In Loving Memory
Germain Arnold Dauk

May 23, 1939 - February 21, 2023

Funeral Service
11:00 a.m.
Saturday March 4, 2023
Naicam Gym
Naicam, SK

For those who are unable to attend in person
The service will be live streamed on
Narfason's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium's Facebook Page

Donations in memory of Germain may be made to 
P.O. Box 40 Muenster, SK S0K 2Y0

1738 Quebec Ave
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 1V9

For those wishing to send cards of caring & sympathy may send them to 
P.O. Box 314
Naicam, SK
S0K 2Z0

We are Honoured to be Caring for Germain Dauk
Messages of sympathy & caring may be left for the family at

Flowers of sympathy may be ordered by calling Narfason Flowers
at 306.338.2251

Whose life focused on faith, family, friends, and farming -- died Tuesday, February 21st at age 83, surrounded by his children and wife of 60 years, Myrna. 

Germain recently underwent an experimental and successful heart valve replacement in Toronto, but following the surgery an inoperable cancer was detected. It's unrelenting growth caused him to spend his final, uncomfortable days away from his hometown of Naicam in a Saskatoon hospital, where his family and friends gathered and abided by staff instructions to allow only two visitors into his room at a time. “Good life, good wife, good family,” he told his wonderful caregivers. “I'm ready.”  

Germain was active on Facebook. It was the perfect way for his outgoing, inquisitive personality to stay in touch with people he met around the country while farming, teaching school, playing sports, public speaking, serving on committees as a volunteer, liaison and fund-raiser or handling church services whenever the priest was unavailable. 

Born in Annaheim, Germain was the oldest of four children to parents Marie and Arnold Dauk. Their mother died when Germain was 10, leaving him to nurture his siblings and learn the responsibilities of adulthood at a young age. Arnold died in 1983.  

After completing high school at Saint Peters College in Muenster, Germain spent 1960-64 at the University of Saskatchewan, earning education and arts degrees in chemistry and geography. An excellent athlete who continued golfing into his 80s. Germain played college football before a short stint with the Saskatchewan Roughriders ended because of an injury. His competitive nature would spark family stories around the seemingly gentle giant sending game boards crashing across the kitchen if he lost a tough game of cribbage. 

He began teaching in Regina. By the time Richard, Susan, and Ryan were born, Germain and Myrna had returned to Naicam, where he continued teaching and resumed farming the family’s land. His experience in crop science led to positions with Pulse Canada and trips around the world to discuss agricultural innovation. He served on numerous boards and never stopped making new acquaintances or seeking possible relatives while on road trips, simply by calling any Dauk listed in the local phone book.  

Germain retired as teacher in the late 1980s but continued farming until his sons decided he was crashing too many vehicles. He and Myrna made regular trips to Las Vegas, usually with extra days set aside to visit friends and family. His interests in crops, education and community never waned. “Oh really?” He would say when hearing something new. And he was never shy about asking.  

His greatest sadness is leaving Myrna, children Richard (Diane), Susan and Ryan, their children Jonathan, Sydney, Jaxon, Hunter, Dayton, Kylee and Dexter, step-grandchildren Richard and Nicole, his siblings Connie, Kenneth, and Jane, numerous in-laws and the cherished parents of his relatives, a great-grandchild on the way and eight others, all of whom regularly visited the Dauk family home in Naicam.  

A prayer service will be held Friday March 3rd, 2023, at 7:00 PM at Saint George Roman Catholic Church Naicam, Sask. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday March 4th, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the Naicam School Gymnasium, Naicam, Sask.