EREMKO - Lillian Eremko, resident of the Centennial Special Care Home in Esterhazy, formerly of Yorkton, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2006. She was 90 years of age. Lillian Eremko was born on August 20, 1915 at Saltcoats, a daughter to Alexander and Katherine (nee Pitts) Eremko. Lillian attended both elementary and high School in Yorkton. She attended Normal School in Saskatoon, living at the home of her Aunt Helen and Uncle John Hnatyshyn. Lillian first taught school at Two Creeks, Saskatchewan, a rural school near Wroxton. She also taught at Hursh, Bienfait and spent the last twenty-nine years of her career teaching at Valleyview School in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Lillian was a dedicated teacher, touching the lives of hundreds of young beginning students. She was a trusted colleague, a credit to the Saskatchewan Teacher's Federation. After her retirement from the teaching profession in 1971, Lillian made her move to 54 James Ave. in Yorkton, Saskatchewan in order to live with and help her mother, Katherine. Lillian tended a large garden and yard, took pleasure in re-decorating her home and continued to prove her skills in the kitchen (including the Ukrainian Christmas Eve and Easter specialties). Lillian was always a generous, thoughtful gift giver, putting everyone else before herself. She was a good friend to many, offering a welcome smile and an open door. Lillian's faith was strong. She was an active supporter of both St. Paul's United Church in Estevan and St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. Lillian found strength, companionship and peace in her Christian devotion.
Lillian passed away quietly on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at the Centennial Special Care Home on James St. in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. She was ninety years, four months and twenty-two days of age.
Lillian was predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Katherine Eremko; her brother, John; sister-in-law, Irene; brothers-in-law, Steven and Maxwell. She leaves to cherish her memory, two sisters, Mary Windjack of Flin Flon, MB and Dorothy Park of Rocanville, SK; nieces, Linda Park and Judith Johnston; nephews, John Windjack, Matthew Eremko, Herb Park and their families. Lillian leaves us with fond, loving memories of a life well lived. The funeral service was held on Saturday, January 14, 2006 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Jeri Bjornson of St. Andrew's United Church officiated. Organist, Marilyn Newell led the congregation in the singing of the hymns In the Garden, and Softly and Tenderly. Niece, Linda Park sang a solo, Precious Lord. Niece, Judith Johnston gave a tribute to Lillian. The interment took place in the Garden of Crucifixion with Adrien Park, Alexander Park, Donovan Park, Herb Park, Allan Johnston and Chevy Johnston serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mary Ann Essar-Denesyk
Mrs. Mary Ann Essar-Denesyk of Yorkton and formerly of the Theodore district entered eternal rest on Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at the Lakeside Manor Care Home, Saltcoats, Sask. She was 84 years of age. Mary Ann was born on May 30, 1917 on College Avenue right in the heart of Toronto. She was the daughter of John and Mary Humeniuk ( nee Welechenko ). Mary Ann attended Ryerson High School and a the age of sixteen apprenticed as a hairdresser. She owned and operated the Mary Ann Beauty Shop on Lakeshore Boulevard in New Toronto for eighteen years. In 1937, Mary Ann chaperoned the contest for the first Miss Canada Contest held in Barrie, Ontario. In 1942, she married Max Essar, formerly of Theodore, Sask, when he was stationed at Niagara Falls with the Queen's York Rangers. After his discharge during the war years they operated not only the Beauty Shop in Toronto but also the Village Inn Restaurant at Crystal Beach on Lake Ontario. Mary Ann was a member of the Ontario Hairdressers Association and was head delegate at conventions in New York City. In 1949 she was offered a job with Helena Rubenstein in Hollywood; but she and Max chose to come to Theodore, Sask. where she opened a Beauty Shop and Max ran a service station. Although she settled into a different kind of life in Saskatchewan she made many return trips with family to her beloved Toronto. She was a member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the Women's Association in Theodore and Yorkton. In 1976, Max passed away. In 1978 she married John Denesyk. They lived in Kelvington, Sask., moving to Yorkton in 1984. John passed away suddenly in 1990. Mary Ann continued to live in Yorkton taking an active part in her grandchildren's lives, attending their band concerts; working bingos for the Band program; and taking her family out for Sunday lunch. In 1996 she began to suffer ill health and in August 2000 she moved in with her daughter Marina and son-in-law Steven. Her health declined until she entered the Lakeside Care Facility at Saltcoats in June of this year. Mary Ann was a loving, kind person who had a ready smile for everyone.
She is survived by her daughter Marina (Steven) Chernipeski, grandchildren Christopher, Amber and Steven Jr. Chernipeski; a brother Steven Humeniuk of Cleveland, Ohio and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Ann in 1991, brother Michael in 1982, a brother in infancy. Also by her husband Max Essar in 1976, her husband John Denesyk in 1990 and a grandson David Chernipeski in 1978.
Prayer services were held on Sunday evening July 15, 2001 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church Yorkton, Sask. Funeral services were held on Monday morning, July 16, 2001 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Reverend Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. Mike Sitko was the cantor assisted by members of the Parish Choir. The Palamar was George Prokopchuk with Nick Woroniuk serving as the Cross Bearer. William Woroniuk and William Suschinsky were the Banner Bearers. The interment followed in the St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Parish Cemetery West of Theodore, Sask. with Walter Essar, Steven, Chris, Amber and Harvey Chernipeski serving as Casket Bearers. Eternal Memory. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.
Mrs. Anne Evancio
EVANCIO - Mrs. Anne Evancio, formerly of Melville and Goodeve entered eternal rest at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at the age of 86 years.
Anne was born on April 11, 1919 at Goodeve, Saskatchewan, daughter of Fred and Nellie (nee Kozakevich) Stecyk. Anne received her education at Roberts School at Lake Mona. On November 2, 1943 Anne was united in marriage to Alex Evancio at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna, celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 1993. The couple farmed in the Goodeve district until 1982 at which time they built a home in Melville and retired. Anne was an active member of St. George's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Melville and took part in helping the parish ladies at different functions at the Parish Hall. She enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, sewing, crocheting and travelling.
Predeceased by her parents; husband Alex in 1996; four brothers: Nick, Matt, Bill and Fred Bohay; five sisters: Myrtle Manovich, Pearl Piluk, Katie Kowalchuk, Rose Samyluik and Marion Harysmuik. Anne leaves to cherish her memory three sons: Ron (Judy) of Brandon MB, Don (Linda) of Regina and Arnold (Rebecca) of Regina; ten grandchildren: Jennifer (Rob Kowalchuk), Ryan, Stephanie (Larry Rauer), Marie (Arnel Roberto), Donald, Donna, Jenny (Trevor Davies), Laurissa, Andrei and Tye. Also one brother: John (Elise) Stecyk of Calgary; and nine great grandchildren: Jacob, Tierra, Rivkah, Adrian, Raphael, Mina, Evan, Courtney and Brynn.
Prayers were held on Friday, December 16th and the funeral service on Saturday, December 17th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Colette Karapita and parish choir members. Tributes were conveyed by grandchildren, Jennifer, Laurissa and Tye. The cross bearer was Arnel Roberto. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ryan Evancio, Adrian Roberto, Jennifer Evancio, Laurissa Evancio, Andrei Dandridge-Evancio and Tye Dandridge-Evancio serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Vichnaya Pamyat! Eternal Memory!
Mr. Nick Evans, beloved husband of Marion of Yorkton, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 79 years of age. Nick was born November 21, 1923 at Theodore, Saskatchewan; a son of Nick and Rosa (nee Donmanko) Evanovich. He was raised on the family farm in the Theodore district and received his education at the Poplar Leaf School. After leaving school Nick worked in eastern Canada for a number of years before returning to the family farm near Theodore. On September 16, 1950 he was united in marriage to Marion Gerla at Yorkton. Following their marriage the couple moved to Grosse Isle, Manitoba where Nick started his career as an elevator agent with the Federal Grain Co. His new job then took him to Norgate and Alonsa in Manitoba, and then to Flaxcombe, Saskatchewan. In 1965 Nick was promoted to Superintendent of Elevators and transferred to Yorkton. In 1970 Nick made a major change when he moved to the Beaver Lumber Company and began a very successful career selling pre-fabricated homes until his retirement. For many years Nick was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Yorkton Farmers Curling Club, a member of the Saskatchewan Gun Collectors Association and one of the founding members of the Yorkton Prostate Cancer Support group, where he was treasurer. His hobbies included wood-working, gun and antique collecting, curling, and travelling and camping with the family. Nick was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1995, but struggled valiantly and without complaint.
Predeceased by his parents, Nick and Rosa, brothers John, Bill, George, Paul and Peter, and by sisters Mary Williams, Katherine Irwin and Victoria McDonald. 'Gank', as he was affectionately known to the family, will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Marion; son Larry and his wife Beth of Saskatoon; grandchildren Jason, Michael and Lisa, all of Saskatoon; a brother Alec of Edmonton; and numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, December 7, 2002 from Westview United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Faye Greer officiated. The organist, Laureen Jemieff led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Amazing Grace' and 'Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You'. Grandchildren Jason, Michael and Lisa served as the bearers. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Adolph Exner, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, November 24, 2000. He was 85 years, 3 months and 10 days of age. Adolph Joseph Exner was born on August 14, 1915 at Grayson, Saskatchewan; a son of Joseph and Josepha (nee Stradeski) Exner. Adolph was raised on the family farm and received his education in the district. As a young man he worked for farmers in the Grayson area. In 1943 he enlisted into the Royal Canadian Army and was trained as a gunner with an artillery unit. He received his discharge in 1946 and for the next year worked in the Sudbury, Ontario area before returning to his farm at Bangor. On June 8, 1948, he was united in marriage to Katherine Loster at Stockholm. The couple farmed in the Bangor district until 1963, when they moved to Ontario. The family resided at various locations, including Port Perry, the Sutton district, and later in the community of Bondhead. Adolph worked for dairy farmers while Katherine worked as a cook in a Nursing Home. The couple returned to Saskatchewan in 1976, settling in Yorkton. Adolph worked for Morris Industries until his retirement. In his retirement years, Adolph kept himself busy by doing woodworking and woodcrafts, and puttering around in the garden. In 1998 the couple became residents of the Queen Elizabeth Court but could only enjoy the new friendships made there for a short time as by August of this year Adolph was receiving respite care and since September had been a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home.
Predeceased by his beloved wife Katherine on November 21st, his parents and by a brother John, he leaves to cherish his memory three sons, James of Airdrie, AB, Wayne of Yorkton, and Dennis and his wife Brenda of North Bay, Ont.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Joseph, Becky, Anita and Jackie; Shane and Lindy; and Crystal and Kevin. Also a brother Tony (Eva) of Regina, and sisters Mary Weber of Melville, Gertrude Schmidt of Surrey BC, Anne (Philip) Goreski of Port Perry, ON, and Eva (Leonard) Schlechter of Yorkton; a sister-in-law Anita Exner, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends.
The prayer vigil service was held on Monday evening, November 27, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Eugene Kuemper and fellow Knights of Columbus #2031 members officiated. Organist, Diana Hornung was the o were 'Jesus, Remember Me' and 'Day is Done'. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos celebrant. Gilbert Kryski and Martin Puchala assisted Father Basil. Granddaughters Anita and Crystal were the lay-readers and granddaughter Lindy gave a special tribute. The organist, Sharon McArthur led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Sing With All the Saints in Glory', Psalm 25, 'Jesus, Remember Me', 'I Am the Bread of Life', 'Song of Angels' and 'Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory'. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Shane and Kevin Exner, Joe Barton, Howard Jones, Eugene Bialobzyski and Leonard Schlechter serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Katherine Exner, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2000. She was 79 years, 1 month and 17 days of age. Katherine Margaret Exner was born on October 4, 1921 at Dubuc, Saskatchewan; a daughter of Anton and Margaret (nee Golling) Loster. She was raised on the family farm and attended schools in the country and also at Dubuc. On June 8, 1948 she was united in marriage to Adolph Exner at Stockholm. The couple farmed in the Bangor district until 1963, when they moved to Ontario. The family resided at various locations, including Port Perry, the Sutton district, and later in the community of Bondhead. Adolph worked for dairy farmers and later Katherine began working as a cook in a local Nursing Home. In 1976 the couple returned to Saskatchewan, settling in Yorkton. Adolph was employed at Morris Industries and Katherine worked as a cook at the Holiday Inn. Following her retirement, Katherine spent many contented hours tending to her flower beds and large garden. Knitting and reading were favourite pastimes. In 1998 the couple became residents of the Queen Elizabeth Court, where they resided until their declining health required more constant care.
Predeceased by her parents, and by brothers Anton, John, Frank and Rudy Loster, she leaves to cherish her memory her husband Adolph, residing in the Yorkton and District Nursing Home; sons James of Aidrie, AB, Wayne of Yorkton, and Dennis and his wife Brenda of North Bay, Ontario; grandchildren, Jennifer, Joseph, Becky, Anita and Jackie; Shane and Lindy; Crystal and Kevin. Also sisters-in-law Theresa Loster and Violet Schmidt, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends.
The prayer vigil service was held on Thursday evening, November 23, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Father Basil Chomos officiated, Lorraine Lysak was the organist. Hymns sung were 'I Will Never Forget You' and 'Day is Done'. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, November 24, 2000 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Father Basil celebrated the Mass with Martin Puchala and Lorne Barnes assisting. The readers were granddaughters Lindy and Anita Exner. The organist, Sharon Mc Arthur led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace, Psalm 103, Prayer of St. Francis, You Are Near, Song of the Angels, and Sing With All the Saints in Glory. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Shane Exner, Joe Barton, Garry Exner and Howard Jones serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.