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Metro "Max" Nesimuik (1925-1961)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

October 26, 1961: KENO, October 16 - Saturday October 14 Mr. & Mrs. K. Skoryeko organized a benefit social to raise funds to send Mr. "Max" Mesmiuk to Whitehorse hospital where he will have an eye operation. Mr. & Mrs. Scales of Elsa and Mrs. Stenstrum and her son from Mayo donated their time to playing in an excellent band. Stan Socha was the bar tender while Bonnie Wiesendahl and Johnny Ferchuck made excellent waiters. A large crowd attended and a most enjoyable evening was had by all. Mr. & Mrs. Skoryeko wish to thank all those who donated food and all those who came.

The Whitehorse Star - Monday, December 11, 1961

Headline: Max Nesimuik Rites Held in City, 1961

    The funeral of the late Max Nesimuik was held December 7 from Christ Church Cathedral, with the Rev. David Morris and Deaconess Hellaby conducting the service. Max Nesimuik was born in Alberta 36 years ago. He spent 13 years in Dawson and one year in Keno. He had many friends in both communities. He passed away in the Whitehorse General Hospital November 29 after a long illness.

    He is survived by his parents, brothers and sisters, son and daughter. His friends wish to thank Dr. Otto Schaeffer, Dr. J. V. Clark, the staffs of Mayo and Whitehorse General Hospitals and all who helped in this trying time.

    A notice by the Public Administrator on December 28, 1961, reported his name as Metro (Max) Nesimuik and his residence as Keno.