Mrs. Selma Lynne (nee Kreps), beloved wife of Kenneth of the Kelliher district passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, March 8, 2002 at the age of 56 years at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lestock. "Sally" as she was affectionately known to all her friends was born on May 25, 1945 in Lestock, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Jerry and Isabel (nee Crawford) Kreps. She received all her education at Kelliher and following graduation she attended Success Business College in Regina. Sally was united in marriage to Kenneth Blight on January 25, 1964 in Kelliher. The couple were blessed with three children, Kendra, Scott and Mark. Sally was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lestock for 23 years. She was active in the Kelliher Figure Skating Club, Crosthwaite Community, 4-H and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. As well, she was involved with curling, hockey and swimming. Her greatest passion was travelling.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 38 years, Kenneth; her children and grandchildren, Kendra (Sandy) Roberts of Coquitlam, BC, Scott (Carol) and Cory & Nicole of Regina, Mark (Shelley) and Darien & Mytchell of Cochrane, AB; her father Jerry Kreps of Regina; brothers, Chuck Kreps of Regina, Gary (Lukie) Kreps of Regina; sister Lenny (Hal) Gabel of Calgary and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Sally was predeceased by her mother Isabel Kreps in 1983, sister-in-law Ethel Di Bartolo in 1994 and brothers-in-law Roy Pearce in 1994 and Henry Blight in 2000.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at the Kelliher School Gymnasium with Rev. Don Milne of the United Church of Canada officiating. Taped solo selections, "Amazing Grace" and "In The Garden" were played for the service. The eulogy was conveyed by Shirley Bulka. Honourary bearers were Vi Tressel, Sharon Lutz, Lorraine Bull, Dorothy Maksymowich, Marge Fiesel and Joyce Kaufman. Blaine Kreps served as the urn bearer. Memorials in Sally's name may be made to the Kelliher Memorial Gardens Cemetery Fund, c/o Gerrit deGooijer Box 65, Kelliher, SK S0A 1V0. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Ituna.
Eufemia Boczulak was born on February 20, 1912 at Kobylnica in Woloska, Poland. A daughter of Wasyl and Katie (nee Fedyk) Kobak, Eufemia grew up in Poland with her two brothers and two sisters. After the war the family moved to Zabinka in northern Poland. Eufemia married Leon Boczulak and together they raised six children. Following Leon's death, Eufemia emmigrated to Canada in 1975 and married Roman Boczulak, a cousin of Leon. Her family again grew as she was now blessed with six step-children. She was particularly close to Lily and her grandchildren Bailey and Hannah Eufemia and Roman lived in Jasmin until Eufemia moved to Ituna in 1979. She was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church. Eufemia enjoyed her independence, her garden, flowers, her neighbours and friends, her two special birds, singing, cross stitching, and cooking for her family. Her greatest love was always for her family, which she kept in contact whether they lived close by, or in Poland.
Eufemia was predeceased by her parents; her daughter, Zofia at the age of sixteen in 1961; her two husbands, Leon in 1972 and Roman in 1994; and her son in law, Michal in 1996. She leaves to cherish her memory her five children and their families; Stefan (Maria) and their son, Slawomir; Roman (Ela) and their sons, Robert and Piotr, Maria and her son, Darek; all of Poland; Geraldine 'Slawomira' (Gordon) Krett of Goodeve, Sk and their daughter, Christine (Terry) Shawaga; and Stefania and her two sons, Piotr and Jaroslaw; ten great grandchildren; as well as numerous relatives and friends.
Requiem Divine Liturgy was held Monday, September, 2, 2002 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna, Saskatchewan. Celebrant: Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. Responses Sung by Ostap Piasta with members of the Parish Choir. Crossbearer was Shane Slywka and casketbearers were: Steve Karkut, Bill Slywka, Gordon Krett, Terry Shawaga, Robert Lutzko, John Cherepuschak. Interment was at Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. Arrangements by Bailey's Funeral Home.
William (Bill) Bodnar
Mr. William (Bill) Bodnar of Yorkton, beloved husband of Anne Bodnar entered eternal rest on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 79 years of age. Bill was born on October 19, 1922 in Ethelbert, Manitoba, a son of Michael and Elsie Bodnar (nee Walchatuk). He was raised on the family farm and attended Demery School in the Ethelbert district. On October 11, 1945 Bill was united in marriage to Anne Rehaluk. The couple resided on the farm in the Ethelbert district 1953. After a brief time in Calder they moved to Yorkton in 1955. For 28 years Bill worked at MacDonald's Consolidated Ltd., retiring in 1985. Bill was a very loving husband, father and grandfather who always wanted the best for his family. His family was his most treasured possession. He forever wanted to help them in any way possible. Bill had a love of music, singing, carpentry, yardwork and fishing with his sons. He worked hard but also enjoyed taking the time to have coffee and socialize. He was a devout member of St. Mary's Church and a member of the church choir for many years. His pride in keeping things bright and shiny started in his youth. Horse harnesses, tractors, combines and cars were always spic and span. This "Bodnar" tradition continues with his sons and grandchildren. Bill spent the last four and a half years of his life at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home.
He leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life, his beloved wife of 56 years Anne; his sons: Dave (Joanne) of Regina, John (Sheryl) of Yorkton Larry (Debbie) of Lake Forest, California, Don (Shelley) of Saskatoon and Rob of Yorkton; grandchildren: Deanne (Derek) Csada, Todd and Ryan of Regina, Jonathan and Michael of Yorkton, Chris and Brittany of Saskatoon; great grandchildren: Alexis and Brock Csada of Regina; sisters: Anne (Walt) Fedorkow of Niagra Falls, ON, Betty (Les) Kloc of Niagra Falls, ON, and Mary (Bob) Franklin of Makinak, MB; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. We love you, rest in peace.
Prayer services were held on Friday, December 14th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, December 15th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Don Bodnar and the cross bearer was Chris Bodnar. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Todd Bodnar, Jonathan Bodnar, Ryan Bodnar, Michael Bodnar, Derek Csada and Harvey Snidanko serving as the casket bearers. Memorials in memory of Bill maybe made to St. Mary's Church Renovation Fund as gifts of remembrance. ETERNAL MEMORY! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
George Bodnarek of Yorkton, passed away suddenly on April 10, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 83. George was born Jan. 8, 1920 in the Rhein District and received his education at Kitzman School. After completing his education he then took over the family farm. On October 30, 1949 he married Helen Prokopetz at Boychuk Church. This union was blessed with four children. George and Helen farmed until 1974 when due to his health moved to Yorkton where he was employed as a carpenter for the Yorkdale School Division until 1984. During the years living on the farm in the Rhein district, George served as a school board trustee for the Kitzman School. He was also a member of the Rhein Sask. Wheat Pool committee. He was very devoted to his faith as a life member of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and later a member of Holy Transfiguration Church in Yorkton for 30 years. George was a hard worker, and could repair or build anything as he was gifted as a carpenter, welder and mechanic. He loved nature, hunting, fishing, curling, playing cards and camping. He had a great love for his four children and his seven grandchildren had a very special place in his heart.
George was predeceased by his parents; Nick and Barbara Bodnarek & his seven brothers; Ted, Bill, John, Mike, Peter, Fred and Dan. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory; his loving wife Helen, his son Dennis (Gwen) of Vancouver, his three daughters; Donna (John) Ellison of Calgary, Ruby (Mark) Perkins of Calgary, and Shelly (Tim) Beres of Melville; seven grandchildren; David Bodnarek (Charlene), Geoff Bodnarek (Michelle), Shawn (Clayton) Watson, Jackie Ellison (Josh), and Sarah, Megan and Kyle Beres; two sisters; Annette Wosminity of Yorkton and Mary (Charley) Laakso of Yorkton.
Mrs.Katherine Bohay, beloved husband of John Bohay, recent resident of Regina, formerly of Melville and the Ituna district passed away on Monday, August 20, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 77 years, 4 months and 28 days of age. Katherine Bohay was born on March 23, 1924 at Oak Brae, Manitoba, a daughter of John and Lillian (nee Kowbel) Matwezian. She was raised on the family farm. In her early years Katherine moved with her family to the Kelliher district of Saskatchewan. Here she met John Bohay and the couple were married on November 11, 1943 at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. The couple farmed in the Herzel School district, north-east of Lipton. In 1956 they moved to Dauphin where they resided for three years before returning to the Ituna district in 1959. In 1976 the couple moved to make their home in Melville and had resided there until they moved to Regina in June of this year. Kay had many hobbies, but her greatest joy was cooking and entertaining. Everyone knows her 'famous' cherry cheesecake. She was active within her community such as the 4-H in Ituna and was Vice President of the Seniors Club in Melville. Katherine had been enjoying good health until April of this year, but had been in steady decline since that time.
She was predeceased by her parents, a brother Michael Matwezian, a sister Patricia Kowbel, son-in-law Jim Speers, sister-in-law Norma Kowbel, and by two brothers-in-law Joe Purcha and Walter Chuipka. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 57 years, John; her four children, Orest (Joyce) Bohay of Kamloops BC, Hope Speers of Wainwright AB, Vikki Williams of Edmonton AB and Michael (Shelley) Bohay of Wainwright AB; 11 grandchildren, Trevor & Tracy Bohay; Warren (Nicole) Speers, Stacy (Sue) Speers and Jodi (Shawn) Watson; Michelle and Sean Williams and Jonathan, Jeremy, Brendan and Keiran Bohay; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ray (Mary) Kowbel of Keremeos BC, Wilf (Laura) Kowbel of Maidstone SK, Walter Matwezian of Dauphin MB; four sisters, Elizabeth (Nick) Beallie of Saskatoon, Theresa Purcha of Fort Nelson BC, Marge (Andy) Plesh of Dauphin MB, Florence (Joe) Sobieski of Dauphin MB, son-in-law Mark Williams of Tennessee; god-daughter Patricia Denham of Prince Albert, and numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends. Eternal Memory!
Prayer services were held on Wednesday evening, August 22, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Ituna. The funeral service was held on Thursday morning, August 23, 2001 from the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. Officiating was family friend Rt. Rev. Mitred Archpriest Orest Hudyma of Rossburn, Manitoba and parish priest Rev. Michael Kopchuk. The cantor was William Kozey. The crossbearer was Brendan Bohay, the bannerbearers were Michelle Williams and Jodi Watson. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Warren Speers, Stacy Speers, Sean Williams, Shawn Watson, Jonathan Bohay and Jeremy Bohay serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Mel Bolton, a lifetime resident of Kelliher, beloved husband of Lorna Bolton, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 28, 2001. He was 75 years of age. Melvin Clayton Bolton was born on October 28, 1925 at Kelliher, Saskatchewan; a son of Catherine Pearl (nee Hartley) and Howard Malcolm Bolton. He received his education here and upon completion of high school enlisted into the Royal Canadian Army. Mel served overseas in Europe with the Regina Rifles. Following his discharge Mel returned to Kelliher and joined his father Howard and brother Almont in the garage business. On November 22, 1950 he was united in marriage to Lorna Vestby. In 1952 Mel began his farming career with the purchase of land to add to the livestock he already owned. During his many years on the farm, he supplemented his farm income by driving ice cream truck, fuel truck and operating a small lumberyard in Kelliher. Melvin was very active in the community, serving on boards for the school, Credit Union and United Church, to name a few. He was also very sports minded, playing and coaching hockey from the time he was nine until he finished coaching in 1982. Mel and Lorna semi-retired from the farm in 1997 and purchased a home in Kelliher, where they had since resided. Mel fell suddenly ill on Sunday, January 28, 2001 at Kelliher and was immediately transported to the Regina General Hospital. He passed away shortly after his arrival.
Predeceased by his parents and his brother Garnet, he leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Lorna; daughters Melanie (Don) Bashutski of Kelliher, Maureen (Richard) Ludlow of Regina and Marcia (Tim) Grabinsky of Calgary; sons Kevin (Shelley) of Cochrane, AB, and Kent (Marilyn) of Crooked Creek AB; sixteen grandchildren, Lasha, Trevor, Brody and Tyler Bashutski; Sarah, Rachel, Jill and Katherine Ludlow; Blake, Jessica and Blair Bolton; and Luke, Johan, Anthony, Dominic and Kathleen Bolton; a brother Almont (Barbara) Bolton of Kelliher; sister-in-law Elsie Pope of California; also Lorna's family, sister Bernice Yaeger of Calgary, brothers Marvin (Joan) Vestby of Swan River MB and Vern Vestby of Brandon MB, numerous nieces, nephews, and his many other relatives and friends.
The Funeral Service was held on Friday, February 2, 2001 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Rev. Harry Miller officiated. Daughter Melanie and son Kent gave the eulogy. The organist, Lenore Rein, led members of the choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, The Way of the Cross Leads Home and Onward Chrsitian Soldiers. The choir anthem was He Touched Me. Members of the Kelliher Branch 219 of the Royal Canadian Legion as well as members of the ladies auxiliary attended the service, formed an honour guard and conducted the Legion Burial Rite Service in the church. The interment followed in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with Mel's grandsons Trevor and Brody Bashutski, Luke, Johan, Blake and Anthony Bolton serving as the casketbearers, and Tyler and Blair Bolton carried the pillow with the service medals and the Legion poppy cross and beret. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Carol Boreen of Churchbridge, widow of Curtis Boreen passed away on Friday, April 11, 2003 at the Langenburg Health Care Complex. She was sixty years of age. Marilyn Carol Boreen was born on May 5, 1942 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, the third daughter of Berthold and Meta (nee Werner) Weick. Carol grew up in the Churchbridge district and attended Pennock School and later the Churchbridge High School. She began working for the local telephone company and also worked at the Regina telephone exchange. Carol was united in marriage to Curtis Boreen on October 21, 1960 at the Church of God in Churchbridge. On May 2, 1965 she was baptized and confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church by Pastor Shalla. Carol and Curtis began farming in the district and later took over the Boreen family farm. Together with her husband, they developed the farm into a mixed operation which was a wonderful place to raise their four children. Like all good farm wives, Carol was skilled in cultivating the land, hauling grain, running a farrowing barn, growing a garden, managing the accounts and delivering gourmet meals to her 'combine crews'. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, playing cards and visiting with friends. She also became well-known for the many afghans that she created. When she was 48, Carol was diagnosed with cancer and had undergone numerous difficult surgeries over the next 12 years. Because of these experiences, she learned to focus on good times and never wasted a precious moment. In the early nineties Carol and Curtis moved into Churchbridge and enjoyed family gatherings, visits from their grandchildren and the opportunities of traveling and 'getting away' in the winter.
Carol was predeceased by her husband Curtis; her father Berthold; brother-in-laws Ken Murray, Don Martin, Herb Bjarnason, Don, Dale, Hugo, Pun and Bud Boreen; sisters-in-laws Pat Boreen and Merle Boreen. She leaves to cherish her memory her four children: Shelley (Don) Buchan of Portage la Prairie, MB, Sandee (Garry) Yanke, Randy (Kim) Boreen and Rocky Boreen all of Churchbridge; twelve grandchildren: Bill, Carleen and Curtis Buchan, Lindee, David, Carsie, Kristian, Eric, Matthew and Amy Yanke, Taylor and Tucker Boreen; her mother Meta of Churchbridge; brothers Gordon (Lynne) Weick of Churchbridge and Dave (Lois) Weick of Regina; sisters Nina (Ron) Douglas of Carberry, MB and Myrna Murray of Gainsborough, SK; sisters-in-law: Doris (Henry) Putland, Ila Martin, Alva (Edgar) Kaeding, Betty Bjarnason, Iris (Ewald) Ittermann, Shirley Boreen, Joyce Boreen and Anita Boreen all of Churchbridge; brothers-in-law Ray (Esther) Boreen of Churchbridge and Scott (Elva) Boreen of Esterhazy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, April 14, 2003 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Churchbridge with Pastor Daryl Solie officiating. The organist, Vallery Putland led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, 'Safe In The Arms of Jesus' and 'Because He Lives'. Men's Quartet consisting of Calvin Kitz, Lawrence Kitz, Glen Schaan and Gordon Weick sang the selection, 'I Won't Have To Cross Jordon Alone'. The interment followed in the Churchbridge Town Cemetery with Craig Douglas, Kelvin Werner, David Murray, Garnet Putland, Pat Boreen and Dale Fraser serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Terry Allen Bosovich
Terry Allen of Saskatoon went to the presence of the Lord on January 23, 2001, to be with his father, William. His loving family, wife Robin, daughter Carina, sons Mischa and Matthew of Regina survive him. Also left to mourn are his mother, Helen Bosovich of Yorkton; sisters Rose (Norman) Dyson, Joanne (Michael) Kacaba, and Sylvia (Bob) Delaney, all of Toronto; Ange (Ron) Gretchen of Saskatoon, Sonia (Cal) Glover of Kelowna; brother Dennis (Penny) Bosovich of Quesnel; nieces and nephews Dean (Cindy) Shropshire, Anne (fiance Chris) Dyson, Arthur Dyson, Timothy (Michelle) and son Dimetruis Cauley, Teresa Cauley, Jody (Brent) and son Remy Buchan, Joseph Gretchen, Jennifer, Rebecca and Susan Kacaba. He will be missed by aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Born on June 29, 1954 at Canora, Terry attended Mainroad School, St. Mary's and St. Joseph's in Yorkton. He received a Liberal Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan. He also studied and received qualifications in a Certified Management Accountant Program. He was employed by the Federal Government in the Western Economic Diversification Department. Terry was a loving father, involved with his children's lives, helping them to make future plans. Terry had developed many close relationships with his colleages at Western Economic Diversification. His ability to analize financial projects was outstanding and recognized by his peers. Besides spending time with his children Terry loved travelling, camping, woodworking, wine making, fixing cars and renovating houses. He was very hospitable to his family and friends. Terry was a conscientious son and constantly helped his mother. He touched many people's lives and will be sadly missed by all of them.
Prayer services were held on Monday, January 29th, at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, January 30th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Matthew Bosovich and the cross bearer was Carina Bosovich. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Matthew Bosovich, Mischa Bosovich, Dennis Bosovich, Joseph Gretchen, Ron Gretchen and Lawrence Barteski serving as the casket bearers. Reflections of Terry's life were conveyed by daughter Carina Bosovich, sisters Ange Gretchen and Joanne Kacaba and co-worker David James. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. John Wasyl Boychuk of Theodore passed away Sunday, September 21, 2003 in Melville, SK. He was 80 years of age. John was born April 17, 1923 in the Beaverdale district to John and Nellie (nee Pacholko) Boychuk. Following his schooling, John entered the military. Sadly his career was cut short due to health issues. He then returned home and for many years worked within the farming community. At that point in his life he retired from farming. He settled in Melville where he worked and kept busy until the fall of 1990. He officially retired and moved to Theodore where he resided until his passing. Throughout his life, John's love of animals never waned.
John was predeceased in infancy by his brothers Rudolph and Russell and his sister Mary. He was also predeceased by his father John B. Boychuk in 1943, his mother Nellie (Anastasia) nee Pacholko in 1984, his sister Victoria Motyka in 1985, his brother-in-law John Kolebaba in 1987 and his sister Ann Kolebaba in 1990. Surviving John is his sister Rose Longul, his brother-in-law Peter Motyka, nephews Harry and Michael Longul, nieces Emily (Arnold) Klane, Elizabeth (Bill) Lampkin, Florence Dorey, and Nell (John) Mudd. He is also survived by four great nephews, six great nieces, six great great nephews and two great great nieces.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, September 27, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Reverend Father Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. officiating. The responses were sung by Mr. Ed Pindus and Mrs. Susan Solonenko. Honorary casketbearers were all those who shared in John's life. John was laid to rest in the Garden of Cucifixion in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Mike Longul, John Mudd, Arnold Klane, Ehren Klane, Trent Bank and Bob Fathers serving as active caskets bearers. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Lawrence Bozek of the Leross district passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 28, 2001, at his home. He was 51 years of age. Lawrence Larvey Bozek was born on June 17, 1949 at Lestock, Saskatchewan, the son of Julius and Eva (nee Wowchuk) Bozek.
Lawrence is survived by his parents, Eva and Julius Bozek of Leross; sisters Julia Krawchuk of Saskatoon, Evelyn Price of Armstrong, BC, Theresa (Leo) Gargol of Saskatoon and Elaine (Lyle) Ferguson of Yorkton, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Prayer services were held on Friday, May 5th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Ituna. The funeral service was held on Saturday, May 6th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Father Leander Dosch of St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church officiating. The interment followed in the White Eagle Parish Cemetery with Alvin Gargol, Leo Gargol, John Bozek, Wayne Ferguson, Ryan Ferguson and Todd Hudson serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Ituna.