Richard James Leniuk
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Richard James Leniuk announce his sudden passing on Friday, February 3rd, 2023 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Richard James Leniuk, eldest son of Jacob and Gloria Leniuk, was born on January 2nd, 1961 at City Hospital in Saskatoon, SK. When Richard was 2 years old, the family moved to Europe as Jacob was stationed at the Canadian Armed Forces One Wing in France. By the time he was 5 years old Richard was easily speaking French and English in the same conversation.
Eventually another posting brought the family back to Canada, and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan became his new home. Richard attended Westmount Public School and then graduated Grade 12 from Riverview Collegiate. He was accepted at the University of Regina and obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Systems Engineering. Richard received his P.Eng designation and was a member in good standing with the Association of Professional Engineers of Saskatchewan since 1991. Richard had a solid work career that provided him opportunities to live and travel across Canada, with business trips to Finland, Europe, and the United States. He worked for Uponor until his retirement.
Richard had many hobbies, particularly enjoying the outdoors – hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, and whatever he chose to do, he did it the best way possible. When he wanted to try fly fishing, Richard learned to tie his own flies; camping was taken to another level by camping in BC off grid. His golf score always hovered around 90. He played on numerous courses in and around Regina with his friends or picked up rounds with anyone needing a fourth.
Richard was a great chef, learning new recipes and then experimenting on his own with different spices, seafoods, sauces, or BBQing amazing steaks. Lucky were the family and friends that were treated to his cooking cuisine.
Richard had a big heart and was very loyal to his friends and family, being available to lend a helping hand when needed.
Richard will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Jacob and Gloria; brother, Gregory (Michelle); sister, Loretta; nephew, Nathaniel; niece, Rebecca; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A Celebration of Richard’s Life will be held on Monday, February 13th, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Father Vasyl Tymischak officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550
My heart is heavy with this unexpected loss of Rick. He was my manager while both worked at Uponor.
He was a gentle soul and showed me great kindness while I struggled with my health and offered me huge flexibility. Not something or someone that comes along your side very often.
I am heartbroken that such a kind hearted person left this world to early. My sincere condolences to Rick’s family and friends. Praying in abundance for his going home.
Our sincere condolences to Ricks family and friends .
The saddest day I’ve ever had to endure in my 35 years at Uponor. One of the originals. Together we were Canapex, then Wirsbo, and now Uponor. My friend, golfing Buddy, and poker pal for 35 years. I will never forget you. RIP Rick
My deepest condolences to the Leniuk family.
So deeply sorry for your loss.
Deeply saddened to hear that Richard has passed. Condolences to the Leniuk family and friends struggling with the news. Take care and be together.
I am not sure were to start. Maybe I should say thank you to Rick! You are a great person & you were always helpful to me. I will always remember you. I have so many good thing’s that I would like to say. I will cherish great memories about you.
I’m so sorry to hear this news. Rick was a great guy, we had many good conversations while working at Wirsbo/Uponor. Rest peacefully, Rick.
So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. He was loved and respected by many and gone too soon. I hope the family take solace in knowing he was so respected for his caring , kind ways!
I have great memories of family dinners with Richard at Aunt B’s. He’ll be remembered as a kind man with a huge smile. Gone far too soon. May he Rest In Peace. My love and condolences to his family and friends.
I am so very sorry for this sudden loss. I only met him a handful of times but was always met with a warm greeting, bright eyes and friendly smile. I’m sure he will leave a great hole in the lives of those who surrounded him.
May your loved ones take solace in your shared memories.
Dear Leniuk Family,
I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Richard. My heart is with you.
I want to offer my condolences to the Leniuk family in these hard times. I was deeply saddened by the news of Richard’s passing. You will all be in my thoughts.
Rick and I worked together for years at Wirsbo/Uponor. It didn’t matter what type of issue he was dealing with he could always be counted on to be both professional and compassionate at the same time. He was just naturally a happy and caring person.
Outside of work we connected with both our hunting and golfing pastimes. For many years we have golfed at least 4 times per month, during the season, with a group of friends. This has included many golf courses around both Regina and Moose Jaw.
Rick was a great friend who will be sadly missed by many.
From my family to yours…we extend our deepest condolences during this very sad time. Richard will always be remembered as a most loving son, brother, uncle & friend. Our thoughts are with you all.
We are so saddened to hear of Richard’s passing. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Gloria, Jake and family.