STEVE NICHOLAS MYK It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Steve Nicholas Myk, on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the age of 70 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Marlaine, her mother Marjorie, brother Harvey (Marlene) Myk of Calgary, nephew Michael (Stacia) Myk of Edmonton, sister Loraine (Alfred) Boris of Winnipeg, niece Michelle (Bob) Adams and family of Winnipeg, nephew Kevin (Gina) Boris and family of Seattle. He is also survived by his Aunts Marge Poudrette of Winnipeg, Emily Smylski of Edmonton, and Elsie Rehirchuk of Gilbert Plains, MB. As well as numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Mike and Annie. Steve grew up on the family farm in Gilbert Plains, where he developed his lifelong love of music. After completion of high school, he moved to Winnipeg, to pursue a career in the investment industry. With his gift of music he brought much joy to thousands of people, playing at weddings and dances. His music touched many fellow musicians that knew him in a way that music lovers can understand. Steve's other passions were hunting, fishing, hockey and curling. In his retirement years, he continued to work part-time for Nisby Home Renovations with whom he had a special relationship. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful doctors and nurses at the Grace Hospital for their compassion and care. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Steve's life will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in the Wheeler Funeral Chapel, 211 Regent Avenue W. Transcona. As per Steve's request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba, 105-500 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3C 3X1. To my Family: I go from you gently for it is time to take the next step in this journey of mine. Don't grieve for me long. I've not left you alone. For I will be with you in the love that we've known. That love is forever, and someday when it is time, you'll join me again on this journey of mine and I will play for you again. Steve, we will all miss you. Dad I love you. Your daughter Marlaine. "VICHNAYA PAM'YAT" Funeral Arrangements In Care Of WHEELER FUNERAL HOME CEMETERY CREMATORIUM 1800 DAY STREET 224-1525
Publish Date: Apr 16, 2012
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on April 16, 2012
He started violin lessons at age 14 and played his first wedding at the age of 15. Musicians such as King Gannam, Don Messer, and Andy Desjarlis and every Saturday evening influenced him and weekdays Steve played along with the artists while listening to the radio station CKDM in Dauphin, MB. In 1957, Steve met Tommy Buick who was touring with CKRC Red River Valley Boys and was most really influenced by his style. On several occasion throughout the years Steve and Tommy filled in for each other and played twin fiddles when the busy schedules would allow, exchanging ideas. Tommy was Steve’s long time musician friend and has left a missing link in the music circle.