.
Farming was his passion. He liked his cattle and the color green for equipment, John Deere green.
Nestor and Marlene would often go on 2-5 days trips.
Nestor is survived by his wife and faithful companion, Marlene. Children; Lisa (James) Suski, Tracy (Jeff) Stewart, Dennis (Carman) Kostenchuk and nine grandchildren.
He is also survived by siblings; Jean, Helen, George, Elsie (Lawrence), Orest (Cathy) and sister in law Sophie, mother in law Irene Suski, brother in law Harvey , (Kim), Ted (Christine) and sister in law Norma (Barry).
He was predeceased by his parents, brother Nick and sister Mary.
Funeral Mass was held May 16, 2019 in St. Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in Mountain Road, MB.
Thank you to family and friends who were part of Nestor's life.
Thank you to Father Kardasinec for his visits and funeral mass.
To the crossbearer, pallbearers, cantors, singers and reader for the service.
The grandchildren for playing the violins.
The ladies for the lunch at the hall.
A special thank you to everyone who came from far and near to celebrate Nestor's Life.
Thanks to everyone for your generous help, food, phone calls, emails, flowers and cards of condolences we received.
Thanks to all of you for the many prayers said for Nestor. We are thankful for our Manitoba Healthcare.
Thank you to Brian James and White's Funeral Home for their professional care.
Marlene Kostenchuk, Lisa, Tracy and Dennis and families.
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