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Obituaries from The Canora Courier

2005


Mansel Powell

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Mansel Powell, 86, of Yorkton, who died Dec. 9, was held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Yorkton on Dec. 13 with Archdeacon Ken Buchan and Pastor Carolyn Argue officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born in the Waldron district on Apr. 25, 1918 to Evan and Howell and Martha Alice (nee Thomas) Powell, he attended Marwin and Waldron schools, then, at age 18, joined the army with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse Cavalry unit in 1936.  In 1941, he went overseas with the armoured unit.  After leaving the army in 1947 with the rank of captain, he went into the lumber and hardware business in Ebenezer, and married Bernice Smithson.  He continued a military association by joining the local reserve unit and became involved with the militia troops in Hudson Bay, Canora, Yorkton, Melville, Esterhazy and Kamsack, and with the regimental band in Kamsack.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Masonic Lodge, Shrine Club and the Navy League of Canada.  He retired to Yorkton in 1985.  Predeceased by his parents, four brothers, Griff, Evan, Edward and William, a sister, Muriel, and a son, John at birth, he is survived by his wife; one son, Jack (Carrie); two daughters, Gloria (Bryce) Powell-Smith, and Sandra (William) Gulka; one brother, Hugh, and 10 grandchildren.


Catherine Olenick (nee Dykun)

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Catherine Olenick, 90, of Arabella, who died Dec. 21 at Canora Hospital, was held Dec. 27 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norquay with Rev. Ivan Derkach officiating.  Burial was in the parish cemetery in Swan Plain with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on May 14, 1914, in the Podolia district to Paul and Mary (Babiuk) Dykun, she attended Podolia and Evandale schools.  She married Metro Olenick on Nov. 2, 1932, in Arran and they purchased land west of Arabella, where they resided the rest of their lives.  She was an active member of the Holy Ascension Ukrainian Catholic Church in Swan Plain.  Predeceased by her parents, Paul and Mary, her husband, Metro, a brother, John Dykun, a sister, Bessie Stasiuk, and a great-granddaughter, Marrisa Olenick, she is survived by six sons, Paul (Nathalie) of Swan River, Ernie (Joyce) of Calgary, Steve (Marjorie) of Calgary, Eugene (Patricia) of Edmonton, Dennis (Christine) of Norquay and Adrian (Vera) of Saskatoon; a daughter, Adeline Devloo of Calgary; five sisters, Annie Nayko of Kamsack, Nellie Wasyleniuk of Yorkton, Emily Kowch of Yorkton, Jennie Tomenchuk of Gravelbourg and Mary Kinaschuk of Prince Albert; 25 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.


Metro Malowney

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Metro Malowney, 90, of Yorkton, and formerly of Rama district, who died Jan. 1 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Jan. 4 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial is to take place at Canora Cemetery at a later date with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Nov. 2, 1914, in the Margo district to Wasyl and Dorothy (Atamanchuk) Malowney, he attended Dobrowody School.  He worked on the family farm until he married Bernice (Bessie) Slugoski on Nov. 21, 1937, and they purchased their own farm north of Rama.  They farmed until 1995, when they retired to Yorkton.  Predeceased by his parents, Wasyl and Dorothy, his wife, Bernice, two brothers, Nick and John, and five sisters, Anne, Netty, Ethel, Mary and Mildred, he is survived by a son, Ed (Lorraine) of Saskatoon; a daughter, Liz Kaminsky of Yorkton; a brother, Paul (Zonie) of Wadena; two sisters, Rose (Albert) Slugoski of Canora and Stephanie Koshlay of Yorkton; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.


Laura Schlosser (nee Leung)

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Laura Schlosser, 76, of Swan River, and formerly of Stenen, who died Dec. 25, was held Dec. 31 at St. Andrew’s United Church in Swan River with Rev. Salesi Takau and Rev. Murray Wenstob officiating.  Burial was in Birchwood Cemetery in Swan River with Paull Funeral Home and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born in Stenen on Sept. 2, 1928 to Choy and Winnie (Wowrow) Leung, she was raised in Swan River where she attended Duncan School and worked in the family laundry business.  On June 19, 1952, she married Otto Schlosser and the couple moved to Pioneer Mines, B.C., where they worked for six years before returning to Swan River.  She was a member of the Order of the Royal Purple and the Rebekah Lodge.  Predeceased by her husband, her parents, and three sisters, Ruth Leung, Anne Fint and Josephine Ridgeway, she is survived by six children, Frederick Otto (Trudy) Schlosser, Judy Jobin, Debbie (David) Terleski, Garry (Kalina) Schlosser, Terry (Bernadette) Schlosser and David Schlosser; three brothers, Make (Eileen), Pete (Lee) and Charlie (Pat) Leung; 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.


Gordon Arthur Simes

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Gordon Arthur Simes, 80, of Yorkton, and formerly of Preeceville, who died Jan. 5 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Jan. 10 at St. John Lutheran Church in Preeceville with Rev. Carlyle Johnson officiating.  Burial was in the North Prairie Lutheran Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 23, 1924, in Canora to Arthur and Josephine (Solen) Simes, he attended school in Sturgis.  He worked on the family farm in the Robertson Creek district and he worked for a number of local farmers.  He worked in logging camps in Saskatchewan and loaded grain at the Thunder Bay terminal in Ontario.  He married Amy Thorson on Nov. 9, 1972.  He was employed at the Thorson farm until he retired in December of 1987 and moved to Yorkton.  Predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Josephine, and a sister, Lyla Argue, he is survived by his wife, Amy; and three brothers, Ken, Marvin (Sheila) and Vernon of Saskatoon.


Esther Lucille Thorson

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Esther Lucille Thorson, 80, of Yorkton and formerly of Preeceville North Prairie district, who died Dec. 15 in Yorkton, was held Dec. 20 at St. John-NOrth Prairie Lutheran Church in Preeceville with Paster Carlyle Johnson officiating.  Burial was in North Prairie Lutheran cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Sept. 18, 1924 to John and Mattie (Sandager) Thorson on the family farm in the North Prairie district, she moved with her family to the present Thorson farm, two miles south of the North Prairie Church.  She was educated at Beaver Falls School (grades 1 to 10), Preeceville (11) and Regina (12).  She worked as a secretary and drug store assistant in Spiritwood before entering the St. Boniface School of Nursing, where she graduated as a registered nurse in 1951.  She worked as a nurse in Winnipeg and a operating room nurse in Vancouver before returning to Saskatchewan in the 1970s, where she worked at Canora Union Hospital until 1977.  After that, she worked administration at Red Deer General Hospital (1977-1980), supervisor of nursing administration and associate director of nursing, Yorkton Union Hospital (1980).  In 1982, she became director of nursing, which she held until her retirement in 1989.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Mattie, she is survived by three brothers, Tyler, Marlo and Edgar (Doreen), all of Preeceville and one sister, Amy (Gordon) Simes of Yorkton.


Polly Jean Fry (nee Filipchuk)

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Polly Jean Fry, 91, of Kamsack, and formerly of the Rhein district, who died Dec. 25 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home, was held Dec. 29 at Westminster United Church in Kamsack with Frances Patterson officiating.  Burial was in Riverview Cemetery with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born July 8, 1913 in Rhein to Petyer and Marie (Antoniuk) Filipchuk, she attended Prairie Queen School.  A homemaker, she worked at the Kamsack Library and was a member of the Kamsack lodge of the Order of the Royal Purple.  On Oct. 9, 1940, she married Charles (Herb) Fry at the United church in Kamsack.  Predeceased by her husband, her parents, a brother, Sam, and six sisters, Emma, Sophie, Anne, Katie, Marie and Maggie, she is survived by one son, Phillip (Shannon) Fry of Osoyoos, B.C.


Pauline Chernoff (nee Podovinnikoff)

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 8

Graveside service for Pauline Chernoff, 81, of Kamsack, and formerly of the Veregin district, who died Dec. 28 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home, was held Jan. 3 at Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack with Eugene Bobyk officiating and E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Oct. 7, 1923 in the Veregin district to Nick and Polly (Osachoff) Podovinnikoff, she married Jack Chernoff in 1940 in the Veregin district, and was homemaker.  Predeceased by her husband, parents, a daughter, Elaine, one grandson, Patrick Veregin, and sic siblings, she is survived by one daughter, Judy (Barry Arnold) Kazakoff of Simpson; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.


Frederick Curtis Jennings

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Frederick Curtis Jennings, 81, of Kamsack, who died Dec. 18 at Canora Hospital, was held Dec. 21 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Thom Carnahan of the United Church of Canada officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Nov. 19, 1923, in Buchanan to Albert and Laura (McKay) Jennings, he attended school in Buchanan.  He joined the air force during the Second World War and served from 1943 to 1946.  He was fortunate to have never seen combat.  After the war, he returned to Buchanan and married Pearl Smorodin on Aug. 4, 1949.  He drove large trucks and was passionate about working with horses.  He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge.  He lived in Buchanan until 2002.  Shortly after his wife died, he moved to the Eaglestone Lodge in Kamsack.  Predeceased by his parents, Laura and Albert, his wife, Pearl, a son, Ron, two brothers, Hugh and Roy, and four sisters, Verna Bradley, Erma Gifford, Marg Hart and Helen Naomi in infancy, he is survived by three sons, Allen (Joanna) of Saskatoon, Terry (Terri) of Grandview and Robin (Carol) of Canora; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Lukyan Horkoff, Same Cheveldoeff

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 12

In Memory:  In memory of my grandfathers, Lukyan Horkoff, who passed away Jan. 13, 1965; and Sam Cheveldeoff, who passed away Jan. 23, 1965.

In my heart your memories live,

There’s not a day, dear grandfathers,

I don’t think of you both.

- This memoriam is from grandson Lorne Russell Cheveldeoff.


Anne Kowbel (nee Krywy)

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 15

Anne KOWBEL 1920-2005

Anne Kowbel, a long-time resident of Canora, passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour at the age of 84 on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at the home of her daughter, Joanna Kapusta, in Meadow Lake, Sask., following a courageous battle with cancer.  Left to cherish the memories and celebrate the life of this utterly delightful woman, whose zest for life was irrepressible, are her husband of more than 62 years, Joseph P. Kowbel of Canora, their children, Mary Anne (Modest Kowal) of Saskatoon, Joanna (Peter Kapusta) of Meadow Lake, Joseph (Janice Hauser) of Saskatoon, and Michael (Deborah Clark) of Kamloops, B.C. and their grandchildren, upon whom she doted and spoiled with her unconditional love and culinary expertise:  Johanna (Murray Dietrich) of Edmonton, Alicia (Graeme Carey) of Saskatoon Justin and Katherine Kowal of Saskatoon, Michael Kapusta of Saskatoon Christina Kupusta of Edmonton, Mathew, Mishaela, Anastasha and Jantina Kowbel of Saskatoon; her brother Marcel (Eva) of Victoria, B.C. and several nieces and nephews.  Mom was predeceased by her father, William Krywy in 1943, her mother, Sophie Krywy (nee Obodiak) in 1989, and her sister, Mary Lubkowski/Lutka in 1997.  Mom was born in Canora, Sask. On Nov. 10, 1920 and spent most of her youth in Buchanan.  After marrying Joseph in 1942, Mom helped Dad manage Kowbel’s Drug Store until 1986, all the while caring lovingly for her family who called “upstairs” their home.  Mom took pride in preparing exhaustive menus for large gatherings of family and friends at their home and at Madge Lake.  She unselfishly shared her table with local clergy for more than 30 years.  Mom was determined to live life to the fullest, and to nurture and inspire others to reach for their dreams and goals.  Birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, and Easter were occasions to celebrate the love and closeness that only family warmth could provide.  At the centre of Mom’s universe was her family—both immediate and extended—as evidenced by her generous hospitality.  Mom’s life was filled with great respect, boundless energy and a sincere desire to be of service to others.  She was the major caregiver for her blind Uncle Johnny Obodiak, among others.  She was God in all people, and took pride in sharing the beauty and produce of her extensive flower and vegetable gardens with everyone.  Mom was a charter member of SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League (UCWLC) and was an active participant in their activities for more than 60 years.  Mom sang in church and community choirs and loved lifting her voice in praise of the Lord.  Our mother was an amazing lady of unconditional love and a pillar of strength for our entire family.  Her passion for life will remain forever in our hearts and will serve as an inspiration for all who knew her.  We will miss you deeply, Mom.  We will remember those lessons you taught, and we will endeavor to live our lives patterned upon yours.  We love you, mom,  Prayers were offered on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005 at 8 p.m.; a Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005 at 10 a.m. by Rev. Joachim Rac.  Both services were held at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Canora.  In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation to SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Canora, Sask., or Development and peace “Tidal Wave Disaster” fund (1-888-664-3387).  Arrangements are entrusted to Greg Lalach of Park Funeral Chapel in Saskatoon (244-2103).


Lois Else Hole (nee Veregin)

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 16

She was born in Buchanan, operated business in Alberta, and was appointed lieutenant governor.

Lois Elsa Veregin came into this world in 1933, the daughter of a cattle buyer and an avid gardener. Alberta’s 15th lieutenant governor, who was born and spent her early years in Buchanan, died in Edmonton on Jan. 6.  Lois Elsa Hole (nee Veregin) died at Royal Alexandra Hospital of abdominal cancer at the age of 71.  She was born in Buchanan in 1933 to Elsa and Michael Veregin.  Her father was a cattle buyer and her mother an avid gardener.  She moved to Edmonton with her family when she was 15, and completed her education at Strathcona Composite High School.  She married Edward (Ted) Hole in 1952, and they bought a mixed farm on the Sturgeon River north of St. Albert the same year.  Their early market garden evolved into Hole’s Greenhouses and Gardens Ltd., one of the largest retail greenhouse operations and garden centres in Canada.  Their two sons, Bill and Jim, now run the business.  Her husband, Ted, died of Cancer in 2003, one month after Hole announced her own diagnosis of cancer.  She was the author of 14 gardening books, all best-sellers, including a collection of life stories and growing information entitled, I’ll Never Marry a Farmer.  Before becoming lieutenant governor, she gave hundreds of gardening talks across North America.  She was a regular contributor to The Glove and Mail, Edmonton Journal, the Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardener’s Companion and The Edmonton Sun.  She was an advocate of education, during her life acting as school trustee in two divisions (1967-1981, Sturgeon School Division; 1981-1998, St. Albert School District), serving on the governing council of Athabasca University from 1972 to 1983, and being appointed chancellor of University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1998.  In 2000, she was only the second woman to be appointed lieutenant governor of Alberta, becoming known for giving hugs to all and sundry that she met, from children to visiting dignitaries to media persons.  She was named a member of the Order of Canada (1999), chancellor of the Alberta Order of Excellence (2000), Dame of Justice, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, and Honourary Patricia, 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.  She was awarded the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Humanitarian Award (2003) and given honourary degrees from the University of Alberta (2000), Athabasca University (1995), the University of Lethbridge (2004) and Olds College (1996).  She served as director the Farm Credit corporation, honourary chair the 27th Canadian Congress on Criminal Justice, the Children’s Millennium Fund, and a board member for the Canadian Heritage Garden Foundation, the Child and Adolescent Services Association and the Quality of Life Commission.  Her contributions to education and literacy were honoured with the establishment of the Lois Hole Library Legacy program in 2002, which encourages people to donate money for books.  The Alberta Schools Boards Association created the Lois Hole Lecture Series in 2003.  The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Arts Awards program was created in 2004.  Her spirit will remain a part of daily life in Edmonton with the naming of a new library in the city’s west end and the Royal Alexandra’s new woman’s hospital, both after her in 2004.  “The lieutenant governor was a woman of remarkable spirit, energy and intelligence,” Premier Ralph Klein said in a statement last week.  “She was truly beloved by all Albertans, who saw in her all that is special about the province:  compassion, humour, gentleness and dedication.”  Mel Hurtig, Edmonton author, publisher, political activist and close friend of Hole’s, called her one of the greatest human beings ever.  “She brought such warmth, such genuine affection, such humanity, such good common sense to the position that tends to sometimes be austere and formal,” Hurtig said.  “Here we have instead the world champion hugger and the world champion lover of people.”  At her last public appearance, Hole said she hoped she would be remembered with “fond memories and good thoughts.  I’ve always done my best to make people feel comfortable, by giving away a hug or two, along with, sometimes, a couple of plants.  And listening very carefully to what people have to say.”


Lois Hole (nee Veregin)

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 16

Premier Lorne Calvert extends condolences

Premier Lorne Calvert has expressed condolences on the death of the Honourable Lois Hole, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, on January 5th.  “On behalf of the government and people of Saskatchewan, I extend to the family of Lois Hole and the people of Alberta our sincere condolences on the passing of Mrs. Hole,” Calvert said Jan. 7.  “It is sad indeed that the lieutenant governor of our sister province should be taken from us at the beginning of our joint centennial year.”  The premier noted that Hole had many connections with Saskatchewan.  She was born in Buchanan, and moved to Edmonton in her early teens.  She and her late husband had a life-long involvement in agriculture and Hole became a nationally-known author and expert on gardening.  She was a frequent visitor to Regina as a member of the board of directors of the Farm Credit Canada, whose head office is located in the Saskatchewan capital.  She was well known for her support of health care, education, libraries and the arts.  “It was typical of Lois Hole,” Calvert said, “that when she learned of the campaign to raise funds for the Saskatchewan Government House Centennial project, she promptly sent a personal donation.  Alberta’s loss on her passing is also felt very much in Saskatchewan.”


Chelsea Megan Hadubiak

Canora Courier January 12, 2005 Page 16

Funeral service for Chelsea Megan Hadubiak, 15, of Canora, who died Jan. 5 at Regina General Hospital, was held Jan. 8 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canora with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Chelsea Megan Hadubiak was born on June 30, 1989, in the Yorkton Union Hospital to Lyle and Beverly (Nee: Gulka).  She was baptized on Oct. 7, 1989, at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canora.  She spent the first three years of her lie in Buchanan with her parents and big sisters, Lindsey and Lori.  In July of 1992, the family moved to Canora.  Shortly afterwards, Chelsea began nursery school and Tiny Tot Ballet.  In February of 1993, Chelsea’s little brother, Corey, was born.  Chelsea and Corey enjoyed competition with one another.  Chelsea would drop and do 100 sit-ups without being the least bit tired.  Chelsea won the sit-up competition on a regular basis.  She began her schooling at the age of three.  She was enrolled in three and four-year-old Nursery School with Mrs. Marchinko.  In 1995, she began Kindergarten at CJES and then moved to CCS for Grades five through nine.  Chelsea was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic parish.  She attended catechism and received her first Holy Communion on May 11, 1997.  Later, Chelsea became a member of her church youth group.  Chelsea was involved in many activities.  She enjoyed soccer, snowboarding, swimming, dancing, skating and Tae-Kwan-Do.  She was an amazing athlete, constantly flexing to show off her “pipes”.  She took part in various types of dance.  She began in tiny tot ballet and eventually moved up to jazz, hip-hop and musical theatre.  Chelsea also loved snowboarding.  She began a few years ago and, although she was a great little boarder, her favourite part was searching the hill or “hotties”.  One of Chelsea’s favourite things to do was watching movies.  She could be found downstairs on the couch, snuggled up with a blanket, eating a bag of chips.  She would go through phases where she would watch the same movies over and over again.  She had just received the movie Mean Girls for Christmas and had watched it at least 10 times within a week.  Most of all, Chelsea loved to be hanging with her friends.  She was always borrowing money to go to Tony’s Pizza or to the Macedonian for fries and coffee.  Although Chelsea wasn’t known for her fantastic cooking abilities, she once added one cup of vanilla to cookies when she was supposed to put in one teaspoon, she could still make the best tasting Icaban noodles ever!  Her favourite lunchtime foods were Lipton Chicken Noodle soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.  She also got the whole family hooked on nachos and cheese, which became the favourite Sunday afternoon snack.  Chelsea loved to wear comfy clothes.   She practically lived in her pajamas and dorm pants.  She would even wear them to school!  Chelsea will be dearly missed and loved by her family and anyone else that was blessed with having known her.  Chelsea’s most precious gift, was the gift of herself.  Chelsea was an organ donor and has saved or improved the lives of seven other people.  The family is going to miss their little “Mega-Baby”.  Chelsea is survived by her parents, Lyle and Beverly Hadubiak; a brother, Corey of Canora; two sisters, Lindsey of Saskatoon and Lori of Canora; grandparents, Olga and Walter Karmazinuk and Marcella and Mike Hadubiak; great-grandmothers, Katie Karmazinuk and Ethel Dutchak; aunts and uncles, Diane Rose, Randy (Becky) Gulka, Kurtis (Tammy) Karmazinuk, Doreen (David) Steele, Cyndy Hadubiak, Janice Hadubiak and Maxine Hadubiak, and all of her cousins and friends.  Chelsea was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Roger Gulka; uncle, David Hadubiak; great-grandfathers John Karmazinuk, John Hadubiak and Bill Dutchak; great-grandmother Anne Hadubiak, and many other great aunts and uncles.  Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to a Trust Fund in Memory of Chelsea at the Canora CIBC as tokens of remembrance.


Lena Dutchak (nee Pugh)

Canora Courier January 19, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Lena Dutchak (nee Pugh), 80, of Regina and formerly of Canora and the Strugis-Endeavour area, who died at Pasqua Hospital in Regina on Jan. 5, was held Jan. 10 at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Rev. Brent Kuzyk officiating.  Burial was in Regina memorial Garden Cemetery with Regina Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Aug. 2, 1924 to George and Anghelina (Boychuk) Pugh in the Endeavour district, she attended Brookview School.  She then worked at a café in Canora where she met Frank Dutchak, whom she married in 1943.  They later moved to Regina, where she was employed at Wascana Hospital for 21 years until her retirement.  Predeceased by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Anna and Mary, and three brothers, Wazyl, William and Nick, she is survived by one son, James of Vancouver:  three daughters, Dianna Beasley of Regina; Gayle Groat of Edmonton and Valerie Dutchak of Regina; two sisters, Anne Blender of Sturgis, and Jean Renaud of Regina, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


Metro (Matt) Procyshen

Canora Courier January 19, 2005 Page 9

Funeral service for Metro (Matt) Procyshen, 88, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Gorlitz area, who died Jan. 7 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, was held Jan. 11 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Roman Kocur officiating.  Burial was in St. Basil’s Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Cemetery, west of Gorlitz, with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 15, 1916, in the Gorlitz district to Alex and Stella (Romaniuk) Procyshen, he attended Ukraina School.  He became a horse trader and operated a trucking business in the Gorlitz area.  There was always at least one horse at the Procyshens, but he had one name for all of the, “Rex”.  He purchased a grocery store.  He married Victoria Demchinski on Feb. 19, 1952.  Later, they became owners of the Cactus Club Hall, which later was called the El Rancho in Gorlitz.  Among the performers he recalled most were Peter Lamb, Mickey and Bonnie and Smilin’ Johnnie.  After selling the hall to Mike Wilgosh, he kept busy attending auction sales and “wheeling and dealing”.  In November of 2003, he became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home.  Predeceased by his parents, Alex and Stella, a daughter, Debbie Garry, three brothers, George, Pete and Willy, and a sister, Mary Anaka, he is survived by his wife, Vicky of Yorkton; three sons, Dale (Sharon) of Saskatoon, Steven (Kim) of Yorkton and Kelly or Yorkton; two daughters, Maryann (Wayne) Unyl of Yorkton and Sherry (Kelly) Slusarchuk of Yorkton; three sisters, Nelly Wasyliw of Burgis, Lena Wiwchar of Regina and Susie Shouchuk of Canora, and eight grandchildren.


Douglas Townsend

Canora Courier January 19, 2004 Page 9

Funeral service for Douglas Townsend, 80, of Preeceville, who died Jan. 4 at Regina General Hospital, was held Jan. 8 at the Preeceville Legion Hall with Rev. Daniel Hughes officiating.  Burial was in the Poplar Grove Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 28, 1924, in Nokomis, he attended Richfarms and Roundville schools, northeast of Nokomis.  At the age of 16, he moved with his parents to a farm, northwest of Ketchen.  He worked as a farm labourer until he joined the army in 1943.  Training at several bases across Canada, he was stationed at Camp Shilo when he was sent overseas.  In 1944, he joined the Regina Rifles Regiment and was wounded at the coastal port of Calais, France in September of that year.  He spent six months in a French and English hospitals.  He returned to active duty in September 1945 with occupation forces in Germany.  He returned to Canada in April of 1946 and was discharged in June.  Returning to Ketchen, he found work with the railroad that fall and he worked in a bush camp during the winter.  In the spring of 1947, he purchased his own land.  On Jan. 14, 1954, he married Irene Miller at the Preeceville United Church manse.  They farmed until retiring to Preeceville in 1992.  His son, Murray, took over the farm.  He was the president of the Preeceville branch of the Royal Canadian Legion for five years.  Predeceased by his wife, Irene, parents, Norman and Verna, a sister, a brother, and two grandchildren, Sheldon and Cole Townsend, he is survived by three sons, Elder (Lorna) of Hudson Bay, Murray (Merle) of Preeceville and Doug of Hudson Bay; two daughters, Terri of Regina and Cathy (Stephen) of Chetwynd, B.C.; and a brother, Harold (Virgie) of Preeceville.


Nick Kozmanuk

Canora Courier January 19, 2005 Page 9

Funeral service for Nick Kozmanuk, 88, of Regina, and formerly of the Stenen area, who died Jan. 10 at the Pioneer Village Nursing Home in Regina, was held Jan. 13 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Reg. Michael Lomaszkiewicz officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Dec. 2, 1917, on the family farm in the Stenen district to Wasyl and Katie (Kosteniuk) Kozmanuik, he attended Ormsby School north of Stenen and bought land in the Stenen district in 1937.  He married Mary Sawka in Danbury in 1941.  They lived in Prince Rupert from 1954 to 1957 but returned to the farm.  Later, they owned and operated a country grocery store near Ormsby.  They begun to build their house in Sturgis in 1977, but later that year, before the house was completed, she died.  He sold the store in 1978 and lived in Sturgis until 1985, when he moved to Regina, where he resided.  He was member of the St. Dmetrius Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Stenen for many years.  He was known for his carpentry and woodworking.  Predeceased by his parents, Wasyl and Katie, his wife, Mary, a brother, George, and two sisters, Elsie Mirka and Annie Bymak, he is survived by a son, Dale of Regina; a daughter, Elaine (Bob) Allen of Regina; three brothers, Pete of Stenen, Alex (Adonia) of Stenen and Michael (Marianne) of Stenen; a sister, Mary Wihnan of Stenen; and three grandchildren.


Annie Sopkow

Canora Courier January 19, 2005 Page B1

SOPKOW, Annie:  Left us January 25, 2001.

A page in the book of memory,

Silent turns today;

We remember in silence,

And make no outward show.

And what it meant to lose you,

No one will ever know.

- Remembered and always missed by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Helen Sliwa (nee Strembicki)

Canora Courier January 19, 2005 Page B4

Funeral service for Helen Sliwa, 91, of Red Deer, and formerly of Canora, who died Jan. 5 in Red Deer, was held Jan. 7 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Deer and on Jan. 10 at St. Joseph’s Raman Catholic Church in Canora.  Burial was in Canora Cemetery with arrangements by Sylvan Lake Funeral Home and Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Apr. 6, 1913, to Gregory and Francis Strembicki, she married John Sliwa on May 13, 1935.  They farmed in the Rama/Dobrowody district until 1975 when they moved to Canora.  Due to failing health, she moved to Red Deer where she lived with her daughter, Leona, and son-in-law, Ron Korchinski, for the past 10 years.  Predeceased by her husband, John, in 1982, a son, Ed, in 1999, her parents, Gregory and Francis, four brothers, Philip, Joe, Sam and Mike, and two sisters, Mary Genoway and Julie Paslowski, she is survived by a son, Ernie (Irma) of Edmonton; a daughter, Leona (Ron) Korchinski of Red Deer; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.


Dianna Rose Enge (nee Shinkewski)

Canora Courier January 19, 2005 Page B4

Dianna Rose Enge 1954-2004

Dianna Rose Shinkewski was born to Albin and Anastazia on January 27, 1954.  She was the fourth of six children, Pat, Darlene, Morris, Lydia and Susie.  They grew up on a farm half a mile south of Margo.  She attended Margo school and received her Grade 12 diploma in May 1972.  It was the summer of 1969 when Dianna first caught Barry Enge’s eye.  It wasn’t long after that the two were married on October 7, 1972.  They lived in a house in Margo, where they brought their first son, Justin, home in 1973.  It was also in 1973 they moved to the Enge homestead, half a mile north of Margo, on the Nut Mountain grid.  Their second son, Korwin, arrived in 1975.  In the summer of 1980, Barry and Dianna started to build their home, three miles east and one mile north of Invermay.  With Susie’s help, Dianna packed the ’79 Chevy full of their belongings and they moved in July 1, 1981.  Over the years, Dianna spent countless hours developing and maintaining the yard.  She wore her sister, Pat, out then she came to help plant trees north of the yard.  Dianna was involved in many groups and activities.  In the eighties, she served as a contact person for Community College in Invermay.  She enjoyed participating in the classes, such as moccasin making and ceramics.  She was very active with the Margo Church Ladies, helping with Bible Studies and other church functions.  Dianna volunteered with the Invermay Hall Committee and spent many hours working at the arena when the boys were in hockey and Barry was arena president.  Dianna looked forward to suppers in the field at harvest.  Once the crops were off, she would head to Edmonton for a much needed break shopping and visiting with her family.  She was an excellent cook and spent countless hours making meals for Barry, the boys and the crew.  Her specialty was moon cookies, among countless other dainties.  Dianna lived a healthy lifestyle and was a true beauty.  It was seldom you would catch her without her hair done and earrings on.  She took part in organizing aerobics and woke up early many mornings to exercise at home.  Many people would stop and ask if she needed a ride when they saw her jogging along the grid road.  Dianna loved to spend time visiting with her family and friends.  She spent a number of hours watching television as her mobility became more restricted.  Dianna was a very content person.  She seldom complained and always saw the cup as half full rather than half empty.  After being diagnosed in 1992, she informed her family and friends that she had Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in August 1994.  As things became more difficult, she had a number of helpers at the farm throughout the years, including Cinnamon Walchuk, Moncia Barteski, Stella Eskra, Jackie Peszko and Chris Carlson.  Barry and the boys also acquired help as the farm business expanded, including Albert Carlson, who has worked for Barry for the past 31 years, Mike Eskra, who has been there for 25 years, Jason Bansley, who has been there for 10 years, and Jeff Hunter, who has been there for 1 year.  On November 30, 2004, Dianna had a massive seizure and spent the final 24 days of her life at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon.  She was continuously making progress on the road to recovery.  Dianna was so excited about Christmas this year.  But instead of being with her family at the farm, she spent it with the angels in heaven when she passed away on Christmas Eve with Barry by her side.  She will be dearly missed and remembered by all those that she touched. Dianna was predeceased by her father, Albin; father-in-law, Herman Enge; stepfather-in-law, Oswald Ziola; and sister-in-law, Doris Enge.  She is survived by her mother, Ann; mother-in-law, Sophie Ziola; husband Barry; sons Justin and Korwin; Justin’s wife, Kimberly; sisters Pap Shinkewski, Darlene (Dave) Barnard, Lydia (Wayne) Peterson, Susie (Carl) Adamyk; brother Morris (Laurie); brother-in-law, Orvall; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.


Paul Tony Dutchak

Canora Courier January 19, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Paul Tony Dutchak, 79, o Canora, who died Jan. 12 at Canora Hospital, was held Jan. 17 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on July 20, 1925, in the Amsterdam district to Tony and Dora (Pamilewkiuna) Dutchak, he attended Crystal Lake and Forest Hill schools.  He worked on the family farm until he married Helen Gurski on Oct. 30, 1950.  They bought their own land northeast of Tadmore.  While farming, he also worked as a grader operator for the rural municipalities of Buchanan, Sliding Hills and Keys.  In 1995, he and his wife became members of the Keen Age Centre in Canora, where he played violin for the members.  He was one of the original members of the Cam Am band.  He received a Heritage Public Service Award from the RM of Buchanan.  Predeceased by his parents, Tony and Dora, two brothers, Steve, and Bill in infancy, and a sister, Mary Pankevich, he is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters, Valerie Wasylynuk of Regina and Linda of Medicine Hat; two brothers, Joe (Virginia) of Menden, Ont., and Victor of Canora; a sister, Jean Chabun of Canora, and one grandchild.


Nick Kozmanuik

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page 3

Nick Kozmanuik, 88, of Regina and formerly of the Stenen area, died on Monday, Jan. 10 at the Pioneer Village Nursing Home in Regina.  The funeral, conducted by Rev. Michael Lomaszkiewicz, was held at Leson’s Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 13.  Interment took place in the Canora Cemetery.  Born on Dec. 2, 1917 to Wasyl and Katie (Kosteniuk) Kozmanuik on the family farm in the Stenen district, he attended the Ormsby School north of Stenen.  He married Mary Sawka in Danbury in 1941 and continued to farm the land that he purchased in 1937.  From 1954 to 1957, they lived in Prince George and then returned to the farm.  Later, they also owned and operated a quaint, country grocery store near Ormsby.  Before their new house in Sturgis was completed in 1977, his wife Mary died.  Selling the store in 1978, he lived in Sturgis until 1985 and then moved to Regina.  Well known for his carpentry and woodworking skills, he built an addition to his daughter’s house in Regina, where he resided.  He was a member of St. Demetrious Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Stenen for many years.  Predeceased by his parents Wasyl and Katie, his wife Mary, a brother George of Canora, and two sisters Elsie Mirka of Stenen, and Annie Bymak of Sturgis, he is survived by a son Dale of Regina, a daughter Elaine (Bob) Allen of Regina; three brothers Pete, Alex (Adonia), and Michael (Marianne), all of Stenen; a sister Mary Wihnan of Stenen; and three grandchildren.


Wasyl Yawney

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page 10

Funeral service for Wasyl Yawney, 98, of Canora, who died Jan. 18 at the Canora Gateway Lodge, was held Jan. 21 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Apr. 12, 1906, in Ukraine to Joseph and Emelia (Huzan) Yawney, he immigrated to Canada in May of 1907 with his parents on a ship called SS Mount Royal.  The family homesteaded in the Mohyla district.  He farmed on that homestead until 1970, when he retired to Canora.  He became a resident of the Gateway Lodge in 1973 and attended SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church on a regular basis.  Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Emelia, two brothers, Steve in 1990 and Peter in 1992, and two sisters, Anne Gogol in 1967 and Mary Malyny in 1980, he is survived by a brother, Sam of Thunder Bay, Ont., and two sisters, Lena Chudziak of Winnipeg and Irene Ratushniak of Canora.


Peter Hydamacka

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Peter Hydamacka, 79, of Canora, who died Jan. 19 at Canora Hospital, was held Jan. 21 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Marion Naduriak officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on July 10, 1925, in the Sturgis district to Nick and Sophie (Pretka) Hydamacka, he attended the Melmore School.  He worked on the family farm and then purchased his own land in the Pelly district, where he farmed for many years.  He also worked for the steel factory, IPSCO, in Brooks, Alta.  He lived in Veregin for a while and for the past three years, lived with is brother, Andy, in Canora.  Predeceased by his parents, Nick and Sophie, for brothers, Bill, Steve, Mike and Alex, two brothers, Harry (Emily) of Midway, B.C., and Andrew of Canora, and one sister, Mary Kowalyshen of Rossland, B.C.


Polly Beblow (nee Chupa)

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Polly Beblow, 90, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Good Spirit Lake district, who died Jan. 6 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Jan. 10 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Methodius Kushko officiating.  Burial was in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born on Jan. 6, 1915, in the Good Spirit Lake district to Michael and Magdalina (Diakiw) Chupa, she attended Homestead, Beblo and Whitesand schools.  She married Metro Beblow on Nov. 8, 1931, and they farmed in the Springside, Whitesand and Orcadia districts.  They retired to Yorkton in 1967.  She worked as a babysitter for many years.  Predeceased by her husband, Metro, in 1999, her parents, Michael and Magdalina, a daughter, Marjorie Rose, and five brothers, Bill, Metro, George, Fred and John, she is survived by three sons, Paul, (Sylvia) of Regina, Jerry (Shirley) of Regina and James (Iris) of Weyburn; three daughters, Anne (Matt) Shumay of Yorkton, Pauline (Mike) Spilchen of Yorkton and Carol (Elgin) Strocen of Yorkton; two sisters, Katharine (Dan) Popowich of Welland and Pauline Wiwchar of St. Catharines; a brother, Peter (Margaret) Chupa of Welland; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Edward Ole Kopelchuk

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Edward Ole Kopelchuk, 73, of Canora district, who died Jan. 17 at his residence, was held Jan. 20 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Thom Carnahan officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on July 23, 1931, in the Burgis district to Peter and Mary (Velde) Kopelchuk, he attended West Wexford School and attended high school in Vernon, B.C..  After high school, he moved back to the farm, but spent the next winter working in California.  He returned to work on the family farm and in 1947, along with his father and brothers, P.K. Herefords was formed and they began raising Hereford cattle.  He was a member of the Herefords Association, based in Calgary, for 50 years.  Raising cattle became his passion in life and he attended many cattle shows across Western Canada.  Later in life, as allergies prevented him from doing much of the farm work, his passion was caring for the farmyard.  Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Mary, he is survived by two brothers, Jim and Richard (Joyce), both of Canora.


Mary Galandy (nee Yarechewski)

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Mary Galandy, 93, of Canora, who died Jan. 18 at the Bethany Centre in Airdrie, Alta, was held Jan. 24 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Aug. 7, 1911, in the Mikado district to Theodore and Annie (Byk) Yarechewski, she attended school in the Mikado district.  She worked on the family farm until she married Nick Galandy at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canora on July 15, 1951.  They farmed in the Burgis district.  In 1953, they moved to Canora but continued to farm.  Predeceased by her parents, Theodore and Annie, her husband, Nick, three brothers, Edward, Alex and Walter and three sisters, Pearl Shalkowsky, Lee Yakichuk and Amelia St. Marie, she is survived by a daughter, Frances (Bryan) Wilkin of Airdrie; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


James Perepelkin

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for James S. Perepelkin, 84, of Kamsack, and formerly of Veregin, who died Jan. 16 at Kamsack Hospital, was held Jan. 20 at the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Ruten officiating.  Burial was at the Veregin Cemetery with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Jan. 5, 1921 in the Veregin district to Steve and Elizabeth (Strelieff) Perepelkin, he attended Wisna School.  A farmed and journeyman automotive mechanic, he worked at a number of places, including Evergreen Motors in Yorkton, Central Motors in Canora, Kaufman Motors in Oxbow and the Veregin Co-op.  On Nov. 25, 1945, he married Florence Lapshinoff in Canora.  Predeceased by his parents, two sisters, Florence Kazakoff and Doris Strelieff, five brothers, Alex in infancy, Peter, George, Walter and Bill, and a granddaughter, Kerry-Lynn in infancy, he is survived by his wife; two sons, Philip of Veregin and James (Carol) of Grenfell; one brother, Nick (Mary) of Veregin; one sister, Laura Popoff of Yorkton; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


Matthew Wayne Fullawka

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page B1

Matthew Wayne Fullawka Nov. 18/84 – Jan 27/04

We little new that morning,

God was going to call your name,

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we do the same.

It broke our harts to lose you,

You did not go alone.

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home

You left us beautiful memories.

Your love is still our guide,

An although we can not see you

You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,

And nothing seems the same.

But as God calls us one by one

The chain will link again

We do not need a special day

To bring you to our minds.

The days we do not think of you

Are very hard to find.

They say time heals all sorrows

And helps us to forget

But time so far has only proved

How much we miss you yet.

Sad are the hearts that love you

Silent are the tears that fall

Living our lives without you

Is the hardest part of all.

-- Always remembered and sadly missed....

Mom and Dad, sister and brothers, family and friends.


Tom Wasylowich

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page B1

WASYLOWICH:  In loving memory of Tom, who passed away on Jan. 28, 1990.

We often sit and think of him

When we are all alone;

For the memory is the only thing,

That grief can call its own.

- Wasylowich family.


Pat Gogal, Helen Gogal

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page B1

GOGAL:  In loving memory of our dear parents, Pat and Helen Gogal:  Dad passed away Jan. 29, 1990; Mom passed away Aug. 21, 1971.

Though your smile is gone forever,

And your hand we cannot touch;

Still we have so many memories,

Of the ones we love so much.

Your memory is our keepsake,

With which we’ll never part;

God has you in His keeping,

We have you in our hearts.

- Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by you children, Mae, Vivian, Jim, Phyllis, Diana, Eleanore and their families.


Victoria (Vicky) Pylypchuk

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page B1

PYLYPCHUK:  Dec. 8, 1929 – Jan. 22, 1999:  In loving memory of Victoria (Vicky), our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who passed away Jan. 22, 1999.

The months and years they quickly pass,

But our love for her will always last!

The tears still fall, the memories pain,

We long for the day we’ll see her again.

We love her, we miss her.

- Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband Sam; her loving daughter, Ann (Neville); sons Bob (Blanca), John (Christina); grandchildren Jacqueline, Deanna, Nicole, Andres, Alexandra; and her loving sister Olga.


Rose Tretiak

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page B1

TRETIAK:  In memory of Rose, who passed away Oct. 25, 2004 at age of 84.

Deep in my heart there is a picture,

More precious than silver or gold;

T’is a picture of a dear sister, memory well never grow old.

I lost a good friend when I lost you.

-- Lovingly remembered by sister Sophie.


Paul Lewchuk

Canora Courier January 26, 2005 Page B4

PAUL LEWCHUK 1926-2005

LEWCHUK:  A memorial service for Paul Lewchuk, 78, of Canora, who died Jan. 18 at Canora Hospital, was held Jan. 22 at St. Andrew’s United Church in Canora with Rev. Marg Janick-Grayston officiating.  Christie-Hill Funeral Home of Yorkton was in charge of cremation.  A private burial service for the family will be held at a later date.  Born on July 11, 1926, in Canora, to Nicholas and Nettie Lewchuk, he attended school in Canora.  He left school to take a job as steam engineer for the Canora Union Hospital.  Her worked his way up to head engineer in a career that spanned 40 years.  He married Ann Kozoriz on Nov. 2, 1952, and together, they opened a confectionary store across from the hospital.  When she became ill, they sold the business.  He lost her to cancer in 1961, leaving him with two young children to raise.  In 1963, he married Ollie Drobot.  He began a landlord business by renting suites in his basement.  Later, he purchased numerous rental properties.  With his job at the hospital and his rental business, he used what free time he had to develop his own midway.  It was a means of carrying on the family tradition as his father had operated the Lewchuk Midway for many years.  His family played a large role in the midway.  While he enjoyed the lifestyle, he decided to give it up as his children grew older.  As the years passed, he travelled to places such as Japan, China, Europe, Northern Africa and Hawaii.  When he retired, he spent the winter at Sun Lakes, Arizona.  It was there that he became interested in woodcarving and he became a member of the Arizona Woodcarvers’ Association.  He was known for his carvings of birds and water fowl.  While in Arizona, he took up the sport of tennis.  During the last few years, he sold the Arizona property and decided to live year-round in Saskatchewan.  He spent the summers at Canora Beach and the winters in Saskatoon.  Predeceased by his first wife, Ann, his parents, Nicholas and Nettie, and a sister, Natalie, he is survived by a son, Ken (Sonia) of Canora; a daughter, Bev (Bill) Senft of Regina; four sisters, Mary Umrysh of Canora, Ann Kovach of Churchbridge, Elizabeth Kokorudz of Canora, Sonia McClelland (Bob) of Calgary; two brothers, Ernie and Orest (Elsie), both of Canora; four grandchildren; his second wife, Ollie, of Calgary, her three children and 10 grandchildren.


Mary Dorash, Peter Dorash

Canora Courier February 02, 2005 Page B1

DORASH:  In loving memory of mom and dad, grandparents and great-grandparents: Mary, who passed away on Jan. 23, 2003; and Peter, who passed away on Feb. 5, 1984.

There is a gift you cannot buy,

That’s very rate and true;

It’s a gift of wonderful parents,

Like we had in you.

We will remember each precious moment,

The laughter, the joy, the smiles, the tears;

God bless you mom and dad,

For all of those wonderful years.

Deep in our hearts your memory is kept.

- Sadly missed by Margie (Andy), Bernice (Don), Jim, Eugene, Beverley and families.


Peter Baron

Canora Courier February 02, 2005 Page B1

BARON:  In loving memory of Peter, who passed away Feb. 6, 1995.

Today recalls the memory,

Of a loved one gone to rest;

And those who think of him today,

Are those who loved him best.

The flowers we lay upon his grave,

May wither and decay;

But the love for him who lies beneath,

Will never fade away.

- Sadly missed by wife Vicky, daughters Alvina, Marlene, Beverly, and their families.


Sylvie A. Yaholnitsky (nee Matlack)

Canora Courier February 02, 2005 Page B4

Funeral service for Sylvie A. Yaholnitsky, 89, of Porcupine Plain, and formerly of Canora, who died Jan. 20, was held Jan. 31 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Marg Janick-Grayston officiating.  Inurnment took place at the Sliding Hills Christian Cemetery - Mazeppa with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on June 16, 1915, in the Ebenezer district to Ralph and Katie (Wallman) Matlack, she attended Ebenezer School while helping on the family farm.  She married Orest Yaholnitsky in Yorkton on Oct. 31, 1942, and they resided in Yorkton.  They bought a grocery store in Nora, Sask., in 1944.  In 1961, they moved to Rose Valley where they operated a store until they retired in 1978.  She was a trustee with the Rose Valley School Board.  During their retirement, they moved to Canora.  Her husband died in 2000 and in 2002, she moved to the Red Deer Nursing Home in Porcupine Plain to be closer to her family.  Sylvie loved to cook, especially baked pastries and desserts, and although not of Ukrainian descent, she learned to prepare delicious Ukrainian food.  Sylvie also loved to knit and crochet, giving her many beautiful creations to family and friends.  She took great pride and enjoyment in her grandchildren.  Visitors could never leave without first having a bite to eat and a refreshment.  Sylvie was an avid reader, she loved to play card games and was quite the card shark!  She enjoyed her summers at their cottage at Greenwater Lake and her Sunday drives with Orest in their younger years.  Sylvie will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.  Predeceased by her husband, Orest, and her parents, Ralph and Katie, she is survived by a son, Dane (Pearl); a daughter, Judith (Mervin) Nordness; a sister, Sadie (Peter) O’Neill; four grandchildren, Allison (Leon) VandeVelde, Kirsten (Michael) Kos, Mark Yaholnitsky, Christine Yaholnitsky, and one great-grandson, James Nordness.  Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society Breast Cancer Research.


Sam Lungul

Canora Courier February 02, 2005 Page B4

A memorial service for Sam Lungul, 75, of Yorkton, and formerly of Buchanan, who died Jan. 19, will be held at a later date with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Apr. 21, 1929, in the Buchanan district to Nick and Lillie (Woykin) Lungul, he attended Gravel Hill and Woodhurst schools.  He began his career as a grain buyer in Dernic in 19467, also serving the Canada West Grain Company in Buchanan and Paddockwood.  In 1953, he became the elevator agent in Buchanan, a position he held until 1973.  In 1967, he was elected to the Village of Buchanan council, serving until 1970.  On Dec. 12, 1970, he married Alice Wowchuk.  In July of 1973, they purchased the Hyas Hotel.  In 1974, they moved to Preeceville.  He worked as an assistant agent for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevators in Veregin, Sturgis and Preeceville from 1975 to 1981.  In July of 1981, they purchased the MacNutt Hotel, which they operated until May of 1985, when they moved t Yorkton.  He worked for the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance office in Melville until he retired in 1994.  Predeceased by his parents, Nick and Lillian, he is survived by his wife, Alice; two daughters, Cheryl and Cyndie Wowchuk, both of Saskatoon; and a brother, Peter (Pauline) of Yorkton.


George Cheropita

Canora Courier February 02, 2005 Page B4

Funeral service for George Cheropita, 93, of, Canora, who died Jan. 25 at Canora Hospital, was held Jan. 28 at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sheho with Rev. Roman Kocur officiating.  Burial was in the parish cemetery in Sheho with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on May 5, 1911, in the Buchanan district to Alex and Magdalina (Pindus) Cheropita, he attended Oleksince School and then farmed with his parents.  On Nov. 16, 1934, he married Donna Pasishnyk of Tuffnel and they farmed in the Golden vale district.  He was known for playing the fiddle at Ukrainian weddings and singing, dancing and caroling at Christmas time.  He was the cantor at the Mamornitz Church for 40 years and was a member of the Mamornitz and Sheho Orthodox churches.  Predeceased by his parents, Alex and Magdalina, a brother, Eli, two sisters, Katie Berezowski and Dora Gawrelitza, and four step-sisters, Ann Zawarich, Mary Vitkowski, Lena Splawnick and Maggie Tomchyshen, he is survived by a son, Ivan Cheropita of Buchanan; a daughter, Pauline (Lloyd) Unick of Buchanan, and two grandchildren.


Mike Yasinski

Canora Courier February 02, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Mike Yasinski, 82, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Buchanan district, who died Jan. 16 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Esterhazy, was held Jan. 21 at St. Gerard’s Church with Rev. Basil Chomos officiating.  Burial was at St. Anne’s Parish Cemetery in Buchanan with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Oct. 8, 1922 to John and Albina Yasinski in the Buchanan district, he attended Dydland School.  In 1945, he married Helen Brezinski at St. Anthony’s Church in Rama.  He farmed and worked at the mines in Thompson, Man., and at Esterhazy.  He also worked as a pipe-fitter installing natural gas for Interprovincial Pipelines.  The couple moved to Buchanan in the 1950s to operate a store and restaurant.  He retired from farming in the 1970s, and moved to Yorkton in 2002.  Predeceased by is father in 1948, his mother in 1963, three brothers, Bill in 1990, Joe in 1993 and Paul in 2000, a son, Don in 2000, and a grandchild, Shaun in 1978, he is survived by his wife; two sons, Lorne (Eileen) of Yorkton and Wayne of Vibank; one daughter, Vivian (Gordon) Buchinski of Saltcoats; one brother, Tony of Mission, B.C.; three sisters, Mary Grudzien, Anne Yasinski and Pauline Reay of Regina, and seven grandchildren.


Mary Andrusiak (nee Koroluk)

Canora Courier February 02, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Mary Andrusiak, 92, of Roblin, and formerly of the Stornoway district, who died Jan. 5 at Crocus Court Personal Care Home in Roblin, was held Jan. 8 at the chapel of Nairn-Chyz Funeral Home in Roblin with Rev. Kevin Smith officiating.  Burial was at Roblin District Cemetery with Nairn-Chyz Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Mar. 12, 1912 in the Stornoway district to Theodore and Martha (nee Gnyp) Koroluk, she married Alex Andrusiak in 1932.  After separating from her husband in 1954, she lived with family in Warner, Alta.  In 1976, she retired to Yorkton.  In 1998, she moved to Roblin.  Predeceased by her parents, three brothers, Bill, John and Nick Koroluk, two sisters, Annie Rapchuk and Lena Derkatch, and two grandchildren, David and Pamela Halirewich, she is survived by two sons, William (Bernice) Andrusiak of San Clara, Man, and George (Doreen) Andrusiak of Gerald; a daughter, Eva (George) Halirewich to Togo, one sister, Effie Boehm of Rhein; two brothers, Mike (Nellie) Koroluk of Rhein and Alex (Mary) Koroluk of Roblin; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.


John Rolick

Canora Courier February 02, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for John Rolick, 86, of Shaunavon, and formerly of Buchanan and Hyas, who died Jan. 16 at his residence, was held Jan. 25 at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Shaunovon with Rev. Joseph Infante officiating.  Burial was in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery in Shaunovon with Binkley’s Funeral Service in care of arrangements.  Born on May 9, 1918, in the Buchanan district, he worked for Malton Industries, building Lancaster bombers, in Toronto during the war years.  In 1951, he returned to Saskatchewan where he owned and operated the hotel in Hyas for seven years.  He owned the hotel in Burstall for a couple of years and then, in 1959, took over the Kings Hotel in Shaunovon, which he operated until 1974.  He served as a director of the Hotels Association of Saskatchewan.  Predeceased by his wife, Frances, a son, Lawrence, a sister Mary and five brothers, Bill, Mike, Bob, Sam and Pat, he is survived by a son Melvin (Nikki) of Edmonton; a sister, Matilda (Gilbert) Adams of Thunder Bay; and five grandchildren.


William Keast, Jean Keast (nee Crouse)

Canora Courier February 02, 2005 Page B5

A memorial service for former Canora residents, William and Jean Keast of Mara Lake, B.C., is being planned for the late spring in the Mara Lake region with Mountain View Funeral Home of Armstrong, B.C., in care of arrangements.  William, 89, died on Dec. 28 at Parkview Place Nursing Home in Enderby, B.C., and Jean, 88, died on Jan. 8 at Salmon Arm Hospital.  William was born on Apr. 26, 1915, in Canora to David and Lucy Keast while Jean was born Jan. 4, 1917, in Macoun, Sask., to Alexander and Eva Crouse.  William graduated from Canora High School and in addition to being self-employed, managed the Canora Furniture and Appliances store.  Jean graduated as a registered nurse from the Grey Nun’s Hospital in Regina and came to Canora in 1938 to work at Canora Hospital.  In 1962, she assumed the position of director of nursing, a position she held until she retired in 1981.  William retired about a year earlier.  They were married in Canora in 1946.  A few years after entering retirement, they moved to Mara.  Jean was active in the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association just prior to and after her retirement.  Both were predeceased by their parents, but Jean was also predeceased by two brothers, Ted and Oliver Crouse and four sisters, Alice, Clara, Marion and Josephine.  They are survived by a son, David, of Lac La Biche, Alta., and a 13-year-old grandson, Michael.  Jean is also survived by a sister, Josephine Stankevich of Kamloops, B.C.


Ron May

Canora Courier February 02, 2005 Page B6 – RAMA Personal Items

Ron May, husband of Janice Yachyshen, passed away in Saskatoon last week.  The burial was at the Ukrainian Catholic cemetery in Rama.  Dinner for family and friends was held at the Ukrainian Catholic Hall in Rama.


Betty Tabin (nee Larson)

Canora Courier February 09, 2005 Page 2 - Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers.

Betty (Larson) Tabin, age 65, of Thompson, Man., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 29.  She leaves behind her son, Michael, and daughter, Marianne and family of Thompson, her mother, Annie Larson of Wadena, and her sister, Linda (Bob) Willson of Invermay.


Stella Suchoboki

Canora Courier February 09, 2005 Page 2 - Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers.

Stella Suchoboki of Regina, Formerly of Yorkton and Invermay, has passed away.  Stella and Alex Suchoboki opened a café in Invermay in 1948 and operated it until 1964, when they moved to Yorkton.  The funeral was held in Yorkton on Monday, Feb. 7


Annie Kreschuk (nee Hancheroff)

Canora Courier February 09, 2005 Page B4

Annie Kreschuk (Hancheroff) a long-time resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005.  Annie was born on April 7, 1912 to Timothy and Dora (nee Nichvolodoff) Hancheroff at the Doukhobor village near Good Spirit Lake.  She attended Devil’s Lake School.  Predeceased by her parents, four sisters.  Mary Fofonoff, Polly Hancheroff, Mable Krukoff and Hazel Legebokoff, and four brothers, Tim, George, Sam and Paul, she is survived by one sister-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.  A graveside cremation service will be held at a later date.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Yorkton, Sask.


Stella Suchoboki (nee Tretiak)

Canora Courier February 09, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Stella Suchoboki, 87, of Regina, and formerly of the Rama district, who died Feb. 4 at the Pioneer Village in Regina, was held Feb. 7 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Methodius Kushko officiating.  Burial was in Yorkton City Cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born in the Dobrowody district on Oct. 12, 1917, to Stephan and Maria Tretiak, she attended Dobrowody School.  She married Alex Suchoboki in 1936 and they farmed in the Bienfait area.  Their next move was to Invermay, where they operated a café for 17 years.  They moved to Yorkton where they managed an apartment building and she cooked at Corona Motor Hotel, Sacred Heart Academy and St. Mary’s Cultural Centre.  She was a long-time member of St. Mary’s parish where she served with the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League branch executive.  She moved to Regina and then to Lockport for a year.  She returned to Regina in 1995.  She spent her last years at Pioneer Village.  Predeceased by her parents, Maria and Stephen Tretiak, a daughter, Sophie, her husband, Alex, three brothers Michael, Walter and Nick, and four sisters, Ethel Petryshen, Olga Wilgosh, Grace Susheski and Ann Diakow, she is survived by a son, Eugene (Yvonne); four daughters, Donna (Tim) Davies, Marie (Barry) Frey, Gladys (Ed) Brodziak and Carol Shaw; a sister, Viola Batenchuk; 16 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.


George Cheropita

Canora Courier February 09, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for George Cheropita, 93, of Canora, who died Jan. 25 at Canora Hospital, was held Jan. 28 at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sheho with Rev. Roman Kocur officiating.  Burial was in the parish cemetery in Sheho with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on May 5, 1911, in the Buchanan district to Alex and Magdalina (Pindus) Cheropita, he attended Oleksince School and then farmed with his parents.  On Nov. 16, 1934, he married Donna Pasishnyk of Tuffnel and they farmed in the Golden Vale district.  He was known for playing the fiddle at Ukrainian weddings and singing, dancing and carolling at Christmas time.  He was the cantor at the Mamornitz Church for 40 years and was a member of the Mamornitz and Sheho Orthodox churches.  Predeceased by his parents, Alex and Magdalina, a brother, Eli, two sisters, Katie Berezowski and Dora Gawrelitza, and four step-sisters, Ann Zawarich, Mary Vitkowski, Lena Splawnick and Maggie Tomchyshen, he is survived by his wife Donna of Canora; a son, Ivan Cheropita of Buchanan; a daughter, Pauline (Lloyd) Unick of Buchanan, and two grandchildren.


William Keast, Jean Keast (nee Crouse)

Canora Courier February 09, 2005 Page B5

A memorial service for former Canora residents, William and Jean Keast of Mara Lake, B.C., is being planned for the late spring in the Mara Lake Region with Mountain View Funeral Home of Armstrong, B.C., in care of arrangements.  William, 89, died on Dec. 28 at Parkview Place Nursing Home in Enderby, B.C., and Jean, 88, died on Jan. 8 at Salmon Arm Hospital.  William was born on Apr. 26, 1915, in Canora to David and Lucy Keast while Jean was born on Jan. 4, 1917, in Macoun, Sask., to Alexander and Eva Crouse.  William graduated from Canora High School and in addition to being self-employed, managed the Canora Furniture and Appliances store.  Jean graduated as a registered nurse from the Grey Nun’s Hospital in Regina and came to Canora in 1938 to work at Canora Hospital.  In 1962, she assumed the position of director of nursing, a position she held until she retired in 1981.  William retired about a year earlier.  They were married in Canora in 1946.  A few years after entering retirement, they moved to Mara.  Jean was active in the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association just prior to and after her retirement.  Both were predeceased by their parents, but Jean was also predeceased by two brothers, Ted and Oliver Crouse and four sisters, Alice, Clara, Marion and Josephine.  They are survived by a son, David, of Lac La Biche, Alta., and a 13-year-old grandson, Michael.  Jean is also survived by a sister, Josephine Stankevich of Kamloops, B.C.


Leo Jacquemart

Canora Courier February 09, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Leo Jacquemart, 73, of Canora and Norquay, who died Jan. 29 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Feb. 1 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Reine officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 12, 1931, in Prince Albert to Otto and Mary (Inglehart) Jacquemart, he attended Kalina and Pine Valley schools.  In the Mid-1940s, his family moved to Norquay.  He farmed with his father and worked for neighbours.  He worked at a variety of jobs, including working at saw mills, mining at Snow Lake, road construction and for the CN, but farming was his true calling.  In the 1950s, he purchased some land and homesteaded seven miles north of Norquay.  He married Elsie Sushelnitski-Marendiuk on Nov. 18, 1962.  Due to her health problems, they moved to Canora in 1990.  In 1998, he suffered a heart attack and his kidneys began to fail due to diabetes.  In 1999, they moved to the Aspen Bluff Villa in Yorkton.  Predeceased by his parents, Otto and Mary, and a stepson, Bernie Marendiuk, he is survived by his wife, Elsie; a son, George Chernowski of Gibson, B.C.; twin daughters, Karen (Gary Vertefeuile) Charles of Regina and Koreen (Derrick) Kopelchuk of Oxbow; two step-sons, Wayne (lone) Marendiuk of Regina and Leonard Marendiuk of Canora; a step-daughter, Jean (Bill) Zywot of Barrie, Ont.; a brother, Jack (Marlene) Jacquemart of Norquay; three sisters, Joey Jacquemart of Norquay, Margaret (Arthur) Raine of Regina and Delphine (Derek) Howard of Norquay, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Sam N. Lungul

Canora Courier February 09, 2005 Page B5

Sam N. Lungul, beloved husband of Alice Lungul of Yorkton and formerly of Buchanan, Sask., passed away suddenly on January 19, 2005 at the age of 75.  Sam was born and raised in the Buchanan District on April 21, 1929 to Nick and Lillie (nee Woykin) Lungul.  He attended the Gravel Hill and Woodhurst schools, finishing school in 1944.  He had a love for farming and farm animals, especially horses which were his pride and joy.  When there wasn’t much to do at home, he worked for his neighbours.  Sam began his career as a Grain Buyer at Dernic in 1947 and Canada West Grain Co. both in Buchanan and Paddockwood.  In 1953, he became the elevator agent in Buchanan until 1973.  In 1967, Sam was elected as councillor for the Village of Buchanan until 1970.  On December 12, 1970, Sam married Alice Wowchuk (nee Dutchak) who had two daughters Cheryl and Cyndie Wowchuk which he gained through marriage and cherished as his own.  In July of 1973, Sam and Alice purchased the Hyas Hotel operating it until September of 1974 when they moved to Preeceville, SK.  Sam was an assistant agent for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in Veregin, SK, Sturgis, SK and Preeceville, SK from 1975 to 1981.  In July of 1981, Sam and Alice purchased the MacNutt Hotel which they operated until May of 1985, when they relocated to Yorkton, SK.  He was employed by the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance in Melville, SK until his retirement in 1994.  Sam will be dearly missed by his family and friends.  Same is lovingly remembered by his wife Alice of Yorkton; his two daughters, Cheryl and Cyndie Wowchuk, both of Saskatoon:  his brother Peter (Pauline) Lungul of Yorkton; three nieces and their families, Barbara (Sidney) Dawe of Invermay, SK, Patti (Bob) Anderson of Yorkton and Beverly (Brian) Eckhart of Yorkton; sister-in-law Diane (Gary) Dietz and family of Buchanan; brothers-in-law Alfred Dutchak of Toronto, ON, and Ernest (Teenie) Dutchak and family of Oakville, ON, as well as numerous cousins.  Sam was predeceased by his parents Nick and Lillian Lungul and parents-in-law John and Annie Dutchak.  A Memorial Service for Sam will be held at a later date.  Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan as tokens of remembrance.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Leson’s Funeral Home, Canora, 563-5671.


Mabel Gryba (nee Rutka)

Canora Courier February 09. 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Mabel Gryba, 88, of Swan River, and formerly of Whitebeech, who died Jan. 19, was held Jan. 25 at Holy Ascension Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Swan River With Rev. Michael Lomaszkiewicz officiating.  Burial was at Birchwood Cemetery in Swan River with Paull Funeral Home and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born July 31, 1916 at Pine River, Man., to Joseph and Katrina Rutka, she attended Vimy Ridge School then moved to The Pas to work.  She married John Gryba on Feb. 24, 1935.  The couple moved to a farm at Whitebeech in 1943, then five years later they moved to Big Woody.  In 1986, they moved to Swan River, and she moved to the Swan River Valley Personal Care Home in 2004.  Predeceased by her parents, her step-mother, her husband in 1987, four brothers, Stanley, Martin, Carl and Tony Rutka, and two sisters, Mary and Helen, she is survived by three sons, Nestor (Renate) of Edmonton, Martin of Swan River and Eugene (Mila) of Calgary; four daughters, Natalie Trebick of Canora, Mary (Bert) Jenner of Swan River, Julie (Lawrence) Chrun of Cudworth and Angie Saseniuk of Swan River; on brother, Walter Rutka of Pine River; two sisters, Victoria Pritchard of Brandon, Man., and Veronica Hutton of Abbotsford, B.C.; 15 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.


Vicky Shewchuk

Canora Courier February 09, 2005 Page B8 - Personal items of interest to Rama district readers.

Vicky Shewchuk passed away at the Invermay lodge on Saturday night.  Funeral is planned for later this week.


Vicky Shewchuk

Canora Courier February 16, 2005 Page 3 - Personal items of interest to Rama and district readers

Funeral service for Vicky Shewchuk was held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Ukrainian Catholic church in Rama.  Interment was at the Ukrainian Catholic cemetery and dinner followed at the Ukrainian hall.


Victoria Shewchuk (nee Pukal)

Canora Courier February 16, 2005 Page B4

Funeral service for Victoria Shewchuk, 73, of Invermay, who died Feb. 6 at the Invermay Health Centre, was held Feb. 10 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rama with Rev. Andrew Wasylenko officiating.  Burial was in the SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, south of Rama, with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Mar. 17, 1931, in Invermay to Ben and Mary (Olyniuk) Pukal, she worked in various places such as the Invermay Hotel, SaskPower, as a cook in the Canora Hospital and as a nurses’ aide in the Invermay Hospital and home care aide for the Assiniboine Valley Health District.  She married Leonard Shewchuk on Oct. 19, 1953, at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rama.  Predeceased by her parents, Ben and Mary Pukal, she is survived by her husband, Leonard; seven sons, Phillip (Geraldine) of Rama, Dexter (Darlene) of Rama, Daren (Linda) of Preeceville, Stewart (Tannis) of Hinton, Alta., Trent (Maureen) of Wembley, Alta., Collin (Loraine) of Wetaskiwin, Alta., and Wilden of Red Deer, Alta.; three daughters, Joanne (Louis) Korchinski of Rama, Grace (Alfred) Kotyk of Rama and Vereen (Dalla) Swan of Preeceville; two brothers, Lou (Vera) Pukal of Vernon, B.C., and Joe (Louise) Pukal of Invermay; two sisters, Irene (Ed) Brezinski of Invermay and Ann (Don) Green of Bula, Man.; 27 grandchildren, and one great-grandchildren.


Nellia Haichert (nee Okrainetz)

Canora Courier February 16, 2005 Page B4

HAICHERT:  Nellie (Okrainetz) passed away peacefully at the age of 79 years at the Luther Special Care Home, Saskatoon, on Saturday, January 15, 2005.  Nell was born on March 1, 1925 on the farm near Rama, Sask.  After leaving school and helping on the family farm for a few years, she left for Saskatoon where she gained employment at the Bessborough Hotel.  While in Saskatoon, Nell met and married Aug Haichert.  Nell also worked as a meat cutter in various OK stores in Saskatoon.  Nell enjoyed gardening, curling, golfing and on occasion a trip down south to the casino with her girlfriends.  Nell was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Mary Okrainetz; sister, Annie; brothers, Tom, Wasil, Steve and Paul; sisters-in-law, Jean and Sylvia; brothers-in-law, Leslie and Fred; as well as several nephews and nieces.  Nell is survived by her husband, Aug; sisters, Adeline (John), Rose, Stella (Stephen); brothers, Peter (Liz), Joe, Mike (Olga), Frank (Jenny), Carl (Nettie); sisters-in-law, Liz, Agnes, Hazel and Marie; brothers-in-law, Peter; and numerous nephews and nieces.  Funeral service was held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Saskatoon Funeral Home, conducted by Pastor Ron Propp.  Interment took place in the Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society (438 2nd Avenue North, Saskatoon, Sask., S7K 2C3).


Archie Mitten

Canora Courier February 16, 2005 Page B4

Funeral service for Archie Mitten, 75, of Canora, who died Feb. 11 at Canora Hospital, was held Feb. 14 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Canora with Rev. Hector Seville officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of the arrangements.  Born on Dec. 16, 1929, in Welby, Sask., to Ernest and Florence (Caplette) Mitten, he attended school in Welby.  He learned Morse Code in his spare time and at the age of 19 was hired by the Canadian National Railway.  Beginning in B.C., he worked in about 50 locations during his career with CN.  When he returned to the prairies and settled in Watrous, he married Mary Toumainen on Sept. 28, 1954.  They lived in various places in Manitoba including 25 years in Yarbo.  The CN centralized its accounting system and the Mitten family moved to Melville.  In 1982, he became the agent in Canora.  In 1989, he retired after a 41-year career with CN.  He was involved with the community in sports, the Knights of Columbus, the housing authority, and the Canora Charities Association.  He was involved with St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church.  Even after being diagnosed with cancer in 2004, he tried to maintain his involvement in the community.  Predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Florence, his daughter, Joslyn, and two brothers, Karl and Donald, he is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Kyle of Sparwood, B.C., and James of Canora; four daughters, Dianne (Richard) Olson of Melville, Wendy White of Gobbons, Alta., Marla (Bruce) Landine of Stockholm and Barbara (Don) Fitzsimmons of Regina; three sisters, Merle (Harold) Brunsch of Hafford, Fern (Henry) Surman of Spy Hill and Gloria (Melvin) Maduke of Yorkton; 14 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.


Paul Edmond Turgeon

Canora Courier February 16, 2005 Page B8

Graveside service for Paul Edmond Turgeon of Thunder Bay, and formerly of Kamsack, who died at the Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre Sept. 17, was held at the Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Dan Lapolla officiating.  His memory will be recalled during an annual dedication service June 26 with Blake Funeral Chapel of Thunder Bay in care of arrangements.  Born and raised in Kamsack to Marie Emma and Paul Turgeon, he began his career with the Canadian National Railway in Kamsack, where he married Vera Davis, the widow of Harry Davis, a former owner of this newspaper.  In 1961, he was transferred to Thunder Bay, where he continued working for the railway until his retirement in 1986.  Predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Vera May in 1990, two sisters, Marie and Bernadette, and three brothers, Bernard, Albert and Wilford, he is survived by his wife, Linda Buchan; her children, Robin (Marie) and Peggy Buchan; one daughter, Sharon (Italo) DeRocco; two sons, John (Sylvia) Davis of Didsbury, Alta., and Paul Theresa Turgeon of Kelowna, B.C.; two sisters, Evangeline and Albertine; one brother, Gilbert; seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.


Fred Olson

Canora Courier February 16, 2005 Page B8

A memorial service for Fred Olson, 84, of Wadena, and formerly of the Kuroki district, who died Jan. 21, was held Jan. 26 at Tompkins Funeral Home with Terry Tompkins officiating.  Interment of cremains will be held at a later date.  Born on Jan. 25, 1920, in the Kuroki district to Gust and Minnie Olson, he farmed for a short period before joining the Air Force as a navigator during the Second World War.  When he returned from the war he left the farm and moved to Wadena, where he cared for his parents.  Within a year of marrying Connie Moore in 1978, he became a widower.  He was well known for playing the violin and taught a number of persons how to play.  Having made several violins during his lifetime, he gave them to his students.  He worked in construction for many years and made many pieces of furniture.  Predeceased by his parents, Gust and Minnie, his wife, Connie, a sister, Edna Eyre and a brother, George, he is survived by six sisters, Louise, Helen (Larry), Emma (Lindal), Dora (Elmer), Hilda and Olive; and a brother, Harvey.


Stella Suchoboki (nee Tretiak)

Canora Courier February 16, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Stella Suchoboki, 87, of Regina, and formerly of the Rama district, who died at Pioneer village in Regina on Feb. 4, was held Feb. 7 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Methodius Kushko officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton City Cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born in Dobrowody, north of Rama on Oct. 12, 1917 to Maria and Stephan Tretiak, she attended school in the district.  She married Alex Suchoboki in 1936 and the couple moved to Bienfait, then to Invermay where they operated a café for 17 years before moving to Yorkton to manage an apartment building.  She cooked at the Corona Hotel, Sacred heart Academy and at St. Mary’s parish where she served on the executive committee of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League.  She moved to Regina, then to Lockport for a year before returning to Regina in 1995.  Predeceased by her parents, a daughter, Sophie in 1939, her husband in 1978, three brothers, Michael, Walter and Nick, and four sisters, Ethel Petryshen, Olga Wilgosh, Grace Susheski and Ann Diakow, she is survived by five children, Eugene (Yvonne), Donna (Tim Davies), Marie (Barry Frey), Gladys (Ed Brodziak) and Carol Shaw; one sister, Viola Bartenchuk; 16 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.


Lena Davis

Canora Courier February 23, 2005 Page B1

Lena Davis who was born on October 10, 1907 and who returned to spirit on February 23, 2004 at 96 years of age.  We, the Davis family, extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to our relatives, neighbours, and friends for their loving support in the loss of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, Lena Davis.  A thank you to Rev. Miles Russell for his comforting and meaningful words at our home, at the prayer service, and at the funeral service.  Thanks to Leson’s Funeral Home for their professional services and to the honourary and active pallbearers.  A thank you to those who participated in either the prayer service or in the funeral service.  A thank you to Grace United Church Women for catering a lovely lunch after the funeral.  Our most sincere gratitude to those who visited, who phoned, who brought food, who attended the services celebrating mother’s life, and who sent cards, messages of sympathy, letters of tribute, flowers and memorial donations.  Thanks to Dr. A. Robinson and his colleagues at the Canora Medical Clinic and to the staff at the Canora Hospital while mother was in acute care, long-term care, and palliative care.  Again, thanks to all who showed their love, compassion, and kindness and shared their expressions of sympathy in so many different ways.  Your warmth, caring and thoughtfulness gave us strength and courage in our great sorrow.  -- Daughter Juanita (Paul) Juneau, sons Don Davis and John Davis, granddaughter Renee (Derek) Juneau-Brown, grandsons Colin (Alithea) Davis, Troy (Kate) Davis, and great-grandchildren Joshua, Samuel, and Nathan Brown and Ethan Davis.


Audrey MacFarlane

Canora Courier February 23, 2005 Page B1

MACFARLANE:  In loving memory of Audrey, our sister, mother and Baba, passed away Feb. 27, 1999.

Those we love don’t go away,

They walk beside us every day:

Unseen, unheard, but always near,

Still loved, still missed and very dear.

- Lovingly missed by Evelyn, Ken, Robert, Marilynne, Bonnie, Dave, Kurt, Jamie, Sean and Nicole.


Yaworski

Canora Courier February 23, 2005 Page B1

YAWORSKI:  In loving memory of Parents:  Mary, Feb. 28, 1985; Bill, Feb. 25, 1992.

As life unfolds another year,

Treasured memories keep you near.

- Lovingly remembered, Minnie.


Mike Wasyluk

Canora Courier February 23, 2005 Page B6 – Kuroki Personal items

At home with their mother and to attend their father’s (Mike Wasyluk) memorial service were Ron Wasyluk and Linda Sill of Whitehorse, Larry Wasyluk from northern Saskatchewan (where he’s working), and Paula of Yorkton and Faye.  Other family members and close friends came from a distance.  Mike Daviduk made candleholder for the Drop-In and lit the candle for the afternoon.  This was done in remembrance of Mike Wasyluk, who passed away Feb. 1.  Before lunch, a moment of silence was observed in Mike’s memory.  He is survived by his wife Anne and family.


Louis Krotenko

Canora Courier February 23, 2005 Page B7 – Personal items of interest to Stenen and district readers

On Sunday morning, Feb. 20, Harry and Audrey Krotenko received word from Ivy Krotenko of Yorkton of the sudden death of her husband Louis at 2:45 that morning.  Louis and Harry are brothers who were raised on the Krotenko family farm one-half mile south of Stenen.  Louis and Ivy operated a farm three miles south of Stenen for many years before retiring to Yorkton.  That afternoon Harry and Audrey travelled to Yorkton to be with Ivy and other family members.  The funeral is tentatively set for Friday.


Walter Stefanyshyn

Canora Courier February 23, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Walter Stefanyshyn, 76, of Preeceville, and formerly of Lintlaw, who died Feb. 10 at Preeceville Hospital, was held Feb. 15 at Trinity United Church in Preeceville with Rev. Miles Russell officiating.  Burial was in the Preeceville Orthodox Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Aug. 23, 1928, south of Preeceville to Peter and Ksena (Baron) Stefanyshyn, he attended Halycry and Lone Spruce schools.  He and his brothers formed a band which played at many weddings and dances.  He worked for a number of area farmers and moved to Vernon, B.C., where he worked in a cannery.  He returned to farm with his brother for a while and then moved to Winnipeg where he worked for Rayovac Batteries.  He then moved to Quesnel, B.C., where he worked for a logging company.  In 1968, he opened his own business with Gulf Canada in Lintlaw.  He married Sonia Hanchar on Aug. 21, 1976, at St. Andrew’s United Church in Yorkton.  He worked out of Kelvington for a few years before he retired in 1982.  He lived in Lintlaw until 2002, when he moved to Preeceville.  Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Ksena, he is survived by his wife, Sonia; three brothers, Michael (Emily) of Winnipeg, Bill (Vicky) of Hazel Dell and John of Yorkton; and a sister, Stella of Preeceville.


Robert Sommerville

Canora Courier February 23, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Robert Sommerville, 82, of Sturgis, who died Feb. 10 at Preeceville Hospital, was held Feb. 15 at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Andrew Sowa officiating.  Burial was in the Sturgis Roman Catholic Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Mar. 6, 1922, in Powasson, Ont., to Robert and Janet Sommerville, he was a grain buyer for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool from 1956 until he retired in 1983.  His first marriage was to Phyllis Foster and his second marriage was to Ruth Frederick.  He spent his retirement years between Sturgis, Orillia, Ont., Salmon Arm, B.C., Ymir, B.C., and Crystal Lake.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.  Predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis, his second wife, Ruth, and one grandchild, he is survived by three sons, Philip (Jennifer) of Salmon Arm, Randy (Debbie) of Sturgis and Jim (Gaylene) of Sturgis; two daughters, Heather (Lorne) Godlien of Sturgis and Maureen (John) Phillips of Ymir; a brother, Gavin (Marg) of Powasson, Ont.; five sisters, Peg (Albert) Atkinson of Texada Island, B.C., Jan Cooper of Newmarket, Ont., Isabelle (Duncan) Murray of Invermere, B.C., Jean (Ted) Hillock of Cookstown, Ont., and Grace (Norm) Anatil of Abbotsford, B.C.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


May Lukan (nee Lozinski)

Canora Courier February 23, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for May Lukan, 68, of Liberty Lake, Wash., and formerly of Hyas, who died Jan. 21, was held Jan. 26 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Otis Orchards, Wash., with Rev. Jim Mangan officiating.  Burial was in the parish cemetery with Hazan and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home of Spokane Valley, Wash., in care of arrangements.  Born Dec. 4, 1936 in the Hyas district to Joseph and Anna Lozinski, she attended Westerlund School before graduating from Sacred Heart Academy in Yorkton in 1955.  She received a bachelor of science degree in home economics in 1959 then, after an internship in University Hospital in Saskatoon, she worked as the dietician at the Tisdale hospital.  In 1960, she accepted the job as a therapeutic dietician at the University of Saskatchewan.  She worked at Canora Union Hospital in 1961 and 1962, then taught home economics and science for 17 years in Boron, Calif., retiring in 1991.  She was the sacristan co-ordinator of St. Joseph’s church.  On Sept. 15, 1962, she married Duane Lukan at St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church in Norquay.  Predeceased by her father in 1968, and a sister, Sister Celestine in 1996, she is survived by her husband; her mother of Saskatoon; two sons, Mark of Malibu, Calif., and Joseph of Oakland, Calif.; one daughter, Colleen (Brian) Fetz of Spokane, Stanley (Barbara) of St. Albert, Alta., and Alphonse (Mary) of Saskatoon; one sister, Theresa Beyko of Sandy Bay, and two grandchildren.


Nellie Voikin (nee Bobick)

Canora Courier February 23, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Nellie Voikin, 88, of Veregin, who died Feb. 13 at Kamsack Hospital, was held Feb. 17 at the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Ruten officiating.  Burial was in the Veregin Cemetery with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Nov. 26, 1916 in the St. Philips district to John and Mary Bobick, she attended Lilyvale School and was a homemaker and dietary aid.  She was a member of the Veregin New Horizons Centre and the Kamsack and District Horticultural Society.  On Oct. 10, 1936, she married Nick Voikin in Kamsack.  Predeceased by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Trudy, a brother, Mike, and a sister, Ann, she is survived by one daughter, Evelyn (Peter) Verigin of Veregin; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.


Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Tabin (nee Larson)

Canora Courier February 23, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Tabin, 65, of Thompson, and formerly of the Rama district, who died Jan. 29 in Thompson, was held Feb. 2 in Thompson with Pastor Lee Pickett officiating.  Burial was in Thompson with Boardman Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Dec. 12, 1939, in Wadena to Henry and Annie (Milatz) Larson, she grew up in Kuroki and on a farm west of Invermay.  She attended Oliver School and, when the family moved to Invermay, she attended Invermay School.  In 1962, she married John Tabin of Rama and they moved to Snow Lake in 1964.  In 1998, when her husband retired, they moved to Thompson.  Predeceased by her father, Henry, and her husband, John, she is survived by a son, Michael of Thompson; a daughter, Marianne (David) Smith of Thompson; her mother, Annie Larson of Wadena; a sister Linda (Bob) Wilson of Invermay; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


Hugh McIntosh Davis

Canora Courier February 23, 2005 Page B8

No formal funeral service was held for Hugh McIntosh Davis, 82, of Edmonton, and formerly of Canora, who died Feb. 20 in Edmonton.  In care of arrangements was Park Memorial Funeral Home of Edmonton.  Born on Oct. 6, 1922, in Canora, he joined the armed forces in 1942 and was discharged in 1946.  He lived in Canora, Flin Flon, Saskatoon, Fort McMurray and Edmonton.  He was a 35-year member of the Operating Engineer’s Union.  He is survived by his wife, Olga; three sons, Tom (Judi) of Calgary, Bob (Bev) of Flin Flon and Grant (Bonnie) of Red Deer; two daughters, Sheila (Arnie) Harkiss of Spruce Grove and Shauna Robertson of Edmonton; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


Olga Yaworski (nee Hachkevich)

Canora Courier February 23, 2005 Page B8

YAWORSKI:  Funeral service for Olga Yaworski, 87, of Regina, and formerly of Rama, who died Feb. 6 in Regina, was held Feb. 10 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Regina with Lee Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born in 1919 to Stephan and Mary Hachkevich, she was a teacher for most of her life.  From August of 1953 to June of 1966, she taught in Rama.  For many years she taught in the Regina separate school system and pioneered work in special education.  Predeceased by her parents, Stephan and Mary, her husband, Louis, two sisters, Irene Hermanson and Helen Culp, and a brother, Bernard, she is survived by two sons, Fr. Roger Yaworski and Robert (Jan) Yaworski, and two grandchildren.


Dolly Musij (nee Puryk)

Canora Courier March 02, 2005 Page 2 - Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Dolly (Puryk) Musij, 65, of Amherstburg, Ont. Died on Feb. 21.  Funeral service was held on Saturday in Amherstburg.  She is survived by two sons, Randy and Brad, and one daughter, Brenda (Shawn) Bilokraly, Alexa and Nikolas of Invermay; her mother, Bessie Puryk of Invermay; her brothers, Ray (Jacquie) and Donnie (Barb) of Invermay.  Merv of Estevan, Bill (Darlene) of Lethbridge, and Ed (Pat) of Amherstburg, and two sisters, Stella of Amherstburg and Marian (Bob) of Detroit, Mich.


Caroline Shram

Canora Courier March 02, 2005 Page 2 - Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Caroline Shram of Flin Flon, a relative of the Redman’s passed away.  The funeral was in Flin Flon with Dadson Funeral Home in care of arrangements.


Lena Davis

Canora Courier March 02, 2005 Page 8

Remembrance service held for Lena Davis

On Sunday, Feb. 20, Lena Margaret Davis was remembered in the service of worship at Grace United Church, Sturgis and Trinity United Church, Preeceville.  Bulletins for both services were given in memory of Lena by her family – daughter Juanita (Paul) Juneau and sons Don and John.  In the bulletins, Rev. Miles Russell stated, “Today, we join with Lena’s family in giving thanks for her life in remembering our common faith, which says, ‘In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us.  We are not alone.’ Amen.”  Lena Davis, age 96, a long-time resident of Stenen and area died February 23, 2004 in the Palliative/Compassionate Care Unit at the Canora Hospital with immediate family (Juanita, Paul, Don, and John) and care-giver Deanna Matsalla and Angela Moore at her bedside.


Ralph D. Davis

Canora Courier March 02, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Ralph D. Davis, 85, of Canora, who died Feb. 26 at Gateway Lodge, Canora, was held Mar. 1 at St. George’s Anglican Church, Canora, with Rev. Mark Moote officiating.  Burial of cremains is to follow at a later date, with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born July 6, 1919 to Albert and Emily Davis in Mather, Man., he attended St. John’s Anglican School in Winnipeg and received his Grade 12 diploma in Wawota, where his father was the Canadian Pacific Railway’s station agent.  In 1939, described by some to be the height of the Depression, at the age of 16, Ralph and his brother Chisholm, four years Ralph’s senior, established The Citizen WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN Kipling.  In order to make ends meet, the fledgling publishers would often have to take firewood, eggs, chickens, potatoes and the like in lieu of the $1.50 annual subscription fee.  For a time, they supplemented their income by candling eggs.  On Nov. 17, 1943, Ralph and Margaret Coffey, who was employed by a bank, were married at the Coffey family’s farm near Kipling.  In 1943, Chris moved to Canora, where the Davis brothers had purchased The Courier.  Three years later, Chris moved to Kamsack, where the brothers had purchased The Times.  A third brother, Harry, was co-publisher of The Times.  For a time in the 1940’s, the Davis brothers published newspapers simultaneously in Kipling, Canora and Kamsack.  Ralph and Margaret moved to Canora in 1945 where he was editor and publisher until 1960.  Illness forced Ralph and Margaret to sell the businesses and he subsequently joined the news department of the Regina Leader-Post.  In 1967, the Davis family returned to Canora and he was editor of The Courier until 1980 when illness again forced him to quit the business.  His absence from newspapering was brief and he made weekly contributions in the form of news, photos and columns as soon as his health improved.  At about the same time, he purchased his wife’s health food store business, which she had started in 1976.  He sold the store in 1997, his health again being a factor.  Ralph was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Canora, formed in 1953; served for one term on Canora town council; was a founding member of the Canora United Appeal; served on the executive of the Canora Sterlings Junior B Hockey Club; was elected to the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association board of directors and served as its vice-president; supported the Hudson Bay Route Association, attended its conventions, and participated in an excursion to Churchill to tour the port facility; was a strong supporter of the Red Cross; sold mutual funds, and Rawleigh and Amway products to supplement his income; and was honoured by the Canadian Community Newspapers Association in February of 1992 when he was presented a Gold Quill for 50 years of distinguished service to the community newspaper profession.  Ralph continued to write a weekly column pertaining to Canora’s history until about two years ago, at that point concluding a journalism career that had spanned approximately 67 years.  He was admitted to Canora Hospital in September of 2004 and became a resident of Gateway lodge in November of 2004.  Predeceased by his parents, Albert in 1956, Emily in 1975, and brothers Harry in 1956 and Chis in 2004, he is survived by his wife Margaret; fours sons, Warren (Leanne) of Saskatoon, Randy of Calgary, Paul (Kim) of Saskatoon, and Michael (Diane) of Canora; a daughter, Mary Anne (Volle) Posa of Blackbutt, Australia; 13 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


Louis Krotenko

Canora Courier March 02, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Louis Krotenko, 83, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Stenen area, who died Feb. 20 at his residence, was held Feb. 25 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Ratzliff officiating.  Burial was in the Russian, Ukrainian, Protestant Cemetery, located between Stenen and Hyas, with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born in the Stenen district on Sept. 12, 1921, to Kost and Annie (Dowichenko) Krotenko, he attended Stenen School.  He helped raise his younger siblings after his mother died.  On July 1, 1951, he married Ivy Nesdoly at Blain Lake.  They established a farm site about a half mile from where he grew up.  They farmed until 1993, and in 1998, they moved to Yorkton.  Predeceased by his parents.  Kost and Annie, a brother, Sam, and two sisters, Nancy Tederoff and Ella Maksuta, he is survived by his wife, Ivy; a son, Edwin (Lynn) Krotenko of Canora; two daughters, Marianne (Ej) Foley of Calgary and Ellen Nistor of Yorkton; three brothers, Joe (Kathy) of Preeceville, Harry (Audrey) of Stenen and Jim (Elsie) of Prince George, B.C.; four sisters, Lena Jacobson of  McVille, N.D., Lillian (Peter) Shykowski of Edmonton, Elizabeth Lausman of Yorkton and Leona (Orest) Kozuska of Yorkton; seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


Mary Lukan (Lozinski)

Canora Courier March 02, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Mary Lukan, 68, of Liberty Lake, Wash., and formerly of Hyas, who died Jan. 21, was held Jan. 26 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Otis Orchards, Wash., with Rev. Jim Mangan officiating.  Burial was in the parish cemetery with Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home of Spokane Valley, Wash., in care of arrangements.  Born Dec. 4, 1936 in the Hyas district to Joseph and Anna Lozinski, she attended Westerlund School before graduating from Sacred Heart Academy in Yorkton in 1955.  She received a bachelor of science degree in home economics in 1959 then, after an internship at University Hospital in Saskatoon, she worked as the dietician at the Tisdale hospital.  In 1960, she accepted the job as a therapeutic dietician at the University of Saskatchewan.  She worked at Canora Union Hospital in 1961 and 1962, then taught home economics and science for 17 years in Boron, Calif., retiring in 1991.  She was the sacristan co-ordinator of St. Joseph’s church.  On Sept. 15, 1962, she married Duane Lukan at St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church in Norquay.  Predeceased by her father in 1968, and a sister, Sister Celestine in 1996, she is survived by her husband; her mother of Saskatoon; two sons, Mark of Malibu, Calif., and Joseph of Oakland, Calif.; one daughter, Colleen (Brian) Fetz of Spokane, Wash.; three brothers, Methodius (Sylvia) of Hyas, Stanley (Barbara) of St. Albert, Alta., and Alphonse (Mary) of Saskatoon; one sister, Theresa Beyko of Sandy Bay, and two grandchildren.


Irene Helen Engel

Canora Courier March 02, 2005 Page B7

Interment of remains of Irene Helen Engel, 70, of Victoria, B.C., and formerly of Rhein, who died Feb. 15, will be held at a later date during a private ceremony at Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery in Rhein.  Born in Rhein on Jan. 3, 1935 to Michael and Mary Katherine Engel, she attended school in Rhein before 1955 when she moved with her parents to Winnipeg where she worked in the family business (Atomic Transfer) for several years.  In 1965, she moved to Victoria.  Predeceased by her father in 1974, mother in 1970, a sister, Agnes in 1931, three brothers, Adam in 1996, Alphonse in 2000 and Gordon in 2002, she is survived by three sisters, Emma Herman of Yorkton, Lillian Herman of Rhein and Violet (Larry Lakey) of Winnipeg, and three brothers, Edmund (Vera) of Camrose, Alta., and Roland (Doris) and George (Betty), both of Winnipeg.


Walter Stefanyshyn

Canora Courier March 02, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Walter Stefanyshyn, 76, of Preeceville, and formerly of Lintlaw, who died Feb. 10 at Preeceville Hospital, was held Feb. 14 at Trinity United Church in Preeceville with Rev. Miles Russell officiating.  Burial was in the Preeceville Orthodox Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Aug. 23, 1928, south of Preeceville to Peter and Ksena (Baron) Stefanyshyn, he attended Halycry and Lone Spruce schools.  He and his brothers formed a band which played at many weddings and dances.  He worked for a number of area farmers and moved to Vernon, B.C., where he worked in a cannery.  He returned to farm with his brother for a while and then moved to Winnipeg where he worked for Rayovac Batteries.  He then moved to Quesnel, B.C., where he worked for a logging company.  In 1968, he opened his own business with Gulf Canada in Lintlaw.  He married Sonia Hanchar on Aug. 21, 1976, at St. Andrew’s United Church in Yorkton.  He worked out of Kelvington for a few years before he retired in 1982.  He lived in Lintlaw until 2002, when he moved to Preeceville.  Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Ksena, he is survived by his wife, Sonia; three brothers, Michael (Emily) of Winnipeg, Bill (Vicky) of Hazel Dell ans John of Yorkton; and a sister, Stella of Preeceville.


Mike Wasyluk

Canora Courier March 02, 2005 Page B8

A memorial service for Mike Wasyluk, 81, of Wadena, and formerly of Margo, who died Feb. 1 at Wadena Hospital, was held Feb. 6 at Tompkins Funeral Home in Wadena.  Interment of cremains will take place at a later date.  Born in Poland on Aug. 7, 1923, he immigrated to Canada in 1928 with his parents, Partenti and Zwna Wasyluk, and two brothers.  They lived with relatives for the next few years until they bought their own land northeast of Kuroki in 1932.  He attended McKinley, Kuroki and Normania schools.  At the age of 15, he went to work in Canada’s war effort which took him to Trail and Vancouver, B.C. and to Ontario.  In 1949, he moved to Kuroki where he worked for a grain buyer and bulk oil agent.  On Oct. 11, 1950, he married Ann Shukin.  He became the manager of vice station on Highway No. 5.  he also drove a school bus to Margo and, later, Wadena schools.  He took over the BA plant in Margo.  When Gulf Oil consolidated the agencies from Kuroki to Wadena and built a new service station, he was the manager.  He retired in 1978, but farmed and, later, worked for other farmers.  He served on numerous community organizations.  Predeceased by his parents, his step-father, a brother, Harold, two sisters, Olga and Anna, and a grandson, Brendon Sill, he is survived by his wife, Anne; three daughters, Linda Sill, Paula Sobchyshyn and Faye Kucheran; two sons, Larry and Ron; a sister, Mary (Rudy) Psovsky; a brother, Bill (Nell) Wasyluk, and six grandchildren.


Robert Sommerville

Canora Courier March 02, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Robert Sommerville, 82, of Sturgis, who died Feb. 10 at Preeceville Hospital, was held Feb. 15 at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Andrew Sowa officiating.  Burial was in the Sturgis Roman Catholic Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Mar. 6, 1922, in Powasson, Ont., to Robert and Janet Sommerville, he was a grain buyer for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool from 1956 until he retired in 1983.  His first marriage was to Phyllis Foster and his second marriage was to Ruth Frederick.  He spent his retirement years between Sturgis, Orillia, Ont., Salmon Arm, B.C., Ymir, B.C., and Crystal Lake.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.  Predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis, his second wife, Ruth, and one great-grandchild, he is survived by three sons, Philip (Jennifer) of Salmon Arm, Randy (Debbie) of Sturgis and Jim (Gaylene) of Sturgis; two daughters, Heather (Lorne) Godlien of Sturgis and Maureen (John) Phillips of Ymir; a brother, Gavin (Marg) of Powasson, Ont.; five sisters, Peg (Albert) Atkinson of Texada Island, B.C., Jan Cooper of Newmarket, Ont., Isabelle (Duncan) Murray of Invermere, B.C., Jean (Ted) Hillock of Cookstown, Ont., and Grace (Norm) Anatil of Abbotsford, B.C.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Hartley Berg

Canora Courier March 09, 2005 Page B1

BERG:  In loving memory of Hartley Berg, a dear husband and father, who passed away March 11, 2004.

The have these precious memories, but life is not the same,

We’d rather have you with us, than a picture in a frame.

We miss your voice, we miss your smile,

That wonderful wit, that was your style;

That loveable grin upon your face…

These things time cannot erase.

So many things we wanted to share,

But you’re not here - just your empty chair;

As we look out the window we can see you everywhere,

Putting on the golf course or mowing the lawn with care.

You did not want to leave us,

You fought for two long years;

But God had other plans for you,

Despite our prayers and tears.

- Lovingly remembered and sadly missed, your wife Lois and sons Trent and Darcy.

 

A Son and Brother Memoriam

A year has gone by with tears till in our eyes,

But we no longer ask “Why?”

We watched you suffer,

We watched you strive… to stay alive.

So now we understand why God took your hand,

And led you to his pain-free land.

- We miss you terribly, Hartley, my son, our brother: Mother Carrie Berg, brother Wayne (Jan) Berg, sister Sharon (Keith) Harde.


Stanley Pawlik

Canora Courier March 09, 2005 Page B1

PAWLIK:  In loving memory of Stanley, who passed away March 13, 2002.

The days are remembered and quietly kept,

No words are needed, we shall never forget.

For those we love don’t go away,

They walk beside us every day;

Unseen and unheard, but always near,

So loved, so missed, and so very dear.

- Lovingly remembered by wife Sadie, Liz and Glen, Vince and Darlene, Lucille and Ron, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Agnes Owchar

Canora Courier March 09, 2005 Page B1

OWCHAR:  In loving memory of our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Agnes, who passed away Mar. 11, 1999.

So many things have happened,

Since you were called away;

So many things we could have shared,

Had you been here to stay.

So many times we needed you,

If loved could have saved you,

You never would have died.

To hear your voice and see you smile,

To sit and talk awhile;

To be together the same old way,

Would be our greatest wish today.

- Dearly loved and missed by Violet and Alfred, Adeline and Avery, Sonia and Charles, Sylvia and Lance, Myron and Stephanie and families.


Anne Stefan (nee Sopkow)

Canora Courier March 09, 2005 Page B5

ANNE STEFAN 1911-2005  Anne Stefan (nee Sopkow) passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 in Calgary at the age of 93 years.  She is lovingly remembered by son Lorne, and daughter-in-law Linda; daughters-in-law, Charlotte and Kathy; grandchildren, Krista, Andrea (Grand), Kevin, Jana and Russell; great-grandson Zachary and numerous Stefan and Sopkow family members and friends.  Anne was predeceased by her beloved husband George; sons, Stephen and Stuart; brothers, John, Al, Joe, Ernest; and sister Marie.  Relatives and friends were invited to prayers and tributes at McInnis and Holloways Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB.) on Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 7 p.m.  Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anne Catholic Church (1701 Cowan Crescent, Regina, SK.) on Saturday, March 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. Graveside service followed at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Regina, SK.  Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2G 3Y6.  Telephone (403) 264-5549 or Mass cards may be arranged.  In living memory of Anne Stefan, a tree will be planted by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, telephone (403) 276-2296.


Mae Kalenchuk (nee Hrynowetsky)

Canora Courier March 09, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Mae Kalenchuk, 77, of Canora, who died Feb. 26 in Regina, was held Mar. 2 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Canora, with Rev. Peter Wasylenko officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on July 26, 1927, on the family farm near Rhein to Sam and Annie (Matechuk) Hrynowetsky, she attended school in the Rhein district.  She married John Kalenchuk in Canora on Aug. 1, 1948, and they moved to a farm in the Buchanan area.  After they retired from farming, they spent much time travelling.  Predeceased by her parents, Sam and Annie, and a brother, Nick, she is survived by her husband, John; four sons, Eugene (Pat) of Regina, Glen (Janet) of Regina, Danny (Pat) of Regina, Danny (Pat) of Regina and Kelly (Glenda) of Edmonton; two daughters, Bernice (Jim) Tratch of Saskatoon and Lorie (Henry) Nemeth of Regina; two sisters, Mary Rurak of Winnipeg and Polly Matechuk of Yorkton, 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


William (Bill) Kabatoff

Canora Courier March 09, 2005 Page B7

Funeral service for William (Bill) Kabatoff, 82, of Veregin, who died Feb. 28, was held Mar. 4 at the chapel of Andrychuk’s Funeral Home in Kamsack with Fred Strukoff officiating.  Burial was at the Veregin Community Cemetery with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born to Wasyl and Helen (nee Reiben) Kabatoff on Sept. 11, 1922 at a former Doukhobor village near Veregin, he attended school in Veregin and worked at various locations in Western Canada before returning to Veregin in 1945 to farm.  He continued to farm with his brother until retiring in 1992.  He was involved in his community, most prominently with the Doukhobor Heritage Village in Veregin, the Veregin New Horizons club and the Veregin Curling Club.  On June 11. 1946, he married Mable Dergousoff in Canora.  Predeceased by his parents, three brothers, Nick, John and Pete, and two sisters, Polly and Annie, he is survived by his wife; two sons, Wayne (Sandra) of Prince Albert and Warner (Eldeen) of Saskatoon; one daughter, Valerie Morozoff of Canora; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.


Metro Horbachuk

Canora Courier Marcy 09, 2005 Page B7

Funeral service for Metro Horbachuk, 87, of Yorkton, and formerly of Rhein, who died at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Feb. 19, was held Feb. 22 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Lloyd Kneech, Ruth Sinclair and Elainemarie Atcheson officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Feb. 6, 1918 at Stony Mountain, Man., to Ted and Wasylena Horbachuk, he attended school in the Rhein district.  In 1957, he moved to Rhein where he lived until 2000 when he moved to Yorkton.  He moved to Aspen Bluff Villa in Yorkton in December, 2004.  He was predeceased by his father in 1918, a sister, Mary Novitski in 1954, his stepfather Nick Kubrack in 1957, and his mother in 1973.


Frank Allen Fraser

Canora Courier March 09, 2005 Page B7

Funeral service for Frank Allen Fraser, 81, of the Canora Gateway Lodge and formerly of Sturgis, who died Feb. 27, was held Mar. 3 at Grace United Church in Sturgis with Rev. Miles Russell officiating.  Burial was at Sturgis Community Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Feb. 17, 1924 at Stenen to John and Grace (Butterfield) Fraser, he worked for many years as a chef in restaurants, both his own and others.  He was the head cook at the Sturgis Composite School’s dormitory for many years.  He worked at Affleck’s Hardware, then worked for 22 years, first as staff and then as manager, at the Gateway Co-op in Sturgis.  He lived in Sturgis after his retirement in 1983, until he moved into Canora Gateway Lodge.  He was a member of the Kinsmen Club, Grace United Church and Sturgis Sports and Rodeo.  Predeceased by his parents, one sister, Elizabeth, and his first wife, Betty, he is survived by his wife, Ruby; two brothers, Kenneth of Norquay and Howard (Iris) of Sturgis; two step-sons, Bill (Elaine) Remenda of St. Malo, Man. And Peter (Audra) Remenda of Saskatoon; and five step-daughters, Connie (Murray) Sluth of Swift Current, Carol (Marlo) Lefontaine of Palm Springs, Calif., Lorraine (Peter) Lysak of Regina, and Janet (Wayne) Berg and Colleen (Terry) Giffen/Murtaught, both of Calgary.


Elwood Gregory Cote

Canora Courier March 09, 2005 Page B7

Funeral service for Elwood Gregory Cote, 52, of Yorkton, and formerly of Kamsack, who died at his home n Feb. 27, was held Mar. 3 at the Cote Band Hall with Pastor Ernie Keshane officiating.  Burial was at the Cote Cemetery with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Mar. 23, 1952 in Kamsack to Ruth Shingoose and Calvin Severight, he attended school in Kamsack.  Predeceased by his parents, a sister, Linda Wapash, and three brothers, Gerard, Douglas and Rory Shingoose, he is survived by three sons, Jason Shaunaeappo, Bradley Sunshine and Devin (Amy) Severight of Canora; five daughters, Hilda (Dennis) Stevenson of Yorkton, Matilda Cote of Regina, Delilah Whitehawk of Keeseekoose First Nation, Wanda Severight of Regina, and Noella (William) Severight of Yorkton; three brothers, Allard, Orland and Warren, all of Regina; four sisters, Brenda, Maureen and Alana of Regina, and Jennifer of Vancouver; and five grandchildren.


Harry Patershuk

Canora Courier March 09, 2005 Page B7

Funeral service for Harry Patershuk, 78, of Winnipeg and formerly of Usherville, who died Feb. 25 in Winnipeg, was held Mar. 2 in Winnipeg with E.J. Coutu Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.  He was born Feb. 21, 1927 to Peter and Alice (Danchilla) Patershuk in Usherville, one of 14 children.  He moved to Winnipeg with his mother and sister in 1961.  He worked at Eaton’s for many years before his retirement.  He was predeceased by his parents.


Anne Zubko

Canora Courier March 09, 2005 Page B7 – Personal items of interest to Stenen and district readers

Don Davis and John Davis attended the prayer service for the late Anne Zubko of Birch River, Man. At Swan Valley Funeral Services in Swan River on Monday, Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.  Anne was the wife of the late Bill Zubko, who farmed three miles east and one-half mile south of Stenen for a number of years before moving to Birch River.  Anne Zubko of Preeceville, Ruth Zubko of Stenen, and Lonnie and Warren Zubko of Yorkton attended Anne’s funeral service that was held at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Birch River on Tuesday, Mar. 1 at 2 p.m.  The Davises were unable to attend since they attended the funeral service for Ralph Douglas Davis at St. George’s Anglican Church in Canora that same afternoon.


Louis Krotenko

Canora Courier March 16, 2005 Page 7 – Personal items of interest to Stenen and district readers

After the interment of Louis Krotenko (of Yorkton and formerly of Stenen) at the Russian-Ukrainian Protestant Cemetery east of Stenen on Friday, Feb. 25, relatives visiting Harry and Audrey Krotenko included:  son Shawn Krotenko of Yorkton; Harry’s sisters, Leona Kozuska and Elizabeth (Liz) Lausman of Yorkton and Lily (Peter) Shykowski of Edmonton; Harry’s brothers, Jim Krotenko of Prince George, B.C. and Joe (Kathy) Krotenko of Preeceville; sister-in-law Mary Krotenko of Melville; nephews Allan Krotenko of Winnipeg and Kevin (Cory) Krotenko and family Brian and Samantha of Pelly; and cousin Don Davis of Stenen.


Ann Zubko (nee Tymochko)

Canora Courier March 16, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Ann Zubko, 95, of Birch River, Man., and formerly of the Gold Bank district in the Sturgis area, who died at Swan River Care Centre on Feb. 26, was held Mar. 1 at the Sacred Heart Church in Birch River with Rev. Rainerio Sarce officiating.  Burial was in the Crandal Cemetery near Birch River with Swan Valley Funeral Services in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 4, 1909, to Karl and Barbara (Dubina) Tymochko of the Gold Bank district, she married William Zubko of Stenen in 1931.  They farmed in the Stenen area until 1952 when they moved to a farm in the Birch River area.  Predeceased by her husband, William, in 1993, she is survived by two sons, Aubrey of Fort Frances, Ont., Kenneth of Birth River; a daughter, Sonya G. Grimme of Mississauga, Ont.; a brother, Joseph of Mississauga; a sister, Bertha Klochko of Vancouver; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.


Katie Toderash (nee Chalus)

Canora Courier March 16, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Katie Toderash, 90, of Canora Gateway Lodge and formerly of Sturgis, who died Feb. 19, was held Feb. 24 at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sturgis with Rev. Michael Lomaszkiewicz officiating.  Burial was at Sturgis Community Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born July 14, 1914 at Canora to Demetro and Aksenia (Korol) Chalus, she married Bill Toderash on Nov. 10, 1935 at Canora.  They farmed near Sturgis.  Predeceased by her parents, her husband, Bill, three brothers, Harry, Steve and Bill, and one sister, Annie Mosiandz, she is survived by one son, Steve (Lorretta) of Sturgis; four daughters, Mary McNabb of Vancouver, Bernice (Lynn) Spring and Rose (Dick) Beck, both of Lethbridge, and Barbara Mushansky of Foam Lake; two sisters, Eva Lozinsky of Stenen and Sophie Firomski of Sturgis, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.


William Wasylenchuk

Canora Courier March 16, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for William Wasylenchuk, 93, of Strugis, who died Mar. 6 at Canora Hospital, was held Mar. 10 at the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Lomaszkiewicz.  Burial was in Strugis Community Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Jan. 14, 1912 in the Canora district to Demetro and Annie (nee Samchuk) Wasylenchuk, he went to Frame Lake School.  He married Sylvia Forsachuk on Nov. 26, 1049 in Stenen and they farmed north of Stenen in the Ormside district, where they raised seven children.  They moved to Sturgis in the late 1960s, and in 1969, he began work with CN Rail.  He retired I 1977.  Predeceased by his parents, son Joseph, sisters Jessie Wilgosh, Mary Beskorowayny, Marsala Lozinsky, brothers John, Tony and Mike Wasylenchuk, grandsons Randy Wasylenchuk and Michael Lang and great-grandson Evan Wasylenchuk, he is survived by his wife, Sylvia; three sons, Harry (Jackie) of Saskatoon, Metro (Tillie) of Castor, Alta., and Willie (Lorraine) of Smiley, Sask.; for daughters, Helen Brisby of Vernon, B.C., Alice (Al) Lunn of Claresholm, Alta., Shirely (George) Lange of Calgary, Alta. and Linda (Harold) Jones of Crankbrook, B.C.; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Audrey Josephine Mulligan (nee Alberts)

Canora Courier March 16, 2005 Page 8

A memorial service for Audrey Josephine Mulligan, 72, of Lintlaw, who died Feb. 10 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, was held Feb. 19 at the Okla Hall with Terry Tompkins of Wadena officiating.  Born on Oct. 12, 1932, on a farm north of Okla to Joseph and Selma Alberts, she attended Lodu and Okla schools.  At the age of 15, she became crippled by polio and spent the rest of her life in a wheelchair.  On Feb. 3, 1953, she married Carmen Mulligan in Regina.  In spite of her handicap, she raised a daughter, took care of her household and ran an upholstery business.  She became an advocate for people with disabilities.  She was known for her artwork, which included paintings and sewing.  Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Selma Alberts, she is survived by her husband, Carman; a daughter, Coleen (Rod) Blaire; a brother, Bobby of Ketchen; a sister, Shirley Ellison of Strugis, and two grandsons.


Bernard Bazarski

Canora Courier March 16, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Bernard Bazarski, 70, of Canora, who died Mar. 11 at Canora Hospital, was held Mar. 15 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Bright officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Dec. 6, 1934, in the Amsterdam district to Pete and Lillian (Luciow) Bazarski, he attended Badgerdale School.  In 1945, his family moved to Tiny district where he attended Strathcona School.  He farmed with his father and eventually took over the farming business.  In the fall of 1956, he went to work in Regina at Simpson Sears.  For three years, during summers, he worked on the farm.  In Regina he met Softa Bistretzan, a fellow employee at Simpson Sears, and they were married on Oct. 9, 1959 in Canora.  They farmed south of Tiny.  He was a member of the Good Lake Conservation and Development Authority for more than 40 years.  He was active in sports such as ball, horseshoes, pool, golf, curling and fishing.  Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Lillian, and a sister, Mary, he is survived by his wife, Softa; a son, Lenard (Bonnie) of Canora; five daughters, Susan (Edward) Miller of Wilcox, Betty (Bradley) of Saskatoon, Debra (Timothy) Frattinger of Martensville, Denis (Alan) Rogan of Vermillion, Alta., and Bernice (Byron) Johnson of Amisk, Alta.; two sisters, Florence McIntosh of London, Ont. and Margaret (Albert) White of Saskatoon; and nine grandchildren.


Gladys Joy Mildred Benson (nee Haglund)

Canora Courier March 16, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Gladys Joy Mildred Benson, 97, of Norquay, who died Mar. 9 at the Norquay Health Centre, was held Mar. 15 at the Norquay Covenant Church in Norquay with Pastor Arden Gustavson officiating.  Burial was in the Norquay Covenant Church parish cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Feb. 8, 1908, to Charles and Anna (Anderson) Haglund in the Moss Lake area near Norquay, she attended Norquay District Normal School.  She married Vincent Benson on July 1, 1935, at her parents’ home and the couple made their home in Bracken, Sask.  In 1948, they moved to a farm located east of Ponoka, Alta. In 1968, they moved to Calgary and in 1983, they moved to Saskatoon.  After Vincent died in 1988, she continued to live in Saskatoon until the early 1990s, when she moved to Norquay.  Predeceased by her parents, Charles and Anna, her husband, Vincent (Waldermar), two sisters, Mable Norlander and Evelyn Bergreen, and a great-grandchild, Montana McKinley, she is survived by a son, Paul (Sharon) of Saskatoon; four daughters, Viola (Keith) Fullerton of Surrey, B.C., Eunice (Bill) Walton of Holland, Mich., Edythe (Willard) Schneider of Sherwood Park, Alta., and Sylvia (Brian) Blick of Calgary; a brother, Robert (Pauline) Haglund of Bagotville, Que.; a sister, Esther Nelson of Norquay; 13 grandchildren, and 23-great-grandchildren.


Adeline Gibney (nee Duncan)

Canora Courier March 16, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Adeline Gibney of Saskatoon, and formerly of Canora, who died Mar. 5, was held Mar. 9 at the Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church in Saskatoon with Rev. Michael Koch, Rev. Denis Pheneuf and Rev. Les Paquein officiating.  Burial was in the Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery with Martens Warman Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born in Ignace, Ont., to James and Olive Duncan, she attended school in Ignace, Lenora and Winnipeg.  She received her nursing degree at the Winnipeg General Hospital and then accepted a position at the Canora Union Hospital.  She married Hubert Gibney and they operated Gibney’s Funeral Home in Canora.  She sang with St. Joseph’s choir and played the organ for the church.  In 1977, they sold their business and moved to Saskatoon where she sang with the Holy Spirit Choir.  She was a long-time member of the Catholic Women’s League in Canora and in Saskatoon.  She is survived by her husband, Huebert; four sons, Timothy (Debbie) of Saskatoon, James of Yorkton, John (Anna) of Vancouver and Edward of Saskatoon; a brother, Ken (Shirley) Duncan of Quaskiaskis Cove, B.C., and two grandchildren.


Allan Marshall

Canora Courier March 16, 2005 Page 8

Funeral service for Allan Marshall, 72, of Grayson, and formerly of the Okla area, who died Feb. 26, was held Mar. 3 at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Grayson with Rev. Susan Manning and Rev. Heinrick Stickling officiating.  Born on May 22, 1932, on a farm northeast of Okla, he attended Okla School.  He took an administration course by correspondence, while working part time at the rural municipality office in Okla, under the guidance of Carl Muller, the RM secretary-treasurer.  In 1953, he became the RM administrator in Grayson, where he was employed for 41 years.  He was also the Grayson village secretary from 1974 to 1993.  In 1953, he married Frances Arnie of Okla.  He was active in community affairs, serving on numerous boards and committees.  He was on the Saskatchewan Catholic Health Council, the Sunrise Health Region advisory board and on the Grayson Heritage Committee.  Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his wife, Frances; two daughters, Sharon (Brian) Gelowitz of Grayson and Donna (Rob) Donison of Regina; a sister, Hazel Arnie of Preeceville, and five grandchildren.


Elsie (Elizabeth) Surcon (nee Andrusko)

Canora Courier March 16, 2005 Page B1

Elsie (Elizabeth) Surcon (nee Andrusko) December 12, 1919 – March 19, 2004

You were always there when we needed you,

No task to great or small;

With a loving heart and a willing hand,

For us you did it all.

There will always be heartache,

And often a silent tear;

But always precious memories,

Of the days when you were here.

~ Lovingly remembered by your family ~ Harry & Marian; Dave & Irene; Calvin, Donna, Ashley & Jenna; Gerald; Denise.


Ella Anaka

Canora Courier March 16, 2005 Page B1

ANAKA:  Ella, March 17, 2004:

Today recalls the memory,

Of a loved one gone to rest;

And those who think of her today,

Are those who loved her best.

The flowers we lay upon her grave,

May wither and decay;

But the love for her who lies beneath,

Will never fade away.

- Loved, missed, and remembered by Marlene, Ernie Kozak, family; Jennifer, Floyd Tanton, family; Gene, Jocelyn Anaka, family.


Edward J. Brezinski

Canora Courier March 16 2005 Page B1

BREZINSKI:  Edward J., who passed away mar. 13, 2004.

Softly the stars are shining upon a precious grave,

Beneath is one we truly loved but who we could not save.

We mourn for him in silence, an empty void we feel.

Fondest memories are locked within our hearts, no one can break the seal.

In life we loved him dearly, in death we love him still.

In our hearts he holds a special place no one can ever fill.

It broke our hearts to lose him, but he didn’t go alone.

For part of use went with him the day God took him home.

- Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by wife Anne and children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Andrew George Ostafichuk

Canora Courier March 23, 2005 Page 7

Funeral service for Andrew George Ostafichuk, 74, of Hyas, who died mar. 12 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, was held Mar. 16 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Skoworodko and Pastor Ron Parrott officiating.  Burial was in the Russian, Ukrainian, Protestant Cemetery, between Stenen and Hyas, with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Apr. 20, 1930, on the family farm in the Hyas area to George and Nettie (Belous) Ostafichuk, he attended school in Hyas district.  As a young man, he worked as an electrician with his uncle, Wilfred Belous, and then for Johnny Newman.  At the same time, he continued working on the farm.  He married Carol Jondle on July 20, 1963, at the Hyas Baptist Church.  Predeceased by his parents, George and Nettie, hi is survived by his wife, Carol; three daughters, Arlene (Cliff) Prestie of Preeceville, Ellen Ostafichuk of Saskatoon and Denise (Dale) Sanders of Rosthern; a brother, Lawrence (Kathy) Ostafichuk of Hyas; two sisters, Elsie Keller of Hyas and Evelyn Swerhone of Canora, and two grandchildren


Stan Achtymichuk

Canora Courier March 23, 2005 Page 7

Memorial service for Stan Achtymichuk, 77, of Yorkton, who died Feb. 20, was held Mar. 11 at the Kingdom hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Yorkton with Mel Keeble officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kopan’s Funeral Service of Yorkton in care of arrangements.  Born July 25, 1928 in the Rhein district to John and Martha (nee Gnyp) Achtymichuk, he attended Shamrock and Anemone schools and Yorkton Collegiate Institute.  In 1948, he moved to Toronto where he lived until 2004.  He was a floor installer and finisher and designed and manufactured hide-a-beds.  He is survived by two brothers, Leslie (Jean) of Yorkton and Milton of Camrose, Alta; four sisters, Mabel (Jerry) Bogard of Surrey, B.C., Elsie (Chester) Len of Courtney, B.C., Bernice (Mel) Keeble of Yorkton and Angeline (Del) King of Winnipeg.


Sonnia Krukoff

Canora Courier March 23, 2005 Page B1

KRUKOFF, Sonnia:  In memory of a loving wife, mother, grandmother and daughter, who passed away March 26, 2003.

Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free,

I’m following the path God laid for me;

I took His hand when I heard Him call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work or play;

Tasks left undone will stay that way,

I found that peace at close of day.

If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joy;

A friendship shared, a laugh a kiss,

Ah yes, these things I, too, will miss.

But not burdened with times of sorrow,

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow;

My life has been full, I’ve savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief;

Lift up your hearts and share with me,

God wanted me now, He set me free.

- Sadly missed by Peter, Laura, Lionel, Pat, Randy, Dolores, Ricky, Tina, Taryn, Sydney, Jodi, and Erin.


Onufry Mydan

Canora Courier March 23, 2005 Page B1

MYDAN:  In memory of Onufry Mydan, who passed away Mar. 24, 2001.

There is a bridge on memory,

From here to Heaven above;

That keeps you very close to us,

It’s called the Bridge of Love.

As time goes by without you,

And days turn into years;

It holds so many memories,

And a thousand silent tears.

To us you were very special.

What more is there to say?

Except to wish with all our hearts,

That you were here today.

- Lovingly remembered by wife Vera, Diana, Merv, Jerry and families.


Orest Cymbalisty

Canora Courier March 23, Page B1

CYMBALISTY:  In loving memory of Orest Cymbalisty, husband, dad and gigi, who passed away March 24, 2003.

Remembering you is easy,

We do it every day;

But missing you is the heartache,

That never goes away.

Today, tomorrow, our whole lives through,

We will always love and remember you.

- Always loved and sadly missed by Helen, Sharon and Larry, Diana and Marc, Jo-Anne and Murray, Carla, Debbie and Stephanie.


Lena Holoboff

Canora Courier March 23, 2005 Page B1

HOLOBOFF:  In loving memory of Lena Holoboff, who passed away March 29, 2002.

If you are ever going to love me,

Love me now, while I can know

The sweet and tender felling

Which from true affections flow.

Love me now

While I am living,

Do not wait until I’m gone

And then have it chiseled in marble,

Sweet words on ice-cold stone.

If you have tender thoughts of me,

Please tell me now.

If you wait until I am sleeping,

Never to awaken,

There will be death between us,

And I won’t hear you then.

So, if you love me, even a little bit

Let me know it while I am living

So I can treasure it.

- Sadly missed by son Wayne (Bobbie), son Chris (Teresa), grandsons Colin and Curtis, her family and many friends.


Mae Kalenchuk (nee Hrynowetsky)

Canora Courier March 23, 2005 Page B7

Mae Kalenchuk of Canora passed away peacefully in Regina following a brief struggle with cancer surrounded by her family on February 26th, 2005 at the age of 77 years.  Mae was born on the family farm in the Rhein district and attended school there.  Following her marriage to John Kalenchuk, they moved to the Buchanan area where she helped with the day-to-day operations of the farm and lovingly raised her children.  She enjoyed baking, gardening, bowling and her yard.  The many trips and vacations following their retirement from farming were another source of pleasure.  Mae was a gentle and caring mother, a devoted wife of 56 years who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.  Mae will be cherished by her husband John and her children: Eugene (Pat), Glen (Janet), Danny (Pat), Bernice (Jim) Tratch, Lorie (Glenda); 10 grandchildren and on great-grandchild; sisters:  Mary Rurak, Polly Matechuk; sisters-in-law: Mabel Hrynowetsky, Rose Danyliuk, Mary Currah; brother-in-law:  George (Jean) as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents: Sam and Anne (Matechuk) Hrynowetsky, brother Nick and brothers-in-law: Mike Rurak, Edgar Currah, Matt Danyliuk and Nick Matechuk.  The prayer service was held on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005 at 7 p.m. from the Chapel of Leson’s Funeral Home, Canora.  The funeral service was held Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005 at 10 a.m. from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, Canora with Rev. Fr. Peter Wasylenko officiating.  Interment followed in the Canora Cemetery.  The family wishes to acknowledge the support and assistance received from the Palliative Care Unit at the Pasqua Hospital and the Palliative Home Care staff.  Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the Palliative Care Dept. of the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.  Arrangements were entrusted to Leson’s Funeral Home, Canora (306) 563-5671.


Arien Nollette

Canora Courier March 23, 2005 – Invermay Personal items

Funeral service for Adrien Nollette (husband of the late Stella Barteski), age 80, was held at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, Kamsack, on Mar. 14.  Attending from Invermay/Rama were:  (nephews and nieces) Joe and Olga Barteski, Steve Barteski, Joe and Louise Pukal, Mary Nowakowski and Susan Serron.


Earle Marvin Park

Canora Courier March 30, 2005 Page 3

Funeral service for Earle Marvin Park, 88, of Yorkton, who died Mar. 13 at Regina General Hospital, was held Mar. 18 at St. Andrew’s United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Adel Compton officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born in Russell, Man., on Nov. 23, 1916 to Norman and Mayme (nee Kell) Park, he moved with his family to Yorkton in 1928.  He attended school in Russell, Cranbrook, B.C. and Yorkton, graduating from Grade 12 in 1934.  He worked with the International Harvester Company until 1940 when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force.  Discharged in 1942, he worked at International Harvester for a year until joining his father in the jewellery business.  He operated N.R. Park and Sons in Yorkton from 1950 until retiring in 1980.  He was a member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows and the Yorkton Rotary club.  He began a self-taught square-dance-calling career in 1950 and called for square dancers locally and nationally.  Involved with square dancing for 50 years, he hosted his own weekly television show Square Dance party from 1958 to 1960, appeared on national television programs from 1958 to 1960, appeared on national television programs Country Hoedown in 1959 and Don Messer’s Jubilee in 1968 and recorded several square dance records in the 1960s.  On Oct. 14, 1939, he married Jean (nee Large) and Idella Large (nee Thomas) n Oct. 24, 1987.  Predeceased by his first wife in 1987, his father in 1950, mother in 1986, and two brothers, Jack in 1995 and Neil in 1999, he is survived by his wife, Idella of Yorkton; one son, Jack (Bevelyn) of Calgary; one daughter, Dawna Park (Gary Laurence) of Saskatoon; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.


Mike J. Bugera

Canora Courier March 30, 2005 Page 10

Funeral service for Mike J. Bugera, 80, of Canora, who died Mar. 6 at Canora Hospital, was held Mar. 26 at Leson’s Funeral Home with pastor Greg Bright officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Jan. 1, 1925, on the family farm in the Stenen district to Anton and Mary (Bitchkowski) Bugera, he attended the Goodhue School in the Stenen district.  Among the various places he lived were Stenen, Mikado, Veregin and Canora.  He married Ollie June Savenkoff on Nov. 5, 1966.  He worked for farmers in the area and was the greenskeeper at Crystal Lake Golf Course.  Predeceased by his parents, Anton and Mary Bugera, two brothers, Pete and Joseph, a sister, Anne, and a step-sister, Jean, he is survived by his wife, June of Canora; two sons, Alexander of Kipling and Darcy of Calgary; two daughters, Valerie of Canora and Georgina of Tokyo, Japan; a brother, Samuel of Canora; two sisters, Mary Prekaski of Canora and Rosie Perpeluk of Crystal City, man.; and two grandchildren.


Lena Holoboff

Canora Courier March 30, 2005 Page B1

HOLOBOFF:  In loving memory of Lena Holoboff, who passed away March 29, 2002.

If you are ever going to love me,

Love me now, while I can know

The sweet and tender feelings

Which from true affections flow.

Love me now

While I am living,

Do not wait until I’m gone

And then have it chiseled in marble,

Sweet words on ice-cold stone.

If you have tender thoughts of me,

Please tell me now.

If you wait until I am sleeping,

Never to awaken,

There will be death between us,

And I won’t hear you then.

So, if you love me, even a little bit

Let me know it while I am living

So I can treasure it.

- Sadly missed by son Wayne (Bobbie), son Chris (Teresa), grandsons Colin and Curtis, her family and many friends.


Ollie Ludba

Canora Courier March 30, 2005 Page B1

LUDBA, Ollie:  In loving memory of our dear wife, mother, and Grammy, who passed away on April 1, 2004.

It’s only one year ago,

Since God called you away;

But those of us who love you most,

Miss you more each day.

Our lives go on without you,

But nothing is the same;

We have to hide our heartaches,

When someone speaks your name.

Sad are the hearts that love you,

Silent are the tears that fall;

Living our lives without you,

Is the hardest part of all.

You did so many things for us,

Your heart was kind and true;

And when we needed someone,

We could always count on you.

The special days will not return,

When we were all together;

But with the love inside our hearts,

You will walk with us forever.

- Forever loved and deeply missed Bob, Robin, Rhetta, Geno, Barb, Chris, Richard, Amie, Cort, Lindsay, Clayton, Lucas, Ethan, Taylor and Jacob.


Mike Sopkow

Canora Courier March 30, 2005 Page B1

SOPKOW, Mike:  Passed away April 1, 1980.

We think of you, dear father,

And our hearts are filled with pain;

This world would be a heaven,

Could we hear your voice again.

Years have swiftly passed,

But still we don’t forget;

For in the hearts that loved you best,

Your memory lingers yet.

- Always remembered and sadly missed by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Yuke Lun Dong (nee Chan)

Canora Courier March 30, 2005 Page B6

DONG:  Yuke Lun (nee Chan), born Sept. 27, 1910 in China, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on Mar. 15, surrounded by her loving family.  Pre-deceased in 2000 by Peter, her loving husband of 71 years, she is remembered and deeply missed by her four children, Donald of Vancouver, King (Lynda) of Mississauga, Leeme (Joe) and Meelie (Christian) of Vancouver; her nine grandchildren, Bob (Josie), Ron, Brian (tara), Jennifer, Jeffrey, Graeme, Sarah, Gabrielle and Isabelle; and her four great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Anthony, T’ea, and Matthew.  In 1953 she and her three children came from China to join Peter in Saskatchewan, where the extended Dong family operated several incarnations of the ubiquitous Chinese Canadian Café in Melville, Canora and Wilkie.  Soon after the birth of Meelie, her fourth child, she was stricken by tuberculosis and spent almost a year at the sanatorium in Fort Qu’Appelle.  When she was discharged, she resumed her family duties, and worked in the kitchen of the Maple Leaf Café washing dishes and peeling potatoes, six days a week.  On Sundays, when the café was closed, a large family dinner was attended by friends of the couple and the children.  She and Peter retired to Vancouver in 1970.  Here were people who spoke her language and shops that carried food and things she wanted to buy.  She never returned to China although she could have accompanied Peter on his numerous trips to the homeland.  She was fortunate to live independently n the same house for 35 years until her hospitalization in February, and could still take the bus to Chinatown until the summer of 2004.  A viewing was held Tuesday, Mar. 22 and a service to celebrate her life at 2 p.m., Wednesday Mar. 23 in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue in Burnaby.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, 178-1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 1Y6 for the Heart Department.


Michael (Mike) Kalenchuk

Canora Courier March 30, 2005 Page B6

A memorial service for Michael (Mike) Kalenchuk, 86, of Sturgis, who died Mar. 21 at the Kamsack Hospital/Nursing Home, will be held at a later time.  Interment of the cremains will take place at the Dnipro Cemetery, near Hyas, with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 9, 1918, at Annie Laurie Lake to Andrew and Katie Kalenchuk, he attended Kopje School after the family moved to Sturgis.  He served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1940-1944.  On Nov. 5, 1944, he married Anne Danyluk of Hyas and together they farmed the original Kalenchuk homestead, northeast of Sturgis.  He helped his son, Cameron, to continue to farm the land until the end of the 2004 harvest.  Predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Katie, three sisters, Helen Melnechuk, Mary Kadischuk and Anne Trebick and one brother, George, he is survived by his wife, Anne; two daughters; Sharon (Ron) Kelln of Regina and Kimberly (Randy) Gilmour of Little Britain, Ont. and one son, Cameron (Joanne Barber) of Swan River; two brothers, John of Sturgis and Tom of Victoria, B.C.; three sisters, Sophie Lord of Topanga, California, Alice (Ernie) Amatto of Lacey, Washington, and Phyllis MacAndrew of Chilliwack, B.C., and eight grandchildren.


Stanley Bernard Brezinski

Canora Courier March 30, 2005 Page B12

Funeral service for Stanley Bernard Brezinski, 72, of Yorkton, and formerly of Hazel Dell, who died Mar. 14, was held Mar. 17 at St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Basil Chomos officiating.  Burial was in Yorkton City Cemetery with Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born in Hazel Dell to Michael and Anna (nee Nazar) Brezinski on Jan. 8, 1933, he was raised in the Invermay district and attended Lone Spruce School, Croydon School and St. Joseph’s College.  After graduating in 1951, he taught school in Tompkins and worked at the Dominion Bank in Atikokan, Ont.  In 1955, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he trained as a communications technician.  In Oct., 1957, he married Eileen Petryshen and the couple lived in Whitehorse until 1961, when they were transferred to Centralia Ont., where they stayed for two years before he was transferred to Metz, France.  In 1967, they returned to Canada and he taught electronics at RCAF Clinton.  They moved to Roblin in 1970 and he worked as a television technician.  In 1983, he began working as a maintenance technician for the Roblin and District health Centre.  He retired in 1998.  Predeceased by his parents, six brothers, Peter, Edward, John, Zigmund, Walter and Louie, and one sister, Josephine, he is survived by his wife; one son, Greg (Brenda) of Winnipeg; one daughter, Cynthia (Rocky) of Saskatoon; three brothers, Carl (Anne), Marion (Betty) and Tony (Colleen); two sisters, Mary and Adele (Lorne), and two grandchildren.


Mary Lupichuk (nee Schwartz)

Canora Courier April 06, 2005 Page 14

Funeral service for Mary Lupichuk, 87, of Yorkton, and formerly of Togo, Invermay and the Rhein district, who died Mar. 13 at Anderson Lodge in Yorkton, was held Mar. 17 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton memorial Gardens with Kopan’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Feb. 3, 1918 in the Rhein district to Conrad and Caroline (nee Zottnick) Schwartz, she married George Lupichuk on Oct. 24, 1940.  The couple lived in Togo for many years before moving to Yorkton.  She was an active member of the Order of the Royal Purple for 48 years.  Prior to moving to Anderson Lodge, she was a resident of the Invermay Lodge.  Predeceased by her parents, one brother, Henry; three sisters, Bertha, Pauline and Molly, and a grandson, Christopher, she is survived by her husband; one daughter, Caroline (Doug) Taylor; three sons, Ken (Diane), Kim (Diane) and Barry (Micki); three sisters, Margaret, Frieda and Ida; one brother, Albert (Patsy); 11 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.


Verner Arthur Schultz

Canora Courier April 06, 2005 Page 14

Funeral service for Verner Arthur Schultz, 80, of Wadena, and formerly of Kuroki, who died Mar. 6 at City Hospital in Saskatoon, was held Mar. 9 at the Wadena St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Glen Shore officiating.  Burial was in St. peter Lutheran Cemetery north of Margo with Narfason’s Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born on July 28, 1924, in Wadena to Walter and Pauline Schultz, he attended Rosa School.  On Oct. 26, 1947, he married Emma Fidelack and they farmed in the Kuroki area until 1980, when they retired to Wadena.  He was active in the Kuroki community and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  Predeceased by his parents, Walter and Pauline, and a brother, Paul, he is survived by his wife, Emma; two sons, Brian (Debbie) of Kuroki and Robert (Ann) of Saskatoon; two brothers, Ernest (Agnes) and William (Mary Ann); a sister, Clara Malischewski; and eight grandchildren.


William Baron

Canora Courier April 06, 2005 Page B1

BARON:  William, Apr. 6, 1993:

When thoughts go back,

As they often do;

We treasure the memories,

We have of you.

This day is remembered,

And quietly kept;

No words are needed,

We shall not forget.

- Lovingly remembered by Kay, Russell, Zonnia and family.


Walter Pasloski

Canora Courier April 06, 2005 page B1

PASLOSKI:  In loving memory of our father and grandfather, Walter, who passed away April. 12, 1980.

There will always be a heartache,

And very often a silent tear;

But always precious memories,

Of the days when you were here.

We hold you close within our hearts,

And there you will remain;

To walk with us throughout our lives,

Until we meet again.

- Always loved and missed, Jeanette, Glen and Kerry Rusk.


Bernice Turko (nee Fullowka)

Canora Courier April 13, 2005 Page 14 – Personal items of interest to Invermay district readers

Bernice (Fullowka) Turko, widow of Paul Turko, died at Yorkton Health Centre on Apr. 5 at the age of 88.  Funeral service was held in Yorkton at St. Gerald’s Roman Catholic Church with interment in Invermay cemetery.  She is survived by sons, Greg (Karen) of Toronto and Leo (Terri) of Vegreville, and daughter Pam (Raymond) Wrishko of Willowbrook.  Paul and Bernice farmed from 1948 until retirement in 1980.


Peter Mocyk

Canora Courier April 13, 2005 Page B1

MOCYK:  Peter passed away pr. 4, 1996; Daisy passed away Apr. 6, 2003.  Gone but not forgotten:

While you, dear parents, rest in sleep,

Your loving memory we’ll always keep;

Not a day goes by that you’re not in our thoughts.

- Love, Minnie, Joyce, Russell, Sylvia and all their families.


Vicki Wiwchar

Canora Courier April 13, 2005 Page B1

WIWCHAR:  Vicki who passed away Apr. 20, 1985.

In tears we say you sinking,

We watched you fade away;

Our hears were almost broken,

As you fought so hard to stay.

But when we saw you sleeping,

So peaceful, free of pain;

We could not wish you back,

To suffer that again.

God saw you getting tired,

So He did what He thought best;

He put His arms around you,

And lifted you to rest.

Our hearts will ache with grief,

And silent tears will fall;

What it means to lose you,

Is the saddest thing of all.

- Remembered by John, Myles and Sheldon.


Michael Grona

Canora Courier April 13, 2005 Page B1

GRONA:  In loving memory of Michael, who passed away April 16, 2000.

Fondly loved and deeply mourned,

Heart of my heart, I miss you so;

Often my darling my tears will flow;

Dimming your picture where’er I go.

‘Tis sad but true, I will abide,

Until some day we’ll be side by side.

- Loving wife Jean and family.


Elvena Perepeluk

Canora Courier April 13, 2005 Page B1

PEREPELUK:  In loving memory of Elvena, a dear mother and baba, who passed away April 14, 1998.

No one knows how much we miss you,

No one knows the bitter pain;

We have suffered since we lost you,

Life has never been the same.

In our hearts your memory lingers,

Sweetly, tender, fond and true;

There is not a day Mom,

That we do not think of you.

- Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Shelly, Kim, Marnie, Ashley, Meagan, Brady and Chelsea and Ryan.


Walter Pasloski

Canora Courier April 13, 2005 Page B1

PASLOSKI:  In loving memory of Walter, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who passed away 25 years ago on April 13, 1980.

To be together the same old way,

Would be our special wish today;

Your cheerful smile, you heart of gold,

One of the best this world could hold.

Never selfish, always kind,

These are the memories you left behind.

- Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by wife Nettie and family.


Elvena Perepeluk

Canora Courier April 13, 2005 Page B1

PEREPELUK:  In loving memory of my wife, Elvena, who passed away April 14, 1998.

Our lives go on without you,

But nothing is the same;

We have to hide our heartaches,

When someone speaks your name.

Sad are the hearts that love you,

Silent are the tears that fall;

Living our lives without you,

Is the hardest part of all.

You did so many things for us,

Your heart was kind and true;

And when we needed someone,

We could always count on you.

The special years will not return,

When we were all together;

But with the love inside our hearts,

You will walk with us forever.

- Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by husband Steve.


Orest Lazaruk

Canora Courier April 13, 2005 Page B1

LAZARUK – Orest

You left us precious memories

Your love is still our guide

You live on through us

You’re always by our side.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

but you did not go alone

for part of us went with you

the day God called you home.

Missing you since you left us April 12, 2000

- All our love, your family.


Allan Marchinko

Canora Courier April 13, 2005 Page B7

Funeral service for Allan Marchinko, 94, of Yorkton, and formerly from the Mikado district, who died Apr. 1 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, was held Apr. 8 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Hector Seville officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 29, 1910, in Canora to Anton and Agnes (Sopkow) Marchinko, he grew up in the Mikado district and attended the Mikado School.  On Nov. 25, 1931, he married Ann Zielenski at the Polish National Apostolic Church in Mikado.  He was the secretary for the church.  The couple farmed until 1951 when they moved to Winnipeg, where he was employed by J.I. Case Company.  In 1960, he transferred to Yorkton where he worked as a parts man.  He retired in 1975.  He was predeceased by:  his parents, Anton and Agnes; his wife, Ann; four brothers, John in 1918, Paul in 1978, Jozef in 1980 and Peter in 1987; and a sister, Victoria Michalko in 1959.


Olga Popowich (nee Furman)

Canora Courier April 13, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Olga Popowich, 82, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Buchanan district, who died Mar. 30 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, was held Apr. 2 at the chapel of Bailey’s Funeral Home with Rev. M. Kushko officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born July 12, 1922 to John and Mary (nee Bobie) Furman near Buchanan, she attended Vaslowitz School.  She married Bill Popowich on Oct. 12, 1941 and the couple farmed south of Buchanan.  They moved to Yorkton in 1959 and she worked at Yorkton Co-op, then in 1964 began working as a dietary aide in the cafeteria of the Yorkton Union Hospital.  She retired in 1984.  Predeceased by her parents, she is survived by her husband; one son, Stanley (Annette); two daughters, Shirley (Merv) Rurak and Donna (David) Thomson; one brother, Larry (Mary) Furman; five sisters, Anne Tuchiwsky, Minnie Popowich, Nellie Furman, Joan (Earl) Effa and Carol (Lawrence) Derrow; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Stanley Zydko

Canora Courier April 13, 2005 Page B8

ZYDKO:  There was no funeral service for Stanley Zydko, 102, of the Canora Gateway Lodge, who died Apr. 8 at the lodge.  Burial will take place at a later date with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born in Poland on Apr. 20, 1902, to Jozef and Franczeska Zydko, he never attended school but his father taught him how to read and write.  In 1928, he immigrated to Canada, leaving behind his wife and daughter.  He lived in Sudbury, Ont. for awhile before moving to Saskatchewan, where he took up residence in Stenen..  He worked for farmers in the area before he was able to buy his own land, north of Sturgis.  In the early 1980s, he retired to Sturgis.  In 2001, he became a resident of the Canora Gateway Lodge.  He loved to sing and play the accordion and memorized about 165 songs.  He was predeceased by six brothers and three sisters in Poland.


Michael Theodore Andre (Ted) Mikkonen

Canora Courier April 20, 2005 Page 8 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

A memorial service was held for Michael Theodore Andrew (Ted) Mikkonen on Apr. 16 at the Invermay Community Hall.  He died on March 12, just short of his 50th birthday.  Friends and relatives came from Invermay, Rama, Kelvington, Hudson Bay, Kelowna, Surrey, Medicine Hat and Regina to say a farewell to Ted.  Ted’s great aunt, Anna Sandberg of Beasejour, came with her son, Wayne Sandberg, and grandson, Devon, of Winnipeg.  Interment of cremated remains was in Invermay Cemetery.  Ted is survived by three daughters, Michelle (Troy), Donna (Daz) and Tanya (Kelly) and two grandchildren, Travis and Georgia, all living in British Columbia; two brothers, Fred (Gladys) of Invermay and David (Sylvia) of Regina; and four sisters, Lila (Bud) Landstad of Rama, Ellen (Lorne) Hanson of Foam Lake, Mabel (Melvin) Mennie of Kelvington, and Julie (John) MacArthur of Australia.  He was predeceased by his parents, Theodore and Mary, and two sisters, Betty Scramstad and Lillian Boen.


Stanley Scheschuk

Canora Courier April 20, 2005 Page B1

SCHESCHUK:  In loving memory of Stanley, husband, father and Dido, who passed away Apr. 21, 2001.

Remembered him with a smile today,

He was not one for tears;

Reflect instead on memories,

Of all the happy years.

Recall to mind the stories he told,

All the things he did and said;

The longtime friends he made,

Remembered these instead.

As we knew him, so we miss him,

In our memory he is near;

Loved, remembered, thought of always,

Remembrance keeps him near.

- Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by wife Helen, children and grandchildren.


Stanley Petroff

Canora Courier April 20, 2005 Page B1

PETROFF:  In loving memory of Stanley Petroff, who passed away on Apr. 18, 2004.

In our Hearts

We thought of you with love today,

But that is nothing new;

We thought about you yesterday,

And days before that too.

We think of you in silence,

We often speak your name;

Now all we have is memories,

And your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake,

With which we’ll never part;

God has you in His keeping,

We have you in our heart.

- Always remembered by:  Sophie Cooley and her family, Jack Petroff and his family, Fred Petroff and his family.


Alfred J. Dutchak

Canora Courier April 20, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Alfred J. Dutchak, 63, of Langley, B.C., and formerly of Canora, who died March 21, 2005 at his residence, was held April 2 at Henderson’s Funeral Home in Langley, B.C. with Pastor Gloria Woodland officiating.  A memorial service will be held in Canora at a later date.  Born in Canora on Apr. 16, 1941, to Fred and Nettie Dutchak, he attended school in Canora.  He moved to Regina after completing Grade 12 and completed the x-ray technician’s course.  He worked at Norquay Hospital and Regina Medical Arts Clinic.  He married Bonita Brooks on Nov. 18, 1967.  They moved to Langley, B.C. where he was Chief X-ray Technician at the Langley Memorial Hospital until he retired in 1996.  He married for a second time to Shirley Anderson on Aug. 10, 1985.  He was devoted to his two sons, his family and his many close friends.  He had a great fondness for Canora and his former schoolmates/friends and helped organize many of their get-togethers.  Al was actively involved in many sports, both as an avid participant and organizer.  He was a generous and kindhearted person who touched the lives of all who knew him.  Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Nettie Dutchak, he is survived by his two sons, Darren of Kamloops, B.C. and Bradley of Vancouver, B.C.; two sisters, Marge Shewchuk of Canora and Beverly (Brian) Friesen of Richmond, B.C.; four nephews, Daryl (Denis) Shewchuk of Regina, Deryck (Lorri) Shewchuk of Canora, Craig (Archirose) Sakolinsky of Richmond, B.C., and David Sakolinsky of Whistler, B.C.; one niece, Lydia (Darren) Shewchuk of Calgary; three great-nieces; and one great-nephew.


Michael Mandzuk

Canora Courier April 20, 2005 Page 12

Funeral service for Michael Mandzuk, 94, of Canora, and formerly of Kamsack, who died Apr. 8 at Canora Hospital, was held Apr. 12 at the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack with Rev. Rowell Puedivan officiating.  Burial was at Riverview Cemetery with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Nov. 21, 1910 in the Veregin district to Alexander and Agaifia Mandzuk, he attended Wiznia School and the Yorkton Collegiate.  He farmed until 1943 when he entered the Moose Jaw Normal School to obtain his teaching certificate.  His first teaching position was at Rona School.  He then taught at Irandeal School until accepting a position as the industrial arts teacher at the Kamsack Collegiate Institute, where he taught until his retirement.  A supporter of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, he married Margaret Buchan in Kamsack in 1944, and Dorothy Chernipeski in Kamsack in 1982.  Predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Margaret, to whom he was married 34 years, three brothers, John, Bill and Harry, and two sisters, Mary and Anne, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Canora; one son, Murray (Sandra) of Courtenay, B.C.; one daughter, heather (Bob) Samyka of Kelowna, B.C.; three brothers, Fred of Langley, B.C., Steve (Sophie) of Brantford, Ont., and Nick of Veregin; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


Robert Herman Westfall

Canora Courier April 20, 2005 Page B12

Funeral service for Robert Herman Westfall, 75, of Wadena, and formerly of Margo, who died mar. 28 at Wadena Hospital, was held Apr. 2 at Tompkins Funeral Home.  Interment will take place at a later date with Tompkins Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Apr. 10, 1929, in Margo, he attended school near Margo.  On Aug. 1, 1954, he married Phyllis Slusarchuk of Lintlaw and they farmed west of Margo.  He work for CN out Regina for some time but returned to the farm in 1964.  In 1994, he retired to Wadena.  Predeceased by his wife, Phyllis in 2002 and a sister, Hazel Rediger in 2003, he is survived by a son, Gary (Audrey) of Margo; a sister, Marilyn (George) Rediger of Wadena, and two grandchildren.


John Thomas Greba

Canora Courier April 20, 2005 Page B12

Funeral service for John Thomas Greba, 79, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Mikado district, who died Apr. 9 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, was held Apr. 15 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Canora with Rev. Hector Seville officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 30, 1925, on the family farm in the Mikado district to Jacob and Ann (Schur) Greba, he attended Wisnia School.  He worked for a beekeeper in Manitoba before returning to Saskatchewan to take over the family farm.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Ann, three brothers, Stan, Joseph and Nick and two sisters, Stephanie and Theresa, he is survived by three brothers, Sam of Richmond, B.C., Mike of Penticton, B.C. and Frank (Carol) of Red Deer, Alta.; and three sisters, Marie Greba of Regina, Lillian Hrynuik of Yorkton and Elizabeth Greba of Yorkton.


Bernice Turko

Canora Courier April 20, 2005 Page B12

Funeral service for Bernice Turko, 88, of Willowbrook, and formerly of the Rama district, who died Apr. 5 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Apr. 9 at St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Basil Chomos officiating.  Burial was in the Invermay Cemetery with Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born on Dec. 27, 1916, on the family farm in the Rama district to Joseph and Pauline (Diakow) Fullowka, she attended Rama School.  She worked at various jobs including waitressing in Yorkton and Winnipeg.  On Oct. 22, 1947, she married Paul Turko in Rama.  They spent their first year of marriage in British Columbia, but returned to Saskatchewan to take over the family farm, north on Invermay.  In 1980, they retired to Invermay.  Following her husband’s death in 1989, she moved to Willowbrook.  Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Pauline, her husband, Paul, and a brother, Adolph Fullowka, she is survived by two sons, Greg (Karen) of Toronto and Leo (Terri) of Vegreville; a daughter, Pam (Raymond) Wrishko of Willowbrook; two brothers, Mike (Helen) Fullowka of Canora and Zygmund Fullowka of Invermay; and two sisters, Ann (Carl) Brezinski of Winnipeg and Florence (Joe) Wionzek of Hazel Dell.


George Tarr Jr.

Canora Courier April 20, 2005 Page B12

Funeral service for George Tarr Jr., 79, of Kamsack, and formerly of Pelly, who died Apr. 9 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home, was held Apr. 13 at the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home with friends officiating.  Burial was at the Kipling Bekevar Cemetery with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born May 24, 1925 in the Bender district to George Sr. and Mary (Bertdon) Tarr, he was employed by the CN, farmed and worked as a mechanic at Tony’s Service in Pelly.  On Nov. 2, 1948, he married Josephine Robbetz at the Old Bekevar Church in Kipling.  Predeceased by his parents, six brothers, Elmer, Billy, Andrew, Gaza, Frank and one brother in infancy, a sister in infancy, and two sons, in infancy, Clifford Gordon and Gaberal Brian, he is survived by his common law wife, Constance Stevenson; five sons, Larry (Donna) Tarr of Bienfait; David Tarr of Arran, Cliff Tarr of Canora and Shylo and Blue Stevenson, both of Kamsack; three sisters, Grace (Connie) Stratulat, Lena Luck and Margrette (Danny) Mezaroes, all of Moose Jaw, and four grandchildren.


Nettie Barteski

Canora Courier April 27, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service for Nettie Barteski, 95, of Canora, who died Apr. 17 at the Canora Gateway Lodge, was held Apr. 21 at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Rama with Rev. Andrzej Sowa officiating.  Burial was in St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, eight miles northeast of Invermay, with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Feb. 8, 1910, to Anton and Mary (Boyko) Holowachuk, she attended Chechow School, southwest of Preeceville.  On Nov. 17, 1927, she married Walter Barteski in Invermay and they farmed north of Invermay.  She worked alongside her husband, doing everything from clearing land and harvesting to raising poultry and cattle.  She always had a large garden.  In 1953, they moved to Invermay, where she worked at the Invermay Hospital, Invermay Hotel and at Dr. Ivan Daunt’s office.  She also worked as a cook for restaurants in Edmonton and Saskatoon.  In 1982, they moved to a seniors’ housing unit in Invermay.  In October of 2000, she became a resident of the Canora Gateway Lodge.  Predeceased by her parents, Anton and Mary, her husband, Walter, two sons in infancy, two grandchildren, Debbie DeBare and Shawn Brooks, six brothers, Sam and five in infancy, and four sisters, Tekla Romick, Julia Woytko, Barbara Antoniw and Helen Antoniw, she is survived by three sons, Joe (Olga) of Invermay, Frank (Martha) of Foam Lake, and Edward (Elizabeth) of Edmonton; six daughters, Mary (Mike) Zelinski of Foam Lake, Bernice (Wally) Matlock of Edmonton, Pauline (Jerry) Brooks of Ranfurly, Alta., Ethel (Alex) Dasiuk of Edmonton, Joyce (Henry) Budnick of Ashern, Man., and Christine (Jim) Carlson of Invermay; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.


Anna Gogal

Canora Courier April 27, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service for Anna Gogal, 97, of Bowsman, Man., and formerly of the Stenen district, who died Apr. 13 at Swan River Valley Hospital, was held Apr. 19 at St. Columba Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Rainerio Sarce officiating.  Burial was at the Bowsman Cemetery with Paull Funeral Home and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born in 1907 in the Stenen district to Nicolas and Adonia Parasiuk, she attended George Albert School to age 13.  In 1920, she went to Regina to take a hairdressing course at O.K. Barber College.  She returned to the area and worked as a hairdresser in Preeceville and Stenen.  In October, 1929, she married John Gogal and the couple farmed west of Stenen until 1945 when they moved to a farm north of Bowsman, Man.  The couple moved to Bowsman in 1952.  She was a member of the Bowsman Women’s Institute, a life member of the Bowsman Horticultural Society and a member of the Holy Family Parish in Bowsman and the Bowsman seniors’ club.  Predeceased by her husband in 1995 and a daughter, Rosalie in 2001, she is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Dennis Freeman) of Surrey, B.C., and Josephine (Gerald) Behrman of Lenswood, Man.; one son, Jacob of Bowsman, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Pete Zilinski

Canora Courier April 27, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service for Pete Zilinski, 77, of Buckhorn Bay, and formerly of Wynyard-Kuroki area, who died Apr. 2, was held Apr. 9 at the Kuroki Community Hall with Pastor Karl Kienle officiating.  Tompkins Funeral Home was in car of arrangements.  Born in Wynyard on Sept. 12, 1927, to Anton and Clara Zelinski, he attended Round Hills and Evelyn school.  He worked for Crawford Foods for about three years and then moved to Broadview, where he worked for 13 years on a dairy farm.  In 1975, he moved to Wynyard where he was employed by Plains Poultry for 18 years.  He retired in 1993 and in 1997, he moved to Buckhorn Bay.  He worked for a number of farmers in the Wynyard and Kuroki area.  Predeceased by his parents, Anton and Clara, a sister, Anne, and two brothers, Mike and John, he is survived by his wife, Vi; six sons, Darrel of Prince Albert, Elmer of Winnipeg, Scott of Prince Albert, Robert (Paula) of Wynyard, Larry (Barb) of Wynyard, and Duane of Wynyard; three daughters, Dawn (Scott) of Winnipeg, Lois (Dave) of Kuroki and Glenda of Wynyard; two brothers, Joe of Wynyard and Paul of Toronto; two sisters, Mary of Kelvington and Lena of Wynyard, and 14 grandchildren.


Nettie Barteski

Canora Courier April 27, 2005 Page 14 – Personal items of interest to Rama area readers

Funeral Mass was held at the RC church in Rama on Thursday, Apr. 21 for Nettie Barteski, who passed away at the age of 95.  Rev. Andrej Sowa officiated.  Interment was at St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church cemetery, northeast of Invermay.  Lunch was served by RC parish ladies.  Visiting relatives on the weekend were: Ed Nowakowski of Saskatoon, Donna Pasloski of Regina, Lawrence and Amanda Kahoot and son, Gayleen and Vern Lockart and family of Saskatoon, Cecilia Sliva, and Veronica Pasloski.


Stella Matunin

Canora Courier April 27, 2005 Page B1

MATUNIN: Stella:  April 27, 1995.  On the passing of Pope John Paul II.  My image of your face has left me emptier on the 10th year of your death.  But my memories of you are cherished more.  You will always be loved and sadly missed Mom.  Daughter Elaine and husband Desmond.


Paul Danyluk

Canora Courier April 27, 2005 Page B1

DANYLUK:  In loving memory of our father and gido, Paul, who passed away April 28, 1999.

We often sit and think of him,

When we are alone;

For memory is the only friend,

That grief can call its own.

Like ivy on the withered oak,

When other things decay,

Our love for him will still be green;

And never fade away.

- Sadly missed and always remembered by Debbie, Leonard, Richard, Chris, Nolan, Ryan, Brett, Jacob and Tiger.


Mike Sushelnitski

Canora Courier April 27, 2005 Page B1

SUSHELNITSKI:  In loving memory of my husband Mike who passed away May 1, 1996.

What would I give to clasp his hand,

His happy face to see;

To hear his voice and see his smile,

That meant so much to me.

-Sadly missed by wife Mary and family.


Jack Fedorchuk

Canora Courier April 27, 2005 Page B1

FEDORCHUK, Jack:  In loving memory of a dear husband, father and Gedo, who passed away April 30, 2001.

In a quiet cemetery,

Where gentle breezes blow;

Lies the one we loved so dearly,

Whom we lost for years ago.

There’s always a lonely heartache,

And often a silent tear;

Always these treasured memories;

Of the days when you were here.

- Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife Mary and family.


Nettie Barteski (nee Holowachuk)

Canora Courier April 27, 2005 Page B7 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Nettie (Holowachuk) Barteski, age 95, resident at Canora Gateway Lodge since 2000, died Apr.17.  Prayers were held in Leson’s Funeral Chapel, Canora, on Wednesday, Apr. 20 with the funeral held on Thursday at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Rama, with burial in St. Andrew’s cemetery, five miles north and two miles east of Invermay.  She was predeceased by her husband Walter.  Walter and Nettie farmed north of Invermay and raised a family through the Dirty Thirties.  She is survived by her nine children, Mary (Mike) Zelinski, Joe (Olga) Barteski, Bernice (Walter) Matlock, Frank (Martha), Ed (Liz) Pauline (Jerry) Brooks, Ethel (Alex) Dasiuk, Joyce (Henry) Budnick and Christine (Jim) Carlson; 22 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.


Peter Ryczak

Canora Courier May 04, 2005 Page 4

Funeral service for Peter Ryczak, 54, of Prince Albert, and formerly of the Buchanan district, who died Apr. 29 at Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, was held May 4 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Peter Wasylenko officiating.  Burial was in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Feb. 17, 1951, on the family farm in the Buchanan district to John and Mary (Woicichowski) Ryczak, he attended Vasloutz School.  When he was 12 years old, he moved to Moose Jaw to attend a school for children with disabilities.  While in his mid 20s, he moved to Prince Albert, where he worked in a workshop for 30 years.  Predeceased by his parents, John and Mary and a brother, Bill, he is survived by three brothers, Metro (Iris) of Springside, Steve (Nettie) of Wroxton and Mike (Darlene) of Yorkton.


Mike Myden

Canora Courier May 04, 2005 Page 12

Funeral service for Mike Myden, 81, of Preeceville, who died Apr. 28 at Preeceville Hospital, was held May 3 in Preeceville with Rev. Miles Russell officiating.  Burial was in Preeceville Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 19, 1923, in the Halcry district to William and Julia (Shpak) Myden, he attended Norway School.  On May 24, 1952, he married Polly Gulka at Hryhoriw Church.  He worked as a farm labourer for the Feeley and Kardynal families and worked at lumber mills in bush camps during the winters.  He farmed with his father and eventually took over the farm.  He was a Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and Co-op member.  He retired in 1985, but continued to live on the farm.  Predeceased by his parents, William and Julia, and a sister, Pauline Hydamaka, he is survived by his wife, Polly; two sons, Larry (Cindy) of Saskatoon and Dale of Preeceville; four brothers, Steve of Calgary, Joe (Nelda) of Calgary, Paul (Elaine) of Preeceville and Peter (Veronica) of Preeceville; seven sisters, Stella Shinkewski of Saskatoon, Helen Dmytriw of Kelowna, Rose (Lew) Trip of Burlington, Ont., Gladys Hydamaka of Sturgis, Leverne (Norman) Iverson of Enderby, B.C., Gena Schaffer of Langley, B.C., and Liz Berrigan of Hamilton, Ont.; and three grandchildren.


Rose Matwijeczko, Nick Matwijeczko

Canora Courier May 04, 2005 Page B1

MATWIJECZKO:  In loving memory of Rosie and Nick Matwijeczko, our mom and dad, our baba and gido, who passed away May 7, 1996 and Feb. 22, 1987.

May the winds of love blow gently;

And whisper so you can hear;

That we still love and miss you,

And wish that you both were still here.

You have gone to be angels,

Secure in our Father’s care;

One day we will all be with you,

As a complete family again up there.

- Loved and missed by grandson Jamie (James), Rose Marie, Rick, and Lawrence, Judy and their family.


Stella Matunin

Canora Courier May 04, 2005 Page B1

MATUNIN, Stella:  April 27, 1995.  On the passing of Pope John Paul II.  My image of your face has left me emptier on the 10th year of your death.  But my memories of you are cherished more.  You will always be loved and sadly missed  Mom.  Daughter Elaine and husband Desmond.


Sadie Malenchuk

Canora Courier May 04, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Sadie Malenchuk, 71, of Kelowna, B.C., who died Apr. 19 at Cottonwoods Care Home in Kelowna, was held Apr. 25 at St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Anthony Ibeazor officiating.  Burial was in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  She was born on May 10, 1933 in the Hamton area to George and Mary (Polybrada) Malenchuk.  Predeceased by her brothers, Nick, John, Bill, Alex and George, and a sister, Helen Kryski, she is survived by her spouse, Tony Hornick of Kelowna, and a brother, Mike of Revelstoke, B.C.


James Lungal

Canora Courier May 04, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for James Lungal, 81, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Buchanan area, who died Apr. 20 at the Yorkton Regional Home, was held Apr. 23 at Bailey’s Funeral Home with Rev. Bryan Bada officiating.  Burial was in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Feb. 14, 1924 in Theodore to John and Mary Lungal, he attended school in the Gravel Hill district near Buchanan.  As a young man, he moved to Toronto where he married Elsie Kaminskey.  In 1950, he started Kingsway Counter Tops.  When re retired, he moved back to Saskatchewan and settled in Yorkton.  Predeceased by his parents, John and Mary, six brothers, Bill, Johnny, Steve, Fred, Jack and Nick, and six sisters, Dora, Lena, Rose, Katie, Tillie and Alexania, he is survived by four sons, Dennis, David, Randy and Wayne, all of Toronto; a brother, Mike (Sally) of Toronto; and a sister, Victoria Buratenski of Buchanan.


Paul Harshenin

Canora Courier May 04, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Paul Harshenin, 79, of Canora, and formerly of Kamsack, who died Apr. 22 at Gateway Lodge, was held Apr. 25 at the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack with Rev. Frances Patterson officiating.  Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born June 13, 1925 in Mikado to John and Mary (Makarioff) Harshenin, he farmed.  Predeceased by his parents, a sister, Gena Shiloff, and a brother, John, he is survived by one brother, Peter Harshenin of Canora.


Paul MorozoffJem McDonaldPete BarteskiAlma MartinAndrew ShinkewskiEvelyn WillisJanet MacDonaldElline ChopskiVicki Shewchuk 

Canora Courier May 04, 2005 page B6 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

On Thursday, Pastor Glenn Shore conducted the annual memorial service for those who died in 2004.  Remembered were: Paul Morozoff, Jem McDonald, Pete Barteski, Alma Martin, Andrew Shinkewski, Evelyn Willis, Janet MacDonald, Elline Chopski and Vicki Shewchuk.


Adolphus Musque, Peggy Musque

Canora Courier May 11, 2005 Page 1

Husband, wife dead following double shooting

Police are investigating a double fatal shooting that occurred in Kamsack last week.  Kamsack RCMP were called shortly after 6:30 a.m. on May 4 to the residence of Adolphus and Peggy Musqua, located on the 300 block of Third Street, where they had discovered a deceased male outside.  On Friday, police confirmed that the body was Adolphus George Musqua, 50.  Peggy Ann Musqua, 34, had been discovered injured inside the home and was taken to hospital by emergency medical services.  She died shortly after being admitted to hospital.  The couple had been operating the Garden park Diner in Kamsack.  Police confirmed that there had been five children in the home at the time of the incident, all of whom were eight years of age or under.  A firearm had been involved in the incident, according to Brian Jones, RCMP media relations officer in Regina. The initial investigation indicated that Peggy Musqua had been shot and injured.  This was followed a short time later by Adolphus Musqua taking his own life outside the home.  Regina RCMP major crimes as well as Yorkton RCMP forensic identification units are assisting in the investigation.


Ignace Pasloski

Canora Courier May 11, 2005 Page B1

PASLOSKI:  In loving memory of Ignace Pasloski, husband, dad and grandfather, who passed away May 12, 2003.

Remembering you is easy,

We do it every day;

But missing you is the heartache,

That never goes away.

Today, tomorrow, our whole lives through,

We will always love you and remember you.

- Always loved and sadly missed by wife, children, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren.


Polly Chernoff

Canora Courier May 11, 2005 Page B1

CHERNOFF:  Polly (May 11, 1911 – May 11, 1997).

Lovingly remembered today, on your birthday, and every day.

- Your daughters, Joyce, jean, Doris, Nadia and their families.


Jason Nowakowski

Canora Courier May 11, 2005 Page B1

NOWAKOWSKI:  In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Jason, who passed away May 14, 199 at the age of 15.

It is said that time does not wait for men.

Yet in a heartbeat my thoughts melt away the years,

And I can see you again.

Your footprints in the sand of time,

Were few, but brave and deep.

I’ll not forget – for through my life,

I’ll carry you with me.

The time will come for all of us,

When there’s not need for earthly things.

Family roots grounded you to us,

Now heaven has given you wings.

- We’ll love you forever and always, Mom, Dad, Jennifer and Jordan.


Peter Perpeluk

Canora Courier May 11, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Peter Perpeluk, 86, of Kamsack, and formerly of Norquay, who died Apr. 27 in Kamsack Hospital, was held May 2 at St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kamsack with rev. Ivan Derkatch officiating.  Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Jan. 14, 1919 in Pelly to Mike and Mary (Bordynuik) Perpeluk, he attended Mellmore School, then worked in sawmills and farmed, before becoming employed by Northern Petroleum Corporation and Kamsack Lumber.  He was a member of St. Josaphat’s parish and Kamsack Senior Citizens’.  On Nov. 5, 1938, he married Eleanor Makowski at the Greek Catholic church in Maybridge.  Predeceased by his parents, a sister, Nellie in infancy, his step-mother,  Mary, a step-sister, Nellie, in infancy, and a grandson, Donald in infancy, he is survived by his wife; three sons, Al (Marion) of Regina, Lorne of Bredenbury and Larry of Saskatoon; five brothers, John (Cassie), Walter and Metro, all of Norquay, Steve of Burgis Beach and Paul (Rhonda) of Wadena; two sisters, Katie Kachkowski of Norquay and Frances (Mike) Daviduik of Kamsack; eight grandchildren, and sic great-grandchildren.


Lena Yaginski/Yaginiski (nee Romanshenko)

Canora Courier May 11, 2005 Page B6

YAGINSKI:  Funeral service for Lena Yaginiski, 93, of Canora, and formerly of the Hyas district, who died May 5 at Canora Gateway Lodge, was held May 9 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Feb. 19, 1912, on the family farm in the Hyas district to John and Alexandra Romanshenko, she attended Mosslik School.  She continued to work on the family farm until she married Tm Yaginiski on June 12, 1937, at St. Philip’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Pelly.  They purchased their own land seven miles north of Hyas and farmed until 1977, when they retired to Canora.  They became members of Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church and she became a member of the UCW.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Alexandra, her husband, Tom, and two sisters, Mary Grywacheski and Rose Kindratsky, she is survived by a daughter, Sandra (Brian) Gulash of Yorkton; and four sisters, Anne Gazdewich of Yorkton, Ellen Lukey of Norquay, Hilda Pecnik of Nanaimo, B.C., and Natalie (Steve) Gulka of Canora.


Earl George Stenbeck

Canora Courier May 11, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Earl George Stenbeck, 85, of Lethbridge, and formerly of the Margo area, who died Apr. 28 at St. Michael’s Health Care Centre in Lethbridge, was held May 2 at the River of Life Church in Lethbridge was Pastors Heather and Ron Clark officiating.  Born and educated in the Margo area, he worked in several places before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force and moved to Lethbridge for training.  He met and married Ruth Lowe in Lethbridge.  He served overseas for two years before returning to Lethbridge.  He worked at Alberta Poultry Producers and before he retired in 1980, he was a letter carrier for 25 years.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a side drummer for the Pipe Band of the 33rd Field Engineers.  Predeceased by his parents, Nels and Selma, two sisters, Sylvia Stenbeck and Florence Barkett, six brothers, Ed, Mel, Herb, Alvin, Paul and Roy, and a granddaughter, Kayla Donaldson, he is survived by his wife, Ruth; five sons, Patrick (Audrey), Ken (Linda), Dale (Linda), Doug and Bernie (Zora); three daughters, Sharon (Gord) Melvin, Heather (Ron) Clark and Bev (Brian) Woodcock; two sisters, Evelyn Bohl and Francis Suomi; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.


Olga Kahoot (nee Stankewich)

Canora Courier May 11, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Olga Kahoot, 68, of Yorkton, and formerly of Canora, who died May 4 at the Yorkton Regional health Centre, was held May 6 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Peter Wasylenko officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 29, 1936, in Canora to John and Nellie (Owchar) Stankewich, she attended Spruce Grove and Elbow Lake schools.  She worked at a restaurant in Canora.  On Oct. 18, 1853, she married Mike Kahoot in Canora.  They farmed northeast of Canora.  After her husband died, she moved to Ebenezer in 1984 and then to Yorkton in 1990.  She worked at harvest Meats until she retired.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Nellie, and her husband, Mike, she is survived by three daughters, Sharon (Dennis) Melynchuk of Yorkton, pat Lukash of Yorkton and Susan (Paul) Chupik of Yorkton; a brother, Mike Stankewich of Swan River; a sister, Ruth (Con) Muhr of Regina; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Anne Achtemichuk

Canora Courier May 11, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Anne Achtemichuk, 85, of Canora, who died May 3 at Canora Hospital, was held May 7 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Peter Wasylenko officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Nov. 18, 1919, on the family farm in the Norquay district to George and Tina (Goronick) Kuzyk, she attended Willow Grove and Norquay schools.  She married Steve Dennis on Nov. 17, 1941, in Canora and they farmed in the Canora area.  After her husband died, she married Henry Achtemichuk on Nov. 21, 1964, in Yorkton.  Predeceased by her parents, George and Tina, her first husband, Steve Dennis, a brother, John Kuzyk, and a sister, Mary Roden, she is survived by her husband, Henry Achtemichuk of Canora.


Vera Heintz

Canora Courier May 18, 2005 Page 9

Funeral service for Vera Heintz, 80, of Yorkton, and formerly of Rhein, who died Apr. 24 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Apr. 28 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bailey’s Funeral Hoe in care of arrangements.  Born Dec. 5, 1924 in Rhein to George and Eva (nee Hilderman) Peppler, she received her education in Rhein then attended a business course at Yorkton Collegiate.  She was employed at the Royal Bank of Canada in Yorkton.  On May 18, 1949, she married Joe Heintz.  She worked at a tailor with her husband until retiring in 1984.  Predeceased by her parents, three brothers, Rheinhold, Clifford and Ernie and one sister, Ella Grunert, she is survived by her husband; one daughter, Debbie Perzan of Regina; one sister, Terry (ken) McLeod of Stonewall, Man.; one brother, Gerald (Bev) Peppler of Barrie, Ont., and two grandchildren.


John D. Oystryk

Canora Courier May 18, 2005 Page 9

Funeral service for John D. Oystryk, 85, of Yorkton, and formerly of Rhein and the Mazeppa district, who died May 1, was held May 6 at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Roman Kocur officiating.  Burial was at the Sliding Hills Christian Cemetery at Mazeppa with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Oct. 12, 1919 in Rhein to Dan and Helen (nee Gramyk) Oystryk, he was raised in the Rhein district and attended Cedric School.  He worked at a packing house in Winnipeg during the Second World War and began farming in the Hamton district in 1947.  He married Elsie Andrusiak on June 20, 1948 and the couple moved to a farm in the Mazeppa district where they farmed until retiring to Yorkton in 1977.  Predeceased by his parents, his wife in 2002, and daughter in infancy, two sons, Harvey and Allan in 1975, and two brothers, Bill and Nick, he is survived by one brother, Sam (Alice) of Yorkton; two sisters, Pearl Bilan and Mary Pedley, both of Merritt, B.C.


John Husack

Canora Courier May 18, 2005 Page 9

Funeral service for John Husack, 83, of Lloydminster, who died mar. 15, was held in Saskatoon.  The ashes are to be buried May 20 at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Rev. Brian Bayda officiating.  He was born Mar. 12, 1922 to Mike and Nellie Husack in Tiny.  Predeceased by his wife, Stella; six brothers and sisters, his parents and two grandchildren, he is survived by four children, Terry (Ernie) Kramchynski of Saskatoon, Brenda (Ed) Tallon of Lloydminster, Debra Husack (Gary Parker) of Leduc and Colleen Forster (Malcolm Foster) of Saskatoon; one sister, Agnes Shabbits, a brother, Jack (Pauline) Husack; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.


Willis Richford

Canora Courier May 18, 2005 Page 9

A memorial service for Willis Richford, 99, of Norquay, who died May 6 at the Norquay Health Centre, will be held on May 21 at the Norquay United Church.  Cremation has taken place.  Following the Norquay service, interment will take place at Yorkton memorial Gardens.  Born in Hastings, Sussex, England, on Nov. 1, 1905, to Arthur and Annie Richford, he came to Canada in 1924 to attended Saskatoon Normal School.  In the 1920s and 1930s, he taught at one-room rural schools in Chelan from 1941 to 1948.  After attaining a bachelor of education degree in 1949, his teaching career resumed in Preeceville.  He moved to Norquay in 1953 and taught school until 1970, when he retired.  He met Agnes Ena Turner while holidaying in England in 1929 and they married in Winnipeg in 1930.  For more than 60 years, he was a supporter of the Hudson Bay Route Association.  He served as a director and president and, subsequently, as an honorary life member.  His tireless and passionate work as an advocate for greater use of the Port of Churchill was recognized across much of the prairies and there are some who have said that it was due to his efforts that the Port of Churchill remains in operation.  In Norquay, a large mural proclaims Norquay as the “Home of Mr. Churchill – Willis Richford” as does a medallion produced by the Norquay Chamber of Commerce in 2000.  His service to the community and province was recognized in 1992 when he received the 125th anniversary Canadian Commemorative Medal.  In 1984, he received the Citizen of the Year award for northeastern Saskatchewan.  Only months away from his 100th birthday, Richford received the Saskatchewan Centenarian Medallion which is engraved “100 years of heart”.  Predeceased by his parents, his wife Ena in 1995, and three brothers, he is survived by a son, Roy (Jean) of Victoria; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.


Mike Kniaz

Canora Courier May 18, 2005 Page 9

Funeral service for Mike Kniaz, 69, of Flin Flon, and formerly of the Canora district, who died at his residence, was held May 14 at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Roman Kocur officiating.  Burial was in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Nov. 2, 1936, in the Canora district to Andrew and Annie (Chopty) Kniaz, he attended Strathcona School.  He worked on the family farm near Canora until he moved to Flin Flon in 1972.  He worked at Midwest Drilling and later at HBMS until his retirement in 1994.  During his retirement, he enjoyed working with wood, making items such as butterflies, calendars and corner units.  Predeceased by his father Andrew in 1956, his mother Annie in 1976, and two brothers, Wasyl (Bill) in 1992 and John in 1984, he is survived by a brother George (Joyce) Kniaz and a sister, Eileen Sawka.


Paulina Darmochid

Canora Courier May 18, 2005 Page 9

Funeral service for Paulina Darmochid, 86, of Yorkton, and formerly of Endeavour, Theodore and the Ketchen district, who died May 1 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, was held May 5 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Eugene Mellish of the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Oct. 29, 1918 to Phillip and Adeline (nee Derin) Romanyshyn, she was raised in the Ketchen district and attended Netchie Hills School.  She married Nick Darmochid and the couple farmed in the Stove Creek area.  They lived in Endeavour for awhile before moving to a farm north of Theodore.  Predeceased by her parents, her husband, two sons, Eugene in infancy and Darryl, three brothers, Paul, Joe and Bill, and two sisters, Stella and Helen, she is survived by three sisters, Mary and Julia of British Columbia and Frances of Ontario.


Ervin Malischewski

Canora Courier May 18, 2005 Page B1

MALISCHEWSKI:  In loving memory of Ervin, beloved husband, father, grandfather and Opa, passed away May 17, 1999.

Your heart was kind and true,

And when we needed someone,

We could always count on you.

The special days will not return,

When we were all together;

But with the love inside our hearts,

You will walk with us forever.

- Forever loved and deeply missed by wife Marge and family.


Adolph Norman Nordin

Canora Courier May 25, 2005 Page 9

A memorial service for Adolph Norman Nordin, 90, of the Canora Gateway Lodge, and formerly of Buchanan, who died May 12 at the lodge, was held May 17 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Buchanan with Pastor Kim Sherwin officiating.  Inurnment followed at the Elim Lutheran Cemetery, northeast of Buchanan, with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Feb. 4, 1915, at the family farm in the Buchanan district to Emil and Ericka (Forsman) Nordin, he attended Dydland School.  He worked on the family farm and during the depression, he bought his own land.  He married Dorothy Dahlberg on Nov. 5, 1939.  In 1972, they retired to Buchanan.  He kept busy with wood working, especially carving diamond willow.  Later, he took up stone masonry and many of the cairns that he built dot the countryside.  After a series of health problems, he moved to Aspen Bluffs Care Home in Yorkton and then to the Gateway Lodge.  Predeceased by his parents, Emil and Ericka, his wife, Dorothy, a son, Herbert in infancy, two brothers, Howard and Carl, and a sister, Myrtle Harwood, he is survived by two sons, Benard of Buchanan and Ken (Bonnie) of Whitehorse; two daughters, Lorraine (Raymond) Cote of Dunrea, Man., and Mavis (Jim) Hrynkiw of Buchanan; four brothers, Philip (Norma) of Kansas, Henry of Kimberly, B.C., Lawrence (Faye) of Prince George and Morris (Bernadine) of Buchanan; two sisters, Laura (Jack) Bennett of Aldergrove, B.C. and Irene (Derek) Bekkering of Abbotsford, B.C.; 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.


Nettie Scherbak

Canora Courier May 25, 2005 Page 9

Funeral service for Nettie Scherbak, 78, of Norquay, and formerly of the Wroxton area, who died May 12 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held May 17 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Lomaskiewicz officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 12, 1926, in Big River to Metro and Mary (Yarocki) Napady, she attended Chaucer School south of Wroxton.  She married Steve Salyn on Jan. 15, 1945, in Wroxton and they farmed in the area.  They moved to Wroxton, where she worked as a janitor and drove a school bus.  After her husband died, she married John Scherbak on May 27, 1977.  They lived in Swan Plain and then retired to Norquay.  She was a member of the Swan Plain and Norquay Orthodox women’s groups.  Predeceased by her parents, Metro and Mary, her first husband, Steve Salyn, and a sister, Anne Salyn, she is survived by her second husband, John; two sons, Raymond (Elaine) Salyn of Winnipeg and Gordon (Laverne) Salyn of Calgary; a daughter, Barbara (Stan) Diduck of Wroxton; two brothers, Harry (Ann) Napady of Yorkton and Peter (Bernice) Napady of Theodore; a sister, Jennie Elaschuk of Yorkton; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


John A. Pinkerton

Canora Courier May 25, 2005 Page B1

PINKERTON:  John A., Apr. 12, 1941 – May 24, 2001:

We planned to be together,

Walking always side by side,

Those rainbow dreams were shattered,

On the day that you died.

I close my eyes and see,

Your smile like sunshine through the rain,

And know you want me to remember you,

With joy and not with pain.

You have never left me,

I hold you deep inside my heart,

For as long as memory remains,

We will never be far apart.

When I think of you I smile,

Knowing you are smiling too,

And knowing that your spirit is near,

Helps me make it through.

We may not have tomorrow,

But we had yesterday,

Forever in my heart is where,

You will always stay.

- Love ya always, Elaine


Mike Rudachyk, Joe Rudachyk

Canora Courier May 25, 2005 Page B1

RUDACHYK:  In memory of uncles: Mike Rudachyk, May 28, 2001; Joe Rudachyk, Aug. 25, 2001.

Remembrance is a golden chain,

Death tries to break but all in vain.

- Sadly missed by Minnie.


Rose Kardynal

Canora Courier May 25, 2005 Page B1

In loving memory of our dear wife, mother and Baba, Rose Kardynal, who passed away on May 19, 2004.

They say there is a reason,

They say that time will heal,

But neither time nor reason,

Will change the way we feel.

For no one knows the heartache,

That lies behind our smiles,

No one knows how many times,

We have broken down and cried.

We want you to know,

So there isn’t any doubt,

You’re so wonderful to think of,

But so hard to live without.

- We love you and miss you very much.  Lovingly remembered by husband Steve, children Lisa (Grant), Carla (Brent), Shelly (Cork), Patrick (Bev), Randy and your 9 grandchildren.


Kevin Pinder

Canora Courier May 25, 2005 Page B6 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and area readers

Kevin Pinder of Regina, age 33, passed away on Friday, May 6.  Funeral service was held in Porcupine Plain.  He was the son of the late Lloyd Pinder and Beatrice (Connolly) Turkiewich of Porcupine Plain.  He is survived by his mother, his brothers, Rick and Cory Pinder of Rocky Mountain House, and twin sisters, Koral and Nicole Turkiewich of Porcupine Plain.


Frank (Smitty) Dimmick

Canora Courier June 01, 2005 Page 2 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Another pioneer, Frank (Smitty) Dimmick, has passed away.  The son of Moses and Elizabeth Dimmick, who came to Invermay in 1905, he was born on Aug. 2, 1907.  He was a stepbrother for Agnes (who later married John Francis) and Frederick (who spent the balance of his life in Invermay).  Frank took his schooling in Invermay and farmed near Sunningdale for many years.  He loved horses and was a caretaker at the Provincial Court Building in North Battleford for many years.  After retiring from this position, he returned to Sunningdale until his health failed and he moved back to Battleford.  Frank had a sharp mind to the end and always had time for a story or a game of crib.  He and his wife, Annie, had six children:  Gordon, Donald, Vivian, Eileen, Cecil and Douglas.  Frank (Smitty) died on May 13 with funeral and burial held in North Battleford.  Predeceased by his wife, one daughter, one grandchild and one great-grandchild, he is survived by his children, 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.


Grace Johnson

Canora Courier June 01, 2005 Page 2 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Grace Johnson of Kelowna, formerly of Margo, has passed away.  There will be a memorial service in Margo in July.


Victor Dutchak

Canora Courier June 02, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Victor Dutchak, 81, of Canora, and formerly of Tadmore, who died May 4 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held May 11 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canora with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date in Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 14, 1923, to Tony and Dora (Pamilenkiuna) Dutchak on the family farm in the Tadmore district, he attended Gogal, Crystal Lake and Forest Hill schools.  He enlisted with the army and served overseas for three years.  When he returned to Canada, he worked at a variety of jobs such as farm labourer, driving a school bus, working at the Parkland Veterinary Clinic and as an elevator agent in Buchanan.  He lived on the family farm until 1963, when he sold the land and moved to Canora.  After his parents died in 1965, he and his brother, Steve, moved to Tadmore.  After Steve died, he moved back to Canora.  Predeceased by his parents, Tony and Dora, two brothers, Steve and Paul, and one sister, Mary Pankevich, he is survived by a brother, Joe (Virginia) of Minden, Ont., and a sister, Jean Chabun of Canora.


Mike Madarash

Canora Courier June 01, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Mike Madarash, 76, of Yorkton, and formerly of Buchanan, who died May 21 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held May 26 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Michael Krochak and Rev. Method Kushko officiating.  Burial was in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 5, 1928, in the Olesha district, north of Buchanan, to John and Ann (Wilgosh) Madarash, he attended Olesha School.  On July 17, 1950, he married Sophie Hadubiak at Sacred Heart Church in the Olesha district.  They farmed 10 miles north of Buchanan until 1974 when they moved to Yorkton.  He worked at the flour mill for a short period before beginning work with Morris Rod-Weeder in February of 1975.  He retired in 1992.  He was secretary of the Olesha Church parish and a member of the North Buchanan Snow-Plow Club.  Predeceased by his parents, John and Ann, an infant son, Danny, a brother, Walter, and a sister Mary Bigoraj, he is survived by his wife, Sophie; two sons, Richard of Yorkton and Russell (Carol) of Regina; five daughters, Darlene Madarash (Allan Giesbrect) of Winnipeg, Lucille (Gilles) Lavelle of LaSalle, Man., Linda (Carl) Korchynski of Regina, Julie (Ton) Abrametz of Yorkton, Connie (Greg) Sturtz of Yorkton; a sister, Polly (Dick) Berezowski of Newmarket, Ont.; and 11 grandchildren.


Paul Kurkowsky

Canora Courier June 01, 2005 Page 15 – Personal items of interest to Stenen and district readers

Paul Kurkowsky, brother/brother-in-law of Peter and Mary Kurkowsky, passed away at St. Michael’s Care Centre in Edmonton on Apr. 18.  Born on May 6, 1916 in Hyas, Paul was approximately three weeks short of his 89th birthday.  A prayer service was held at Leson’s Funeral Chapel on Monday evening Apr. 25 and the funeral service was celebrated from St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Hyas on Tuesday, Apr. 26 at 10 a.m. Rev. Lomaszkiewicz officiated at both serviced.  Following the prayer service, lunch was served at the lunch room at Leson’s Funeral Home and following the funeral Mass, a time of fellowship and refreshments was held at the Hyas Town Hall.  Interment took place at the Canora Cemetery beside his wife Victoria, who predeceased him in April of 2001.  Pallbearers were brother Peter Kurkowsky, sons Nick, Larry and Michael Kurkowsky, and grandsons Justin Hasselaar and Michel Kurkowsky Jr.  Family members attending the funeral included:  sons Nick (Myrna) Kurkowsky of Surrey, B.C., Larry (Bonnie) Kurkowsky of Edmonton, and Michael (Louise) Kurkowsky of Maple Ridge, B.C.; daughters Sonia (Bill) Hassellar of Surrey, B.C. and Zoria (Ihor) Izio of Edmonton; grandsons Justin Hasselaar of Surrey, and Michael Kurkowsky Jr. of Edmonton; granddaughters Karyn Hasselaar of Surrey, Ulana and Oksana Izio of Edmonton, and Correne Kurkowsky of Maple Ridge; brothers Peter (Mary) Kurkowsky of Stenen, Al (Arlene) Letwinka of Scarborough, Ont., and Boris Letwinka of Regina; sisters Gloria (Art) Zubko of Kelowna, B.C. and Anne Cohoon of Wilberforce, Ont.; brother-in-law Al MacDougall of Scarborough; nephews Ken MacDougall of Duck Lake, Peter MacDougall of Saskatoon, and Rick Letwinka and Hayley of Lumsden; and nieces Genevieve Kurkowsky of Yorkton and Angie Schlamp of Pense.  Granddaughter Andrea (Steven) Douglas and their children Amy and Kevin of Surrey were not able to attend.  Many of the family members of the late Paul Kurkowsky spent time either prior to his funeral service or time after the service visiting Peter and Mary Kurkowsky and their daughter Genevieve of Yorkton.


Adolph Rudnitski 

Canora Courier June 01, 2005 Page B1

ADOLPH RUDNITSKI June 6, 1985

Our dad, my husband was taken away from us much to young and too soon.

You never had that chance to see all your children marry,

You didn’t get to hold all your grandchildren in your arms or watch them grow, or talk to them about your love of farming.

Work was still such a big part of your life, when God took you.

Going on holidays with mom or fishing or golfing were some of the things you missed out on.

Our hearts all ached to see you after you left us.  But we know that God had other plans for you and you must be helping him with your hard working farm hands.

We will always remember your warm smile, your gentle blue eyes, your caring nature to your family and others,

There is a little part of you in all our families.

Our prayer is that God give you the peace and consolation.

We will always miss you and treasure our memories.

-Lovingly remembered by your wife, daughters and son-in-laws.  Wife Olga, daughter Barbara Gulka and husband Morris, daughter Donna Balawyder and husband Florian, daughter Cheryl Smith and husband Keith, and daughter Glenda Martens and husband Roger.  Also many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Mary Palchewich

Canora Courier June 01, 2005 Page B1

PALCHEWICH:  In loving memory of our dear mother, baba Mary, who passed away May 30, 1992.

She never failed to do her best,

Her heart was true and tender;

She toiled hard for those she loved,

Then left them to remember.

At early morn, when all was still,

God gave His great command;

In silent peace she passed away,

Into a better land.

-Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by daughter Vivian, son-in-law Leonard, and children.


Bill Chalus

Canora Courier June 01, 2005 Page B1

CHALUS:  In memory of Bill Chalus (June 1st, 2004).

Hard to believe it’s been,

A whole year;

But happy memories,

Keep you near.

Loving words,

No longer told;

But always in our hearts,

To hold.

-Lovingly and missed by wife Lilly, daughter Evelyn (Ton), son Ken (Annette).


Joyce Melnychuk Gunn

Canora Courier June 01, 2005 Page B8

A memorial service for Joyce Melnychuk Gunn, 62, of Orinda, Calif., and previously from Canora, who died Mar. 12 at her residence, was held in March at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canora and a second service was held on May 12 at the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church.  Interment is to take place on July 19 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Born on Dec. 15, 1942, in Canora to Peter and Mary Melnychuk, she attended school in Canora and college in Winnipeg.  She moved to San Francisco, where she met Edwin (Ted) Gunn.  They were married in 1969.  They lived in Orinda, where she worked as a realtor associate with Caldwell Banker Reality.  She was diagnosed with cancer in the latter part of 2000.  She underwent two major surgeries and four years of chemotherapy.  Predeceased by her father Peter, in 1995, she is survived by her husband, Edwin (Ted) or Orinda;, her mother, Mary of Canora; a son, Morgan of Lafayette, Calif. A daughter, Megan of New York City; a brother, David (Pat) Melnychuk of Calgary; and a sister, Sharon (John) Mikitzel of Burlington, Ont.


Metro Ochitwa

Canora Courier June 01, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Metro Ochitwa, 73, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Hyas area, who died May 18 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, was held May 2 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating.  Burial will take place at a late date with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Mar 26, 1932, in the Glen Elder district to Peter and Mary (Hykaway) Ochitwa, he attended Glen Elder School.  He worked on the family farm until 1950, when he moved to Winnipeg.  He worked of McCall Frontenac, building holding fuel tanks for Texaco.  He then worked for Cairns Construction and Jack Leech Excavating in Regina.  He was cat operator digging basements.  He met Noreen Baer in Regina and they were married on May 17, 1956, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Regina.  He worked for Ipsco before he purchased farmland in the Danbury district in 1963.  In the early 1980s he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis but he kept farming until 1988 when they moved to Hyas.  In 1998, he was diagnosed with ALS, resulting in 17 months of hospitalization.  He was transferred to Yorkton Hospital in 2000.  In October of 2004, he became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home.  Predeceased by his parents, Peter and Mary, he is survived by his wife, Noreen; a son, Randy (Rhonda) of Hyas; a daughter, Beverly Lorenz (Bob Gordon) of Lloydminster; six brothers, Arthur (Shirley) of Calgary, William (Shirley) of Regina, Ernie of Calgary, Kenneth (Adeline) of Red Deer, Mervin (Dale) of Medicine Hat and Ronnie (Sandee) of Regina; two grandsons, and two great-grandsons.


Emily Tilbert

Canora Courier June 8, 2005 Page 7

Funeral service for Emily Tilbert, 98, of Yorkton, and formerly of Okla, who died May 17 at Anderson Lodge in Yorkton, was held May 20 at Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel with Jack Price and Vera Morrow officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel and Crematorium of Yorkton in care of arrangements.  Born Sept. 27, 1906 in Heward to Milton and Eva (nee Ashdown) Wilson, she attended school in Heward.  She married William Tilbert on Nov. 28, 1923 in Cabri.  In 1925, the couple moved to the Okla district.  In 1955, she moved to Alberta where she worked as a care aide in High River for a number of years before returning to Saskatchewan and retiring in Preeceville.  In 2001, she moved to Anderson Lodge.  Predeceased by her parents and seven siblings, Stanley, Newburn, Ella, Mabel, Stanley, Alice and Leonard, she is survived by two sons, Robert (Bernetta) of Lumby, B.C. and Emerson (Johanna) of Luseland; five daughters, Eileen (William) MacMillan of Broadview, Freida Hilliard of Kerrobert, Edith Boen of Camrose, Alta., Laura Scheller of Yorkton and Bernice (Leonard) Langdon of Weekes; one brother, John Wilson of Vulcan, Alta., and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Norma Bischoff

Canora Courier June 8, 2005 Page 7

A memorial service for Norma Bischoff, 76, of Calgary, and formerly of Margo, who died May 17 at the Chinook Hospice, was held May 20 at First Memorial Funeral Services in Calgary.  Born on Nov. 23, 1928, in Glenavon, Sask., she attended school in Margo and Fosston.  In 1947, she married Ivan Anderson.  She moved to Calgary where she was employed by John Stanger Accounting.  In 1973, she married Ralph Bischoff.  They moved to Prelate and then to Leader.  She started her own accounting business in Leader while helping on the farm.  After Ralph died, she continued to farm, but eventually decided to sell and in 1999, she returned to Calgary.  Predeceased by her first husband, Ivan Anderson, and her second husband, Ralph Bischoff, she is survived by a son, Brian (Ingrid); two daughters, Barbara (Murray) Swanson and Lois (Janice) Bladon; two sisters, Glenna Walker and Grace Jolly; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.


Anne Hort (neeDaviduik)

Canora Courier June 8, 2005 Page 7

Funeral service for Anne Hort, 72, of Canora and formerly of Arabella, who died June 3 at Kelvington Hospital, was held June 7 in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home with Rev. Miles Russell officiating.  Burial was in Preeceville Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Nov. 13, 1932 to Wasyl and Synklita Daviduik in Arabella, she was educated at Arabella School.  She worked as a waitress and store clerk.  She married Steve Hort on Oct. 12, 1951 in Canora.  She was a member of the Sturgis Bowling League.  Predeceased by her father in 1942, her mother in 1986, and one sister, Tena Burym in 1971, she is survived by two sons, Alvin (Debbie) of Canora and Jason of Yorkton; two daughters, Angie (Lorne) Cridland of Creighton and Laverne Robin (Lloyd) Smith of Yorkton; one brother, Mike (Frances) Daviduik of Kamsack; one sister, Frances Hunko of Preeceville, and nine grandchildren.


Wayne Anaka

Canora Courier June 8, 2005 Page 7

Funeral service for Wayne Anaka, 47, of Saskatoon, and formerly of Swan River, who died May 16, was held May 21 at the chapel of Swan Valley Funeral Services with Rev. Nigel Packwood officiating.  Burial was in the Birchwood Cemetery with Swan Valley Funeral Services in care of arrangements.  Born on Jan. 29, 1958, in Swan River to Terry and Pauline (Wosminity) Anaka, he graduated from Swan River Regional Secondary School.  He worked at the Swan Valley Co-op and then went into the field of trucking.  He worked for several companies and then bought his own trucks and hauled logs in Swan valley.  He worked in Denare Beach hauling for the mine for a couple of years.  In 2003, he moved to Saskatoon and began driving for Directwest Carriers.  Predeceased by his father, Terry, grandfather, William Anaka of Canora, and grandparents, Mike and Sophie Wosminity of Kamsack, he is survived by his son, Dan (Pam) of Strathmore, Alta.; a daughter, Shanlee (Ted) Stillborn of Swan River; his companion, Lori Blake of Hanna, Alta.; his mother, Pauline of Swan River; his grandmother, Mary Anaka of Canora; a brother, Allan (Michele) of Denare Beach; and two sisters, Judy (Gordon) McKinnon of Scarborough, Ont., Audrey (Joe) Pilat of Swan River; and three grandchildren.


Mike Madarash

Canora Courier June 8, 2005 Page 7

Funeral service for Mike Madarash, 76, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Olesha district north of Buchanan, who died May 21 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held May 26 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Michael Krochak and rev. Methodius Kushko officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton City Cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Sept. 5, 1928 in the Olesha district to John and Anne (nee Wilgosh) Madarash, he attended Olesha School.  On July 17, 1950, he married Sophie Hadubiak at Sacred Heart church in the Olesha district.  The couple farmed north of Buchanan until 1974 when they moved to Yorkton.  He worked at a flour mill before joining the staff of Morris Rod-Wheeler in 1975.  He retired in 1992.  He served as secretary of Olesha church and was a member of the North Buchanan Snow-Plough Club.  Predeceased by a son, Danny in 1951, his mother in 1959, his father in 1965, a sister, Mary Bigoraj in 1983 and a brother, Walter in 1933, he is survived by his wife; two sons, Richard of Yorkton and Russell (Carol) of Regina; five daughters, Darlene Madarash (Allan Giesbrecht) of Winnipeg, Lucille (Gilles) Lavalee of LaSalle, Man., Linda (Carl) Korchynski of Regina, Julie (Tom) Abrametz of Yorkton and Connie (Greg) Sturtz of Yorkton; one sister, Polly (Dick) Berezowski of Newmarket, Ont., and 11 grandchildren.


Barry Enge

Canora Courier June 8, 2005 Page 13 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Barry Enge, 57, passed away on June 2.  Funeral service was to be held Wednesday at the Invermay Hall.


Billy Smith

Canora Courier June 8, 2005 Page 13 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Billy Smith, husband of Merial Smith of the Hazel-Dell-Invermay area died on June 5.  He was 76 and had been a resident of the Lion’s Hostel in Preeceville for the last four years.  Funeral arrangements are pending.


Doreen Ortynsky

Canora Courier June8, 2005 Page B1

Doreen Ortynsky December 02, 1921 – June 8, 2004

In loving memory of a dear wife, mother and Baba:

They say thee is a reason,

They say that time will heal,

But neither time nor reason,

Will change the way we feel.

For no one knows the heartache,

That lies behind our smiles,

No one knows how many times,

We have broken down and cried,

We went you to know,

You are wonderful to think of

But so hard to live without.

We love you and miss you very much.

- Loving remembered by husband Paul, daughters, Mary Anne (Bernie), Lesia (Wayne) and Audrey (Tim) and grandchildren Greg, Devan, Taisa, Lucia, Alicia, Katrina and Julianna.


Dianne Joanne Ortynsky

Canora Courier June 8, 2005 Page B1

Dianna Joanne Ortynsky December 06, 1947 – June 12, 2003

In loving memory of a dear daughter, sister and aunt:

Within our hearts we always keep

A special place for you.

And try to do our best to live

As you would want us to.

As we loved you, so we miss you

In our memory, you are near;

Loved and remembered for always

With the passing of each year.

- Fondly and lovingly remembered by father Paul, sisters Marry Anne (Bernie) Lesia (Wayne) and Audrey (Tim) and nephews Greg and Devan and nieces Alicia, Taisa, Lucia, Katrina and Julianna.


Vincent Pasloski

Canora Courier June 08, 2005 Page B1

PASLOSKI:  In loving memory of Vincent, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, who passed away June 16, 2002.

They say time heals everything,

But we know it isn’t so;

Because it hurts as much today,

As it did three years ago.

- Forever loved and deeply missed by wife Sophie, children and grandchildren.


Emily Shapko

Canora Courier June 8, 2005 Page B7

A memorial service for Emily Shapko, 74, of Winnipeg, and formerly of Canora, who died May 27 at St. Boniface Hospital, was held June 1 at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens in Winnipeg with Rev. Ivan Shaw officiating.  Burial was in Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens.  Born on Dec. 9, 1930, in the Buchanan area to Roy and Doris (Lesiew) Sawka, she attended Badgerdale School near Buchanan and Sacred Heart in Yorkton.  She married George Shapko at the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Canora in 1950.  She worked at the Co-op creamery and at the Eaton’s catalogue office in Canora.  They left Canora and moved to Winnipeg in 1989.  Predeceased by her husband, George in 1997, her parents, Roy and Doris Sawka, and a brother, Frank, she is survived by a daughter, Shelly (David) Shapko-Lamont of Winnipeg; a brother, Anton (Nancy) Sawka of Canora; and two grandsons.


Elsie Skibinsky (nee Korol)

Canora Courier June 15, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service for Elsie Skibinsky, 73, of Canora, who died June 4 at the Yorkton Regional health Centre, was held June 8 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Peter Wasylenko officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Mar. 3, 1932, in Donwell district to Steve and Emma (Kuruliak) Korol, she attended Bogucz School.  She worked in Canora before she married Carl Skibinsky in Canora on Nov. 5, 1956.  They lived in Toronto for 15 years where she worked for Southam Murray Publishing.  In 1972, they returned to farm in the Canora district.  She worked at I.C. Fabrics.  In 1976, they moved to Canora.  Predeceased by her parents, Steve and Emma, her husband, Carl, three brothers, John, Harry and Nick, and four sisters, Mary Ostopovich, Ann Martsinkiw, Lena Makowsky and Kay Trembach, she is survived by a son, Darcy (Sharon) of Saskatoon; two sisters, Sophie Malanowich of Canora and Olga (Nick) Evanochko of Saskatoon, and two grandchildren.


Evangeline Diana Burym (nee Perrick)

Canora Courier June 15, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service for Evangeline Diana Burym, 64, of Danbury, who died June 4 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Jun 11 at Leson’s Funeral Home in Canora with Marion Naduriak officiating, Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on May 31, 1941, at the Kamsack Union Hospital to Paul and Frances Perrick, she attended Big Horn and Norquay schools.  Even as a child, she was active in the United Church, and when she was older, she taught Sunday school.  She worked in Regina briefly, but returned home to help her mother with a difficult pregnancy.  She married Peter Burym in 1961 at the United church in Canora.  She worked alongside her husband, who was a trapper and a rancher.  In their later years they travelled to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Texas and took Caribean cruise.  Their winter retreat was in Yuma.  Predeceased by her father, Paul, her husband, Peter, a son, Fred, and a sister, Phyllis Darlene, she is survived by her mother, Frances Perrick, three sons, Patrick (Janet) of Stenen, Dale (Melanie) of Amsterdam and Brian (Sheri) of Danbury; two brothers, Darold (Adeline) Perrick of Norquay and Allan Perrick of Norquay; four sisters, Cecilia (John) Radchuk of Arabella, Iris (Andrew) Dal of Canora, Paulette (Terry) Nygren of Norquay and Marlene (Brian) Heskin of Norquay; and seven grandchildren.


Ethel "Marjorie" Rudachyk (nee Pym)

Canora Courier June 15, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service for Cora Ethel “Marjorie” Rudachyk, 74, of Regina, who died June 9 at Regina General Hospital, was held June 13 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Thom Carnahan officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Feb. 14, 1931, in Carievale, Sask., to Albert and Bertha (Wilson) Pym, she attended Forbesher and Carlyle schools.  She went on to become a psychiatric and practical nurse in Selkirk.  She married Ted Rudachyk in Carlyle on June 18, 1955.  They lived in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  She was an accomplished curler.  Predeceased by her parents, Albert and Bertha, and a brother, Harold, she is survived by two sons, Garry (Donna) of Norquay and Kevin (Shelley) of Regina; a daughter, JoAnn Rutlege of Norquay; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


Tom Slapinski

Canora Courier June 15, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service for Tom Slapinski, 82, of Stenen, who died June 5 at Canora Hospital, was held June 9 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Ivan Derkach officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 6, 1922, on the family farm in the Stenen district to Frank and Mary (Parasuik) Slapinski, he attended Goodhue School.  He worked on the family farm and on Oct. 27, 1945, he married Eva Kurulak in the Stenen district.  When his parents moved to Stenen, Tom and Eva continued to operate the farm.  He also worked at a number of logging camps in the area, drove a school bus and did some carpentry work.  They were active in the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Stenen.  Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mary, his wife, Eva, and a sister, Anne Zaharychuk, he is survived by two daughters, Jeanette (Gary) Obuck of Regina and Yvonne (Ernie) Gulka of Preeceville; a sister, Nellie Surcon of Kamsack; and two grandchildren.


Johann Heinrich (Henry) Weinmaster

Canora Courier June 15, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service for Johann Heinrich (Henry) Weinmaster, 95, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Rhein district, who died May 29 at the Aborfield Nursing Home, was held June 4 at Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel with Rev. Daphne Bender of Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton City Cemetery with Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born Nov. 15, 1909 near Rhein to Heinrich and Elizabeth (nee Suppes) Weinmaster, he married Helen Hilderman on Oct. 11, 1931 at Yorkton Lutheran Church.  The couple farmed near Rhein, then moved to a farm east of Yorkton.  After his wife’s death in 1985, he married Molly Hilderman (nee Amalia Kraft).  When his second wife was admitted to a nursing home in Fillmore, he moved to a seniors’ apartment in Nipawin.  He was involved in the Evangelical church in Yorkton, the Parkland Lions Club, the Yorkton Curling Club and the Yorkton museum.  Predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Johnnie and Reinhold, two sisters, Sarah and Alvina; two daughters, Joanne in infancy and Marlene Montford in 1981, and both wives (1985 and 2001), he is survived by one son, Howard of Kapuskasing, Ont.; one daughter, Peggy (James) Worrell of Swift Current; one sisters, Lillian Hall of New York; nine grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.


Warren Malischewski

Canora Courier June 15, 2005 Page B1

In Loving Memory of Warren Malischewski who passed away June 3, 2004

You are greatly missed.

“There was no fish for Christmas”

You were taken away

God hath not promised

Skies always blue,

Flower-strewn pathways,

All our lives thro’

God hath not promised,

Sun without rain,

Joy without sorrow,

Peace without pain,

-You are remembered and painfully missed by your loving wife, children and grandchildren.


Nellie Werbowesky

Canora Courier June 15, 2005 Page B1

WERBOWESKY, Nellie, who passed away June 15, 2003.

Today recalls the memory,

Of a loved one gone to rest;

And those who think of her today,

Are those who loved her best.

The flowers we lay upon her grave,

May wither and decay;

But the love for her who lies beneath,

Will never fade away.

-Loved, missed, and remembered by Evelyn and Ken, Robert and Marilynne, Bonnie and Dave, Kurt, Jamie, Sean, Nicole.


Fred F. Chernoff

Canora Courier June 15, 2005 Page B1

CHERNOFF:  In loving memory of Fred F., our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who passed away June 15, 1959.

This day is remembered and quietly kept,

No words are needed, we shall never forget.

For those we loved don’t go away,

They walk beside us every day;

Unseen, unheard, but always near,

So loved, so missed, and very dear.

-Lovingly remembered by Nadia, Doris, Jean, Joyce and their families.


Dean Gabora

Canora Courier June 15, 2005 Page B1

In loving memory of Dean Gabora who passed away June 17, 1995.

Ten years have gone by since we had to let you go.

And our lives go on but nothing is the same as each day unfolds.

Words cannot express our thoughts, the daily longing and the pain.

But wonderful memories envelope us and close within our hearts you remain.

Your humor, your patience and smile we miss

Your strength and your love - endless is the list

You were God’s gift to us for twenty-four years

A great son, brother, nephew and friend so dear.

Only God knows why you went away.

But may His peace, love and joy always surround you we pray.

-Missing you - with love and prayers - your mom and dad Don and Bernadette, brother Evan, sister Deanna, brother-in-law Reg and nieces Raegan and Logan.


Barry Dale Enge

Canora Courier June 15, 2005 Page B8 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Funeral service was held for Barry Dale Enge, age 57, on Wednesday, June 8 at the Invermay Community Hall with Pastor Glenn Shore officiating.  Eulogies were given by Gordon McLelland and Chris Carlson, long-time friends, and Orvall Enge, brother.  Barry was well known and highly thought of, as could be seen from the overflowing crowd of mourner.  Organist was Madeline Robson.  Lois Squire and Vicki Ziola were in charge of the memorial book.  Dean Currah, Jason Pozniak and Kim Rioch were ushers.  Honourary pallbearers were the farm helpers:  Jason Bansley, Albert Carlson, Mark Eskra, Mike Eskra, Jeff Hunter and Eddy Malowney.  Active pallbearers were:  Rob Baragar, Jim Carlson, Michael Enge, Brian Rude, Gerald Squire and Sheldon Wallin. Interment was n Margo Cemetery, next to his wife, Dianna, who died less than six months ago.  Lunch was served in the hall afterwards.  Barry is survived by his mother Sophie Ziola, mother-in-law Ann Shinkewski, brother Orvall, sons Justin (Kimberly) and Korwin (friend Diana Driedger), niece Sherrie, nephew Corrie, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and many niece, nephews, family and friends.


William (Bill) Smith

Canora Courier June 15, 2005 Page B8 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Funeral service was held for William (Bill) Smith, age 76, on June 9 at Hazel Dell with Terry Tompkins officiating.  Heather Gawrelitza was eulogist for her father.  The memorial book attendants and ushers were Trish Shewchuk, Dori Yagelniski, Jerrie Lynn Kuzminski and Lisa Vitkauskas.  Some of the dance music that Bill loved had been put on CD and was played before, during and after the service.  Pallbearers were:  Terry Smith, Jerry Yagelniski, Albert Wyborn, Bill Bryant, Alan Busch and Brian Bush.  Interment was in Hazel Dell Cemetery with lunch served in the hall afterwards.  Bill is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Merial; their children Robert (Margaret), Joni (Scott), Amanda (Morley), Rachelle and Kolby, and Robin (Dustin); Leslie (Lynn), Lee and Lisa; Lloyd (LaVerne); Synklita, Amy, William and Jesse, and Heather (Greg) Gawrelitza; his sisters, Violet (Les) MacDonald and Dorothy Spaxman; along with many nieces and nephews.


Robert Calder

Canora Courier June 22, 2005 Page 14

Funeral Service for Robert Calder, 66, of Winnipeg and formerly of Sturgis, who died June 10 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, was held June 16 at Grace United Church in Sturgis with Rev. Miles Russell officiating.  Burial was in Sturgis Community Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Oct. 7, 1938 to David and Lillian Calder in Glen Elder, he was educated at Swan Bluff School, Sturgis Composite High School and technical college in The Pas.  He sold cordwood and lumber from the farm, worked for the Saskatchewan Department of Highways, taught near The Pas, and worked for Princess Auto and Wilson’s Auto Electric in Winnipeg, the latter for the past 27 years.  He belonged to the Glen Elder 4-H Beef Club and boy scouts as a child.  Predeceased by his parents and a brother, John, he is survived by three sisters, Francis (Lloyd) Tibbatts of Yorkton, Marjorie of Sturgis and Jean Chapman of Winnipeg.


Craig Yurkowski

Canora Courier June 22, 2005 Page 14

Funeral service for Craig Yurkowski, 47, of Saskatoon and formerly of Canora, who died May 31 as result of a motorcycle accident in Saskatoon, was held June 4 at St. Patrick’s Parish in Saskatoon.  A memorial service was held later the same day at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Marg Jannick-Grayston officiating.  Burial was in the Mazeppa-Sliding Hills Christian Cemetery with Mourning Glory Funeral Services and Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Feb. 21, 1958, to Alfred and Minnie Yurkowski, he graduated from Canora Composite School.  He worked for many years in the mining industry and, most recently, at the Seabee Mine site as a heavy equipment mechanic.  Predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Minnie, and a brother, Kenny, he is survived by his spouse, Karen Chornoby; two step-daughters, Tara (Matthew) and Darla (Brian); three brothers, Ed (Sharon), Bob (Annette) and David; two sisters, Karen (Bruce) and Judy (Gus); and a granddaughter.


Annie Mydan (nee Slapinski)

Canora Courier June 22, 2005 Page 14

Funeral service for Annie Mydan, 83, of Preeceville, who died June 10 at Preeceville Lions Hostel, was held June 18 at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville with Rev. Joachim Rac officiating.  Burial was in Canora Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born July 22, 1921 to Joseph and Tekla Slapinski in Stenen, she was educated at Mannanah School.  She married Stephan Mydan at Hryhoriw Ukrainian Catholic Church on June 2, 1940.  She worked in a munitions factory in Oshawa during the war.  In 1943 they returned to the province to farm in the Elbow Lake district south of Hyas.  She was a cook for the CN Railway until 1986.  Predeceased by her husband, her parents, and sisters Lena Trakalo and Beatrice Katerynuik Prystay, she is survived by five daughters, Caroline (Jim) Strykowski and Pauline (Ernest) Sawka, both of Preeceville, Helen (Julius) Dziaduck of Sturgis, Evelyn (John) Evashchenko of Swan River and Beverley (Bob) Larson of Norquay; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Victor Swiderski

Canora Courier June 22, 2005 Page 14

Funeral service for Victor Swiderski, 61, of Clair, and formerly of Canora, who died May 20 at Wadena Hospital, was held May 25 at Tompkins Funeral Home with Terry Tompkins officiating.  Burial was in Clair Cemetery with Tompkins Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 7, 1943, in Canora to John and Katherine Swiderski, he attended Echo Lake, Rose Valley, Clair and Quill Lake schools.  He worked at a mechanic’s shop in Wynyard and then took a mechanic’s course in Moose Jaw.  He returned to Wynyard to work as a mechanic for several years before moving on to Broda Construction near Flin Flon where he was both a heavy duty mechanic and a heavy equipment operator.  HE returned to Clair to take over the family farm.  He opened a garage in Clair which he operated for the rest of his life.  Predeceased by his parents, John and Katherine, he is survived by two brothers, Alphonse (Darcy) and Darryl, and three sisters, Lorraine (Art) Sully, Veronica (Elmer) Dust, and Myrtle (Gordon) Holmstrom.


Irene Johnson (nee Laying)

Canora Courier June 22, 2005 Page 15

Funeral service for Irene Johnson, 64, of Bowsman, and a part-time resident of Crystal Lake, who died June 3 in Swan River, was held June 8 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Bowsman with Rev. Salesi Takau officiating.  Burial was in the Bowsman Cemetery with Paull Funeral Home and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born on June 29, 1940, in Swan River to Cecil and Gladys Laying, she attended Shaw School and completed her education in Swan River.  She married Mayo Johnson of Tadmore on Nov. 27, 1965, at the Swan River United Church.  During her life, she worked as various jobs, including childcare provider, postmistress, cook and homemaker.  They lived in numerous centres in Saskatchewan and Manitoba before settling in Bowsman in 1975.  She liked to spend her summers at Crystal Lake.  Predeceased by her parents, Cecil and Gladys, her husband, Mayo, and two grandsons, Travis and Tyson, she is survived by two daughters, Gail and Jacqueline (Marty Bocker); a foster daughter, Susie (Vern) Jentzsch; two brothers, Ken and Roland (Doris); four sisters, Violet Graham, Marjorie (Willie) Nepinak, Norma Graham and Alice Graham; and one granddaughter.


Molly Cheveldeoff, Polly Horkoff

Canora Courier June 22, 2005 Page B1

EVER REMEMBERED:  In loving memory of my grandmothers, Molly Cheveldeoff, who passed away June 20, 1960; and Polly Horkoff, who passed away Nov. 01, 1984.

In my heart your memories live,

There’s not a day, dear grandmas,

I don’t think of you both.

-Ever remembered by your grandson, Lorne Russell Cheveldeoff, Yorkton


Tillie McCormick (nee Vonue)

Canora Courier June 22, 2005 Page B9

A memorial service for Tillie McCormick, 69, of Regina, and formerly of Canora, who died May 21 in Regina, was held May 26 at Regina Funeral Home with Rev. Betty Garrett officiating.  Burial was in St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Wapella with Regina Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on July 16, 1935, on a farm near Lipton to Louie and Ottillia Vonue, she was the third youngest of 10 children.  She married Rusty McCormick on May 17, 1958, in Wapella.  They lived in Esterhazy and Regina before moving to Canora, where they lived for almost 20 years.  Rusty was employed by SaskPower.  She worked at the Gateway Co-op administration office.  In 1997, they retired to Fort Qu’Appelle and a few years ago, they moved to Regina.  She loved to camp, golf and fish and collecting antiques.  Predeceased by her parents, Louis and Ottillia, a brother, Charlie, and a sister, Mary, she is survived by her husband, Rusty; two sons, Blaine (Cindy) Moosomin and Mel (Donna) of Canora; two daughters, JoAnn (Cliff) Senkow of Lumsden and Lisa of Regina; a brother, Jack; six sisters, Emma, Anne, Hedy, Elsie, Helen and Gertie; and nine grandchildren.


Barry Dale Enge

Canora Courier June 22, 2005 Page B9

After an extensive battle with cancer, Barry Dale Enge passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at the Regina General Hospital.  The funeral service was held Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at the Invermay Community Hall, with interment at the Margo Community Cemetery.  Barry was born to Sophie and Herman Enge on May 4, 1948.  He was their second son, and a little brother to Orvall.  They lived in Margo, but moved to Birch Hills for three years when Barry’s Grandma took his schooling in Birch Hills, LCBI in Outlook, as well as Margo.  Before committing to farming full time, Barry ventured into the workforce.  In the winters of 1968 and 1969, he dressed microwave towers in the Magdalene Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  He worked on the green chain at a sawmill in B.C., as well as for Mid-West Diamond Drilling in northern Saskatchewan.  He helped his uncle, Rudolf Wallin, and cousin, Darroll Wallin, tear down the Lakeo Elevator, which they later rebuilt in Wallin’s yard.  Barry began his courtship with Dianna Shinkewski in the summer of 1969.  It wasn’t long after that the two were married on Oct. 7, 1972.  They lived in a house in Margo, where they brought their first son, Justin, home in 1973.  In the spring of 1973, they moved to the Enge homestead, north of Margo on the Nut Mountain grid.  Barry just finished harvest when they brought their second son, Korwin, home in 1975.  Due to limited land availability in Margo, Barry bought his first quarter in Invermay in 1968.  He began to build bins and landscape the yard site at SW-15-33-8.  It was in 1980 when he and Dianna began to build a home there, with cousin, Arleigh Enge, as the carpenter.  Barry, Dianna, and the boys moved in on July 1, 1981.  Barry made a few risky decisions and turned the farm into a successful business.  His idea of a good Sunday afternoon was grabbing a thermos of coffee and heading out to work the fields.  Barry and the boys acquired help over the years as the farm expanded.  He often commented that he wouldn’t have achieved what he had today without the help of Albert Carlson, who has worked with him for the past 32 years.  Other dedicated employees included Mike Eskra (25 years), Jason Bansley (10 years), Chris Carlson (8 years), and Jeff Hunter (2 years).  Mark Eskra and Eddy Maloney also provided help during seeding and harvest.  Barry was very active in the community.  He was involved with the arena committee, rec board, and minor hockey.  As coach of the Invermay pee wee team, he led them to league championships two years in a row in the mid-80’s.  He looked forward to the Invermay Winter Festival, often having competitions with Gerald Squire to see who could sell the most snowmobile poker derby hands.  If you couldn’t get a hold of him, chances were he popped in for a coffee with Rob at Clearview Agro.  Barry found out that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2001.  He made many trips to Regina and Saskatoon, doctoring and taking treatments.  He underwent a stem cell transplant in 2002, which was unsuccessful in ridding the cancer.  After losing his life long-partner, Dianna, this past Christmas Eve, and finding out that the cancer was spreading, it was difficult to stay optimistic.  Over the past month, Chris had taken him for regular transfusions and doctor’s appointments.  Regardless of how weak he was, he gave Chris strict instructions to tell the boys to keep seeding.  On Wednesday, June 1, Barry was taken to the Regina General Hospital, where he passed away the following evening, with a room full of his family and friends devastated to say good-bye.  Barry was known across the miles for his dominant voice, light-hearted attitude, and strong business sense.  He will be forever remembered and missed by those that he touched.  Barry was predeceased by his wife, Dianna; father, Herman; step-father, Oswald Ziola; father-in-law Albin Shinkewski; sister-in-law, Doris Enge.  He is survived by his mother, Sophie; mother-in-law, Ann Shinkewski; brother, Orvall; sons, Justin (Kimberly) and Korwin (friend, Diana Driedger); Orvall’s children, Sherrie and Corrie; sister-in-laws, Pat Shinkewski, Darlene (Dave) Barnard, Lydia (Wayne) Peterson, Susie (Carl) Adamyk; brother-in-law, Morris (Laurie) Shinkewski; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.


Curtis William Kryski

Canora Courier June 22, 2005 Page B9

Curtis William Kryski of Red Deer, Alta. passed away on June 14, 2005 at the age of 30 years.  Curtis was born on Sept. 20, 1974 at Yorkton Union Hospital in Yorkton, Sask.  He was a free spirit who loved and lived life to the fullest; every day was a new day.  Curtis attended school in Canora until Grade 8, then Grade 9 at St. Joseph’s College in Yorkton and grade 10 through 12 at Yorkton regional High School.  Curtis then moved to Regina to work at Sakundiak Grain Augers for one year, then he moved back to Yorkton and worked at Morris Industries for one year.  He moved to Saskatoon in 1995 and went to Kelsey Institute for Agriculture Machinery Technician.  He gained employment at Wardale Farm Equipment for sic months then moved back to Saskatoon and was employed at Managrow.  A year later, Curtis moved to Red Deer to accept a position of foreman at Q & O Fencing.  After two years Curtis went to work for High Arctic Well Control in Red Deer.  This is where Curtis received an award for successfully snubbing a gas well, drilling 4800 metres with no incident.  No one else had successfully snubbed a gas well that depth in Canada.  He was very proud of that award and humble as well.  After three years, Curtis gained employment with SSI where he worked until his sudden passing.  Curtis loved ski-dooing in the mountains and went often with his friends, most recently with his girlfriend Coral.  He also loved golfing, which his brother Daniel can attest to, as well as hockey, hunting and many other activities.  Curtis was a friend to all and a prankster who loved to play jokes on his friends and tease them.  His brother Anthony, got the brunt of some.  Curtis was especially close to his sister Bonnie.  He was a special person who will be deeply missed by all the people he touched with his charm and personality and no one will ever, or can, replace him.  Pallbearers were:  his school buddy, Dave Biblow, Ashley and Clint Leontowich, Chris Currellin, his work buddy, Eric Rebhahn, Warren Czmuchalek, Blake Johnson, and Johnny Hoopey.  A special thank you to all his friends who attended the wake at Curtis’s home and to everybody who came by his home.  Curtis will be lovingly remembered by his parents; Tony and Darleene Kryski of Moose Jaw, Sask., his girlfriend Coral Currie of Medicine Hat, Alta.; two brothers, Anthony (Stephanie) of Yorkton, Sask. and their daughter Sabrina, and Daniel of Fillmore, Calif.; one sister, Bernadette (Don) of Moose Jaw, Sask. as well as many aunts and uncles and numerous cousins.  He was predeceased by his grandparents, Paul and Helen Kryski, Thomas and Laura Lulchenko; uncles, Walter Kryski, Paul Kryski, Mike Zielinski and Aunt Elsie Zielinski.  Those wishing to pay their respects did so at the Red Deer Funeral Home (6150 - 67 Street) on Friday, June 17, 2005 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  A memorial service was held at the Red Deer Funeral Home (6150 - 67 Street) on Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 12:30 p.m.  Prayer services took place at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Canora, Sask. on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial followed on Tuesday, June 21, 2005.  E-mail condolences can be sent to condolences@reddeerfuneralhome.com and will be forwarded directly to the family.  Funeral arrangements in care of the Red Deer Funeral Home & Crematorium, (403) 347-3319.


Julia Dmytriw (nee Horbachewsky)

Canora Courier June 29, 2005 Page 14

Funeral service for Julia Dmytriw, 81, of Invermay Health Centre and formerly of Preeceville, who died June 19 in Invermay, was held June 23 in Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in Preeceville cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Apr. 27, 1924 to James and Maria Horbachewsky in the Hryhoriw district, she was educated at Checkow School.  She married Make Dmytriw in July, 1949. They owned a general store in Preeceville.  In January, 1999, she moved into the Invermay Health Centre.  Predeceased by her mother in 1950, her father in 1962, brothers Adam in 1995, Dan in 1983 and Carl in 1989, sisters Margaret in 1986, Myrtle in 1993 and sisters Anne, Katie and Helen in infancy in 1924, and husband, Mike, in 1995, she is survived one brother, Lonko, one daughter, Sylvia (David) Myall, and two grandchildren.


Mary Spelay (nee Shumey)

Canora Courier June 29, 2005 Page 15

Funeral service for Mary Spelay, 93, of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, and formerly of the Whitesand District, who died June 10 at her residence, was held June 15 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Raymond Lukie officiating.  Burial was in the Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery in the Whitesand District with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Jan. 6, 1912, in the Buchanan district to Jacob and Anna (Kutcher) Shumey, she attended Northlake School.  On Nov. 8, 1935, she married Metro Spelay of the Whitesand district.  They operated the family farm until they retired in 1987 to Yorkton.  Due to failing health, she became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on Apr. 15, 2000.  She was active in the Whitesand District Church community.  Predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Anna, her husband, Metro, two brothers, Metro and John Shumey, and two sisters, Maggie Derow and Katherine Shumey, she is survived by two sons, Andrew of Yorkton and George (Rose) of Yorkton; five daughters, Eleanor (Ernie) Wozney of Canora, Sylvia (Paul) Beblow of Regina, Olga (Bohdan) Kotyk of Regina, Vivian Dombrowski of Surrey and Elizabeth of Regina; two brothers, Bill and Pete Shumey; two sisters, Olive Dziaduck and Pauline Kosior; 14 grandchildren, and eight grandchildren.


Thomas Gogal

Canora Courier June 29, 2005 Page 15

Funeral service for Thomas Gogal, 74, of Kamsack and District nursing Home and formerly of the Stenen district, who died June 21 in Kamsack Hospital, was held June 24in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral home with Rev. Andrew Sowa officiating.  Burial was in Ruda Cemetery in the Stenen district, with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Sept. 20, 1930 to Sam and Antonia (nee Firomski) Gogal in the Stenen district, he was educated at the Woodlight School.  He did some mining in northern Saskatchewan before he worked on the family farm with his brothers, which he until his retirement to the Kamsack and District Nursing Home.


Mary Keselowsky (nee Witow)

Canora Courier July 06, 2005 Page 15

Funeral service for Mary Keselowsky, 92, of Winnipeg, and formerly of the Hampton area, who died June 25 at the Maples Personal Care Home in Winnipeg, was held July 1 at the All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church in Swan River with Rev. Ed Kwiatkowski officiating.  Burial was in the Birchwood Cemetery in Swan River with Wojcik’s All Beliefs and Faiths Funeral Chapel and Crematorium and Paull Funeral Home and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 27, 1912, to John and Sophie Witow in the Hamton district, she and her husband, Marko Keselowsky, lived much of their lives in Swan River.  She was active in the Ukrainian Catholic church.  After her husband died, she moved to Winnipeg, where she lived at the Blue Bird Lodge.  She then moved to the Maples Personal Care Home.  She was active in a program where he made mittens, scarves and toques for underprivileged children.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Sophie, her husband, Marko, six brothers, Steve, Metro and Max Temrick and Joe, Frank and Peter Witow, and two sisters, Anne Dick and Petrunia Dereniwski, she is survived by a son, Russell (Katherine); a daughter, Nadya (Steve); a sister, Antonia; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


John Yaholnitsky

Canora Courier July 06, 2005 Page B1

In loving memory of John Yaholnitsky.

Our dear husband, dad and Dido who passed away July 4, 2004.

It is sad to walk the road alone,

Instead of side by side,

But to all there comes a moment,

When the ways of life divide.

You gave us years of happiness,

Then came sorrow and tears,

But you left us beautiful memories,

We will treasure through the years.

Your presence is ever near us,

Your love remains with us yet,

You were the kind of father,

Your children will never forget.

 - Sadly missed by Audrey, Marilyn, Michael and Carol, Ivan and Nthabiseng and families.


Edward Yarechewski

Canora Courier July 06, 2005 Page B1

YARECHEWSKI:  In loving memory of Edward, who passed away July 6, 1995.

There is a bridge of memory,

From here to Heaven above;

That keeps you very close to us,

It’s called the bridge of love.

As time goes by without you,

And days turn into years;

They hold a million memories,

And a thousand silent tears,

To us you were so special, What more is there to say;

Except we wish with all our hearts,

That you were here today.

- Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Angie, Lorelei, Colleen and their families.


John Spelay

Canora Courier July 06, 2005 Page B1

SPELAY:  In loving memory of John, who passed away July 7, 2003.

Time may pass and fade away,

But silent thoughts and memories stay;

No longer in our lives to share,

But in our hearts you’re always there.

- Always loved and missed by Mom Pauline, sister Trudy, brothers Dennis, Michael, Dave, and their families.


Emil Kosar

Canora Courier July 06, 2005 Page B1

KOSAR:  In loving memory of our dad and gedo, Emil, who passed away on July 10, 2000.

Peacefully sleeping, resting in peace,

All his pain and suffering has ceased;

In silence he suffered and patiently bore,

Till God called him to suffer no more.

- Remembered by children, Michelle, Milton, Morley; grandchildren Christopher, Caitlin, Amy.


Mary Melnychuk (nee Gogol)

Canora Courier July 06, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Mary Melnychuk, 87, of Canora, who died June 24 at Canora Hospital, was held June 30 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity with Rev. Peter Wasylenko officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born in Canora on Nov. 2, 1917, to Paul and Anna (Senkiw) Gogol, she attended Verdant School.  While still living on the family farm in the Mikado district, she worked in Canora.  She married Peter Melnychuk on Nov. 15, 1941 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Heritage Church) in Canora.  She was a member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, sang in the choir and was an active member of the women’s auxiliary for 55 years.  She and Peter travelled often, visiting their children and grandchildren and vacationing, to places such as Las Vegas, Alberta, Ontario, Hawaii and Florida.  She took several Caribbean cruises and in August of 2004, she attended a two-week family reunion in Puerto Vallarta.  Predeceased by her parents, Paul and Anna, her husband, Peter, a daughter, Joyce Gunn, a brother, Marion Gogol, and two sisters, Helen Gogol and Sophie Romanow, she is survived by a son, David (Patricia) of Calgary; a daughter, Sharon (John) Mikitzel of Burlington, a sister, Lillian Ortynsky of Canora; and five grandchildren.


Jon Palagian

Canora Courier July 06, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Jon Palagian, 82, of Endeavour, who died June 21 in Saskatoon, was held June 24 in the chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home with Rev. Carlyle Johnson officiating.  burial was in Preeceville Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Jan. 3, 1923 to Conrad and Lena (nee Hnatiuk) Palagian in Usherville, Sask., he was educated at the Chermoz School through Grade 3.  He left home at the age of 14 and went to Minitry, Ont. and then on to Long Lar, Ont.  He worked cutting pulp lumber and then worked in a blacksmith shop for 1.5 years.  He moved to Fort William where he worked in an airplane factory building airplane wings.  He moved to Toronto where he worked as a moulder making box car wheels and took a welding course.  He worked in the Toronto and Hamilton area for about three years as a welder.  He moved back to Usherville and built a blacksmith shop.  In the winters he worked at various lumber camps, such as cutting pulp near Reserve for Spruce Products.  He married Margaret Nesbitt on July 17, 1948 in the Anglican church at Endeavour.  In 1949, he began working for Nick Rupchan cutting pulp, at the same time he worked as a repairman when the Wisewood plant was being built in Hudson Bay.  From 1952 to 1960 he contracted for the Saskatchewan Timber Board.  He worked as a foreman for Wilfred Leason from 1956-1957.  He got his own logging contract with Wisewood in 1960 and remained with the plant when it was bought out by MacMillian Bloedel until the present.  Predeceased by his parents, his brothers George, Steve, Alex, Mike, Peter, Bill, Andrew, Harry and Fred, and sister Mary, Rose, and Anne, he is survived by his wife, Margaret; one son, Alan (Sharon) of Endeavour; four daughters, Betty (Mike) Yaremchuk of Endeavour, Debby (Joe) Palagian Pryor of Winfield, B.C., and Sally (Murray) Thideman and Linda Palagian, both of Endeavour; two brothers, Matt and Nick, both of Terrace, B.C.; two sisters, Margaret Stubbins of Terrace and Doreen Scherban of Canora; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Grace Johnson (nee Benson)

Canora Courier July 13, 2005 Page 3 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers.

A memorial service was held for Grace (Benson) Johnson, aged 64, at Moe Concordia Lutheran Church in Margo on July 7.  She had passed away on May 27.  She and her husband, Donnie, lived in Kelowna for the past year.  Prior to that, they had resided in Salmon Arm, Osoyoos and Olds.  They left Margo when they retired.


Metro Perepeluk

Canora Courier July 13, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Metro Perepeluk, 75, of Norquay, who died July 6 in Kamsack, was held July 11 at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Norquay with Rev. Ivan Derkach officiating.  Burial was in the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery, south of Norquay, with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on mar. 28, 1930, in the Norquay district to Mike and Mary (Olenik) Perepeluk, he attended Melmore School.  He married Natalie Drushka on Oct. 26, 1952.  He worked on his parents’ farm and then moved to Taylor Flats, B.C. where he worked at a pulp mill.  When they returned to Saskatchewan, he farmed in the Arabella district for four years and worked for Sorochuk’s Construction.  They bought a farm northeast of Norquay.  After his wife died in 1993, he began a semi-retired lifestyle.  While he continued to live on the farm, he farmed only 70 acres.  Predeceased by his parents, Mike and Mary, his wife, Natalie, a daughter, Gloria, in infancy, a brother, Peter, and a grandson, Tyler, he is survived by a son, Brent of Norquay; a daughter, Brenda Pasloski of Yorkton; four brothers, John (Cassie) of Norquay, Walter of Norquay, Steve of Burgis Beach and Paul (Rhonda) of Elfros; two sisters, Katie Kachkowski of Norquay and Frances (Mike) Daviduik of Kamsack, and four grandchildren.


Ione Eunice Anne Bagnall (nee Strand)

Canora Courier July 13, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Ione Eunice Anne Bagnall, 74, of Saskatoon and formerly of Preeceville, who died July 7 in St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, was held July 11 at St. John’s North Prairie Lutheran Church with Rev. Carlyle Johnson officiating.  Burial was in Preeceville Lutheran cemetery with Preeceville Funeral home in care of arrangements.  Born Apr. 14, 1931 to Carl and Betsine Strand in Ketchen, she was educated at Netchie Hills School.  She married Harold Strand on July 10, 1950.  She worked at Swift Canadian in Yorkton, Preeceville Union Hospital, Canada Post in Preeceville and as coordinator for home care services.  She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary and the Lutheran Church Women.  Predeceased by her husband, parents, sisters Ilene Strand and Corrine Olson, brothers, Milo and Curtis and granddaughter, Melanie Bagnall, she is survived by two sons, Don (Gwen) of Saskatoon and Keith (Tammy) of Libau, Man.; two daughters, Sheila (Alex) Bagu of Dalmen and Marlys (Gerald) Klein of Endeavour; three sisters, Adeline Nast of Canora, Violet Hanson of Yorkton, and Margery (Gordon) Richards of Thunder Bay; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


Ryan Lloyd Germs

Canora Courier July 13, 2005 Page B6

Ryan Lloyd of Saskatoon, youngest son of John and Donna (nee Markham), passed away suddenly at the family cabin on July 10, 2005 at the age of 2.  Ryan is survived by his parents, John and Donna; four older brothers, Lyndon, Jared, Jonathan and Matthew; Opa Germs; Grandpa Bill; Grandma Linda; and numerous special people in his life, aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was predeceased by his Oma, Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle Chuck.  His Dad will miss taking him to the piggies and shop.  Mommy will miss him dearly.  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 1 p.m. from Holy Family Roman Catholic Church (110 – 104th Street West, Sutherland, Saskatoon, SK) with Monsignor Len Morand, Celebrant.  Rite of Committal will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church Memorial Fund. Condolences can be emailed in care of park@arbormemorial.com.  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Derryl Hildebrandt of Park Funeral Chapel, Saskatoon, SK (306)244-2103.


Mary Kuruliak, Nick Kuruliak, Bill Sklaruk

Canora Courier July 20, 2005 Page B1

In memory of mom, Mary Kuruliak, Jan. 1, 1997; dad, Nick Kuruliak, May 21, 1991, and husband Bill Sklaruk, July 20, 1992.

Silent thoughts of our years together,

Hold precious memories that will last forever;

So many things have happened,

Since you three were called away.

So many things we could have shared,

Had you been here to stay,

- Always loved and remembered, wife and daughter, Anne Sklaruk.


Metro Koroluk

Canora Courier July 20, 2005 Page B1

KOROLUK:  In memory of our brother, Metro Koroluk, who passed away Aug. 1, 2004.

Today recalls the memory,

Of a loved one gone to rest;

And those who think of him today,

Are those who loved him best.

The flowers we lay upon his grave,

May whither and decay;

But the love for him who lies beneath,

Will never fade away.

- Sadly missed by his sisters, brothers and their families.


William (Bill) Sklaruk 

Canora Courier July 20, 2005 Page B1

SKLARUK, William (Bill):

A silent thought, a secret tear,

Keeps his memory ever dear;

Time takes away the edge of grief,

But memory turns back every leaf.

- Always loved and remembered by daughter Sandi and family.


Peter Ostoforoff

Canora Courier July 20, 2005 Page B7

Funeral service for Peter Ostoforoff, 91, of Canora, who died July 10 at Regina General Hospital, was held July 13 at Leson’s Funeral Home with members of the Canora Doukhobor Society officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 9, 1913, at a Doukhobor village southwest of Buchanan to Evsay and Dora (Pepin) Ostoforoff, he was six months old when his family moved to a homestead northeast of Good Spirit Lake.  He attended Stratcona School.  He worked on the family farm and on Nov. 4, 1939, he married Polly Abetkoff.  Except for a one-year period that they spent in Grand Forks, B.C., they farmed the original homestead.  In 1980, he retired and turned over the farming operation to his son, Larry.  He continued to farm, working for his son.  In 1990, he and Polly moved to Canora, but he continued to work on the farm on a regular basis.  He often noted the special time in which he lived.  From working with horses to steam tractors and on to gasoline and diesel four-wheel-drive tractors with duals, he witnessed the change from threshing 1,000 bushels of grain per day to 1,000 bushels per hour.  Always in favour of progress, he noted that radios were a luxury in his youth where everyone now has access to cell phones, television and computers and this is a time of manned space flights.  Predeceased by his parents, Evsay and Dora, a brother, John, and three sisters, Pearl Popoff, Mary Zaitsoff and Helen Kazakoff, he is survived by his wife, Polly; five sons, Jack (Louise) of Saskatoon, John (Veronica) of Saskatoon, Walter (Fern) of Canora, Russell (Karen) of Saskatoon and Larry (Brenda) of Canora; a daughter, Nydia (Ron) Kosinski of Sherwood Park, Alta; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.


Audrey Yakiwchuk (nee Konesewich)

Canora Courier July 20, 2005 Page B7

Funeral service for Audrey Yakiwchuk, 60, of Regina, and formerly of Canora, who died June 30 in Regina, was held July 4 at Regina Funeral Home.  Burial was in the Riverside Memorial park Cemetery with Regina Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  She was born on Aug 7, 1944, in Canora to Mike and Mary Konesewich.  Predeceased by her parents, a brother, Peter, and a daughter, Naomi in infancy, she is survived by her husband, Alex; two daughters, Michelle (Dan) and Melissa (Edwin); a sister, Gladys (Bill) Mitchell of Winnipeg, and one granddaughter.


Mike Wasylkiw

Canora Courier July 20, 2005 Page B7

Funeral service for Mike Wasylkiw, 86, of Canora, who died July 14 at the Eaglestone Lodge in Kamsack, was held July 19 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canora with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Mar. 7, 1919, in Buchanan to Dmytriw and Tekla (Tuchiwsky) Wasylkiw, he attended Dydland School.  He farmed in the Buchanan district.  On Aug. 12, 1945, he married Natalie Hrywkiw.  In 1962, they moved to Canora.  They spent numerous winters in Palm Springs.  After his wife died in 1999, he continued to live on his own with the help of home care nurses.  Earlier this year, his health took a turn for the worse and he moved to the Eaglestone Lodge.  Predeceased by his parents, Dmytriw and Tekla, his wife, Natalie, and a sister, Mary Kinal, he is survived by a daughter, Joanne (Dale) Boddy of Red Deer; a brother, Steve of Buchanan; and two grandchildren.


Minnie Popowich (nee Furman)

Canora Courier July 27, 2005 Page 9

Funeral service for Minnie Popowich, 84, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Buchanan area, who died July 3 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, was held July 7 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church in Yorkton with Rev. Methodius Kushko officiating.  Burial was in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on June 8, 1921, in the Buchanan district to John and Mary (Bauble) Furman, she married William Popowich in 1940.  She was employed by the Yorkton Union Hospital from 1960 to 1981 in the dietary department.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Furman, her husband, Bill, a sister, Olga Popowich, and a grandson, Barry Sterling, she is survived by a son, Elmer (Shirley) of Good Spirit Acres; a daughter, Adeline (Gerry) Sterling of Cranbrook, B.C.; a brother, Larry (Mary) Furman of Yorkton; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Peter Okrainetz

Canora Courier July 27, 2005 Page 9

Funeral service for Peter Okrainetz, 80, of Devon, Alta., and formerly of Sturgis, who died July 12, was held July 14 at Victory Lutheran Church in Devon.  Born on July 10, 1925, to John and Mary Okrainetz in the Woodlight district, he married Marie Hovey of Endeavour on Oct. 2, 1953.  He opened the Trim Rite Barber Shop in Sturgis in 1960, and later moved the business to his farm.  In 1971, he moved to Edmonton.  Predeceased by his parents, John and Mary, three brothers, Leo, Benny and Harry, and three sisters, Mary, Victoria and Eva, he is survived by his wife, Marie; two sons, Eldon (Denise) and Kevin (Cyndi), both of Edmonton; a daughter, Brenda (Desmond) of Edmonton; seven brothers, Bob (Gerry) of Surrey, Sandy of Nanaimo, Fred of Prince George, Eddie (Rose) of Langley, Ererson (Sharon) of White Rock, Andrew of New Westminster and Eric of Kindersley; four sisters, Sylvia (Tom) Smith of Waterloo, Ont., Lena Hearn of Thunder Bay, Lillian Strocen of Canora and Rose Green of Thunder Bay; and five grandchildren.


Doug Becking

Canora Courier July 27, 2005 Page 9

Funeral service for Doug Becking, 59, of Canora, who died July 19 in Kamsack, was held July 23 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Maunala and Vicar David Godkin officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on July 16, 1946, in Runnymede to David and Irene (Burback) Becking, he attended Runnymede School.  At the age of 16, he left home to work with the CNR on the Churchill line.  He worked with the Department of Highways in Kamsack, Yorkton and Churchbridge.  He also worked at a potash mine in Rocanville, an aluminum factory in Calgary and Federal and Pool elevators in Runnymede.  In Canora, he worked for Wyonzek Construction, Melvin’s Paints and Kyba Plumbing and Heating and was employed by the town from 1978 to 2002.  When he retired from the town, he put his efforts into offering a service cutting and trimming trees, which soon developed into a thriving business.  He married Dianna Heshka in Yorkton on Jan. 15, 1972.  He was an avid sportsman, involved with hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.  One of his special interests was raising dogs.  He enjoyed music, played the harmonica and sang in the church choir.  Predeceased by his father, David, a brother, Kelly, and his grandparents, Jacob and Mary Burback and Conrad and Barbara Becking, he is survived by his wife, Dianne; a son, Craig (Tracy) of Winnipeg, his mother, Irene of Yorkton; a brother, Orville (Janice) of Snow Lake; four sisters, Darlene (Sam) Boychuk of Maple Creek, Sharlotte (Ivan) Saley of Saskatoon, Sherry (Trevor) McCuaig of Bengough and Kathy (Don) Starchuk of Churchbridge, and two grandchildren.


Jeanette Nieminen

Canora Courier July 27, 2005 Page B1

NIEMINEN, Jeanette, Aug. 8, 1987.

Till memory fades and life departs,

You live forever in our hearts.

- Lovingly remembered by daughters Krystal and Heather, parents Fred and Florence Zeiben, Uncle John Zeiben and sisters Eleanora, Elaine and families.


Roy Sokoloski, Mary Sokoloski

Canora Courier July 27, 2005 Page B1

SOKOLOSKI:  In loving memory of our parents and grandparents, Roy (July 27, 1976), and Mary (Nov. 15, 1991).

Today is filled with fond memories,

And loving thoughts of you;

Deep in our hearts your memory is kept,

To love, to cherish, and never forget.

No length of time can dim the past,

Too many memories hold it fast

Vichnaya Pamyat

- Eternally, Elaine, Pat, Lynda, Dennis, Tom and their families.


Emil Boris Berezniuk

Canora Courier August 17, 2005 Page 15

Funeral service for Emil Boris Berezniuk, 55, of Saskatoon, and formerly of the Stenen district, who died July 23 at Saskatoon City Hospital, was held July 27 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Rod Luciuk officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 9, 1949, to Roman and Lena (Anaka) Berezniuk in Canora, he attended George Albert Elementary School in the Stenen district and Sturgis Composite High School.  He worked on the family farm until he moved to Saskatoon in 1973.  Even while living in Saskatoon, he returned to help with spring seeding and harvest in the fall.  He regularly attended the Holy Resurrection and St. Vincent Orthodox churches in Saskatoon.  Predeceased by his parents, Roman and Lena Berezniuk, he is survived by a brother, Dennis of Stenen and two sisters, Iris Kern of Calgary and Cathy (Gerald) Luciuk of Regina.


Walter "Loddie" Gulutzan

Canora Courier August 17, 2005 Page 15

Funeral service for Walter “Loddie” Gulutzan, 75, of Mamornitz district, who died July 31 at Canora Hospital, was held Aug. 4 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Mamornitz, with Rev. Mel Slashinski officiating.  Burial was in the parish cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on the family farm in the Mamornitz district on Sept. 17, 1929, to Mandry and Mary (Kushneruik) Gulutzan, he attended Woodhurst School.  He worked on the family.  Farm his entire life.  He farmed in the Buchanan area with his brothers, Joe, Paul and Mike, and in the Canora area with his brother, Charlie.  Predeceased by his parents, Mandry and Mary, eight brothers and six sisters, he is survived by a brother, Stephen of Yorkton and a sister, Sophie Parnetta of Tillsonburg, Ont.


William Savenkoff

Canora Courier August 17, 2005 Page 15

Funeral service for William Savenkoff, 88, of Canora, who died July 30 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Aug. 5 at Leson’s Funeral Home with members of the Canora Doukhobor Society officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Nov. 15, 1916, in the Kamsack district to Nicoli and Ellen Savenkoff, he attended school in the Kamsack district.  On Dec. 1, 1942, he married Florence Chutskoff in Veregin.  They moved to Mikado in 1956, to Veregin in 1978 and to Canora in 1992.  He was a member of the UGG and Co-op.  Predeceased by his parents, Nicoli and Ellen, his wife, Florence, a grandson, Samuel Bugera, a brother, John, and two sisters, Helen and Mary Savenkoff, he is survived by a son, William (Kathi) of Elkford, B.C., three daughters, Luba (Samuel) Bugera of Canora, June Bugera of Canora and Marilyn (Mac) McKinley of Poland, Maine; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.


Gwendolyn Lucy Crane (nee O'Soup)

Canora Courier August 17, 2005 Page 15

Funeral service for Gwendolyn Lucy Crane, 74, of The Key First Nation, who died Aug. 10, was held Aug. 13 at The Key First Nation.  Going by her maiden name, Gwen O’Soup was the first female chief in Saskatchewan when she was elected in 1954 at the The Key First Nation.  She was only 24 years of age.  She was also the first elected female chief in Canada which was affirmed at a recent Federation of Saskatchewan Indian nations (FSIN) chief’s assembly in Swift Current.  She was honoured at the assembly for her lifetime achievements.  Born on Aug. 12, 1930, on The Key First Nation, she married Clifford Crane following his service during the Second World War.  Elected chief for a two-year term in 1954, she remained politically active throughout her life.  She served as a band councillor from 1982 to 1984 and sat on numerous committees at the band level as well as with the Yorkton Tribal Council and FSIN.  “Her voice always resonated with reason, justice and authority,” according to her son, Dennis.  Throughout her life, she maintained that hard work and education would secure equality for First Nations people, he said.  She was an active member of the Anglican Church of Canada.  She was raising her 15-year-old great-grandson, Devan O’Soup, until she suffered a stroke only weeks ago.  An avid supporter of her great-grandson’s sports activities, she often drove him to the hockey rink for early morning practices and to games.  During the last few years she worked hard to convince the province and federal government to recognize as a historical monument, the old St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, which was built on the reserve in 1885.  Crane is survived by four sons, Terry of Arcola, Dennis of Yellowknife, Trent of Port Coquitlam and Cliff of Yorkton; five daughters, Garda of Edmonton, Gilda of Thunder Bay, Brenda of Montreal, Joy of London, Ont., and Karen of Tuktoyaktuk; a brother, Raymond Brass of Mikado; two sisters, Frances Crowfoot of Siksika First Nation and Geraldine Warman of Edmonton; 26 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.


Evelyn Helen Choboter (nee Dziaduck)

Canora Courier August 17, 2005 Page 15

Funeral service for Evelyn Helen Choboter, 62, of Hope, B.C., and formerly of Buchanan area, who died July 21 at Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope, was held July 25 at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church in Hope with Rev. L. MacLennan officiating.  Burial was in the Oddfellows Cemetery in Chilliwack with Mountainside Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.  Born on Aug. 8, 1942, in Canora to Mike and Olive Dziaduck of Tiny, she graduated from high school in Canora in 1960.  She attended Saskatoon Business College where she earned an office assistant certificate.  She married Barry Choboter on Nov. 16, 1961.  They lived in various cities in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta before settling in Hope in 1977.  She worked as a teller for the Hope branch of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for many year.  Predeceased by her husband, Barry, and her father, Mike, she is survived by two daughters, Jacqueline Abremski of Vancouver and Shelly Smith of Kelowna; her mother, Olive Dziaduck; a sister, Eleanor (Orest) Hadubiak; a brother, Julius (Helen) Dziaduck; and three grandchildren.


Frances Stevens (nee Gulutzan)

Canora Courier August 17, 2005 Page 15

Funeral service for Frances Stevens, 79, of Biggar, and formerly of Canora, who died Aug. 1 at Biggar Union Hospital, was held Aug. 6 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Octavian Mahler officiating.  Burial was in the SS.. Peter and Paul Roman Orthodox Church Cemetery near Canora with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 23, 1925, in Canora to Alex and Marie (Olynyk) Gulutzan, she attended school in Canora.  At a young age, she moved to Toronto and married Albert Stevens on Aug. 20, 1982 in Peterborough.  She worked at the Toronto-Dominion Bank for about 20 years.  They retired to Canora.  Her husband died in 1993 and a few years later, she moved to Biggar where she resided with Dan Kisser.  Predeceased by her parents, Alex and Marie, her husband, Albert, two brothers, Mike and George, and five sisters, Vera, Katherine, Alexandra, Joyce and Jean, she is survived by a son, Wes Wood (address unknown), two daughters, Cyndi (Bob) of Dryden, Ont., and Cheryl Gregg of Saskatoon; three sisters, Eileen Danchilla of Yorkton, Doris Balfour of Vancouver and Sylvia (Fred) Hinks (address unknown); and one grandchild.


Reginald Plaxin

Canora Courier August 17, 2005 Page B6

A memorial service for Reginald Plaxin, 64, of Melfort, who died July 25, was held July 28 at Saskatoon Funeral Home with Maurice Postnikoff officiating.  Saskatoon Funeral Home was in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 24, 1940, in Canora to John and Helen Plaxin, he obtained a bachelor of education degree from the University of Saskatchewan.  He taught high school chemistry in Melfort of 27 years.  Predeceased by his parents, John and Helen, he is survived by his wife, Cathy; a son, Kevin (Ann) of Clifton, Va.; a daughter, Karen (Tim) Pentland of Edmonton; a brother, Dan of Saskatoon; and a granddaughter.


Margaret Bradshaw

Canora Courier August 17, 2005 Page B8 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Invermay Health Centre:  Margaret Bradshaw, a long-time lodge resident, passed away July 11.


Peggy Kolot (nee Horhur)

Canora Courier, August 23, 2005 Page 10

Funeral service for Peggy Kolot, 83, of the Canora Gateway Lodge, and formerly of Sturgis, who died Aug. 18 at the Lodge, was held Aug. 23 at the Holy trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sturgis with Rev. Patrick Powalinsky officiating.  Burial was in the Sturgis Community Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Feb. 8, 1922, in Cherudva, Western Ukraine, to Anna and John Horhur, she attended Tara Shevchenko School in Cherudva.  When she immigrated to Canada in 1939, she worked at Utopia Café in Regina.  She married the owner, Nick Kolot, on Oct. 16, 1939, and they moved to Toronto, where she worked for a furrier.  They returned to Saskatchewan in 1943 to open a restaurant in Sturgis.  After almost 32 years in business, they retired in 1974.  She belonged to the Ukrainian Women’s Association, serving as president for 20 years.  She was a founding member of the Ukrainian Orthodox church in Sturgis.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Anna, her husband, Nick, two sisters, one in infancy and Ann; two brothers, Michael and John and her stepmother, Polly, she is survived by three sons, John of Prince Albert, Roy of Sturgis and David of Iqaluit; five sisters, Mary of Mission, B.C., Pauline of Sturgis, Katy of Canora, Elsie of Sturgis and Lena of Rockford; and two grandchildren.


Mary Kuruliak (nee Kobylka)

Canora Courier, August 24, 2005 Page 10

Funeral service for May Kuruliak, 97, of Canora, who died Aug. 11 at Canora Gateway Lodge, was held Aug. 16 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Pastor Rowell Puedivan officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 15, 1907, in the Gorlitz area to Peter and Sophrona (Horoychuk) Kobylka, she attended West Wexford School.  In November of 1927, she married John Kuruliak in Canora.  They farmed in the Donwell district until 1957 when they moved to Canora to operate a farm business dealership.  In 1971, he died, but she continued to live in Canora.  When she was 94, she was no longer able to look after her house and moved to the Gateway Lodge.  Predeceased by her parents, Peter and Sophie, her husband, John, three brothers, Nick, George and Bill, and a sister, Anne Bermiuk, she is survived by a brother, Mike Kobylka of Canora, and two sisters, Pauline Roberts of Vancouver and Nellie Kondra of Swan River.


Nora Hudzinski (nee Shewkenek)

Canora Courier, August 24, 2005 Page 10

Funeral service for Nora Hudzinski, 91, of Roblin, and formerly of Kamsack, Togo and Mikado, was held July 7 at the Roblin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Don Horban officiating.  Burial was in the Roblin District Cemetery with Roblin Memorial Chapel in care of arrangements.  Nastacia Shewkenek was born Jan. 30, 1914 near Mikado.  She attended school at Cedar School District then moved to Kamsack where she attended school until she was 15 years of age.  In 1937, she married Stanley Hudzinski and the couple moved to the Togo district where they farmed for 34 years before moving to Roblin.  Predeceased by her husband in 1971, a daughter, Victoria in 1987, and two brothers, Bill and Mike, she is survived by two sons, Jack of Edson, Alta., and Frank (Margaret) of Yorkton; one daughter, Jean (Mel) Short of Winnipeg; four sisters, Annie Salahuk of Benito, Mary Romaniuk of Abbotsford and Pauline and Margaret Shewkenek, both of Yorkton; one brother John (Fern) Shewkenek of Yorkton; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.


Annie Odowichuk

Canora Courier, August 24, 2005 Page B1

ODOWICHUK, Annie:  In loving memory of Annie, our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, whom God called home 1 year ago on August 24, 2004.

Deep in our hearts a memory is kept,

To love, cherish and never forget;

Today, tomorrow, our whole lives through,

We will always love and remember you.

-Lovingly remembered by Cyndie (Michael), Amber (Kelvin) and Bradley.


Jean Heshka

Canora Courier, August 24, 2005 Page B1

HESHKA:  Jean Heshka, Aug. 24, 2002.

Remembering you and missing you.

-Love, Dev, Fern, Les, Wally, and families.


Olga Gogol

Canora Courier, August 24, 2005 Page B1

GOGOL:  In loving memory of Olga Gogol, Sept. 16, 1917 – Aug. 8, 2000.

God came and took you and broke my heart,

Leaving me sad and lonely,

Heartaches and tears still flow.

What it meant to lose you,

No one will ever know;

Part of me went with you,

I am waiting for the day to meet you, honey.

-Love, husband Ludwig.


Barry Pasloski

Canora Courier, August 24, 2005 Page B1

PASLOSKI:  In loving memory of our son Barry, who passed away on Aug. 19, 1988.

He is gone but not forgotten,

And as dawns another year;

In our lonely hours of thinking,

Thoughts of him are always near.

Days of sadness will come over us,

Many think the wound has healed;

But they little know the sorrow,

That lies in the heart concealed.

-Sadly missed and loving remembered, parents Leonard, Vivian, sisters, brothers.


Annie Odowichuk

Canora Courier, August 24, 2005 Page B1

ODOWICHUK:  In loving memory of Annie who passed away August 24, 2004.

A mothers’ memory is more than gold,

And a mother’s worth can never be told;

A loving mother good and kind,

A beautiful memory left behind.

We miss you, Mom.

-Love, Florence (Allen), Greg, Julie (Ryan) and Brent.


Magdeline Choma (nee Parasiuk)

Canora Courier, August 24, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Magdeline Choma, 72, of Stenen, who died Aug. 13 at Canora Hospital, was held Aug. 16 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Mar. 21, 1933, in the Stenen district to Laddie and Mary (Markewich) Parasiuk, she attended George Albert School.  She helped on the family farm until she married William Choma on June 28, 1958, in Cook Creek, Man.  She worked as a secretary in Winnipeg, Vernon and Calgary.  In August of 1985, they retired to Stenen.  She was a bingo convenor, served on the Stenen Housing Authority for 15 years and was treasure of the Stenen recreation board.  She was involved with the curling club, was an executive member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church and was on the executive of the Dew Drop In in Stenen.  She was involved with compiling the Stenen history book.  Predeceased by her parents, Laddie and Mary, and her husband, William, she is survived by two sisters, Adonia (Alex) Kozmanuik of Stenen and Anna (Bob) Hannah of Moose Jaw.


Dora Sushelnitski (nee Terlesky)

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service for Dora Sushelnitski, 83, of Benito, and formerly of Buchanan, who died Aug. 3, was held Aug. 8 at Holy Ascension Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Swan River with Rev. Patrick Powalinsky officiating.  Burial was in the Kobzar District Cemetery near Arran.  Born on Aug. 5, 1921, in Buchanan to John and Mary Terlesky, she married Nick Sushelnitski on Nov. 10, 1945, in Canora.  They moved to the Kobzar district in 1948 where they farmed.  She was the secretary-treasurer of the Kobzar Ukrainian Orthodox Church for many years.  In 1988, she moved to Benito after her farm home was destroyed by fire.  In May, 2005, she moved to the Thunder Hill Court in Benito.  She was a member of the Holy Ascension Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Swan River.  Predeceased by her husband, Nick, a daughter, Dianne, her parents, John and Mary Terlesky, two sisters, Nettie Dutchak and Rose Nystoruk and two brothers, Peter and John, she is survived by four sons, David (Liana) of Benito, Larry (Debbie) of Iron Springs, Roger (Chris of Picture Butte, Alta., and Raymond (Raylene) of Turin, Alta.; four daughters, Sally (Ed) Yunick of Benito, Annette (Bryan) Bordeleau of Kamloops, Judy (Lloyd) Rose of Peace River and Linda (Brian) McCullough of Durban, Man.; two sisters, Kay Skoretz of Kelowna and Vicky McGregor of Prince George; 17 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren.


Norman Snowden

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005 Page 3 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Norman Snowden died Aug. 20 at the age of 91.  Funeral service was held from Narfason’s Funeral Chapel on Monday, Aug. 22 with interment in the Invermay Cemetery.  Lunch was served at the Invermay Health Centre, where he had been a resident.  He is survived by Mildred, his wife of almost 68 years, son, Brian of Medicine Hat and daughter, Donna of Montreal.


Nora Enright

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005 Page 3 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Nora Enright, age 83, died Aug. 24.  She was cremated and the family gathers at the cemetery for a committal service on Sunday, Aug. 28.  She was predeceased by her sons, randy and Roger.  She is survived by her children, Jack, Frank, Noreen Sowa, Lynette Figeland, and Lylea Ottman, their spouses and children.


Ethel Wintoniak

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005 Page B1

WINTONIAK:  In loving memory of Ethel, who passed away Aug. 31, 1985; and Dmytro, Sept. 2, 1978.

No longer in our lives to share,

But in our hearts you’re always there.

-Lovingly remembered by Iris and Orest and their family.


Jamie William Joseph Kelbaugh

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005 Page B1

KELBAUGH:  Jamie William Joseph, born Aug. 30, 1982.

He was a flower too great for earth,

Sent here but for awhile;

God, for a moment, gave him birth,

And took him with a smile.

-Loved, missed and remembered by mom, dad, Lindsay and Kristen.


Gene Stratechuk

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005 Page B1

STRATECHUK:  In loving memory of Gene:

Time speeds on, one year has passed,

Since death its gloom, its shadow cast;

Within our home, where all seemed bright,

And took from us a shining light.

We miss that light, and ever will,

His vacant place there is none can fill;

Down here we mourn, but not in vain,

For up in heaven we will meet again.

-Lovingly missed by wife, children, grandchildren, mother and brother.


Peggy Kolot (nee Horhut)

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Peggy Kolot, 83, of the Canora Gateway Lodge, and formerly of Sturgis, who died Aug. 18 at the Lodge, was held Aug. 23 at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sturgis with Reverends Patrick Powalinsky, Eugene Maximiuk and Evan Maximiuk officiating.  Burial was in the Sturgis Community Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Feb. 8, 1922, in Chernova, Western Ukraine, to Anna and John Horhut, she attended Tara Shevchenko School in Chernova.  When she immigrated to Canada in 1939, she worked at Utopia Café in Regina.  She married the owner, Nick Kolot, on Oct. 16, 1939, and they moved to Toronto, where she worked for a furrier.  They returned to Saskatchewan in 1943 to open a restaurant in Sturgis.  After almost 32 years in business, they retired in 1974.  She belonged to the Ukrainian Women’s Association, serving as president for 20 years.  She was a founding member of the Ukrainian Orthodox church in Sturgis.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Anna, her husband, Nick, two sisters, one in infancy and Ann; two brothers, Michael and John and her stepmother, Polly, she is survived by three sons, John of Prince Albert, Roy of Sturgis and David of Iqaluit; fives sisters, Marry of Mission, B.C., Pauline of Sturgis, Katy of Canora, Elsie of Sturgis and Lena of Rockford; and two grandchildren.


Ethel Tkachuk (nee Romaniuk)

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Ethel Tkachuk, 72, of Hudson Bay, and formerly of the Rama district, who died July 16, was held July 21 at the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hudson Bay with Rev. Jeffrey Stephaniuk officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bailey’s Funeral Home of Yorkton in care of arrangements.  Born Apr. 27, 1933 in the Rama district to Peter and Pauline (Hrynchyshyn) Romaniuk, she attended Halycry School.  On Oct. 23, 1948, she married Ted Tkachuk and the couple farmed until 1954 when they moved to Hudson Bay where she worked as a waitress and cook at several restaurants. Predeceased by two sons, Danny and Ronnie, her parents, two sisters, Delores Kachowski and Janet Rempel, and one brother, Joseph, she is survived by her husband; six sisters, Elsie (Al) Wiwchar of Rexdale, Ont., Marcia Tkachuk of Yorkton, Gertrude (Archie) Chambers of Winnipeg Beach, Man., Grace (Cy) Garland of Mississauga, Iris (Karl) Bretchneider of Bramalea, Ont., and Vivian (Gordon) McKee of Dryden, Ont., and one brother, John (Joan) Romaniuk of Kelowna.


Edna Alice Gibney

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005 Page B6

Edna Alice Gibney, 89, of Regina, and formerly of Sturgis, died at Santa Maria Nursing Home in Regina on Aug. 6.  Her cremated remains are to be buried in Sturgis at a later date with Victoria Avenue Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Predeceased by her husband, Owen in 1986, a son, Pat in 1966, two sisters and a brother, she is survived by three daughters, Gail (Jack) Spicer of Lumsden, Lee of Regina and Wendy (Les) Schoenthaler of Frankslake; one sister, Verna Graham of Shellbrook; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.


Hidur Henderson (nee Lindgren)

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Hidur Henderson, 68, of Pelly, who died Aug. 17 at Regina General Hospital, was held Aug. 23 at the Pelly Community Hall with Rev. Marg Janick-Grayston officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton Memorial Cemetery with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Mar. 21, 1927 in Canora to Eric and Elizabeth Lindgren, she attended school in Sturgis.  After working briefly at a bank and with SaskTel, she entered the field of education and taught at Lister School, Pelly, St. Philips and Togo.  She was involved with the Pelly Lions, the Link to Health exercise class, the United church board and library board.  On Sept. 16, 1960, she married Jack Henderson at St. Andrew’s United Church in Yorkton.  Predeceased by her parents and one sister, Freda Klein, she is survived by her husband; three daughters, Lori (Rob Endman) of Saskatoon, Jan (Randy Wittal) of Strasbourg and Jill (Troy) Grainger of Westlock, Alta.; two brothers, Allan of Regina and Eric (Florence) of Winnipeg; two sisters, Olga Robinson of Norquay and May (Dick) Bridgewater of Regina, and three grandchildren.


Pauline (Pat) Chaban (nee Borsa)

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Pauline (Pat) Chaban, 89, of Yorkton, and formerly of Canora, who died July 23, was held July 26 at First Baptist Church in Yorkton with Pastor Steve Rosluk officiating.  Burial was at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cemetery in Meacham with Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel and Crematorium of Yorkton in care of arrangements.  Born June 25, 1916 in the Tway area to Sam and Susan Borsa, she moved with her family to Krydor then to Meacham.  After taking a beauty culture course in Saskatoon, she moved to Canora to work as a hairdresser.  She married Nick Chaban on June 30, 1940.  The family moved to Yorkton in 1960, and in 1977, the couple retired to Watrous.  After her husband’s death, she returned to Meacham, then in 1998, she moved to Yorkton.  Predeceased by her husband in 1980, her parents, three sisters, Martha Nowosad, Mary Tokarchuk and Susan Tokarchuk, and one brother, Sam Borsa, she is survived by one son, Ed of Yorkton, and two grandchildren.


Ignace Adam Haskewich

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Ignace Adam Haskewich, 90, of Canora, who died Aug. 22 at Canora Hospital, was held Aug. 26 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Canora with Rev. Basil Chomos officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home of  Kamsack in care of arrangements.  Born Feb. 19, 1915 in the Canora district to Gregory and Susan (Sleeva) Haskewich, he attended Dunay School.  He farmed and operated a dairy, then moved to Canora in 1975.  He was a trustee of Dunay School, a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool committee and a member of the board of directors of the Mutual Feed Lot, Canora Gateway Lodge and Canora Credit Union.  He was active in the CCF movement.  On Dec. 3, 1943, he married Ina Bazuik.  Predeceased by his wife in 1986, his father in 1950, his mother in 1976, two brothers, Louis in infancy in 1911 and Michael in 1945, and one sister, Annie Pasloski in 1977, he is survived by one son, Greg of Saskatoon; two daughters, Darlene (Vince) Pawlik of Yorkton and Marlene (John Graham) Kosheluk of Schreiber, Ont.; one sister, Angus Sandelli of Port Coalburn, Ont.; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.


Philip James Bugera

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005

Funeral service for Philip James Bugera, 83, of Canora, who died Aug. 21 at the Canora Gateway Lodge, was held Aug. 25 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Canora with Rev. Basil Chomos officiating.  Burial was in the Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on May 1, 1922, to Mike and Angela (Matsalla) Bugera in the Tiny district, he attended Kowalowka School.  Starting at an early age, he farmed all his life.  He married Lena Brezinski on June 6, 1950.  Predeceased by his parents, Mike and Angela, a sister, Lucy (Michael) Sabeski and his grandparents, Michael and Frances Matsalla and John and Agnes Bugera, he is survived by his wife, Lena; two sons, James and Curtis, both of Canora; three daughters, Evangeline Bugera (Thomas Ranks) of Saskatoon, Bernadette (Mayrand) Spilchen of Saskatoon and Cynthia (Garry) Landstad of Yorkton; a brother, Joe (Gloria) of Canora; a sister, Anne (Joe) Belitski of Toronto; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Eileen Hrywkiw (nee Zayshley)

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005

Funeral service for Eileen Hrywkiw, 72, of Canora, who died Aug. 25 at Pasqua Hospital in Regina, was held Aug. 29 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canora with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Andrychuk Funeral Home of Kamsack in care of arrangements.  Born on Jan. 1, 1933, in the Canora district to Pete and Annie (Murashka) Zayshley, she attended Gogal School.  She worked at the Canora Saan Store for more than 20 years.  She married Edward Hrywkiw in Tadmore on Oct. 25, 1952.  She was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church and UCWL.  Predeceased by her parents, Pete and Annie Zayshley, and her husband, Edward, she is survived by two sons, Ken (Julie) of Redwater, Alta., and Bernie (Deb) of Red Deer, Alta.; a brother, Albin (Elsie) Zayshley of Yorkton, and two grandchildren.


Philip Nordin

Canora Courier, August 31, 2005

Philip Nordin, one of the founding members of the Department of Biochemistry at Kansas State University, died August 22, 2005, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan, at the age of 83.  He was born March 21, 1922, in Buchanan, Sask., the son of John Emil and Erika (Forsman) Nordin.  He served in the Canadian Air Force during the Second World War as a pilot officer.  Dr. Nordin graduated from Buchanan High School in 1940, obtained his bachelor’s in 1949, his master’s in 1950, both from the University of Saskatchewan, and his PhD in biochemistry in 1953 from Iowa State University.  In 1954, he joined the faculty at Kansas State University.  In addition to being one of the founding members of the Department of Biochemistry he had held positions in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Grain Science and Industry.  He taught general courses in biochemistry, and graduate level courses in his specialty, carbohydrate chemistry.  In addition to formal classroom teaching, he had served as major professor for 17 graduate students and as a member of supervisory committees for many more graduate students from disciples related to biochemistry.  He was an authority in the field of carbohydrate chemistry and published more than 30 research papers dealing with the chemistry and biochemistry of carbohydrates.  Dr. Nordin was a member of the First Lutheran Church, American Chemical Society, Kansas Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Additionally he was a member of Sigma XI, Gamma Sigma Delta, the American Men of Science, and was listed in Who’s Who in the Midwest.  Philip is remembered by his family as a gentle, kind person who lived simply, always put others first, and thought the best of everyone.  A teacher by vocation, he taught by example in the family, instructing his children in integrity, decency, modesty and honour by how he conducted his own life.  He dealt with the trials of this world with quiet good humour and was an unfailing support to his wife and children in times of difficulty.  On Aug. 23, 1947, he was married to the former Norma Morganroth.  Mrs. Nordin survives of Manhattan.  Additional survivors include one son, John Philip Nordin and his wife Debra of Woodinville, WA; and five siblings, Lawrence Nordin of British Columbia, Henry Nordin of Toronto, Laura Bennett of British Columbia, Morris Nordin of Buchanan, and Irene Bekkeering of British Columbia.  Dr. Nordin was preceded in death by one son, James Andrew Nordin, and by four siblings, Myrtle Harwood, Adolph, Carl and Howard Nordin.  Funeral service was held at 11 a.m.  Friday at the First Lutheran Church with Rev. Dr. Keith Wiens officiating.  Interment followed at Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.  The family of Dr. Nordin received friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m.  Thursday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left for the family through the website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas State University Foundation for the Biochemistry Department.  Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502.


Andrew Smorodin

Canora Courier, September 07, 2005 Page 3

Funeral service for Andrew Smorodin, 72, of Kamsack, and formerly of Buchanan and Canora, who died Aug. 30 at the Kamsack Hospital, was held Monday from the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack with Rev. Marg Jannick Grayston officiating.  Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Aug. 6, 1933, in the Buchanan district to Wasil and Mary (Terichow) Smorodin, he attended school in Buchanan, Canora and Kamsack.  He worked for the Canadian National Railway, as a brakeman for 25 years and then went into private business for 12 years.  On July 12, 1954, he married Arlene Myrfield at the Lutheran church in Buchanan.  He took an early retirement to an acreage just outside of Kamsack, where he and his wife set up a Saskatoon berry u-pick orchard.  He was a member of the Club 22 curling organization.  Predeceased by his parents, four brothers, Bill, John, George and Alex, and by one sister, Pearl Jennings, he is survived by his wife; three sons, Curtis (Toni) of Calgary, Brad (Janice) of Yorkton and Ken of Edmonton; one daughter, Sharon (Kent) Naylor of Saskatoon; one brother; Fred of Buchanan; two sisters, Mary Wishlow of Victoria and Mabel Carlson of Saskatoon, and 11 grandchildren.


Hildur Henderson (nee Lindgren)

Canora Courier, September 07, 2005 Page 3

Funeral service for Hildur Henderson, 68, of Pelly, who died Aug. 17 at Regina General Hospital, was held Aug. 23 at the Pelly Community Hall with Rev. Marg Janick-Grayston officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton Memorial Cemetery with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Mar. 21, 1937 in Canora to Eric and Elizabeth Lindgren, she attended school in Sturgis.  After working briefly at a bank and with SaskTel, she entered the field of education and taught at Lister School, Pelly, St. Philips and Togo.  She was involved with the Pelly Lions, the Link to Health exercise class, the United church board and library board.  On Sept. 16, 1960, she married Jack Henderson at St. Andrew’s United Church in Yorkton.  Predeceased by her parents and one sister, Freda Klein, she is survived by her husband; three daughters, Lori (Rob Erdman) of Saskatoon, Jan (Randy Wittal) of Strasbourg and Jill (Troy) Grainger of Westlock, Alta.; two brothers, Allan of Regina and Eric (Florence) of Winnipeg, two sisters, Olga Robinson of Norquay and May (Dick) Bridgewater of Regina, and three grandchildren.


Bernice Jonelle Olson

Canora Courier, September 07, 2005 Page 3

Memorial service for Bernice Jonelle Olson, 86, of Wadena, and formerly of Kuroki, who died July 7 in Wadena, was held July 11 at Tompkins Funeral Chapel in Wadena with Terry Tompkins officiating.  Burial was at St. Cuthbert Cemetery in Kuroki with Tompkins Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Oct. 12, 1919 in Union, N.D., to Fred and Helen Olson, she moved with her family to Kuroki, then to Wadena.  Predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Francis and Lester, she is survived by two sisters, Geneve McNamee of Kelvington and Phyllis Hilts of Wadena.


Barbara Robinson

Canora Courier, September 07, 2005 Page 11

In memory of a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Barbara Robinson

Another year has gone by since you have left us, but the grief that we feel in our remembrance of you has not abated very much.  We hope that the future will bless us with lessened grief as we think of you.  

May the peace of God be with you always.

-Lovingly remembered by Dr. M.F. Robinson and family.


James Severight

Canora Courier, September 14, 2005 Page 1

Youth charged with manslaughter following death of 12-year-old boy

A 16-year-old Cote First Nation youth was remanded in custody when he made his first court appearance on a charge of manslaughter in Kamsack on Monday.  His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 20 in Kamsack.  Early Sunday morning, RCMP were called to investigate a disturbance involving a male with a gun on the Cote First Nation.  While investigating, the RCMP were called to a residence where EMS personnel were attending to the victim of a gun shot.  A 12-year-old male was transferred to Kamsack Hospital, where he died.  A 16-year-old male was taken into custody soon afterwards.  The deceased and accused are residents of the Cote First Nation.  The accused’s name can not be released because he is classed as a young offender.

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Kathleen Derkatch (nee Hubylit)

Canora Courier, September 14, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service of Kathleen Derkatch, 86, of Saskatoon, and formerly of Canora, who died Sept. 2 at Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre in Saskatoon, was held Sept. 8 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Marg Janick-Grayston officiating.  Burial was in Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on July 12, 1919, in the Veregin district to John and Irene (Serray) Hubylit, she attended Luzan School.  Her family farmed in the Playmore area.  On Oct. 20, 1940, she married Paul Derkatch at Yorkton United Church and they farmed in Mikado-Mazeppa district.  In 1952, they moved to Preeceville where they operated the Preeceville Grill.  In 1954, they moved to Canora.  She was a member of St. Andrew’s United Church and the United Church women’s auxiliary.  She loved to travel, visiting locations across Canada and the United States.  Her last trip was to Montreal and Halifax by train when she and her husband accompanied their grandson on a trip he won in a national art competition.  In January of 2002, she had a stroke and was hospitalized in Canora.  In April of that year, she became a resident of the Gateway Lodge.  To be closer to her children and grandchildren, she moved to the care centre in Saskatoon in 2002.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Irene, a son, Benson in infancy, three brothers, Peter, George and Johnny, and three sisters, Nettie Trafananko, Alvina Eftoda and Mary Prokopchuk, she is survived by her husband, Paul of Saskatoon; three sons, Ken (Sylvia) of Regina, Irvin (Peggy) of Williams Lake, B.C., and Wayne of Saskatoon; two daughters, Sharon (Dale) Procyshen of Saskatoon and Kathy Bridger of Calgary; a brother, Alex (Gertie) Hubelit of Kamsack; two sisters, Elsie Zielinski of Regina and Helen Schnick of Regina; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.


Lawrence Ford

Canora Courier, September 14, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service for Lawrence Ford, 88, of Kelvington, and formerly of the Nut Mountain area, who died Aug. 1, was held Aug. 6 at the Kelvington Legion hall with Terry Tompkins officiating and Tompkins Funeral Home of Wadena in care of arrangements.  Born in the Nut Mountain area on Nov. 7, 1916 to Joseph and Lucy Kate Ford, he attended Pipestone Valley School and Kelvington High School.  He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and served in Italy, North Africa and England.  Discharged in 1945 with the rank of flying officer navigator, he returned to the family farm with his wife, Dot, who he had met and married while overseas.  In 1956, the couple moved to Kelvington where he began a 25-year career with the post office.  He retired in 1982 as postmaster.  He was a member of the Lions club, the Kelvington branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Kelvington seniors’ organization.  Predeceased by his parents, a daughter, Lisa in infancy and one brother, Walter, he is survived by his wife; four daughters, Maureen, Sharon (Peter Polachek), Anne (Rick Sherson) and Gail (Vern Armitage); one son, Shane (Karen); one brother, Tim; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.


William Fedorchuk

Canora Courier, September 14, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service for William Fedorchuk, 100, of Norquay, who died Aug. 8 at the Norquay Health Centre, was held Aug. 15 at Leson’s Funeral Home in Canora with Rev. Patrick Powalinsky officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Apr. 1, 1905, in the Municipality of Stuartburn (Clainto), Man., to Phillip and Katherina Fedorchuk, he attended school in Vita, Man.  He moved to a homestead in the Glen Elder district in 1924 where he was active in the community.  He was a trustee in the Swan Bluff School District, president of the Tara Shevchenko Society and served on the organizational board to form a Pool Livestock Club.  On Sept. 4, 1927, he married Rose Kryschuk.  He was active in the building of the Orthodox church and community hall in Danbury.  In 1948, he served as president of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.  He had a variety of jobs besides farming.  He operated a store and a hotel.  He hauled cream and was involved in other trucking endeavours.  In 1980, he moved to Norquay and became involved with the Norquay NICE Centre.  In 1999, he became a resident of the Norquay Health Centre.  Predeceased by his parents, Phillip and Katherina, his wife, Rose; four brothers and three sisters, he is survived by a son, Arthur (Lavia) of Niagra Falls, Ont.; a daughter, Olga Stafnuk of Winnipeg; seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.


Annie Elizabeth Becenko (nee Paratsky)

Canora Courier, September 14, 2005 Page 2

Funeral service for Annie Elizabeth Becenko, 74, of Yorkton, and formerly of Kamsack and Hyas, who died Aug. 30 at the Yorkton nursing home, was held Sept. 6 in the chapel of Andrychuk Funeral Home in Kamsack with Rev. Miles Russell officiating.  Burial was at Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Feb. 6, 1931 in the Hyas district to Anton and Mary Paratsky, she attended Lake Helen School.  On July 25, 1954, she married Peter Becenko at Westminster Memorial United Church in Kamsack.  Predeceased by her parents, her husband, one son, Julian, and a brother, John, she is survived by one son, Alvin of Kamsack; one daughter, Evangeline (Tony) Welder of Yorkton; three brothers, Marion, Peter and William, all of Canora; one sister, Sylvia (Michael) Tataryn of Calgary, and two grandchildren.


Tanis Biletski

Canora Courier, September 14, 2005 Page B6

BILETSKI:  In memory of Tanis Biletski (May 13, 1999 – Sept. 12, 2000)

There’s a special angel in Heaven,

That is a part of us;

It is not where we wanted her,

But where God wanted her to be.

She was here just a moment,

Like a night time shooting star;

And though she is in Heaven,

She isn’t very far.

She touched the hearts of many,

Like only an angel can do;

We would’ve held her every minute,

If the end we only knew.

So we send this special message,

To Heaven up above;

Please take care of our angel,

And send her all our love!

-Sadly missed by mom, dad, Cody, Jessie and Lexie.


John Zaplitney

Canora Courier, September 14, 2005 Page B1

ZAPLITNEY:  In memory of John, Jan. 27, 1916 - Sep. 6, 2004.

May your name in gold be written,

In the autograph of God.

-Love wife Mary, children and grandchildren.


Mathilda Tiechko

Canora Courier, September 14, 2005 Page B1

TIECHKO:  In loving memory of Mathilda Tiechko, Sept. 15, 1996.

Past her suffering, past her pain,

Cease to weep for tears are vain;

She who suffered is at rest,

Gone to Heaven with the blest.

-Sadly missed Tiechko family.


Steve G. Danyluk

Canora Courier, September 14, 2005 Page B1

DANYLUK:  In loving memory of Steve G. Danyluk who died on the holiday of Exaltation of the Cross.

Lord pick him the finest red roses and stalks of golden Laura wheat,

Please pray for us as we covet your prayers in our farming operations as we do not want a cheat.

We think of you often and only have your picture in a frame.

We remember you as being so considerate of the young, the poor, the lame.

Your earthly toil is over, no more suffering or strife.

You left behind your entire family which particularly includes your wife.

-Love your wife, and family, grandchildren, great-grand-children and in particular, those whom you did not get the privilege of knowing – Alexander, Victoria, Bernadette, Anastasia, Tyler, Caleb and little Cassandra.  Vichnaya Pamiat


Albert Louis Pukal

Canora Courier, September 14, 2005 Page B6

A memorial service for Albert Louis Pukal, 64, of Vernon, B.C., who died Aug. 28 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, was held Sept. 1 at Vernon Funeral Home.  Burial of his ashes will take place at a later date.  He was born on Aug. 28, 1941, in the Invermay area.  Predeceased by his parents, Ben and Mary Pukal, and a sister, Vicky Shewchuk, he is survived by his wife, Vera; a son, Maury of Calgary; a daughter, Tanya (Richard) Pattullo of Vernon; a brother, Joe (Louise) Pukal of Invermay; two sisters, Ann (Don) Green of Beulah, Man., and Irene (Eddy) Brezinski of Invermay, and two grandchildren.


Pearl Zielinski

Canora Courier, September 14, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Pearl Zielinski, 86, of Canora, who died Aug. 27 at Canora Hospital, was held Aug. 31 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on July 16, 1919, on the family farm near Pelly to Peter and Anastasia (Veshnevetsky) Bialobzyski, she attended Beaver Plain School.  She married Harry Zielinski on Feb. 6, 1935, in Arran and they farmed north of Mikado.  They also lived north of Veregin and in the towns of Norquay and Sturgis.  In 1967, she moved to Elrose where she worked in a nursing home for 16 years before retiring to Canora in 1983.  She was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Predeceased by her parents, Pete and Anastasia, a son, Orest, a brother, Bill Bialobzyski and a sister, Mary Holoboff, she is survived by two daughters, Sylvia (Donald) Lopetinsky of Edmonton and Adeline Fradette of Radville; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


Audrey Samuels

Canora Courier, September 14, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Audrey Samuels, 65, of White Rock, B.C., and formerly of the Insinger district, who died Aug. 30 at Peach Arch Hospital in White Rock, was held Sept. 7 at the Victor Memorial park Funeral Centre in White Rock with Rev. Isador Woronchuk officiating.  Born in the Insinger district on Apr. 1, 1940, Audrey Chobotar worked as a LPN at the Peace Arch Hospital for 23 years.  Predeceased by her parents, three brothers and a sister, she is survived by her husband, George Samuels; three daughters, Pat Samuels, Brenda (Brent) Davidson and Barb (John) Philips; a brother, Dave (Marge) Chobotar of Preeceville; three sisters, Phyllis (George) Stanicki of Yorkton, Doris (Bob) Goretzky of Canora and Ann (Armond) Kuruliak of Yorkton, and four grandchildren.


Fred Propp

Canora Courier, September 21, 2005 Page 7

Funeral service for Fred Propp, 80, of Yorkton, and formerly of Rhein, who died Aug. 13 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Aug. 18 at Knox Presbyterian Church in Yorkton with Rev. Williem van DeWall officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton City Cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Born Mar. 30, 1925 in Rhein to Alexander and Anna (Holstein) Propp, he moved to Yorkton where his father had established Propp’s Foodateria.  In 1943, he enlisted in the Canadian army and was assigned to the Lake Superior Regiment Fourth Canadian Armoured Division, which was sent to Normandy in 1944.  He served in France, Belgium and Holland until his discharge in 1945.  He returned to Yorkton to work in the family business.  In February 1950, he married Agnes Durham.  In 1954, he and his brothers established Midwest Packers Ltd.  He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and received a life membership in 2001.  Predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Rudy and Eddy, two sisters, Dorothy and Ruth, and his wife, he is survived by three sons, Robert, William and Michael; four brothers, Ron, John, David and Arnold; one sister, Hilda, and two grandchildren.


Stephen Grona

Canora Courier, September 21, 2005 Page 8 – Personal items of interest to Rama and district readers

Funeral service was held for Stephen Grona on Friday, Sept. 16.  He passed away at Canora Hospital and Mass was held on Friday at 10 o’clock at the SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rama.  Interment was in the parish cemetery.  Dinner followed at the parish hall.


Jean Chabun (nee Dutchak)

Canora Courier, September 21, 2005 Page 9

Funeral service for Jean Chabun, 84, of Canora, who died Sept. 13 at Canora Hospital, was held Sept. 16 at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Hall with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Dec. 5, 1920, to Tony and Dora (Pomelukio) Dutchak in the Tadmore district, she attended Crooked Hill and Crystal Lake schools.  She worked on the family farm until she married Mike Chabun on Oct. 25, 1941, at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canora.  She was a member of the UCWL.  Predeceased by her parents, Tony and Dora Dutchak, her husband, Mike, a sister, Mary Pankevich, and three brothers, Paul, Victor and Steve, she is survived by two daughters, grace Adam and Leona (Anton) Kosar, both of Canora; a brother, Joe (Virginia) of Minden, Ont.; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.


Lawrence Harry Blangy

Canora Courier, September 21, 2005 Page 11 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Lawrence Harry Blangy, son of Eva Blangy, passed away on June 22 at the age of 62.


Mike Yarycky

Canora Courier, September 21, 2005 Page B1

YARYCKY:  Mike Yarycky, Sept. 22, 1995 (It’s been 10 years).

Those we love remain with us,

For love itself lives on;

Cherished memories never fade,

Because a loved one is gone.

Those we love can never be,

Move that a thought apart;

For as long as there are memories,

You live in our hearts.

-Your family:  wife Mary; Wayne and Joan and family; Dave and Barb and family.


Joe Kopeck

Canora Courier, September 21, 2005 Page B1

KOPECK:  Joe Kopeck, passed away Sept. 24, 2002:

A faithful husband, father and grandfather, one of the best.  May God grant him eternal rest.

-Wife Olga, daughters and grandchildren.


Mary Beskowimey

Canora Courier, September 21, 2005 Page B1

BESKOWIMEY:  In loving memory of Mary, March 24, 1919 – Sept. 17, 2004.

Don’t think of her as gone away,

Just think of her as resting.

From the sorrow and the tears,

In a place of warmth and comfort,

Where there are no days and years.

Think how she must be wishing,

That we could know today;

How nothing but our sadness,

Can really pass away.

And think of he as living,

In the hearts of those she touched;

For nothing loved is ever lost,

And Mom was loved so very much.

-Sadly missed by husband Mike; daughters Alice and Shirley; sons Ernie and Jerry; spouses and families.


George Petruniak

Canora Courier, September 21, 2005 Page B7

Funeral service for George Petruniak, 76, of Calder, who died Aug. 21 at the Kamsack Hospital, was held Aug. 25 at Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder.  Burial was in the parish cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home of Yorkton in care of arrangements.  A long-time employee of Regina Motor products as a transmission specialist, Petruniak was a 26-year season ticket hold of the Saskatchewan Roughriders football club.  He is survived by his wife, Victoria; a brother, William of Calder, and seven sisters, Dora Werner of Churchbridge, Marjorie Mankish and Virginia Wandy, both of Calder, Anne Bennett and Kathleen (Ed) Boychuk, both of Canora, Shirley (Eric) Hasen of Redvers and Wilma Austin of Fort McMurray, Alta.


Stephen Grona

Canora Courier, September 21, 2005 Page B7

Funeral service for Stephen Grona, 82, of Rama, who died Sept. 13 at Canora Hospital, was held Sept. 16 at Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Joakim Rac and Rev. Andrew Wasylenko officiating.  Burial was in the SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery, south of Rama, with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on July 4, 1923, in the Village of Lazariuka, Poland, to Nicholas and Anastasia (Drushka) Grona, he attended school in Ukraine for three years before his family immigrated to Canada.  They settled in the Rama-Invermay district and he attended Boxmore School.  In 1945, he went to work at a Pool elevator in Port Arthur, Ont.  He married Stella Okrainetz on Oct. 21, 1950, at SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rama and they farmed in the Rama-Invermay district.  He was a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool committee in Rama, on which he served as chairman an secretary.  He was a pest control officer for the rural municipalities of Invermay and Insinger.  He was involved with the Rama Sports Committee and later in life, he joined the Golden Jets.  In 1966, they retired to Rama.  Predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Anastasia, and two brothers, John Odod and Michael Grona, he is survived by his wife, Stella; and two daughters, Sandra of Yorkton and Loretta of Saskatoon.


Audrey Samuels (nee Chobotar)

Canora Courier, September 21, 2005 Page B7

Funeral service for Audrey Samuels, 65, of White Rock, B.C., and formerly of the Insinger district, who died Aug. 30 at Peach Arch Hospital in White Rock, was held Sept. 7 at the Victor Memorial Park Funeral Centre in White Rock with Rev. Isador Woronchuk officiating.  Born in the Insinger district on Apr. 1, 1940, Audrey Chobotar worked as a LPN at the Peace Arch Hospital for 23 years.  Predeceased by her parents, three brothers and a sister, she is survived by her husband, George Samuels; three daughters, Pat Samuels, Brenda (Brent) Davidson and Barb (John) Philips; a brother, Dave (Marge) Chobotar of Preeceville; three sisters, Phyllis (George) Stanicki of Yorkton, Doris (ob) Goretzky of Canora and Ann (Armond) Kuruliak of Yorkton, four grandchildren and stepmother, Dora Chobotar of Yorkton.


James Severight

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page 7

Drugs, alcohol blamed for youth’s death

On Sept. 20, which was to have been the 13th birthday of a Cote First Nation boy, who died two weeks ago following a gunshot wound, hundreds of persons participated in events held in the Kamsack district to focus on the danger of drug and alcohol abuse.  Drugs and alcohol use are being blamed for contribution to the death of James Severight, who died Sept. 11, just nine days before his 13th birthday.  Students and staff f Chief Gabriel Cote Education Complex, where Severight had been a student, were joined by students of Kamsack Comprehensive Institute for a walk through Kamsack Tuesday morning of last week.  Many of the students carried signs and placards denouncing drug and alcohol abuse.  The students were joined by James’ parents, Reg and Sharon Severight, other members of the family, and by Chief Norman Whitehawk and members of the Cote bank council.  Organizers of the march said that plans were for this to have been the first of an anticipated annual march against drugs and alcohol in memory of Severight.  After the march through Kamsack, the Cote students were taken by bus back to their school and they were to walk along highway No. 8 from the school to the Cote Band Hall for a rally focusing on drugs and alcohol.  Students of Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Centre were to walk from their school along the highway to the Cote hall to participate in the rally.  Funeral service for James Paul Benjamen Severight, 12, was held Sept. 14 at Cote Band Hall with Elder Francis Bird officiating.  Burial was on Cote First Nation with E. Andrychuk Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Kamsack RCMP were called to Cote First Nation Sunday shortly before 7 a.m. on Sept. 11 to investigate a disturbance involving a male with a gun, according to a release from Cpl. Brian Jones, RCMP media relations officer.  While police were investigating the complaint, they were called by emergency medical services personnel, who were at a Cote residence attending to a victim of a gun shot.  The initial investigation has determined that the deceased had been shot at the residence, and died a short time later at Kamsack Hospital, the release said.  A 16-year-old male was taken into custody in connection with the investigation, and in Provincial Court in Kamsack Sept. 12, he was charged with manslaughter.  The deceased and the accused are both residents of Cote First Nation, the release said.  Kamsack RCMP were assisted in the investigation by Regina RCMP Major Crimes Unite and Yorkton RCMP forensic identification unit.  Born Sept. 20, 1992 in Regina, James Severight had attended Chief Gabriel Cote Education Complex.  He was involved with minor hockey, and was a horse trainer, traditional singer and traditional hunter.  Predeceased by his grandparents, Kenneth and Hazel Quewezance, and his grandfather, Albert Severight, he is survived by his parents; one daughter, Winter Georgia of Cote; seven brothers, Kenny, Arnold, Ernest, Tyler, Tyrone, Tyson and Douglas of Cote, and two sisters, Thomasine and Maureen, both of Cote.  On Sept. 19, members of the Severight family participated in a trip by horseback to Duck Mountain Provincial park in an effort to raise funds for the family.  Donations are being received on behalf of the family by Robert Flores (California Bob) and Elrose Severight.  An account for the Severight family has been opened at the Toronto-Dominion bank in Kamsack where donations can be made.

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Narcissis Enright (nee Gray)

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page 11

A graveside service for Narcissis Enright, 83, of Invermay, who died Aug. 24, was held Aug. 28 at the Invermay Cemetery with Terry Tompkins of Tompkins Funeral Home officiating.  Born on Jan. 28, 1922, in Inverness Ayrshire, Scotland, to Richard and Isabella Gray, she was very young when her family immigrated to Canada and settled in the Invermay area.  She attended Olivette School.  She married Frank Rioch on Feb. 4, 1938, and they lived in the Kuroki district.  Her husband died in 1952 and she married Lyle Enright in 1954.  She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Lodge auxiliary and a member of the Kuroki Community Club.  She raised her family in Kuroki and Invermay.  Predeceased by her parents, Richard and Isabella, her first husband, Frank Rioch, her second husband, Lyle Enright, two sons, Roger and Randall Rioch, a grandson, four great-grandchildren and two brothers, Jack and Richard Gray, she is survived by two sons, Jack (Eileen) and Frank (Laverne); three daughters, Noreen (John) Sowa, Lynette (Steven) Figeland and Lylea (ALLAN) Ottmann; two brothers, Fred (Una) Grand and Andy (Linda) Gray; two sisters, Margaret Dalshaug and Marlene Fiala, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


William Kitar

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page 11

A memorial service for William Kitar, 82, of Kelvington, and formerly of Buchanan, who died Aug. 1 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, was held Aug. 5 at the Kelvington-Legion Community Centre with Rev. Pius Schroh and Terry Tompkins officiating.  Burial was in the Kelvingrove Cemetery with Tompkins Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Aug. 4, 1923, in Buchanan to Nick and Annie Kitar, his family moved to the Pipestone district in 1930, where he attended school.  He joined the army in 1942 and returned home in 1945.  he married Ollie Gorski in 1949.  They farmed for 49 years and owned Kelvington Bakery for a few years.  Shortly after his wife died in 1988, he sold the farm and retired to Kelvington.  Predeceased by his parents, Nick and Annie, his wife, Ollie, three brothers, John, Metro and George, and three sisters, Doris, Mary and Katie, he is survived by a brother, Steve (Gwen) of Edmonton and a sister, Annie Irvine of Los Angeles.


Elizabeth Peterson (nee Edgar)

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Elizabeth Peterson, 82, of Regina, and formerly of Invermay, who died Aug. 19 at the Elmview Extendicare Nursing Home in Regina, was held Aug. 23 at Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel with Karen Kuzek officiating.  A cremation committal service will take place at a later date with Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel and Crematorium of Yorkton in care of arrangements.  Born on July 6, 1923, at Canora Hospital to Stanley and Marion (Millar) Edgar, she lived in Buchanan until she was 18 and then she moved to Invermay to work at the Royal Bank.  In 1944, she transferred to Yorkton.  She married Louis Peterson in 1945 in Yorkton.  From 1954 to 1959, she worked for the unemployment office and then, while raising her family, she opened a yarn shop called Yarn ‘N’ Things.  She retired in 2003 and moved to Regina in 2004.  She is survived by a son, Craig (Karen); a daughter, Lois (Terry) Tzupa; a brother, Grant (Vona); two sisters, Phyllis (Pete) Sayes and Tannis (Dave) Walters; and six grandchildren.


James Stevens

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for James Stevens, 88, of Kelvington, and formerly of Canora, who died July 24 in Kelvington, was held July 29 at Kelvington Legion Community Hall with Rev. Martyn Crabtree officiating.  Burial was in Kelvingrove Cemetery with Tompkins Funeral Home of Wadena in care of arrangements.  Born on Dec. 2, 1916, in Canora to Herb and Winnifred Stevens, he attended Omar School.  He worked for area farmers before enlisting with the armed forces during the Second World War.  Upon his return from overseas, he bought a farm south of Kelvington.  While farming, he also worked for Co-op Implements and operated his own seed cleaning business in Kelvington.  He was a registered seed grower and he was an active supported of 4-H.  HE was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and served with various organizations in Kelvington.  In 1991, he retired to Kelvington.  Predeceased by his parents, Herb and Winnifred, five brothers, two sisters and a grandson, he is survived by his wife, Edna; a son, Brian (Joanne) of Saskatoon; four daughters, Darlene (Jerry) Buck, Connie (Wes) Sauer and Louise (Bob) Smith, all of Saskatoon, and Laurel (Garth) Weinhandl of Kindersley; four sisters, Joyce, Doris, Edna and Betty; 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.


Jean Matsalla

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Jean Matsalla, 89, of Saskatoon, and formerly of the Buchanan area, who died Sept. 2 at Saskatoon City Hospital, was held Sept. 8 at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church in Saskatoon.  Burial was in Saskatoon with Saskatoon Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 16, 1915, in the Buchanan district, she worked for Saskatchewan Co-operative Creamery and SaskPower in various communities including Canora, Young, Yorkton, Humboldt, Melfort and Wynyard.  She retired to Saskatoon.  During her retirement, she traveled extensively across Canada and abroad.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Pelegia, a brother, Louis, and two sisters, Sophie Garbus and Mary Vektoris, she is survived by a brother, Mike (Emily) Matsalla and two sisters, Annie Fullawka of Saskatoon and Genevieve Heath of Calgary.


Norman Snowden

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Norman Snowden, 91, of Invermay, who died Aug. 20 in Invermay, was held Aug. 22 at Narfason’s Funeral Chapel in Wadena with Rev. Mary Gavin officiating.  Burial was in Invermay Cemetery with Narfason’s Funeral Chapel and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born on June 9, 1914, in North Battleford to Percy and Nellie Snowden, his family moved to the Invermay district in 1918.  He attended Mason and Invermay schools and farmed most of his life.  Predeceased by his parents, Percy and Nellie, he is survived by his wife, Mildred; a son, Brian (Lynn) of Medicine Hat; a daughter, Donna of Montreal; five grandchildren and eight grandchildren.


Rose Nakreiko (nee Danyluk)

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Rose Nakreiko, 81, of Wadena, and formerly of the Margo district, who died Aug. 24 at Pleasant View Care Home in Wadena, was held Aug. 27 at Narfason’s Funeral Chapel in Wadena with Rev. Mel Slashinsky officiating.  Burial was in Wadena Cemetery with Narfason’s Funeral Home and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born on Nov. 26, 1923, to Peter and Dora Danyluk in the Margo district, her family moved to the Edfield district in 1931.  She attended Hamstead and Edfield schools.  She worked on the family farm and for several families in the Edfield district.  On Apr. 29, 1944, she married William Nakrieko in Sheho and they farmed in the Kylemore district.  They spent winters in Wadena.   In March of 1999, she became a resident of Pleasant View Care Home.  Predeceased by her parents, Peter and Dora Danyluk, her husband, William, a brother, George, and two sisters, Katherina and Marion Klewchuk, she is survived by two daughters, Carolyn and Sandra (Stephen) Kowolow.


William Eskowich

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page 11

A memorial service for William Eskowich, 78, of Margo, who died Aug. 12 at his residence, was held Aug. 16 at Moe-Concordia Lutheran Church in Margo with Rev. Glenn Shore officiating.  Burial was in the Margo Cemetery.  Born on Aug. 2, 1927, in Ukraine to Klem and Eva Eskowich, his family immigrated to Canada and settled in the Margo district where he attended school.  While farming, he drove a school bus for 14 years, was the caretaker for the Margo outdoor skating rink and operated the Margo Café.  He also worked for B.A. Construction for many years.  Predeceased by his parents, Klem and Eva, and a brother, Harry, he is survived by his wife, Gerda; a son, Brian (Leanne) of Regina; two daughters, Dianne (George) Hunchak of Regina and Lorraine Burns of Regina; a sister, Lean (Mack) Miller of Saskatoon; and 10 grandchildren.


Gus (Gussie) Wolos

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page B1

Gus (Gussie) WOLOS

In memory of a beloved son, brother and uncle who was tragically taken from us October 2, 2004

One year ago, that night in Bulgaria you took your last breath.

So far away from home, we weren’t there with you, there were no goodbyes; just the many endless days spent painfully waiting for you to come home to us.

When we got that devastating call our hearts split in two.

One side filled with treasured memories, the other died with you.

Our hearts are filled with the sorrow we share,

When the family meets and you’re not there.

When we have joys we yearn to share;

we try to laugh, smile and play our part.

Behind it all lies our broken hearts.

Remembering you is a constant fact, we do it every day, but missing you is a deep heartache that just never goes away.

In our hearts you will always remain.

Somehow life is going on without you.

It just will never be the same.

No amount of tears can bring us all together.

But with the love that’s in our hearts.

You will walk with us forever.

Unseen, unheard, you’re always near;

So loved, oh so sadly missed and so very dear.

Gus, your spirit will live in our hearts and in the hearts of all whose lives you touched, forever.

--Love mom Eleanor, brother Kevin (Lesley), sisters Irene (Lorne) Boychuk, Leona (James) Lofthang, Lori (Deryck) Shewchuk, nephews Jamie and Austin, nieces Lisa, Amber, Jayna and Mya.


Gus Wolos

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page B1

WOLOS:  In loving memory of our cousin Gus who passed away Oct. 2, 2004.

Today is remembered,

And quietly kept;

No words are needed,

We will never forgot.

-Forever remembered and missed by Richard, Chris, Jacob, Debbie, Leonard, Nolan, Ryan and Brett.


Emily Danyluk

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page B1

DANYLUK:  In loving memory of our mother and Baba, Emily, who passed away Sept. 28, 1996.

If flowers grow in Heaven, Lord,

Please pick a bunch for us;

Place them in my mom’s arms,

And tell her we love her and miss her,

And as she turns to smile;

Place a kiss upon her cheek,

And hold her for awhile.

Because remembering is easy,

We do it everyday;

But there is an ache in our hearts,

That will never go away.

Mom, when you left us,

You took a piece of us with you.

-Sadly missed and always remembered by Debbie, Leonard, Nolan, Ryan, Brett, Richard, Chris and Jacob.


Vera Bymak (nee Bobowski)

Canora Courier, September 28, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Vera Bymak, 89, of Portage La Prairie, who died Sept. 15 at the Portage District General Hospital, was held Sept. 24 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Marion Naduriak officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Jan. 8, 1916, in the Veregin district to Hnat and Josephine Bobowski, she attended the Veregin District School.  She helped on the family farm until she married Louis Bymak on May 19, 1939, in the Stenen district.  They farmed until 1966 and then moved to Lakeland, Man., where they operated a general store and post office.  In 1985, she moved to Portage La Prairie.  Predeceased by parents, Hnat and Josephine, her husband Louis, four brothers, Andrew, Jim, Bill and Nick Bobowski and two sisters, Mary Wasylenchuk and Katie Rurak, she is survived by four daughters, Addie Hounsome of Petawawa, Ont., Jeanette (Larry) Buick of Edmonton, Annette (John) Dudley of Winnipeg and Valerie (Wally) Prokop of Regina; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.


Ada Brezinski (nee Hawley)

Canora Courier, October 05, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Ada Brezinski, 67, of Yorkton, and formerly of Invermay, who died Sept. 27 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Sept. 30 at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church in Lintlaw with Rev. Pius officiating.  Burial was in St. Andrew’s Cemetery in the Invermay district with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on June 26, 1938, in Arborfield to Bert and Alice Hawley, she attended school in Arborfield.  She worked as a waitress in Tisdale for a few years.  She married Louis Brezinski on July 18, 1959, in Tisdale and they farmed in the Invermay area.  Predeceased by her parents, Bert and Alice Hawley, her husband, Louis, a brother, Douglas, and two sisters, Eleanor Chatfield and Rose Bernesky, she is survived by a son, Dwain (Bonnie) of Regina; two daughters, Joan (Daryl) Scheller of Lintlaw and Lorraine of Regina; a brother, Tim. of Nipawin; five sisters, Margaret Wilson of The Pas, Hilda Frisky of Arborfield, Muriel Brochy of Tisdale, Patsy Doherty of Melfort and Frances Hawley of Mayerthorpe, Alta.; sic grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


Kenneth Jamont

Canora Courier, October 05, 2005 Page 11

A memorial service for Kenneth Jamont, 68, of Saskatoon, and formerly of Canora, who died Sept. 25 at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, was held Sept. 30 at Meewasin Valley United Church with Rev. Robert Schwab officiating.  McKague’s Funeral Chapel was in care of arrangements.  He served with the RCMP for 27 years.  He joined the force in Langley, B.C. and was trained at Regina Depot.  He was stationed in Yorkton, Canora, Vonda, Balcarres, Regina, North Battleford and Saskatoon.  While serving with the RCMP he was on the musical ride’s only jumping team.  After he retired, he spent two years with the Horse Racing Commission and then became the executive director of the Human Rights Commission.  He also worked with the FSIN.  He was an active volunteer with Western Development Museum and the RCMP Veterans’ Association of Saskatoon.  He is survived by his wife, Myrna Ruth (Sherwin): three sons, Robert (Leanne) of Regina, Brian (Christa) of Langham and Michael of Vancouver; four sisters; two brothers, and seven grandchildren.


Donald Sorestad 

Canora Courier, October 05, 2005 Page 11

Funeral service for Donald Sorestad, 68, of Innisfail, and formerly of Buchanan. who died Sept. 26, was held Oct. 1 in Innisfail.  A memorial service will be held on Oct. 8 at Faith Lutheran Church in Buchanan.  Born on the family farm near Buchanan on Jan. 22, 1937, to Olaf and Adeline (Rosvold) Sorestad, he attended Christania School, Buchanan School and a partial year at LCBI in Outlook.  He worked for an area farmer for a few years.  In Alberta, worked in construction and did some seasonal farm work.  In 1960, he married Helen Laboucan.  They moved back to Saskatchewan in 1961 and he was employed in construction.  In 1963, they moved to the farm and in 1966, he joined his brothers and a cousin in a large dairy venture.  His wife died in 1974 and he decided to have his parents raise their five girls while he returned to Alberta to work as a heavy equipment operator.  He met Pauline Giroux who became his partner in life.  They lived in northern Alberta until his failing health forced him to leave work.  They retired to Innisfail.  Predeceased by his mother, Adeline, and his wife, Helen, he is survived by his partner, Pauline; five daughters, Karen (Bill), Sandra, Maxine (Geoff), Donna (Terry) and Penny; his father, Olaf; two brothers, Ralph (Pat) and Clifford; a sister, Alice (Harvey) Pickett; and four grandchildren.


Alvin Oneschuk

Canora Courier, October 05, 2005 Page B1

ONESCHUK:  In loving memory of our dear husband and father, Alvin.

The world changes year to year,

And friends from day to day;

But never will the one we loved,

From memory pass away.

-Always remembered and sadly missed by wife Barbara and daughter Chrissy.


Joseph Nieckar

Canora Courier, October 05, 2005 Page B1

NIECKAR:  Remembering and missing our dear husband, father and grandfather, Joseph, who passed away 20 years ago, Oct. 12, 1985.

We are truly blessed and grateful,

For all the fond memories;

Which have helped to sustain and guide us,

For every moment we were able to spend with you.

-Forever in our hearts, loved and missed by your family.


Elsie Keller (nee Boyda)

Canora Courier, October 05, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Elsie Keller, 70, of Regina, and formerly of the Mikado district, who died Sept. 22 at Regina Wascana Grace Hospice, was held Sept. 28 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Canora with Rev. Peter Wasylenko officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 3, 1935, on the family farm near Mikado to John and Anne (Zielinski) Boyda, she attended Verdant Valley School.  She married Henry Keller on Nov. 20, 1954, in Canora.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Anne Boyda, and her husband, Henry, she is survived by a son, Brent (Janet) of Water Valley, Alt.; three daughters, Karen (Larry) Shewchuk of Regina, Judy (Andrew) Zarazun of Calgary and Linda (Tim) Hryhoriw of Melville; two brothers, Peter (Sylvia) of Edmonton and Alex (Sandra) of Regina; five sisters, Anne Hudye of Kamsack, Olga Ostafie of Mikado, Lena (George) Stadnyk of Regina, Irene Gurski of Willowbrook and Victoria Krishka of Canora; and three grandchildren.


Mary Kurzuk (nee Sakalo)

Canora Courier, October 05, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Mary Kurzuk, 90, of the Canora Gateway Lodge, who died Sept. 27 at the lodge, was held Sept. 30 at Grace United Church in Sturgis with Rev. Miles Russell officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Apr. 11, 1915, in the Swan Plain district to Anton and Rose (Fensyk) Sakalo, her family moved to Reserve area when she was very young.  The family moved to a farm four miles north of Danbury in 1926 and she attended South Porcupine School.  She did light housekeeping duties for several families in the area until she married John Kurzuk on Feb. 19, 1933.  They lived in the Danbury district until 1975 when they moved to Sturgis.  John was a millwright for Fred Dalton’s sawmill crew during the winters of 1957 to 1959 and she cooked for the crew.  She enjoyed making handicrafts and became known for her hand-made dolls.  She was a member of the READ Club and the Grace United Church of Sturgis.  In November of 2003, she moved to Aspen Bluffs Villa, a personal care centre in Yorkton.  In March of 2005, she moved to Canora Gateway Lodge.  Predeceased by parents, Anton and Rosie Sakalo and her husband, John, she is survived by a son, Morris (Annelie) of Amherstburg, Ont.; three daughters, Sylvia West of Windsor, Gladys Howard of San Mateo, Calif., and Natalie Kurzuk of Calgary.


Grace Peever (nee Nicolychuk)

Canora Courier, October 05, 2005 Page B5

Grace Peever passed away on Sept. 15, 2005 at William Booth, Regina, age 74.  Service was held in Regina, Victoria Ave. Funeral Home, Sept. 19 with Cliff Geiger officiating.  Burial of ashes in Canora Sept. 21.  Predeceased by parents, brothers Ernie and Metro Nicolychuk, sister Audrey Stelner, she is survived by husband Owen Peever of Regina; two sons, Robert (Minna) of Edmonton, and Harvey; two grandsons, Steve and Derek of Saskatoon; sister Mary Rakochy of Canora; sister-in-law Anne of Regina; brothers Harold (Audrey) Nicolychuk of The Pas; Peter (Moira) Mosondz of The Pas; nieces and nephews.


Ada Brezinski

Canora Courier, October 05, 2005 Page B6 – Items of interest to Invermay district readers

Ada Brezinski passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the age of 67.  She moved to Yorkton in 2003, after the death of her husband, Louis, but prior to that she had lived on the family farm since 1961.  She is survived by a son, Dwain (Bonnie) of Regina; daughters, Joan (Daryl) Scheller of Lintlaw and Lorraine of Regina, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral service was held in St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church of Lintlaw with interment of ashes in St. Andrew’s Cemetery northeast of Invermay.


Georgina Guy

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page 8 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Funeral service was held for Georgina Guy, age 81, mother of Clifford Guy, at the Lintlaw Recreation Centre on Wednesday, Oct. 5.  Interment was in Lintlaw Cemetery.


Joyce Haning 

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page 8 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Funeral service was held for Joyce Haning, age 86, at Preeceville United Church on Oct. 4.  Interment was in Invermay Cemetery, Joyce and Wilbur Haning farmed north of Invermay until they retired.  After spending a number of years in Vernon, BC, they returned to live in Rose Valley.


Mable Dziaduck

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page B1

DZIADUCK:  In loving memory of Mable, Sept. 27, 1920 – Oct. 10, 1989.

Colourful leaves are falling,

Memories of you remain.

-Always, sis Agnes.


David Marchinko

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page B1

MARCHINKO:  In loving memory of our dear son, David, who passed away Oct. 16, 1999.

Your presence we miss,

Your memory we treasure;

Loving you always,

Forgetting you never,

The tears in our eyes,

We wipe away;

The ache in our hearts,

Will always stay.

-Forever loved and deeply missed, Mom and Dad.


Mike Slowski, Annie Slowski

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page B1

SLOWSKI:  In memory of Mike and Annie Slowski.

Ten and nearly 20 years have gone past,

And the time has seemed to have gone by so fast!

It is here where the memories remain,

“The Everlasting Peace” till we meet again!

-Lovingly remembered by children and grandchildren.


Lena Krukoff

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page B5

Mrs. Lena Krukoff passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 at Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke, B.C. at the age of 83 years.  Lena was born in Langham, Sask. On Feb. 25, 1922.  She had been a long-time resident of Canora, Sask. And had resided in Revelstoke since 1980.  Lena was predeceased by her husband, Nick in 1985, and her brothers and sisters.  She will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Irene (Mike) Firomski of Revelstoke, Donna Krukoff of Revelstoke and Allan (Cindy) Krukoff of Tofino, B.C,; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  A funeral service was held on Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 from the chapel of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke, B.C.  Interment followed in Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke.  If so desired, contributions in memory of Lena may be made to the charity of your choice.  Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke, B.C.


John Bobryk

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for John Bobryk, 81, of Wadena, and formerly of the Invermay district, who died Sept. 14 at Wadena Hospital, was held Sept. 17 at Narfason’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mel Slashinsky officiating.  Burial was in St. Cuthbert’s Cemetery in Kuroki.  Born on Jan. 19, 1924, to John and Fidori Bobryk in Ukraine, he was four years old when his family immigrated to Canada.  His family farmed in the Invermay district until 1936, when they moved to a farm north of Margo.  At the age of 16, he left school and entered the work force.  He started by cutting brush, chopping wood and stoking for neighbours.  In 1945, he worked on a CP Railway extra gang.  During the next few years, he cut lumber and worked for farmers in the area.  In 1948 he married Kate Tysiaczny and they lived with her parents for three years.  In 1951, they bought their own land in the area.  He farmed until the early 1970s when he decided to rent the land while he continued to raise livestock until the mid 1980s.  Predeceased by a daughter Paulette, his parents, John and Fidori, six brothers, Bill, Pete, Nick, Harry, Bill and Fred, and two sisters Anne and Fannie Sikora, he is survived by his wife, Kate; four daughters, Darcie Wasyluk, Donna (James) Woloshyn, Roxanne (Darwin) Zimrose and Les Wasyluk; a brother, Mike; a sister Mary Reutlinger; and five grandchildren.


Nita Yaginiski (nee Koroluk)

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Nita Yaginiski, 91, of the Norquay Health Centre, who died Oct. 4 at her residence, was held Oct. 8 at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Hyas with Rev. Patrick Powalinsky officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on mar. 12, 1914, near Hyas to Mike and Mary (Dowhea) Koroluk, she attended Lake Helen School.  She had several jobs before she married Metro Yaginiski on Oct. 28, 1933.  They farmed in the Hyas district until 1964 when they retired to Hyas.  She was an active member at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Hyas and especially enjoyed participating in the choir.  She was a member and director of the Golden Age Centre in Hyas.  Over the years, she received a number of horticultural show trophies.  Predeceased by her parents, Mike and Mary, her husband, Metro, and a brother, Mike, she is survived by three daughters, Gloria Lozinski of Stenen, Lorraine (Joe) Mirva of Danbury and Sonia (Harry) Sowa of Hyas; two sisters, Cassie Yaganiski of Hyas and Helen Prosko of Watson; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.


Julia Yachyshyn (nee Kosheluk)

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Julia Yachyshyn, 75, of Buchanan, who died Sept. 29 at her residence, was held Oct. 5 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in the Buchanan Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born of Jan. 23, 1930, to Wasyl and Doris (Prystay) Kosheluk, she attended Monastyr School.  She married Phillip Yachyshyn in November of 1958 in Canora.  Predeceased by her parents, Wasyl and Doris, her husband, Philip, two sons, Harry in infancy and Philip Jr., a daughter, Virginia in infancy, a brother, John Kosheluk and a sister, Mary Lanski, she is survived by a son, Allen of Buchanan; two daughters, Monica Yachyshyn of Yorkton and Maryann Yachyshyn of Yorkton; a brother, Mike Kosheluk of Preeceville; two sisters, Lena (Mike) Glowatsky and Tillie Senyk; and three grandchildren.


Helen Krasowski (nee Puchala)

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Helen Krasowski, 65, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Rhein district, who died Aug. 30, was held Sept. 3 at St. Gerard’s Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Basil Chomos officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton City Cemetery with Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel and Crematorium of Yorkton n care of arrangements.  Born May 11, 1940 to Anton and Tekla (Derenewski) Puchala of the Rhein district, she attended Kitzman School then graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Yorkton in 1957.  On June 15, 1963, she married Mervin Krasowski at St. Gerard’s Church in Yorkton.  She worked at the Bank of Montreal in Regina, then transferred to the Yorkton branch.  She helped her husband operate a home-based electrical business for 28 years and worked at K-Mart and Zellars.  She was active in St. Gerard’s parish.  Predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Paul and martin, she is survived by her husband; two sons, Jeff and Ward (Darcie) and two daughters, Tammy (Bob Morrison) and Naomi (Cory) Walkington; two brothers, Alex (Beatrice) and Victor (Vickie); two sisters, Anne Achtemichuk and Mary Puchala, and four grandchildren.


Lucille Charlotte Rediger (need Franke)

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Lucille Charlotte Rediger, 81, of Wadena, and formerly of Margo, who died Aug. 6 at Wadena Hospital, was held Aug. 12 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wadena was Pastor Daphne Bender officiating.  Burial was in St. Peter’s Cemetery, north of Margo, with Tompkins Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on July 27, 1924, in Prystanie, Poland, to Joseph and Olga Franke, she was four years old when her family immigrated to Canada.  They settled in the Margo district and she attended Olivet Country School, east of Margo.  On Oct. 27, 1946, she married Ernest Rediger and they farmed north of Margo.  In 1984, they retired to Wadena.  She was a member of the Lutheran church and was active with the Evangelical Lutheran Women’s organization.  Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Olga, her husband, Ernest, a daughter Carol in infancy and a brother, Felix, she is survived by a son, Douglas (Susan) of Regina; a daughter, Janet (Bill) Liss of Burnaby and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Sadie Sakal (nee Skibinsky)

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Sadie Sakal, 86, of Swan River, and formerly of Gorlitz, Canora, Mikado and Whitebeech, who died Sept. 16, was held at Holy Ascension Ukrainian Orthodox church in Swan River on Sept. 21 with Rev. Patrick Powalinsky officiating.  Burial was at Birchwood Cemetery in Swan River with Paull Funeral Home and Crematorium in care of arrangements.  Born Nov. 30, 1918 in Gorlitz to Harry and Marie (Kobelka) Skibinsky, she moved with her family to Canora in 1925, then to Donwell where she received her education.  On Sept. 19, 1936, she married William Sakal and the couple moved to Mikado.  In 1947, the couple moved to a farm began working in the housekeeping department at the Swan River Hospital.  She moved to Swan River where she lived until 1979 when she moved to Edmonton where she worked at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home.  After retiring in 1983, she moved to Yorkton, then in 1993, she returned to Swan River.  She was a resident of the Swan Valley Lodge. Predeceased by her father in 1943, mother in 1951, husband in 1974, a grandson, Cory in 2004, and all her brothers and sisters, she is survived by five sons, Lawrence (Elsie) of Yorkton, Zane (Ruby), William and Leonard (Gwen) all of Swan River, and Eugene (Gail) of Calgary; three daughters, Lavina (Peter) Leung of Swan River, Sonia Kereluk of Calgary and Elaine (Mike) Mudry of Carvel, Alta.; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.


Richard Burback

Canora Courier, October 12, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Richard Burback, 74, of Yorkton, and formerly of Rhein, who died Sept. 4 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Sept. 8 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Fred Schneider officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton memorial Gardens with Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel and Crematorium of Yorkton in care of arrangements.  Born July 22, 1931 in Rhein to Henry and Molly (Mehling) Burback, he attended school in Rhein and Yorkton Collegiate before entering the Moose Jaw Normal School.  He taught school for 38 years, first at Grunert School near Yorkton, then in Rhein from 1952 to 1965, serving as principal from 1960 t 1965.  While in Rhein, he played trumpet in a small band and taught square dancing.  He enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan and obtained his bachelor of education degree in 1966, then returned to Yorkton where he taught, and worked as principal to Victoria School.  In 1971, he transferred to Fairview School.  From 1972 until his retirement in 1989, he taught at Yorkdale Junior High School.  From 1991 to 2001, he and members of his family owned and operated a Subway Restaurant.  He was a member of the Lions vlub, the rock and gem club, the multicultural society and the German club.  Predeceased by his father in 1972, his mother in 1983, and step-father, Herman Clark in 1990, he is survived by his wife, Miriam; three sons, Glen (Shelly), Byron (Lynda) and Kelly (Tracy Belzner), all of Yorkton; three daughters, Karen (Gord Kinhniki) of Saskatoon, Laurel (Harley) Fatteicher of MacNutt and Janine (Michael) Dumka of Leduc, Alta.; two sisters, Leona Chepil of Surrey, B.C., and Marlene (Wally) Rodgers of Yorkton; three brothers, Herb (Joan) of Saskatoon, Merv of Abbotsford, B.C. and Dwayne (Lynda) of Yorkton; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


August Wilhelm Liebrecht

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 7

Funeral service for August Wilhelm Liebrecht, 86, 0f Yorkton, and formerly of the Rhein district, who died Sept. 23 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, was held Sept. 26 at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein with Rev. Daphne Bender officiating.  Burial was in the parish cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home of Yorkton in care of arrangements.  Born Apr. 3, 1919 in Rhein to Jacob and Amelia (nee Engel) Liebrecht, he joined the army in 1942.  On Apr. 26, 1943, he married Anne Wilhelm at Peace Lutheran Church in Vernon, B.C.  Following his release from the army, he returned to the farm in the Rhein district where they lived for more than 50 years.  He was a member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation.  Predeceased by a daughter, Nadean in 2001, his parents, three brothers and four sisters, he is survived by his wife; two daughters, Fern (Bruno) Martin and Faye (Dick) DeRyk; one son, Darbey (Robin); eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


Julia Yachyshyn (nee Kosheluk)

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 7

Funeral service for Julia Yachyshyn, 75, of Buchanan, who died Sept. 29 at her residence, was held Oct. 5 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in the Buchanan Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Jan. 23, 1930, to Wasyl and Doris (Prystay) Kosheluk, she attended Monastyr School.  She married Phillip Yachyshyn in November of 1958 in Canora.  Predeceased by her parents, Wasyl and Doris, her husband, Philip, two sons, Harry in infancy and Philip Jr., a daughter, Virginia in infancy, a brother, John Kosheluk and a sister, Mary Lanski, she is survived by a son, Allen of Buchanan; two daughters, Monica Yachyshyn of Yorkton and Maryann Yachyshyn of Yorkton; a brother, Mike Kosheluk of Preeceville; two sisters, Lena (Pete) Glowatsky and Tillie Senyk; and three grandchildren.


Mary Dutcheshen (nee Markewich)

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 7

Funeral service for Mary Dutcheshen, 86, of Regina, and formerly of the Norquay and Veregin districts, who died Sept. 23 at Sunset Extendicare in Regina, was held Sept. 28 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Bryan Bayda officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton City Cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born Feb. 12, 1919 in the Norquay district to John and Esther Markewich (nee Andrusiak), she attended North Willow Grace School near Norquay.  She married Walter Dutcheshen on Oct. 15, 1939 and the couple moved to Windsor, Ont. in 1941.  Three years later they moved to the Veregin district and, in 1974, they retired to Yorkton where she was a member of St. Mary’s parish.  Predeceased by her husband in 1998, parents, two brothers, Steve and Paul, and two sisters, Annie and Elizabeth, she is survived by two daughters, Jean (Wilf Krusel) Zakowski of Vancouver and Evelyn Ross of Regina; five brothers, William, Joe, Mike, Nick and Metro; four sisters, Olga, Helen, Sophie and Veronica; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


Tillie Yacyshyn (nee Worobetz)

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 7

Funeral service for Tillie Yacyshyn, 84, of Preeceville, and formerly of Hazel Dell, who died Oct. 13 at Preeceville Lions’ Hostel, was held Oct. 17 at St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hazel Dell with Rev. Andrij Wasylinko officiating.  Burial was in the Hazel Dell Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Nov. 24, 1920, on the family farm near Hazel Dell, Tillie Worobetz attended Orange Vale School.  She married Peter Yacyshyn on June 10, 1944 at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville.  She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Hazel Dell women’s club and she belonged to Club 60 in Preeceville.  Predeceased by her husband, Peter, and three brothers, Mike, Peter and Harry Worobetz, she is survived by a son, Joe of Preeceville; two daughters, Betty (Alvin) Moroz of Red Deer and Carol (Myron) Sikora of Calgary; a sister, Nettie Radawetz of Hazel Dell; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


Amelia (Molly) Luzny (nee Stricker)

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 7

Graveside service for Amelia (Molly) Luzny, 91, of Powell River, and formerly of the Rhein district, who died Sept. 7 at the Olive Devaud Residence in Powell River, was held Sept. 12 at Woodland Cemetery on Texada Island with Stan Smith officiating.  Born Nov. 5, 1912 in Winnipeg to Frederick and Amalia Stricker, she was raised in the Rhein area before her family moved to the Lumsden area.  She lived in the Lumsden area from 1952 to 1986 when she moved to Chilliwack, B.C.  In 1996 she moved to Texada Island.  Predeceased by a daughter, Cyrena, a son, Melvin, two grandsons, Darwin and Arnold, a granddaughter, Sharon, five brothers, Alex, Fred, Henry, Dave and Jack, and a sister, Adeline, she is survived by one son, Jerry Koch of Kelowna, B.C., and three daughters, Edna Ludman of St. Catharine’s Ont., Pat Watson of High Prairie, Alta., and Shirley of Van Anda, Texada Island, and their families; four brothers, Manuel, John, Rheinhold and Clarence, and five sisters, Marie, Ann, Pauline, Lenora and Josephine.


Nita Yaginiski (nee Koroluk)

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 7

Funeral service for Nita Yaginiski, 91, of the Norquay Health Centre, who died Oct. 4 at the centre, was held Oct. 8 at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Hyas with Rev. Patrick Powalinsky officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Mar. 12, 1914, to Mike and Mary (Dowhea) Koroluk, she attended Lake Helen School.  She had several jobs before she married Metro Yaginiski on Oct. 28, 1933, in Hyas.  They farmed in the Hyas district until 1964, when they moved to Hyas.  She was an active member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Hyas and enjoyed being a member of the choir.  She was a member and director of the Golden Age Centre in Hyas.  Over the years, she was awarded a number of horticultural show trophies.  Predeceased by her parents, Mike and Mary Koroluk, and her husband, Metro, she is survived by three daughters, Gloria Lozinski of Stenen, Lorraine (Joe) Mirva of Danbury and Sonia (Harry) Sowa of Hyas; two sisters, Cassie Yaganiski of Hyas and Helen Prosko of Watson; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Rose Green (nee Okrainetz)

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 7

Funeral service for Rose Green, 67, of Thunder Bay, and formerly of Sturgis, who died Sept. 26 at St. Joseph’s Care Group in Thunder Bay, was held Sept. 30 at Fort William Country Club.  Cremation followed with Sargent and Son Funeral Directors in care of arrangements.  Born on Feb. 21, 1938, in the Sturgis district to John and Mary Okrainetz, she attended Woodlight School and Sturgis Composite High School.  She moved to Thunder Bay.  She married Norman Green and they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary before he died on Sept. 20, 2004.   Predeceased by her parents, John and Mary, her husband, Norman, a son in infancy, four brothers, Harry, Benny, Peter and Leo, and three sisters, Victoria, Mary and Eva, she is survived by a son, Daaven of Calgary; two daughters, Barb (Dan) Giba of Calgary and Sheri (Aldo) Fata of Thunder Bay; seven brothers, Bob (Jerry) of Surrey, B.C., Sandy of Nanaimo, Fred of Prince George, Edward (Rose) of Langley, B.C., Emerson (Sharon) of White Rock, Andy of New Westminister and Eric of Kindersley; three sisters, Sylvia (Tom) Smith of Waterloo, Ont., Lena of Thunder Bay and Lillian of Canora; and four grandchildren.


Susan Dutchak

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 10

DUTCHAK:  In loving memory of Susan Dutchak, who passed away October 12, 2000.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep,

I am a thousand winds that blow,

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn’s rain,

When you awaken in the morning hush,

Of quiet birds in circled flight,

I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there, I did not die.

-Lovingly remembered by her family and dearly missed.


Michael Starecki

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 10

STARECKI:  In loving memory of sons Michael, who passed away Sept. 29, 1973 and terry who passed away Oct. 22, 1992.

No matter how life changes,

No matter what we do:

A special place within our hearts,

Is always kept for you.

If remembering brings us closer,

Then you never went away;

For thoughts of you are with us,

Each and every day.

-Sadly missed by mom, dad, sisters, brothers and their families.


Louis Wolkowski

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 10

WOLKOWSKI:  In loving memory of a beloved husband, dad and grandpa, Louis, who passed away Oct. 21, 2003.

We thought of you today,

But that is nothing new;

We thought about you yesterday,

And days before that too.

We think of you in silence,

We often speak your name;

Now all we have are memories,

And your picture in a frame.

Your memory is our keepsake,

With which we’ll never part;

God has you in His keeping,

We have you in our heart.

-Your loving family:  Rose; Laureen and Brian and family; Darrell and Darlene and family; Darla and family.


Daniel Danylchuk

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 10

DANYLCHUK:  In loving memory of Daniel Danylchuk who passed away Oct. 23, 1997.

No matter how life changes,

No matter what we do;

A special place within our hearts,

Is always kept for you.

-Remembered by mother Olga and brother Julian.


Dexter Kopelchuk

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 15

Funeral service for Dexter Kopelchuk, 53, of Donwell district, who died Sept. 28 at his farm, was held Oct. 4 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Thom Carnahan of St. Andrew’s United Church officiating.  Burial was in the Donwell East Ukrainian Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 15, 1951, in Yorkton to Philip and Vina (Lisoway) Kopelchuk, he attended Donwell and Canora schools.  He worked at mines in the Snow Lake district and then became a diamond driller and worked in a number of different mines.  He worked on the oil rigs in B.C. for about 15 years.  When he developed a heart condition, he decided to return to the family farm.  Predeceased by his father, Philip, he is survived by his mother, Vina of Donwell; a son, Dana of Prince George, B.C., four brothers, Richard (Darlene) Bennett of Burlington, Ont., Darcy and Daryl Kopelchuk of Donwell and Derrick (Koreen) Kopelchuk of Oxbow; and a sister, Cheryl (John) Tyrwhitt of Calgary.


Wasyl Kotyk

Canora Courier, October 19, 2005 Page 15

Wasyl Kotyk of Edmonton, Alta., and formerly of Rama, passed away on Sept. 29th, 2005 at the age of 78 years.  Wasyl was born on Sept. 11th, 1927 in the Rama district of John and Katie (nee Shinkewski) Kotyk.  As a young man, Wasyl attended the Wolna School.  Following his schooling, Wasyl or ‘Willie’ as he was known, worked at various jobs over the years.  He worked in Kamsack at a scrap metal company.  He later became employed by Victor Wyonzek.  Willie relocated to Edmonton in 1973 and was employed by R. Angus Caterpillar Co. for over 20 years until he retired.  After his retirement, Willie spent many spring and summer months working for Wyonzek Brothers Construction, having many adventures with Henry, Dave, Ken and Pat.  He would return to Edmonton for the winter months and attend many Ritchie Brothers auction sales.  Several times during the week, he would also visit a chain of pawn shops and flea markets just to see what they had to offer to Willie!  Young children will always remember Willie for his magical appearing toonies in their hands to be used for ice cream!  Willie will be dearly missed by his family and friends.  Wasyl is survived by his special friend, Sandy Stadnyk of Edmonton; his four sisters, Stephanie Tumowski of Edmonton, Elsie (Steve) Obodiak of Canora, Violet (Ed) Spence of Celesta, B.C., and Zonnie (Fred) Hanka of Nanaimo, B.C. and his sister-in-law, Elsie Kotyk of Rama.  He was predeceased by his parents John and Katie (nee Shinkewski), his brother Peter Kotyk and his brother-in-law: John Turnowski.  The memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 15, from the chapel of Leson’s Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Marion Naduriak of the United Church of Canada officiating.  Interment followed in the Canora Cemetery.  Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association as tokens of remembrance.  Arrangements were entrusted to Leson’s Funeral Home, Canora, Sask.


Ed Gorski

Canora Courier, October 26, 2005 Page 1

Sudden death investigated

Investigation continues into the sudden death of a 53-year-old Canora man, whose body was discovered Monday afternoon in a house on the 100th block of Third Avenue East in Canora, said Cpl. Brian Jones of RCMP media relations.  The cause of death has not been released as the investigation continues, he said.  Canora RCMP are being assisted by the Yorkton RCMP Forensics Section and the Regina RCMP Major Crimes Unit.  While the RCMP investigation has extended across the back alley from the deceased’s house to a garage which burned early Sunday morning, it is too early to determine if the incidents are related, said Jones.  The Canora fire department was called at 2:20 a.m. Sunday to 116 Fourth Avenue East, said Darcy Rewakowsky, deputy fire chief.  Fire had engulfed the building by the time the firemen arrived.  The department contained the fire and prevented it from spreading, he said.


Patrick (Peter) Fernets

Canora Courier, October 26, 2005 Page 3

Funeral service for Patrick (Peter) Fernets, 90, of Lady Lake Park and formerly of the Canora district, who died Oct. 5 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Saskatoon on Oct. 10.  Born on the family farm near Canora on June 5, 1915 to Myron and Julia Fernets, he farmed near the family homestead until 1960 when he moved to Saskatoon to work with the provincial government.  After his retirement in 1980, he worked for the RM of Corman Park until moving to Lady Lake park near Preeceville.  Predeceased by his wife, Elsie in 1985, his parents, four brothers, Jack, Larry, Joe and Jerry, and two sisters, Margaret and Rose, he is survived by one daughter, Pat (Frank) Miles of Yorkton; one son, Curtis (Debralee) one brother, Ken (Carm) of New Jersey, and three grandchildren.


Darcy Lyle Klassen

Canora Courier, October 26, 2005 Page 3

Funeral service for Darcy Lyle Klassen, 19, of Lintlaw, who died Oct. 21 in Lintlaw, was held Oct. 24 at Lintlaw Recreation Centre with Rev. Pius Schroh officiating.  Burial was in St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Cemetery with Lintlaw Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Born on July 9, 1986, in Kelvington to Constance and Jerry Klassen, he attended Lintlaw and Kelvington schools.  He worked on oil rigs in Alberta and did diamond drilling in northern Manitoba.  HE belonged to 4-H beef and light horse clubs.  He enjoyed working with animals and operating farm machinery.  He spent time hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.  Besides his parents, Constance and Jerry, he is survived by two brothers, Jeremy and Michael, both of Lintlaw.


Christopher John Kresak

Canora Courier, October 26, 2005 Page B1

Christopher John Kresak

In loving memory June 5, 1981 – October 30, 2004

I’m Free

Don’t’ grieve for me for now I’m free.

I’m following the path God has laid you see.

I took His hand when I heard His call.

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I found the peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,

Then fill it with remembered joys,

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

O yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.

My life’s been full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your hearts, and peace to three.

God wanted me now; He set me free.

Always remembered, always loved--Mom, Dad, and Conrad


Tom Werbowesky

Canora Courier, October 26, 2005 Page B1

WERBOWESKY:  In memory of Tom Werbowesky, who passed away Oct. 25, 2003.

Those we love don’t go away,

They walk beside us everyday;

Unseen, unheard, but always near,

Still loved, still missed, and very dear.

- Missed by Evelyn and Ken; Robert and Marilynne; Bonnie and Dave; Kurt, Jamie, Sean, and Nicole.


Tony Nazar

Canora Courier, October 26, 2005 Page B1

NAZAR:  In memory of Tony Nazar.

It’s hard to believe, three years ago today,

We, as a family, suffered our great loss;

Without a farewell, you fell asleep,

With only memories, for us to keep.

Our broken hearts never mend,

Our memories will never end;

Our teardrops never dry,

Our love for you will never die.

- Isabel and family.


George Tiechko

Canora Courier, October 26, 2005 Page B1

TIECHKO:  In loving memory of George, who passed away Oct. 24, 2000.

Life must go on,

We know it’s true;

But it’s not the same,

Since we lost you.

- Deeply missed by Helen and family.


Ed Gorski

Canora Courier, November 02, 2005 Page 1

Two persons charged with second-degree murder of Canora man

The two persons charged with the second-degree murder of Ed Gorski, 53, of Canora are to appear in Provincial Court in Canora on Thursday.  Marina Quewezance, 30, of the Kamsack district and Brian Thompson, 41, of the Canora district have been charged and made their first court appearance in Pelly on Oct. 26.  The pair were remanded into custody.  Police were called to a residence on the 100 block of Third Avenue East in Canora mid-afternoon on Oct. 24 where the deceased’s body was located, according to Cpl. Brian Jones, an RCMP media relations officer.  The Canora RCMP were assisted by the Yorkton RCMP Forensics Section and the Regina RCMP Major Crimes Unit in the investigation.


Darcy Klassen

Canora Courier, November 02, 2005 Page 2

Car-semi fatality involves Canora driver

A 35-year-old Canora district man was treated and released following a collision between a semi-trailer unit and a car which left one person dead near Chamberlain on Monday.  The Canora man was driving the semi-trailer unit north on Highway No. 2 where it collided with a south-bound car about five miles south of Chamberlain Monday afternoon, said Cpl. Brian Jones, an RCMP media relations spokesman.  The care caught fire following the impact and the lone occupant of the care died at the scene.  The accident scene made it necessary to reroute traffic for several hours into the evening and concerns were heightened when it was realized that the semi unit was carry anhydrous ammonia, he said.  The condition of the load was later deemed to be safe.  No names were being released, Jones said Tuesday.  Information regarding the deceased was also not being released.


Anne Matsalla

Canora Courier, November 02, 2005 Page B1

In loving memory Matsalla, Anne

In loving memory of our dear wife, mother and grandmother, who passed away on October 29, 2000.

Five years have passed since that sad day,

When the one we loved was called away,

God took her home, it was His will,

But in our hears we miss her still.

- Lovingly remembered and missed by Adolph; Les, Joanna, Chad and Graham; Marianne, Mike and Brennen; Ron, Donna, Katelyn and Ryan; Cheryl, Blaine and Kelley.


Roberta Gail Mauthe

Canora Courier, November 02, 2005 Page B1

MAUTHE:  In memory of Roberta Gail, who passed away Nov. 6, 2001.

The depths of sorrow we cannot tell,

Of the loss of one we loved so well;

And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep,

He memory we shall always keep.

Missing you very much.

- Mom.


Alex Toffan, Nellie Toffan

Canora Courier, November 02, 2005 Page B1

TOFFAN:  In loving memory of our dear parents, Alex and Nellie, who passed away June 18, 1978 and Nov. 7, 1995.

Deep in our hears, your memory is kept,

To love, to cherish, to never forget.

- Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Ann and family, Lawrence and family.


Steve Halmo

Canora Courier, November 02, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service fore Steve Halmo, 91, of Wadena, and formerly of the Kuroki district, who died Oct. 1 at the Pleasant View Care Home in Wadena, was held Oct. 4 at St. Mary’s Church in Wadena with Rev. Pius Schroh officiating.  Burial was in St. Helen’s Cemetery in Kuroki with Narfason’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born in Brodzany, Czechoslovakia, on Dec. 14, 1913, he immigrated to Canada and settled in the Kuroki district in 1929.  He married Anna Kieltyka on Dec. 30, 1942.  He was active in the community, servicing on the credit union board of directors, the local school board and the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool committee.  He was active in St. Helen’s parish and the Knights of Columbus.  In 1999, they retired to Wadena.  Predeceased by a sister, Mary Halmo, he is survived by his wife, Anna; two daughters, Joan (Michael) Pomedli of Saskatoon and Donalda (Raymond) Walter of Kuroki; a brother, Rudy (Norma) of Simcoe, Ont.; a sister, Anne Crane of Barrie, Ont.; and four grandchildren.


Georgina (Jean) Guy (nee Scheller)

Canora Courier, November 02, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Georgina (Jean) Guy, 81, of Lintlaw, who died Sept. 29 at Kelvington Hospital, was held Oct. 5 at Lintlaw Recreation Centre with Rev. Dan Hughes officiating.  Burial was in the Lintlaw Cemetery with Lintlaw Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Jan. 28, 1924, to Fred and Emma Scheller in Springside, she attended school in Okla.  She was a housekeeper for Mr. And Mrs. Palmer Shots.  She married Jack Guy on Nov. 10, 1943 and they lived 10 miles south of Lintlaw.  They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary just eight months before he died.  Predeceased by her parents, Fred and Emma, her husband, Jack, seven brothers, Robert, John, Norman, Ernest, Cecil, Herbert and Clifford, and two sisters, Mabel and Margaret, she is survived by a son, Clifford (Carol); two brothers, William and Melfort; four sisters, Gladys, Emily, Mildred and Hazel; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


Sidney "Dashy" Mogor

Canora Courier, November 02, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Sidney “Dashy” Mogor, 83, of Kamsack, who died Oct. 12 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home, was held Oct. 15 at First Baptist Church in Yorkton with Pastor Steven Rosluk officiating.  Burial was at the Saltcoats Cemetery with Christie Hill Funeral Chapel and Crematorium of Yorkton in care of arrangements.  Born Dec. 15, 1921 in Mihalyhaza, Hungary, to Frank and Karolina Mogor, he immigrated to Canada in 1923, settling in Welland, Ont., then moving to Yorkton.  He moved to the Saltcoats area and on Dec. 1, 1942, he enlisted in the army and was assigned o the Oxford Rifles First Battalion.  After basic training, he was sent to the Pacific Coast in 1943, and was discharged in 1945.  In February, 1952, he married Annabelle Cleaveley.  In 1967, he moved to Yorkton, where he worked at Leon’s Manufacturing, as well as continuing to farm until 1972.  He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the First Baptist Church congregation.  Predeceased by his parents, and his wife of 44 years, Annabelle, he is survived by three daughters, Carol (Brian) Freeman of Lloydminster, Georgette (Kenn) Heshka of Canora and Sharon (Brian) Pedde of Yorkton; his wife, Alma of Yorkton; three sisters, Emma (Don) Shantz of Waterloo, Ont., Violet Frise of Yorkton and Olga Mogor of London, Ont., and seven grandchildren.


Marilyn Bernice O'Soup

Canora Courier, November 02, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Marilyn Bernice O’Soup, 53, of The Key First Nation, who died Oct. 25 at Regina General Hospital, was held at the Key First nation Saulteauplex with Pastor Ernie Keshane and Allan O’Soup officiating.  Burial was in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born in Norquay on July 25, 1952, to Spencer and Lucy (Quewezance) O’Soup, she attended North Willowgrove School until Grade 2.  She then attended Norquay School until Grade 8.  She attended Dr. Brass School and graduated from Yorkton Regional High School.  She attended university for a period before going to work in Vancouver.  She worked in Edmonton, Regina and Yorkton before returning to The Key First Nation.  She worked in home care, as a welfare worker and as a receptionist at The Key First Nation.  She attended the Keeseekoose Full Gospel Church regularly.  Predeceased by her father, Spencer, and a brother, Francis Lloyd, she is survived by her mother, Lucy Quewezance; three brothers, Lynn (Pearline) O’Soup of the Key First Nation, Fernie O’Soup of the Key First Nation and Shelwin O’Soup of Saskatoon, and five sisters, Frances (Ray) Auckland of Vancouver, Judy (Gil) O’Soup of Edmonton, Susan (Craig) O’Soup of Mission, B.C., Lorraine O’Soup of Vancouver and Myrna (Verne) O’Soup of Winnipeg.


John Bodnarek

Canora Courier, November 02, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for John Bodnarek, 79, of Yorkton, and formerly of Rhein, who died Oct. 9 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Oct. 15 at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Roman Kocur and Rev. Nicholas Rauliuk officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton City Cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born May 19, 1926 in Rhein to Ted and Agnes (nee Babiuk) Bodnarek, he attended Luzan School and began his working career at a dry cleaners in Kamsack.  On Oct. 15, 1949, he married Pauline Prokopetz of Hamton at Holy Transfiguration church and in 1952, the couple moved to Yorkton where he worked at Martin’s Bakery and then at McGavin’s Bakery until his retirement.  Predeceased by his parents, three brothers, Mike, Walter and Nick, and a sister, Ann in infancy, he is survived by his wife; two daughters, Angie (Ron) Klein of Saskatoon and Audrey (Walter) Wasyluk of Winnipeg; four sisters, Lena (John) Korol of Canora, Mary Bodnarek of Vancouver, Alice Bates of Calgary and Bernice (Alvin) Yarechewski of Winnipeg; one brother, Ted 

(Rose) of Kamsack; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


Ed Gorski

Canora Courier, November 09, 2005 Page 1

Murder suspects appear in court

Marina Quewezance of the Kamsack district and Brian Thompson of the Canora District had their cases adjourned to Nov. 17 in Canora

Marina Quewezance, 30, of the Kamsack district and Brian Thompson, 41, of the Canora district, who are charged with the second-degree murder of Ed Gorski of Canora, made a brief appearance at Provincial Court in Canora on Thursday.  The case was adjourned to Nov. 17 in Canora.  Gorski’s body was discovered on Oct. 24 at 119 Third Avenue East in Canora.  It is believed that he had died a couple of days earlier, said Sgt. Ted Mossop of the Canora RCMP.  At this point, the RCMP do not suspect a connection between this case and a fire which consumed a garage across the back alley from Gorski’s house during the early hours of Oct. 23.  However, it can not be ruled out as the investigation continues.  Following cremation, a funeral service for Gorski, 51, of Canora, was held on Nov. 8 at Leson’s Funeral Home in Canora with Pastor Greg Bright officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 26, 1953, to John and Pauline (Rybchuk) Gorski in Canora, he attended Canora Composite High School.  Predeceased by his father, John, and a sister, Sylvia in infancy, he is survived by his mother, Pauline Gorski; a son, Michael of Prince George; two daughters, Patricia of Lake Cowichan, B.C., and Candace of Brooks, Alta.; three brothers, Dr. Bronnie of Winnipeg; Lou of Winnipeg and Terry (Formerly known as Florian) of Saskatoon; and two grandchildren.


Peter Anaka

Canora Courier, November 09, 2005 Page B1

ANAKA:  In loving memory of Peter, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who passed away Nov. 11, 1994.

Softly the leaves of memory fall,

Gently we father and treasure them all;

Unseen, unheard, you’re always near,

So loved, so missed, so very dear.

Today, tomorrow, our whole life through,

We will always love and remember you.

-Olga, Sandra, Linda, Corey and their families.


Peter Korchynos

Canora Courier, November 09, 2005 Page B1

KORCHYNOS:  In loving memory of a dear father, Peter, who passed on Nov. 7, 1977.

If I had my life to do over,

I’d have chosen you to be my Dad once more;

Even if it meant losing you again,

It’s worth all the tears in the world.

You were my sunshine when skies were grey,

I loved you and honoured you,

You took all my tears away.

I was happy to be with you,

Proud to be your little girl.

To me you meant the world.

Your love was always pure,

You treated me as your own.

Your time seemed all too short,

And I feel so alone.

What heart is completely crushed.

But nothing loved is ever lost,

And you are loved so much.

-Sadly missed and remembered by your daughter Sharon, Randy, Kyle, Devin and Nicole.


Marion Kathleen Kosar

Canora Courier, November 09, 2005 Page B1

KOSAR:  Marion Kathleen (Sept. 4, 1941 – Nov. 11, 2003).

We miss you mom,

We always will;

Deep in our hearts,

You are with us still;

To hear your voice and see your smile,

To sit and talk with you awhile.

To be together in the same old way,

Would be our greatest wish today.

So please God take a message,

To our precious Mom above;

Tell her we really miss her,

And give her all our love.

Tell her we’re all doing fine,

We know we must go on.

Although we loved you dearly,

We couldn’t make you stay;

For when we say you sleeping,

So peaceful, free from pain;

We could not wish you back,

To suffer that again.

-All our love, Albert, Shelley, Jason, Roxane, Gerry, Kassie, Logan and baby Alexa who you never got to meet.


Emily Stroeder

Canora Courier, November 09, 2005 Page B1

STROEDER:  In memory of Emily Stroeder Oct. 8, 2004.

It’s been a year since we said our goodbyes,

Time has passed but missing you hasn’t;

Your words of wisdom and wonderful smile,

Keeps us going day to day.

Your roses bloomed for us this year,

A reminder that family and friends who gave them to you,

Will always be around to comfort us.

Thanks to Myrtle for having us together for supper,

A year from when you left us to be with the angels,

And free of pain.

-Lovingly missed by Arnold, Sandra, Debbie, Linda and families.


Sonja Ward (nee Lysack)

Canora Courier, November 09, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Sonja Ward, 89, of Swan River, and formerly of Hyas, who died Oct. 17 at Swan Valley health Centre, was held Oct. 21 at the First Baptist Church in Swan River with Rev. Preston Hartwig officiating.  Burial was at Birchwood Cemetery in Swan River with Swan Valley Funeral Services Ltd. In care of arrangements.  Born Aug. 26, 1916 at Dubiny, Wolyn, Poland to Martin and Dorothea Lysack, she immigrated to Canada with her family in 1929 and settled in the Minitonas district in Manitoba.  The family moved to the Lidstone district of Manitoba in 1937.  In 1948, she married Peter Ward of Hyas and the couple farmed near Hyas for a year before moving to the Pretty Valley district in Manitoba, where they farmed until retiring to Swan River in 1984.  Predeceased by her husband in 2002, her father in 1973, mother in 1996, and a brother, Nickolas in 1999, she is survived by two daughters, Marlene (Ray) Remple of Winnipeg and Carol (Dr. Lloyd) Martens of Altona, Man.; four brothers, Maxym of Ottawa, Victor (Elvira) and Michael (Margaret), both of Winnipeg, and Dr. Allan (Shirley) of Dauphin, Man; four sisters, Olga Komenda of Winnipeg, Kate Lysack of Swan River, Ann Dumych of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Lily (Gray) Johnston of Regina, and two grandchildren.


Hugh Constantine Vassos

Canora Courier, November 09, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Hugh Constantine Vassos, 79, of Melville, who died Oct. 21, was held Oct. 25 at First United Church in Melville.  Burial was at the Melville Municipal Cemetery with Matthews Funeral Home of Melville in care of arrangements.  Born Nov. 15, 1925 in Regina to Constantine (Gus) and Norma Doreen (nee Isaacs) Vassos, he moved to Melville in 1938.  After completing high school in Melville, he joined the merchant navy in 1945.  He returned to Melville in 1946 and married Orpha Young.  He and a brother opened Vassos Signs on main street in Melville in 1946.  In 1954 he opened the Stardust Drive-In Theatre, and the paragon Theatre in 1955.  He served on Melville City Council from 1958 to 1960.  In 1958, he joined CKOS-TV in Yorkton and was the first face to appear on the new station.  He was the station’s graphic artist, weatherman and the founder and host of the live half-hour weekly local talent show, Profile, that aired for 25 years.  A top show business promoter in Western Canada, he brought many big name entertainers to the region in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  In 1966, he started Promotion Ideas Unlimited in Yorkton, and in 1968, he built the Mid Canada Plastics Plant, later to become Parthenon Building Systems in Melville.  He created a unique concrete building system with a vision to constructing affordable and enduring homes.  He became a resident of St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville in 2003.  Predeceased by his mother in 1942, and father in 1964, he is survived by his wife; two sons, Hugh (Beverley) and Laurie (Colleen); four brothers, Jack Gordon (Helen), Don and David (Darlene), and four grandchildren.


Donald Gene Prekaski

Canora Courier, November 09, 2005 Page B8

A private family burial service for Donald Gene Prekaski, 72, of Invermay, and formerly of Sturgis, who died Oct. 31 at Canora Hospital, will be held at a later date.  Preeceville Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.  Born on Apr. 30, 1933, north of Sturgis to Nick and Kathleen Prekaski, he attended Kopje School.  He farmed with his parents and brother.  Predeceased by his parents, Nick and Kathleen, and two brothers, Arthur and David, he is survived by two sisters, Sylvia (Ted) Yuzek of Sturgis and Paulette (Gunther) Mehl of Waskesiu Lake, Sask.


Patrick (Peter) Fernets

Canora Courier, November 09, 2005 Page B8

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Patrick (Peter) Fernets announces his passing.  Pat passed away on Oct. 5, 2005 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with his daughter at his side.  He was born on the family farm near Canora, Sask on June 5, 1915 and lived a vibrant 90 years.  Pat farmed near the family homestead until 1960 at which time he moved to Saskatoon where he was employed with the provincial government until his retirement in 1980.  Pat was very active in his retirement years, working for some time with the RM of Corman Park until moving to Lady Lake Park near Preeceville, Sask.  At 80 years of age Pat renovated a cottage and built a two-car garage himself, a testament to his skills, perseverance and strength.  Pat’s hobbies were anything to do with being a handyman, going to auction sales, gardening, cooking and preserving fruits and vegetables.  Pat loved his independence, however he enjoyed having coffee and sharing a laugh and fellowship with his friends.  Pat was predeceased by his wife Elsie in 1985, his parents Myron and Julia Fernets, brothers, Jack, Larry, Joe, Jerry and sisters, Margaret Laurie and Rose McKee.  He is survived by his daughter, pat (Frank) Miles of Yorkton; son, Curtis (Debralee); grandchildren, Elyse, Jessica and Matthew all of Calgary; brother Ken (Carm) of New Jersey; brother-in-law, Colin McKee of Burnaby, B.C.; sisters-in-law Vickie Fernets and Carrie Fernets as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  A celebration of Pat’s life was held on Monday, Oct. 10, 2005 at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Saskatoon.  Those so wishing may make donations in Pat’s memory to the Preeceville Hospital Building Fun, Box 469, Preeceville, Sk, S0A 3B0.


Maurice Shuya

Canora Courier, November 09, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Maurice Shuya, 68, of Preeceville, and formerly of the Hryhoriw district southwest of Preeceville, who died Oct. 27 at his home, was held Nov. 1 at the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Joakim Rac officiating.  Burial was in the Preeceville Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on May 31, 1937, in Preeceville, to Paul and Stella (Stachiw) Shuya, he attended Hryhoriw School to Grade 9.  He attended St. Joseph’s College in Yorkton in Grade 10 and then attended school in Preeceville in grades 11 and 12.  He worked for two years in Toronto before returning to the Preeceville area.  He worked with his father and brother, he drove a school bus for seven years, worked at a lumber camp for two years and farmed near Preeceville.  A lifelong member of the Ukrainian catholic church, he served as president in 1979.  An avid accordion player, he played with many bands at public functions such as wedding and dances.  He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Stella, and a brother, Victor.


Albert Bernard Marchinko

Canora Courier, November 09, 2005 Page B8

Albert Bernard Marchinko died peacefully on Nov. 2, 2005 at 80 years of age.  Beloved husband of Elsie (nee Sokolik); dear father of Rosalie and friend Pierre, Bernard and wife Deborah and the late Donald (2003) and his late wife Christine (2004), Robert and wife Elvira, Morris and wife Marguerite; loving grandfather for many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; survived by brothers Victor and wife Edna of Mt. Forest, Nick and wife Vickie of Kelowna, B.C.  Predeceased by brothers Walter and Peter, sister Mary.  Albert worked for the Canadian Bridge Co. for 15 years.  He retired from Chrysler Canada after 25 years of service and was a proud member of Local 444 C.A.W.  If you so desire, donations to the St. Paul the Apostle Church Fund would be appreciated by the family.  Visiting Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Prayers Thursday evening 7:30 p.m.  Funeral Friday at 9:30 a.m. from Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre 1-800-510-9887, 3260 Dougall Ave., Windsor, Ont. to St. Paul the Apostle Church, Windsor, Ont. for funeral service at 10 a.m. Interment Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor, Ont..  You may share you memories online at www.familiesfirst.ca.


Oxsana "Sadie" Hladun (nee Monich)

Canora Courier, November 09, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Oxsana “Sadie” Hladun, 100, of the Canora Gateway Lodge, who died Nov. 2 at the lodge, was held Nov. 5 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity with Rev. Peter Wasylenko officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Aug. 31, 1905, on the family farm in the Whitesand district of the Northwest Territories to Alex and Anna (Kunetsky) Monich only days before Saskatchewan became a province, her birth was registered in Gorlitz.  Her first few years were spent in the area south of Good Spirit Lake and then her family moved to the Poplar Springs School area, west of Burgis.  After farming for a number of years, the family moved to the Pretty Valley district, northeast of Mikado.  She attended Poplar Springs and Pretty Valley schools, but because she was the eldest of nine children her time at school was limited because she was needed to help with the family.  Through her own initiative, she learned to read English and Ukrainian and, later in life, she learned to speak Russian.  She married John Hladun in 1923.  They spent the first couple of years together with his brother’s family, but in 1925 they purchased their own land in the Phoenix School district.  They farmed for several decades before retiring to Canora.  They were active in the Mohyla Church.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Anna Monich, her husband, John, a son, Steve, two brothers, John and George, and two sisters, Marie Lyons and Jean Lightfoot, she is survived by two sons, Nick (Antonia) and Paul (Bernice), both of Canora; a brother, William Monich of Yorkton; three sisters, Ella Ross of Regina, Katherine Hamilton of Vernon, B.C., and Victoria O’Sullivan of Mississauga; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.


Darcy Klassen

Canora Courier, November 16, 2005 Page 1

Lintlaw resident, 19, dies in highway crash

Darcy Klassen, 19, of Lintlaw died as a result of a two-vehicle collision east of Nut Mountain on Oct. 21.  Klassen was driving a pickup truck which collided with a loaded grain truck driven by Earl Smith of Lintlaw at an uncontrolled intersection of two grid roads about 11 kilometres east of Nut Mountain.  Smith was injured in the collision and was treated at a hospital in Saskatoon.  A funeral service for Klassen was held on Oct. 24 at Lintlaw Recreation Centre with Rev. Pius Schroh officiating.  Burial was in St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Cemetery with Lintlaw Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on July 9, 1986, in Kelvington to Constance and Jerry Klassen, he attended Lintlaw and Kelvington schools.  He was an oil rigs worker in Alberta and did diamond drilling in northern Manitoba.  He belonged to 4-H beef and light horse clubs.  He enjoyed working with animals and operating farm machinery and spent time hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.  Besides his parents, Constance and Jerry, he is survived by two brothers, Jeremy and Michael, both of Lintlaw.


Mary Sokoloski, Roy Sokoloski

Canora Courier, November 16, 2005 Page B1

SOKOLOSKI:  In loving memory of our parents and grandparents, Mary (Nov. 15, 1991) and Roy (July 27, 1976).

Along the road to yesterday,

That leads us straight to you;

Are memories of the happy days,

Together we once knew.

And always every evening,

We seem to have a way;

Of wandering back to meet you,

On the road to yesterday.

“Remembrance is love’s lasting gift.”

Vichnaya Pamyat

- Ever remembered, ever loved, Elaine pat, Lynda, Dennis and Tom and their families.


Annie Prychak

Canora Courier, November 16, 2005 Page B6 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Funeral service was held in Sheho on Nov. 10 for Annie Prychak, age 86, who died Nov. 6.  She was the mother of Jack and Charles of Rama, Mervin of Wynyard and Merle Unick of Sheho.


Cecil Bull

Canora Courier, November 16, 2005 Page B6 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Cecil Bull, former postmaster in Invermay, passed away on July 20 in Yorkton at the age of 83.  Graveside service was held on Sept. 10 with Rev. Marg Grayson officiating at Invermay Cemetery.  Lunch was served by seniors at the Golden Age.  He was predeceased by his wife, Yvonne Neuert.  He is survived by their children, Allan of Melville, Susan of Victoria, and Norman of Grande Prairie.


Laura Fern

Canora Courier, November 16, 2005 Page B6 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Invermay Health Centre - Laura Fern passed away on Nov. 3rd at the age of 99.


Inga Brown

Canora Courier, November 16, 2005 Page B6 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Invermay Health Centre - Inga Brown (originally of Preeceville), who had been a resident for about a month, has passed away.


Peter Cymbalisty

Canora Courier, November 16, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Peter Cymbalisty, 75, of Amsterdam, who died Nov. 6 in Canora, was held Nov. 10 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Thom Carnahan officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Aug. 17, 1930, in Canora to Wasyl and Ann (Romanow) Cymbalisty, he attended Forrest Hill School.  He worked at Modern Motors and Canora Central Motors.  On July 12, 1953, he married Victoria Dutchak in Canora.  In 1955, they moved to Amsterdam and began farming.  He was a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool committee and the Amsterdam hamlet board.  He was well known for playing the fiddle and he often entertained at the Keen-Age Centre, the Canora Hospital and the Canora Gateway Lodge.  He retired from farming in 1995.  Predeceased by his parents, Wasyl and Ann, and two brothers, Paul and Walter, he is survived by his wife, Victoria; a son, Dennis (Leanne) of Canora; two daughters, Bonnie (Dwain) Brezinski of Regina and Debbie of Yorkton; two brothers, Victor (Martha) of Saskatoon and Louis (Mary) of Canora; a sister, Grace (Wally) Wyonzek of Canora; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.


Pauline Stebner (nee Schneider)

Canora Courier, November 16, 2005 Page B8

Funeral Service for Pauline Stebner, 92, of Yorkton, and formerly of Rhein, who died Oct. 16, was held Oct. 21 at Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel with Pastor Richard Gibson officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton City Cemetery with Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel of Yorkton in care of arrangements.  Born in Rhein to Fred and Margaret Schneider, she married Henry Stebner in 1931.  The couple moved to Yorkton, then retired to McBride Lake where they opened the Lamplighter Lodge.  She returned to Yorkton and Lived at Fisher Court, Anderson Lodge and Anderson Village, where she died.  Predeceased by her husband, three sons, Adlore, Lloyd and Ronald, two sisters, Natalie Wisener and Emily Korfman, and three brothers, William, Manuel and Helmuth Schneider, she is survived by one son, Harvey (Joyce) of Yorkton; one daughter, Jeanette Biro of Vancouver Island, B.C.; one brother, Ronald (Alice) of Winnipeg; five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.


Mekkal Solbrekken

Canora Courier, November 16, 2005 Page B8

Graveside service for Mekkal Solbrekken, 76, of Invermay, and formerly of Norquay, who died Sept. 29 at the Invermay Health Centre, was held Oct. 6 at Norquay Emmanuel Lutheran Church cemetery with Rev. Max Solbrekken officiating.  Tompkins Funeral Home of Wadena was in care of the arrangements.  Born on Jan. 04, 1929, in Norquay, to Ingvar and Anne (Nee Heskin) Solbrekken, he attended Grantsburg school northwest of Norquay.  He farmed near White beech and Norquay and was a journeyman iron worker in structural construction in Edmonton, Beaver Lodge, Alta., and uranium City, Sask.  He worked on the CN tower in Calgary and steel bridges for such companies as Dominion Bridge and Brown & Root.  He also operated large construction equipment.  He spent the last number of years at the Invermay health Centre.  Predeceased by his parents, Ingvar in 1968 and Anne in 1982, and a sister, Astrid Solbrekken in 1987, he is survived by four brothers, Martin (Ruby) of Salmon Arm, B.C., Fred (Irene) of Langley, B.C.; and Max (Donna) and Emil (Jan), all of Edmonton.


Bill Kitchen

Canora Courier, November 23, 2005 Page B1

KITCHEN:  In loving memory of Bill Kitchen, who passed away Nov. 25, 2005.

Remembering you is easy,

We do it every day;

But missing you is a heartache,

That never goes away.

We think of you in silence,

No eyes can see us weep;

Many silent tears are shed,

When others are asleep.

Our lives go on without you,

But nothing is the same;

We have to hide the heartache,

When someone speaks your name;

Sad are the hearts that love you,

Silent are the tears that fall.

Living our lives without you,

Is the hardest part of all.

-Deeply missed by wife Anne, children Iris, David, Donna, Danny, Robert and Larry, and families.


Mary Wasylowich, Tom Wasylowich

Canora Courier, November 23, 2005 Page B1

WASYLOWICH:  In loving memory of our parents: mom Mary, passed away Sept. 5, 1975 and dad Tom, passed away Jan. 28, 1991 and brother Steve passed away Nov. 27, 2004.

When evening shades are falling,

And we sit in quiet alone;

To our hearts there comes a longing,

If they only could come home.

Friends may think we have forgotten,

When at times they see us smile;

But they little know the heartache,

Our smiles hide all the while.

-The Wasylowich family.


John F. McKaeff

Canora Courier, November 23, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for John F. McKaeff, 71, of Norquay, who died Nov. 6 at his residence, was held Nov. 19 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Terry Severson officiating.  Burial of the cremains will take place at a later date with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 23, 1934, to Fred and Tina (Kazakoff) McKaeff in the Bearstream district near Kamsack, he attended Bearstream School.  While in his teenage years, he moved to the Mikado district.  As a young man, he worked as a mechanic for Peter Zabetnoff in Kamsack and played in a band with is father and brothers.  He married Elizabeth Mushynsky on Nov. 23, 1957, in Kamsack.  He worked for Fred and Charlie Achtymichuk as a mechanic in Kamsack.  He moved his family to Pelly where he worked for George Johnson as a crawler tractor operator, building roads until 1969.  The family moved to Norquay and he took a job as a heavy equipment operator with the Rural Municipality of Keys.  He was known as an avid hunter and fisherman.  He enjoyed the outdoors, target shooting and doing gunsmithing.  Predeceased by his parents, Fred and Tina, and a brother, George, he is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a son, Ken of Canora; a daughter, Kathy (Trent) Grywacheski of Norquay; a brother, Fred (Delphine) of White City; a sister, Anita (Mike) Rivney of Siemens; and four grandchildren.


Inga Brown (nee Berg)

Canora Courier, November 23, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Inga Brown, 96, of Preeceville, and formerly of Endeavour, who died Nov. 11 at the Invermay Health Centre, was held Nov. 14 at the Preeceville Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Berg officiating.  Burial was in the Preeceville Cemetery with Preeceville Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Sept. 5, 1909, in Hoquiam, Wash., to Martin and Freda Berg, she attended Hoquiam and Midland School.  She married Henry Brown at her parents’ home on July 15, 1935.  They farmed in the Endeavour area for more than 20 years, moving to Preeceville in 1961.  She was a volunteer librarian at the Preeceville town library for about 30 years.  She was a member of the Midland and North Prairie ladies’ aids, hospital and auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion during the Second World War and an active member of St. John’s-North Prairie Lutheran Church.  Predeceased by her husband, Henry, her parents, Martin and Freda, four brothers, Clarence, Melvin, Byron and Norman, and three sisters, Lillian, Clara Archibald and Mildred Jacques, she is survived by a daughter, Margaret (Steve) Krutz of Canora; three granddaughters; a sister, Bernice (Arnold) Knutson of Abbotsford, B.C.; and six great-grandchildren.


Sonya Prychak

Canora Courier, November 23, 2005 Page B8 – Personal items of interest to Invermay and district readers

Sonya Prychak, age 54, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19.  She is survived by her husband, Charlie, daughter, Trish (Kevin) and the rest of the family.  Funeral service was to be held from Narfason’s Funeral Home on Wednesday at 10 a.m.


Lee Burym

Canora Courier, November 30, 2005 Page 3

Sturgis youth, 18, dies accidentally in Kingston, Ont.

Lee Burym, 18, who graduated from Sturgis Composite High School in June, died Sunday morning in a tobogganing accident in Kingston, Ont.  A science and engineering student at the Royal Military College, he died at about 5 a.m. when his toboggan struck a tree and he broke his neck.  According to the Kingston police, Burym was riding solo when he went down the Fort Henry Hill, east of the college campus.  When he did not return, his companions went to search for him and found him unconscious at the bottom of the hill.  He was pronounced dead when he arrived at a hospital.  Although the accident happened just hours after the school’s annual Christmas ball, police said alcohol was not a factor in this accident.  Raised by his father, Eugene Burym of Sturgis, Lee had dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer.


Mike Salikin

Canora Courier, November 30, 2005 Page 10 - Personal items of interest to Kuroki district residents

It was learned Monday morning that Mike Salikin of Humboldt had passed away.  He is survived by his wife, Irene, daughter Linda and family and sister Pauline Ekstrom and family.


Jeannie (Mula) Yaciuk

Canora Courier, November 30, 2005 Page 10 – Personal items of interest to Invermay district readers

Jeannie (Mula) Yaciuk (formerly married to Leslie Connolly of Invermay until his death), died in Dauphin on Nov. 17.  She is survived by her husband, Wally Yaciuk.


Avery Wesley Procyshen

Canora Courier, November 30, 2005 Page B4

Avery Wesley Procyshen passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Pasqua Hospital on Friday November 25, 2005, after a short courageous battle with cancer.  Avery was born June 1, 1940 to Peter and Lillian Procyshen.  He attended Donwell Public School, Canora High School and the Technical School at Moose Jaw and Saskatoon for Motor Mechanics.  He worked at Erickson’s Garage in Canora, and Deer Park Esso in Yorkton.  On October 5, 1962 he married his high school sweetheart Adeline Owchar.  The following year they moved to Donwell to help his ailing father with the Shell Gas business, the family farms and the P & L Supplies Store.  He owned the Bulk Texaco distribution business until 1990.  He continued farming and running the store until his passing.  Avery leaves wonderful memories for his wife of 43 years, Adeline; his sisters Iris Cymbalisty of Canora, and Patti (Leonard) Gatzke of Swift Current; their children, Melanie Gatzke of Lethbridge, Wendy (Kevin) Tuchscherer of Swift Current and Tony Gatzke of Regina; niece Trisha Prychak (Kevin Dureau) of Regina; sisters-in-law Violet (Alfred) Wasyliw of Canora, Sylvia Humeniuk (Lance) of Yorkton; brothers-in-law Charlie Prychak of Rama, and Myron (Stephanie) Owchar of Canora.  Also many nieces and nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, 13 godchildren and many very close long-time friends.  Avery loved life.  He loved to make people laugh.  With his famous disappearing thumb, he entranced hundreds of children and adults.  He loved music and with his famous bass tub he performed at many functions.  He loved to dance, to sing at church, at sing songs, or with his record collection.  Gardening, fishing, hunting, and the challenge of fixing things were his pleasures.  Avery was a member of the Sask. Wheat Pool committee of Donwell, Hampton, Gorlitz, and later Canora for over 30 years.  He was also on the Mikado Recreational Board, church elder for Donwell West Transfiguration Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church and often referred to as the Mayor of Donwell.  He played baseball with the Donwell Supers team, coached the boys baseball team, played broomball, curled and bowled on the “Incredibles” team.  He was involved with Rural Crime Watch and Hunter Safety classes.  Avery was predeceased by his father Peter W. Procyshen (1971), mother Lillian (1993) twin sisters Sylvia and Stephanie in infancy, father-in-law Mike Owchar (1972), mother-in-law Agnes in 1999, brothers-in-law John Cymbalisty (1972) and Ernie Humeniuk (1983), sister-in-law Sonia Prychak (2005).  A memory of Avery brings a smile and so, with broken hearts for leaving us so soon, we say goodbye.  “Until We Meet Again”.  The prayer service was held on Monday at 7 p.m. from the Chapel of Leson’s Funeral Home, Canora.  The funeral services were held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Chapel of Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Patrick Powalinsky and Very Rev. Fr. Orest Rauliuk officiating.  Interment followed in the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery, Donwell West, SK.  Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the Donwell West Cemetery Fund as tokens of remembrance.  Arrangements had been entrusted to Leson’s Funeral Home, Canora, SK.


George Heshka

Canora Courier November 30, 2005 Page B4

Funeral service for George Heshka, 87, of the Rural Municipality of Sliding Hills, who died Nov. 24 at Canora Hospital, was held Nov. 28 at Leson’s Funeral Home with Rev. Patrick Powalinsky officiating.  Burial was in the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery, Donwell West, with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Apr. 1, 1918, on the family farm in the Burgis district to Nick and Anne (Horochuk) Heshka, he attended East Wexford School.  He purchased his own land, south of his parents farm.  He married Helen Kitchen on June 3, 1944.  Over the years, he cleared the bush and broke his own land with a two-cylinder John Deere tractor.  He was the vice-president and an active member of the Holy transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Donwell west.  He served as secretary of Annak School and was a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool.  Predeceased by his parents, Nick and Anne, a son, Gordon, in infancy, three brothers, John, William and Mike; three sisters, Lena Filipchuk, Polly Dennis and Anne Luchanko, he is survived by his wife, Helen; three sons, Gene (Iris) of Yorkton, Ernest (Pat) of Yorkton and Terry (Muriel) of Burgis; two sisters, Mary Lozinsky of Canora and Jean (Tony) Yaremko of Burnaby, B.C.; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


Thomas Yarmichuk

Canora Courier, November 30, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Thomas Yarmichuk, 84, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Insinger and Endeavour districts, who died Oct. 29 at Kamsack Hospital, was held Nov. 2 at Holy trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Sheho with Rev. Mel Slashinsky officiating.  Burial was at the parish cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home of Yorkton in care of arrangements.  Born on Apr. 4, 1921 to Thomas Sr. and Katie Yarmichuk in the Insinger district, he attended Chernovitz School.  On Oct. 5, 1941, he married Dora Gawrelitz and he farmed in the Insinger district for more than 30 years.  In 1948, he worked at lumber camps near Endeavour and in the early 1950s, he served as a trustee for the Oleksince School.  He worked for the RM of Insinger in the late 1950s and served as a councillor for the RM of Insinger for about six years.  In 1973, the couple moved to Yorkton where he worked for Morris Industries.  An accordion player, he played in a band and was a member of Mamornitz Ukrainian Orthodox Church.  Predeceased by his father in 1969, mother in 1961, his wife in 2003, a son, Gerald in infancy, a grandson, Sheldon Stratichuk in 1986, two brothers, John and George in infancy, and two sisters, Mary and Katie in infancy, he is survived by one daughter, Viola (Ron) Rieger of Regina; five sisters, Elsie Surkan of Yorkton, Doris Magas of Kelowna, B.C., Mary (Magner) Nelson of Weyburn, Vicky (Bill) Snatinsky of Watson, and Kay Onslow of Theodore; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


Anne Prychak (nee Struss)

Canora Courier, November 30, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Anne Prychak, 86, of Sheho, and formerly of Rama, who died Nov. 6 at the Kamsack long-term care centre, was held Nov. 10 at Christ the King church in Sheho with Rev. Kushko officiating.  Burial was in the Sheho Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery with Narfason’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Feb. 20, 1919, in the Sheho district to Matwig and Katherine (Skibinsky) Struss, she attended Oleksince School, northeast of Sheho.  On Nov. 16, 1934, she married Wasyl Prychak and they farmed in the Rama district.  In 1974, they retired to Sheho.  She was active in the Bellenden Ukrainian Catholic Church, the Rama Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Sheho Christ the King Church.  She was a member of the Sheho Senior Citizens group and served on the board for many years.  Predeceased by her husband, Wasyl, her parents, Matwig and Katherina, five sisters, Katie, Mary, Lena, Sophie and one in infancy, and five brothers, Matt, John, Andrew and two brothers in infancy, she is survived by three sons, Jack (Verna) of Rama, Mervin (Sharon) of Wynyard and Charles (Sonia) of Rama; a daughter, Merle (Peter) Unick of Sheho; two brothers, Alex Struss of Winnipeg and Nick (Dezma) Struss of Trenton, Ont.; two sisters, Jean Winchester of South Carolina and Lucy Olchoweski of Winnipeg, 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.


Albin Lozinski

Canora Courier, November 30, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Albin Lozinski, 84, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Hyas district, who died Nov. 2 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, was held Nov. 7 at Westview United Church in Yorkton with Faye Greer officiating.  Burial was at Yorkton City Cemetery with Bailey’s Funeral Home of Yorkton in care of arrangements.  Born Jan. 25, 1921 in the Hyas district to Vincent and Ludvinka (Dziaduck) Lozinski, he attended Danbury School.  On June 23, 1951, he married Pauline Ignatiuk at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Canora and the couple farmed in the Hyas district.  He also worked in British Columbia during the winters.  In 1984, the couple moved to Yorkton, but continued to travel to the farm for many years.  Predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Adolph and John, and two sisters, Mary Firomski and Caroline Novakowski, he is survived by his wife, two sons, Wayne (Leila) of the Hyas district and Randy of Yorkton; one sister, Nelsie Shostal of Canora, and five grandchildren.


Wasyl Malowany

Canora Courier, November 30, 2005 Page B8

Funeral service for Wasyl Malowany, 77, of Wadena, and formerly of Rama, who died Nov. 11 at Wadena Hospital, was held Nov. 16 at St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rama.  Burial was in the parish cemetery in Rama with Preeceville Funeral Hoem in care of arrangements.  Born on Oct. 17, 1928, in Rama to Semko and Tekla (Panchiw) Malowany, he attended Wolna and Rama schools.  He was in Grade 10 when his father became ill and he had to leave school to work on the farm.  Later, he attended drafting school in Winnipeg, which aided in his lifelong passion of carpentry.  He took various other courses during his adult life to enrich his skills.  He farmed for most of his life on the land that his parents broke.  He was a member of St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Rama and was involved with the parish council for many years.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.  He married Irene Tretiak on Sept. 15, 1962.  Predeceased by his parents, Semko and Tekla, two brothers, Vladimyr and Michael and four sisters, Dora Oshust, Anne Prokop, Katherine Hadubiak and Mary Danylyshyn, he is survived by his wife, Irene; three sons, Vladimyr, Robert and Basil; four daughters, Laura Buchynski, Daria Stephaniuk, Roseanne and Cynthia Hunter; a sister, Pearl Hadubiak of Yorkton, and 13 grandchildren.


Lily Fofonoff

Canora Courier, November 30, 2005 Page B8

Memorial service for Lily Fofonoff, 97, of Yorkton, and formerly of the Buchanan district, who died Oct. 23 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, was held Oct. 28 at Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel.  She was born June 17, 1908, in the Buchanan district to Wasyl and Martha Fofonoff.  In 1954, she moved to Buchanan, then in 1973, she moved to Yorkton.  In 2003, she moved to the nursing home.  She was predeceased by her mother in 1944, her father in 1963, and one brother, Sam.


Beverly Anaka (nee Switzer)

Canora Courier, December 07, 2005 Page B1

ANAKA:  Beverly Anaka (Switzer), Dec. 11, 2003.

To hear your voice and see your smile,

To sit with you and talk awhile;

To be together in the same old way.

Sso please, God, take a message,

To our precious sister up above;

Tell her we miss her terribly,

And give her all our love.

-Ernie and Marlene, Jennifer and Floyd, Gene and Jocelyn, and families.


Travis Sleeva

Canora Courier, December 07, 2005 Page B1

January 20, 1988 – December 6, 2004

I loving memory of our precious son and brother…

We Grieve for you in silence

And try not to let it show

But what it meant to lose you

No one will ever know.

You wished no one a farewell

Or even said good-bye.

You were gone before we knew it

And only God really knows why.

A golden heart stopped beating

A gentle person at rest

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the best.

If tears could build a staircase

And heartache build a lane

We’d run this path to heaven

And bring you home again.

-Lovingly remembered and sadly missed.

Mom, dad, Alecea and Mathew

 

In loving memory of Travis

Free Spirit! Happy, Kind,

Full of Love and Life, that was You.

Age had no barrier amongst Your friends,

Old and young.  Forever we shall be

With You and You with us.

It was not Your time,

It was wrong for us to lose You,

Some will never understand…

What it meant to us when we lost You….

As the darkness fell, sorrow filled our hearts

And it seemed as if Hope left us behind.

We still embrace Your passionate presence,

Your dynamic voice and exciting stories,

Your curiosity for new adventures,

And Your appreciation of the small things in

Life that seem to affect us most.

Travis we will love you for Eternity

As a son, brother, nephew, cousin, friend and fellow living being.

-Aunty Peggy and Patrick & Clayton & Nicole


Lee Jarod Burym

Canora Courier, December 07, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Lee Jarod Burym, 18, of the Danbury area, who died Nov. 27 in Kingston, Ont., was held Dec. 2 at the Preeceville Legion hall with Rev. Frances Patterson, Rev. Miles Russell and Chaplain Eric Reynold officiating.  Burial was in the Canora Cemetery with Leson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Mar. 30, 1987, in Kamsack to Eugene and Glorianne (Gross) Burym, he was raised on the family farm, north of Danbury.  He attended Kindergarten to Grade 5 at the Sturgis Elementary School and Grade 6 to Grade 12 at the Sturgis Composite School.  He was on the honour roll from Grade 7 to 12.  He received several scholarships upon graduation from high school, including one which took him to the Royal Military College in Kingston as a science and engineering student.  While in high school, he participated in numerous extra-curricular activities including lacrosse, football, cadets and drama.  Predeceased by his paternal grandparents, John and Tina Burym, he is survived by his parents, Eugene Burym and Glorianne (Michael) Bjerland, his maternal grandparents, Herman and Gloria Gross and his step-grandmothers, Olga Burym and Lorraine Kuc.


Stefan (Steve) Krasnuik

Canora Courier, December 07, 2005 Page B5

KRASNUIK, Stefan (Steve) 1909-2005

On Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, Steve passed away peacefully at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre.  He was 95 years of age.  Steve was born in Amsterdam, Sask. On Christmas Day, 1909.  He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers and two sisters; his wife, Francis; his son, Russell and daughter, Amelia; and two grandchildren.  Steve is survived by his son, Melvin; daughters, Hazel, Olga, Lillian, Violet, Gloria and Debbie; and his life partner, Doris Babiak as well as 20 grandchildren.  Steve grew up in the Canora area.  He started his family there while working at farming, Co-op Livestock, carpentry and cabinet making.  During the Second World War, Steve worked at the Prince Rupert shipyards as a welder.  Steve took his family to Whitebeech, Sask. In the early 1960s to carve out a new start at farming in the virgin territories of the area.  It was there that Steve developed his passion for hunting.  Steve enjoyed listening to music, a love he experienced every day.  His penchant for the dance floor kept him vibrant and alert until his passing.  Steve will be cremated by Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Christie-Hill Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Yorkton, Sask.


Caroline Sonia Prychak

Canora Courier, December 07, 2005 Page B6

Funeral service for Caroline Sonia Prychak, 54, of Rama, who died Nov. 19 at her residence, was held Nov. 23 at Foam Lake United Church with Rev. Gerald Kennedy officiating.  Burial was in the Whitesand Lutheran Church Cemetery with Narfason’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Aug. 9, 1951, in Canora to Mike and Agnes (Stratechuk) Owchar, she attended school in Canora.  She worked at Dairy Producers in Canora and then transferred to Yorkton, where she worked until 1979.  She married Charles Prychak and they farmed in the Rama district.  After being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1979, she underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  Twenty years later, she was diagnosed with a second tumour and she faced another surgery in 2000.  Predeceased by her parents, Mike and Agnes Owchar, she is survived by her husband, Charles; a daughter, Tricia (Kevin) of Regina; three sisters, Violet (Alfred) Wasyliw of Canora, Adeline (the late Avery) Procyshen of Donwell and Sylvia (Lanca) Humeniuk of Yorkton; and a brother, Myron (Stephanie) Owchar of Canora.


Mariam (Mary) Kroczynski (nee Swiderski)

Canora Courier, December 07, 2005 Page B6

KROCZYNSKI:  (Swiderski), Mariam (Mary) passed away peacefully, after a long and health life, surrounded by loving family members, on Dec. 2, 2005 at Weatherby Extended Care, Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, B.C.  Mary was born in the RM o Invermay, Sask., on June 19, 1910, to pioneer parents, Nicholas and Paulina Swiderski, and a family of seven brothers and sisters.  There, Mary attended Dobrowody School.  She met her loving soulmate Marian Kroczynski of Poland, in Wilkie, Sask. And they were married in Rama, Sask. in 1933.  They had four children.  Mary resided for most of her life in Saskatoon, Sask., and since moving to White Rock, was longing to come back home.  Mary was predeceased by her husband Marian; her parents; her brothers John, Marian and Frank; and by her sisters Lena, Helen and Emily.  She leaves to mourn, her children, Eleanor Ritchie, Richard and Alice Kroczynski of Saskatoon, Diana Delver and Carol and Roy McCullough of Surrey, B.C.; her sister Adelle Karkut of Ituna; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  Mom was a paramount homemaker.  Her life was dedicated to being a devoted, loving wife and mother.  She took care of her family so that they always had tasty nutritious food, clean clothes and their homework done.  She baked bread on the hottest days of the year and she could grow a garden, even in the 30s, that produced more than enough for her family and she could still give away lots to others.  Mary taught her children the value of looking for the good in people, being nice to everyone, and respecting all religions and creeds.  Mom was an active community and church member, a CWL member who loved to take part in bake sales, and bazaar craft events.  From childhood, she had a natural talent for design and sewing clothing.  At the age of eight, she sewed herself a made-over blouse and skirt using a lovely tweed second-hand winter coat.  From then on she was the seamstress!  Her family always knew that whatever they wanted, Mary would come home and make it for them!  As well, Mom was an interesting storyteller, especially stories about being a pioneer child on the homestead, Christmas concerts, chataqua and the Hewsons.  Mom always said that she enjoyed her life to the fullest, and that if she had to live it over again, that she would not change a thing.  She accepted whatever life presented and believed in making the best of it.  She had unwavering faith and was a model of what is decent and good in life.  A wonderful, simple woman who lived an extraordinary life.  She was ours for a short time, but will always live in our hearts.  Thank you to all the wonderful nurses, recreation director, all the staff and patients at Weatherby for your kindness, gentleness and dedication in the care of our mother in her last years.  She thought the world of you and appreciated everything.  The Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church on 104 Street in Sutherland.  Lunch will be served.  Interment will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Hillcrest memorial Gardens with family members.  Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  Victory memorial Park Funeral Centre, (604) 536-6522.


Isabelle Kalnicki (nee Nickolson)

Canora Courier, December 07, 2005 Page B8 – Personal items of interest to Invermay district readers

Isabelle (Nickolson) Kalnicki, age 67, died on Dec. 2.  Funeral was to be held in Wadena at Tompkins Funeral Home on Tuesday, Dec. 6.  She is survived by her brother, Donnie (Pearl); her children, Allan (Mary-ann) of Saskatoon, Janice (Morris) Tomyn of Invermay, Kathy (Marvin) Tarnowetski of Tuffnell, Bev (Morris) Juve of Invermay, Laura (Dave) Sheldon of Airdrie, Johann (Dean) Hydamaka of Saskatoon, Roger of Yorkton, Carol (Robin) Jennings of Canora and James (Theresa) of Saskatoon; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Bill Tomyn

Canora Courier, December 07, 2005 Page B8 – Personal items of interest to Invermay district readers

Bill Tomyn, formerly of Margo-Invermay, died in Medicine Hat on Dec. 4.


Ed Gorski

Canora Courier, December 14, 2005 Page 13

Both persons charged enter not guilty pleas

Not-guilty pleas were entered Dec. 1 by Marina Quewezance, 30, of the Kamsack district and Brian Thompson, 41, of the Canora district, who are charged with the second degree murder of Ed Gorski of Canora.  During the brief appearance at provincial Court in Canora a date for a preliminary hearing was set for Apr. 6.  However, a bail hear has since been scheduled for Quewezance on Dec. 16 in Yorkton.  The outcome may affect the preliminary hearing date.  Gorski’s body was discovered on Oct. 24 at 119 Third Avenue east in Canora, but it is believed that he died on Oct. 22.


Ada Kucheravy (nee Moore)

Canora Courier, December 14, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Ada Kucheravy, 72, of Foam Lake, and formerly of the Stenen area, who died Nov. 18 at the Wynyard Health Centre, was held Nov. 23 at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre in Yorkton with rev. Michael Bergman officiating,  Burial was in the Garden of St. Mark with Bailey’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements.  Born on Mar. 11, 1933, in Stenen to Edward and Margaret Moore, her family moved to Langenburg in 1949.  She worked as a waitress and then took a hairdressing course in Regina.  She opened her own shop beside the poolroom in Langenburg.  The business was moved to the old Sears building and she also ran Country Kitchen.  She moved to Foam Lake where she met Willie Kucheravy.  They were married in Yorkton on May 5, 1981.  They farmed near Foam Lake.  Predeceased by her parents, Edeard and Margaret, a sister, Pat Zandee, she is survived by her husband, Willie; a brother, Keith (Diane) Moore of Calgary; and four sisters, Cleo (Bob) Fieseler of Langenburg, Mavis Fieseler of Calgary, Lorraine Brown of Calgary and Maureen (Bob) Laurie of Saskatoon.


Stan Kozar

Canora Courier, December 14, 2005 Page B5

Funeral service for Stan Kozar, 75, of Regina, and formerly of Amsterdam, was held Nov. 21 at Christ Lutheran Church in Regina with Pastor Bob Leeson officiating.  Predeceased by his parents, Steve and Mary Kosar of Amsterdam, he is survived by two sons, Craig (Charlene) of Regina and Clint of Calgary; two daughters, Cynthia Brooks of Campbell River and Belinda (Mike) Mitchell of Kenora, Ont.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Rob Hooper

Canora Courier, December 21, 2005 Page 11

HOOPER:  In loving memory of Rob Hooper.

A precious one from us is gone,

A voice we loved is stilled;

A place is vacant in our home,

Which never can be filled.

- Remembered with love, wife and family.


Chelsea Megan Hadubiak

Canora Courier, December 21, 2005 Page 11

In loving memory of our dear daughter and sister Chelsea Megan Hadubiak

One year ago…

Little we knew that morning

that God was going to call your name,

in life we loved you dearly,

in death we do the same.

It broke our heart to lose you,

the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories,

your love is still our guide,

And though we cannot see you,

you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,

and nothing seems the same,

But as God calls us one by one,

the chain will link again.

Sadly missed but forever in hour hearts.

Chelsea, give Baba a hug from all of us.

We love you both.  Dad, Mom, Lindsey, Lori and Corey.


William Robert Lumbard

Canora Courier, December 21, 2005 Page 15

Funeral service for William Robert Lumbard, 69, of Regina, and formerly of Canora, was held Dec. 5 at the RCMP Chapel in Regina with Rev. Laura Sundburg and Chaplain Allan Higgs officiating.  Burial was in the RCMP Cemetery with Speers Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.  Born on July 4, 1936, near Carnduff, soon afterwards, his family moved to a farm near Brandon.  While in his early 20s his application to the RCMP was accepted.  He trained in Regina and Ottawa.  He served at numerous detachments in southern Saskatchewan, including Canora where he met Rosalie Kozoriz.  They were married in 1963.  Since then, they were stationed in Yorkton, Saskatoon, Swift Current and Regina.  After 25 years with the force, he retired from the RCMP in 1982 and became an investigator with the Insurance Crime prevention Bureau of Canada.  He retired from the bureau in the spring of 1999.  Though retired, he still worked for farmers in the Regina area.  Predeceased by his parents, Bill and Janet Lumbard, he is survived by his wife, Rosalie; two sons, Scott and Craig, three brothers, Jack (Joyce), Reid (Linda) and Gary (Shirley); a sister, Betty-Anne Relf, and four grandchildren.


Sid Currah

Canora Courier, December 21, 2005 Page C7 – Invermay

Sid Currah, age 80, died on Dec. 15.  He was predeceased by his wife, June (Findlay) and is survived by his son, Jim (Dianne), daughter, Holly Currah and daughter Loretta (Mike) Husarewich and five grand-children, Natasha (Ryan) Mountain, Chelsea (Jason) Bremner and Robert (Carla) Shimoyama, Crystal Husarewich and Bill Husarewich and four great-grandchildren, Ethan, Aris, Nola and Devon.

 

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