Nestor David Chemerika, 84 (born January 4, 1939), tragically passed away on July 25, 2023 surrounded by his loving family, in the Greater Niagara General Hospital as the result of a hit and run.
Nestor is survived by his one true love Ella; his daughter Dennise (Gavino), their children Jeremiah and Sarah and great grandson Gavin Falzoi; his son Wayne (Nancy), their children Cassandra (Devon), Samantha (Carl) and Devin Chemerika; his son Nestor (Tracey), their daughters Madison, Mackenzie and Makayla; his brothers Walter (Lucienne) and William, and numerous extended family and friends.
Nestor was predeceased by his father Nicolas, mother Anne, brothers Jack, Sam, Roy and sisters Mary and Rose.
Nestor was born at Mountain Rd. in Manitoba. At age 14, he moved to St. Catharines with his brother Walter (age 17). Nestor worked for over 25 years at G.M. and was passionate about Fruit Farming. He greatly enjoyed working around his yard, feeding the hummingbirds, dancing and keeping physically fit by cycling and walking (was known as the 'stick-man' by many around town). He was such a charismatic and sociable man who will be greatly missed by all.
Dad (Grandpa), you fought so hard, like the true Warrior you are. You left us all speechless with your unstoppable will to live. Everything that's good in us, dad, we got from you. God Bless you and see you in Heaven.
Visitation will take place at Bethany United Mennonite Church (572 E & West Line, Niagara-on-the-Lake) on Friday, August 11th from 10:00am - 12-00pm with the funeral service to follow. After the service, interment will take place at Niagara Lakeshore Cemetery with a reception to follow back at the church.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Nestor
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Tallman Funeral Homes - Vineland