Mr. Ken Storozuk, age 44 years, a resident of Thunder Bay, passed away unexpectedly at his mother-in-law's home, on Good Friday, April 2, 2010.
Ken was a unique and unforgettable individual, which endeared him to those who knew him. He was raised in Westfort, Thunder Bay and, growing up, he made many friends that remained good friends to the end. Ken had a life-long love of cars and everything about cars. He could tell at a glance, the make, model and year of any car and enjoyed many hours researching cars and watching car shows. Ken ran his own scrap-hauling business, Scrap Daddy, for five years, until he was injured in a car accident.
Ken's honesty was above reproach and he often seemed to bring out the best in people, when it came to ethics. Ken was often the first one that saw humor in situations, sometimes, even bad ones and could make everyone laugh over it. Ken was always an extremely giving person, particularly, of himself. Any time a friend called at two or three in the morning and needed a ride, which was sometimes hours long, he would never hesitate and always went. At the time Ken passed, he had been providing enormous help to both his wife and mother-in-law, in the kind, loving manner he had always exhibited towards them.
Ken attended St. Casimir's Church, and always enjoyed the services, speaking about them afterward. He also enjoyed volunteering with various organizations, such as the Pat-a-Pet Program and Hemophilia Ontario.
Ken met his wife, Sylvia, in 1986 and following a four-year friendship, they began a life together, eventually marrying in 2003. Ken immensely enjoyed his life with his wife, whom he deeply loved, his pets, Koda and Billy and, his mother-in-law. His company was highly valued and he would spend hours watching movies with them. Most recently, he had begun reading novels. Ken also was quite passionate about politics, both world and domestic, and enjoyed discussing politics with friends.
Ken leaves behind his best friend, confidant, lover and champion supporter, his wife, Sylvia, his father Dan Storozuk (Vicki), his loving mother-in-law, Sylvia Helfrich, brothers Dan and John, sisters-in-law, Kathryn (Jeff) Taylor and Jessica Kemp, brother-in-law, John Helfrich ,as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Particularly close to their "Uncle Buck", were Josephine, Danielle and Anthony. The loss of Ken's presence will be sadly missed by all the friends and family who knew and loved him, particularly, his loving wife, Sylvia. Ken was predeceased by his mother Beverly Scotinski, both sets of grandparents and several close friends. Also predeceasing Ken, were several of his beloved pets, Elwood, Ben and Pumpkin, all of whom he looked forward to seeing again.
Funeral Services for the late Kenneth Storozuk will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 10th, 2010 in the Chapel of Harbourview Funeral Centre, 499 North Cumberland Street, presided by Father Andrew Deptula of St. Casimir’s Roman Catholic Church. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the time of service. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Ken's memory to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.
"There will never be another like you and you will be in my heart forever."
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God has laid you see
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A relationship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now, He set me free.
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