Danyluk, Nicholas “Nick”

February 23, 1939 – February 13, 2023
at the age of 83 years:

      A Celebration of Life will be held at Sorrento Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 15 at 2 pm.

                            Nick will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.  He always had a smile for everyone & loved the personal contact with all his Buddies.  He was born in Edmonton Alberta and moved to Sorrento B.C. in 1976 where he lived for 46 years.  Nick was a master of many trades, mechanic, welder, logging truck driver, paving co. & millwright.  His skills & knowledge were endless.  He enjoyed cooking and made the best cabbage rolls for all our special occasions.

He is survived by his loving wife Shirley, seven children; Darren (Brenda), Susan (Steve), Sandy (Wayne), Prentiss (Michelle), Niki (Brent), Shawn and Cory (Andrea) and ten grandchildren; Garrett, Haley, Maddy, Emily, Makenna, Marija, Nicholas, Jack, Charlee and William.  He was so proud of everyone of them and all their accomplishments.

We will all miss his unique laugh, but we know he will always be laughing with us and watching over us.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Sorrento Memorial Hall on Saturday, April 15 at 2 pm.


  1. One of the best has left us too suddenly! Condolences to all

  2. Shirley and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing him and Ross tells many tales of their time at the mill. Ross so enjoyed it when he & John came to the house for a visit a few years ago. They laughed, told stories and enjoyed a couple of beer. Treasure the memories Shirley.❤ May he Rest in Peace. Ross and Betty Ann

  3. Sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great guy, and the minute he entered a room you knew who it was by his signature laugh.
    My sympathy to his extended family.

  4. A real special person, a good friend, and never a dull moment when Nik was in the room.
    His laugh was infectious, RIP our friend!❤️

  5. Sorry Darren & Family For the loss of a Dad & Grandfather. Thoughts are with you all

  6. I loved him so much! Never had I met someone like Nick before. He was the greatest breath of fresh air and he had a way of making you feel as though you were the most special person in the room. His ability to connect with people was second to none. I will miss him forever! His laugh, his smile, his voice and his gait will forever be marked on my heart and remain with me as the best memories. We lost a true legend!

  7. Dear Shirley and family, as you suffer the sorrowful loss of your husband, father and grandfather, know that my heart aches for each of you. I too, am heart broken, for the loss of my brother Nicholas. He left without warning. And gone so fast. I will miss much about my brother. Especially, his innate sense of humour and his robust joyful laugh. To quote my brother “a little beauty” has left us.

    As well, I offer the following poem, For Grief by John O’Donohue

    My thoughts and much love are with you all.

    For Grief

    When you lose someone you love,
    Your life becomes strange,
    The ground beneath you becomes fragile,
    Your thoughts make your eyes unsure;
    And some dead echo drags your voice down
    Where words have no confidence
    Your heart has grown heavy with loss;
    And though this loss has wounded others too,
    No one knows what has been taken from you
    When the silence of absence deepens.

    Flickers of guilt kindle regret
    For all that was left unsaid or undone.

    There are days when you wake up happy;
    Again inside the fullness of life,
    Until the moment breaks
    And you are thrown back
    Onto the black tide of loss.
    Days when you have your heart back,
    You are able to function well
    Until in the middle of work or encounter,
    Suddenly with no warning,
    You are ambushed by grief.

    It becomes hard to trust yourself.
    All you can depend on now is that
    Sorrow will remain faithful to itself.
    More than you, it knows its way
    And will find the right time
    To pull and pull the rope of grief
    Until that coiled hill of tears
    Has reduced to its last drop.

    Gradually, you will learn acquaintance
    With the invisible form of your departed;
    And when the work of grief is done,
    The wound of loss will heal
    And you will have learned
    To wean your eyes
    From that gap in the air
    And be able to enter the hearth
    In your soul where your loved one
    Has awaited your return
    All the time.

    – John O’Donohue

  8. He was the best brother in law a girl could have. Always had my back and I knew I could count on him. Life as we knew it will not be the same with out him. Till we meet again Nick ❤️ Keep them laughing up there. Gwen

  9. Shirley, my heart felt condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. To Shirley and family,
    so sorry to hear about Nicks passing. He was a great guy to work with at the mill and I will never forget his smile or his laugh.

  11. To my dearest Uncle Nick in heaven … it is with a heavy heart, that I say good bye. You are one in a million .. you are a very special Soul to us all. Your genuine laughter, will continue to ring on. You are blessed with a beautiful wife and family, with sons and daughters, and grandchildren galore!! Your footprint of spirit lives on in all of our hearts. We all will miss the sound of your voice, your sound advice, encouraging words, and just being able to shoot-the-breeze with you .. as you would say, ” .. talk to yah later little buddy .. ” until we meet again on the other side. To my dearest Aunty Shirley, and all of my beloved Cousins .. I send to you All my heart felt condolences. I Love you All dearly forever more. Love Bunches, Cindy

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