Obituaries of residents & former residents of
Goodeve, Hubbard, Ituna & districts, Saskatchewan


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ANTONISHYN - Walter (August 17, 1921 - October 8, 2013). It is with great sadness we announce his passing. Walter was diagnosed very recently with a terminal condition and with the presence of The Lord on October 8, 2013 he was taken from us. Survived by his wife of 67 years Catherine. Children Frances (Mervin) Krett, Leonard (Marie) Antonishyn, Linda Bordass and Bernadette (Les) Caragata. 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, Kim (Tanya) Kaison and Declan; Kevin (Jennifer); Stanley (Celina); Corrine (Scott) Michael and Justin; Jennifer (Dan) Jackson, Sophie, Kyla (Tyler); Amanda (Mike); Neil; Chelse (Jordan) Kailey; Tyler. Siblings, Nick (Elsie), Ed (Yvonne), Philip (Helen), Victoria Spilchuk, Sophie Peesker. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Anna. Brothers John, Steve, and Peter. Sisters Mary and Zofia both in infancy. Prayers service Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Rosary led by Knights of Columbus at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass Monday, October 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. All services held at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna.

ANTONISHYN - Walter, of Ituna, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2003 at the Regina General Hospital with his family by his side. He was 79 years of age. Walter was born on September 11, 1923 in the Ituna district. He was the son of Steve and Mary (nee Wingerak). Walter attended school until grade 10 at File Hills School. On June 1, 1951 Walter was united in marriage to Rose Mandziak at Ituna. They were blessed with three children: Beverly, Vivian and Wayne. On May 1, 1965 Walter was united in marriage to Lillian Buczulak at Ituna. They were blessed with one child: Diane. Walter's hobbies included curling, golfing, camping and a good game of cards with his friends and family, having company and those memorable occasions spent with his family. Walter was a chartered member of the Ituna and District Lions Club for 39 years. He was actively involved in many projects with this organization. Walter was also chairman of the Ituna Co-op and a member of the Sask Wheat Pool Committee for many years. Walter was a true farmer at heart. Even after moving into town, Walter actively farmed until this spring when his health would no longer allow it. When Walter wasn't farming, he kept himself busy in his shop. His hope never wavered nor his love for life, family and farm as his disease took hold of his body. Walter was a proud man with great determination that he maintained until the end. Walter was predeceased by his wife Rose in 1961, his father in 1969, his mother in 1985, his sister Rose in 1971and his brother Joe in 1996. Walter leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 38 years, Lillian. Four children: Beverly (Pat) Mills of Regina, SK, Vivian (Norman) Martin, Wayne (Susan) Antonishyn, Diane (Claire) Braden all of Ituna. Ten granchildlren: Charlene (nee Mills) (Stuart) Dawes of Saskatoon, SK, Shane Mills of Brooks, AB, Chantel and Sheri Martin of Ituna, Angela Antonishyn of Balgonie, SK, Jolene Antonishyn of Regina, SK, Shaun and Kimberly Antonishyn, Bailey and Hannah Braden all of Ituna; one great grandchild Britain Dawes of Saskatoon, SK. Also a brother, Bronie (Zita) Antonishyn of Ituna; a sister Helen (Ian) Anderson of Winnipeg, MB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna. The church choir, accompanied by the organist Paulette Van der Helm led the congregation in singing the music selections. The Rosary led by members of the Catholic Womens League proceeded. Mass of the Christian Burial was held Wednesday, July 23, 2003 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy as celebrant. Placing of the Pall was done by Walter's wife, Lillian and his children, Wayne Diane, Beverly and Vivian. The church choir accompanied by the organist, Paulette Van der helm led the congregation in singing the music selections. The readers were Angela Antonishyn and Kimberly Antonishyn. The intercessions were given by Charlene Dawes. Crossbearer was Chantel Martin. Honorary casketbearers were Walter's grandchildren, Charlene, Shane, Angela, Jolene, Kimberly, Shaun, Chantel, Sheri, Bailey, Hannah, great grandchild, Britain, also Walter's brother Bronie and sister Helen as well as all others who shared in Walter's life. Walter was laid to rest in the Ituna Roman catholic Cemetery with David Anderson, Danny Antonishyn, Jolene Antonishyn, Shaun Antonishyn, Steven Antonishyn and Shane Mills serving as active casketbearers.

ARNDT - Helen Lillian (nee Zawitkoski) Bulycz, resident of Coronach, Sask, formerly of Ituna and Fort Qu'Appelle, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2005 at the Coronach and District Health Centre. She was 81 years of age. Helen was born on January 17, 1924 in the Goodeve district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Sam and Annie (nee Klepachek) Zawitkoski. She attended school in Goodeve and later worked as an egg candler in Ituna, where she met and married Mike Bulycz on May 8, 1945. The couple farmed until 1948, when they purchased a garage and moved into Ituna. In 1954, the couple moved to Kelliher to manage the Kelliher Hotel, but returned to farming in the Ituna district in 1959. Helen began working for Sametz Pharmacy in Ituna, and was a loyal employee for over 25 years, retiring in 1998. Mike predeceased Helen in 1985. In September of 1998 Helen was united in marriage to Eric Arndt, the couple resided in Fort Qu'Appelle. Following the death of Eric in 2003 Helen moved to Coronach, Saskatchewan to be closer to her daughter Frances. Helen was also predeceased by her parents Sam and Annie; and a brother Stan Zawitkoski. She is survived by her daughter: Frances Olson of Coronach; grandchildren: Tara (Lance) Eger and their children MacKenzie and Kade of Coronach, Jamie Olson of Brandon MB, Arlen Olson (special friend Amber Hanson) of Brooks AB; her brother John Zawitkoski; stepdaughter: Judy (Ron) Galenzoski of Southey and their children Keith (Indira) Galenzoski, Dana and Hanna of Winnipeg; Darlene (Rob) Yeo, Austin and Kayla of Calgary; Doreen (Rick) Lesko, Rhys and Colby of Regina; sister-in-law Anne Zawitkoski and nieces Marlene (Ken) Morrison of Calgary and Glenda (David) Halter of Saskatoon and families. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, May 5, 2005 from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church in Coronach. Father Andrew Pawlowski officiated. Ken Morrison, accompanied by his wife Marlene on the organ, led in the singing of the hymns. Altar-servers were Christopher, Justin and Kaitlyn Noll. The lay-readers were Bernice Foley and Lavinia Dionne. The interment took place in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery in Ituna with Arlen Olson, Lance Eger, David Halter, Keith Galenzoski, Ken Morrison and Rick Lesko serving as the casketbearers.

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BABER - Donald Baber, beloved husband of Mary of the Tullymet district north of Balcarres, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the family farm. He was 76 years of age. Don leaves his beloved wife Mary, four children, two daughters, Louise (Dennis) Filarczuk and Colleen (John) Machiuk; two sons, Larry Baber and Colin Baber (Ashley Taylor); five grandchildren, Jonathan, Jodi and Jeremy Donald Filarczuk; and Nataysha and Carter Don Machuik; one brother, Ervin Baber; two sisters, Irene McLaren - Pesch and Margaret Ann (Marlowe) Smith; as well as numerous nieces, nephews relatives and friends. The family invites relatives and friends to a supper and tribute in celebration of Donís life on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Ituna Social Club (403 Main St. North in Ituna). A family committal will follow at a later date.

BALINT - Stella (nee Elash), widow of the late Frank Balint, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2006 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She was 92 years of age. Stella, the daughter of Fred and Anne (nee Sass) Elash, was born on December 4, 1913, on her parents' farm in the Goodeve District. She grew up on the farm and attended Natham School. After completing her education, she worked in Yorkton as a housekeeper for the Smith family. While living in Yorkton, she met Frank Balint, and the couple were united in marriage on November 6, 1941 at Beaverdale Roman Catholic Church. They began their married life on the farm near Willowbrook and continued to be active on the farm until Frank joined the staff at Ball Cartage as a truck driver. Stella supported Frank as he and his son, Gerald, started their own trenching business in 1968. Frank continued to be very active with this business until his sudden passing in August of 1989. Stella remained in her own home following Frank's passing until a stroke in 1997 forced a move to the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. Stella enjoyed the outdoors and spent many happy hours gardening and tending flower beds, often enjoying cut flowers and plants in the house as well. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, who loved her family dearly. Stella also enjoyed the company of animals, not only the pet cats and dogs but also the cows and other farm animals. Stella was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Anne; her husband, Frank; her daughter, Irene; her brothers, Andrew, Bill and Howard and her sister, Rose. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her son, Gerald and his wife, Margaret of Yorkton; her daughters, Valerie McIvor and her husband, Glen of Regina, Frances Mroczko and her husband, Lyle of Yorkton, Roxanna Paulhus and her husband, Robert of Yorkton; her son-in-law, Harvey Kunellis of Yorkton; three sisters, Mary Musey of Yorkton, Katie Holowka of Yorkton and Julia Rohatensky of Yorkton as well as 21 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Prayer Vigil Services were held on Thursday, May 4, 2006 from Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel with Father Basil Chomos officiating. The pianist, Mrs. Lorraine Lysak, led the congregation and members of St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church choir in the singing of the hymns. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, May 5, 2006 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Father Basil Chomos officiating. The pianist, Pam Yaremko, led the congregation and members of the parish choir in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Larry McIvor, Ricky Pick, Bernard Mroczko, Edwin Heshka, Harvey Kunellis and Gerald Kidd serving as casket bearers. The honourary pallbearers were Lucus Paulhus, Kevin Kunellis and all of Stella's grandchildren.

BANIAS - William (June 25, 1928 - December 7, 2013). It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our Dad William "Bill" Banias, Duff, SK and recently Moose Jaw, Sask., on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the age of 85. Bill was raised on the family farm near Hubbard, SK. As a young man, he ventured away from the farm to work in forestry and eventually started a 30 year career with CN. He enjoyed spending precious time with family and friends. He also enjoyed travelling which took him across Canada and parts of the U.S. Bill was a lover of nature, wildlife, animals and music. He was truly at home when outdoors. Predeceased by his parents; brothers Mike Banias, Peter Banias; sisters Olga Wilk and Camilla Banias; special friend Anne Slastukin and great granddaughter Tyra Bitternose. Bill is survived by his children: Sharon (Roy) Beckett of Moose Jaw, SK and their family Camieleigh Banias and William Banias; Arlene (Kevin) Kozar, White City, SK; stepson Delvin (Cheryl) Bitternose , Fort Qu'Appelle, SK and their family George Bitternose, Rick Bitternose, Christopher Bitternose and Sherlyn Bitternose; nine great grandchildren; brother Andrew Banias, aunt Nellie Boyko and uncle Eli Bilan. The funeral service will be held in the Valley Alliance Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dawson Brooks officiating. Interment in the Lakeview Cemetery, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK.

BATYSKI - Eva (nee Hnylycia) passed away suddenly in Regina on February 3, 2001 at the age of 79 surrounded by the love of her family. Eva Batyski was born on September 26, 1921 in Hubbard, Saskatchewan to George and Anna (nee Artemowich) Hynlycia. She was educated at St. Stanisloff School. Eva was united in marriage to Peter Batyski on November 15, 1942. The couple farmed until 1949 at which time they established their farm equipment business in Hubbard where Eva worked side by side with her husband. Eva was a devoted mother to her six daughters. In 1981 Eva and Peter retired to Yorkton. Eva will be fondly remembered for her wonderful sense of humour, generosity, gardening, fishing, excellent cooking, hospitality and beautiful crocheting. She volunteered many hours of her time to the Church. Eva died as she lived with deep faith, spirit and loving approach to family. She was predeceased by infant son Peter Jr. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Peter and six daughters, Diane (Al) Greschuk of Yorkton, Dorene (Don) Exner of Leduc, AB, Janey (Eric) Heuchert of Regina, Gladys (Ed) Scherbey of Chillawack, BC, Gloria (Dave) Larson of Blaine, Washington, Rita (Yves) Desjardins of Ottawa, ON, and her fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Olga (Bill) Stefanovich of Windsor, ON, and Katie Yaschuk of Ituna, SK. The prayer vigil service was held on Tuesday evening, February 6, 2001 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Mr. Rick Yaholnitsky was the lay-presider and the organist was Diana Hornung. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday morning, February 7, 2001 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Hector Seville as Celebrant. The organist, Lorraine Lysak, led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The crossbearer was grandson Devon Exner, the epistle-reader was granddaughter Shelley Spizowka, and the altar-servers were Gilbert Kryski and Orest Machushek. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with sons-in-law Al Greschuk, Eric Heuchert, Dave Larson, Don Exner, Ed Scherby and Yves Desjardins serving as the casketbearers.

BATYSKI - Peter Edward, of the Jubilee Care Home in Foam Lake, formerly of Yorkton and the Hubbard district, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 18, 2008 surrounded by family and the compassionate care of the staff. He was 91 years of age. Peter was born July 12, 1916 in the Hubbard district. Peter was predeceased by his loving wife Eva in 2001; infant son Peter in 1961; his parents Anna & John Batyski; brothers Ken, Walter, Joe & John; sisters Cecil, Stella & Frances. He leaves to mourn his passing his six daughters Diane (Al) Greschuk - Yorkton, Dorene (Don) Exner - Leduc, AB, Janey (Eric) Heuchert - Regina, Gloria (Dave) Larson - Blaine, Washington, Gladys (Ed) Scherby - Chilliwack, BC and Rita (Yves) Desjardins - Ottawa, ON; 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and his sister Caroline Jankoski. Peter attended school at St. Stanislaus until grade nine. He worked at the Crayton mine in Sudbury until he returned home to farm. He would go to work for several farmers in the Balcarres area. In 1942 Peter married Eva Hnylycia and they farmed on the family farm until 1949. Peter then moved his family to Hubbard where he established Hubbard Farm Equipment. Peter ran a successful business selling Cockshutt, New Holland, Morris Equipment and GM dealership. He worked very diligently as farmers would need equipment fixed during peak times of seeding or harvest. Peter enjoyed curling, watching or going to a Blue Jay baseball game. He enjoyed Cardinal baseball in his later years. He served on the Ituna Hospital Board 1969-72, on Hubbard Town Council 1956-81. Peter was also active in the Knights of Columbus 1962-81. Peter loved company, good times and especially loved to sing. He had a great sense of humour. As a father he was always concerned about his children. You never left after a visit unless he filled your car with gas or fixed that tire, etc. Peter and Eva sold their business in 1981 and moved to Yorkton to enjoy their new home until Eva passed away. Peter moved into an apartment where he lived alone for 4 years. He would enjoy his daily walks to the mall to have coffee with friends. Peter moved to the Bentley where he enjoyed being around people, not having to cook or eat alone. Peter enjoyed having his friends over to play cards or go out with his family and friends. His eyes would just light up when his grandchildren or great grandchildren would come over for a visit. Peter's health began to deteriorate in December, 2007. He had to leave the Bentley and move to Foam Lake Jubilee Care Home. He still managed to sing and joke and loved to play cards. The Prayer Vigil Service was held on Friay evening, May 23, 2008 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, Yorkton, Sask. with Rev. Fr. Ed Hengen officiating. The Pianist was Katherine Flaman. The Cantor was Pam Yaremko with the Jessica Desjardins as reader. The Funeral Mass was Celebrated on Saturday morning, May 24, 2008 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Father Ed Hengen as Celebrant. Lorraine Lysak was the Pianist leading members of the Parish Choir and Congregation in the Hymns. Mathew Desjardins was the Cross Bearer with Greg Dubois, Telane Molnar and Regina Prost serving as Altar Servers. The readers were Jennifer Aves and Denise Kay. Mike Dumka, Bill Greschuk, Ed Oystreck, Willie Zenkewich, Dave Larson and Eddie Scherby were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion Yorkton Memorial Gardens with: Al, Jason Greschuk, Don, Devon Exner, Eric Heuchert and Yves Desjardins serving as Casket Bearers. At the memorial luncheon words of remembrance were given by daughter Diane; granddaughters: Susan Vincent and Shelley Spizawka and great granddaughters: Larissa , Jenai Spizawka and Alex Morgan.

BEER - Julie (nee Halushka) of Ituna, SK and formerly of Hubbard, SK widow of the late Walter Beer, entered her eternal rest on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. She was 91 years of age. Julie was born on May 11, 1914 in the Homefield district of Saskatchewan, a daughter to Andrew and Mary (nee Zahayko) Halushka. Julie received her education at Nanton School and helped her parents on the family farm. After her schooling, Julie worked for the Sidney Chipperfield family in Hubbard. On September 14, 1937 Julie was united in marriage to Walter Beer. They were blessed with three children, Frances, Gladys and Lionel. The couple farmed south of Hubbard until 1949 when they purchased the Hubbard Cafe. Later they changed the name to Beer's General Store and operated it until 1996. The couple moved to Regina where Julie worked at the Army & Navy Department Store. In 1984 they moved back to Hubbard to retire. Walter passed away in 1997 and Julie continued to reside in Hubbard until 1998 and then moved into the Ituna Senior Rental Units. Julie was a member of the Hubbard Ladies Community Club, the Hubbard Recreational Board, a former member of the St. Stanislaus C.W.L., the Hubbard Golden Age Club and an active member of the St. Stanislaus Church. She was an avid curler, enjoyed gardening and growing flowers, playing bingo, watching sports on TV, reading, crocheting, knitting, sewing, embroidery and travelled. She was very particular of her car and said "Now that I am 90, I am proud of my accident free record so I will quit driving." Her most enjoyment came from family gatherings with her children and grandchildren and she adored her great grandchild. Predeceased by her parents, her husband Walter, brothers John, Steve, Alex and Joe and sister Pearl Kohut, Julie leaves to cherish her memory her three children: Frances (John) Quichuk of Regina; Gladys (Terry) Wawruck of Regina and their son Corey (fiancee Dawn Williamson) of Regina; Lionel (Helen) Beer of Hubbard and their son Ryan (Melanie) and their daughter Kaydince of Lloydminster; brothers: Metro (Rose) Halushka of Yorkton, Russell (Rosalie) Halushka of Winnipeg; sisters: Ann (Joe) Antonishyn of Kelliher, Angie (Harry) Koroll of Toronto, Mae (Tony) Novak of Lethbridge and sister-in-law Helen Halushka of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 7:30 pm from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna with Rev. Fr. Pat Murphy officiating. The hymns were sung by members of St. Stanislaus Church Choir. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 2:00pm from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Pat Murphy as the Celebrant. The crossbearer was Brenda Speed and the Altar Servers were Jessica Petruka and Kayla Renkas. Reflections and remembrances of Julie's life were given by daughter-in-law Helen Beer. The organist Paulette van der Helm and members of the St. Stanislaus Church Choir led in the singing of the hymns. Honourary bearers were everyone who knew and loved Julie. The interment followed in the Ituna R.C. Cemetery with Corey Wawruck, Ryan Beer, Carl Halushka, Vincent Halushka, Russell Antonishyn and Mervin Kohut as the casketbearers.

BENKENDORF - Olga (nee Ozembloski) passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2003 at the Pasqua Hospital after a short battle with cancer at the age of 69 years. Olga was predeceased by her parents Mike and Mary Ozembloski of Ituna; first husband Mike Mallick; second husband Irvin; brother Leonard and one nephew Larry Ozembloski. She will be remembered by her daughter Beryl Mallick of Regina; four sisters Nellie, Helen and Pauline. all of Ituna and Lee of Regina; five brothers Russell, Orest and Bill, all of Ituna, Barney and Adolf, both of Regina as well as many relatives and friends. Olga was employed as a Certified Nurses Aid for the past 20 years at Pioneer Village, retiring at the age of 65 years. Since then Olga enjoyed visiting with friends and family and taking the occasional trip. The Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at 10:00 AM from Canadian Martyrs R. C. Church, 1932 1st Avenue N., Regina, SK with Rev. Patrick McCoy, celebrant. Beryl and family wish to thank the staff at Palliative Care for the loving care shown to Olga and family.

BEREZIUK - John, of Ituna, passed away at the Regina Pasqua Hospital on Monday, June 13, 2005. John was a Massey Ferguson Dealer in Homefield and then Ituna for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary, sons: Bill (Bernie) and Michael, his grandchildren Renata, Chantel, Brett and Alaina (Shane) Michelson and great grandchildren Rylan Campbell and McKenna Michelson. Prayer Services will be held on Friday, June 17th at 7:30, with Funeral Service on Saturday at 3:00 PM from The Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery.

BEREZIUK - Mary (nee Burianyk), resident of the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2010. She was 97 years of age. Mary was born in Western Ukraine on June 12, 1912, the only daughter of the late John and Ewdokia Burianyk. The family immigrated to Canada that same year and homesteaded in the Churchill district north of Ituna, then moved to Jasmin. Mary received her education in Jasmin and then went on to Nutana College and Normal School in Saskatoon where she received her First Class Teaching Certificate. Throughout this time she resided at Peter Mohyla Institute. The very first school she taught at was Beaver Hills in 1939, a two room school which included a teacherage. The school included classes from beginners to grade 11 and the salary was a whopping $450 per year. In 1940 Mary was united in marriage to John Bereziuk. They lived in Homefield where they operated the Post Office, a store and a small service station which included the Massey Harris franchise and later Massey Ferguson. Their two sons Bill and Mike joined their family and in 1964 they moved to Ituna whereby North End Service became the focal point of their lives. Mary's church was very important to her and countless hours were spent volunteering in the hall and serving on committees with St. Olga's Ukrainian Orthodox Women's Club, Parkland Regional Library, Community College, Hospital and Pioneer Health Care Centre, Donor's Choice and the Carol Festival. Mary enjoyed being with the public and she devoted her time at North End Service as the main bookkeeper. Mary left this world on February 6, 2010 at the tender age of 97. Mary is predeceased by her husband John in 2005, brothers William of Saskatoon and Jerry (Betty) of Vancouver; sisters-in-law, Sophie Borys, Anne Sawa, Rose Hall and step-sister Mary Gendzelewich and step-brother Paul Kowalchuk. Celebrating Mary's life are son Bill (Bernie) of Ituna and their children Renata, Chantel, Brett and Alaina (Shane) Michelson and Mary's great grandchildren Rylan, McKenna and Kaden; son Mike of Ituna. Her brother Mike (Edith) Burianyk of Regina, sister-in-law Nell Burianyk of Saskatoon, and many nieces and nephews who were very close to her heart. Prayers will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at 7:00pm and the funeral service on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at 2:30pm, all from the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. Interment in the Parish Cemetery.

BERNAKEVITCH - Josephine "Josie" (nee Nayko) was born on March 19, 1924 in the Ituna District of Saskatchewan. She was a daughter born to Paul and Mary (nee Kilniak) Nayko. She and her nine brothers and sisters were raised on the family farm and attended St. Joseph's School. In 1945, Josie moved to Windsor ON where she worked at the Firestone Building assisting in the manufacturing of shells for the army. In 1947, Josie returned to the Ituna district and on October 24, 1948 at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna she was united in marriage with Walter Bernakevitch. The happy couple settled and made their home in Kelliher where they raised their two children Wayne and Pat. Throughout Josie's 58 years in Kelliher, she was an active church, social and volunteer member of the community. There was rarely a town event at which Josie wasn't present and when it came to the local sporting events, she was always in attendance. Josie's greatest joys included her family and her proudest moments were in her children and her grandchildren. She was an extremely loving Wife, Mother and Baba. Josie passed away on October 14, 2006 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. She was 82 years of age. Josie was predeceased by her husband Walter, her parents Paul and Mary, eight siblings, Tillie Schabel, Jennie Zarzecki, Grace Karkut, and Frank, Walter, Tony, Mike and Adolph Nayko, and her stepfather William Michalko. Josie is lovingly remembered by her Sister Emily Kapusiak of Toronto ON, her eldest son Wayne and his wife Marj of Regina and their three children; Lindsay and wife Jill of Vancouver BC, Brendan of Charleston SC and Adrienne of Cambridge MA, her second son Pat and his wife Lorelei of Regina and their two children; Paul of Shilo MB and David of Regina, and her many nieces, nephews and friends. Prayers were held on Thursday, October 19, 2006 from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, October 20, 2006 from St. Vladimir's Church with Very Rev. Father Boris Kyba C.Ss.R as the Celebrant. The crossbearer was Steve Schabel, the epistle-reader was Lindsay Bernakevitch. The cantor, Ostap Piasta led in the singing of the responses. The interment followed in the parish cemetery with Kenny Karkut, Allan Nayko, and Paul, David, Lindsay and Brendan Bernakevitch serving as the casketbearers.

BERNATH - Mary (nee Bancarz), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 27, 2002 with her family by her side. She was 84 years of age. Mary Angeline Bernath was born on October 25, 1918 on the family farm in the Goodeve district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Carl and Mary (nee Turchuk) Bancarz. She spent all her growing years helping on the family farm. On November 15, 1939 she was united in marriage to Andrew Bernath at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. The couple spent the next seven years in the Rockdell district. In 1947 Mary and Andrew moved to Willowbrook. While there, Mary served as President of the CWL. Andrew predeceased Mary on April 26, 1985. In 1989 Mary moved to Yorkton, residing on Bradbrooke Dr. and eventually Heritage Manor. Due to declining health she became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on April 9th of this year. Mary had been an active member of the Willowbrook Catholic Ladies Auxiliary and St. Gerard's Ladies Auxiliary. She had a warm, kind nature which was extended to everyone she met. Her generosity is memorable. Some of Mary's fondest moments were the times spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Because of the love that Mary had for children, she became a loving foster mother to 12 children throughout her years. Mary also loved nature, sharing her garden products with everyone and enjoyed picking wild berries and mushrooms. Curling was a favorite pastime; she attended many spiels and won numerous trophies over the years. Predeceased by her husband Andrew on April 26, 1985, her father Carl Bancarz in 1970, and her mother Mary in 1986, she leaves to cherish her memory her son Brian (Darlene) Bernath of Yorkton and grandson Brian Michael; daughter Carol (Ron) Tulik of Fort Qu'Appelle and grandchildren Terri (Bill) Weist and great grandson Preston; Michelle (Larry) Beaulieu and great grandsons Austin and Brandon; grandson Cal Tulik and friend Shauna; Sisters Katie Batt of High Level, AB, Josie Czakler of Yorkton, and Helen (John) Kowbel of Melville; sisters-in-law, Lizzie Bernath of Esterhazy, Loretta Golec of Esterhazy, Bertha (Julius) Hudak of North Burnaby BC and Doris Bancarz of Melville; numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. The prayer vigil sevice was held on Tuesday evening, October 29, 2002 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Deacon Urban Kiernan officiating. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday morning, October 30, 2002 from St. Gerard's Church with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. The crossbearer was Phyllis Langley and Deacon Urban Kiernan assisted Father Basil. The organist, Diana Hornung led members of the Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Herb Pearson, Leslie Pearson, Trevor Bancarz, Rick Bell, Brent Bernath and Jerome Bernath serving as the casketbearers.

BIALOWAS - Joseph William of Regina passed away on Saturday, November 22nd, 2003 in the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 86. Joe was born on March 13th, 1917 in Hubbard, SK. Predeceased by his parents Andrew and Maria Bialowas, brother Walter, Frank and Bruno, sisters Judy, Sophie, Jessie, Helen, Bernice and Fran. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Theresia (Grace), sons Laverne (Maureen) Craik, SK., Gerald (Pat) Pilot Butte, SK., Dwight (Michele) Eden Prairie, Minn. and two sisters Mary Cook and Dorothy (Ron) MacDonald of Seattle, Washington. He leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, 8 grandchildren Cory (Rozalind), Jody, Chelsea, Paul, Michael, Avin, Matthew and Kallyn and great-grand daughter Ivy Bialowas. Upon leaving the Armed Forces after the war, Joe worked at various jobs including the Wheat Pool as a crew foreman building grain elevators in small town SK. In 1954 he started working for Canada Post and retired in 1977. His wonderful long years of retirement were spent going for ""walks"" and enjoying his grandchildren when they visited. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, November 26th, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 3125 13th Ave., Regina, SK. with Rev. Kubash officiating. Lunch to follow. Burial to take place after lunch.

BOCZULAK - Eufemia (nee Kobak) was born on February 20, 1912 at Kobylnica in Woloska, Poland. A daughter of Wasyl and Katie (nee Fedyk) Kobak, Eufemia grew up in Poland with her two brothers and two sisters. After the war the family moved to Zabinka in northern Poland. Eufemia married Leon Boczulak and together they raised six children. Following Leon's death, Eufemia emmigrated to Canada in 1975 and married Roman Boczulak, a cousin of Leon. Her family again grew as she was now blessed with six step-children. She was particularly close to Lily and her grandchildren Bailey and Hannah Eufemia and Roman lived in Jasmin until Eufemia moved to Ituna in 1979. She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church. Eufemia enjoyed her independence, her garden, flowers, her neighbours and friends, her two special birds, singing, cross stitching, and cooking for her family. Her greatest love was always for her family, which she kept in contact whether they lived close by, or in Poland. Eufemia was predeceased by her parents; her daughter, Zofia at the age of sixteen in 1961; her two husbands, Leon in 1972 and Roman in 1994; and her son in law, Michal in 1996. She leaves to cherish her memory her five children and their families; Stefan (Maria) and their son, Slawomir; Roman (Ela) and their sons, Robert and Piotr, Maria and her son, Darek; all of Poland; Geraldine 'Slawomira' (Gordon) Krett of Goodeve, Sk and their daughter, Christine (Terry) Shawaga; and Stefania and her two sons, Piotr and Jaroslaw; ten great grandchildren; as well as numerous relatives and friends. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held Monday, September, 2, 2002 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna, Saskatchewan. Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko. Responses Sung by Ostap Piasta with members of the Parish Choir. Crossbearer was Shane Slywka and casketbearers were: Steve Karkut, Bill Slywka, Gordon Krett, Terry Shawaga, Robert Lutzko, John Cherepuschak. Interment was at Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery.

BODNAR - Frank, resident of Melville, and formerly of the Hubbard district, passed away on August 30, 2005 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. He was 72 years of age. Frank Bodnar was born on November 10, 1932 in the Hubbard district of Saskatchewan; a son of Alex and Fanny (nee Protz) Bodnar. Alex was raised on the family farm and attended the Hard Rock School. As a young man, Alex helped on the home farm and eventually took over the farming operation. In the mid 1980's Alex moved into Melville to make his home. His hobbies included watching sports, especially hockey, on TV and playing bingo. He was predeceased by his mother Fanny in 1972, father Alex in 1975, his brother Walter in 1973, and sister-in-law Joy in 1976. He is survived by his brother Alex of Edmonton, a nephew John in Australia, and numerous cousins and other relatives in the Bodnar and Protz families. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Father Methodius Kushko officiated. Cantor Ed Pindus, assisted by members of the parish choir, led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Malynnda Churko. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion with John Pihach, Kyle Stenkewich, Garth Churko, Jeff Fawcett and Walter Sass serving as the casketbearers. Coffee and donuts were served in the Family Centre Reception Room following the interment.

BOHACH - Ladimer, beloved husband of Verna of the Ituna district passed away on Monday, June 13, 2005 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. He was 64 years of age. Ladimer Bohach was born on August 10, 1940 in the Lunnville district of Saskatchewan; a son of Wasyl and Justina (nee Dorosh) Bohach. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Lunnville School. At an early age he began farming. On November 24, 1959 he was united in marriage to Verna Bulych at Sacred Heart Church. In the spring of 1960 the couple began farming on their own. Ladimer was very handy, wood working was a favorite pastime, for the past number of years he had worked away from the farm, being employed with various construction companies in the building industry, and also worked on highways construction. Ladimer had actively helped his son on the farm for the past few years until his health began to fail late last fall. A friendly outgoing individual who greatly enjoyed socializing with his family and many friends, Ladimer will be fondly remembered for his unique smile and beautiful eyes. Predeceased by his parents; sister Mary and her husband Jerry Gallant; brother John and his wife Stella; brother Bernie; brother-in-law Bill Buchko; father and mother-in-law Metro and Mary Bulych; and by a brother-in-law Matt Bulych. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Verna; four sons and one daughter: Rick (Korie) of Ituna, Neil of Ituna, Chris (Marlow) of Regina, Darcy (Wendy) of Regina, and Sandra (Terry) of Regina; grandchildren: Brodie and Kadie, and step-grandchildren Kyle, Lindsey and Haakon. Also brothers: Nick (Anne) of Ituna, Pete (Olga) of Jasmin, Mike (Wanda) of Hamilton, and Morris (Noreen) of Regina; sisters: Ollie Buchko of Ituna, Natalie (Nestor) Smycniuk of Toronto, Hope (Ray) Bidwell of Saskatoon; a sister-in-law Mary Bohach of Ituna; numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Thursday evening, June 16, 2005 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna., The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, June 17, 2005 from Sacred Heart Church. Very Rev. Father Peter Pidskalny officiated. Cantors, Wayne Boczulak and Ladmer Moskal led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the responses. Noel Bidwell was the Epistle-reader, Jody Bohach was the crossbearer. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Ray Bidwell, John Bohach, Dale Buchko, Doug Milton, Zane Shambel and Martin Kohut serving as the casketbearers.

BOHACH - Mary Bohach of Ituna, Sask., widow of the late Bernie Bohach, entered her eternal rest on Friday, January 13, 2012 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. She was 79 years of age. Mary leaves to cherish her memory her son, Barry of Saskatoon and daughter, Yvonne of Saskatoon. Prayer Services will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with the interment to follow in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery.

BOHACH - Nick, beloved husband of Anne of Ituna, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2007 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 86 years of age. Nick Bohach was born on May 22, 1920 in the Lunnville district of Saskatchewan; a son of Eustenia (nee Dorosh) and William Bohach. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Lunnville School. As a young man Nick enlisted into the Royal Canadian Army, and served in Canada until his discharge in May of 1946. On October 6, 1946 he was united in marriage to Anne Boychuk at Ituna. The couple farmed in the Lunnville district for the next 33 years, before their retirement into Ituna in 1979, where the couple built a home. Not one to sit idle, Nick worked for a few years for Potash Services, a road construction company, and also for the RM of Ituna Bon- Accord. Following those years, Nick settled into his retirement years by enjoying the visits from family and friends, going for drives in the country, and playing cards and bingo. Throughout his life, Nick was a musician, he was an accomplished violin player, and had played for many, many social functions over the years. He was also very involved with helping the parish put on bingo's. Nick had enjoyed good health until this past fall, he was hospitalized briefly in Melville before being transferred to the Regina General Hospital. Predeceased by his parents; a son Larry in 1988; and by brothers Bernie, Ladimer and John; and by a sister Mary Gallant. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Anne; son John (Heather) of White City; daughter Laurie Sametz of Richmond BC; daughter-in-law Dianne Bohach of Ituna; grandchildren: Coralee Bohach, Chantel (Colin) Kinch, Nadine Bohach, and Jody (Beau) Riedel; a great granddaughter: Meghan Bundas. Also brothers: Peter (Olga) of Jasmin; Morris (Noreen) of Regina; and Mike (Wanda) of Hamilton, ON; sisters: Ollie Buchko; Nettie (Nestor) Smysniuk of Toronto; and Hope (Ray) Bidwell of Saskatoon; sisters-in-law Mary and Verna Bohach of Ituna; and numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. Prayers were held on Wednesday evening, January 31, 2007 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, February 1, 2007 from Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Father Boris Kyba as the celebrant. Larry Tymiak was the sacristan. The responses were led by Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Heidi Spilchuk. Coralee Bohach was the epistle-reader, Yvonne Bohach was the crossbearer. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Vern, Neil and Darcy Bohach, Dale Buchko, Allan Resener and Colin Kinch serving as the casketbearers. At the luncheon following the interment, niece Nicole Bidwell and granddaughters Coralee and Jody gave tributes on behalf of the family.

BOHAY - Grace, of Melville and formerly of the Goodeve district, beloved wife of Steve Bohay, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at St. Peter's Hosptial in Melville. She was 70 years of age. Prayer Services will be held on Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. from St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Melville. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, July 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church in Melville with the interment to follow in the St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Fenwood. Grace leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband Steve of Melville, her children, Deloris (Lyle) Rathgeber of Melville, Lorne (Pam) Bohay of Saskatoon, Raymond (Patty) Bohay of Regina, Myris (Darryl) Halyk of Melville and Gerry (Sharon) Bohay of Regina.

BOHAY - Matt. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Matt Bohay on October 25, 2012 at the age of 93. Dad was born in the Goodeve district on September 29, 1919 and married Natalie Dumka on July 18th, 1944. They raised four children. After farming 25 years, Dad and Mom moved to Regina in 1969. Dad worked for Service Master before retiring in 1984. Dad enjoyed the outdoors, farming and his garden. Dad took up duties of the home when Mom no longer could. He was a master chef. He thoroughly enjoyed family and friends and a good game of cards. Dad had strong faith in God that sustained him throughout his life which explains his inner strength and will, unlike any other. Dad and Mom enjoyed 64 years of marriage before Mom passed away in 2008. Dad is also predeceased by his parents, John and Anna (Komarechka), sisters and brother-in-laws Nellie and Nick Rygus, Katie and Joe Novak, Lena and Bill Filipchuk, brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Grace, brother Alex, brother-in-law Charlie Temple and three brothers in infancy. Dad will be lovingly remembered by his children, Judy (Harvey) Temple, Don (Bonnie) Bohay, Karin (Ken) Bates, and special daughter Kelly Bohay. Grandchildren; Brent (Denise, deceased) Temple, Corey (Laurie) Temple, Dean Temple, Amanda (Peter) Graf, Lacey (John) Fraser, Ryan (Melissa) Bates, Chad and Candace Bates. Great Grandchildren; Jessie (Matt) Mullen, Danny Mullen, Cole Temple, Olivia and Noah Graf. Brother Henry (Eleanor) Bohay, Peter (Lydia) Bohay and Myron (Helen) Herasymuik, sister Sophie (Albert) Eskow and Rosie Temple, sister-in-law Violet Bohay. As well as numerous nieces and nephews. A special thank you to the staff of Unit 3-3, Chaplain Karen Ziegler at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre which was home for Dad for the past four years. Prayers will be held Tonight, Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:00pm in St. Basilís Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1747 Toronto St., Regina, SK. A celebration of Dadís life will be held on Tuesday October 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Basilís Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1747 Toronto St., Regina, SK with Rev. Vladimir Mudri, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park.

BOHAY - Natalie (nee Dumka). Mom left us during the night, January 24, 2008 at the age of 83. We are sad and heart broken, but mom's long journey with Alzheimer's is over and is now in the arms of Jesus. Mom was born to Matt and Irene Dumka, June 2, 1924, in the Goodeve District. Mom will be lovingly remembered by her husband of nearly 65 years, Matt; children: Judy (Harvey) Temple, Don (Bonnie) Bohay, Karin (Ken) Bates, and her very special daughter, Kelly; grandchildren: Brent (Denise), Corey (Laurie) and Dean Temple, Amanda (Peter) Graf and Lacey Bohay and friend John, Ryan, Chad, and Candace Bates; very dear great grandchildren: Jessie, Dany Mullen, Cole Temple, and Olivia Graf. Also left to mourn are sisters: Toni Woznesenski, Nellie Karachok, Olga Bohay, Nadine (Peter) Bohay, and Alice (Hugh) Burnie; brother, Mike Dumka; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Matt and Irene Dumka; sisters, Ann (Peter) Herchak and Mary (Steve) Karachok; brothers-in-law, Harry Woznesenski, Mike Karachok and Walter Bohay; and sister-in-law, Annie Dumka. A special thank you to the staff of 4 West, Pioneer Village which was home to Mom for nearly 7 years. We considered you our extended family. At this time we would like to mention Barbara, Vera, and Maxine who never failed to say hello with a big hug. Thank you Dr. Salgado for your care and visits, we are forever grateful. Prayers will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. in the Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, Regina, SK. A Celebration of Mom's life will be held on Monday, January 28, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Regina, SK with Rev. Rudolph Luzney, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park.

BOHAY - Peter. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Peter Bohay on November 26, 2010. Peter was born to Stephen and Mary (nee Char) in Goodeve, Sask. on March 4, 1924. He attended Robert School and completed his education as a machinist and welder in Winnipeg. He worked in Hamilton, Vancouver and Thunder Bay before moving to Yorkton, Sask. with the one true love of his life, Nadine, who he wed on July 21, 1951. In Yorkton, Peter worked for Bowman Brothers, now Acklands Granger, for his entire career. He retired as Shop Foreman in 1987. Peter was proud of the service he gave while working and even in retirement liked to be active and busy. Peter and Nadine were blessed with three children, Shirley, Debra and Richard. He dearly loved his two granddaughters Erin and Amy. Peter enjoyed the outdoors and the time he spent on the farm, in his garden, on the golf course or on the water, fishing. He thoroughly enjoyed family and friends and a good game of cards. He had a strong faith in God that sustained him throughout his life. Peter was predeceased by his infant daughter Shirley, his father Stephen, his mother Mary, his step-mother Helen, his sisters Rosie, Nellie, Annie, and Lena and his brothers Matt, Walter, Billy and John. He will be sadly missed and always remembered by his wife Nadine (Dumka); his children Debra (Mel Karakochuk) and Richard; his granddaughters Erin (Steve Yakiwchuk) and Amy (Eric Rowley); and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank St. Paul's Hospital and Bayshore Home Health in Saskatoon for their care and Bailey's Funeral Home, in Yorkton, for the arrangements. Funeral services were held in Yorkton on Tuesday, November 30, with Father Ray Lukie officiating, and interment in Yorkton City Cemetery.

BRADEN - Minnie Cecelia (nee Wilk). Mom was born Minnie Cecelia Wilk on July 21, 1932 in Goodeve, SK. She found peace on April 28, 2010. Minnie is survived by her husband of 57 years, Adolph; daughter Denise Leach (Bart) and their children Greg (Carol) and son Thomas, Trevor (Joanne), Jennifer (Mackenzie), and Derek (Stephanie) and daughter Liliana; son Ralph (Cheryl) and their children Angela and Christopher; son Ron (Michelle) and their children Amy, Amanda (Tyler) and Tyler; daughter Corinne Coons (Gary) and their daughters Kelli and Randi. She is also survived by her sisters Kay Chudyk and Frances Pearce (Bob), and brothers Matt (Louise), Andy (Shirley) and Marrion and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents John and Anne, and brothers Mike, Nick, Walter, Johnny and Paul. Mom held a variety of jobs through the years and in 1990, retired from the City of Regina after 22 years. She took great pride and joy in her home and her family. Her children and grandchildren were the center of her life. She was surrounded by them in her passing. Prayers will be held at 7:00 p.m on Friday, April 30, 2010 in St. Peter's Church, 100 Argyle Street, Regina. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2010 in St. Peter's Church.

BRELIS - John, of Ituna, Sask. and formerly of the Hubbard district passed away at the Regina, General Hospital on Saturday, December 30, 2000. He was 79 years of age. John was born on June 9, 1921 in the Hubbard district of Saskatchewan. He was a son of Peter and Mary (nee Mostoway) Brelis. John was raised on the family farm and attended Beaver Hills School for two years. The Brelis family then moved south of Goodeve for three years where John took the rest of his schooling. Then, in 1936 the family moved to the Hubbard district and farmed there until they retired in 1974 to Ituna, Sask. In January of 2000 John moved into the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge where he has resided until his passing. In his early farming years John used horse drawn machinery then in the late 1940s tractors came into use. The changes that John saw in farming through the years is the mixed farming industry. During his life John was a parishioner of Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church near Hubbard, Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna and the Hubbard Community Hall, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and the Ituna Co-op Association. He enjoyed playing cards, watching T.V. and listening to the radio. John leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life a brother Michael and his wife Mary of Domain, Man., sisters Sophie Brelis of Ituna, Sask., Anne Pasieczka and Olga LaForme both of Winnipeg, Man. along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. John was predeceased by his father Peter in 1939, mother Mary Gilleta in 1997; sisters Nellie and Helen in 1930, bothers-in-law Tony Pasieczka in 1964, Ray LaForme in 1997 and a nephew Robert Pasieczka in 1989. Prayer services were held on Tuesday, January 2, 2001 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna, Saskatchewan. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday morning, January 3, 2001 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Reverend Father Methodius Kushko as Celebrant. Ostap Piasta was the Cantor with Vladimir Halipchak serving as Palamar. Peter Brelis was the Cross Bearer. The Interment followed in the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery north of Hubbard with Tony, Mike Brelis, Leo, Andre Piasta, Mike Olynyk and Orest Buchko serving as Casket Bearers.

BRINTNELL - Kathleen "Kay" (nee Korinetz). The family of Kathleen "Kay" Brintnell is saddened to announce her passing in the early hours of March 9th, 2012 one day after her 70th wedding anniversary. She leaves behind the love of her life and devoted companion, husband Truman. Also saddened by their loss are her daughter Trudy Brintnell, granddaughter Sylvan Brintnell (Rob Wilson) of Regina, grandson Sage Brintnell living in Alberta, sister Ollie Korinetz of Vancouver and numerous nieces and nephews. All will treasure their memories of a wonderful lady. Kay was born in Ituna, Saskatchewan on March 20th, 1916 to John and Mary Korinetz, the middle of eleven children. Kay was predeceased by nine of them; George, John, Peter, Michael, Joe, Steve, Rosie, Anne and Emily. Kay married Truman Brintnell on March 8th, 1942 at the 3rd Avenue United Church where she and Truman remained lifelong members of the congregation. They were happily married for seventy years and had one daughter Trudy. Both Kay and Truman worked at the Saskatoon Club where Kay was Hostess for 31 years. Kay and Truman shared a rich and full life. They loved to entertain and Kay was always gracious and welcoming to all. She was a wonderful cook and loved nothing more than gathering friends and family together to enjoy her delicious meals. Both Kay and Truman enjoyed gardening and Kay was generous with the bounty their hard work never failed to produce. She will always be remembered for her friendly personality and unwavering kindness to all. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the chapel of The Saskatoon Funeral Home (338 4th Avenue North). A celebration of Kathleen's life will be held Thursday March 15 at 1:00 pm at 3rd Avenue United Church officiated by Rev. Donna Wilson.

BROSHKO - Gloria (nee Rushinko) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 7, 2002 after battling cancer. Gloria was predeceased by her father Mike Rushinko and brother-in-law John Kennedy. Gloria will be lovingly remembered by her husband Peter of 35 years; children: Cheryl (Matthew) Tedla and Shaun Peter; mother Mary Rushinko; brothers: Ed (Rose), Roman (Alice) of Ituna; sisters: Wanda Calvert of California, Irene Kreps, Diana (Ed) Holowenko, Evelyn Kennedy of Regina and Elaine (Art) Shiry of Ontario; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, friends and neighbours. Gloria was born on June 10, 1944 in Ituna, SK. She was a very loving and caring wife, mother, daughter and sister. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Gloria was a home-body who enjoyed gardening and especially her flower garden, and she was also an avid curling and football fan. Gloria and Peter worked together in their numerous businesses, and recently, Gloria held a contract with the Leader Post. Prayers will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 11, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street with Mgr. Luzny officiating. Burial to follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.

BROTEN - Gudrun "Gertie" Broten, known affectionately as Gertie, was born on November 16, 1912 at Estevan, Saskatchewan; a daughter of Halvor and Laura (nee Hovels) Broten. She was raised on the farm and received her education at Poplar Creek and Long Range Schools. Gudrun remained at home after completing Grade 9, to help her parents as her mother was ill. Eventually Gudrun joined up with brothers Osborne & Gunder. They farmed for many years at Willowbrook and Ituna, then resided in Hubbard before returning to Yorkton, retiring in 1990. Following Osborne's death in September of 2004, Gudrun took up residence in the Bentley Manor. In April of 2008 she became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, where she had resided until her passing on January 27, 2011. Throughout her life, Gudrun had been a member of the Hubbard Golden Agers Club. Quilting was a favorite pastime. Predeceased by her parents, her brothers, Ole, Lars, Colburn, Gunder, Olaf, Hans, Leif, Henry & Osborne; a sister Olga, and sister-in-law Pearl. Gudrun leaves to mourn her passing her sister-in-law, Dorothy Broten of Vernon, BC; nieces and nephews: James Broten (Lystra), Philip Broten (Beverley), Maureen Lamb, Archie Broten (Margueritte), Rodney Broten, Beverly Campbell (Rod), Elaine Henschell (Bert), Clifford Stephens (surviving husband of Anne Broten), Gloria Johns (Foster), and their families. The graveside memorial service was held on Thursday, February 3, 2011 from the Garden of St. John at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Crystal Bailey officiated. Pallbearers were James, Philip & Karsten Broten, Verne Kalk, Dean Petersen & Fred Lesko.

BRUNNER - Anna (nee Leontowich) of Ituna and formerly of Regina, SK, beloved wife of the late Joseph Brunner passed away at the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge on April 17, 2010 at the age of 99 years. Anna was born on April 4, 1911 on the family farm in the Ituna district of Sask; a daughter of Wasyl and Katherine (nee Yunzeva) Leontowich. In 1936 she was united in marriage to Joseph Peter Brunner. In 1939 the couple moved to Regina where Joseph was employed by Massey Harris and Anna worked at the furriers: My Wardrobe and Steen & Wright. After Joe's death in 1962 Anna eventually moved to Ituna to make her home. She leaves to cherish her memory her brothers: Alex (Adelle), Fred (Sophie); sister and brother-in-law Lena and Harold Brandt and a brother-in-law Steve Brunner, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; husband Joe; brothers: Steve (Helen) Leonard, Harry and his wife Rose; sisters and their husbands: Lily (Jack) Lozinski, Mary (Mike) Lewko and Carol (Howard) Cross. The Funeral service will be held on Friday morning, April 23, 2010 at 10:30 AM from Lakeside United Church Ituna, Sk with the interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park Regina.

BRYCK - Avin Derek, age 16 years, died tragically on September 16, 2004. Avin is survived by his parents, Gayle and Larry, sister Aimee and brother Tyler, by grandparents Lola and Mike Bryck, uncle Murray and aunt Deborah Bryck and cousin Cherish, aunty Donna and uncle Kevin Beach and cousins Abbie and Alishia, uncle Dale and aunty Colleen Prefontaine and cousins Matthew and Mallory, aunty Jeannie and uncle Morley Lockwood and cousins Cara, Logan, Ashley and Drew, aunty Bonnie and uncle Robert Blain and cousins Michael, Marc and Kimberly. He is predeceased by grandparents Monica and Maurice Prefontaine. Avin was born December 1, 1987 in Melville, SK. Avin grew up on the family farm near Hubbard. He was in grade 11 at Ituna school where he had many close friends. Avin was involved in many activities throughout the years, but he had three that he loved the most. First, was his love for music, which involved his devotion to master the bass guitar, in hopes of one day landing a million dollar record deal. His second love was his 1981 Chev truck. He spent endless hours washing and polishing it and researching how to improve it's appearance and features. And last, his love for hockey where he made many friends in the ten years he played. Avin touched everyone with his sense of humour, and his hearty laugh could be heard a room away. He was a wonderful son and brother, and will be missed by all who knew him. Prayer services will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 7:30 PM at Sacred Heart Parish, Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Parish, Ituna.

BULYCZ - Mike of Yorkton, formerly of the Homefield district passed away peacefully at his home on August 9, 2004. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters Diane (Ernie) Rygus of Regina and Elaine (Chris) Parisien of Pilot Butte; four grandchildren, Sheri (Tim) Salado (nee Rygus) of California and Amanda Rygus of Calgary, Derrick and Craig Parisien of Pilot Butte; two sisters, Annie Oshynko of Foam Lake and Mary Popik of Ituna, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mike was predeceased by his wife Mary (nee Panio) in 1997; four brothers John, Metro, Peter and Bill and his sister Jean Panio. Prayers will be held on Thursday at 7:00 pm and the Funeral Liturgy on Friday, August 13th. Both services at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna.

BULYCZ - Nelson William, resident of Ituna, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at his home. He was 52 years of age. Nelson William Bulych was born on March 3, 1953 in Foam Lake Union Hospital, the second child of Frances and William Bulych. Nelson started his education at a farm school called "Hazel" in the Beckenham district. In 1960 his family moved to Ituna and he completed his education. He excelled in hockey and was a very good curler. His first place of employment after high school was in Squamish, BC at a saw mill. He then moved back to Saskatchewan and worked at the PFRA pasture in Swift Current. He next moved to Regina and worked as the head ice maker at the Regina Curling Club. He was fortunate to meet and curl with some accomplished curlers. At this point of his life he began his career in concrete finishing. Due to his skill and talent in this trade he became known as "Ace" in Regina. He, then, moved to Ituna and worked at various concrete projects, carpentry and farm labourer. Nelson was a perfectionist, was intelligent, had many talents and was philosophical. He studied the Bible and the books of St. Augustine in great depth and documented his research. His family will treasure these documentation's forever. His greatest love was music. At the age of four, his dad taught him some notes on a guitar and Nelson realized he had a natural talent for music and quickly learned to play. He played guitar, piano, accordian and violin. He loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. His favorite song was "Blue Spanish Eyes". He taught his brothers and sisters to play the guitar and they spent many joyful hours playing and singing together. Nelson also had an ability to sketch black and white pictures of animals and people and drew many sketches over the years. Nelson was witty, kind, loved children and had a gentle heart. He was predeceased by his father William in April of 1967. He leaves to mourn his passing his mother Frances of Ituna; sister, Shirley (Joe) Bach of Saskatoon; brother, Ernest of Calgary; sister, Kathy Donnelly (Craig Battaglia) of Whitehorse, Yukon; sister, Carol Bulych (Craig Donaldson) of New Westminster, BC; brother, Daniel (Leah Prentice) of Port Moody, BC, and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, October 22, 2005 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna. Rev. Father Pat Murphy was the celebrant. Organist, Paulette van der Helm led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The lay-reader was Trina Marcinkiw and the crossbearer was Kathy Donnelly. The interment followed in the Ituna RC Cemetery with Daniel Bulych, Eston Stemler, Joseph Bach, Orest Oshynko, Alex Uchacz and Wesley Marcinkiw serving as the casketbearers.

BULYCZ - Peter, of the Ituna Pioneer Health Centre entered eternal rest on Wednesday, August 7, 2002. He was 88 years of age. Peter was born on July 3, 1914 in the Ituna district of Saskatchewan; a son of Nicholas and Mary (nee Leontowich) Bulycz. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in this area. He started farming with his father until he entered World War Two serving in Holland, Germany, Italy and Belgium. After five years he was honourably discharged and returned back to the Ituna district where he started farming with his father until he began on his own, east of the family homestead. On February 4, 1950 at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna, Peter was united in marriage to Catherine Karkut. The made their residence in Churchbridge where Peter sold cars for General Motors and machinery for 21 years. He also began work for Canada Post in Esterhazy, retiring and moving to Ituna to make his and Catherine's home. After Catherine died in 1997 Peter continued to reside in his home until 1999 when he became a resident of the Ituna Pioneer Health Centre. During his life he was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion; enjoyed travelling, gardening and working around the house as he was a skilled handyman. Peter leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life two sisters: Ann Ulmer, Sophie (Lawrence) Cluny all of Toronto; sisters-in-law: Olga of Calgary, Helen of Fort Qu'appelle and Mary of Barrows. Peter was predeceased by his parents; wife Catherine; brothers: John and his wife Pat, Max, Mike, Alex and George and a brother-in-law John Ulmer. Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening, August 13, 2002 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesdday morning, August 14, 2002 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna with Very Reverend Father Peter Pidskalny as Celebrant. The Liturgical responses were sung by Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Andrea Kohuch. The cross bearer was Paul Yakimoski with Larry Tymiak serving as Sacristan. The Legion Burial Rite conducted by members of the Ituna and Kelliher Branch # 219 followed the Liturgy with Doug Howat serving as Padre' and Gerrit DeGooijer as Bugler. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Jack, Bill Leontowicz, John Pawlust, Ron, Ken, and Steve Karkut serving as casket bearers.

BUTCHKO - Helen Butchko (nee Terlesky) of Saskatoon, SK and formerly of Ituna, SK, passed away peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon on April 18th, 2011 at the age of 79 years. Helen was born on March 15th, 1932 to Nick and Maria (Stolar) Terlesky on the family farm in Fenwood, SK. Helen was a compassionate, caring, and loving individual. She opened her home and was an excellent host to everyone who came around, including family and friends. She worked as a cook at the Ituna Hospital for many years, she volunteered within the community of Ituna. She loved playing bingo and making crafts for her family and friends. She took pride in her cooking and baking, and nothing brought her greater joy than sharing it with those she loved. Helen lived her life as a devoted Christian in all that she did and to all she met. She will be sincerely missed by all. Helen is predeceased by her parents: Nick and Maria Terlesky; her husband of 45 years John Butchko; her brother Walter Terlesky and her sisters Kay Fedoruk and Doris Terlesky. Helen is lovingly remembered by her daughters: Christine Butchko of Saskatoon and Annette (Lyle) Stecyk of Regina SK, her sons: Richard Butchko of Saskatoon and Mark (Lori) Butchko of Yorkton SK; her sisters Ann (Albert) Schiffer of Baltimore, ON, Irene Melnyk of Goodeve, SK, Russel (Marian) Terlesky of Fenwood SK, Olga Terlesky of Lethbridge AB; Her grandchildren Candice (Dinolan) Klassen, Colin Butchko, Amanda Stecyk, Madison Butchko and Tamara Butchko; and her greatgrandchildren Colton and Kimberly Klassen. The Prayer Service will be held in honour of Helen on Monday April 25th, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday April 26th, 2011 at 10:00 A.M., both from the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna SK, with Rev. Fr. Boris Kyba, Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery.

BUTCHKO - Orest passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 at the age of 83. He was called Home and was greeted by his many relatives, but especially his loving daughter Cindy Sirup who passed away 4 months ago who he missed dearly. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Mary and Theodore Buchko as well as, many siblings and relatives. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Gloria; son Brent (Ginny), children, Jordan (Jennifer) and their daughter Gabriella (great grandchild), Cassidy (Curtis) Olson, Taylor; son-in-law Blair Sirup, children, Karissa (Tony) Rolheiser and their daughter Emma (great grandchild), Brendon (Marissa Livingstone); and daughter, Michele (Jim) Braun, children Tara Yano (Stan Van Sichem); sisters Mary Smycniuk, Ann Buchko; brothers, Fred and Joe and numerous nieces and nephews. To celebrate Orest's life a Funeral Mass will be held at Christ the King Parish, 3239 Garnet Street, Regina on Monday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. The family wishes to acknowledge the nursing staff of Unit ñ Main 6 at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre for the love and compassion shown to Orest during his illness and final days. Flowers are most gratefully declined. Interment to follow on Saturday, November 16th at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Ituna.

BUTCHKO - Paul, longtime Ituna resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville with his sons Glen and Don and sister Mary at his side. He was 77 years of age. Paul Butchko was born on June 14, 1923 in Neudorf, Sask., the son of Theodore and Maria (nee Znak) Buchko. That same year he moved to B.C. with his parents and after three years in B.C. moved to Ituna. He was educated at St. Ann's and the public school system in Ituna. As a young lad, he worked at various farm jobs in Dysart, Semans, Raymore and Ituna. He ventured out to Fort William (Thunder Bay), Ontario where he worked in an aircraft factory for a while. When he came back to Ituna he joined the family movie business. In 1939 the Red Cross sent out a movie of the King and Queen's visit to Canada, which he and his brothers showed in various towns in Saskatchewan. All the proceeds went to the Red Cross War Fund. In 1946 Paul built the Ituna Theatre which opened on Dec. 19, 1946 with a drama festival, a Christmas concert directed by Mrs. St. John, the station agent's wife. The first movie was shown on Jan. 1, 1947 and are still shown on a first and second run basis today on very modern and up-to-date equipment. In 1952 he and his brother Nick built and ran another theatre in Theodore from 1952 to 1955 which they sold. On August 14, 1949 he married Sophie Grebinski at St. Stanislaus RC Church in Ituna and together they ran the Ituna Theatre to the present day. On a lease basis Paul along with his son Don upgraded the Melfort drive-in which they ran in 1985 and 1986. Paul enjoyed all sports and took great pride in his family, community, business and Ukrainian heritage. He did everything within his power to promote the economic well-being of the community having served as village councillor from 1954-1957, overseer from 1954-1957, councillor from 1958-1960, town councillor from 1961-1963, sub-unit school trustee for the Melville School Unit #26 from January 1, 1967 to December 31, 1969 and director for the Saskatchewan Housing Authority from 1987 to 1994. Through his various public service positions and as a member of the Board of Trade Paul enjoyed the benefits of bringing in the hospital, Royal Bank, new post office, RCMP detachment, sewer and water, pavement, fire hall and volunteer fire brigade, all of which the residents of Ituna enjoy to this very day. During Paul and Sophie's time together they enjoyed travelling to many different resorts visiting friends and relatives, but at the same time always left their home open to anyone wishing to visit. After Sophie's passing in 1996 Paul visited Ukraine in 1997 which was a special moment in his life as he took great pride in his Ukrainian heritage. Paul was a very compassionate, empathetic, unselfish and giving person always looking after the interests of others before himself. Through his family pride he had a special place in his heart for two sons, Glen and Don, and his grandchildren. In the words of his sons, "he was the greatest". Paul is survived by his son Glen and his wife Sandra of Saskatoon and their children Layla Wasmuth of North Battleford and Craig of Saskatoon; son Don and his wife Jean and their children Pamela, Beth and Brad of Moose Jaw; a great grandson Brantley Wasmuth; sisters Anne Buchko and Mary Smycniuk of Ituna, Nellie (Peter) Skwernuik of Yorkton and brothers Orest (Gloria) Butchko and Joe Buchko of Ituna and Fred (Ann) Buchko of Saskatoon; sisters-in-law, Helen Butchko, Lillian Butchko, Anne Butchko and Ollie Buchko; numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Pearl Buchko and Olga (infant) and brothers John, Nick, Pete, Bill, Michael (infant) and Joseph (infant). A rosary service preceding the prayers was held from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna on Sunday evening, May 13, 2001 and was led by Rev. Vladimir Kolpakov. The prayer service followed, led by Rev. Methodius Kushko. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday morning, May 14, 2001 from Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Methodius Kushko as Celebrant. The cantors, Wayne Boczulak, Andrea Kohuch and Ladmer Moskal led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was granddaughter Pam Butchko, the honorary bearers were all who shared in Paul's life. Tributes were given by godson Jerry Buchko and granddaughter Pam Butchko. Michelle Braun read the Epistle and Vladimir Halipchak was the sacristan. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with nephews Jeff Buchko, Joe Buchko, Fred Buchko, Rick Butchko, Craig Butchko and Mark Butchko serving as the casketbearers.

BYSKI - Michael William "Mike" Byski, beloved husband of the late Elsie Byski of Yorkton. It is with heavy hearts that we sadly announce the sudden passing of our Dad Mike Byski. On the morning of Friday, February 18th, 2011 Dad suffered a heart attack at the Yorkton Union Hospital, and passed into arms of the Lord at the age of 78. Dad was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven and walked into the arms of his beloved wife Elsie and his parents Tom and Mary Byski. Michael William Byski was born on the family farm on January 14th, 1933. Growing up as a young boy in the Hubbard area Dad attended the Late Star School while working with his father Tom on the family farm. When he finished school he continued to work the farm until he ventured out on his own in the late 1950's. As a young man on his own Dad began a working man's career walking down a few different paths. Dad worked on a CN Rail road gang, finished hardwood floors in Winnipeg and worked at Crown Steel in Regina until he returned to the farm in the late 1960's. While farming he took up room and board in Yorkton and started work in 1972 at Leon's Manufacturing. Dad enjoyed his work at Leon's but the smoke started to bother him and he started taking an upgrading course to get his Stationary Fireman's Certificate to pursue a different career. In 1982 Dad starting working at the Yorkton Regional High School until he retired in 1997. Dad met his Soul Mate Elsie Gorelitza at a dance in 1973 at the Yorkton Pythian Hall. Dad fell in love with Mom's smile and they started dating a week later enjoying many fun filled evenings dancing at the Legion Hall. On July 27th, 1974 Michael William Byski and Elsie Bella Gorelitza were joined in Holy Matrimony at the Westview United Church with Reverend Jack Jones presiding. Mike not only became a husband but also became a father by accepting 5 young children into his life. Dad was a helping hand to all who needed him, always thinking of others and doing the many things that needed to be done expecting nothing in return. Dad was a man of many words, he was a storyteller at heart most of his stories started with "Did I ever tell you?". Well most of the time he already told you the story but you would always listen to it again anyway. He always liked building and tinkering with "stuff" in the garage, going to auction sales, working with mom in the garden and he liked walking, lots of walking. Dad was a gentle man with family and friends being the most important part of his life. Dad leaves to celebrate and cherish his memory - his 3 daughters Grace Gorelitza and Adeline Gorelitza of Saskatoon, SK. and Valerie (Don) Nerbas of Yorkton, SK; his two sons Eric Gorelitza of Regina, SK and Rick (Bonnie) Gorelitza of Martensville, SK. Dad will miss his eight grandchildren, Lindsay and Crystal daughters of Adeline, Terra (Ryan) Deck, Cassandra and Brady Nerbas children of Valerie and Don, Breckan Gorelitza son of Eric, Ethaniel and Elan Gorelitza children of Rick and Bonnie. Dad also had eight great grandchildren Kennedy, Kolby and Kayden Arcand daughters of Lindsay and Cory Arcand, Emily Ann and Haley daughter's of Terra (Ryan) Deck and Dylan, Tristen and Mason children of Crystal and Chuck Ellis. Dad leaves his younger sister Anne (Willie) Kozey and brother's Ted Byski (Adeline) of Yorkton and Don (Emily) Byski of Goodeve as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many lifelong friends. Prayers were held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. Responses were sung by Ed Pindus with members of St. Mary's Parish Choir. Rick Gorelitza shared a tribute and words of remembrance on behalf of the family. Michael Kozey served as the crossbearer. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Eric Gorelitza, Rick Gorelitza, Breckan Gorelitza, Brian Byski, Andrew Kozey, and Neil Speidel serving as casketbearers.

BYSKI - Mary (nee Swininko) of Ituna passed away Tuesday August 15, 2000 at St. Peter's Hospital, Melville following a long bout with diabetes. She was 92 years of age. Mary was born January 31, 1908 in the Goodeve district to Michael and Maria (nee Gregor) Swininko. She attended Shappert School. On November 26, 1931 she was united in mar­riage to Thomas Byski. They resided on a farm in the Tullymet municipality south of Hubbard until 1977 when they I moved to Ituna. Mary loved gardening, grow­ing vegetables and flowers, and she did a lot of crochet work. She cherished the visits from her family and friends. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Thomas; her father, Michael; her mother, Maria; her step-mother, Warwara; a sister, Rose Keller; a brother, John Swininko and one granddaughter, Doris. She leaves to mourn her passing: one daughter, Anne (William) Kozey of Yorkton; sons, Mike (Elsie) Byski of Yorkton; Ted Byski (special friend, Adeline) of Yorkton and Donald (Emily) Byski of Hubbard; seven grand­ children, five great-grandchil­dren, five step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchil­ dren and a number of other rel­atives and friends. Prayers were said Sunday, August 20, 2000 from Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hubbard with the Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko CSsR officiating. Divine Liturgy was sung Monday, Aug. 21, 2000 from Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Vladimir Kolpakov as the celebrant. The cantor was Ostap Piasta and the sacristan and cross bearer was David Korchinski. The honorary pall­bearers were all who knew and loved Mary. Interment followed in the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery with Dennis Byski, Brian Byski, Michael Kozey, Andrew Kozey, Clarence Swininko and Eric Gorelitza as active pallbearers.

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CARROLL - Olga "Gerri" (nee Ardell). A life of faith. A legacy of love. On March 31, 2006 Olga "Gerri" Carroll entered peacefully into her eternal reward with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. April 12, 1947 on the family farm north-east of Ituna, Sask. Gerri was borne to Tony and Mary (nee Doroshenko) Ardell. Gerri came from a large family; she was one of fifteen children. Vicky, Irene, Nettie, Nellie, Margaret, Anne, Elsie, Sophie, Johnny, Mike and Matt survive her. She is predeceased by her father Tony (1986), her mother Mary (1975) sister's Dora (1995) and Marie (1987) and brother Eugene (1990). It was a near death experience 20 years ago that would provide direction for the remainder of her life. While working as a cook at the Sears cafe, Gerri had a heart attack. After her recovery Gerri committed her life to serving those who were less fortunate than she. Gerri was a firm believer that the Bible was a book to be lived out, not just read. The words of Christ in Matthew 25:35-36 would change her life forever. From her conviction came a vision, Souls Harbour. Souls Harbour would be exactly that, a safe refuge where people could experience the love of Christ. Opening in 1990 with a prayer, a pot of coffee, and a few wooden milk crates for chairs, the Mission recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary. From humble beginnings it has grown dramatically in size and service to the needy. Gerri poured her life and resources into Souls Harbour and people who worked, volunteered and came there. Souls Harbour truly had a city-wide impact as evident by the support received from local churches, businesses, politicians and citizens. Gerri was often recognized for her tireless work serving her city. Along with countless television interviews, newspaper articles, and civic ceremonies, Gerri was the recipient of a number of distinguished awards. On April 26, 2001 Gerri was presented by the Saskatchewan Order of Merit with the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. On September 26, 2005 Premier Lorne Calvert awarded the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal to Gerri. Gerri was often invited to meet with local and foreign dignitaries, including a special luncheon with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, during the 2005 Royal Visit to Saskatchewan. Although grateful and appreciative of such honours, Gerri longed to serve and please only her heavenly King. A large and loving family survives Gerri: Her daughter Jana and five grandchildren Christopher, Angela, Marina, Andrew, James. Her eldest son Robert. Her Daughter Trina, her son-in-law Ian and two grandchildren Ethan and Caleb. Her youngest son Donovan, her daughter-in-law Bonnie and her four grandchildren Matthew, Miranda, Rebecca and Anna and one on the way. Finally, her husband Brent. Gerri Carroll was known and loved by so many people in the city of Regina, because she loved freely, lived passionately and served selflessly. The family will receive friends at Speers Funeral Chapel (2136 College Ave.) on Wednesday, April 5 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Gerri's life will be celebrated and honoured at a funeral service on Thursday, April 6 at Celebration Lutheran Church (3130 Renfrew Cres.) at 1pm.

CASSWELL - Lillian May (nee Basey) of the Ituna Pioneer Health Centre passed away 13 days before her birthday on April 17, 2002. She was 87 years of age. Lillian of the was born on April 30, 1915 in the Hubbard district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of English pioneers: George and Sarah ( nee Garrett ) Basey. Lillian was raised on the family farm and received her education in the Hubbard district. On October 27, 1947 at All Saints Anglican Church, Lillian was united in marriage to Thomas Casswell. Together they farmed happily in the Hubbard district unitl 1980 when they retired and moved into the Village of Hubbard. Thomas died in 1987. Lillian continued to reside in Hubbard until she moved to St. Anne's Home in Ituna; then the Ituna Pioneer Health Centre became her residence. Lillian loved to farm and was well versed in the day to day operations. She enjoyed the garden, knitting, crocheting, playing cards and visiting with people. Many hours were spent making afghans. While living in Hubbard Lillian and Thomas were active in the local seniors club. Lillian was predeceased by her parents; two brothers George and Jack and a sister Alice Weber. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life many loving nieces and nephews and dear friends. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, April 22, 2002 from All Saints Anglican Church Melville with Pastor Larry Keddie officiating. Sylvia Lumb was the organist leading the choir and the congregation in the Hymns. Remembrances of Lillian's life were given by Irene and Kevin Edwards. The interment followed in the Hubbard Village Cemetery with Wilfred Basey, Verne Kalk, Les Penner, Kevin Edwards, Rick Woods and Fred Lesko serving as Casket Bearers. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home.

CHERNESKI - Lorne S. Husband, father, educator, musician, outdoorsman, knowledge-seeker and son of the soil. Born April 4, 1932; died November 23, 2011, age 79. Third and youngest son of parents Sabine and Clara, Lorne was born in the family farmhouse near Goodeve, SK. He attended the local Robert school and St. Joseph's College in Yorkton. He excelled in language, history, and music, and was awarded a Governor General's medal in English. Lorne completed Teacher's College in Moose Jaw and a B.Ed degree in cross-cultural education from the University of Saskatchewan. Lorne was an educator. Through 31 years in Balcarres, Lemberg, Warman, Oxford House, Guy Hill, Easterville, Mafeking and Swan River, Lorne worked as teacher and principal in rural one-room schoolhouses, residential and reserve schools, and public elementary and secondary schools. He had a positive impact on hundreds of students across many generations and cultures. Lorne was a musician. He developed a passion for music early in life, played guitar in the college orchestra then taught himself to play the Hawaiian steel guitar. As a young man, he played professionally with several bands. Music led him to the love of his life Ruth Olynyk, whom he met in Winnipeg while playing at a dance. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage of 47 years. In retirement, they started a band, Northwest Country, and played locally and away. A highlight was playing in Hawaii and meeting Lorne's mentor, the legendary steel guitarist Gerry Byrd. Lorne was passionate about learning and knowledge, particularly English and History. He studied Latin, was fluent in Ukrainian, and learned Cree while in northern Manitoba. He was an avid reader, maintained an extensive library, and always had a book or two on the go. He was well-read on many subjects and loved to debate. Lorne was also community-minded and supported church, Ukrainian culture, and service organizations. Lorne maintained a life-long connection to the family farm and to nature. He enjoyed working the land and faithfully maintained the homestead. He shared his love of the land and nature with his family. He reveled in the great outdoors and there were many hunting, fishing, and camping trips. As an educator he was active in Project Wild and science projects. In retirement, he and Ruth were gardeners and bird watchers. Lorne maintained his inquiring spirit and love of reading and music until the end. With family by his side, Lorne passed away peacefully at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina after a long struggle with Parkinson's. Cherishing his memory are his loving wife Ruth; sons Patrick and Derek (Kim) of Regina; brother Sir Russell (and Lady Julie) of Edmonton; and many extended family and friends. Lorne was predeceased by his parents, and eldest brother Morris. Lorne will be cremated and a MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow. The family thanks the many doctors and nurses, and family and friends for their support.

CHERNEY - Brent Cherney, 46, passed away suddenly in his home on July 18th, 2012 in Prince Albert, SK. The celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26th in Goodeve, SK at St. Michaels Cemetery following will be coffee and snacks at Goodeve School Gym. Brent was born on February 7, 1966 in Melville, SK to the proud parents Zelma Prokopiw and Steve Chorney. Brent was raised on a farm near Goodeve and attended school in Goodeve and Melville. From a young age Brent was a hardworking man, working on the farm. At the age of 20 he had his first son David Cherney, he was then married to Sandra Turchenek, Brent worked on many farms and farm related jobs, and also the CN railroad. He then started work on gravel crushers where he spent the last 20+ years. At the time of his passing he was working in a mine in Northern Saskatchewan. In 1996 Brent had his second son Mason, and also Lindsay Crawford who was close to his heart as a niece. Brent spent his entire life looking after others and making sure that everyone else was happy, healthy and had roof over their heads. In 2010 he had his first granddaughter Kaitlin Cherney, who he loved very much and she loved him, they were good buds. Brent was a very proud and happy grandfather. Brent was an unbelievable father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend. He worked so hard his whole life to make a better life for his kids. He was always ready to lend a hand no matter what. Brent was a big Roughrider fan and it was pretty rare you didn't see him wearing a rider shirt or hat. He loved his kids, granddaughter and family so much. Brent also had sponsored a child in Peru, Diego a young boy who needed his help. Brent also donated to several organizations. Brent will be truly missed and hopefully never forgotten.... Brent left behind his mother Zelma Prokopiw of Melville, SK; his son David Cherney, Jen Stephens and granddaughter Kaitlin Cherney from the Prince Albert area; his son Mason Demerais of Prince Albert; his niece Lindsay Crawford of Luseland, SK; his ex-wife and friend Sandra Turchenek of Luseland SK; his brother Ken Cherney of Goodeve, SK and family Nathan, Angela and Garrett; his brother Garry (Shelley) Cherney, and family Erica Cherney and son KC Stein of Melville, SK and Megan Cherney of Saskatoon; his brother John( Joanne) Cherney and family Corey and Cora , and children Brayden and Aaron, Leon and Kristina, and children Taija and Conner, Coralie and Daniel Mckay and child Hunter; his brother Kevin (Loralee) Cherney of Hinton Alberta. Brent was predeceased by: his father Steve Chorney of Goodeve, and stepfather Matt Prokopiw of Melville. Brent also leaves behinds many other family member and friends.

CHIPPERFIELD - James Hubert (November 18, 1916 - June 21, 2001). Quickly and peacefully on June 21, 2001, Jim Chipperfield passed away in his home at the age of 84. Cherished memories will live on in the hearts of his children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.Dad was born in Hubbard, Saskatchewan in 1916 and schooled in Hubbard and Yorkton. A veteran of WWII, he came to Minnedosa in 1948 with his brother Eric to open a family business. He opened the business until retirement at age 75. In 1952, he married Irene Gugin and had four children, Ron, Judy, Jan and Susan. During and after his term as mayor of Minnedosa, he was involved in the development of the water works, the beach and many other projects. He was also active in many service organizations throughout the years. Our father was a man who's greatest pleasures came from the simple things in life. Above all, he was a family man, who always put his family first. His love, encouragement, and advice carried us through many difficult times. His wife, Irene, his brother, John, Lawrence and Eric, and a special friend Edith predeceased him. He is survived by his children and their families: Ron, Cristina, and Alexandra of Edmonton; Judy, Ray, and Jason of Winnipeg; Jan, Rae, Jessie and Kerri of Winnipeg; Susan, Lawrence, Megan, and Micheal James of Winnipeg. Other surviving family members include his brothers and their wives, Donald and Marg of Kelona and Gordon and Agnes of Calgary, Eileen of Minnedosa along with many in-laws, nieces and nephews. His family and friends will dearly miss him. His loving, caring and compassion nature will live on in our hearts forever. Funeral service will be held at the Minnedosa United Church on Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow in the Minnedosa Cemetery.

CHORNEY - Sophie (nee Skochylas) of Ituna entered eternal rest with the Lord on November 10th, 2006 at the Ituna Pioneer Health Centre. She was 94 years of age. Sophie was born on August 13th, 1912 in the Homefield district, the daughter of Tom and Anna (Koziol) Skochylas. She attended Beaver Hills School. In February 1927 she was united in marriage to the late Onufrey Chorney. They farmed in the Hard Rock area until her husband's death in 1961. Sophie then moved to Ituna. Sophie loved gardening, cooking and sewing. She always had a welcome meal for those visiting whether children or neighbours. She especially enjoyed the company of her grandchildren. Her homemade meals were very much enjoyed. She loved sewing and had her machine constantly on the go. However, health eventually took its toll. After her knee replacement in 1990 she was confined to a wheelchair. Her determination made her stay in her home until 2001 when she moved to St. Ann's. In March of 2006 she became a resident of the Ituna Pioneer Health Centre. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her life, daughters Helen (Peter) Darcel, Shirley Falkenburg, Margaret Volpel and son James (Sylvia) Chorney; 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; 2 sisters Jean and Lena and 2 sisters-in-law Marge and Ann. Sophie was predeceased by her husband Onufrey, daughter Ann in infancy, daughter Lucy, grandson David, son-in-law Bob and great grandson Devin. She will be sadly missed by those who knew her. Prayers were held on Tuesday, November 14th and the funeral service on Wednesday, November 15th at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna with Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cross bearer was Joseph Darcel and the banner bearers were Peter Kendrick and Mark Fisher. "All Who Knew Sophie" were considered honorary bearers. The interment followed in the parish cemetery with Curtis Chorney, Travis Chorney, Terris Chorney, Jim Darcel, Michael Kendrick and Tony Skochylas serving as the casket bearers. "Tributes to Baba" were given by grandsons, Curtis, Travis, Terris and Jim.

COURTNEY - Roberta Fay (nee Cady) December 1, 1957 - October 15, 2010. Roberta Fay Courtney of Goodeve, SK was tragically taken from us on October 15, 2010. Roberta was predeceased by her sister Linda Cooper and her mother Anne Cady. She is survived by her loving husband, Harold; son, Harold Jr. (Misty) Courtney; daughter Jolene Courtney (Jesse); grandchildren, Angel, Dylan, Harold III, Calista, Dakota, Taylor, Carson and baby Jordanna. She is also survived by her father, Robert Archibald (Bob) Cady of Lethbridge, AB; sister, Pat (Abe) Goerzen of Dewinton, AB; brothers, Leo Cady of Pincher Creek, AB and Andy (Twyla) Cady of Lethbridge, AB and nephews and nieces, Dean, Lisa, Robert, Nicole, Ryan and Mitchell. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home, Melville. Interment will take place at a later date.

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DACIW - Matt was born near Insinger, SK on August 10th, 1918. He was predeceased by his parents Matey and Maria Daciw; 4 sisters and 3 brothers; 2 children in infancy; Matt is survived his wife Elsie; daughter Pat (Jim) Laturnas; 4 grandchildren Evan (Heather), Sandy, Grant and Cari; sister Nellie and in-laws Bert and Alice, Rose and Iris and numerous nieces and nephews. Matt was the baby of his family. He lost his mother when he was 18 and stayed home to look after his aging father and the family farm. Matt was a veteran of the 2nd World War, he was proud to serve his country. Matt married Elsie Moroz in 1942. They began their married life in Sheho, where he joined his father-in-law and two brothers-in-law in raising minks. In 1957 he moved his family to Ituna and became a turkey rancher and later a farmer. Matt always believed in giving his best to his family and community. In Sheho, he was a staunch supporter of the legion, his church and community. While in Ituna Matt and Elsie met many new friends and established friendships that would last them a lifetime. He spent countless hours volunteering his time for many organizations. If he saw a need, he quietly went about seeing that it was taken care of, never seeking recognition or praise. He always believed a job wasn't worth doing unless it was done well. We are all so proud of him. Matt loved hunting, fishing, curling and camping. Many happy times were had with his grandchildren, camping and teaching them how to fish. He retired at the age of 62, but never slowed down until health forced him to do so. He loved to travel with friends, and remained active in all sorts of organizations in Ituna until he and Elsie moved to Regina 6 years ago. At the age of 69 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and life became a struggle in later years. Although it was never his wish, he became dependant on others for his care. For the last 3 years, he has been on unit 3-6 in Wascana Rehab. Centre. Thank you to all those on the unit for their patience, care and compassion, especially in the last hours of his life. Also thank you to those who took the time to visit Matt there. Prayers will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in Sacred Heart Parish, Ituna, SK. Interment will follow in Scared Heart Parish Cemetery, Ituna, SK.

DATCHKO - Annie (nee Gaydich), resident of the Sunshine Manor in Ituna passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 81 years of age. Annie Datchko was born on May 16, 1924 in Austria; a daughter of Sebastian and Anna Gaydich. As a young woman, she was married to William Hladkey. The family (Annie, William and children Mary & John) emigrated to Canada in June of 1954, and came west to the Ituna district. William passed away in November of 1971. In 1972, Annie married Joe Datchko, the couple farmed in the St. Joseph's School district, until their retirement in 1983, at which time they moved into Ituna. In November of 1994, Joe passed away, Annie continued to reside in her home until moving to the Sunshine Manor in 1999, where she has since resided. Annie passed away following a short period of time at St. Anne's Home in Ituna, and hospitalization in Yorkton. Annie had been a long time member of St. Stanislaus CWL. She enjoyed socializing with her friends and had a kind personality. She grew a large, bountiful garden, and enjoyed growing many varieties of flowers. She also made many dozens of perogies in her time. Besides her husbands, she was predeceased by a brother in Austria, she leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory: son Jonn (Carmencita) of Saskatoon, daughter Mary (George) Schick of Yorkton, son Ed (Charlotte) of Ituna; grandchildren: Allen, Curt, Leagh & Holly; Cathy, Randy (Tracy), Darcy (Michelle); Kendra, Melissa and Brooke; and great grandchildren: Brandon, Dylan & Colton; Courtney, Tyler, Page, Brooke, Asigh, Kainon, Miranda & Brandi. The prayer vigil service was held on Friday, March 24, 2006 from St. Stanislus RC Church in Ituna. Helen Howat and Gail Klus were the lay-presiders. Hymns sung were I Know that My Redeemer Lives and Day Is Done. Family friend Rob Ivey gave the eulogy. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, March 25, 2006 from St. Stanislaus Church with Rev. Father Pat Murphy as celebrant. The crossbearers were Courtney & Tyler Rathgeber. The readers were Melissa Datchko, Holly Hartwell and Darcy Schick, the altar-servers were Kayla Renkas and Jessica Petruka. Organist, Paulette Van Der Helm led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Members of St. Stanislaus CWL formed an Honour Guard. The interment followed in the Ituna RC Cemetery with Kendra Datchko, Melissa Datchko, Alan Hartwell, Curt Hartwell, Rob Ivey and Ed Ivey serving as the casketbearers.

DAVYDUKE - Sophie (nee Martyniuk) wife of the Late Mike Davyduke of Ituna entered her eternal rest on Friday, March 14, 2003 at the Regina General Hospital. She was ninety-four years of age. Sophie was born on April 6, 1908 in the Fenwood district of Saskatchewan. Sophie was the second youngest of five children of Jakim and Anastasia (nee Char) Martyniuk, emigrants of Western Ukraine. Sophie grew up on the family farm and attended Halech School. In 1919 the family moved to the Hubbard district and later to Goodeve. In February of 1927 her parents purchased land in the West Bend district, where Sophie worked on the family farm. On October 31, 1936 Sophie was united in marriage to Mike Davyduke at Edmore Church near West Bend. Sophie and Mike started a garage at West Bend, which they operated until January of 1946. In March of that year they purchased the Wishart Hotel in partnership with Bill and Mary Martyniuk. Their stay in Wishart was short, with the family moving to Ituna in the fall of 1947. In the spring of 1948 they purchased a garage in Ituna which they operated until their retirement in the fall of 1972. Sophie was very active in her community. She was a member of St. Olga's Ukrainian Orthodox Women's Association in Ituna for over fifty years, where she served on several executive positions. Sophie was a charter member of the Ituna Health Care Auxillary and the Ituna Social Club. She enjoyed curling, playing bridge, crocheting, reading, gardening, letter writing and socializing with her family and friends. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were very precious to her. Predeceased by her parents; her husband, Mike; her daughter, Verna Schinkel; a son and daughter in infancy; sisters, Anna Suchy, Pearl Wingerak and Mary Pilot; and brother, Bill Martyniuk. She leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Nestor (Lorraine) of Ituna and Meroslav (Kathy) of Saskatoon; son-in-law, Bruno Schinkel (Paulette) of Saskatoon; six grandchildren, Dean (Carla Haider) Davyduke, Byron (Debra) Davyduke, Carla Schinkel (Michael Keller), Lara, Daria and Kent Davyduke; four great-grandchildren, Matthew Haider, Danielle, Michelle and Kristen Davyduke. Prayers were held on Monday March 17, 2003 from Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 10:00am from Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna with Rev. Father Michael Kopchuk officiating. The cantors were John Smysnuik and William Kozey assisted by members of the parish choir. Great grandson, Matthew Haider was the Crossbearer. Bannerbearers were John Davyduke and Morris Davyduke. A tribute and words of remembrance were given by granddaughter, Carla Schinkel. Interment followed in the parish cemetery with Sophie's grandchildren, Dean Davyduke, Byron Davyduke, Kent Davyduke, Lara Davyduke, Daria Davyduke and Carla Schinkel serving as the casketbearers.

DMYTERKO - Olga Dmyterko of Ituna, Sask. widow of the late Nick Dmyterko, entered her eternal rest on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. She was 83 years of age. Prayer Services will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with the interment to follow in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. Olga leaves to cherish her memory her two sons and their family, Brian (Sylvia) of Regina and their children Ayla and Nicholas; and Elmer (Cindy) of Regina and their children Jayson and Janessa; brothers Jim (Joyce) Harasym and Donald (Gloria) Nakonechny; sisters-in-law Mary Koback and Frances Krushen; as well as nieces, nephews, Nick's family and friends.

DOROSH - John (July 6, 1924 - May 3, 2009). John Dorosh, 84, beloved husband of Steffa Dorosh, Regina, SK. passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at Regina General Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents Alex and Annie (nee Yaschuk) Dorosh. John is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Steffa; his children: Arlene (Wilf) Horwath, and Rick (Sharon) Dorosh; grandchildren: Janelle (Bill) Weir, Kimberly (Chad) Marshall, Curtis Horwath (fiancee Krista Haslund), and Kyle Dorosh; great-grandchildren: Sebastian and Emma Weir, and Jacob Marshall; brothers and sisters: Andrew Dorosh, Helen Killick, Ethel (Irwin) Klimack, Phyllis Zenkewich and Lavern Dorosh; brothers-inlaw: Walter Parfenuik and Peter Yuristy; sisters-in-law: Kay Otchenash and Emma Parfenuik. John farmed in the Ituna area until 1957 when he moved to Regina to begin his career with the Canadian National Railway. In 1985, after twenty-eight years of service, John began his retirement. John loved to spend his time golfing, watching the Riders, playing Cribbage, traveling, building puzzles and spending time with his family. He was a man of strong faith and was a founding member of St. Athanasius Ukrainian Catholic Church, as well as a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada. Prayers will be held at St. Athanasius, 55 McMurchy Avenue, Regina SK on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 7:00 p.m., with the Funeral Mass to Celebrate John's Life on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Athanasius Ukrainian Catholic Church with the Rt. Rev. Mitrat Leonard J. Romanow presiding. Interment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park.

DOUGLAS - Velma (nee Mason) of Regina, formerly of the Ituna district; widow of Jack Douglas passed away on Monday, June 2, 2003 at Pioneer Village in Regina. She was 86 years of age. Velma Douglas was born October 27, 1916 in the Ituna district, a daughter of Roy and Margaret (nee Kennedy) Mason. She received her education at Beaverside School. On October 30, 1936 Velma was united in marriage to Jack Douglas. The couple lived in the Ituna district until 1949 when they moved to Regina. In 1996 Velma became a resident of Pioneer Village. She will be remembered for her love of gardening and cooking, but most of all for her love of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents; husband Jack in 1962; brothers Donald Mason in 1981 and Robert Mason in 2000; Velma is survived by a son Donald (Brenda) of Comox, BC; a daughter Isobel (Clifford) Cameron of Kamsack; grandchildren, Scott, Brad, Paul and Jennifer (Douglas) and Linda and Neil (Cameron); great grandchildren Braden, Trentin and Jesse (Douglas) and Shavry (Cameron); a brother Sandy Mason of Toronto; two sisters, Helen Warren of Regina and Nita Kruzeniski of Ituna. The funeral service was held on Thursday, June 5, 2003 at the Chapel of Pioneer Village in Regina with Rev. Howard Hansen of the United Church of Canada officiating. The pianist, Jean MacLean led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Reflections of Velma's Life were conveyed by nephew Ron Kruzeniski. The interment followed in the Ituna Town Cemetery with Velma's nieces and nephews, Bonnie Murray, Roberta Hazen, Kim Southgate, Brian Murray, Roy Mason and Grant Kruzeniski serving as the casket bearers.

DUMALSKI - Nettie (nee Smuk) Pakulak. On Sunday, July 25, 2004 Nettie Dumalski passed away peacefully with her family at her side. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by everyone whose life she touched. She was predeceased by her first husband Bill Dumalski. She leaves behind her husband Bill Pakulak, her children Shirley (Eugene) Herasymiuk and their children Bradley (Linda), Mark, Laura and Darren, Dian (Darcy) Main and children Traci (Andy) and Aaron, Pat (Peter) Suwala and children Jon-Paul (Bernadine) and Paula (Rob), Daniel (Carol) Dumalski and children Carey-Lynn (John) Foord, Trevor (Andrea), Jaimie (Elisa), Josh and Cory and Gerry (Della) Dumalski. She also leaves five great grandchildren. Nettie lived a rich and full life. Her many passions included a love of gardening, cooking, singing in the church choir and spending time with her family. She was always eager to lend a helping hand and share whatever she had with others. Her working career included time as an operator at Sask-Tel. Nettie will be remembered as a supporter of her Ukrainian heritage and Orthodox faith. Her dedication to the church and choir provided her strength and inspiration throughout her life. Her passion for life was evident in the support she gave her husband, her children and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Nettie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and good friend to many. Prayers will be held Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Transfiguration UK Greek Orthodox Church. Divine Liturgy will be held on Thursday, July 29 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Transfiguration UK Greek Orthodox Church with interment to follow at St. Elias Cemetery at Goodeve.

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ELASH - Annie (nee Elash) of Calgary and formerly of Yorkton and Melville passed away at the Royal Park Lodge in Calgary ; her home, on Thursday November 11, 2004. She was 84 years of age. Annie was born on Feb 25, 1920. She grew up on a farm near Goodeve then moved to Melville to become a Nanny. She met Charlie before he entered the army in Peterborough. Annie and son Gerald joined Charlie in Ontario before moving to Melville after the war and built, operated and lived at the Melville Dry Cleaners. Valerie was born in 1956. Annie was a tailoress/seamstress and mother all in the same building. They sold the Cleaners in 1957. In 1964 Annie and Gerald repurchased the Melville Dry Cleaners and partnered till 1971. Gerald ventured off to Calgary AB and Annie operated the cleaners till it was sold in 1984 and she retired. A couple of years later she moved to Yorkton to reside with Charlie and remained there after his passing in 1986. She moved to Calgary in 1998 and continued to do alterations in her home as she did through her whole life. Annie was a very compassionate person always being there to help or comfort anyone in need. She took great pride in her family and had a strong bond to children. She was Bubu to everyone. Annie suffered from congestive heart failure and passed away in her own home of a heart attack. We all loved her so much. She is survived by her son Gerald Platnich and his wife Betty of Canmore their children Tim and his wife Tracey & their children Jaye & Casey of Calgary, Lorrie Perras and her husband Hal of Kamloops and their children Sherri and Philip, Danell Kokol of Calgary her sons Derek & Skylar and daughter Miranda and Michael Platnich of Calgary & his children Josh & Jasmine as well as her daughter Valerie Cook and her husband Howard of Calgary and their children Tamara & Shalyn. She is also survived by her sisters Rosie Bykowy of Saskatoon and Mary Kachkowski of Melville. She was predeceased by her parents Harry & Anastasia Elash and her brother Nick Elash. Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening Novmeber 16, 2004 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was Celebrated on Wednesday morning, November 17, 2004 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Rev. Father Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. The responses to the Liturgy were sung by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. Great Grandson Skylar Kokol was the Cross Bearer. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with son - on Law Howard Cook, grandson Tim Platnich, grandson-in-law Hal Perras, nephews: Don and Ken Elash and family friend Al Banerd serving as Casket Bearers. At the memorial luncheon reflections of Annie's life were given by her grandson Tim Platnich.

ELASH - John, of Esterhazy, formerly of Yorkton, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Esterhazy. He was 73 years of age. John was born on June 1, 1929 in the Goodeve district, a son of Mike and Katie (nee Sereda) Elash. He married Edith Domshy on June 30, 1958. The couple was blessed with three children, John, Anita, and Doug. In 1960 - 1961 John took welding and machine shop instruction in Toronto. In 1971 John commenced employment with Morris Rod Weeder and in 1972 moved to Yorkton, retiring in 1991. In 1984 he met Velma Zak of Esterhazy and maintained a relationship since 1986 until the present time. John served as president of the Esterhazy Jets Seniors Club, until his most recent illness. During his younger years he coached minor hockey and baseball. John's life is summed up by his love of children, a farmer, and a good welder. The funeral service was held on Monday, December 16, 2002 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. officiating. The cantor was Ed Pindus. Serving as honorary bearers were Leo Misko, Carmen Beirwagen, Kenneth Elash, Randy Kruda, Allan Misko and Ted Wlock. Son, John, conveyed reflections of his father's life. A private family interment will be held at a later time.

ELASH - Lennie Norman, of Yorkton, passed away early Monday morning, January 20, 2003. He was 44 years of age. Lennie Norman Elash was born on June 30, 1958 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, a son of Alex and Maria Elash. He received his primary education and one year of high school at Goodeve and the remainder of his high school at Melville. He worked for a year with an insulating company at Regina before commencing employment with Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation, Engineering Division out of Yorkton, where he spent twenty years. Throughout the years Lennie also helped out on the family farm. He enjoyed hunting, trapping and spending time with his children. Predeceased by his mother Maria in 2002; common law wife Marlene in 1998 and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; Lennie is survived by his father Alex of Yorkton; brother Richard (Doris) of Swift Current; daughter Jolene; son Alexander; step daughter Tanya; nieces, Tracy (Doug) Evjen, Carla (Jamie) Paul; Jamie and Jaunita Elash; great nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles. The funeral service was held on Friday, January 24, 2003 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Oleh Kashuba, C.Ss.R. officiating. The cantor, Ed Pindus assisted by parish choir members led in the singing of the responses. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ivan Sereda, Michael Elash, Terry Elash, Ted Elash, Ken Elash and Edward Zwirsky serving as the casket bearers.

ELYNUIK - Mary (nee Spilchuk) entered into eternal rest peacefully on December 29, 2005 with her family by her side. Mary was born on August 20, 1922 to Annie (nee Kaban) and Kost Spilchuk in the Ituna district and married to Alex Elynuik February 26, 1940 at Edmore Church. Mary was predeceased by her father in 1925, her mother in 1978, her husband in 1989 and daughter Gloria in 1996, as well as all her half brothers and sisters. Mary leaves to mourn her passing, cherish her memory and celebrate her life 6 children, 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and many dear friends and neighbours. Prayers will be held on Monday, January 2, 2006 at 7:30 pm, Narfason's Funeral Chapel, Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at Dormition of St. Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Edmore, Saskatchewan at 9:30 am. Interment to follow in the parish cemetary. Officiant Rev. Father Mel Slashinsky.

EVANCIO - Anne (nee Stecyk), formerly of Melville and Goodeve entered eternal rest at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at the age of 86 years. Anne was born on April 11, 1919 at Goodeve, Saskatchewan, daughter of Fred and Nellie (nee Kozakevich) Stecyk. Anne received her education at Roberts School at Lake Mona. On November 2, 1943 Anne was united in marriage to Alex Evancio at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna, celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1993. The couple farmed in the Goodeve district until 1982 at which time they built a home in Melville and retired. Anne was an active member of St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Melville and took part in helping the parish ladies at different functions at the Parish Hall. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, sewing, crocheting and travelling. Predeceased by her parents; husband Alex in 1996; four brothers: Nick, Matt, Bill and Fred Bohay; five sisters: Myrtle Manovich, Pearl Piluk, Katie Kowalchuk, Rose Samyluik and Marion Harysmuik. Anne leaves to cherish her memory three sons: Ron (Judy) of Brandon MB, Don (Linda) of Regina and Arnold (Rebecca) of Regina; ten grandchildren: Jennifer (Rob Kowalchuk), Ryan, Stephanie (Larry Rauer), Marie (Arnel Roberto), Donald, Donna, Jenny (Trevor Davies), Laurissa, Andrei and Tye. Also one brother: John (Elise) Stecyk of Calgary; and nine great grandchildren: Jacob, Tierra, Rivkah, Adrian, Raphael, Mina, Evan, Courtney and Brynn. Prayers were held on Friday, December 16th and the funeral service on Saturday, December 17th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita and parish choir members. Tributes were conveyed by grandchildren, Jennifer, Laurissa and Tye. The cross bearer was Arnel Roberto. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ryan Evancio, Adrian Roberto, Jennifer Evancio, Laurissa Evancio, Andrei Dandridge-Evancio and Tye Dandridge-Evancio serving as the casket bearers.

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FEDERKO - Peter, of the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge and formerly of the Westbend District passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at the Balcarres Integrated Health Centre. He was 81 years of age. Peter was born on July 19, 1919 on a farm near Westbend, Sask. He was the youngest of five children born to John and Catherine (nee Chrunik) Federko. After attending Horse Lake School he assumed responsibilities on the family farm. He married Mary Prayda on August 6, 1944 at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna, Sask. After Mary's passing in 1958 Peter remained on the family farm until 1968 when he retired to Ituna. Peter enjoyed playing musical instruments, including the accordian and harmonica. He loved a good game of cards; visiting with company, especially his children and grandchildren; and taking care of his garden and plants. Peter was always intersted in the news from the Model Farm District and took a keen interest in the church and its renovation progress. He had many discussions with Father Methodius Kushko regarding this. After his health failed him in 1995, Peter moved into the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge. Peter was predeceased by his wife Mary; his mother and father; a son Eugene; and three sisters, Pearl Karapita, Anne Broshko and Eva Hood. He leaves to cherish his memory five daughters: Carol (Gary) Graham, Iris (Garry) Krushelnicki, and Frances (Randie) Thompson, all of Edmonton, AB; Eleanor (Casey) Renkas of Ituna, SK, and Maryann of Yorkton, SK.; and a son Melvin of Wild Horse River, B.C.; six grandchildren: Sheila and Kim Krushelnicki, Cara and David Renkas, Bradley and Heather Thompson; and a sister Margaret (Peter) Karapita of Foam Lake, SK. Prayer services were held on Sunday evening, January 28, 2001 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday morning January 29, 2001 from Our Lady of Patronage of Our Blessed Mother Ukrainian Catholic Church, Model Farm District, with Very Reverend Father Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal anbd Andrea Kohuch sang the responses to the Liturgy. Mike Woitas was the Sacristan. The Epistle reader was Peter's daughter Maryann and Cross Bearer was his granddaughter Kim Krushelnicki. Reflections and Remembrances of Peter's life were given by his grandson David Renkas. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with sons-in-law Garry Krushelnicki, Gary Graham and Casey Renkas, grandsons David Renkas and Bradley Thompson and son Melvin Federko serving as casket bearers.

FEDYK - Fred, beloved husband of Martha of the Homefield district passed away peaceful in Melville's St. Peters Hospital on Sunday April 6, 2003 at the age of 77 years. Fred was born on March 11, 1926 on the family farm located on NW 6-26-8 W2 in the Homefield district of Saskatchewan. He was fifth child born to Demetrius and Annie (nee Mohyla) who originated from the Western Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in the early 1900's. Fred attended Nanton School, finished grades 8 and 9 by correspondence and received his high school education at St. Joseph's College in Yorkton. During his high school era, Fred was a member of the military reserves but was not called to duty due to the end of World War II. After graduation, Fred worked on the family farm, was secretary for Nanton School and had a brief employment with the Department of Highways. He had fond memories and many stories to tell about his adventures in his 'bush camp' employment in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan. In the fall of 1953 his life was to change forever as a result of an innocent purchase of a pie at a Fall Social and Dance at the Smokeside School near Homefield. The pie was made by a 17 year old beauty named Martha Macuick. This led to romance and eventually marriage. On July 11, 1954, Fred and Martha were married in Ituna and celebrated their special day at the Macuick family farm in the Homefield district. Their honeymoon was spent travelling to Ontario visiting Niagara Falls and spending 6 weeks working on a tobacco farm in Simcoe, Ontario before returning to the farm (NW 7-26-8 W2) that Fred purchased from his brother John in 1952. His farm was expanded after the purchase of a quarter section of land from his father Demetrius and another 2 quarters from Mike Mohyla. On October 25, 1956, Fred became a father for the first time when Martha gave birth to Harvey Frederick Fedyk. Additional children blessed Fred's life and include Mariane Christine (January 2, 1958), Loverne Bernice (October 10, 1959), Barry Wilfred (August 12, 1961), Daniel Alfred James (October 2, 1964) and finally Bradley Dwayne (February 21, 1972). Fred loved mixed farming, especially raising cattle. He was noted for his skills in the care of cattle during the calving season and was sought after for his knowledge by his neighbours. He loved the outdoors and was widely known for his true passion … hunting and trapping. His favourite seasons were spring and fall. During this time Fred was alone on his trap lines and enjoyed hunting for deer, moose, geese and ducks in the fall. He was recognized by the Hudson Bay Company for his trapping skills and was awarded Trapper of the Year on several occasions. He was a member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation. Fred's twilight years were spent on the family farm; he enjoyed gardening and helping his sons with farm work. His greatest joy were his grandchildren … he loved each one with a great deal of passion and warmth. They are his legacy and his was proud of each and every one. Gido will be sadly missed. In 2002, Fred accidentally broke his hip and this required surgery. Due to his age, recovery was slow. Fred became a resident of Ituna Pioneer Lodge were he received excellent care. He longed to go home to the farm he loved but poor health prevented this from occurring until this week. He made his final visit to the farm during his trip from Bailey's Funeral Home to Ituna. The farm will not be the same without him …husband, Dad and Gido. The journey is complete and you are now in God's hands. We will always love you. Fred is predeceased by his father Demetrius (March 6, 1981) and mother Annie (nee Mohyla) (November 9, 1976) and brothers Mike Fedyk (March 26, 1992), Metro Fedyk (March 28, 2001) and sister Mary Smuk (October 7, 2001). Fred is survived by his wife Martha (nee Macuick) of 48 years; children Harvey (Angel Carlson-Fedyk) of Regina, Marian (Milford) Dawe of Langley B.C., Loverne (Dave) Lang of Regina, Barry (special friend Debbie) of Homefield, Daniel (Valentyna) of Homefield and Brad (Laura Lynn) of Homefield. Fred will be dearly missed by his grandchildren Winter Fedyk (husband Justin Braaten), Harvey Fedyk Jr., Amie and Christopher Dawe, Rae Michelle and Chad Lang, Karstin and Jaret Fedyk-Mushka, Maria and Alexandra Fedyk, Jason and Shannon Fedyk and great grandsons Daniel and Dustin. He is also survived by his brothers John (Olga) of Ituna, Joe (Anne) of Ituna, Steve (Betty) of Yorkton, Anton (Vicky) of Yorkton, Louis (Marge) of Regina, sister Angeline (John) Maduck of Yorkton, and sister-in-law Marg (wife of Mike) Fedyk of Detroit and numerous nieces and nephews throughout Canada and the USA. Prayer services were held on Friday, April 11, 2003 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, April 12, 2003 from Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Father Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. Cantors, Wayne Boczulak and Ladmer Moskal led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Harvey Fedyk Jr. and the epistle reader was Winter Fedyk. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Harvey, Barry, Daniel and Brad Fedyk, Dave Lang and Milford Dawe serving as the casketbearers.

FEDYK - Martha (nee Macuick) late of Homefield, passed away peacefully at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Monday, April 28, 2003 at the age of 66 years. Mom was born on March 05, 1937 on the family farm located on Section 8-26-9 W2 in the Homefield district of Saskatchewan. She was the eighth child born to Steve and Mary Macuick who were born in Galecia, Austria which is now in the Western Ukraine. They immigrated to Canada in the early 1900's. Steve and Mary had 12 children ... Ann, Elsie, Katherine, Peter, Andrew, Jane, Matt, Martha, John, Lena, Ollie and Rosemary. Mom received her education at Smokeside School near Homefield. Her favourite subjects were math and science, however, the demands of farm life prevented Mom from completing her senior education. Her devotion to farm life continued as a result of an innocent purchase of her pie at a Fall Social at Smokeside School. Mom was 17 at the time. The handsome young man, 11 years her senior, who purchased the pie was Fred Fedyk. This led to romance and on July 11, 1954, Dad and Mom were married in Ituna. They celebrated their special day at the Macuick family farm. Yellow roses, her favourite flower, decorated the marriage ceremonies. Their honeymoon was spent travelling to Ontario visiting Niagara Falls and spending 6 weeks working on a tobacco farm in Simcoe, Ontario before returning to the current farmstead on NW 7-26-8 W2. On October 25, 1956, Mom became a mother for the first time when she gave birth to Harvey Frederick Fedyk. Additional children blessed Mom's life and include Marian Christine (January 02, 1958), Loverne Bernice (October 10, 1959), Barry Wilfred (August 12, 1961), Daniel Alfred James (October 2, 1964) and finally Bradley Dwayne Fred (February 21, 1972). Life as a professional homemaker was difficult in the 1950's, 60's and 70's. There were no 'pampers', local convenient stores, or fast food restaurants. Mom worked side by side with Dad in all aspects of the mixed farming operation and was also a key factor to the success of Dad's trapping ventures. Mom helped prepare the furs for sale to the Hudson Bay fur agents. Mom was a devoted mother and was an extremely giving individual. The coffee pot was always on and Mom enjoyed impromptu visits by neighbours and friends, especially nephew Ken Smuk. She was noted for her cooking skills and had the ability to 'whip up a full' course meal and personally deliver the feast to those working in the field. No one went hungry. Mom's greatest joys were her children and especially her grandchildren. She LOVED her name ... Baba. She always provided hugs, practiced patience and wisdom, had the ability to see 'the big picture of life' and a genuine concern for others. She was the first to show kindness to those less fortunate. She enjoyed her children's graduation ceremonies, loved curling and was an avid cheerleader at hockey and baseball games in Jedburgh, Willowbrook, and Regina. She had fun playing cards with her grandchildren. She was especially proud to attend the Ukrainian Dance concerts were her 2 sons and 2 grandchildren participated. She was grateful to attend her granddaughter's wedding in 2002. She was extremely loyal to her Ukrainian Heritage and ensured the Ukrainian traditions were followed during Christmas and Easter. She loved the spring and the 'faith and hope' generated by the Easter season. Mom truly loved Dad. They would have been married 49 years this summer. She was Dad's anchor and source of comfort. During the past year, during Dad's stay at the Pioneer Lodge in Ituna, she was constantly travelling from the farm to visit Dad. This was very difficult for Mom. She missed Dad dearly. On April 10th, 2 days before she celebrated Dad's life, she was diagnosed with cancer. She was adamant that she be present at the funeral of the man she loved. She had to say farewell ... treatment was secondary. Further medical tests revealed her condition was untreatable. She was admitted to the Yorkton Regional Health facility on Wednesday April 23rd. She had numerous visitors' and received excellent care. God was very kind. During her sleep, He called her to be with her 'life long mate' at 3:00 am on Monday April 28th. Together, Mom and Dad are now in peace and admiring their true legacies ... their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Your hugs and love will embrace us forever. Mom is predeceased by Dad (Fred) who passed away on Sunday April 06, 2003. She is also predeceased by her parents Steve and Mary Macuick, brothers Pete and John, an infant sister Rosemary, brothers-in-law Pete Gawuik, Bill Chorney, Nestor Dorasanko and Louis Solomon. Mom is survived by her children: Harvey (Angel Carlson-Fedyk) of Regina, Marian (Milford) Dawe of Langley BC, Loverne (Dave) Lang of Regina, Barry (special friend Debbie) Fedyk of Homefield, Daniel (Valentyna) Fedyk of Homefield and Brad (Laura Lynn) Fedyk of Homefield. Mom will be dearly missed by her grandchildren: Winter Fedyk (husband Justin Braaten), Harvey Fedyk Jr., Amie and Christopher Dawe, Rae Michelle and Chad Lang, Karstin and Jaret Fedyk-Mushka, Maria and Alexandra Fedyk, Jason and Shannon Fedyk and great grandsons Daniel and Dustin. Mom is also survived by brothers Matt of Homefield, Andrew of Yorkton; sisters Anne Danesewick of Homefield, Elsie Gawuik of Oregon, Jane Chorney of Ituna, Katherine Solomon of Parkerview, Lena Dorasanko of Lethbridge and Ollie of Toronto and numerous nieces and nephews throughout Canada and the USA. Prayer services were held on Friday evening, May 2, 2003 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, May 3, 2003 from Sacred Heart Church in Ituna. Rev. Father Peter Pidskalney, C.Ss.R. was the celebrant. The crossbearers were Harvey Fedyk Jr. and Chad Lang. Honorarybearers were Andy Mathiuk and Matt Macuick. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Barry, Daniel and Bradley Fedyk, Dave Lang, Milford Dawe and Ken Smuk serving as the casketbearers. At the memorial luncheon following the funeral, son Harvey and family members gave a tribute to Martha.

FESIK - Caroline (nee Matysio) Krewda, resident of the Theodore Health Centre since 1996 passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2000. She was 88 years of age. Caroline Fesik was born on June 19, 1912 in Goodeve, Saskatchewan to Michael and Julia (nee Mazurek) Matysio. She grew up with eleven brothers and sisters whom she loved and respected. She had great family pride. She attended Bernadine School for her education. When she was older she worked in Kenny's Dry Goods store in Melville where she met Peter Krewda. She also worked for the Croll family in Yorkton. She always took pride in her work and fulfilled her duties with zest and perfection. She married Peter on December 27, 1933 and they farmed in the Melville area for several years. Here their two children Edwin in 1934 and Lovella in 1939 were born. They then moved to Parkerview,Sask. in 1942 and began the task of establishing a homestead. During this year Melvin Peter was born. The years were not always kind to them, but through perserverence and total devotion they raised their family. Caroline always grew a beautiful garden and always shared her produce with those in need. She sewed for her family and helped in all aspects of farming. In 1965 they moved to Saskatoon and took on the position of caretakers for Remai Apartments until Peter's retirement. The work was hard but they were content at last being near a church and formed many friendships. Peter passed away in 1973. In 1976 Caroline married William Fesik and enjoyed fellowship with his family and friends. William passed away in 1983. Carol resided in Queen Elizabeth Court until poor health forced her to become a resident of Theodore Health Centre in 1996. She always enjoyed her fellowship with other residents and staff. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory her children: Edwin (Elizabeth) Krewda of Yorkton, Lovella Schmidt of Yorkton and Melvin (Sylvia) Krewda of Theodore; her grandchildren: Audrey Hanis, Lorraine (Sherridan) Godwin, Neil (Marian) Krewda, Ivadelle Krewda and her friend Richard Kovacs, Maxwell (Lisa) Krewda, Jason (Sheila) Schmidt and Loewen (Tracey) Schmidt and Colin Krewda; her great grandchildren: Amanda (Tony) Laluk, Layne and Golden Stehr, Greg and Darcey Godwin, David, Kristen, Meagan and Danielle Krewda, Mallory, Emily and Jared Schmidt; her brother; Stanley (Rose) Matysio; her sisters, Victoria Matyson and Stella Bzdell. Carol was predeceased by her parents, her sisters: Lena Woiden, Minnie Robbins and Mary Krett and her brothers, Ladmer, Frank, Joseph, James and Tony Matysio. Now she rests, peace at last. Awaiting the soon return of Jesus to awaken her and give her a new and everlasting body. A prayer service was held on Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Pastor Roy Jamieson officiated. Songs sung were Blessed Assurance, He Leadeth Me and God Will Take Care of You. A violin solo, Sweet Hour of Prayer, was played by Travis Nischuk. The organist, Vange Shipowick led in the singing of the hymn My Hope is Built on Nothing Less. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 15, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Pastor Roy Jamieson officiated. Organist, Vange Shipowick led in the singing of the hymn Amazing Grace. Soloist Cliff Straub sang Does Jesus Care. A violin solo, I'd Rather Have Jesus, was played by Travis Nischuk. The interment followed in the Garden of St. John at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ray Matisho, Elmer Matisho, Joe Kruda, Nick Kruda, Alex Chernipeski and Tony Oucharek serving as the casketbearers.

FILKO - Dale of Medicine Hat, AB formerly of Ituna, son of William and Doreen Filko of Ituna passed away suddenly on October 7, 2006 at Wainright, AB. He was 38 years of age. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, William and Doreen of Ituna; his sister, Shari (Kevin) Rathgeber of Goodeve; three precious nephews, Cole, Kyle and Ryan; as well as all of his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2006 from 12:00 1:00 pm followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 pm from St. Stanislaus Church in Ituna with Rev. Brian Mee of Lakeside United Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Ituna Town Cemetery.

FLOREK - Caroline (nee Kunysh), Glenavon, Sask., born September 7, 1916 at Goodeve, Sask. fell asleep in Christ on Jan. 6, 2003 at Wolseley Lakeside Home. Predeceased by her husband Frank Florek, her parents Ignace and Nellie Kunysh, a brother John Kunysh and granddaughter Hannelore Jane Borowski she leaves to mourn her children John (Claudia) Florek, Burnaby, B.C.; Nettie (Joe) Borowski, Glenavon and Peter Smuk, Glenavon; grandchildren Tim (Tina) Florek, Durrell, NF; Corin (Kathy) Florek, Regina; Charlene Florek, Burnaby; Pamela Biorowski, Calgary, AB; Michelle (Ryan) Hoffman, Calgary; Jane Borowski, Calgary and Adrienne Borowski, Regina; great-grandchildren Jordan Hoffman and Ethan Florek; a sister Anne (Casimer) Florek, Regina; a sister-in-law Mae Kunysh, Yorkton and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was active in her community and was a member of the Glenavon Ladies Altar Society and We-All-Go Club of Glenavon. She enjoyed travelling and playing cards with her friends. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Rosary R.C. Church, Glenavon on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Ed Hengen. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

FLOREK - Pauline (nee Koziol) June 4, 1919 - October 30, 2009. With our love and sorrow we announce the passing of our dearest mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt to many nieces and nephews. On Friday, October 30, 2009, Pauline Florek, widow of Adolph Andrew Florek, Glenavon, SK. and of late the Lakeside Nursing Home, Wolseley, SK., died at the age of 90 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Glenavon, SK., on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. By Rev. Ed Hengen. Interment in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be held in the church Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Aguinaldo Fermo officiating. Predeceased by parents, John and Anna Koziol (nee Kachmar), husband, Adolph in 1999, an infant son at birth, all twelve of her siblings, (she lived to be the eldest) and son-in-law, Tony Sikora. Pauline is survived by her three children, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren: daughter Edna Sikora, Winnipeg, MB., and her family, Carla (Darryl) Mroz, Matt, Drew and Aaron, Beausejour, MB.; Melissa (Jeff) Kowalchuk, Brayden and Ari, Selkirk, MB.; and Sheryl (Peter) Lohaza, Hannah and Tamara, Winnipeg, MB.; son, Bernie Florek, Glenavon, Sk.; son, Edwin (Wanda) Florek, Salmon Arm, B.C.; and their family, Dana (Blair) Bolster, Riley, Levi, Jacob, Logan Lake, B.C.; Jamie (Jessica Frei) Kelowna, B.C. Pauline is also survived by a special niece, Stella Kozal, Edmonton, AB., whom she raised as one of her own, as well as her in-laws, John Bueckert, Mildred and Isadore Florek, Vicky Krupski, Vicky Florek and Anne Florek. Pauline was born and raised in Goodeve, SK. In June of 1943, she married Adolph and moved to the farm in Glenavon where she remained until her stroke three years ago. Following her stroke, she then resided in the Lakeside Nursing Home. Pauline was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who put everyone's needs before her's. She loved to have her family come home to visit and loved to hear of the accomplishments of her grandchildren and the antics of her great grandchildren. She was a wonderful homemaker and seamstress. She could sew anything from Barbie doll clothes to mens suits. Her passion was gardening and flowers. She had the greatest green thumb ever. In her younger years she was also an active member of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary CWL. Our gratitude to the nurses and staff of Lakeside for their compassionate care in these last few weeks of her life.

FRITZKE - Arthur Gilbert was born June 5, 1927 at home 24-24-8-W2 Six Miles North East of Fenwood, Sask. He was the oldest son of Edward and Eldie (nee Hait) Fritzke. He attended elementary school at Hubbard , Sask. and the Christian Training Institute (later North American Baptist College) in Edmonton, Alberta in the late 1940's. He helped out on the family farm until 1952 when he moved to Yorkton, Sask. where he worked with International Harvester as a Partsman for six years. He spent a short time in Winnipeg, Manitoba, before returning to Yorkton where he briefly worked for General Equipment and Evergreen Motors as Partsman and at the White Spruce Radar Base as a Storesman. In October 1964 he started his career at Canada Post as a letter carrier, later moving inside to work as a Postal Clerk until his retirement in July of 1989. Arthur accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior as a youngster and later was baptized while attending the Fenwood Baptist Church Throughout his life Arthur served faithfully in his home church, Heritage Baptist Church (formerly Central Baptist Church) teaching Sunday School, Deacon, Moderator, singing in the choir and being involved with the Saskatchewan Baptist Association. Arthur's hobbies included family history, gardening, coin collecting, playing games, reading and listening to music especially quartets. In his bible school and young adult years he loved music as he sung in a quartet which include an opportunity to record a record. As a loving husband, father and grandfather he will be remembered as strong and humble, a true gentle man. He enjoyed having guests into his home and spent many hours visiting with friends and family. Arthur was united in marriage to Frances Lorraine Reschke on July 8, 1953 and together they raised their family, Arlene, Lori, Ron and Wayne. Arthur delighted in his children and grand children who will cherish their memories of Grandpa's visits where he showed them the art of coin collecting and the many binders of cute pictures and stories that he had collected. This past year has been quite challenging for Arthur health wise. After many visits to the hospital in Yorkton and a trip to Regina he had surgery in repair a twisted bowel in February. As a result of this surgery and his weakened condition, additional care was sought leading Arthur to a brief stay at the Porch Light Care Home in Yorkton and the Foam Lake Nursing Home prior to moving into the Yorkton & District Nursing Home in late May. In August, Arthur had further surgery in Regina to remove a tumor from his bowel. Despite the challenges of adjusting to a colostomy he seemed to be recovering nicely until his sudden passing in the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Arthur was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Eldie Fritzke; his wife of 48 years, Frances Fritzke and his brothers, Edgar and James Fritzke. He is survived by his children, Arlene (Tim) Schroeder of Kelowna BC, Lori (Milt) Walters of Edmonton AB, Ron (Shelley) Fritzke of Swift Current, SK and Wayne (Donna) Fritzke of Moose Jaw, SK; his grand children, Lindsay and Travis Schroeder of Kelowna, BC, Kaylee and Michael Walters of Edmonton, AB, Reid, Tanner and Logan Fritzke of Swift Current, SK and Nicole and Brett Fritzke of Moose Jaw, SK; his brothers, Clarence (Delaine) Fritzke of Melville, SK and Al (Shirley) Fritzke of Regina, SK; his sisters, Eve (Bill) Frers of Fountain Valley, California and Irene Reschke of Calgary, AB as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A visitation for family and friends will take place Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7:00 pm from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. from Heritage Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Yorkton City Cemetery.

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GAZDEWICH - John (May 22, 1924 - March 6, 2010) John Gazdewich passed away quietly and peacefully at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the age of 85 years. He was born on May 22, 1924 at the family homestead near Norquay, SK. John attended St. Joseph's High School in Yorkton, SK and later enlisted in the military to serve overseas during 1944-45. Upon returning to Canada, John served in local government and served the community in a variety of positions. He was Secretary, Town of Ituna, 1955-1966, R.M. Administrator of Bon Accord, 1951-1967 and the Ituna School Board, 1961-1967. In Ituna, he met and married Helen (nee Pieczonka) in 1957. In 1967, John moved his family to Yorkton to become R.M. Administrator of Orkney and Wallace, a position he held until his retirement in 1991. In Yorkton, he served as Secretary of the Yorkton Watershed Authority, served on the Veterinary Service Board and served on St. Gerard's Church Parish Council. John was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus. John and Helen retired to Katepwa Lake, SK in 1996 to a cottage he had a great hand in constructing into a home before moving to Saskatoon, SK in 2008. John will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by Helen, his wife of 52 years; sons, John and his children, Adam and Gabrielle of Calgary, AB; Jerome (Linda) and their children, Kelly Anne and Sean of St. Lazare, PQ; daughters, Andrea (Greg) Gelleta and their children, Jeanette, John, Steven, Kevin and Evelyn of Saskatoon, SK; Marcia (Tim) Benko and children, Cale and Ashlyn of Calgary, AB; brothers, Matt (Olga) of Brantford, ON and Paul of Norquay, SK; sisters, Pauline (Paul) Hudye of Kamsack, SK and Anita Mykytuik of Saskatoon, SK; brother-in-law, Steve Rudy of Canora, SK; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. John was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Anastasia (nee Watral); brothers, Mike and Peter; sisters, Ann Bilous, Mary Rudy and Stephania Gazdewich; and granddaughter, Lindsay Benko. Vigil for John will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Fr. Lawrence Demong, OSB on Friday, March 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Both services will be held at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon, SK with Rite of Committal to follow at Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery in Saskatoon. The family extends appreciation to the staff of St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon Cancer Clinic and Dr. Van Zyl for their kindness and great care.

GIENE - Anna (nee Bokatch) passed away August 13, 2007 at the age of 81 years. Anna was born December 17, 1925. She grew up and attended school in Goodeve, SK. With the outbreak of WWII, she joined the Navy, serving as a W.R.E.N. messenger stationed in Eastern Canada. It was there that she met and married Dan Giene, originally of the Kayville area. They returned to Saskatchewan, eventually settling in the Crane Valley area. Working side by side, they built a thriving mixed farm. Anna and Dan were able to enjoy the fruits of their labours, enjoying life and travelling extensively until Dan's death in 1986. Anna and her son Darcy continued to operate the farm, eventually setting it up at present as a rental interest. Anna Baba was predeceased by her husband Dan; her parents Nick and Theodosia Bokatch; brothers Nick, George, Sam, Joe, John, Andy, Pete, Bill and Steve; and sisters Mary and Sophie. She leaves to celebrate her life, son Brian and his partner Kathy Stephens of Coquitlam, BC, Brian's son Mathew and daughter Amanda; Darcy and Kathy Giene of Prince George, BC, and their daughters Summer (Ante) Circo, Melody and Lacee, and sons Waylon and Noah, all of Prince George, Curt and Cathy Giene of Lloydminster, AB and their children Chelsey, Cole, Carly, and Cayley; daughter Sally Novakowski and her partner Keith Anderson, and daughters Amber and Brandy, all of Calgary, AB; one greatgrandchild, Audrey Circo; numerous nieces, nephews, and foster sons Elton McBain Chico, Don Marion, Phil Perlette, as well as 23 years worth of short term rescues; scores of good friends, bowling buddies, card playing and casino cronies. A Service of Remembrance will be held at W.J. Jones & Son Chapel on Friday August 17, 2007 at 11:00 am. Rev. Frank Mitchell will officiate. Memorialization will take place at a later date.

GILETTA - Walter, of the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge, beloved husband of the late Nettie, entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 17, 2003. He was 96 years of age. Walter Gilleta was born on July 20, 1906 in the Goodeve district of Saskatchewan a son of Ukrainian Pioneers from the village of Isishanow; Mike and Eva (nee Wawrykowich) Gilleta. In 1911 the Gilleta family moved from Goodeve to the Hubbard district where Walter received his education at Stanisloff School. After his education Walter worked on the family farm eventually taking it over and farming with his wife Nettie. Walter was united in marriage to Nettie Gindzelewich on October 4, 1936 at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna by Father Stephen Bachtalowksy C.Ss.R. During this time, Walter, along with his dad Mike, mother Eva and brother-in-law Mike Mostowy formed an orchestra and played together at various functions for 50 years. Following many years of farming; Walter and Nettie retired and moved into the town of Ituna in 1975. On April 19, 1988 Nettie passed away. Walter continued to live in his own home until when the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge became his home. As well as enjoying playing in his own orchestra; Walter also enjoyed playing pool, baseball, trapping, gardening and travelling. He was a faithful parishoner of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Parish in the Hubbard district and of Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Ituna. Walter leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his son Clement and his wife Nadia of Regina and their children: Karen and Kim; a daughter Betty and her husband George Pauliuk of London, ON and their children; Marian ( Greg ) Patrick, Sandra Pauliuk and Caroline (Chris) Crummer. As well six great grandchildren: Joshua, Joel, Alex and Marusha Patrick, Isabelle and Elaina Crummer. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers: Steve in 1963, Nick in 1974 and John Geleta in 1999 and sisters: Mary Cyca in 1972 and Ksenia Mostowy in 1983 and a granddaughter Chantel in 1978. Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening, April 22, 2003 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna, Saskatchewan. Requiem Divine Liturgy was Celebrated on Wednesday morning, April 23, 2003 from Sacred Heart Ukrainain Catholic Church with Reverend Father Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. Ostap Piasta was the Cantor with William Zenkewich serving as the Sacristan. Alex Patrick was the Cross Bearer with Chris Crummer reading the Epistle. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Chris Crummer, Tom Cyca, Lawrence Gelleta, Alex Hrycewich, Dale Molesky and Ray Wenc serving as Casket Bearers.

GREBINSKI - John, of Ituna, beloved husband of Anne Grebinski entered eternal rest on August 10, 2009 at the Ituna Health Care Centre at the age of 90 years. John William Grebinski was born on November 24, 1918 in the Beckenham district. He was the fifth of twelve children born to Anton and Katherine (nee Kerunsky) Grebinski. His siblings were Mary, Frank, Angela, Stanley, Pete, Victoria, Bill, Annie, Michael, Leonard and Sophie. After completing his education at Winthorpe School he worked at various jobs starting at the age of 16. This would be farming in the summer in Saskatchewan and lumberjacking in the winter anywhere from Manitoba to Ontario. On July 17, 1949 John married Anne Premak. They farmed in the Beckenham district and raised their family of five children. John worked tirelessly building his homestead with Anne. He was a jack of all trades and was known as a helpful neighbour to all who knew him. John was predeceased by sisters Mary Bulych, Sophie Butchko, Angela Kolybaba; brothers Frank, Stanley and Bill and son Gerald on March 16, 1996. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 60 years, Anne; children Katherine (Marcel) Piché, John (Marlene) Grebinski, Grace (Louis) Baxter, Richard; seven grandchildren Krystal (Shaheen) Zareh, Jason (Xiao Xia) Piché, Michelle (Chad) Nelson, Jayne Grebinski, Lauren Grebinski, Robert Baxter and Danielle Baxter; two great-grandchildren Devon Piché and Finley Nelson. Prayers were held on Friday, August 14th and the Funeral Mass on Saturday, August 15th at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy as the Celebrant. The altarservers were Laura & Rebbeca Marroquin. The organist, Paulette van der Helm led parish choir members in the singing of the hymns. The readers were Danielle Baxter, Jayne & Lauren Grebinski and the leader of intercessions was Jayne Grebinski. The cross bearer was Robert Baxter. The interment followed in the Ituna R.C. Cemetery with Bernie Grebinski, Eugene Kresowaty, Lorne Koback, Dennis Premak, Glen Butchko and Ernie Spilchuk serving as the casket bearers. Reflections of John's life were shared by son John and granddaughter Jayne Grebinski.

GREBINSKY - William "Bill", late of Regina, SK, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2007 at the age of 88 years. Bill is survived by his loving sons: Dwaine (Leona) and Darryl (Val), both of Alberta; grandchildren: Kelly (Ruby), Brad, Tracey, Josselin (Mark) and Brent; greatgrandchildren: Jacob and Kira; sister, Emily LeValley (Ken); and brothers, Vern (Bess), Mike (Margaret), Bernie (Marion), Paul (Mary). He was born on August 3, 1918 and raised on a farm in Goodeve, SK until he moved to Regina in 1935. Regina was his home for the balance of his life. Bill married Mary Kozack in 1941 and they spent 60 years together before her death in March, 2002. Bill, a hard working man, was also a loving son to his late mother Nellie. He is predeceased by his brother, Ed, his sister Frances, and his father Frank. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 15th at 1:30 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina.

GRZEBINSKI - Edward Ferdinand passed away from heart failure at the Regina General Hospital on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Ed enjoyed life into his 91st year despite several cancers and many years of heart disease. Ed is lovingly remembered by his wife Leona (Doshen); children Karen (Archie) Lang, Rob, Bruce (Gail Kajiura), Tim (Monique Wilson) and Sandy; grandchildren and stepgrandchildren Graham Lang, Meagan Lang, Fraser Lang, Nathan (Karlee) Grzebinski-Fry, Kenji (Michelle) Kajiura, Kimio (Pamela) Kajiura, Daniele (Stan) Hurley, Jesse (Andriana) Wilson, Justine (Greg) Wilson and Jaelyn Wilson; great grandchildren LaQuesta Hurley and Theodore Tollifson-Fry; sister Julia Robinson; and numerous nephews and nieces across Canada and USA. Ed was predeceased by his parents Piotr and Ksenia (Klimczak); six brothers Joseph, Stanley, Walter, Bernie, Peter and John; five sisters Lucy Szarkowicz, Mary Klimczak, Anna, Frances Batycki, and Jean. Ed was born and grew up on the family farm five miles SW of Ituna, SK. He attended St. Joseph School one mile west of the farm. In 1941 he left the farm and moved to Toronto to work. From the age of 21 to 25 he served with the RCAF as a RADAR technician during WWII. He returned to Ituna where he was the Postmaster for 35 years. Ed was active in organizations such as The Knights of Columbus, Lions, St. Stanislaus Church Council and Credit Union Board. His hobbies over the years included woodworking, golf, needlepoint and cheering for the Roughriders. Ed loved to sing in his beautiful baritone voice and enjoyed Scrabble, at which he was an ace, right up to the end. As per Ed's wishes, he will be cremated. A PRAYER SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. A FUNERAL MASS will be celebrated at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 3239 Garnet Street, Regina, SK on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception in the church hall. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at the St. Stanislaus Church in Ituna on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. followed by an interment in the St. Stanislaus Cemetery and reception in the St. Stanislaus Church Hall.

GRZEBINSKI - Peter, late of Melville and formerly of the Ituna district, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2002 at the age of 91 years. Prayers will be said Friday, April 26, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. from the chapel of Matthews Funeral Home, Melville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna. Interment of ashes will follow in the Ituna Roman Catholic Cemetery.

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HAAS - Katie (nee Byblow). On Friday, October 7,2005, Katie Haas, Lipton, Sask., widow of Anton Haas, died in the Regina General Hospital, Regina, Sask. at the age of 91 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., on Monday. October 10, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. by Rev. Rick Krofchek. Prayers will be held in the church Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. Interment will take place in the Hubbard R.C. Cemetery approximately at 1:00 p.m. Predeceased by her husband in 1979, her grandson Daniel Baker in 1997, her mother and father, Wasyl and Anna Byblow, and her siblings: John and Donna Byblow. Katie is survived by her three daughters: Veronica (Bob) Fahy, Toronto, Ont.; Marie (Paul) Theo, Fort San, Sask., and Sylvia (Ken) Baker, Lipton, Sask. Grandchildren: Renee (Mark) Hilderman, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask;Nicole (Jeff) Morelli, Regina, Sask.; Danielle (Gord Neisz) Baker, Regina, Sask. Greatgrandchildren: Hailey and Hunter Hilderman. Siblings: Pete (Mary) Byblow, Saskatoon, Sask.; Matt Byblow, Penticton, B.C.; Mary Fransishyn, Canora, Sask.; Pauline (Harry) Corroll, North Bay, Ont.; Pearl Baronasky, Yorkton, Sask.; Bella Bilan, Yorkton, Sask.; Morris Byblow, Wynyard, Sask. and Adella Byblow, Yorkton, Sask. Katie is also survived by her nieces and nephews.

HAAS - Pauline (nee Rokosh), of St. Annes Christian Centre, Ituna, formerly of Goodeve and beloved wife of the late Anton Haas passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of 100 years. It was a beautiful sunny morning, almost as if the angels were preparing Heaven for their long awaited friend. She will be greeted there by her parents, and her siblings: Mary, Mike, Kay, Anton, Thomas, Frank, Walter and Barney; her husband Anton. She will be remembered and missed by her sister Sophie (John) Jankoski and many nieces, nephews and friends. Pauline was born in the Hubbard district of Saskatchewan on February 1, 1906 the third of ten children born to Valentine and Anastasia (nee Yaremicki) Rokosh, Polish pioneers to this country. In 1927 she met and then married Anton Haas. They moved to Ontario where they both worked but decided there was no place like home and moved back to Saskatchewan. It was then that they lived in Goodeve where they operated an I.H.C. Dealership. In 1929 they bought a small farm in the Tulleymet area. Anton and Polly loved to dance and they could be seen at dances at the Spondon, Tullymet and Saint Joseph's schools. They both curled and were considered great curlers. Polly curled well into her 70's. Her prowess in curling was surpassed by her green thumb. On the farm, her yard was covered with roses and pansies and cheery flowers and her home was filled with violets. In 1965 they retired and moved into Ituna where they continued to curl, fish and play cards. If you wanted a good game of three spot you could always find a game at "the Haas". In March 1995 Anton passed away; but Polly continued on at home playing cards and being everybody's "Auntie Polly" It was just four months ago that over 100 friends and family joined Polly to celebrate her 100th. Birthday. She was so proud of her achievement and wanted to share it with her friends. Last but not least Polly was a passionate Blue Jays fan, to the end she never missed a game. Prayer service was held on Thursday evening, June 8, 2006 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna, Saskatchewan with Father J. Pat Murphy presiding. Paulette Van der Helm was the organist leading the parish choir in the Hymns. The reflections of Pauline's life were given by Janet Colarusso. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday morning, June 9, 2006 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy as Celebrant. Beverly Romanyk, Sophie Jankoski, Vicky Klimczak and Sophie Leontowich placed the Pall on the Casket. The Catholic Women's League formed an Honour Guard; with Bailey Braden, MacKenzie Moleski and Kayla Renkas serving as Altar Servers. Destiny Rokosh was the Cross bearer. Paulette Van Der Helm was the organist leading the choir and congregation in the Hymns. The intercessions and Epistle were read by Linda Heibert and Laura Bessette. The interment followed in the Ituna Roman Catholic Cemetery with Bryan Jankoski, Allan and Richard Rokosh, Donald Leontowich, Shirley Tataryn and Glen Bessette serving as Casket Bearers.

HAAS - Rudy was born on December 16, 1923 at Goodeve, SK and passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Echo Lodge, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Elsie Balsner. Rudy is survived by his wife Carol; children Willie, Bobbie and Susan; grandson Zackary; sisters Helen, Emily and Louise; brother Alfred; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended families. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Regina, SK on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. A Private Interment will take place at Regina Memorial Gardens.

HAAS-THEO - Marie Elaine (nee Haas). On Wednesday, December 5, 2007, Marie Elaine Haas-Theo, RN, BSN, beloved wife of Dr. Paul Theo, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., died at the age of 60 years. The funeral mass will be concelebrated in Our Lady of Sorrow R.C. Church, Fort Qu''Appelle, Sask., on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. by the Rev. Ronald Andree and Rev. Glenn Zimmer. Interment in the Hubbard R.C. Cemetery, Hubbard, Sask., Prayers in the church on Friday at 7:00 p.m. Predeceased by her parents, Anton and Kate Haas of Ituna, Sask., and her nephew, Daniel Baker of Lipton, Sask., Marie is survived by her loving husband, Paul, her sisters, Veronica (Bob) Fahy, Toronto, Ont.; and Sylvia (Ken) Baker, Lipton, Sask., her nieces, Renee (Mark) Hilderman, and their children, Hailey and Hunter, Fort Qu''Appelle; Nicole (Jeff) Morelli, and their children, Clara and Evan, Watrous, Sask.; and Danielle (Gordon) Neisz, Regina, Sask., Marie is also survived by her husband Paul''s children, Gregory, Longmont, Co. U.S.A. and Heidi and her daughter, Jo, Johannesburg, South Africa. Marie is also survived by her aunts, uncles and cousins. A special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Palliative Care Unit of the Pasqua Hospital. Your care and concern will always be remembered.

HALIPCHAK - Walter (Vladimer), age 66 years of Ituna, died November 19, 2004 at Regina. Affectionately known as Laddie, he is survived by his mother Mary of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge; two sisters: Nettie (Bill) Kohuch of Regina and Zenia (John) Dmyterko of Regina; one brother: Morris (Shirl) Halipchak of Ituna, and several nephews and nieces. Prayers will be said on Friday, November 26, 2004 at 7:00pm from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna, with the rosary being recited at 6:30. The Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00am from Sacred Heart Church. Interment in the parish cemetery.

HAUSER - Dorothy (nee Hack), beloved wife of Herman Hauser, passed away after a short stay at Moose Jaw Union Hospital on November 21st 2008 at the age of 88 years. Her husband and family were by her side. Dorothy was born at Goodeve, SK October 21, 1920 to Mathias and Katherine (nee Temple) Hack. She married Herman Hauser on November 8th 1945. Herman and Dorothy farmed in the Wolseley area until 1981. They enjoyed many years of retirement in Moose Jaw. She was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Dorothy's life revolved around her family and her many friends. She loved camping with family, attending grandchildren activities and other family functions. She enjoyed volunteering at the Union Hospital, gardening, playing cards or games, needle point, crocheting, bowling, belonging to the German Multi Cultural Club, playing goodminton at the Eaton Center and participating in many church functions such as the 55 Plus Club. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 63 years Herman, Children Glenn (Yvette), Myron (Norma), Lorenda (Daryl) Bender, Clinton (Donna), eleven grandchildren, Cindy (James), Brian (Michelle), Jeffrey (Cory), Jason (Krista), Kara (Jason), Sara (Houston), Terry (Crystal), Lisa (Tyler), Krista, Aaron, Kyle, nine great grandchildren, Brendan, Keira, Owen, Teagan, Carley, Logan, Quinn, Julia and Riley, two brothers Ferdinand (Doreen), Vern (Dorothy), one sister Christine Hauser, brother in law Otto (Gertie) Leier and sister in law Marlene Hauser, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Mathias and Katherine Hack, brothers Fred in infancy, Albert, Alfred, Joe (Betty) and sisters Katherine Leier and Elizabeth (Philip) Hollinger. She is also predeceased by brothers in law Fred Kappel, Emil Hauser, Bill Hauser, and sister in law Ida Kappel; nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Doctors and staff at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital, and to Doctor Rininsland for the many years of care he has given to her. The Funeral service will be held on Wednesday November 26th at Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 2:00 PM with Reverend John Kreutzwieser officiating. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 from 7:30 8:30 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home.

HAWES - James, of Ituna, passed away peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville on Wednesday September 29, 2004 at the age of 80 years. Respecting James wishes there will be no funeral. Ashes will be laid to rest by family. James will be lovingly remembered by his wife Irene; daughter Shirley (Keith) Sundwall, Regina, SK; son Gary (Lynn) Hawes, Bangor, SK and their 6 grandchildren; Brett Sundwall (Tanyas), Calgary, AB; Bradley Sundwall (Rayelle), Regina, SK and only granddaughter Remy Sundwall, Regina; SK; Chris Hawes, Regina, SK; Nathan Hawes, Bangor, SK; Arrick Hawes and friend Emma, Banger, SK; half brother Lloyd Anticknap (Betty) Craven, SK; nephews Lloyd Jr. (Marcy), Silton, SK; Steve (Jennifer) Anticknap Regina, SK; dear friends Carl and Shirley Boszak, Ituna, SK and Rolland Blanchard, Spy Hill, SK.

HLUCHANIUK - Ann (nee Kozun) passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 2, 2011 at the Stensrud Lodge in Saskatoon at the age of 90. She was born in Ituna on May 16, 1920 to Maxim and Anna Kozun. On October 9,1938 she married John Hluchaniuk in Codette where they lived until 1954 when they moved to Saskatoon. Ann was involved in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, was an active member of the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada in Codette and Saskatoon. Ann worked as a head cook in many restaurants and institutions. Cinnamon buns and chiffon cakes were her specialties. They were always a hit at bake sales. She loved to play bingo, go dancing, attend concerts and try out different eating places in Saskatoon. One of her passions was cross-stitching, her stitchery was impeccable and she won awards with her work including the 1988 commission by the Ukrainian Woman's Association of Canada to cross stitch two large Icons for their collection at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada... Many Ukrainian singers and dancers were adorned with her craftsmanship. Ann spent many hours volunteering at the church, making perogies and cabbage rolls. Her family was always important to her, she loved to watch and cheer on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Baba could always be counted on to buy the treats, her shy little smile showed her pride in whatever they did. Ann was predeceased by her husband, John in 1995; her parents, Maxim and Anne Kozun; brothers (sisters-in-law), Mike (Helen), Tony (Anna), Pete, Bill (Barbara), John (Mary), Nick, Terry; sisters (brothers-in-law), Mary (Claud) Gamracy, Sophie (Henry) Naharnie, Katie (Eddie) Hetter; brothers-in-law, Albert Bradley, Mike Skrypec; Hluchaniuk brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill, Mike (Mary), Nick (Pauline), Pauline (Bill) Pronych. She leaves to treasure her memory her daughters, Eileen (Lloyd), Irene (Wally), Sonia (Damean); grandchildren, Paulette (Kim),Trish (Rick), Clayton, Laurissa (Scott), Susan (Hank), Andrea (Kevin), Grant (Tasha); great grandchildren, Ryden (Alyss), Courtney (Rob), Austin, Kylee (Jesse), Cole, Chad, Cade, Jack, Justin, Noah and Everette; sisters, Dora Skrypec, Nellie Bradley, Hazel (John) Krywliak; sisters and brother-in-law, Ann Kozun, Olga Kozun, Sophie Hluchaniuk, Dmytro (Marg) Hluchaniuk; and many nieces and nephews. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. Both Services will be held at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity on 919-20th St West with The Very Rev. Fr. Taras Makowski officiating. Interment will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery.

HOOD - Andy, lifetime resident of the Ituna district, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 84 years of age. Andy was born on December 6th, 1924 on the family farm in the Bon Accord School district of Saskatchewan; the seventh child in a family of twelve children to Gordon and Irene (Gooden) Hood. Andy attended Bon Accord School and helped on the farm. In 1947, at the age of 23, he bought his first land, the SW ¼ 23-27-11 West 2nd meridian, from his uncle Laurence. That same year he moved from where he was born up to his uncle Laurence's, which he still owns today. After a major operation in February of 2006, he moved to St. Anne's Care Home in Ituna, then in April of 2007 he moved to his home at the Ituna Pioneer Lodge. Andy was a quiet, unassuming person who believed that it was just as important to give as it was to receive. He was an excellent farmer, known for the heavy crops he grew and for his fat shorthorn cattle. An excellent neighbor and a wonderful uncle and brother, he will be missed by everyone. He is survived by one brother, Bruce (Anita) of Vernon, BC, as well as five sisters: Florence McQuay of Langley, BC; Annie Ash of Raymond, AB; Cora Mufford of Langley, BC; Tillie Godding of New Westminster, BC; and Beatty Martin of Okanagan Falls, BC. Also numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. Andy was predeceased by his parents, brothers Dave, Sandy and Bob, and by sisters Mildred Hill and Margaret Martin. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 from the Lakeside United Church in Ituna with Rev. Brian Mee officiating. Organist, Esta Sweatman led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place in the Ituna Town Cemetery with Jim Martin, Cyril Hood, Richard Kitzul, Bill Kowalyk, John Stachyshyn and Bill Martin serving as the casketbearers.

HOWAT - Douglas (August 29, 1923 - March 23, 2014). Doug passed away in Regina at the Pasqua Hospital with his family at his side. He was 90 years of age. Predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Emily, 2 brothers and 5 sisters, sons Lyle (1993) and Rod (1991) and grandson, Devin (2003). He is survived by his beloved and cherished wife of 63 years, Helen, daughter Judy (John) Paslawski of Regina, Merrilyn Renkas of Winnipeg, daughter in law Henriette Howat of Regina and Judy and Keith Rourke of Regina. Grandchildren Ben and Becky Renkas; Matthew, Luke and Meagan Paslawski, Nicole (Howat) and Mark Janeczko, Randene Meyers, Jodie Pooler and Roxanne Rourke and many other extended family members. Brother Don (Barrie) Howat of Campbell River BC and Deanna (Tom) Clinton of Red Deer AB. Doug was born on the farm near Canwood, SK into a family of 10 and took his schooling in a one room school. As he told it, he walked barefoot, summer and winter, uphill both ways. As a young man he played ball for Canwood and worked when it didn't interfere with ball or curling. In January of 1941 Dad and Pat Millard left Canwood by train for Prince Albert to enlist with the Canadian Army. When it was Dad's turn to sign up, the enlisting officer told him to walk around the block a couple of times and have two more birthdays. That being done, he was enlisted and the next day was shipped off to Regina for uniforms and supplies, then back to Prince Albert for basic training. He was with the 3rd Canadian Division of the Regina Rifles and did his training in Shiloh Manitoba. He was then sent by troop train to Halifax and left Canada on the Empress of Japan for Grenouch, Scotland. Because he had an Army Driver's License he was then transferred to the New Brunswick North Shore Regiment. He arrived in Cannes, France and fought throughout most of Europe. He travelled to Belgium and Holland. Doug was in Nijmegen NL and fought for the Waal Bridge in September 1944. On December 24, 1944 the back of Doug's Bren Gun Carrier hit a land mine and luckily he was not injured, later that day his best friend was killed by a sniper as he sat beside Dad. Their first son was named after him. Dad was in Holland for the Liberation of that country in May 1945. He marched past a young boy that day, who would later become his friend many years later in Ituna, SK. Throughout the war he was promoted to Sergeant and when WWII ended he volunteered to stay for 5 years to help rebuild Holland. He was discharged on June 10, 1946 and returned to Canada. There, he met the new school teacher, Helen Ogenchuk and they were married on November 19, 1950. Dad started as a grain buyer in Canwood then in Aberdeen SK with his final posting to Ituna in October 1956 with a wife and 3 kids. He was involved in the community for close to 60 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a founding member of the Ituna Credit Union, Member of the Wheat Pool Board, he coached hockey, was a member of AA and the President of the Kelliher Legion Branch #219. In 2000 Dad and Mom travelled to Holland for the "Thank you Canada" celebrations. He again marched over the Waal Bridge in Nijmegen, NL and visited his best friend's grave in Groesbeek, NL. Sincere thanks to the Fort Qu'Appelle All Nations Hospital and their entire staff and Dr. Tuwor of Fort Qu'Appelle. To the nurses of 3D at the Pasqua Hospital for all of their kindness, compassion and excellent care provided to Dad over the last year. Holy Rosary will be on Friday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. with prayers at 7:30 pm at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 10:30 at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church.

HROMYK - Mike, of Ituna, beloved husband of Mary Hromyk, entered his eternal rest on Monday December 24, 2001 at the Balcarres Integrated Care Centre. He was eighty-three years of age. Michael R. Hromyk was born on November 17, 1918 in Abernethy, Sask, the only child of Joe and Annie (nee Parashcyn) Hromyk. When Mike was five the family moved to Craven, Ituna and later to Wishart where they ran the Red & White Store before returning to Ituna. Mike completed his grade ten at the Ituna High School. He worked with his father in the family business of Hromyk Barber & Billiards. Mike was called to the Armed Forces at the age of twenty-one in 1939 and served in the army for one year. He was recalled to the army in 1942 for a short stint at which time he was honourably discharged due to a heart condition. It was in this year that Mike attended barber school at Marvel Beauty School in Saskatoon for a year term. Mike returned to Ituna and he married the love of his life Mary Petrucka. He then purchased his father's Barber & Billiard business from Joe Lewko and ran a successful business for fifty-eight years. In 1955 Mike and Mary adopted their eldest daughter, Violet at the age of five. In 1960 they adopted their younger daughter, Cheryl, at the tender age of five days. In 1957 Mike and Mary built a cottage at Mission Lake near Lebret in the Qu'Appelle Valley. It was here that Mike loved to fish summer and winter. In 1967 Mike and Mary built their present home which Mike loved so dearly. He was ever so proud of his family, his successes and accomplishments. His efforts and success as a businessman were further acknowledged when a television show called Country Canada came on two occasions to do a documentary in Mike's longest running Barber & Billiard's in western Canada. Mike's social life was somewhat limited because of his business where he spent endless hours. None the less, he still took the time to spend with his family whom he loved dearly. Mike leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Mary of Ituna; two daughters, Violet (Jerry) Hartley of Saskatoon and their two children, Bradley (Amanda) and Tracy; great-grandchildren, Sean, Sarah, Tyler and Kody; daughter, Cheryl (Gordon) Skaien of Stirling, AB and their two children, Aaron and Cora. Prayer services were held on Thursday, December 27th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, December 28th at Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The epistle readers were Violet Hartley and Cheryl Skaien. The crossbearer was Tracy Marchycha. The cantor, Ostap Piasta led in the singing of the responses. The honourary bearers were Dave Elash, John Pawlust, Bernie Kutas, Fred Leontowich, Mike Boychuk and Walter Schabel. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Jerry Hartley, Gordon Skaien, Aaron Skaien, Alex Uchacz, Larry Kobach and Gordon Petruka serving as the casket bearers. Following the funeral reception, daughters, Violet Hartley and Cheryl Skaien conveyed remembrances of their father's life.

HRYCEWICH - Annie (nee Hudyma) of Ituna, widow of Mike Hrycewich entered eternal rest on Sunday, December 9, 2001 at the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre. She was 90 years of age. Annie was born on December 5, 1911 in the Sheho district, one of 13 children born to Joseph and Mary (nee Timoffee) Hudyma. She attended Deer Creek School and later worked as a nanny for a family at Kandahar in order to help support her family. Eight years later she returned home and shortly after met Mike Hrycewich. They were united in marriage on November 21, 1936. The couple farmed in the Ituna district and raised six children. In 1967 they retired to Ituna. Besides being an avid gardener, Annie enjoyed crocheting, quilting and cooking, in fact she was the Head Cook at the parish hall for many years. She will also be remembered for decorating wedding cakes for over 60 years. Annie was a faithful parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the U.C.W.L. Predeceased by her mother in 1927, twin infant brothers also in 1927; a daughter and son-in-law Angie and Don Gray in 1963; her father in 1968; brother Bill Hudyma in 1974; her husband Mike in 1992; granddaughter Laurie in 1992; grandson Michael in 1992; brother John Hudyma in 1993 and sister Polly Melnychuk in 2001; she leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters: Jean Petrowski of Ituna, Adella (Matt) Dmyterko of Kamloops BC and Shirley (Erwin) Reiger of Regina; two sons, Orest (Gloria) and Emil (Phyllis), all of Kamloops BC; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Walter (Effie) Hudyma of Sherwood Park AB and Emil (Laura) Hudyma of Kamloops BC and 4 sisters, Elsie Mudry of Surrey BC, Bella Koban of Abbotsford BC, Effie Skihar of Sheho , Irene (John) Andruschak of Calgary AB and Josie (Ed) Melnychuk of Surrey BC; as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Thursday, December 13th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The rosary led by members of the U.C.W.L.C. preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, December 14th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. Annie's nephew, Rt. Rev. Mitred Archpriest Orest Hudyma assisted with the parastas and panyhyda services and delivered the sermon at the Liturgy. The cantor Ostap Piasta, assisted by parish choir members led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Larry Petrowski and the epistle reader was Christine Kitzul. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Randy Hrycewich, Rob Russell Jason Tomlin, Gary Kitzul, Kevin Reiger and Tyler Kitzul serving as the casket bearers. Christine Kitzul shared reflections of her Baba's life.

HULICSKO - Elsie (nee Kosteroski) of Regina passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 1, 2005. She was born to Mike and Pearl Kosteroski in Goodeve, Sask. on November 16, 1931. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 36 years, Les Hulicsko of Regina; her son Les Hulicsko Jr. of Regina; her brothers Mike (Rose) Kosteroski of Saskatoon and Irvin (Sophie) Kosteroski of Melville. Elsie was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Edwin (and sister-inlaw, Edith), Alvin and George; and her sisters Grace and Elizabeth. Elsie was a lifetime member and devoted volunteer for the Regina Hungarian Culture and Social Club in Regina. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2005 from 7:00 9:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 4, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.

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IVANOCHKO - Bill Ivanochko passed away on July 14 in Yorkton, age 96 years. He was born on February 2, 1915 and grew up on a farm near Homefield, north of Goodeve. Predeceased by his parents, Dmytro and Anastasia Ivanochko, his wife Edna Elizabeth and her parents Margaret and Adolf Decker, his brothers Nick and Mike, and sister Anne. Bill is survived by his brothers: Alex (Phyllis) Ivan of Lindsay, Ontario, and Sam (Phyllis) of Saskatoon; and his sister, Mary MacRae of Toronto; his sons: Bob (Elizabeth), David (Sheila), John (Nicolle), Dick (Gloria) and daughter Kathy (Marvin) Balysky; 19 grandchildren (Karen, Tara, Peter, Kelly, Terri, Christopher, Hilary, Brett, Chelsey, Justin, Lucas, Gerald, Clifford, John, Cristal Ivanochko and Michael, David, Matthew and Daniel Balysky); 9 great grandchildren: (Miranda, Brendan, Ashley, Olivia, Margaret, Kassandra, Jayden Ivanochko; Louise Keeling; Jack Apostle) and many nephews and nieces. Bill and Edna farmed north of Hubbard until 1981 until their retirement, when they moved to Yorkton. Bill was an active participant in many political and social activities during his farming years: the cooperative movement, CCF and NDP activities and his church. A memorial service will take place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 11:00 am. Interment in the Garden of St. Matthew.

IVEY - Wayne. Suddenly on Monday, November 23, 2009, Wayne Ivey, Didsbury, Alberta and formerly of Ituna, Sask, died at the age of 62 years. Wayne is survived by two daughters Loreena (Rod) McLellen and their daughters Taylor and Jordan, Delta, B.C. and Donna (Darryl) Milo and their sons Ethan and Aiden, Estevan, SK; his brothers and sisters:Donald Ivey, Kelliher, SK; Hazel (Lawrence) Snider, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK; Allan Ivey, Ituna, SK; Connie (Gerald) Fisher, Regina, SK; brothers-in-law, Orland Wenaas and Bruce Borden; sister-in-law Ruth Ivey and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Wayne was predeceased by his parents Thomas and Josephine Ivey; two sisters Marjorie Wenaas and Joan Borden; one brother Thomas Ivey Jr. The funeral service will be held in Valley Alliance Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. on Friday, November 27, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Dawson Brooks officiating. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery, Fort Qu'Appelle.

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KANCIRUK - Steve, beloved husband of Helen of Ituna, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at the Ituna Pioneer Health Centre, he was 85 years of age. Steve was born March 21, 1924, in Lemberg, Saskatchewan, the second of eight children. As a young farm boy, he attended Chickney Rural School until Grade 9. In addition to working on the family farm, Steve worked as a farm labourer and was in high demand because of his great work ethic and exceptional stooking skills. After the end of the Second World War, at 18 or 19 years of age, Steve was employed in the lumber camps in Northern Ontario but the call of home was too strong to resist. As there was no farm land available in the Lemberg area, Steven bought his 2 quarters of property in the RM of Tullymet in 1947. The following spring he moved on to the farm and planted his first crops on the only land under cultivation at the time, all of 80 acres. On October 26, 1950, Steve married Helen Slywka in Ituna, Saskatchewan. Together the couple had 7 children (3 deceased as infants). Steve's passion right up to the day he died was farming and his family. Steve's last two and half years were spent in the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre. It was there that he passed peaceful with his wife of 59 years by his side. Steve leaves to mourn his wife Helen, daughter Christine (Leo and Tianna); son David (Jeanniene, Martina and fiancé Kirt, and Andrew; daughter Brenda (Massimo and Talia); son Wesley (Tammy, Michael, Marisha, Deidre and Mackenzie, Kyla and Keastyn). He is further survived by brother Frank (with Beverly), sister Katherine (Keller), brother Tony (with Marlene), sister Vicky (Milford), brother Jim, and sisters-in-law Esther Kanciruk, Ella Kanciruk, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Paul and mother Mary (Pawelko), brothers Carl and Peter, and brother-in-law Mike Keller. A Prayer service was held on Friday evening, July 31, 2009 from Sacrred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna, SK. Requiem Divine Liturgy was Celebrated on Saturday morning, August 1, 2009 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Reverend Father Boris Kyba C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. The responses to the Liturgy were sung by Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Heidi Spilchuk. The Sacristan for Prayers was Ernie Spilchuk and for the Liturgy, Ivan Slywka. The Epistle readers were Martina Kanciruk and Talia Santarossa with Andrew Kanciruk serving as Cross Bearer. The Eucharistic Minister was James Slywka. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Steve's family: David, Wesley Kanciruk, Brenda, Massimo Santarossa, Christine and Leo Uchacz serving as Casket Bearers.

KARKUT - Adelle (May 8, 1925 - June 20, 2012). Adelle beloved Mother of Lance and Karen, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Adelle was 87. Adelle is predeceased by her husband Nick; who passed away March 30, 2002. She loved life and especially loved people. She will be sadly missed and remembered by all who knew her. Funeral Mass will be at St. Paul's Cathedral in Saskatoon at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012 and a Low Mass and burial will take place at Sacred Heart Parish in Ituna, SK at 11:15 a.m.

KARKUT - Nick, beloved husband of Adelle of Ituna passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 30, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. He was 83 years, 1 month and 11 days of age. Nick Karkut was born on February 19, 1919 on the family farm in the Ituna district of Saskatchewan; a son of Hnat and Mary (nee Fedyk) Karkut. He received his education at Olga School. From 1942 - 1945 Nick served his country with the Winnipeg Light Infantry. Upon his return to civilian life, he continued his career in farming. On July 21, 1954 Nick was united in marriage to Adelle Swiderski of Rama at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The couple spent nearly 48 years together, farming in the Ituna district and raising their two children, Lance and Karen. Nick and Adelle retired in 1979, and spent two consecutive winters in Naniamo BC. Upon returning to Saskatchewan, they built their retirement home in Ituna. They spent 21 joyous years there together. Nick was involved with the compilation of the Ituna and District History Book and on various community projects. Nick enjoyed visiting his children in Saskatoon very much. He spent his retirement year travelling with Adelle, growing and sharing his garden, fishing, auction sales and flea markets. He and Adelle were lifetime parishoners of Sacred Heart Church in Ituna. Nick had a great love for nature. He also possessed a good sense of humour, and was always quick with a joke. Their home was open to all, hosting many social gatherings. Nick and Adelle greatly enjoyed travelling south to Hollywood, Florida with their family to enjoy the sunshine and the oranges. Although in good health for much of his life, Nick had been hospitalized at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville due to complications from a stroke he had suffered. Predeceased by his mother Mary (1954), father Hnathan (1969), brothers Michael (1921), Joseph (1922), John (1980) and Dymetro (2001); sisters Eva (1940), Anne Biss (1975), Catherine Bulycz (1997) and by a sister Mary. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Adelle, son Lance and daughter Karen and a brother-in-law Peter Bulycz, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Monday evening, April 1, 2002 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 from Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. as celebrant. The sacristan was Vladimir Halipchak, Lance Karkut was the crossbearer and Shelley Stepanuik was the Epistle reader. Cantors, Wayne Boczulak, Abdrea Kohuch and Ladmer Moskal led in the singing of the responses. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Ron, Ken, Kevin, Nick and Steve Karkut and Paul Yakimoski serving as the casketbearers. May he rest in peace.

KATCHUK - Mike, resident of Ituna, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 84 years of age. Mike was born at Dysart, Saskatchewan on May 20, 1921; a son of Edna (nee Bulla) and John Katchuk. Later the family moved to a farm southwest of Wolseley to live near other relatives. At the age of 10 Mike lost his father, and being the oldest of four, he had to leave school at a young age to be the bread winner on the farm. Mike later bought a farm near Goodeve, where he met Katie Stecyk. The couple were married on November 18, 1951 at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed in the Goodeve district and were active members of Holy Trinity Ukrainain Catholic Church. On May 15, 1982 Kay passed away suddenly, Mike stayed on the farm until 1985, but because of minor health problems he moved into Ituna, where he had since resided. Mike will be remembered as a kind and gentle person, he was good at fixing lawn mowers, rototillers, small engines and his cars. He often visited the McCall's, Petrychyn's and the Solomon's, which he grew up by, and also his relatives in Montmarte. He enjoyed giving and receiving a good joke as he had a funny sense of humor. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his son Johnny Katchuk; sisters Mary Chomyn of Regina and Anne Kachnig of Oshawa, Ontario; and by a brother Bill of Montmarte, Sask. and their families. Besides his wife, Mike was predeceased by his parents John and Edna. Prayers were held on Sunday, June 5, 2005 and the funeral service on Monday, June 6, 2005 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Father Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiated. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke with Barry McCall, Steve Petrychyn, Mike Chomyn, Barney Solomon, Terry Kolody and Harold Hess serving as the casketbearers.

KINNON - Rose (nee Petriw) passed away on Friday, February 15, 2002 in Saskatoon, SK. at the age of 78 years. She is survived by her daughter Dianne (and Kathryn Tregunna) and grandchildren: Adrian and Alexa of Ottawa, ON; and her brother Lad (and Vi) Petriw of Saskatoon, SK. Rose was predeceased by her husband Douglas Kinnon; her sister Mary Rothenbusch; her brother George Petriw; and her mother and father: Alex and Pearl Petriw. Rose was born in Goodeve on October 29, 1923. She lived in Regina as a young woman, then farmed near Windthorst, SK and retired to Regina and Saskatoon. Her strong prairie spirit will be missed. Funeral service for family and close friends will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 3:30 p.m.

KITZ - Mary (nee Danesewich) Kitz, resident of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge entered eternal rest on Monday, June 23, 2014. She was 89 years of age. Predeceased by her husband Metro in February of 2008; daughter-in-law, Flo Kitz; brother Walter Danesewich and sister Olga Danesewich. She leaves to cherish her memory her children: Patricia (Mervin) Peesker of Coledale, AB; Raymond (Sarah) Kitz of Whitehorse, Yukon; Linda (Ross) Kauffman of Ottawa, ON; Maryann (Marvin) Golemba of Ituna; Joan Kitz of Calgary. Ten grandchildren & ten great-grandchildren. Prayers will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m., and the Requiem Divine Liturgy on Friday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m., all from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna. Interment in Parish Cemetery.

KITZUL - Elizabeth "Liz" (nee Danyluk) Kitzul, aged 84 years of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge, Ituna, Sk., passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Predeceased by her husband of 54 years John Kitzul, parents Mike and Mary Danyluk, infant daughter, Shauna Leslie, sisters Margaret Kowalchuk and Kay Andrusiak and brothers Melvin Danyluk and Fred Danyluk . Remaining to forever cherish her memory are her children Richard (Brenda) Kitzul and their children Jennifer Anderson (Mark Poloni), Stacy (Michael) Hoffarth and Brendon, Gary (Chris) Kitzul and their children Marcy (James Baziuk) and Tyler (Lindsay Schroeder), Lori (Barry) Stricker and their daughter Niki (Scott) Heisler and Leanne (Allan) Kowalchuk and their children Kaylee and Kyle. Five great-grandchildren Shayan and Mykayla Hoffarth; Kendyl and Alyssa Heisler and Isaac Schroeder. Her sister Doris Kitzul and numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Prayers to be held on Friday, April 27, 7:30p.m. and the funeral will be held Saturday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m., all at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Ituna. Interment to be in the Parish Cemetery.

KITZUL - Metro "Matt (September 24, 1924 - June 10, 2011). Matt, of Saskatoon, SK (formerly of Ituna, SK) passed away peacefully at City Hospital on June 10th, 2011 at the age of 86. Matt was born to Metro and Helen (Kucheravy) Kitzul of Ituna on September 24th, 1924. He was predeceased by his son, Jackie Kitzul; parents, Metro and Helen; brothers, George, Bill, Steve, John, and Mike; sisters, Mary and Eva. He leaves to mourn his sister, Rose, of Ituna, and a brother, Alex, in Nipawin. Matt is survived by his wife, Doris; daughters, Bev (Jane and John) Kerunsky; Linda (Harv) Schmidt; and Susan (Perry Antosh) Jones. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren whom he absolutely adored. At the request of the family, there will be a private Memorial Service.

KLIMCZAK - Peter, of Ituna, beloved husband of Wanda Klimczak passed away on Friday, April 21, 2006 at the Ituna Pioneer Health Centre at the age of 78 years. Peter was born on the family farm in the St. Joseph District near Ituna on June 29, 1927, a son of John and Mary (nee Grzebinski). On June 17, 1951 he was united in marriage to Wanda Misiurski. Together they traveled to Ontario and worked there for a short time, but they missed the wide open spaces of Saskatchewan so they returned to Ituna and started farming. In the years that followed they were blessed with 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Life on the farm was sometimes hard but there was always plenty of love and laughter. Peter and Wanda retired from farm life in 1982 when they moved into Ituna to a home that Peter built. Peter's most enjoyable times were those associated with nature. Farming, gardening, bird watching, fishing, or just appreciating a beautiful spring morning. He was an honest and hard working man who never hesitated to help a neighbour, friend, family, or his community. He worked hard all his life but equally enjoyed socializing with family, friends and neighbours, playing cards, singing and dancing. Peter's smile will be remembered by all who knew him. Peter was predeceased by his parents, brothers Ed, Walter and Stanley, and a sister Julie. He leaves to celebrate his life his wife Wanda, daughter Audrey (Darryl) Butchko and their children Ryan and Kyla, all of Calgary, son Don (Chris) Klimczak of Ituna and their daughter DawnAnn of Calgary, daughter Sharon (Andy) Anderson of Ituna and special daughter Patricia of Moose Jaw, sisters Helen Klimczak and Kay Misiurski of Ituna, brothers Joe of Ituna, John (Joan) of Regina and Frank (Marie) of Salmon Arm BC as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Prayers were held on Tuesday, April 25th at Sacred heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Wednesday, April 26th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Fr. Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Wayne Boczulak and Ladmer Moskal, assisted by parish choir memebrs. The crossbearer was Ryan Butchko and the epistle reader was DawnAnn Klimczak. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Audrey Butchko, Darryl Butchko, Chris Klimczak, Don Klimczak, Sharon Anderson and Andy Anderson serving as the casket bearers.

KOHUT - Mary (nee Mandziak) passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2006. Mary was born on the farm in the Beckenham district, on December 24, 1920, to Nick and Theodoria Mandziak. Mary was united in marriage to Metro Kohut on October 31, 1947. Mary is survived by her daughter Nelda and husband Marion Suwala, 3 grandchildren, Jared and his wife Chera, Jalene (Fiance Shawn), and Travis. She is predeceased by her parents; husband Metro, infant daughter Rosemarie, sisters Rose, Kay & Eva and Brother-in-laws Paul Buczulak, Walter Antonishyn, Mike Feszczyn and Louis Lilley. Mary and Metro farmed south of Jasmin, until they moved to Ituna in 1967 where she resided until her passing. Mary loved gardening, tending to her flowers and plants, bingo, and especially her family coming to visit. Mary touched the lives of those around her and will never be forgotten in our hearts and prayers. Prayer service will be held Wednesday January 25, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. and Funeral service Thursday January 26, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna.

KONIUCH - Antonia (nee Manastyrski), of Ituna, and fomerly of Goodeve, Sask, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2004 at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by her husband Mike in 1991, her parents Anton and Carolina Manastyrski; two sisters and one brother. She is survived by three daughters, Frances (Morley) Yarotsky, Joyce (Leo) Krywulak and Diane (Ron) Leontowicz; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, five sisters and three brothers. Prayers, Friday, September 24, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy on Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery.

KORCHINSKI - Adeline (nee Koziski) Korchinski, resident of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on Thanksgiving Monday, October 14th 2013. Adeline was born on December 18th, 1914 on the family farm in the Ituna district of Saskatchewan; the first child of 13 born to Maxim and Mary (nee Shul) Koziski. She was raised on the farm north of Ituna and attended Olga School. On November 22nd, 1931 she was united in marriage to John Pawliw in Ituna. This union was blessed with three daughters, Rose, Isabel, and Diane and one son, Erwin. They operated a mixed farm south of Ituna. Tragedy struck the family on April 7th 1955, when John was killed and Adeline injured in a vehicle-train accident in Ituna. On September 1, 1956 Adeline married Steve Korchinski and a little over a year later, their daughter Lillian was born. They farmed until Steveís death on August 19th, 1996, when she relocated to a little house in town. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers: John, Joe, Peter & Mike, and by a sister, Julia Nelson. Also three sons-in-law: Denis Gritzfeldt, Joe Doucette, and Bill Kozmick; and a granddaughter Karen Doucette. She leaves to mourn her passing four daughters: Rose Kozmick, Isabel Doucette, Dianne Gritzfeldt, and Lillian (Allan) Kowalyk; one son Erwin (Louise) Pawliw; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren: two brothers: Stanley (Olya) Koziski and Nestor Koziski; five sisters: Rose Mudry, Anne Nelson, Tessie Diakow, Mary Semkowicz, and Olga (Mike) Boyda; a brother-in-law Roy Nelson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, October 18, 2013 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery.

KORCHINSKI - Bernard Leo passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2006. He was born at Beaver Hill near Ituna, Sk on December 25th, 1905. He was the fifth of thirteen children. Predeceased by his wife, Slawka (2003); his parents Leo and Pauline (nee Hrychiw); seven brothers; and four sisters, Bernard is survived by four children, Bernadine, Leslie (Phyllis), Barry (Laureen) and Linda (Ken) Weimer; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one greatgrandchildren; and five great-greatgrandchildren; brother Bonace (Ann); as well as many nieces and nephews. Bernard led a very active life teaching for 39 years in various communities in Saskatchewan, serving as the Liberal member of the Legislature for Redberry for two terms, acting as the Emergency Measures Director as well as the Citizenship Court Judge in Saskatchewan. He was very proud of his Ukrainian heritage and faithful to his Catholic religion. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood (founding member), the St. Athanasius Church (founding member), the Ukrainian Catholic Youth (founding member), and the first Ukrainian Boy Scout leader, an organization he supported all his life. Bernard was an avid hunter, landscape painter, history buff, gardener, choir master and was always happy to take on new challenges. The Divine Liturgy will be held on Thursday, October 19th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Athanasius Ukrainian Catholic Church, 55 McMurchy Avenue, Regina with Rev. Father L. Romanow presiding. Interment will be held at a later date.

KORCHINSKI - Emil of Indian Head, Sask. passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at the Lakeside Nursing Home in Wolseley, Sask. Emil was born December 29, 1935 on the family farm near Ituna, Sask. to Mike and Lucy Korchinski. Emil became a teacher and taught at various First Nations Schools in Saskatchewan at the beginning of a long and successful career with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Emil's career took him to several places in Canada, including Edmonton, Ottawa, and Winnipeg, as well as various parts of Saskatchewan. The achievements Emil was most proud of during his career were helping First Nations gain control of their education system and his work on the Saskatchewan Treaty Land Entitlement agreement. Emil and his wife Shiela renovated a home and retired to the Indian Head district, allowing them to be close to friends and family. Emil was active in the Indian Head Curling Club and served on the Indian Head RM council after his retirement. Emil is predeceased by his wife Shiela Adolphe, his parents Mike and Lucy Korchinski, Pearl and Edward Hart, sister-in-law Marilyn Stewart, step fathers Fergus Stewart and Fred Megenbir, and brother-in-law-Mervyn Hart. He leaves behind his sons Kevin (Glenda), Kirby (Sandy), Blair (Patti), Travis (Tanya) and their mother Margaret Korchinski (nee Hart); grandchildren Alyssa (Gary), Melissa (Chad), Jessica, Mike, David, Andrew, Brooke, Megan and Jake; and four greatgrandchildren Teegan, Danaka, Cole and Payton.; brothers Bob (Pat) and Ernest (Patricia); mother-in-law Sylvia Stewart; brothers-in-law Rick Stewart and his children Sean and Brandy; Duane (Heidi) Stewart and their children Devin and Tyler; Elwood (Betty) Hart; Jim (Alice) Hart; Bev Hart, Robert Hart and their families. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of Tubman Funeral Home, Wolseley, Sask. Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. The family would like to thank all of the staff at Lakeside Nursing Home for their kindness to Dad during his illness.

KORCHINSKI - Frances (nee Wawruck) returned to the arms of The Creator on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. Frances was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, the late Joseph Korchinski, (son of the late, Julian and Michelina Krushelniski), She is survived by her six loving children, Allan (Milly), Kenneth (Arden), Donna (Edward Zederayko), Richard (Lynn), Bruce (Chris), and Timothy (Rhonda); grandchildren; great grandchildren; step grandchildren; nieces, nephews and extended family. Frances led a life of love, dedication and service to family, church and community. Frances was the last survivor in a family of eight children of Maksym Wawruck and Maria Kryvonos. She was predeceased by sisters and brothers, Rose (George) Moskal; Sophie (Alex) Jarvin, Olga (Peter) Korpus, Eva (John) Samkoe, Caroline (Nicholas) Zaveduik, Walter (Adella) Wawruck and Nicholas (Kathleen) Wawruck. Frances attended Stanisloff School, where she completed her grade 10. She continued her education at Central Collegiate in Regina and Brandon Normal School for teacher training. As an 18-year old, she taught grade one to eight at Drumague School, south of Hubbard and, later, as a religion teacher at Ituna Elementary School. Frances and her husband Joseph were managers of the Hubbard Hotel for 13 years. As a leader in the communities of Hubbard and Ituna, Frances held positions including the Holy Cross Ladies' Aid of the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Hubbard Community Ladies' Club, the Hubbard 4-H Club, the Ituna Sacred Heart Church Choir, the Yorkton-Melville Health Region, East-Central Seniors, including the Yorkton Thresherman's Exhibition. Frances was a founding member of the Hubbard Senior Citizens' Golden Age Club which she shared with her many cherished Hubbard friends. As a builder of the community we cannot adequately describe the number of hours that Frances spent baking, organizing, phoning, travelling, accounting, writing speeches, listening and praying. Prayer Service for Frances will be held at St. Volodymyr Villa Chapel (3102 Louise Place, Saskatoon) on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. with Rt. Rev. Fr. Andrew Muzyka officiating. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church (Ituna, SK) on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with celebrant Rev. Fr. Boris Kyba, CSsR. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Ituna, SK.

KORCHINSKI - Helena Mary (nee Gorchynski), born October 25, 1907, formerly of Hamton, Sask., died peacefully on Thursday, May 3, 2001. Helen is lovingly remembered by her three children: Merl (Nancy) Korchinski of Calgary, Marie Ann Korchinski of Regina, Joseph (Jo) Korchinski of Los Angeles; her two grandchildren, Evan (fiancee Lisa Baron) Korchinski of Calgary, Nadine (Adam) Korchinski-Pye of Calgary; sister Adela (Walter) Wawruck of Regina; brother Kazimir (Marion) Gorchynski of Dauphin; sisters-in-law Minnie Gorchynski of Yorkton, Stephanie Gorchynski of Canora and Frances Korchinski of Saskatoon. Helen attended school in Hamton District. She married Nicholas Harry Korchinski in 1937 and they farmed at Hubbard, Sask. Helen was very active in the Hubbard community, with the church and the 4-H Club. After Nicholas' death in 1967, Helen moved to Regina where she was also very active in the community, the hospital and her church. Helen touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all those who loved her. Prayers will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street with Msgr. R. Luzney presiding. Interment in Ituna Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.

KORCHINSKI - Lawrence Korchinski of Ituna, SK. passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Ituna. He was 70 years of age. Predeceased by his father & mother (John J. & Julia) he leaves to celebrate his life his wife Tetiana (and her son Igor Mokliakov); daughters Tara Glumac & Trudy Korchinski; grandchildren Julia & Benjamin; sister Lorraine (Roland) Laurence; brother Terry (Carolyn) Korchinski, and their families. Lawrence was born in Hubbard, after schooling worked for the SK Wheat Pool in Regina for a short time before returning to the farm, retiring in 2007. Lawrence will be remembered for his intense passion of the politics & people of the Ukraine. He made numerous trips to the Ukraine, being part of the Canadian Election Monitoring Group during the Orange Revolution in 2004 and later three trips as part of the Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership delegation. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, June 10th at 10:00am from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Interment in the Parish Cemetery.

KORCHINSKI - Mary, late of Francis, Sask. passed away Monday, April 18, 2005 at the age of 81 years. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 22, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., from The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Hubbard, Sask. with Father Peter Pidskalny officiating. Interment to follow at Hubbard Cemetery, Hubbard, Sask.

KORCHINSKI - Olga (nee Bohay) of Ituna, formerly of the Hubbard district, widow of Mike C. Korchinski passed away suddenly and peacefully on Sunday, April 27, 2003 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. She was eighty-four years of age. Olga was born on July 28, 1918 in the Goodeve District of Saskatchewan, daughter of Mike and Mary (nee Stefanko) Bohay. Olga attended Late Moona School and later Tarnoville School when the family had moved to the Hubbard district. As a young woman, Olga did domestic work at various farms in the district. Olga married Mike C. Korchinski at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in 1939. The couple lived and farmed in the Jasmin district before they moved to the Hubbard district to farm and raise their four children. After Mike passed away in 1992 Olga continued to live on the farm with her son, David until 2001 when she moved into Ituna. Olga was an active member of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hubbard and the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Ladies. She was active with the Hubbard Senior Citizen Social Club. Olga took a lot of pride in her large gardens and beautiful flowers. There was always a lot to eat in her house and no one was ever hungry. Her greatest joy was in her family, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Olga was predeceased by her husband, Mike C. in 1992, son, David Nick in 2001 and her son-in-law, Mike Shuflita in 1985. She leaves to cherish her memory her children and their families: daughter, Martha Shuflita of Ituna and her two children, Joey and Roseann; daughter, Anne (Allan) Renkas and their daughters, Amanda and Alicia of Calgary; son, Metro (Lorna) Korchinski of Regina and their children Tony (Cheryl) Korchinski, Anita Korchinski, Theresa (Jason) Kuntz and Donna Korchinski; five great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jasmine, Jordan and Bryden Korchinski and Alexander Kuntz; as well as her brothers and sisters and their families, and her many relatives and friends. Prayers were held on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hubbard. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, May 1, 2003 at Holy Cross Church with Very Rev. Fr. Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor, Ostap Piasta led in the singing of the responses. William Zenkewich was the sacristan and Joshua Korchinski served as the cross bearer. The interment followed in Holy Cross Parish Cemetery with Tony Korchinski, Jason Kuntz, Joey Shuflita, Steve Wartman, Ryan Erickson and Alicia Renkas serving as the casket bearers.

KORINETZ - John. It is with sadness that we the family of John Korinetz announce his passing on March 10, 2006 at the age of 94. John is survived by his loving wife, Muriel; sons, Lyle (Jean) of Calgary, Bruce (Janette) of Saskatoon, John (Roxanne) of Costa Mesa, California and Ron (Carol) of Saskatoon; daughters, Diana Robstad (Darryl) of Regina and Linda Leontowich (Larry) of Edmonton; sister, Kay Brintnell (Trueman) and brother, Mike, all of Saskatoon, sister, Ollie of Vancouver; sisters-in-law, Irene McClure (Korinetz) of Regina and Carol Korinetz of Saskatoon; nine grandchildren; ten greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by sisters, Rosie, Ann, and Emily; and brothers, George, Peter, Steve and Joe. John was born on June 11, 1911 to John and Mary Korinetz. He married Muriel Hilliar on April 20, 1944 and they farmed in the Ituna district until 1974. They resided in Ituna until 1990 at which time the couple moved to McClure Place in Saskatoon. Over the decades John was a proud Lifetime Member of the Knights of Columbus. While living in Ituna, he worked as an adjuster of Saskatchewan Crop Insurance, served on the executive for the Social Club and was a driver for the Kinsmen Van. As someone who loved to socialize, John treasured the many friendships he and wife Muriel fostered over the years and their fond memories being part of the McClure Place Community, where John was known for his keen talents in pool, cribbage and bridge. This beloved husband and father leaves a legacy for his strong devotion to God, his witful humor and his willingness for helping others. He was blessed with over nine decades of remarkably good health and the joyful warmth of siblings, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and countless friends and relatives. John will always be remembered as a devoted servant of God who truly loved life. Our special thanks to Dr. Derek Pearson, Maureen Preston and the supportive staff at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. Vigil for John will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Both services will be from Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church (114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon) with Rev. Fr. Denis Phaneuf, Celebrant.

KORINETZ - Muriel (nee Hilliar). It is with sadness that we the family announce her passing on January 15, 2007 at the age of 81. Muriel is survived by her children, Diana (Darryl) Robstad of Regina, Ron (Carol Hansen) Korinetz of Saskatoon, John (Roxanna) Korinetz of California, Linda (Larry) Leontowich of Edmonton, Bruce (Janette) Korinetz of Saskatoon and Lyle (Jean) Korinetz of Calgary; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; her siblings, Joe Hilliar of Tullymet district, Alex Hilliar of Homefield district, Irene McClure of Regina, Liz Zutz of Vancouver, Roselind Muirhead of Coquitlam, Helen O'Connor and Marg Garner both of Winnipeg, and Violet Moleski of Dysart district; her sisters-in-law Kay Brintnell, Carol Korinetz and brothers-in-law Trueman Brintnell, Cliff Peterson and Mike Korinetz, all of Saskatoon; sister-in-law Ollie Korinetz of Vancouver; and numerous nieces and nephews. Muriel was predeceased by her beloved husband, John Korinetz; father, Harold Hilliar; her mother, Christina Hilliar; and brother, Earl. Muriel Korinetz was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. To a great many Muriel Korinetz will be long remembered as someone who very lovingly and tirelessly took care of others. In her constant caring for others, she would often sacrifice her own needs by putting others first. She was born in 1925 near Tugaski to Harold and Christina Hilliar. She was the oldest of 10 children. During the 1930s, her family relocated to the Tullymet district. As the oldest she was counted on to help her Dad run the family farm starting at the age of nine. In 1938 when her mother was in hospital, Muriel had to leave school and look after her siblings. At age 13, she learned how to juggle the care of the children along with housework and cooking plus farm work. While growing up, Muriel remembers the day her Dad brought home a very special Christmas gift. It was a radio run by an A battery. Muriel remembers taking care of the housework while listening to The Happy Gang, Big Sister, Ma Perkins and the Carter Family. In 1944 she married John Korinetz, the love of her life. The couple raised six children and farmed in the Ituna vicinity. After most of the children left home they relocated to a home in Ituna and started their semi-retirement when Muriel started babysitting in their home and also helping with the C.W.L. Throughout her life Muriel loved to garden, bake and sew. She was also an immaculate housekeeper and an outstanding cook. In 1990 John and Muriel relocated once again to Saskatoon to be part of the McClure community. Some of their most fondest memories were joyful times while living at McClure Place. While husband John loved playing cribbage and pool, Muriel enjoyed playing Bingo and getting together with other McClure residents for morning coffee time. The couple also took part in the Sunday morning welcoming at Holy Spirit Church and coordinating social activities at McClure Place. John and Muriel enjoyed spending afternoons playing cards with the youngest grandchild, Jill. Following a series of mini-strokes, the Parkridge Community Centre in Saskatoon became home for Muriel. There, she was lovingly cared for and was particularly fond of singing and dancing entertainment. In 2004 Muriel moved to the Sherbrooke Community Centre and was surrounded by dedicated caregivers who knew how to make her smile. Sadly in the Spring of 2006, her husband John passed away just a month before the couple's 62nd anniversary and three months from his 95th birthday. Muriel was most proud of her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and loved them dearly. Our special thanks to Robin Kinchen and the staff at Sherbrooke Community Centre. Vigil for Muriel will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 19, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. Both services will be held at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, Saskatoon.

KOSTIW - Edward Peter was born on April 17, 1940 in Goodeve, Sask. a son of Peter and Annie (nee Wyrsta) Kostiw. Ed moved to Toronto in 1956 where he met and later married Gloria Bespalko. The couple returned to Goodeve in 1976. Together they raised three daughters Kim, Vicki and Patricia. Ed worked with S.P.M.C. (Saskatchewan Property Management) working in various facilities including the Provincial Building in Melville, the Yorkton Court House and Highways building and the White Spruce Youth Treatment Facility. Ed retired in 2000 and continued to live in Melville until 2004 when he and Gloria retired to Donwell (near Canora) until July of 2007 when Ed’s health forced them to move into Yorkton. Ed passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was sixty-seven years of age. Ed was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Annie, two sisters, Marie and Mickey. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Gloria of Yorkton, three daughters, Kim (Brad) Graham of Bienfait, SK, Vicki (Troy) Campbell of Regina, SK and Patricia (Dean) Scowen of Ottawa. ON; four grandchildren Kayla, Travis, Chayse and Nolan, and one brother William (Betty) Kostiw of Toronto as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. At Ed’s request a family gathering will be held at a later date.

KOWALCHUK - Julia, of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge, Ituna and formerly of Goodeve, widow of the late Joe Kowalchuk. Julia passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville at the age of 93 years. Prayers, Sunday, December 4, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Goodeve, SK. Requiem Divine Liturgy, Monday, December 5, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. St. Michael's Church, Goodeve. Julia leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Diana (David) Petlak of Goodeve, SK; son, Ernest Kowalchuk of Beamsville, ON; sister Rose Tymko of Prince Albert, SK.

KOWALSHYN - Vonda Eleanor (nee Kobialko) of Edmonton and formerly of Ituna, SK; beloved wife of the late Leo,entered eternal rest on Monday, December 31, 2007 at Edmonton University Hospital. She was 73 years of age. Vonda was born in Ituna, SK, on July 7, 1934. Vonda was one of three children born to Mary and John Kobialko. On October 25, 1951, Vonda married Leo Kowalyshyn in Ituna at the Sacred Heart Parish. They were married for 49 years. Together they raised three children and were blessed with seven grandchildren. Vonda shared her life with her loving husband and considered herself blessed to share the joy she and Leo had as they were both devoted to the responsibility of maintaining the family farm and raising their family. Vonda devoted 33 years of her life as a nurses aid at both the old Ituna Hospital and the Ituna Union Hospital. Vonda was a very active member within her parish. Vonda was actively involved with the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League. Vonda enjoyed gardening, curling, singing, cooking, and volunteering within her community. During the last two years in Edmonton, AB, Vonda met many new friends, volunteered at St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, and was involved with quilting for the Stollery Children's Hospital. She enjoyed fishing on weekends at some of the family's favorite Alberta lakes. She was instrumental in the start up of a prayer group. Most importantly, Vonda was able to spend and devote much of her time with her children and grandchildren. Vonda was an amiable person and cherished the many friendships she made throughout her life. All who knew her will remember her warm sense of humor, her love of family and her big heart. Vonda leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her memory, her daughter Audrey and her husband Don Kowalchuk and their three children Shawn, Sheri, and Brad of Edmonton, AB; her daughter Arlene and her husband Dennis Pelley and their sons Daynen and Matthew of Edmonton, AB; her son Leonard and his wife Brenda Kowalyshyn and their daughters Kayla and Trinda of Edmonton, AB; her brother Ted and his wife Josie Kobialka of Saskatoon, SK; her sister Nettie and her husband Frank Misiurski of Regina, SK. Vonda was predeceased by her mother and father and her husband. We will miss you our mother, our grandmother, our sister, our auntie, our friend. Thank you for gracing our lives and making memories we will cherish in our hearts forever. A Prayer service was held on Friday evening, January 4, 2008, from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna, SK with the praying of the Rosary; led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada preceeding. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday morning, January 5, 2008 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Reverend Father Boris Kyba C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. The responses to the Liturgy were sung by Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Heidi Spilchuk. Larry Tymiak was the Palamar and Eucharistic Minister. Charlene Hubbard was the Cross Bearer with the Epistle being read by Janet Ling. The Ukrainian Catholic Women's League served as Honour Guard with Adella Zatwarnitski carrying the UCWLC Prapor. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Honourary Bearers: Charlie, Stanley Kowalyshyn, Ted Kobialka and Frank Misiurski and Brad, Shawn, Don Kowalchuk, Kevin Kobialka, Darcy Dorush and Dennis Pelly serving as Casket Bearers. At the memorial Luncheon reflections of Vonda's life were given by granddaughter Sheri Kowalchuk and son Leonard Kowalyshyn.

KOWALYK - William "Bill", husband of Marjorie of Hubbard, Saskatchewan passed away on Monday, September 10, 2001 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. He was 81 years of age. Left to cherish his wonderful memories and celebrate his life are his beloved wife, Marjorie of Hubbard, three children, son, Allan (Lillian) Kowalyk of Ituna with children Angela and special friend Stephane Verrault of Canmore, Ab, Crystal (Gerry) Tripp of Kelliher and David Kowalyk; daughter, Darlene Kowalyk (Bruce Lamming) of Hubbard with children Tara Taylor and Fiance Leon Wojcichowsky of Medicine Hat, AB, Chad Taylor and special friend Ysanne Verbronic of Saskatoon, SK, Mark, Jaida, Liam and Bailey Lamming; and daughter, Beverly (Garry) Tyminski of Regina, SK, with children Nathan and Nicole; brothers Mike of Yorkton, Nick of Regina, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Until we meet again Husband, Dad, Dido, Brother, we love you. Prayer Services will be held on Friday at 7:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Interment to follow in the Holy Ghost Parish Cemetery in Hubbard.

KOZAKEWICH - Alex, of Melville, Sask. and formerly of the Goodeve district. Prayer Services will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. from Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Goodeve. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 1, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Ghost Church with the interment to follow in the Holy Ghost Parish Cemetery. Alex passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. He was 78 years of age. Alex leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Sophie of Melville, his son, Randy (Carol) Kozakewich of Regina and their children Jaeson, Lyndon and Brad and son Ivan Kozakewich of Okotoks, AB and daughter Amelia (Bruce) Derkach of Ituna and their children, Derek, Brett and Kelsey.

KOZAKEWICH - Gregory "Harry" (May 12, 1916 - August 30, 2008). Harry died peacefully, surrounded by family and leaves to mourn his beloved wife Lorraine of 57 years; six children: Olga Terri Scott, Angela (Boris) Slipchuk, Joseph (Kathy), Gerald (Linda), Lawrence (Georgette), Paula; sixteen grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Euphemia; siblings George, Mary Lozinski (John), Gabriel (Mary), Nellie Skof (John), Mike (Pearl and 1st wife, Ann), Nick, William (Catherine), Annie Spendal (Frank), John (Lena), Lena Slota (Ted), Wasyl, Peter and a son in law Mickey Scott. He attended school at the Olga and File Hills School districts, St. Joseph's College and Redemptorist Fathers College in Yorkton. On June 17, 1951, Harry married Lawrentia Woycieszko, also from the Ituna area. During his career in Ituna, Harry was a telephone operator, proprietor of Ituna Radio & Television, surveyor, secretary and lineman for the Ituna Rural Telephone Company, funeral director for Bailey's Funeral Home, cantor for the Ukrainian Catholic churches, served 31 years on Ituna Council, 29 years of those as Mayor. He will be remembered as a storyteller, always making people laugh. He was kind hearted, gentle, charitable, patient and always put others before himself. He was deeply spiritual and active in the church community. The family expresses their deep appreciation to the staff of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge for their tender care and compassion and to friends who helped Lorraine during his stay. Prayers Wednesday, September 3 at 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Rosary at 7:00 p.m.. Funeral Liturgy Thursday, September 4, 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Boris Kyba officiating. Interment at Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, lunch to follow.

KOZEY - Peter. With profound sadness the family announces the passing of Peter on September 1, 2002 at the Regina General Hospital at age 77. He died peacefully with many of his family at his side. Peter was born at Hubbard, Saskatchewan. He went to Stryj School for his elementary education. Upon leaving school Peter worked on the family farm which he took management of in 1948. After their marriage in 1950, Peter and Olga lived on the farm at Hubbard until their retirement when they settled in Yorkton with other retired members from the Hubbard, Goodeve and Fenwood communities. Peter lived life fully; he worked hard and played hard. He enjoyed socializing with friends and neighbours. He particularly liked dancing, fishing, hunting, challenging the odds at the local casino now and again, occasionally playing blackout bingo and card games with dear friends weekly. Especially after his retirement, Peter became an avid reader of the Regina Leader Post, other newspapers and magazines. He was very interested in stories of local and national politics and keenly pursued news of world events. While living on the farm Peter was a faithful church participant at the Goodeve Orthodox Church and during retirement continued his devotion and service to the Church in Yorkton. Peter was predeceased by his father (1958), mother (1997), and his older brother, John (1986). For fifty-two years Peter was the loving husband of Olga Kozey (nee Pankiw). In addition to his wife, Peter is survived by two daughters Elaine (George) Dorish of Regina, Karen (Nick) Oltean of Kelowna, and sons Rick (Mabel) Kozey of Yorkton and Don (Linda) Kozey of Regina; sisters Anne (John) Krywokulsky of Vermilion Bay, Ollie Kozey of Winnipeg, and Elizabeth Glover of Comox; brothers Russell (Wanda) Kozey and Nick (Louisa) Kozey of Regina; granddaughters Kimberley Dorish, Tiffany Kozey, Nichole Oltean, and grandsons Rob Dorish (Janine), Corey Kozey (Lynelle), Evan Kozey, Michael Kozey, Rylan Kozey, Tyler Oltean, Brent Oltean, and great grandchildren Mathew and Samantha Dorish and Hunter Kozey. Visitation and prayers were held on Thursday, September 5 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Transfiguration. The funeral service was on Friday, September 6 in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Transfiguration with internment following at the Memorial Gardens, Yorkton.

KOZUN - Terry, beloved husband of Olga of the Churchill district, passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 23, 2009. He was 79 years of age. Terry (Tarace) George Kozun was born on March 10, 1930 to Donia & Maxim Kozun of the Churchill district. He attended the Churchill School where he completed his grade 12. He then enrolled with the National Technical Trade School for mechanics and welding. He obtained his diploma through a two-year correspondence course. He farmed with his dad and his brother Paul. On June 9th of 1957 Terry was united in marriage to Olga Krywulak. They were blessed with four children: Patricia, Bernadette, Henriette and Danny. Terry served as a councillor for the RM of Bon Accord for 10 years. Being community minded he also served on the Ituna Arena Board, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Board, the Recreation Board and the Ituna Park Board. Recently he spent much time on the Bingo Committee in Yorkton raising money to upkeep our Churchill community. Gido loved spending time with his family. He loved sports, which led him to manage Danny's hockey team. Gido also had the opportunity to have Danny play in a band with him. The preservation of our Ukrainian Heritage & Culture was apparent so it was no surprise that he never missed a Ukrainian Dance Competition. Our Ukrainian Christmas's will never be the same without him and he will be truly missed. Predeceased by his parents; brothers Tony, Pete, Nick, William, Paul, Mike and John; sisters Mary Gamarcy, Katie Hetter, Sophie Naharney and Nellie Borgula; a son-in-law Lyle Howat and a grandson Devin Howat.; and his in-laws, John and Katie Krywulak. He leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory: his wife of 52 years, Olga; daughters Pat (Bill) Popik of Yorkton & Lisa, Kristine & Ryan; Bernadette(Kevin) Karkut of Ituna & Melissa, Amanda, Michelle and Samantha; Henriette Howat of Regina & Nicole; and son Danny (Leanne) Kozun of Ituna & Sarah, Jessica, Stephanie & Michaela. Also sisters Hazel (John) Krywulak of Ituna, Nellie Bradley of Regina, Dora Skrypec of Port Coquitlam BC, and Ann Hluchaniuk of Saskatoon. Prayer services were held on Wednesday evening, May 27, 2009 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, May 28, 2009 from St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Churchill district with Very Rev. Father Boris Kyba as Celebrant. Cantors, Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Heidi Spilchuk led in the singing of the responses. Larry Tymiak was the Sacristan. Lisa Popik and Father Andrew Piasta were the Epistle-readers. Ryan Popik was the crossbearer and all Terry's granddaughters formed the honor guard. The interment took place in the Parish Cemetery with Kevin Karkut, Bill Popik, Mervin Krywulak, Gerry Smysnuik, Larry Stecyk and Michael Kozun serving as the casketbearers.

KRENOSKY - Pearl (nee Cherepuschak), late of Regina Sask. was received by the Lord on Saturday, January 18, 2003, in her 87th year. Pearl, the oldest daughter of Tomas Cherepuschak and Katherine (Pilipow), was born in the Goodeve area. Married in 1934, she and her husband Joseph farmed for more than four decades in the Glen Bain community. There they raised and educated five children before retiring to Moose Jaw in 1972. Predeceased by her husband in 1997, she relocated to Regina. Pearl had a full life, filled with an abundance of self-satisfaction in her family, friends and a dedicated reverence to her Lord through her church. Her ultimate joy was being enveloped by family, and to hosting them with generous and lovingly prepared meals. Her artistry in needle-point was enviable, and her summer mornings always began with a walk through her luscious garden to see what new flowers sprung to life! Pearl joins her husband in Christ's presence, leaving to celebrate her life, five children, Phyllis, Eugene, Sonja, Sylvia and Gladys, thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, January 21, at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, Regina. Divine Liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22 in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Regina with Rev. Leonard Romanow presiding. Interment to follow at 3:30 p.m. at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Hodgeville, SK.

KREPS - Irene Mary (nee Rushinko) passed away at the age of 63 years on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 of cancer at the Pasqua Hospital. She was born August 15, 1941 at Ituna. Irene was predeceased by her father Michael Rushinko; sister Gloria Broshko; brothers-in-law John Kennedy and Art Shiry; mother-in-law Isabel Kreps and sister-in-law Sally Blight. She leaves to mourn her passing her mother Mary Rushinko; son Blaine (Pam); two grandchildren Candice and David; brothers Ed (Rose) and Roman (Alice); sisters Wanda Calvert, Diana (Ed) Holowenko, Elaine Shiry and Evelyn Kennedy; father-in-law Jerry Kreps; brothers-in-law Peter Broshko, Gary (Lukie) Kreps and Ken Blight and sister-in-law Lenny (Hal) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Irene had worked at Sears and SGI for several years. Prayers will be said on Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 7:30 PM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home, Regina, SK. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 1:30 PM in the Chapel of Lee Funeral Home with Rev. Adam Sebastian, officiating. Cremation will follow and interment will take place at the family cemetery in Ituna at a later date.

KREWAY - Natalie Kreway was born March 18, 1936 in ltuna. After a battle with cancer, she died peacefully in her sleep on January 24, 2011 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville. Natalie was the youngest daughter of William and Maria (Lewko) Kreway. They raised their family of 12 in the Church Hill district north of ltuna. Natalie attended ChurchHill School until 1949 when she moved to ltuna with her parents. After graduating from ltuna School, Natalie took a Business course in Regina and later returned to ltuna to work as the secretary for the RM of ltuna Bon Accord. In the 1950’s, she joined several of her siblings in Toronto where she was employed by City Hall for a number of years. After retiring from her job in 2005, she returned to her hometown of Ituna where she enjoyed her family and took great pride in her garden. Natalie was predeceased by her parents, William and Maria, sister Pauline and her husband Mike Obuch of Ituna, sister Caroline Kreway of Mississauga, sister Rose Halinak of Mississauga, sister Pat and her husband Sam Battaglia of Mississauga, sister Kay and her husband Frank Nakonechny of Toronto, sister Julia and her husband Bill Nakonechny of Regina, brother Walter and his wife Pearl (nee Broshko) of ltuna, brother Nick of Ituna, sister Helen and husband Willie Kotylak of Kelliher, sister Edna and her husband Paul Machula of Mississauga. Natalie is survived by her brother Michael (Hazel) of Windsor, brother Leon (Verna) of ltuna, sister in law, Nettie Kreway of Ituna and brother in law, Alex Halinak of Mississauga and numerous nieces and nephews.

KREWAY - Pearl (nee Broshko) was born on March 29, 1930 in the Ituna district of Saskatchewan; the third child of eight born to Philip and Annie (nee Federko) Broshko. Pearl was raised on the family farm and attended the Olga School. On October 22, 1950 she was united in marriage to Walter Kreway in Ituna, where they actively farmed until 1999. In addition to farming they owned and operated the Town & Country café in Ituna for seven years, from 1960 to 1967. After selling the café, Pearl worked for the local IGA store for a short time, and then at the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge for a period of fifteen years, from 1980 to 1995. Pearl enjoyed cooking, gardening and playing cards with friends. She was actively involved with the church and St. Olha's Ukrainian Orthodox Ladies Association, however, her most treasured joy and pastime was being in the company of her three grandchildren, Kyle, Sarah and Ashley. 'Her family was her life'. For the last 2 ½ years, together with her faith in God, and her well known determination and strong will, Pearl challenged the unrelenting persistence of cancer. On June 1, 2003 surrounded by her family, Pearl passed away at the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre. She was 73 years of age. Pearl leaves to cherish her memory and to mourn her passing, her husband Walter; their two sons, Don (Geri) and son Kyle of Regina; Bill (Bev) and their two daughters Sarah and Ashley of Yorkton. She also leaves her two brothers, Bernie (Rita) Broshko of North Battleford, Peter Broshko of Regina; sisters Olga Antonishyn and Rose Broshko, both of Ituna, and Gloria (Peter) Chernoff of Regina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends.

KREWAY - Walter, of Ituna, beloved husband of the late Pearl Kreway entered eternal rest at St. Peter's Hospital Melville, Sask., on Sunday, May 30, 2004 at the age of 83 years. Walter leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his two sons: Don and his wife Geri and their son Kyle of Regina, Bill and his wife Bev and their daughters: Sarah and Ashley of Yorkton. Prayer services will be held on Wednesday evening, June 2, 2004 at 8:00 P.M. from Descent of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Ituna. Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 A.M. from Descent of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Ituna, with the interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery.

KRUDA - Eva (nee Elash), beloved wife of Nick Kruda of Yorkton entered eternal rest on Sunday, October 26, 2004 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. She was 78 years of age. Eva was born on November 3, 1924 in the Goodeve district, daughter of Mike and Katie (Sereda) Elash. She was raised on the family farm and attended Nanton School. She enjoyed attending classes and excelled in school completing her grade nine by the age of fourteen. She loved music and was an amature musician teaching herself to play the violin and later the organ. On November 8, 1950 Eva was united in marriage to Nick Kruda and together the young couple started their farming career in the Jedburgh area. In 1955 they were blessed with their only son Randy. While on the farm, Eva was actively involved in the Beaverdale Church, faithfully singing in the choir. She was treasurer of the Ladies Club from 1961 until 1990. Eva enjoyed gardening and canning during the summer months and crocheting and curling during the winter months. Eva was also a member of the Willowbrook Seniors Club. In 1989 Nick and Eva semi-retired and moved to their new home in Yorkton. Eva continued her love for gardening but found her city garden far too small so she still tended to her large farm garden. Eva became a devoted parishioner of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and also enjoyed singing with the Ukrainian Choir. Eva also became a member of the Golden Agers and continued to enjoy socializing with friends, playing cards and even bowling. Eva began a long and courageous battle with cancer in August of 1999 and was hospitalized for the final time in the early spring of 2003. Eva carried her cross well and without complaint. Eva was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Katie Elash; brothers, John and Antony (in infancy); brothers-in-law, Howard Misko, Mike Misko, Henry Stecyk and Ernie Bierwagon. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Nick; son Randy (Martha) of Jedburgh and her pride and joy, her three grandchildren, Rebecca, Clayton and Jessica. She will be missed and remembered by her sisters, Ann Misko of Yorkton, Rose Misko of Melville, Nettie Stecyk of Regina and Mae Bierwagon of Fenwood; as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Tuesday, October 28th from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton following the praying of the rosary. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, October 29th at St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The organist, Melita Benko accompanied with the singing of the hymns. The epistle was read by Rebecca Kruda. Clayton Kruda served as cross bearer and altar server. The banner bearers were Mary Lazurko and Anna Gulka. Olga Prybylski, president of the Golden Agers carried their memorial wreath. The honourary bearers were Bill & Sylvia Krywulak, Joe & Stella Kruda, Olga Prybylski, and Nick & Ella Benko. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Carmen Bierwagon, Ron Misko, Leo Misko, Charlie Hycza, Bill Prybylski and Dave Hull serving as the casket bearers. A tribute and words of appreciation were expressed by son, Randy.

KRUSHELNICKI - Nick, was born to Alexius Krushelnicki and Paraska Stefankiv; a brother to nine siblings and a step-brother to three. Phrases that might summarize the person Nick was, "Once a farmer, always a farmer!" or "You can take the farmer off the farm; but you can’t take the farm out of the farmer". A clear example was his most recent excursion this past November to see first hand the combines in the field. He enjoyed farming so much that checking crops were part of his annual ritual. Although he was confined to a wheelchair, he ensured travel arrangements were made to cruise the country side where he, himself, had once farmed. There is no denying Nick’s passion was farming. To him, he did not quite see this as “work’; in his later years, most certainly he would have rather picked stones than be in a nursing home in a wheelchair. Nick especially enjoyed sharing his stories and comparing experiences of his farming triumphs and hardships. Nick was seen as a man who enjoyed nature, God’s very own creations. He believed in hard work. He believed in taking care of the land; and he was committed to doing a good job. In his life, there was a time to work and a time to play. In his younger years he enjoyed his social life; dancing, playing baseball, football and hanging out with his friends, just the same activities as the youth enjoy today. His Ukrainian heritage made him into a resilient man, “tough like nails” as the saying goes. He gained this quality from his parents, who were pioneers to the Hubbard settlement. If anyone drank homemade liquor, you had to be “tough”. Nick was proud to serve his country in World War II; his name appears with his comrades on the Roll of Honor at Remembrance Day programs. His involvement in the army provided the opportunity to travel across Canada. Nick gave up his bachelorhood when he married the woman who had stolen his heart. Julie Engel and Nick Krushelnicki were married on October 27th, 1957 and spent the next forty-one years together. Although they had no children of their own, they truly enjoyed spoiling their nieces and nephews. A conviction of their love was clearly shown by the way they supported each other through sickness and in health. They were each others strength when one was weak. In 1983, Nick faced the difficult challenge of giving up his independence after suffering from a stroke. Probably the next difficult challenge was leaving his family homestead to move to the town of Ituna for convenience. Nick was a humble man regarding his accomplishments and possessions. Nick was a “Holy” man; he loved playing “Hola” with his buddies at the nursing home. This was his favorite card game. Nothing could top that one! Lessons that his family members learned from Nick were: “Being content whatever the circumstances” would be one of many and “Finding happiness in the smallest of everyday routine”, enjoying a good shave with a straight razor, having your blanket folded just the right way, and even growing a mustache in your nineties. Nick’s made a quiet exit from his earthly life to join many who were waiting his arrival. Nick was predeceased by his wife, Julia; parents, Alexius and Paraska; brothers, John, Joe, Mike, Peter, Philip, Bronie (Alf), Walter, and a sister, Caroline.

KRUSHEN - Ed Krushen passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the age of 88 years at the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Sophie, daughter Betty; a brother Adolf; and a sister Jean Winniski, he leaves to mourn his passing: his wife Frances; son Randy (Pat); son-in-law, John (Debbie) Leontowicz, step son Glen Dmyterko; grandchildren: Rhett (Tracy) Krushen, Alison (Pearse) Kelly, Darren (Tina) Krushen, Fraser (Suzanna) Leontowiz, and Andrew Dmyterko; great-grandchildren; Oran, Eamon, Sydney, Holden, Mila, Presley and Troydon; two brothers: Brownie (Shirley) Krushen and Larry Krushen; numerous nieces and nephews, friends and an extended family of caregivers at Ituna Pinoeer Lodge.Prayers will be held on Sunday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. and funeral on June 4, at 10:00 a.m. all from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna. Interment to follow in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery.

KRUZENISKI - Nita Kruzeniski, wife of the late John Kruzeniski of Echo Lodge in Fort Qu'Appelle, formerly of Ituna passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013. She was ninety years of age. She leaves to celebrate her life her four children: Ron (Yvonne) Kruzeniski of Regina, Bonnie (Brian) Murray of High River, AB, Grant (Kim) Kruzeniski of Regina and Randy (Georgina) Kruzeniski of White Rock, BC; eight grandchildren, Sean, Ryan, Michael, David, Steven, Jonathan, Brandon and Kara, and three great grandchildren Braeden, Kinley and Ella; her sister Helen, brother Sandy and many nieces, nephews and friends. Nita was predeceased by her husband, John; her parents, Roy and Margaret; sister, Velma and brothers Bob and Don. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11:00 am from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

KRYSOWATY - Michael Krysowaty (May 1, 1924 - March 23, 2012). It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Krysowaty on Friday, March 23, 2012 at Sherbrooke Veterans Village. Michael was born near Ituna, Sk where he grew up on a farm with nine siblings. He left home at an early age to work and join the Air Force. After the war, Michael continued working for the Department of Transport at many airports across Canada as a heavy duty mechanic. Upon furthering his education, Michael eventually achieved his Masters of Business Administration. Continuing his career with the DOT he became airport manager at Fort Nelson BC, Windsor ON and lastly at Saskatoon SK where he oversaw the grand opening of the John G. Diefenbaker International Airport. Shortly afterward, Michael retired and enjoyed building things including entire cottages and homes from the ground up. He was a hard working man, a builder, gardener, fixer of broken things and a faithful supporter of the ones he loved. He especially enjoyed time with his great granddaughter. Michael is survived by his daughters Darlene (Darryl) Sopher and Sherry (Doug) Pomedli; grandchildren Dean and Darren Sopher and Tara (Kevin) Landry; great granddaughter Nadya Gina Landry. In addition to his children, he is also survived by his brother Nick (Joyce) of Edmonton, sister Sophie of Winnipeg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Michael was predeceased by his wife Gina in 1994; his parents Harry and Katrina; brothers Walter, Alex, Steve, Fred, Peter and sisters Jean and Anne. Following cremation, the family has requested a private ceremony at a later date.

KRYWULAK - Helen Josephine (nee Kerunski). It is with much love and great sadness the family of Helen Josephine Krywulak announces the peaceful passing of their mother, grandmother, and great grandmother at the age of 87 years. Helen was predeceased by her parents Walter and Katherine Kerunski, her husband Matt, her children Lawrence, Anne and John, sisters, Mary Rodych, Julia Misiuriski, Sophie Sereda and Francis Chickowski and brothers, John Kerunski and Joe Kenny. Helen will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sisters Victoria (Nick) Krywulak, Anne (Julian) Krushelnicki and Pauline Kotack, daughter, Gracie (Gilbert) Churchbridge, SK, son, Larry Krulak, Regina, SK, grandchildren, Deborah (Roberto) Kamloops, BC, Shelly (Marty), Moose Jaw, Brent (Carla), Regina, SK, Gail (Steven), Regina, SK, Penny, Regina, SK, Jaime, Churchbridge, SK, and great grandchildren, Daniela, Breanna, Rebecca, Tanner, Sarah, Spencer, Ashlyn, Jordyn and Boston as well as many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous good friends. Helen was born September 24, 1913 in the Beckenham District and was married November 22, 1936 to Matt Krywulak. She was extremely active in the church, UCWL and 4H. Helen was a true and giving person who always put the needs of others before her. After fulfilling her earthly tasks she joined Jesus and her family in heaven on December 27, 2000. The prayer service will be held on Friday, December 29, 2000 at 7:00 PM in the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Church, Ituna. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 30, 2000 at 10:00 am at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Church with Father Kushko presiding over the arrangements and interment to follow at parish cemetery.

KWASNITZA - Mary (nee Hudjack) was born on April 24, 1910 in Jaroslaw, Poland, the daughter of John and Petrunka (neee Dlugush) Hudjack. At the young age of two and a half, Mary immigrated with her parents to Canada settling in the Theodore and Sheho districts. On September 5, 1926 she was united in marriage to John Kwasnitza at Yorkton. The couple farmed first in the Theodore district and later the Ituna district. In 1959 they retired and moved into Ituna. Mary enjoyed cooking for her family, gardening and growing flowers. She was also a great card player. She was a faithful parishioner of Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, a member of the UCWL and a volunteer for the Hospital Auxiliary. Mary entered eternal rest on Thursday, August 15, 2002 at the Balcarres Integrated Care Centre. She was 92 years of age. Predeceased by her parents, husband John, son Orest; two grandsons, Kelly Britton and David Leontowicz; a great granddaughter Tammy Matt; a great grandson, Curt Michael Leontowicz; four brothers Walter, Mike, Joe and John and a sister Analka Hudjack; Mary leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Stanley (Steffie) of Ituna, Jim (Lil) of Airdrie, AB and Henry (Marianne) of Regina; two daughters Adella (Alex) Leontowicz of Ituna and Carol (Lloyd) Britton of Saskatoon; twenty - one grandchildren; twenty - four great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on August 16th from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on August 17, 2002 form Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny C.Ss.R. officiating. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery.

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LANDY - Kay (nee Broshko) wife of the late Bill Landy of Ituna passed away at her home on Friday October 18, 2002. She was seventy-eight years of age. Kay was predeceased by her parents, Anne and Phillip Broshko, husband, Bill; daughter, Ruth; and brother, John. She is survived by her three children, Pat Popowich of Saskatoon, Audrey (Tony) Dimini of Regina and Francis (Randie) Thompson of Edmonton; seven grandchildren, Tricia and Morris Popowich, Bradley and Heather Thompson, Paul, Kristina and Stephanie Dimini. Her sisters Pearl (Walter) Kreway, Olga Antonishyn, Rose Broshko, Gloria (Peter) Chernoff; brothers Bernie (Rita) and Peter Broshko, and numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated today at 10:00 am from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna with interment to follow in the parish cemetery.

LEONTOWICH - Georgean (nee Krushelniski). On Friday, October 20, 2000, Georgean Leontowich, late of Regina, Sask., passed away at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 56 years. A survivor for eight years, she succumbed to her battle with cancer but not without a fight. Georgean was predeceased by her father Peter Krushelniski. She is survived by her husband Richard, sons Jeffrey and Kent, mother Olga Krushelniski, sister Leona (Cec) Krywulak, father and mother-in-law Fred and Sophie Leontowich, brothers and sisters-in-law Terry and Carol Korchinkski, Paul and Eileen L'Heureux, Donald and Nancy Leontowich, Glenn and Shelley Leontowich, Dwayne and Leslie Leontowich as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Georgean was a Primary teacher with the Catholic School Board in Regina for twenty-five years. Prayers will be held on Monday, October 23, 2000 at 5:00 P.M. in the chapel of Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Ave., Regina. The Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2000, at 10:00 A.M. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto St., Regina with Msgr. R. Luzney, celebrant. Cremation will follow. Interment of cremated remains will take place in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Ituna, Sask. at a later date.

LEONTOWICH - Sophie Rosemarie Leontowich of Ituna, Sask. beloved wife of Fred Leontowich entered her eternal rest on Monday, September 26, 2011 at the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre. Prayer Services will be held on Thursday September 29, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. with the Rosary led by members of the U.C.W.L. at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Main Street North, Ituna, Sask. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday September 30, 2011 10:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart Church. The Internment to follow in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. Sophie leaves to mourn her husband Fred Leontowich, son Richard Leontowich, daughter Carolyn (Terry) Korchinski, daughter Eileen (Paul) L'Heureux, son Donald (Nancy) Leontowich, son Glenn (Shelley) Leontowich, son Duane (Leslie) Leontowich; her sisters Ann Neff, Julie McLean and Victoria Klimxzak and brother-in-law Alex (Adella) Leontowich.

LEONTOWICZ - Alex (April 10th, 1920 - November 11th, 2013). It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Alex Leontowicz, age 93, on November 11th, 2013, at St. Joseph's Home. Alex is survived by wife Adella; sons Ron (Diane), Ken (Marilyn), Morris (Donna), Darrell (Sharon), Terry, Tim (Denise); grandchildren Craig, Karen (Matt), Nicole (Trevor), Kerry, Jena, Blake, Meghan (Tanner), Erin (Matt), Chase; brother Fred; and numerous nieces and nephews. Alex was predeceased by son David and grandson Kurt. Alex was born on a farm in the Ituna district. He was the youngest of nine children. At the young age of twenty-one he joined the military where he was deployed on Vancouver Island. In most circumstances, Alex was known to be a man of few words, but whenever there was talk of the war years he was especially silent. It has been only recently that he shared just a few of those difficult war time memories with his family. After the war, Alex returned to his home town of Ituna, married Adella and together they raised a family and farmed in the Ituna District. Alex believed in building a strong family unit and practiced high ethical standards both at home and in farming. Alex was a successful farmer, a proficient mechanic, a passionate Kaiser player, a content fisherman, an adventurous hunter, and most recently a skilled wood carver. He was an avid reader, especially enjoying the Western Producer, and was a CNN/TV news addict. Alex's family and friends could depend on him to be honest, loyal and reliable. His sons and grandchildren are proud to have him as their father and grandfather and aspire to achieve those outstanding characteristics. Alex will be remembered for his brilliant smile, his mild demeanour, his loyalty to his family, to the community and to the church. A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, November 14th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel at St. Volodymyr Villa (3102 Louise Place, Saskatoon, SK). A Funeral Service will be held at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna, SK. on Friday, November 15th, 2013 at time 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Ituna.

LEONTOWICZ - Barry Leontowicz of Regina, beloved husband of the late Bonnie Leontowicz, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 7, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was 57 years old. Barry was born January 1, 1955 in Ituna, SK to Stella (Leona) and the late John Leontowicz. Barry received his education in Ituna, SK and later at SIAST in Moose Jaw, SK. Barry's career included working at Beaver Lumber in Yorkton, SK, Marchinskis in Yorkton, SK, McGavins/ Canada Bread in Yorkton as well as Swift Current, SK. Barry owned and operated his own company Leo_9 Enterprises and went on to operate 2 routes for communities surrounding Saskatchewan for Canada Bread. His career continued with moving to Calgary, AB and working at Hollyburn Properties managing a high rise apartment complex. During his time there, Barry won building of the year for his hard work maintaining and running Prince's Island Place. Barry was united in marriage to Bonnie Lynn Braden on May 7, 1977 in Ituna, SK. The couple made Yorkton their home and raised their family. His favourite moments were spending time fishing, hunting, playing a game of cards or billiards, and most especially watching his son play baseball. Barry would often help out coaching baseball, but can be most remembered sitting on the stands with a big cigar in his mouth watching his son play baseball and cheering him on. Barry was a very proud simplistic man who loved spending every Sunday watching the big football game. He was hard working and could always snap back with a sarcastic joke or come back with his quirky sense of humour. Barry will be sadly missed and his memory will be cherished by his only son, Kyle (Chandra) Leontowicz; Brothers, John (Debbie), Brian (Debbie), Gary (Wendy), Kevin and Ken; his only sister, Connie (Dave) Schulz. Barry will also be missed by his numerous nieces and nephews: Fraser (Suzie) and their daughter Mila, Bryce, Tasha (Chris) Baradoy and their children Jayleen and Atticus, Cody (Jessie) and their children Boston and Noveah, Amanda (Sid), Jesse, Jodeci, Victor and Jack. He was predeceased by his wife, Bonnie Lynn Leontowicz and father, John Leontowicz. A Private Immediate Family Service will be held.

LEONTOWICZ - John, of Ituna, beloved husband of Leona, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2008 surrounded by his family. He was 75 years of age. John (Jack) Leontowich was born on June 11, 1933 in Beaverside, SK to John and Irene (nee Joswa) Leontowich. John received his education in Hubbard and Ituna. John's career included working at a nickel mine in Ontario; Intercontinental Packers & Cindercrete in Regina; Neil Jennson Homes, in Regina; Walter Mazden Construction; Butchko Construction and Bill Landy in Ituna. John owned a family painting business where a number of homes & buildings in Ituna were painted by them. His career continued as an employee for the Town of Ituna, working as town foreman and Fire Chief. At the early age of 56 years John was forced to retire due to a back injury. John was united in marriage to Stella Petruchka on October 25, 1953. The couple made Ituna their home and raised their family. His favourite moments were spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved fishing, hunting, hockey, making sausage and helping them when needed. John was a very proud simplistic man who never complained, critized or asked anything for himself. He possessed a positive attitude and could always be seen smiling and somehow managing to hang on to the big cigar in his mouth. He will be sadly missed and his memory will be cherished by his wife of 54 years, Stella (Leona); sons Barry, John (Debbie), Brian (Debbie), Gary (Wendy), Kevin (Cathy) and Ken; his only daughter Connie (Dave); grandchildren Kyle Fraser (Suzie), Bryce, Tasha (Chris), Cody (Jesse), Amanda, Jesse, Jodeci, Victor and Jack and a great grandchild Mila. He is also survived by brothers Mike of Chilliwack, BC, Bill of Ituna; sisters Stella (John) Pawlust of Ituna, Kay Wilde of Lethbridge,AB, Pauline Wiwchar of Weyburn and Mabel Schramm of Calgary, AB; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents; brothers Nestor, Nick, Steve, Julian and Stanley Leontowich and sisters Mary Popadinyk and Sophie Suttcliff. Prayers will be held on Thursday, July 17th at 7:30 pm and the Funeral Liturgy on Friday, July 18th at 10:00 am, both services at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna.

LOZINSKI - Audrey (nee Horrocks) passed away after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer on Sunday, December 28, 2008 at the William Booth Care Home in Regina. She was 68 years of age. Predeceased by her loving husband William on May 29, 2000, Audrey is survived by her son Joe (Nan); daughters: Carla (Rob), Jackie (Ashley), and Donna (Wesley) and their families. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters and their families. Audrey was born on August 30, 1940 at Estevan, Sask. to Albert and Violet Horrocks. She met and married Bill Lozinski on August 26, 1966, and the couple settled in the Ituna district to farm and raise their family. After Bill's death, Audrey eventually moved to Regina, where she had resided until her passing. To everyone who knew and loved Audrey, she was feisty to the very end of her long and happy life. May she rest in peace. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Ituna. Rev. Brian Mee officiated. Daughter Carla gave a tribute, and also sang a medley of country gospel hymns with assistance from Laurie Rey and Todd Lueck. Two taped hymns, Peace in the Valley and In the Garden were also played. The interment took place in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Joe Lozinski, Ashley Zwolak, Bob Pawlust and Geoff Tober serving as the casketberarers.

LUBY - Frances (nee Grabowski). It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our dear mother, Baba and great Baba who passed away on July 26, 2001 at the age of 83 years in the Pioneer Village Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1970 and by her brother Louis Grabowsky in 1957. Frances is survived by her children: Helen (George) Hnatchuk; Zenon (Verna) Luby; Doris Luby; Ivan (Laura) Luby; Raymond Luby; Alexandra (Dave) Pielak; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Also survived by one brother Peter (Lucy) Grabowski. Frances' greatest joy was her family. Before her illness she especially loved cooking traditional Ukrainian food for them. She always had a "carepackage" to send home with us. Prayers will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Unser-Rist Funeral Home, Regina with Fr. Brent Kuzyk, officiating. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 30, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in The Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Goodeve. Interment will follow in Goodeve Cemetery.

LUCYK - Charles. On Saturday, November 11, 2006, Charles Lucyk, Balcarres, Sask. died at the age of 81 years. The funeral mass will be concelebrated in Sacred Heart R.C. Church, Lebret, Sask. on Friday, November 17, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Boris Kyba and Rev. Rick Krofchek. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Hubbard, Sask. Prayers will be held in Sacred Heart R. C. Church Lebret, Sask. Thursday evening at 7:00. Charles was predeceased by his wife, Rose in 1998; his father, John in 1953 his mother, Annie in 1987, one sister, Lena Krushelnicky in 1949; four brothers: Walter in 1984, Peter in 1996, Stanley in 1998, Mike in 2002 and one brother-in-law, Ed Young in 1975 and is survived by his children: Sharon (Earl) Reid, Fort Saskatchewan, A.B. and their son Ryan (Melynda) Reid and their children Riley and Reese, San Angelo, Texas; Shirley Lucyk, Fort Saskatchewan, A.B; Dennis Lucyk, Balcarres; Rosalie (Ron) Lalonde, Regina and son Troy, Calgary; three sisters: Millie (Duncan) Acton, Mary Young and Rose Emery; three brothers: Adam (Tressie) Lucyk, Jack (Jeanne) Lucyk and Bill (Jeannette) Lucyk; one sister-in-law, Arlene Lucyk and friend, Carolanne Fitch also his nieces and nephews.

LUTZ - Emil, of Ituna, beloved husband of Nettie Lutz passed away Monday, January 2, 2006 at the Ituna Pioneer Lodge at the age of 77 after a long battle with cancer. Emil was born March 5, 1928 in the Ituna District of Saskatchewan, a son to John and Pauline (Halushka) Lutz. Emil grew up on the family farm and attended school in the Hardrock district. He worked at home on the farm as well as numerous other places. Emil enjoyed visiting with his grandchildren and touring the town in his car. A visit from family and friends was always welcome. Emil was united in marriage to Nettie Dmyterko on September 26, 1959 at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Together they worked on the family farm where they raised four children. In 1993 Emil retired from farming. Emil and his wife moved to Ituna where they resided until he became a short term resident of the Pioneer Lodge. Predeceased by his father John in 1991, his mother Pauline in 1992, his brother and sister in infancy, brothers-in-law John Flinta and Charles Kobialko. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his loving wife Nettie of Ituna, two sons Ernie and wife Mavis of Yorkton, Allan and his wife Bev and their sons Jared and Tanner of Yorkton, two daughters Nadine Beatty of Ituna and her son Jared of Yorkton, Jeanette and her husband Brent Kutas and their daughter Brianna of Ituna. He also leaves three sisters: Annie Flinta of Ituna, Helen (John) Serelo of Regina and Stella (John) Stachyshyn of Ituna. Three sisters-in-law, six brothers-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayers were held on Friday, January 6th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, Januray 7th at Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ladmer Moskal. The epistle reader was Mavis Lutz and the cross bearers were grandsons, Jared Beatty and Jared & Tanner Lutz. 'All Wko Knew Emil' were considered honorary bearers. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Jason Dmyterko, Dennis Serelo, Trevor Wenc, Shayne Wenc, Gerald Petrowsky and Eugene Holowatuk serving as the casket bearers.

LUTZKO - Mary Grebinski Lutzko passed away on Friday, September 23, 2011 at the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre at the age of 87. Mary was predeceased by her husband Nick Lutzko in January, 2011 and her first husband Frank Grebinski in June, 1978 and her daughter Helen Grebinski in infancy. Mary is survived by her children Bernie (Sharon) Grebinski, Eugene (Debbie) Grebinski, Emily Onieu, Elaine (Dave) Elash, Orest Grebinski, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Mary is also survived by her step-daughters: Verna (Joe) Adamiak, Linda Smuk, Sharon Cohen (Tim), Jane (David) Filarczuk and their families. Prayers will be held on Monday, September 26th at 7:00 pm and the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, September 27th at 10:30 am, all from St. Stanislaus RC Parish, Ituna. Interment in the Parish Cemetery.

LUTZKO - Pearl Lutzko, late of Ituna, passed away peacefully at the Ituna Pioneer Lodge on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the age of 112. She was predeceased by her husband John and sons Nick, Henry and Joe. Pearl is survived by her children, Pauline Schinborn of Canora, Rosie Konjolka of Invermay, Allan (Mary) Lutzko of Saskatoon and Edward (Julie) Lutzko of Calgary as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Prayers will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm and a celebration of Pearl's life will be held on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 10:30 am at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna.

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MACHULA - Anastasia "Nellie" (nee Pilipow), widow of the late Michael Machula passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, February 11, 2001 in the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge. She was 94 years of age. Nellie was born March 17, 1906 to pioneer Ukrainian parents Nykola and Maria (nee Oryschak) Pilipow in the Goodeve district of Saskatchewan. She attended Stryj School and helped on the family farm. On November 21, 1919 Nellie was united in marriage to Michael Machula at St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Church which was located on her parents' farm in the Goodeve area. Nellie and Michael acquired their own farm and worked hand in hand and raised their children. In 1961 they sold their land to son Leon and Loretta and built a retirement home in Ituna, where she resided until June of 2000, when she entered the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge. She was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1962; parents Nykola in 1948 and Maria in 1964; a daughter Rose in infancy, sons William in 1933 and Stephen in 1989; grandson Kevin Machula in 1967; granddaughter Doreen Machula in 1994; son-in-law William Kozey in 1973, and daughter-in-law Edna Machula in 1998; sisters Pearl Melnyk, Katherine Cherepuschak, Mary Petlak and Rose Machula; and by a brother, Stephen Pilipow. She will be fondly and lovingly remembered by her family: daughter Pearl Kozey of Ituna; four sons, Paul of Mississauga, Ontario, Walter (Josephine) of Anaheim, California, Leon (Loretta) of Yorkton and Bohdan (Vera) of Saskatoon; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Machula of Nipawin; grandchildren Stephen Kozey, Deloris (Donald) Smorang, Russell (Irene) Machula, David (Debbie) Machula, Stephen Machula, Gregory (Connie) Machula, Martin (Valerie) Machula, Bradley Machula, Stephanie (Stan) Zuke, Kathy Machula, Larry (Johanna) Machula, Rodney (Sharon) Machula, Andrew (Lyuba) Machula, Lora Machula, Ihor (Tania) Machula and Boris Machula; great-grandchildren Tanya (Colin) Porozni, Larissa Smorang, Christina, Stephanie, Paul Jr., Mathew Machula, Arran Machula, Brenden, Kaitlyn, Christopher Machula, Kelly, Darren, Jordan, Rylee Machula, Lukas & Zachery Machula, Christine (Justin) Dyck, Mark Machula, Sabrina & Stephen Machula and Stephanie Zuke; and three great-great-grandchildren, Hannah and Isaac Porozni and Nolan Dyck. The prayer service was held on Friday evening, February 16, 2001 from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. The funeral service was held on Saturday morning, February 17, 2001, from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Rev. Father Michael Kopchuk as Celebrant. The Cantor, John Smysnuik led members of the Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the responses. Ealter Kozey was the Sacristan. The Crossbearer was Jim Yachiw, the Bannerbearers were Ronald Pilipow and John Pankiw. Honorary bearers were all friends and relatives that knew her. Edith Burianyk carried the St. Olga's Ukrainian Women's Assocation Flag. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Andrew, Larry, Ihor and Stephen Machula, Stephen Kozey and Donald Smorang serving as the casketbearers.

MALAINY - Christiana passed away on May 30, 2014. Born in 1923 in Goodeve, SK, she was predeceased by her father George and mother Annie; sisters, Nell (Melanie) and Margaret Ann. Christiana spent most of her earlier years in Regina, SK then moved to Calgary in 1978 to be with her sisters Melanie and Margaret. There, Christiana spent many happy years with her family. Margaret's daughters, Lisa (James) Wowchuk and Jackie Bell (Terry Firth); along with Lisa and James' children, her great niece and nephew, Melanie and Christopher Wowchuk. They were the love of her life. Melanie and Christopher lovingly cared for Auntie Chris in her last days of life. They had a bond that could never be broken. Melanie and Chris will miss you dearly Auntie Chris. Auntie Chris also had a love for Lisa and Jackie's dogs, Lucky, Bella, Molly, Chiclet. Molly and Chiclet also passed this year and will be waiting for Auntie Chris up in heaven. We would like to thank Sister Hellen Campell of Sacred Heart Convent in Calgary, AB for being a loving friend to Auntie Chris for years, and for all the special prayers. A Funeral Service was held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.

MANDZIAK - Olga (nee Slywka) formerly of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. passed away at Borden, Sask. on May 27, 2006. She was born at Goodeve, Sask. June 10, 1919. Olga was predeceased by her parents Peter and Mary Slywka, her husband Metro in 2000, sister Mary in 1962, and one brother John in 1983. She is survived by daughter Pauline (Gerald) Bausmer, son Ted (Rose); grandchildren, Kelly, Cossette, Cindy and Laureen; 9 great-granchildren; four sisters, Helen (Steve) Kanciruk, Pauline Chrapchynski, Anne Pivovar and Julie (Larry) Housch; 4 brothers, Nick (Steffie), Walter (Rose), Fred, and Peter (Alma); sister-in-law, Pearl Slywka, and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. She will also be mourned by her sisters and brothers-in-law; Alex and Olga Mandziak, Bill Mandziak, Polly and Herb Baerwald, Elsie Tymko, Katie Sawchuk, Mary "Tiny" Wiebe. Cremation will take place with interment of cremains at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask.

MARSHALL - Joseph, of the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge and the Churchill district of Saskatchewan, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville, Sask at the age of 90 years. Joseph Marshall was born on October 13, 1916 in the Churchill district of Saskatchewan; a son of Mike and Mary (nee Sopel) Marshall. Joe worked and lived in the Churchill district where he farmed and operated his store. It was a good business which had customers coming from many areas to purchase almost anything. His family called it K-Mart. Joe had been residing at the Ituna Pioneer Lodge until his passing. Joe leaves to cherish his memory his brother Stanley (Ann) Marshall of Toronto, ON; his sisters: Sophie (Harry) Obuch of Ituna, SK., Emily (Ron ) Graham of Toronto, ON. a sister-in-law Valerie Marshall of Ituna, SK., brother-in-law Johnny Woychowiec of Toronto, ON. along with his nieces and nephews. Joe joins in eternal peace his parents Mike and Mary; sisters and their husbands: Nellie and Otto Lipps, Kay and Johnny Ciszewski a sister Molly Woychowiec; brothers and their wives: John and Nellie Marshall, Frank and Doris Marshall and a brother Peter Marshall. A Prayer Vigil service was held on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna, Sask. The Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday morning, April 18, 2007 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father J. Pat Murphy as the Celebrant. The organist was Paulette Van der Helm leading the Choir and and Congregation in the Hymns. The Epistle reader was Christine Schiavo with the intercessions lead by Carrie Kinsman. The Cross Bearer was Aaron Marshall with Bailey Braden and Kayla Renkas serving as Altar Servers. The interment followed in the Ituna Roman Catholic Cemetery with Joe's nieces, nephews, friends, neighbours and customers as Honourary Bearers and Danny Serelo, John Sopel, Michael Szarkowicz, Bradley and Jason Marshall and Gerald Petrowsky serving as Casket Bearers. At the memorial luncheon relfections of Joe's life were given by Monica Marshall.

MARTIN - Frederick John, of Ituna, SK., passed away on Friday March 14, 2008 at St. Peter's Hospital, Melville, Sask. He was 85 years of age.Fred was born on the family farm north east of Ituna on April 4, 1922; a son of Irish Pioneers Isaac and Sylvia (nee Halliday) Martin. Fred received some of his education at Beaverside School and later at Stanisloff School. He quit school at an early age to help his Dad on the farm. He stayed and lived on the farm until 2006 at which time he retired and purchased a home in Ituna. Fred enjoyed looking after his cattle and a good game of cards. Another of his pastimes were gardening and driving his two cylinder John Deere tractor. He enjoyed trips to town on Fridays to shop and go for coffee with his friends and neighbours; especially his best friend Jack Hynds. Fred was predeceased by his father Isaac (1972), mother Sylvia (1989) an infant brother in 1932 and brothers-in-law: Allan Burns and Wesley Wilson. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his sisters: Sarah Burns of LaFleche, SK, Margaret Wilson of Redcliff, AB., Anne (Roy) Burns of Flintloft, SK., Sylvia (Bill) Exley of Edmonton, AB.; brothers: Isaac (Evelyn) of Ituna, SK., Robert (Elaine) of Yorkton, SK., along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.The Funeral service was held on Wednesday afternoon, March 19, 2008 from Lakeside United Church, Ituna, Sk; with Reverend Brian Mee officiating. Lenore Rein was the organist leading the Choir and congregation in the Hymns. The ushers were Jack Hynds and Jerry Duda with the reflections of Fred's life given by Fred Wilson. The interment followed in the family plot at the Ituna Town Cemetery with: Bill and Mike Bereziuk, Roman Rushinko, William FIlko, Joe Szarkowicz and Duane Martin serving as casket bearers.

MARTIN - James Wilson, of Ituna, Sask., passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2002 at the Ituna and District Pioneer Health Centre. He was 90 years of age. James was born on October 30, 1911 on the family homstead in the Beaverside District north of Ituna; the oldest son of James Wilson and Mary (nee Hynds) Martin. Jim was raised by his mother after his father's death when Jim was four years old. He attended Beaverside school leaving at an early age to work at home. He worked for various neighbours then for a farmer in the Semans district; after which he took over the family farm for his mother. He rented additional land with his brother Jack until Jack married. As a young man, Jim enjoyed working with and training work horses;but he also loved motor vehicles, buying his first Model T in 1935. He worked with steam engines too firing one when he was only fourteen years old. He enjoyed working with his John Deere tractors and farm equipment all of his lfie. On June 4, 1945 Jim was united in marriage to Eleanor May Thompson from the File Hills School District south of Ituna after a seven year engagement while she was serving in wartime government and military service. They farmed in the Beaverside district first on the old Williams land; then moving to SW 26-11 W2, where they continued to farm until retirement. After purchasing a house in town they continued to live on the farm from spring until harvest. They raised three children, two sons: Lloyd and Duane and a daughter Joan. Jim was involved in a variety of community organizations including: Lakeside United Church, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, Ituna Coop and the Ituna Curling Club. He joined the Ituna Lions Club in 1963. He wa also a member of the Ituna Social Club, Hubbard Golden Age Club, and the Victoria Silver Threads Club. Jim enjoyed farm life and gardening; spending hours tending to his potato patch. He enjoyed getting together with neighbours and friends to play cards, travelling and spending time with his grandchildren. Jim is survived by sons: Lloyd (Carol), Duane (Elizabeth) all of Ituna; daughter Joan (Don) Martin of Fernie B.C.; grandchildren: Karla (Scott) Sanderson of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sandra Martin of Regina and Jay Martin of Fernie B.C.; a great grandchild Brett Sanderson; his sisters Sadie Robinson of Regina and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was predeceased by his wife Eleanor May Martin; his parents James Wilson and Mary ( Hynds) Martin; brother Jack and his wife Isobel; brother-in-law William Robinson; in-laws: Arthur and Margaret Inkson, Jospeh and Winifred Thompson, Harry, James and John Thompson. Funeral servics were held on Friday afternoon May 24, 2002 from Lakeside United Church Ituna, Saskatchewan with Reverend Gladys Pavo officiating. Esta Sweatman was the organist leading the Congregation in the Hymns. Reflections of James' life were given by daughters-in-law: Carol and Elizabeth and by granddaughter Karla Sanderson. The ushers were a niece Helen Blakley and a cousin Jack Hynds. The interment followed in the Ituna and District Cemetery with Allan, Sandra, Ira, Jay Martin, Karla Sanderson and Murray Robinson serving as casket bearers.

MARTIN - Lloyd James Joseph (May 20, 1946 - July 13, 2005). Lloyd passed suddenly at Ituna, Sask. at the age of 59 years. Lloyd is survived by his wife Carol, daughters Karla (Scott) Sanderson and Sandra (Dean Kush)Martin, grandchildren Brett and Lauryn Sanderson, brother Duane (Elizabeth) Martin, sister Joan (Don) Martin, nephew Jay Martin, brother-in-law Allan (Elizabeth) Mayer as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral service will be held Monday July 18, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna, Sask. with Minister Faye Greer of the United Church officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 17, 2005, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna.

MARTIN - Robert Albert "Cob" passed away peacefully on September 9th, 2005 with his family by his side. Predeceased by his parents, four brothers, three sisters, and grandchildren Kennrick and Garrick Martin. Cob will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Laura (Thompson); sons: Robert (Jane), Ralph (Sharon), and Ira (Pat); grandchildren Ryan Martin, Dawn (Paul) Dyck, Toby (Sharri) Martin, Josh (Dana) Martin, Chelsea (Kyle Boyko) Martin, Linden Martin, MacKenzie (Trevor Proskie) Martin; three brothers & two sisters and their families. Born April 9, 1921 in Ituna, he attended Beaverside School. Cob enlisted in the army in 1943. He was sent to the Aleutian Islands, B.C., England, Holland, Belgium, France and Germany. He served with the Regina Rifles and the Nova Scotia Highlanders. They moved to Ituna in 1946 to farm. They moved to Fort Qu'Appelle in 1961 and Cob worked at Scenic Service. They returned to Ituna in 1983 to retire. Farming and family was his life. He spent many hours with his grandchildren, telling stories about the war and of farming. He enjoyed watching them grow and was proud of their accomplishments. The funeral service will be held on Monday, September 12, 2005 at 2:00pm from St. Stanislaus R.C. Church in Ituna. Interment in the Ituna Town Cemetery.

MARTIN - William Andrew (1950 - 2010). Bill passed away suddenly on November 26, 2010 at his home in Ituna. Bill farmed near Ituna until 1990, when he became employed with Hypor Genetics Company, firstly at the Bon Accord and then at the Tullymet barn, where he worked as a senior breeding specialist. Bill was also a director of the Canadian Western Agribition for 8 years, and he enjoyed being a volunteer and was chairperson of the Draft Horse Show. Bill was predeceased by his parents, and his brothers Allan and David. He is survived by his wife Rita, his step-daughters Amanda (Kim) and step-children Brock and Latessa of Saskatoon, Carmen (Dustin) of Grenfell, and Whitney of Regina; his brothers Don (Donna) of Regina, Larry of Regina, Jim (Shawn) of Ituna, his sister Catherine of Regina, and his sister-in-law Sandra of Kelvington, as well as several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11:00am from St. Stanislaus RC Church in Ituna with Rev. Brian Mee of the United Church of Canada officiating. Interment will take place in the Ituna Town Cemetery.

MATHESON - Colin Alexander. It is with deep sorrow and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Alexander Matheson on October 11, 2012 at 76 years of age. Colin was born on February 24, 1936 in Lipton, Sask. His family moved to a farm in the Wyber area in 1937, where Colin attended elementary school before graduating from the Ituna High School in 1954. Colinís love of nature and farming was formed in his early years when his father Sandy taught him about grain farming and livestock on the family farm. Immediately after graduating from high school Colin followed his dream of becoming a successful cattleman and farmer. In 1962, Colin married Marge Kearns of Carrot River Sask. and settled in Ituna while continuing to commute daily to their farm. Colin and Marge moved to the farm to concentrate on his passion of being a top breeder of Aberdeen Angus cattle. He took great pride in his cattle and loved being on the farm to enjoy the wide open expanse of the prairie landscape. Colin had a deep love and respect for nature and in his spare time spent many hours reading about nature and observing plants, birds and animals in their natural habitat. Colin was an enthusiastic conversationalist and took great pleasure in a lively debate with friends and family. He enjoyed reading almost any written word and had a special affinity for western novels. Colin also loved sports and in particular would spend hours chatting about the fortunes of his favourite teams the Roughriders, St. Louis Cardinals and the Detroit Red Wings. He had a wonderful voice and generally succumbed to the wishes of others to hear him sing and recite poetry. He was very proud of his Scottish heritage and spent many hours researching the Matheson family clan. Colin led by example and was a great role model. He was a ìdiamond in the roughî. Colin was a wonderful son, devoted husband, loving brother and uncle and a caring friend. He will be greatly missed and forever remembered by his family; sisters: Margaret Harrison, Helen Peters, Leila Shwed and Sharon (Ray) Johnson; nieces and nephews, Charmaine Harrison, Shane Harrison, Maureen (Alan) Inglis and their children Cameron and Connor, Byron Peters, Dale (Mara) Shwed and their children Eric, Preston and Zara. Colin was predeceased by his parents Gladys and Sandy Matheson; his wife Marge; sister Anna Mae and brothers-in-law Johnny Harrison and Orest Shwed. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 2:00pm at Lakeside United Church in Ituna with Rev. Brian Mee officiating. Interment will take place at the Ituna Town Cemetery followed by lunch served in the lower level of St. Stanislaus R.C. Church.

MATHESON - Marge (nee Kearns), of Ituna beloved wife of Colin passed away at the Ituna Pioneer Lodge on Sunday, January 22, 2006 at the age of 72 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Colin. Two brothers and their wives: Frank (Chris) Kearns, Sid (Jeanette) Kearns; sisters-in-law: Margaret (John) Harrison, Helen Peters, Leila (Orest) Shwed, Sharon (Ray) Johnson; brother-in-law Simon (Rosemarie) along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Matthew and Helen Kearns and a sister Isabel (Joan). A service of comfort will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 PM from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Ituna. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 2:30 Pm from St. Stanislaus Church Ituna with the interment to follow in the Ituna Town Cemetery.

MATLOCK - Olga (nee Charanduk). On Thursday, August 21, 2003, Olga Matlock passed away at the age of 88. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Marion (John) Anderson; daughter-in-law Joan Matlock; grandchildren Karla and Andrew Blocka; brothers Benny and Isadore Charanduk; sisters; Mary Bohach, Sophie Moody, Rev. Sr. Noel and Rev. Sr. Adrianne; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Mary and Anthony Charanduk; husband John; son Gene; brothers: John, Harry, Nestor, Alex, Bill and Anthony; three sisters: Ann, Stella and Katrina. Olga was born in the Ituna district on November 15, 1914. She was an active member of St. Basil's Parish, the UCWL and the Ukrainian National Federation. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation for the compassionate care provided by the staff at Pioneer Village (2 East). Prayers will be held on Monday, August 25, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street with Msgr. R. Luzney as celebrant. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.

MATYSIO - Stanley. The family of Stanley Matysio announce, with sadness, the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at the Aspen Bluffs Villa in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He was 92 years of age. Stanley Malcolm Matysio was born on November 9, 1915 in the Goodeve District of Saskatchewan. He was the son of Onufrey Krett and Mary (nee Matysio) Krett. Stanley and his sister, Stella were predeceased by their mother, Mary at a very young age and consequently were raised by their maternal grandparents, Michael and Julia Matysio. Stanley attended Bernadine school and was raised on the Matysio family farm until he enlisted in the Canadian Air Force in 1941. Stanley was stationed in Saskatoon, Camp Borden and Patricia Bay in British Columbia. Stanley spoke very often of his time in the Air Force and was very proud to have served his country. When the war was coming to an end, he proposed to Rose Toth and she agreed to become his wife. They settled in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba where they had their only son, Ronald Matysio. Stanley and Rose farmed until 1978 when they retired to the city of Yorkton. They spent many happy years in Yorkton, reconnecting with family and friends. Stanley took up the hobbies of carpentry and gardening and cherished days spent hunting with the boys in the Goodeve District. His beloved sister, Stella Broda; brothers, Mike Krett, Frank, Ladimer, Jim, Joe, Tony and sisters, Lena, Minnie, Victoria and Caroline Matysio, all predeceased Stanley. He leaves to mourn his passing, his loving wife of 63 years, Rose (nee Toth) Matysio; his loving son, Ronald and his wife, Peggy of Dryden, Ontario; granddaughters, Jennifer Romaniuk and Ashley Matysio and Great-Grandchildren, Crystal, Jeffrey, Hector and Athena as we as many other relatives and good friends. Funeral Services, with Legion Funeral Rites, for the late Stanley Matysio, beloved husband of Rose Matysio of Aspen Bluffs Villa will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

MAZDEN - Victoria Antonina (nee Grebinski). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our extraordinary mom, grandma and great-grandma, Victoria Antonina Mazden. She loved her family immensely and was loved in return by daughter Dolores (Zenon) Smycniuk and children Darcy (Andrea Hnatiuk) and Alexandra Smycniuk, Kendra Smycniuk, Treena (Scott) Auramenko and Zachary and Hunter; son Edward (Lucy) Mazden and children Elliott (Shelley) Mazden, Ryan Mazden, Martina (Tyler) Buchanan, Eric Mazden; daughter Marilyn (David) Chambers and children Brandi (Stuart) Bazeley, Evan Chambers and Byron Chambers. She will be fondly missed by her sister Ann Koback, and brothers Peter (Sophie) Grebinski, Michael (Margaret) Grebinski and Leonard (Leona) Grebinski. Victoria will be remembered by her extended family of nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends. Victoria was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Walter Stanley Mazden, her 2 infant children Joseph and Veronica, her parents Anton and Katherine Grebinski, her brothers Bill, Stanley, Frank and John Grebinski, her sisters Mary Bulych, Angela Kolybaba and Sophie Butchko, her nephews Norman Koback, Jerry Grebinski, Tony Grebinski and Matt Bulych, her brothers and sisters-in-law and cousins. Mom was a ‘people person’ whose door was always open. She could cook up amazing meals with enough to feed all, accompanied by the best desserts. She loved nature and all its blessings, her beautiful flower gardens surrounding the home she loved and lived in for 62 years built and restored by her husband Walter. Victoria had a great love for the Lord, who was a very prayerful woman with a strong belief in treating people as she would want to be treated. Victoria was blessed with many talents, namely a wonderful singing voice, dancing ability, skilled at oil-painting, sewing, quilting, crocheting and assisting with stains to complete Walter’s wood-working pieces he designed and built for churches and homes. Victoria was born in Beckenham, Saskatchewan into a farming and musical family. She passed on her love of music to her extended family many of whom are musicians. Her nostalgia over youth and adolescent years provided good entertainment to all. Victoria lived her entire married and widowed life in Ituna, where she was a member of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, belonging to the CWL and Choir. She was a member of the Ituna Curling Club and Social Club. She was generous with her charitable organizations as well as to her family which is recognized and greatly appreciated. Victoria was a beautiful, fiery and meticulous lady who believed in keeping up appearances. She enjoyed socializing, had her favourite T.V. shows, loved to laugh and used her gifts of wit and feistiness as she lived through her difficult years of declining health with vascular disease. Special thanks from her family to her doctors, nurses, care-givers in Ituna, Melville and Regina at the hospitals, care-home and nursing home and to the residents of these homes who became new friends.

- Dean. A kid from the village; the jazz poet Dean McKenzie, 72, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 4, 2013, at the University of Alberta Hospital. Dean was born in Yorkton, Sask., on June 15, 1940, the son of the late Earl and Irene McKenzie (nee Dean). A move to Hubbard, Sask. as a boy, led to his great fondness for the prairies, as expressed in much of his writing. He earned his degree in Education from the University of Alberta in 1963 and, as a teacher at M. E. LaZerte for 25 years, inspired countless students until he retired in 1996. Known among Edmonton's arts community as "The Jazz Poet," Dean shared his poetry in many of the city's venues. His writing has been featured in books, CDs, public radio and award-winning short films. The muse and a guitar accompanied him through life. He was predeceased by his parents, brother-in-law, Bryan Kujaneck, and many relatives and friends. Dean will forever remain in the hearts of his wife Elana Aaserud, of St. Albert, Alberta; his former wife Bea McKenzie; his daughter Trish (Adrien) Lemoine and son, Todd McKenzie; step-daughter Kara Aaserud and step-son Graeme Aaserud; sisters Maureen and Linda McKenzie; 7 grandchildren Skye, Jasper, Jake, Chelsea, Kate, Evan and Everleigh; nephew Jacob (Kate), many cousins, nieces; constant companions Falkor, Fax and Focus; and countless friends, poets, artists, musicians, teachers and students. A celebration of his life will be held Friday, February 22, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre at 11727 Kingsway Ave NW in the Grand Ballroom.

MELNYK - William entered into eternal rest on October 1, 2004 at his residence at the age of 69. William was born on April 7, 1935 to Fred and Pearl Melnyk in the Hubbard District. William attended the Stryi School by Goodeve. Upon completion of his education William chose to pursue farming. He was the 'meticulous' one, and was heard many times saying, 'If you can't do it properly and with care, then don't do it at all'. During the polio epidemic in 1953 William was one of the polio victims in this area. He walked with crutches for many months, but with perseverance he discarded them eventually but was considerably disabled. In 1960 he assumed responsibility of the farm. On November 11, 1961 William married Irene. In 1981 he demolished the original house and built a new home with running water and other more modern conveniences. William was a wonderful father, devoted partner, loving, compassionate, cool and fun grandpa and uncle. He was a devoted friend who believed in fairness, honesty and individuality. William will always be remembered for his understanding, caring, and friendly ways. He would always be there when a crisis came, and take the worst mishap and turn the circumstance into a brighter perspective. Misfortune never got him down and he never complained, but continued to hold a positive attitude on life. He continually held the values of life dear and was an inspiration to all who knew him. William was a life-long member of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna, SK. In his spare time William loved to spend time with his loved ones. He rejoiced in their accomplishments and encouraged them to continue when they were confronted with hardship. William also enjoyed the quality time with Chantelle. He would attend dance recitals, mosaic or just being together. He would also enjoy telling stories especially of the 'good old days'. William was predeceased by his parents, Fred Melnyk in 1969 and Pearl Melnyk in 1984. He was also predeceased by his brother Joe Melnyk, sister Sylvia Melnyk and brother-in-law Bill Stecyk. William leaves to celebrate and rejoice in his memory his loving wife Irene of over 42 years of marriage, his children, Lawrence Melnyk of Hubbard, SK and Lorraine and granddaughter Chantelle Melnyk of Regina, SK, brother Ray Melnyk of Surray, BC, sisters Olga Stecyk, Sophie (Bill) Rygus of Edmonton, AB and sister-in-law Alexandria Melnyk of Ituna, SK. Serving as Honorary Casket-Bearers were all who shared in William's life. Family and friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so in Memory of the Late William Melnyk to the Canadian Paraplegic Association of SK. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 from Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Ituna, SK. Interment took place at the Melville Municipal Cemetery.

MICHAILISHIN - Olga (nee Leciuk) widow of Peter Michailishin of Lanigan passed away on Saturday October 18, 2008 at Regina General Hospital. She was 83 years of age. Olga was born August 20, 1925 at Ituna, Sask., a daughter of Katherine (nee Kowalyk) and Nick Leciuk. Olga attended File Hills School. On April 23, 1951 she obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant diploma from the Province of Ontario. Olga met the love of her life Peter an immigrant from the Ukraine, they were united in marriage on July 12, 1951 at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. Olga & Peter lived and worked many years in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They were very active in the church, volunteer and political organizations. Olga took a hair dressing course, cake decorating and an oil painting class, as well she was very involved in catering for their church. In 1997 they moved from Thunder Bay to Lanigan, Sk. Where they purchased a home for their final retirement years. Olga had lived a good, active life until just the past couple of months when her health started to fail. At the end of September she moved to the nursing home at Strasbourg. Olga passed away on Saturday October 18, 2008 at Regina General Hospital. She was 83 years of age. Olga was predeceased by her husband Peter, her parents Nick & Katherine Leciuk, her sisters and their husbands: Lena and Fred Shewchuk, Sophie & Jake Unger and her Brother Bill Leciuk. Olga will be fondly remembered and missed by her sisters: Beatrice (Bill) Schur and Anne (Omar) Sather, her nephews & nieces: Gunnar(Liz) Ivans, Arvid (Barb) Ivans, Janet Schur, James (Eileen) Schur, Chantel (Tom) Derbyshire, Rhonda (Randy) Sather, Glenna (Jim) Curry, Leanne (Tim) Fell; and great nieces and nephews: Sonia, Kristie (Kyle), Jackie, Steven, McKayla, Braden, Alexis, Haley and Austin and numerous God children. Prayer Services were held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 7:00 pm from Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 10:00 am from Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Very Rev. Archpriest Peter Wasylenko officiating. The responses were sung by William Kozey with members of Holy Ghost Parish. Great niece, Alexis Schur served as the crossbearer and great niece and nephew, McKayla and Braden Curry served as banner bearers. Interment followed in the parish cemetery with Omar Sather, James Schur, Tom Derbyshire, Gunner Ivans, Jim Curry and Randy Murray serving as casketbearers.

MOSKAL - Steve, resident of Hubbard, SK passed away peacefully in St. Peters Hospital, Melville on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the age of 94. He was predeceased by his wife Mary, his brother Mike and sisters Mary Badiuk and Julie Goebel. He will be missed by his sons Danny, David (Pat), Laverne (Penny) and Bobby (Lori), his grandchildren Tanya, Troy, Trevor, Sheri, Pamela, Scott, Damara, Mandy, Wade and Stephan and great-grandchildren, Pascal, Marc-André, Sophie and Olivia. Also a brother Walter (Helen), and sisters: Anne Bondala, Emily (Mike) Kressel, Jean (Stan) Husak, and Lena Mohr. Steve was born in Ituna on Jan. 4, 1916; the son of George Moskal and Rose Wawruck. Steve's mother (Rose) died when he was just 2 ½ years old. In 1919, George Moskal married Pauline Krysowaty, and in 1920, the family moved out to the homestead farm. Steve attended File Hills School which was a mile and half from the farm. At the age of 12, he left school to help on the family farm. When Steve was 17 years old, (1933) his father George passed away. Money was scarce, so in the spring of 1939, Steve walked to Hubbard, caught a ride on a train, and ended up in Revelstoke, BC. Steve found employment at a logging camp. Steve enjoyed working in BC. The work was hard during the day, but there were also opportunities for extra evening work that paid well. Steve made enough to send money home to help with expenses on the family farm. In January of 1940, Steve was able to buy a train ticket home to Ituna. In the spring of 1941, Steve started working at Wawruck's farm by St. Stanislaus School, north of Hubbard. In the process of working at the Wawruck's he met Mary Chorney. Steve and Mary were married October 26, 1941. They farmed north of Hubbard until 1949 when they and their young family moved into Hubbard. In 1953, Steve began working as a carpenter for the Melville North School Unit, building schools, repairing existing schools and teacherages. Steve built the school addition in Hubbard, built many homes in the surrounding area. Steve spent many hours doing volunteer work for the Hubbard community. He spent several years teaching carpentry to children of the Hubbard community as a 4-H leader. Steve was a member of the Hubbard Recreational Board and the Hubbard Diamond Jubilee Committee. Steve and his wife Mary enjoyed curling and were members of the Hubbard Curling Club. He continued to both farm and work as a carpenter until 1993 when he retired from farming. During his retirement, Steve spent many hours in his garage, building sleighs, hardwood cabinets, and when it became difficult to master the finer woodworking detail, he built doghouses. He always kept himself busy working in his garage. Steve will be fondly remembered in the Hubbard and Ituna community for his commitment to his wife Mary during her stay in the Ituna Pioneer Lodge. Prayers were held on Sunday evening, Feb. 21, 2010 and the Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, all from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Very Rev. Father Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R. was the Celebrant. Sheri Guy was the crossbearer and Laverne Moskal read the Epistle. The interment took place in the Parish cemetery with Scott, Mandy, Stephan, Troy, Damara and Trevor Moskal serving as the casketbearers.

MOSKAL - Walter Moskal of Ituna, beloved husband of Helen Moskal passed away peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital, Melville, on Thursday, June 10th, 2010 at the age of 89 years. Walter was born on the family homestead south of Ituna on May 16, 1921, to George and Pauline (Kresowaty) Moskal. He attended File Hills School until the sudden passing of his father forced him to quit. At the age of twelve, Walter assumed the responsibility of farming with his Mother. In 1948, he married Helen Wingerak who would share the same dreams of building their family farm. Through their hard work, dedication and faith, they realized those dreams together. Farming in the 1930s was not easy and money was scarce. However, Walter was adventurous ~ daring to try new things to make ends meet. For a short period of time, he raised mink for their fur and as breeding stock. In 1950 he purchased his first purebred Polled Hereford cow and commenced building his herd. With hard work, commitment, and passion, through the years he consigned cattle to major shows and sales. The cattle were sold to purebred and commercial breeders within Canada and also exported to Japan, Russia, and United States. Walter earned the reputation and respect of being inducted into Calgary's Hereford Hall of Fame. In 1961, Walter's ambitious nature inspired him to complete an auctioneer's course in Mason City, Iowa. For many years, with the involvement of his family, he held auctions in surrounding communities. Always eager to learn, Walter received a diploma for judging cattle from the Veterinary College in Saskatoon. Walter was community-minded. He was a leader of Tullymet 4-H Beef Club for ten years and truly believed in their motto, "Learn to do by doing." He served as a local trustee for File Hills School until its closure in June, 1958 and as a member of the Balcarres Polled Hereford Club as their secretary-treasurer. Walter was involved with the Ituna Co-operative Association fulfilling roles as director and secretary. He was also recognized by the Canadian Wheat Board for his longstanding and significant contribution to prairie agriculture for fifty years. In later years, Walter developed a passion for restoring buggies, sleighs, cutters, and carriages. The real pleasure was when he participated in parades providing rides to dignitaries, friends, family and children. For weddings, Walter took pride and dressed the part as a distinguished carriage driver as he and his team escorted the bride and groom to their destination. He had a special bond with his horses. To this day, one of the horses still remains at the farm. Dad was the happiest when he was working fulfilling his responsibility of providing for his family. He enjoyed socializing, always a jokester in his own teasing way. Walter will be sadly missed and his memory will be cherished by his wife of 62 years, Helen; daughters, Patricia, and Phyllis (Mo); sons Morris (Linda) and Ladmer (Delores); grandchildren Kristie Anne (Terri), Ryan, Tamara, Michael, Robert, Justin (Robbi); great grandchildren, Nixon, Matthew, Emma and Layla. He is also survived by sisters, Emily (Mike) Kressel, Ann Bandola, Jean (Stan) Husak, and Lena Mohr as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Ann, in infancy; step-father, Nick Wolos; brothers, Steve (Mary), Volodimir and Michael; sister’s Mary (John) Badiuk, and Julie (George) Goebel. Prayers were held on Tuesday, June 15th and the Requiem Divine Liturgy on Wednesday, June 16th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna with Very Rev. Fr. Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. Serving as Crossbearer and Epistle reader was Kristie Anne Stronach. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Michael Moskal, Robert Moskal, Tamara Kowal, Terri Mah, Justin Kowalchuk and Ryan Stronach serving as the casket bearers.

MYDELSKI - Lillian (nee Koshlay) July 15, 1932 - September 23, 2012. The family of Lillian Mydelski is saddened to announce her peaceful passing, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. If you were to ask Lillian what her greatest accomplishment in life was, she would say her family. The joy of her life was her two grandsons. She had a heart of gold and always welcomed family and friends into her home. There were always homemade goodies, warm conversation, and laughter awaiting visitors. Lillian was born in Goodeve, SK., and was the 3rd youngest in a family of 12 siblings. Lillian was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Pauline Koshlay (nee Semeniuk); her siblings, Mike, Nestor, Sophie Swininko, Lena Gehring, Sam, John, and Patricia Krushelnicki. To cherish her memory is her husband, Rudy; her daughter, Charlotte Dusyk and son, Kendrick; her sons, Brent, Glenn (Cheryl Moore) and their son, Mark. Lillian is also survived by her sisters, Kay Kozak, Jean Parachoniak, Margie Mandziak; brother, Mardy Koshlay, plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank Dr. M. Akot, the nurses on 4A, Palliative Care doctors and nurses, and Mary Deutscher, Chaplain at the Pasqua Hospital for their compassionate care. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, September 28, 2012 at St. Cecilia R.C. Parish, 5020 - 7th Ave., Regina, SK with Fr. John Weckend and Fr. Don McNeil as Co-Celebrants. Cremation has taken place and in keeping with Lillianís wishes a private burial will be held at a later date.

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NAKONECHNY - Julia (nee Kreway), age 86 years, passed away unexpectedly April 18, 2006. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 1998; her parents William and Maria (Lewko); five sisters: Pauline (Mike) Obuch, Helen (Willie) Kotylak, Edna Machula, Pat (Sam) Battaglia, Caroline Kryway; two brothers, Nick and Walter Kreway; and brother-inlaw Frank Nakonechny. Julia is loved and will be dearly missed by her daughters: Lorna (Larry) Zatlyn of Prince Albert, and Cathy (Brian) Klatt of Regina; five granddaughters: Nicole Zatlyn (Jason Weiner) of Boston, Michelle and Kimberley Zatlyn of Toronto, Sarah and Christine Klatt of Regina. Julia is also survived by her sisters, Rose (Alex) Halinak, Kay Nakonechny, all of Toronto, Natalie Kreway of Ituna; brothers, Michael (Hazel) Kryway of Windsor, Leon (Verna) Kreway of Ituna; sister-in-law Nettie Kreway of Ituna and brother-in-law Paul Machula of Toronto; her husband's brother Tom (Kay) Nakonechny of Fort Qu'Appelle; his sister Frances Molesky of Calgary; and sisters-inlaw Olga Nakonechny of Regina and Emily Shalovelo of Dysart; and many nieces and nephews. Julia was born and raised in Ituna, SK. In 1944 she married Bill and moved to Leross, SK where they enjoyed over forty years in a successful farming operation and an active community life. Julia was an exceptional cook, gardener and a gifted needlework artist. In 1997, Julia and Bill moved to Selo Gardens, Regina to enjoy their retirement and to be closer to their family. Family gatherings were always a special occasion, much anticipated by her grandchildren. When studies and work took granddaughters farther away, Julia would write, telephone and send their favourite treats. With a cheerful disposition and warm manner, Julia enjoyed the many friends that she and Bill made. During their life together, they travelled to Europe, different parts of Canada and the U.S., but most enjoyed visiting with their family. Prayers will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street, Regina with Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Luzney presiding. Interment to follow in St. Vladimir's Cemetery, Kelliher, SK.

NAKONECHNY - Mary of Regina, formerly of the Hubbard district entered eternal rest on Monday, December 3, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 80 years of age. Mary was born on July 12, 1921 in the Hubbard district, a daughter of John and Mary (nee Ivanchuck) Nakonechny. She was the youngest of eight siblings. Mary was raised on the family farm in the Hubbard district where she attended school as well. After completing grade VIII she remained on the farm where she helped out until the early 50's. She ventured to Regina where she worked part-time for a couple of years before returning to the farm to look after her aging parents and help her brother with chores. After the death of her parents, Mary continued to help her brother until his death in 1975. She remained on the farm until the fall of 1977 when she moved to Regina. Here she resided in an apartment until fall of 1990 when she moved with her widowed sister Anne. With failing health and her sister finding difficulty in looking after her, Mary was placed in a Care Home where she remained until her passing. Predeceased by her father in 1962; her mother in 1963; brothers, Pete as a child in 1909; Joe in 1926 at the age of 12; Walter in 1965; Mike in 1975; John in 1987; sisters-in-law, Annie Nakonechny, Anne Nakay and Anne Nakay; and a brother-in-law John Tataryn; Mary is survived by her older sister Anne Tataryn of Regina and her older brother Tommy of Langley, BC; as well as 8 nieces and nephews. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, December 7th at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hubbard Very Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor was Ostap Piasta and the cross bearer was Walter Wingerak. The interment followed in Holy Ghost Parish Cemetery, Hubbard District with Roman Tataryn, Gary Tataryn, Donald Nakonechny Roman Rushinko, Edward Rushinko, Nick Dmyterko serving as the casket bearers.

NOLAN - Elaine, formerly of Rouleau, SK passed away early Saturday morning, December 16, 2006 at Acaster Place, Regina, SK where she has resided for the last 4 years. Elaine was born in Hubbard, SK on November 21, 1918. She was predeceased by her husband John; her parents; two brothers and one sister. Elaine is lovingly remembered by her children: son Garry (Lynne) and their family Deborah (Jeff) Bean and their children Taylor and Alexa, Adrienne (Malcolm) Hagley; Sarah (Brandon) Downs and their children Chase and Nolan, Reagan Nolan and Paul Nolan; son Brian (companion Marlene) and his children Lance (Kayla) and their children Kade and Kennedy and Darla (Lloyd) Isaac; daughter Brenda (David) Nederhoff and their family Michael (Jennifer) and their son Wil, Frances (Graeme) Morris and their children Benjamin and Leslie Nederhoff; daughter Lydia (Jack) Nederhoff and their children Ellis and Alexis; brother Mickey; sisters Marion, Jeanette and Elizabeth. Elaine's family wish to thank Stephanie Skrudland and all her staff at Acaster Place for their thoughtful and caring attention and also to Dr. John Morris. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.

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OBUCH - Alex, long time Ituna resident passed away on Friday, October 26, 2001 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. He was 78 years of age. Alex Obuch was born on March 17, 1923 in Ituna; a son of John & Dora (nee Homeniuk) Obuch. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Churchill School. In 1939 he applied to go to the Navy but was rejected and was called to the Army where he fought for his country. After the war was over he returned to the farm in the Churchill district and farmed with his father and brother till he retired from farming and moved to Ituna in 1978. He was a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool for 30 years and a Councillor for Division 5 of the RM #246 Ituna Bon Accord. He had been an active member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Churchill district and of the Sacred Heart Church in Ituna. His hobbies included gardening and playing cards, especially three-spot, at the Ituna Senior's Centre. Alex's health had been failing since this past summer, and more recently had been hospitalized this past month in Yorkton and Melville. Predeceased by his parents, Dora in 1949 and John in 1967; a brother Russel in 1999, step-brothers Bill, Tony, Dan and John Hluchman. He leaves to cherish his memory a brother Harry and his wife Sophie of Ituna, a step-brother Mike of Ituna; numerous nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Katie Obuch of Regina and Anne Obuch of Yorkton. The prayer service was held on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 from the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Church in Ituna. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 from Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Father Brian Bayda as Celebrant. Cantors, Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Andrea Kohuch led in the singing of the responses. The sacristan was Larry Tymiak. The crossbearer was Daryl Obuch and Nancy Herasymiuk read the epistle. The interment took place in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Gordon Obuch, Gary Obuch, John Evanochko, Nestor Kushnerenko, David Obuch and Victor Rodych serving as the casketbearers.

OBUCH - Eugene Leon "Gene", beloved husband of Mrs. Sheila Obuck of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday, July 14, 2002 at the age of 65 years. Gene was born December 20, 1936 in Ituna, SK. He worked for Air Canada for twenty-seven years, retiring in January, 2002. Gene enjoyed doing mechanical work, especially restoring vehicles. Besides his loving wife Sheila, Gene is also survived by his two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy and Don Davison of Saskatoon, SK, and Joy Rancourt of Kenaston, SK; and four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Mike and Georgina of Saskatoon, SK, Walter, Roman and Irene, and Gary and Jeanette Obuck, all of Regina, SK. He is also survived by Sheila's family, Laurie and Doug Smithies of Carstairs, Ron and Chris Hunt of Calgary, Janet Michaud of Rockyford, and Jeff Hunt of Carstairs; as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Gene was predeceased by his parents William and Kay Obuck. Funeral Services will be held at Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, on Friday, July 19, 2002 at 10:30 A.M. with the Rev. Patrick D. Powalinsky of St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiating.

OBUCH - Kay (nee Bratkowski), born December 4, 1911 in Ituna, Sask., passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2002. Predeceased by her parents Paul and Sophie; husband William; brothers: Nick, Alex, Bill; sisters: Nellie, Carol and Ann. She is survived by her five sons: Mike (Georgina) of Saskatoon, Roman (Irene) of Regina, Gary (Jeanette) of Regina, Wally of Regina and Gene (Sheila) of Calgary; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; two sisters, Mary of Saskatoon and Sophie of Hamilton, Ontario. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 7th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street with Msgr. R. Luzney officiating. Interment in Regina Memorial Gardens. Prayers will be held in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave. on Wednesday, March 6th, at 8:00 p.m.

OBUCK - Russell Walter. It is with heavy hearts and great sorrow that we announce the passing of Russell at the age of 65. Russell was born on July 28, 1935 on his parents' farm near Ituna, Saskatchewan. He is predeceased by his parents, Tony and Katherine Obuck and his father-in-law, John Blahut. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Violet, daughters Yvonne (Glenn), Kathleen (Todd) Wrobel, Barb (Dana) and sons Michael (Cecile) and Kevin (Cindy) and his grandchildren, which were his pride and joy, Heather, Matthew, Brenden and Jayden. He is also survived by his brothers Orest (Charlene) of Vancouver, B.C., Gordon (Joanne) of Yorkton and Tony (Lorie) of Regina and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Russell loved and was totally dedicated to Firestone before retiring in 1987 at the age of 52. He was also an active member of the St. John Ambulance for many years. Russell enjoyed his retirement years being "Mr. Clean" by keeping his entire block absolutely snow free in the winter and his yard immaculately groomed each summer. The most important thing in his life though was his strong love for his family. He took great pride in bragging about each and every one of them. He will be most remembered by those that knew him for his love of a good argument, his outgoing personality and that great big smile. The Obuck family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. S. Bester, Dr. P. Duffy and Dr. V.A. Gebhardt for the compassionate care and kindness given to Russell during his illness. Prayers will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, December 4, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.

OLECH - Pauline of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. and formerly of the Ituna District of Saskatchewan, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at the Balcarres Integrated Care Centre in Balcarres, Sask. She was 77 years of age. Prayers will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Fort Qu'Appelle. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:00 a.m. from our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church with the interment to follow in the Regina Memorial Gardens. Pauline leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband, Joseph of Fort Qu'Appelle, SK; sisters, Olga Braden of Calgary, AB and Lucy Spatuk of Regina, SK; brother, Walter (Gene) Winniski of Balcarres, SK; brother-in-law, Mike Tyminski; sisters-in-law, Nellie Winniski and Jean Winniski both of Ituna.

OLYNYK - Mike, husband of Irene of the Goodeve district passed away on Sunday January 13, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. He was seventy-three years of age. Mike was born on November 2, 1928 on the family farm north of Goodeve, Saskatchewan to John and Anna (nee Charanduke) Olynyk. Mike received his education at Crescent Bluff School. Upon completion of his schooling he farmed with his parents. In the fall of 1948 Mike ventured to Vancouver, BC where he was employed during the winter. The following fall he was employed at International Harvester in Hamilton, Ontario. He returned to the farm in 1949 and on November 25, 1951 Mike married Irene Pillipow. Working side by side Mike and Irene expanded and developed an operation that is known as Crescent Creek Angus. Always very active, Mike served as a Councillor for the R.M. of Stanley. He was one of the ten incorporators of the Goodeve Credit Union, served on the Goodeve Rural Telephone Co. and was a 4-H Beef Club Leader. Mike especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He always had room in his armchair for an extra grandchild. In recent years Mike and Irene enjoyed several bus trips together travelling throughout Canada and the U.S.A. The past three years Mike was especially proud to host the Crescent Creek Annual Angus Bull Sale at the farm. In 2000 the farm was the recipient of the Saskatchewan Angus breeder of the year award. Mike was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Bill; two sisters, Sophie Pillipow and Nellie Holinaty. Mike leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of fifty years, Irene of Goodeve; his four children: two sons, Ivan (Phyllis) of Canora, and Wes (Kim) of Goodeve, two daughters, Chris (Rod) Pohl of Porcupine Plain, SK and Grace (Bill) Ruttan of Red Deer, AB; seven grandchildren, Curtis Pohl, Nicholas, Orie, Roxanne, Danny, Kaitlin and Wade Olynyk; one brother, George (Mary) Olynyk of Wynyard, SK; five sisters, Mary Tekatch, Anne (Stan) Tekatch, Olga Haliuk and Helen Pruski, all of Hamilton, ON and Elsie (Alex) Camponi of Westbank, BC; one sister-in-law, Doris Olynyk of Youngstown, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayer Services were held on Wednesday January 16, 2002 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Funeral Services were held on Thursday January 17, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut and Rt. Rev. Fr. Victor Lakusta officiating. Grandson, Danny Olynyk was the crossbearer and the Bannerbearers were Matt Lutz & Mike Brelis. The responses were sung by Mr. William Kozey and members of the Parish Choir. Honorary Bearers were everyone who knew and loved Mike. Granddaughters, Kaitlin & Roxanne Olynyk were the wreathbearers. Interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Orie Olynyk, Nicholas Olynyk, Curtis Pohl, Bill Ruttan, Donald Pillipow and Stan Olynyk as the casketbearers. A memorial luncheon followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre, Lisa Tataryn paid tribute with a solo "Grandpa's Hands".

OSCIENNY - Annie (nee Krupa), resident of Anderson Lodge peacefully entered eternal life with her family on her side on Monday, November 18, 2002 at the age of 87 years. Annie was born on September 9, 1915 in the Plainview district to Joseph and Mary (nee Lukany) Krupa. As a young child, Annie moved with her family to Ituna. A short time later her father purchased land in the Parkerview area where she attended Okno School. As a young girl Annie went to work as a hired girl at various homes. While she was employed in the Willowbrook area she met and married Alex Oscienny. They purchased land in the Beaverdale district in 1937 and worked side by side in all aspects of farming. In 1970 they semi-retired and moved their home to Yorkton to enjoy city life. Unfortunately Alex passed away in June of 1972 leaving Annie to look after their home until 1992. She sold the house and moved to Fisher Court, residing there for three years when she suffered a stroke which left her unable to look after herself. Subsequently Annie moved to a private care home and later to Anderson Lodge where she resided until the present time. Predeceased by her parents; husband Alex; seven siblings and son-in-law Orest Prybylski, Annie leaves to cherish her memory three daughters; Angie (Lorne) Grunert and Iris (Henry) Takatch of Yorkton; and Jean (Garth) Olson of Bashaw, AB; seven grandsons, Ken & Dan Prybylski, Dwayne, Kelly and Shawn Takatch and Jason and Kevin Olson; eighteen great grandchildren; brother Steve Krupa of Foam Lake and sister Nell (John) Washington of Denver, Colorado. Prayers were held on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Oleh Kashuba, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Angie Grunert and the cross bearer was Shawn Takatch. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ken Prybylski, Dan Prybylski, Dwayne Takatch, Kelly Takatch, Jason Olson and Kevin Olson serving as the casket bearers.

OSCIENNY - Nicholas (1934 - 2010). It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nicholas Oscienny. Nick was born on January 22, 1934, and passed away on March 26, 2010, at the Pasqua Hospital at the age of 76 years. He was predeceased by his parents John and Ann. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Florence; his son Brent (Trish) & children Austin & Tye and son Curtis. He will also be remembered by his brother Matt (Marieann) and three sisters Marie Manastyski, Ann (Peter) Velychko, & Rosie (Nick) Pawluk, and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. Nick was born in the district of Goodeve, SK where he grew up on the farm. He moved to Regina seeking work and finally landed a job at IPSCO where he worked from 1961 til his retirement in 1991. Nick loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, but his real passion was camping and fishing with his family. Nick was a man of all trades if you couldn't find Nick, all you had to do was go to the garage where he spent many hours tinkering. Public Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Lee Funeral Home, 3101 Dewdney Avenue. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 10:00 am at St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto St. with Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Luzney, officiating

OTCHENASH - John, of Hubbard, beloved husband of Kay passed away on Tuesday, December 25th, 2001 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. He was 80 years of age. John was born in Skolin in the Ukraine on September 2nd, 1921, a son of Zachary and Ksenia (nee Sewchuk) Otchenash. At the age of eight, he emigrated to the Parkerview district of Saskatchewan with his family. He lived in various areas of Saskatchewan and Manitoba until settling in Winnipeg where he met and married Kay Shubaly. John worked on the family farm for a number of years. He was called to service in 1944 and was stationed in both St. John's and Halifax. After the war, he returned to the prairies and worked various other jobs until joining the Sterling Stall Company in Winnipeg as a shipper. Upon retirement, he moved to Hubbard, Saskatchewan, where he became an active member of the community. He was president of the social club for a number of years, as well as treasurer of the Holy Cross Church. John was very committed to his family, especially his three grandchildren. Though soft-spoken and gentle, John remained true to his faith and ideals. We will miss his sense of humour and loving nature. He is survived by his wife Kay, two daughters, Donna Goring (John) of Victoria, BC; Karen Shubaly-Molnar (Rory Molnar) of Winnipeg; one son, Garry Shubaly of Calgary; grandchildren, Jared and Robin Goring & Matthew Molnar; sisters, Sophie Winnicki, Ollie Farand & Marie Carscadden; brothers William, Albert and Andrew. He was predeceased by a brother Matt and his parents Ksenia and Zachary. Prayer services were held on Friday, December 28th at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hubbard. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, December 29th at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church with Very Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantors, Ostap Piasta and Andrea Kohuch along with members of the parish led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was John Goring and the crossbearer was Rory Molnar. Daughters, Donna and Karen paid tribute to their father. The interment followed in the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery with Matthew Molnar, Raymond Bretecher, Terry Otchenash, Henry Winnicki, Greg Winnicki and Mark Farand serving as the casket bearers.

OTCHENASH - Kay (nee Parfenuik) was born on September 2, 1922 in the Hubbard district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Sam and Anna Parfenuik (nee Michasiw). She left home when she was 17 and worked in the Toronto area for a few years, then returned to Hubbard and married Adam Shubaly. They had two children, Gary Grant Sam and Karen Ann, and relocated to Winnipeg. When the children were quite young, Adam passed away suddenly. Thanks to the loving support of her family, she was able to raise the children by herself. After seven years as a widow, she met and married John Otchenash. A year later, they had a daughter, Donna Marie. During her life, Kay worked several jobs, including as a waitress and a nurse's aide. She started off working with polio patients, transferred to Misericordia Hospital and ended up finding her niche at the Children's Hospital, where she worked for 20 years. Due to her caring nature, she was a natural source of comfort for the sick children. Upon retirement, she moved back to Hubbard, where she quickly became an active member of the Hubbard social club and Holy Cross church. During this time they enjoyed re-establishing old friendships and became local cribbage champions several times over. Unfortunately her health began to decline and she spent the last years of her life at the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre. Kay's passions in life included gardening, cooking, and entertaining family and friends - the more, the merrier! She especially enjoyed visits from her grandchildren. She will be missed. She passed away peacefully on January 26, 2010. She is survived by her children Gary Shubaly of Calgary, Karen Shubaly-Molnar of Winnipeg, Donna Goring (John) of Victoria; grandchildren: Matthew Molnar (Amy) of Winnipeg, Jared & Robin Goring of Victoria; brother Walter Parfenuik of Ituna; sisters Steffa Dorosh of Regina and Emma Parfenuik of Hubbard and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, both of her husbands, four of her sisters, and four of her brothers. The prayers were held on Monday evening, February 1, 2010 and the Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday morning, February 2, 2010, all from the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hubbard. Very Rev. Father Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R was the Celebrant. The sacristan was William Zenkewich. Cantors, Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Heidi Spilchuk led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Jared Goring and the Epistle reader was Grace Winnicki. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Peter Muzyka, Matthew Molnar, Arlene Horwath, Robin Goring, Lloyd Ullrich and Rick Dorosh serving as the casketbearers.

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PARFENIUK - Lena. Mother, Baba, Auntie and friend has been returned home to heaven on Monday, December 12, 2005 at the age of 91. Lena was born on November 18, 1914 at Plainview, SK. She was a caring, loving, gifted, strong-willed woman and all around beautiful person. Lena saw many hardships but her life was full of many precious memories and moments. Thus we are left being the richest family with her strength that touched the hearts of each and everyone who had met her with special words of wisdom and gentle understanding. Many years were spent farming in Goodeve, SK. where she raised her five children: Morley (Marion), Zenen (Marline), Gerry (Angela), Orest (Karen) and Wilma (Doug). Lena was blessed with 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, one great, great grandson and many nieces and nephews. Her unconditional love will be sadly missed by all. She was predeceased by her husband William, son Albert, daughter Barbara, grandson Ryan, parents, brothers, and sisters. Prayers will be held at Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, Regina, SK. on Friday December 16 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, Regina, SK. on Saturday December 17 at 10:00 a.m.

PASLAWSKI - Anastasia, age 91, resident of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2007. She is survived by a daughter, Ann (Larry) Jankoski of Ituna; and a son, John (Judy) Paslawski of Regina; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Prayers will be held on Thursday at 7:30pm from Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hubbard. The Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00am from the church. The interment will follow in the Hubbard Village Cemetery.

PAWLIW - Mary (nee Koback), beloved wife of the late of Joe Pawliw of Ituna, passed away on Wednesday January 22, 2003, at the Pasqua Hospital, Regina, at the age of 76 years. Mary was born on September 27, 1926, in the Horse Lake district near Kelliher. She was the daughter of Nick and Anne (nee Rokosh) Koback. She grew up on the family farm and received her education at the Eastward School in the Kelliher district. As a young girl, she worked at various occupations, until 1957, when she became employed by the Ituna Union Hospital, until her retirement in 1991. On July 28, 1956, she was united in marriage to Joe Pawliw, at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The couple resided in Ituna, where they raised a family of six children. In the years following her retirement, she spent her time being close to her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren, which were her pride and joy. Mary enjoyed crocheting, travelling, and camping. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband Joe in 1986, her father Nick in 1961, mother Anne in 1987, a sister Anne in infancy, and sister Katie Lees in 2000. She leaves behind to cherish her memory; two sons Joe (Diane), Garry (Tracy) of Regina; four daughters, Deloris (Jim) Bulych of Foam Lake; Shirley of Regina; Josie (Greg) Rutko of Calgary; Christine (Ivan) Kozey of White City; five grandsons, Jason (Krista) Bulych of Foam Lake, Curtis Bulych of Saskatoon; Travis Bulych of Foam Lake; Reece and Ashton Pawliw of Regina; one granddaughter Kristen Bulych of Foam Lake; two great great grandsons Kaleb and Aiden Bulych of foam Lake; three sisters Jean (late Matt) Zuchkan of Parkerview, Sask.; Rose (Willard) Bubyn of Regina; Eva (Ben) Andrusiak of Foam Lake; two brothers Nick Koback of Ituna; John (Marlene) Koback of Quesnel, B.C. as well as many nieces and nephews; numerous other relatives and many dear friends. A special thanks to Dr. Muftah for all his wonderful care, as well as a special thanks to the nursing staff of unit 3D of the Pasqua Hospital for their understanding and care during mom's stay. Prayers services will be held on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be Celebrated on Monday morning at 10:00 A.M. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna with the interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery.

PAWLUST - Alexander was born on February 5, 1916 in the Ituna district of Saskatchewan; a son of Wasyl and Florence (nee Shutro) Pawlust. He was raised on the family farm north of Ituna and attended the Lunnville School. In his younger years, Alex worked as a miner in the Flin Flon area, and also for the railroad. He later farmed with his brother John until 1982, when he sold the land and moved into Ituna. In September of 1982 he was united in marriage to Lily McInnes at Yorkton. The couple resided in Ituna. Alex was a quiet man, he had a kind, gentle nature. He was devoted to his family. His hobbies included woodworking and furniture refinishing. He enjoyed playing checkers in his spare time and visiting with his friends. Since April of this year, Alex had been a resident of the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre. He passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2003. He was 87 years of age. Predeceased by his wife Lily on January 21, 2000, brothers Metro, John, Peter and Nick, and by sisters Annie Ozemlowski and Julia Pawlust. He is survived by brothers Mike of Calgary and Paul (Elizabeth) of Owen Sound, Ontario, a sister Mary Glowachuk of Teulon, Manitoba; nieces Doris Mahoney, Louise Fabris and Jean Minuk, a nephew Roy Dumore; step-children, Florence (Ray) Woloschuk of Yorkton, Vi Dixon of Saskatoon, Marjorie (Bill) Lewchuk of Gorlitz; five step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

PAWLYSHYN - Bill, of Ituna, beloved husband of Rose, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at the Ituna Pioneer Lodge. He was 73 years of age. William Pawlyshyn was born on January 2, 1928 at Goodeve, son of George and Katherine (nee Burak) Pawlyshyn. Bill grew up on the family homestead and attended Goodeve School. He then went on to technical school in Saskatoon. After finishing school he was employed by the University for 10 years. In the spring of 1955 he came to Goodeve and started Pawlyshyn's Electric, selling household appliances, servicing and wiring. In the spring of 1962 he opened a second business in Ituna. Shortly after, he met Rose Potoroka and they were united in marriage on July 27, 1968 at the Goodeve Orthodox church. They made their home in Ituna and together they ran both businesses. In the winter of 1973 Bill sold the Goodeve shop. Bill took great pride in his work and enjoyed the visits when he went out on service calls. Numerous people in the area have stories of Bill coming out to do work for them. After 45 years of hard work, Bill sold his business and retired in June of 2000. As busy as Bill was he always found time for his pastimes of fishing, camping and travelling. Bill and Rose were fortunate to be able to travel to Hawaii, Alaska and the Maritimes. His electrical and refrigeration seminars also allowed then to travel to many places in Canada and the United States. Bill was active in his church and served as the sacristan for the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church for many years. Bill enjoyed the time he spent visiting with family and friends. It was always a pleasure to spend time with him. William was predeceased by his parents George and Katherine, his brother Peter and brother in law, Harry Murawsky. He leaves behind to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his wife Rose; two sisters, Nellie (James) Mykytuik of Vernon, BC, and Annie Murawsky of Spiritwood, SK.; one brother, John (Dodie) Pawlyshyn of Parksville, BC.; sisters-in-law Lena Pawlyshyn of Goodeve and Ann (Elvin) Mandziak of Regina; brothers-in-law John Potoroka of Goodeve, Emil (Edna) Potoroka of Calgary, Mike (Elfrieda) Potoroka of Goodeve, as well as many relatives, nieces, nephews and the many friends he made throughout his career. Prayer services were held on Sunday, February 18th at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. Funeral services continued on Monday, February 19th at Holy Trinity Church with Rev. Father Michael Kopchuk officiating. The cantor, John Smysnuik assisted by parish members led in the singing of the responses. Walter Kozey served as sacristan. The cross bearer was Mike Potoroka and the banner bearers were John Zatwarnitski and Ron Pilipow. All family and friends in attendance were considered as honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Holy Trinity Parish Cemetery with John Suwala, Bonnie Potoroka, Mark Pawlyshyn, Bohdan Machula, Vladimir Pawlyshyn and Robert Burak serving as the casket bearers. Tributes were conveyed by niece Karen Davis, nephew Vladimir Pawlyshyn and friend and neighbor John Zatwarnitski.

PETROWSKI - Jennie (nee Hrycewich) of Ituna, Sask. passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville at the age of 71 years. Prayers, Friday, June 18, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna with the rosary said at 6:30 p.m. by members of the U.C.W.L. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. from Sacred Heart Church in Ituna. Jennie was predeceased by her parents Mike and Annie Hrycewich and husband Mike Petrowski. She leaves to cherish her memory her three children Christine (Gary) Kitzul of White City, Virginia Petrowski of Regina and Larry Petrowski of Regina; grandchildren Marcy Kitzul (James) Baziuk and Tyler Kitzul and Joy Petrowski.

PETRICHUK - Anton, resident of the Ituna district, former Reeve of the RM of Tullymet, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2001 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. He was 72 years of age. Anton Joseph Petrichuk was born on April 21, 1928 at Klinovia, near Bielsk, Poland; a son of Mary (nee Kiercul) and Watslow (Bill) Petrichuk. On August 6, 1929, the family left Poland to come to Canada, arriving at Ituna, Saskatchewan. Anton, or Tony as he was affectionately known, was raised on the family farm and was attending Herzel School at the time of his father's sudden death in 1941. Following that Tony took over most of the farm duties, with the help of his mother and neighbours. He was able to further his education by taking correspondence courses, completing grades nine and ten. On September 6, 1953 he was united in marriage to Steffie Mandziak. The couple soon established their own home on land just north of the family farm. This union was blessed with two children, Terry Wayne and Christine Ann. Anton became interested in local government and served as councillor for the RM of Tullyment #216 for six years. In 1975 he was elected as the Reeve of the RM, and served in that capacity until 1994. On August 16, 1989, Steffie passed away, and following that Anton continued to farm with the help of his children. Although diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, he was still able to keep himself busy and maintain a positive outlook. Besides his wife Steffie, he was predeceased by his father Watslow in 1941, step-father Pete Necorak in 1980, brother Jerry in 1980, and his mother Mary in 1988. He leaves to cherish his memory his son Terry and daughter Christine, both on the home farm; grandsons Christopher (Erin) of Balcarres and Michael of Ituna; two sisters, Tesie (Jack) Baker of Fort Qu'Appelle, and Caroline (Philip) Klisowsky of Leross, numerous nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends. The Prayer Service was held on Sunday evening, April 1, 2001 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, April 2, 2001 from Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Father Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. Cantor Ostap Leo Piasta led in the singing of the responses. David Korchinski was the Sacristan, Lorraine Klisowsky was the Epistle-reader and Karl Yasinowski was the Crossbearer. Honorary bearers were Louis Oshowy, Ed Karpinsky, Victor Lippe, Willard Eagle, Hatie Dixon, Bill Medvid and Walter Dixon. The interment followed in the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery, Hubbard district, with Peter Uchacz, Allan Resener, Wesley Klisowsky, Glen Dugalo, Nick W. Karkut and Ken Baker serving as the casketbearers. At the memorial luncheon following the funeral, Wesley Klisowsky gave the tribute and granddaughter-in-law Erin Petrichuk gave the thank-you from the family.

PETRUCHA - Leo Petrucha. On April 21, 2011 Mr. Leo Petrucha, at the age of 81, peacefully passed into a sleep for the last time. Loving husband to Thea; father to three sons and one daughter, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Leo was predeceased by his son Larry. Survived by Son Jack: grandchild, Jack Jr., great-grandchildren Kenna and Cayde. Grandchild Nicole, great-grandchildren Parys and Dane. Son Rick (Susanne): grandchildren Dillon and Taylor. Daughter Deborha Ogunyele (Micheal Sr.): grandchildren, Micheal Jr., Typhnee, Theadiane, greatgrandchild Malyek. Leo was born in Ituna, SK to John and Mary, the 11th child of 14 children. He started farming at the age of 13, at 20 met his wife Thea, and was married for over 60 years. They moved to Saskatoon in 1956 where he raised 4 children. He started his own cleaning and general contracting business. Leo was always a hard worker and believed in giving a fair days work for a fair days pay. He enjoyed playing Santa for over 20 years in Saskatoon into his 70's helping private families and businesses bring in the Christmas season. Leo was a passionate hockey fan all of his life. He and Thea enjoyed fishing and gardening together.

PETRUKA - Jessica Lee, beloved daughter of Pat & Gordon, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2007 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 16 years of age. Jessica Lee Petruka was born December 31, 1990 at 8:45 P.M. in the Regina Pasqua Hospital to Patricia and Gordon Petruka of Ituna, Saskatchewan. She was a baby sister for brother Chris and sisters Andrea and Stacey. She was a happy baby who suddenly took ill on January 10, 1991 with what was later diagnosed as Congenital Heart Disease. Her heart had not totally finished growing and needed some reconstruction which was done in three stages; at age 13 days, second at age 11 months and final procedure at age 2 1/2 years at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. She had a very slim chance of surviving her first surgery, and it was a battle that none of us will ever forget. She was a fighter! She not only survived, she grew up to be a very strong and independent young woman. We did try to pamper and protect her throughout her life, but we soon realized that she was running the show and would key us in when she needed protection. At the young age of 4 years, she informed us that she was too old to attend another year of playschool with the other "little kids" and that she wanted to go to the real school. Since her birthday fell at the end of the year, she was entitled to do so and she did! She continued to enjoy school right to her final day. She loved people and absorbed knowledge in whatever she did. Jessica refused to be stopped by any hurdle, she overcame them all. The impossible ones just took her a little longer. She loved to be around her siblings on the farm having a hand in everything they would do, from animal chores to combining, it didn't matter, she loved it all, and we all loved to be around her. She continued through life, jumping at the chance to do new things, but most of all she loved being a member of the 1st Ituna Scouts. Whether our group was large or small, it didn't matter to her; if it was small she eagerly met new friends from everywhere. She loved camping, canoeing, the horse backing riding camp we attended in the B.C. mountains, our fishing trip to northern Saskatchewan this past summer, but most of all she loved Campanoe Challenge, held yearly at Good Spirit Lake. She lived for this event! She made friends from all over and after completing the 3 Year Program, she became a Challenge Leader and loved to work with the younger youth there and at the Cub Camp in Moose Jaw. She cherished all her scouting friends with a love so deep it could not be measured. Jessica loved school and had a very strong need for knowledge. Her desire to interact with people through debated and discussions made her mind grow to enormous depth. Her favorite debating partner was Ken Mushka, her Grade 12 English teacher. She loved the thought of a deep debate with him, and that probably explained her strong desire to attend university after graduation to become a high school English teacher. She also loved school activities that brought people together like school dances, and being a strong advocate of SADD, she became the school SADD president this year. She also loved to Ukrainian Dance. She loved her heritage and our community's cultural background. Even though she got a late start because of her health, she danced with a deep passion, and this was her second senior year with the Ituna Klenovee Lystky Dance Group. Another deep love of hers was her computer; this she shared deeply with her dad Gordon. Together they could conquer any computer problems! She also loved to work and share her computer skills with Father Pat Murphy. They taught each other many tricks and tips in their computer world. Jessica was a strong member of the St. Stanislaus Parish. She loved to help organize events and did anything that was asked of her. She has been an alter server for the last 10 years and also a reader during mass, and has planned and organized our Christmas Pageant for the last two years. Our parish was very important to her. Jessica's great love for new experiences, took us on a school trip to Italy this past spring. She was thrilled to see all the new places and people we encountered. The next great love in her life was getting her driver's license. She was so happy she cried. She loved the independence it gave her. Jessica also has a deep love for animals, she loved them all, but most special in her heart was her dog, Lacey, our mini "wiener dog". She loved her with all her heart and Lacey is missing Jessie very much. Her other loves were reading, skiing, swimming, music and of course the Road One parties, loving people as she did, that was where she gathered with all her friends. Jessica wasn't in this world for very long, but she definitely left a deep mark on all of us. She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents Peter and Pauline Petruka and her maternal grandfather Joseph Kancz. She leaves to cherish her memory and mourn her passing, her loving parents Pat and Gordon Petruka, brother Chris Petruka (Leanne Eliasson) of Swan River Manitoba, sisters Andrea Petruka (Chris Daelick) of Saskatoon and Stacey Petruka (Tyler Moody) of Saskatoon, maternal grandmother Pat Kancz of Regina and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. The prayer service was held on Friday, November 30, 2007 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna. Rev. Father Pat Murphy was the celebrant, lay-reader was Gillian DeGraauw. Organist, Paulette van der Helm led members of the Parish Choir in the singing of the hymns. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, December 1, 2007 from St. Stanislaus Church with Father Murphy as Celebrant. Kayla Renkas and Bailey Braden were the altarservers. Crossbearer was Trevor Proskie, the lay-readers were MacKenzie Martin-Proskie and Ted van der Helm. Jennifer Smith read the intercessions. Organist, Paulette van der Helm led members of the Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment followed in the parish cemetery with Ryan Focht, Ira Martin, Matthew Bellisle, Colton Sopel, Cody Sawchuk and Shane Desjarlais serving as the casketbearers. The honorary bearers were Deanna Queens and Katya Wenc.

PETRUKA - Pauline (nee Uchacz), of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge, passed away there on Tuesday, April 17, 2006 at the age of 90 years. Pauline was born of July 9, 1916 in Wynyard, Saskatchewan; a daughter of Sam and Mary (nee Kuzyk) Uchacz. Her family moved to Ituna in 1918. She had 3 years of schooling in the Ituna Convent and another 3 in the local Ituna School. On November 15, 1936 Pauline was united in marriage to Peter Petruka at the St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church and they had celebrated 69 years of marriage. They farmed together on their own land 1 ½ miles south of the Petruka homestead as well as acquiring the original family homestead as their own. Pauline was a farm wife who kept chickens for butcher and eggs for over 35 years. She loved to bake and cook and made many "rag rugs" in her lifetime that her grandchildren cherish. Her grandchildren loved spending time with their grandma. Pauline moved into St. Ann's Home on June 1, 2005 where she resided until moving into the Ituna Pioneer Lodge on June 1, 2006. Pauline leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her children: Gloria (Ed ) Lien of Rimbey, AB., Allan (Ellen) Petruka, Gordon (Pat) Petruka all of Ituna; grandchildren: Cheryl (Gordon) Skain, Cory (Bridie) Lien, John (Bella) Petruka, Yvonne (Lyle) Crowe, Donald (Sharon) Petruka, Christopher Petruka (Leanne), Andrea Petruka (Chris), Stacey Petruka (Tyler), and Jessica Petruka; many great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Also her brothers: Bill (Rose) Uchacz of Ituna, SK., Benny (Helen) Uchacz of Calgary, AB., Mike (Helen) Uchacz of Burnaby, BC; sisters: Katie Polovick of Saskatoon, SK., Reverend Sister Metraphane of Mundare, AB., Jennie (Ernie) Sali of Kelowna, BC. As well as numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Pauline was predeceased by her loving husband Peter on October 13, 2006, her parents; brothers: John in 2006, Nick in 2007, Peter, Joe; sisters: Mary Sikorski and Helen Czekurlon and a brother-in-law: George Polovick. Prayer Vigil service was held on Sunday evening April 22, 2007 from St. Stanislaus Roma Catholic Church Ituna Saskatchewan with Father J. Pat Murphy officiating. Paulette Van der Helm was the organist accopmanying the congregation in the Hymns. Reflections of Pauline's life were given by daughter-in-law Pat Petruka. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday morning, April 23, 2007 from St. Stanislaus RC Church with Father J. Pat Murphy as celebrant. Paulette Van der Helm was the organist leading the choir and congregation in the Hymns. The Altar servers were: Kendall Prayda and MacKenzie Moleski with Jessica Petruka serving as Cross Bearer. The Epistle readers were Jessica and Stacey Petruka with the Yvonne Crowe leading the praying of the Intercessions. The Gift Bearers were Pat and Gordon Petruka. The interment followed in the Ituna Roman Catholic Cemetery with Chris, Andrea, Stacey Petruka, Lyle Crowe, Richard Kaczmar and Bill Uchacz serving as Casket Bearers.

PETRUKA - Peter Stanley, beloved husband of Pauline of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge; passed away at St. Peter's Hospital, Melville, Sask., on Friday, October 13, 2006 at the age of 94 years. Peter was born on June 6, 1912 in the Ituna district of Saskatchewan; a son of John and Mary (nee Kobialko) Petruka. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at Olga School. After his education he continued to live and work on the family farm. On November 15, 1936 Peter was united in marriage to Pauline Uchacz at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church and have celebrated 69 years of marriage. They then aquired their own land 1 ½ miles south of the Petruka homestead. Eventually they aquired the original homestead and farmed it, along with their own. In 1971 Gordon, Peter and Pauline's son joined them in the farming operations. Peter continued to farm until 2005 when he entered the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge where he has since resided. Peter's life was farming. He loved to tinker in his farm shop; and not only worked his land but also invented and fixed machinery to help in his daily life. So much so, that he impressed John Deere with his accomplishments. Peter was a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and the Ituna CO-OP Association. He loved his family; especially his grandchildren who were always welcomed visitors. Peter leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his loving wife Pauline. His children: Gloria (Ed ) Lien of Rimbey, AB., Allan (Ellen) Petruka, Gordon (Pat) Petruka all of Ituna; grandchildren: Cheryl (Gordon) Skain, Cory (Bridie) Lien, John (Bella) Petruka, Yvonne (Lyle) Crowe, Donald (Sharon) Petruka, Christopher Petruka, Andrea Petruka (Chris), Stacey and Jessica Petruka; many great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Also, his brother Leo (Doris ) Petruka of Saskatoon, SK; sisters: Annie Pietrucha, Mary Hromyk, Leona (Jack) Leontowich all of Ituna, SK., Polly Harasym of Regina, SK.Peter was predeceased by his parents; grandson Greg Hutchinson; brothers: Bernie, Stanley, John, Jan; sisters: Bertha Burko, Helen Gruszecki, Katie Domasik, Victoria Shull; brothers-in-law: Joe Pietrucha, Mike Hromyk, Orest Harasym, Tony Burko, Peter Gruszecki, Leo Shull and Frank Domasik . Prayer service was held on Monday evening, October 16, 2006 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna, Saskatchewan with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy presiding. The reader was Pat Petruka with the reflections of Peter's life given by Jessica and Stacey Petruka. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday morning, October 17, 2006 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy as Celebrant. Paulette Van Der Helm was the organist leading the parish choir and congregation in the hymns. The readers were: Jessica , Stacey Petruka and Yvonne Crowe. Jessica Petruka was the Cross Bearer with Laura, Rebbeca Maroquin and Kayla Renkas serving as Altar Servers. The interment followed in the Ituna Roman Catholic Cemetery with Chris, Andrea, Stacey Petruka, Lyle Crowe, Bill Uchacz, Terry Berezny and Richard Kaczmar serving as Casket Bearers

PIASTA - Avis Eileen (nee Robinson) Piasta passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the age of 71 years. She was born January 15, 1942 in Ituna, SK and is the daughter of the late William and Sadie Robinson and the wife to the late Walter Piasta. Avis is survived by her children Robyn (Tim) Kurulok, Patti-Jean Piasta, and Bruce Piasta; grandchildren Dylan, Nolan, and Rylee; sister Noreen (Morris) Bohach; brothers Murray (Lorraine) Robinson and Terry (Linda) Robinson; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and in-laws. Avis was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who spread joy and love to all her family and friends. For her kindness, generosity, sense of humor, and loving heart she is adored by all that had the honor of being a part of her life. She will truly be missed by many but never forgotten. Avis was a great lover of animals and admired the work of the Habitat Community. Upon Avis's request no service will be held.

PIASTA - Walter. March 12, 1935 - March 25, 2009. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and dear friend. Walter was born in Hubbard, Sask. and was predeceased by his parents; three brothers; three sisters; and a nephew. Walter is survived by his loving wife Avis; children Robyn (Tim) Kurulok, Patti-Jean Piasta, Bruce (Regan) Piasta; and sisters Olga and Sylvia. Walter will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Dylan and Nolan Kurulok and Rylee Piasta; numerous nieces, nephews and many good friends. Walter was an extremely independent man with a strong work ethic. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and had a great love for his grandchildren and his long time companion Oreo, his loyal cat. A visitation for family and friends will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

PIDHORODETSKY - Matt, resident of the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 85 years and 16 days of age. Dmetro (Matt) Pidhorodetsky was born on February 16, 1924 on the family farm in the Goodeve district of Saskatchewan; a son of Peter and Mary (Chychrum) Pidhorodetsky. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Bernadine School up until Grade six. As a young man, Matt helped on the home farm and also worked at the Goodeve Hotel. In 1964 Matt moved into Ituna to live but continued to farm and also worked at the Ituna Hotel bar for many years. Following his retirement he remained in Ituna and at the time of his passing was a resident of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge. Matt will be remembered as a kind and caring person. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing, curling, and socializing at the local restaurants. He enjoyed taking a car full of his lady friends to bingos in the area. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Ituna. Matt was predeceased by his parents; by his brother Paul, and by sisters Anne Solonenko (and Steve) and Rose Wasylowich (and Alex), and by his brother-in-law, Steve Antony. He leaves to cherish his memory, his sister Aurillia Antony of Calder and several nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Sunday evening, march 8, 2009 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Very Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. officiating. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, March 9, 2009 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna with Very Rev. Fr. Boris Kyba as the Celebrant. Cantors Wayne Boczulak, Heidi Spilchak and Ladmer Moskal led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Thomas Antony, and Tammy Antony was the Epistle reader. The interment took place in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Wayne and Edwin Antony, Dennis, Courtney and Devin Solonenko and David Peeace serving as the casketbearers.

PILIPOW - Stephen. It is with great sadness, the family announce the death of Stephen Pilipow of Ituna and formerly of Saskatoon and Goodeve; on Monday, September 18, 2000 at St. Peter's Hospital, Melville, Sask. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his loving wife Olga. His children: Dianne (Ed) Yadlowski of Saskatoon, Judy (Allan) Samoleski of Nipawin, Ron (Janice) Pilipow of Yorkton, Mark (Amy) Pilipow of Regina. His grandchildren: Dean (Linda) Yadlowski of Regina, Jennifer Yadlowski of Calgary, Penny (Gary) Klatt of Lanigan, Brook, Lea and Paula Pilipow of Yorkton, Nicole, Logan Pilipow of Regina; great grandchildren Ashley and Jesse Klatt of Lanigan. Prayer services will be held on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Ituna. Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Ituna with the interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery.

POITRAS - Joseph was born on April 24, 1921 in the Tullymet district of Saskatchewan. A son of Napoleon and Betsy (nee Jeanotte) Poitras. Joe attended school until grade six in Ituna. To help with the family income Joe worked at various jobs in the district including, grave digging, caretaker of the skating rink, bartending at Landy's Hotel, and in construction for Mason Bros. Joe's only regret in life was not being able to serve his country in World War II. When the war broke out he enlisted at Tullymet but was rejected, undeterred, he walked to Regina to enlist and was again rejected, being unable to meet the physical requirements. This continued to be a disappointment for the rest of his days. On January 1, 1952 Joe was united in marriage to Tillie Ross at Ituna. While the couple raised their family, Joe worked for twenty years as a laborer for C.N. Rail and for the Department of Highways for twenty-one years. In his spare time Joe enjoyed woodworking and building things with his hands. He did leatherwork making bridles, halters and belts. Joe enjoyed music, dancing, playing horseshoes or a good game of checkers, and playing cards with family, friends or neighbors. He always loved to have people around him. Joe loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. A gentle quiet man, always a smile on his face, with a loving heart and a wonderful sense of humor that he maintained until the last. Joe passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2002 at the Ituna Pioneer Lodge at the age of eighty-one years. Predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Alex, Harry, William, Ernie, Albert, John and Henry; sisters, Margaret Poitras and Lillian Robertson; niece, Charlotte Lockrey and nephew, Robert Poitras. Joe leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Tillie of Ituna; nine children: six sons, Robert, Gordon (Deborah) of Prince Albert, SK, Donald (Carla) of Edmonton, AB, Joseph of Edmonton, AB, Ivan (Kathy) of Airdrie, AB and Brian of Calgary, AB; three daughters, Helen (Brad) Hillier of Ituna, Donna Mae Poitras of Saskatoon, SK and Joanne Poitras (Marcel) of Steen River, AB; thirteen grandchildren, Kerri, Kentz and Conner Hillier, Shannon and Tish Fehr, Amy Olsen, Scott and Rachel Davenport, Kristin Kozie, Donovan, Dillon, Jessie and Kayla Poitras; four great grandchildren, Matthew and Kavan Kentz, Anika Olsen and Kirsten Davenport; one brother, George of Halifax; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Prayer Services were held on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna, with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy officiating. Granddaughter, Kerri Hillier gave the eulogy and grandson, Conner Hillier did the reading. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 from St. Stanislaus Church with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy as the celebrant. The organist, Mrs. Paulette van der Helm led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of hymns. Son, Gordon did the readings and the Eucharistic Minister was daughter, Helen Hillier. The altar servers were Jessica Petruka and Ashley Slywka. Great grandson, Matthew Kentz was the crossbearer. Interment followed in the Ituna R.C. Cemetery with Leonard Ross, Bert Poitras, Brad Hillier, Marcel Olson, Thomas Kentz and Conner Hillier as the casketbearers.

POITRAS - Tillie (nee Ross) was born on December 11, 1932 in the Ituna district, a daughter of Fred and Clara (Careful) Ross. She attended Drumage and Tulleymet schools. On January 1, 1952 Tillie was united in marriage to Joseph Poitras and began their life together in Tulleymet and later Ituna. They raised eight children and after her last child began school she started working for Bill Landy at the Ituna Hotel to supplement the family income. She later worked as a Geriatric Aide at Pioneer Lodge, an Ambulance Attendant and a driver of the Kinsmen van for many years. Tillie kept herself busy growing a large garden, caring for her flowers and pots. She was also known for her homemade bread, perogies, and lemon meringue and raisin pie. One of Tillie's favourite pastimes was playing cards with her special friends, Wanda, Mary & Pat. She loved to have visitors, especially her grandchildren who knew that her coffee pot was always on. Memorable times in Tillie's life were her visits to Steen River where she loved fishing and camping. Tillie also enjoyed quilting, doing jigsaw puzzles, listening to music and going to bingo. Tillie was a faithful member of St. Stanislaus Church for many years. Attending mass every Sunday was important to her. Tillie passed away June 14, 2006 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina at the age of 73 years. Predeceased by her husband Joseph, son Bobby, parents Fred & Clara, brothers Jim, Johnny & George Ross and sister Pauline McMahon; Tillie leaves to cherish her memory, sons, Gordon (Deborah), Donald (Carla), Joseph, Ivan (Linda) & Brian Ross; daughters, Helen (Brad) Hillier, Donna Poitras and Joanne (Marcel) Poitras; grandchildren, Kerri Kentz, Conner Hillier, Kristin Kozie, Shannon Maskowitz, Tish Fehr, Donovan, Jesse & Dillon Poitras, Scott & Rachel Davenport, Amy Olsen, Scott Ross, Teresa Ross and Kayla Poitras; great grandchildren, Matthew & Kavan Kentz, Jase Maskowitz, Eva Davenport, Kerstin, Jordon & Eva Davenport, and Anika Olsen; brothers Albert & Leonard Ross; sisters Mary Perkins, Helen Stephen, Margaret Dykmans, son-in-law Ron Fehr and numerous nieces & nephews.

PROKOPIW - Mary (nee Smuk) Bobowski. Beloved and cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, Mary Prokopiw, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2003. Mary was predeceased by her parents, John (1966) and Anastasia (1967) Smuk; husbands, Andrew Bobowski (1957) and Mike Prokopiw (1981); son, Jim Bobowski (1988); daughter-in-law, Joan (nee Leonard) Bobowski (1982); sisters, Bessie Kozak, Kathleen Smuk, Annie Pillipow and Julia Zapshaia; and brothers, Harry, Andrew, Bill, Alex, John, and Bernie. Mary leaves to mourn her passing, daughter, Elsie Andrews of Regina; son, Edward (Sylvia) Bobowsky of Saskatoon; sisters, Evelyn Rohatensky and Nettie Dumalski of Yorkton, and Sally (Tony) Tarr of Regina; ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Granny was born on September 21, 1911 on the family farm in the Homefield district, near Goodeve, Saskatchewan. After marrying Andrew in 1927 and living for a few years in Saskatoon, Granny and Andrew moved back to the farm, living there until moving into Goodeve in 1946. Granny opened Mary's Cafe in 1948, running it until 1962. Granny then moved to Regina to be near her children and grandchildren. Granny lived a full and happy life, and will be missed and remembered as a beautiful, spirited woman. The family wishes to thank the staff at Pioneer Village for helping Granny these last years, and the nursing staff at the Pasqua Hospital for their compassionate care in Granny's last days. Prayers will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. in Lee Funeral Chapel, 3101 Dewdney Avenue. The Mass will be held on Monday, March 3, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. in Good Samaritan Parish Centre, 425 Broad Street North, with Father Joseph Nabywaniec, celebrant. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.

PROTZ - Angeline (nee Mushka), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 2, 2002. She was 92 years of age. Angeline Protz was born on May 12, 1910 on the family farm in the Homefield district of Saskatchewan; the second oldest of ten children born to John and Clara (nee Kolodziejak) Mushka. She was raised on the farm and received her education at the Nanton School. On August 27, 1927 she was united in marriage to John Protz. The couple began farming on land that John had acquired prior to their marriage. In 1946 the family moved to farm on land just east of Hubbard. In 1962 John died suddenly. Following that time Angeline continued to stay on the farm until her health began to decline. In 1982 she moved to Yorkton. She was able to maintain her own home until becoming hospitalized in 1994. In January of 1995 she became a permanent resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. A friendly, outgoing, community minded individual, Angeline devoted countless hours to the activities of the Hubbard Community Club. She was also a faithful parishioner of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church and helped with many church functions over the years. She enjoyed gardening and tending the flower-beds during the summer months and doing various handiwork projects during the winter months. She cherished the company of her family and was very proud of them all. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, a son Frank in infancy, a son Richard; brothers John, Steve, Pete, Walter and Anton Mushka; sisters Rose Oscienny, Olga McDonald, Mary Mushka and Isabelle Palonowsky. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, sons Walter (Mary) of Yorkton, John (Diane) of Ituna, Anton (Fran) of Regina; daughters Arvilla (Bill) Parno of Saskatoon, Alice (Murray) Helm of Grande Prairie, AB; daughter-in-law Olga Protz of Guelph, ON; 17 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Thursday, December 5, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, December 6, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Rev. Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. was the celebrant. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. Roxann Churko was the crossbearer, Lisa Helm Helm read the Epistle. The interment took place in the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery at Hubbard with Clark Protz, Garth Churko, Kyle Stankewich, Craig Pihach, Ken Mushka and Bill Prybylski serving as the casketbearers.

PURCHA - Frank. On Thursday, July 17, 2003 Mr. Frank Purcha of Ituna, beloved husband of Rose, Frank passed away at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville at the age of 91 years. Frank Edward Purcha was born on the farm in the Beckenham district of Saskatchewan on December 2, 1911; a son of Nick and Katherine (nee Matucz) Purcha. He was raised on the farm and received his education at Bon Accord School. On July 15, 1951 Frank was united in marriage to Rose Spasnik at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church. The ceremony was celebrated by Father Kiesel. Together they farmed the family homestead and raised five daughters. In 1967 Frank and Rose moved into the town of Ituna continuing to farm until they sold in 1974. Frank was a kind, quiet, gentle and religious man. He enjoyed his family and was a devoted husband, father grandfather and great grandfather. He loved his garden and was a 'Jack Of All Trades'. During his life he had served as a trustee for Kitzul School. Frank will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Rose of 52 years and 2 days; his daughters, Pat ( Peter ) Janzen of Penticton, BC, Dianne Bohach of Ituna, SK, Lydia (Ken) Bulych of Ituna, SK, Joanie Vass (George Fazakas) of Lestock, SK, Frances (Joe) Hargrave of Prince, Albert, SK; 15 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 1 step grandchild; a sister Mary Wielgoz of Ituna, SK; brother John of Kelliher , SK and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; sons-in-law: Larry Bohach in 1988, Brian Bulych in 1993, David Vass in 1994. Also, his brothers and their wives: Walter and Annie, Tom and Pauline, Mike and Katie; sisters and their husbands: Annie and John Ciesak, Katherine and John Swiderski; sister-in-law, Zonia Purcha and brother-in-law, Andy Wielgoz. Prayers were held on Monday, July 21, 2003 at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna. The rosary led by members of the Catholic Women's League proceeded. Mass of Christian was celebrated on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at St. Stanislaus Church with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy as the Celebrant. The organist, Paulette Van der helm led the choir in the singing of the hymns. The placing of the pall was done by Frank's daughters. The cross bearer was Nadine Bohach. The readers were Jillian and Cherie Bulych and Coralee Bohach. Reflections of Frank's life were conveyed by Dianne Bohach. The interment followed in the Ituna R.C. Cemetery with grandchildren, Ryan Bulych, Colby Bulych, Dean Malysh, Dale Vass, Cameron Kayter and Colin Kinch serving as the casket bearers.

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RATHGEBER - Carl L., beloved husband of Clara of Yorkton, and formerly of the Goodeve district, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 84 years of age. Carl was born on the Rathgeber homestead near Goodeve on November 18, 1917. Carl attended Shappert School. Being a very capable student, he completed eight grades in six years. Carl worked on his father's farm until he started his own farming career in 1942. In November of that year he was drafted for military service and served with the 25th Field Regiment of the R.C.A. until his discharge in 1945. While on a 96-hour pass, Carl married Clara Lang on October 10, 1943 at Fenwood. Their first home was a two-room log house on section 20, south of Goodeve. In 1946, Carl and Clara built their 5-bedroom house and farm buildings on section 16. It is there they raised their 5 children. In 1976, Doug and Linda joined them to make a farming partnership. In May of 2001, Carl and Clara moved into their new duplex in Yorkton leaving the farm in the capable hands of Doug, Linda and their son Aaron. Carl was always very interested in public affairs. He served as secretary-treasurer of the Schappert School Board and was involved with the Goodeve 4-H Club for several years. He was a member of the Goodeve Wheat Pool for 15 years, and served on the Board of Directors of the Goodeve Telephone Company for 22 years. Carl also served on the Council of the Rural Municipality of Stanley, Division 3, for 26 years. He helped compile the R.M. of Stanley history book, which he was very proud of. Carl was a member of the Blue Bonnet Senior Citizens Club and a member of the First United Church in Melville. Carl was an avid reader. Current events were always very important to him. He loved to debate everything from politics to current farming practices, always reading and learning the material thoroughly before hand. He enjoyed watching curling and baseball, and was a dedicated fan of the Goodeve Giants Fastball team. Carl was predeceased by his daughter Charlotte in 1966, his parents Jacob and Margaretta, his brothers Henry, John, Emil, Adam, George, Ernie, and sisters Carrie, Katherine, Mary, Margaret and Helen. Carl leaves to cherish his memory his wife Clara, his children Lorraine (Clayton) Gording of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Joan (Dave) Dobson of Yorkton, Doug (Linda) Rathgeber of Goodeve, and Clare (Garry) Soltys of Yorkton; his precious grandchildren: Trevor and Troy Gording, Kyle and Kirby Dobson, Aaron and Kelsey Rathgeber, and Garett, Graham and Jordan Soltys; his brother Jack (Nell) Rathgeber of Regina, his sisters Minnie Bilton of Melville and Tillie MacKay of Vancouver, B.C. and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 from Westview United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Faye Greer officiated. Granddaughter Kelsey Rathgeber read the scripture and son Doug gave the eulogy. The organist, Carla Laycock led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Trevor and Troy Gording, Kyle and Kirby Dobson, Aaron Rathgeber and Garett, Graham and Jordan Soltys serving as the casketbearers.

RATHGEBER - Clara (nee Lang), resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2008. She was 86 years of age. Clara was born on September 28, 1921 to Michael and Olga (Teskey) Lang on the Lang homestead southwest of Goodeve. She was the eldest of three children. Clara attended Robert School. After leaving school, she worked on the farm along side her family. Clara loved to work with horses, whether it was a team pulling an implement or riding to round up cattle. On October 10, 1943 Clara married Carl Rathgeber at the Baptist Church in Fenwood, while Carl was on a 96-hour pass from his military service. In their first year of marriage, Clara traveled with Carl to various places on the west coast where he was stationed. In 1944, Carl and Clara returned home to their two-room log house until 1946, when they built their 5 bedroom house and farm buildings on section 16. The family grew quickly. Besides raising her 5 children, Clara was busy gathering eggs, milking cows, tending to a very large garden, cooking and cleaning. As the children grew older, Clara had time to become actively involved in the Goodeve 4-H Homecraft Club, the Goodeve Ladies' Community Club and later in the Blue Bonnet Seniors' Club. Clara's hobbies included crocheting, embroidering and sewing. She enjoyed watching curling, baseball, and was a dedicated fan of the Goodeve Fastball team. Clara's greatest joy was her grandchildren. She attended many of their sports and musical activities. She anxiously awaited their visits to the farm and always had lots of delicious baking on hand. Clara was predeceased by her husband Carl in 2002, and her daughter Charlotte in 1966. Clara leaves to cherish her memory her children Lorraine (Clayton) Gording of East St. Paul, Manitoba, Joan (Dave) Dobson of Yorkton, Doug (Linda) Rathgeber of Goodeve, and Clare (Garry) Soltys of Yorkton. Her precious grandchildren Trevor (Cheryl) Gording, Troy Gording, Kyle and Kirby Dobson, Aaron Rathgeber, Kelsey (Dave) Shields, Garett, Graham and Jordan Soltys and great grandchildren Ashtyn and Kiah Shields; her sister Norma Jacobi of Goodeve and her brother Harold (Imgard) Lang of Melville, and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 from Westview United Church in Yorkton with Faye Greer officiating. Son Doug gave the eulogy, and granddaughter Kelsey was the lay-reader. Organist, Carla Laycock led the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The interment took place at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandsons Trevor, Troy, Aaron, Kyle, Kirby, Garett, Graham and Jordan serving as the casketbearers.

RATHGEBER - George passed away on Friday, May 4, 2007 at the age of 92 years. He was predeceased by his wife Pauline (1994); parents John and Therese; brothers Roy, Karl and John; sisters Mary, Margaret and Irene. George is lovingly remembered by his daughters Cynthia Bigknife and Sherrisse Rathgeber (Murray Cranch); grandchildren Shanette and Justin; great grandchildren Keiran and Talia; brothers-in-law Ted Sobkowich, Stan (Vi) Worthington and Bill Rathgeber; sister-in-law Emily Temple; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. George was born and raised in the Goodeve district. He married Pauline Schultz and they farmed in the Goodeve district until they retired to Fort Qu'Appelle. A year after Pauline's passing, George moved to Regina. He was a hard working farmer who took great pride in his work. He loved fishing and camping at Katepwa with his family. During the winter George was an avid trapper. Both George and Pauline loved spending time with their family and welcomed everyone into their home. George had a wonderful sense of humor and retained a sparkle in his blue eyes until the end of his life. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Regina, SK on Monday, May 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Bryan Rosnau officiating. George will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Pauline at the Hubbard Cemetery at a later date.

RATHGEBER - Harold Henry was the youngest son born to Elizabeth and Henry Rathgeber on December 27, 1941, in Goodeve, SK. He was predeceased by them and his stepmother, Olive and predeceased by his brother Albert. Harold received his formal education from Schapert School and at the age of 17, he moved to Regina and worked for 41 years, 27 of those years with the Department of Highways and Transportation, Bridge crew, from which he retired in 1996. Harold was an active member of the Y.M.C.A. for 25 years. He enjoyed and participated in hardball, hockey, curling and football. Harold also found the time to volunteer for the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, the Red Cross, the Canadian Mental Health and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Among some of Harold's pleasures was to travel to warmer climates including Hawaii his favourite. He also enjoyed going to the beach and interacting with people. He was always a friendly, outgoing person. Harold passed away on July 21, 2004, peacefully in his sleep at Pioneer Village Nursing Home. Left to mourn Harold's passing are his wife and best friend of 21 years, Marge; his sister Lillian (Merv) McKee of Saskatoon, Judy Pendrigh of Regina, Evelyn Eichelberg of Melville, Ken (Gail) Rathgeber of Yorkton and sister-in-law Hilda Rathgeber of Melville. Harold will be sorely missed by his numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A service of thanksgiving and celebration will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Monday, July 26, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.

RATHGEBER - Jack William passed away peacefully on May 12, 2007 after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 77 years. Jack was born September 7, 1929 at Goodeve, SK. He was predeceased by a son, Todd; his parents, Jacob and Margaretta; brothers, Henry, John, Carl, Emil, Adam, George, Ernie; sisters, Carrie Rathgeber, Katherine Zamzow, Mary Rathgeber, Margaret Herde, Helen Temple and Tillie MacKay. Jack is survived by his loving wife Nell and a sister, Minnie Bilton of Melville; sisters-in-law Clara Rathgeber of Yorkton, Jean Rathgeber of Melville and Lydia (Allan Bonk) of Regina; a brother-in-law Alfred (Lisa) Temple of Saskatoon; many cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends. Jack farmed for a number of years in the Goodeve district and later in the Balgonie area. He was also a retired member of the Pipefitters Union 179 at the time of his death. A funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Regina, SK, on Friday, May 18, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. A special thank you is extended to Dr. DeWitt, Dr. McMillan and Dr. Clein and all the wonderful staff of Palliative Care at the Pasqua Hospital and the Wascana Grace Hospice.

RATHGEBER - Russel, beloved husband of Marlene Rathgeber of Regina and formerly of Melville, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at the age of 66 years. Russel Allan was born September 28, 1942 in Melville to Rudolph "Roy" and Charlotte "Lottie" Rathgeber. He grew up on the family farm near Goodeve. The family moved into Melville and Russel received grades seven to twelve in Melville, following which he entered law at the University of Saskatchewan. Russel convocated in 1966 and was married to Marlene Hanowski on July 2 of the same year. They moved to Melville where Russel articled under, then partnered with Peter Dielschneider. He later became a partner in a law firm with Grant Schmidt. In 1985 Russel was appointed to the bench of the Provincial Court and served as a judge until his retirement in 2003, at which time he and Marlene moved to Regina. Russel was always a very active person, both physically and within the community. Never one to sit still, Russel could often be found playing tennis, golf or recreational hockey. His interest in hockey led him to serve as president of Melville's intermediate hockey team and as president when Junior A hockey returned to Melville in the late 1960s. Besides being a member of the Kinsmen, Russ donated his time and talents to many community organizations and served on their boards and committees. Retirement to Regina didn't diminish his commitment to community; he became involved in many activities and served as the first president of the condo association at their new home. One of Russel's passions was a desire to see the world; he and Marlene made many trips, and took several cruises, to visit various countries around the globe. Above all, his greatest passion and priority was his family. He had a deep love for his children and, of course, his grandchildren who brought him much joy. Russel was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his wife, Marlene of Regina; his son Lane (Leslie Beck) of Regina and their children Carolyn and Heather; his daughter Lesley of London, England; a brother Gerald (Elaine) of Goodeve; numerous other family members and many friends. The vigil service will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church, Melville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Resurrection Parish, 3155 Windsor Park Road, Regina. Interment will follow in St. Henry's Parish Cemetery, Melville.

RENKAS - Casey Renkas, beloved husband of Eleanor of Ituna, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011 at the Regina General Hospital at the age of sixty-one. Predeceased by his father Joseph. Casey will be sadly missed by his wife Eleanor, daughter Cara, son David (Gail), grandchildren Amber and Shawn, mother Tillie, five brothers: Lawrence (Fran), Leonard, Ronald (Staffa), Larry (Jodi), Cameron (Linda), three sisters: Valerie (Lorne) Lewko, Louise (Clint) Molesky, Colleen (Con) Gherasim, sisters-in-laws: Carol (Gary) Graham, Iris (Garry) Krushelnicki, Fran Thompson, Maryann Federko, brother-in-law Melvin Federko, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Casey was born on the family farm in the Hubbard District. He attended school in Hubbard and Ituna. Casey worked for Saskatchewan Wheat Pool as a grain buyer for 34 years, retiring in 2003. For the last five years Casey worked for Saskatchewan Municipal Hail and Crop Insurance. His travels with Municipal Hail took him to many areas of Saskatchewan. He loved this work, meeting new people and the time he spent with his co-workers. Casey was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and an alderman on Ituna Town Council. He was actively involved in the Ituna Golf Course/ Regional Park. He was very proud of his family and community. Prayer service will be held on Thursday, February 17th at 7:00 pm., Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday February 18th at 10:30 am both from Sacred Heart Parish in Ituna.

RENKAS - Emily (nee Andrusyk), of Ituna, entered eternal rest on Sunday, September 30, 2007, 12:10 am at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. She was 89 years of age. Emily was born on July 20, 1918 in the Hubbard District of Saskatchewan to Wasyl and Katie (nee Teslak) Andrusyk. Emily attended a country school north of Hubbard and helped on her parents farm. Emily was united in marriage to John Renkas on November 19, 1939 at St. Stanislaus RC Church at Ituna, SK. The couple farmed south of Ituna until 1963 when they retired and moved to Ituna. Emily enjoyed gardening and spent her leisure time playing cards, shuffle board, bingo, sewing and associating with her many friends at the Ituna Cafe's and Social Centre. Emily was a lifetime member of the Catholic Women's League and a faithful parishoner of St. Stanislaus RC Church. After John died in 2003 Emily lived in her home eventually making the Sunshine Manor her residence. Emily leaves to cherish her memory three daughters: Barbara (John) Glushko of Moose Jaw, Jean Tkatch of Moose Jaw, and Adella (Ron) Kaczmar of Calgary. She also leaves seven grandchildren: Bev (Dan) Hazell, Dolores (Kelvin) Hazell, Terry Glushko, Shelly Tkatch, Debbie (John) Sutherland, Aron (Tomoko) Kaczmar and Christine Kaczmar. As well ten great grandchildren: Shane, Shayla, Nick, Rick, Michael, Ryan, Ashton, Jessica, Bailey, Jake a great great grandson Daniel and three sisters-in-law: Tillie Renkas, Stella Hrushka and Annie Andrusyk. Emily was predeceased by her husband John; three brothers: John, Joe and Steve; three sisters and their husbands: Annie (John) Oscienny, Mary (Jack) Patron, Katie (Stanley) Patsula and a son - in law Ron Tkatch. A prayer vigil service and Rosary was held on Wednesday evening, October 3, 2007 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna, led by members of the Catholic Women's League. The reflections of Emily's life were given by her son-in-law Ron Kaczmar. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday morning, October 4, 2007 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Slawek Oblak O.M.I as Celebrant. Paulette Van der Helm was the organist leading the Parish Choir and the congregation in the Hymns. John Panio sang 'Welcome Home'. The Intercessions and reading were given by Emily's daughters: Barbara Glushko, Jean Tkatch and Adella Kaczmar. Tomoko Kaczmar was the crossbearer with Jessica Petruka, Dustin Renkas and Devin Renkas serving as the altarservers. The Catholic Women's League were Honourary Bearers and Honour Guard. The interment followed in the Ituna Roman Catholic Cemetery with grandchildren: Terry Glushko, Aron, Christine Kaczmar, Shelley Tkatch, Bev, Dolores, Kelvin and Dan Hazell serving as the casketbearers.

RENKAS - Tillie (nee Shubaly). It is with heavy hearts and love we announce the passing of our dear mother and granny. She passed away at Melville with family at her side and she lived in Ituna most of her life. Tillie was born on November 2, 1922 at Hubbard, SK. Mom grew up in the Hubbard district. On July 15, 1941 she married Joseph Renkas and together they raised 9 children. She will always be remembered for her love and devotion to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who always came first. She loved to be with family and friends and enjoyed cooking wonderful meals for everyone. She always welcomed everyone into her home. She was always there to help whoever needed help. She had a great sense of humor and loved practical jokes. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 1988, her son Casey in February 2011, her mom and dad John and Anastasia Shubaly, her brothers John, Adam, Mike, Sidney, Joe, Bernie and her sisters Annie, Mary, Pauline, Julia and Rosie. She leaves to cherish her memory her 8 children, sons Lawrence (Fran), Leonard (Rosalie), Ron (Staffa), Larry (Jodi), Cameron (Linda), daughters Valerie (Lorne) Lewko, Louise (Clint) Molesky, Colleen (Con) Gherasim, daughter-in-law Eleanor, 26 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren and sister Georgina (Mike) Obuck. She left a total of 97 immediate family members. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna, SK on Monday December 12, 2011 at 10:30 am. Prayers to be held at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna, SK on Sunday December 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm. We would like to thank the wonderful staff at St. Paul's Lutheran Home in Melville for the excellent care given to our mother for past 4 years. You truly were family to her, she loved you all!

ROBINSON - Cheryl Helen Marie (June 18, 1949 - April 27, 2011). Cheryl, late of Regina SK, passed away quietly with family by her side on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the age of 61 years. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Olga Robinson, Cheryl is survived by her loving brother and guardian Tom Robinson (Suzanne) of Regina; two aunts, Helen (Adam) Huber of Regina and Julie Robinson of Melville; one uncle Bruce Strong of Winlaw, BC and numerous cousins. Cheryl was born in Balcarres, SK and raised in Ituna until the family moved to Regina when Cheryl was 8 so she could attend Harrow Degroot School. Cheryl was one of the first participants at the Cosmopolitan Learning Centre in Regina and attended for over 40 years (until her passing). Cheryl's warm and engaging personality enabled her to establish and maintain many lifelong friendships with other participants and staff members. When Cheryl's mom and dad passed away, she moved in with Sherry McIntyre, her mother Ruby and young son Mike. Cheryl lived with Sherry and her family for 15 years and became a loved member of the family and a friend of all of Sherry's immediate family and friends. Cheryl moved into Sunset Extendicare in January 2010 and it wasn't long until she worked her charm on the many caregivers and residents at Sunset. Cheryl quickly became a favorite of many of the caregivers and was always eager to help them with some of their duties. A few weeks ago Cheryl had a health issue that required surgery. She developed complications that she wasn't able to recover from. She was able to return to Sunset for a few days to see many of her caregivers and friends before her sudden and untimely passing. Cheryl was a kind and caring soul and greeted everyone with a big smile. She'll be missed by all those that had the opportunity to know her. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 30 at 1:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina with Funeral Celebrant Ron Nagel officiating. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.

ROBINSON - Edward (1937 - 2013)> With heavy hearts the family of Edward inform you of his passing, Monday, September 16th, 2013. Edward retired from the Optical Industry in 2004, as General Manager for Vision Tech. for S.W. Alberta, after 50 years of service in the Industry. Edward was predeceased by his Father Edward (Ted) Robinson, his Mother Florence Robinson (nee Gardiner), His Grandparents William Robinson Sr., Clara Robinson; Arthur and Frances Gardiner, several Aunties, Uncles and Cousins and Friend Melville Graham. Edward leaves to mourn his sister Frances, brother-in-law Peter Buryk, nephew John Buryk, niece Erin, great niece Carly and great nephew Alexander Buryk. Edward was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend. His family loved him so very much, we will love and miss him forever. Honouring Edward's request there will be no service. A private interment will take place at the Ituna Cemetery (Protestant Division) at a later date.

ROBINSON - Sadie (nee Martin). It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Sadie Robinson on October 18, 2009, at the age of 94. Sadie was predeceased by her parents, James and Mary Martin; husband Bill; son-in-law Walter Piasta; brothers Jim and Jack Martin; numerous sisters and brothers-in-law. Sadie is survived by daughters Avis, Noreen (Morris); sons, Murray (Loraine), Terry (Linda); grandchildren: Robyn (Tim), Patti, Bruce, Craig, Shawn, Taylor, Fraser and Jamie; great grandchildren: Dylan, Nolan, and Rylee; sister-in-law Julia Robinson; also numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be held on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 2:00pm at St. Stanislaus RC Church in Ituna with Rev. Brian Mee of the United Church of Canada officiating. Interment will be in the Ituna Town Cemetery.

ROKOSH - Julia (nee Lozinski), of Ituna, beloved wife of the late Walter Rokosh, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at the age of 79 years. Julia was born on April 16, 1923 in the Hubbard district of Saskatchewan; a daughter born to John and Mary (nee Krijcar) Lozinski. She was raised in the Hubbard district on the family farm and received her education in this district. In 1943 she was united in marriage to Walter Rokosh at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church; then purchasing land south of Hubbard in the Tullymet district where they farmed and raised their family. In 1980 they moved to Melville to retire; moving to Ituna in 1986 where they made their residence. Walter passed away on June 27, 2002. Julia continued to live in her own home until the present time. During her life Julia was involved with the Catholic Women's League and the Ituna/Hubbard Social Clubs. She enjoyed gardening and cooking and had many baked goods at the farmer's market, flea markets and bake sales. Julia was a hard worker. She enjoyed bingo and crocheting and loved to socialize with family and friends. When she had a house full of people she was always cheerful and entertaining. Julia was blessed with a great sense of humour, a gift that has been passed on to her family. She leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate her life her children: Allan (Rosemary) of Ituna., Shirley Tataryn of Melville, Marlene Boutaud of Winfield B.C., Raymond (Gail) of Yorkton, Ron (Yvonne) of Hubbard, Pat (Norman) Lewko of Ituna, Richard (Michelle) of Hubbard, Lionel (Lillian) of Regina, Lawrence (Bonnie) of Canora, Timothy (Kim) of North Battleford, Thomas (Sharon) of Melville, Glenn of Lethbridge, Walter (Glenda) of Regina, Lloyd (Laurie) of Canora, a daughter-in-law Rose of Melville; 43 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and two brothers: Steve Lozinski of Melville, Joe (Anne) Lozinski of Toronto and a sister Rose Parfeniuk of Regina. Julia was predeceased by her parents; her husband Walter children: Jerome and Barbara; brothers: Mike, Peter and John and sisters: Annie Paul and Katie Boyko. Prayer services and Rosary were held on Friday evening, January 24, 2003 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church Ituna, SK. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday afternoon, January 25, 2003 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father J. Pat Murphy as Celebrant. The organist was Paulette Van Den Helm leading the choir and congregation in the Hymns. The readings were by Shirley Tataryn and Lloyd Rokosh with Allan Rokosh praying the Intercessions. The Cross Bearer was Leonard Rokosh with Ashley and Jessica Slywka serving as Altar Servers. Reflections of Julia's life were given by Marlene Boutaud and Shirley Tataryn. Nellie Winniski, Rose Braden, Lucy Stoyko and Julia's 43 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Ituna Roman Catholic Cemetery with Ronald, Lloyd, Glenn, Lawrence, Walter, Raymond, Allan, Thomas, Lionel, Richard and Tim Rokosh serving as Casket Bearers. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Ituna.

ROKOSH - Walter, of Ituna, beloved husband of Julia; formerly of the Hubbard district and Melville, entered eternal rest suddenly on Monday, May 27, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital Melville. He was 85 years of age. Walter was born on September 8, 1916 in the Hubbard District of Saskatchewan; a son of Polish Pioneers Valentine and Anastasia (nee Jaremicki) Rokosh, who arrived in Canada first in the Lemberg district and then four years later Hubbard. Walter worked and lived on the family farm and attended Stray School. Following this he began employment for farmers in the Nokomis district. In 1943 Walter was united in marriage to Julia Lozinski at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church; they then purchased their own land in the south of Hubbard in the Tullymet district where they farmed until retiring in 1980 when they moved to Melville. In 1986 they moved to Ituna and made this their residence. As well as farming, Walter also drove school bus, worked on the road patrol and would help his neighbours at many different jobs. He was a 'Jack of All Trades'. Walter enjoyed life and all that it had to offer. He loved his family and was an excellent father and enjoyed the gatherings of his family and friends. Walter loved nature and especially the early mornings. As well, he had a deep respect for animals. His buildings and home were built by his own hand and he helped build the St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church. He enjoyed a good game of pool, cribbage and cards puttering around and building bird houses. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his loving wife Julia. Children: Allan (Rosemary) of Ituna., Shirley Tataryn of Melville, Marlene (Denis) Boutaud of Winfield B.C., Raymond (Gail) of Yorkton, Ron (Yvonne) of Hubbard, Pat (Norman) Lewko of Ituna, Richard (Michelle) of Hubbard, Lionel (Lillian) of Regina, Lawrence (Bonnie) of Canora, Timothy (Kim) of North Battleford, Thomas (Sharon) of Melville, Glenn of Lethbridge, Walter (Glenda) of Regina, Lloyd (Laurie) of Canora, a daughter-in-law Rose of Melville; 43 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and two sisters: Polly Hass of Ituna and Sophie (Jack) Jankoski of Saskatoon. Walter was predeceased by his parents; children: Jerome and Barbara; brothers: Thomas, Mike, Frank, Anton and Barney and sisters: Mary and Katey. Prayer services were held on Friday evening May 31, 2002 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna, Saskatchewan. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday morning, June 1, 2002 from St. Stanislaus R.C Church with Rev. Father John Prince as Celebrant. The placing of the Pall was by daughters: Marlene Boutaud, Shirley Tataryn and Pat Lewko. The cross bearer was Michael Rokosh with Shane Slywka and Leonard Rokosh serving as altar servers. The organist was Paulette Van Der Helm with Sharon Yurkiw as guitarist. The soloist was Alisa Tataryn. Marlene Boutaud read the history of Walter. Gift bearers were Kyle Materi and Kyle Rokosh with Ed Braden and Ed Krushen along with Walter's 43 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren serving as Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Ituna Roman Catholic Cemetery with Walter's sons: Ron, Lloyd, Glen, Lawrence, Wallie, Raymond, Allan, Tom, Lionel, Richard and Tim serving as casket bearers.

ROSS - George Azurea, born April 5, 1935, passed away December 25, 2004, resided in Echo Lodge, Fort Qu'Appelle. George was born in the old File Hills Hospital south of the Tullymet District. George was predeceased by his parents; Alfred and Clara Ross, two brothers; James and John Ross, one sister Pauline McMahon, one son Raimie Goodwill from Standing Buffalo. George will be sadly missed by his companion Adeline of 33 years. George is survived by four sisters; Mary Perkins, Winnipeg, Helen Steffen, Regina, Margaret Dykmans, Calgary, and Tilly Poitras, Ituna, twin brother Albert, Qu'Appelle, and Leonard, Ituna. Step children, Russell & family, Lucy & Stan, Rick & Melinda, Art & Cindy, Angela & family, Dianna & Peter, Dwayne & Lydia, Kelly & family, Darla & Charlie, Evan & family, Ryan & Lisa, Roger & Annette and favourite niece Mags, also his nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. A traditional wake will be held in the Standing Buffalo Gym on Wednesday, December 29 at 4:00 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated in the Standing Buffalo School Gym on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Wojciech Wojtkowiak O.M.I. and Sr. Bernadette Feist officiating with interment in St. Stanislaus Parish Cemetery, Ituna, Sask. with Rev. Pat Murphy, with a feast to follow in the Standing Buffalo Gym.

RUSHINKO - Mary (nee Tataryn). It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of our dear mother, grandma and greatgrandma on Dec 20, 2005 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1986, daughters, Gloria in 2002 and Irene in 2004, also three sisters, three brothers, and two soninlaws. She is survived by one brother, Michael (Stella) Tataryn of Ontario. Two sons, Edward (Rose) Rushinko, Regina; Roman (Alice) Rushinko, Ituna, daughters, Wanda Calvert of U.S.A., Diana (Edwin) Holowenko and Evelyn Kennedy of Regina and Elaine Shiry of Ontario. Mom is also survived by seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren; Mom and Dad raised their children on the family farm near Ituna. They retired to Ituna in 1974. In 1998, Mom moved to Regina and lived independently until her passing. She was a wonderful Mother, Grandma and Baba. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and quilting, but farming was her greatest enjoyment which she missed very much when she moved into town. Prayers will be held in the chapel of Lee Funeral Home on Monday, December 26, 2005 at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Stanislaus R.C. Church, Ituna, SK, on Tuesday, December 27th, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Patrick Murphy Celebrant. Interment to follow at Hubbard R.C. Cemetery.

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SAMETZ - Stephanie Magdalene (nee Cymbalisty), widow of John James Sametz of Ituna, passed away peacefully at the age of 86 following a brief illness in Ituna, Saskatchewan, on January 6, 2001. Her family was at her side. Stephanie was born on October 4, 1914 to Joseph and Maria Cymbalisty in the Buchanan, SK district. She attended school in Buchanan for grades 1 to 11 before completing her high school education at Bedford Road Collegiate in Saskatoon. Following high school she graduated from a commercial business course and was employed as a secretary and bookkeeper in a department store in Kamsack, SK. In 1942 she married John Sametz and began working with him in their drugstore in Buchanan. Sons John and Gerry were born in 1945 and 1948 respectively. In 1949 the family moved to Ituna where they operated Sametz Pharmacy. Rodney was born in 1952. Stephanie still managed to work full time in the store while raising her family. After the business was sold to son John in 1977, Stephanie continued to work in the store. In 1986 her husband John passed away. Stephanie could be seen working in the drugstore right up until the time she was hospitalized with her illness. In addition to having a strong work ethic, one of the main things that kept Stephanie working was the fact that by continuing to work in the store she was able to keep socializing with people. She truly was a "people person" who could strike up a friendly conversation with anyone. Stephanie was a lifetime member of the Ituna Ladies Hospital Auxiliary and the Ituna Ukrainian Orthodox Ladies Association. She also served in organizational capacities for curling in Ituna and was an active member of the Ituna Social Club. Curling was Stephanie's favourite sport and she played it as long as her health permitted. The camaraderie in curling was just as important to Stephanie as the game itself and it allowed her to develop many good and lasting friendships. She loved to travel and she saw many places in North America and abroad. Stephanie liked playing cards and gardening and in her later years enjoyed activities at the Ituna Social Club. The most important thing to Stephanie was her family. She loved them dearly, and all her relatives, especially her grandchildren, dearly loved her. "Baba" had a very special bond with her five grandchildren who will forever cherish her memory. Stephanie was predeceased by her father in 1963 and her mother in 1970, as well as her sister Caroline Syrnyk in 1971, brother John Cymbalisty in 1972, son Rodney Sametz in 1977, and brother Joe Cymbalisty in 1988. She will be fondly remembered by son John (Lynn) of Ituna and grandchildren Geoffrey of Buffalo, New York and Bryan of Vancouver, B.C; and son Gerry (Marcia) and grandchildren Carelia, David and Andrea of Saskatoon. She is also survived by her sister Olga Holek of Val d'Or, Quebec, and numerous nephews and nieces. Prayer Services were held on Tuesday January 9, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Ituna with Rev. Fr. Michael Kopchuk officiating. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday January 10, 2001 at 10 a.m. from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna with Rev. Fr. Michael Kopchuk officiating. The responses were led by cantor John Smysnuik and members of the Parish Choir. The Crossbearer was Norman Lewko and the Bannerbearers were Carelia and Andrea Sametz. Interment followed in the Holy Trinity Parish Cemetery with Jack Syrnyk, Joe Cymbalisty, Jim Cymbalisty, Geoffrey Sametz, Bryan Sametz and David Sametz as the casketbearers.

SAMOLESKI - Frances Adeline (nee Krushelnicki), a resident of Qu'Appelle House in Regina and formerly of Ituna, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at the Regina General Hospital with her family by her side. She was 93 years of age. Frances was predeceased by her husband John in 1990; parents Joseph and Rose Krushelnicki; brothers and sisters-in-law: Michael (Emily), Nicholas (Ann) and Julius; sister Mary and her husband William Slywka; brother in law William Antonyk; son in law Donald Flack and an infant grandson Murray Sikorski. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters: Isabelle (Erwin) Sikorski, Lucille Flack and Linda Turner; sons:Allan (Judy) Samoleski, Clifford (Cathy) Samoleski; sisters: Pauline Krushelnicki and Caroline Antonyk; brother Walter (Lil) Krushelnicki along with 15 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, November 1, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church Ituna with the interment to follow in the Ituna R.C. Cemetery.

SASS - Frank, long time companion of Mildred Nagy, of the Fenwood district passed away on Monday, January 1, 2007 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville, Saskatchewan. He was 74 years of age. Frank was born on February 19, 1932, the son of Metro and Margaret (nee Holowatuik) Sass on the family farm in the Hubbard district. Frank began his education at Stanislov School in the Hubbard district and later attended Green Bush School after the family moved to the Fenwood District. After completing his education, Frank helped out on the family farm and worked as a truck driver, hauling gravel for the R.M. of Garry. In his younger years, he spent a couple of winters working in the bush camps as well eventually moving to Edmonton where he worked as a truck driver. In the late 1970's Frank returned to the Fenwood district of Saskatchewan to seriously pursue his hobby of farming. In 1986 he met Mildred Nagy and they enjoyed the last twenty years together. In his heart, Frank was a farmer - it was his hobby and his life and he enjoyed countless hours tinkering in his shop. Frank will be remembered for his talkative, outgoing nature and the way he was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends, family and neighbours. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Metro and Margaret Sass; his brother, Nick Sass; his brothers-in-law, Pete Pacholko, Steve Benko and Laudie Nowakowski; his sister-in-law, Liz Sass; his nephew, Michael Karapita and his step-son, Dean Nagy. Frank leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his wife, Mildred of Yorkton; his brothers and sisters, Walter (Katie) Sass of Melville, SK, Peter (Rose) Sass of Yorkton, SK, Sophie Pacholko of Melville, SK, Anne Nowakowski of Yorkton, SK, Eleanor (Nick) Benko of Yorkton, SK, Mary (John) Lazurko of Yorkton, SK, Steve (Joan) Sass of Melville, SK, Mike (Karen) Sass of Sherwood Park, AB, Rose Benko of Edmonton, AB, Olga (Ray) Dubiel of Yorkton, SK, Bill (Phyllis) of Kelowna, BC, Jeanette (Adolph) Karapita of Springside, SK and Angie (Fred) Zwirsky of Yorkton, SK; his sister-in-law, Mary Sass of Edmonton, AB; Mildred’s brothers and sister, Rudolph (Anne) Padar, William (Hilda) Padar and Edna (Nestor) Harasymuik; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends. Prayers were held on Thursday, January 4, 2007 from the Chapel of Christie’s Funeral Home with Father Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was sung on Friday, January 5, 2007 from St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church with Father Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. officiating. The cantors, Ed Pindus and Colette Karapita, assisted by members of St. Mary’s Choir assisted in the singing of both services. The Cross Bearer was Delmar Zwirsky and the Epistle was read by Colette Karapita. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Randy Lazurko, Ray Sass, Ralph Karapita, Darrell Sass, Richard Benko, Allan Pacholko and Tim Dubiel serving as the casket bearers.

SAWCHUK - Arthur passed away peacefully in his sleep on the night of April 29, 2009. Arthur was born July 1, 1934 on the family farm near Ituna, Saskatchewan. As a young adult he served a short time in the Air Force. A family illness shortened this career, calling him back to take over the family farm. He continued farming until his illness took hold in August 2007. Farming was not his sole enterprise. The family owned and operated the Sawchuk Groceteria in Ituna for 8 years. Art also served as a town councillor in Ituna, and dabbled in real estate in Ituna and Yorkton. He will be well remembered for his music, entertaining family and friends with his accordion and fiddle. We will also miss his part in the fun filled gatherings and card parties that would occur as often as possible in their home. He was predeceased by his parents, Katie and Fred; father-in-law George Sakal; brother Walter Sawchuk; sister-in-laws Jean Sawchuk and Sally Komar; brother-in-law Ed Walchuk; and two infant sons, Joey and Glen. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Irene; daughters, Crystal Douglas (husband, Mike and daughter, Angel) and Monica Pieczonka, (husband, Victor and sons, Ben and Eric). He is also survived by his sister Mary; mother-in-law, Margaret; sister-in-law, Margaret and several nieces and nephews. A small come and go tea in celebration of Art's life was held on May 2, 2009 in lieu of a formal funeral service as per his wishes. A private family interment service was held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Cemetery in Ituna, Saskatchewan

SAWCHUK - Katie (nee Mandziak), age 94 years, passed away August 1, 2008 at the Cudworth Nursing Home. She is survived by one son, Albert (Julie) and three daughters, Vi (Terry) Kearns, Pat (Ernie) Korchinski, Betty Lewandoski, her nineteen grandchildren; forty four great grandchildren and 19 great, great grandchildren; five sisters, and two brothers. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Barbara Mandziak; husband, Steve; son, Orest; daughter-in-law, Gertie Sawchuk; son-in-law, Stan Lewandoski; three grandsons, and one great granddaughter, one sister and two brothers. Katie was born March 9, 1914 in the Ituna district and married Steve Sawchuk in 1933. She resided in the Ituna District for most of her life where she and her husband had farmed. In 2001, Katie moved to St. Michael Haven in Cudworth, and then to the Cudworth Nursing Home in 2007. Katie was grateful for the exceptional care she received in each of the facilities. In her retirement years, Katie's favorite activities were carpet bowling, cards, shuffleboard, and various crafts. She enjoyed a long and fulfilling life. The Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m., August 4, 2008 at the St. Michael Parish in Cudworth, SK. The Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m., August 5, 2008 at the Sacred Heart Parish, in Ituna, SK.

SCHABEL - Walter was born on June 27, 1932 in the Pastoral District of Beckenham, Sask., the oldest son of Alex and Mary (nee Sereda) Schabel. Walter received his early schooling at Bon Accord (Kitzul) and Calarain (West Bend) Schools. When the family moved to the Ituna area he continued his schooling at St. Anne’s Orphanage, Ituna School and later St. Joseph’s College in Yorkton. At the age of 19, Walter headed east to Sudbury, Ontario to work for a time in the nickel and oil industries but the prairie called him home. He headed first to Lucky Lake where he worked as a grain buyer then moved to Regina where he worked as a Corrections Officer at the Regina Jail. On October 5, 1957 he was united in marriage to Mary Sobchuk. They continued to reside in Regina where Walter worked as a Social Aid Worker with the City of Regina, and then with Social Services in the Welfare Department, for the Government of Saskatchewan. In 1970, ("by the luck of the draw" according to family legend), Walter and his family relocated and settled on the family farm north of Ituna. After trying his hand at farming for a few years, Walter accepted employment as a Manager with the Canada Farm Labour Pool in Yorkton. During this time he pursued and was appointed a Commissioner of Oaths and a Notary Public and provided personal accounting services in his "free time". This led Walter to realize his goal of being self employed by establishing Schabel’s Agencies Inc., in 1979 Walter’s community-mindedness began early in his life and prompted him to be a contributing member wherever he resided. He was active in the Ukrainian Catholic Youth organization in both Regina and Sudbury, holding executive positions. As a parishioner of St. Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Regina, he served actively on the Executive Building Committee, as the Financial Secretary, and as President of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood. He was very proud to be a Charter Member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Budka Council #5914 of Regina, for over 50 years. He served on the Saskatchewan Arts Board for 4 years and, as a believer in cross-cultural understanding, was a member of the Regina Indian and Metis Society. He was President of the Regina East Liberals, 2nd Vice president of the Catholic Family Service Society, and Campaign Chairman for St. Joseph’s College for Regina City. Walter’s deep love and respect for his Ukrainian roots permeated his life. He served as President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Regina Branch. During his tenure the executive was successful in having the Regina City Council support the declaration of Ukrainian Independence Day and fly the Ukrainian flag over City Hall. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Regina Ukrainian Co-op Association. He was active in the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Yorkton & District, the Ukrainian National Aid Association of America, and was, for 30 years, a Director of the Ukrainian Mutual Benefit Association of St. Nicholas of Canada for the Province of Saskatchewan. Walter felt education and contributing to one’s community were very important. He was elected Reeve of the Municipality of Bon Accord #246 for 2 consecutive terms, served as a Trustee on the Ituna Local School Board for 10 years, and then as a Unit Trustee with Deer Park School Division for 4 years. He was the Liberal Candidate, in 1970, for the Touchwood Constituency. Throughout his contributing years Walter was involved in numerous organizations and committees: Vice president of the Ituna Chamber of Commerce, President of the Ituna Branch of the Parkland Community College, Board Member for the Ituna and District Library, Treasurer of the Ituna Recreational Co-operative Association (Arena), Member of the Advisory Committee for the extension and remodeling of the (old) Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Executive Member of the Ituna Lions Band, Secretary for the Ituna & District Regional Park, Member of the Ituna Recreation Center (Old Hospital) Committee and the Ituna Main Street Development Board. He was also a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and the General Insurance Council of Saskatchewan. He held an honourary life membership in the Saskatchewan Liberal Association. At the time of his passing, he was actively involved on the 2010 Ituna History Book Committee. Walter was a kind, humble, huge-hearted man who earned respect by extending it to others. His love of family was demonstrated in the pride he felt in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He was a zealous reader especially of history, politics and "things Ukrainian". He was well versed in current events, always enjoying a lively conversation where he wasn’t afraid to share his point of view…as was the case when playing "a friendly game" of cribbage. In his younger years he enjoyed curling, baseball, bowling, and fishing. Walter was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Mary, sister, Ann (in infancy), sister-in-law, MaryAnn Schabel and brothers-in-law, John and Harry Sobchuk. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 51 years, Mary, 3 children and 6 grandchildren; Alex and his sons, Jordan and Justin (Edmonton), Barb (Leonard) Kuschak and their children Lyrissa, Danielle, Landon and Dylan (Ituna), and Cathy Schabel (Gary) of Saskatoon. He is also survived by his two brothers, Ted (Regina), Matt (Lethbridge, Alberta), two sisters, Rose (Dr. Oswald) Graham, (Clovis, New Mexico), Cecile (Waldo) Wasson, (Hinton, Alberta), in-laws Steve and Dorothy Sobchuk and Anne Sobchuk, nieces and nephews Shelley, Brenda, Matthew (Karen), Michael (Joy) Schabel and Diana Krall, Steven and Sue Wasson, Maureen (Brian) Horbay, Jacquie (Ian) Lowe, Mark Schebel, Kim (Rob) Harkness and Marcia (Dylan) Harris and families.

SCHINDLER - Edith Freda (nee Bittner), resident of the Saskatoon Convalescent Home in Saskatoon, widow of Roland Schindler, former long time residents of Yorkton, passed away at the home on Monday, September 23, 2002. She was 84 years of age. Edith was born in Hubbard, Sask. on January 11, 1918 to Adolph and Alvina Bittner. After several moves the family settled south of Yorkton where her father operated a successful farming operation. Freda liked to recall memories of growing up in a large family in the 'house on the hill' on #9 highway. On March 22, 1939 she married Roland Schindler at the Baptist Church in Yorkton. Freda and Roland farmed in the Yorkton district until 1950, after which time they moved to Victoria, BC for two years. Strong family ties drew them back to Yorkton. Freda stayed at home to raise her children until 1957, then joined the dietary staff at the Yorkton Hospital. She retired in 1976. Freda's first priority and enjoyment was her family. She and Roland built a cottage at York Lake where family and friends gathered on a regular basis. Freda was a member of First Baptist Church in Yorkton. She enjoyed the fellowship of being a member of the church choir as well as the Baptist Women. She served on the Baptist Church Property Committee for many years. Freda joined the Northern Star Rebekah Lodge #40 I.O.O.F. in 1947, serving in various capacities including the office of Noble Grand. She has retained her membership in this Fraternity to this date. Freda was well known for her African Violets and beautiful flower gardens. She belonged to the Yorkton Horticulture Society and was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Yorkton Fair Board Association. Freda excelled at crochet, knitting, needlework and sewing. She organized many quilting bees with her sisters and friends. Freda's grandchildren and great grandchildren were a great pleasure and joy to her. She was very proud of each and every one of them and their accomplishments. Following the death of Roland in 1984, Freda continued to maintain her own home in Yorkton until July of 2000, when she moved to Saskatoon to the Riverside Estates. In June of 2001 she became a resident of the Saskatoon Convalescent Home, where she had resided until her passing. Besides her husband Roland, Freda was predeceased by her parents, Adolph (1958) and Alvina (1979), brothers Albert (1989), August (1988), Edward (1918) and Irving (1994), and a sister Amanda Lindenbach (1992). She leaves to cherish her memory her four children, two sons, Clive (Carole) of Richmond BC, and Rod (Maggie) of Yorkton; daughters Darlaine (Raymond) Bentley of Saskatoon and Gwen (Mick) Joa of Saskatoon; 10 grandchildren, Corinne Schindler of Richmond BC, Kevin Schindler of Vancouver BC, Scott (Bobbi) Bentley of Dalmeny SK, Dean Bentley of Saskatoon, Jill, Blayre & Kate Joa of Saskatoon, Ryan Joa of Airdrie AB, Rhonda (Rob) Tomlinson of Russell MB, Derek Schindler of Saskatoon; great grandchildren, Amy & Jack of Richmond BC, Braydon & McKenzie of Dalmeny and Abbey of Russell MB; five sisters, Hilda Hartt of Saskatoon, Lillie Jonat of Vancouver, Evelyn Markham of Yorkton, Alice Roberts of Calgary and Lorraine (Bill) Speers of Mississauga ON; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, September 26, 2002 from First Baptist Church in Yorkton with Rev. Steve Rosluk officiating. The organist, Mrs. Rene Strendin led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. Reflections and remembrances were given by granddaughters Jill, Blayre and Kate Joa. Honorary bearers were granddaughters Corinne Schindler, Jill Joa, Rhonda Tomlinson, Blayre Joa, Severn Munroe and Kate Joa. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with grandsons Kevin Schindler, Dean Bentley, Ryan Joa, Derek Schindler, Scott Bentley and Rob Tomlinson serving as the casketbearers.

SCHINDLER - Johanna (nee Arndt). On Sunday, April 21, 2002, Johanna Schindler, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., passed away at the age of 95 years. The funeral service will be held in Our Savoir Lutheran Church, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Mike Keith officiating with Interment in Hubbard Cemetery. Predeceased by her husband Gustav in 1988, one daughter Ilona in infancy, her parents August and Eva Arndt one sister Tillie Reitenbach one brother in law Philip Reitenbach and one sister in law Evelyn Arndt. Johanna (Jenny) is survived by one daughter, Evelyn (Ed) Schultz, Fort Qu'Appelle, two sons; Albert (Pam) Schindler, Cardston, Alta., Edwin (Edith) Schindler, Regina, eleven grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren and one great great grand daughter, one brother Eric (Helen) Arndt, Fort Qu'Appelle also her numerous nieces and nephews.

SCHULTZ - Edward D. On Thursday, December 19, 2002, Edward D. Schultz, beloved husband of Evelyn Schultz, Fort Qu' Appelle, Sask., age 79 years. The funeral service will be held in Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Fort Qu' Appelle, Sask., on Monday, December 23, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Officiant: Rev. Michael L. Keith. Interment in the Hubbard Cemetery at approximately 2:30 p.m. Predeceased by a son-in-law, Laverne Lewko, five brothers, Rudolf, Albert, Adolph, Paul and Elmer Schultz and two sisters, Pauline Rathgaber and Edna Sobkowich. Edward is survived by his loving, wife, Evelyn, two sons and two daughters, Donald (Jean) Schultz and their children, Ryan and Robert, Regina, Sask.; Randolph (Leslie) Schultz, and their son, Taylor, Regina, Sask.; Eileen Lewko (Michael Maier) and her daughters, Erin and Kelli, Fort Qu' Appelle, Sask., and Carol (Pat) Bell, Calgary, Alta., one brother, Otto (Dorothy) Schultz, Melville, Sask., and one sister, Violet (Stan) Worthington, Abbottsford, B.C., brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ted Sobkowich, Winnipeg, Man.; Martha Schultz, Regina, Sask., Albert (Pam) Schindler, Cardston, Alta., and Edwin (Edith) Schindler, Regina, Sask., as well as his nieces, nephews and cousins and their families.

SCHULTZ - Ken was born on January 7, 1940 at Hubbard, Sask.; a son of Albert and Caroline (nee Ritthaler) Schultz. Ken was raised on the farm and attended school at Hubbard. As a young man, he became a grain buyer for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, where he traveled throughout Saskatchewan. In 1963, he was united in marriage to Barbara Keisig. Ken worked with the Wheat Pool until 1973, when he resigned his position and moved to the family farm at Hubbard to take over the operation. Ken had a lifelong love of nature and the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Wildlife habitat was very important to him as he was a true conservationist. He spent many enjoyable hours in the fall hunting up in the Quill Lakes district with his 'second' family, Jack and Marie Evans and their family. In 2005 Ken retired from active farming but remained on the home place. Ken was able to do the things he enjoyed most until this year. Following a short hospitalization, he passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. He was 69 years, 11 months and 27 days of age. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Caroline, he will be remembered by his son Ken (Kelly) Schultz of Melville, his granddaughter Amanda Schultz, and grandson Chad Schultz, also of Melville; daughter Darlene (Aaron) McDonald of Last Mountain Lake and their children Derek, Brittany and Tanner McDonald. Also, his only brother, Gordon (Beverly) Schultz of Regina. Ken will also be greatly missed by other close relatives and his many friends. The funeral service was held on Thursday, January 7, 2010 from St. Stanislaus RC Church in Ituna. Rev. Lynda Wowk of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Melville officiated. Organist, Paulette van der Helm led the congregation in the singing of the hymns. The lay-readers were Elaine Mitchell and Helen Beer. Terry Korchinski gave the eulogy. The interment took place in the Hubbard Cemetery with Al Wuschenny, Chad Schultz, Clayton Campbell, Jason Evans, Lawrence Korchinski and Leonard Tschetter serving as the casketbearers.

SCHULTZ - Otto Andrew Schultz of Melville, SK passed away November 9, 2004 at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy and a sister, Violet (Stan) Worthington of Abbotsford, BC and other relatives. The funeral service will be held Friday, November 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Melville. Interment will follow in the Hubbard Cemetery.

SCHULTZ - Willie. On Thursday, December 21, 2006, Willie Schultz beloved husband of Thelma Schultz, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, and formerly of Goodeve, SK, died at the age of 84 years. A private graveside service will be held in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens at a later date. Willie was predeceased by his parents George and Barbara Schultz, one son Elwin Schultz in 1986, son-in-law Bill Baker in 2006, three brothers: Reinhold, Walter and Arnold Schultz, and one sister Lillian Nichols. Willie is survived by his living wife Thelma, two daughters: Colleen Baker, Fort Qu'Apelle and Twyla (Racey) Thompson, Ituna, SK, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren: Tammy (Brad) Panter and their family Jessica and Justin; Shawn (Michelle) Baker and their family Kali and Cole; Chad (Sarina) Baker and their daughter Jayden; Jerrett and Kyle Thompson, one brother-in-law Jeruel (Patsy) Hagen, Shaunavon, SK. Also his nieces and nephews.

SEMCHYSHYN - Shirley Anne (nee Tymiak) of Ituna, was born August 6, 1948 and passed away December 22, 2006 in the Palliative Unit at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Shirley will be sadly missed by her parents, Joe and Emily Tymiak, husband Ted, son Dwayne, daughter Michele (Glen) Kozak, and two granddaughters, Jamie and Kellie Kozak, as well as numerous family members and close friends. Prayers will be held at Sacred Heart Parish Church in Ituna on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 7:00 pm. Her funeral service will be held Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church. Interment to follow in parish cemetery. Special thank you to the staff in the 3A Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hopsital for the special care they provided.

SEREDA - Anne (nee Lutz), resident of Morris House of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2007. She was 83 years of age. Anne Sereda was born on April 18,1924 in the Goodeve district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Theodore and Mary (nee Krewda) Lutz. She grew up on the family farm in the Goodeve district where she received her schooling. As a young woman she worked on the family farm until her marriage to Peter Sereda in May of 1943. They started farming on rental land in the Westbrook area. In 1948 they settled on a farm near Jedburgh where they lived most of their lives. In 2003 the couple decided to move to Yorkton due to failing health. Anne most loved her gardening and cooking. She took pride in her gardens which produced the loveliest of vegetable and wonderful flowers. She also took pride in the wonderful fruit they received from the farm orchard. Anne loved to bake bread, and make perogies and cabbage rolls, which she always had on hand for her company. Painting easter eggs was a favourite pastime. Throughout her life and to the last day of her life Anne maintained a tremendous faith in God and prayed consistently. Anne and Peter lived at Fisher Court where they met several residents who were like family to each other. Peter passed away in 2005 and Anne continued to live there until here illness in 2007. She loved and dearly missed all her friends at Fisher Court who became a big part of her life. Anne became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in June of this year. Anne was predeceased by her parents, her husband Peter; brother Steve; son Edward; and daughter Bernadette. Anne leaves to cherish her memory her sons: David (Wanda) of Yorkton, Patrick (Linda) of Lanigan; grandchildren: Stephen, Theresa and Michael of Fort McMurray AB, Dan and Angela of Calgary AB, Avery and Brooklyn of Lanigan; brothers: Matt (Evelyn) of Saskatoon, Alex (Helen) of Prince George BC, Nick of Hudson Bay SK; sisters: Mary of Goodeve and Rose of Winnipeg; numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko officiating. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, June 21, 2007 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Frank Dzadiak as Celebrant. Stephen Sereda was the epistle-reader, and Michael Sereda was the crossbearer. The interment followed in Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Cemetery in Jedburgh with Ken and Don Elash, Matthew and Dan Sereda, Charlie Hycza and Edward Zwirsky serving as the casketbearers.

SHAMBEL - Nick, of Ituna Sask. passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on Friday, October 29, 2004 at the Regina General Hospital with his family at his side. He is survived by his loving wife Zena of 52 years, his daughters Diane (Bob), grandchildren Ryan, Daylan, Koren and greatgrandchild Kelsey, Denise (Tim) Leontowicz, grandchildren Erin and Chase, son Dennis (Lynn), grandchildren Jonelle, Becky, Brad, Jarod and Jessica. His Brother Zennon (Leona), sisters Nellie Scherbey, Liz (Abe) Weir, Stella Lewko and Janet (George) Chickowski. A prayer service will be held in Ituna at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday Nov. 2, 2004 at 7:00 pm. The funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday Nov. 3, 2004 at the Scared Heart Church.

SHUL - Rose Shul late of Regina, SK and formerly of Ituna, SK passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the age of 84 years. She was predeceased by her husband Peter; parents Mary and Steve Kolody; brother Bill Kolody and brother-in-law Joe Mucha. Rose will be sadly missed by her son Clarence (Debbie) Shul, grandchildren Kellen and Brenna Shul of Martensville; daughter Wendy (Norm) Halipchak, grandchildren Carson and Kylee of Pilot Butte; her sister Olga Mucha and numerous family and friends. The prayer service will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm and the Requiem Divine Liturgy, Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10:30 am from the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna, SK. Celebrant Very Reverend Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R. officiating. Interment to follow at the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery.

SHWED - Orest Nicholas "Sweeney". It is with great sorrow and profound sadness that the Shwed family announces the passing of Orest Nicholas Shwed at the Foothills Medical Centre on September 11, 2012. Orest, often referred to by his nickname "Sweeney", was born in Ituna, Sask. on October 26, 1932. He married Leila Matheson in 1957 and they were blessed with a son, Dale and three grandchildren Eric, Preston and Zara. Orest came from farming roots in rural Saskatchewan where he began his life learning about survival on a farm in the 1930's and 1940's. Orest went on to finish school and moved to Toronto, ON working for Canadian Tire Corp. at the age of 19 where he attended many games of his beloved Maple Leafs. His nickname "Sweeney" came from a good friend who knew Orest's favourite player was Dave "Sweeney" Schriner. Two years later he moved back to Ituna to continue his farming career while supplementing his income working for the Saskatchewan Highways Department and playing pool at the local pool hall, a skill he retained throughout his life. Orest started a trucking business in Ituna before becoming a bulk fuel and fertilizer distributor for Esso. Orest was a die-hard Saskatchewan Roughriders fan and season ticket holder. He often made the trek to Regina to watch his cherished team. In 1972 Orest and his family moved to Edmonton, AB where he opened an office for Ace Paving Ltd. while starting a trucking business distributing fuel for Texaco Canada. In Edmonton he developed many lasting friendships while continuing to build his fuel distribution business as well as starting his own paving company, Martex Paving Ltd until his retirement in 1990 when he moved to Radium Hot Springs B.C. In retirement Orest loved to spend time with his family. He was passionate about his home, lawn and garden and developed wonderful friendships with his neighbours and other members of the Radium community. Orest loved investing in the stock market and had an uncanny ability to pick winners prompting many calls from friends and relatives looking for "tips". He enjoyed golfing and meeting many people while marshalling at the Radium Hot Springs golf course. Orest loved Hawaii and spent much of the winter season in Wailea, Maui. He loved his morning walks along the ocean; golfing and surrounding himself with his family but always looked forward to the day he could return to Canada to start his gardening. He was so very proud of his son Dale and his grandchildren Eric, Preston and Zara. Orest was known as a hard working honest man by all who knew him. He will be deeply missed by those who have experienced his love and friendship, his positive outlook toward life and people, his wisdom and knowledge and most of all his great sense of humour. Orest is survived by his wife Leila, son Dale (Mara) and grandsons Eric and Preston and granddaughter Zara. He also leaves behind Margaret Harrison (Charmaine and Shane); Helen Peters (Byron and Maureen); Colin Matheson; Sharon and Ray Johnson, Sherri Shwed, members of the Kreway and Lewko families, and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Caroline Shwed of Ituna, Sask. A funeral service for Orest will be held at the Lakeside United Church on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm in Ituna, Saskatchewan. Interment will be at the Ituna town cemetery followed by a reception and dinner at the Ituna Seniors Social Club.

SHYMKO - Benjamin Walter. On Wednesday, September 8, 2004, Benjamin Walter Shymko (Benny), late of Pioneer Village in Regina, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully at the age of 68. Benny was born on September 23, 1935 in Ituna, Sask. Benny was predeceased by his parents Nestor and Pearl, and brother Terrance. Benny is survived by his extended family, Darlene Solie of Regina, her parents Joe and Rita Solie of Regina, one brother Vernon Solie (Yvonne) of Kronau and their children, Reena, Bret and Mallory, along with Lenny Knoll and his daughter Kristi Lee of Zehner, his parents Walter Knoll (Lil predeceased) of Regina, one brother Murray Knoll (Melinda) of Regina and their children Kris Knoll of Regina, Mark Knoll (wife Tony) of Calgary. Benny is also survived by a few relatives and many special friends of the Miller Comprehensive High School Community. A true Marauder, happy, sensitive and easy going man describes our friend Benny. His ability to socialize and repeat statements were some of his many gifts. At age 5 he was diagnosed with a learning disability where the experts predicated reading and mathematics would be impossible. On Benny's 60th birthday he read for the first time in this life, age 65 he got his first job at Play It Again Sports, now known as Extreme Hockey and Sports. Miller High School community was truly Benny's foundation for living. He graduated as an Honorary Graduate from Miller at the age of 65. All the people who knew Benny will have a story to share. He was a very special and unique man. He will be sadly missed and loved by all, however the memories of Benny will be treasured forever. A visitation will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue on Friday, September 10 between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Miller Comprehensive High School Gym A, 1027 College Avenue, Regina, with Rev. John Weckend, Celebrant. Interment will take place in Riverside Memorial Park.

SHYMKO - Marion Evangeline (nee Lucyk) of Regina, formerly of Ituna, widow of Alex Shymko passed away peacefully at Caring Arms Personal Care Home on Sunday, March 10, 2002 at the age of 90 years and 9 months. Marion was born in Krydor, Sask. on May 2, 1911, a daughter of Teodor and Eudokia (nee Zachyk) Lucyk. Marion received her elementary education at Krydor, high school in Saskatoon and Prince Albert and normal school at Saskatoon. Marion began her teaching career in 1929-30 in Wishart with 60 pupils in class. Next she taught at Hazel and File Hills School. In 1935 Marion was united in marriage to Alex Shymko of Ituna. She continued her teaching career at various schools including Smokeside, Beaver Hills and St. Joseph's. In 1949 Alex and Marion settled in Ituna and Marion concentrated on raising her family of four children, Nadine (Hope) born in 1936, Jack in 1950, Barry and Bernadette (twins) in 1951. However in June of 1956 Alex passed away suddenly and Marion was forced to resume her teaching career. At this time she taught in Hubbard, Leross and in 1966 moved to Regina where she taught in the Separate School system until her retirement in 1978. In 1985 Marion moved to Ituna and resided there until her health would not permit her to live alone. In the spring of 1998 Marion moved to a Personal Care Home in Regina (always being her wish) Her health continued to decline until her peaceful passing. Marion was predeceased by her husband Alex in 1956 and her daughter Bernadette in 1984. She is survived by her daughter Hope (Myron) Kowalchuk of Regina and their four children Arnold, Arlene, Allan and Zora; her son Jack (MaryAnne) of Ituna and their four children Nancy, Sara, Laura and David and her son Barry of Regina; 12 great grandchildren; a brother Bill of Radisson and a sister Olive of Prince Albert. Prayer services were held on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Andre Kohuch. The epistle reader was Sara Shymko and the cross bearer was Nancy Lamb. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Greg Ariss, Arnold Kowalchuk, Donovan Lamb, Shane Seib, Allan Kowalchuk and David Shymko serving as the casket bearers.

SIKORSKI - Charles , age 90 years of Ituna passed away December 20, 2009. Prayers will be held Tuesday, Dec. 22nd at 7:30 pm and Funeral Mass Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at 10:30 am, both services at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna. Charles is survived by his loving wife, Julia; son Verner (Donna) and his daughter Gail (Len Yonkman); four grandchildren, Tricia (Cordell Dixon), Tara (Jhonatan Nunez), Nolan Yonkman and April Yonkman; two great grandchildren, Bryce and Paityn Dixon.

SIRUP - Cindy (nee Buchko). It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our loved one Cindy on Monday, July 8, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Cindy was born on August 6, 1956 in Ituna, SK. She was predeceased by her grandparents Mary and Theodore Buchko and Sophie and Vincent Wiechorek, as well as aunts and uncles. Cindy is survived by her loving husband Blair; daughter Karissa (Tony) and grand-daughter Emma Marie; son Brendon (special friend Marissa); parents Orest and Gloria Buchko; brother Brent (Ginny) Buchko; sister Michele (Jim) Braun; in-laws Ron and Joyce Sirup; brother-in-law Jim (Karen) Sirup; sister-in-law Lois Sirup; as well as many relatives and friends. A special thank you to doctors and the nursing staff at SICU at the General Hospital for their care and compassion during this difficult time. Prayers will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King R.C. Parish, 3239 Garnet St., Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Christ the King R.C. Parish.

SLYWKA - Fred. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Slywka on February 26, 2008 at the age of 81 years. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Peter & Mary Slywka, brothers Paul, John and Nick, sisters Mary Klisowsky, and Olga Mandziak, brothers-in-law Metro Mandziak, Karl Pivovar, and John Klisowsky. He is survived by his brothers Walter (Rose) and Peter (Alma), sisters Annie Pivovar, Helen (Steve) Kanciruk, Pauline Chrapchynski, and Julie (Larry) Housch, sisters-in-law Pearl Slywka and Steffie Slywka, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Fred will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A visitation for family and friends will be held at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna on Friday, Feb 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 10:30 am.

SLYWKA - Nick, of Ituna, Sask. and formerly of Lipton, Sask. beloved husband of Steffie Slywka, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville at the age of 84 years. Prayer service will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, June 2, 2006 at 10:00 am from the Sacred Heart Church in Ituna with the Interment to follow in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. Nick leaves to cherish in his memory his beloved wife Steffie of Ituna, his children, Julian (Sharon) Slywka of Bigger and their children Michelle and Allyson; Larry (Elenora) Slywka of Lethbridge; Ed (Barb) Slywka of Regina and their children Jonathon, Jill and Alicia; Donna (Rob) Kish of Saskatoon and their children Jason, Laura and Lisa.

SLYWKA - Walter Slywka, resident of Lipton, SK passed away suddenly at his home on Friday, August 23, 2013. He was 86 years of age. Predeceased by his parents Peter & Mary; brothers Paul (infancy), Nick, John & Fred; and by sisters Annie Pivovar, Olga Mandziak & Mary Klisowski. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Rose; son Vincent (Jacki) of Balcarres & their family Rylie & Randeelyn; son James (Lorraine) of Lipton and their children David, Brian, Ivan & Vera; son Norman of Lipton and his son Sam Dietrich; and daughter Candace (Darren) Larrivee of Strathmore, AB and their children Connor & Garrett. Also a brother Peter (Alma) of Gull Lake; and sisters Helen Kanciruk of Ituna, Pauline Chropchinski of Winnipeg, and Julia (Larry) Housch of Pine Lake, AB; numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends. Prayer services will be held on Wednesday evening, August 28th at 7:00pm and the Requiem Divine Liturgy on Thursday, August 29th at 10:30am, all from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery.

SMUK - Mary (nee Fedyk), resident of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton, widow of Joe Smuk, formerly of the Homefield district, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 7, 2001 with her family by her side. She was 77 years of age. Mary Smuk was born on July 10, 1924 in the Homefield district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Dmytro and Annie (nee Mohyla) Fedyk. Mary was raised on the family farm and attended the Nanton School. As a young woman she began working out on her own and for a time worked as a waitress before becoming employed at the Yorkton Hospital as a nurses aide. On October 3, 1948 she was united in marriage to Joe Smuk at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. Following their marriage the couple began farming and raising their family in the Fenwood district before eventually acquiring land in the Homefield district. This union was blessed with nine children, including three sets of twins. Life on the farm in those years was difficult with no modern conveniences, but through hard work and determination Mary made a good life for Joe and her family. In 1980 the couple purchased a home in Yorkton. Mary helped Joe with the janitor job at the Royal Bank and also worked as an aide at the hospital before retiring. Following the death of Joe on November 1st 1997 Mary maintained her home until her own health began to fail. On July 4th 2000 she became a resident of the Anderson Lodge, where she resided until her passing. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her family, her love of life and family will serve as a lasting legacy. She always looked forward to one of the children dropping in for a visit. She cherished her grandchildren dearly and tried to instill in them positive values and to be responsible, caring individuals. Her first priority was her family, she always put herself ahead of others and saw to her own needs last. She possessed a deep and abiding faith in her Lord, a strength that was admired by her family. She also enjoyed the lighter moments of life, going for coffee, tending to a large garden and flowerbeds, canning and preserving fruits and vegetables, enjoying the wildlife around the farm and the many varieties of birds she enjoyed feeding. She enjoyed reading in spare moments. During the time she was in Yorkton Mary became a member of the Blue Army at St. Mary's Church and was active until her health declined. Mary was predeceased by her husband Joe; her mother Annie in 1976, her father Dmytro in 1981, brothers Mike Fedyk in 1992 and Metro Fedyk in 2001 and by a great grandson Alexander Dmyterko in 1995. She leaves to mourn her passing her nine children, Marlene & Don McFadyen of Yorkton, Darlene and Ted Chepil of Foam Lake, Muriel and Victor Dmyterko of Yorkton, Mervin of Calgary, Ken and Joyce of Homefield, Garry of Saskatchewan, Terry of Yorkton, Theresa and Wes Heuchert of Steinbach, MB, and Darcy and Jacqueline of Melville; 22 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; a sister Angeline (John) Maduck of Yorkton; brothers John (Olga) Fedyk of Ituna, Joe (Anne) of Ituna, Fred (Martha) of Homefield, Steve (Betty) of Yorkton, Anton (Vicky) of Homefield and Lloyd (Marge) of Regina; also a sister-in-law Marjorie Fedyk of Detroit, Michigan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Wednesday evening, October 10, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, October 11, 2001 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Brian Bayda as celebrant. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Janine Heuchert and Tara Syrota read the epistle. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Ken, Garry and Darcy Smuk, Chris Chepil, Myles Dmyterko and Tadeusz Keltie/Dwayne Dmyterko serving as the casketbearers. At the reception following the funeral, granddaughter Janine Heuchert recited a poem of her own composition and Christa Chepil gave thanks on behalf of the family.

SOBKOWICZ - Annie, of Ituna, formerly of Hubbard, wife of the late Mike Sobkowicz, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. She was ninety-three years of age. She leaves to cherish her memory, her four children and their families: three sons, Ted of Winnipeg and his children, Ted, Perry (Cindy); Carl (Shirley) of Winnipeg and their children, Cheryl, Brent (Wanda); Albin (Sharon) of Winnipeg and their children, Chris (Isabelle), Kevin (Debbie Gural); one daughter, Pat (David) Moskal of Regina and their children, Trevor, Sheri (David) Guy and Pamela; four great grandchildren, Adam, Eric, Ross and Zoe; two brothers; Joe (Lois) of Renfrew, ON and Bernie (Patsy) of Ottawa, ON; two sisters; Tillie Renkas of Ituna and Georgina (Mike) Obuck of Saskatoon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Prayer Services will be held on Monday, September 30, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. preceeded by a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m. from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church. Interment to follow in the Ituna R.C. Cemetery.

SOBKOWICZ - Ted Walter. Quietly, on Monday, August 13, 2007, Ted Sobkowich passed away at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, MB at the age of 73. He is survived by his sons Ted and Perry (Cindy), grandchildren, Hanna and Evan, brother Carl (Shirley) Sobkowicz, sister Patsy (David) Moskal, sister-in-laws Sharon Sobkowicz and Violet Worthington, close friend Simone Allen, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Edna (1990), father Mike (1972), mother Anne (2002), and brother Albin (2004). Ted was born Sept 20, 1933, on a farm outside of Hubbard, SK. Raised and schooled in the area, he played baseball and hockey. When young, Ted and his brother Carl traveled by train to Winnipeg for violin lessons. Ted and his family moved to Winnipeg in 1970. Ted worked for C.N.R. for over 40 years as a Station Agent, working in many small towns in AB, SK and western ON, and as a Train Dispatcher in Winnipeg. His passion for trains carried into volunteering for the Prairie Dog Central as a Porter in the infamous Car 106. In addition he belonged to the Morse Telegraph Club, Winnipeg Modular Club and Winnipeg Model Railway Club. He was a long time member of Sherwood Park Lutheran Church. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna, SK. Interment will follow in Hubbard Community Cemetery.

SPILCHUK - William "Bill" passed away peacefully at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville, Sk. on January 10th, 2010. He was born on March 31st, 1922 in the Churchill District near Ituna, Sk. Bill attended Churchill school from Grade 1-8. His first lesson in economics and business management was learned as a young boy in selling gopher's tails (1 cent) and crow's feet. In order to earn enough to fulfill his dream of farming, Bill went to work on the CN railway and later at a logging camp in Kenora, ON. He returned home and married Sophie Premak on November 10th, 1946. They bought their first quarter of land in 1947 and his vision started to become reality. He continued to work off the farm, doing carpentry work; building schools, the post office, and elevators. The farm land base expanded as did the family. Bill and Sophie raised 6 children. Bill had a deep religious faith and was dedicated to his church, and as such, served on St. Nicholas Parish (Churchill) executive, and later as a loyal member of the Sacred Heart Parish in Ituna. With love and devotion, he faithfully carried out the duties of sacristan in both parishes. He served as a committee member of Sask Wheat Pool and the Churchill Snow Plow Club. In 1969, Michael and Ernie joined in partnership of the family farm. Bill and Sophie retired from active farming in 1994, and moved to their home in Ituna, where they enjoyed seeing their family and friends meet in love and harmony. Bill was extremely proud when his sons and grandson took over the family farm. He was so proud of all his children and celebrated their successes. Bill led the family by example, was an honourable man true to his word. "Please" and "Thank-you" were always in his vocabulary. Bill was proud of his family and having everyone gather together was of utmost importance. He especially loved to have the entire family out on a beautiful harvest day. He was proud to share the farming experience with his sons, grandsons and great-grandchildren. He was always and will continue to be the cornerstone of the family. Like "footprints in the sand", may the footprint that he left behind, be our guidance as we journey through life. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten. Bill is predeceased by his parents Dmytro and Anna (nee Spilchak) and his sisters Dora (Ilko) Kushnerenko and Mary (Alex) Halipchak and by numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law. He is survived by his wife Sophie (nee Premak), his son Michael (Kristine Kolybaba) and their children Colin(Heidi) - [Karina, Brendan, Daniel], Sheldon (Sheila) - [Jake, Maquire, Quaid], Shaun (Treena) - [Donavan, Kendra, Damon, Kane], and Cora (Jon) - [Camden]; his son Ernie (Marion Nakoneshny) and their children Richard (Raquel) - [Chelsea, Katelyn, Matthew], Duane- [Taggart, Madison], (Tammy), Diane (Ryan) - [Tristan, Darian], his daughter MaryAnne (Jack Shymko) and their children Nancy (Donavon) - [Dena, Cassidy, Duncan], Sara (Marty), Laura (Jason) -[Noah], and David; his daughter Theresa (Terry Dahlman) and their children Danielle (Dave) and Tyler (Whitney); his daughter Pat (Bill Betker) and their children Angie and Kelly and his daughter Christine (Dan McArthur) and their son, William, by his sisters Catherine (Sister Fotenia, SSMI) and Annie (Sister Andronica, SSMI). He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Rose Smysnuik, Jean Dubacz, Anne Grebinski, Anne Premak, Pauline (Ken) Brozer, Kathy (Bob) Glassford, and brothers-in-law Steve (Joanne) Premak and Ted Premak. Prayers were held on Tuesday evening, January 12, 2010 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Father Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. Cantors, Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Heidi Spilchuk led in the responses. The crossbearer was William McArthur, the epistle-reader was Sara Shymko and the altarservers were Brendan and Daniel Spilchuk. The sacristan was Larry Tymiak. The interment took place in the Parish Cemetery with Colin, Richard, Shaun, and Duane Spilchuk, Tyler Dahlman and David Shymko serving as the casketbearers.

STACHYSHYN - Stella (nee Lutz) entered eternal rest on April 2, 2010 at the age of 74 years at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville after a lengthy battle with heart disease. Stella was born on March 6, 1936 in the Ituna district of Sask; the youngest child of John and Pauline (nee Halushka) Lutz. Stella grew up on the family farm and attended school in the Hardrock District. She worked on the family farm and held various other jobs. On July 10, 1965 Stella was united in marriage to John Stachyshyn at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. She was an active member of her church, UCWLC and choir. Stella lived life to the fullest and had a special place in everyone's heart. She especially loved her nieces and nephews dearly. Her biggest enjoyment in life was making crafts. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life her loving husband John; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by: her father John in 1990, her mother Pauline in 1991, a brother and sister in infancy, her brother Emil in 2006 her sister Helen in 2006, her sister Annie in 2007 and nephews: Michael, Billy and Larry. Stella will be missed by all who knew her. Her memory will live on forever in our hearts. Prayers were held on Thursday, April 8th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna. The Holy Rosary led by members of UCWLC preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, April 9th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Boris Kyba, as the Celebrant. The crossbearer was Colleen Flinta and the epistle reader was Bev Lutz. All of Stella's family and friends that shared in her life were considered honourary pallbearers. UCWL member Jane Chorney served in an honour guard. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Ron Volk, Dennis Serelo, Ernie Lutz, Tanner Lutz, Brent Kutas and Alec Stachyshyn serving as the casket bearers.

STECYK - Fred, long time resident of Hubbard, Sask. passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, October 20, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. He was 76 years of age. Prayers of remembrance will be held at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary led by Ituna Knights of Columbus at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Church with Rev. Father J.P. Murphy presiding. Interment to follow in the Hubbard Village Cemetery. Fred will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends who were all so important to him. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Nellie; brothers, Mike, Henry, Nick and Bill; brother-in-law, Stan (Anne) Zawitkoski; sister-in-law, Jean (George) Stecyk; niece Karen Denny; and nephews Andrew Stecyk and Dean Stecyk. Fred is survived by his loving wife Janet of 44 years who cared for him so well and lovingly until his passing, his children and grandchildren; Larry of Hubbard (special friends Henriette, Devin and Nicole Howat of Regina); Shelley (Glenn Leontowich) Adam of Ituna and Elisa of Lloydminster, AB; Alan (Shari) Teagan and Cale of Kindersley, SK; Lyle (Annette) Amanda of Regina, SK; Brothers and Sisters Alex (Emily) Edmonton, AB, Anne Zawitkoski of Regina, George of Culver City, CA, USA, Matt (Rita) of Regina, Russell (Mildred) Saskatoon, Olga (Eddy Yablonski) Regina, Walter of St. Catherines ON, Irene (Boyd Denny) Saskatoon, Victor (Elaine) Toronto, ON; sister-in-law Nettie (Henry Stecyk) Regina, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

STECYK - Matt died in Regina on October 14, 2013, at the age of 85 with family at his side. Beloved and cherished husband of Rita for 59 years; devoted father to John (Natasha), Bonny (Rick) MacLintock, Therese, Michael (Bonnie), and Monica (David) Rivers; proud Gedo to Kyle, Steffa, Brett, William, Matthew, Maria, and Jacob. Matt adored his grandchildren and was inspired and entertained by their stories about careers, school, music, sports, dinosaurs and toys. He was never too tired to listen, laugh, show compassion, sing a song or play a tune. He showed us how to live life with Faith, humour, determination and gusto. Matt was born to John and Anastasia Stecyk (Sawchyn) on their homestead in Hard Rock, SK. He farmed and taught before moving to Ituna in 1957 where he built an insurance business; operated a farm sales centre; owned-operated a service station; and was administrator for the Town, and for Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge. He served on town council and as mayor, and was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus member and charter member of Ituna & District Lions Club. He represented the NDP in the Melville Constituency in the 1986 provincial election and the Social Credit party in the Touchwood Electoral District in 1960. Matt and Rita moved to Regina in 1995 where he stayed active in church, choir, K of C and Lions, played guitar for the Heritage Fiddlers, enjoyed bridge and crib with friends and family, and volunteered on the condo board. He remained passionate about politics and the state of the world, always ready for a good debate. Matt was predeceased by his parents; brothers Alex, Mike, Henry, George, Nick, Wasyl (in infancy), Fred and Russell; sisters-in-law Nettie (Henry) and Jean (George); and brothers-in-law Stan (Anne) Zawitkowski and Ed (Olga) Yablonski. He will be fondly remembered by sisters Anne Zawitkowski, Olga Yablonski, and Irene (Boyd) Denny; brothers Walter (Joan) and Victor (Elaine); sisters-in-law Emily (Alex), Janet (Fred) and Millie (Russell); and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Sincere thanks to the Palliative Care team at Pasqua Hospital, and Allan Blair Cancer Centre.

STEFANIUK - Olga Marian (nee Popik) 1943-2010. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, wife, sister, and friend Olga Marian Stefaniuk (nee Popik) on Monday, May 17, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Orest; daughters, Kimberley (Daryl), and Nicole (Cam); grandsons, Jared and Sean; brother, Barney (Angie); sisters, Verna (Lorne) and Iris (Bob); nieces, Cindy, Raynelle and Kaylee; nephews, Darryl (Cheryl), Kevin, Trevor (Jerris), Michael and Curtis; and her special aunties, Anne Oshynko, Olga Popik and Frances Bulych. She was predeceased by her parents, Mike H. Popik (1975) and Mary Popik (2005). Born on July 3, 1943 and raised in Hubbard, SK, Olga shared many fond memories working in Popik's General Store, which her parents owned. Upon completion of high school, she graduated with honours from a Secretarial Course at Saskatoon Business College and joined the law firm of Francis, Gauley & Hughes, which she enjoyed for a number of years. The light Olga brought to this world will be sorely missed. First diagnosed with breast cancer in 1986, she used her experiences to help others facing the same journey. She, along with two friends, Marie Thiesson and Lilah Brehon, brought the Retreats for Women Facing Cancer to Saskatoon, and founded the HOPE Cancer Help Centre Inc. For their achievements, the ladies were awarded the YWCA Women of Distinction Award and the Saskatoon Community Service Village Builders Award. Olga also chaired the organizing committee for the Retreats for Women Facing Cancer, made regular visits to cancer patients, brought flowers to those receiving chemotherapy, and counseled anyone who needed to hear her never-tiring message of hope. She recently started a support group for women with metastatic disease. Olga has touched the lives of countless people; she could turn a stranger into a friend in an instant. Even while her disease progressed, she met her challenges with a smile and never stopped giving. She volunteered for many organizations, including the U. of S. Ballroom Dance Club, the UCWLC at her church, and cancer groups and conferences. She was part of Bosom Buddies, the Dragon Boat races, and a tireless advocate for the importance of hope. She felt privileged to have the opportunity to spread her message, speaking to audiences of pharmacists, doctors, patients, employee groups, church groups, and medical students at the University of Saskatchewan. Her autobiography, A Rose Grows: fighting cancer, finding me, was launched last year and shortlisted for the Reader's Choice category of the Sask. Book Awards. Our family wishes to sincerely thank all the caregivers and friends that helped Olga along her journey, especially the staff of Saskatoon Cancer Centre, Olga's dance family, her WestJet family, and her angel network. Prayers for Olga will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church Saskatoon, SK. with celebrants Rev. Fr. Frank Szadiak and Rev. Fr. Ivan Nahachewsky. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery.

STEFFEN - Helen Marie (1925 - 2008). It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and friend, Helen Steffen, on Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the age of 83 years. She was predeceased by her husband George; sisters Pauline McMahon and Tilly Poitras; and grandson Michael. Helen leaves to mourn, her daughters Audrey Doan, Darcie Wilson, Shirley (Glen) Morgan, Darlene (Bob) Kindrachuk and Norine Steffen; grandchildren Nicki (Shawn), Mandy (Glen), Ricky, Kathy, Glen, Angie and Jenny (Ryan), great grandchildren Rayne, Aaron, Jordan, Riviera, Willy, Ashley, Sierra, Colby, Chloe and Koen. Helen was born and raised on a farm in the Tulleymet District near Ituna, SK. She married the love of her life, George Steffen and moved to the farm in Govan, SK, where they raised their five daughters. Helen worked tiredly and endlessly on the farm before moving to Regina. In Regina she was employed as a live-in caregiver and after retirement she briefly moved to B.C. to be near her sister Polly. Helen returned to Regina and spent the better of fifteen years being a caregiver to her grandchildren, a helping hand to those in need, provided a shoulder to cry on and became a friend to all who met her. Helen loved gardening, visiting with friends and family and enjoyed her crossword puzzles and Leader Post with her morning coffee. A woman with a heart of gold, Helen touched all who knew her and will be sadly missed. A graveside service will be held at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 1:00 p.m.

STOYKO - John passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at the age of 88 years. Lovingly remembered by his wife, of 59 years, Grace; daughter Linda (Bill) Burness; granddaughters Elan (Jerry) Ward and Meghan Burness; great granddaughter Morgan Ward. John was born on the family farm near Hubbard, SK. on February 11, 1919. He served in the RCAF as a navigator with the rank of Flight Lieutenant and after his discharge attended the U. of S., graduating with a B.S.A. He worked both provincially and federally as an Agrologist and later as a consultant. He spent his retirement years curling, golfing and traveling. A memorial service will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Friday, March 16, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

SUWALA - John Joseph "Johnny" passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, March 24, 2008 at St. Peter's Hospital, Melville, SK at the age of 68 years. Johnny was born in the Goodeve District on February 12, 1940 to Mike and Katie (nee Kowalchuk) Suwala. Johnny will be lovingly remembered and missed by his loving wife of 47 years, Louise; their children, Darcy (Maureen), William (Sue), Rene, Angela (Jason) Gilchuck, and Michael (Connie); 11 grandchildren; mom, Katie; sisters Mary (Arnold) Zepick, and Helen (Mervin) Polzen; brothers Peter (Pat), and Myron (Nelda); as well as numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, and close friends. Johnny was predeceased by his dad, Mike, and brother, Joey. The Vigil for Johnny will be held on Friday, March 28th at 8:00 pm and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 29th at 11:00 am; both services will be held at St. Stanislaus R.C. Church, Ituna. Rite of Committal will take place at a later date at the Goodeve R.C. Cemetery.

SUWALA - Joseph Walter passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 14, 2000, at the age of 54 years. Predeceased by his father Michael in 1984, and brother-in-law Doug Bannman in 1996. He will be sadly missed by his wife Lillian of 32 years; three daughters: Joely (Bill), Aimy (Trent) and Holly; and grandchildren Cheyanna and Spencer; mother Katie; siblings: Johnny & Louise, Mary & Arnold Zepick, Peter & Pat, Helen & Mervin Polzen, Marion & Nelda; in-laws Nick & Mary Machuik; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jeanette & Ray Heil, Allan & Dorothy Machuik, Evelyn & Marvin Cleal, Lynn & Ken Lewis, Gloria & Dave Collins, Donna Bannman; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joey's joy was taking his girls fishing and spoiling his grandchildren. Joey took great pride in his finishing and cabinetry work and was a master at it. He enjoyed gardening and tried to grow the prize pumpkin for the last few years. Funeral service will be held at Regina Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 19, 2000, at 10:00 a.m. A memorial service will be held for Joseph (Joey), who passed away on December 14, 2000, on Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Roman Catholic Church in Goodeve, Sask. Interment of ashes to follow at the R.C. cemetery.

SWIRSKY - Ethel Alice (nee Ross). The family of Ethel Swirsky announce, with deep sorrow, the passing of Ethel on August 21, 2011 at the age of 81. She died peacefully with her granddaughter, Jessie, at her side. We wish to thank the staff at the Kimberley Special Care Home and Dr. Haidek for their commitment to caring for mother during her long illness. A very special thank you to Karen Milhousen for her warm comfort to the family during the last days of Ethel's life. Ethel was born on her family farm just outside of Hubbard, Sask. on August 12, 1930. She came to Kimberley in 1949. Raising a family of seven children, she worked hard in the garden and did a lot of canning and baking, making sure the family was well fed. When her youngest children were of teenage years she went to work for Cominco as a janitor and took pride in doing it well. Ethel loved her bowling, reading, gardening and tea. Also, her road trips to Reno and to historical sites, usually bringing at least one family member along to enjoy the adventure. Well known for her excellence in craftsmanship which included knitting, crocheting, quilting and sewing; it was best enjoyed by her family. She made Christmases a most wonderful time of the year; filled with an incredible array of delicious dishes; she found a great joy in giving. But her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She had a sharp wit and loved her husband's great sense of humour. Her laughter was so contagious. Being young at heart she loved having children around. At the age of 65 she even accepted guardianship of grandson Terry, with whom she had a special bond.We may have lost mom - but what will never be lost are the good, good memories. She will be missed throughout every sunrise to sunset of our lives. May our nights be gentle - knowing she is at peace. Ethel is survived by her children: Terry Ross (Pat), Marilyn Ross, Vicki Loraas, Michael Koshlay (Yvonne), Susan Foisy, Ron Swirsky and Ray Swirsky (Karen); her sister Olivine Ross; her brothers Donald Ross (Elizabeth), Merv Ross, David Ross (Peggy) and Leonard Ross (Diane); many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband Rudy Swirsky in 2009; her father Michael Ross; her mother Hattie Ross; an infant son Ken Koshlay; her brother Freddie (Joseph Alfred) Ross and her sister Violet Yuristy.There will be no funeral by request.

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TARR - Sally (nee Smuk) Guerin. Born may 23, 1919, Sally passed away peacefully on Saturday March 15, 2003 at the age of 83 years with her family by her side. Beloved and cherished Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. Sally was predeceased by her parents, John and Anastasia Smuk; husband, Joseph Guerin; sisters Bessie Kozak, Kathleen Smuk, Mary Prokopu, Annie Pillipow and Julia Zapshala; brothers, Harry, Andrew, Alex, Bill, John and Bernie. Sally leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Tony Tarr; daughters, Joyce (Stan) Kozar, Jean (Craig) Hutton; sons, Peter (Theresa) Guerin, Joe (Joan) Guerin; sisters, Evelyn Rohatensky and Nettie Dumalski; ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Sally was born at the family farm in the Homefield District near Goodeve, Saskatchewan. After marrying her late husband, Joe Guerin on May 10, 1939, they moved to Regina where their four children were born. After Sally's last baby started school, she worked many years as a waitress until the loss of her husband in 1974. She spent countless hours in helping out her children in bringing up their new families. Sally met Tony Tarr in 1983 while visiting her sister Julia in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Tony and Sally married in September of 1986, where they spent Sally's remaining years as each other's companion and friend. Sally will always be remembered by her cheerful ways and kind smile. A viewing will take place on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Paragon Funeral Services, Regina, Sask. Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday March 19, 2003 at Christ Lutheran Church, Regina, Sask, with Rev. R. Leeson officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Pasqua Hospital for their compassionate care in Sally's last days.

TATARYN - Anne (nee Nakonechny) passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 26, 2002 after a brief battle with cancer. Anne was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Nakonechny; parents-in-law Daniel and Nellie Tataryn; husband John Tataryn; brothers Mike and John Nakonechny; Walter Nakay; sister Mary; brothers-in-law Joe Tataryn, Mike Rushinko, Charlie Rushinko, Walter Jaworski, Stanley Stypa; seven sisters-in-law Ann Tataryn; Katie Stypa, Julia Jaworski, Mary Tataryn, Anne Nakay, Anne Nakay and Annie Nakonechny. Anne will be remembered by her children Sophie Tedin (Jacksonville, Texas), Roman (Nettie) Tataryn and Gary Tataryn of Regina; also by her six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren one brother Thomas Nakay as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Anne was born on December 18, 1912 on a farm near Hubbard, SK. After completing her grade school, she enjoyed spending time on the farm doing farm work alongside her father John and later with her husband John Tataryn. She would be involved with all aspects of farming until her retirement in 1974 to the city of Regina. Here she enjoyed her gardening, shopping and going to church. She lived in her own home until the last month before her passing when she entered the hospital. FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, on Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Eric Warren officiating. A VISITATION for family and friends will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 from 7 - 8 p.m.

TATARYN - Nettie (nee Krywulak) Tataryn passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the age of 78 years. She was predeceased by her parents Mike and Eva Krywulak; sisters Anna, Mary, Olga and Carol; and brothers Steve, Walter and Stanley. Nettie leaves to cherish her memory her husband Roman; children Daniel (Barb) and Debbie (Wayne); grandchildren Cortney, Mitchell, Devan, Shayne and Rikki; sisters Rose and Catherine; brothers Russel and Leo, as well as her numerous nieces and nephews. Nettie was born in 1935 on a farm near Ituna, SK. She shared 56 years of marriage with Roman with two children and five grandchildren. Nettie worked at Sears as a merchandizer until 1995. Nettie was freed from her pain and suffering on August 29, 2013. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy # 1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

TEMPLE - Fred Temple formerly of Goodeve, SK passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at the age of 88. He is predeceased by his wife, Molly (Ulmer) and son, Garry. Left to mourn Fred's passing are his children, Ervin (Audrey), Marcy, Dennis (Denise), Betty (Mitch); grandchildren, Todd (Val), Grant (Lindsey), Troy (Norma), Tanya, Rhonda (Bob), Scott (Krista), Tracy and Travis; 14 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Kay Clements of Regina, SK, Christine Piller of Etobicoke, ON, Molly Herman of Thunder Bay, ON; 1 brother, Arnold (Gail) Temple of Thunder Bay, ON; sisters-in-law, Eleanor Temple of Melville, SK, Minnie Schramm of Melville, SK, Emma Rathgeber of Churchbridge, SK; brother-in-law, Peter Temple of Melville, SK. Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at Christ Lutheran Church, 4825 Dewdney Ave., Regina, SK with Pastor Bob Leeson officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank Dr. Schonken, Dr. Van Heerden and all of Fred's caregivers at the Pasqua Hospital and Pioneer Village. Special thanks to Linda for your extra care! It means so much to us.

TEMPLE - Mary (nee Rathgeber) passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, September 28, 2005 at the age of 88 years. She was predeceased by her parents John and Therese Rathgeber; brothers Roy, Karl and John; sisters Margaret and Irene. Mary is lovingly remembered by her husband Matt; two sons Harvey (Judy) and Ken (Janice); grandchildren Brent (Denise), Corey (Laurie), Dean, Jennifer (Ryan) and Jim; great grandchildren Jesse, Dany and Cole; brother George Rathgeber; brotherin-law Bill Rathgeber; sister-in-law Emily Temple and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was born and raised in Goodeve. She married Matt Temple in 1937 and together they farmed in the Goodeve District. Mary and Matt retired and moved to Regina in 1987. Their lives were devoted to hard work and Christian living and Mary continued to take part in farming activities until her passing. A funeral service will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1909 Ottawa Street, Regina, SK on Monday, October 3, 2005 at 1:30 p.m.

TEMPLE - Matt passed away peacefully on Friday, May 30, 2008 at the age of 99 years. He was born in the Goodeve district on November 24, 1908. Matt married Mary Rathgeber on November 16, 1937 and raised two children. They retired and moved to Regina in 1987, enjoying 67 years of marriage before Mary's death in September 2005. Matt became a resident at Sunset Extendicare in April 2006. Farming was his life and he was actively interested in the family farm until his health prevented him from going there anymore. His last trip to the farm was in June of 2007. Matt was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Julianna; brothers: John, Jacob, Mike and Joseph; sisters: Katherine, Mary, Elizabeth & Christine. Matt is survived by two sons, Harvey (Judy) and Ken (Janice); grandchildren: Brent (Denise deceased), Corey (Laurie), Dean, Jennifer and Jim; great grandchildren: Cole Temple, Jessie and Dany Mullen; brother-in-law Bill Rathgeber and many nieces and nephews. A special thankyou to the staff of Sunset for the care given over the past two years, especially to the staff in the East Wing. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1909 Ottawa St., Regina, SK. Pastor Lindsay Hognestad officiating. Interment will follow in Regina Memorial Gardens.

TEMPLE - Matthew William "Matt" (February 11, 1929 - March 3, 2010). Matt passed away peacefully at Regina General Hospital at the age of 81 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is predeceased by his wife Erna (nee Christoffel) and his parents Jacob & Mary Temple (nee Hollinger) and his brother Arnold Temple. He is survived by Peter Temple of Melville, Alfred (Liesa) Temple of Moose Jaw, Eleanor (Henry) Bohay of Regina, Rhienold Temple of Melville, Lydia Bonk of Regina, and Gladys (Dennis) Mattern of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. Also survived by sister-in-law Janet, brothersin-law John and Edmund Christoffel and Ron Pfeifer as well as many nieces, nephews and many friends. Matt and brother Rhienold took over the family farm in the Goodeve area in 1966. He met and married his wife Erna in March of 1975. He moved to Regina were he started working for the City of Regina, Maintenance Department but continued farming until 1984. He enjoyed many hobbies such as playing cards, curling, bowling, camping, traveling, square dancing, ushering church, golfing and belonged to the farmers union. A Celebration of Matt's Life will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1909 Ottawa St., with Pastor Lindsay Hognestad officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.

TERLESKEY - Nettie (nee Kowalow) passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Thursday, January 31, 2002, at the age of 69 years, after a courageous three year battle with cancer. Nettie is predeceased by her parents John and Mary Kowalow of Hubbard, Sask., and her daughter Louella. Nettie is survived by her husband of forty-six years, Walter; her grandson Jeremy Hill; her two sisters, JeanKowalow and Marcella (Tony) Balezantis of Saskatoon; as well as numerous nieces,nephews and friends. Nettie was a kind and generous person. She loved life. Her family and friends were always very important to her. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and looking after her many house plants. Everyone felt welcome in her home. Prayers will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, Sunday, February 3, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Descent of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Regina, Monday, February 4, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Brent Kuzyk presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park, Regina. On behalf of the family we would like to give special thanks to Doctors Jachak and Yaqoob, and the wonderful nurses and staff at Units 3D and Palliative Care at Pasqua Hospital. Also, thanks to her grandson Jeremy who took care of her at home during her illness.

TESKEY - Gordon Emanuel, late of the Goodeve district, passed away Monday, October 29, 2001 at the age of 72 years. Predeceased by his parents and his wife, Jean, Gordon is survived by: two sons, Jack Krett of Melville and Edwin (Denise) Teskey of Regina; two grandsons, Brett and Chad; three brothers, Irvin (Wanda) Teskey of California, Clifford of Balcarres and Elmer (Gayle) of Kipling; four sisters, Louise (Ernie) Lang of Southey, Elsie (Ed) Schrader of Yorkton, Hilda Rathgeber of Melville and Diane (Cliff) Schaffer of Regina as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, November 3, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Matthews Funeral Home, Melville. Interment will follow in the Melville Municipal Cemetery.

TKATCH - Pauline (nee Konechny), widow of the late Stanley Tkatch, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, May 27, 2001 at St. Anne's Care Home in Ituna. She was 89 years of age. Pauline was born on December 25, 1911, the youngest child of pioneer parents John and Kunegunda (nee Huslak) Konechny on the family homestead five miles north of Melville. She attended a rural school a few years then completed up to Grade 8 at a school in Melville when the family relocated one mile north of Melville. In 1931 she was united in marriage to Stanley Tkatch at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. They acquired their own farm in the Lunnville district north of Ituna, where they worked and raised their family. In 1966 they sold the land and purchased a retirement home in Ituna where she resided until 1982. After the passing of her husband and due to failing health she became a resident of the Senior Housing Units in Ituna where she resided until November of 1999. She then became a resident of St. Anne's Care Home until her passing. Pauline was very creative, she decorated many beautiful wedding cakes in the community, in early times painted beautiful Easter eggs, crocheted many items including table cloths and sewed clothing for children. She loved to bake, cook and can from a large garden. But most of all she loved her flowers. When she was no longer able to tend to her garden flowers, her home was filled with floral arrangements. Pauline was also a long time member of the UWAC, St. Olga's branch in Ituna. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley in 1981; her parents John in 1939 and Kunegunda in 1941; two granddaughters, Lisa Tkatch in 1985 and Doreen Machula in 1994; three sisters, Lily Walchuk, Katie Macala and Sophie Graboski; and by five brothers, Andrew, Joe, William, Frank and Leo Konechny. Pauline will be lovingly remembered by her children, Thomas (Mary) Tkatch of Ajax, ON, Julia (Jim) Yachiw of Saskatoon, Loretta (Leon) Machula of Yorkton, Harold (Audrey) Tkatch of Gibson BC, Gerald (Bernice) Tkatch of St. Laurent MB, Ronald (Jean) Tkatch of Moose Jaw, and Betty (Wilf) Hess of Chilliwack BC; fifteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister Agnes Hnatiuk of Melville and a sister-in-law Kathleen Conrad of Toronto, Ont, and their families. The prayer service was held on Wednesday evening, May 30, 2001 from the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. The funeral service was held on Thursday, May 31, 2001 from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna with Rev. Father Michael Kopchuk officiating. The sacristan was Walter Kozey. The cantor, John Smysnuik, assisted by William Kozey and members of the parish choir sang the responses. The crossbearer was Joe Lekach, the bannerbearers were Steve and Rudy Lekach. Honorary bearers were all family and friends. Elizabeth Kitzul carried the UWAC banner. The interment followed in the Holy Trinity Parish Cemetery with Larry Machula, Dwayne Yachiw, Brenda Bode, Terry Tkatch, Shelley Tkatch and Randy Tkatch serving as the casketbearers. At the memorial luncheon, grandson Dwayne Yachiw gave the eulogy and expressed thanks on behalf of the family and Stella Pawlust spoke on behalf of the UWAC.

TRUEMAN - Clifford Nelson passed away at the age of 85 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Olie and Emilie Trueman (nee Schindler), his sisters, Ella (George) Whitmore and Irene (Art) Lemon. Clifford is survived by his sister Mabel (George) Kowbel, his spouse June, son Glenn (Helene) Trueman, daughters Marjorie (Dan) Popescul and Diane (Jon) Jaros, six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Clifford was born April 14, 1919 in Hubbard, SK and spent his young years in Melville where he worked at Swifts Canadian. He moved to Regina in 1950, where he was employed by Silverwood Dairy before commencing employment as a stationary engineer at Molson's Brewery until retirement. A service of remembrance will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.

TURANICH - George Alexander. At the age of 89 years, George Alexander Turanich peacefully entered the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ on July 28, 2007. Born in Goodeve on April 8, 1918. George is survived by his wife Helen, four daughters: Julia (Gerald) Bourque -(Katrina, Jeremy), Sylvia (Jerry) Ferwerda - (Andrea, Gerrit, Alexander), Patricia (Dan) Turanich/Noyen - (Charles, Patrick), Helen (Bill) Wilson - (Courtney, Zachery, Dustin, Drew), sons: George (Suzanne) Turanich - (Bradie, Brenden, Breton, Christopher, Amanda), Nick (Shannon) Turanich, (Luke, Joshua). George was one of six children born to Fred and Christina Turanich. The family moved to Norwich, Ontario only to return to Saskatchewan a short while later to homestead in the Bladworth/Kenaston District. Having completed his required education, George farmed with his family and brothers. George met the love of his life, Helen Pluhowy and married her on December 13, 1949. In 1962 George and Helen purchased a residence on Main street in the town of Davidson with an office on the main level were George operated an income tax consulting and real estate brokerage business. Along with his many pursuits, George enjoyed family, music and performing in various settings, such as repeat performances with the Royal American Shows at the Saskatoon Exhibition in the early 1960's and playing with close friends in local musical bands. George retired from farming in 1998 after 60 years. George took great care and pride, and gleaned great joy in and through his 6 children and 18 grand children. Having played the piano, accordion, guitar and his favorite, the violin, now many of his children and grand children also enjoy his inspired legacy with musical talents of their own. Throughout the many challenges of life, family always came first. Near the end of his life, George's expressions of love and kindness for his family and others blossomed into a most beautiful fragrance. His life truly became an outward manifestation of the love of God. A celebration of George's life will be held on Wednesday, August 1, at 10:30 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the town of Davidson. Internment to follow at the Davidson Cemetery.

TYMINSKI - Mary (nee Winniski), of the Ituna district, beloved wife of Michael passed away on September 4, 2002 after losing a short battle with cancer; never complaining, strong to the end. She was 73 years of age. Mary was born April 17, 1929 in the Hubbard area. She was a daughter to Walter and Katherine (Pacula) Winniski. The family moved to Parkerview in 1930 and Mary attended Chistlehurst School for a short time. As the family moved from place to place, Mary attended Drumague and finally Wyber School. Completing her education, she remained on the family farm growing up-learning the importance of hard work and strong family values. She never strayed from these values for her entire life. After a short stint of working in a clothing factory in Portage La Prairie, MB, Mary returned to Ituna. It was there that she met the love of her life, Mike Tyminski, whom she married in 1953. They settled in the Tullymet area near Ituna to build a farm and raise a family. Through many years of love, laughter, tears and an abundance of hard work, they were successful at expanding the family farm and the Tyminski population grew with the births of Gale, Garry and Brenda. Mary was a long time member of the Wyber-Tullymet Community Club and the Ituna Roman Catholic Church. She always gave a helping hand, along with a smile expecting nothing in return. From this type of kindness, grew her many treasured friends. Her most beloved possessions were her husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends. Through the years she spent many hours singing, pacifying, reading and providing excellent Ukrainian cuisine to her grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Katherine Winniski; brothers; John & Joe Winniski, sister; Elsie Tymoschuk. She will be sadly missed by her inseparable partner Mike, of 48 years, daughter; Gale (Warren) Bobbee with children Alison and Brittany, son Garry (Bev) Tyminski with children Nathan and Nicole, and daughter Brenda Dusterhoft with children Rachael and Hannah, all of Regina, Brother Walter (Gene) Winniski of Ituna, sisters Olga Braden of Calgary, AB, Pauline (Joe) Olech of Fort Qu Appelle, SK, and Lucy Spatuk of Regina; sisters-in-law, Nellie and Jean Winniski of Ituna as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Although we are sad today, we will remember your smile with every sunrise. Goodbye for now and we will meet you in heaven. Prayer services were held on Sunday evening, September 8, 2002 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna, Saskatchewan. Reflections of Mary's life were given by son Garry. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday morning, September 9, 2002 from St. Stanislaus R.C. Church with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy as Celebrant. The organist was Paulette Van Der Helm leading the choir and congregation in the Hymns. The Cross Bearer was Joelle Schaefer with Cassandra Sopel as Altar Server. The gift bearers were Allison, Brittany Bobbee and Nicole Tyminski with Garry Tyminski, Gayle and Warren Bobbee, Loiuse Boyes and Sharon Edmunds as readers. Reflections of Mary's life were given by daughter Gayle. The interment followed in the Ituna R.C. Cemetery with Nathan Tyminski, Gord Schultz, Terry Walkington, Glen Kowalyk, Raymond Golemba and Larry Bryck serving as Casket Bearers.

TYMINSKI - Michael Charles, of Balcarres, Sask., passed away on January 3, 2007, at the age of 81. Mike was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Mary, parents Nicholas and Rosie Tyminski (nee Jaworski), brother Leo Jaworski and sister Annie Derkatch (Calgary). Mike will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by children: Gale Bobbee (Warren), Garry (Beverly) and Brenda; grandchildren Nathan, Alison, Nicole, Brittany, Rachael and Hannah. Mike is survived by sisters Emily Shalovelo (Dysart), Katie Eyre (Saskatoon) and sister in law Helen Jaworski (Regina). He was born in the RM of Tullymet and his love of farming kept him on the family farm for as long as his health would allow. Many thanks to the staff of the Regina General Hospital (CSU, CCU and 6F) and the Balcarres Integrated Care Centre for the excellent care and attention that was given to Mike. Prayers will be said on Sunday, January 7 at 7:30 pm. Funeral service will be Monday, January 8, at 10:30 am at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Parish in Ituna.

TYMKO - Rose (nee Cmoc) formerly of Yorkton, Sask. entered into eternal rest on June 25, 2010. She was 95 years. Rose was born on August 14, 1914 at Goodeve, Sask. She was the daughter of Mike & Katie Cmoc. She received her education at Beaver Hill School. Rose was united in marriage to Philip Tymko at Ituna on October 17, 1943. They spent most of their married life in Yorkton. Rose enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and loved quilting, sewing, crocheting and making all kinds of crafts. She gave most of her crafts away to her family and friends. She was a very giving and kind hearted person. She enjoyed going out for coffee with her friends and to the casino. She will always be remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends. Due to failing health, Rosie moved to Prince Albert in October 2005 to live with her son, Ron and his wife. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Philip in 1996, her parents and four brothers, Milko, John, Fred and Joe, sister’s Olga and Julia. She leaves to mourn her passing and celebration of her life by her three sons, Syd (Joan) of Black Falls, Alberta, Ron (Dianne) of Prince Albert and Larry (Barb) of Brooks, Alberta; her grandchildren, Chad, Chris, Tara, Kelly, Tanner, Tracey and Darcy. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, July 2nd at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Ray Lukie, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses were led by Ed. Pindus and members of Parish Choir. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Larry Tymko, Tanner Tymko, Tara Ireland, Chris Tymko, Kelly Tymko and Laurie Labelle serving as the casket bearers.

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URJASZ - Mary Elsie (nee Woytos) of the Balcarres Integrated Health Care Centre passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2005 at the age of 85 years. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons: Joe (Marilyn), Edward his wife (Anne) and Myron. Her daughters: Frances (Don) Krauss, Darlene (Dale) Schaucher Val (Greg) Marshall; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; brothers Charlie (Shirley) Woytos, Stan (Barbara) Woytos; sisters: Lucy Roberts and Jean (Henry) Beaubean. Mary was predeceased by her parents: Tom and Victoria Woytos; husband John; brothers: Henry and John; sisters: Nellie Kobylko and Mildred King and a brother-in-law Alex Roberts. Prayer services will be held on Thursday evening, March 9, 2005 at 7:00 PM from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church Ituna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10:00 AM from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church Ituna with the interment to follow in the Ituna R.C. Cemetery.

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VAN DER HELM - Mattheus "Ted" Of Ituna, beloved husband of Paulette passed at the Pasqua Hospital on May 12, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Paulette, his daughter Heidi (Colin Spilchuk) and their children Karina, Brendan and Daniel. His daughter Bianca (Joey Green) and their children Hailley and Wyatt, his brothers and sisters; Kees(Nelly), Gerard (Annie), Leo (Dori), Anneke (Cor), Therese, Ton, and Allan (Petrona). He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Stella Raczynski, sister in laws Verna(Dale), Eileen(Glen) and brother-in-law Dwayne(Lorena ) as well as numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:30pm , preceded by the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 16th at 10:30 am, both services at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Ituna.

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WATSON - John Gordon (P. Eng.), was born in Ituna, Sask. on January 18, 1920, and died November 19, 2001, in Regina, Sask. Gordon was raised in Ituna until the family moved to Melville, Sask. in 1935 where his father became sheriff. He completed high school in Melville and then attended the University of Saskatchewan graduating with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1943. During the war he worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on construction of the Alaska Highway. He joined the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration in 1944 and was involved in major PFRA projects such as St. Mary's Dam in southern Alberta and Gardiner Dam on the South Saskatchewan River. He spent 29 years working for the PFRA becoming Chief Engineer and eventually retiring as Director in 1973. After leaving PFRA, he worked as an arbitrator and as a consulting engineer on various engineering boards across Canada until 1995. A Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and the American Society of Civil Engineers, he received the Engineering Achievement Award from the Association of Professional Engineers of Saskatchewan in 1984. He was predeceased by his parents, John Angus and Christena M. (nee Gordon) Watson, and his sister Grace Howe. He was the loving husband and best friend of his wife of 53 years, Alice H. (nee Luross) Watson. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter Diane Watson of Regina and his son Greg Watson of Vancouver; his sisters Isabel Watson of Melville and Jessie (Robert) May of Calgary, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harvey and Peggy Luross of Regina, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 22, 2001 at Wesley United Church, 3913 Hillsdale St., Regina with Rev. John Haas officiating.

WARSABA - Raymond "Ray" was born on July 24, 1934 and passed away peacefully on November 11, 2005 surrounded by family. He was predeceased by his mother Eva Nyffenegger (Warsaba) and his stepfather Fred Nyffenegger; brother Eugene; brothers-in-law Allan Reed, Bill Reed, Ernie Meredith, Ross Lawrence. Ray is survived by his loving wife Margaret of 42 years; brother John (Anne) Nyffenegger of Saskatoon; sisters Jeanette (Jack) Goohsen of Gull Lake and Alice (Phil) Guenther of Saskatoon; sisters-in-law Clara Meredith, Myrtle Lawrence and Dianna Reed; brother-in-law Jim Reed as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Raymond was born in Hubbard, SK and moved to Guernsey at a young age. At 16 years old, he left home and went to work for Shemenhaur Millworks in Humboldt for a number of years. He was involved in the manufacturing of church pews, which most of us sat in, in the Province of Saskatchewan. Ray's desire to work with wood, took him to Regina where he worked for Schneiders Millworks for a number of years. Ray met Margaret Reed, and they were married on November 17, 1962 in the town of Macklin. A visitation for family and friends will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Knox Metropolitan United Church, 2340 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK.

WAWRUCK - Adele Louise (nee Gorchynski). On Saturday, November 9, 2002, Adele Louise Wawruck passed away in her 93rd year. We celebrate and cherish her long life and sixty-two years of marriage to her husband, Walter. She was born December 5, 1909 near Hamton, Sask., the eighth of eleven children born to Maria Urbanowski (1874 - 1942) and Joseph Gorchynski (1862 - 1943), pioneers from western Ukraine. She taught school in the Hamton area prior to her marriage in 1940. Adele and Walter farmed in the Hubbard district until 1945 when they moved into town and established Hubbard Lumber & Supply. Adele was a leader in her church, her community and the 4-H organization. Her church involvement continued in Regina where they moved in 1967. Mom loved her family and friends. She was passionate about flowers and gardening, was an exceptional and generous cook, and widely recognized for her artistic talent in Ukrainian embroidery and pysanka decoration. Adele is lovingly remembered by her husband Walter, their four children and nine grandchildren: Walter A. Wawruck (Marian Gilmour), Nathan, Alexander and Emily of Vancouver; Iris Bradley of Ottawa; Sylvia (Leonard) Cherneski of Thompson and their children Catherine, Stefan and Philip; Max (Audrey Shonn) Maxim, Gillian and Adrian of Edmonton; and her two 'adopted' daughters, Marie Ann Korchinski and Maureen McKenzie. She was predeceased by her parents, three sisters Joanne Brezinsky, Pauline Makowsky and Helen Korchinski, and brothers, Nicholas, John, Frank, Stanley, Anthony and Joseph. She is survived by her brother Kazimer (Casey) Gorchynski and his wife Marian, sisters-in-law Minnie Gorchynski (Yorkton), Stephania Gorchynski (Canora), Eustacia Gorchynski (Ottawa), Caroline Zavediuk (Saskatoon) and Francis Korchinski (Saskatoon). Prayers will take place Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 13, 11:00 am at Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna.

WAWRUCK - Kathleen (nee Dobrowsky). It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our mother and 'Baba', Kathleen Wawruck, on Thursday October 3, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. Kathleen was born on July 12, 1920 to Wasyl and Natalia (nee Zarichnay) Dobrowsky. She was the only child of eleven born in Saskatchewan. Kathleen attended school for one year at Stanisloff School and then moved to the Hard Rock district where she attended school until grade eight. She continued with her high school at Beaverside School living with her sister Helen Leonard who taught there. In 1937 the government had a youth training school in Kamsack where Kathleen took a programme of sewing and cooking for a four-month period. She spent the rest of her time looking after her mom and dad helping in the home and in the field. In October of 1942 she married Nicholas Wawruck. The couple farmed until 1948 after which they rented out their land and bought the hotel in Balcarres in partnership with her two brothers and their wives. In April 1952 they sold the hotel built, a house in Ituna and lived there until 1957. In December they moved to Hubbard to operate the hotel. Nick farmed and as well ran the hotel. In 1960 Nick took ill and passed away on June 30. Kathleen was left with three children Terry (16), Therese (13) and Christine (6) and was left to manage the land and hotel. Since women could not work in the bar at that time, she hired help to run the hotel and help on the farm. Terry was taking his grade eleven and was a great help because of his interest in the farm. With everyone's help, life was manageable. In 1964 when women were allowed to work in the beverage room, Kathleen renovated the hotel and managed the business with the help of her children. She received a lifetime achievement award from The Hotellier's Association for her more than twenty-five years of continued service to the public. In 1981 after the children were on their own and married, Kathleen decided to retire. She purchased a home in Hubbard and enjoyed looking after her yard and flowers. For 'entertainment' Kathleen excelled in cooking, she worked on numerous quilts, which she lovingly gave out to her family. Her spare time was spent reading and doing puzzles. Kathleen's highlight of the day was an opportunity to purchase a 10 Kg. bag of flour on sale. Kathleen was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Nick, brothers, Jim, John, Frank and Mike, sisters, Alice, Mary, Ann, Nellie and Helen, as well as several brothers and sisters-in-law. Kathleen leaves to cherish her memory, her three children, son, Terry (Gladys) and their son Corey all of Regina; daughter, Therese Korchinski of Regina and her daughters, Tara (Steve) Glumac of Calgary and Trudy of Saskatoon; daughter, Christine (Lawrence) Semeniuk and their children, Larrah (Mark Black) and Keith all of Regina; one great-grandson, Kristopher Glumac; one sister, Grace Navid of Brandon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews relatives and friends.

WAWRUCK - Walter. On Saturday August 2, 2008 after a long productive life of well over 97 years, Walter peacefully and gently left us to join his wife of 62 years, Adele Gorchynski, who died in November 2002. Walter, the sixth of eight children born to Mary and Maksym Wawruch, pioneers from western Ukraine, was born January 9, 1911 on the family homestead north of Hubbard, Sask. Married in 1940, Adele and Walter farmed on the homestead until 1945, then moved into town to establish a lumber and construction business, Hubbard Lumber & Supply. Over 21 years of business, Walter Wawruck became well known, respected and trusted among his many customers in a wide trading area encompassing towns and farms up to 40 miles away. His lumber and construction legacy is marked by the many homes and buildings still in use today, and in the stories and memories of his customers, their children and grandchildren. Walter and Adele made significant contributions to their community, through active participation in school, church and public service activities. Mr. Wawruck was instrumental in establishing the parish and building St.Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Hubbard; he served, as Municipal Councilor, on Village Councils, the Ituna Hospital Board, was an active member of the Ituna Lions Club and the local Liberal party association. In 1967, Walter and Adele Wawruck moved to Regina, winding down the lumber business, then building and managing a carwash until 1975. He continued with part-time business and volunteer activities and was a volunteer worker at the Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium Bingo until very recently. Walter and Adele were curious and adventurous; travelling was an integral way of life. Celebrations with friends and family were always attended regardless of location; grand children were well cared for whether in Thompson, Edmonton or Vancouver. Adventure travel included trips to their parents' villages in Ukraine, across the Soviet Union, Europe, and throughout Canada and the United States. Mr. Wawruck remained personable and genuinely interested in meeting and talking to people wherever he went; and, people continued to recognize and approach him. His Regina home was always open to relatives and friends for short or longer visits. He is lovingly remembered by many friends and relatives, his four children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren: Walter A.(Marian Gilmour) Wawruck of Vancouver and children Nathan (Emi Tsurukawa), Alex and Emily; Iris Bradley of Ottawa; Sylvia (Leonard) Cherneski of Thompson and children Catherine (Michael) Weber, Stefan and Philip; Max (Audrey Shonn) Wawruck of Edmonton and children Maxim, Gillian (Eryn) White and Adrian (Jaime Foley); great grandchildren Caroline Weber, Markus Weber, and Ava White; and special family members Marie Anne Korchinski and Maureen McKenzie. He is survived by his sister Frances Korchinski of Saskatoon and predeceased by sisters Rose Moskal, Sophie Jarvin, Olga Korpus, Eva Samkoe, Caroline Zavediuk and brother Nickolas Wawruck. Both the prayers, 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 6, and funeral service, 10:00 am Thursday, August 7, will be held at the Descent of the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1305 12th Avenue, Regina. Interment, 4:00 pm Thursday, August 7 will be at Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, 4 miles north of Hubbard.

WENGROWICH - Bill died peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2001 with his family by his side, after a short battle with lung cancer. Born December 31st, 1929 and raised in Ituna, Sk., Bill worked 15 years in Sudbury, Ont. before moving to Regina where he owned and operated Custom Paving until he retired. Predeceased by his parents and brother Harry, Bill is survived by his wife Phyllis; three daughters, Donna (Peter) Loran, Linda (Bill) Mueller, Brenda (Nick Kreker) McDonald; seven grandchildren: Justin, David and Adam Loran; Shea, Braden, Erika and Morgan Mueller; and special friend Kay Mueller; four brothers: Pete (Molly), Alex (Ann), John, Ted (Cathy); sister-in-law Phyllis Wingrowich; Aunt Margaret Waltz, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Prayers will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 8:00 p.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Ave., Regina. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Basil's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street, with Msgr. R. Luzney and Deacon Joe Lang presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park.

WHITE - Emily (nee Englot) of St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville, Sask. and formerly of Lemberg and Hubbard. Emily entered her eternal rest on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at St. Paul Lutheran Home. She was 83 years of age. Prayers, Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Melville. Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Henry's Roman Catholic Church, Melville. Interment St. Henry's Parish Cemetery. Emily was predeceased by her husband Alexander Englot in 1981. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Gordon White of St. Paul Lutheran Home, Melville; sons, Edward (Hazel) Englot of Abernethy, Sask. and Dwight (Marilyn) Englot of Hubbard, Sask.

WIELGOZ - Mary (nee Purcha), late of Ituna Pioneer Lodge, widow of Andy of Kelliher, passed away on January 15, 2004. She was 94 years of age. Besides her husband, Mary was predeceased by an infant daughter Anna; brothers Walter, Mike, Thomas and Frank Purcha; sisters Anne Cisek and Katherine Swiderski; and a granddaughter, Donelda Blattner. She leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory: sons Melvin (Elizabeth) of Regina, Carl (Cynthia) of Ear Falls ON, Ed of Regina, and Henry (Irene) of Regina; two daughters: Elsie Blattner of Regina and Matilda (Frank) Tarr of Lestock; 16 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; a brother, John Purcha of Kelliher, as well as many nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2004 at 2:00pm from St. Vladimir's Church, Kelliher with Rev. John Piefer of the Melville Pentecostal Tabernacle officiating. Interment in Kelliher Memorial Gardens.

WILK - Paul of Yorkton, Sask, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 6, 2004 with his family by his side. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years, Eileen, nee Bogutski, Children Elvis (Louise) of Regina, Randy (Terry) of Saskatoon, Rick (Patti) of Yorkton, Nadine (Norm) North Battleford. Grandchildren, Travis, Alison, Jared, MacKenzie, Logan, Alex, Tegan and Callie. Paul was born April 3, 1931 at Goodeve, SK. Predeceased by his parents Anna & John, brothers Walter and Johnny; brother in law John Chudyk, sisters in law Pauline and Olga. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Nick (Goodeve), Matt (Louise) Edmonton, Mike, Kay Chudyk, Frances (Bob), Pearce and Joe of Moose Jaw, Minnie (Adolph) Braden, Marrion of Regina. Andy (Shirley) Saskatoon, Sister in law Gladys of Regina and numerous nieces & nephews. Paul farmed North of Goodeve and later Eileen and him moved to Jedburgh where he drove the school bus for Yorkton School Unit. They then moved to Yorkton where he worked at Leons. During the last few years they enjoyed their cottage around Good Spirit Lake. Prayers will be held on Sunday April 11th at 7:00pm, St. Gerard's R.C. Church, 125 3rd Ave North, Yorkton. Funeral Mass at St. Gerard's R.C. Church, Monday April 12 at 10:00 am. Rev. Basil Chomos officiating.

WILK - Walter, formerly of Goodeve, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at Regina Pioneer Village at the age of 73 years. Walter was predeceased by his parents Anna and John; brother Johnny and sister-in-law Pauline and brother-in-law John Chudyk. Walter is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Gladys (nee Knecht) along with children: Barry (Melinda), Brian (Kim), Lori (Gene) Boyd; grandchildren Travis, Sara, Kelsea, Brandon, Lindsey, Kyle and Colton; seven brothers and three sisters, Mike, Kay Chudyk, Frances (Bob) Pearce and Joe all of Moose Jaw, Matt (Louise) of Edmonton, Minnie (Adolph) Braden, Marrion of Regina, Andy (Shirley) of Saskatoon, Nick (Olga) of Goodeve and Paul (Eileen) of Yorkton as well as numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. In his earlier years Walter farmed and later did gravel trucking and ended up retiring from Canada Concrete. Walter had a heart of gold and whenever he was needed for help whether it was farming or mechanical work he was always there. Several years ago ill health took Walter and he became a resident of Regina Pioneer Village. A memorial service will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Regina, on Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Irwin Pudrycki, officiating. A private family interment will take place at a later date.

WINGERAK - Ivan William, born November 24th, 1958, passed away peacefully at the Regina General Hospital on Friday, January 16, 2004. Born and raised in Ituna, SK, he attended all his schooling there and after grade 12 he moved to Regina, SK, where he lived and worked until his death. On August 6, 1983, he married Dianne Hajewich, and had one very special son, Jason. His favourite pastime was tinkering in his garage, getting together with family and friends and playing cards and pool with Jason and his friends. Ivan was a very compassionate man that was first to come and see you if you were ever sick and give his best regards. Ivan leaves to mourn his wife Dianne of 20 years, his son Jason; sister Darlene (Ken) Fleming and their daughters Jaylene (Colin) Brass and Shalon and her friend Colin; brother Calvin (Karen) Wingerak and their sons Jarrett and Jaden, plus many other family members and friends. Ivan was predeceased by his parents Leon and Mary Wingerak, and his father-in-law Andrew Hajewich. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Basil"s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1747 Toronto St., with Msgr. R. Luzney officiating. Prayers will be said in Victoria Avenue Funeral Home, 2080 E. Victoria Avenue on Monday, January 19, 2004 (Tonight) at 7:00 P.M. Interment to take place at a later date.

WINGERAK - Ray Wingerak (July 21, 1936 - June 29, 2012). Dad died peacefully surrounded by the love of his family after a courageous five year battle with cancer. Dad is survived by his loving wife, Helen of 52 years, four children Dave (Veronica), Danny (Veronica), Darrell (Dianne) and Wendy (Tim), five grandchildren Jade, Nicholas, Nathaniel, Ashley, Allison and one great-grandchild Dallas, one sister Leona (Ray Matisho), one brother Nestor (Annabelle). Dad devoted his life to his family and took great pride in the accomplishments of his grandchildren. Dad will long be remembered as an avid outdoors-man and enjoyed all sports, participating or coaching in hockey, baseball and curling. He was a long serving member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Robinson Council #8279. Born in Ituna, Saskatchewan, Dad's career in the meat packing business started with 18 years for Burns Food in Edmonton and continued for 25 more years with Mitchell's Gourmet Foods in Saskatoon. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many family members, friends and healthcare providers, especially those in Palliative Care, who helped Dad endure this courageous journey. Funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of The Holy Family - 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon, SK., with the Very. Rev. Fr. David Tumback officiating.

WINGERAK - Walter, of Regina, aged 89 years, beloved husband of Stephanie Wingerak, formerly of Ituna, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the Regina General Hospital. Besides his wife Stephanie, Walter is survived by a son David (Leanne) Wingerak, and daughter Theresa (Harvey) Poloyko, all of Regina; 4 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren; sisters Mary Kolida of Dauphin, MB, and Helen Moskal of Ituna. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, August 31st at 7:00pm and the Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 1st at 10:00am, all from the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Interment in the Parish Cemetery.

WINNISKI - Jean "A J" (nee Krushen).Passed away peacefully at Sunset Extendacare in Regina on March 14 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her parents Philip and Rose Krushen, husband Joe; brother Adolph Krushen; and son-in-law Ray Golemba. She will be greatly missed by her daughters Judy Eaket (Ron) and Ileane Golemba; grandchildren Tammie (Eric) Daku, Melanie Golemba, Shannon Golemba, Craig (Michelle) Eaket and Christopher Eaket; great-grandchildren Madison Daku, Audrey and Luke Eaket; her brothers Brownie Krushen (Shirley), Ed Krushen (Frances), and Larry Krushen; sisters-in-law Nellie Winniski, Lucy Spatuk and brothers-in-law Walter Winninski (Gene) and Joe Olech. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be Celebrated at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna, Sk on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

WLAZ - Helen (nee Doroshenko) Woytas of St. Paul Lutheran Home; formerly of Ituna and Carrot River, beloved wife of the late Walter Woytas and Anthony Wlaz passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at St. Peter's Hospital Melville, Sk. She was 79 years of age. Helen was born on August 15, 1929 in the Churchhill district north of Ituna; a daughter of Nick and Helen (nee Homeniuk) Doroshenko. Helen was raised on the family farm and attended Churchill Country School. In 1947 she met Walter Woytas and they were united in marriage on June 20, 1948. For two years they resided and worked on Walter's dad's farm until they purchased their own land in the Hubbard district in 1950. In 1978 Walter died. Their son Wayne then took over the farming operations. Helen lived with Wayne until she met Tony Wlaz. They were married in September 1979. At this time Helen moved to Tony's farm at Carrot River; farming side by side retiring in 1990 and making Nipawin their home. In 1994 Tony died. Helen continued to live in Nipawin for a number of years eventually purchasing a home in Ituna. In 2004 Helen became a resident of St. Paul Lutheran Home Melville. During her life Helen enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, quilting and knitting and many people were the recipients of her handi-work. As well Walter and Helen fostered children in the 70's: Donald, Kenny and Gloria Courtney, VanDale Smith as well as Joanne and Linda Bodnar Helen leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her daughter Vi ( Roman) Yachiw of Yorkton, SK; son Wayne Woytas of Ituna; grandchildren: Valerie (Alex) Mazzini of Regina, SK., Aaron Yachiw of Saskatoon, SK., Richard Yachiw of Regina, SK, Kaylan Woytas of Ituna, SK., Sarah Woytas of Saskatoon, SK; a great granddaughter Makayla Mazzini; a brother Larry Doroshenko of Yorkton, SK., and sisters-in-law; Lena Doroshenko of Lethbridge AB and Wanda Kushniruk of Camrose AB. Helen wsa predeceased by her husbands: Walter Woytas and Anthony Wlaz; sister Emily in infancy and brothers John, Mike, Eugene and Nestor. A Prayer Vigil service was held on Friday evening, March 27, 2009 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna, SK. The Funeral Mass was held on Saturday morning, March 28, 2009 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Father J. Pat Murphy as Celebrant. Paulette Van der Helm was the organist leading the congregation and members of the Parish choir in the Hymns. The Scripture readers/intercessions, and gift Bearers were Valerie and Alex Mazinni. The Cross Bearer was Vern Bohach with Kendall Prayda and Laura Marroquin serving as Altar Servers. The interment followed in the Ituna Roman Catholic Cemetery with Richard, Aaron Yachiw, Sarah, Kaylan Woytas, Valerie, Alex Mazzini serving as Casket Bearers. At the memorial luncheon reflections of Helen's life were given by Aaron Yachiw.

WOZNIAK - Gregory, resident of the Ituna & District Pioneer Lodge passed away after a short hospitalization at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville on Tuesday, March 12, 2002. he was 92 years of age. Gregory Wozniak was born on May 7, 1909 at Machnowek, Sokal, Ukraine; a son of Dmytro & Maria (nee Shurgo) Wozniak. He was raised in Ukraine and worked for a number of years as a farm labourer. On May 17, 1947 he was united in marriage to Anna Sawchyn at Graz-land, Ukraine. The couple emigrated from Ukraine to Canada, arriving at Hubbard, Saskatchewan on September 12, 1949. Gregory worked for various farmers in the Ituna district. In 1958 the family moved into Ituna, where they had since resided. Gregory helped at Sacred Heart Church and did caretaking at the cemetery. He also worked at the Ituna Turkey Ranch. Following the death of Anna on September 8, 1988 Gregory continued to maintain his independence and care for himself in his own home. His hobbies included gardening and visiting with friends and neighbours. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. On May 8, 2001 he became a resident of the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge, where he had resided until the time of his passing. Gregory is survived by his son Morris Wozniak and his wife Pat of the Yorkton district, and grandchildren Shelly, Michael, Matthew and Patrick; daughter Slawka and her husband Alex Kitzul of Nipawin, and granddaughter Carol and her husband George Tsougrianis of Regina. He was also predeceased and is survived by his family in the Ukraine. Prayer services were held on Friday, March 15, 2002 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, March 16, 2002 from Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. as celebrant. The cantor, Ostap Piasta led in the responses. Granddaughter Carol Tsougrianis read the Epistle and grandson Michael Wozniak was the crossbearer. Vladimir Halipchak was the sacristan. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with John Leciuk, Walter Kozey, Bill Leontowich, Jack Leontowich, Walter Schabel and Ladmer Moskal serving as the casketbearers.

WRIGHT - Gerald Albert, of Ituna, Sask. passed away on Friday, August 21, 2009 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville, Saskatchewan at the age of 60 years. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. from the Rose Garden Hall in Ituna, Saskatchewan with the interment to follow in the Wright Cemetery south of Balcarres, Saskatchewan. Gerald leaves to cherish his memory his two sisters; Dianne (Gary) Kayter of Dysart, SK and Jane (Peter) Uchacz of Ituna, SK. Predeceased by his parents Albert and Pauline Wright.

WRIGHT - Pauline (nee Krawchuk), January 27, 1919 - March 3, 2009. On Tuesday March 3, 2009, Pauline Wright, widow of John Albert Wright, Balcarres, Sask., died at the age of 90 years. The funeral mass will be celebrated in St. John's R.C. Church, Balcarres, Sask., on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. Ed Hengen. Cremation with interment in Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery, Ituna, Sask., at approximately 2:00 p.m. Predeceased by her husband in 1960 and brothers, John, Joe, Peter, Walter and Steve Krawchuk and one sister, Lena Rudy. Mrs. Wright is survived by her children, daughter, Dianne (Gary) Kayter, Dysart, Sask., and their children, Karla (Stan Brenner) and her children, Cody and Cassandra Sastaunik, Kim and her children, Brayden and Brittany Materi; Cameron (Jolene) and their children, Noah, Daelyn and Carsten, son, Gerald Wright, Ituna, Sask., and daughter, Jane (Peter) Uchacz, Ituna, Sask., and their children, Ted (Tina) and their children, Zachary and Zander; Michael (Julie) and their daugher, Mary-Anne; Rick (Dana) and their children, Kaden and Kai, and Leona (Jamie) Gibbs, one brother, Orest (Alice) Krawchuk, Oshawa, Ont., as well as her nieces and nephews.

WUSCHENNY - Catherine "Katie" (nee Harasymuk), beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Catherine was born on July 15, 1918 to parents John and Eva (nee Stekmakowich) Harasymuk in the Fenwood district. She attended Kenningsberg School and as a young woman worked on various farms in the Balcarres and Abernathy areas, then for Dr. and Mrs. George Ferguson in Fort Qu'Appelle and lastly at Fort San. On November 3, 1940, she was united in marriage to John Wuschenny and they took over the family farm in the Homefield district. Katie was a modest woman who always put others before herself. She retired to Yorkton in 1978. In 2003, she became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her husband, John, in 1978; parents Eva and John; brothers and sisters-in-law Steve (Ann), Alex (Sophie), Nick (Katie), Bill (Marian); sisters and brothers-in-law Nellie Kurmey (John) and Mary Dvernichuk (Mike); brother-in-law John Derkach as well as grandson, Shane Wuschenny. Katie is survived by her children: Robert (Adeline) of Yorkton, Betty (Dwight Thompson) of Brandon, MB and Jerry (Donna) of Windsor, ON; Grandchildren: Azalea (Steve) Parisien, Tricia Wuschenny, Darcy (Tanya) Thompson, Trudy (Chad Zelmery), Rick Wuschenny and Shannon Wuschenny; Great grandchildren: Savanah, Riel and Madison; a sister, Pearl Derkach of Yorkton; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. Prayer services were held on Monday evening, October 9, 2006 from Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday morning, October 10, 2006 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna with Very Rev. Father Bryan Bayda C.Ss.R as celebrant. Cantor, Ladmer Moskal led in the singing of the responses. The epistle-reader was Azalea Parisien, the crossbearer was Rick Wuschenny. The interment took place in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Darcy Thompson, Steve Parisien, Neil Derkach, Bill Harasymuk, Rick Wuschenny, and Walter Wuschenny serving as the casketbearers.

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YABLONSKI - Ed passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the age of 82 years. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Helen. Left to cherish Ed's memory are his wife of 58 years Olga (nee Stecyk); children Peggy Yablonski and her daughter Katrina, Mark (Linda) and their children Zachary and Azlynn, Grant (Joanne) and their children Alexandra and Matthew; sisters Florence Blue (Walter) and Cec Cronkite; brother Al Yablonski (Susan); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ed was embraced by the Stecyk family and cherished many good times with them at family gatherings. Ed was born on November 22, 1929 and grew up on the farm in Hubbard, SK. On June 19, 1954 he married the love of his life "Oggie" Olga Stecyk. Ed and Olga farmed in Hubbard and were blessed with three wonderful children. In 1965 they moved to Regina where Ed started a career in the flooring industry. He continued to work in the industry for more than 25 years, during which time he made many lifelong friendships that he treasured until the end. As a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus, he enjoyed serving the community in many different ways. Throughout his life he participated in many sports and was an avid fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, and much to the dismay of his family, the Calgary Stampeders. Ed and Olga could often be found on the dance floor at one of many polka parties they attended. Ed had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh, a quality that endeared him to many. He was a devoted husband, father and papa. Family was very important to him. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those involved for their support and compassionate care during Edís final journey. A funeral mass will be held at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 100 Argyle Street, Regina, SK on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

YAROTSKY - Katherine "Katie" (nee Herasymiuk). It is with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother, Katherine "Katie" Yarotsky of Saskatoon on February 9, 2003 at the age of 93 years. She is survived by three daughters and two sons, Frances (Orest) Bobyn, Eileen Kowalchuk, Shirley (Rubin) Enslin, Morley (Frances) and Ronald; 17 grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Nellie Herasymiuk. Predeceased by her husband Frank in 1990, five sisters and four brothers. Prayers, Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. from St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Goodeve. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Michael's Church in Goodeve. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery.

YURISTY - Julia "Julie" (nee Parfeniuk). On Friday, August 13, 2004 Julie Yuristy passed away at the age of 78. Julie was born in the Hubbard district of Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by her parents Sam and Anna Parfeniuk, her brothers Mike, Metro, Bill and John and sisters Anne and Rosie. She is survived by her husband Peter and sons Wayne and Glenn (Edith) and grandchildren Sarah and Gregory. She also leaves behind her sisters Kay, Emma, Steffa and Mary and brother Walter. Julie loved to travel and she and Peter enjoyed several trips to Europe and the Ukraine; cruises to Mexico and in the Mediterranean and holidays throughout Canada. During her retirement they spent many winters in Mesa, Arizona and summers at the cottage in Katepwa. Prayers for Julie will be held on Monday, August 16, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel. Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Basils Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1757 Toronto Street on Tuesday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m. with Rt. Rev. Msgr. R. Luzney presiding. Interment in Riverside Memorial Park. The family thanks Dr. Logan and the staff at the Palliative care wards of the Pasqua Hospital and the William Booth Special Care Home for all their assistance.

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ZATWARNITSKI - John, of Ituna, beloved husband of Adela passed away suddenly in the presence of his loving family on March 1, 2010. He was 83 years of age. John was born May 29, 1926 at Sheho, Saskatchewan, the eldest child of Fred and Rosie Zatwarnitski. He attended Fosti country school, Sheho High School, Classical College of the Redemptorist Fathers in Yorkton and Teachers College in Moose Jaw in 1947. During his teaching career, he attended the University in Saskatoon and Regina and graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree in 1965 and Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1976, majoring in History and Ukrainian. His teaching career spanned for 38 ½ years of which 26 were at Ituna High School. He served as president of the local Teacher's Association and the Saskatchewan Teachers of Ukrainian. On June 17, 1951 John was united in marriage to Adela Kerunsky, daughter of John & Mary Kerunsky. They were blessed with two sons, John and Allan. In 1960 the family established their home in Ituna. John was very involved in his church, Sacred Heart Parish. His involvement included: president of Parish Council for 10 years; director of the Altar boys for 5 years; taught religion in school for many years; president of Ukrainain Catholic Brotherhood, Ituna; member of Sacred Heart Choir for 50 years; executive member of the Church Building Committee (1962); executive member of the Parish Centre Building Committee (1986); chairman of Sacred Heart Cemetery project, raising funds for improvement and perpetual care trust fund and creating a history and photo album of the cemetery; life member of the Knights of Columbus; charter member of the Ituna Council #5320; served on all executive positions including Grand Knight for 3 terms; member of Brother Stanislaus Fourth Degree, serving as Faithful Navigator for 2 terms; District Deputy on Sask. State Council for 2 terms; State Publicity Director for 2 years; Director of St. Vladimir's College; member of Ituna Public Library, Ituna Ambulance Association, Ituna Disability Group Home; Alderman on Ituna Town Council for 2 terms. In 1990 he received the honour of completing a three year Diaconate Program in Saskatoon. Predeceased by his son Allan (1987); father (1977), mother (2003), sister Ann Thompson (1980), brother Bill (1988) and nephew Curtis Kozakewich (2009); John is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Adela; son John and grandson Austin of Calgary; sister Marie Borys (friend Larry) of Regina; sister-in-law Bernice Zatwarnitski of Canora; mother-in-law Mary Kerunsky of Yorkton; sisters-in-law Vi (Eugene) Hnatiuk of Yorkton, Emily (Dr. Bill) Kozakewich of Calgary; brothers-in-law John (Bev) Kerunsky of Saskatoon, Glen (Cindy) Kerunsky of Calgary and Jerry Thompson; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held on Friday, March 5th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna with Very Rev. Boris Kyba and Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. officiating. The Holy Rosary led by Knights of Columbus, 3rd and 4th Degrees preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, March 6th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic with Most Rev. Bishop Bryan Bayda and Very Rev. Boris Kyba as Concelebrants. Also in prayerful attendance was Rev. J. Pat Murphy of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church. The cross bearer was Austin Zatwarnitski and the epistle reader was Stacey Hnatiuk. Honour & Colour Guards were held with members of 3rd & 4th Degree Knights of Columbus participating. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with John Kerunsky, Darcy Borys, Cec Krywulak, Darren Zatwarnitski, Orest Rodych and Borys Waselenki serving as the casket bearers. Following a reception, Cec Krywulak delivered the eulogy and son John and grandson Austin shared a tribute. Eugene Hnatiuk expressed words of appreciation to all on behalf of the family.

ZATWARNITSKI - Rose (nee Rodych), of Ituna, widow of Fred Zatwarnitski entered eternal rest on Saturday, June 21, 2003 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. She was 97 years of age. Rose was born in Western Ukraine in the village of Svydnytcha on February 10, 1906; a daughter of Alex and Justina (nee Yurchyshyn) Rodych. She came to Canada in 1908 when she was two years old. Her parents took a homestead in the Beckenham district, north of Ituna; therefore she experienced the hardships of our first pioneers. In 1925 Rose was united in marriage to Fred Zatwarnitski and settled on the farm 3 1/2 miles south of Sheho. They retired to Ituna after 48 years of farming. Following Fred's passing Rose continued to live in her house until her health began to fail. In the fall of 2000 she became a resident of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge. Her health continued to decline until her peaceful passing. Rose enjoyed cooking, gardening, growing flowers, her family, friends, church and playing cards (Hola), but most of all she cherished her children and grandchildren. She did her utmost to keep everyone happy and fed until the very end, if there was anything that brought a smile to her face was a visit from her family. Predeceased by her husband, Fred, in 1977; parents, Alex and Justina; son Bill in 1988; daughter Ann in 1980; and grandson Allan in 1987. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Marie Borys of Regina and son Darcy; son John (Adela) of Ituna and their son John; son-in-law Gerry Thompson of Ottawa and children Dale, Patricia and Geraldine; daughter-in-law Bernice of Canora and children Cynthia, Cheryl and Darren; six great grandchildren: Marker, Brenton, Teven, Evan, Tamara and Austin; brothers, Bill (Eva) of Ituna and Paul (Marge) of Parkerview; four sisters, Pauline Dorosh, Ann (Russell) Senkowski and Katie Rodych, all of Ituna and Gladys (Peter) Byblow of Wynyard; and numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. 'Your journey is complete and now you are in God's hands. We will always love you!' Prayer services were held on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholc Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny as Celebrant. The cantors, Wayne Boczulak and Ladmer Moskal assisted by members of the parish choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was John Zatwarnitski Jr. and the crossbearer was Austin Zatwarnitski. Larry Tymiak served as the sacristan and Michael & Steven Tymiak were the altarservers. The interment followed at Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with John Zatwarnitski Jr., Darcy Borys, Darren Zatwarnitski, Boris Wasylenki, Orest Senkowski and Romaine Borys serving as the casket bearers.

ZAWITKOSKI Anne (nee Stecyk) passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013. She was born on December 5, 1920 on a family farm in Hubbard, SK. She was predeceased by her husband Stan on May 7, 2002; her parents; and nine brothers, Alex, Mike, Henry, George, Nick, William, Russell, Fred and Matt. Anne is survived by two daughters, Marlene (Ken) Morrison of Calgary, AB and Glenda (Dave) Halter of Saskatoon, SK; five grandchildren, Brent and Darren Morrison of Calgary, Leanne Halter, Greg Halter, Darla (Curtis) Klassen all of Saskatoon; two great-grandsons, Tyler Halter and Andrew Klassen; three great-granddaughters, Leah, Kate and Emma Klassen all of Saskatoon; two sisters, Olga Yablonski of Regina and Irene (Boyd) Denny of Saskatoon; two brothers, Walter (Joan) Stecyk of St. Catharines, ON and Victor (Elaine) Stecyk of Richmond Hill, ON; four sisters-in-law, Emily, Janet, Mildred and Rita; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Anne and Stan were married October 19, 1941. They made their home in Hubbard, SK for fourteen years. Anne was active in the 4-H Club, assisting with various projects. She was a member of the Hubbard community club. Anne enjoyed knitting, especially si-wash sweaters for family and friends. After moving to Ituna in 1962 she joined the CWL and the hospital auxiliary. She took up curling, which she did for many years. Anne cross country skied and enjoyed playing bridge. She also had a big garden which kept her busy. After Stan retired they travelled extensively. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 315 Douglas Avenue East, Regina, SK on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jose Periyilkatte celebrating.

ZAWITKOSKI - Stanley S. passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at the age of 86 years. Stan was born in Goodeve, Sask. on October 19, 1915. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother and sister in infancy and his stepmother. He is survived by his loving wife Anne of 60 years; two daughters Marlene (Ken) Morrison of Calgary, Alta and Glenda (Dave) Halter of Saskatoon; five grandchildren: Brent and Darren Morrison of Calgary, Leanne, Greg (Kara) and Darla Halter of Saskatoon. He is also survived by his sister Helen (Eric) Arndt of Fort Qu'Appelle, brother John and a niece, Frances Olson of Coronach, Sask. Stan attended Goodeve school from grades one to eleven and completed high school in Melville, Sask. He attended Normal school in Regina. In 1936 he got a teaching position at Hard Rock School. Stan served in the armed forces for four years from July 1942 to July 1946. In 1946 he was back at Hard Rock school for two more years. He then went into the store business but after two years he found that his occupation was none other than teaching. He returned to Hubbard school. Due to falling enrollment at Hubbard, the high school was transferred to Ituna, where he taught for four years. In Ituna he joined the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club and the Arena Association. Stan decided to improve his teaching certificate, so he went back to University and got his B.A. and B.Ed. In 1966 he accepted a teaching position at Miller High in Regina. He superannuated in 1977. After retirement, Stan enjoyed curling, golfing, playing pool at the Senior Citizens Centre, playing bridge and some fishing. He was a fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and attended the home games for many years. Stan and Anne have done considerable traveling. They have been throughout Canada and the U.S.A. as well as Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Alaska, Cuba, Mexico City, England, Scotland, Poland and other parts of Europe. In the winter they would go south for a month or so. Stan was in failing health for the past few years. A funeral mass will be held at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 315 Douglas Ave, on Thursday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Norm Marcotte officiating. Family interment will be held on Friday, May 10, 2002. The family would like to thank the staff at Parkside Extendicare for their care and support, and to the care given by the staff on 6F at the Regina General Hospital.

ZRYMIAK - Jim Akym. It is with great sadness that the family of Jim Zrymiak announce his passing on Saturday, June 3, 2006 in Balcarres, Sk. He was 66 years of age. Jim was born on October 20, 1939 in the Ituna district, the son of Michael and Victoria (nee Milo) Zrymiak. He attended Stanisloff School. Upon completing his grade eight, Jim began farming with his Mom. On October 19, 1963 Jim was united in marriage to Elaine Dobko in Jedburgh, Sk. They resided on the family farm near Ituna until his passing. Here they raised their four children. Farming was Jim's passion and it was something he wanted to do until the very end. Jim especially was fond of his John Deere machinery. He enjoyed curling and was very proud of the eight-ender his team had scored. Jim loved to watch the news and weather on TV and had a fascination for airplanes. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and enjoyed working at the parish bingos for many years. Jim was especially proud of his five granddaughters and Dwayne's dog, Shadoe, who were always sure to bring a smile to his face. In May of 2005, Jim was diagnosed with lung cancer. After a courageous battle, he passed away peacefully on June 3, 2006 at the Balcarres Integrated Care Centre. Jim was predeceased by his father, Michael, and his mother, Victoria. He leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Elaine, and their four children, Denise Zrymiak (her friend, Robert Walker) and her daughter, Skylar Wiebe of Olds, AB; Dwayne Zrymiak of Ituna, SK; Doyle (Shawna) Zrymiak and their children, Kyla and Ally of Ituna, SK; and Dawn (Dave) Chiste and their children, Alyssa and Karina of Calgary, AB. He is also survived by his brother, Orest (Gail) Zrymiak of Ituna, SK and his sister, Eunice (John) Holowatuk of Yorkton, SK as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. The Prayer Service was held on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna, with Reverend Father Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R. officiating. Members of the Knights of Columbus Ituna Council #5320 led the Rosary prior to the Prayer Service. Jim's son-in-law, Dave Chiste, remembered his father-in-law in tribute and eulogy. The responses were led by Cantors, Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Heidi Spilchuk. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, June 7, 2006 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna, with Rev. Fr. Boris Kyba officiating. The Epistle Reader was John Zrymiak and the Cross Bearer was Bill Zrymiak. The responses were led by Cantors, Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Heidi Spilchuk. Members of the Knights of Columbus Ituna Council #5320 formed a Guard of Honour following the service. The interment service followed in the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Parish Cemetery with Calvin Zrymiak, Ron Holowatuk, Brent Machuk, Tyler Zrymiak, Brian Holowatuk and Quin Koch serving as Casket Bearers.



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