Pauline Denys passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 18, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre in the presence of her loving husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was 75 years and 28 days of age. Pauline was born on July 21, 1927 in the Burgis district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Nick and Anne Heshka. She received her education at the East Wexford School. On October 30, 1949 she was united in marriage to Fred Denys at Canora. This union was blessed with eight children. Fred and Pauline farmed in the Canora district and also in the Ebenezer district until 1965. They moved to Yorkton where Pauline worked at various jobs until 1972, when she retired to stay home and raise her youngest child. Pauline was active in the church and her ladies group until her health began to fail. She enjoyed gardening, bowling, and in her later years crocheting and playing Yahtzee were favourite pastimes.
Predeceased by her parents, great granddaughter Shianne, son-in-law Jalmer Siedler, brothers Mike, Bill and John Heshka, and by sisters Lena Filipchuk and Anne Luchanko, she leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life, her husband Fred; her daughters, Rosann Siedler of Yorkton and Charlotte (Russ) Nagy of Yorkton, sons Gordon (Pat) Dennis of Hudson Bay, Michael, Raymond (Rita), Donald, Julian (Pauline), all of Yorkton, and Jason Dennis of Preeceville; 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; a brother George Heshka (Helen) of Canora, sisters Mary Lozinski of Canora, and Jean (Tony) Yaremko of Burnaby BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends.
Prayer services were held on Thursday evening, August 22, 2002 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, August 23, 2002 from Holy Transfiguration Church with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. Cantor, Mike Sitko, assisted by members of the parish choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Tammy Siedler, the bannerbearers were Tennyson Dennis and Corry Siedler. Members of the Ukrainian Womens Association, Olena Pchilka branch formed an honour guard. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Tyson Dennis, Adam Dennis, Travis Dennis, Chad Dennis, Neil Nagy and Jimmy-Lee Dennis serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Steve Derbowka of the Wroxton District; entered eternal rest on Monday, April 1, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health centre. He was 92 years of age. Steve was born on January 12, 1910 north of Wroxton, Sask.; a son of George and Paraska ( nee Salyn ) Derbowka Ukrainian Pioneers to this country. Steve was raised on the family farm and as a child attended Gedes School. In his early teens he moved to Kessock. Steve began farming on his own and on October 28, 1934 was united in marriage to Olive Mowchinuk. Together they farmed two miles east from the existing homestead today. After Olive passed away in 1996; Steve continued to reside on the farm until his passing. Farming was Steve's life. He also was involved with the building of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wroxton and was one of the original and longest parishoners. Steve enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid sportsman; enjoying hunting, fishing and curling. In his youth he was a " short stop " for the Kessock All Stars Baseball team.
Steve leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life his daughters: Irene and her husband Ron Schoyen of Qualicum Beach, B.C., Gloria and her husband Don Frederick of Comox, B.C. and Valerie Black of Redwater, Alta. Also his grandchildren: Richard ( Cathy ), Karen ( Phil ), Robert ( Roberta ), Ken ( Anita ), Derrick ( Shirlea ), Bonnie, Kevin ( Liz ), Terrilyn ( Jason ); great grandchildren: Andrea, Kaitlyn, Danika, Vaughn, Alexis, Brendan, Tyler, Megan and Jessica. His sisters: Mary Stricker of Kenora, Ont., Nettie Mysko of Wroxton, Sask., Kay Fyck of Grimsby, Ont. Steve was predeceased by his wife, Olive, in February 1996 and a son, Edward, in February 2002.
Prayer services were held on Friday evening, April 5, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday morning, April 6, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Yorkton with Very Reverend Father Dmytro Dnistrian C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. The Liturgy responses were sung by Ed Pindus and Susan Solonenko assisted by members of the Parish Choir. The Cross Bearer was Judy Majkut. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Don, Ken and Derrick Frederick, Barry Mysko, Marty and Ken Derbowka serving as Casket Bearers. Christ Is Risen. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton.
Mrs. Anne Derow, long time resident of the Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton and formerly of Springside, widow of john Derow, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 79 years of age. Anne Derow was born on January 19, 1922 in the Whitesand district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Nick and Dora (nee Shumay) Byblow. She was raised on the family farm and attended the Beblow School. On November 11, 1944 she was united in marriage to John Derow at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed and raised their two sons on the family farm north of Springside. For many years while on the farm Anne was an active member of St. Mary's Parish at Whitesand and had been a member of the Ladies Aid. John passed away suddenly on November 30th 1979, following that time Anne resided on the farm for another year before moving into Springside. In 1992 Anne moved into the Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton where she had since resided.
Besides her husband John, she was predeceased by her parents Nick and Dora, brothers Dan, Steve, Mike and Bill and by sisters Mary Chupa and Pauline Spelay. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons Randy and his wife Madeline of Springside, and Wally of Regina; grandsons Tyler, Justyn and Jayson, all of Regina and their mother Lovadie; sisters Pearl Byblow of Yorkton, Cathy Tebbutt of Kitchener, ON, Sonia and Nick Unick of Buchanan; brothers Peter and Anne Beblow of Yorkton, Daniel and Angie Byblow of Saskatoon and Tom Byblow of Springside, numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Regina General Hospital (CCU) for their compassionate care. Anne's last thought was to thank all her family and friends for their prayers, and a special thanks to her close friend Rose.
The prayer service was held on Sunday evening, July 8, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, July 9, 2001 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian C.Ss.R. as celebrant. The responses were sung by members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The crossbearer was Metro Skwarchuk, the honorary bearers were grandsons Tyler, Justyn and Jayson. The interment took place in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery at Whitesand with Emil Diak, Barry Unick, Brian Berrns, Ray Halushka, Rick Popoff and Bill Chupa serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Carol Derow, beloved wife of Randy Derow of the Springside district peacefully was accepted into God's hands on May 4, 2003 at the Theodore and District Nursing Home with her family by her side. Madeline Carol Derow, known as Carol to all her family and friends was born on May 17, 1947 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Carol, daughter of Metro and Eunice Boyarski, grew up on the family farm just outside of Jedburgh, SK. She attended elementary and junior high school at Jedburgh and completed high school in Ituna, SK. After finishing school, Carol was married and with her first husband was blessed with five children. On Feb 13, 1992 Carol was united in marriage to Randy Derow. Together they built their livelihood on Randy's family farm in the Springside district. Carol quickly became involved in the surrounding community serving at the local rink and canteen for which her children were involved in hockey and figure skating. As well, a lady who loved to read she served for several years on the Springside Library Board. Carol also served as a counsellor for the RM of Good Lake. Destined to always be kept busy, Carol went to work outside of the home as a housekeeper at the Holdiay Inn in Yorkton. She loved her work and shortly before her illness was appointed supervisor of housekeeping. Carol loved to also crochet and knit in the evening and these precious memories are a part of many lives as her creations adorn many homes. During her last year, Carol was actively involved in providing her family and friends with the selling of Avon products and thus many of these products were given as donations to the nursing home as a remembrance of her love of this pastime. Carol, along with Randy, loved to fish at the local Theodore Dam and the Whitesand River. Many hours were also spent driving the countryside looking for deer, checking the crops and socializing with many of the local neighbours and friends. Carol spent countless hours caring for her five children and especially her two grandchildren Brett and Shawn. Whether it was running around the yard or cheering them on at the local rink at the hockey game, Carol always ensured time was given to what she saw as two of her most precious gifts. In January 2003, Carol became a resident of the Theodore and District Nursing Home. Carol was very fond of the care staff at the nursing home and the family will forever appreciate their kindness and loving support given to her. Carol will always be remembered by those who were blessed in knowing her as gentle and caring individual who never complained or asked for anything in return of the love that she openly gave.
Predeceased by her father Metro in 1989 and her mother Eunice in 1994; Carol leaves to cherish her memory her husband Randy, her five children, Richard (Brenda) Zenkawich of Pilot Butte, Chris (Murray) Harris of Yorkton, Terry (Cari) Zenkawich of Orangeville, ON, Brenda (Glen) Niefer of Yorkton and Jason Zenkawich of Vancouver, BC: her grandchildren, Brett Niefer of Yorkton and Shawn Zenkawich of Pilot Butte; a sister Darlene (Bob) Curtis of Medicine Hat and nieces, Leann and Tammy of Medicine Hat, AB and brother in law Wally Derow of White City, SK and nephews Tyler, Jason and Justin.
Prayers were held on Thursday, May 8, 2003 and Requiem Divine Liturgy on Friday, May 9, 2003 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Brenda Zenkawich and the organist was Melita Benko. The crossbearer was Brett Niefer. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ben Eliuk, Brian Berrns, David Mann, Dennis Naphin, Gerry Postnikoff and Arnold Christopherson serving as the casket bearers. Gerry Postnikoff conveyed reflections of Carol's life at the funeral reception. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Derworiz - Matt of the Wroxton district beloved husband of Victoria passed away at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on Monday, November 24, 2003 at the age of 87 years.
Matt was born on August 13, 1916 on the family farm in the Wroxton district of Saskatchewan. He was the youngest son of Henry and Anna (nee Balaski) Derworiz; pioneers who settled on a homestead northeast of Wroxton just prior to 1900. Matt was raised with 6 brothers: John, Steve, Peter, Mike, William, Alex and 3 sisters: Elsie, Anne and Jean. Matt attended Wroxton School and after leaving school worked on the family farm and provided plenty of help to his brothers as they expanded their farming operations. Matt had a passion for farming and combined with his strong work ethic resulted in purchases of land and machinery which included a new, 1953 Chevrolet 2 ton truck. He was always proud to be the owner of it and it is still utilized on the farm today. Matt had a tremendous love for livestock always providing shelter and care to them. There was no doubt that the horses were his favorite and throughout his lifetime there were always at least a team of horses on the farm. Matt was a longtime member of both the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool the United Grain Growers and also was a member of the Yorkton Co-op. In 1955 Matt married Victoria Schur of Ethelbert, Manitoba. They soon began raising their 3 children while living on his parents farm. Iris Caroline Goods and husband David of Calder, Saskatchewan, who have two children: Curtis and Melissa. Albert Michael and his wife Brenda of Wroxton, Saskatchewan and son Jonathon, Roy Matthew and wife Joanne of Thompson, Manitoba and sons Mathew and Michael. Matt is survived by his wife Victoria, his 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Jean, Mrs. Mike Kohanski of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Prayer services were held on Thursday evening November 27, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Basil Chomos officiating. Diana Hornung was the organist leading the congregation and members of the parish choir in the Hymns: 'I'
'The Lord's My Sherpherd' ' Prayer Of St. Francis' and ' Day Is Done'. Melissa and Curtis Goods grandchildren to Matt gave a special tribute to their Gido; with reflections and remembrances of Matt's life given by his son Roy. Mass of Christian Burial was Celebrated on Friday morning, November 28, 2003 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton with Reverend Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. Kim Vosper was the Pianist leading the Choir and Congregation in the Hymns: 'Glory and Praise TO Our God', 'The Lord's My Shepherd', 'You Are Near', 'Here I Am Lord', 'Song Of The Angels' and 'Though The Mountains May Fall'. The Cross Bearer was granddaughter Melissa Goods with Grandsons: Jonathan and Mathew Derworiz as readers. Norman, Ernest, Edward, Evan, David and Walter Derworiz were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Grandson Curtis Goods, son - in - law David Goods, Mike Kindiak, Don Soloninko, Gerald Boychuk and Mel Woloschuk serving as casket bearers
services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton
DIAK - Mrs. Mary Diak of Yorkton passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 95 years of age.
Mary was born on November 4, 1911 on her parents farm in the Good Spirit Lake District of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Sam and Ann Popowich. She received her education at Black Poplar Country School. Mary then worked on the family farm and also worked out at farm homes as a housemaid. In 1932 she was united in Holy Matrimony to Peter Diak. Peter and Mary were blessed with two sons: Mervin and Elmer and a daughter Sylvia. The couple farmed in the district southwest of Burgis for 41 years; where Mary worked hard milking cows, churning butter, raising chickens, stooking, pitching hay, pitching sheaves into the threshing machine and more; attending to her two gardens with ¼ to ½ miles away in walking distances. As well as her household chores Mary baked bread and pastries, made quilts and embroidery, sewing, knitting, crocheting and prepared daily meals. She prepared and served three meals and two lunches a day to a team of 14 workers or more during threshing time. After Peter's health started to deteriorate they decided to make a decision and retired from farming and relocate to Yorkton in 1973 where they purchased a home.
Following the death of her husband, Mary continued to reside at her home with her daughter and son-in-law until she passed away.
Mary was predeceased by her parents: Sam and Anne Popowich; a sister Maggie Spilchen; brothers: Bill, John, Mike, Fred, Dan and Nick; also many sisters-in-law and brothers-in- law; nieces and nephews. She leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her sons: Mervin (Eileen) of Winnipeg and Elmer (Evelyn) of Sault Ste. Marie; her daughter Sylvia (Raymond) Robinson of Yorkton; five grandchildren: Doris Diak, Tim Diak, Patti-Anne (Michel) Fortier, Bradley (Nicola) Diak, Jason (Karen) Diak; six great grandchildren: Rebecca, Stephanie, Ethan, Callum, Ashton and Avery; two sisters: Nellie Popowich and Pauline Bonsal; one brother George Popowich; sisters-in-law Lena (late John) Popowich, Rose (late Mike) Popowich, Pauline (late Fred) Popowich, George (Lena) Popowich, along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. From the past to the present Mary enjoyed scrap-booking (recipes), newspaper reading, soap operas on TV, playing cards and shuffleboard, gardening, shopping, singing, going out for coffee, watching the ducks and geese on the water at Jaycee Beach and York Lake. Her family will remember her as a quiet, loving, caring and giving mother. A very "generous" person to many people in her lifetime she was one who would put her own matters aside and listen to others and giving advice if asked for. Although she had her own handicaps Mary still maintained her humorous ways and as a devout Catholic and Christian her everyday prayers were directed not only for family and needy, but also for the strength of the people in the church, medical personnel, police and fire services, leaders of our country and province, producers of our food and many others in our society.
Prayers were held on Friday, November 17th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, November 18th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Frank Szadiak, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. Ed. Pindus, Colette Karapita and Parish Choir members led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Bradley Diak and the crossbearer was George Popowich. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Steve Popowich, Peter Popowich, Bradley Diak, Jason Diak, Wayne Popowich and Mervin Schmidt serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Maggie Diakow of Yorkton, widow of Mike, peacefully on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 Maggie entered eternal rest at her home in the presence of her family. She was 87 years of age. Maggie Diakow was born December 18, 1914 on the family homestead in the Buchanan district, the first child born in Canada to Ukrainian Pioneers, Nickola and Ann (nee Tzupa) Popowich. She was raised on the family farm and attended Vasloutz School which was four miles from home. At age fourteen she went to work for a family in the Tiny district. On October 14, 1935 Maggie was united in marriage to Mike Diakow at St. Mary's Church, Whitesand. The couple worked side by side on their farm in the Whitesand district. Their door was always open for guests. Both Mike and Maggie enjoyed hosting family and friends. Maggie enjoyed sewing and gardening. She was the cornerstone of her family including her brothers, sisters and their families who relied on her. She was a faithful member of St. Mary's Church in Whitesand and Yorkton. A generous, kind hearted individual, Maggie volunteered many hours to the nursing home, St. Mary's Cultural Centre and Knights of Columbus bingos. Maggie was a devoted wife, mother, baba and great baba.
Predeceased by her parents, Nick and Annie; her husband Mike; great granddaughter Jody; sisters Nellie, Mary Pawliw, Polly Diakow, Pauline Shlahetka and Katie Stefanyshyn and brothers, John, Mike, Fred and Bill Popowich; she leaves to cherish her memory to her daughter Rita of Yorkton; three grandsons, Earl (Jonine), Blake and Dale; great granddaughter Brandy; a sister Dora Spilchen of Yorkton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.
Prayer services were held on Sunday, April 21st at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, April 22nd at St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantors, Ed Pindus and Eugene Hnatiuk, assisted by parish choir members led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was John Popowich and the epistle reader was Brandy Semeniuk. Everyone who knew and loved Maggie were considered honourary bearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with David Popowich, Paul Shlahetka, Nick Yanko, Dennis Spilchen, Eugene Teslia and Metro Ryczak serving as casket bearers. Niece, Doreen Clark conveyed a tribute to her aunty. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Raymond Diduck, beloved husband of Shirley of the Wroxton district entered eternal rest on Saturday, December 2, 2000 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 65 years of age. Raymond Norman Diduck was born on April 30, 1935 in the district of Wroxton, Saskatchewan; the youngest of 12 children born to Clem and Malanka (nee Lushney) Diduck. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in Wroxton and Yorkton. As a young man he worked on the family farm. During the winter months, Ray had worked in Northern Mining cmmunities where he was employed as a surveyor and heavy equipment operator.
On June 20, 1964 he was united in marriage to Shirley Aichele of Otthon, Saskatchewan. This union was blessed with four children: Randall, Lori-Anne, Kevin and Jason. Raymond loved his family and provided for their every need. He shared his farming knowledge with his sons and his love of nature with his family. Raymond enjoyed attending church with his family, and taking them for Sunday drives in the country to enjoy the many varied sights the surrounding districts had to offer. He was very involved in his community, with school boards, agriculture committees, the building of the Community Centre in Wroxton, and the 50 Plus Club at Wroxton. Raymond and Shirley farmed until his health no longer permitted him to do what he most enjoyed. He was an innovator with a pioneering spirit, whose strong will and determination seen him through many adversities. Ray enjoyed many memorable events in his life, which included the marriage of his daughter Lori-Anne and his son Jason and the birth of his special granddaughter Chelsey. He looked forward to her visits at home and especially at hospital. The love and admiration he had for her was priceless; she will always be Grandpa's little angel. His courage, faith and support of his wife, family and friends kept him with us during his lengthy battle with cancer.
Raymond leaves to treasure his memory and celebrate his life, his loving wife Shirley; three sons, Randall and fiance Gina Agliani of Kamsack, Kevin of Wroxton, and Jason and his wife Sandra (nee Laidlaw) of Yorkton; one daughter Lori-Anne & husband Allen Yesnik of Dunleath; one granddaughter Chesley Yesnik; five brothers, Matt (Ollie) of London, ON, Peter (Jean) of Edmonton, Steve (Nellie) , Bill (Verna) and Anton, all of Wroxton; three sisters, Anne (late Steve) Woloschuk of Kamsack, Jenny (Joe) Trynchuk of Edmonton, and Mary (Tom) Taylor of Winnipeg; a sister-in-law Rosella Diduck of Kamsack; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, John, Mike (Mary) and Nick (Nellie) Diduck.
Prayer services were held on Tuesday, December 5th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, December 6th at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Kevin Diduck. Walter Mysko served as the crossbearer. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Henry Dozorec, Walter Wozney, Edwin Litzenberger, Nick Lushney, Joe Soloninko and Frank Matcyk serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Norman Dombroski, known to everyone as Ching of Yorkton, husband of the late Bubbles Dombroski, passed away on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a great outlook on life and courageous battle with heart problems and cancer for the past six years. He was 64 years of age. Ching was born March 5, 1939 at Regina, SK. He was the son of Nick and Anne Dombroski and began his life on a farm in the Stornoway area. At a very young age, Norman's parents sold the farm and moved to Yorkton where Norman would stay on for most of his life. Norman received his education in Yorkton and some at Technical School in Moose Jaw. Following his education, Norman spent the majority of his working years in the sales field. He began employment at Border Motors before taking a position with Eftoda Motors in 1959. From there he worked for Merv Martinuk at Pacific 66 and after for Sportsland. He worked his way up the ladder at Leon's manufacturing as a purchasing manager and then assumed a position at Canadiana Agri-Motive. He ended his career before retirement, working at West Country Photo. During his working years he met Beverly (Bubbles) Stebner. The couple was married on August 3, 1963 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Ching was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed life to the fullest. He was able to go anywhere and make a friend within minutes and waste an hour or an entire day as if he knew this person for years. He never took very many things too serious and was always acting goofy and trying to make people laugh as often as he could at their or his expense. He loved the outdoors as much as anything. Travelling and spending the summer in his motorhome became one of his greatest passions. He was an avid hunter, going north with his buddies and enjoying the outdoors and companionship as much as anything. These days were days of joy and fullfillment for Ching.
Ching was predeceased by his wife Bubbles in 1999 and their daughter Shannon in 1964; and his mother and father Nick and Anne Dombroski. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life, his son Trevor and his wife Sharon of Yorkton; daughter Tamara and her fiancé Jeff Slade of Saskatoon; and his grandchildren Shae and Caelan Dombroski.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Archdeacon Ken Buchan of Holy Trinity Anglican Church officiating. The organist, Jackie Washenfelder led in the singing of the hymns, ‘Give To Us Laughter’, ‘Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee’, and ‘Morning Has Broken’. The honorary bearers were Ed Popien and Lyle Lang. Dale Stebner served as urn bearer. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mary Domshy passed away peacefully Monday, May 21, 2001 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. She was 93 years of age. Mary (Popowich) Domshy was born on May 11, 1908 in the Beaverdale district, a daughter of Max Makowetski and Katie Makowecki. She was the eldest of 11 half brothers and 7 half sisters. Mary helped her parents with the raising of the younger children. At the age of 13 years Mary left home to seek employment. She worked at Lacy's, Croll's and Smith's. On March 2, 1927 Mary was united in marriage to William Popowich. They settled on a farm in the Jedburgh district and were blessed with two sons, Marvin and Rudolph. Here she raised chickens, milked cows, grew beautiful flowers and a large vegetable garden. William passed away in 1971. In July, 1975 Mary married Fred Domshy and farmed in the Beaverdale district for two years before purchasing a home in Yorkton to enjoy their retirement years. Following Fred's death in 1981 Mary continued to maintain her home until the spring of 1998 when she became a resident of Yorkton & District Nursing Home.
She leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Marvin (Laurie) Popowich of Regina and Rudolph (Marion) Popowich of Ituna; four grandchildren, Tracy (Darryle) Bulych of White City, Mark Popowich and Todd (friend Cora) Popowich of Regina and Susan (Curtis) Braden of Martensville; eight great-grandchildren, Austin and Avery Bulych of White City, Liticia, Randall, Chantelle and Danielle Popowich of Regina and Samantha and Madison Braden of Martensville; three sisters, Ann Yaremko of Yorkton, Evelyn Krushelnicki of Vanguard and Adele (Doug) Garcon of Red Deer; two brothers, John Sereda of Yorkton and Edward (Bernice) Makowetski of Kelowna BC; a sister-in-law Mary Makowetski of Yorkton, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Prayer services were held on Thursday, May 24 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, May 25 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The crossbearer was Joe. J. Ratushniak. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemtery with Mark and Todd Popowich, Curtis Braden, Darryle Bulych, Richard Yaremko and John Makowetski serving as the casket bearers. Following the reception, granddaughter Tracy Bulych expressed remembrances of her grandmother. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.