The Life Behind the Fund

Greyson Derek Zubyck was born on May 23, 2013 to John and Shelly Zubyck and his big brother Kohen. Greyson was happy. He was full of energy. He was spoiled. He was funny. He was charming. He was outgoing. And Greyson was loved.

Greyson had his poppa George’s big blue eyes, his daddy’s button nose, and a gap in between his two front teeth just like his mommy did. His eyes had a twinkle but even more so when he was up to no good, which was the majority of the time. He was named after his cousin Derek and had a similar spunk. His little face was so sweet and he knew just how to use it to melt everyone’s hearts.

He loved jellybeans, timbits, and his blankie. He hated the hair dryer and taking time out of his busy day to use the potty. Greyson looked up to his big brother Kohen.

On December 26th, 2015 Greyson passed away suddenly in the loving arms of his mother and father.

It is important to John and Shelly that we remember the life Greyson had and not the life he would have had. It is John and Shelly’s hope that the loss of their little boy will touch and change peoples lives positively. Each day they will continue to put “one foot forward” in memory of Greyson.


about the fund

The Zubyck family recognizes the positive effects participation in sport have on youth and the goal for the Gordon and Greyson Memorial Fund is to provide support to youth sports programs, healthy active living activities and scholarships within Temiskaming Shores and surrounding area.

The Memorial Fund has grown to approximately $460,000 through the One Foot Forward event held in July 2016 and many generous donations in memory of John’s father, Gordon Zubyck and Greyson.

The Gordon and Greyson Zubyck Memorial Fund is administered through The Temiskaming Foundation. With your support we will create a long lasting impact on our community in memory of Greyson and Gord.

It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.
David Allan Poe


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Donations can be made to THE TEMISKAMING FOUNDATION by cash or cheque:
24 Armstrong Street
PO Box 160
New Liskeard, Ontario P0J1P0 Canada
Attention: Gordon and Greyson Zubyck Memorial Fund

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