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David Ronald Hydamaka

September 26, 1954 ~ May 30, 2022 (age 67)



September 26. 1954 ~ May 30, 2022

It is with profound sadness and heartache that the family of David Hydamaka announce his sudden passing in the early morning hours of May 30, 2022 at his sister’s home in Saskatoon, SK. He had been in the early stages of treatment for lung cancer which he had been recently diagnosed.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in David’s name to: Ronald McDonald House – Saskatchewan; 1011 University Drive; Saskatoon, SK; S7N 0K4. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.

David, known to friends as “Bear”, was born in Preeceville on September 26, 1954, the youngest of three children to William and Pauline (Myden) Hydamaka. He attended his schooling at Preeceville School and Sturgis Composite High School.

Dave was not afraid of a hard day’s work as evidenced by his work career. He obtained his heavy duty mechanic’s certificate. He spent time working along with his Uncles Joe and Paul and cousin Morley Myden at GSI (Geophysical Service Inc.) before ending up at Lafarge in Calgary, AB where he worked his up to a foreman position. In the early 2000’s Dave transferred to Saskatoon with Lafarge where he eventually retired. He then spent time working as a parts/customer service manager with his niece, Dorilynn and nephew, Dean, at Central Repair before moving back to Preeceville.

In the summer of 2008, Dave returned to his hometown of Preeceville and eventually was able to purchase the family home he grew up in on 3rd Street SE. While in Preeceville, he drove school bus, worked as a farm hand and was employed by Nutrien.

Throughout his life, Dave had many friends, most of whom are still friends today. He looked forward to his summers when he could hop on his beloved Harley – Davidson and take a trip with his buddies. He was always surrounded by friends and they share in this tremendous loss with his family.

David was predeceased by both his parents, William and Pauline; a nephew, Darcy; his grandparents; other family members and friends. He is survived by his brother James (Joyce) Hydamaka and their family: Denise Hydamaka and her family:  Derek Starecki, Destiny (Brendan) Filbrandt, Dayna & Daytin Starecki; Dorilynn Hydamaka (Del Stanoffsky) and their children: Chance & Connor; Dean Hydamaka and his children: Darci & Jaylee; Dallas (Rae Ann) Hydamaka and their children: Daylynn, Dyllan, Declin & Daemyn. He is also survived by his sister, Judy (Russ) Boyle and her daughter, Angela Strand (Kirk Baillie) and their son, Sam. He is also survived by a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins from both the Hydamaka & Myden families as well as many friends from across Canada and the U.S.A. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Darryl Hanson for his support and many years of friendship to Dave.

“Bear’s” family and friends will miss his outgoing personality; you could hear his laughter from across the room! He will be remembered for his incredible generosity and love of Harley Davidson motorcycles. He could always be seen wearing a Harley shirt, jeans and his home filled with Harley memorabilia.


“Sit tall in the saddle; hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed to where the trail meets the sky.”


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Celebration of Life
June 25, 2022

2:00 PM
Preeceville Legion Hall
218 Main St. N.
Preeceville, SK S3N 3B0

Video is available for this event

Please note
Friends are welcome to come and go between 2 – 4 pm. A tribute program will begin at 2:30; friends and family are welcome to share stories and memories during this time. As per Dave’s wishes, those wishing to attend are asked to wear black t-shirts, Harley Davidson preferred, and jeans. A motorcycle convoy will lead the procession to the cemetery at 4:00 PM for interment. Anyone with motorcycles is encouraged to join.
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