Obituaries of residents & former residents of
Calder, MacNutt, Wroxton & districts, Saskatchewan

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ADAM - Minnie Adam (nee Dubynk) December 22, 1927 - April 18, 2010. Minnie was born in a village in the Two Creeks district, northeast of Wroxton, Sask. She was the second child of William and Mary Dubynk. At the age of 16, Minnie married John Adam and this was the beginning of 56 years of wonderful marriage. While farming near Wroxton, Minnie and John spent three winters working in Toronto, from 1947 to 1949. After 1949 they decided that city life was not for them, so they moved back to Saskatchewan. In 1951 they moved to a bare piece of land five miles east of Yorkton to start a new life. Minnie and John enjoyed great times over the years, celebrating social events with friends, neighbours and relatives. Minnie also enjoyed the sport of curling. She curled in many curling competitions over the years and passed her passion for the sport on to her children. Minnie’s health started to deteriorate in the beginning of 2010. She passed away on April 18 at Lakeside Manor Care Home in Saltcoats. She was 82 years old. Minnie was predeceased by her husband, John, her father, William Dubnyk, her mother, Mary and brother, Pete. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her sons, Ron (Lynn) Adam of Calgary, Ed (June) Adam of Regina and Gerry (Leslie) Adam of Yorkton; her daughter, Judy (Ken) Bandura of Edmonton; grandsons, Jonathan and Christopher Adam of Calgary; granddaughter, Hannah and grandson, Justin of Yorkton; as well as other relatives and many good friends. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Yorkton City Cemetery.

ADAMIAK - Elizabeth (nee Novakowski) wife of the late Joseph Adamiak of Yorkton, formerly of the Calder district passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, with her family by her side. Elizabeth Florence (nee Novakowski) Adamiak was the tenth of thirteen children born to Anthony and Zuzanna (nee Fullawka) Novakowski, on the family farm, in the Tiny district of Saskatchewan, on May 18, 1936. She attended a variety of schools in the area as her dad was a carpenter, completing jobs in various places. In 1946, the family moved to Glencoe, ON, as her dad applied his carpenter trade. In 1949, the family returned to Saskatchewan. After completing her schooling, Elizabeth was employed as a housekeeper and child care worker in Calgary and Rama, SK district. While providing child care for a teacher, she met her future husband Joseph Adamiak. They were married on July 23, 1955 and settled on the family farm in the Calder, SK district, where Elizabeth resided until 2000. The last ten years of her life were lived in Yorkton. For those who knew Elizabeth, she was an active person. She was famous for her gigantic gardens, multiple farm animals, and feasts that fed every person who enjoyed her meals. Her famous perogies, cabbage rolls, bread, cinnamon buns and quilts comforted many individuals over the years. She enjoyed activities that her children and grandchildren participated in, and was proud of all of their accomplishments. She was a member of the Calder Ladies Community Club and the St. Gerard's CWL. She also had a Tuesday Coffee Club with former Calder area residents Jennie Matcyk and Pauline Woroschuk, and regular visits with Margaret Liebrecht. Family and friends meant everything to Elizabeth and giving was part of what she did every day. She was the kind of person that would drive 10 hours for a baby shower and wonder why you weren't doing the same thing. Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents Anthony (1956), and Zuzanna (1982), husband Joseph (1999), son Kelly (1981), grandson Jamie Kelbaugh (1983), son-in law Cliff Yates (2009) and siblings and their spouses Walter (1971), Steve (1989), Alena Trach (1996), James Huziak (1996) Veronica Wozney (1996), Josephine MacEachern (1997), Phyllis Kaminski (1998), Ernest Trach (2005), Isabelle Yerema (2008), and Felix Kaminski (2009). Elizabeth leaves to mourn her passing: daughters Veronica (Glen) Erhardt of Yorkton, Patricia Yates of Saskatoon, Linda (Jim) Kelbaugh of Yorkton, SK, and Bonnie (Lawrence Hozempa) of Regina; sons Sheldon of Bangor, SK, Christopher of Fort Macleod, AB, Michael (Gail Horobec) of Vita, MB, and Brian (Donna Lehmann) of Saskatoon; Grandchildren Sherry Erhardt (Shaun Popov) of Saskatoon, Melissa (Tom) Threlfall of Saskatoon, Ashly Erhardt of Yorkton, Lindsay Kelbaugh (Rick Sheichuk) of Yorkton, Kristen (Bryan) Harder of Dundurn, SK, Brad Adamiak of Whitecourt, AB, Holly Adamiak (Mike Truscott) of Pincher Creek, AB, Sara Adamiak of Whitecourt, AB, Lisa Adamiak (Ryan Bow) of Whitecourt, AB, and Zenon Horobec of Vita, MB, and Great Grand children Jackson Threlfall, Brandon and Kayden Harder, Tristan and Emily Truscott, and Brooke Bow; siblings Ann Huziak of Yorkton, Louis Novakowski of Edmonton, AB, Stella (John) Weizer of Toronto, ON, Verna (Bill) Diduck of Wroxton, SK, Chester (Ann) Novakowski of Edmonton, AB, Marion (Vicky) Novakowski of Yorkton, and Bonnie (Ben) Marchinkow of Vancouver, BC; in-laws Andy MacEachern of Mississauga, ON, Mary Nowakowski of Rama, SK, Pauline (Peter) Kolasa of Edmonton, AB and Peter Yerema of Yorkton, plus a large number of extended relatives and friends. A Prayer Vigil was held on Monday, July 12, 2010 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Basil Chomos as the Celebrant. Grandchildren, Bradley Adamiak was the crossbearer and Kristen (Kelbaugh) Harder and Sherry Erhardt were the Lectors. Grandaughters, Holly Adamiak and Sara Adamiak read the intercessions. Organist, Carol Nagy and members of the parish choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Members of the Catholic Women's League attended as a body and formed an honourguard. Honourary Bearers were Jennie Matcyk, Margaret Liebrecht, Pauline Woroschuk and all those who touched Elizabeth's life. Interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Edward Nowakowski, Carl Wozney, Stan Kaminski, Lawrence Diduck, Kevin Novakowski and Steven Huziak serving as the casket bearers.

ANTHONY - Metro James, of Winnipeg passed away on Monday, October 28, 2002 at the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg. He was 67 years of age. Metro James Anthony was born on March 3, 1935 in the MacNutt District, a son of John & Anna (Nee Shewchuk) Anthony. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at a country school. At an early age he began working out and eventually moved to Winnipeg where he was employed for many years at New Flyer Industries, retiring in 2000. James leaves to mourn his passing his special friend Ethel Artimovich; his sister and brothers, Mary (Willie) Perpeluk of Yorkton, SK, John Anthony of Winnipeg, MB and Al (Cynthia) Anthony of Kelowna, BC. Metro was predeceased by his parents, John and Anna and his brothers, Micheal, and Bill. Prayers were held on Thursday, October 31, 2002 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Friday, November 1, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Fr. Petro Anhel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada officiating. The cantor was Walter Balabuk and the cross bearer was Alex Anthony. The interment followed in the Dormition of the Virgin Mary 'Shewchuk' parish cemetery with Al Anthony, John Anthony, Tom Antony, Andrew Antony, Willie Perpeluk and Russell Shewchuk serving as the casket bearers.

ANTONY - Anne (nee Wintonyk) was born on March 29, 1926 on the family farm near Calder, SK and passed away peacefully on August 21, 2011 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 85 years. Mom will be lovingly remembered by her children, Brian Antony of Vernon, B.C., Gail Antony of Prince George, B.C. and Kathy (Kevin) Porteous of Lumby, B.C.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Rubiletz of Yorkton, SK; two brothers, Walter (Mary) Wintonyk of Churchbridge, SK and Edward Wintonyk of Bredenbury, SK; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Eugene; a baby daughter, Linda; one brother, Mike Wintonyk; and one sister, Kay Mayes. From her early years on the farm she then married Andrew Antony and they moved to MacNutt, SK where they farmed and owned/operated a family restaurant and post office. In 1976 they moved to Westwold where they owned and operated the General Store and Post Office. She later moved to Falkland, then retired to Vernon where she resided until her death. Mom was always willing to lend a helping hand and she always gave more than what she expected in return. We, her family ask that you remember her for her sense of humor, quick wit, giggle and making sure that you were well fed. The love Mom had for her family and the pride that she took in cooking will always be remembered. Mom, we will miss your hospitality. Rest peacefully and know that we will always miss you dearly. You will forever be in our hearts. Cremation preceded a Memorial Tea which was held in the Bethel Tea Room at the Bethel Funeral Chapel in Vernon, B.C. on Saturday, August 27, 2011. A Memorial Service and Reception will be held tomorrow, Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Interment will follow in the family plot in the Garden of St. Mark in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

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BABCHYSHYN - Metro was born on November 3, 1905 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; the eldest son of Hilko and Lena (nee Andronik) Babcyhshyn. Metro attended Gartmore School and worked on the family farm until May of 2003, when he moved to Yorkton and became a resident of the Aspen Bluffs Villa. Metro loved the outdoors and open spaces. He enjoyed a healthy farmer’s life, observing nature and God's creations. He looked forward to the Bible's promise of life on a paradise earth where old age and sickness will not rob us of our happiness and joy in loving. Metro passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 101 years, 11 months and 27 days of age. He is survived by a sister: Mary Babchyshyn of Yorkton; brothers: Thomas (Verna) Bayne of Roblin, Manitoba; and Andrew (Diane) Bayne of Windsor, Ontario; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

BALABUK - Katie (nee Kohut), of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, widow of the late Metro Balabuk passed away Friday, November 5, 2004 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 95 years of age. Katie was born on February 10, 1909 in the Stornoway district to John and Sofrana Kohut. She attended Gedes School in her early years. In 1920 the family moved south of Calder where she attended Minerva School. As a young girl she helped out on the family farm. On April 26, 1931 Katie was united in marriage to Metro Balabuk . The couple then settled on the farm and raised three children, one daughter and two sons. In 1956 Metro passed away, and in 1960 Katie took up residence in the village of Calder. Here she always had a big garden. She later moved to a care home then to the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Katie enjoyed flowers, gardening, baking, knitting and crocheting, playing deuces wild and whist. She also made many rugs that she would give to her family and friends. She was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Calder and attended services regularly, a member of the Ukrainian Catholic's Women's League in Calder and an honorary member of the Calder Good Neighbors Centre. Katie was predeceased by her parents; her husband Metro in 1956; three brothers, Bill, Fred and Nick and two sisters, Mary and Annie. She is survived by her one daughter, Gloria (William) Husack of Calder; sons Arnold (Marlene) Balabuk of Calder and Emil Balabuck of Winnipeg. Seven grandchildren, Dale Husack of Calgary, Glen (Wendy) Husack of Regina, Linda (Brian) Dietrich of Calder, Randy Balabuk of Calder, Kevin Balabuk (Brandi Ellert) of Yorkton, Cindy (Greg) Dietrich of Saskatoon, Corry (David) Kennedy of Vancouver, BC. Also nine great-grandchildren, Kelly and Erin Husack of Regina, Meagan, Taylor and Matthew Dietrich of Calder, Paul, Heather and Luke Dietrich of Saskatoon and Cole Kennedy of Vancouver, BC.; sisters-in-law, Elsie Kohut and Marie Kahut. Prayers were held Tuesday, November 9, 2004 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Methodius Kushko officiating. The funeral service was held Wednesday, November 10, 2004 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Father Bryan Bayda officiating. The responses were sung by Mr. Ed Pindus and members of the St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Choir. Honorary bearers were Dale Husack, Randy Balabuk, Linda Dietrich, Cindy Dietrich and Corry Kennedy . Katie was laid to rest in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Glen Husack, Kevin Balabuk, Brian Dietrich, David Kennedy and Carl Kohut serving as casket bearers.

BALANUIK - Mary (nee Skwernuik), of Yorkton, passed away on October 29, 2007 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 87 years of age. Mary Balanuik was a daughter of Peter and Polly (nee Lackten) Skwernuik. Mom was born in the Kamsack district and attended Mcllvary and Two Creek School. Following her education she helped on the family farm. On October 3th & 4th, 1936 she was united in marriage to John Balanuik at Kamsack. They were than blessed with the birth of Eileen in 1939 & Johnny in 1941. Mom stayed home and looked after Eileen & Johnny, until they moved to Ontario where mom went to work. The couple returned to the Wroxton district in 1945 where they acquired land and began farming then at which time they were blessed with the birth of Reginald in 1946 and Linda in 1947 that being the year they took over the family farm in the Kamsack district. In 1968 they moved to Kamsack but continued to farm until 1978. Mom worked at the Kamsack Union Hospital in housekeeping. In 1983 they moved to Yorkton where they resided. On November 6, 2006 mom moved to Bentley's till May 12, 2007 when she was hospitalized. In June and again in August mom went through two amputations of her leg in Regina. Mom was transferred to Melville Hospital, than Foam Lake Nursing Home and on October 9th mom was taken to Yorkton Nursing Home. On October 29th mom was taken to Yorkton Hospital where she peacefully passed away. Mom loved her bingo, talking to everyone, fishing and travelling with dad. Mom was predeceased by her parents, by her loving husband John in 1989, infant son Reginald 1946, granddaughter Melinda in 1978, and grandson Johnny in 2003. Mom leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory daughter Eileen Bjerke of Yorkton, son Johnny and his wife Pauline of Yorkton, daughter Linda and her husband Peter Thiessen of Saskatoon ten grandchildren; Glenda Grainger of Watson Lake, Yukon Andy Bjerke of Chatham, Ontario, Calvin Bjerke of Regina, Brian Bjerke of Edmonton, Theresa Tkachuk of Yorkton, Darcy Balaniuk of Yorkton, Timothy Balaniuk of Yorkton, Martie Balaniuk of Calgary, Colette Brakstad of Saskatoon, Annette Thiessen of Saskatoon; 19 great grand children; her sister Betty of Hamilton, Anne (George) of Kamsack, brother Peter (Nellie) of Yorkton, sister Eleanor of Winnipeg, sister in law Mary Tkatchuk of Yorkton. As well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The funeral service was held on Saturday, November 3rd at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Mrs. Margaret Yost officiating. Garry Tetoff conveyed a tribute with a special poem. Serving as honourary bearers were Garry Tetoff and Wayne Skwernuik. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Andy Bjerke, Timothy Balaniuk, Calvin Bjerke, Brian Bjerke, Darcy Balaniuk and Kenny Tkachuk serving as the casket bearers.

BANKS - Norman Merlin passed away peacefully at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg on Tuesday September 7, 2004 at the age of 80 years. Born August 20, 1924 at Calder, Sask., he grew up on the prairies of Saskatchewan living at Calder, Senlac, Loverna, Kinley, Asquith and Kindersley. After a short stint in the army he joined Canada Post and spent the years until his retirement on various assignments with the company, settling in Winnipeg, MB. Merlin was predeceased by his father, Rev. W. Banks and his mother, Nellie Jane Banks (Wickens) of Saskatoon, SK; also a sister, Fern Kahanoff and brother-in-law, Sydney Kahanoff of Calgary AB; and brother-in-law, Ed Salloum of Saskatoon SK. Surviving are a brother, Lloyd Banks (Helena) of Regina SK; and a sister, Dell Salloum of Saskatoon; also a nephew, Dale Banks (Claire); and nieces, Anita Tessier (Michael), Brenda Haddad (Shane) of Regina SK and Bonnie Salloum and Linda Epp (Tim) of Saskatoon SK. He is survived by numerous great nieces and nephews of Regina and Saskatoon. Merlin was an avid sports fan and enjoyed many sports, especially curling. He was a member of Young United Church in Winnipeg and attended faithfully, and was a generous supporter of many charities and his church. He very much treasured the love and support of his family throughout the years. He will be sadly missed. A private graveside service and interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon at a later date.

BARABASH - Bernice Lucy (July 10, 1942 - December 6, 2012) aged 70 years. Bernice was born on the family farm at Wroxton to her parents Peter and Anne Matcyk (nee Blahut). She attended Jarema School near the family farm. She later moved to Regina and worked at the Bus Depot till her mother got ill, and then she returned to the family farm to look after her. On October 6, 1962 she married Paul Barabash in Wroxton, SK. She then moved to the Barabash family farm near St. Philip's, SK. Together they raised four children, Lawrence, Michael, Linda and Donna. Once the children were grown Bernice worked off the farm at the Motel in Kamsack and as a nanny. Bernice stayed on the farm after Paul's passing in July 2002 and then moved to Canora in the fall of 2002. Bernice was an active member of the St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church UCWL. She was a member of the choir, perogie making group and serving various functions. She enjoyed memorable trips with her sisters to Mexico, Moose Jaw Spa and Comox, B.C., which were highlights of her retirement. Her biggest passions were her family, reading and gardening. She faced many challenges in life with courage and determination, the passing of her son; Michael, her husband; Paul and her valiant battle with cancer. Her greatest weakness and joy were her grandchildren and great grandchild. Bernice is survived by her children; Linda (Glenn) Seitz of Yorkton, Donna (Sid) Stasiuk of Codette and Lawrence (Shelley) Barabash of Preeceville, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, siblings; Walter (Kathy) Matcyk of Regina, Jan (Bud) Fraser of Comox, B.C., Angle (Ron) Skiba of Saskatoon, Gerald Matcyk of Yorkton, Mervin (Mary) Matcyk of Yorkton and Judi (Ray) Braid of Stony Mountain, SK. Bernice is predeceased by her parents; Peter and Anne (nee Blahut), husband; Paul, son; Michael and brothers; Allan and Norman. Prayer service was held Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from the Chapel of Wolkowski Funeral Service - Canora, Funeral Service was held Thursday, December 13, 2012 from St. Josephat's Ukrainian Catholic Church - Kamsack, with Reverend Ivan Derkach officiating. Interment followed at Riverview Cemetery.

BAUMUNG - Eunice (nee Popp). It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our mom and grandma Eunice. She fell into the loving arms of her Savior on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 surrounded by her family. Eunice Jean Elizabeth was born to Wilhelmina and Joseph Popp of MacNutt, SK on April 18, 1939. She graduated from Normal School in Moose Jaw, SK and taught in a one room country school for two years. She then married Reinhold Baumung and spent the rest of her life in Langenburg, SK. She worked at the local IGA store for many years. Curling, golfing, volunteering, and spending time with her family and friends were among her favourite things to do. Eunice was predeceased by her parents and her husband Reinhold in 2007. Eunice will be lovingly remembered by her children, Shelley (Kevin) Schoenthaler, Kirby (Sherry) Baumung, and Clayton (Barb) Baumung, grandchildren, Connor and Chelsea Schoenthaler, Amanda and Cassidy Baumung, brother Vaughn (Ev) Popp, sisters Loverna Kentel, Merceda Finlayson, Karen (Bob) Charette, Marilyn (Harry) Antony, sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and friends. She will be truly missed by anyone who had the chance to know her. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Langenburg with Pastor Arron Gust officiating. Interment at Christ Lutheran Cemetary. Lunch will be served at the Community Hall following.

BAUMUNG - William Baumung of Calder, Sask, passed away peacefully at the Yorkton Union Hospital on October 7,1993 after a brief illness. He was 76 years of age. William was born August 9,1917 to Conrad and Marie (nee Gaugert) Baumung. He was born and raised on the family homestead at Zorra, Saskatchewan, where he lived his entire life. William married Erna Schmidt on October 6, 1946 at Landestreu, Sask. Their marriage was blessed with seven children: Esther (Ron) Wasilinchuk of Minnedosa, Man. and grandchildren: Brad, Todd and Sharla; Brenda (Boris) Kozicki of Yorkton, Sask., and grandchildren Justin and Chad; Beryl (Brian) Bauer of Calder, Sask., and grandchildren Marcus and Kama; Harley (Elaine) Baumung of Calder, Sask., and grandchildren: Billy, Trevor, Avrie and Davis; Glenda (Bruce) Kennedy of Grandview, Man., and grandchildren: Noah, Easton and Kendell; Randy Baumung of MacNutt, Sask. and grandchildren, Brandi and Jordon. William was very active in the Lutheran Church performing duties as elder, Sunday School teacher until his recent illness, treasurer of Sunday School and Jack Fish Camp, as well as assisting with many volunteer hours wherever they were needed. Farming was the love of his life, which he actively enjoyed until his recent illness. Many enjoyable hours were spent with his large family. Reading, especially the Bible, sports and discussing politics were some of the pastimes he enjoyed. Surviving to mourn his death and cherish many fond memories are his wife, Erna; six children; 16 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. William was predeceased by his infant daughter, Joan; his parents; his half brothers: Jack, Conrad and Fritz; half sisters, Minnie and Katherine. Funeral Services were held Monday, October 11, 1993 from Grace Lutheran Church, Zorra, Sask. with Rev. Paul Borchardt officiating. Interment followed at Grace Lutheran Parish Cemetery. The organist was Luella Andres. Pallbearers were Billy Baumung, Todd Wasilinchuk, Glen Liebrecht, Bradley Wasilinchuk, Justin Jonasson and Lynn Schmidt. Honorary pallbearers were Art and Eunice Schmidt, Conrad and Lena Mann, Art and Leona Haberstock, Mrs. Emily Bauer, Donna Borchardt, Harold Edel, Mr. and Mrs. Metro Kozmeniuk, Billy McCalley, Clara Weppler, Alfred and Minnie Eslinger, Don and Beth Furtney, Helmet and Tilly Weiczorek, Jack and Marlene Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Keast, Mary Ann Hunter, Brigette Washenfelder and Shirley Baumung. Ushers were Wayne Baumung and Rene Hanchar.

BECK - Anne (nee Handzuik) Beck of the Wroxton district passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2002, at the Esterhazy Hospital. She was 89 years of age. Prayer Services were held Thursday, May 9, 2002, from the Chapel of E. Andrychuk Funeral Home, Kamsack. Funeral Services were held Friday, May 10, 2002, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Calder, SK, with Rev. Ivan Nahachewsky officiating. Pallbearers were Raymond Handzuik, Reg Siwicki, Glen Yaroski, Don Bewcyk, Arthur Martinuk and Frank Sushelnitsky. Cantors at the funeral service were Ed Pindus and Susan Solonenko, and Mary-Jane Tysowski was the cantor at the prayer services. Those wishing to make a donation in Anne's memory may do so, to St. Anthony's Hospital in Esterhazy, SK. Interment was in the Riverview Cemetery, Kamsack, SK. Arrangements were entrusted to E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack. Anne Francis Beck was born on April 10, 1913, in the St. Phillips district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Tom and Pauline (Martinuk) Handzuik. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Beaver Plains School and Sacred Heart Academy in Yorkton, SK. On November 6, 1938, she was united in marriage to Michael Joseph Beck at Arran, Sask. The union was blessed with four children: Sylvia, David, Tom, and Allan. The family farmed on the original (1899) Beck family homestead. A true gardener at heart, Anne took great pride in growing a large garden. Her hobbies included knitting and quilting. Besides her husband Michael in 1995, she was predeceased by her father, Tom in 1962; mother, Pauline in 1967; sister Nellie Kalanchey in 1951; and brother, Walter in 1974. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory a daughter, Sylvia (Harry) Zazelenchuk of Aldergrove, British Columbia, and their children, Carmen (Art) Babin, Julie (Dan) Louth, Gordon Zazelenchuk and fiancee Megan Howes; son, David of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and his son, Wayne (Yvonne) Beck; son, Tom (Sylvia) Beck of Sherwood Park, Alberta, and their sons Shan Beck (Jane Lawson) and Sheldon Beck and fiancee Sabine Burgess, and son, Allan Beck on the family homestead in the Wroxton district; sister,Tillie Barabash of Kamsack, SK; brother, Paul (Tina) Handzuik of Arran, SK; and sister, Sylvia Bandas of Regina, SK. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Felhaber, Sister Cecil, care givers Susan and Lorna, and the nursing staff at St. Anthony's Hospital in Esterhazy, SK, for their kindness and care for Anne.

BECKER - Emily (nee Danylko) Becker late of Ituna, SK, beloved wife of Dennis A. Becker passed away peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville on Monday January 28, 2013. She was 73 years of age. Emily was born in Calder, SK on September 22, 1939 to her parents Annie and Metro Danylko. She enjoyed the company of family and friends, having coffee time with her sisters and family when they came to visit, loved caring for her mother and father, in Yorkton. Emily loved to garden and enjoyed preparing wonderful meals for all that came to visit her. She also enjoyed playing bingo with many friends and family. Emily had a shining personality; she loved to share her thoughts and memories of everyone in her life and enjoyed telling stories that always made everyone laugh. She was a devoted wife, proud loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, auntie and loyal friend. Emily raised her daughter Wenda and son Dev Francis of Regina, SK. Emily enjoyed the time she spent with her children Wenda and Dev and their families when she would stay for special times visiting at Long Lake, SK. during the summer months. On August 2, 1980 she married Dennis A Becker and for the most part resided and worked in the city of Yorkton, where they raised their sons Patrick and Dennis W Becker. They spent a lot of time traveling together, going to bingo, family functions, and enjoyed going out for evenings to spend time to reflect on memories. She was predeceased by her mother Annie and father Metro Danylko, Infant son (Dino Becker), Sisters Nancy (Lome) Cottel, Mary. (Alec) Zaharia, Phyllis (Dave) Dawson Josephine (Joey) (Eddie) Hubick. Left to celebrate her life and memories is her husband Dennis A. Becker, daughter Wenda (Ken) Niels of Saskatchewan Beach, SK, Son Dev (Glenda) Francis of Regina, SK, Grandchildren James, Kayla and Amy Eklund, Tanner & Megan Francis; Great Grandbabies Brooklyn, Tessa and Hailee; Sons Patrick Becker of Edmonton, AB and Dennis (Jessica) Becker of Canora, SK, Grandchildren Brandon Becker of Edmonton, AB and William Scobie of Yorkton, SK; Sisters Gloria (Leigh) Powell of Regina, SK and Kitty (Robert) Chesney of Regina, SK, as well as many brother and sister in-laws, nieces, nephews and special friends. The Prayer Vigil Service was held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, Yorkton. The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Francis Hengen as the Celebrant. The lectors were Wenda Niels (daughter) and Jessica Becker (daughter-in-law). The music was pianists, Lorraine Lysak (Vigil) and Pamela Yaremko (Mass). The cross-bearer was Dennis W. Becker. Members of St. Gerard's Choir led in the singing of the hymns. Dennis A. Becker served as the urn bearer. The interment will be at a later date.

BEWCYK - Nick, resident of the Crocus Court Nursing Home in Roblin passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at the nursing home. He was 84 years of age. Nick Bewcyk was born on June 4, 1923 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a son of John and Dora Bewcyk. He attended Verboska School till the age of 15, leaving to help his dad with farming. In the early fifties be bought and ran the Calder Pool Room for a few years. In the early sixties Nick bought a farm from his brother Pete. He lived there, raising cattle. After retiring from livestock, he rented his land to neighbors. He remained on the farm until he decided to spend winters in town, spending several winters in Yorkton, then in Roblin. Due to declining health he was hospitalized in the Roblin Health Centre, before being admitted to the Crocus Court Nursing Home on February 2, 2005. Nick was predeceased by his parents, John and Dora; two brothers: Pete and Bill Bewcyk; four sisters: Dora Horaska, Katie Eftoda, Margaret Hnatiuk, and Mary Onaferson; two nephews: Matt Horaska and George Hnatiuk; and two nieces: Kay Burnell and Hazel Moffit. He is survived by three sisters: Lena Swerhun and Rose Morash, both of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, and Elsie Kryworuchka of MacNutt, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Craig of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. The organist, Carla Laycock led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace, In the Garden, and Just A Closer Walk With Thee. The interment took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Gerald Kryworuchka serving as the urnbearer.

BILYK - Annie (nee Mostoway) Bilyk of Wroxton, widow of the late Steve Bilyk, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday May 30, 2001 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, with her family by her side. She was 91 years of age. Born Annie Mostoway on January 12, 1910 in the Calder District to Peter and Annie (nee Pryslak) Mostoway. She attended Torsk School, and at an early age she worked as a domestic for families in the district. While working for a Jewish family in Yorkton, she learned how to sew, and any spare time she found she would sew aprons and housedresses for others. This knowledge of sewing proved very valu­able in later years when she was able to sew for her own family and when needed for others in the district. On May 14, 1932 Annie married Steve Bilyk and the young couple started their new home on rented land from the Kendell's near Poplar Point School. It was here that Olga and Mervin were born. Early in the spring of 1940, the family moved to a house on Skotnitski's land, just East of Stornoway. Here they remained for a short while until the house on their own land was built. In early August of 1940 the family moved into their new home, and a few days later Marcia was born. Susan followed some two years later. Annie loved flowers, and as years passed her home was adorned by many colours. She was an avid gar­dener and grew a large garden, sharing her produce with her family and friends. Harvest was spent stocking and even pitching sheaves when the need arose. Early in 1974, Steve and Annie retired to the Village of Wroxton, from here they were able to come to the farm and help when needed. Annie's love of baking and cooking gave her many hours of pleasure while helping the Church ladies, first in the Stornoway District and later in Wroxton. Annie was predeceased by her husband, Steve on March 23, 1985; her sons-in-law, Connie Koroluk on March 15, 1999, and Clarence Laidlaw on January 1, 2001. Her brother, Mike Mostoway; sisters, Mary (Mike) Lutski, Maggie (Joe) Galye, Dora (Nick) Kostick, Sophie (Bill) Kostick, as well as her broth-er-in-iaw, George Trafanko and in-laws, Mary (Mike) Winnitoway, Annie (John) Balabuck, Pearl (Mike) Soloninko, John Bilyk, Doris (Nick) Derbowka, and Irene (Ted) Brown. Annie leaves to celebrate her life, her daughter, Olga; son, Mervin (Gwen) and their children, Willie (Tracy) and son, Jaydon, Christine, and Barbie (Mathew) and their daughter, Alyssa Dawn; daughter, Marcia and her son, Marley Maserek; daughter, Susan (Norm) Babcooke and their children, Karen (Kevin) Gerrior, Brandon and Kathy. She also leaves her sisters, Katie (Walter) Sloan, Nettie Trafanko; her brother, Johnny (Winnifred) Mostoway; and sisters-in-law, Dora Mostoway and Frances Bilyk. Prayers were held on Friday, June 1, 2001 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Dmytro Dnistrian serving as the Celebrant. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday June 2, 2001 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Reverend Father Bryan Bayda serving as the Celebrant and the St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Funeral Choir singing the responses. Kathy Babcooke read the Epistle Lesson. Fred Salyn served as the Crossbearer with Mervin Pryslak and Tony Dutchak serving as the Bannerbearers. The inter­ment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Mark Strutynski, Miles Wintonyk, Metro Zawada, Emil Strutynski, Ray Galye and Randy Napady serving as the Pallbearers.

BRIGIDEAR - Peter. With sadness, but also a huge appreciation for the long active life he lived, Peter's family announces the end of his journey, on November 25, 2011. Peter Andrew Brigidear was born on July 1, 1916, at home, to Andrew and Pauline (nee Yaroski) Brigidear. Peter was predeceased by his parents, brothers, John, Mike, Harry, Philip, Alex, and sisters, Mary and Nettie. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Rose; his daughters, Diana (Brian Schwab) and Arlene (Peter Predinchuk); grandchildren, Melanie Christopherson and Kevin Schwab; great-grandchildren, Bailey and Connor Christopherson; sister, Anne, sisters-in-law, Hazel, Doris, Nellie and numerous nieces and nephews. Peter had an excellent memory, and, always the story-teller, and was quick to relate any of his many stories about his childhood on the family farm, his band days, and life on the farm. Peter attended Torsk and Wroxton schools, before leaving school to work on the family farm. Since he was the youngest son in the family, he assisted many of his siblings, when they started their own farms. Peter will be remembered as an ardent musician. Peter and his brother, Philip were both talented self-taught musicians. In 1936, they formed a band and, for 12 years, entertained many at dances, weddings and various functions. On November 23, 1947, Peter married his long-time sweetheart, Rose Harasen. They were a team for 64 years; working hard on the farm his parents homesteaded. In 1957, Peter joined the REMCO team, selling and installing monuments for a period of forty years. Because of his excellent customer service, he received many of his customers by word-of-mouth. Always ready for new challenges, in 1970, Peter studied for his insurance license, and became a general insurance agent, first with Wawanesa, and then with the Co-operators, in 1976. In April, 1985, Peter and Rose retired to Yorkton, to the home that they enjoyed until Peter's passing. Peter remained active, at home, until a week before his passing. Peter was always active in the community and generously volunteered his time. He served on: Torsk and Calder school boards for a total of 25 years, on the church executive at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Calder, as a member of Calder's Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Committee for at least 15 years, as an R.M. Councillor for four years, on the Board of Governors of the Yorkton Hospital and Nursing Home for 6 years, on the Wroxton Kessock telephone board as Director and President for 31 years. When Peter and Rose first retired, they joined volunteer crews who served at functions at St. Mary's Cultural Centre, and, in his later years, were choir members at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Peter was always willing to lend a helping hand to his family and neighbours. The family wishes to thank Dr. Oluwole Oduntan and staff at the City View Medical Centre, for Peter's care. Prayers were held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, SK and the Requiem Divine Liturgy was sung on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton, Sask. Father Peter Pidskalny, C. Ss.R. officiated both services and was assisted in the singing of the service by Mr. Ed Pindus and members of the Yorkton Ukrainian Catholic Choir. The Cross Bearer was Kevin Schwab and Epistle Reader was Melanie Christopherson. Interment followed in the family plot in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Bernard Brigidear, Edward Derworiz, Glenn Yaroski, Owen Christopherson, Mark Butchko, and Kevin Toffan as the pallbearers.

BUCHAN - William Thomas Keith passed away suddenly at his home in Stockholm, Sask. on Tuesday, September 19, 2006. He was 70 years of age. Keith was born in Yorkton on April 25, 1936 and was raised on the family farm located in the Dunleath district. Following his education in the old country school at Barvas, he attended the Yorkton Collegiate Institute until 1955. Keith went to work for the Sask Power Company as a linesman and later became a manager for the Canada Safeway Store in Regina, located on South Albert Street across from the Golden Mile Centre. Keith was one of the youngest managers in Canada at the age of nineteen years, he stayed in the retail business for many years with Safeway, Dominion Stores and other retail outlets in Regina and Yorkton. Keith was an avid reader of history, westerns and mystery novels, a great gardener, loved fishing, and most of the difficult crossword puzzles were no great challenge for him. He was also a terrific crib player. Keith was a Toronto Maple Leaf fan (others, especially his two brothers could never understand why!). He loved sports of all kinds especially the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He played baseball in his teens and was an awesome long distance runner. He took an active interest in the outdoors and he loved all animals and birds. Keith had a brilliant mind and a generous heart. Keith was a predeceased by his parents, William and Nora Buchan, sister-in-law, Jean; grandparents and aunts, uncles, especially his Uncle Rex Goulden and cousins. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, his friend and companion, Margaret Twigge of Stockholm, his children, Wendy, Kevin (Donna), Brenda (Rick), Gina (Jaret) and grandchildren, two brothers, Ken (Vanessa) of Yorkton, Lowen of Regina and sister, Sandra (Larry) Anderson of Wynyard, nieces and nephews. Keith will be sadly missed by all. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, September 25, 2006 from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel with Pastor Fred Schneider of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. The organist, Carla Laycock, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Keith was remembered in tribute and eulogy by Eunice Off. The cremation committal followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

BURNELL - Kay (nee Hnatiuk). With her soulmate at her side, Kay Burnell passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 1, 2004, at the age of 67 years. Kay leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life her loving husband of 43 years, Herb; her daughter Corrie Billedeau (Neil); son Todd Burnell (Jen); brother Walley (Bernadette); sister Lovell Kowalyk (Larry); sister-in-law Helen Hnatiuk; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. Kay was predeceased by her parents Bill and Margaret Hnatiuk and brother George Hnatiuk. Kay was born on June 18, 1937 to Margaret and Bill Hnatiuk of Calder, SK. She attended Jarema School. After marrying Herb Burnell, she moved to Headingley, MB where she spent the rest of her life taking care of Herb and her two children, Corrie and Todd. She loved to dance, cook, garden, visit, entertain and, best of all, to travel. After many years of Kay and Herb travelling together, it is now time for Kay to make this journey on her own, Kay's funeral was held on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at the Sturgeon Creek United Church, Winnipeg, MB.

BUSCH - Helene (nee Koch), resident of Yorkton, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 83 years of age. Helene was born on September 12, 1925 in Strembeni, Bessarabia, Romania. She was also baptized and confirmed there. In 1940 she moved to Poland and in 1944 to Germany. In August of 1949 she came to Canada. On April 27, 1950 Helene married Martin Busch at Melville. From this union two children were born, Albert and Bettyann. The couple farmed in the Calder district for many years before moving to Yorkton in October of 2000. Although a quiet person, Helene had a good sense of humour and loved to laugh. Spending time with her family and friends was always time well spent. Her family and grandchildren meant the world to her. Helene enjoyed gardening and always had a garden enough for an army. She was a wonderful cook, loved baking, berry picking, and canning and preserving. Her hobbies included crocheting and knitting, and in earlier days she made many quilts. While on the farm, the shelves in the basement were well stocked and the deep freezers were full in preparation for the long winters. Helene also loved her flowers. She would tire easily, but she was never a quitter, she was small but mighty. Helene knew what hard work and hard times were all about, a special neighbor on the farm, Caroline Mundt provided a great deal of support and help to Helene during those early years. As an immigrant to this country, it was 24 years before Helene was able to return to the old country to visit her mother and siblings. Predeceased by her father Michael, her mother Katrina; her husband Martin on October 30th last year; also by sisters Katarina, Christina and Maria, and by a brother Jakob. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory: daughter Betty of Saskatoon; son Albert (Kendra) of Calder; three grandchildren: Jared, Derek and Alanna; two sisters: Pauline Nothelfer and Karoline (Gunter) Dobbrick, both in Germany; a brother: Rudolf (Olga) Koch of Port Colborne, ON; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Monday, August 10, 2009 from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Lay-Pastors Ray and Margaret Yost officiating. The organist, Carla Laycock led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Special music was provided by Lilli & Kemmesies Achim. The interment took place in the Garden of Gethsemene at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandchildren Jared, Derek and Alanna Busch, and Andy Dressler, Fred Mann and Clarence Mundt serving as the casketbearers.

BUSCH - Martin, resident of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 92 years of age. Martin Busch was born on November 13, 1915 on the Benson farm, north-east of Calder, Saskatchewan; the youngest of three children born to Dan and Dorothy (nee Bollenbach) Busch, Russian immigrants. He received most of his education at Clova School, and a few months at Gartmore School. At a young age Martin started helping his father farm and in 1943 they bought the farm by Calder. In 1940 Martin started farming on his own and continued to farm until he retired in 1984, when his son Albert took over. He also worked for Municipal Hail for 11 years as an adjuster. On April 27, 1950 Martin married Helene Koch, and together they had two children, Albert and Bettyann. Martin was a board member on the Czernawka School board for a few years. His way of insuring a good education for his children. Martin's favorite pastime was fishing with his grandchildren and friends. If he wasn't fishing he was playing ball hockey with his grandchildren, running around, laughing, and enjoying retirement. He spent a lot of hours picking berries with friends during the summer, and it wasn't too often that Martin didn't show up for morning coffee with friends in Roblin, and later at the Parkland Mall, when they moved into Yorkton in October of 2000. Martin also enjoyed playing cards, coin collecting, hunting in his earlier days, going to auctions, on road trips with friends. He had the ability to meet and enjoy the company of people anywhere. He loved visiting with family, friends and strangers alike. He could always find something to do, he was never bored. When asked what he would change about his life, his response was always: "Nothing, I've had a good life". Sometimes he'd also add "I did what I wanted to". There was no place like 'home' for dad and mom's good cooking. Martin had been a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home for the past two years. Predeceased by his mother Dorothy in 1937, his father Dan in 1955; and by brothers Phillip and Henry in 1988. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 58 years, Helene; a son Albert (Kendra) of Calder; a daughter Betty of Saskatoon; three grandchildren: Jared, Derek and Alanna, all of Calder; as well as his many other relatives and friends. A service of comfort was held on Sunday evening, November 2, 2008 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Monday, November 3, 2008 from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fred Schneider officiating. The organist, Carla Laycock led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jared & Derek Busch, Andy Dressler, Hector CeCloedt, Fred Mann and Clarence Mundt serving as the casketbearers.

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CALANCHIE - Peter W. Calanchie, a resident of the Heritage Heights Lodge, Yorkton, SK, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 94 years of age. Peter was the son of Wasil E. and Marie (nee Morari) Calanchie and was born at home in the Calder District on February 5, 1912. He attended Minerva School where he loved sports and was a very good baseball pitcher. As a young man he participated in school and community plays. As a youngster, he helped his father and brothers farm, and then he began farming on his own. He was a very strong young man, loved the land and farming, doing mixed farming first and later raising certified seed potatoes. He married Rose Oshust on October 31, 1943. They had a long and happy married life and worked hard together on the farm. On June 10, 1949, their son, Melvin Peter was born. Peter was very optimistic, cheerful and good natured man who always had a laugh or a joke and could always see the funny side of things. He was a faithful member of the Calder United Church when he and Rose lived in Calder. Peter and Rose retired to Yorkton and then to Edmonton where they lived for seven years. There he took loving care of Rose until her passing in 1996, and at that time he moved back to Yorkton. Like all the Calanchie brothers he loved sports and reading. He was an avid bridge player, which he played until two years ago. He also enjoyed whist at the Yorkton New Horizons. He enjoyed walking to the Mall and visiting with people there when he could no longer drive his car. He was predeceased by his beloved Rose in 1996; his brothers, John, George (Margaret and Rose), Nicholas (Irene), Harry (Doris), Kost (in infancy), Eli and Alex, He is survived by his son, Mel Calanchie and his wife, Marina of Penticton, B.C.; his grandson, Curtis Calanchie and his wife, Christine and great-granddaughter, Vienne Rose of Chilliwack, B.C. He also leaves to mourn his brothers, Mike (Corinne) of Montreal, Bill (Joyce) of Moose Jaw and Jim (Irene) of Yorkton; sister-in-law, Beverley Calanchie of Guelph and many nieces and nephews. Peter was a devoted and loving husband, a dedicated brother, a proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather; he had a long, happy and useful life and will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel with Reverend Susan Manning officiating. Peter's grandson, Curtis Calanchie, shared words of tribute and eulogy. The organist, Mrs. Shani Apland, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, The cremation committal followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens, Garden of St. Mark with grandson, Curtis Calanchie serving as the urn bearer.

CALANCIA - Mary (nee Rathgeber) Calancia was born on February 12, 1918 in the MacNutt district of SK; one of eight, children born to Louise (nee Kendel) and John Rathgeber. Mary resided in the Calder/MacNutt district all her life. On July 16, 1938 she was united in marriage to John Calancia. This union was blessed with three sons: Ernie, Mervin & Ricky. Most of Mary's working years were spent on the farm 4 miles south of Calder. Mary worked right alongside of John, handling all the farm duties, except mechanical. The couple also worked at the MacNutt Creamery and later the Roblin Creamery. They retired into MacNutt and had resided there for many years. After John's passing in July of 1991, Mary continued to live independently in MacNutt until poor health brought her to the Langenburg Special Care Home in 2000, where she resided until her passing on September 4, 2012. She was 94 years of age. Mary's hobbies included playing cards, curling during the winter months and watching baseball/fastball during the summertime. Calder was her number one team. She was also an excellent cook as there was never a bad meal on the table, and always a fresh dessert after the main meal. In her spare moments she enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting. She could pull teeth, fix wounds, cure colds there was no home remedy she wouldn't try. She also had a generous heart, she would help anyone in any way she could. She leaves to cherish her memory her three sons: Ernie (Jean) of Nakusp BC; Mervin (Marilyn) of Winnipeg; and Ricky of Regina; four grandchildren: Kathy, Craig, Charmain & Chantel. The funeral service was held on Friday, September 7, 2012 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. Musical selections were 'In the Garden', and 'Just A Closer Walk With Thee'. The interment took place in the Garden of Devotion with Ernie, Mervin & Ricky Calancia, Tony & Barry Calanchie, and Bill Chornawka serving as the casketbearers.

CALANCHIE - Rose (nee Rubletz) Vovchuk Gregory Calanchie, a resident of the Centennial Care Home in Esterhazy and formerly of Churchbridge and Calder passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 1996 at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was 81 years of age. Rose Calanchie was born on June 22, 1916 in the Wroxton district She was the daughter of George and Anne (nee Wasilenchuk) Rubletz and came from a family of ten children. Rose married George Vovchuk in 1938. They lived on a farm in the Rothbury area until George's death in 1949 at which time Rose moved to Calder with her four young children. In 1954 Rose married John Gregory and the couple fanned in the Calder area for many years. Following John's death she moved to Churchbridge. It was evident through the years that Rose did not like living alone. She married a long time family friend, George Calanchie, in 1982. Following George's death Rose remained in her own home until she moved into the Esterhazy Care Home on November 1, 1990. Rose loved and enjoyed her grandchildren. They will all remember, with a smile, her own special way of letting them know that she had something special planned for them. Rose loved to garden and cook. She especially enjoyed preparing traditional Ukrainian Christmas and Easter meals for her family. She is survived by her children: Ron (Ann) Vovchuk of Churchbridge, Shirley. Gray of Wandering River, AB, Vic (Carol) Vovchuk of the Pas, MB and Bernice (Clarence) Bandola of Saskatoon; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three sisters, Bella Eftoda of Yorkton, Lillian Morash of Roblin and Doris Morash of Churchbridge; three brothers, Jack and Mike Rubletz of Churchbridge and James (Betty) Rubletz of Yorkton as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rose was predeceased by her parents; husbands George Vovchuk in 1949, John Gregory in 1970 and George Calanchie in 1989; two sisters, Jennie Pitts and Helen Gilchuk and one brother, Nick Rubletz. Prayer services were held on Thursday evening, September 26th from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 27th from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Paul Berezniak of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Kamsack district officiating. The cantors, Ed Pindus and Susan Solonenko led in the singing. The interment followed in St. Ellas (Toporiwchi) Parish Cemetery with Mitchell Gray, Kevin Vovchuk, Curtis Bandola, Rosanne Hebert, Maria Vovchuk and Carla Berg serving as the casket bearers.

CLARKE - Velma Kathrine (nee Liebrecht) was born on May 11, 1927 in the Stornoway district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of George and Elizabeth (nee Mehling) Liebrecht. She was raised on the family farm and attended Clyde School. As a young woman, Velma continued to help on the farm until 1965, when she and her mother moved into Yorkton. Velma continued to care for her mother but began working at the Yorkton Union Hospital, where she was employed in the house-keeping department for over 22 years. On June 7, 1975 she was united in marriage to William Clarke. Velma continued to work at the hospital until her retirement in 1992. In November of 1996 Bill passed away. In declining health the past couple of years, Velma passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 79 years of age. Velma was a hard-working individual who put others before herself. She was kind hearted and good natured and enjoyed the company of others. She did handi-work in her spare time, and enjoyed growing a large and bountiful garden each year. Predeceased by her husband William; father George and mother Elizabeth; a brother, Helmuth Liebrecht; three sisters: Alma Guenther, Helen White, and Ella Tillman; and by a niece, Connie Tillman. She leaves to cherish her memory; a brother Ewald and his wife Verna Liebrecht of Rhein; and a sister Erna and her husband Ed Tillman of Springside, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Monday, October 9, 2006 from Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Rev. Daniel Moeller officiated, with assistance from Vicar Will Cole. Organist, Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Soloist, Ewald Liebrecht sang 'Until Then'. The interment took place in the Garden of St. John at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Garry Tillman, Randy Tillman, Garry Liebrecht, Tim Liebrecht, Doug Bailey, and Jan Hartridge serving as the casketbearers.

COBB - Mavis (nee Osborne)Cobb of the Wroxton district, beloved wife of David Cobb passed away on March 28, 2013 in Jowsey House at Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was 54 years of age. Mavis Sharon Cobb (nee Osbome) was born January 27, 1959 in Yorkton, SK. She was the eldest child of Clement and Joy Osborne of Yorkton, SK. She spent her early years on the family farm near Wroxton, SK. After graduating from Yorkton Regional High School, she took a travel agency course in Winnipeg, MB. In 1977, she met her husband, David Cobb, and they were married on May 27, 1978 at Patrick Park in Yorkton. They spent the first three years of their marriage in Regina, SK before settling near Wroxton, SK where they raised their seven children. From a young age, Mavis chose to serve her heavenly Father and remained true to that commitment for the rest of her life. Mavis is predeceased by her father-in-law, Richard Cobb, She leaves to cherish fond memories her loving husband of nearly 35 years, David Cobb; son, Phil (Mindy) Cobb and grandson, Blythe; son, Faron Cobb; son, Regan (Lindsey) Cobb; son, Jesse (Audrey) Cobb and grandchildren, Trina, Jamin, and Taron; daughter, Emily (Jeff) Clarkson; son, Dickon Cobb; and son, Rowan Cobb. She will be dearly missed by her parents, Clement and Joy Osbome; mother-in- law Hazel Cobb, sister, Myra, (Les) Lambeth and njece. Jeona. (Chad) Barlongo; brother, Nolan (Heather) Osbome; sister, Nancy Osborne; and brother, Jim Osborne as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and numerous friends. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to those who have stood by them and visited Mavis, especially in her last few months! The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Linnea Cobb, Mary Roper and David Jury officiating. The pianist, Jan Cobb led in the singing of the hymns, "In Jesus' Hands" "Oh! for the Peace" and 'Where All Is Peaceful'.' The Guest Registry attendants were Margaret Fenske, Shirley Graham, Marlene Kennedy and Maria Gross. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Phil Cobb, Faron Cobb, Regan Cobb, Jeff Clarkson, Jesse Cobb and Dickon Cobb serving as the casket bearers.

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DANYLKO - Annie (nee Werboweski) Danylko (August 15, 1909 - February 19, 1991) was born on August 15, 1909 in the Calder district, a daughter of Nickoli and Anastasia (nee Hawryszozuk) Werboweski. She attended Chernowka school in the district and helped on the family farm. On June 27, 1926 she was united in marriage to Metro Danylko at Caider. The couple resided on a farm near Calder while Metro was employed by the C.N.R. In 1947 they moved to Waldron and in 1971 they moved to York-ton where they have since resided. In her younger years, Annie was a member of the Ladies Circle in Waldron. She spent her pastime crochet­ing, gardening, and caring for her flowers. A loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Annie trea­sured the times she spent with her family. Predeceased by her parents, her husband Metro in 1980; three brothers: Walter, Tom and John Werbowe­ski; she leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory; seven daughters: Mary Zaharia of Regina, Nancy (Lome) Cottel of Tilbury, Ontario; Catherine (Bobby) Chesney of Waldron, Saskatchewan; Phyllis (David) Dawson of Regina, Saskatchewan; Josephine (Eddie) Hubick of Burnaby, B.C.; Emily (Dennis) Becker of Yorkton, Sask. and Gloria (Leigh) Powell of Regina, Sask; 17 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Also two sisters: Mary Milcharek of Roblin and Josephine Makowy of Kelowna, B.C. Funeral Services were on Friday, February 22, 1991 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton, Sask. Officiated by Rev. Evertt Hollis of St. Andrew's United Church. Organist was Shani Apland. Pallbearers were Dev Francis, Dwight Dawson, Douglas Eklund, David Powell, Lenny Dawson and Lane Chesney. Interment in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens

DANYLKO - Rose (nee Boyko). A much loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Rose Danylko, aged 100 years, of Yorkton, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2013 with her family present. She departed not like a tree, falling over, but in the way of a mountain, weathering time, till it wore away and became one with the earth. Rose was born on June 25, 1912 in the Calder District of Saskatchewan. She was the third of fourteen children born to John and Margaret (nee Eftoda) Boyko. In 1930, she became the wife of a great man, who loved and adored her and supported her in every way, Mike Danylko. They immediately settled into farming north of Calder until they retired to Yorkton in 1975. Her life spanned a century and Rose's time included half a dozen wars, Spanish influenza, the Great Depression, 16 different prime ministers and 18 presidents. She was an incredible cook, seamstress and gardener; a devoted wife, special mother, adoring grandmother, delighted great and great-great grandmother. Rose always thought of everyone else long before she ever thought of herself. She made her family's lives more special than they ever could have been without her. Rose was predeceased by her parents; her beloved husband of 67 years, Mike; her precious grandchild, Tricia Leigh Riabko; eleven sisters and one brother. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory; her two daughters, Ruth Toderian and Mavis (Matt) Riabko; four grandchildren, Bonnie (Jim) Wagner, Sheryl (Van) Stewart/Daniels, Mitchell (Gwen) Riabko and Shayne Toderian; seven great-grandchildren, Corbin and Shania Rose Stewart, Sage Toderian, Kyle and Benjamin Riabko, Brooke (Scott) Fordice and Brittany Wagner; one great-great-grandchild, Milla Rose Fordice and two sisters, Victoria MacDonald and Viola Surkan. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, SK with Kathy Novak serving as the Funeral Celebrant. Words of tribute and eulogy were shared by Van Stewart (as written by Rose's granddaughter, Sheryl Daniels) and by grandson, Mitch Riabko. Special taped music selections included, "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Bette Midler) as the processional music, 'Amazing Grace" (Susan Boyle), "Knocking on Heaven's Door" (Guns N Roses), "Candle in the Wind" (Elton John) and "Go Rest High on That Mountain" (Vince Gill) as the recessional music. Family friends led the congregation in the singing of the "Eternal Memory". The Interment Service followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Mitch Riabko, Brooke Fordice, Shayne Toderian, Sage Toderian, Jim Wagner and Van Stewart serving as the casket bearers. The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to the loving staff at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home (North One - Country Meadows).

DENAKA - Annie (nee Matcyk) died on March 21, 2007 at the age of 93 years. She resided in the Calder and Yorkton district until 2005. Then she moved to Saskatoon. She is lovingly survived by her two sons: Wes (Nancy), Steven (Sharon); three grandchildren: Natasha (Vic) Ashmead, Cameron (Colleen) Denaka, Vanessa (Lee) Godwin; two great grandchildren: Cody and Kayla; sisters, Nettie (Mike) and Mary: brother, Mike (Vickie). She was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Dora Matcyk; brother, Steve and sister, Susie. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 415 Fairmont Dr., Saskatoon, SK with Mr. Stan Libby officiating.

DENEKA - John, of the Calder district, entered eternal rest on Sunday, November 9, 2003 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 71 years of age. John was born on October 18, 1932 at Wroxton Saskatchewan; a son of Matthew and Polly (nee Peleshytyk) Deneka area farmers in the district. He received his education at Mostetz school. John then began employment for Saskan Beverages in Yorkton before working on road construction and then took over the family farm. On January 11, 1955 John was united in marriage to Ann Firomski a union that celebrated 43 years. John and Ann farmed together in the Calder district until they retired in the late eighties and made Calder their home. Ann passed away in 1998. John continued to reside in Calder until August of this year when he entered the hospital in Calgary for surgery; which through complications continued to deteriorate his health. Through his own strength and conviction he was able to endure this until this past week. John was always willing to led a helping hand and was a kind and generous person. He was a compassionate caregiver to his wife Ann throughout her illness. Even though John had lost his arm in an industrial accident he accomplished many things including: playing pool, hunting, restoring furniture and guns and cooking. He was known to be a stellar gardener and sausage maker along with making preserves. He also collected 'anything.' John will be fondly remembered by his companion of the past four years Lucy Hafner of Moosomin. His son Harold and his wife Leah of Calder and their daughter Darian who held a special place in Grampa's heart. John also leaves his brothers and sisters: Irene Shapkin, Anne (Pete) Preyma, George (Jean) all of Winnipeg, Man., Nettie (Len) of Kelowna, B.C., Matthew Deneka of Roblin, Man. and Olga (Vernon) Apperley of Regina, Sk. along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. John was precedeased by his parents, his loving wife Ann in 1998 and a niece Sandra Schaffer Prayer services were held on Thursday evening, November 13, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Funeral services were held on Friday morning, November 14, 2003 from Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church Calder, Saskatchewan with Rev. Father Peter Anhel officiating. Walter Balabuk was the Cantor and was assisted by members of the Parish Choir. Peter Swerhun was the Palamar. The Cross Bearer was Peter Preyma with Andy Wereschuk and Donald Kahut serving as Banner Bearers. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery wit: Raymond Apperley, Paul Preyma, Carl Kohut, Dale Deneka, Victor Firmoski and Norm Wozney serving as Casket Bearers.

DERBOWKA - Mary (nee Matechuk), of Saskatoon, formerly of Wroxton entered eternal rest on March 8, 2010. She was 92 years of age. Mary, the eldest of five girls, was born on June 15, 1917 to Waselena (nee Zazelenchuk) and John Matechuk in Rhein, SK. She also had an older half brother, John Oystrick. Mary and her sisters attended Doyle country school. After finishing the tenth grade she entered the work force. Her first job was being a 'nanny' to twins. The following year she moved to Wroxton and served as a domestic to a young couple - the Kushner's' - who also had several boarders. One of the boarders was a popular, handsome Casanova grain buyer. Yes, this is a description of her future husband, John Derbowka. Mary and John were united in marriage on October 4, 1936 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Yorkton, SK. They then made their home in Wroxton, SK. Their union was blessed with three children - two daughters and a son - Cecile, Sylvia and John Jr. During their lifetime, in addition to John buying grain, they worked hard raising a bountiful garden, tending cows and raising at least a hundred chicks a year. They both loved the outdoors and enjoyed picking berries, mushrooms and hazelnuts. In retirement they spent many enjoyable hours fishing. Mary's hobbies included creating beautiful Easter eggs, (pysanke), sewing, knitting and a variety of fancy work. She also enjoyed playing bingo, cards and board games. Her talents for cooking, baking and wine making were legendary and enjoyed by many friends and relatives. For a time she enjoyed a stint as a newspaper reporter for the Wroxton area. Church was always very important to the family. Mary was blessed with a beautiful voice, so she lead the church choir of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic church in Wroxton. In addition she performed many numerous solo renditions at various functions. John predeceased Mary on Feb. 9th 1993. Mary continued to live on her own in Wroxton until 1999. Then she left Wroxton to spend the next two years with her widowed sister, Effie Hardy, in Yorkton. At the age of 85 she relocated to Leduc, AB to spend the next six years with Sylvia and Dennis Malloy. Her last year and a half was spent in Saskatoon, SK with John and Carol Derbowka. After failing health and a brief illness, with her children at her side, Mary left this earth peacefully on Monday, March 8, 2010. Besides her husband, John, Mary was predeceased by her half brother, John Oystrick, and her sister Martha Novakowski. She is survived by her children: Cecile (Gerald) Slywka of Reed City, MI., Sylvia (Dennis) Malloy of Leduc, AB; John (Carol) Derbowka of Saskatoon, SK, 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, that she loved very dearly and of whom she was very proud. Also surviving her are three sisters; Effie Hardy of Yorkton, SK; Ethel Styba of Winnipeg, MB; and Lorraine (William) Peleshytyk of Calder, SK, numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Prayers were held on Friday, March 12th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre . The praying of the rosary led by Candace Hardy preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, March 13th, at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & parish choir members. Serving as crossbearers were Dominique Derbowka & Nicole Malloy. The epistle reader was Jodi Ikens and the eulogy was presented by Gerald Slywka. Honourary bearers included Dennis Malloy, Harry Monette, William Peleshytyk, Gerald Slywka, Clifford Schebywolok, Andrew Tataryn, Harry Zazelenchuk and Albert Zelaney. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jonathon Derbowka, Mark Derbowka, Grant Hardy, Taras Robulak, Jeff Slywka and Mark Strutynski serving as the casket bearers.

DERBOWKA - Steve of the Wroxton District; entered eternal rest on Monday, April 1, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health centre. He was 92 years of age. Steve was born on January 12, 1910 north of Wroxton, Sask.; a son of George and Paraska (nee Salyn) Derbowka Ukrainian Pioneers to this country. Steve was raised on the family farm and as a child attended Gedes School. In his early teens he moved to Kessock. Steve began farming on his own and on October 28, 1934 was united in marriage to Olive Mowchinuk. Together they farmed two miles east from the existing homestead today. After Olive passed away in 1996; Steve continued to reside on the farm until his passing. Farming was Steve's life. He also was involved with the building of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wroxton and was one of the original and longest parishoners. Steve enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid sportsman; enjoying hunting, fishing and curling. In his youth he was a "short stop" for the Kessock All Stars Baseball team. Steve leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life his daughters: Irene and her husband Ron Schoyen of Qualicum Beach, B.C., Gloria and her husband Don Frederick of Comox, B.C. and Valerie Black of Redwater, Alta. Also his grandchildren: Richard (Cathy , Karen (Phil), Robert (Roberta), Ken (Anita), Derrick (Shirlea), Bonnie, Kevin (Liz), Terrilyn (Jason); great grandchildren: Andrea, Kaitlyn, Danika, Vaughn, Alexis, Brendan, Tyler, Megan and Jessica. His sisters: Mary Stricker of Kenora, Ont., Nettie Mysko of Wroxton, Sask., Kay Fyck of Grimsby, Ont. Steve was predeceased by his wife, Olive, in February 1996 and a son, Edward, in February 2002. Prayer services were held on Friday evening, April 5, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday morning, April 6, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Dmytro Dnistrian as Celebrant. The Liturgy responses were sung by Ed Pindus and Susan Solonenko assisted by members of the Parish Choir. The Cross Bearer was Judy Majkut. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Don, Ken and Derrick Frederick, Barry Mysko, Marty and Ken Derbowka serving as Casket Bearers.

DERBOWKA - Victor Wesley. It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Victor Wesley Derbowka, husband, father and grandfather on Monday, March 11, 2013 with his family at his side. Victor was born in Yorkton on May 28, 1936, he grew up in Wroxton, SK with his parents and two sisters, Iris and Sonia. He attended Wroxton Elementary School, then St. Joseph's College in Yorkton, later moved to Kamsack and attended high school where he met and later married his wife Marie Siwicki. They were married on August 27, 1956 at the Wroxton Greek Catholic Church. Victor and Marie resided in Wroxton where he farmed with his dad. Their first son Marty was born on July 8 in Yorkton. They then moved to Flin Ron, MB in 1958 where Victor was employed by the mine. Their second son Bryan was bom on March 2 in Flin Flon. Moving to Yorkton in 1961, Victor had various jobs in the community. In 1979, the Derbowka's moved to Biggar, SK where they purchased the Biggar Hotel. With his sons all grown, they worked the family business. Returning to Yorkton in 1985, they purchased the Country Inn formerly known as the Blackstone Hotel, and currently known as the City Limits Inn (Cl). Victor was active in all sports. As a young man in Wroxton he curled and played ball with his uncles. His interest in sports continued into his young adult life where he was involved with the Yorkton Molson Canadians Baseball team, the Yorkton Phillies Baseball team and the Wroxton Canadian Fastball team where he was a catcher for his son Bryan. Victor loved to curl, he curled with his cousin Ed Derbowka and his uncles, then later on competitively with his boys. He also enjoyed camping, golfing, skiing, icefishing, fishing with son Marty, dancing and most of all socializing with his buddies. Victor was predeceased by his parents Ann (nee Swerhun) and William Derbowka. Victor leaves to mourn and celebrate his life, his wife Marie, his two sons: Marty (Lauri) Derbowka of Wroxton, and Bryan (Karyn) Derbowka of Yorkton. Grandchildren: Brennan (Natasha), Lindy, Dillon, Tony, and Tania. His two sisters: Iris Stadnyk from Saskatoon and Sonia (Ed) Koroll from Vernon, BC; as well numerous other family members and friends. Prayers were held on Sunday, March 17, 2013 and the Funeral Service was on Monday, March 18, 2013 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Raymond Lukie, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and St. Mary's Choir members. The eulogy was presented by Brennan Derbowka. The interment will take place in the Garden of Memories at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

DERWORIZ - Matt of the Wroxton district beloved husband of Victoria passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Monday, November 24, 2003 at the age of 87 years. Matt was born on August 13, 1916 on the family farm in the Wroxton district of Saskatchewan. He was the youngest son of Henry and Anna (nee Balaski) Derworiz; pioneers who settled on a homestead northeast of Wroxton just prior to 1900. Matt was raised with 6 brothers: John, Steve, Peter, Mike, William, Alex and 3 sisters: Elsie, Anne and Jean. Matt attended Wroxton School and after leaving school worked on the family farm and provided plenty of help to his brothers as they expanded their farming operations. Matt had a passion for farming and combined with his strong work ethic resulted in purchases of land and machinery which included a new, 1953 Chevrolet 2 ton truck. He was always proud to be the owner of it and it is still utilized on the farm today. Matt had a tremendous love for livestock always providing shelter and care to them. There was no doubt that the horses were his favorite and throughout his lifetime there were always at least a team of horses on the farm. Matt was a longtime member of both the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool the United Grain Growers and also was a member of the Yorkton Co-op. In 1955 Matt married Victoria Schur of Ethelbert, Manitoba. They soon began raising their 3 children while living on his parents farm. Iris Caroline Goods and husband David of Calder, Saskatchewan, who have two children: Curtis and Melissa. Albert Michael and his wife Brenda of Wroxton, Saskatchewan and son Jonathon, Roy Matthew and wife Joanne of Thompson, Manitoba and sons Mathew and Michael. Matt is survived by his wife Victoria, his 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Jean, Mrs. Mike Kohanski of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Prayer services were held on Thursday evening November 27, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Basil Chomos officiating. Diana Hornung was the organist leading the congregation and members of the parish choir in the Hymns. Melissa and Curtis Goods grandchildren to Matt gave a special tribute to their Gido; with reflections and remembrances of Matt's life given by his son Roy. Mass of Christian Burial was Celebrated on Friday morning, November 28, 2003 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. Kim Vosper was the Pianist leading the Choir and Congregation in the Hymns. The Cross Bearer was granddaughter Melissa Goods with Grandsons: Jonathan and Mathew Derworiz as readers. Norman, Ernest, Edward, Evan, David and Walter Derworiz were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Grandson Curtis Goods, son-in-law David Goods, Mike Kindiak, Don Soloninko, Gerald Boychuk and Mel Woloschuk serving as casket bearers.

DIDUCK - Nellie (nee Lusney) went to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 31, 2008 to join her beloved husband, Steve. She was 97 years of age. Nellie was born on August 4, 1911, the daughter of Harry and Mary (nee Shasko) Lusney, in the Stoney Creek District of Saskatchewan. She attended McGillvary School and grew up on the family farm, working along side her parents and siblings. On October 27, 1934 Nellie was united in marriage to Steve Diduck at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Together they homesteaded in the Wroxton area, working very hard to break the land to seed and bringing in the sheaves at harvest time. They endured many hardships and celebrated many of the joys in life throughout their lives together. Always making the best of every situation and doing their best at every task they faced. Steve and Nellie continued to farm until November of 2002 when they moved into Victoria Court in Yorkton. Following Steve’s death in 2005, Nellie became a resident of the Nursing Home in Melville, later relocating to the Yorkton & District Nursing Home where she resided until her passing. Nellie loved the farm life and in recent years her greatest joy was still to be able to take a day drive to the farm. There she was happiest when she could pet the cows and check the crops. Each of her family and friends have many good memories of time spent with Nellie, that will be cherished. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and heartfelt “Thank You” to all those who visited Nellie in the Nursing Home; and to all the staff on the South Wing who cared for her with such care and compassion. Nellie was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Mary Lusney; her husband, Steve; her son, Lawrence, in infancy; her siblings, Michael (Annie), John (Effie) and Steve (Ann) as well as her nephew, Norman, her niece, Vivian and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Nellie leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her son, Ken (Simone) Diduch and their children, Monique (Stephen) and Keith; her daughter, Adeline (Garry) Moroz and their son, Troy; her daughter, Gladys (Joe) Andrew and her children, Michelle, Jaci (Darcy), Carrie (Keith) and Rob; her great-grandchildren, Trevor, Travis, Trent, Lizzy, Rylynn and Rhiannon as well as many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends. A Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 from St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton, Sask. Fr. Methodius Kushko, was the celebrant at both services and the responses were led by Mr. Ed Pindus and Members of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Choir. The Cross Bearer was great-grandchild, Rylynn Hustad and the Epistle was read by Grandson, Keith Diduch. The interment service at St. Vladimir & Olga Cemetery in Wroxton, Sask. followed a reception in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cultural Centre. While all those who shared in Nellie’s life were invited to serve as honourary pallbearers, the active pallbearers were Keith Diduch, Troy Moroz, Darcy Fox, Keith Salzl, Stan Diduck and Greg Diduck.

DIDUCK - Raymond, beloved husband of Shirley of the Wroxton district, entered eternal rest on Saturday, December 2, 2000 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 65 years of age. Raymond Norman Diduck was born on April 30, 1935 in the district of Wroxton, Saskatchewan; the youngest of 12 children born to Clem and Malanka (nee Lushney) Diduck. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in Wroxton and Yorkton. As a young man he worked on the family farm. During the winter months, Ray had worked in Northern Mining cmmunities where he was employed as a surveyor and heavy equipment operator. On June 20, 1964 he was united in marriage to Shirley Aichele of Otthon, Saskatchewan. This union was blessed with four children: Randall, Lori-Anne, Kevin and Jason. Raymond loved his family and provided for their every need. He shared his farming knowledge with his sons and his love of nature with his family. Raymond enjoyed attending church with his family, and taking them for Sunday drives in the country to enjoy the many varied sights the surrounding districts had to offer. He was very involved in his community, with school boards, agriculture committees, the building of the Community Centre in Wroxton, and the 50 Plus Club at Wroxton. Raymond and Shirley farmed until his health no longer permitted him to do what he most enjoyed. He was an innovator with a pioneering spirit, whose strong will and determination seen him through many adversities. Ray enjoyed many memorable events in his life, which included the marriage of his daughter Lori-Anne and his son Jason and the birth of his special granddaughter Chelsey. He looked forward to her visits at home and especially at hospital. The love and admiration he had for her was priceless; she will always be Grandpa's little angel. His courage, faith and support of his wife, family and friends kept him with us during his lengthy battle with cancer. Raymond leaves to treasure his memory and celebrate his life, his loving wife Shirley; three sons, Randall and fiance Gina Agliani of Kamsack, Kevin of Wroxton, and Jason and his wife Sandra (nee Laidlaw) of Yorkton; one daughter Lori-Anne & husband Allen Yesnik of Dunleath; one granddaughter Chesley Yesnik; five brothers, Matt (Ollie) of London, ON, Peter (Jean) of Edmonton, Steve (Nellie), Bill (Verna) and Anton, all of Wroxton; three sisters, Anne (late Steve) Woloschuk of Kamsack, Jenny (Joe) Trynchuk of Edmonton, and Mary (Tom) Taylor of Winnipeg; a sister-in-law Rosella Diduck of Kamsack; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, John, Mike (Mary) and Nick (Nellie) Diduck. Prayer services were held on Tuesday, December 5th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, December 6th at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Kevin Diduck. Walter Mysko served as the crossbearer. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Henry Dozorec, Walter Wozney, Edwin Litzenberger, Nick Lushney, Joe Soloninko and Frank Matcyk serving as the casket bearers.

DIETRICH - Oswald Hugo "Ozzy". It is with much sadness that the family of Oswald Dietrich announce his passing. Our beloved father and grandfather, passed away May 8, 2006 after a brief stay at the Regina General Hospital. He was 74 years of age. Oswald was born on July 1st, 1931 at Landestreu, Sask. to Adolf and Hedwig Dietrich. He was the second child of ten, born into a large and loving family. Oswald was an active church member most of his life, and was both Baptized and Confirmed into the Lutheran Faith. As a young man he headed to Ontario where he worked for CP Rail and in the forestry/logging industry. However his love of the land and the prairies brought him back to Saskatchewan. On January 17th, 1958 Oswald married Eleanor Haberstock. Their union was blessed with four children; Kimberly, Laurie, Greg and Brian. The couple raised their family and farmed in the Calder district. Oswald's life on the farm was very busy. As a couple they grain farmed, raised beef cattle, and always had dairy cattle. Oswald was still active in the farming operation which he shared with Brian and Linda. Still helping out in the field and with their cattle operation. He never had a lot of free time to develop hobbies, however he was an avid reader. He would spend hours mulling over newspapers and magazines and loved talking about current affairs and politics. Oswald also enjoyed playing cards and board games. We remember many Sunday evenings playing Rumoli, Monopoly, or cards; sharing popcorn and many laughs. His grandchildren especially enjoyed 'spoons'. Dad cherished the moments he had with his grandchildren. His face would light up just talking about them, and surrounded his home with their pictures. He enjoyed taking them for rides in the tractor, or taking them gopher hunting. When at home Dad loved watching wrestling and boxing on TV. He would get quite verbal and enthused watching from the safety of his recliner chair. When out in public Dad had the ability to meet and enjoy the company of people anywhere. He loved visiting with family, friends and strangers alike. In his younger years Oswald didn't have the opportunity to travel, however later in life he and Eleanor were able to enjoy a few trips to places like Mexico, The U.S., B.C. and Ontario. After Eleanor passed away, Oswald took up dancing as a way to socialize. He looked forward to Friday and Saturday nights so he could polish up his dancing shoes. He also took great joy in teasing people, although he always seemed to enjoy it more when people teased him back. Oswald was predeceased by his wife Eleanor in 1997, parents Adolf and Hedwig; brother, Kleon; several sister and brothers-in-law, and a nephew Donovan Haberstock. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory; his children and grand children; Kim (Andrew) of Calder, Laurie of Yorkton, Greg (Cindy), Paul, Heather and Luke of Saskatoon, Brian (Linda), Meagan, Taylor and Matthew of Calder. His siblings; Harvey (Helen) Dietrich, Doreen Rathgeber, Helmuth (Lorraine) Dietrich, Joan Dietrich, Albin (Morag) Dietrich, Walter (Maxine) Dietrich, Arnold (Marilyn) Dietrich, Frank (Cathy) Dietrich and Esther (Gary) Davis, Edwin (Irene) Haberstock, Arthur (Leona) Haberstock, Irvin (Kelly) Haberstock, Edna Haberstock, nieces and nephews too numerous to mention. Prayers were held on Sunday, May 14, 2006 from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Pastor Robert Hasselstrom officiating. The organist, Vange Shipowick, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, May 15, 2006 from Zorra Grace Lutheran Church, Zorra, Saskatchewan with Pastor Robert Hasselstrom officiating. The organist, Irma Baumung, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The cremation committal followed in the Zorra Grace Lutheran Church Parish Cemetery with his grandchildren, Paul Dietrich, Meagan Dietrich, Taylor Dietrich, Heather Dietrich, Luke Dietrich and Matthew Dietrich serving as urn bearers.

DOZOREC - Steve, of Yorkton, formerly of the Stornoway-Calder district entered eternal rest on Friday, March 22, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 85 years. Stephen Dozorec was born on January 10, 1917 to Metro and Nettie (nee Zelaney) in the Stornoway district, the eldest of four children. He attended McGillvery School and later Kamsack. His father died when Steve was 10 years old leaving him to help his mother with the family farm. Later he obtained employment at a Massey-Harris dealership in Kamsack as a mechanic. In 1940 he purchased the first rubber tired tractor in the Kamsack area. To him this was a giant step forward in time. On August 6, 1944 Steve was united in marriage to Anne Yasinsky and together raised two sons, Henry and James. In 1949 he purchased his own land in the Calder district and continued farming until ill health forced him to give up in 1958 when he moved the family into Yorkton and sought lighter less demanding work. He was employed at Hluchanek's Turkey Farms and later the City of Yorkton. He also worked at the Metropolitan Store and for the last nine years with Kirsch Construction as a truck driver. In his younger years he served as trustee at Golden Jubilee School in the Calder district. While living in Yorkton, Steve was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church, a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood and of the New Horizons. In 1983 he moved to the West Coast and returned back to Yorkton in 1987. Following the death of his wife he remarried to Helen Velechka in 1989 and moved to Invermay. This marriage was short-lived when Helen passed away nine months later. He then returned to Yorkton where he remained until his passing. Steve was very mechanically inclined repairing and tinkering with engines. In his retirement he took up gardening and was very proud of the high production on his small plot. He was very proud of his grandchildren and later his great-grandchildren. He was also proud of his son's accomplishments and careers; Henry as an engineering technician and farmer and James as a contractor. He was even prouder to see his grandchildren establish their careers in the immediate area. He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, two sons Henry (Lorraine) of Wroxton and James of Regina; 4 grandchildren, Bryan (Valerie) of Melville, Dr. Deanna (Terry) Johnson of Hudson Bay, Susan (Alan) Labossiere of Yorkton and Ggregory (Tammy) of Regina; 9 great grandchildren, Christine, David, Aaron, Andrew, Jamie, Justin, Brooke, Shelby and Jesse; 2 great step grandchildren Kim (Chad) and Mandy; a great great stepchild Cloe; brother John (Adella) of Yorkton; a sister Ann Wlasichuk of Kamsack and a special friend John. Besides his wives, Anne in 1987 and Helen in 1990. Steve was predeceased by his father Metro (1927), mother Anastasia (1984), sister Katie Ogrodnick, brother-in-law Mike Ogrodnick and brother-in-law Peter Wlasichuk. Prayer services were held on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, as the Celebrant. The reponses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Deanna Johnson and the cross bearer was John Dozorec. The interment followed at St. Vladimir & Olga Cemetery, Wroxton with Brian Dozorec, Greg Dozorec, Terry Johnson, Allan Labossiere, David Labossiere and John Samples serving as the casket bearers.

DUBNYK - Albert was born on August 31, 1932 in the Wroxton district of Saskatchewan; a son of Matthew and Daisy (nee Salahub) Dubnyk. Albert grew up on the family farm north of Wroxton and attended Two Creeks School. In 1954, he moved with his parents to the farm they purchased east of Yorkton and during this time he worked in Yorkton. On July 14, 1957 Albert was united in marriage to Violet Ninowsky. Albert and Violet lived in Yorkton before they returned to the family farm north of Wroxton in 1959 where he continued to reside until his passing. Albert operated a mixed farming operation until 1980 and in 1981 he rented out his land and pursued his passion for trucking on a full-time basis. From 1981 to 1992, Albert transported hay and farm equipment to various locations in western Canada. In 1993 he commenced hauling logs to the Weyerhaeuser Mills in Hudson Bay, Prince Albert and Carrot River. His highlight of each winter was going to work in the forest near Hudson Bay. When not working in the forest, Albert hobby farmed growing hay and grass seed for resale. For enjoyment, Albert loved visiting with friends and family and fishing with his grandchildren. His grandchildren provided him with much joy and Albert proudly attended many of their activities. Albert was very handy and he enjoyed many hours repairing and building projects in his workshop. Albert could fix or repair almost anything. He was always willing to help and when someone needed help, they knew that they could call on Albert. Albert passed away suddenly and peacefully on Thursday, May 8, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 70 years of age. Predeceased by his parents, Albert leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Violet of Wroxton, SK; his two children, Clayton of Edmonton, AB and Tracy of Vancouver, BC; three grandchildren, Sheldon, Jessica and Tara Dubnyk, all of Yorkton; his brother, Mervin (Edna) of Yorkton; his sister, Dianna (Harold) Molina of St. Albert, AB.; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

DUBNYK - Minnie (nee Werezak). The death of Minnie Dubnyk of Yorkton occurred on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home at the age of 90. She is survived by her sister Rose Jarman, brother Bill, both of Saskatoon and many nieces and nephews of the Dubnyk and Werezak families. Minnie was born to George and Mary (nee Budzak) Werezak at Hafford, Saskatchewan on November 24, 1918. Her formative years were spent on her parents homestead along with her 4 sisters and 6 brothers. After completing high school at Hafford, she attended Saskatoon Normal School in 1940. While teaching at the Two Creek school in the Wroxton District, she met the love of her life, William Dubnyk. Shortly after their marriage on October 30, 1943 Minnie became a full time farm wife. She was extremely fond of their farmstead, its natural setting and the frequent visits of wild life. She took much pride in their fruit and vegetable garden and enjoyed the fishing trips with William. But above all, she was most pleased to be Auntie Minnie to so many, particularly to the families of the late Albert (Violet) Dubnyk, Walter (Doreen) Popowich and Mervin (Edna) Dubnyk. Even though they had a home in Yorkton, they remained true to their rural roots until William's sudden passing on November 26, 2001. In 2006, Minnie took up residence at the Eagle Stone Lodge in Kamsack and later transferred to the Yorkton Nursing Home. Minnie was predeceased by her beloved husband William, her parents, 3 sisters; Dorothy Korpan, Clara Bohayski and Anne Kulack, 5 brothers; Michael, Alfred, Nick, John and Dick. The family would like to thank all the caregivers for their attentive care and compassion while Minnie was resident in Kamsack and Yorkton. Minnie & William were very much involved with the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Yorkton. She will be missed by all. The funeral service was held on Monday, August 31st at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Eugene Mellish of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The interment took place at Yorkton City Cemetery Walter Popowich, Myron Tatarniuk, Jeffrey Molina, Gordon Bonn, Wes Zorian and Horatio Gnyp serving as the casket bearers.

DUBNYK - Tom, of Yorkton, formerly of the Tonkin district, beloved husband of Julia Dubnyk passed away on Monday, December 2, 2002 at the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton. He was 96 years of age. Tom Dubnyk was born on January 31, 1906 in Horonitza, Poland to Alex and Annie (nee Feniuk) Dubnyk. In 1929 he came to Canada on his own and settled in the Calder district. He joined his brother William and worked as a farm labourer for Alex Surjik. In 1946 Tom purchased his own farm near Wroxton. On July 31, 1947 Tom was united in marriage to Julie Wistowski. The couple farmed near Wroxton for nine years before purchasing land near Tonkin. They farmed there until 1975 when they retired to Yorkton. Tom was a quiet man by nature who loved the outdoors, doing farm work and gardening. He enjoyed the company of others and looked forward to meeting them at coffee row. Predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Yakiw, Andrew and William and two sisters, Paraska and Molly; Tom leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 55 years Julie; two sons, John (Molly) of Sherwood Park, AB and their children John Jr. & Tammy; Dave (Nancy) of Yorkton and their children Lindsay, Michael and Chelsey. The funeral service was held on Friday, December 6, 2002 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Mr. Mervin Dubnyk of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Terry Tretiak, Andrew Sagen, Albert Dubnyk, Michael Dubnyk, Jim Blahut and John Shekula serving as the casket bearers.

DUBNYK - William, beloved husband of Minnie Dubnyk of Yorkton passed away on Monday, November 26, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 85 years of age. William Peter Dubnyk was born on October 14, 1916 in the Wroxton district of Saskatchewan; a son of Peter and Hilda ( nee Yurichuk) Dubnyk. At an early age he started farming with his dad. On October 30, 1944 at Yorkton, William was united in marriage to Minnie Werezak. William was a true farmer, he took great pride in the farming operation, carefully cultivating and maintaining his land that produced many bountiful harvests. He never completely retired from the farm, even this fall he was still harvesting a field of wheat. William did not travel far, but did enjoy a drive around the countryside with Minnie. The couple had made their home in Yorkton during the winter months since 1952 and more recently had been residing in a home on Sunset Drive. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and visiting the nearby lakes. He liked the outdoors, especially watching animals near the creek. William had also been an active member of the Bradbrooke Congregation of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Yorkton. Predeceased by his brother Matt, and by sisters Nettie Peleshytyk and Anne Pells, he leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Minnie, a sister Helen Zabinsky of Vancouver as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, November 29, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Mr. Mel Keeble of the Bradbrooke Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiated. The interment took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Albert, Clayton, Mervin and Trevor Dubnyk, Walter Popowich and Alfred Salahub serving as the casketbearers.

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EFTODA - Bella (nee Rubiletz), resident of Yorkton, widow of the late John Eftoda, formerly of the Calder district, passed away following a brief illness on Friday, August 31, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 94 years of age. Bella Eftoda was born on April 7, 1907 in the Wroxton district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of George and Annie (nee Wasilinchuk) Rubiletz. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in the district. She remained home to help on the farm until her marriage to John Eftoda on July 13, 1924 at Calder. The couple farmed until 1954 when they retired and moved into Calder. In 1968 they moved to Yorkton. John passed away suddenly on February 14th, 1978. In 1982 Bella returned to Calder and since 1995 had been residing with her daughter Christine due to declining health. She lived her life peacefully and quietly, favourite pastimes included quilting and crocheting. She greatly enjoyed the visits from her family. Besides her husband John and her parents George and Annie, she was also predeceased by her daughter Florence, son James, grandson Terry Sawa, sisters Helen Gilchuk, Jennie Pitts, Dora Morash and Rosie Calanchie, brothers James and Nick, and her son-in-law George Sawa. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Christine Sawa of Yorkton, daughter-in-law Edna Eftoda of Yorkton; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers, Jack and Mike Rubiletz, both of Churchbridge and one sister, Lily Morash of Roblin, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Monday evening, September 3, 2001 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The funeral service was held on Tuesday morning, September 4, 2001 from the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiated. The cantor, William Kozey, assisted by members of the Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Steve Rubletz, the bannerbearers were John Wilson and Jim Eftoda. The interment took place in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Merv Eftoda, Dale Sawa, Ronnie Vovchuk, Glen Morash, Richard Zazelenchuk and Peter Eftoda serving as the casketbearers.

EFTODA - Edna 'Anne' (nee Werbowetski), widow of James Eftoda, entered eternal rest on the evening of September 20, 2003. She was 77 years of age. Edna was born on June 27, 1926 in the Calder district, a daughter of Adam and Mary (Werbowetski) Milcharek. She received her primary education at Verboska School in the Calder district. On November 11, 1945 Edna was united in marriage to James John Eftoda. The couple farmed south of Wroxton working hand in hand with James until their retire­ment but continued to reside on the fam­ily farm. On September 16, 1996 Edna became a resident at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home until her passing. During her younger years, Edna enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and tending her gardens. She took special pride in her hollyhock flowers. All those who came to visit never went home hungry. Predeceased by her parents, Mary and Adam Milcharek; husband James on November 21,1995; Edna leaves to cher­ish her memory: son Mervin (Rose) and their son Tyler of Calder; daughter Adeline Wasyliw and her special friend Ted Byski of Yorkton and her children, Michael of Fort McMurray, AB and Amie and special friend Stephen Mula of Saskatoon; daughter Diana (Barry) Young of Ottawa; daughter Judy (Richard) Zazelenchuk of Wroxton; son Tim (Sandra) and their children Tiffany and Lynden of Quesnel, BC; five sisters, Wanda (Ross) Prokopowich of Roblin, MB, Rose (George) Purshega of The Pas. MB, Doris (Reinhardt) Stelter of Dinorwic, ON, Stella (Erwin) Stelter of Roblin and Myrna (Tom) Burnell of Winnipeg, MB; a special sister-in-law Christine Sawa of Yorkton and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Wednesday, September 24 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Funeral services were held on Thursday, September 25 at St. Mark's Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Rodion Luciuk officiating. The responses were led by Father Tikhon. The crossbearer was Ross Prokopowich. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Michael Wasyliw, Lynden Eftoda, Richard Zazelenchuk, Dale Sawa, Elmer Eftoda and Erwin Stelter serving as the cas­ket bearers.

EFTODA - Elsie (nee Boyko), beloved wife of Walter Eftoda of 24 Redwood Drive in Yorkton passed away on Monday. April 7, 1986 at the Plains Health Centre in Regina following a brief illness. She was 70 years of age. Mrs. Ef­toda was born August 25, 1915 on a farm in the Calder district She was the daughter of John and Maggie Boyko. She grew up on her parents' farm and received her education at Verboska School. Following the completion of her educa­tion she remained at home on the farm helping her parents. On December 17, 1934 in Calder she was united in marriage to Walter Eftoda. For a year the young couple lived with her parents continued to help them with their farming operation. In 1936 Elsie and Walter moved to the Wroxton area and in 1937 they started to farm on their own land. In 1942 the couple pur­chased land in the Zorra disrict where they lived and farmed until 1956 when they sold the farm and moved to eastern Canada for a brief period of time. In 1956 the couple returned to Yorkton to take up residence and they continued to reside in the city until 1977 when they moved to W We Wy to live close to family members. In May of 1980 the couple returned to Yorkton and purchased a home at 24 Redwood Drive and have continued to reside there. Mrs. Eftoda lived at her home in the city until just a short period of time ago when failing health forced her to enter the Yorkton Union Hospital and later the Plains Health Centre in Regina. A per­son who likes the out-of-doors, she spent many enjoyable hours working in her garden and looked forward with great anticipation to see what the garden would bring forth. She also was very active around her home and spent a great deal of her time sewing and knitting many articles of clothing. An individual who believed in hard work she often stood beside her hus­band on the farm and shared in the work. A per­son who tried to meet people and enjoyed speaking to people for many years, Elsie travell­ed to many Yorkton homes being active in sell­ing Avon Products. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be sadly missed by her family and those who had the opportunity to meet her. Mrs. Eftoda was predeceased by her parents;, one brother, Michael; two sisters. Sylvia and Don. She leaves to mourn her pass­ing her loving husband, Walter; two daughters, Mary and her husband Men Karas of Oakville, Ontario and Shirley and her husband Bernie Reimebert of Whitecourt, nine sisters. Mrs. Lena James of Burnaby, B.C., Mrs. Mary Chorney of St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Rose Danylko of Yorkton, Mrs. Margaret Geichuk of Vancouver, B.C., Mrs. Christina Sinclair of Scarborough, Ontario, Mrs. Evelyn Poy of Vancouver. B.C., Mrs. Vi MacDonald of Yerkton. Mrs. Verna Wont of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Mrs. Viola Swim of Ottawa, Ontario, and her loving grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 9, 1916 from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel under the auspices of the Jehovah Witnesses with Mr. Gerald Kreba of­ficiating. The organist was Mrs. Bernice Reused who provided music for the service, the interment followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bernie Renneberg, Men Karas, Jim Reiweberg, Terry Ren-Rebert J. Eftoda as the pallbearers.

EFTODA - Helen (nee Petruk), age 76 years of Togo, SK, and formerly of Calder, SK, beloved wife of the late John Eftoda, entered eternal rest on Tnursday, August 8, 2002 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Yorkton, SK. Helen had her 76th birthday May 10, 2002. Helen Petruk was born May 10, 1926 in the Calder District of Saskatchewan, the third youngest daughter of Ted and Elsie (nee Pitz) Petruk. On July 1, 1945 Helen was united in marriage to John Eftoda and together they farmed and raised their family in the Calder District of Saskatchewan. They moved to Togo following John's ill health. She was always a very supportive wife, and loved her children and grandchildren. Family and friends will fondly remember Helen as one who loved to fish, hunt sing and yodel, do oil paintings as well as play her musical instruments. She cherished her flow­ers, garden, fruit trees and yard. Things were left "picture perfect", Mother, and all this was accomplished by all your hard work. Helen was predeceased by her parents Ted and Elsie Petruk, her husband John Eftoda on October 1, 1988, an Infant son Richard, sisters Dora, Jean, Mary and brother John. Helen leaves to cherish her life, daughter Yvonne (Bob) Asham of Ebenezer, SK, sons Don (Terry) Eftoda of Medicine, Hat, AB, Rod Eftoda of Medicine Hat, AB, Ron (Rose) Eftoda of Dropmore, MB, grandchildren. Amos, Wade, Deanna, Randy, Kandy Lynn, Craig, Sky and Talon, great granddaugh­ter Samantha, brothers Alex (Peart) Patrick of Vancouver, BC, sisters Bella Logan of Porcupine Plains, SK, Rose Matheson of Clareshobn, AB, Kate Lacusta of Yorkton, SK, Chris Knapp of Red Deer, AB, brother-in-law Gordon (Rose) Eftoda and son Grant of Winnipeg, MB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Family and friends called at the Chapel of Nairn-Chyz Funeral Home, RobHn, MB, Sunday August 11, 2002. A Service To Mark the Death and Celebrate the Life of Heten Eftoda was held Monday August 12, 2002 from the Chapel of Nairn-Chyz Funeral Home, with Mrs. Peggy Barrows officiating. Some of Helen's favourite songs were played during the service. AH those who had shared in Helen's life were asked to consider themselves Honourary Casket Bearers. A private fam­ily Interment of cremains win follow at a later date at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Cemetery, MacNutt, SK.

EFTODA - James John, formerly of the Wroxton district, beloved husband of Edna Eftoda passed away on Tuesday November 21, 1995 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 70 years of age. James John Eftoda was born on June 14, 1925 in the MacNutt district, a son of John C. and Bella (nee Rubletz) Eftoda. He received his primary education at Rothbury School and his grade nine at Calder High School. On November 11, 1945 James was united in marriage to Edna Werbowetski, a daughter of Mary (Werbowetski) and Adam Milcharek. The couple farmed south of Wroxton until James reached the age of 65 years, when they retired but continued to reside on the family farm. On October 26, 1995 James became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was admitted to the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on November 17 and remained there until his passing. During his younger years, James was an active member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, National Farmer's Union and was a school trustee for the Rothbury School District. Predeceased by his father, John (1978) and a sister, Florence in infancy (1927); James leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his life his wife, Edna of Wroxton; his son, Mervin (Rose) and their son Tyler of Wroxton; his daughter, Adeline of Yorkton and her children Michael of Calgary and Amie of Yorkton; his daughter, Diana (Barry) Young of Ottawa; his daughter, Judy (Richard) Zazelenchuk of Wroxton; and his son, Tim (Sandra) and their children Tiffany and Lynden of Quesnel, BC; his mother, Bella Eftoda of Calder; a sister, Christina Sawa of Calder and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer Services were held on Friday evening, November 24, 1995 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held on Saturday November 25, 1995 from St. Mark's Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Dennis Pihach officiating. The cantors, Ken Kolisnek, William Piasta and Father Stan Doubanenko led in the singing. The crossbearer was Russell Prokopowich and the sacristan was Nick Kozmeniuk. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with George Rurak, Dale Sawa, Michael Wasyliw, Barry Young, Bob Ritchie and Richard Zazelenchuk serving as the casketbearers.

EFTODA - John Cost Eftoda. Following an accident at the railroad crossing at Broadway and Betts Avenue, John Cost Eftoda of 51 Brodie Avenue, Yorkton, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 1978 at the age of 77 years. John Cost Eftoda was born January 5, 1901 at Calder, Sask., a son of Kost and Helen (nee Shullman) Eftoda, who were pioneers of the Calder district. His parents had arrived in Canada in 1897. John was raised on the family farm and received his education from Torsk school. He began farming in the Rothbury district. On July 13, 1924 he was united in marriage to the former Bella Rubletz at Calder. The couple farmed until 1954 when they retired and moved into Calder. In 1968 they moved to Yorkton to make their home. Mr. and Mrs. Eftoda marked their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1974. He was a fifty-year member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, and he enjoyed sports. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, Bella; a son, James of Wroxton; a daughter, Mrs. George (Christina) Sawa of Cal­der; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mr. Eftoda was predeceased by a daughter, Florence in infancy; six brothers, Ted, Metro, Eli, George, Bill and Nick; and two sisters, Mary Gordy and Annie Rurak. Prayers were held Friday evening from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services and Divine Liturgy were held Satur­ day from St. Elia Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church south of Wroxton with Rev. Y. Puk officiating. Interment was in the family plot in the Garden of The Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Jack Rubletz, George Calanchie, Rich­ard Zazelenchuk, Dale Sawa, Mervin Eftoda and Paul Wasyliw.

EFTODA - John E. Eftoda was born on June 12, 1912 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan. He was a son of Ely and Katie (nee Lacusta) Eftoda. John was raised on the family farm and received his education at Torsk School. On October 22, 1939 John was united in marriage to Mary Bewcyk at St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. John farmed all of his life and during this time invented the Eftoda Grain Saver. Manufacturing an installing these grain savers was his passion for the last 30 years. Harvest time was is favourite time of the year as this was when he installed the grain savers and adjusted combines. He retired from his farm but continued to help farmers at harvest time until he entered the Prairie Unit of the Yorkton Regional Health Center in July 1996. John entered eternal rest on Wednesday, March 25,1998 at his residence. He was 85 years 8 months and 13 days of age. John was a staunch supporter of the Progressive Conservative Party and during elections would work as a scrutineer and returning officer. He enjoyed playing the violin and would use this talent at many dances. John leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life Mary. His son Elmer of Calder. A daughter Jeanne and her husband Ron and their children Craig and Leana of Brandon, Man. Two sisters; Mary and her husband Peter Sauchuk of Roblin, Man., Virginia and her husband Grant Johnson of Yorkton along with nieces, nephews and cousins. John was predeceased by his brothers George in 1995, Peter in 1982, Walter, Ted, James, Nick and his parents Katie and Ely. Prayer services were held on Friday, evenings, March 27, 1998 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon March 28, 1998 from St Ellas Ukrainian Orthodox Church South of Wroxton, Sask. with Rev. Fr. Pawlo Berezniak officiating. Zenovia Duch was the Cantor with Myron Rubletz and James Rubletz serving as Palamar. The Cross Bearer was John's son Elmer. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with John's brothers; James and Peter Eftoda, nephew Zenon Zalucky, brother-in-law Nick Zalucky, Gordon Bewcyk and grandson Craig Boychuk serving as Casketbearers.

EFTODA - Katie (nee Bewcyk), resident of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2000. She was 90 years, 10 months and 28 days of age. Ekaterina Eftoda, known to all as Katie, was born on December 15, 1909 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of John and Iwana (nee Rubuletz) Bewcyk. She was raised on the family farm. In June of 1935 she was united in marriage to George Eli Eftoda at Calder. For the next 40 years, the couple farmed and raised three sons on their land west of Calder. Katie always grew large vegetable gardens from which she did a lot of preserving and canning. She was known for graciously sharing her bountiful vegetable harvests with family and friends. She was a truly great cook--no one ever left her home hungry. Her cooking talent was enjoyed by many as she capably prepared food for many weddings and special occasions in the Calder district. In 1975 the couple retired from active farming but continued to reside on the farm, enjoying their quiet country life. For the past six years, Katie had been residing in Yorkton where she received special care and assistance as her health declined. She was predeceased by her husband George on October 14, 1995, her parents, sisters Dora Horaska, Margaret Hnatiuk and Mary Onoferson, brothers Bill and Peter Bewcyk and by granddaughter Corrine's husband David Pearce. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her three sons and their families: William and Shirley, James and Vic and Peter and Karen, all of Yorkton and district; grandchildren, Dewayne Eftoda (Debbie, Whitney & Matthew), Cindy Bilokrelie (Roger, Roxanne and Samantha), Corinne Pearce (Tony Pigeau & Jade and Madison), Tracey Eftoda, Nyle Eftoda, Derek Eftoda, Michele Eftoda and Shelley Eftoda; sisters Lena and John Swerhun of Yorkton, Rose Morash of Yorkton and Elsie Kryworuchka of Calder; one brother, Nick Bewcyk of Roblin, numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. The prayer service was held on Tuesday evening, November 14, 2000 and the funeral service was held on Wednesday morning, November 15, 2000 from the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiated. The cantor, William Kozey assisted by members of the Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Steve Rubletz, the bannerbearers were Tom Trafananko and Jim Ellaschuk. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Dewayne, Derek and Elmer Eftoda, Tony Oucharek, Peter Horaska and Gerald Kryworuchka serving as the casketbearers.

EFTODA - Laura Eftoda passed away Tuesday, September 24, 1991 at the age of 90 years. Mrs. Eftoda was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Metro; a son, Nick; a daughter, Mary; three brothers: Leon, Nick and Eli; three sisters: Mary, Dora and Bella. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life, a son: Walter of Yorkton; a daughter: Lena Kowal of Winnipeg, Manitoba; two sisters: Rose Ursulak of Blue River, B.C.; and Anne MiletsJd of Grimsby, Ontario; ten grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. Funeral Services officiated by Rev. Everett Hollis were held at St. Andrew's United Church, Yorkton, Sask. Friday, September 27, 1991 at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers were William Eftoda, Jim Eftoda, James Strocen, Jim Kozaruk, Lorne Kozaruk and Peter Eftoda. Interment in Yorkton City Cemetery.

EFTODA - Mary (nee Bewcyk) Eftoda, formerly of the Calder district passed away peacefully with family by her side on August 2, 2010 at the Yorkton District Nursing Home, She was 92 years of age. Mary Eftoda was born on March 18, 1918 in the MacNutt district to Metro and Alexandra Bewcyk. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Zorra School. On October 22, 1939 she was married to John Eftoda at St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Mary's life revolved around the family farm. She was always hard at work with outdoor chores, maintaining her enormous garden and her strawberry and raspberry patches. She took great pride in the yard and her many flower beds. Mary loved chickens and every spring she would set several clucking hens resulting in several broods of chickens to care for. She was a skilled seamstress and excellent cook and very much enjoyed preparing the traditional meals for Christmas and Easter. Mary was a member of St. Mary's Orthodox Church. The church and Ukrainian traditions were very important for her. In October, 2006, due to deteriorating health she became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Mary is survived by her son Elmer, Calder, SK; daughter Jeanne (Ron) Boychuk, Brandon, MB; her grandchildren Craig and Leana, Winnipeg, MB; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by John; her brother Eli; sisters Ann and Sylvia; and her parents Metro and Alexandra. Prayers were held on Monday, August 9th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The Funeral Service was held Tuesday, August 10th at St. Mary's Orthodox Church, MacNutt District with Rev. Father Igor Kisil officiating. The responses were led by Zennovia Duch. The crossbearer was Elmer Eftoda. The interment followed in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery with Craig Boychuk, Peter Zalucky, Zenon Zalucky, Jim Eftoda, Peter Eftoda and Gerald Kryworuchka serving as the casket bearers.

EFTODA - Mary (nee Onofreychuk). On Saturday, March 18, 1995, Mary Eftoda of Yorkton, entered eternal rest at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 80 years of age. Mary Eftoda was born on July 12, 1914 in the Wroxton district, a daughter of Peter and Katherine (nee Dvernychuk) Onofreychuk. She was raised on the family farm and attended school at Calder. On August 10, 1930 Mary was united in marriage to Ted Eftoda at Calder. The couple farmed in the Calder district until 1962. At this time they moved to Yorkton but continued to farm until 1972. Mary continued to maintain her home until the present time. She was a faithful parishioner of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, first in Calder and later in Yorkton. Mary enjoyed crocheting but her greatest enjoyment came from gardening and growing flowers. Predeceased by her father in 1924; her mother in 1972; her husband, Ted in 1972; and two sisters, Katherine and Doris in infancy. Mary leaves to cherish her memory two brothers, William (Elsie) Onofreychuk of MacNutt and George (Louise) Onofreychuk of Sardis, BC; two sisters, Rose (Frank) Fedorowich of Yorkton and Betty Erickson of New Westminster, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer Services were held on Tuesday evening, March 21, 1995 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, March 22,1995 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with very Rev. Fr. Nicholas Orest Rauliuk officiating. The cantor, Gerald Yaholrdtsky assisted by members of Holy Transfiguration and St. Mary's choir led in the singing of the service. The Sacristan was Orest Kaminsky and the Crossbearer was Jeremy Taylor. Serving as bannerbearers were Frank Martin and William Eftoda. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bernie Fedorowich, Vince Fedorowich, Eugene Fedorowich, Peter Onofreychuk, Walter Eftoda and Jim Eftoda serving as the casketbearers.

EFTODA - Mervin James Eftoda, beloved husband of Rose and father of Tyler of Calder passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on August 11, 2008 at the age of 60 years. Predeceased by his parents, Edna and James John Eftoda. Remembered by his sister Adeline Wasyliw and her special friend Ted Byski of Yorkton and her children, Michael of Edmonton and Amie of Saskatoon; sister Diana (Barry) Young of Ottawa; sister Judy (Richard) Zazelenchuk of Wroxton; brother Tim (Sandra) Eftoda and their children Tiffany and Lynden of Quesnel, BC. Cremation has taken place without any public service.

EFTODA - Peter Eftoda of Yorkton passed away suddenly at his residence on Thursday, July 1, 1982 at the age of 52 years. Mr. Eftoda was born on March 12, 1930 in the Wroxton district of Saskatchewan, a son of Ely and Mary (nee Kozarut) Eftoda. He was raised on the family farm and attended Torsk School. As a young man he helped on the family farm, which he took over in 1947. On October 10, 1948 he was united in marriage to Ann Gnyp at Yorkton. In November of 1949 the couple moved to St. Rosa du Lac, Manitoba and bought the Billiards Hall, which he operated until April of 1951. The couple than farmed until they purchased Club Billiards at Yorkton in November of 1952. In 1960, Mr. Eftoda began selling cars for Best Motors, working there before going into a partnership of Chuck's Day and Night Service. In 1963, he obtained the Ford Franchise, Mid-Town Motors Ltd., which he operated until August 1970. Peter continued in car sales until the finalization of the purchase of Eftoda Pontiac Buick Ltd. in Nov. 1971. Later, he opened Chartoda Honda in May 1980. He presided over both companies until his passing. Mr. Eftoda was a member of the Sask. Motor Dealers Association and just became president of the Yorkton Rotary Club. He was predeceased by his mother, and brother James in 1943, and his father in 1947. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Ann, two daughters, Sharon and her husband Ken Kozak of Yorkton, Carle and her husband Duane Theaker of Yorkton; two granddaughters, Roslyn Kozak and Sarah Theakar; his half-brothers, George and John, both of Calder; his brothers Walter of Yorkton and Ted of Oakville, Ontario; his sisters, Mrs. Mary Sauchuk of MacNutt and Mrs. Virginia Wereschuk of Yorkton. Funeral Services ware held from St. Andrews United Church in Yorkton on Monday, July 5, 1982 with Rev. Art Cross officiating. Organist, Marie Dean led the church choir in the hymns "Lead Kindly Light" and "All the Way My Saviour Leads Me". Soloist, Lorraine Thorsrud sang The Lord's my Shepherd. Members of the Rotary Club, the Automotive Dealers, G.M. representatives and Peter's staff attended the service as a group. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Achtamichuk, Larry Clements, Rater Hamars, Ben Kowall, Barry McGill, Bill Rak and Don Niefer. Interment followed In the Garden of the Crucifixion of the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Nick Andrychuk, Fred Achtemtchuk, Gary Cteiand, Lou Hlucnanluk. Bob Dutchyshen and Rag Wereschuk as pallbearers.

EFTODA - Ted. On August 19, 1972, Ted Eftoda of Yorkton, entered eternal rest, after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years of age. Ted Eftoda was born on April 12, 1904 in the Calder district, Saskatchewan, a son of Kost and Helen (nee Shullman) Eftoda, who were pioneers of the Calder district. His parents had arrived in Canada in 1897. Ted was raised on the family farm and received his education from Torsk school. On August 10, 1930, Ted was united in marriage to Mary, daughter of Peter and Katherine (nee Dvernychuk) Onofreychuk at Calder. The couple farmed on the Eftoda homestead in Calder district until 1962. At this time they moved to Yorkton but continued to farm until 1972. Predeceased by his parents, five brothers, Metro, Eli, George, Bill and Nick. Ted leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mary and one brother John (Bella) Eftoda of Yorkton, and two sisters, Mary Gordy and Annie Rurak. and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer Services were held from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The Funeral Service was held from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

EFTODA - Walter Eli of White City, Sask and formerly of Yorkton, Saskatchewan passed away sud­denly on Friday, March 15, 1991 at White City. He was 75 years of age. Walter was bom on January 2, 1916 in the Calder district; the son of Eli and Mary (nee Kozurak) Eftoda. Walter grew up on the family farm and received his education at the Torsk School. On December 17, 1934, he was united in marriage to Elsie Boyko. For a year, the young couple lived with her parents and continued to help them with their farming operation. In 1936, Elsie and Walter moved to the Wroxton area and in 1937, they started to farm on their own land. In 1942, the couple purchased land in the Zorra district where they Kved and farmed until 1956 when they sold the farm and moved to Eastern Canada for a brief period of time. They then returned to Yorkton and resided there until 1977 when they moved to White City to live closer to immediate family members due to health reasons. Having recuperated slightly and lonesome for friends and family in Yorkton, they returned to Yorkton in 1980 and lived on 24 Redwood Drive until 1986 when Elsie passed away. Walter moved back to White City to be with family and con­tinued to reside there until his sudden death. A person who worked hard to survive during the depression and the easier times that followed, he never let his problems stand in the way of meeting and assisting other people. He was ac­tive and independent right to the minute he died. He was always a joy to his family an) will be sadly missed by them. Walter was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Elsie on April 7, 1986; three brothers: Peter, Ted and James. He leaves to mourn his passing, two daughters: Mary and her husband, Mervta Karas of Oakvilte, Ontario and their children:- Dariene (Ken) Jenner and Terranee (Lorraine) Karas and their children: Michael and Joshua of Oakvilte, Ontario; Shirley and her husband, Bemie Rermeberg of White Ci­ty, Saskatchewan and their children: Jim (Doris) Renneberg and their children: Katrina, Brandon, Danielle, and Jordon of White City; and Terry Renneberg of Edmonton; two brothers: John Ef­toda of Calder and George (Katie) Eftoda of Calder; two sisters: Mary (Pete Sawchuk) of Calder and Virginia (Grant) Johnson of Yorkton. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 19, 1991 at Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Mr. Harry Popenia as the officiant under the auspices of the Jehovah Witnesses. Interment followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Devotion with Mervin Karas, Jim Renneberg, Terry Renneberg, Bemie Renneberg, Walter Ren­neberg, and Albert Renneberg as pallbearers.

EFTODA - William, beloved husband of Shirley of Tonkin , passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on October 19th. 2009; after fighting a painful valiant battle with cancer for the past 1 1/2 years. His family was by his side. William was born Sept. 4, 1937 in the Calder district of SK, son of George & Katie Eftoda (nee Bewcyk). He was raised on the family farm 4 miles west of Calder and received his education at Torsk School. He remained on the family farm for a time, renting his own land as well as helping his parents on their farm. In the spring of 1961 he began his carpentry career. He worked at Weber's Building Construction for 28 years; the last 10 years as Shop Foreman. During this time he received his journeyman's certificate. In 1989 he began his own business, Eftoda Enterprises, where he continued his passion for carpentry. In August of 1961 he was united in marriage to Shirley (Rist). In 1965 he moved his family to the Kessock district (Scotland School) and lived there for 13 years. In 1978 he built a new home in Tonkin where he has resided for the last 31 years. It was here that the couple received several awards for best rural home ground winners in the Yorkton & District Horticultural Society's annual contest. All the bedding plants were grown in a greenhouse in the back yard, one of his many passions. William had many passions in life: a 4-H leader in carpentry and crop science; fishing, snowmobiling, cross country and downhill skiing, travelling abroad, working in his shop and in the yard and enjoying coffee row at McDonald's. He especially enjoyed working in his shop, building many beautiful pieces of furniture for his home. He was also an avid fan of the Yorkton Terriers, hardly ever missing a game. He volunteered as a goal judge for many years. Predeceased by his parents & son-in-law David Pearce. He leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life, his beloved wife Shirley; his four children, DeWayne (Debbie) and their children Matthew & Whitney; Cindy (Roger) and their children Roxanne & Samantha; Corinne and her children Jade, Madison, Ruby, Palmer & America; Tracey (Jody); his brothers James (Vic) and Peter (Karen) as well as many nieces, nephews & great-grand children. the funeral service wsa held on Friday afternoon October 23, 2009 from the Yorktn Memorial Gardens Family Centre, Yorkton, Sask, with Faye Greer of the United Church of Canada officiating. The organist was Sharon Litvanyi leading the congregation in the Hymns. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with: Derek Eftoda, Kevin Yaworsky, Matthew Madill, Roger Bilokraly, Jody Moreau and Jerry Kryworuchka serving as Casket Bearers.

EGILSSON - Frederick Gisili Hannes, resident of the Bentley Retirement Community passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a short illness. He was 81 years of age. Frederick Gisili Hannes Egilsson, known affectionately as Freddie, was born on April 17, 1925 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a son of Hannes and Helga Egilsson. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Minerva School. At an early age Fred began farming. On June 12, 1952 he was united in marriage to Pauline Pryslak at Yorkton. Following their marriage, the couple farmed in the Calder district for close to 40 years before retiring to Yorkton in 1991. Here Fred and Pauline settled into retirement time by tending to their yard and garden. The couple enjoyed bowling, Pauline kept busy with her crafts and their many friends. Fred will be remembered for his sense of humor and community. While on the farm and then in Yorkton, Fred and Pauline were active in the United Church, at Calder and then at St. Andrew's in Yorkton. Pauline predeceased Fred on October 27, 2002. Shortly thereafter, Fred took up residence at the Bentley Manor in January of 2003. He greatly enjoyed the friendships made there, the activities offered and the company of the other residents for the past three years. Besides Pauline, Fred was also predeceased by his father Hannes (1964), mother Helga (1981); two sisters: Dora Logan (1972) and Thea Kowula (1987); and by three brothers: Paul (infancy), David (1985) and Jon (1991). He leaves to cherish his memory: his daughter Brenda Egilsson of Saskatoon; as well as numerous other relatives of the Egilsson and Pryslak families. The funeral service was held on Monday, April 24, 2006 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Art Cross officiated. Mervin Pryslak gave the eulogy. Organist Shani Apland led the members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Donald Logan, David, Grant, Allan and Stephen Egilsson and Glen Pryslak serving as casket bearers.

EGILSSON - Pauline (nee Pryslak) was born on October 3, 1930 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Alex and Mary Pryslak. Pauline was raised on the family farm and attended the Torsk and Calder Schools. As a young woman she worked at the Monarch Lumber Co. in Calder for a number of years before her marriage. On June 12, 1952 she was united in marriage to Fred Egilsson at Yorkton. Following their marriage the couple farmed in the Calder district all their working lives. They retired in 1991 and moved into Yorkton that fall. During her many years on the farm and while in Yorkton Pauline had been an active member of the United Church Women. Her favourite pastimes included knitting and crocheting; she enjoyed tending to a large garden during the summer months, and also enjoyed bowling and curling. Her home was always open to family and friends and she enjoyed preparing meals for special occasions. Pauline passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 72 years and 24 days of age. Predeceased by her parents, three sisters, Margaret Calanchie (1970), Irene Morary (1982) and Betty Wawryk (2002), she leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband Fred; daughter Brenda of Saskatoon; one brother Mervin (Judy) Pryslak of Calder; sisters Ann Nichols of Mississauga ON, Sylvia (Freeman) Hanson of Saskatoon, Marian Nicol of Saskatoon, and Nettie (Tom) Bates of Yorkton; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends.

ELASCHUK - Jennie Elaschuk (nee Napady) went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Jennie was born on February 1, 1925 to Metro & Mary Napady in the Big River district of Saskatchewan. As a child, Jennie attended Chaucer School near Wroxton, where she enjoyed playing Softball. On November 4, 1945 Jennie was united in marriage to James Elaschuk. Their union was blessed with four children: Wilfred & Dennis, Leona & Ruth. Jennie enjoyed cooking, sewing, as well as gardening. She was known to grow large, beautiful gardens. She also helped out on the Elaschuk homestead with the livestock, flocks of chicken and grain farming. James & Jennie also pastured a church in Rhein & Kamsack for many years. Jennie's faith in God was her main strength. In 2002, James and Jennie took up residence in Yorkton at the Fairview Arms Apartments. She continued to reside there until June of 2012, when she moved to Aspen Bluffs Villa due to poor health. There she enjoyed playing bingo, setting puzzles & solving word search. Jennie was predeceased by her husband James on May 9, 2005; her parents, Metro & Mary; a brother Harry, sisters Ann & Nettie; and a granddaughter, Pamela Currah. Jennie leaves to celebrate her life and to cherish her memory: sons Wilfred (Phyllis) of Springside & Dennis (Valerie) of Wroxton; two daughters: Leona (Delbert) Currah of Lloydminster and Ruth (Dwight) Bornyk of Abbotsford BC; grandchildren: Lenora (Conrad) Kriger, Lorin (Danielle) & Lyndon (Alana) Elaschuk; Allan (Shaylene) Elaschuk & Bryan Elaschuk; Patrick (Kelly) Currah, Travis & Paige Currah; Corey (Andrea) Elaschuk, Taresa (Jason) Jones, Kailey & Brodie Elaschuk; twelve great grandchildren; and a brother Peter (Bernice) Napady of Springside, nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Pastor Lawrence Trafford officiated. Grandson Travis Currah gave the eulogy. Organist, Amanda Buhler led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'How Great Thou Art' and 'Safe in the Arms of Jesus’ Two of Jennie's favorite hymns were played on CD, 'If We Never Meet Again' and 'Look For Mel Honorarybearers were Taresa Jones, Paige Currah and Brandon & Ryan Elaschuk. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark with Patrick, Travis & Brendan Currah, & Allan, Bryan and Brodie Elaschuk serving as the casketbearers.

ELLASCHUK - Peter Ellaschuk of Regina, formerly of the Wroxton district passed away on January 26, 2013 at the age of 78 years. Peter Nick was born April 10th, 1934 at Wroxton, SK to Nickolas George and Helen (nee Wintonyk) Ellaschuk. He was baptized July 12th, 1953. He attended the local school of Chaucer #1666, at this school he loved to play soft ball and cricket as well as dodge ball and soccer. He was an Honor Student. In his teens he became a farmer. When his father passed away he, with his mother managed the farming operations. He with his cousins loved to go the local community Saturday night dances that were held in the Community Halls of Wroxton, Calder, Stornoway and Saltcoats. He loved to go to the horse races held in Saltcoats on the 1st of July every year and the sports field days and dances on July 1st, every year in various towns. Peter was never married and had no children, but he loved all his nieces and nephews, they are; Joanne Elizabeth Page-Shaban, David Michael Page, Paul Maguire, Marylyn Maguire, Carol Maguire and Michael Maguire, also his great nieces and nephews; Jonathan Shaban, Robin Shaban, Dewey Jacob Page, Alexis Elizabeth Page, Shannon Maguire & Evelyn Maguire. Also Darby Maguire and Kirby Maguire. He also loved his sisters Pauline Ellaschuk-Page, Victoria Ellaschuk-Maguire and Elizabeth Ellaschuk. Peter, the deceased and beloved is survived by all of the above mentioned family members that with anticipation he loved to welcome to his place at the farm. He loved to go to church to Kamsack when Rev. James Elaschuk was the Pastor there. He also went to church in Swan River when Rev. N Rumak was Pastor and he went to very many funerals of people that he associated with. In the summer most services were at Swan River or York Lake and many people had Christian Baptism by deep water submersion and there was singing and music of Christian anthems at the Baptismal services beside the lake or river. He loved to feed all the wild birds that came to the house to be fed and he loved to take care of the flowers and garden. In the autumn Peter loved to go deer hunting with his cousins. Predeceased are his father Nick G. Ellaschuk, aged 68 years, mother Helen Wintonyk-Ellaschuk, age 88 years and infant Marislow Ellaschuk, 9 months old, who died of Pneumonia. Peter N. Ellaschuk always had God and Heaven in his mind. We say farewell to him and pray that Angels of God are singing songs of welcome to him in Heaven. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Jeff Dul of Trinity Lutheran Church in Churchbridge officiating. The organist, Amanda Buhler led in the singing of the hymns, "Morning Has Broken", "Now Thank We All Our God", "How Great Thou Art" and "Just As I Am". Reflections of Peter's life were shared by his sister, Victoria Maguire. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Len Varga, Orville Herron, Dean Petersen and Larry German serving as the casket bearers.

EREMKO -Katherine 'Katie' (nee Pitts) Eremko of Yorkton passed away quietly on Tuesday, February 8,1994 at her home. She was 98 years, 2 months and 21 days of age. Katherine Eremko was born on November 18, 1895 in Bukovina, Austria; a daughter of Millian and Eustena (nee Artemenko) Pitts. She emigrated to Canada with her parents in 1900, settling on a homestead south of Wroxton, Saskatchewan, Katie was raised on the family farm and although she received no formal education, she was fully capable of all home duties and chores. On November 9, 1913 she was united in marriage to Alexander Eremko at St. Elia's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, south of Wroxton. Following their marriage, the couple resided at Saltcoats before moving to Yorkton in 1915. Here, Alexander, or Sandy as he was known, was employed as section foreman with the C.P.R. In 1938 the family moved to Estevan through a promotion with the C.P.R. and resided there for 8 years. The family then moved to Weyburn for 8 more years before retirement to Yorkton in 1954. In 1963 the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Katie had been very active in the organization and congregational work of Holy Transfiguration Church. She was a Charter Member of the Olena Pchilka Branch of the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada, and had given many volunteer hours to the work of the Association during her active years. When her health permitted, she loved tending to her flower and garden beds, and doing various handiwork such as crochet and embroidery. She was a kind, caring and loving mother to her family. Predeceased by her husband, Sandy in 1970; brothers, Jim and Nick; a sister, Helen Hnatyshyn in 1993; sons-in-law, Steven and Mac; and by daughter-in-law, Irene. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, John Eremko of San Leandro, California; three daugh;-Mary Windjack of Flin Flon, Man., Dorothy Park of Rocanville and Lillian Eremko of Yorkton; five grandchildren John Windjack, Linda Park, Judy Johnston, Herbie Park and Matthew Eremko; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Mike and his wife, Phyllis Pitts of Surrey, B.C.; and a sister, Mary and her husband, Al Dobler of Kirkland, Washington; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer Services were held Thursday evening, February 10, 1994 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, February 11, 1994 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Very Rev. Father Nicholas Orest Rauliuk officiated. The Cantor, Gerry Yaholnitskv led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing. The Crossbearer was Trent Sparrowhawk. Members of the Olena Pchilka Branch of the Ukrainian Women's Association formed an Honor Guard. Sally Skwarchuk, President of the Branch was the Flagbearer. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Herbie Park, Allan Johnston, Alex Kreklewetz, and Ken, Ron and Darren Eremko serving as the casketbearers.

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FALESY – Pauline (nee Elaschuk) Falesy passed away peacefully at The Salvation Army A.R. Goudie Eventide Home in Kitchener, ON on May 2, 2008 with her family by her side. She was 98 years old. Pauline was born on October 4, 1909 in Wroxton, SK. She grew up with her brothers and sisters on the farm owned by her parents Eftodie and Dora Elaschuk who emigrated to Canada from the Ukraine in the late 1800's. She was the youngest of her siblings and although she only completed grade one she was literate in both the Ukrainian and English languages. In 1936 as a young woman she traveled to Timmins, ON in search of work where she lived with her brother. While working in Timmins she met her husband Harry Falesy who emigrated from the Ukraine. They were married on October 16, 1938 in Timmins. They moved to Kitchener, ON in 1939 and bought some land where they farmed and later developed this land and built a few homes. During this time Pauline also worked in the Kaufman Rubber Factory. In 1947 they moved to Hamilton where they bought a Tourist home on the beach strip on Lake Ontario. They then moved to Burlington, ON living upstairs in the grocery store that they bought and operated until 1959 when they moved back to Kitchener. Pauline then gained employment with the Waterloo County Board of Education as a Custodian working for the Kitchener Collegiate Institute (KCI) for 15 years until she retired in 1977. Pauline loved her flowers and planted her vegetable garden each year until she was 92. She had fruit trees, a strawberry patch, raspberries and asparagus and she would always share the fruit and garden vegetables with her family and neighbors. Pauline enjoyed cooking and always took great pride in preparing her special Ukrainian dishes of food for her family at Christmas, Easter and birthday celebrations. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and in her later years with her Great-grandchildren. She loved the family pictures given to her and proudly displayed them in her home. Her family was very dear to her and she took the time to call them or write letters. She was delighted whenever someone would come to visit her. She loved to go to Saskatchewan to visit her relatives. At the age of 82 she spent the summer of 1992 helping her son Jim in the farm near Calder SK and assisted in caring for his wife Christine when she became very ill. A very memorable time for Pauline was in September 2005 when age of 95 her son Michael and wife Rose made Pauline’s dream come true and traveled by plane with her back to her home in Saskatchewan to visit her son Jim and many other relatives and friends. A service was held in Kitchener, ON on Monday, May 5, 2008 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Thursday, May 8, 2008 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiating. Cantor, William Kozey led in the singing of the responses. Barry Hilton was the candle bearer, Bill Chornawka was the cross bearer. The interment took place in the Garden of Crucifixion with Lorne Kozaruk, Jim Chornawka, George Plunder, Bob Unchulenko, Danny Boehm and Jim Eftoda serving as the casketbearers. At the memorial luncheon following the funeral, Rose Falesy gave a tribute to Pauline and offered thanks on behalf of the family.

FALKENBERG-GOGAL - Erma (nee Jendrasheske) of Yorkton passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was eighty-two years of age. Erma was born on December 27, 1926 in Constantine, Poland. A daughter of August & Elsa (nee Weick) Jendrasheske. Erma grew up on the family farm at MacNutt, Sask. She attended Minerva School in the Calder District and completed grades one through seven in three years. She married Rudolf Falkenberg on October 13, 1946 in MacNutt, Saskatchewan and together they raised four children. They farmed for fourteen years from 1946 - 1960. When Rudolf became ill, they left the farm and moved to Yorkton. Erma honed her skills as a cook and opened her own Family Restaurant. She earned bragging rights to the best homemade soup. During this time, Rudolf passed away with cancer, and Erma continued in the restaurant business providing for the family. Erma married Tom Gogal of Yorkton on December 5, 1978. Erma worked in the restaurant business for a total of twenty nine years from 1961 - 1990, and then retired. Now was the time to enjoy her hobbies and gardening. Her hands were continuously busy as she completed many projects for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. There are many samples of her handiwork from sweaters, afghans, tiny slippers, toques and Roughrider Socks. Each new addition to the family was welcomed with love by a hand made baby shawl. Erma moved from her house to Fairview Arms in 2002 and enjoyed all her new friends as they enjoyed her. She participated in all the calendar events and made the rounds visiting her children. Her zest for life and sense of humour helped lighten challenging times for family and friends. She welcomed and accepted everyone into her home with a bountiful table and lots of love. Erma was predeceased by her husbands, Rudolf Falkenberg and Tom Gogal, her parents, August & Elsa Jendrasheske, three brothers, Otto, Carl & Frank Jendrasheske, a sister Martha & brother, Robert in infancy and several brothers and sisters-in-law. Erma leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life her four children and their families: two daughters, Alma (Ray) Ruecker of Regina and Ruth Falkenberg of Yorkton; two sons, Harold (Bonnie) Falkenberg of Calgary and Ray (Shannon) Falkenberg of Winnipeg; eight grandchildren: Sheri (Garth) Beatty, Lisa Ruecker-Sobotkiewicz (Roger), Terri (Michael) Kardynal, Cory (Shannon Hood) Niefer, Ryan Falkenberg (Wendy White), Kimberly Falkenberg (Jeremy Mooth), Amanda (David) Teixeira, Pamela Falkenberg-Halstead (Brad); nine great grandchildren: Donavon & Marissa Beatty, Matthew & Kassia Ruecker-Sobotkiewicz, August & Benedict Falkenberg, Beckett & Mason Mooth, Naomi Teixeira; four sisters: Leona Falkenberg, Agnes (Albert) Jarmuske, Martha Osmak, Mary (Ernie) Brauen; two brothers, Roman (Frances) Jendrasheske, Ervin (Gilly) Jendrasheske as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. An evening vigil and tribute service with family sharing many special stories, tributes and memories of Erma was held on Friday, July 31, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 1, 2009 from Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Daniel Moeller officiating. Organist, Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Grandchildren, Corey Niefer and Terri Kardynal gave a tribute and words of remembrance on behalf of the family. Honourary Bearers were Sheri Beatty, Terri Kardynal, Lisa Ruecker-Sobotkiewicz, Ryan Falkenberg, Kimberly Falkenberg, Cory Niefer, Amanda Teixeira, Pamela Falkenberg- Halstead. Son, Harold Falkenberg served as the urn bearer. Interment followed in the family plot in the Garden of St. Mark at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

FATTEICHER - Helen Margaret (nee Baumung), wife of Richard of the MacNutt district passed away on Wednesday November 20, 2002 at Anderson Lodge in Yorkton. She was eighty-one years of age. Helen was born on April 2, 1921 on the family farm in the MacNutt district of Saskatchewan. A daughter of Andrews and Dorothy (nee Kendal) Baumung. Helen grew up on the farm and attended school in the district. On November 16, 1949, Helen was united in marriage to Richard Fatteicher in MacNutt. Helen and Richard raised their family and farmed in the district their whole lives. Along with raising her six children, as well as helping on the farm with everything and anything that needed to be done, Helen also enjoyed her flowers, yard and garden. She canned and pickled everything to enjoy through the winters. Helen enjoyed scrap-booking and produced a copy of treasures for each family member. Another interest was the royal family, which she enjoyed following and collecting articles. Following failing health, Helen moved into the Yorkton and District Nursing Home and to Centennial Care Home in Langenburg and Anderson Lodge in Yorkton where she lived until her passing on Wednesday November 20, 2002. She was eighty-one years of age. Helen was predeceased by her parents, an infant son, Wesley; her brothers and sisters, Andy, Adolph and Rudolph; Minnie Bessler, Lizzie Bierlein, Katie Baumung, Della Poier, Laura Hautz, Louise Andres and Emmie Schappert. Helen leaves to cherish her memory, her loving husband, Richard of the MacNutt district; her six children, four daughters and two sons: Wendy (Don) Jendrasheske of Rocky Mnt. House, AB, Gladys (Bruno) Zerbinof Creighton, SK, Sandra (John) Geres of Langenburg, Rick (Joan) Fatteicher of the MacNutt district, Ron (Heather) Fatteicher of the MacNutt district and Glenda Thies of Prince Albert; fifteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A visitation and Service of Comfort was held on Friday November 22, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey’s Funeral Home in Yorkton. Funeral Services were held on Saturday November 23, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Grace Lutheran Church in the Zorra district with Pr. Robert Hasselstrom officiating. The organist, Lynn Zimmer led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The Honourary Bearers were Helen's grandchildren David Jendrasheske, Roger Geres, Karen, Colleen, & Colin Fatteicher, Brittany Theis, Jolene Baumung, Aaron & Randal Fatteicher, great grandchilren: Brittany, Savana & Justin Jendrasheske, Carlie & Taylor Geres, Lane & Billy Joe Baumung. Interment followed in the Zorra Cemetery with Helen's grandsons, Douglas Jendrasheske, Barry Zerbin, Richard Geres, Brian Zerbin, Kelly Fatteicher and Damian Fatteicher serving as casketbearers.

FATTEICHER - Jean Margaret (nee Kauk) passed away peacefully on May 30, 2007 at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 26 days. Jean was born on July 4, 1930 on the family farm at the Zorra district in Saskatchewan. She was baptized and confirmed at Zorra Grace Lutheran Church and attended school at Zorra. Although a quiet person, Jean had a good sense of humour and loved to laugh. For Jean, spending time with her family and friends was always time well spent. Her family meant the world to her and moments with her grandchildren were treasured as they each had a special place in her heart. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting and ceramic crafts, but most of all she loved to cook. She would always offer you something to eat, as soon as you came into her home. At times, unable to sleep, she would get up at 2 or 3 in the morning, and bake something. She always said “If I can’t sleep, I might as well be doing something”. Jean devoted a lot of her time to crocheting an afghan for each of her children and also grandchildren. These projects were each done with a lot of love and care. Jean also loved long drives in the country that often ended up stopping somewhere so that she could buy an ice cream for her traveling companions. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Valentine and Caroline Kauk; her brothers, Edgar, Carl, Arnold, Clifford; a sister, Violet Pawliuk and a daughter-in-law, Edith Fatteicher (Harper). Jean leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her husband, Harold and their five children, Lawrence (Deb Taylor) and his children, Crystal, Angie and Jennifer; Harley (Laurel) and their children, Curtis and Craig; Marlin and his children, Caitlyn, Morgan and Brayden; Melvin (Valerie) and their children, Brennan and Justin; Eldon (Janet) and also three great grandchildren, Cole, Elele and Rykr. She also leaves to celebrate her life, three sisters, Hilda Hamill, Hedy (Ben) Petersen, Julia Vipond and three brothers, Ernest, Norman (Darlene), Ron, as well as numerous other relatives and good friends. A Prayer Service was held on Sunday, June 3, 2007 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home in Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating. The organist, Carla Laycock, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, June 4, 2007 from Grace Lutheran Church in Zorra, Saskatchewan with Pastor Robert Hasselstrom officiating. The organist, Debbie Funk, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Grace Lutheran Church Parish Cemetery in Zorra, Sask. with Curtis Fatteicher, Craig Fatteicher, Ron Fatteicher, Rick Fatteicher, Damian Fatteicher and Darwin Baumung serving as casket bearers.

FATTEICHER - Richard Henry, of the MacNutt district of Saskatchewan, passed away in the early morning hours of November 7, 2008 at the Centennial Special Care Home Langenburg, Sk. He was 87 years of age. Richard was born on August 10, 1921 on the family homestead in the Clova district of Saskatchewan 4 miles north 1 mile east and 1 mile north of MacNutt. Richard was a son born to European immigrants Henry and Eleanora (nee Miller)Fatteicher. Richard was raised and worked on the family farm and received his education at Clova school. Following his education and continuing to work on the farm he started his own homestead with his wife Helen whom he was united in marriage to on November 16, 1949. Together they worked and raised their family. After Helen passed away in 2002; Richard continued to reside at his residence until moving to the Centennial Special Care Home in Langenburg. During his life Richard enjoyed his life as a farmer. He also loved to drive; many times travelling to Roblin or checking the crops and as well driving in for coffee and socializing with his friends. Richard was predeceased by his loving wife Helen on November 20, 2002; an infant son Wesley; his parents; a brother Elmer and his wife Irene; two sisters in infancy Sylvia and Juanita and a sister-in-law Jean. Richard leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life six children: Wendy (Don) Jendrasheske of Rocky Mountain House AB., Gladys (Bruno) Zerbin of Creighton, SK., Sandra (John) Geres of Langenburg, SK., Rick (Joan) Fatteicher, Ron (Heather) Fatteicher all of the MacNutt district and Glenda Thies of Prince Albert, Sk. As well, fifteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; a brother Harold of MacNutt, SK. a sister Irma (Fred )Baumung of Togo, SK., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A service of comfort was held on Sunday evening, November 9, 2008 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The Funeral service wsa held on Monday afternoon, November 10, 2008 from Grace Lutheran Church Zorra district of Sask. with Pastor Robert Hasselstrom officiating. The organist was Debbie Funk leading the Congregation in the Hymns. The Honourary Bearers were Richard's grandchildren: Barry Zerbin Brian Zerbin, Douglas Jendrasheske, Karen Fatteicher,Colleen Sulatyski , Jolene Baumung Brittany Thies;Great Grandchildren: Brittany, Savana and Justin Jendrasheske, Carlie, Taylor and McKenna Geres, Lane, BillieJo, Dalton and Clay Baumung, Kayden Fatteicher and Brayson Zerbin. The interment followed in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery with Richard's Grandsons:Kelly and Colin Fatteicher Damian, Aaron and Randal Fatteicher, David Jendrasheske ,Richard and Roger Geres serving as Casket Bearers.

FEDIUK — Lorraine Anne (nee Maiainey) was born on July 17, 1941 on her parents farm in the Wroxton district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Mike and Mary (nee Swerhun) Malainey. Lorraine attended the Two Creeks and Brandon Schools and completed a year of high school at the Kamsack Collegiate Institute. As a young woman, she ventured to Winnipeg to find work about 1958. On June 15, 1963 she was united in marriage to Nick Fediuk at St. Josephat's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kamsack. In Winnipeg, Lorraine worked as a line person in a factory, cleaned office buildings and worked in a convenience store. In 1975 the family returned to the farm in the Wroxton district of Saskatchewan. In 1986 Lorraine suffered a debilitating stroke, which limited her activities. In 1999 the couple retired from farming and moved into Verigin, where they had since resided. Lorraine's health had been in steady decline for some time, she passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 15, 2004 at her home in Verigin. She was 63 years of age. Throughout her lifetime, she had been involved in various organizations: Parent helper with the Girl Guides and the Brandon School 4-H Club; Wroxton Recreation Centre; and she volunteered time to run bingos. She was a member of the Brandon Community Ladies Softball team, Lorraine always expressed an interest in becoming a teacher. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting and spending time in her garden. She loved training horses and attended shows. She also enjoyed dancing and watching "her shows" (soap operas). Predeceased by her father Mike in 1985 and her mother Mary in 1994, and by brothers Orest in 1963 and David in 1975. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Nick of Verigin; daughter Cynthia Fediuk-Mombourquette and her husband Michael of Kingston, ON; son 'Kevin and his fiance Vanessa Gurski of'Canora; grandchildren Cheyenne Hayley Fediuk (born August 4, 2004); and Matthew, Sean and Amy Mombourquette; one brother Alex Malainey of Hyas; several nieces and nephews, as well as her many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Thursday evening, August 19, 2004 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The funeral service was held on Friday, August 20, 2004 from the Family Centre with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. officiating. Cantor, Ed Pindus, assisted by members of St. Mary's Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke with Kevin Fediuk, Michael Mombourquette, Jim Malainey, Andrew Fediuk, Nick Lushney and Bill Malainey serving as the casketbearers.

FEDOROWICH - Rose (nee Onofreychuk) Fedorowich of Yorkton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 4,2011 at the Yorkton Regional Health Center. She was 93 years of age. Rose was born on October 19, 1917 at Wroxton, daughter of Peter & Katherihe (Dwernichuk) Onofreychuk. Rose was raised and attended school in Calder. She moved to Yorkton and worked as a nanny for several families. In 1939, Rose worked at the Red and Palace Cafe, where she met the love of her life, Frank Fedorowich. They were married on November 10, 1940 and together raised four sons and one daughter. Rose was a dedicated wife and mother. She was a full-time home-maker and cherished her family above all else. Mom excelled in home cooking, baking and preserving the vegetables and fruit that Frank grew in their gardens. Her grandchildren reaped the rewards of her baking and cooking when they attended high school. Grandma would often invite them to come for dinner, especially when fresh borscht was on the menu. As a special treat Grandma would give them a "doggy bag" filled with her famous apple dumplings and donuts. Rose was a devoted member of St. Mary's Church and belonged to the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League for many years, and was recently honored as a 90+ year old member. Rose was also a member of St. Mary's choir. In 1950, Frank and Rose built their own home where they resided until 2003, when they moved to the Bentley. Rose continued to live at the Bentley until her time of passing. She was predeceased by a sister, Marguerite, in infancy, her husband, Frank (2007), her oldest son, Bernie (2008), her parents, her mother and father-in-law, John and Ann Fedorowich, sisters, Mary Eftoda, Betty Erickson and brothers, Bill and George, brothers-in-law, Walter, Ernest and Victor Fedorowich, Bill Fedor, Martin Erickson, Ted Eftoda and sisters-in-law, Pauline Fedor, and Louise Onofreychuk. She leaves to cherish her life, her sons, Adrian (Linda) of Cranbrook, BC, Vincent of Saskatoon, Eugene (Muriel) of Yorkton and daughter, Joanne (Larry) Loveridge of Yorkton; daughter-in-law, Janice of Yorkton, grandchildren, Sheri, Lisa (Doug), Chris, Lyle (Michelle), Leigh Ann (Jon), Larissa, Anna, Taisa, Jeremy (Kim), Maureen (Rob), Josh (Adrienne) and Drew; great grandchildren, McKenzie, Brayden, Trapper, Lauren, Tony; a brother-in-law, Lionel (Eleanor) Fedorowich, of Yorkton, sisters-in-law, Veronica Fedorowich of Lethbridge, Imba Fedorowich of Yorkton and Elsie Onofreychuk of MacNutt, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Thursday, October 6 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The Holy Rosary led by Ukrainian Catholic Women's League preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Friday, October 7 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Father Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita and parish choir members. The cross bearer was Anna Morsky and the epistle reader was Larissa Morsky. Members of UCWLC participated in an Honour Guard. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Josh Fedorowich, Drew Fedorowich, Jeremy Taylor, Chris Fedorowich, Lyle Fedorowich and Peter Onofreychuk serving as the casket bearers. Tributes were conveyed by Rose's children.

FOOKES - Una Elaine (nee Daum) was born July 20, 1939 in Shell River Municipality, Manitoba. The eighth of 12 children born to John and Margaret Daum (Schaerer), she grew up in the Calder McNutt area. Una moved to Lanigan Sask at the age of 18 and worked for Saskatchewan Telecommunications until 1958 when she returned to Yorkton and continued her career as a telephone operator. She retired from SaskTel in 1999. On December 5, 1959 she married Ken Fookes. Ken and Una made their first home in Yorkton and in 1964 moved to Tonkin. Una has 4 children, Laurel (Frank Chiarizia, grandchildren Mena and Conrad), Karen (Murray Marshall, grandchildren Derek and Kelsey), Darren (Bev Zwirsky, grandchildren, Eric and Justin) and Trent (Brenda Pawliw, grandchildren Bram and Byron). Una passed away peacefully in Regina General Hospital in the early morning of January 11, 2010. She left us in the presence of two of her children and the one true love of her life, Ken. She was and is loved by all of her family and many friends. Her laughter will be missed but will be held in our hearts for all time.

FREDERIKSEN - Harry passed away quietly at St. Paul's Hospital on January 27, 2004, at 94 years of age. He was born in Denmark on July 28, 1909. He was predeceased by his parents, Kristin Marie and Lars Peter Frederiksen; nephew, Keld; and recently by his brother, Paul. He is survived by his loving wife, May; daughter, Carol (Dale Strader); son, James (Wendy); grandsons, Stephen, Riley, and Justin Frederiksen; and sister, Rosa Lidberg in Sweden; as well as many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews in Denmark and Sweden. Harry is also survived by his cousin, Tage (Ruth) Frederiksen in Manitoba and their children and grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Marie, in Denmark and nephew's widow, Inga. Harry was born and raised in Tikob, Denmark. He was confirmed in the Lutheran Church and when he finished school, he worked on farms. Then in 1930, he came to Canada where he again worked on farms near Killarny, Manitoba and Borden, Sask. He acquired his own farm at Bodmin, SK near Big River. He farmed in summer and in winter he worked on a tractor train hauling fish from northern lakes to Big River. He was involved in forming the Bodmin Credit Union and worked as secretarytreasurer for 10 years, then as president for 10 years. He married May Young and their daughter and son were born in Bodmin. In 1962, they moved to MacNutt, SK, where Harry was to manage the Credit Union. Over the years, Harry enjoyed woodworking, gardening, curling, and chess. He played correspondence chess for 50 years, playing with people throughout Canada and Europe. When he retired, he played pool and the Senior Centre games cards, shuffle boards, etc. In 1997, he and May moved to Saskatoon and enjoyed life for several years with new friends at their senior's apartment building and went to many hockey games their grandsons played. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, January 31, 2004, at 2:00 p.m., at St. Paul's United Church, Saskatoon with Rev. Marjorie Keyser officiating. Interment will take place in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK.

FYCK - Steve, beloved husband of Stephanie Fyck of Yorkton entered eternal rest on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 93 years of age. Steve was born on August 14, 1908 in the Calder district, a son of Miketa and Eudokia (nee Diduck) Fyck. He attended Mostetz and Torsk Schools and helped on the family farm On October 5, 1941 Steve was united in marriage to Stephanie Kohanski. The couple farmed in the Calder district and raised two children. In 1975 they retired and built a home in Yorkton. During his many years farming, Steve was proud of his Certificate of Achievement for 52 years of weed free farming. He was a Co-op member and a faithful parishioner of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Steve leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 60 years, Stephanie; daughter Betty (Lorne) Palmer of Regina; son Walter of Calder; grandchildren, David (Kara) Fyck, Sherry (Grant) Lingren, Dean and Melissa Fyck, Cory and Brad Palmer and one great granddaughter Kacey Bree Fyck. Steve was predeceased by his parents, four brothers, Mike, John, Metro and George in infancy and two sisters, Anne Dombroski and Mary Medwick. Prayer services were held on Thursday, May 30th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, May 31st at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov, as the Celebrant The cantor, Ed Pindus and members of the parish choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Lorne Palmer and the cross bearer was Melissa Fyck. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with David Fyck, Dean Fyck, Cory Palmer, Brad Palmer, Owen Kohanski and Colin Boehm serving as the casket bearers.

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GALAWAN — Rose (nee Tkachuk), peacefully passed away January 15, 2007 after a brief battle with cancer in the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, Rose was born January 22, 1922, the daughter of John and Mary (Poroznuk) Tkachuk, in the Calder/MacNutt area. Rose was predeceased by an infant son, Ernie; brothers, Nick and Billy; sister-in-law, Helen; sons-in-law, Norman Baumung and Ed Kaban. She leaves to mourn her daughters: Debbie (Garry) McDowell of Yorkton, Gail Kaban of Yorkton, Rosemarie Desautels of Winnipeg, Theresa Baumung of Yorkton, and son Gary (Lynn) Galawan of Winnipeg; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Elsie Polos of Winnipeg; sister-in-law, Gen McLeod of Welwyn; and many relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Friday, January 18 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Daniel Moelier of Zion Lutheran Church officiating. The organist, Karin Roulston accompanied the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "Abide With Me" and "Amazing Grace". The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Glenn Haberstock, Benson McDowell, Chad McDowell, Eric McDowell, Garry McDowell and Morgan Pelletier serving as the casket bearers.

GAWDUN - Mary (nee Kowula) of Yorkton passed away on Monday, December 2, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 87 years of age. Mary Gawdun was born on March 10, 1915 in the Wroxton district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Samuel and Dora (nee Yurchuk) Kowula. She was raised on the family farm and attended the Two Creek School. The family moved to California but returned to the Wroxton district after one year. Following the completion of her education, Mary moved to Yorkton. On October 11, 1936 she was united marriage to Alex Gawdun. This union was blessed with five children. The couple lived in Wroxton until 1943, when they bought land near Tonkin. Here they started a Turkey and Poultry operation, which they successfully ran for over 50 years. In the early 1960's Alex and Mary purchased a home in Yorkton, but continued to operate their farm. Mary worked for many years in Yorkton, namely at the Husky restaurant, the Yorkton Hotel, the Blackstone Hotel and also at the CO-OP Creamery. During her later years, she devoted most of her time to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed being a part of family holidays, camping and attending various family gatherings. She was a very loving and caring person and was always there to help when needed. She enjoyed her garden, flowers and took great pride in the yard at both residences. The couple celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1986 and had been married 62 years at the time Alex passed away. Mary had been in failing health since summer and had been struggling with cancer. Following six weeks of hospitalization in Regina and a week in Yorkton, she passed away on Monday, December 2, 2002. Besides her husband Alex, Mary was predeceased by her son Wayne; son-in-law Kip Pickard; brothers John as a child, and Steve; and by a sister Frances Spencer. She will be lovingly remembered by her children; sons Kelly Gawdun of Yorkton and Wilfred Gawdun of Kamloops; daughters Joan (Dave) Pitts of Kamloops BC, and Virginia Pickard of Yorkton; grandchildren, Glen (Gerri), Jason, Troy & Tracy Pickard; Sean (Krista), Shanley (Rob) Wingert, Renay & Ryan Pitts; great grandchildren Megan, Matthew and Marcus Pickard, and Andrew, Kyle and Blair Pitts; sisters Alice (Bill) Forgrave of Hamilton, Ontario and Ann (Bill) Filipchuk of Kamsack; numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Saturday, December 7, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Mr. Eugene Mellish of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiated. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Glen Pickard, Jason Pickard, Troy Pickard, Tracy Pickard, Sean Pitts, Ryan Pitts and Renay Pitts serving as the casketbearers.

GILCHUK - Helen (nee Rubletz) was born on the family farm in the Wroxton area on May 27, 1908, the daughter of George and Annie (nee Wasilenchuk) Rubletz. She was raised on the farm and at­tended Chaucer School. Helen began working at Wroxton and later Calder. On November 20, 1932 she was united in marriage to Samuel Gilchuk. The couple farmed at MacNutt until 1935 when they moved to Timmons, Ontario. In 1938 they returned to Saskatchewan to farm near Calder. In 1954 they moved to Hinton, Alberta, where Sam work­ed until 1963 when they decided to move back to Saskat­chewan settling on a farm in the Rothbury School district where they farmed until retiring in 1968 to Calder. Mrs. Gilchuk was a quiet person by nature and a homemaker at heart. She enjoyed cooking for family gatherings and visits from friends. She also liked to garden and grow plants in her home. Helen loved the outdoors and as a pastime would crochet. She passed away on Friday, October 30th, 1987 in the Yorkton Hospital following a brief illness at the age of 79 years. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her husband and loving helpmate of 55 years, Samuel. Two sons and their wives: Orest and Eleanor of Blue Ridge, Alberta; Walter and Francis of Hinton, Alberta. Three daughters and their husbands: Violet and Bill Rurak of Calder; Verna and Larry Terrio of White Court, Alberta; Rose and Ray Lacusta of Yorkton. Sixteen grandchildren and a great grandson. Three brothers: Jack of Churchbridge, Sask.; James of Yorkton, Sask.; and Mike of Churchbridge. Five sisters: Jennie Pitts of Yorkton; Bella Eftoda of Calder; Lily Morash, Rose Calanchie and Dora Morash all of Churchbridge. Mrs. Gilchuk was predeceased by a brother Nick in 1924, her Mother in 1966 and Father in 1973. Pallbearers were Dennis Rurak, Randy Terrio, Ernest Goldsworthy, Terry Rurak, Darryl Terrio and Alain Lacusta. Interment in the Garden of St. Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

GILCHUK - Samuel Gilchuk was bom on July 9, 1906 in the Calder district a son of Nick and Dora Gilchuk, He attended Ctova School and helped on the family farm. He eventually took over the operation of the family homestead and also rented out more land. He was united in marriage to Helen Rubletz on November 20, 1932. The couple farmed in the MacNutt district until 1935 when they moved to Timmins, Ontario. In 1938 they returned to Saskatchewan to farm near Calder. In 1954 they moved to Hinton, Alberta where Sam worked until 1963 when they decided again to move back to Saskatchewan, settling on a farm in the Rothbury School District. Here they farmed until 1968 when they retired to Calder. Besides farming, Mr. Gilchuk worked as a janitor for the Calder School. During his farming years, Samuel was a member of the Co-op and the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He was a bit of a handyman, repairing things around the yard. Besides carpentry, in his younger years he enjoyed the company of his friends and playing cards, especially Kanasta. Mr. Gilchuk passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 3, 1990 at the Yorkton Union Hospital. He was 82 years of age. Predeceased by his parents; wife Helen In 1987; brothers Max and Jim; he leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory two sons and their wives: Orest and Eleanor of Blue Ridge, Alberta and Walter and Francis of Hinton, Alberta; three daughters: Violet and her husband Bin Rurak of Calder; Verna and her husband Larry Terrto of White Court, Alberta; and Rose Lacusta of Yorkton; sixteen grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Also a brother Elmer (Jean) of Prince George, B.C.; three sisters: Carrie Markoski of Robiin; Mary (Jim) Kokotialo of Waterford, Ontario; and Louise Zarbinski of Sudbury, Ontario.

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HAAS - Frederick George "Fred" passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 82 years of age. Fred was born in MacNutt, Sk. on October 23,1919, son of Fredrick and Rose Haas (nee Adams). Fred attended school in MacNutt and helped out on the family farm. Fred also worked at numerous jobs in MacNutt. On October 12, 1943 Fred was united in marriage to Mildred (Myrna) Caroline Schrader. Mildred and Fred resided in the MacNutt area where Fred and his brother, Ed farmed. Their marriage was blessed with three children. In 1954 the family moved to Melville where Fred worked at Young's garage. In 1955 the family moved to Yorkton. Following Mildred's passing in July of 1973, Fred remained in the automobile business selling cars for various dealers until 1976 when he and his son, Larry start Haas Nissan (Datsun). Fred loved the garage and until his death came to work almost every day. In August of 1977 Fred was united in marriage to Jeanne Frenette (Zacher). Jeanne and Fred enjoyed their 24 years of marriage and spent many restful days at their cabin at Burgis Beach. Fred was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Mildred and his brother, Ed. Fred leaves to cherish his memory, his wife,Jeanne;his son, Larry (Gwen);his daughter, Deanna (Sid) Klynstra; his son, Greg (Luann);stepdaughter, Linda (Cimos) Stamatinos; eight grandsons, Kirk (Corri), Todd (Renee), Chad, Kosta, Matthew and Tasso; two granddaughters, Bailey and Rena; two great-granddaughters, Cattlin and Kaila; three sisters, Annie, Margret and Emma and one brother, George as well as numerous nieces and nephews, loyal staff and good friends. Funeral service at the Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton, Sk. Monday, October 29, 2001 at 2:00pm

HAAS - Mervin Edward (September 4, 1931 - January 8, 2005). After a long courageous 15 year battle with cancer, Mervin was called home to be with his lord and Savior in "The Promised Land". Mervin was born to Edward and Katherine Haas on the 4th day of September 1931 in MacNutt, Sk. He was baptized into the Christian Faith on September 27, 1931 and confirmed on March 30, 1947 at Christ Lutheran Church in MacNutt. Mervin's career life was devoted to the Hudson Bay Company/The Bay/Norwest Company. He was in their employment from 1952-1991 at which time he retired. He remained with the Company as a part-time employee for the next 10 years and had the opportunity to travel to numerous regions ranging from Bethel, Alaska to Baffin Island. He was active in each community he called Home. In Flin Flon, Mb. he was a member of the Lions Club, Chairman for the Canadian Institute for the Blind and Treasurer and Trustee Elder for the church. In Sioux Lookout, Ontario he served as Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, Vice President and President of the Rotary Club and once again held offices of Treasurer Elder and President of the church. In Ignace, Ontario he served as the Merchant Group President for the Ignace Plaza in addition to being actively involved with the Chamber of Commerce and the Ignace Family Health Clinic. He was a devoted member of his church serving as President Treasurer, Elder and Trustee. After retiring to Good Spirit Acres he became active on the Community Association Board where he took great pleasure interacting with his friends and neighbors. His home church was Saving Grace in Canora where he continued to joyfully serve God while holding positions of Trustee and Elder. Mervin was predeceased by his eldest brother, Elmer (1942); his cherished parents, Edward (1990) and Katherine (2000); his brother-in-law, Howard Mack (1990) and nephew, Richard Haas (1998). Left to celebrate his life and cherish his memory are his loving wife, Beverley; his son, Rodney (Cheryl, Tevin and Brynn); his daughter, Tannis (Campbell, Taylor and Morgan) and son, Aaron (Ashley and Paige); his brothers, Ardo (Marion), Terry (Muriel); his sisters, Renata Mack, Orma (Harold) Assman, Janneth (Vince) Meier and Elaine (Bruce) Sobkow; his Aunts, Helen Popp, Eva Oblinger, Maragret Kleebaum and Emma Kleebaum; his Uncle, Geroge (Elnora) Haas; his mother-in-law, Bessie Boltonl his sister-in-law, Joan (Vern) Verhaeghe; his brother-in-law, Howard (Bette) Noa and 29 nephews and nieces. Funeral service at Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton, Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.

HANSON - Sylvia Sophia (nee Pryslak) Hanson (1921 - 2011). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend in her 89th year. Sylvia is survived by her husband of 67 years Freeman Hanson; son Gary (Elaine) Hanson; three grandchildren Lori Bergen, Tracy Hanson, Troy (Giselle) Hanson; one great-grandchild Myshaila Bergen; two step grandchildren Kelly (Julie) Sielski, Colleen (Wes) Schreiber; three step great-grandchildren Diane-Alyssa and Robert Pelly, and Matthew Schreiber. She is also survived by her sister Nettie (Tom) Bates; sister-in-law Judy Pryslak; brothers-in-law Jim Wawryk and Peter Morary; and many nieces and nephews. Sylvia was predeceased by her parents Alex and Mary Pryslak; sisters Margaret, Anne, Irene, Marian, Betty, and Pauline; brother Mervin, and daughter-in-law Wendy Hanson. Sylvia was born and raised near Calder, Sask. She moved to Toronto to work during the 2nd World War and while there she met Freeman, the love of her life. They married in 1943, but were soon separated when Freeman had to go overseas. Freeman was injured in the war and when he returned to Canada, they moved to Saskatoon. They lived there for a short time, then moved to Hanley in 1946 to begin their farming career. Gary was born in 1949 and in 1952, they moved back to Saskatoon for the winters. Sylvia obtained her hair dressing diploma from Marvel Hair Dressing School in 1960 and then began her dual career of farming and hairdressing. Freeman and Sylvia enjoyed many trips to Europe (especially Italy) Hawaii, Puerto Vallarta and Florida. For the past 11 years she resided at St. Ann's Home, with Freeman living by her side for many of them. A special thanks is given to the staff for the wonderful care they provided to her. Vigil of Prayer will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 6th, 2011. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 7th, 2011. Both services will be held at St. Ann's Chapel at 2910 Louise Street. Interment and lunch will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens (east on 8th Street, first right past Briargate Road).

HARASEN - Rose (nee Tkatchuk), resident of Yorkton passed away peacefully at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Sunday, November 26, 2000. She was 83 years, 10 months and 2 days of age. Rose Harasen was born on a farm near MacNutt, Saskatchewan on January 24, 1917; the seventh of eight children born to Peter & Tina (nee Petraschuk) Tkatchuk. She received her schooling at Chernowka School and spent her early years helping on the family farm at MacNutt. On October 10, 1937 she was united in marriage to James Harasen. Together they operated a successful farm in the Wroxton district until 1976, at which time they retired and moved to Yorkton. Rose had a community minded spirit and was very active in her church. A loving and caring mother, grandmother and friend, she was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. She looked forward to the daily visits from her countless friends and neighbors. She had a sympathetic ear, a sharp sense of humor and a compassionate heart. Her uncanny memory for dates, phone numbers and past events stayed with her until the time of her passing. One of Rose's passions was sports, she was an avid and skillful curler and upon moving to Yorkton took up bowling with equal zest. In later years, TV sports kept her interest, especially the Toronto Blue Jays whom she could call by name and referred to them as 'her boys'. Rose's mobility gradually declined until she became restricted to a wheelchair five years ago. Even with her disability, she continued to live independently with the loving help of Home Care, friends and family. Her fiesty, determined spirit remained in tact despite her physical handicaps. She was predeceased by James on January 2, 2000, her parents Tina and Peter, brothers Mike, Alex and Fred, sisters Rhia (Olioski) and Elsie (Derbowka), and daughter-in-law Joan Harasen. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Len of Wynyard; her daughter Sheila (Dave) Stuart of Delta BC; grandchildren James (Brenda) Harasen of Calgary AB, Donald (Barbara) Stuart of Vancouver BC, Jennifer Stuart of Delta BC and great granddaughter Jonelle Harasen of Calgary; her brother John Tkatchuk of Yorkton and her sister Marcella (Walter) Kuzyk of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Thursday, November 30, 2000 from Holy Transfiguration Church with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut as celebrant. The cantor, Mike Sitko led members of the Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Nadine Mihaychuk, the bannerbearers were Willie Perpeluk and Tom Trafananko. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Don Cmoc, Dennis and Bob Derbowka, George Tkatch, Barry Kuzyk and Erwin Hess serving as the casketbearers.

HILDEBRANDT - Glenwood Herbert Raymond. On March 31, 2009, at age 66, Glenn, beloved husband, father, grandfather passed away unexpectedly on his acreage near Rokeby. Glennwood Hildebrandt was born in Esterhazy on November 8, 1942. He was the eldest son of Herb and Alwina (nee Remus) Hildebrandt. Glenn was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended school in Karlsruhe, then worked and took over the family farm. Glenn was married to Judy Dietrich on October 25, 1969. They were blessed with three sons Jason, Robin, and Darian. The family lived on their farm south of Langenburg until retiring from farming in 1999, when Glenn and Judy moved to an acreage by Rokeby. As a young boy Glenn would harness the horses daily and drive them to school. He always enjoyed horseback riding, taking part in 4H, and looking forward to the spring and fall cattle moves where he could ride. Glenn's true passion was the outdoors and farming. As a typical farmer, Glenn was immediately involved and vocal with any mention of farming. He had his trucker's wallet to show off. Glenn also found out in his later years that he enjoyed wearing shorts and sandals on trips to the Dominican, Cuba, Mexico and St. Marten. After over 50 years he managed to get rid of his farmers tan. Glenn also loved the old vehicles, especially the 50's and 60's, and would go to car and hobby shows whenever he could. Loved and respected by family and friends, Glenn is survived by his wife Judy, son Jason (Darolyn) of Okotoks, AB; son Robin (Shannon) of Moose Jaw; and son Darian (Veronica) of Abbotsford, BC; five grandchildren: Jadon, Caitlin & Justin of Okotoks; Cole and Ella of Moose Jaw. Glenn was predeceased by his parents, Herb in 1982, Alwina in 2007, and by his brother Roy in 1996. His legacy will live on in his sons and grandchildren, he will be sorely missed. The funeral service was held on Saturday, April 4, 2009 from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Langenburg with Rev. Michael Bergman officiating. Organist, Maxine Werle led the congregation in the singing of the hymns How Great Thou Art, Amazing Grace, and Softly and Tenderly. The urnbearer was Jason Hildebrandt. Following a memorial luncheon, the interment took place in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery at MacNutt.

HNATIUK - George was born on the family farm near Calder, SK. on December 6, 1935. He was raised on the farm and received his education at the Jarema School. As a young man George worked for farmers in the area and then ventured out in the oil service rigs and various other employments. George was a people person, which led him to an enjoyable career in retail. In 1959 he started working with Macleods in Estevan. George married Helen Moryski on August 10, 1965. They moved on to Regina with Macleods and with George as Manager, to Assiniboia and Swan River. In 1979 he became District Manager in the dealer division until 1984. His career led him to Peavey Industries as Manager at Assiniboia, St. Paul, Vegreville, Grand Prairie, Regina and at Weyburn until his passing on July 1, 2004. George was predeceased by his father Bill in 1991, his mother Margaret (Bewcyk) in 1992, an infant son in 1978 and his father-in-law, Steve Moryski in 1997. George is survived by his loving wife Helen of Weyburn; his brother Wally (Bemadette) Hnatiuk, Yorkton, SK; two sisters Kay (Herb) Bumell, Headingley, MB, Lovell (Larry) Kowalyk, Yorkton, SK; mother-in-law Pauline Moryski, Lethbridge, AB; four brothers-in-law John (Eddie) Moryski, Tyvan, SK, Melvin (Sharon) Moryski, Regina, SK, Harold (Rosemarie) Moryski, Regina, SK and Dennis (Rita) Moryski, Lethbridge, AB; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and many friends. Also left to mourn will be the managers and the special staff at Peavey Mart. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday July 6, 2004.from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Weyburn, SK, with Mr. Arnold Kozak officiating. Interment will follow at a later date.

HNATIUK - John Hnatiuk of Yorkton and formerly of the Calder District passed away at the Yorkton Union Hospital on Sunday, May 9, 1993. He was 74 years of age. John was born on August 8, 1918 in the Calder District the son of Bill and Sandra Hnatiuk. He received his education at the Liberal School in the District and even at this early age, his health began to fail. Following school he remained at home on the family farm and worked for neighboring farms in the area. His father passed away in 1942, following which he and his mother continued to farm for several years and then they moved together to Yorkton. His mother passed away in 1963 and then in 1985 he moved to the units on Bradbrooke Dr. All through his life he suffered with poor health and spent the last two weeks in the hospital. John enjoyed being with people and worked for the City of Yorkton for a number of years while his health allowed him to do so. He also spent some time travelling with the mail carriers. John spent many hours visiting and reminiscing with friends about years gone past. Mr. Hnatiuk was predeceased by his parents, Bill in 1942 and Sandra in 1963; and a sister, Mary in 1987. He leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life two sisters, Rosie Shulman of Yorkton and Waylina Lushney of Wroxton; a step-brother, John Dreamusz of Kamsack; and many nieces and nephews. Prayers were held Tuesday, May 11, 1993 from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel with Rev. Nicholas O. Rauliuk officiating. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 12, 1993 from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel with Rev. Nicholas O. Rauliuk officiating. The cantor, Mr. Eugene Stefaniuk assisted in the singing at the funeral services. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Robert Michael, Dave Lushney, John Lushney, George Lukiwski, Edward Rushka, and Stan Matcyk as the pallbearers.

HODSON - Ken T. was born on July 19, 1923 near Wroxton, SK and passed away peacefully on Thursday April 24, 2008 in Regina. He was predeceased by his parents, Tom (1953) and Mary Elsie Hodson (1990); and sister-inlaw, Edith Woodie Hodson. Ken is survived by his son, Ken (Darlene) and grandchildren, Hayley and Reece Hodson of Regina; brothers, Lawrie Hodson of Winnipeg and Ray (Bev) Hodson of Saskatoon; sister, Barbara Hodson of Saskatoon; extended family Terry Hodson, Connie Hodson, Julia (Quinton) McGregor, Corey (Glenda) Hodson and Saige; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Ken joined the P.A. volunteers and was stationed in London in the Cipher Division from 1941-45. He worked for the Royal Bank for over 40 years and made many friends. He was a huge Rider fan, hockey fan and curling fan. He received a Hockey Scholarship from Denver in 1941, but chose to enlist. Dad's sharp wit, sense of humor, generosity and countless stories will be greatly missed and always be remembered. There will be a private family celebration of his life at a later date in Yorkton, SK.

HORASKA -Dora (nee Bewcyk) Horaska of Calder, Sask, entered eternal rest on Thursday, March 30, 1995 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 86 years of age. Dora Horaska was born on September 16, 1908 on the family farm in the Calder district, a daughter of John and Iwona (nee Rublitz) Bewcyk. She attended Verboska school for a short time, but was forced to leave at a young age to take care of her younger brothers and sisters following her mother's death. In the spring of 1933, Dora was united in marriage to John Horaska. The couple farmed north of Calder where they raised eight children. In the late 50's they moved to Calder to take care of Dora's ailing father. Since 1972 she has resided and maintained her home in Calder until the present time. Dora was a faithful member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. She was an excellent homemaker and took great pride in hex cooking. Her vegetable garden always produced enough for the whole family. Dora also enjoyed growing flowers, quilting, crocheting and knitting. Predeceased by her parents; her husband, John in 1977; an infant son, George; a daughter, Haizle Moffritt in 1985; two brothers, Peter Bewcyk in 1977 and Bill Bewcyk in 1982; two sisters, Margaret Hnatiuk and Mary Onaferson both in 1992. She leaves to cherish her memory, three sons: Matt of Kamloops, BC, Peter of Yorkton and Willard (Charlene) of Regina; four daughters: Mary (John) Mitschke of Vernon, BC, Kay (William) Adam of Calder, Ruth (Fred) Nagel of Regina and Verna (Bill) Schrader of Calgary, AB; 18 grandchildren; 17 great­ grandchildren; a brother, Nick Bewcyk of Calder; four sisters: Katie Eftoda of Yorkton, Rose Morash of Yorkton, Lena Swerhun of Yorkton and Elsie Kryworuchka of Calder and many nieces and nephews. Prayer Services were held Sunday evening, April 2, 1995 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton. Funeral Services were held Monday, April 3, 1995 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Fr. Nicholas O. Rauliuk officiating. The cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky led in the singing. Elaine Miller was the crossbearer and Dean Nagel and Brent Miller were the bannerbearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Larry Adam, Curtis Nagel, Dale Horaska, Darin Horaska, Randy Moffat and Dwayne Moffatt serving as the casket bearers.

HORBACHEWSKI - Elesaveta (nee Poroznuk), age 69 years, of Yorkton and formerly of the Calder district, beloved wife of Lonko Horbachewski passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 1993 at the Yorkton Union Hospital. Elesaveta Horbachewski was born on August 20,1924 in the Calder district, a daughter of Hnat and Dora (nee Babiak) Poroznuk. She was raised in the Calder and Langenburg districts and attended school in that area. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, crocheting and socializing with people. Her greatest enjoyment came from the times she spent with her grandchildren. Elesaveta was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Ladies Auxiliary in Yorkton and a parishioner of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Predeceased by her parents; a daughter in infancy; a sister, Mary Tkachuk; and four brothers: Mike, Nick, James and Peter Poroznuk. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Lonko; four sons: Kenneth of Yorkton, Eugene and Mervin of Calder, and Dennis (Wanda) of Yorkton; 12 grandchildren: Shelley, Kathleen,Tammy, Jason, Lynette, Kim, Tracy, Dean, Amanda, Jamie, Janna and Jonathon; four brothers: Bill Proznuk of Smithers, B.C., Alex Proznuk of Yorkton, Sam Poroznuk of Winnipeg and John Poroznuk of Vernon, B.C., and two sisters, Francis Shewchuk of Swan River and Rose McMasters of Gravenhurst, Ont. Prayer Services were held on Friday evening, October 8 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, October 9, 1993 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Fr. Nicholas Orest Rauliuk officiating. The cantor, Rev. Eugene Stefaniuk led the congregation in the singing of the service. The crossbearer was Jason Woroschuk. Members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Branch, formed the honour guard and recited a final prayer for their deceased member. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Carl Novakowski, John Wasylynka, Don Tkachuk, William Tkachuk, Garry McDowell and Gordon Beck serving as the casketbearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.

HUSACK - Dale William, age 55 years of Calgary, passed away suddenly at his home on October 14, 2008. Dale William Husack was born August 16, 1953 in Yorkton. He attended Calder School, Yorkton Regional High School, University of Saskatchewan and eventually earning a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Alberta. Dale started his career in 1972 at Torchinsky Engineering in Yorkton, while still a university student. He worked at various civil engineering firms as a draftsman, surveyor and urban planner in Edmonton, Regina and Calgary. He was currently employed as a Senior Design Coordinator at Eclipse Geomatics & Engineering in Calgary. Through his work, he helped design many new land developments across the West, both residential and commercial. Dale was known for his accuracy and thoroughness and was well-respected among his colleagues in the engineering field. While in Edmonton as a student, Dale was a volunteer disc jockey with CJSR, the University of Alberta campus radio station and even designed one of its logos. Dale's interests were wide-ranging in the arts. From a self-taught guitarist to a self-taught painter, Dale's attitude was always that he could learn anything. From country music to ballroom dancing to movies, Dale had a passionate appreciation for all artists. Above all, family and his roots in Calder were the most important to him. Dale leaves to mourn and is survived by his family; parents, William and Gloria Husack of Calder, brother Glen and his wife Wendy Nugent and their daughters Kelly and Erin of Regina, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. Organist, Amanda Buhler, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'The Lord's My Shepherd', and 'Amazing Grace'. The interment took place in the Garden of Gethsemene with Barry Calanchie, Brian Dietrich, Bert Bewcyk, Wayne Skwernuik, Randy Balabuck and Greg Dietrich serving as the casketbearers.

HUSACK - Gloria Phyllis (nee Balabuck), wife of William of Calder, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 6, 2009 at her home. She was 75 years of age. Gloria Phyllis Husack was born on September 11, 1933 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Katie (nee Kohut) and Metro Balabuk. She was raised on the farm and attended the Minerva School. On October 28, 1952 she was united in marriage to William Husack. The couple farmed in the district, moving into Calder in 1952, where they had since resided. While in Calder, William and Gloria operated the Coffee Mug Café. And following that, Gloria worked as a waitress in the Calder Hotel for many years. Gloria loved doing arts and crafts, and tending to a large garden during the summer months. She also did a lot of cooking and catering for community functions. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Predeceased by her parents, Metro and Katie; and by a son Dale in 2008. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory her husband William of Calder; son Glen (Wendy Nugent) and Kelly & Erin, all of Regina; two brothers: Arnold (Marlene) Balabuk of Calder, and Emil Balabuck of Winnipeg, as well as her many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. Organist, Amanda Buhler led the congregation in the singing of the hymns In the Garden and Amazing Grace. The interment took place in the Garden of Gethsemene with Terry Husack, Carl Kohut, Tony Calanchie, Brian Dietrich, Gordon Kahut and Kevin Balabuck serving as the casketbearers.

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IRONSIDE - Margaret Miller (nee Curle), a resident of Stensrud Lodge in Saskatoon passed away peacefully at the Lodge on Sunday, November 19, 2000. she was 92 years, 3 months and 11 days of age. Margaret Miller Ironside was born on August 8, 1908 at Aikenside, Manitoba, a daughter of George and Katherine (nee Churchill) Curle. She moved with her family to the Colonsay area and then to the Calder-MacNutt area, where she worked on the family farm. She met her husband, Everett Andrew Ironside, while she was working at the Calder Hotel. They were married on November 27, 1929. All of their married life was spent on the family farm northeast of Calder and their life was blessed with five children. Mom enjoyed gardening and took great pride in it. She was an outdoors kind of person and liked raising chickens, especially her bantams. She milked cows along side Dad and helped him whenever she could with the other farm work. Mom made all her own bread and buns and nothing was more pleasing that to come home from school to the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls. We spent many happy hours helping Mom in the kitchen with the canning and the baking. She spent her evenings knitting, whether it was toques, scarves, mitts or socks. She enjoyed watching television and listening to country music; her favorites were Randy Travis and Charlie Pride. In her later years, she spent countless hours covering hangers for her children and grandchildren. Mom enjoyed playing cards with the family, and canasta was her favorite. She enjoyed having her grandchildren come to visit, which they did, especially over the summer. She also liked to travel, whether it was to B.C., to the United States to see relatives, to the lake or just to visit us in our homes. She had been a recipient of the most wonderful care since becoming a resident of Stensrud Lodge in Saskatoon in November of 1994. Her five children celebrate her life: Dorothy Williams of Saskatoon, Ellen (John) Daum of Dalmeny, Margaret (Jim) Rae of Yorkton, Everett (Ida) Ironside of Calder, and Linda (Gerry) Eckert of Saskatoon; also 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; one sister Susie Kriewaldt of Russell and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Everett in 1979; her parents George and Katherine; brothers Edgar, Bert and Roy; one sister, Gladys Rowan; and one great grandchild. Mom was a very loving person, the most important thing in her life was her family and we loved her for that. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. Taped hymns Amazing Grace and Just A Closer Walk With Thee were played. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Garnet and Jason Ironside, John, Doug and Randy Daum and Todd Rae serving as the casketbearers.

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JENDRASHESKE - Frank, of Yorkton passed away in the early morning hours of January 12, 2009 at the age of 88 years. Frank was born on February 10, 1920 in Konstantinow, Poland, the eldest child of August and Elsa (nee Weick) Jendrasheske. He was baptized on February 17, 1920 and confirmed into the Lutheran faith on August 25, 1943. In July, 1929, along with his parents, two brothers and one sister, he boarded the Nieuw Amsterdam bound for Canada. At first the family lived in the Springside-Theodore area, but later moved to a farm in the MacNutt area. As a young man, Frank went to British Columbia where he found work on a dairy farm but later returned to the farm in the MacNutt area. There, attending a Walther League Rally, he met his future wife, Luella Haberstock, and they were united in Holy Matrimony on November 2, 1943 by Rev. E. Mayan in the Lutheran Church at Rothbury. They made their home on a farm in the MacNutt/Beresina area until 1965 when they sold the farm and moved to their house on Franklin Avenue in Yorkton. Here Frank worked as a carpenter and as a custodian at the Locomart Store. His interests included gardening, fishing, and tinkering - he was a jack of all trades. As long as he was able, he attended Zion Lutheran Church where he helped with whatever he could, including the building of the parish hall, and was also a member of the Lutheran Laymens' League. In November, 1973 Frank and Luella suffered the loss of their son Randolf in a car accident, and in June, 1995 his beloved Luella was called home to Heaven. In December of 1999, as a victim of Alzheimer's Disease, Frank moved to the Anderson Lodge and later to the Malinowski House. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Luella; parents, August and Elsa Jendrasheske; parents-in-law, Fred and Adele Haberstock; son, Randolf (Randy), daughter-in-law Marlene, sister Martha and brother Robert in infancy, brothers Otto and Carl, and several brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law. He leaves to mourn his passing his sons Clifford (LaVerne), Gerald (Linda) and daughter Annette (Tim) Greene; grandchildren Dwayne (Carrie) Jendrasheske, Jennifer (Grant) Kowalchuk, Tricia (Mike) Steffen, Alison (Pat Somerville) Jendrasheske, Tyson and Kelsey Greene; great grandchildren, Mathew, Noah, and Tess Jendrasheske and Kaitlin and Tayler Kowalchuk. Also sisters, Erma Gogol, Leona Falkenburg, Agnes (Albert) Jarmuske, Martha Osmak, Mary (Ernie) Brauen, brothers Roman (Frances) and Ervin (Gilly); sisters-in-law Elfrieda Adelman, Selma Jendrasheske, Jeanette (Erwin) Wiesinger, Gertrude (Roland) Poier, Marjorie (Dave) Giese and brothers-in-law Elmer (Jeanette) Haberstock, Rodney (Doreen) Haberstock, and Harold (Mary) Haberstock; as well as many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, January 15th at Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton with Rev. Daniel Moeller officiating. Vicar Daniel Larson assisted. The organist, Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, Beautiful Saviour, Joy to the World, The Lord is My Shepherd and Children of The Heavenly Father. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with the grandchildren, Dwayne & Carrie Jendrasheske, Jennifer & Grant Kowalchuk, Tricia & Mike Steffen, Tyson & Kelsey Greene, Alison Jendrasheske & Pat Somerville serving as the casket bearers. The great grandchildren serving as honourary casket bearers.

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KAHUT - Marie (nee Starchuk) 1915 - 2008. Our mom left us on April 24, 2008 to join her husband Fred who predeceased her in 1993. Orphaned at birth by her mother Lena Starchuk, she was raised with her father Nicholas Starchuk and grandparents, the Poroznuk's of Wroxton. Mom attended Scotland School and later Junior High in Yorkton obtaining her grade 10. At the age of seventeen, she met Fred Kahut of the Stornoway district and a year later were married. They moved to set up homestead south of Calder and there they raised their family, six boys and one girl: Gordon of Calder, Don (Joy) of Okotoks, AB, Ken of Calder, Fred (Sharon), Yone (Irene) and Gary of Calgary and Elaine (Glen) Whittaker of Chilliwack, BC. Grandma will be remembered by her fifteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Mom was a tireless worker on the farm and in 1975 they retired to Calder and leased out the family farm. She then joined the Calder Senior's Wellness Club and attained her life membership. She was an active lifelong member of St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder. She was an avid gardener and took much pride in her flowers, vegetables, canning and sharing with others. Her very keen memory as well as her phone calls and birthday cards will be missed by her family and friends. Prayers were held on Monday, April 28, 2008 and the funeral service on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Fr. Patrick Powalinsky officiating. The responses were led by Walter Balabuk & Calder Choir Members. Serving as honorary pall bearers were granddaughters, Tamara Truax , Whitney Kahut, Monica Kahut, Colleen Kahut-Seminuk, Kari Kahut-Bishop,Terri Shea, Carmen Collins, Tracey Orsted, Shannon LeBlanc. The cross bearer was Arnold Balabuk. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Gordon Kahut, Fred Kahut, Yone Kahut, Don Kahut, Gary Kahut, and Glen Whittaker serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

KINDIAK - Jennie (nee Wandy), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2006 at the age of 68 years. Jennie Kindiak was born on May 30, 1938 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Metro and Annie (nee Malinowski) Wandy. She was raised on the family farm and attended the Torsk School. On November 20, 1971, Jennie was united in marriage to John Kindiak at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed in the Wroxton district, but they resided in town. Jennie was very active in the community, and she was always willing to help when needed. She spent countless hours helping with the catering in the hall during community functions, weddings and anniversaries. She had a great love of bingo. Jennie also grew a large and bountiful garden each year, and she was well known for her special "cucumbers". She was a member of the Wroxton 50+ club, and at home spent time sewing, knitting and crocheting. About two years ago, her health seriously declined, and she had been constantly in and out of hospitals since that time, but her strong will and faith kept her going through the difficult days. Jennie became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in March of this year. Predeceased by her husband John on July 22, 1991; her parents; and brothers Pete and Nick Wandy; she leaves to mourn her passing her three sons: Michael (Renee) of Wroxton, Bryan of Wroxton and Bradley of Wroxton; two granddaughters: Mackenzie and Grayson; two brothers: Mike (Emily) Wandy of Churchbridge, Bill (Diane) Wandy of Roblin, MB; two sisters: Susie Kindiak of Wroxton and Mary Boychuk of Yorkton; and a sister-in-law: Virginia Wandy of Calder; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The prayer service was held on Thursday, September 28, 2006 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, September 29, 2006 from St. Mary's Church with Rev. Father Frank Szadiak as celebrant. The cantor, Ed Pindus, assisted by members of St. Mary's Parish Choir, led in the singing of the responses. Emily Wandy was the epistle-reader, and Brandon Zrudlo was the crossbearer. The interment took place in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jason Wandy, Tyler Kindiak, Toby Hess, Andy Kindiak, Nathan Kindiak, and Dave Zrudlo serving as the casketbearers.

KINDIAK - Nick passed away suddenly on Monday, December 18, 2000 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 78 years of age. Nick was born on August 14, 1922 in the Wroxton district, a son of Fred and Dora (nee Tataryn) Kindiak. He was raised on the family farm and attended Wroxton School. Nick worked on the family farm before venturing to BC where he gained employment. Upon his return to Wroxton he was united in marriage to Pearl Boychuk on October 26, 1947 at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed in the Wroxton district. Following Pearl's death in September, 1970, Nick remarried to Anne Boychuk and continued to farm until 1997. Following his retirement, Nick maintained a keen interest in the farm by helping his daughter Linda and son-in-law Erwin. During his lifetime Nick was a parishioner of St. Vladimir and Olga Church and up to the present time helped with the maintenance of the cemetery. He was a member of the Sask Wheat Pool for many years. Nick had a great love for farming and spent countless hours driving in the area looking at crops. In his earlier years he cherished his visiting of family and friends and his weekly Sunday fishing trips. His love for his daughter was witnessed by all the things he did with her. Predeceased by his parents, his wife Pearl, two brothers, John and Harry and a sister Nellie, Nick leaves to cherish his memory his beloved daughter Linda (Erwin) Hess of Wroxton; grandchildren, Toby (Michelle) Hess of Regina, Sheldon (Barb) Hess of Swift Current and Kari-Lynn (friend Ian) of Regina; two great-granddaughters, Madisen and Briana Hess; wife Anne and her children, Sam (Darlene) Boychuk, Lorne (Janice) Boychuk, Wes (Bonnie) Boychuk, Dave Boychuk, Glen (Ruth) Boychuk; two sisters-in-law, Susie and Jennie Kindiak; as well as numerous nephews and one niece. Prayer services were held on Wednesday, December 20th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, December 21st at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Susan Solonenko and Parish Choir members. The epistle was read by Toby Hess. Dave Tataryn served as the crossbearer. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandsons, Toby Hess, Sheldon Hess,and nephews, Ken Kindiak, Larry Kindiak, Michael Kindiak and Bryan Kindiak serving as the casket bearers. Following a memorial luncheon served at St. Mary's Cultural Centre, Sheldon Hess expressed words of appreciation on behalf of the family and conveyed special remembrances of his grandfather.

KLEM - Fred, of Calder, beloved husband of Pat Klem passed away unexepctedly on September 26, 2009 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 72 years of age. Fred was born in the Calder district on August 24, 1937. He was the son of John and Victoria (Rurak) Klem. Most of Fred's lifetime was spent with heavy equipment on road construction mostly as a foreman. His work history included RM of Calder, Matheson Brothers, Magnus Construction, Morsky Construction, Hueser Construction, Wappell Contruction and Western Dragline. He also worked for Yacnowich and at the Esterhazy Mine. On July 22, 1960 Fred was united in marriage to Pat Marteniuk. This marriage was blessed with one son, Barry born on July 28, 1964. Fred's pastimes included hunting and fishing. Predeceased by his parents John & Victoria in 1986 and his father-in-law Peter Marteniuk in 1999, he leaves to mourn his passing his wife Pat, son Barry and mother-in-law Elsie Marteniuk, all of Calder; aunts Anne Mostoway of Calder, Doris Bratko of Vancouver, Elizabeth Poulson of Carson, California, Anne Yasinsky of Roblin; uncle Matt Rurak of Vancouver and numerous cousins. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 30th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye L. Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The organist Amanda, Buhler led in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place in the Garden of St. John at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Rodney Flunder, Bernie Kozmeniuk, Calvin Halirewich, Ted Charboneau, Mike Klym and Allan Molnar serving as the casket bearers.

KOHUT — Ellen (nee Chorney) Kohut, widow of the late Alexander Kohut, peacefully passed away into eternity on Wednesday, November 20, 1996 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 96 years of age. Ellen was born July 29, 1900 in the Calder District. She was the daughter of Kost and Domka (nee Eftoda) Chorney. She attended Mostetz School. In July of 1921, Ellen was united in marriage to Alexander. They settled one mile north of Calder where they resided till they moved to Yorkton in 1981. Ellen was a life-long member of the Calder St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church. She served her Church faithfully, holding positions of President and Secretary with the Women's Association. The Calder Church is still adorned today with Ellen's beautifully cross-stitched linens. After Ellen moved to Yorkton, she also became a member of the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Ukrainian Women's Association, Olena Pchilka Branch. Ellen lived her life to the fullest till age 90 when she suffered a stroke and became disabled. While still able, she took an active part in her community. She kept herself very busy with her big gardens and farming chores. She thrived on entertaining and cooking for family, many relatives, neighbours and friends. She and Alex loved people and loved to have company all the time. She was indeed a LOVING mother, grandmother and great grandmother, never forgetting a birthday. She took such great pride in her family. Predeceased by her husband Alex in 1982, sons Bill in 1986 and George in 1993, parents Kost and Domka Chorney, grandsons Ernest Mostoway, Gregory Kohut and Mervin Kaminsky, two sisters and twelve brothers, she leaves to mourn her daughters Mary (Mike) Mostoway of Calder, Rose (Orest) Kaminsky of Yorkton, two daughter-in-laws, Helga Kohut of Yorkton and Elsie Kohut of Hamilton, four grandsons, Ken (Sharlene) Kohut of Hamilton, Bob (Bernice) Kaminsky of Winnipeg, Mitch Kaminsky of Regina, Kevin Pedde of Yorkton, four granddaughters, Nadia (John) Beddome of Winnipeg, Lynda (Zelko) Krasulia of Hamilton, Donna Kaminsky of Prince Albert, and Elin Pedde of Yorkton, six great grandchildren, two sisters-in-law Tessie Chorney and Mary Chorney, both of Chicago and many nephews and nieces. On this day that we must say Good-bye to you dear Mother and Grandmother, your family wants you to know that we loved you dearly. We loved you for your boundless love and limitless depth of your dedicated Mother's heart. We thank God for a believing, praying, Godly MOTHER. You were God's most precious gift to all of us. You will be sadly missed by your family. Prayer services were held on Friday evening November 22, 1996 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton, Sask., with Very Reverend Nicholas Orest Rauliuk and Reverend Father Paul Berezniak officiating. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning November 23, 1996 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Very Reverend Father Nicholas Orest Rauliuk and Reverend Father Paul Berezniak officiating. George Prokopchuk and Henry Wasylyshen were the Palamars. Gerry Yaholnitsky was the Cantor assisted by members of the Parish choir. Walter Shymko was the Cross Bearer with Tom Bates and Peter Husak serving as Banner Bearers. The Ukrainian Orthodox Ladies Association Olena Pchilka Branch formed an Honour Guard with Kay Woloschuk as Flag Bearer, Natalie Heshka and Anne Serray as Candle Bearers. Following a memorial luncheon at the Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium the interment followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Cemetery Calder, Sask., with Bob and Mitch Kaminsky, Eddy Daneluk, Gerald Shymko, Bill Chornawka and Tony Oucharek serving as Casket Bearers.

KORB - Alex, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, beloved husband of Susan passed away on April 11, 2002 at the Nursing Home. He was 90 years of age. Alex was born September 27, 1911 at Rhein Sask. He married Susan Pfeifer at the age of 23 on July 12,1934 at the Runnymede Luthern Church. During the duration of his life, Alex was a carpenter and a farmer. Alex gave generous of his life and helped many people a long the way. Throughout his life he lived in places like Runnymede, twice in Nipawin, twice in Togo and Calder. After his retirement, he and Susan moved to Selkirk, Manitoba and then back to Calder until sickness forced him to go to the Yorkton Nursing Home. Alex was the last surviving member of his family, he was predeceased by his parents, brothers, George, Dave and Jack; his sisters, Katie, Mary and Millie. He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved wife of sixty-seven years, Susan, his daughters; Wilma (Ed) Zabowski of Kelowna B.C, Elaine (Ray) Salyn of Winnipeg Mb. and Almina (Louis) Cailloux of Ottawa. Also to mourn are his four sons; Stanley of Thunder Bay, Ont., Raymond (Barbara) of Winnipeg Mb., Roland (Annette Diduck) of Calder, 5k., David (Henrietta) of Calder, 5k. and 19 grandchildren as well as 14 great- grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all. A service of comfort was held on Sunday evening, April 14, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The funeral service was held on Monday, April 15, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi led the congregation in the hymns. Soloist, Colette Karapita sang 'The Old Rugged Cross'. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark with Bryon Petruk, Louis Cailloux, David Korb, Ryan Korb, Chris Salyn and Brent Salyn serving as the casketbearers.

KORB - Susanna (nee Pfeifer), widow of the late Alex Korb of Roblin, formerly of the Calder district passed away on Sunday, September 20th at the Crocus Court Personal Care Home in Roblin. She was 95 years of age. Susanna was born on February 19, 1914 at Runnymede, Sask; the youngest child of Philip and Mary (nee Rose) Pfeifer. As a child and young lady she enjoyed riding horses and playing the organ at church and dancing. She met Alex and they were married on July 12, 1934. The couple were blessed with seven children; 4 boys and 3 girls. Susan and Alex moved a lot but they came back to Calder from Selkirk, Manitoba. Susan and Alex were married 67½ years. Alex passed away on April 11, 2002. In her later years, Susan enjoyed playing bingo and cards with family and friends. She was very sociable and enjoyed making new friends. She liked watching baseball & hockey and knew a lot of the players' names. Susan was a member of Calder United Church and also the Calder Senior's Club. She was an awesome cook and her children couldn't wait until dinner or any other meal. She intrigued her family how she made a meal when she was just milking cows and washing the separator. Susan lived in the Roblin Residents before she moved into the Nursing Home in Roblin. She was very active and got around great with her walker. She made a lot of friends in the Nursing Home with residents as well as staff. She had a good sense of humour and wit. She was treated very well by the staff at the nursing home. Susan passed away on Sunday, September 20th at Crocus Court Personal Care Home. She was 95 years of age. She was predeceased by her parents; her daughter Elaine Salyn; grandchild Chris Salyn; 4 brothers; 3 sisters; son-in-law Ed Zabowski and daughter-in-law Ann Zorn. Susan leaves to mourn her passing; her children Stanley Korb of Thunder Bay, ON, Wilma Zabowski of Kelowna, BC, Raymond (Barb) of Winnipeg, MB, Roland (Annette Diduck) of Calder, Almina (Louis) Cailloux of Ottawa and Dave (Henrietta) of Calder; a son-in-law Ray Salyn of Winnipeg; 18 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She will be missed by all. A service of comfort was held on Wednesday evening, September 23, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Thursday, September 24, 2009 from Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The organist, Amanda Buhler led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Amanda Buhler sang a solo 'The Old Rugged Cross'. Grandson Damon Harrington served as a crossbearer. Honourary Bearers were Elmer & Connie Pfeifer, Rose Gerega, Austin & Mabel Krantz, Doris Germain and all of her many friends and Nursing Home Staff. Interment followed in the family plot in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Travis Krantz, Devan Petruk, David Korb Jr., Adam Korb, Ryan Korb and Kevin Korb serving as the casketbearers.

KORBUT — Doris (nee Trofanenko) Korbut of Yorkton passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 14, 2002 at her home. She was 89 years of age. Doris was born on September 10, 1912 at Calder, Sask to Nicolas and Ann (nee Schulman) Trofanenko. At a young age of 7 years, Doris lost her mother and she was given the responsibility of raising her younger siblings until her father remarried to Helen Eremko. This marriage added two half sisters and two half brothers to the family. Doris attended public school to the sixth grade until she was required to work at home. Doris was united in marriage to William Korbuf on June 5, 1932 at Yorkton. She had a special way with animals and they responded with affection. Doris welcomed all into her home and was affectionately known to many as grandma. Her passion and vocation was her needlework; many pieces of which are displayed at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Bradbrooke Drive in Yorkton. The rest are in the hands of many friends, her daughter and her grandchildren. She taught her needlework and traditional art of making Ukrainian Easter eggs to many young people, including her grandchildren. Doris received her 70 year pin with the Ukrainian Women's Association. Her other passions included gardening and cooking. Doris was a woman ahead of her time in her liberal thinking, view of life' and simple fairness. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter Evelyn (Victor) Surjik of Yorkton; grandchildren, Del Surjik (Johnna Wright) of Vancouver, Nadine Surjik (Dr. Jack D. Junek) of Yorkton, Lyndon Surjik (Scott Evans) of Vancouver, Bradley Surjik (Tara Haugen) of Yorkton and J'neene Surjik (Colin Ethier) of Saskatoon; her brother Peter (Irene) Trofanenko of Etobicoke, ON; her sister Marie Smith of Etobicoke, ON and sister-in-law Ann Trofanenko of Yorkton. Doris was predeceased by her parents; her husband William in 1963; six brothers and one sister Florence in 2002. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 17 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Don Milne of the United Church of Canada officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi accompanied soloist Debbie Thompson in the singing of the hymns The Lord's My Shepherd' and 'In The Garden'. Soloist Lyndon Surjik sang the selection, 'Every Time We Say Goodbye'. Nadine Surjik conveyed the tribute. The recessional was 'Intermezzo' from Cavafleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni. Honourary bearers were Emil and Mabel Sereda, Shirley and Mike Dereniski, Duncan and Val Wright, Wayne and Irene Dillabough, and James and Marie Herasymuik. The interment followed in Yorkton City Cemetery with Del Surjik, Nadine Surjik, Lyndon Surjik, Brad Surjik, J'neene Surjik and Jack Junek serving as the casket bearers.

KOZARUK - Wasyl passed away peacefully at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on Friday, September 8, 2006 at the age of 88 with his son and daughter-in-law by his side. He was born on September 15, 1917 in Wroxton, Saskatchewan; a son of Mary (nee Ellaschuk) and Leon Kozaruk. Later on in his life his parents purchased farm land near Calder where he continued to live and farm. He attended Minerva School. Many years later after his marriage to Elsie Chornawka (August 14, 1949), they purchased and moved Minerva School to the farm and renovated it into the family home. To this day his son Lorne still resides in the home with his wife Anne on the family farm. Wasyl loved the farm and as a couple he and his wife Elsie grain farmed and raised cattle. He also loved horses and had many stories of when he worked the fields with his horses, threshing, harvesting and haying. There were summers when he worked away from home with road construction crews and also worked a short time as an apprentice electrician at the Esterhazy mine while his wife Elsie tended the farm with their children but he would always be home in the fall for the haying season and harvest. Wasyl and Elsie loved going to church and were long time members at the Romanian Holy Trinity Church of MacNutt, which was one mile from the farm. When their health began failing he and his wife Elsie moved from the farm to Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton and they became members of St. Marks Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Wasyl continued to reside at Queen Elizabeth Court after his wife's death. He did not go out very often but loved going to church and to Mano's restaurant where he would have a bowl of his favorite chicken lemon rice soup. Eventually needing additional care he was moved to the Langenburg Nursing Home for a short stay, then to the Kamsack Nursing Home before moving to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He received special care from all the wonderful staff. He thoroughly enjoyed all the visits from friends and the continuous memorable visits with his son and daughter-in-law and attentive visits with his nieces Vic Eftoda and Bev Hilton and frequent telephone conversations with his daughter Rose. Wasyl was predeceased by his wife Elsie in July of 1996; his parents Leon and Mary; his sister Laura Danelko, and a brother Nick. He leaves to mourn his passing his children: Lorne (Anne) of Calder, and Rose (Michael) Falesy of Kitchener, ON; grandchildren Barbara (Fred) Stein, Kevin (Janie) Falesy, Michael Jr. (Rosa) Falesy and great grandchildren: Brett and Matthias Stein, Mya Falesy, Alexander Falesy; sister Dora Unchulenko of Calder; brother Jim of Melville, and many nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Thursday evening, September 14, 2006 from St. Mark the Evangelist Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Friday, September 15, 2006 from St. Mark's Church. Rev. Father Rodion Luciuk was the Celebrant. Father Tikhon led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Vic Eftoda, the bannerbearers were Moira Stoll and Joan Taylor.The interment took place in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Michael Falesy Jr., Rodney Flunder, Jim Eftoda, George Stamatinos, John Keeper and Vern Britton serving as the casketbearers.

KUZYK - Marcella (nee Tkatchuk), of Yorkton, beloved wife of Walter Kuzyk passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at 82 years of age. Marcella was born on a farm near MacNutt, Saskatchewan on August 26, 1920; the youngest child born to Peter and Tina (nee Petroschuk) Tkatchuk. She was raised on the family farm and attended Czernawka School and later graduated from the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. She completed a secretarial course at the Success Business College in Regina and soon after obtained employment with the Sask Wheat Pool. While in Regina she met Walter Kuzyk who was in the army at that time. On July 14, 1946 she was united in marriage to Walter. Following their marriage the couple resided in the Mazeppa district and in the Wroxton district where Walter was employed as a schoolteacher. In the fall of 1958, Walter's teaching career brought them to Yorkton where they have since resided. Marcella was employed part time as a typist for several years by the Yorkton Public School Board. Marcella kept herself busy with many crafts over the years. Her favorite craft involved the pictures made of glass. She was a faithful member of the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton and an active member of the Ukrainian Women's Association serving on different committees. She sang with the church choir for many years. Being active in community work she canvassed for most of the campaigns. Marcella enjoyed sports and was a member of the curling and bowling leagues. She was an especially good softball player. Marcella was a loyal and loving wife, care giving and advocating for her husband Walter who has been stricken with Alzheimer's Disease. Her children and granddaughters were the center of her life. She was fond of animals and often looked after her children's dogs. Marcella had a special place in her heart for family and friends. Her warmth, kindness and fun-loving spirit will be sadly missed. Predeceased by her parents Tina and Peter; brothers Alex, Fred and Mike Tkatchuk and sisters Rhia Oliowski, Elsie Derbowka and Rose Harasen. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Walter; her daughter Sharon (Wally) Matweyko of Saskatoon; her son Barry of Angusville, Manitoba, her granddaughters Jenna and Cara Matweyko; her brother John Tkatchuk of Yorkton and numerous dear nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Prayers were held on Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Thursday, April 10, 2003 at Holy Transfiguration Church with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, William Kozey assisted by members of Holy Transfiguration Choir led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Virginia Wereschuk and the banner bearers were Mavis Riabko and Anne Antoniuk. Members of the Ukrainian Women's Association, Olena Pchilka Branch formed the honour guard. Lillian Prokopchuk led with the branch prapor, followed by candle bearers, Kay Woloschuk and Sally Skwarchuk. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Len Harasen, George Tkatchuk, Dennis Derbowka, Bob Derbowka, Ron Tkatchuk and Alvin Tkatchuk serving as the casket bearers.

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LAIDLAW - Clarence, resident of the Calder-Wroxton district, passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, January 1, 2001. He was 55 years, 11 months and 4 days of age. Thomas Clarence Laidlaw, or TC as he was affectionately known as, was born on January 28, 1945 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan; a son of Robert and Edith (nee Rice) Laidlaw. He was raised on the family farm in the Calder district and was educated in the local schools. TC held various occupations during his working years: he drove a fuel truck, was a meat cutter, a fastball umpire, hotel owner and a bingo caller. Throughout these years, he always called the farm his home and never took to settling anywhere else. He also was a member of the Calder United Church. On April 4th, 1981, Thomas was united in marriage to Marcia Bilyk Maserek at St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. The couple operated the Hotel in Calder until they sold it in 1985. Predeceased by his parents, Robert & Edith, a sister Ida Swerhun, and by brothers-in-law Jack Harvey and Connie Koroluk, he leaves to mourn his passing his wife Marcia; step-son Marly; sister Roberta Harvey of Yorkton (and daughters Shirley, Linda & Faye and their families); a brother-in-law Peter & Sonja Swerhun of Calder (and children Harold, Jennipher, Andy, Glen and Garry and their families); cousins Bobby Laidlaw (and Gwen and Scott) of Wroxton, and Sandra and Jason Diduck of Yorkton; as well as Marcia's family, mother Annie Bilyk of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, sisters Olga Koroluk of Rhein, Susan and Norm Babcooke of Antigonish, Nova Scotia (and daughters Karen and Kathy and families); a brother Mervin and Gwen Bilyk of Yorkton (and William, Chris and Barbara and families), as well as his many other relatives and friends. Cremation took place at Bailey's Yorkton Memorial Gardens Crematorium. The funeral service was held on Saturday, January 6, 2001 from Bailey's Funeral Home Chapel in Yorkton. Rev. Curtis Tufts of the United Church of Canada officiated. The organist, Lorne Neal, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Committal of the ashes will take place at a later date.

LAYH - William "Bill", late of Weyburn, SK, passed away on Thursday, November 17th, 2005 at the age of 86 years. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Franziska Layh; his brothers and sisters: Heinrich, Katherine (Fred) Kuhlman, Margaret, Lydia, Johann, George, Andrew and Albert (Audrey). Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lydia Layh, Weyburn, SK; his son, Harold Layh (Sheila Olmstead), Carlyle, SK, grandson, James, Calgary, AB; granddaughter, Joanne, Regina, SK; his daughter, Loretta (Terry) Dudar, Saskatoon, SK, granddaughter, Tonya (Michael) Schmolke, Calgary, AB, great-granddaughters, Natayla and Mikayla, Calgary, AB, grandson, Jason (Leah) Dudar, Ottawa, ON, great-granddaughter, Katherine, Ottawa, ON; his brother, Philip (Betty) Layh, Weyburn, SK; his sister-in-law, Elsie Mack, Langenburg, SK; as well as nine nieces and nephews. Bill's parents emigrated from Scholtoi, Bessarabia in 1912. They homesteaded south of Mankota, SK near the present-day Grasslands National Park. It was here that Bill was born in 1919. The land was not suitable for agriculture and the family eventually moved to Marchwell, SK where they joined other families who originated from Scholtoi. There were ten children in the Layh family plus several who died in infancy. Education was his goal and after graduating from High School in Langenburg he went to Normal School in Moose Jaw and obtained his teaching certificate. In 1943 while teaching at MacNutt, SK he met and married Lydia Fingas. They had two children, Harold, born in 1944 and Loretta, in 1946. In 1947, they moved to Weyburn where Bill trained and graduated as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in 1950. He went on to work with his brother Philip at the Water Treatment Plant still under the Department of Health. The City of Weyburn took it over in 1969 and he was employed there until his retirement at age 65. It was in 1959 that Bill joined the South Sask. Regiment, a militia unit. He instructed cadets as a volunteer. In 1963, he became an officer in the Canadian Forces Reserve. In 1973, he was promoted to Captain and was the Commanding Officer of the Army Cadet Corps. He retired from the military in 1979 (due to the age restriction) The Legion's community service and fellowship continued to be a very important part of his life. Bill's hobbies included carpentry, mechanics, big game hunting and fishing. He always had a keen, inquisitive mind and was continually educating himself. At the time of his sudden passing there were various technical books open on the kitchen table. Bill was an excellent teacher and father. He had an affinity for children and in his past few years his greatest joy was visiting with his great granddaughters. The Memorial Service for William (Bill) Layh was held on Friday, November 25th, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from RD Family Memorial Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, SK with Rev. John Ferrier officiating. Interment at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Marchwell, SK will be held at a late date.

LENIUS - Emmie (nee Wagner), widow of Joseph Lenius, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2002 at the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton. She was 93 years of age. Emmie Wilhelmina Lenius was born on February 11, 1909 in the MacNutt district of Saskatchewan. She was a daughter of Philip and Della (nee Kendal) Wagner. Emmie was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in1924 by Rev. Bofhmke. She attended MacNutt School and then took a secretarial course in Yorkton at the Business College. She began employment for Semellie Bros. Creamery at MacNutt as an office manager for nine years. On October 7, 1936 Emmie was united in marriage to Joseph Lenius. Together they operated the Windthorst Hotel from 1945 to 1950 before moving to Yorkton in 1951 where they operated the Hill Crest Grocery on Roslyn Ave. until 1964. Emmie worked alongside Joe in the operation of the business. Remaining active, Emmie began part time work as a clerk at Zellers until 1974. Following Joe's death in 1980 Emmie lived on her own until she made the Anderson Lodge her residence until the present time. Emmie was active in her Church, serving as an organist at Zion Lutheran for over 25 years. She was a member of the Church Women's and Missionary Leagues (L.W.M.L.) and sang in the choir until she was 80 years old. As well, Emmie was a charter member of the Lion L's; was fond of music and taught Sunday school. As a girl she enjoyed playing ball, curling, skating and enjoyed a good game of bridge. After a heart attack in 1995 she would take daily walks until her failing health led to a stroke in 1996. Emmie will be remembered for her love of family and the joy she served with her three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Emmie leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her two loving daughters, Bonnie Reynolds of Yorkton and Marion (Bob) Putland of Orillia, ON; grandchildren, Lindsay Reynolds of Winnipeg, Lisa ( Darryl ) Pacholka of Yorkton and Brett Putland of Toronto; great grandchildren, Jessica, Hillarie and Cassia; and a brother Alex (Clara) Wagner of Arkansas; two sisters-in-law, Irma Wagner of Regina and Dorothy Wagner of New Market, ON; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Joe, brothers Joe and Carl, and sisters Della Wagner and Louise Allardyce. A prayer service was held on Sunday evening, May 5th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Monday, May 6th at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. Daniel Moeller officiating. The organist, Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The honourary bearers were Marlyn Wagner, Garry & Moira Wagner, Jerri Wagner, Brenda & Ward MacKenzie, Maureen Wagner, Murray & Fern Wagner, Barry & Marg Smith, Jean Leib, Ken & Jeanette Wagner and Brian & Aldona Torgenrud. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Brett Putland, Greg Wagner, Dennis Wagner, Morley Wagner, Lindsay Reynolds, Carl Wagner Jr. and Darryl Pacholka serving as the casket bearers.

LLOYD - Arlene Lu Ella (nee Zentner) passed away peacefully in Saskatoon City Hospital on Thursday, September 14, 2006. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 from Zion Lutheran Church (323 4th Avenue S, Saskatoon SK) conducted by Pastor Marilyn Fowlie-Neufeld. Arlene was predeceased by her husband, Robert (2001); father, Henry Zentner (1971); mother, Caroline Zentner (1981); brother, Albert Zentner (1981); sister, Doreen Olm (1982); and sister, Alvina Schmeichel (2000). Arlene is survived by daughters, Iris Russell (John in'tVeld) of Airdrie AB and Valerie Lloyd (special friend Robert Smith) of Airdrie AB; and son, Leslie (Bev) Lloyd of Saskatoon, SK; grandchild, Angela (Colin) Wright and great grandchild, Hayden, grand children, Calvin Skebo, Erin and Evan Lloyd. She also leaves to mourn her sister, Jennine (Dale) Brett and brother, Dick (Louise) Zentner, brother-in-law Gerald (Rose) Lloyd; sister-in-law, Olive (John) Hiebert and brother-in-law, Wesley Jamieson. In addition, she leaves numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Arlene was born November 16, 1923 in the MacNutt, SK area. Her family moved to Langenburg, SK in 1927 where Arlene grew up and was educated, enjoying school and church activities. After completing her high school education, Arlene took her teachers training in Saskatoon and started teaching in February, 1943. Arlene married Robert Lloyd on December 31, 1944. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters and one son. Robert and Arlene made Saskatoon their home since 1946. During the 1960's, Arlene received her Bachelor of Education Degree and continued her teaching career at numerous schools in Saskatoon. During the recent years, Arlene has resided at Villa Royale, a senior's complex. She continued to enjoy her family, friends and other relatives. Reading, knitting, bowling, cooking, games and shopping were her favorite activities. Viewing is open to the public on Monday, September 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at McKague's Funeral Chapel, Saskatoon. Interment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery.

LUCKY - John Lucky, beloved husband of Eleanor of the Wroxton district passed away on June 5th, 2010 at the Kamsack Health Care Centre. He was 85 years of age. John was born September 2nd, 1924 to Mike and Mary (Mostoway) Lucki, at the family farm, 8 miles north of Wroxton. A shy child who was always interested in music, he attended Brandon school, 2 miles from home, where that interest was nurtured by one teacher in particular, Fred Tetoff. Mr. Tetoff invited him to be a part of his dance band. Friends encouraged him to audition for a program on CJGX radio not long after the station started in Yorkton, and he was given an early morning show there. Some young fellows from St. Joseph's College asked him to lend them his sound system and drive them to their dance dates, the band eventually became Smilin' Johnnie and his Prairie Pals in 1946. The group worked out of CJGX for a time,then went further affield playing throughout Canada. After moving from Yorkton, Johnnie lived for a few years in Swift Current, Regina, North Battleford, and Saskatoon. Over the years, he found dances weren't as popular as they once were, so he began playing concerts. Those concerts and Johnnie's unique spirit of adventure found him becoming the first entertainer to take shows north of the Arctic Circle in 1963. The initial tour brought requests from other communities till the Smilin' Johnnie Show had played every community of any size in Northern Canada from west to east. In 1975, Johnnie married Eleanor Dahl and a year later they moved back to the family farm to be close to his parents who were aging. The years spent on the "farm" brought him much happiness, and to share the enjoyment of the place, he held Jamboree's there from 1988 till 1999. He still toured and entertained, and he ALWAYS kept planning for the future. In the fall of 2009 he got promotion ready, and was planning to tour with his grandson, Zachary-that plan was cut short by a stroke on November 5th, from which he never recovered. This gentle man, with such gusto and zest for life leaves to mourn him, his wife, Eleanor, and four children: Jerry (Sue) of Victoria, BC, Bobby (Cheri) of Saskatoon, Tamara (Doug) Greenwood of Edmonton, and John Jr. (Natasha) of Edmonton; Grandchildren Rachel Lucky of Vancouver, Zachary Lucky of Saskatoon, and Morgan (David) Dean of Warman. Great-grandchildren Lucas and Kezia Dean of Warman. Johnnie was predeceased by an infant daughter Marie; his parents Mike and Mary Lucki, sister Kay Kuprowski and brother Walter. The funeral service was held on Friday, June 18, 2010 from the Brandon School, north of Wroxton. Pastor Trevor Cherry of the Yorkton Congregation of Grace Communion International officiated.

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MACIVER - Ruth Mary (August 1, 1922 - March 12, 2009). On a bright, frigid, March 12th, 2009 in City Hospital, with her cousin at her side, the spirit of Ruth MacIver was peacefully swept up into the hands of God. Ruth, the only child, was born in Calder, Sask. attended school in Tessier and then moved to Saskatoon Sask. with her parents. She attended Business College and then worked for the Star Phoenix for over 27 Years. Ruth loved travel, cats and books and books! Being the great reader she was, Ruth was well informed and up to a month ago, read the Star Phoenix every day. She was a sharp and charming Lady. Ruth was predeceased by her parents Ruth Cynthia (1963) and Dr. Malcolm Lewis (1948) MacIver, by cousins John MacIver(1985) and Margaret MacIver(2004). Ruth is remembered by many cousins, friends, fellow employees of the Star Phoenix, members of the Miriam Rebekah Lodge 24 and by the caring folks at Easthill Care Home.

MALAINEY - Mary of Yorkton, formerly of the Wroxton district passed away in her home on March 9, 2009 at the age of 84 years. Mary was born on June 21, 1924 at the family farm in Wroxton. While Mary lived on the farm, she helped her parents and siblings with all of the chores and planted a garden every year which she cared for. In 1982, Mary left the farm and moved to Yorkton to live with her brother, Anton. Mary was predeceased by her father, Steve in 1981 and mother, Irene (nee Lushney) in 1984; her brother, Fedor Malayny in 2008; sisters-in-law, Nellie and Mary and brothers-in-law, Walter and Mike. Mary leaves to celebrate her life her surviving brothers and sisters; Ann Obriek of Garson, MB, Nettie Mosiuk of Kamsack, SK, Anton Malainey of Yorkton, SK, Philip Malainey of Yorkton, SK and Elie Malainey of Edmonton, AB. Funeral Services were held on Friday, March 13, 2009 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Father Raymond Lukie, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses were led by Mr. Ed Pindus as well as members of St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Choir. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Nick Lushney, Steve Shebeluk, Jim Malainey and Bernie Mosiuk serving as the casket

MALAYNY - Fedor of Yorkton and formerly of the Wroxton district passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on April 4, 2008. He was 78 years of age. Fedor was born November 28, 1929 at the homestead farm near Wroxton to parents Steve and Irene Malayny and grew up on the family farm. He continued to farm operating mostly a grain and cattle operation until his retirement in 1982 when he would move to Yorkton to live with his brother Anton and sister Mary. Fedor was predeceased by his father Steve in 1981 and mother, Irene (nee Lushney) in 1984; sisters-in-law, Nellie and Mary and brothers-in-law, Walter and Mike. He leaves to celebrate his life his surviving brothers and sisters, Anton and Philip of Yorkton, SK, Elie of Edmonton, AB, Anne Obriek of Garson, MB, Nettie Mosiuk of Kamsack and Mary Malayny of Yorkton, SK, numerous nieces and nephews.

MANKISH - Dan Mankish, beloved husband of Marjorie of Calder, passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 30, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 78 years of age. Dan Mankish was born on April 13, 1924 in 'the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a son of Mike and Frances (nee Lesanko) Mankish. He was raised on the family farm and attended Mostetz School. He worked on the family farm until he gained employment with the R.M. of Calder. On October 19, 1958 he was united in marriage to Marjorie Petruniak at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. They made their home in Calder and raised two daughters. A few years were spent with the CN Railway, before embarking on a life long career in road construction. He worked with many construction companies before joining C. Duncan Construction of Spy Hill, with whom he worked for 30 years until his retirement. Dan was a member of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Calder and for over 30 years was caretaker there. He was also a member of the Good Neighbour Centre. Dan enjoyed hunting and fishing until his eyesight failed. He also enjoyed gardening and yard work. Predeceased by his parents, a brother Metro in 1935 and by a brother George in 1998. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Marjorie of Calder; daughters Donna Kropelin of Dryden, ON, and Marianne (Harold) Price of Dryden; grandchildren, Ashley Kropelin, Jarod Price and Kelli Price; two brothers, William of Calder and Nick of Calder; three sisters, Helen (Ben) Bugoy of Yorkton, Victoria (George) Petruniak of Regina and Mary (Hans) Egli of Nanaimo, BC. Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening, October 1, 2002 at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The funeral service was held on Wednesday morning, October 2, 2002 from Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder with Rev. Father Peter Wasylenko as celebrant. Cantor, Walter Balabuck, assisted by members of the Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. Peter Swerhun was the sacristan. The crossbearer was Steve Rubletz; the banner bearers were William and Nick Mankish. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Harold Price, Ben Bugoy, Steven Wandy, Fred Werner, Gerald Shymko and Erik Hansen serving as the casketbearers.

MANKISH — William Mankish entered eternal rest on March 31, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 87 years of age. Bill, as he was known to many was born on March 18, 1921 in the Calder district, the son of Mike and Frances (nee Lesanko) Mankish. He was raised on the family farm and attended Mostetz School. In 1942 Bill enlisted in the Canadian Army and served for four years. Eventually he and his brothers took over the family farm and continued to farm until 1970 when they retired but continued to reside on the farm. This past November failing health forced Bill to move to various health facilities before becoming a resident of Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was a member of the National Farmers Union, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, United Grain Growers, Calder Good Neighbour Centre and a life member of St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder. Bill was predeceased by his father (1961), mother (1988); brothers Metro (1935), George (1998) and Dan (2002); sisters Mary Egli (2004) and Victoria Petruniak (2006). He is survived by brother Nick of Calder and sister Helen (Ben) Bugoy of Yorkton; sister-in-law Marjory Mankish of Calder; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Friday, April 4, 2008 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Fr. Patrick Powalinsky of St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiating. The responses were led by Walter Balabuck & Calder Choir Members. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Rick Bugoy, Gerald Shymko, Arthur Martenuk, Peter Huziak, Steven Wandy and Norman Wandy serving as the casket bearers.

MARTENIUK - Elsie (nee Krill) Marteniuk, formerly of Calder, widow of Peter entered eternal rest on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Yorkton & District. Nursing Home. She was 97 years of age. Elsie was born on May 7, 1914 in the Zorra district, a daughter of Ted and Mary (nee Shullman) Krill. She received her education at Chornawka School and helped her parents on the farm. On November 26, 1936 she was united in marriage to Peter Marteniuk at St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder. The couple lived in Arborfield for a short time before commencing to farm in the Calder district. They retired from farming in 1974 and moved to Calder. Elsie enjoyed crocheting, cooking, baking and gardening. She made sure no one left her home hungry. During her younger years, Elsie was a faithful member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Elsie remained in her home until October 24, 2011. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Pat Klem of Calder; grandson Barry Klem of Calder; a sister Victoria Miller of Regina; two cousins George Prokopetz of Chilliwack and Elsie Denault of Hull, QC; cousin-in-law Leona Boudreau of Toronto and sisters-in-law Lena Kozmaniuk of Roblin and Jean Martin of Capreol, ON. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Peter in 1999; son-in-law Fred Klem; brothers, Nick in infancy and John Krill; and sisters Dora Blahut, Margaret Nagy and Rose Kwizak. The Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, March 14 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye L. Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The organist, Amanda Buhler led in the singing of the hymns, "In The Sweet By and By" and "Amazing Grace". The interment took place in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Gerald.Shymko, Ronald Scraba, Ivan Morash, Terry Marteniuk, Ray Danylko and Darryl Flunder serving as the casket bearers.

MARTENIUK - Harry, husband of the late Sophie Marteniuk passed away on Friday, March 21, 2003 at Yorkton & Ditsrict Nursing Home. He was 96 years of age. Harry George Marteniuk was born on February 3, 1905 in a “bordai” (sod cave) at Logberg, Assiniboia, Northwest Territories. He was the son of George and Yolyna Marteniuk who came to Canada from Chernowka, a village in Ukraine. On October 10, 1925 Harry married Sophie Kryworuchka, originally from the Roblin area of Manitoba. Harry and Sophie were married in Oshawa, Ontario where their first daughter Maria was born. In 1927 Harry and his family moved back to Saskatchewan, returning to the family farm near Calder where Harry and Sophie’s other two children: Sandy and Virginia were born. Although Harry was Ukrainian Orthodox background he spent his married life with Sophie in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. After leaving the farm Harry and Sophie’s primary life’s work consisted of purchasing old buildings, businesses, restoring them to good order and selling them before moving on. Harry and Sophie moved many times during the course of their married life together. Among the buildings they purchased and renovated were the: Runnymede and Saltcoats Hotels, Victoria Hotel in Kamsack and Grocery stores in Melville and Yorkton, the Capital Garage in Kamsack, and Ed’s Music Store in Melville. Harry spent the last years in Yorkton. Harry was predeceased by his wife Sophie, his parents George and Yolyna; two brothers: Kost and Mike, a sister Mary Dragamutz and son–in–law John. Harry leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory his children: Marie (John) Stefaniuk of Kamsack, Sandy (Vi) Marteniuk of Yorkton, Virginia (Jack) Henderson of Melville; his grandchildren: John (Carol) Marteniuk of Lloydminster, Jim (Ruth) Marteniuk of Calgary, Penny (Bruce) Henderson of Moosejaw, Karen Henderson of Hawaii, Maureen Stefaniuk of Edmonton; great grandchildren: Paul, Shalome, Erin and Nicole Marteniuk, Jody, Jeff, Jaqueline Henderson, Colin Marchinew, Ilara Stefaniuk – Gaudet and three great great grandchildren, Karrien Marteniuk, Jaren and Jayme Puersten.

MARTENIUK - Mike George, formerly of Calder passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton. He was 93 years of age. Mike George Marteniuk was born on November 21, 1907 on the family farm near Calder, Saskatchewan. He attended Calder School and helped on the family farm. Later he worked for farmers in the area. On November 20, 1926 Mike was united in marriage to Olga Marnowich at Canora. Following their marriage Mike and Olga farmed one mile west of Calder where they raised their family. In 1967 they retired form farming and moved to Yorkton. Here Mike was employed at Weber's Construction and Unifeeds. Following Olga's death in November, 1999 Mike became a resident of Anderson Lodge in Yorkton. Mike was a member of St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder, serving as secretary of the board for many years. Upon moving to Yorkton they became members of Holy Transfiguration Church. Mike loved doing carpentry work for his family until losing his eyesight. He enjoyed reading, dancing, playing cards and bingo. During his younger years he was a member of the New Horizons Senior's Club. He was predeceased by his parents, beloved wife Olga, twin sons, Peter and Billy in infancy; a twin sister Maria in infancy; a sister Mary (George) Dragamutz, a brother Eli Marteniuk and a half brother Kost Marteniuk. Mike leaves to cherish his memory four children: Paul of Oshawa, ON, Anne Swerhun of Yorkton, Genevieve (Allan) McLeod of Welwyn and Tom of Edmonton; seven grandchildren, Cindy (Merv) Freake of Oshawa, Robert Swerhun of Edmonton, David (Donna) Swerhun of Edmonton, Bonny (Neil) Maddaford of Yorkton, Donald (Nita) Tkachuk of Yorkton, Barb (Todd) Miller of Calgary, Charlene (Darcy) Welch of Edmonton; nine great-grandchildren, Nicole, Crystal and Robin Freake of Oshawa, Johnathon and Alanna Swerhun of Edmonton, Blayze and Neva Tkachuk of Yorkton, Laurissa and T.J. Miller of Calgary; two great-great-grandchildren, Damin and Jake Adam of Oshawa, and a brother Harry Marteniuk of Yorkton. Prayer service was held on Friday evening, April 6th, at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Saturday, April 7th, at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, Mike Sitko, assisted by members of Holy Transfiguration Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Walter Shymko and the banner bearers were Bonny Swerhun and Alanna Swerhun. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixon, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Robert Swerhun, David Swerhun, Calvin Morash, Gerry Kryworuchka, Terry Marteniuk and Gerald Shymko serving as the casket bearers.

MATCYK - Anne (nee Blahut), of Yorkton, formerly of the Wroxton district, widow of Peter Matcyk passed away November 6, 2008 at the Yorkton District Nursing home. She was 91 years of age. Anne (Blahut) Matcyk was born on December 16, 1916 in Fenwood District, daughter of John and Anne (Kornak) Blahut. Her family moved frequently and finally settled in the Calder District where she met and married Peter Matcyk of Wroxton on October 11, 1936. They farmed the Matcyk homestead and raised their family of nine children. Anne enjoyed her garden, her crafts, was an excellent seamstress and cook. Her place was always open to visitors, both family and friends, where they were often treated to a delicious meal. She had a very good sense of humor and enjoyed a joke and a good laugh. Anne moved from the farm to Yorkton in 1977 and worked for a time. She retired and lived in several places in Yorkton until she was unable to care for herself and moved into the Yorkton & District Nursing Home in 2002. It was a struggle for her as she did not want to lose her independence. Anne was predeceased by her parents, husband Peter in 1970, her sons Norman and F. Allan, twins in infancy, grandchildren Michael Barabash and Lorna McEachern and son-in-law Paul Barabash. She was also predeceased by her brothers Mike, James, Henry, John, Walter, Alec and twin brother, Nick Blahut, several sisters-in-law and her sister Mary Romanowich. Anne is survived by her sons Walter (Kathy), Regina, Mervin (Mary), Yorkton, and Gerald of Yorkton. Daughters Jan (Bud) Fraser, Comox, B.C., Bernice Barabash, Canora,Angie (Ron) Skiba, Saskatoon, Judi (Ray) Braid, Stony Mountain, Man., daughter-in-law Donna Matsyk, Oakbank, Man., 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren, and sister Rose (Ambrose) Burant of Yorkton. Prayers were held on Sunday, November 9th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, November 10th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & parish choir members. The crossbearer was Kelly Leader and the epistle reader was Linda Seitz. "All those who were touched by Anne's life" were consisdered honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Lawrence Barabash, Myron Matcyk, Glen Seitz, Sid Stasiuk, Brent Farguson and Jason Chopping serving as the casket bearers. Vichnaya Pamyat! Eternal memory! Thank you to Dr. Fourie and the staff at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home for their compassionate care for the past 6 years that Anne resided there.

MATCYK - Stanley, formerly of Wroxton, entered eternal rest on December 25, 2009 at the Yorkton District Nursing Home. He was 83 years of age. Stanley was born on August 15, 1926 in the Wroxton area, a son of Metro and Mary (Maslanska) Matcyk. He attended the Jarema School and helped on the family farm. In his younger years, Stanley gained employment at the Grain Terminals in Fort William, Ontario. Upon returning to Saskatchewan he worked for the Department of Highway's out of Regina and when laid off for the winter he worked as a mail carrier in Regina. In 1961 he purchased land from his uncle and began farming in the Wroxton area. He retired in the 1990's but continued to reside on the farm until 2004. In 2005 because of failing health Stanley became a resident of Yorkton District Nursing Home. Predeceased by his parents; his brothers John, Robert and Frank; nieces Elizabeth Wog & Sheila Mathew & great niece Crystal Mathew; Stanley is survived by a sister-in-law Jennie Matcyk; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins and friends. Funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Father Ray Lukie, of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita & Parish Choir Members. The interment took place at Yorkton City Cemetery with Matt Matcyk serving as the urn bearer.

McDOWELL - Clifford, of Yorkton passed away June 3, 2008 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 92 years of age. Clifford Harold McDowell was born on November 5th, 1915 in Winnipeg, Manitoba; the eldest child of five born to Charles and Christina (Kelso) McDowell. He was raised on the family farm in Calder, Sask. and attended school in the Wroxton and Calder area. On November 7, 1946 Clifford McDowell was united in marriage to Victoria (Vicki) Harasen. They were blessed with seven children, Linda, Lorraine, Faye, Garry, Victor, Cindy and Scott. They lived on the farm for many years and later moved into Calder where they owned and operated Calder Service Garage from 1958 to 1993. Cliff was very involved in the community. He served on the Board of Trade, School Board, Yorkton Union Hospital, Wheat Pool Board, Town Council and Mayor. In 1995, Cliff and Vicki retired and moved to Yorkton. His favourite pastimes were playing the guitar, harmonica and accordion. He loved his farm and was a very creative mechanic and welder. He enjoyed planting and tending to his garden and growing some pretty unique flowers. He fixed old clocks, worked in his shop on many wood-work projects and made or repaired many things for his family and friends. He loved to stop and chat with friends and neighbours. Cliff was a very hard working man. He always stopped and took the time to help each and every person that came to the door. He was a caring father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved his family dearly and treasured every visit. He was able to live independently until June 2007 when he moved to the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Cliff was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Christina; wife Vicki in 1996; son Victor in 1997; siblings Murray, Robert and Marion; as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. Cliff leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life his children: Linda (Leonard) Scraba of Calder, Lorraine Matechuk (Remi) of Canmore, AB, Faye (Robert) Oscienny of Regina, Garry (Debbie) McDowell of Yorkton, Cindy McDowell of Yorkton and Scott McDowell of Canmore, AB; his 13 grandchildren: Brandee, Amanda, Corry, Melanie (Warren), Keri (Corey), Kelly (Lee), Colleen, Eric (Katherine) "Thanks for the many haircuts", Chad (Cara), Adam (Jill), Benson (Bret), Victoria, Megan; his 10 great grandchildren: Tyler, Kale, Brittnee, Katrina, Matthew, Jane, Owen, Jesse, Annabel, Parker; sisters Esther McManus, Mabel Miller; brothers-in-law Stan Komfolio, John Mihalick, Clifford Johnson; sisters-in-law Kay Komfolio, Ann Tatham, Lenora Harasen and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, June 7th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Doug Craig of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Honourary Bearers were "All Those Who Shared in Cliff's Life”. The interment will take place in the Garden of St. Mark at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

MELNICK - David Edward Walter, beloved husband of Edna passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. David was born on January 31, 1923 on the family farm in the MacNutt district of Saskatchewan; a son of John and Martha (nee Geith) Melnick. He was raised on the family farm and in 1954 was married to Edna Theis. This union was blessed with five children. They farmed in the MacNutt area until they retired. Following failing health he entered the Yorkton and District Nursing Home two years ago where he has since resided. Dave was a very civic minded person. He was on the MacNutt Credit union board; church chairman; participated in building the MacNutt Centennial Arena; was an R.M. Councillor and the pest control officer. He was a multi-talented man and there wasn't much that he couldn't fix. He was a photographer in the community for over fifty years being involved in many family functions. Dave enjoyed: wood - working, reading, his beloved dogs and cats, country drives and playing the violin in a youth band. Dave was predeceased by his mother and father; sister Rose and her husband Fred; a brother Paul and brother-in-law Ken. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his loving wife Edna. Their children: Joan of Edmonton, AB., Charles of Regina,SK., Marilyn of Misson, BC. Barbara (John) of Regina,SK., Jeffrey (Sherrylin) of Calgary, AB.; grandchildren: Samantha, William, Jazmin, Nigel, Gerry, Elizabeth, Matthew, Joshua; a sister Evangeline Goodfellow of Kamloops, BC; sister-in-law Jeanette Melnick of Port Alberni, BC., along with numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Monday afternoon, September 25, 2006 from Christ Lutheran Church MacNutt , Saskatchewan with Pastor Kyunghyun Kim officiating. The reflections of Dave's life were given by his family. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery with Dave's grandson William Reeve serving as Urn Bearer.

MELNICK - Eleanor (nee Barabash), late of Regina, SK, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the age of 71 years after a brief battle with cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Josephine (Matcyk) Barabash of Wroxton, SK. Eleanor is survived by her husband of fifty years, Jim; son Richard (Ingrid) Melnyk of Invermere, BC; daughter Tracey (Jeff) Pearson of Stafford, VA; son Robert (Heather) Melnyk of Regina, SK; seven adoring grandchildren, Nicholas, Emily, Jenna, Myah, Avery, Jack and Gracelyn; sisters, Pauline (Herb) Freeborn of Penticton, BC and Darlene (Roland) Gerard of Sherwood Park, AB; brother Allen (Linda) Barabash of Regina, SK; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will take place at Avonhurst Pentecostal Assembly, 3200 Avonhurst Drive, Regina, SK on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

MILCHAREK - Mary (nee Werbowetski) Milcharek, age 84 years, of Roblln, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on Fri­day, March 20, 1992, at Roblin District Health Centre. Mary Werbowetski was born to Nicholas and Anastasia (nee Hawrychuk) Werbowetski on Wednesday/July 17, 1907, at Calder, Saskatchewan. She re­ceived her education at Werbowska School, and following her education, Mary helped her parents with the family farm and also worked for neighbouring farmers in the district On June 6, 1937, Mary was united in Holy Matrimony to Adam Milcharek at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Following their marriage - Mary and Adam farmed in the Roblin District until their retirement to Rob­lin in 1974. Mary was a found­ing, and life-long member of the Roblin Sacred Heart Ro­man Catholic Church, and Ladies' Club. She devoted many hours to her church, as a housekeeper at the Rectory, and also in the construction of the present church. Mary was predeceased by her father, Nicholas In 1940, her mother, Anastasia in 1950, as well as her sister, Ann Dgnyiko, and her brothers Tom, John, and Walter Wer­bowetski. Surviving to mourn Mary's death and cherish many fond memories are her beloved husband, Adam Milcharek of Rob­lin; six daughters, Edna and James Eftoda of Wroxton, Sask., Wanfa and Ross Prokopowich of Roblin, Rose and George Purshega of The Pas, Doris and Reinhard Stelter of Dinorowic, Ont., Stella and Erwin Stelter of Roblin, and Myraa and Tom Burnell of Winnipeg, as we11 as her beloved 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchiidren, one sister Josephine and Nick Makoway of Kelowna, B.C., and numer­ous nieces and nephews. Prayer Services were held Monday, March 23, 1982 at 730 p.m. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 24, 1992 at 11:00 A.M., from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Rob­lin, Manitoba, with ft. Eugene Verhulst officiating. Garry Prokopowich delivered the Eulogy. Casket Bearers were Brian and Brent Purshega, Garry Prokopowich, Tommy Stelter, Jamie Burnell, and Micheal Wasyliw. Following Interment Ser­vices in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery, a Memorial Dinner for family and friends was held in the lower auditorium of Sacred Heart Church.

MONTAIN - Rosie (nee Chorney), formerly of Calder, entered eternal rest on Monday, January 21, 2002 at Taber, Alberta. She was 89 years of age. Rosie was born April 16, 1912 in Chernowitz, Ukraine, a daughter of Metro and Anne (nee Ilko) Chorney. She immigrated to Canada with her mother and brother in 1924 and settled at Bankend, Saskatchewan to join her father who had immigrated ten years earlier in search of a better life for his family. On July 25, 1933 Rosie was united in marriage to William Montain and together they raised their family of three children and farmed in the Calder district until their retirement in 1977. On April 28, 1982 William and Rosie became proud Canadian Citizens, and shortly thereafter visited their homeland. Due to illness, Rosie lived with her children for several years. Subsequently she lived at Clearview Lodge in Taber, Alberta and spent her final eight years at Taber Extended Care. Rosie was proud of her Ukrainian heritage and was a faithful parishioner of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Her children and grandchildren held a special place in her heart. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and baking. She leaves to cherish her memory her three children, Lena (Nick) Kohanski of Calder; John Montain of Fenwick, ON and Jim (Linda) Montain of Cranbrook, BC; and "Lights of her Life" seven grandchildren, Terry (Sherryl) Kohanski, Rosemary (Jules) Chenard, Sonia (Randy) Boehm, Tracey, Lori and Karen Montain and Jacqueline Montain; and six great grandchildren, Owen and Erin Kohanski, Joel Chenard, Colin, Evan and Brittany Boehm. Also two sisters, Lena Chorney of Kingman, Arizona and Anne Guyon of New Westminister, BC. Rosie was predeceased by her parents, husband William (1984), brother Nick Chorney (2000), sister-in-law Mary (1989) and daughter-in-law Madli Montain (1998). Rosie was a dedicated daughter, devoted wife and loving mother and a gentle and caring baba and great baba who will be sadly missed. Prayer services were held on Friday, January 25th from the Family Centre at Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 26th. at St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Calder, Saskatchewan with Rev. Fr. Peter Anhel officiating. The cantor, Zenovia Duch assisted by members of St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox and St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Churches led in the responses. The crossbearer was Joel Chenard and the bannerbearers were Jacqueline Montain and Brittany Boehm. Erin Kohanski served as the wreath bearer. The interment followed in St. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery with Randy Boehm, Colin Boehm, Evan Boehm, Jules Chenard, Terry Kohanski and Owen Kokanski serving as the casket bearers.

MORASH - Doris (nee Rubletz) Morash of Churchbridge and formerly Yorkton passed away on Sunday, April 27, 1997 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 78 years of age. Doris Morash was born on September 22, 1918 in the Wroxton district of Saskatchewan. She was a daughter of a family of ten children born to George and Annie (Wasilenchuk) Rubletz. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in the Wroxton district. After this she moved to Timmins, Ontario where her fiancee George Morash was working. They were married on November 3, 1938 at Timmins, Ontario. Following their marriage, George and Doris moved to Calder where they made their home until 1956 when they moved to Churchbridge. In 1962 they moved to Yorkton where Doris was employed by the Macleod's store. They retired in 1977. Following the death of George in 1983 Doris moved to Churchbridge where she has resided until the present time. During her life, Mrs. Morash enjoyed being outdoors, especially working in her garden and on her many flowers. Her children and grandchildren were precious and enjoyed when they would visit They will remember her as a very loving mother and grandmother. Doris was predeceased by her parents, her husband George in 1983, a granddaughter Jocelyn Morash in 1985, three sisters; Jennie Pitts, Helen Gilchuk, Rose Calanchie and a brother Nick Rubletz. Doris leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life two sons and their wives, Ivan and Debbie, Ed and Judith all of Churchbridge. Also her grandchildren, Chad Morash and his wife Kathy, Renal Morash, Travis Morash, Sheldon Morash and his wife . Laurie, Dean Morash, Bever!y,and her husband Date Shackleton, Tammy and her husband Curtis Pollock, Jelean and Melissa Morash. Also her great grandchildren, Jay Morash, Steven and Danielle Shackleton and Brandon Pollock. Doris also leaves her sister; Lillian Morash of Roblin, Bella Eftoda of Yorkton and three brothers, Jack and Mike Rubletz of Churchbridge and James and his wife Betty Rubletz of Yorkton along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening, April 29, 1997 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning April 30, 1997 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Nicholas Orest Rauliuk of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiating. Gerry YahoJnitsky was the Cantor assisted by members of Holy Transfiguration Parish Choir. Doris' granddaughter Jelene Morash was the Cross Bearer, The interment followed in the Garden of St Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandchildren, Sheldon, Chad, Dean, Renai, Travis Morash and Bev Shackleton as Casket Bearers.

MORASH - Dorothy (nee Calancie) was born on February 1, 1917 on the family farm south of Calder, SK; a daughter of George and Mary (nee Tokar) Calancie in a family of 14 brothers and sisters. She was raised on the family farm and attended Minerva School. On May 22, 1940 Dorothy was united in marriage to Nicholas Morash in Yorkton, SK. After a short time in Sudbury, ON. they returned to the Calder district to farm in 1944. Here they worked together until retiring into the village of Calder in 1969. Dorothy remained in Calder for one year after Nick's death; then moved to Yorkton where she stayed for 2 years before moving to Cedarwood Manor in Regina in 1998. She resided in an apartment suite until May 2007 when she made the Wildrose Senior Care Home her residence. Following a brief illness Dorothy passed away at her residence on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the age of 91 years. She will be remembered as an individual who loved cooking, experimenting and creating exotic dishes and her love for crafting such as quilt making and hooking rugs. She also loved outdoor activities such as: gardening, fishing and farm activities.. Also, she was a kind and gentle woman who always had time to spend with other people. Dorothy had a willingness to help others; such as: while living in Cedarwood Manor in Regina she enjoyed looking after her friends by checking on them, picking up their groceries or medications. She volunteered as the floor fire monitor and handling other duties like checking the "I'M O.K." buddy cards each morning. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her daughter Marlene (Maurice) Hall of Regina, SK. Two sons: Orville (Beverley) Morash of Regina, SK., and Brian (Brenda) Morash of Pinawa, MB. Also, seven grandchildren: Barton (Shelina) Hall of Toronto, ON., Gavin (Tara) Hall of Phoenix, AZ, Sterling (Lorelei) Hall of Calgary, AB, Russell (Tanja) Morash of Calgary, AB., Laura ( Dylan) Neufeld of Calgary, AB, Darin Morash of Lorette, MB., Kara (Jared) Bissonnette of Marquis, SK; seven great grandchildren: Nicholas, Trevor, Jonathon, Emma, Jake, Amelie, Troy; sister Ella Bishop of Burlington, ON and a brother Bill Calancie of Burnaby, BC. Dorothy was predeceased by her: parents, husband Nicholas in 1995, 11 brothers and sisters and a grandson Trevor Hall.

MORASH - Jocelyn Shantelle Morash was born on October 6th, 1981 in Yorkton, Sask.; a daughter of Ivan and Debbie (nee Sawchuk) Morash. Since Jocelyn's condition was a rare metabolic disorder, she required constant medical attention and fought a struggle for life since her birth. In spite of her illness, Jocelyn loved to be where her parents were and lov­ed to look at all kinds of books. She was a responsible and loveable child. On January 18th, 1985 the illness she had been fighting took her life at the Childrens Hospital in Win­nipeg. She was 3 years, 3 months and 12 days of age. Besides her loving parents, she is survived by two brothers. Chad and Travis, and a sister Renai. Her grandparents, Doris Morash and Pete and Lena Sawchuk. Her aunts and uncles: Rod and Doreen Haberstock, Orest and Deanna Tandryk, Len and Margaret Mutz, Steve and Jeanette Sawchuk, Myron and Cheryl Trafananko, and Ed and Judy Morash. She was predeceased by her grandfather George Morash. Funeral Services were at Concordia Lutheran Church, Churchbridge, Sask. Officiated by Pastor Richard Dederick. Organist was Lorna Nechvatal. Pallberarers were Glen Morash, Stan Wirl, Ed Morash and Rodney Haberstock. Interment in Churchbridge Town Cemetery.

MORASH - Lillian (nee Rubletz) Morash, age 97 years of Roblin, MB, and formerly of Churchbridge, SK, passed away peaceful­ly on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Crocus Court Personal Care Home, Roblin, MB. Lillian Rubletz was born on the family farm, Sec 16-25-32 RM of Calder, SK, the fifth of ten chil­dren born to George and Anne (nee Wasilenchuk) Rubletz. She grew up on the farm and attended Chauser School. She helped with all of the household and farm chores, including pitching sheaves at harvest time. It was when she was working as a housekeeper in Wroxton, SK, that she met Jim Morash. Jim and Lillian were married on November 21st, 1935 and moved to Hinton, AB. They returned to Calder in 1957 and they moved to Churchbridge, SK in 1958. Lillian resided there until she moved to Roblin, MB in 1995. She lived at Roblin Residences until 2005. She spent her last four years at Crocus Court Personal Care Home in Roblin. The most important thing in Lillian's life was her family. She was always there for each and every one of them. She enjoyed the outdoors. She was always game for a berry picking or mush­room picking expedition. She took pride in her gar­den and her flowers. She did beautiful hand­work. Winter evenings would find her crocheting, embroidering or knitting, and of course, playing cards or doing word search puzzles. She loved music, singing and danc­ing. All those who knew her will remember her singing, sometimes in English and sometimes in Ukrainian, or shuffling along with her walker, singing a version of the heel-toe polka. Lillian took everything in stride. She never got upset or frustrated or anx­ious. She never com­plained. She never criti­cized. She never scolded. She never worried. Lillian will be sadly missed by her sons, Glen (lone) of Roblin and Don (Sheila) of Regina; her four grandchildren and her ten great-grandchildren: Cam and Kathy Morash, Cale and Andrew of Calgary, Cindy and Dennis Krueger, Dustin, Brittany and Scott of Saskatoon, Reni and Seamus Lubiniecki, Teagan, Tannis and Reece of Churchbridge; Terry and Tammi Morash, Jack and Erik of Regina, and her brother, Mike Rubletz of Churchbridge, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Lillian was predeceased by her husband, James in 1966; her parents. Funeral Home, Roblin, MB, with Rev. David Maxwell officiating under the auspices of the United Church of Canada. The organist, Mrs. Betty Wenner, led Knox United Church Choir and the con­gregation in singing the hymns. Cindy Krueger and Reni Lubiniecki shared the Words of Remembrance. The Staff at Crocus Court Personal Care Home, and all those who had shared in Lillian's life, were asked to consider themselves Honourary Casket Bearers. Casket Bearers were Cam Morash, Terry Morash, Dennis Krueger, Seamus Lubiniecki, Sheldon Morash, Chad Morash. Following the Funeral Service a reception was held from Roblin '50 & Over Club. Interment fol­lowed at the Garden of St. Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens, Yorkton, SK.

MORASH - Nicholas 'Nick'. On Saturday, July 8, 1995 at Saskatoon, Sask, following a brief illness, Nicholas Morash, aged 89 years, beloved husband of Dorothy Morash of Calder, SK passed away. Nicholas was born on the family farm in the Calder district on April 19, 1906. He was the son of Metro and Domna (nee Tkachuk) Morash, Ukrainian pioneers of Saskatchewan. Nick, as he was known to family and friends, attended Verboska School. When he was 14 years of age his father died suddenly and Nick was forced to leave school and take over the responsibility of the farm and help his mother with the younger children. The first three years were most difficult ones for him as weather conditions prevented the harvesting of their crops. As a result Nick decided to work out to help the family meet its needs. He moved to Flin Flon and later Sudbury where he was employed in the mines for 14 years. On May 22, 1940 Nick was united in marriage to Dorothy Calancie at Yorkton. In 1944 the couple returned from Ontario to the family farm at Calder. Here they worked together until retiring into the village in 1969. Nick loved fishing, hunting and the outdoors. He enjoyed sports and as a young man participated in baseball and boxing. He will be remembered as an individual who always had time to spend with other people and listen to their concerns and problems and often gave advice which was appreciated, as many would return and tell him that his words had helped them through different situations. He was a kind and gentle man and always willing to help others. Nick was a founding member of the Calder Senior Citizens. He leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life his wife, Dorothy; two sons and their wives, Orville and Beverley of Calgary, AB and Brian and Brenda of Pinawa, MB; a daughter, Marlene and her husband Maurice Hall of Regina, SK; seven grandchildren: Laura and Russell Morash, Darin end Kara Morash, Barton (Shelina) Hall, Gavin and Sterling Hall; two sisters, Lena Martiniuk of Calder, SK and Marie Pilja of St. Catherines, ON. Besides his parents, Nick was predeceased by a grandson, Trevor Hall; two brothers, Bill and John (his twin in infancy); and two sisters, Rose Bewcyk and Mary Chorney. Funeral Services were held on Friday, July 14, 1995 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Doreen Van Camp of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Taped solos by Merril Womach, Amazing Grace and Nearer My God to Thee were played. Nick's son, Brian, was the Urnbearer. The interment service took place at the family plot in the Garden of St. Matthew at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Art Cross of the United Church of Canada, Minister of the Calder United Church officiating.

MOSTOWAY - Mary (nee Kohut). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Saturday, April 24, 2010. Remaining to forever cherish Mary's memory are her daughter, Nadia Beddome of Winnipeg; granddaughter Sharla (Chad) Pucknell of Winnipeg; grandson Trevor (Barb) Beddome of Port Dover, ON; and great grandchildren Chase and Bethany. She is also survived by sister Rose (Orest) Kaminsky of Yorkton; sisters-in-law, Elsie Kohut of Stoney Creek, ON; Anne Mostoway of Calder; Nellie (Charles) Tuba of Edmonton; brother-in-law, Tony Mostoway of Edmonton, and many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband Michael (1998); son Ernie (1990); parents, Alex and Ellen Kohut; son-in-law John; brother George and wife Helga; brother Bill, and in-laws William and Mary Mostoway, as well as many other relatives. Mary was born on April 5, 1925 in the Calder district. She was a student in Calder from 1931 - 1942. On July 15, 1945 Mary was united in marriage to Michael Mostoway. They were blessed with two children, Ernie and Nadia. Mary entered the teaching profession in 1943. Her first teaching position was at Torsk School, which many years later became home for Mike and Mary. Over the years, she taught at Verbaska, Mostez, Liberal and Chernawka Schools. She also was a teacher in Uranium City, Esterhazy and Calder, retiring in 1981. Since then she has been a member of the Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan, Yorkton branch. A strong belief of Mary's was that school should be like a nurturing family environment - a place for children that is full of kindness, happiness and learning. Mary was a very devoted lifetime member of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder. She loved singing in the choir for as long as she could attend. She was a very active member of her community, where she helped out with whatever had to be done. She served on many committees, her most recent was the Calder Centennial Celebration Committee in 2005. For this she complied and wrote the history of Calder. Another project was the history of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church. She enjoyed writing poetry, plays & skits. Mary had also been the longtime contributing editor to the Yorkton This Week & Enterprise for the Calder News. Family and friends were very important to Mary. She was very hospitable and loved entertaining. She made many friends over the years and had kept in close contact with many of them. Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The funeral service was held on Wednesday morning, April 28, 2010 at the Family Centre with Rev. Father Patrick Powalinsky officiating. The Cantors, Zennovia Duch and Walter Balabuk led members of St. Peter & Paul Parish Choir of Calder and the congregation in the responses. Granddaughter Sharla gave a tribute to her baba. The interment took place in the Garden of Gethsemene with Bill and Steve Sobkow, Bob Kaminsky, Leonard Mostoway, Gerald Shymko and Bob Linton serving as the casketbearers.

MYSKO - Anne (nee Maccala) April 22, 1918 - March 12, 2009. Loving wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Will be remembered but not forgotten. Anne was born in the Wroxton district, a daughter to Anton and Frances (nee Kolodnicki) Maccala. She was united in marriage to Steven Mysko on June 14, 1941. The couple farmed and raised their family in the Wroxton area until retiring in 1983. After retirement they spent each succeeding winter travelling to California and Vancouver to visit his sons and grandchildren and eventually their great -grandchildren. Anne was predeceased by her husband Steven on January 1, 2001 and her son Gary on July 3, 2003, grand daughter Cloud Mysko-Engle on Octber 21, 2008 She leaves to cherish her memory, her son David Mysko, daughter-in-law MiMi Mysko; great grandchildren Ian Engle 17yrs., Taylor Engle 15 yrs, Cameron Engle 13 yrs., Grace Engle 9 yrs; grandson Blair Mysko and great grand children, Dylan Mysko 13 yrs., Hayden Mysko 10 yrs. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 11:00 am at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Pastor Anton Yorgov officiating.

MYSKO - Cynthia Rosemarie. It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, sister and aunt, Cynthia Rosemarie Mysko, age 56, of Saskatoon, Sask. Cynthia Rosemarie Mysko was born in Yorkton, Sask. to Rose and Bill Mysko on February 7, 1952. She grew up on the family farm near Wroxton, SK and there she attended elementary school. When the family moved to Yorkton, she attended Sacred Heart Academy. Following this, she obtained her diploma in psychiatric nursing and worked in Weyburn, Yorkton and later, Saskatoon University Hospital. Her hobby was playing keyboard in piano lounges and she also formed several bands, which entertained throughout the province. She became very successful at this, so much so, that she eventually left nursing to pursue her music career full time. Cynthia's greatest attribute was her talent in the arts. She was a painter, a writer of poetry, a singer, as well as a musician. She was a gifted, self-taught musician who played several instruments, but was best known for her keyboard accomplishments. She could listen to a song, then immediately play it by ear. Cynthia loved to entertain at family functions and could always be depended upon to provide lively music for such gatherings. She also enjoyed teaching others how to play a variety of instruments. Cynthia will be remembered for her unconditional love for her family, her talents and love of the arts, her love of animals, nature and travel. She will truly be missed. Cynthia was predeceased by her father, William Mysko and leaves to mourn, her mother, Rose, her brothers, Lorne (Bernadette) Mysko and Jeff (Shelley) Mysko and her sisters Sharen Zeman, Geraldine (Mitch) Hippsley and Laurie (Marty) Meloche. She also leaves to mourn, many nieces and nephews: Paul (Carla), Jared, and Barbara Mysko, Philip and Laura Zeman, Britanny (Dave) Burchill, Carly, Macy, and Alexa Hippsley, Riley and Regan Meloche, and Reis and Tori Mysko. She also leaves to mourn great-grand nephews Andrew Mysko, William Mysko, and great-grand niece Allison Mysko. A Celebration of Life Service was held from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre on Sunday evening July 13, 2008 with Rev. Fr. Frank Szadiak of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses for the Parastas were sung by members of the parish choir. The committal service followed in the Mysko family plot in the Garden of St. Luke at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Cynthia's beloved mother, Rose was the urn bearer. Tributes & words of remembrance were given by Cynthia's loving brothers and sisters as well as her nieces.

MYSKO - Steven. Peacefully on January 15, 2001 at 5 a.m., Steve Mysko, a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, formerly of the Wroxton district, passed away with his beloved wife Anne, son David and grandson Blair at his bedside. Steven Paul Mysko was born on March 3, 1917 in Wroxton, Saskatchewan. Steve was raised with five brothers and one sister on the farm near Wroxton. His father helped him develop his passion for grain farming, carpentry and mechanic skills. Although not a talented musician as his five brothers, he did try his skills on drums. He married Anne Maccala on June 14, 1941. He then began establishing his farm business, constructing buildings and clearing land to farm. Shortly after, two sons were born, David in 1942 and Gary in 1948. In addition to his farming interests, Steve was a 14-year councillor for the R.M. of Calder and secretary-treasurer of the Geddes School District. Steve continued to farm thereafter, finally retiring in 1983. After retirement he spent each succeeding winter travelling to California and Vancouver to visit his sons and grandchildren and eventually his great-grandchildren. His love and concern of family was paramount and highlighted by extreme patience and a stress of education and curiosity. Steve's health began to deteriorate in 1997, at which time he suffered a stroke. Since October, 2000 he was a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He lived a long and fruitful life of 83 years. Steve is predeceased by his father Paul; mother Mary; brothers Peter, Mike and William, and sister Ann. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted and loving wife Anne; his sons David (Michele) and Gary; his grandchildren Blair (Lisa) and Cloud (Randy); six great grandchildren, Ian, Taylor, Cameron, Dylan, Hayden and Grace; and two brothers, John (Ann) and Walter (Mary). The funeral service was held on Thursday, January 18, 2001 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton with Pastor John Redlick of the Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. The organist Vange Shipowick led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art. Daughter-in-law Michele Mysko conveyed words of remembrance of Steve. The honourary bearers were John Mysko, Harry Napady, Gary Mysko, Lorne Mysko, Miles Wintonyk, Barry Strutynski, Peter Brigidear, Tom Trafananko, Ray Gayle, Joe Soloninko and Johnnie Lucky. The interment followed in thte Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with David Mysko, Blair Mysko, Walter Mysko, Dale Maccala, Ted Swidzinski and Randy Napady serving as casket bearers.

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NICOL - Marian J. (nee Pryslak) 1923 - 2010. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend just short of her 87th birthday. Marian is survived by son Robert (Susan) Nicol; daughter Darlene (Ken) Leier; three grandchildren Alan (Miriam) of Extertal, Germany, Jordan (Nicole) of Saskatoon, Stephanie (Paul) of Saskatoon; Matthew (Stephanie) of Saskatoon and Kendahl (Elwood) of Saskatoon. She is also survived by sisters Nettie (Tom) Bates and Sylvia (Freeman) Hanson; sister-in-law Judy (Pryslak); many nieces, nephews, friends and her special friend Joyce Coates. Marian was predeceased by her husband Dave; parents Alex and Mary Pryslak; sisters Margaret, Irene, Betty, Pauline, Anne and brother Mervin. Marian was born and raised in Calder Sask. She moved to Saskatoon after working in Ontario during the war at CIL industries. Upon returning to Saskatoon she met Dave, the love of her life in 1946 while working at Broadway Cafe. Marian and Dave were married in July 1952 and were blessed with two children, Bob and Darlene. Marian enjoyed a long career at Eaton's and she and Dave were members of Second Street United Church. A Funeral Service for Marian will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th street, first right past Briargate road) on Friday November 12th, 2010, at 2:00 P.M. with interment and reception to follow.

NINOWSKY - Jack, a resident of Anderson Lodge in Yorkton and formerly of the Calder district died on Saturday, June 30, 2001. He was 80 years of age. Jack was born on July 21, 1920 in the Calder district, a son of pioneer parents, Hrynko and Ann (nee Ewachewski) Ninowsky. Jack was raised on the family farm along with eleven siblings and received his education at Liberal School. He enjoyed playing baseball and other games with his school pals and his brothers. Following his education Jack spent his lifetime on the family farm working together with his brothers. He especially enjoyed and took pride in raising purebred Hereford cattle. He loved his work, but at the same time wondered about the purpose of life. He then displayed a great interest in the Bible which enabled him to develop a strong faith and hope of a resurrection. With this conviction he dedicated his life to Jehovah's Witnesses. Jack endeared himself to the people who knew him by his gentle personality and the "always there" smile on his face. Jack spent the last four years as a resident of Anderson Lodge in Yorkton. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Hrynko and Ann (nee Ewachewski); brothers Nick, John, Steve, Michael, Joseph and Walter; sisters, Annie Lusney, Sophie Kowalyshyn and Mary in infancy; and a niece Vivian Lusney. He leaves to cherish his memory two brothers, Metro (Sylvia) of Calder and Fred (Olga) of Edmonton; a sister Hilda Pakosh of Burlington, ON; two sisters-in-law Mary Ninowsky of Yorkton and Renee Ninowsky of Provost, AB and brother-in-law Mike Kowalyshen of Rhein; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 4th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Mr. Mervin Dubnyk of the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Gerald Ninowski, Howard Pakosh, Gordon Halyk, Eugene Mellish, Jerry Bayn, Albert Dubnyk and Terry Myllychuk serving as the casket bearers.

NINOWSKY - Mary (nee Bewcyk), resident of Yorkton, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 87 years of age. Mary Ninowsky was born on November 8, 1915 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of George and Alexandra (nee Antony) Bewcyk. She was raised on the family farm and attended the Verboska School. In December of 1936 she was united in marriage to Nick Ninowsky. The couple farmed and raised their family of three children (Violet, Ross (Henry) and Shirley) in the RM of Calder for over 30 years. Mary helped equally with all farming chores; she kept a large garden and enjoyed tending to her flower beds. Her pastimes included crocheting and various other handiworks. In November of 1965 the couple moved into Yorkton. Nick passed away in December of that year, and following that time Mary continued to maintain her independence, caring for herself in her own home. Besides her husband Nick, she was predeceased by brothers Metro, John & Mike Bewcyk, and by a sister Annie Charambura. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son Henry of Yorkton, two daughters, Violet and her husband Albert Dubnyk of Wroxton, and Shirley and her husband Gordon Halyk of Dunleath; grandchildren: Clayton Dubnyk of Edmonton, Tracy Dubnyk of Vancouver; Rhonda (Keith) Sapara of Esterhazy, Travis Ninowsky of Victoria BC; Nicolette (Carmen) Sivertson of Weekes, and Randy (Ruth) Halyk of Saskatoon; great grandchildren: Sheldon, Jessica & Tara Dubnyk, Jillian & Nicholas Sapara, and Nikeesha Halyk; two sisters, Lena (Steve) Shebeluk of Yorkton, Doris (John) Boyko of Killarney MB; and numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, December 12, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Mr. Mervin Dubnyk of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiated. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion with Randy Halyk, Nicolette Sivertson, Rhonda Sapara, Sheldon Dubnyk, Michael Bewcyk and Cliff Shebeluk serving as the casketbearers.

NOVAKOWSKI - Martha (nee Matechuk), resident of the Country Meadows Care Home in Neepawa, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2009. She was 89 years of age. Martha Novakowski was born on April 23, 1920 in the Playmore district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of John and Lena (nee Zazelenchuk) Matechuk. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in the district. On June 16, 1940 she was united in marriage to Michael Zelaney. This union was blessed with two children, Albert & Marion. The couple farmed in the Wroxton district until Michael's death in July of 1968. Martha eventually moved to make her home in Yorkton. While in Yorkton, Martha worked at City Bakery for many years. In December of 1974, Martha was united in marriage to Carl Novakowski. Carl predeceased her on December 6, 2002. In 2003 Martha moved to Neepawa, Manitoba to be closer to her daughter. She became a resident of the Country Meadows Care Home, where she had resided until the time of her passing. Her hobby's included camping, fishing, and she enjoyed going to dances. Martha also enjoyed being with her family and friends, she was proud of her children and grandchildren. Playing cards was a favorite pastime. She also enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii and Mexico. Besides Mike & Carl, Martha was also predeceased by a step-brother John Oystrick, she is survived by her children: son Albert (Natalie) Zelaney of Vernon BC, and Marion (Taras) Robulak of Neepawa. Manitoba; grandchildren: Brian Zelaney (Rachelle); Cheryl (Todd) Hanna; Keith Robulak; Mindy (Andy) Poulton; and great grandchildren: Shan-Lee, Morgan, Chelsea, Tyson, Matthew and Jaden. Sisters: Mary Derbowka of Saskatoon; Effie Hardy of Yorkton; Ethel Styba of Winnipeg; and Lorraine (William) Peleshytyk of Calder; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends, and extended Novakowski families. Prayers were held on Thursday, October 29, 2009 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov officiating. Granddaughter Mindy Poulton gave the eulogy. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, October 30, 2009 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Peter Pidskalny as Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and Parish Choir members. The crossbearers were Chelsea Poulton and Morgan Robulak, Cheryl Hanna read the epistle. The interment took place in the Garden of Crucifixion in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Andy Poulton, Keith Robulak, Brian Zelaney, Todd Hanna, Shen-Lee Robulak and Bernie Peleshytyk serving as the casketbearers.

NYKIFORUK - Doris `Dora' (nee Yaremko), beloved mother of Sarah and Wilma Nykiforuk passed away at Royal University Hospital on Tuesday, January 29, 2008. She was born in Wroxton, Saskatchewan to parents, Michael and Sarah Yaremko. She worked at Scott National Fruit Company and retired after working for many years. She then further enjoyed her hobbies of, cooking, collecting cookbooks, reading novels, playing lottery bingo, crocheting, knitting, embroidering; and was a TV fan of the cooking channel and figure skating. Her personal interest in writing letters to pen pals all over the world kept her in touch with many different families. Doris was a 32-year member to the Queen Esther Rebekah Lodge No. 5. Doris is survived by daughters, Sarah and Wilma Nykiforuk of Saskatoon, SK; nephew, Allan and Roberta Todd of Watrous, SK; cousin, Bill and June Nykiforuk of Saskatoon, SK; extended family, Helen Todd of Moose Jaw, SK; sister in law, Helen Yaremko of Yorkton, SK; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, John Nykiforuk; infant daughter, Marlene Joan Nykiforuk; sisters, Mary Todd, Nellie Petruniak, Rose Arnason, Lena Gislason, Annie Yaremko; brothers, John Yaremko, George Yaremko, and Alexander Yaremko. A Memorial Service in celebration of Doris' life will be held on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK, officiated by Rev. Arlene Reynolds. Interment of ashes will follow in St. John's Columbarium, Saskatoon, SK.

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O'MULREY - Rose May (nee Puritch). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister Rose O'Mulrey of Kamloops, B.C. Rose May O'Mulrey was born on September 22, 1936, at Wroxton, Sask., the daughter of John and Katie (nee Elaschuk) Puritch. She passed away on March 10, 2001 at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, B.C. Rose was predeceased by her parents John William and Katie Puritch; her husbands Nick Onchulenko and Norm O'Mulrey; nephews Danny Puritch and Scott Kulaway and her niece Anne Gross. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Kathy Robertson of Kamloops, B.C., son Mike Onchulenko of Lac La Biche, Alta., and four grandsons, Dallas, Michael, Cole and Skylar. Also two brothers, Alex (Lorraine) Puritch of Medicine Hat, Alta., and David (Susan) Puritch of Yorkton, Sask.; two sisters, Mary (Alvin) Gross of Yorkton, Sask., and Ruth (Ed) Kulaway of Fernie, B.C. and numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Memorial services were held on Friday afternoon, May 18, 2001 in the Garden of St. Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jim Acheson and Gordon Eady officiating. The urnbearer was Alex Puritch, a brother of Rose.

ONOFRIECHUK - George. We (Vic & Bev), were there with him, but could no longer keep him here with us. The Plan that the Good Lord had for Dad is complete. Peacefully, his soul went on to a place of rest on Monday, August 8, at the Yorkton Regional Health Center. The Weathers of Old Age had finally run their course. In recent years Dad was completely dependent on the two of us for all his daily needs. And, we in turn relied on the advice and unending kindness of the nurses and doctors who were always there for him. Born March 9, 1914, in the MacNutt area, he remained there most of his active life, except for a brief time when his family lived in B.C. Dad and Mom (nee Mary Chornawka) were married in 1946, settled on a farm near MacNutt, and that's where we were raised. They retired to an acreage near Yorkton in 1973 where gardening consumed their time. Another move in 1994 brought them into the City where they lived in a duplex until 1996 when they took up residence in Queen Elizabeth Court. Dad remained there until last week. A humble man, gentle and kind, he enjoyed the friendships and activities at Queen Elizabeth Court, especially Friday coffees and Wednesday dinners. Dad was predeceased by mom, his parents, Dora and Paul, 2 siblings in infancy, sisters Ella Pentlichuk (George), Lena Martin (Rusty) & Mary Ironside (Charlie). Dad will be sadly missed by the two of us, Vic (Jim) Eftoda, Bev (Barry) Hilton, and grandchildren Nyle (Deon), Derek and Chad; along with family: Caroline (Harry) Toderian, Pete (Rose), John (Mae), Alex (Brenda), Jim (Beryl), and Ann Burla (Neil). Prayers were held on Thursday evening, August 11, 2005 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Friday morning, August 12, 2005 from Holy Transfiguration Church with Rev. Father Roman Kocur as Celebrant. Cantor, William Kozey, assisted by members of the Parish Choir, led in the singing of the responses.The crossbearer was Bill Chornawka, the bannerbearers were George Flunder and Deon Keller. The interment followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Barry and Chad Hilton, Jim Eftoda, Derek Eftoda, Nyle Eftoda-Keller, and Stacey Onofriechuk serving as the casketbearers. The reception followed in the Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium, Bill Chornawka gave a tribute and offered words of thanks.

ONOFRIECHUK - Marlin Shelton John (June 14, 1955 - January 18, 2010). It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of our loved one, Marlin at age 54. Marlin was born in Roblin, MB to proud parents, John and Mae Onofriechuk of Macnutt, SK. Marlin was a highly skilled individual that sought out life's toughest challenges and always accomplished them with great perfection and detail. Marlin resided in Wynyard, SK for most of his life along side his parents. Marlin never married but cherished his long time friend, Iris Lee and her two daughters and many grandchildren. Marlin was predeceased by his younger sister, Carla. Marlin is survived by his parents, John and Mae; sister, Rennae Klebeck (Everett); brother, Dwayne (Laura). Marlin worked most of his life at what is now known as Lilydale Poultry in Wynyard. Marlin leaves behind many friends and colleagues to which support for his fight with cancer was admired. Marlin's battle with cancer began in 2007 and after a very strong fight and the utmost will to live he succumbed to his destiny on January 18, 2010. Marlin passed away peacefully and made note to his loved ones it was time for him to surrender. After giving his long time friend a final hug and kiss Marlin gestured up which suggested it was time to rest. Marlin's mother Mae was also blessed enough to be by his side as he fell asleep. To a wonderful son and the world's greatest brother you will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all. Service for immediate family was held Friday, January 22, 2010.

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PELESHYTYK - Metro, resident of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, September 27, 2001 at the age of 88 years. Metro Peleshytyk was born on May 5, 1913 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a son of Philip and Anastasia (nee Olenyk) Peleshytyk. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the district. As a young man, Metro helped on the home farm, as well as working out on his own for many years. In 1941, he was united in marriage to Nettie Popowich (nee Dubnyk), a widow with four children. The couple continued to farm and raised two sons of their own, Elmer and Ronald. The couple later moved to Yorkton, but continued to spend summers on the farm. Nettie passed away on March 30th, 1992, and following that time Metro was able to manage for himself until declining health brought him to the Anderson Lodge in April of 1999. A true farmer at heart, Metro enjoyed tending to his livestock on his mixed farm in the Wroxton district. He enjoyed the company of his many friends and relatives and he also enjoyed his two years in the Anderson Lodge, making many new acquaintances. Besides his wife Nettie, he was predeceased by his parents, step-son William Popowich and step-daughter Violet Tesarowski, sisters Mary Denaka (1961), Bella Shymko (1961), Anna Dubnyk (1987) and Polly Deneka (1998), and by brothers John in 1992 and Philip in 1998. He is survived by sons, Elmer (Alejendra) of Abbotsford BC and Ronald (Laura) of Abbotsford BC; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a step-son Walter Popowich (Doreen) of Kamsack; a step-daughter Julia (Chris) Columbus of Toronto; brothers Steve (Evelyn) of Yorkton, and William (Lorraine) of Calder; sisters Jenny Hughes of Regina and Nettie Purich of Saltcoats; as well as numerous other relatives. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Mr. Eugene Mellish of the Bradbrooke Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiated. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Walter Shymko, Bernard Peleshytyk, Robert Purich, Fred Denaka, John Denaka and Miles Wintonyk serving as the casketbearers.

PELESHYTYK - Steve, beloved husband of Evelyn of Yorkton passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. He was 87 years of age. Steve was born on April 11, 1920 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a son of Philip and Nettie (nee Olynick) Peleshytyk. Steve was raised on the family farm and received his education in the district. In his teens Steve worked for various farmers as a hired hand. As a young man he enlisted into the Royal Canadian Navy, and served in the Merchant Marine fleet from Sault Saint Marie to Montreal in 1941. After his service, he worked in a pulp mill at Kapuskasing, Ontario; in a coalmine at Flin Flon. Manitoba; at a sawmill in Clinton, BC, and at various bush camps in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In 1946 Steve purchased a farm in the Wroxton district. On June 8, 1952 he was united in marriage to Evelyn Oystrick. A few years later Steve began full time employment with the RM of Calder, where he was employed from 1959 until 1984. Steve fully retired in 1986, but he and Evelyn continued to reside on the farm until moving to Yorkton in July of 1994. Steve's hobbies included fishing, wood working, and he was an avid reader. He was mechanically inclined, repairing heavy equipment, cars, and motorcycles. He also loved to visit with friends, neighbors and his many relatives. Steve's health had began to deteriorate this year, and had required hospital care several times. Predeceased by his son Randy in 1984; parents, Philip & Nettie; brothers & sisters: Mary (Alec) Deneka, Jack (Anne) Pells, Bella (Tony) Shymko, Polly (Matt) Deneka, Metro (Nettie) Peleshytyk, Philip (Betty) Pells, and Annie (Harry) Dubnyk. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Evelyn; daughters: Shelley Peleshytyk of Edmonton, and Nadine (Greg) Evanoff of Edmonton; a brother William (Lorraine) Peleshytyk of Calder; and sisters Nettie (Sam) Purich of Yorkton, and Jenny (Mike) Hughes of Regina; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Wednesday evening, October 10, 2007 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Thursday, October 11, 2007 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. Cantor, William Kozey, assisted by members of Holy Transfiguration Parish Choir, led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was lawrence Oystrick. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Luke with Greg Evanoff, Mervin Oystrick, Craig Kucher, Lorne Oystrick, Bernie Pekleshytyk and Derry Dubnyk serving as the casketbearers. A reception followed at the Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium, daughter Shelley gave thanks on behalf of the family.

PELESHYTYK - William Peleshytyk of Yorkton, formerly of Calder SK passed away on February 19, 2012 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. William was the youngest son of Philip and Nettie (nee Olynick) Peleshytyk. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the Calder district. William worked as a farmhand after leaving school, often hopping trains with his friends across Alberta and Saskatchewan. He moved to Hamilton in 1941 to work as a deckhand on a ship on Lake Superior. He returned to Saskatchewan to help with the family farm upon discharge from his merchant marine career. In 1953, he was united in marriage to Lorraine Matechuk, they moved onto the family farm where they lived until they retired to Calder in 1992. William was active with the RM of Calder; he was a Councillor with Division 4 for many years. William was very active with the Wroxton Seniors Club for years, both while he lived on the farm, and after he moved to Calder. William continued to help his son after he left the farm, he maintained a regular regime of going to the farm and getting on the field early in the morning, this continued well into his late seventies. William enjoyed reading; his favourites were current affairs magazines, non-fiction history books, particularly histories of Europe and Ukraine. William loved to watch news programs and documentaries on TV, as well as discovery channel and CNN. William was very interested in world affairs and was well informed by both listening to CBC and watching various news programs. William always expressed a desire to visit Ukraine, this was based on stories he had heard from his father regarding the family history and life in the Ukraine. In 1997 William and his brother Philip traveled to Ukraine with a tour and had an opportunity to visit the village where their father had come from (William knew they were in the right village when they found the church) an octagon shaped old building just as their father had described to them. William always thought people in Ukraine had a good life, perhaps not as good as those in Canada. After he completely retired from his farming efforts, William became more active with the Seniors Club in Calder; he often took his pool cue, went for coffee and played pool with the other pool sharks. William also loved to watch sports on TV, he faithfully followed his Toronto Blue Jays, he cheered for his Riders and loved to watch curling. William enjoyed the very helpful staff at the Calder library who were always so willing to order in books that he wanted to read, in later years, William had the staff from the library bring books to his home. Lorraine moved to Yorkton due-to hearth problems in 1997 and William became better acquainted with cooking his own meals. In later years as his health began to fail, he was able to rely on friends and neighbours in his community who thoughtfully offered to shop for him when they were going into Yorkton, picked up his mail, took him to medical appointments, and even came to his home to cut his hair. He also had a great circle of friends who helped with various chores and issues he encountered, he was quick to offer all who came by a cup of coffee and some friendly conversation. William's health had deteriorated in the summer of 2011; he required hospitalization and was unable to return to independent living in Calder. He moved into Jowsey House at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in October 2011, he was very pleased with his new residence, he had all his meals prepared for him, his laundry was done, and help was readily available whenever he needed it. William passed away peacefully on Sunday with his children at his bedside. William was predeceased by his parents, Philip & Nettie; brothers & sisters: Mary (Alec) Deneka, Jack (Anne) Pells, Bella (Tony) Shymko, Polly (Matt) Deneka, Metro (Nettie) Peleshytyk, Philip (Betty) Pells, Annie (Harry) Dubnyk, Jenny (Mike) Hughes, and Steve (Evelyn) Peleshytyk. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Lorraine; daughters: Shirley Peleshytyk of Edmonton, Diane Pelyk of Canberra, Australia, son Bernard (Sandra) of Yorkton and his grandchildren Shayla and Brennen; and sister Nettie (Sam) Purich of Yorkton well as numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. Prayers were held on Thursday, February 23 and the Funeral Service on Friday, February 24 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Michael Faryna officiating. The responses were led by Zennovia Duch. The interment followed in Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Brennen Peleshytyk, Taras Robulak, John Derbowka, Grant Hardy, Derry Dubnyk and Gerald Shymko serving as the casket bearers.

PEREPELUK - Peter, beloved husband of Elizabeth "Elsie" of the Wroxton district of Saskatchewan entered eternal rest on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Center at the age of 82 years. Peter was born on July 10, 1924 on the family farm in the Wroxton district of Saskatchewan; a son of Fred and Katie (nee Buchinski) Perepeluk. Peter attended Charkoff school and as well worked on the family farm. In 1946 Peter purchased his own land. During this time he had met Elizabeth Shewchuk and they were married on November 18, 1948. As well as operating a cattle and grain farm Peter found winter employment in Vancouver in 1955 in the shipyards where he was a grain handler and during some winters cleared the bush in the north country for building roads. Eventually Peter's son joined him in the farming operations in 1986 and has continued to this day. Although Peter in the last number of years found that he could no longer work to his expectations he always had a hand in all of the operations even if it was just visiting with his sons. Peter was a devoted man to his faith and the churches that he was a parishoner; and sang in the Church Choirs. He served as President of St. Vladimir and Olga Ukrainian Catholic Church as well as Sts. Peter and Paul in Wroxton. His love of St. Vladimir and Olga found him renovating the church spending time and his energy, desiring to make it as beautiful as it once was. Although it was his "Project" he had many others that had helped him and he was always thankful and thanks all of those that contributed. In his younger days Peter was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing baseball, curling and hockey. When Peter was older he loved to watch these sports taking in a few Oiler games when he would visit his family in Edmonton. As well, even though farming was his livelihood he enjoyed the farm life. His family was a special part of his life, spending his time traveling with Elsie visiting with them and the grandchildren that they loved. Peter leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his loving wife of 58 years Elizabeth. His children and their families: Patrick (Carol) of St. Albert, AB., Dean (Leah) of St. Albert, AB. Marie (Peter) of Edmonton, AB, Beverly Perpeluk of Edmonton, AB. Valerie (John) Gunn - Fowlie of Edmonton, AB, Corey of Edmonton, Clarence Perpeluk of Wroxton, SK., Adele (Tom) Nielsen, Geoffrey (Danielle) and Lewis all of Edmonton, AB., Tim (Kim), Jake, Rebecca all of Yorkton, SK. Also a brother William (Mary) of Yorkton, SK. and sister Irene (Tony ) Lantz of Edmonton, AB.; brother-in-law John Galye; and sister-in-law; Edna Perepeluk Peter was predeceased by his parents; brothers: Mike, Walter, Freddie, Steve, Metro; sisters: Annie Perpeluk, Joyce Galye; sisters and brothers-in-law: Mona and Fred Wickner, Francis and Fred Stark and Mickey North. The prayer service was held on Friday evening, November 24, 2006 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday morning, November 25, 2006 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko as Celebrant. The responses to the Liturgy were sung by Ed Pindus and Colette Karapita and members of the parish choir. The Epistle reader was Marie Perpeluk witn Jake and Rebecca Perpeluk serving as Cross bearers. John Galye, William Perpeluk, William Shewchuk, Emil Strutynski, Walter Wintonyk, Mervin Yakubowski, Ed Horkoff and Andrew Tataryn were Honourary Bearers. The memorial luncheon followed the Divine Liturgy with reflections of Peter's life given by his family. Following the luncheon a prayer service was held at Sts. Vladimir and Olga Ukrainian Cathoiic Church Wroxton with the interment at the parish cemetery; Corey Gunn - Fowlie, Mark Perepeluk, Geoffrey Nielsen, Dean Perpeluk, Lewis Nielsen and Willie Shewchuk served as Casket Bearers.

PEREPELUK - William "Willie" Perpeluk of Yorkton, beloved husband of Mary passed suddenly on July 11, 2010 at the age of 84 years. Willie was born on April 15, 1926 the son of Fred and Katie Perepeluk (Buchinski). He grew up in the Wroxton District and received his education at Charkoff School. Along with his 13 brothers and sisters Willie grew up on the family farm where he helped his parents farm. On October 24, 1948 Willie was united in marriage to Mary Anthony. They purchased land and farmed in the Wroxton area for several years. He decided that farming was not what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Willie quit farming and they went to Winnipeg for three years and obtained his journeymen's papers as an electrician. He returned to Wroxton to pursue his career as an electrician. Willie also expanded his trade to plumbing and carpentry and cabinet making. He became known as "The Handyman" because there wasn't a job he wouldn't tackle. He even built St. Mary's Orthodox Church in MacNutt along with his cousin Alex Shewchuk. In 1966 Willie was offered a position with the Melville School Unit were he did maintenance and closures at surrounding rural schools. He moved his family to Melville where they resided for 6 years. He later moved to Yorkton continuing his career as a carpenter and handyman where he remained till present time. Along with numerous houses that he built and sold, he also built his own home and that of family members. Willie was very creative and talented, he could build anything. He always knew what to do, or build something for you, even before you knew you needed it. Willie loved spending time with his family. It was not unusual for him to pack up everyone and go for Sunday drives, visiting relatives, having picnics and picking mushrooms or berries in nearby woods. He took his family on many vacations and toured many spots in Canada, US, and Mexico. Later Willie and Mary became snowbirds and spent 13 winters, at Apache Junction, Arizona. He was a proud, active member for 16 years of the Yorkton Elk,s Lodge # 392. He held several honorary positions and is a Past Exalted Ruler, Willie was also a member of the Order of St. Andrews. Willie was very active going somewhere and doing something all the time with his friends and family. He loved building things and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, curling, gardening and of course ag-repping. He found humour with almost everything and loved to laugh. He never officially retired. Just tell Willie you need something done, and he was out the door. He loved life, and went the way he lived. Willie is predeceased by his Parents; brothers and sisters: Freddie, Walter, Joyce Galye, Steve, Francis Stark, Mike, Metro, Mona Wickner, Peter, John, Ann, and Nick; brothers-in-law: Fred Stark, Fred Wickner, Mickey North, Mitch, Bill, John and Jim Anthony. He leaves behind to mourn his death and celebrate his life his loving wife Mary of 61 years; sister Irene Lantz of Edmonton AB; children, Darlene (Duane) Dreger of Balgone, SK, David (Penny) Perpeluk of Nanamio, BC, and Dolores (Edward) Pilipow of Melville, SK: grandchildren; Delmyra (Fred) Skutar, Darscelia Dreger (Tony), Dawn Dreger. Diane Dreger, Daniel (Angie) Perpeluk, Kelly (Amy) Perpeluk, LeeAnn Perpeluk, Mike (Alison) Pilipow, and Paul (Cherie) Pilipow; great grandchildren Cody, Ethan, Alex, Winston, Illyanna, and Felix; sisters-in-law Edna Perepeluk of Yorkton, Elsie Perepeluk of Wroxton, Agnes Gawryliuk of Yorkton; brothers-in-law John Galye and Al (Cynthia) Anthony of Kelowna, BC and many nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Monday, July 19th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre and the Funeral Service on Tuesday, July 20th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton, SK with Very Rev. Fr. Mel Slashinsky and Rev. Fr. Patrick Powalinsky officiating. The responses were led by William Kozey & Parish Choir Members. Serving as the crossbearer was Cody Pilipow. An honour guard of members of the Elks Lodge S392 were present. The interment took place at St. Vladimir & Olga Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Wroxton District with Ray Gayle, Daniel Perpeluk, Kelly Perpeluk, Michael Pilipow, Alexander Anthony and Kerry Perepeluk serving as the casket bearers.

PETRUNIAK - James, of Calder, passed away on June 14, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre after a battle with cancer. He was 71 years of age. He was born on May 11, 1930 on the family farm West of Calder, SK. He was educated at Torsk School. Upon finishing school he stayed at home to help with farming. James worked as a mechanic at B & G Motors in Calder and also did mechanical work for local area farmers. He was an icemaker for the local curling rink for a few years. He enjoyed curling, baseball, gardening, crossword puzzles and watching old movies and hunting when he was younger. He enjoyed having friends visit him. He farmed the family homestead until 1995, when he moved into Calder. He later purchased his parents' home in Calder where he resided until he took ill. He was predeceased by his Father Steve in 1985, Mother Nellie (nee Yaremko) in 1999, brothers-in-law Gerald Bennett in 1969, Nick Wandy in 1994, and Roland Werner in 2000. He is survived by sisters Dora Werner of Churchbridge, Anne Bennett of Canora, Margie (Dan) Mankish of Calder, Kathleen (Ed) Boychuk of Canora, Shirley (Erik) Hansen of Redvers, Virginia Wandy of Calder, and Wilma Austin of Fort McMurray, Alberta, and two brothers William Petruniak of Calder and George (Victoria) Petruniak of Regina. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Prayer services were held on Sunday, June 17th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 18th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Peter Anhel of St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Calder officiating. The cantor, Walter Balabuk assisted by choir members of St. Peter & Paul and St. Mary's parishes led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Steve Rubletz and the reading of the history was by Beverly Wandy. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Steven Wandy, Dale Austin, James Stefanowich, Fred Werner, Walter Fyck and Bill Sobkow serving as the casket bearers.

PETRUNIAK - William, of Calder, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 81 years of age. William was born October 6, 1927 in the Calder district to parents Steve and Nellie (nee Yaremko) Petruniak. He received his education at Torsk School and helped on the family farm. William worked for area farmers doing stooking, threshing and general farm work. He spent one winter in Reagan, Ontario doing bush work. He worked at a Lumber Mill camp in the Pas, MB and also cutting pulp wood in Attic, Ontario. He then began his career in carpentry. He became a journeyman carpenter, working for the following: Geno & Tommy Marteniuk building low rental homes in North Battleford, Geno Ostalfie at GA Construction, Perry Homes in Edmonton and after suffering an injury he returned home to Calder. Here he continued with carpentry and small engine repairs. William was musically talented, playing the violin, cymbaly and guitar. He enjoyed spending time fishing and gardening. William is survived by seven sisters, Dora Werner of Churchbridge, Anne Bennett of Canora, Marjorie Mankish of Calder, Kathleen (Ed) Boychuk of Canora, Shirley (Erik) Hansen of Redvers, Virginia Wandy of Calder and Wilma Austin of Fort McMurray, AB and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents; two brothers James and George; brothers-in-law Roland Werner, Dan Mankish, Nick Wandy and Gerald Bennett and a sister-in-law Victoria Petruniak. Prayers were held on Monday, April 27th and the funeral service on Tuesday, April 28th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Family Centre with Rev. Father Patrick Powalinsky of St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiating. The responses were led Walter Balabuk and parish choir members. The cross bearer was Steve Rublitz. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Erik Hansen, Gerald Shymko, Norman Wandy, Steven Wandy, Robert Boychuk and Arthur Martinuk serving as the casket bearers.

PETRUNIAK - Wilma Louise Petruniak was born on March 25, 1942 to parents Steve and Nellie at Yorkton. She was raised on the family farm in the Calder district, and received her education at Torsk School until grade eight. After leaving school she worked as a babysitter and waitress. On October 5, 1962 she married Harry Austin and had two children Lori and Dale. They moved to Pinepoint, NWT in 1968. In 1974 she returned to Yorkton where she took grades nine and ten. In the fall of 1975 she took a hairdressing course and opened up a hair salon called Wil-Car Styling Boutique in Canora. In 1978 she moved to Fort McMurray, AB and opened up a mobile hairdressing service called Dial a Hairstyle for 20 years. Feeling a need to change careers in 1990 she took an Early Childhood Development course and finally received grades 11 and 12. From 1992 to 1997 she opened a family day-care home for children 0-6 years old, with special emphasis on the special needs children of the community. From 2001 to 2007 she resided at Fork Lake, AB. In 2007 she returned to Fort McMurray, where she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Wilma enjoyed fishing, gardening, craftwork, playing guitar, reading, and a good game of cards. Wilma passed away suddenly following a brief illness on Monday, June 28, 2010. She was 68 years of age. She was predeceased by her parents Steve and Nellie: three brothers George, James, & William Petruniak. She is survived by her daughter Lori (Regan) Bodnarchuk, son Dale Austin, grandchildren Chance, Desiree & Syrina Bodnarchuk, and six sisters; Dora Werner, Anne Bennett, Marjorie Mankish, Kathleen Boychuk, Shirley (Erik) Hansen, & Virginia Wandy.

PITTS - Jennie (nee Rubletz) of Yorkton, formerly of the Wroxton district, passed away on July 7, 1996 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on her 91st birthday. Jennie Pitts was born the oldest daughter of George and Annie (Wasilenchuk) Rubletz, on July 7,1905 in the Wroxton district. She attended Chaucer School. Jennie lived on the farm with her family until she was united in marriage to Nick Alexander Pitts on October 8, 1925. Their marriage was blessed with four children and Nick and Jennie stayed on the farm working side by side until their retirement in the fall of 1970. It was very hard for her to leave that part of her life behind and even though she warned us all of the perils of fanning, those were happy years for her. Throughout her life she was a very good mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. Jennie lived for her family and it was always a comfort to know that Grandmawas praying for you. The passing of her husband Nick in February of 1976 was almost more than she could bear. But she bore her grief and kept him alive in all of us until her death. Jennie was also predeceased by her only son Nick in March 1994, her granddaughter Brenda Pitts in January 1990 and most recently a son-in-law Hammy Schneider of Winnipeg in May 1996. Jennie is also predeceased by her parents, a brother Nick, sister and brother-in-law Sam and Helen Gilchuk, sister-in-law Nora Rubletz and great granddaughter Charlene Nicole ZaysWey. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebrate her life three daughters, Victoria am} John Wilson and their children Laverne and Randy Zayshley of Yorkton, Larry and Helen Wilson of Yorkton, Bev and Dale Thomas of Calgary, Wayne Wilson of Yorkton, Karen and Todd Nicholson of Calgary and Rhonda Wilson of Yorkton; Mary Schneider of Winnipeg and her children Tamara and Neil McRitchie of Winnipeg and Jeff Schneider of Winnipeg; Anne and Ted Morrison of North Battleford and their children Cindy and Doug Haywood of Edmonton and Carla Morrison of Edmonton; daughterin-law Isabel Pitts of Yorkton and her children Brent and Tammy Pitts of Dewberry, AB, Debbie and Greg Jackson of Prince Albert and Robert Pitts and his fiancee Delia Hrehor of Saskatoon. Jennie has 20 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She also leaves her sisters Bella Eftoda of Yorkton, Lily Morash of Roblin, Dora Morash of Churchbridge and Rose Calanchie of Esterhazy; brother Mike Rubletz of Churchbridge, Jack Rubletz of Churchbridge and James and Betty Rubletz of Yorkton as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Our Mother and Grandmother lived for many years with all the joys and sorrows life has to offer, but it was her great faith and belief in God the one above us that kept her going and that same faith will help us all to accept out loss. We'll miss her very much. Prayer services were held on Tuesday, July 9th from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 10th from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Very Rev. Fr. Nicholas Orest Rauliuk of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiating. The cantor, Steve Fedorak, led in the singing of the services. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Larry and Wayne Wilson, Jeff Schneider, Brent and Bob Pitts and Randy Zayshley serving as the casket bearers.

PITTS - Nicolas Ernest Pitts was torn on February 25, 1931 in the Rothbury district of Saskatchewan; a son of Nick and Jenny (nee Rubletz) Pitts. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Rothbury School. As a young man, Nick worked at various odd jobs until finding permanent employment with the Saskatchewan Brewers Association, at the bottle sorting and return depot in Yorkton, He began in May of 1956, and following 35 years and 11 months of service, retired on April 14th, 1992. He was united in marriage to Isabel Fuhr on October 12, 1958 at McNutt, Sask. The couple have resided in Yorkton since that time and celebrated their 35th Wedding Anntverary in 1993. Favourite pastimes included gardening and doing yard work. In his younger years he had been active in the local Minor Sports Association, mainly in the area of coaching minor baseball. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching his favourite sports on television. Nick also had kept himself busy with his family, helping his children as needed. Mr. Pitts passed away on Friday, March 11,1994 at the Yorkton Union Hospital following a brief illness. He was 63 years and 14 days of age. Predeceased by a daughter Brenda on January 13, 1990, his father Nick in 1976, and his father-in-law Dan Fuhr in 1977. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Isabel; sons: Brent and his fiance Tammy of Dewberry, Alberta, and Robert of Saskatoon; a daughter Debbie and her husband Greg Jackson of Yorkton; two grandsons: Justin and Tanner Jackson. Also three sisters: Victoria and her husband John Wilson of Yorkton, Mary and her husband Harry Schneider of Winnipeg, and Anne Morrison of North Battleford; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. Funeral servives Tuesday, March 15, 1994 at 2:00 p.m. at Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton, Sask. officiated by Rev. Don Milne, Westview United Church. Organist - Suzanne Puchala. Soloist - Brenda Robinson. Eulogy - Elaine Larson. Casket Bearers were Harold Larson, Ronald Vovchuk, Martin Stevens, John Fuhr, Ivan Morash and Allan Meriting. Interment in Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

PODOLLAN - Stella (nee Tycholas), formerly of Yorkton and the Wroxton district passed away on June 26, 2003 at the Westside Care Centre, Westbank, BC. She was 80 years of age. Stella was born July 23, 1922 at Arran, Saskatchewan; a daughter of Nick and Annie (nee Kinaschuk) Tycholas. On November 25, 1945 Stella was united in marriage to Peter Podollan at Arran. The couple farmed in the Wroxton district until their retirement to Yorkton in 1981. She was a devoted and loving mother to Natalie, Edward, David, Adele and Vernie. From nurturing and raising her five children while tending to her household chores; to putting on a spread for thirty; canning, milking, gardening, sewing, baking, painting and many, many other tasks; Stella worked hard her entire life. Stella always cooked the favourite dishes for her kids and grandkids. She was too busy to really enjoy her own kids; but they meant the world to her and nothing made her prouder than her kids. Without the conveniences of modern times, Stella managed to face any challenge and always conquered it with a smile. With her grandkids, times were a little easier and she took advantage of them. She loved to bake for them, play cards and board games with them. God was her strength and with his guidance, Stella took hardships in stride and always appreciated good times, good health, good friends and her family. Stella loved to sing....loved to dance and most of all loved to laugh. Nothing made her happier than to have her family and sisters around her and laugh until she was slapping her knees. There are memories of her playing the harmonica and the spoons and she was so proud when she sang with the Church Choir on TV. In her later years, she took up bowling and bingo and always took great pride in nurturing her garden. Following Peter's death in 1999 Stella moved to Kelowna, BC to be closer to her family. She was a dear and kind woman, who always treated everyone well. Her life's work was well done and may she now rest in peace. She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Edward (Shirley) of Fort Chipewyan, AB, David of Vernon, BC and Vern (Debbie) of Fort McMurray, AB; two daughters, Natalie (Albert) Zelaney of Lavington, BC and Adele (Bob) Wright of Vernon, BC; six grandchildren, Brian Zelaney and Cheryl Hanna of Vernon, BC, Alexander Podollan of Fort McMurray, AB, Christine Podollan and Jason Podollan and Jordan Wright of Vernon, BC; three great grandchildren, Matthew & Jaden Hanna and Tyrone Podollan and a sister Mary Lazaruk of Edmonton, AB. Stella was predeceased by her parents; an infant daughter Vivian; husband Peter in 1999; sisters, Jenny Shweykowski and Elsie Shweykowski; and brothers, Mike and Bill Tycholas. Prayer services were held on Sunday, June 29, 2003 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, June 30, 2003 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Susan Solonenko, Ed Pindus and parish choir members. The epistle reader was Vern Podollan and the cross bearer was John Solonenko. Honourary bearers were Peter & Rose Brigidear and Bert & Esther Horgas. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ed Podollan, David Podollan, Vern Podollan, Alexander Podollan, Jason Podollan and Bob Wright serving as the casket bearers.

POIER - Arnold Frederick Phillip, husband of the late Alice Poier of Yorkton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was eighty nine years of age. Arnold was born in the Landestreu area on May 30th, 1920 to George and Mary (nee Busch) Poier. He was baptized and confirmed at the Landestreu Church, helped out on the family farm and after high school Arnold attended Concordia College in Edmonton to further his studies. Arnold then served in the Army and after his discharge married his loving wife Alice (Schendel) in 1942. They farmed in the MacNutt area until 1948 when they moved to Yorkton where Arnold worked at Young's Garage; he then began his career travelling for the William Nielsen Co.; selling chocolate and spreading happiness through SE Saskatchewan for 25 years. He then worked for SGI in Yorkton until his retirement at age 65. Arnold's dedication and devotion to God was evident in his lifeline involvement with Zion Lutheran Church. He also enjoyed his volunteerism with the Canadian Cancer Society, the TB Association, the Boy Scouts, was President of the local A C T and Dominion Vice-President of the A C T. Alice and Arnold enjoyed many happy years together at their favourite place, their home at Madge Lake - golfing, fishing, having fun with their lake buddies and enjoying their little dogs. Arnold passed away peacefully and went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at the age of 89 years. Arnold was predeceased by his parents George and Mary Poier, in-laws Otto and Ottilie Schendel, his loving and sadly missed wife of 63 years Alice, his brother Elmer, and sister Cleone Ferridge, sisters-in-law Edna (George) Schaann, Doris (Ted) Kauffeld, and brother-in-law Eitel Schendel. Arnold leaves to mourn his passing and lovingly cherish his memory his daughter Joan (Ivan) Dreger of Regina and son Douglas (Loreen) Poier of Yorkton, also 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 2 great, great grandchildren, brother Roland (Gertie) Poier of Prince Albert, sister Marjean (Edward) Schendel of Saskatoon, sisters-in-law, Frieda Schendel of Calgary, Marveline Poier of Regina and brother-in-law John Ferridge of Saskatoon as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. As well as his constant companion, his dog, Pammy. A Service of Comfort was held on Friday, March 5, 2010 from The Yorkton Memorial Grardens Family Centre with Rev. Daniel Moeller officiating. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Daniel Moeller officiating. Organist, Verna Liebrecht led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Honourary Bearers were Bill & Peggy Dicker, Bill & Alice Schnieder, Cliff & Rose Prout and Norm & Roxie Graff. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Alexander Ross Branch # 77 performed the Legion Burial Rite. Interment followed in the Garden of St. John at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandson, Alan Dreger, great grandsons, Kurtis & Jordan McGillivray, nephews, Jamie Poier, Glenn Poier and Dean Schendel serving as casket bearers.

POPP - Aileen "Eileen" (nee Peppler) passed away on March 19, 2009 at the Centennial Special Care Hom in Langenburg, Sask. after a brief battle with cancer. Eileen was born on April 23, 1926 on a farm east of MacNutt, Sask. the daughter of Katherine (nee Huber) and Henry Peppler. On May 23, 1926, at Christ Lutheran Church in MacNutt, Eileen received the gift of Holy Baptism and became a child of God. On August 11, 1940 at Clova School, she was confirmed into the Christian faith. After attending school, she remained at home, working on the farm alongside her nine siblings. On May 16, 1948 she was united in holy marriage to Edgar Popp. They farmed in the MacNutt area where they raised their three children. She was a hard worker and was always proud of her large garden which meant plenty of canning and freezing. They retired to Yorkton in 1973 and she worked as a seamstress and sales clerk at various businesses. She retired early as her health did not permit her to work. The next years were spent on her hobbies, crocheting doilies, knitting afghans, making quilts and covering coat hangers for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She made hundreds of pairs of mittens to give to needy children in the city. Failing health forced her to give up her home and move into Queen Elizabeth Court in 1996. Eileen was predeceased by her parents, Katherine and Henry Peppler; her brothers, Harry, Fred, Edwin, Bernhardt, George and John Peppler; her sister, Frieda Mehling; sisters-in-law, Rose, Minnie and Remona Peppler and husband, Edgar Popp on December 25, 2003. Eileen is survived by her children, Randy (Donna) Popp of Winnipeg, MB, Lorrie (Connie) Popp of MacNutt, SK and Charmaine of Roblin, MB. She also leaves to mourn her passing, her grandchildren, Lisa (Jason) Harakal of Winnipeg, MB, Curtis Popp of Winnipeg, MB, Kevin (Sherry) Popp of MacNutt, SK, Craig (Jahnaya) Popp of Swift Current, SK, Melanie Popp and Matt Sklepowich of Calgary, AB and Melissa Popp of Edmonton, AB along with great-grandchildren, Sydney and Jorja Harakal of Winnipeg, MB, Denae and Breanna Popp of MacNutt, SK and Rhett, Kai and Sacha Popp of Swift Current, SK; her sisters, Elsie Morran of Edmonton, AB and Clara (Harold) Kentel of Edmonton, AB; sisters-in-law, Rose, Esther and Thelma Peppler as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 1:30 pm from Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

PRASKI - Sharon Katherine (nee Haberstock) passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at the Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon at the age of 65. Sharon was born on March 14, 1944 at the Yorkton Union Hospital. She attended MacNutt School and later worked in Yorkton, before marrying Ted Praski in 1966. They lived in several locations throughout Saskatchewan and retired in Saskatoon. Sharon struggled with Alzheimer's disease for several years. She was predeceased by her parents, Adolf and Mary Haberstock; twin sister, Shirley, and her sister, Marlene Tkachuk. Sharon is lovingly remembered by her husband of 43 years, Ted Praski of Saskatoon; her four sons, Carman (Deanne) of St. Albert, AB, Jason (Sheri) of Saskatoon, Todd (Nancy) of Regina and Trent of Calgary, AB, and seven grandchildren. Sharon is also survived by her sister, Meone (Jim) Hawrychuk of Prince George, BC; brother, Lorne (Dianne) Haberstock of Prince Albert, SK and Lynn Haberstock (Charleen) of Saskatoon; as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the caregivers at Sherbrooke Community Centre. The public viewing for Sharon will be held on Sunday, November 8th, 2009 at 7:30 9:00 p.m. and the Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 9th, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. celebrated by Pastor James Dimitroff. Both services will be held at Hillcrest Funeral Home (east on 8th Street, turn right before railway crossing), Saskatoon, SK. A private family interment of cremated remains will take place at Zorra Cemetery, MacNutt District at a later date.

PROCIUK - Elsie passed away peacefully on February 11, 2005 at the William Booth Special Care Home in Regina, Saskatchewan. Elsie was born on May 25, 1922 in the Wroxton, Saskatchewan District. She is survived by her husband George of 57 years; daughter Joan (special friend John Fenwick) of Vancouver BC; son Dave (Louise) of Saskatoon; and one granddaughter, Ashley of Saskatoon. She also leaves one sister Anne Lockhart of Toronto. Elsie was predeceased by her sisters Dora and Bess, and brother Benny. Elsie worked with the Provincial Government and left her career to raise her family, she then returned to work later in life until her retirement. Elsie and George traveled extensively before purchasing a winter home in Palm Harbor, Florida, where they spent many relaxing happy winters until her illness initiated a move to William Booth Special Care Home where she resided until her passing. Elsie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Elsie was always available for a game of bridge. Our heartfelt thank you to the staff at the William Booth Special Care Home for all they did to make Elsie's final years comfortable. A special thank you to Dr. Vuksic for her compassion and care. A funeral service will be held at Ukrainian Orthodox Church Of The Decent Of The Holy Spirit, 1305 12 Avenue, Regina, SK on Wednesday February 16, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Brent Kuzyk officiating. Prayers will be held at Ukrainian Orthodox Church Of The Decent Of The Holy Spirit on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

PROKOPETZ — Rose (nee Marteniuk) Prokopetz of Yorkton, beloved wife of Nick Prokopetz, passed away Friday, January 2, 2004 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 88 years of age. Rose Prokopetz was born August 3, 1915, the daughter of Kost and Wasylena (nee Yaremko) Marteniuk. Rose received her education at Chernowka and Verbaska Schools. She stayed home and helped on the family farm. On November 13, 1937 she was united in marriage to Nick Prokopetz in Yorkton, SK. Rose and Nick lived on a farm in the Calder district until 1946 when they moved into Calder. In the fall of 1998 they moved to Yorkton. After a brief illness Rose passed away, peacefully with her loving family by her side, at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Friday, January 2, 2004 at the age of 88 years. Rose was a very devoted member of St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Calder and later Holy Trinity Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Yorkton. She served on the board of the St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Ladies Auxiliary, also a member of the Calder Community Club and Calder Senior Citizens. Her hobbies were gardening, curling, sewing, crocheting, cooking and watching TV especially wrestling and baseball. No one left her house hungry. She was very sociable and always loved to talk with people, even strangers. She was a very loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was predeceased by her parents, Kost and Wasylena; stepmother, Miranda; brothers, Metro, William, John, George, Pete and Nick; sister, Dora Morash; grandson Douglas Shewchuk; niece, Marvelyn Hrycay; brothers-in-law, Peter Morash, John Scraba, Metro Kozmeniuk, Kost Montain; sisters-in-law, Emma, Lena, Rosie and Violet Marteniuk; two step-sisters, Mary Seador and Dora Montain. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Nick of Yorkton: daughters, Gladys (Peter) Shewchuk of Winnipeg, MB, and Adelia (Rodney) Plunder of Churchbridge, SK; five grandchildren, Randall Shewchuk, Russell (Serina) Shewchuk of Winnipeg, MB, Darryl (Trina) Plunder of Grande Prairie, AB, Tracy (Todd) Huckell of Esterhazy, SK, Crystal Plunder and fiance Peter Berthelette of Winnipeg, MB; six great grandchildren, Devon and Brendon Shewchuk, Tyler and Meagan Plunder, Alyssa and Robert Huckell; two sisters, Helen Scraba of Calder, SK And Lena Kozmeniuk of Roblin, MB; sisters-in-law, Elsie Marteniuk of Calder, SK and Jean Martin-Blanchard of Capreol, ON; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Prayer services led by Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut were held Wednesday. January 7, 2004 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Thursday, January 8, 2004 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, Mike Sitko and members of the parish choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Steve Rubletz and the banner bearers were Terry Marteniuk and Metro Montain. Honorary bearers were all family and friends who shared in Rose's life. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemene at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Randall Shewchuk, Russell Shewchuk, Darryl Plunder, Wayne Kozmeniuk, Ronald Scraba and Gerald Shymko serving as casket bearers.

PRYSIAZNIUK - Mary (February 23, 1925 - January 8, 2013). It is with great sadness and loving memories that we announce the passing of our dear mother and baba. Mary is survived by her daughter, Arlene (Bryan) Ryan and son, Mervyn (Lil); grandchildren, Scott (Lynne) McDougall-Ryan, Jonathan (Nicole) Ryan, and Nick Ryan; great-grandchildren, Morgana McDougall-Ryan, Jaci and Caison Ryan. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael in 1998; her parents; two brothers; and three sisters. Mary was born in the Calder District, SK on February 23, 1925 where she resided until she married Michael Prysiazniuk in Saskatoon in 1946. She retired from Food Services, SIAAST Kelsey Campus in December 1989. The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society or Kidney Foundation or a charity of your choosing. A Memorial Service will take place Friday, January 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 415 Fairmont Drive, Saskatoon, SK. Interment will take place at a later date.

PRYSLAK - Peter Alec "Mervin". It is with great sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Peter Pryslak at the age of 72. Peter, or Mervin as he was known to all, was born in the rural area of Calder, Sask. As a young man, he attended Torsk School, completing Grade 8. At a very early age, after completing school, he started farming with his dad. On August 22, 1964 he was united in Marriage to his sweetheart Judy Wincheruk. This marriage was blessed with two loving children, Deb and Glen. Following their marriage, the couple farmed in the Calder community until present. Peter was very involved in the Calder community, the Yorkdale School Division for 18 years, the R.M. of Calder for 16 years, the Hospital Board in Yorkton, the Library Board and secretary for the United Grain Growers. Peter enjoyed curling, going to conventions, which took him across the country from St. John's, Newfoundland to Vancouver, British Columbia. He loved attending the Folklorama in Winnipeg with his family. One thing dad loved to do is take Judy by the hand on a summer afternoon and go Saskatoon picking. One of the highlights of his life that he enjoyed with much passion was a journey he took to the Ukraine in 2002 meeting his family for the first time. It was in the Ukraine that Peter had seen where his parents were born and where his heritage came from. On this trip he had also discovered many new friends. Upon his arrival home, his family had discovered a Peter that whomever he came across, he easily formed strong connections which made him a more sensitive person. In these past years, Peter and Judy enjoyed attending the Yorkton Cardinal Ball games. Last but not least, come spring time, auction fever hit our dad. Judy was left alone many times during this fever. Dad was always looking for a good deal and a friend to talk to. He was predeceased by his father Alec and mother Mary, sisters Margaret, Irene, Betty, Pauline and Anne, as well as father-in-law Bill and mother-in-law Louise Wincheruk. Peter is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Judy; daughter Deb of Yorkton; and son Glen of Kelowna. He is also survived by his sisters Sylvia Hanson, Nettie Bates and Marion Nichol. Also many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

PURSHEGA - Rosie (nee Kapty) Purshega of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home and formerly Calder passed away on Saturday, January 29,1994 at the nursing home. She was 89 years of age. Rosie Purshega was born on June 16, 1904 at Chernivtsi in the Western Ukraine. She was the daughter of Joseph and Sanfira Kapty. Rosie received some education in the Western Ukraine before the family immigrated to Canada in December of 1913, settling on a homestead in the Calder district of Saskatchewan. She helped on the family farm until her marriage to John Purshega on October 26, 1923. The couple farmed in the Calder district until 1953 when they moved into the village to retire. Following John's death in 1969 Rosie moved to Saltcoats and in 1971 married Kost Purshega, who predeceased her in 1975. The following year Rosie moved to Yorkton where she made her home on Wellington Avenue until December of 1992 when she entered the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Over the years Rosie was a faithful member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and during her life spent in Yorkton a member of Holy Transfiguration Church. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed crocheting and making afghans. All her family have gifts of her work to treasure. She will be remembered as a very sociable, outgoing individual who liked to have company and prepare meals for them. He generosity was overwhelming. Predeceased by her parents; her husbands, John and Kost; two brothers, John and Metro; and three sisters: Helene Dary, Mary Rurak and Tena Thomas. Rosie is survived by three sons: John of Roblin, Manitoba, George (Rosejof The Pas, Manitoba and Alex (Elaine) of Lanigan, Sask.; two daughters, Mary Rublitz and Jennie all of Edmonton, Alberta; 14 grandchildren and eight great­grandchildren. Prayer Services were held on Monday evening from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Funeral Rite Service was conducted on Tuesday, February 1, 1994 in Holy Transfiguration Church with Very Rev. Nicholas Orest Rauliuk officiating. The cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky, assisted by members of the church choir, sang the Service. The crossbearer was her son, John Purshega and the banner bearers were her granddaughters, Darlene Purshega and Donna Rublitz. The casket bearers were her sons, George and Alex Purshega, son-in-law,Alien Kliss, and grandsons, Brian, Brent and Douglas Purshega. Interment followed in the family plot at the Yorkton City Cemetery.

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RATHGEBER - Eleanor "Laura" (nee Schappert) Rathgeber, beloved wife of the late William Rathgeber, of Churchbridge, SK passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre in Yorkton, SK. She was 95 years of age. Eleanor was born on October 23, 1916 in the Rothbury District of SK. Her parents were Phillip and Katherine (nee Meyer) Schappert. Eleanor was united in marriage to William Rathgeber on October 13, 1936 at the Rothbury Lutheran Church located at Section 10, Township 23, Range 32, W1M (If you know where this is, good for you!) Eleanor and Willie farmed in the Rothbury District until 1964 when they moved into Churchbridge. She was a homemaker who loved to cook for her children and grandchildren. Eleanor remained in her own home after Willie's death on January 12, 1983. One of the Low Rentals in Churchbridge became home for Eleanor in 1995 where she lived until her passing. Eleanor was a quiet, kind and loving person. Her greatest love was being among her family and her many friends. She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all who knew her. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, William in 1983; her parents, Phillip and Katherine Schappert; one son, George in infancy; one daughter, Marjorie; her sisters, Minnie Laidlaw and Ann Schutz; her brothers, Albert and Rudy and her son-in-law, Mel Fostey. Eleanor leaves to mourn her passing, her son, Wayne (Linda) of Churchbridge, SK; her daughters, Doreen Holland of The Pas, MB and Kathy Fostey of Yorkton, SK; her seven grandchildren, Clinton, Sheila (Rick), Rhonda (Ed), Shelley (Don), Neil (Trica), Denise (Barry) and Kelvin (Theresa); her fourteen great-grandchildren, MacKenzie, Kelsey, Presley, Marcus, Brieanna, Matthew, Tessa, Royce, Ella, Mallory, Fallon, Kody, Kallie and Keilan; her sisters, Elizabeth Rathgeber of Yorkton, SK, Noreen Schaan of Regina, SK; her brother, George (Phyllis) Schappert of Churchbridge, SK, as well as many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held on Friday, August 10, 2012 from Trinity Lutheran Church in Churchbridge, SK with Pastor Jeff Dul officiating. The organist, Vallery Putland, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "A Mighty Fortress", "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus". Following a luncheon in the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, the Interment Service was held in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens, Yorkton, SK. The pallbearers were Clinton Fostey, Kelvin Holland, Neil Rathgeber, Kody Holland, Ed Gibler and Don Treppel serving as casket bearers.

ROHATENSKY - William Steven, of Calder, beloved husband of Marie entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. He was 65 years of age. William Steven Rohatensky was born January 1, 1937 in Calder, a son of Dmetro and Mae (Sobkow) Rohatensky. He attended Torsk School, as well as Calder School. In his younger years, Bill worked in Winnipeg and Saskatoon before returning to Calder to farm. Bill was united in marriage to Marie Calanchie on July 13, 1958. In the 70's Bill quit farming and established a backhoe business, as well as offering plumbing and electrical services throughout the Calder, Wroxton, MacNutt and Yorkton areas. In the early 80's Bill and son Blair formed B.B. Electric. He served as Mayor of Calder for several terms, as well as Secretary/Treasurer for many different organizations including the School Board, Borad of Trade and St. Mary's Church. As well as on the Board of Directors for the Calder Credit Union . Bill was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Calder. In his younger years, he curled and played baseball for the Calder Comets. Bill's passions included fishing, hunting, gardening, and visiting and socializing with everyone. His wit and special sense of humour will be remembered by all who knew him. He lived each day to the fullest and faced life's challenges to the best of his ability. He was dear to the hearts of many and touched the lives of those around him, especially his family. He enriched our lives with his wisdom, patience, generosity and love. Predeceased by his parents; son Blair and brother-in-law William Smandych; he leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife Marie; son Wayne (Cindy) of Calgary, daughter April of Calgary , son Greg (Jody) of Kelowna, BC and his grandchildren, the pride and joy of his life, Fawn, Zane, Mitchell, Ryan, Madison and Tyler. He also leaves to mourn for brothers, Mike (Julia) of Yorkton, Tony (Vi) of Calder, Jim (Sylvia) of Winnipeg and Peter (Iris) of Kelowna, BC; a sister Vicky Smandych of Estevan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Prayer services were held on Friday, February 8th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, February 9th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The responses were led by Walter Balabuk and St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle was read by Lana Bauer. Bernadette Woods served as the cross bearer. The casket bearers were Tom Rohatensky, Bob Rohatensky, Mervin Rohatensky, Dwayne Smandych, Brent Danylko and Drew Calanchie. The interment took place at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with granddaughter, Fawn Rohatensky serving as the urn bearer.

RUBILETZ - John, beloved husband of Mary Rublitz of the Wroxton district, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 1995 at the Plains Health Centre in Regina. He was 79 years of age. John Rublitz was born on July 6, 1915 in the Wroxton district, a son of Gregory and Ellena (nee Yarmeko) Rublitz. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in the district. Following his education he worked out at various farms in the surrounding communities. With limited opportunities for work during the winter months, John moved to Ontario and worked in various bush camps, including river log drives, as well as working in several mines. Following these experiences and adventures, John returned home to the community in which he grew up. A former friendship with Mary Wasilinchuk resulted in their marriage on May 10, 1942. The couple purchased a farm south of Wroxton where they have since resided. They were blessed with the birth of a daughter, Evelyn, on July 8, 1943 and a son, Edwin John, who died in infancy. While residing on the farm, John was involved in other activities in the surrounding community. Having learned the skills of carpentry and blacksmithing while in Ontario, he applied these talents to good use. He built his own home and all other structures on the farm. In addition, he helped friends and neighbors in the construction of their homes, barns, storage facilities, grain elevators and schools. Some of these structures currently in use today, will no doubt, remain for some time as a remembrance of his labours and toils. John was an avid supporter and member of the St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Church for more than 50 years, and served in various capacities on the board. He also served as a councillor for the RM of Calder. In addition to his major activities of growing grain, John enjoyed the occasional stint in trapping. He also pvijoyed fishing as an outing and always hoped to land the big one. Two of the great joys in his life were his granddaughters, who would visit the farm. You never saw smiles like those when the grandchildren arrived. He always made time to spend with them, play games and frolic out in the yard. Along with his good sense of humor, there was also a serious side to his loving nature; he was a continuous source of encouragement to the girls in all their endeavours, especially their education. John really never did retire, and even though he may have slowed down a bit, he could keep up with the best of us. There was rarely an occasion when, if something needed to be attended to or repaired, that he wasn't able to make it right. John was predeceased by his parents, Gregory and Ellena; an infant son; three sisters: Bella, Dora and Lilly; and two brothers, Bill and Nick. He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, Mary; one daughter- Evelyn-and her husband Orest Blahut; two grandchildren, Leanne and Laureen all of Regina, SK; one sister, Anne Shewchuk of Roblin, MB; five brothers: Pete of Churchbridge, SK, George (Elsie) of Powell River, BC, Jim (Betty) of Courtney, BC, Steve (Eva) of Wroxton, SK, and Mike (Marlene) of Kakabeka Falls, Ontario; sisters-in-law, Esther of Wroxton, SK and Mary of Edmonton, AB; and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed and remain lovingly in our memories. Prayers were held Friday evening, March 31, from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton. Tributes in John's memory were given by his granddaughters and his niece, Colleen Yeroschak. Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 1, 1995 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Fr. Nicholas O. Rauliuk officiating. The cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky, led in the singing. The crossbearer was Steve Starchuk and bannerbearers were Nick Zalucky and Nick Martinuk. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with John Shuparsky, Myron Rubletz, Lorne Rubletz, Rick Yeroschak, Gordon Rubletz and Dennis Starchuk serving as the casketbearers.

RUBILETZ - John Rubiletz of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, beloved husband of Mary Rubiletz of Yorkton, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 1995 at the Nursing Home. He was 71 years of age. John was born on January 18, 1916 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan, the son of Tom and Mary (nee Franchuk) Rubiletz. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at Chaucer School in the Wroxton district. Following this he continued to help on the family farm until his marriage to Mary Wintonyk on November 22, 1942 at Calder. They farmed in this district and on December 10, 1942 John joined the Canadian Army. He received his training until July 12, 1943 when he was assigned to special duty to the Kiska Islands. He was there until December 2, 1943. Following a short leave John was sent to serve in the United Kingdom and Europe with the Black Watch Regiment. After being wounded in December 1944, he spent six months in hospital in England and then five months in a Winnipeg hospital being discharged on November 17, 1945. John returned home and continued to farm with his wife. After several years at this he and Mary moved to Yorkton and John began working for Pachal's Beverages working with this company for 18 years. He left to begin working with MacLeod's as a shipper /receiver continuing with this company until his retirement. John and Mary continued to make their home on Maple Avenue, and on November 4, 1987 John entered the Yorkton and District Nursing home where he has lived until his passing. During his life John was a member of General Alexander Ross Branch #77 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Yorkton, Sask.; also he was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood and the Knights of Columbus Father Delaere Council #5182 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. John enjoyed many hours of fishing with his friends either in winter or summer. He would also curl and take part in bowling. John's most favourite pastime was playing cribbage and during the many years and hours of playing had attained two 29 perfect hands. John leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory his loving wife, Mary; two daughters, Iris Simpson of Osoyoos, B.C., and Grace and her husband Bill Chisholm of Mississauga, Ontario; four grandchildren: Don and Karen Simpson of Vancouver, B.C., Clayton and Ryan Chisholm of Mississauga; also two -brothers and their wives, Sandy and Clara, Bill and Ann all of Calgary, Alberta; and two sisters and their husbands Katie and George, and Conrad of Calgary, Alberta, Anne and Andrew Olenick of Didsbury, Alberta. John was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, George and Alex. Prayer Services were held on Monday evening, February 20 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday morning, February 21, 1995 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Leonard Ratushniak C.Ss.R. as the celebrant. The cantors, Ed Pindus and Susan Solonenko, assisted by members of the parish choirvled in the singing of the Liturgy. The crossbearer was Mike Uhryn and the Epistle Reader was Walter Wintonyk. Legion Burial Rites were conducted by members of the General Alexander Ross Branch #77 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The Padre was Rev. Irving Fraser and the bugler was John Miller. Al Morley was Sergeant-at-arms and the color party were Art Alstad, Andy Juba and Mike Bidnock. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Steve Rubletz, Clayton Chisholm, Don Simpson, Barry Wintonyk, Andrew Antony and Matt Boychuk serving as the casketbearers.

RUBILETZ - Peter was born on January 26, 1911, the son of Gregory and Helena (nee Yaremko) Rubiletz and died on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre in Yorkton, Sask. at the age of 98 years. Peter was born in the Wroxton area into a family of eleven children, John, Nick, Bill, Bella, Dora, Annie, George, Jim, Mike and Steve and attended Chauser school as a young boy. He worked on the family farm until the 1930's when he travelled to Ontario to work in the bush camps. He often told stories of his time in the camps and his travels by box car in search of work. Peter joined the army in the early 1940's during which time he met and married Rose Olineck on May 24, 1946. Peter and Rose made their home in the MacNutt area where their first daughter, Deanna was born in 1947, son, Lorne in 1950 and son, Ed in 1952. During this time Peter continued to work on the farm and in the Ontario bush camps briefly moving his young family to Shebandowan, Ontario. Returning to Saskatchewan, he was employed at the I.M.C. Potash Mine doing construction on both K1 and K2 mines and at Outlook, building the South Saskatchewan River Dam. In 1959/60 Pete and Rose purchased more land in the Rothbury area and began running their family farm. In 1961, another son, Rick was born and a daughter, Gwen in 1963. Peter truly was a man of the land and enjoyed farming to the fullest. He was an avid hunter and was well known for his gunsmith abilities. He continued this hobby for the rest of his life and accumulated a large collection of firearms, gladly sharing his knowledge of this craft with all who knew him. He was a self-taught handyman, whose skills included everything from mechanics to carpentry to cooking and sewing. He even knitted socks and hemmed pants for his buddies in the camps. He enjoyed watching his sons and grandchildren playing sports and engaging anyone in a lively conversation about government and politics. During the 1970's Peter continued to work alongside his sons, Lorne, Ed and Rick. In 1977, Pete and Rose lost their son, Ed and shortly after in 1981, Rose passed away. Peter remained on the family farm with Rick until 2002 when he moved into the Churchbridge Manor where he enjoyed playing cards and bingo and visiting with other residents. All of his life, Peter enjoyed great health and contentment. He always enjoyed reading and learning about different cultures and countries. When telling you some new information he always summed it up by saying, “I read about that”. In June of 2009, Peter made the move to Aspen Bluffs Villa in Yorkton where he enjoyed his almost daily visits with his son, Rick. He lived a full and long life and passed away knowing all was good with his family. Peter was predeceased by his wife, Rose; his son, Ed; his brothers, John, Nick and Bill and his sisters, Bella and Dora. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, his children, Deanna (Dave), Lorne (Elaine), Rick, Gwen (Matt); his grandchildren, Troy (Angela), Randean (Tim), Melanie (Marco), Jeremy (Mandy), Meaghan and Kane; his great-grandchildren, Phaedra, Julia, Raina and Jake; his brothers and sisters, George (Elsie), Jim, Mike (Marlene), Steve (Eva) and Annie as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many good friends. We will all miss his endless stories about his many life lessons and his twinkling blue eyes. Prayers will be held Friday, November 6, 2009 at 7:00 pm from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home. Funeral Services will take place Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 10:00 am from Christies Funeral Home. Following a reception in the Gunn Room at Christie's Funeral Home, the interment service will take place in the St. Elia Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Cemetery south of Wroxton.

RUBLETZ — James Rubletz was born on February 28, 1921 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan. He was a son born to George and Anne (nee Wasilenchuk) Rubletz. Following his education at Rothbury School, lames was employed in the bush camps before he enlisted in the Army on October 16, 1942. He served overseas with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles during World War Two and was part of the contingent in the Invasion of France (D-Day), While he was serving overseas James met Elizabeth Allardice Cordon of Glasgow, Scotland. They were married in 1945. James returned to Canada in January 1946 and his bride joined him in July of that year. For a short period of time the couple lived on the family homestead near Rothbury until moving to Yorkton where James was employed with the City of Yorkton. In 1966 they purchased the Temple Hotel in Grayson, operating it until selling and retiring in 1973. At this time they made their home in Yorkton, James entered the Prairie Unit three years ago because of failing health. He died on Sunday, June 22, 1997 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 76 years, 3 months and 25 days of age. The Royal Canadian Legion was important to James as he was an active member of this organization. For many years he served on the Legion Colour Party and held various positions on the executive. James Rubletz leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life his loving wife of 51 years Elizabeth; a son Gordon and his wife Connie of Regina; a daughter Georgina and her husband Dave Rohatynsky of Yorkton; his grandchildren James Daniel and his wife Bonnie of Langley, BC, and Ward David of Norquay, Sk; his brothers Jack of Churchbridge and Mike of Churchbridge; sisters Bella Eftoda of Yorkton and Lillian Morash of Roblin; a special relative, brother-in-law Robert Gordon of Glasgow Scotland, along with several nieces and nephews, James was predeceased by his parents/ four sisters Jeannie Pitts, Helen Gilchuk, Rosie Calanchie, Doris Morash and a brother Nick. Legion Burial Rite Conducted by Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross Branch 177 Thursday, June 26, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton. Padre Rev. Don Milne. Bugler - Gary McClenagha. Sergeant-at-Arms - Joe Yurkoski. Colour Guard - Al Morley, Mike Bidnock, Art Alstad, Andy Juba. Casket Bearers - Members of the Royal Canadian legion; John Miller, Tom Ford, Nick Koshman, John Maddaford, Gordon McKenzie and Fred Fenske. Interment - Soldiers' Plot, Yorkton City Cemetery. Following the interment service everyone is invited to The Royal Canadian Legion to pin the family for lunch.

RUBLETZ — John Rubletz of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home and formerly of Churchbrige, Sask. passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 89 years of age. John was born April 6, 1914 in the Wroxton district, the son of George and Anne (nee Wasalynohuk) Rubletz. He received his education from the Chaucer School and worked on the family farm. As a young man he left home to work In the bush camps. When John returned home he made his home on the farm where he continued to reside untt his retirement. White living in Churchbridge, Jack, as he was known to his friends, enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and watching hockey and beseball. He lived in Churchbridge since his retirement and just six weeks ago entered the Centennial Special Care Home in Langenburg. As his health worsened he moved Yorkton just a week prior to his passing. He will be sadly missed but fondly remem­bered. John was predeceased by his parents, George and Anne; his brothers, James and Nick and his sisters, Jennie Pitts, Bella Eftoda, Helen Gilchuk, Rose Calanchie and Doris Morash. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, a brother, Mike Rubletz of Churchbridge; a sister, Lillian Morash of Robin, Manitoba and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 from SI Andrew's United Church in Churchbridge, Sask. with Rev. Nel Ouwara officiating. The organist was Mrs. Vicki Kaminiski. The interment service followed in the Churchbridge Town Cemetery with Gordon Rubletz, Glen Morash, Mike Sarafincean, Ron Wowchuk, Brian Rubletz and Terry Rubletz serving as casket bearers.

RUF - Minnie (nee Haberstock). The peaceful passing of Minnie Ruf occurred September 11, 2006 at Luthercare Special Needs Unit in Saskatoon. Minnie was 93. Minnie was born on the farm at MacNutt, SK. She married Alex Ruf and together they farmed and raised a family in the Stornoway, SK area until 1955 when they moved to the town of Stornoway and later retired in the City of Yorkton. Minnie was predeceased by her husband, Alex in 1992 and is survived by her five children: Elmer (Georgianna) of Yorkton, Marlene (Joe) Popoff of Saskatoon, Iris McEwen of Saskatoon, Ralph of Yorkton and Larry (Doreen) of Saskatoon; as well as 14 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; plus numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters. Minnie will be fondly remembered for her lively wit and sense of humour. Special heartfelt thanks are extended to all the staff at the Luthercare Special Needs Unit for the exceptional care provided to Minnie during the seven years of her residency there. Funeral Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton, SK., Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m.

RURAK - George, beloved husband of Annie of Yorkton passed away on Monday, April 7, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 85 years of age. George Rurak was born on April 15, 1922 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the district. On February 12, 1948 he was united in marriage to Annie Yakiwchuk. The couple farmed in the Churchbridge district until they retired from farming. George took great pride in his farm. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to his neighbors when needed. In 1994 the couple moved into Yorkton, where they have since resided. George passed away on April 7, 2008 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a time of failing health. He was 85 years of age. George was predeceased by his parents, Mike and Annie (nee Eftoda) Rurak; by his brothers Steve (Lenora) Elie, and John (June) Rurak; and by sisters Nora (Alex) Rubletz, Francis (Steve) Korbet, Elsie (Roy) Curl, Mary (Steve) Zabalotny, and Victoria (Walter) Anderson. He is survived by his beloved wife Annie; a sister, Mary (Andrew) Shullman of Yorkton; a brother Mike (Mary Ann) Rurak of Yorkton; and a sister Rosie Wilson of Scarborough, ON. Also numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Thursday, April 10, 2008 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Mr. Mervin Dubnyk of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Jeffrey Korbet, Ron Lidin, Tony Demchuk, Garry Delesoy, Norman Kaminsky and Metro Skwarchuk serving as the casketbearers.

RURAK - William Rurak; beloved husband of Violet Rurak of Calder passed away on Thursday, June 29, 1995 at the Plains Health Center in Regina. He was 64 years of age. William Rurak was born on April 12, 1931 on the family farm in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a son of Tom and Mary Rurak. William grew up in the Calder district and received his education at the local country school. As a young man he ventured east to Ontario and began employment with the Canadian National Railway in Toronto. Bill also worked on road construction crews at various locations in Saskatchewan. His strong prairie roots brought him back to Saskatchewan and on June 24, 1956 was united in marriage to Violet Gilchuk at Yorkton. Following their marriage the couple moved to Estevan where William worked on the oil rigs before returning to the family farm in the Calder district. Here Bill and Violet settled comfortably into their farming career which lasted 38 years. During his farming years he also worked for the R.M. of Calder as a heavy duty equipment operator and mechanic for 25 years. He loved farming and being outdoors. William was an active member of the Calder congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses and had been 25 years baptized. He was active in the Ministry work for the congregation as well. William had a big heart when it came to helping others. It did not matter what time of night it was, if he was able to help someone in need he was there. William enjoyed the times spent with his family, his granddaughters held a special place in his heart. He enjoyed reading and playing cards during the winter months and in his spare moments enjoyed watching sports, especially hockey and baseball. For the past month William had been hospitalized at the Plains Health Center in Regina. Predeceased by his father, Tom in 1970; his mother, Mary in 1977; a brother, George in 1980; and by sisters, Victoria Klem in 1986 and Rose Soloninko in 1992. He leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory his loving wife, Violet; three sons: Dennis and his wife Janet of Toronto, Terry and his wife Marena of Machala, Ecuador, and Darcy and his wife Nikki of Moose Jaw; two daughters, Delores and her husband Ernest Goldsworthy of Winnipeg and Linda and her husband Reg Clarke of Gunton, Manitoba; three granddaughters: Amber Clarke, Rachel Rurak and Julie Rurak; also a brother, Matt Rurak and his wife Lorna of Kelowna B.C.; and five sisters: Jennie Melnyk of Calder, Helen Horaska of Calder, Anne and Steve Mostoway of Calder, Doris and Dan Bratko of Vancouver, and Kristi and Nick Stefanyshyn of Springside; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, July 4, 1995 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton. Mr. Mel Keeble of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiated. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Dennis Rurak, Darcy Rurak, Matt Rurak, Ernest Goldsworthy, Garnet Lacusta and David Horaska serving as the casketbearers.

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SALAHUB - Gordon, after a valiant four year battle with cancer, passed away on Monday November 6, 2000 at Yorkton in the loving presence of his family. He was 59 years of age. Gordon was a warm, gentle and sincere man who touched the lives of many people. A loving and caring father and grandfather, Gord's greatest joy was to be surrounded by his family. He knew how to be a friend by openly expressing his empathy and compassion, and lightened many moments with his quirky sense of humor. He was respected in the community and the insurance industry as a fair and honest man. Being a thorough and dedicated worker, every job he did was completed well. Gordon was born on June 6, 1941 to George and Ann (nee Oshmak) Salahub in the Calder district of Sask. He received his education at Two Creek School, spent a brief time at Kamsack Victoria School, and also attended Yorkton Collegiate Institute. After receiving his journeyman autobody certificate he held autobody jobs at Korb Motors and Bast Motors in Yorkton and Percival Mercury in Regina. He was then recruited by SGI as a claims adjuster in 1965 and it was at SGI in Regina that he met his wife Lorna Kangas. They married in 1966. He was a general claims adjuster with SGI for over nineteen years in both Regina and Yorkton. In 1984, he went into partnership with Bymak & Associates, an independent adjusting and appraisal firm in Yorkton. In 1996 he became the sole owner and remained an independent insurance adjuster until his passing. Gordon was a member of the Insurance Institute of Canada, the Saskatchewan Association of Insurance Adjusters, the Canadian Independent Adjusters Association, the International Order of the Blue Goose, and was a loyal member of a local support group. Gordon enjoyed fishing, history, woodworking and carpentry, having renovated two houses on his own. He was interested in his family's history and it was important to him to stay in touch with all his family and friends. Gordon was predeceased by his father George in 1962 and he is survived by his beloved wife Lorna (nee Kangas) of Yorkton; his five children: Scot Jackson of B.C., Brett and his wife Sari and their daughter Adelina of Toronto, ON, Jeffrey and his wife Marja-Leena and their children Nestor, Nicolai, Charlotte, Angelica and William of White City, SK, Jennifer of Saskatoon and Sara of Calgary; his mother Ann Salahub of Yorkton; a sister Phyllis Conger; his aunt Stella Hygard; as well as his nieces, nephews, relatives and numerous friends. A Service of Comfort was held on Thursday November 9, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 10, 2000 from Heritage Baptist Church in Yorkton with Pastor Wayne Kallio of the Laestadian Lutheran Church in Outlook officiating. The organist, Katriina Lustig, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Friend Lorraine Thorsrud gave a solo rendition of Gord's favourite hymn, "Amazing Grace". The recessional, "The Rose", played by Irene Redekopp, was a piece he often requested his daughter to play for him. Interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Cory Conger, Kirby Conger, Tim Hygard, Alfred Salahub, Randy Kangas and Bernie Stadnyk serving as the casketbearers.

SALLOUM - Muriel Dell (nee Banks). Dell's family sadly announces that she passed away on January 25, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband, Edmond Salloum; parents, William and Nellie Banks; brothers, Lloyd (Helena) Banks of Regina and Merlin Banks of Winnipeg; and sister, Fern (Sydney) Kahanoff of Calgary. Dell is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Salloum and Linda (Tim) Epp of Saskatoon; five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered by her extended family and special friends. Dell was born Muriel Dell Banks at Calder, SK on July 29, 1922. After obtaining her teacher's certificate from the Saskatoon Normal School at age 19 and teaching for a year, she returned to school at the University of Saskatchewan in her 40's and proudly completed her education degree. Dell taught elementary school by commuting to a variety of SK towns and retired as the kindergarten teacher at Viscount. As well, Dell and Ed belonged to the Nutana Kiwanis and valued the friendships made there. Dell particularly liked travelling to Hawaii, Australia, Costa Rica, England, and France as well as reading excellent literature. Until the last few months, she continued to live in the house she and Ed built on Broadway Avenue and especially enjoyed her yard and flowers. Our heartfelt thanks go to Dell's doctors and the caregivers from St. Paul's Palliative Care, Saskatoon Home Support, and Circle Drive Special Care Home you are amazing! A Memorial Service will be held at the Saskatoon Funeral Home on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with Elaine Thomas presiding and followed by a gathering at the Edwards Centre on 4th Avenue North. Interment will take place in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery.

SANDULAK - Jennie (nee Rapchuk) of Yorkton, formerly of Calder, entered eternal rest on Thursday, August 8, 2002 at the Anderson Lodge. She was 101 years of age. Jennie was born on May 21, 1901 in the Calder district to Adam and Mary (nee Kopchuk) Rapchuk. She attended Torsk School and helped on the family farm. In 1919 Jennie was united in marriage to Ted Sandulak. The couple farmed in the Calder district until 1956 when they retired and moved into Calder. Her pastimes included quilting and making rugs. She loved gardening and will be remembered as a great cook. Jennie was a faithful parishioner of St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder. She was also a member of the Ladies Aid and the Community Club. Predeceased by her husband Ted in 1974; son Nick in 2001; three children in infancy; a grandson Richard Shulman; three brothers Peter, John and Jack Rapchuk and four sisters, Margaret Starchuk, Mary Sawchuk, Victoria Ruddock and Rosie Stasko; Jennie leaves to cherish her memory three sons, John of Calder, Ted (Kay) of Courtney, BC and Mervin (Alice) of Courtney, BC; five daughters, Jean Shulman of Yorkton, Lena (Pete) Shulman of Swan River, Ann Trafananko of Yorkton, Marie Mychan of Winnipeg and Elizabeth (Maurice) Hicks of London, ON; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Prayer services were held on Friday, August 9th and funeral services were held on Saturday, August 10th from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Father Peter Anhel of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodx Church officiating. The cantor, Walter Balabuk assisted by members of the Calder Combined Choir led in the singing of the responses. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Steven Wandy, Peter Swerhun, Andrew Wereschuk, Carl Kahut, Gordon Kahut and Eugene Katyrynuik serving as the casket bearers.

SANDULAK - Nick, of Calder, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 26, 2001 at his home. He was 69 years of age. Nick was born on July 21, 1931 in the Calder district, a son to Ted and Jennie (nee Rapchuk) Sandulak. He was raised in the Calder district and helped on the family farm. Eventually Nick commenced farming on his own. He retired in 1989 and moved to Calder. Predeceased by his father, Nick leaves to cherish his memory his mother Jennie of Calder; three brothers, John of Calder, Ted (Kay) and Mervin (Alice) of Courtney BC; five sisters, Jean Shulman and Ann Trafananko of Yorkton, Lena (Pete) Shulman of Birch River MB, Liz (Maurice) Hicks of London ON and Marie Mychan of Winnipeg MB; as well as nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Thursday, March 1st at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 2nd at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Father Peter Wasylenko of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiating. The cantor, Walter Balabuk assisted by members of St. Peter & Paul and St. Mary's Parishes led in the singing of the responses. The interment followed in St. Peter & Paul Parish Cemetery, Calder with Steve Shebeluk, Mervin Pryslak, Fred Klem, Steve Wandy, Gordon Kahut, Carl Kohut and Peter Swerhun serving as the casket bearers. Refelections of Nick's life were conveyed by Mary Mostoway at the funeral reception.

SARAFINCIAN - William Sarafincian passed away peacefully at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home with the family at his side, on August 15, 2004, at the age of 85 years. William was born on December 20, 1918 on a family farm in the Wroxton district. He was the eldest son of John and Rosie Sarafincian. From an early age he was keenly interested in his education, in 1939, William graduated from the Yorkton Collegiate High School, then attended the provincial Normal School at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, receiving his diploma in 1941. He taught in various country schools, with his last teaching position being with the Potashville School Division at Esterhazy, where he instructed in math and science. William retired in 1979 after 38 years in the teaching profession. He was greatly respected and loved by the students and he received many gifts of appreciation. William met his wife Margaret during a school picnic. They were married on November 7, 1943. He will be dearly missed by his wife Margaret, and their children Shirley (Michael), Gordon, Val (Donna), Linda (Dan), Connie (Terry), Wayne, and Barry (Cindy); 16 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Two brothers survive him, Nick and Pat Sarafincian and one niece Adeline and her two sons. A memorial service was held on Friday, August 20, 2004 at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with son-in-law Terry Acker officiating. Interment took place in the Garden of St. Matthew with grandson Sheldon Shore as urnbearer.

SAUCHUK - Mary (nee Eftoda) was born March 20, 1924 in the Wroxton District to Eli & Mary (Kozaruk) Eftoda who immigrated to Canada in 1898 & 1899 respectively. Eli homesteaded on NW 14-25-32 W1 which was Mary's birthplace. Due to her father's failing health, Mary was often kept out of school to help at home. Her mother took care of her father while Mary pitched in with all the chores. She attended Torsk School until grade 4 or 5. At that time she was taken out of school to work full time at home. Mary worked very hard, doing all the household duties and helping with the chores outside. Mary's mother died in 1943 leaving Mary to take on the role of the mother. On October 22, 1944; at the Romanian Orthodox Church West of MacNutt; Mary married Peter Sauchuk, son of Kost & Nellie Sauchuk of the Calder district. Their marriage was blessed with three children: Ken in 1946, Patricia in 1949 and Virginia in 1953. In 1946 Peter and Mary took in Mary's sister (Virginia) and raised her until she got married in 1951. Over the years, Mary worked along side Peter on the farm. Each year when the fall work was completed they would take a much deserved, although short trip. Peter played with the Western Moonlighters at many weddings and social functions and Mary would join him and enjoy the music. Mary also enjoyed past times which included various crafts, crocheting, knitting, weaving & hooking rugs, sewing for her family & friends and quilt making with her good friends. She enjoyed working with the soil - her vegetable and flower gardens were a testament to that. She enjoyed children and baby sat for many of her friends and relatives. She was a terrific cook and took pride in keeping her house spotless. Peter & Mary continued farming until 1974 when tragedy struck and Peter became totally paralyzed as a result of a farm accident. Mary's determination along with her moral and physical support helped Peter regain the use of his body enough to once again share the work in looking after the farm yard which consisted of several flower beds, a large vegetable garden and a large lawn. At this time the farm land was rented out. In 1994 Peter & Mary sold the farm. In the fall of 1994 they moved to the Co-op Apartments in Roblin, MB. However, tragedy struck again, on January 11, 2002, when they lost their son Ken of Penticton, BC to cancer. Mary was the main care giver and as Peter's health slowly deteriorated so did Mary's. In March 2008 Mary & Peter moved into Crocus Court Personal Care Home in Roblin. They were together all through their married lives - even in the Care Home they were in rooms across the hallway from each other so they could see each other in their beds. Mary always said she wanted to die on the same day as Peter did - she survived him by only 23 days. Mary is survived by two daughters; Patricia (Victor) Yakabowski, Dauphin, MB; Virginia (Roy) Allen, Roblin, MB; eight grandchildren; Kevin Yakabowski (Cherilyn Leblanc), Winnipeg, MB; Kerry (Waldemar) Wyszynski, Calgary, AB; Karen Koutroubis, Winnipeg, MB; Shannon (Rick) LeBlanc, Kelowna, BC; Kendra Yakabowski, (Chris Frazer-Harrison), Calgary, AB; Ken (Annette) Allen, Roblin, MB; Jamie Allen, The Pas, MB and Kathleen Lauttamus (Michael Bilay), Brandon, MB and eight great-grandchildren; Madison & Kelsey Yakabowski, Winnipeg, MB; Johannah & Braden Mehling, Steinbach, MB; Daniel Wyszynski, Calgary, AB; Paige & Hayley Allen, Roblin, MB and Roxton LeBlanc, Kelowna, BC. Mary is also survived by one sister, Virginia Wereschuk, Yorkton, SK along with numberous nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband Peter (March 22, 2010), son Ken (January 11, 2002), father Eli Eftoda (December, 1947), mother Mary Eftoda (February 27, 1943), brothers George (October 14, 1995) John (March 25, 1998), Ted (July 29, 1983), Walter (March 15, 1991), James (September 10, 1943), Peter (July 1, 1982), Nick at 4 - 6 years of age, an infant brother Nick at birth and an infant sister Mary at birth. Funeral Service was held Monday, April 19, 2010 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Heath Butler officiating.Casket Bearers were Kevin Yakabowski, Ken Allen, Jamie Allen, Waldemar Wyszynski, Chris Frazer-Harrison, and Jim Eftoda. Interment was in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens. A memorial luncheon was held at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre.

SAUCHUK - Peter passed away peacefully on Monday, March 22, 2010 at Crocus Court Care Home, Roblin, Manitoba. Peter was born July 13, 1921 in the Calder district to Kost and Nellie (Krill) Sauchuk, who immigrated to Canada in 1898 and 1900 respectively. Kost homesteaded in NW 28-25-30 W1 which was Peter's birthplace. At a very early age Peter showed a great interest in music. He was able to play the violin quite well by the age of five. As time went on Peter perfected the violin and added other instruments to his expertise including the accordion, harmonica, guitar, banjo, piano and Jews harp. He attended Zorra School until grade 8 or 9 and at that time quit school to farm with his Dad. Eventually, Peter acquired the farm from his parents. On October 22, 1944; at the Romanian Orthodox Church west of MacNutt; he married Mary Eftoda, daughter of Eli and Mary Eftoda from the Wroxton district. Their marriage was blessed with three children: Ken in 1946, Patricia in 1949, and Virginia in 1953. In 1946 Peter and Mary took in Mary's sister (Virginia) and raised her until she got married in 1951. Over the years, Peter served as Trustee on the Zorra School Board and on the Central Board Committee. Peter played with the Western Moonlighters at many weddings and social functions. He preferred to play the violin, but occasionally he would switch to other instruments and sometimes he even would sing. Peter was quite the poet - as a surprise he wrote Mary a beautiful poem for their 50th wedding anniversary. Peter and Mary worked hand in hand doing the farm work. Each year the fall work was completed, they would take a much deserved, although short trip. Peter and Mary continued farming until 1974 when tragedy struck and Peter became paralyzed as a result of a farm accident. However, with a lot of determination and moral and physical support from his wife Mary, Peter regained the use of his body enough to once again help look after the farm yard, consisting of several flower beds, a large vegetable garden and large lawn. Peter purchased a White yard tractor with mower, tiller and snow blower attachments and often said this was the expensive tractor he had ever purchased! At this time the farm land was rented out. In 1994 Peter and Mary sold the farm. In the fall of 1994 they moved to the Co-op Apartments in Roblin, MB. However, tragedy struck again on January 11, 2002, when they lost their son Ken of Penticton, BC, to cancer. In March 2008, due to deteriorating health, Peter and Mary moved to Crocus Court Personal Care Home in Roblin. They were together all through their married lives - even in the Care Home they were in rooms across the hallway from each other so they could see each other on their beds. AS Mary's dementia progressed peter continued to be a faithful loving husband and often commented how Mary was "the most beautiful woman on the dining room" to encourage her to come out of her room for meals. Right to Peter's last breath they were together. They were sitting side by side in their wheelchairs when Peter peacefully slipped away. Peter is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary of Crocus Court personal Care Home, two daughters: Patricia (Victor) Yakabowski, Dauphin, MB: Virginia (Roy) Allen, Roblin MB; eight grandchildren; Kevin Yakabowski (CherLynn Leblanc), Winnipeg, MB; Kerry (Waldemar) Wyszynski, Calgary, AB; Karen Koutroubis, Winnipeg,MB; Shannon (Rick) LeBlanc, Kelownaa, BC; Kendra Yakabowski (Chris Frazer-Harrison), Calgary, AB;Ken (Annette) Allen, Roblin,MB; Jamie Allen, The Pas, MBand Kathleen Lauttamus (Michael Bilay), Brandon, MB and eight great-grandchildren; Madison & Kelsey Yakabowski, Winnipeg, MB; Johannah & Braden Mehling, Steinbach, MB; Daniel Wyszynski, Calgary, AB; Paige & Hayley Allen, Roblin, MB and Roxton LeBlanc, Kelowna, BC along with numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his son Ken (January 11, 2002), father Lost Sauchuk (September 4, 1949), mother Nellie Sauchuck (February 2, 1954), infant sister (September 2, 1906) brothers Nick (1910) and John (July 12, 1976), sister's Dora Wereschuk (September 5, 1991) and Mary Fitkowski (September 13, 2003).

SAWA - Christina 'Christie' (nee Eftoda) Sawa, resident of Yorkton, passed away suddenly on the evening of Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 73 years, 1 month and 21 days of age. Christie Sawa, better known as Christina, was born August 31, 1931 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of John C. and Bella (nee Rubletz) Eftoda. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Rothbury School. In 1949, she married George Sawa at Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder. After a few years working in Toronto, Christina and her husband moved back to Calder to farm. The couple retired in 1986 but remained on the farm. In 1995, she moved into Yorkton where she cared for her ailing mother for many years. Christina loved her huge gardens and took great joy in passing on any extra's that she had. She also liked a good game of cards on those cold winter nights with family and friends, and she liked to try her luck at bingo from time to time. In her later years, she kept her mind sharp with word find books. She was an active member of the Calder Ladies Aide, as well as the Calder Senior Citizens Club. Predeceased by her husband George (1993); an infant son Terry (1964); her parents John (1978) and Bella (2001); an infant sister Florence; a brother James (1995); sister-in-law Edna Eftoda (2003); and by three brothers-in-law, Gordon, Albert and William Sawa. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons Dale Sawa of Yorkton, and Darcy Sawa and his wife Katrina of El Dorado Hills, California; two sisters-in-law Sophie (Gordon) Sawa of Toronto and Mavis (Albert) Sawa of Edmonton; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Monday evening, October 25, 2004 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Rev. Father Roman Kocur officiated. The cantor, William Kozey, assisted by members of the parish choir, led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Steve Rubletz, the bannerbearers were Myron Rubletz and Gerald Shymko. The inter­ment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Mervin Eftoda, Richard Zazelenchuk, Ivan Morash, Glen Morash, Victor Vovchuk and Ronnie Morash serving as the casket-bearers.

SAWA - George Sawa, beloved husband of Christine Sawa of the Calder district passed away on Thursday, July 8,1993 at the Park Unit, Yorkton Union Hospital. He was 67 years of age. George Sawa was born on November 7, 1925, the eldest son of John and Dora (nee Scraba) Sawa of the Calder district. He was raised on the family farm and attended Czernowka School. On August 7, 1949 George was united in marriage to Christine Eftoda at the Calder Ukrainian Orthodox Cfiurch. The couple farmed in the Calder area until 1986 when George retired due to ill health, but continued to reside on the family farm. Besides farming, in his younger years George worked for Stelco Steel Company in Toronto and at the potash mine in Esterhazy. During his life time, George served on the board of St. Peter and Paul, Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder, a counsellor of the Calder RM for 12 years and trustee of the Calder School and the Calder Good Neighbor Centre. George became a patient at the Park Unit of the Yorkton Union Hospital on July 10, 1992. Predeceased by his infant son, Terry in 1964; his father in 1979; his mother in 1982 and father-in-law, John Eftoda in 1978. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 43 years, Christine; two sons. Dale of Calder and Darcy of Vancouver, three brothers: William of Regina; Gordon (Sophie) of Toronto and Albert (Mavis) of Edmonton and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayer Services were held on Monday evening, July 12, from St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Calder. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, July 13, 1993 from St Peter and Paul Church with Rev. Fr. Michael Kopchuk officiating. The cantor, Walter Balabuk led members of the parish choir in the singing of the services. The crossbearer was John Morash and the bannerbearers were John Scraba and Les Hardisty. The honorary bearers were George's uncles, George Marteniuk and John Thatchuk. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Randy Sawa, Walter Shymko, Eugene Artemenko, Shane Toderian, Steve Langview and Nick Scraba serving as the casketbearers

SAWA - William 'Bill' Sawa, long-time resi­dent of the Parkside Extendicare Nursing Home in Regina passed away on Monday February 25, 2002. He was sev­enty-three years of age. William Sawa was born on March 10, 1928 at Roblin, Manitoba, a son of John and Dora (nee Scraba) Sawa. The family returned to the Calder area of Saskatchewan where Bill was raised. At the age of three he suf­fered a head injury which affected his development. In 1937 he moved to the hospital in Weyburn, Saskatchewan and was transferred on August 26, 1966 to Parkside Extendicare in Regina, where he lived until his passing. Bill was always a very happy individual who always had a kind smile for everyone. He appreciated those who cared for him. For this reason he became a favourite resident of the staff at Parkside. He attended Camp Easter Seals every summer until he was sixty-five, when he could no longer attend he sponsored other Easter Seal campers. Bill loved the outdoors and when his health began to fail he really missed the opportunities of going out­side. He was always very active in the activities of Parkside, music, carnivals, Buffalo Days, and Roman Catholic Services. Bill loved country music and proudly wore his cowboy hat around Parkside. He was known as "Sheriff Bill" for he also wore his favourite sheriff star on his shirt. He canvassed annually for the Telemiracle Fundraiser at Parkside, going from wing to wing in his wheelchair to all the residents and visitors. Bill also delivered mail to the 228 residents of Parkside. He knew all the names of the staff for the many years he lived there and greeted everyone at the door when they entered. He had a very positive out­look on life and was appreciated by all the staff at Parkside. Bill was prede­ceased by his parents, John in 1979 and Dora in 1982; and two brothers, George and Gordon in 1993. He leaves to cherish his memory his brother Albert (Mavis) of Edmonton; two sisters-in-law Christine of Yorkton and Sophie of Toronto, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his spe­cial family at Parkside Extendicare in Regina. The Funeral Service for Bill was held on Thursday, February 28, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre, Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiated. Two solo taped selections were played, 'Peace in the Valley' and 'On Eagles Wings'. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion with Dale Sawa, Ron Scraba, Lawrence Scraba and Gerald Shymko serving as the casket-bearers.

SCRABA — Helen (nee Marteniuk) Scraba of the Calder district fell asleep peacefully on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at the Yorkton Hospital with family at her side, after a very courageous battle of illnesses over the past 7-1/2 months. Helen was born on October 2, 1917 in the Calder district to Wasylena and Kost Marteniuk. Helen lost her mother at a very young age and so for a short time she resided with her grand­parents. Later she rejoined her family of 8 siblings and attended Verbaska School and later Calder High School. After her education, Helen moved to Capreal, ON where she sought employment opportunities in the work force, residing with her brother and sis­ter-in-law Ken & Jean Martin. Upon her return to the area, Helen met her sweetheart of her life, John Scraba, whom she married on November 8, 1942. Together they purchased a farm in the Calder area and were blessed with 5 children. Besides raising her family Helen cared for her invalid mother-in-law who resided with them. The hardships of life were overcome by her tremendous skills and diversity. Her ability of growing a big garden, being a wonderful cook, baking, canning, strawberry picking, sewing, milking cows, shipping cream, ability to drive a vehicle into the city combated this hardship into pleasant time for fun; money for outings, picnics, fairs, shows, clothes for her family, etc. Her skills also contributed to the farming operation during the early years which saw her working on the binder, tractor or stocking. Helen's family held a special place in her heart. She welcomed each and everyone to her home with a hug, a listening ear, and a meal and a treat to take home. She never forgot birthdays, special events, cards and an envelope of money. Helen was a prayerful, religious woman who always prayed for her family and sought relief for her ailments in prayer. Helen leaves to mourn her loss and cherish her memory, her children Ron of Calder, Marlene (Irving) Carlson of Melville, Leonard (Linda) of Calder, Lawrence (Sonya) of Calder, Beverley (Garnet) I. Lacusta of Wroxton; her 10 grandchildren Curtis (Laurie) Lacusta, snane Lacuila, Lorelei (Urad) Rulston, Cheryl (Geoff) Mikolas, Elaine (Joelle) Carlson, Delaine (Bryce) Mandziak, Brandie Scraba, Amanda Scraba, Catherine Scraba and Cynthia (Bill), Brinley; her 18 great grandchildren Ryan, Tyler, Colton, Kacie Hulston; Morgan, Kendyl, Kyla Mandziak; Taryn, Tyrel, Torey Carlson; Karl, Christian, Olivia Mikolas; Kallie & Ariel J. Lacusta; Kelby, Taylor, Hunter Brinley; her half-sister Lena Kozmenuk; sisters-in-law Jean Martin & Elsie Martenuik; brother-in-law Nick Prokopetz; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Kost & Wasylena Marteniuk; step-mother Miranda Marteniuk; her husband John in 1995; her 8 siblings Metro (Emma) Martiniuk, George (Rose) Marteniuk, Ken Martin, Nick (Violet) Marteniuk, Peter Marteniuk sisters Dora Morash & Rose Prokopetz; step-­sister Dora (Kost) Momffin, Marie Sidbr and step brother Peter Morash. Prayers were held on Thursday, April 10, 2008 and the funeral service was held on Friday, April 11, 2008 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton with Rev. Father Patrick Powalinsky officiating. The responses were led by Walter Balabuk and members of the Calder Choirs. Reflections of grandma's life were shared by Lorelei Hulston and trib­utes were presented by Cheryl Mikolas and Shane Lacusta. Joelle conveyed her trib­ute in a song "On Eagles Wings". The interment took place in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Curtis Lacusta, Shane Lacusta, Elaine Carlson, Brad Hulstor, Terry Marteniuk and Gerald Shymko serving as the casket bearers.

SHEWCHUK - Alexander Shewchuk of Vernon, British Columbia, beloved husband of Marie Shewchuk and formerly of the MacNutt district, passed away peacefully after a valiant battle with cancer on Tuesday, March 28,1995 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, BC. He was 70 years of age. Alexander Shewchuk was born March 21, 1925 on the family farm north of MacNutt, Saskatchewan, the son of Eli and Katherine (nee Butz). He was raised on the family farm and received his education at the Clova District School. Upon the completion of his education he then enlisted with the Canadian Navy, the RCNVR. He served his country from December 17, 1944 to October 20, 1945 on the HMCS Unicorn, HMCS Hunter and HMCS Cornwallis. He remained a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion. On May 29,1947 Alexander was united in marriage to Marie Sawchuk, daughter of Andrew and Margaret Sawchuk. The couple farmed in the Calder district and made their home in the town of Calder until the year 1976, upon which time they relocated to Vernon, BC. Alex continued to farm and returned each year for the seeding and harvest seasons with his usual enthusiasm. One of Alex's greatest loves was the land. He especially enjoyed the harvest season. The excitement, the combining and the companionship enjoyed during lunches out in the field were some of his favourite times. Alexander enjoyed socializing and visiting with his family, friends and neighbours. He loved people. He read extensively, enjoyed wood working and tinkering in his workshop. He was an avid curler in his younger years. He travelled in the United States and Canada extensively. He was a very active and giving member of his church, both in Calder nd later in vernon. Me was always willing to help. Alex took great joy, interest and pride in his children and grandchildren. Alex was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Mary Prokopchuk and Sophie Popiuk; two brothers-in-law, John Prokopchuk and Mike Popiuk. Alex leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 47 years, Marie of Vernon, BC; four daughters: Rosemarie (Gilbert) Andrews of MacNutt and their children Jocelyn, Chantelle and Sharla, Iris Shewchuk of Vernon, BC and her daughter Erin Anderson, also of Vernon, Shirley (Edward) Podollan and their son Alexander of Roblin, MB and their daughter Christine of Vernon, BC, Vivian (Michael) Tessier of Ottawa, Ontario and their children Sarah and Michael; son, Wayne (Sandra) Shewchuk of Yorkton, SK and their children Zachary and Lexi; three brothers: Mike (Nonnie) Shewchuk of The Pas, MB, William (Ann) Shewchuk of MacNutt, SK., Peter (Victoria) Shewchuk of Yorkton, SK.; four sisters: Margaret (Joe) Yakubowski of Roblin, MB, Elsie (Peter) Perpeluk of Wroxton, SK, Victoria Shewchuk of Edmonton, AB and Doris (Mervin) Adams of Sechelt, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Alex will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and many friends. Prayer Services were held on Sunday evening, April 2, 1995 from the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton. Funeral Services were held on Monday, April 3, 1995 from the Holy Transfiguration Church with very Rev. Fr. Nicholas O. Rauliuk officiating. The cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky assisted by members of the parish choir led in the singing of the service. The crossbearer was Andrew Antony and bannerbearers were Peter Sawchuk and Alec Antony. A Legion Service was conducted by members of the General Alexander Ross Branch #77 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The Padre was Rev. Irving Fraser and John Propp was the buglar. The Sergeant-At-Arms was Joe Yurkoski and the Colour Party was Andy Juby, Mike Bidnock and Nick Koshman. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion formed an Honour Guard. The honorary bearers were Mike Shewchuk, William Shewchuk, Peter Shewchuk, Peter Sauchuk, Peter Perpeluk, Joe Yakubowski, Mervin Adams and Kenny Markowski. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Russell Shewchuk, Lionel Shewchuk, Elias Shewchuk, Alexander Podollan, Mike Wandy.

SHEWCHUK - Dwayne Peter, beloved son, brother and husband was born October 4, 1962 at the Yorkton Union Hospital. Dwayne was the second born son of Peter Eli and Victoria (nee Kulaway) Shewchuk of the MacNutt district. As a youngster, Dwayne was full of life and on the go constantly. This trait was Dwayne till the day he suddenly and unexpectantly left us on August 31, 2009. Dwayne attended MacNutt grade school and graduated from the Yorkton Regional High School in 1982. Dwayne received his Interprovincial Machinist distinction from SIAST in 1985. Welding was Dwayne's second trade that he incorporated with his farming duties. Dwayne worked as a machinist at Swift Current and Estevan and continually drove home to the family farm at MacNutt to help his parents with all farm duties involved in their mixed grain and livestock operation. Dwayne worked at the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company in Flin Flon, Manitoba as a machinist for the next eleven years. In Flin Flon, Dwayne met the love of his life, Tracy Smith. Dwayne and Tracy moved to south of Edmonton, where he continued to work as a machinist. The couple returned to Manitoba and later back home to the Wroxton district. Dwayne never turned down a new work challenge as he was a perfectionist and a dedicated, hard working employee at Parkland Welding and Machine in Yorkton. Dwayne's happiest day in his life was July 5, 2003 where he married Tracy Smith at the family cabin at Bakers Narrows, Manitoba. The couple purchased an acreage east of Yorkton. Dwayne enjoyed life to the fullest, he and Tracy experience all it had to offer. His love of nature, animals and everything that he grew was important to him. He enjoyed outdoor activities which included a large garden, manicuring the yard, boating, fishing, horseback riding and winter sledding. Dwayne was an excellent host, entertaining family and friends that usually ended up in a game of cards. Dwayne was predeceased by his grandparents Eli and Katherine Shewchuk; Mike and Polly Kulaway; an infant brother Martin; mother Vicky in January 1998 and father Peter in July of 2001. Dwayne leaves to grieve his sudden passing and to cherish his life his loving wife Tracy of Yorkton; sisters, Carol Ostlie of Hendon, SK, Alvina Schick of Sylvan Lake, AB, and Lorie Shewchuk (Mark Hampson) of Yorkton; a brother, Lionel Shewchuk of Alix, AB; nephews Adam & Brad Schick of Edmonton; mother-in-law, Alene Smith of Bakers Narrows, MB; brother-in-law Randy Smith (Sandra & children Jordan and Randi-Rae) of Flin Flon; sister-in-law Shelly Craig (Craig) of Flin Flon; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Saturday, September 5, 2009 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The eulogy was given by Dwayne's brother Lionel, with asistance from nephews Adam & Brad Schick, who also served as urnbearers, and by Shelly Craig. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Luke.

SHEWCHUK - Peter Eli entered eternal rest at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on Saturday, July 14, 2001. He was 74 years of age. Peter was born on April 25, 1927 on a farm in the Macnutt district of Saskatchewan a son of Eli and Katherine (nee Budz) Shewchuk. Peter's father came to Canada in 1900 at the age of seven. His mother came to Canada in 1912 as a young lady of seventeen. Both of his parents came from the Bukovina province of the Ukraine. Peter attended Clova school and after finishing Grade 8, he began farming at this young age. He met Vicky Kulaway from the Good Spirit Lake (Springside) area. Peter and Vicky were married October 3,1948 and to this union six children were born with one passing away in infancy. Peter and his family successfully owned and operated a grain and livestock farm. Peter and Vicky actively farmed until 1990. Due to ill health they semi-retired at the family farm at MacNutt until October 1994 when they moved to Yorkton and built their retirement home. Peter was committed to his family and hard work. His church and spirituality was very important to him and he was traditional in all his beliefs. After his loving wife died in 1998 Peter managed on his own until he became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Peter was predeceased by an infant son, Martin in 1949; his father, Eli in 1966 and his mother, Katherine in 1981; his sisters, Mary and Sophie; brothers, Alex and Mike and most recently his beloved wife Vicky on January 6, 1998. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his children: daughters, Caroline (Gerald) Ostlie of Melville, SK and Alvina Schick (Brad Tiedeman) and grandsons, Adam and Bradley Schick of Red Deer, AB; son, Dwayne Shewchuk (Tracy Smith) of Kamsack, SK; twins Lionel Shewchuk of Innisfail, AB and Lorie Shewchuk (Mark Hampson) of Yorkton, SK; his brother Bill (Anne) Shewchuk of MacNutt, SK; sisters, Margaret Yakubowksi of Roblin, MB, Elsie (Pete) Perpeluk of Wroxton, SK, Victoria Shewchuk of Calgary, AB and Doris Adam; sisters-in-law, Nonnie Shewchuk of The Pas, MB and Marie Shewchuk of Yorkton; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening July 17, 2001. Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning, July 18, 2001 from St. Mark The Evangelist Orthodox Church, Yorkton, Sask. with Rev. Father Rodion Luciuk officiating. Brother Innocent was the Cantor with grandson Bradley Schick serving as the Cross Bearer. All those that shared in Peter's life were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Adam Schick (grandson), nephews Peter Baran, Wayne Shewchuk, Russell Shewchuk, Clarence Perpeluk and friend Ron Fatteicher serving as Casket Bearers.

SHUPARSKY - Alexander passed away peacefully at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on October 31st, 2008 after a brave fight with cancer. He had recently celebrated his 80th birthday on July 29th with his family. Alec was born on the family farm in the Wroxton district on July 29th, 1928. His birth certificate recorded the date as July 30th, 1928 but he always reminded his family that his actual birthday was on the 29th. Alec grew up on the family farm and attended Chaucer School. He married Mary Danelko and they had six children. Eventually the family moved to Yorkton. Alec had various jobs but always had health problems. Surviving four heart attacks in his lifetime, he had a very strong heart. Being a farm boy at heart, he loved to plant his garden in the spring. He took pride in showing off his "green thumb" to whom ever came to visit. He had the biggest, sweetest corn and a large harvest of vegetables every fall. He also liked to cook, which he did alot of. "No one can make borsht like me!" he would say. If you ever came over at suppertime, you knew he was right. He slowed his pace a lot in his last few years and was living in an apartment. He still cooked up a storm for as long as he could even with his failing health. He also enjoyed coffee time at the local coffee shops with his family and friends. We hope there's a coffee shop in heaven, and we know he'll be there every day. Alec was predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Helen, his brothers; Bill and John; sisters, Rose and Mary and an infant daughter Darlene Faye. He leaves to mourn his passing, his six children, their mother, Mary and five grandchildren: son, Donald; daughter, Cathy (Ernest) Gensorek and their children Jacquie and Janis; daughter, Donna (Leonard) Hack and their children, Tyler and Brandon; son, David and his son David Jr.; daughter, Dolores (Gordon) Ratushniak; and son, Dennis; two sisters, Doris Karchut of Stoney Creek, ON and Bella Slota of Winnipeg; one brother, Nick Shuparsky of Winnipeg; his friend Sylvia, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A Service of Comfort was held on Monday November 4, 2008 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Funeral Services were on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 at 11:00 am from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Doug Craig of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. The organist, Amanda Buhler led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Interment followed in the family plot in the Garden of St. Matthew in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Alec's six children, Donald, Cathy, Donna, Dolores, David and Dennis serving as casket bearers.

SMANDYCH - Anastasia "Nettie" (nee Matcyk) of Yorkton passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 93 years of age. Anastasia "Nettie" Smandych was born on March 12, 1917 in the Calder District; daughter of Harry & Dora (nee Shasko) Matcyk. Nettie was raised on the farm and as a young woman worked for various families. On June 13, 1938 she was married to Mike Smandych. After marriage, she was a homemaker and participated in various Togo community activities, including the Royal Purple and volunteered at the Silver Thread. Upon their retirement, the couple moved into Yorkton in 1991. Nettie enjoyed playing cards, bingo and shuffleboard. In 2005 Nettie and Mike became residents of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Predeceased by her husband Mike and parents; brother’s Steve and Mike; and sister’s Susie Smandych and Ann Denka. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons: Bob & Edrie of Kelowna, BC; and Al & Malvina of Calgary, AB; grandchildren: Lysia, Trista, Trevor and Nathan; great grandchildren: Parker, Fiona, Ainsley & Jayden. Also one sister Mary Prysiazniuk of Saskatoon and numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Friday, March 26, 2010 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family CentreFaye L. Greer of Westview United Church officiated. Tributes were conveyed by Al & Lysia Smandych . Interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Trista (nee Smandych) Bailey serving as the urnbearer.

SMANDYCH - Susie (nee Matcyk) of Yorkton and formerly of the Calder District passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at the Yorkion Regional Health Centre. She was 78 years of age. Susie was born on October 20, 1922 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Harry and Dora (nee Shastko) Matcyk. She attended Liberal School and worked for local farmers around the district. On October 19, 1941 she was united in marriage to George Smandych. They moved to the family farm where they worked and lived and were blessed with two sons Eddie and Gordon. From 1972 until 1974 Susie was employed as a cook with Magnis Construction. When she retired she enjoyed all aspects of farming, especially cattle. Her hobbies included gardening, knitting and flowers, and she had a talent for drawing, especially flowers. After George died in 1987 Susie remained on the farm until she moved to Yorkton in 1996. Susie was predeceased by her parents Harry in 1962, Dora in 1972, her husband George in 1987, a son Gordon in 1985 and a brother Steve in 1992; sisters-in-law Dora Smandych, Rose Horaska and Mary Rurak; brothers-in-law Mike Denaka, Mike Prysiazniuk, George Rurak, Tony Smandych and Fred Rurak. She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her son Eddie of Yorkton; brothers and sisters Ann Denaka of Yorkton, Nettie and Mike Smandych of Yorkton, Mike and Victoria Matcyk of Yorkton, Mary Prysiazniuk of Saskatoon; brothers and sisters-in-law Helen Matcyk of Calder, Nick Smandych of Calder, Bill Horaska of Winnipeg, Mariane Smandych of Creston, Matt and Gene Smandych of Winnipeg, Ann Rurak of Calgary, Helen and Sozan Malinski of Canora, Bella and Tommy Robinson of Binscarth, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, August 25, 2001 from Baileys Funeral Home in Yorkton, with Mervin Dubnyk of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The interment followed in the family plot of the Garden of St. Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Trent Adam, Jay Ryan, Pat Varga, Glen Zulyniak, Jim Kalichen and Frank Matcyk serving as Casket Bearers.

SOBKOW - Anne Mary (nee Mostoway) of the Calder district passed away peacefully on Monday April 28, 2009 at the age of 89 years. Anne Mary Sobkow was born on January 7, 1920 on the family farm near Calder to William and Mary Mostoway. She attended Torsk School, and as a young woman worked for the Nicolet Hotel chain at both the Winnipeg and Emerson locations. During WW2 she worked for an aircraft company in Winnipeg, building the Anson Bomber. In 1945 Anne came back to the Calder area and married Anthony (Tony) Sobkow. Together they operated the family farm and raised their two sons, Bill & Steve. Anne took an active part in all aspects of the farm, raising crops, milking cows to sell cream, raising chickens to sell eggs and planting a large garden. She held executive positions and was an active member of the Calder Ladies Community Club and St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Anne had a very strong Catholic faith. She was a force behind fundraising for the construction of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Calder ('65-'67). She opened her home to nuns, priests, Christian brothers and lay people who were teaching catechism during the summer months. In more recent years Anne worked diligently in compliance with the Redemptorist Fathers, suggestions on cemetery fundraising, upgrades and maintenance. Anne took a very keen interest in her sons, baseball and curling achievements, and saved all newspaper clippings about them. She herself was an avid curler in Calder for many years and in bonspiels around the area. In later years she would travel to Yorkton to watch her grandsons play baseball. Her grandchildren were so special to her and she was thrilled to be their babysitter. Anne thoroughly enjoyed the years she spent working at the Sports Card Shop her boys owned in Yorkton. Her family will miss her encouragement and support as she continued to express interest in her sons, farming activities and pride in her grandchildrens, education, careers, families and leisure activities. Anne was predeceased by her husband Tony, her parents William and Mary Mostoway, her brothers John, Mike, Steve and Pete and her sister Minnie. She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her brother Tony, her sister Nellie (Charlie Tuba); her son Bill (Erna) and their children Erin (Darren Bolrne), Raegan, Nancy and Philip; and her son Steve (Sharon) and their children Ivan (wife-Regina) and Andrea; and three great granddaughters Melissa, Elia and Zoe Boime, Prayers were held on Monday, May 4, 2009 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Calder. Requiem Divine Liturgy was leld Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Calder with Rev. rather Raymond Lukie as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Walter Balabuk & Parish Choir Members. The crossbearer was Andrea Sobkow and the banler bearers were Darren Bolme and Regina Sobkow. The interment followed in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery with Philip Sobkow, Ivan Sobkow, Bill Sobkow, Steve Sobkow, Tency Sobkow and Raegan Sobkow serving as the casket bearers.

SOBKOW - Eva (nee Beal). Peacefully, following a brief illness, Eva Sobkow of Calder passed away on Sunday November 19,1995 at the Kamsack Union Hospital. She was 85 years of age. Eva Sobkow was born near Lviv in the Western Ukraine on March 15, 1910. She was the daughter of Michael and Evdoka (nee Bidiuk) Beal. In 1930 she immigrated to Canada to join her sister Ann Bryski at Wroxton, Saskatchewan. Here she met and later married Fred Sobkow of Calder. On November 21, 1933 the couple were wed at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Calder. The couple took up farming southwest of Calder where they farmed until the fall of 1969, retiring to make their home in Calder. Following Fred's passing in 1984, Eva remained in the family home until her death. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who was always concerned for others. She was a faithful member of St. Mary's Parish and participated in the activities of the Calder Senior's Centre. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory her son, Ambrosie and his wife Elaine of Winnipeg, MB; two daughters, Mary Sobkow of Calder, SK and Julia McLean of Winnipeg, MB; eight grandchildren: Valerie and Rob Thompson of MacGregor, MB, Darcy and Shauna Sobkow, Darrell and Cory Sobkow, Darwin Sobkow and Cindy Sobkow, all of Brandon, MB, Shelley and Bruno Kempin of Hinton, AB, Sherry McLean of Hinton, AB and Tracey McLean of Winnipeg, MB; and a great-grandson, Derek Sobkow; a sister, Ann Bryski of Wynyard, SK; as well as several nieces and nephews and relatives of the Sobkow family. Besides her husband, Eva was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Mary as a child and Katerina and her husband John Turkalo; a son-in-law, Larry McLean; and a brother-in-law, Paul Bryski. Prayers were held Tuesday evening in the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Stephen Olynyk C.Ss.R. officiating. Divine Liturgy was sung on Wednesday November 22, 1995 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Calder. Very Rev. Fr. Leonard Ratushniak C.Ss.R. was Celebrant and Mr. Walter Balabuk was cantor. The crossbearer was Tracey McLean and the bannerbearers were Shelley Kempin and Sherry McLean, all Mrs. Sobkow's granddaughters. Honorary bearers were Steve Zalapski, Nick Sobkow, Tony Rohatensky, Wallie Hovrishko, Stan Bennett, Bill Sobkow, Bill Bobyk and Steve Sobkow. Casketbearers were Darcy Sobkow, Darrell Sobkow, Darwin Sobkow, Rob Thompson, Bruno Kempin and Albert Bryski. The interment followed in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery. A memorial luncheon was held following the burial. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the wonderful care given to their late mother by Dr. M. Bishop and the nursing staff of the Kamsack Union Hospital. God bless you all.

SOBKOW - Nicholas, of the Yorkton & District Nursing, formerly of the Calder district passed away suddenly, but peacefully at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Monday, November 19, 2001 following a life-long struggle with diabetes. He was 53 years of age. Nicholas Joseph Sobkow was born on November 22, 1947 in the Calder district, son of Michael and Frances (nee Dombroski). He was raised on the family farm and attended Torsk School. Nicholas continued to farm after completing school. In the winter of 1965 he worked in a logging camp at Snow Lake, Manitoba. In 1974 he was married to Barbara Koss. They were blessed with two sons, Jason and Daniel. Nicholas had a special love for children. He never missed the opportunity to hold a child or give a treat. His generosity was tremendous, he shared in every way he could with children, friends and neighbours. He served our Lord in a quiet humble manner. Nicholas enjoyed raising animals, farming, gardening, snowmobiling and hunting in his youth. He was musically inclined and enjoyed playing the accordion. Predeceased by his father, Michael in 1974 and brother-in-law Ken Strutynski in 1983; he leaves to cherish his memory his two sons Daniel and Jason; his mother Frances, brother Michael (Gladys); sisters Jean (Peter) Diduck, Marge (Lloyd) Debray, Liz (Ted) Volk and Martha Strutynski, as well as several nieces and nephews. Prayer Services were held on Wednesday, November 21st at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, November 22nd at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Mary Sobkow and the crossbearer was Kevin Diduck. Serving as honorary bearers were Donavon Volk, John Debray, Robert Debray, Lloyd Debray and Gregory Debray. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Daniel Sobkow, Dean Volk, Jason Sobkow, Michael Sobkow, Ian Strutynski and Keith Strutynski serving as the casket bearers. Following a memorial reception held at St. Mary's Cultural Centre a musical tribute on the accordion was given by Orville Drobet. Numerous other tributes were conveyed by family members, mother, Frances Sobkow and niece, Lora Sobkow, sisters, Martha Strutynski, Jean Diduck, and Marge Debrey as well as Pastor Steven Ruten.

SOLONINKO - Walter, of Yorkton, formerly of the Calder district, husband of the late Rose Soloninko passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 72 years of age. Walter Soloninko was born on March 10, 1930 at Wroxton, Saskatchewan, a son of William and Anna (nee Smolak) Soloninko. He was raised in the Wroxton district and attended Wroxton School. Following his education he ventured to Windsor, Ontario where he was employed at the Chrysler Auto Plant. Subsequently he joined Prairie Pipe and Ipsco in Regina, working as a Locomotive Engineer for 5 years and Yard Foreman for 5 years. He then farmed for a short period before accepting a job with Algoma Central Railway on the Great Lakes working there for 10 years. On December 6, 1980 Walter was united in marriage to Rose Balabuck at St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed north of Calder. Following Rose's death in 1992 Walter remained on the farm a couple of years before retiring to Yorkton. Walter will be remembered as an outdoors person who loved hunting, trapping and fishing. Predeceased by his wife Rose in 1992, his father William in 2002 and a brother-in-law Bill Kindiak; he is survived by his brother Joe (Mary) of Wroxton; sisters, Mary Kindiak of Veregin, Olga (Steve) Minchuk of Chilliwack BC, Betty (Clint) Harper, Victoria (Don) Steele of Regina; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Thursday, December 5, 2002 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Sheila Lavender of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. Taped solo selections, 'Amazing Grace' and 'How Great Thou Art' were heard. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Don Soloninko, Darcy Soloninko, Don Steel, Richard Steele, Delbert Kindiak and Corey Schmidt serving as the casket bearers.

SOPKO - John (August 8, 1916 to January 19, 2004). We regret to announce the death of John Sopko, husband of Valentine Sopko, in his 88th year. He was born in Calder, Sask. on August 8th, 1916 to the late Matthew and Mary Sopko. John came to Thunder Bay in 1942 and led an illustrious career in the construction industry working his way up to superintendent with Claydon Company, and later Barnett McQueen. His passion for building was evident to all who worked for and with him and he routinely finished jobs under budget and ahead of deadline. This led him to a partnership in Exucon Construction and Superior Cutting and Coring. He had a keen eye for details and always strove for perfection, no matter what the job. Never one to sit still, John spent many of his retirement years at Galaxy Lanes and Playtime Lanes, of which he was part owner. He spent hours ensuring that the complex machinery ran smoothly and even made some of the replacement parts himself in his extensive shop of tools. John was a member of the Thunder Bay Trap and Skeet Club for a number of years and enjoyed teaching his youngest daughter the sport of knocking clay pigeons from the sky. He was very proud of his grandchildren and as long as he was physically able, took great pleasure in watching his grandson Joey play hockey, rewarding every goal with a looney. Generous of heart, John could always be counted on to help both family and friends whenever there was a need. He is survived by wife Valentine, daughters Karen Ford (nee Gadowski) and her husband Stephen, and Paula Watkinson and her husband Simon; grandchildren Joseph and Kaitlyn Ford and James and Spencer Watkinson; brother Frank and wife Olga; nieces Janice Sopko-Ellingson, Beverly Schoffer, and Elizabeth Bilicki; nephews Bill and Stan Werbowetski; and niece Pat Lehto; special friends Don Waco McKenzie and Shelley Saunders. He is predeceased by his parents Matthew and Mary Sopko, sister Anne and brother Steve; Rose and Ethel. Funeral services for the late Mr. John Sopko will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 24th at St. Georges Anglican Church, Mclntyre Street at the corner of Algoma with Rev. Henk Willems officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be one hour prior to service. Family and friends are welcome at a memorial reception immediately following the service.

SOPKO - Mary (nee Fyck) Sopko, of Yorkton and formerly of Calder, widow of the late Steve Sopko, passed away on Friday, August 2, 1996 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was 95 years of age. Mary Sopko was born on the family homestead in the Calder district which at that time was part of the North West Territorties on March 4, 1901. She was the daughter of Ukrainian pioneers of the province, Jack and Nettie (nee Brigadear) Fyck. Mary was raised and helped at home until her marriage to Steve Sopko in 1918. Their marriage was blessed with five children, Peter,Annie, Mary, Nettie and Lena. Mary and Steve farmed in the Calder area until 1964 when they retired and moved to Wroxton to live. Following Steve's death in 1975 Mary remained at home until 1981 when she moved to Yorkton to make her home at Anderson Lodge. Here Mary made many new friends and enjoyed the company of other older people until 1991 when she entered the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Here she resided until her passing on Friday, August 2. She was 95 years of age. Mary will be remembered as a hard working individual who not only raised her family but assisted her husband in all aspects of the farm. She was a dedicated homemaker and loved to cook and bake and share with others. Mary always grew a large garden and enjoyed growing vegetables and flowers. She even found time to knit and sew for her family and neighbours. Her family was her life and she always showed concern for them. Mary was a long time and faithful member of St. Mary's parish at Calder. Mary leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory her four daughters, Annie Sopko of Saskatoon, SK, Mary Sopko of Clagary, AB, Nettie Bennett of Rock Glen, SK, and Lena Lockhart of Red Deer, AB. Twelve grandchildren and seven great granchildren. Mary was prdedeceased by her husband Steve and son Peter both in 1975. A grandaughter, Eileen Bennett, three brothers, Mike, Metro and Harry and a sister, Annie Yasyshyn. Prayers were held on Monday evening, August 7 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was sung on Tuesday, August 8, 1996 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Calder with Rev. Fr. Vladimir Kolpakov, as Celebrant. Arthur Martinuik was Sacristan. The cantors, Ed Pindus and Susan Solonenko, led in the singing of the Liturgy. Bill Soblow was the crossbearer, Interment followed in the parish cemetery with Steven Bennett, Lome Bennett, Barry Sopko, Glen Sopko, David Yacyshyn and Edgar Yacyshyn serving as the casket bearers.

SWERHUN — John Swerhun, beloved husband of Lena entered eternal rest on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 82 years of age. John was born on October 3, 1925 at Calder, SK, the son of Andrew and Anastasia (nee Kotiw) Swerhun, He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lena; step-children Marlene Mathers of Vernon, BC, Dan Yasinski (Betty) Lake, MB, William (Lorraine) Yasinski of Winnipeg, MB; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister Kathleen Hway of Schumacher, ON; brother Peter (Sonia) Swerhun of Calder; sister-in-law Ann Swerhun of Yorkton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; grandson Bart Kilback; daughter-in-law Elsie Yasinski; son-in-law Irvin Kilback; four sisters Mary Harand, Doris Bartellelo, Anne & Violet Swerhun and by three brothers Mike, Harry and Bill Swerhun. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye L. Greer of Westview United Church officiating. Taped selections for the service were 'Amazing Grace' and 'When The Roll is Called Up Yonder'. The eulogy was conveyed by Bill Hway. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bob Swerhun, David Swerhun, Bill Hway, Ryan Yasinski, William Eftoda and Peter Horaska serving as casket bearers.

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TATHAM - Ann. Funeral services for the late Ann Tatham of the Saltcoats District, wife of the late William Tatham will be be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. from the Saltcoats United Church, Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. Interment will follow in the Saltcoats Town Cemetery, Saltcoats, Sk. Ann was born on October 10, 1921 in Wroxton, Sk. She attended Chaucer School and had dreams to eventually become a nurse, however, this was not to be. Right after she finished Grade 8, her father took her to the Vandermeulen farm and she became a housekeeper for their family. Around that time she met her future husband "Bill" who gave her a ride on his bicycle; something she reminisced about in later years. Ann spent a few winters cooking at the bush camps in Northern Ontario as well as working in the Shell Plant in Thunder Bay during the war. But she was a prairie girl at heart and she wanted to move back home. Upon returning to the Wroxton district, she began seeing her sweetheart Bill and they were married on April 25, 1949. They raised two daughters Mary and Barbara and a son, the late John Tatham. Ann was a great cook and loved to invite people into her home for meals. It was not unusual for her to have 35 people or more for Christmas Dinner. Ann was also a great gardener and spent hours in her vegetable garden and planting and looking after her flower gardens, and was always happy to share her bounty with friends and family members. A great bird lover, she fed hummingbirds all summer long and was an active member of the Yellowhead Flyway Birding Trail Association for a number of years. Ann was very gifted at crocheting afghans and nearly every family member and acquaintance were proud owners of same. Ann was always ready to donate one of her afghans to raise money for various causes throughout the community. In the late 1980’s Bill and Ann, with their daughter Mary, began taking trips to the United States. Ann always talked about going back to Montana as she found the sweeping landscapes so beautiful. The waterfalls of Glacier National Park were a thrill for her. Ann insisted that they stop at nearly every waterfall so she could get out of the car and walk closer to them. Ann and Bill quit farming in 1992 and then sold the family farm in September 2007. They moved to the Manor in Churchbridge and then Ann moved to Eaglestone Lodge in Kamsack in October of 2011. She leaves to mourn daughters, Mary and Barb (Merv), grand children, Tanya (Alan) and Tyler, and great grandchildren, Chayce and Brin. Her only surviving sibling is Kay Komfolio of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from Saltcoats United Church in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. The interment will follow in the Saltcoats Town Cemetery, Saltcoats, Sk.

TKACHUK - George, of Yorkton and formerly of MacNutt, Sk, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2007. George was born on August 10, 1930 in MacNutt to Mike and Jennie, (nee: Prokopetz). He attended MacNutt School and in 1949 attended St. Joseph’s College in Yorkton. During his school years he was active in sports including baseball and hockey. Following his education he entered barbering in Regina for a year and received his diploma in May of 1950. George took over his dad’s poolroom and turned it into a barbershop and poolroom. He cut hair for many people and in his spare time played pool. Eventually this led to George becoming a bit of a pool shark. George was married to Marlene on August 4, 1962 at MacNutt Lutheran Church, this marriage would last for 40 years until Marlene’s passing in 2002. Marlene and George bought the General Store in 1966 from Marlene’s mother. It was a family business until they sold it in 1999. People enjoyed the small town friendly atmosphere of MacNutt shopping and also liked the variety of goods and services provided. George was a proud father of daughter, Lynnette, born in 1965 and son, Colin born in 1971. Throughout the years, George and Marlene enjoyed traveling to places like Jamaica, Hawaii, Portugal, Mexico, Bahamas, Florida and California. In recent years George especially enjoyed traveling to Texas to visit Colin. George believed education was very important and encouraged both his children to pursue their goals. He enjoyed many different hobbies and always had a project to conquer. If you ever visited George you would know you always had to have something to eat and drink. George loved sports and was an avid curler, fisherman and golfer. When he wasn’t playing his favorite sports he thoroughly enjoyed watching them on television. George was a community minded person and was involved in local MacNutt organizations. He served on Town Council, The Lions Club and was always willing to help with any community or fund raising event. In Yorkton, George was actively involved in fund raising for the Canadian Diabetes Association. George’s smile, laughter and joking ways will be missed by many. He tremendously enjoyed socializing and visiting with his family and friends including his coffee friends. George was predeceased by his wife, Marlene (nee: Haberstock); parents, Mike and Jennie (nee: Prokopetz) and sisters, Mary Ann Townsend and Carrie; brothers, David and Nick. He leaves to celebrate his life his children, Lynnette (Rod)of Saskatoon, Sk and Colin (Julie) of Colleyville, Texas; brothers, Lorne (Cheryl) Tkachuk of MacNutt and Gordon (Sylvia) Tkachuk of Vancouver, BC; sisters, Rose (Faye) McBride of Crossfield, AB and Dorothy (Art) Longair of Calgary, AB; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. A Prayer Service was held on Thursday, October 11, 2007 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Pastor Daniel Moeller officiating. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, October 12, 2007 from Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Pastor Daniel Moeller officiating. The organist, Mrs. Verna Liebrecht, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. George’s son, Colin remembered his father in tribute and eulogy. The cremation committal followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with George’s daughter, Lynnette Tkachuk serving as the urn bearer.

TKACHUK - Mary E. (nee Finkaryk) of Extendicare Nursing Home, Moose Jaw and formerly of Yorkton and Calder passed away peacefully Friday, January 1, 2010 with family by her side at the age of 95 years. Mary Tkachuk was born May 12, 1914 in the Merridale district, Roblin, Manitoba to Michael and Sophie Finkaryk and was educated at the Postup school. Mary was first married to William Kulyk who passed away in 1943, leaving her two young daughters, Sophie and Vicki, where they farmed in the Merridale district. She kept farming until she met Ely Roy Tkachuk from Calder. They married at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba in October 1946. She moved to Calder where Ely and Mary operated Tkachuk's hardware until 1985 when they retired but continued to reside in Calder. Due to Ely's poor health, they sold everything in Calder and moved to Yorkton in 1990 to make their new home. During her life, Mary was a member of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Calder and Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Yorkton. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Churches and loved singing in the choir for as long as she could attend. She was a very active member of her community where she helped out with whatever had to be done. She enjoyed her curling, bingo and being in company with her friends and whenever someone came, no one left without having a coffee and dainties. Mary loved doing all crafts from knitting, crocheting, quilting, to making wedding and anniversary cakes and flowers. She loved her garden and flowers and enjoyed painting homes, which she did for many people. She spent many hours helping with crafts at Anderson Lodge and helping out at the church in Yorkton. She was very fond of her family. Mary Tkachuk leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory two daughters: Sophie Olexy of St. Catharines, ON and grandchildren Daryl (Dee) Olexy, Darlene McLaughlin; Vicki (Brian) Gowan of Lindsay, ON, grandchildren Lynn (Pat) Taylor Walton, Miles Gowan, Sherman (Lisa) Gowan; one son Roy (Corrine) Tkachuk of Moose Jaw, SK and grandchildren Jason (Sadye) Tkachuk and Carla Tkachuk. She is lovingly remembered by her great grand children Tyler and Cody McLaughlin; Felicia (Ian) Taylor Robinson, Lena and Dylan Gowan: Hanna Jo and Lillas Gowan; Bohdan and Porter Tkachuk. She also has two great great grandchildren, Cameron and Karelee Robinson. Mary Tkachuk, being the last sibling, was predeceased by her husband Ely on October 16, 1991; her parents Michael and Sophie; brothers and sisters, Bill, Nick twins Katie and Nick, Annie, Pearl and Mary's twin sister Nellie, as well as by one son-in-law, Victor Olexy. Prayers were held on Friday, January 8th and the funeral service on Saturday, January 9th, at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The responses were led by Gerald Yaholnitsky & parish choir members. The crossbearer was Walter Shymko. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jason Tkachuk, Brian Gowan, Rudolph Klemetski, Leonard Gluska, Tony Calanchie and Jack Popoff serving as the casket bearers.

TKATCHUK - Bill M. of Yorkton, beloved husband of Anne passed away peacefully on November 2, 2005 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 86 years of age. Bill was born February 14, 1919 on the family farm in the Calder district, son of Mike and Paraska Tkatchuk. Bill attended Czernowka and Calder schools while helping on the family farm. On July 12, 1942 Bill was united in marriage to Anne Werbowetski at St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder. Shortly after their marriage, Bill received his call from the army. Taking Anne with him he was stationed at various posts. After returning from the army, Bill received a parcel of land from his mother and started farming in the Calder area. He worked with the local neighbors on threshing gangs and building crews. His farming operation included raising livestock and producing grain. Bill started with horses and bought his first John Deere tractor in 1955. The neighbors could hear the tractor running when they got up in the morning until they went to sleep at night. He worked hard endlessly, but also enjoyed good times, entertaining friends and family at the farm after bonspiels, sports days and other special occasions. Bill and Anne were blessed with two children, Shirley born in 1947 and Dennis born in 1952. In 1960 Bill was involved in a farming accident, loosing his fingers on both hands, but kept farming until 1979. At that time he retired and he and Anne traveled, taking many trips out of the country along with camping trips throughout Canada and the U.S. In 1995 Bill and Anne bought a home and retired to Yorkton. In 2002 Bill and Anne celebrated their 60th anniversary. Meeting for coffee, playing cards with friends and attending many church and charity functions was a big part of his life in Yorkton. In later life Bill never missed a baseball game or a curling spiel on TV. He knew every team and most of the players; his favourite team being the Blue Jays. Bill leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Anne; daughter Shirley (Doug) Flett of Vancouver, BC; son Dennis of Vernon, BC; four grandchildren Jason (Michelle) and Wayne Flett and Lindsey Forsyth and Caraliegh Willis; three great grandchildren, Eli, Jake and Ethan; three sisters, Helen Erickson of Toronto, Elsie Purich of Saskatoon and Anne McDonald of Vancouver; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Bill was predeceased by four sisters, Mary, Nellie, Irene and Doris and three brothers, Fred, Steve and Pete. Prayers were held on Sunday, November 6th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 7th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Rev. Father Roman Kocur officiating. The responses were led by cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky and parish choir members. The cross bearer was Debbie Bieber and the banner bearers were Donald Purich and Joe Horvath. The interment took place in the Garden Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with George Kerr, Blair Bieber, Jason Flett, Rodney Purich, George Tkachuk and Barry Kuzyk serving as the casket bearers.

TKATCHUK - Frances 'Veronia' (nee Scraba). Peacefully on Friday, November 25, 1994 Mrs. Frances Tkatchuk, beloved wife of John passed away at the Prairie Unit of the Yorkton Union Hospital. She was 77 years of age. Frances Tkatchuk, known to her family and friends as Veronia, was born on the family farm in the Calder district on March 19,1917. She was the youngest daughter of George and Softa (nee Petrushuk) Scraba. She received her education at Jarema School. On October 16, 1938 Frances was united in marriage to John Tkatchuk. The couple farmed in the MacNutt district until 1981 when they retired and moved to Yorkton. For the last four years Frances had been a resident of the Prairie Unit of the Yorkton Union Hospital. Over the years Frances was a devoted member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. For many years she enjoyed going out carolling. She also enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, canning, travelling, playing cribbage and entertaining her family and friends. Her children and grandchildren were the joy of her life and she took great pride in their achievements. She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her husband, John; son, Erwin (Diane) of Winnipeg; daughter, Judy Glogowski of Calgary; three grandchildren: Michelle Glogowski of Sault St. Marie, Ont., Micheal (Stacey) Glogowski of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Candice (Barnaby) Kenyon of Winnipeg. She was predeceased by her parents; her sisters: Mary Scraba, Lena Travinski, Dora Sawa, Rosie Marteniuk, Sylvia Harmatski and Margaret Scraba who died at infancy; and a brother, Bill. Prayer Services were held on Wednesday evening, November 30, 1994 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, December 1,1994 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Very Rev. Fr. Nicholas Orest Rauliuk officiating. The cantor, Steve Fedorak, assisted by members of the Holy Transfiguration choir led in the singing of the funeral. The Crossbearer was Jim Harasen and the bannerbearers were Nick Prokopetz and Bill M. Tkatchuk. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens With George Tkatchuk, Lenard Tkatchuk, Gerald Shymko, Ron Scraba, Nick Krochak and Mel Fostey serving as Casketbearers.

TODERIAN - Elizabeth Olga (nee Pitz) of Yorkton and formerly of the MacNutt district beloved wife of the late George Toderian passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at Morris House Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was 74 years of age. Elizabeth Toderian was born on March 11, 1931 on the family farm located in the Calder-MacNutt area. She was the ninth child and the fourth daughter that was born to Stefan and Helen (nee Purshega) Pitz, early Ukrainian immigrant pioneers who came to Saskatchewan at the turn of the 19th century from the Austrian province of Bukovina. She attended Czernawka School as did her brothers and sisters. Before she had started school she had already memorized two of the primer books that her older siblings had brought home. Before her first day at school, sister Rose told her that if the teacher asked her to come to his desk this meant she would be getting a strapping. When that first day came and the teacher asked Elizabeth to come up to his desk, Elizabeth wasn't taking any chances and stayed put until she realized that was how the teacher was doing his reading lessons and then you couldn't stop her. Her love for reading and knowledge grew steadily. Elizabeth (or Mickey as she had become known) took her grades 7, 8, and 9 by correspondence at Homeland School, after the family had moved to a farm located 1-1/2 miles west of MacNutt. Mickey attended the MacNutt High School for grades 10 and 11, completing her grade 12 and graduating from the Yorkton Collegiate Institute in 1949 with full recommendations and thereby able to start her summer holidays, two weeks early. That fall, Mickey along with her best friends Terri Taylor and Almina Riffel attended Moose Jaw Normal School. She graduated in 1950 with her Interim First Class Teaching Certificate. Elizabeth received her Permanent First Class Teaching Certificate, by taking correspondence courses and by attending classes at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Her first teaching position was at Chatsworth, a country school near Saltcoats, where she taught for two years. Elizabeth's next teaching position was back at home in MacNutt, were she taught for the next 33 years, retiring in 1987, affectionately known as "Mrs.T". Mrs. T loved to teach, not only "the three R's". but also taught her students to reach for the stars and that nothing was impossible when you apply yourself. She instilled in her pupils the importance of honest hard work, of how to be your competitive best and still be a sportsman, the value of friends and family, but above all else respect for all people and to treat everyone as you would want to be treated. On August 6, 1953, Elizabeth was united in marriage, to a good looking, hard working farmer. George Toderian the son of Pricopi and Anna Toderian of MacNutt. The newly married couple stayed briefly, with George's brother, Harry and his wife Carrie until they were able to build their own house. Elizabeth and George had two sons, Rick. born in 1964 and Perry, born in 1959. While her husband was out farming, Elizabeth was busy teaching, raising their children, helping with the daily farm chores and of course making sure everyone was well fed. George actively farmed until 1988 when chronic back problems forced him to hand over the tractor keys. Elizabeth and George continued to live on the farm until 1996, when their declining health made a move into Yorkton necessary. One of Elizabeth's greatest loves was the Orthodox faith. She had a very deep and unwavering belief and shared it with all of those around her. Elizabeth served as a Sunday school teacher, choir director and as a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox Church of MacNutt. She also served many years as a board member with the Canadian Orthodox Brotherhood. Even in later years when George and Elizabeth could no longer attend church you could find them on Sunday mornings listening to the liturgies that they had recorded over the years. Elizabeth was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the mid 80's, but as usual took it all in stride, wanting to know all she could about the disease. She became involved with the local chapter of the Saskatchewan Parkinson's Disease Foundation, attending meetings and becoming a volunteer research patient with Dr. Rajput, a world renowned Parkinson's researcher at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Elizabeth was predeceased by her father Stefan in 1949, a brother George and a sister Mary in infancy, her brother Wasyl (Bill) in 1968, her brother Alex in 1971, her mother Helen in 1992, her husband George in 2002, and her brother Peter in 2005. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her two sons and their wives: Rick and Laurie of MacNutt, and Perry and Bev of Regina. Six grandchildren: Jonathan, Joshua, Joseph, Anna, Sarah, and Rebecca. Three brothers: John (Helen) of Vemon, BC , Nick (Ann) of Roblin, MB and Ivin (Sylvia) of Leduc, AB. Two sisters: Anne Boures (Harry) of Spokane, WA and Rose Dodds of the Pas, MB. Sister-in-laws: Barbara of Courtney. BC, Frieda of Sudbury, ON, Sophie of St.Catherines.ON. Julie of Saskatoon, SK and Caroline of Yorkton.SK. Brother-in-laws: Bill (Mary) Toderian of Burlington. ON and Nick Toderian of Yorkton, SK. As well as numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Prayer service was held on Wednesday evening October 5, 2005 from St. Mark The Evangelist Orthodox Church Yorkton with Rev. Father Rodion Luciuk and Rev, Father Octavian Mahler presiding. The responses were sung by Rev. Father Andrew Piasta. Funeral service was held on Thursday morning, October 6, 2005 from St. Mark The Evangelist Orthodox Church with Rev. Fathers: Rodion Luciuk, Andrew Piasta, Cosmic Sicoe, Andri Sicoe and Father Deacon John Bujea officiating. The responses to the service were led by members of Holy Trinity Roman Orthodox Church, and St. Mark's Orthodox Church Choirs. Rodney Plunder and Lome Kozaruk were Banner Bearers with Joseph Toderian serving as Cross Bearer. All those that knew and shared in Elizabeth's life were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jonathon and Joshua Toderian. Barry and Rob Pitz, Murray Roe and Blair Pope serving as casket bearers. At the memorial luncheon words of remembrance were given by Rev. Father Andrew Piasta and Perry Toderian.

TODERIAN - George, of Yorkton, formerly of the MacNutt district, beloved husband of Elizabeth Toderian entered eternal rest on Friday, February 1, 2002. He was 81 years of age. George was born on March 27, 1920 on the family homestead located on the NW12-24-31-W1 in the MacNutt area. He was the third son of six boys that were born to Pricopi and Anna (nee Sarafincian) Toderian, early Romanian immigrant pioneers who came to Saskatchewan at the turn of the 19th century. George attended Minerva School, a 4 ½ mile walk from home, completing his grade 8. George was part of the locally renowned, championship Minerva School boys softball team, which was virtually undefeatable for several years. George was the catcher, bare-handed, that is and was able to stop a freight train or so he said. While George was attending school, his father's health started failing, being diagnosed with terminal cancer. George along with his other brothers had to take over more and more of the daily farm chores before and after school. And doing the field work on week-ends or just being absent from school. Shortly after the death of his father, Pricopi, in 1930; George's mother Anna was stricken with tuberculosis and was forced to spend the next two years being treated at the Fort San sanatorium. During her absence, the six young Toderian boys were looked after by their first cousins, Jim, Dora, and Lena Sarafincian. About a year after his mother's return, the family was forced off their quarter of land due the insurmountable medical bills from their father's and mother's illnesses. The family moved in with George's grandparents George and Mary Sarafincian. After completing his schooling George worked on neighboring farms until enlisting the army during the Second World War. George took his basic training at Camp Borden in Ontario. George saw no military action as his unit's shipment overseas was cancelled with the surrender of Japan. After being discharged from the army, George worked for a short time in the factories of the St.Catherine and Hamilton area in Ontario. But George being true to his roots decided to return home to the farm to assist his brother Harry and wife Carrie who were now farming some of the same land that the family lost earlier. George lived with Harry and Carrie while working with them and with Brother Harry's help started renting some farmland on his own. George and his brother Nick started hauling pulp for the Abitibi Pulp and Paper Mill in north-western Ontario during the winter months, where they were the top 2-man pulp hauling crew for the next two winters. Their co-workers called them, "The Two Little Blondes". By working during the winters in the pulp camps, George was finally able to purchase some farmland, from his uncle, Wasyl Sarafincian, which included George's father's original homestead, and George's birth-place. On August 8, 1953 George was united in marriage to a young school teacher, Elizabeth Pitz the daughter of Steven and Helen Pitz of MacNutt, SK. The newly married couple lived for awhile with Harry and Carrie Toderian until their house was built on their farm located a mile and half away. They had two sons, Rick born in 1954 and Perry born in 1959. George actively farmed until 1988 when chronic back problems forced him to hand the tractor keys over to his son Rick. George and Elizabeth continued to live on the farm until 1996 when declining health due to complications of his being a diabetic finally forced them to move into Yorkton.George and Elizabeth lived in Heritage Manor on 7th Avenue North until the time of his sudden passing. The Orthodox faith was very important to George. He had a very deep and unwavering belief in his faith and passed those beliefs unto his children and grandchildren. George served on the parish council of The Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in MacNutt for many years retiring only when he moved to Yorkton. George loved attending Sunday liturgies and singing in the church choir. He especially loved singing traditional Romanian Christmas carols. Even when he was unable to attend church on regular basis; you could find George and Elizabeth listening to liturgies that they had recorded over the years. He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, his loving wife Elizabeth. Two sons and their wives: Rick and Laurie of MacNutt, SK , Perry and Bev of Regina, SK. Six grandchildren: Jonathan, Joshua, Joseph, Anna, Sarah, and Rebecca. Two brothers: Bill (Mary) of Burlington, ON and Nick of Yorkton, SK. Step-brothers: Bill (Lena) Kaminsky of Winnipeg, MB and Orest (Rose) Kaminsky of Yorkton, SK. Step-sister: Marie (Bill) Husack of Yorkton, SK., as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his father Pricopi in 1930, a sister Mary in infancy, Step-father Metro Kaminsky in 1970, his mother Anna Toderian-Kaminsky in 1986; three brothers: Jim of St. Catherine's, ON in 1962, Pat of Saskatoon, SK in 1984 and Harry of Yorkton, SK in 2000. Prayer services were held on Wednesday, February 6th at St. Mark's Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 7th at St. Mark's Orthodox Church with Rev. Father Joseph MacLellan officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Father Rodion Luciuk, Rev. Father John Mancantelli and Very Rev. Father Nicolae Marioncu. Responses were led by Brother Innocent at the prayer service and by a combined Orthodox Choir at the funeral service. The cross bearer was George Flunder and the banner bearers were Jim Chornawka and Mike Sarafincian. All those who knew George and shared in his life were considered honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jonathon Toderian, Joshua Toderian, Rodney Flunder, Lorne Kozaruk, Alvin Soloway and Barry Pitz serving as the casket bearers.

TODERIAN - Patrick George Stephen was born on July 27, 1954 to George and Elizabeth (nee Pitz) Toderian in Yorkton, Sask. He was born with a club foot but that didn’t hold him back from doing anything that he put his mind to do. He attended school in MacNutt from grade one to grade 12, graduating in 1972. He attended university for one year but the call of the land brought him back home and actively started farming in 1973. He bought land from the neighbors, Mike & Mary Dwernichuk which is where his home was till his passing. In 1977 he married Laurie Kendel and the union was blessed with 3 sons, Jonathan Drew in 1980, Joshua Paul in 1983 and Joseph Michael in 1986. Rick enjoyed sports and played hockey with the MacNutt Kings for many seasons and excelled as a first baseman for the Calder Comets fastball club. He loved farming but as the times got tougher he decided to quit farming in 1997. He never regretted that decision but continued to be involved with the land when he ran a high clearance spraying business for a number of years. When he quit the spraying business he obtained his class 1A license and began driving the big rigs all over Canada and the USA. He enjoyed driving and the challenges that it gave him. He couldn’t understand why his wife didn’t enjoy driving that much and could get lost at the drop of a hat without a detailed map. Laurie did become a professional passenger and went with him for her holidays for a number of years. Rick enjoyed the friends he made with the other truck drivers, Bob and Sailor Mike being two of the many that he would talk about. Rick was also very involved with the Lions Club in MacNutt of which he was a charter member. The club was chartered in 1987 and Rick became the district governor for the year of 1990-1991. He was honored with a Melvin Jones Fellowship by the MacNutt Lions club at the District Convention in March of 1991. It was a year of much travelling and many people but it was an experience that he and Laurie treasured. He enjoyed working in his yard and garden and made rows to plant with the precision of an engineer. Rick had been off work for the last year due to an accident the beginning of October of 2006. During this enforced time off, he was able to do a lot of fishing with his buddies Delmer and Mark which he couldn’t do while he was on the road. He loved working around the yard and built the first half of a planter on two sides of the house. Rick also loved to cook and his ability to produce too much to eat at New Years is known to a lot of people. It’s not often you see a tough trucker reading a cooking magazine instead of watching racing or sports at a truck stop. His dream while driving was to own his own truck and when he was cleared to go back to work in November, his dream came true and he purchased a truck. True to Rick’s form, it was decked out with what his wife thought were too many bells and whistles but with the excitement in his face she couldn’t say no. Rick passed away suddenly on December 10, 2007 in Calgary while waiting for his trailer to be loaded. He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, his wife Laurie, sons Jon, Josh and Joe, his brother Perry (Bev), his mother-in-law Sylvia; brother-in-law Bob (Deb), sister-in-law Shelley (Mike) and their families, and a large extended family. He was predeceased by his father-in-law Norman in 1985, his father George in 2002 and his mother Elizabeth in 2005.

TODERIAN - Sanchira "Caroline" (nee Onofriechuk), of Yorkton and formerly of the MacNutt district of Saskatchewan known to all as Caroline, entered eternal rest on her birthday, Wednesday,February 28, 2007 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 84 years of age. Caroline was born on February 28, 1923 in the MacNutt district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Paul and Dora (nee Calancie) Onofriechuk. Caroline's parents worked in the farm communities and rented farm houses near the schools that she received her education at namely: Minerva, Homeland and Beresina. Caroline and her siblings walked 5 miles to the various schools with Caroline breaking trail for her brothers through the wooded areas. Her parents moved to Lang Bay BC outside of Powell River for a short period of time and then moved to the MacNutt district where they settled on a small farm; and since the farm house was small the children made their place of rest in the grainery. At a party one day during Green Holidays where the Toderian family was invited and who lived across the road; Harry Toderian went back after the party to visit Caroline and the rest as they say is history. They were united in marriage on July 14, 1946 at the Holy Trinity Roumanian Orthodox Church at MacNutt. Caroline worked for a short period of time in Yorkton as a nanny. Then, she began her farming career with her husband taking care of the livestock, fields and gardens until they both retired in 1992. After Harry died in 2000 Caroline continued to make Yorkton her home. Caroline was a devoted and active member of her church and its ladies auxillary. She always helped with community activities and was always willing to pitch in and help anyone with anything. Caroline was always proud of her family and extended family and enjoyed the visits with all of them making sure (as a wonderful cook she was) that no one would leave her farm or Yorkton home without having a meal before they left. Caroline leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her two sons: Arthur (Patricia), Wayne ( Wendy) all of Calgary; grandchildren: Tracey, Kyndra; great grandchildren: Vanessa, Kylee, Jackie, Olivia, Mary Elizabeth and Caroline's favourite puppy Samantha. Also, her brothers: John (Mae) of Wynyard, SK., Jim (Beryl) of Calgary, AB., Peter (Rose) Onofriechuk of MacNutt, SK. And Alex (Brenda) Onofriechuck of Wapella, SK. Caroline was predeceased by her parents, her husband Harry; sisters and brothers-in-law: Ella (George) Pentilichuk, Lena (Rusty) Martin, Mary ((Charlie) Ironside, brother and sister-in-law: George (Mary) Onofriechuk, Nick Onofriechuk who passed away at a young age and an infant child. The Prayer Service was held on Friday evening. March 2, 2007 from St. Mark The Evangelist Orthodox Church Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The Funeral service was held on Saturday morning from St. Mark The Evangelist Orthodox Church with Rev. Father Octavian Mahler of Holy Trinity Romanian Orthodox and Rev. Father Rodion Luciuk of St. Mark's Orthodox Church officiating. The responses to the service were sung by Alex Holovach and members of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Choir. Lorne Kozaruk was the Cross Bearer with Jim Chornawka and Mike Sarafincian serving as Banner Bearers. Nick Toderian and Peter Morary were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ric and Perry Toderian, Rodney Flunder, Barry Hilton, Vance Hatt, Jim and Mervin Eftoda serving as Casket Bearers.

TOCKAR - Kenneth Peter (October 31, 1945 - February 5, 2006). It is with deep sadness that the Tockar Family announces the passing of Kenneth Peter Tockar, age 60 years, on Sunday February 5, 2006, at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, Yorkton, SK. Ken fought a lengthy and valiant battle with several health issues. He had also had persevered several visits to the hospital. Ken was born October 31,1945, at Yorkton, SK, the eldest son of Peter and Katherine (nee Yaworsky) Tockar. He grew up on the family farm at MacNutt, SK, along side his brothers and a sister. Ken received his education at MacNutt. A special part of Ken's life was his ear for music and he regularly entertained visitors by playing his violin. Ken also put many of his natural abilities to use as he worked in the mining and road construction industries. He treasured his many friendships made in the workplace as well as those in his home community of MacNutt. Hawaii and Mexico were among holiday travel destinations that Ken thoroughly enjoyed. Ken was predeceased by his Parents, Peter and Katherine Tockar, and his youngest Brother, Victor Harold Tockar. Surviving to mourn Ken's death and cherish many fond memories are brother William (Marilyn) Tockar of Brandon, MB; sister Victoria Tockar and Wade Cunningham of Yorkton, SK; sister-in-law Laura Tockar. Also surviving are nieces Sonia (Kevin) Morrice and Carly of Brandon, MB, Tracy (Darryl) Hike and Desiree & Austin of Kelowna, BC; nephew Lee Tockar of Vancouver, BC; aunt and uncle Adam and Mary Yaworsky of Roblin, MB, as well as an extended family and a host of friends. Prayer Services were held Wednesday, February 8, 2006 from the Chapel of Nairn-Chyz Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held Thursday, February 9, 2006 from the Chapel of Nairn-Chyz Funeral Home, Roblin, MB, with Rev. Fr. Roman Kocur of Yorkton, SK officiating, assisted by the Cantor, Mr. Jason Kopan. All those who had shared in Kenneth's life were asked to consider themselves Honourary Casket Bearers. Casket Bearers were Andrew Anthony, Errol Cornelius, Dennis Gyoerick, Jeff Corbet, Mervyn Korbet, Gord Sytnick. Following Interment Services at Roblin District Cemetery a Memorial Dinner was served at the Banquet Room of Chicken Delight.

TRAFANANKO - Malvina Maria (nee Charko) was born on April 1, 1922 in the Krydor district of Saskatchewan; the oldest of two brothers and a sister born to Mary (nee Wawryniuk) and Harry Charko. She was raised on the family farm, and as the oldest, would bring home candies and chocolate bars to her younger brothers & sister, as this was a big treat for them. Malvina attended school in the district before going to Saskatoon to attend Normal School, where she acquired her teaching certificate. Malvina began teaching at the Hawrylka farm school and the Orlow School in the Krydor/Blaine Lake area. Malvina then went to Calder to teach, and it was there that she met John Trafananko. They were married on October 12, 1947. The couple resided in Wroxton where John was a local businessman and Malvina commuted to Calder to teach. As her two sons, Myron and Dennis come into this world, Malvina retired from teaching and became a full time house wife. In 1967 the couple moved into Yorkton. On March 7, 1990 John passed away, following that time Malvina continued to reside in her home, and later with the assistance of her son Dennis, until July of this year, when she became a resident of St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville. Malvina passed away peacefully on Monday, November 27, 2006 at St. Peter’s Hospital. She was 84 years of age. Malvina possessed a great love of art and literature during her life. In younger years she had attended the Emma Arts School at Waskesiu Lake and the Banff School of Fine Arts. Her love of poetry was evident as her writings won awards for their prose and style. She had an enduring talent and affection for painting, especially oil painting. She was also a perfectionist, as her yard in Yorkton was spectacular. Malvina had been a life-time member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and a long time member of Holy Transfiguration Parish.

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VITAUSKAS - Vincent, of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home and formerly of the Calder District passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at the age of ninety-eight years, two months and three days. Vincent was born on November 8, 1902 in Lithuania. He was a son of Mikas and Petronele (nee Orinaite) Vitkauskas. In 1928 Vincent came to Canada and began working for various farmers in the Langenburg district. He was very proud of the land he purchased in Langenburg. He farmed this land until 1960 when he rented out the land and moved into Calder. At this time he began working for the Canadian National Railway beginning in 1962 and retiring in 1968. During his life, Vincent met and married Marie Victoria Pelletier in June 1954 at Binscarth, Manitoba. They were blessed with five chidren. Due to failing health Vincent moved to Yorkton and later made his home at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Vincent was a very humble, gentle and generous man. He loved to visit with family and friends and never failed to offer a "small lunch". He made sure that you had fresh vegetables from the garden that he tended with love and pride. He was always ready for a game of crib, at which he was very good. Bingo was another one of his pastimes as was reading and keeping up with things in his homeland through letters and newspapers. Vincent leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his sons Joseph G. of Saskatoon, William J. and his wife Nancy of Saskatoon, Bruce H. and his wife Ida of Calgary; daughters Verna V. Peepeetch and her husband Terry of Yorkton, Mardell C. Warden and her husband Richard of Yorkton; also his grandchildren: Melissa, Tammy, Rachelle, Jennifer, Joe, Justin, Christopher, Steven, William, Angela, Miranda, Jason, Shannon, and Derrick; and two great-grandchildren, Daniel and Jalessa. Vincent was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and a sister in Lithuania. Prayer services were held on Sunday evening, January 14, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Mrs. Nettie White serving as Lay Presider. Lorraine Lysak was the organist leading in the hymns The Lord's My Shepherd, Jesus Remember Me and Peace Is Flowing Like A River. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday morning, January 15, 2001 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton, Sask. with Rev. Father Eugene Schaffer as Celebrant assisted by Deacon Urban Kiernan. Sharon McArthur was the organist leading the Parish Choir and congregation in the hymns This Day God Gives Me, Psalm 23 The Lord's My Shepherd, Prayer Of St. Francis, Be Not Afraid, Song Of The Angels, and Amazing Grace. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Jerry Flamont, Darcy Martineau, Jason St. Pierre, Joe, Chris and Justin Vitkauskas serving as Casket Bearers.

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WAGNER - Frieda Emelia (nee Peppler), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2001. She was 88 years of age. Frieda Emelia Wagner was born on July 4, 1913 in the MacNutt district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Jacob and Maria Peppler. She attended school at MacNutt and was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in MacNutt. On November 25, 1937 she was united in marriage to Richard Wagner at Yorkton. They had four children, two boys and twin girls. Mom was the traditional farmer's wife of the forties and fifties. She baked bread, made butter, milked cows and raised four children while her husband toiled in the fields. She enjoyed growing plants and flowers and was fond of her vegetable garden. She was a good cook and enjoyed preparing meals on festive occasions for her children and grandchildren. She sewed, knitted and crocheted and was a faithful member of her church. In 1961 the family moved into MacNutt and for many years Mom and Dad were the janitors of MacNutt School. Mom looked after the home front during Dad's depression of the eighties. Mom suffered a debilitating stroke in 1991 which affected her right side and her speech. Now it was Dad's turn to look after Mom which he did until 1999. It was then that she entered the Nursing Home. Since Dad's passing on September 10th 2001, Mom's health continued to decline. She passed away as the day was dawning on Sunday morning, December 9th. Predeceased by her parents, her husband Richard, daughter Joan Mysko, her step-mother Mary, sisters Elizabeth (Dan) Becker, Ann (Steve) Klco, Margaret (Fred) Calvert, Lydia (Dave) Hilderman, Emma Jorgensen, and step-brother Alex Bier. She is survived by her sons, Merv (Bev) of Winnipeg; Murray (Ferne) Wagner of Yorkton; daughter Jean (Grant) Pope of Gilbert Plains MB; and son-in-law Ernie Mysko of Watrous; eight grandchildren; Jon (Anita) Wagner of Morinville AB, Suzanne (Roger) Parker of Winnipeg, Carmen Wagner of London, England, Alison Wagner of Saskatoon, Brendan Wagner of Yorkton, Richard Pope of Calgary; Chris Pope of Winnipeg, and Ryan (Pam) Mysko of Grande Prairie AB, 4 great grandchildren, Taylor and Dallas Wagner and Jordan and Tia Parker. Also step-sisters Mary Paull of Prince Albert and Elza Liebrecht of Yorkton, brothers-in-law Herb (Ruth) Wagner of Bellingham, Washington and Edwin of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 from the Christ Lutheran Church in MacNutt with Rev. Richard Mensch officiating. The organist, Mrs. Ronnie Mensch led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery with Brendan Wagner, Roger Parker, Ernie Mysko, Grant Pope, Larry Becker and Leonard Wagner serving as the casketbearers.

WAGNER - Louise was born to Joseph and Amelia Wagner (nee Yeske) on the family farm in the Landestreu district on January 23, 1917. She was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Landestreu and received her education at Zorn School. Louise grew up on the family farm and spent all her childhood there. She moved to MacNutt with her mother, sister, Annie and brother, George. In 1976 Louise and Annie moved to Yorkton and shared an apartment until Annie became a resident of the Yorkton & Nursing Home. Louise moved into Independent Manor in the early 90's, in 1999 became a resident of Anderson Lodge and in June of 2005 moved to the new facility the Anderson Villas where she resided until her passing. Louise's life was spent helping others wherever she was needed. She enjoyed doing things with her hands and she knit many pairs of slippers and mittens until she could no longer see well enough to do so. Louise had a terrific memory and could always supply the details of events that happened many years ago. She could also tell you the dates of most family birthdays and anniversaries. She liked to keep track of the families of her nieces and nephews and was always happy to have family and friends visit. As a young adult Louise's eardrums were damaged and as a result she lost most of her hearing and in her later years her sight went as well. Until last year she was able to read large writing and would reply by speaking. She handled her situation with courage and patience but would let you know if she didn't like or agree with something. Louise is survived by her sister, Elfrieda and brother-in-law, Frank Mensch of Watrous, Sask.; sister-in-law, Dora Wagner of Yorkton, Sask.; twelve nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Amelia Wagner; her brothers, Philip, George and three brothers infancy; her sisters; Lena Nerbas, Annie Wagner, Elizabeth Wagner and Rosie Mack; her brothers-in-law, John Nerbas and Herman Mack. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 from Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Pastor Daniel Moeller officiating. The organist, Verna Liebrecht, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Following a luncheon at Zion Lutheran Church Parish Hall, the committal service took place at Landestreu Cemetery, Landestreu, Saskatchewan with Reverend Paul Borchardt officiating.

WAGNER - Richard Heinrich, formerly of MacNutt, beloved husband of Frieda Wagner, passed away at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on Monday, September 10, 2001 at the age of 90. Richard, the oldest child of Adam and Caroline Wagner, was born on the family farm on July 26, 1911. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Christ Lutheran Church in MacNutt. He attended the Clova School, attaining a grade seven level, quitting to assist his family with the farming operation. On November 25, 1937 he was united in marriage to Frieda Peppler by Rev. Val Hergesheimer at Yorkton. This union produced two boys and twin girls. He continued farming into his seventies, and for many years, Richard and Frieda were the janitors at the school in MacNutt. He was involved with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, was a local school board member, a director of the Credit Union, and an elder at Christ Lutheran Church. On the passing of his parents, he devoted many hours as caretaker of the cemetery. He enjoyed sports and followed the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was interested in the news, newspapers, and following the exploits of the House of Commons. He enjoyed playing the role of an early Santa Claus, sending or delivering gifts of money before Christmas so his children and grandchildren could buy what they wanted. He had to be busy, trimming the hedges, painting the house, cutting acres of grass, shovelling the snow. He enjoyed pie with his ice cream. He faithfully looked after Frieda following her stroke in 1991, until she entered the Nursing Home in 1999. He was predeceased by his parents, Adam and Caroline; a daughter Joan Mysko in 1982; sister Hilda (and husband Carl Kilborn); brothers Oscar, John, Gordon, Leonard (and wife Lorina), Ferdinand and Glen. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of nearly 64 years, Frieda; his sons, Merv (Bev) of Winnipeg and Murray (Ferne) of Yorkton; a daughter Jean (Grant) Pope of Gilbert Plains MB, and son-in-law Ernie Mysko of Watrous; eight grandchildren, Jon (Anita) Wagner of Morinville AB, Suzanne (Roger) Parker of Winnipeg, Carmen and Alison Wagner of Saskatoon, Brendan Wagner of Yorkton, Richard Pope and his friend Veronica of Calgary, Chris Pope of Winnipeg, and Ryan (Pam) Mysko of Grande Prairie AB; three great-grandchildren, Taylor and Dallas Wagner and Jordan Parker; brothers Herb (Ruth) of Bellingham, Washington, and Edwin of Yorkton; sisters-in-law, Elza Liebrecht of Yorkton and Mary Paull of Prince Albert, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Friday, September 14, 2001 from Christ Lutheran Church in MacNutt. Rev. Richard Mensch officiated. The organist, Ronnie Mensch led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Jesus, Still Lead On, Abide With Me and Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Parish Cemetery with Jon Wagner, Brendan Wagner, Richard Pope, Chris Pope, Roger Parker and Ryan Mysko serving as the casketbearers.

WANDY - Nick Wandy of the Calder District, beloved husband of Virginia Wandy passed away Wednesday, February 16, 1994 at the Plains Health Centre, Regina, Sask. He was 60 years of age. Nicholay Wandy, known to all as Nick, was born on the family farm in the Calder area on May 13, 1933, a son of Metro and Anne (nee Malinosky) Wandy. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at Torsk School in the Calder district. He began working on the farm and during the winter months he worked in the nickel mines in Thompson, Manitoba. He continued to do this for a few years before returning to farming. He also worked in construction until his health did not permit him to continue. On November 23,1963 Nick was united in marriage to Virginia Petruniak at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Calder. The following year the couple settled on the family farm, residing there until 1993 when they moved into the Village of Calder, but they continued to farm the family homestead. Not only was farming Nick's livelihood, it was also his hobby. Nick leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Virginia; his mother, Anne of Calder; two sons, Norman of Calder and Steven and his wife Penny of Brandon, Manitoba; two daughters, Angela and her husband Keith Rowan of Roblin, Manitoba and Beverly Wandy of Yorkton; three grandchildren: Derek and Larissa Rowan and Alexander Wandy; two brothers, Bill and his wife Diane of Roblin, Manitoba and Mike and his wife Emily of Churchbridge; and three sisters: Mary and her husband George Boychuk of MacNutt, Suzie and her husband Harry Kindiak of Wroxton and Jennie Kindiak, also of Wroxton. Along with numerous nieces and nephews. Nick was predeceased by his father in 1969; a brother, Peter in 1964; and a brother-in-law, John Kindiak in 1991. Prayer Services were held Sunday evening, February 20, 1994 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton, Sask. with Very Reverend Father Leonard Ratushniak C.Ss.R. presiding. Requiem Divine Liturgy was Celebrated on Monday morning February 21, 1994 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Calder, Sask. Very Reverend Father Leonard Ratushniak C.Ss.R. was the Celebrant. Walter Balabuck was the cantor and Art Martinuk served as crossbearer. Mervin Pryslak was the sacristan. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Walter Wozney, Michael Kindiak, Kenny and Larry Kindiak, John Sandulak and Darcy Wandy serving as casketbearers.

WASILENCHUK — Jennie (nee Daneluk) Wasilenchuk of MacNutt, Sask passed away suddenly at her home on Tuesday, June 1, 1987. Jennie Daneluk was born on March of 1903 at Wroxton, Sask. She was raised in the district and was united in marriage to John Wasilenchuck. After their marri­age the couple resided in Wroxton and later the Rothbury district. In 1962 they retired to MacNutt to make their home. Predeceased by her husband John on January 6, 1990, she leaves to mourn her passing five sons; Jim of MacNutt, John and his wife Lil of Naramata, B.C., Nick of Moose Jaw, Mike and his wife Ruth of Campbell River, B.C., and Nelson and his wife Karen of Campbell River, B.C. Six daughters Mary, Mrs. Walter Freiberg of Kelowna, B.C., Dora. Eftoda of Campbell River, Elsie, Mrs. George Rubletz of Powell River, B.C., Victoria, Mrs. Matt Merk of Calgary, Bella, Mrs. Stan Putland of Malakwa, B.C. Also 2 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Funeral ser­vices were held on Friday, June 4, 1982 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Father Peter Hnatiw as celebrant. Inter­ment followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Steve Rubletz, Peter Anderson, Mike Rubletz, Edward Daneluk, Ed­ward Daneluk Jr., and George Purich as pallbearers.

WASILINCHUK - William Wasilinchuk of Yorkton and formerly of Wroxton, Sask. beloved husband of Annie passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 1988 at the Yorkton Union Hospital following a brief illness. He was 84 years of age. Born on December 19, 1903 in the Wroxton District of Saskatchewan. William was a son of Nicholi and Domka (nee Purich) Wasilinchuk. He was raised on the family farm and attended Chaucher School, formerly known as Toporotz School. During and following his education, William helped on the family farm until his marriage to Mary Horaska on November 15, 1925. Following their marriage, the couple began farming on their own, in the Wroxton district until they retired in 1966 moving to Yorkton. Following the death of his wife Mary in 1977, Mr. Wasilinchuk continued to live in Yorkton and was united in marriage to Annie Gall in 1980. During his lifetime. Mr. Wasilinchuk was a fifty year member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, serving as its secretary for a number of years. He also served as church secretary for Toporotz Church for many years. William was a member of St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Wroxton, South and Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Yorkton. He also served as a Cantor for Orthodox Church for over forty years. During his leisure Bill enjoyed being a member of the New Horizon’s Senior Citizen’s Club as well as working in the garden and watching baseball. Predeceased by his parents, his wife Mary in 1977 and two brothers, Steve and John, William Wasilinchuk leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life beloved wife Annie of Yorkton, one daughter, Anna and her husband William Trafananko of Kelowna. B.C.; three grandchildren, Gloria Evans of Camrose. Alta, Gordon Trafananko of Kamloops, B.C., and Daniel Trafananko of Kamloops, B.C., and also two great grandchildren Melanie and Garrett Evans of Camrose, Alta.; and a sister Mary Kahoot of Yorkton. Prayer services were held on Thursday June 2, 1988 from the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, June 3, 1988 from the Holy Transfiguration Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Peter Hnatiw and Rev. Father Myron Pozniak as the Celebrants. The cantor was Bill Kozak. Members of the Holy Transfiguration Church Choir under the direction of William Gregory sang the Liturgy. The cross bearer was Alex Dutka. Jim Ellachuk and Mike Kowalyk were the bannerbearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Fred Zacharuk, Pete Sawchuk, Gordon Trafananko, John Rubletz. Lyle Hardy and Mike Daneluk serving as pallbearers.

WERBOWESKI - Dmytro Werboweski, a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing home, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 1988 at the nursing home. He was 90 years of age. Dmytro Werboweski was born on October 5, 1897 in the village of Ewanewka, province of Galacia, in the Ukraine, a son of Peter and Polly (nee Bartetski) Werboweski. As a young boy, Dmytro came with his family to Canada and to a homestead in the Calder-Wroxton district in 1907. In July 1923 he was united in marriage to Mary Podohan at St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wroxton. After their marriage the couple farmed in the Wroxton district until 1944. when they retired from farming and moved to Kamsack. In Kamsack. Mr. Werboweski worked for the town. The couple then returned to Wroxton for a short tune and operated a grocery store. In 1954 they retired and moved to make their home in Yorkton. On October 7, 1962. Mary passed away. Mr. Werboweski soon after moved into the Anderson Lodge and had resided there for over 20 years. In March of 1988 Mr. Werboweski was transfered to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home where he had resided until the time of his passing. During his many farming years. Dmytro had been involved with many organizations and associations, He was a Councilor for the R.M. of Calder for 14 years: a trustee of the Brandon School Board for 23 years; and had helped to organize the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in the district; and had been recognized by the Wheat Pool as an original founder. Besides his wife, Mary. Mr. Werboweski was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Annie Dubtnski of Kamsack in 1985 and a son-in-law, Norman Wotoschuk in 1981. He leaves to mourn his passing; three sons and their wives, Norman and Marge of Edmonton. Peter and Sylvia of Calgary and Edward and Ruth of Winnipeg; two daughters. Catherine Wotoschuk of Yorkton and Eleanor and her husband Albert Szekely of Regina; also 11 grandchildren. 13 great-grandchildren; four brothers; Paul of Saskatoon, Nick of Kamsack, Harry of Regina, and Sam of Orangevitte, Ontario; and one sister Mary Harasen of Winnipeg. Prayer services were held on Friday evening, July 8, 1988 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, JuJy 9, 1988 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Andrew Kraic as the celebrant. The cantors led members of St. Mary's Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the liturgy. The interment followed in the family plot at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Wayne Wonschuk, Albert and David Szekety. Vera Podoflan and Kim and Jim Werboweski serving as the casketbearers.

WERSCHLER - Evelyn Eva (nee Yahnke), resident of the Langenburg Centennial Special Care Home, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2009. She was 95 years of age. Evelyn Eva Werschler was born in Neudorf, SK on July 16, 1913 to Michael & Elizabeth Yahnke (nee Wirth). She was the eldest of 14 children. Evelyn was baptised on August 2, 1913 and confirmed on April 10, 1927. Evelyn attended Prairie School in Neudorf to Grade 8. She then helped her parents on the farm until her marriage to Frank Alfred Werschler of the MacNutt area on September 27, 1936. There, they settled and farmed on Frank's parent's home place and raised their 4 children. In 1967-1968 they bought and managed their own cafe in Balgonie, SK and also farmed. Although they enjoyed the challenge and all the new people they met in Balgonie, they found the long hours were more than they had expected. They returned to the farm until they decided to sell and move to Yorkton, SK in 1974. There, they became involved with their new church - Zion Lutheran. Evelyn even joined the work force and was employed by SIGN. They enjoyed their new community and all the new friends they found. For the last 12 years, Evelyn lived at Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton until November, 2008, when she moved to Centennial Special Care Home in Langenburg, SK until her death. Evelyn's main passions in her life were her Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ; her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and all of the many friends she acquired over the years. She has left a legacy of faith and love to all who knew her. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents; her dear Husband- Frank (1999); Daughter-Geraldine (1999); Grandson-Todd Werschler (1994); Brothers- Edward, Reinhold, Ernest and John Yanke; Sisters- Gladys Kitsch and Iris Miller. She has left to celebrate her life; Daughters: June (John) Wagner, Janeth Deibert, Son: Elmer (Connie); Grandchildren: Raymond (Susan) Wagner, Clarence (Irene) Wagner, Darla (Lex) Langston, Larry (Pam) Wagner, Valerie(Ron) Mihalicz; Troy (Esther) Deibert, Greg(Debbie) Deibert, Burke (Allison) Deibert; Michelle (Harley) Pistun, Jason (Adella) Roeddecke, Clinton (Myrna) Roeddecke; Cory (Ian) Bugera, Jody (Dave) Cinfio. Great- grandchildren: Jerrod, Kelly Wagner; Derek, Kurt, Kimberly Jory; Dayne, Daylan Wagner; Brooke, Braden Mihalicz; Ari, Danika, Astrid Deibert; Jenna, Kira Deibert; Rebecca, Melissa, Victoria Roeddecke; Hunter, Shelby Roeddecke; Courtney, Calin Bugera; Justice Todd Cinfio. Brothers: Victor (Marion); Verdon (Carol) Yanke. Sisters: Ruth Schick; Pearl (Bill) Danchuk; Edna Olm; Vera (Kenneth) Andrews; Aradine (Bill) Smetaniuk. Brother-in-law: Walter Miller, and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Saturday, January 24, 2009 from Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Rev. Daniel G, Moeller officiating. Granddaughter Cory Bugera gave a tribute. Organist, Grace Dressler led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Special music was provided by Heaven Bound (Joanne Roulston, Elmer & Connie Werschler). Jody Cinfio was an honorary bearer as were all those touched by Evelyn's life. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Raymond Wagner, Troy Deibert, Michelle Pistun, Cory Bugera, David Graff and Brian Kitsch seving as the casketbearers.

WOLOSCHUK — Peter George Woloschuk was born on a farm near Stornoway, Saskatchewan on December 4, 1914, son of Nykolay and Wasylena (Wintonyk) Woloschuk. He attend­ed Angove School for his junior grades. In 1930, his parents moved to a farm near Saltcoats where Peter completed High School. During this time, he was also assisting his parents with the farming operations during the 'hungry '30s'. After being accredited by the Department of Municipal Affairs as a Secretary-Treasurer, he held that position in the Rural Municipality of Calder No. 241 until the fall of 1955. He was also the Secretary-Treasurer for Wroxton Village, Justice of the Peace and had a sideline for Harland Fire Insurance, legal conveyancing for the ratepayers and for brush clearing. He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War, returning to his Wroxton job afterwards. His most impor­tant work in Wroxton, though, was meeting Mary Kereluk, who arrived on a train from Insinger to teach school. They were united in marriage in the Yorkton Ukrainian Orthodox Church on October 10, 1942 by the late Very Rev. Frank Kernitsky. The couple raised two children, Boris and Lesya. Peter was also the secre­tary-treasurer of the Ukrainian Orthodox parish of St. Elia during the time they constructed their new church. The photograph of that church that appeared in the May 1979 issue of National Geographic magazine always had a place of honour in their home. In 1955, the family moved to Thorhild, Alberta, near Edmonton, where Peter accepted a position as Secretary-Treasurer of the County of Thorhild No. 7 for the next 21 years. He also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Village of Thorhild for a number of years and Secretary-Treasurer of Thorhild Senior Citizens Home as well as Thorhild County General Hospital in Redwater in the formative stage. His wide-ranging interests included politics as President of Alberta Social Credit League for Andrew-Redwater constituency in the final stages of the party's existence. He was also instrumental in having an Alberta Government Liquor Store and a Federal Post Office located in Thorhild. As a staunch supporter of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, he was treasurer of the church in Thorhild and also of the Radway Central Committee, with parishes in Fedorah, Redwater, Radway, Waskatenayu, Newbrook, Thorhild and Egremont. On his retirement in 1976, Peter and Mary moved to Edmonton where they resided until the Fall of 1984. While they were there, Peter was Treasurer of St. Andrew's Church for a few years and member of the Order of St. Andrew. In 1984, the couple moved to Ottawa to be near their children and grandchildren, Kevin, Jerin, Quentin, Nicholas and Alexandra. Peter and Mary joined the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Peter continued to be active as Vice-President of Ukrainian Self Reliance Association and President of St. Andrew's Order, Ottawa Branch, for a number of years. During these many years, Peter and Mary traveled extensively across Canada, in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. They particularly enjoyed meeting with rela­tives in Ukraine. Everywhere Peter went, he had a camera attached to his hand so there is a wealth of photo stories of all these trips and every family event. Peter was interested in everything and everybody, down to small details. His photographs always had who, when, where and what was going on record on the back of each and every one of them! Peter was predeceased by his wife, Mary, his parents, Nykolay and Wasylena (Wintonyk) Woloschuk, brother Metro James and his wife, Annie (Polischuk), brother Norman and sister Anne (Sorokan) of Prince Albert. Sadly missed but fondly remembered by his son Boris (Constance Hill) and their children, Quentin, Nicholas (Whitney Grove), and Alexandra (Andrew Coghlan), daughter Lesya Dunsmoor (Peter Royds) and her sons Kevin and Jerin (Amanda) Dunsmoor. Peter enjoyed hearing about the activities and accomplishments of these grandchildren, working their way through school, jobs and travel, marriages and births. He delighted in having great grandchildren: Benjamin and Logan Woloschuk in Toronto; Talia and Acacia Dunsmoor in Vancouver. Also remembering their time with Peter are sisters, Mary and Irene Woloschuk; sister-in-law Kay (Werbowetski) Woloschuk of Yorkton; and brother-in-law Maurice Sorokan of Saskatoon. There are also nieces and nephews; Wayne, Lesia and their daughter Alicia (Brad); Gregory, Susan, and their children, Cole and Jenna; Joanne, Andrew; Betty, Norman & Kathy. Even over the last several years, Peter visit­ed Yorkton, Wroxton and area as often as possible. He enjoyed sitting with old friends and their families, pulling out memories of life around there 60 years ago. And, he always had an active, up to date interest in what all members of the extended family were up to. Family, friends and service to community and church filled a busy 94 and 3/4 years for Peter Woloschuk! Prayers were held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The Funeral service was held on Thursday, September 10, 2009 from Holy Transfiguration Church with Very Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky as celebrant. The crossbearer was Orest Wintonyk, the banner-bearers were John Bukoros and Orest Kaminsky. Cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky, assisted by members of the Parish Choir, led in the singing of the responses. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Wilson Wintonyk, Andrew Kasowsky, Henry Malysh, Wayne Woloschuk, Anthony Mazur and Gregory Sorokan serving as the casketbearers.

WOROSCHUK - Mary (nee Schab) of Yorkton & District Nursing Home, formerly of Calder, widow of Maftey Woroschuk entered eternal rest on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at the age of 96 years. Mary was born on November 15, 1905 at Stornoway, Saskatchewan, a daughter of George and Annie (nee Zuravell) Schab. She began her childhood in the Stornoway district until 1916 when she moved with her family to the Calder district. On October 25, 1920 Mary was united in marriage to Maftey Woroschuk. The couple farmed in the Calder district and raised their two sons. In 1959 they retired and moved to the village of Calder. In 1977 after her husband's death Mary moved to Yorkton where she resided in private homes. In February, 1994 failing health caused Mary to become a patient of Yorkton & District Nursing Home where she remained until her passing. Besides helping with farming, Mary enjoyed gardening and caring for her flowers. Predeceased by her parents, her husband Maftey in 1975 and son Nick in 1995, Mary leaves to cherish her memory, her son Steven (Pauline) of Yorkton; 7 grandchildren, Darlene Sass, Wayne, Gerald, Kenneth, Eugene, Mervin and Dennis Woroschuk; 16 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; a brother John (Mary) Schab of Winnipeg and a sister Katie Boyd of Hudson Bay. Prayer services were held on Thursday, February 21st from the Family Centre at Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Funeral services were held on Friday, February 22 from the Family Centre with Rev. Father Rodion Luciuk of St. Mark's Orthodox Church officiating. The cantor was Brother Innocent. The crossbearer was Trista Sass. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Kenneth Woroschuk, Darlene Sass, Sandy Babiak, Gerald Woroschuk, Walter Beck and Andy Woroschuk serving as the casket bearers.

WOZNEY - Rose (nee Wonchulanko) October 29, 1916 - September 22, 2006 was born in the Calder District, the daughter of John and Sandra (nee Bordian) Wonchulanko. She was raised on the family farm and received her education Two Creeks School. On May 12, 1940, Rose was united in marriage to John Wozney and the couple was blessed with one daughter, Jean. Early in their married life, Rose and John worked in Ontario but soon moved home to the prairies and made their home on the farm. Rose enjoyed farm life but especially time spent in her garden and flower beds. In 1974 Rose and John retired and moved into the town of Calder. In her retirement years, Rose was active in many community groups including the Senior Citizens, the church ladies and the community club. Rose loved attending church and also enjoyed fishing whenever she was able. Rose was predeceased by her parents, John in 1975 and Sandra in 1931; her husband, John in 1978; her sisters, Francis in 1947 and Mary Petruk in 1988. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her daughter, Jean (Ernie) Calancia of Nakusp, B.C.; two granddaughters, Charmaine and Chantel; her brother, George (Olga) Wonchulanko of Calder as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she held very dear to her heart. A visitation for family and friends was held Tuesday, September 26, 2006 from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, September 27, 2006 from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel with Reverend Faye Greer from Westview United Church presiding. Organist, Sharon Litvanyi led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The committal service followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Eugene Wonchulanko, Bruce Wonchulanko, Barry Petruk, Byron Petruk, Cameron Petruk and Norman Wozney serving as casket bearers.

WOZNEY-SKILNICK — Catherine (nee Wozney) Skilnick passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, February 8, 2006, after a short stay in Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg. Catherine is survived by her four sons, James of Winnipeg, Robert (Joan) of Langley, BC, John (Alie) of Red Deer, AB. and Edward (Elizabeth) of Dugald, MB, and her sister Anne (Albert Stoski) and brother, Waiter Wozney, both of Yorkton SK. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Barbra and Robert, Elizabeth and Jason, Renay, Trever, Jaylee and Julie; as well as her cherished great grandchildren, Danae, Katie, Billy and Abigail, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Catherine was predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Anna Wozney, brothers Michael, John and Harry, and sisters, Elsie and Marie. Catherine was born on April 20, 1910 in Wroxton, SK and was the eldest daughter of Anna (Yasinski) and Alexander Wozney. In 1926, Catherine left the family farm which she loved and came to Winnipeg. Her first work was as a domestic which eventually led her to being employed at King George Hospital as a nurse-in-training. Unfortunate family events caused her to give up her position and return home again. In 1936, Catherine wed John Skilnick of Yorkton, SK and together they moved back to Winnipeg, living in St. James, St Vital and finally settling in the Norwood area to raise their four boys. Catherine went back into the workplace in early 1951. She worked in the garment industry at Jacob Fashions, TanJay and Nygard International, finally retiring in 1975. You would think that at sixty-five this lady would finally retire and take it easy, not so! She kept on with work around the house and she could often be found talking with neighbors and passer by's about the flowers that grew profusely in her garden. Her best friends kept in touch regularly by telephone and still others came by and shared the Best Cup of Tea at Kay's Place. She had the uncanny ability to go into the kitchen and whip up the most scrumptious meals in no time flat, it was only in the past year that Catherine finally slowed down and allowed someone else to help her through the day. Catherine's gradual slowdown finally ended on Wednesday evening, February 8, 2006, very quiet and peaceful. Prayers were held on Monday, February 13 at Cropo Funeral Home in Winnipeg, MB. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, February 16 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R officiating. Ed Pindus and Colette Karapita along with members of the parish choir sang the responses. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with sons, John and Edward Skilnick, grandson, Trevor Skilnick, Peter Wozney, Nick Lushney and Joe Soloninko serving as casket bearers.

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YAROSKI - Katie (nee Hlynka). Katie's loving heart stopped beating at the Santa Maria Senior Citizen's Home on Saturday March 27, 2010 at the age of 87 years. Katie was born on December 22, 1922 in the Ukraine a daughter of Steven and Rose (nee Voychuk) Hlynka. After Katie arrived in Canada she eventually met and married Mike Yaroski in August 1950 at ST. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Yorkton. They made their home in the Calder district and farmed all of their lives until their son Glenn took over farming operations. After Mike passed away in 1996; Katie continued to live at Calder until ill health forced her to move to Regina and the Santa Maria Senior Citizen's Home in May 2006. During her life Katie loved to cook and bake and tended to a large garden. She loved flowers especially Petunias. She also loved the farm and never complained about all the hard work she had to do and, she never stopped working until it was all done and persevered even in the tough times. Her family meant a lot to Katie and always showed her love and devotion to them. As well, she was a compassionate lady to all including animals. She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her children: Glenn (Louise); grandchildren: Howard Tripp, Naomi Chase, Kiah and Cayden Wendorff, Adeline (Keith) Clay; grandchildren: Laura and Darren; Dolores (Michael) Laskowski; grandchildren: Jason, Jonathan and Andrea. Katie also leaves her relatives in the Ukraine. Katie was predeceased by her loving husband Mike in 1996; parents Steven and Rose Hlynka along with her relatives in Ukraine. A Prayer Service was held on Monday evening March 29, 2010 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The reflections of Katie's life were given by her son Glenn. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday morning March 30, 2010 from ST. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Calder, SK with Reverend Father Peter Pidskalny C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. Walter Balabuk along with members of the Parish sung the responses to the Liturgy. Walter Bugoy was the Cross Bearer with Arthur Martinuk serving as Sacristan. The interment took place at the ST. Mary's Parish Cemetery with Jason, Jonathan, Michael Laskowski, Bill Yaroski, Darren and Keith Clay serving as Casket Bearers. Dear Precious Mother. Now your work is done, we love you, may you rest in peace; you did your best.

YURCHUK - Mary (nee Gnyp), widow of Samuel Yurchuk of Yorkton, formerly of Calder passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Regina General Hospital. She was eighty five years of age. Mary was born on February 14, 1924 on the family farm in the Rhein district of Saskatchewan; one of three children born to Steve and Magdalene (nee Stefanowich) Gnyp. Mary was five years of age when her mother passed away, so in those early years she and her sibling were raised by grandma Stefanowich. Later on the children lived with their father and stepmother. Mary attended different schools, as she would say they had moved many times. She also lived with relatives in Hamton and Gorlitz. Mary also lived and worked for a short time in Toronto. On April 3, 1961 Mary was united in marriage to the love of her life, Samuel Yurchuk. Together the couple made their home in Calder. Mary enjoyed country living and was a great gardener and homemaker. She will be remembered as an individual who was kind, generous, and showed warm hospitality to everyone she knew. Mary faithfully served as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in Calder, Roblin and Yorkton, always ready to express her love for Jehovah God and had a complete trust in the resurrection hope. Predeceased by her parents, her brother Peter; her sister, Magdalene and her husband Sam on March 30, 2001. She is survived by her niece Diana and her husband Tony of North Vancouver as well as many cousins and friends. Mary passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009 at the Regina General Hospital. She was eighty five years of age. Mary will be missed by all until we meet again. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Mr. Mervin Dubnyk of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Peter Achtemichuk, Harley Andre, Horatio Gnyp, Leslie Achtemichuk, Raymond Lacusta and David Horashka serving as the casketbearers.

YURCHUK - Samuel, beloved husband of Mary Yurchuk of Calder passed away following a brief illness on Friday, March 30, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 81 years of age. Samuel Yurchuk was born March 4, 1920 on the family farm in the Wroxton district; one of four children born to Guy and Alice (nee Rupchan) Yurchuk. Following his schooling he attended Teacher's College in Moose Jaw where he received his certificate and taught in various locations in Saskatchewan for twenty-five years. On April 3, 1961 Sam was united in marriage to Mary Gnyp. They would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year. In 1970 the couple retired to Calder and Sam began farming full time. He deeply loved the life that farming provided. He enjoyed the changing seasons and will be remembered as a hard working individual. In l999 he retired from farming. Sam worked with the Calder and Roblin Congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses to share his hope with all he met for everlasting life on earth under God's Kingdom arrangement. He always found time to visit with family and friends. He was predeceased by his father Guy in l960; his mother Alice in l969; brothers Fred in l978 and John in 1991, and nephew Randy in 1988. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Mary of Calder; a sister Mary Johnson of Prince Albert; his nephews and nieces, Ken Johnson and family of Hornpaine, Ontario; Marg Chornenkoff and family of Victoria, BC; Norman Johnson of Prince Albert and Karen Leonard and family of Yorkton; and numerous cousins. The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Mr. Mel Keeble of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiated. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Harry Popenia, Richard Busch, Serge Leonard, Mervin Dubnyk, Gerald Bayn and David Horaska serving as the casketbearers.

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ZABINSKI - Christine (nee Kozak), formerly of the Wroxton district passed away at her residence in Roblin on July 30, 2008. She was 82 years of age. Christine was born March 8th, 1926 in the Calder-MacNutt District. After the sudden death of her mother, different families of the area cared for Christine. Eventually she lived with and worked for the Zabinski family near Wroxton, Saskatchewan. It was during this time that she met her husband Michael and they were married on November 9th, 1942. Christine and her husband lived and continued farming in the Wroxton District. Later Christine took a job working at the Yorkton Co-op, where she became manageress of the cafeteria. After her retirement from the Co-op, Christine and her husband continued farming at Wroxton. During the duration of their 44 years of married life, Christine and Michael were both zealous in the ministry as Jehovah's Witnesses. After her husband Michael died on February 9th, 1986; Christine continued to live on the farm and kept busy sharing the Bible's message with all. Christine sold and left the farm in 2002, and moved into an apartment at Roblin, Manitoba. Despite failing health, Christine continued in her Christian faith, and lived at her residence in Roblin until her death. [This is the family information shared by Christine, as of October 2002. One brother James Kozak of Calgary, Alberta (Deceased on June 3rd, 2008). Three sisters; Jean Johnson of Lake Bronson, Minn. U.S.A., Helen MacDonald of Kelowna, B.C.and Francis Wood of Parry Sound, Ontario. The Funeral Service was held on Saturday, August 2nd at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Mr. John Anderson of the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Gerald Bayn, Garry Delesoy, Mervin Dubnyk, Horatio Gnyp, Dave Horaska and Raymond Lacusta serving as the casket bearers.

ZEDERAYKO - Anne (nee Dopko). My cherished Mom, Anne, slipped into eternal rest on August 3, 2009. Anne was predeceased by her husband, John W. in 1991; daughter, Faye JoAnne in 1957. Survived by daughter, Della; brothers, Sam, Steve, and John; sisters, Denise Jackson and Kathy Vogelgesang; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mom was born on the family farm near Plunkett, SK on March 9, 1918 and attended Badger Hill School. She was the oldest daughter of nine children. Despite growing up during challenging times, Mom always treasured her childhood memories with many a delightful tale. She enjoyed barn and school dances as well as swims at Manitou Beach. Mom married John in 1942 at the Wolverine Ukrainian Catholic Church. They lived in Calder until 1959 at which time they moved to Saskatoon. Mom worked at Redberry and Pleasant Hill Bakeries, Bessborough Hotel and her lifetime goal was achieved when she began working in the dietary department at St. Paul's Hospital. Anne moved to North Vancouver in 1999 and resided in her home until 2004 at which time she moved to Inglewood Lodge to spend her final years. Anne was a compassionate, loving and kind lady who always showed concern for the less fortunate. Anne's love of animals was known throughout her neighbourhood. Many stray cats found their way to her house. Anne always seemed strong and brave no matter what life brought her. She did work that others would hesitate to do. A thrifty woman, she recycled, repaired and mended things others would discard. Please celebrate Anne's life at St. Joseph's Nursing Home Chapel, 33 Valens Drive, at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 13, 2009 with Reverend Fr. Walter Kostiuk as celebrant. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery next to John.

ZORN - Claude Richard. Our Dad, Claude Richard Zorn was born on May 19, 1925 on the family farm in the MacNutt District. He had 13 brothers and sisters. Dad completed 8 years of school in the Homeland District. After farming a few years with his Dad, he met and married our mother, Thusnelda Zorn (nee Kendel). They farmed a couple of years just outside of MacNutt and then Dad decided to take a job as a Grain buyer with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. He worked as a Grain buyer in various locations, Mehan, Marchwell, Duval and Southey. He remained in Southey and retired there in 1985. In Dad’s mind, Southey was always his home. The relationships that he fostered there with his friends and farmers alike were treasured by him until his passing. Dad was community minded and took part in many community activities-Church, Museum, Lion’s Club and Senior Citizens Centre. His favorite pastimes included card games, curling, playing pool, golfing and fishing. If Dad hadn’t sworn at you in a game of cards you obviously hadn’t won the game. Due to health reasons, Mom and Dad decided to move to Yorkton in 2005 to live at the Bentley Retirement Community. Dad’s pride and joy were his family and they live on to celebrate his life. His loving wife of 60 years Nelda, daughter in-law Lindsay Zorn and her children Brenda (Michael) Nelson and great grandchildren Reese and Darren Zorn; Bryce (Sylvia)Zorn and their children Aaron (Lida) Zorn, Tara (Joey) Lasko and great grandchild Amara; Heather Gartner and her children Aimie Gartner, Kayla (Jack Davis)Gartner and great grandchild Aiva; Carolee (Lynton Evans) Zorn and their children Rebecca and Jordan Evans; Michael (Julie) Zorn and granddog, Harley. Claude is also survived by his two sisters, Eileen and Alice and numerous nieces and nephews. There along with Jesus to greet Dad when he arrived in heaven were his eldest son Allan, great grandchild Cohen Nelson, his parents and his eleven brothers and sisters. Dad is our rock, our inspiration and our greatest supporter. Dad will truly be treasured in our memories forever. A Service of Prayer and Remembrance was held on Thursday, January 24 from the Chapel of Christies Funeral Home in Yorkton, Sk. with Pastor Daniel Moeller officiating. Funeral Services were held on Friday, January 25 from Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Southey, Sk. with Rev. Harold Borchardt and Rev. Linden Dressler officiating. The organist, Erna Wendling, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The Interment Service followed in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery with Gordie Baragar, Hal Zorn, Aaron Zorn, Dennis McKay, Paul Schienbien and Jake Giesbrecht serving as casket bearers.

ZRUDLO - Andrew "Andy", of the Wroxton district passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 68 years. Andy was born on the family farm on December 13, 1937 to Steve and Alice (nee Wintonyk) Zrudlo. He attended Chaucer School and then helped his father on the farm. Andy had various occupations during his life, some being farmer, caterpiller operator and truck driver. He was mechanically minded and was meticulous in everything he did. He loved motorcycles, fall suppers and Sunday drives. Andy was a pleasant, friendly person and loved a visit over a cup of coffee. Andy and his wife Linda had one daughter, Starla and Andy and Velma Cote had a daughter, Lawanda. He was predeceased by his parents Steve and Alice Zrudlo, and by two older brothers. He is survived by his daughters Starla and Lawanda; his grandchildren Lance, Avery, Velma and Tylo Cote of Saskatoon, SK; his friend Marie Rusnak of Yorkton and his cousins Victoria McGuire of Regina, Pauline Page of Saltcoats, David Zrudlo of Stornoway, Mary Zrudlo of Yorkton, Peter Ellaschuk of Regina, Boris Wintonyk of Hamilton, ON, Miles Wintonyk of Stornoway, Cynthia Wintonyk of Yorkton and Mervin Wintonyk of Calgary, AB. The funeral service was held on Friday, January 20th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, of St. Mary's Church officiating. The cantor, Walter Balabuk assisted by choir members from Calder led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Ivan Sobkow. The interment followed in the Garden of St. John at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with David Zrudlo, Steve Sobkow, Don Rusnak, Lyle Boston, Bill Glute and Jack Lipus serving as the casket bearers.



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