May 19, 2023. WINNIPEG, MB. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) expresses its deep condolences on the passing of Mr. Nestor Budyk. Mr. Budyk passed away on May 15 at the age of 71.
Mr. Budyk was a community leader, performer, philanthropist and pillar of the Ukrainian community of Canada for many decades.
“We will all greatly miss our dear friend Nestor. He will be remembered for his kindness, humility and humour – and for his willingness to always lend a helping hand,” stated Alexandra Chyczij, National President of the UCC. “Nestor made many lives better and set an example of dedication to his community for future generations to emulate. May His Memory Be Eternal! Вічная Пам’ять!”
A leader and volunteer in the Ukrainian community, Mr. Budyk served as a Trustee of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Charitable and Educational Trust. Previously he was a member of the UCC Board of Auditors. A founding member of the Canadian Friends of Hockey in Ukraine, Mr. Budyk generously supported many worthy charitable and community causes. Mr. Budyk was well-known for his love of Ukrainian culture and traditions – particularly music – and was a skilled accordion player.
We ask God to remember Nestor Budyk’s spouse, Mrs. Alexis Kochan-Budyk and Mr. Budyk’s family and friends during this difficult time. We ask God to grant Nestor Budyk eternal life in His Heavenly Home.
Information on memorial services is available here