Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, February 17, 2014, Daniel Ruzik slipped away at the age of 63. Dan leaves behind his long time partner Donna Ferguson; his three sons Terry (Melissa), Dean, and Shawn (Jaime); his much-loved grandchildren Byron, Bow, Saydeigh,Steven and Amara; and his brothers Randy (Lynn), Ian, Mark (Tracy) and Ricky (Angie). Dan will be proudly remembered by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, co-workers and friends. Predeceased by his mother Uldene “Denie” Ruzik, his father Byron “Dickie” Burr, and his younger brother Stephen “Big Fun” Ruzik. Dan was a selfless and generous father who always gave more than he took. He was a retired pipefitter with Local 663, an avid outdoorsman and a skilled tradesman. Dan was working on two retirement properties; one in BC and one in Ontario.
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Friday, February 21, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca