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FARYNUK, Marvin Michael

FARYNUK, Marvin Michael

March 21, 1948 – June 17, 2019

Marvin was born in Enderby in 1948 & was the second youngest of seven children of Michael & Bertha. Marvin married Sandra in 1967. He is survived by Sandra, daughter Janine & her sons, Jaxxon & Jace, daughter Rhonda (Jeremy) & their children, Reid & Erica, son Bradley (Kathy) & their children, Brooke & Hudson.

After high school, he did his carpentry apprenticeship & worked as a carpenter until Riverside Forest Products hired him as a heavy-duty mechanic where he worked for 16 years. In 1982, he started working for Valley Tool & Enderby Manufacturing. Here, he designed, managed & manufactured Skylead Logging Equipment. Marvin took over the business in 2002 & diversified the business into multiple different industries.

Marvin leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten by family, friends & the members of his community. He always put his family first, & that was his biggest accomplishment. He believed in not just handing things over to his kids, but made it his priority to teach, laugh & experience with them.

His footprint is left all around Enderby. The Hunter’s Range chalet, Mabel Lake Golf Course, Enderby Riverwalk & arena, as well as the Rivermouth boat launch are touched with his creations. When it came to work, Marvin was the most committed worker there was. He believed & taught his employees & children that if you are going to do something, do it right the first time. He was the ultimate problem solver & was the definition of patience, ingenuity, & perseverance. Customers would go to ‘Marvelous Marv’ when no one else could help them.......& he always delivered.

His most precious time was spent at “Skuttlebutt Lodge”; the cabin at Mabel Lake where early mornings were spent fishing with Brad or the grandkids & Smarties & Oreo’s were the standard breakfast served on the barge that he built. Life lessons about the fish, birds, & trees were taught & so many special memories were made.

Although Marvin wasn’t the most openly affectionate person, he showed his love to his wife, Sandra, daughters Janine & Rhonda, & son Bradley through his actions. He was the ultimate provider & was a hero to his children & grandchildren.

A service was held on June 22, 2019 at the Splatsin Centre in Enderby, BC.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.

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