Victor Anthony Novakowski

March 11, 2019 19 Condolences Print Obituary

On March 9, 2019, Victor passed away peacefully, at the Devon Hospital, from Cancer of the Esophagus at the age of 67.

Victor was born in Hafford, Saskatchewan on June 8, 1951.  He grew up on a farm and loved animals, especially horses.   He attended Krydor and Hafford schools and was involved in the business world for over 40 years.

Victor loved to travel and especially enjoyed spending the winter months in Mexico.  He also loved horseback riding, hunting, making sausage, and hosting many parties with family and friends.  Victor lived life to the fullest and was always willing to help others.

Victor is survived by his loving wife, Larysa Nalyvayko, sisters, Carol (John) Reeve and Connie Zezel, nephew Kyle (Jessika) Zezel and family, niece Melissa (Bobby) Warring and family as well as his many wonderful cousins, friends and business associates.

Victor was predeceased by his parents, Tony and Anne Novakowski.

At Victor’s request, cremation has taken place.  A private Celebration of Life and interment of Victor’s remains, at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church, near Krydor, Saskatchewan, will take place at a later date.

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  1. We are very sorry for your’s and the families lost. Victor to the Prochera family was always huge and only needed Perogies for any help. He was a great help to my dad and Stella. He will be rewarded for his time on earth.

  2. We had lots of great rides with Victor and friends in the North Saskatchewan River Valley. The endurance community also enjoyed adventures & time with him when he competed.

    Lots of love to all who knew Victor. Thanks to the medical staff who gave great care to him during his medical struggles.
    Christy

  3. Victor was loved dearly by my family and I and we are so grateful for the time we had with him. He will be missed. Our hearts are very sad as they share your grief. Deepest condolences to you, Larysa, as you mourn his loss.

    • Our thoughts continue to be with you, Larysa and family, as you celebrate Victor’s life and we remember the great gifts he brought to our world. We will especially be thinking of you this Saturday and wish we could be with you.
      With love and sadness,
      Your cousin,
      Joyce and family

  4. Rest in peace our dear friend. You will be missed.

  5. Victor was a true friend who lived life to its fullest. He will be missed dearly by everyone. I feel so blessed to have known him. He has touched so many hearts.

  6. So many good memories to cherish.
    We’ll miss you Victor. Love Always.
    Cousin Richard, Dale & Christopher

    • Dear Larysa. My deepest condolences on your great loss. I enjoyed your and Victor’s visits in the last year so much and will miss Victor terribly. May God keep you in the palm of his hand. With much love, your cousin Emily.

  7. Dear Larysa. I am so sorry for your great loss. I enjoyed our get togethers in the last year or so, so much and will miss Victor greatly. May God keep you in the palm of his hand. With much love, Emily

  8. This truly was a great human and now a great Angel we know.

  9. I did not know Victor but my sister Teresa was a very dear friend of his. She told me lots of stories of their fun times together. I feel like I knew him from all her memories. I am sending lots of love and blessings to the family. I’m glad Victor is at peace now and out of pain.

  10. We will miss you so much Victor. You will be always in our memory and will not forget what you have done for us in the past.may you rest in peace friend. Our prayers for you…..so long till we meet again.

  11. Larysa, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Vic was a dear friend and fun to be with. He had a wide circle of friends and will be missed.

  12. May you rest in peace my friend.will never forget the good things you have done for me and my family when you were in Toronto.we will miss you dearly.

  13. We were so very sad to hear of Victor’s passing. Our family, along with the Novakowski family were neighbors and spent many of our younger days having fun together. Many years have passed since then, but Victor always took the time to call and see how my Mom was doing bringing her much joy and laughter with his phone calls.
    We are sending are heartfelt condolences to you Larysa and to the Novakowski family.
    May your hearts heal ever so gently.

  14. Maureen Murphy
    So sorry to hear of Victor’s death. He traveled to Zihuatanejo, Mexico annually for quite a few years and was always a kind and thoughtful friend. He has many friends there who will miss him. My condolences to
    his wife and to his family He will be dearly
    missed.

  15. i am so sorry to not have been able to meet with victor again i hadnt seen him since we were kids on the farm we had many adventures together i think of that farm and my uncles and aunts and cousins of krydor often i would love to contact any cousins i send my deepest condolences to larysa

  16. A great friend and mentor, he will be sadly missed.

    • I send my condolence to the family, be strong be well.
      Rest in peace Victor.

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