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John Hasiuk


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Hasiuk, John - 70, of Truro, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2010, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Sydney, July 2, 1940, he was a son of the late Fred and Stella Haliburta Hasiuk. John was educated in the local schools in Whitney Pier and graduated from Sydney Academy. John pursued his studies and graduated from Nova Scotia Teacher’s College, Truro and St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish. John’s teaching career began in the schools of Cape Breton. Later he came to Truro and enjoyed his students at Truro Junior High School. He retired in 1994. John was a faithful member of St. John’s Anglican Church, Truro. John was an active member of the Retired Teachers Organization. He enjoyed entertaining his family and friends at his summer home at Caribou Island. John was a member of the Air Force Association of Canada- 102 Colchester Wing, Truro. In the quiet times of his life, John played the violin and mused about his Ukrainian heritage. John uplifted the day for many persons with his presentation of hand-crafted roses and was known as the “Rose Man”. He took a keen interest in the youth and in particular his grandchildren and Godchildren (Rebecca, Kevin, Tanya). Always ready for a new challenge, John set out each year after retirement as the “Tour Guide” for many excursions to his Cape Breton homeland and southern USA. His “John-ers” and one-liners will be missed.
John is survived by his wife, Thora (DeWolfe); son, Jonathan (Dr. Kelly) of Calgary; daughter, Leanne (Trevor Gallant) of Truro; grandchildren, Jessica, Tamara, Felix, Xavier and honourary granddaughter, Emily; brothers, Steve (Elizabeth) of Sydney; Michael (Donna) of Westville; brother-in-law, Bill DeWolfe (Brenda) of Sydney; several nieces and nephews.
John was predeceased by his son, Derek.
No visitation or funeral service by John’s request. A family graveside service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro.
Donations in John’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the “Guest Book” at: A special thanks to the Doctors and Nurses of the Emergency Department and the ICU Unit of Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, and EHS Paramedics Truro, for their special care given to John.
Service Date
Monday, December 13, 2010