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SASKATCHEWAN - Yorkton - Bailey's Funeral Home Obituaries - F - 2

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Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2009, at 11:12 a.m.

William and Elizabeth Fichtner
A Service of Celebration for the lives of William E. and Elizabeth M. Fichtner was held on Saturday, January 12, 2002 from the Family Centre at Yorkton Memorial Gardens. The service was officiated by Merlin Affleck and Rick Larson. David Leonhardt gave the message. A tribute from the Rebekah Lodge was led by Joyce Stokes. Members of the Order of the Royal Purple conducted a service in memory of Elizabeth. The service was led by Shirley Moar. Interment followed in the Prairieview Columbarium at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.
Elizabeth passed away on December 16, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was eighty-seven years of age. Bill passed away on Tuesday December 18, 2001 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was eighty-eight years of age.
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Fichtner (nee Staye) was born on November 1st, 1914 at Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. She met and after an eight year courtship married William Fichtner. They celebrated their 65th anniversary on November 1st 2001. They were blessed with two children, Charlotte and Charon. Elizabeth's life-long commitment to the community and Canada is revealed in a list of charities and service organizations:
Founding member of the OORP of Yorkton, being their first Honoured Royal Lady. In July of 1967 Supreme Honoured Royal Lady of Canada
Member of Rebekah Lodge
Member of the Eastern Star
Girl Guides Association, holding the offices of President, Secretary and Treasurer
Charter member of the Retarded Children's Association
Secretary-Treasurer of the United Church Women
Secretary of the Yorkton Parkland Sheltered Workshop
Honorary member of the Jaycettes
William Emanual Fichtner was born at Piapot, Saskatchewan on December 5, 1913. Bill lived a life dedicated to the betterment of the community. He was a man to be admired and trusted. Bill was always very patient, firm but fair and you always knew where you stood with him. His vision and planning for the future of Yorkton continues to be felt by the community. W.E.'s life-long commitment to the community is revealed in a long list of charities and service clubs:
City of Yorkton Alderman from 1954 to 1955
Mayor of the city from 1957 - 1968
President of Evergreen Motors, Clem's Plumbing, F & W Service in Ituna and the Northeastern Seed Company
Past Noble Grand of the IOOF
President of the Yorkton Branch of SARC
Member of the Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, BPOE, UCT, and Provincial Boy Scouts
Member of the Canadian Federation of Mayors
During his tenure as Mayor of the City, Bill oversaw the following developments:
Yorkton Union Hospital, the Yorkton Psych Centre, Jaycee Beach, a new Fire Hall, City Works building, purchase of Deer Park Golf Club, Western Development Museum of Saskatoon & Yorkton and the Parkland Regional Library.
During his years the city also benefited from new developments:
Morris Rod Weeder Plant
Lions School and the Parkland Sheltered Workshop
Additions to Sacred Heart Academy and St. Joseph's College
Safeway and CO-OP shopping centres
Regional High School
Royal Canadian Legion building
Television station and Weber Homes Ltd.
Sask. Wheat Pool Livestock Yards
Hobbies included fishing, curling, golf, metal detecting, reading & farming.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents; her daughter Charlotte; a brother Jack; and by two sisters, Ella Robbins and Irma Robertson. Bill was predeceased by his parents; his wife Elizabeth; his daughter Charlotte; by a half-sister June and a half-brother Jim. William and Elizabeth are survived by their daughter Charon (Bill) Schwallie; two grandchildren, Timothy (Christina) & Thomas (Deirdre) of Chicago; five great grandchildren, Tyler, Meghan, Caitlin, Trevor and Olivia of Chicago; half-sisters Elaine and Marion and half-brothers Bob & Frank; as well as numerous other relatives and many friends. Cremation and funeral arrangements by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton.

William Fick
Mr. William Fick of Yorkton passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at the age of 90 years. William Martin Fick was born November 9, 1911 in Yorkton to Henry and Clara Fick. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith as a child and also moved to Lanigan. He returned to the original farm near where he farmed with cousin Alfred Walters. On November 28, 1936 William was united in marriage to May Hackward. The couple was blessed with three children Janis, James and Clarence. They continued to reside and enjoy the farm life for many years. Bill was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, serving on council along with many other tasks and a member of the Anemone School Board. He kept busy on the farm with overhauling machinery and was especially creative with building a two person bike and a go-cart. He enjoyed his garden and was known for his beautiful gladioli which were often in Church and at weddings. For numerous years he spent many pleasant weeks in the winter with his daughter and family in Phoenix, Arizona. He also loved to spend time with his grandchildren and tell them stories of his childhood. The greatest joy of his later years was going for coffee with his friends. Bill resided on the farm until the fall of 1999 and due to health reasons entered the Yorkton & District Nursing Home in January, 2000 where he resided comfortably until the time of his passing.
He is predeceased by his parents Henry and Clara Fick; his beloved wife May; one brother Albert; son-in-law Eugene Depka and brother-in-law Wilfred Lake. Bill is survived by his daughter Janis Depka of Show Low, Arizona; sons Jim (Dorothy) of Yorkton and Clarence of Yorkton; grandchildren, Laura Depka of Phoenix, Arizona, Jackie Fick of Yorkton and Jodi (Frank) Fick-Dryka of Crowsnest Pass, Alberta; great grandchildren Jameison and Austin Dryka; sister Irene (Wally) Driemel of Abbotsford, BC; brother Elmer (Myrtle) of Lanigan; sister-in-law Violet Fick of Lanigan and sister-in-law Olive Lake of Calgary, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Service of Comfort was held on Sunday, August 24th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Monday, August 25th at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Fred Schneider officiating. The organist Judy Berg led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "What A Friend We Have in Jesus", "He Leadeth Me" and "My Faith Looks Up To Thee". Soloist Ray Yost sang "The Lord's Prayer". Reflections were given by his daughter Janis Depka. Honorary bearers were Bernard & Dorothy Gallagher, Lorraine Smithson, Nick & Mary Scraba and Hilda Schwartz. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Doug Fick, Linden Fick, Harvey Fick, Wilf Godfrey, Perry Fick and George Lutz serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Sam Filipchuk
Mr. Sam Filipchuk of Yorkton, beloved husband of the late Marie Filipchuk entered eternal rest on Friday, June 28, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 75 years of age. Sam was born on June 7, 1927 in the Hamton district, the youngest son of Partun and Martha (nee Melnychuk) Filipchuk. He was raised on the family farm and attended Stawchan School. As a young man he helped his parents on the farm before acquiring his own land. During the winter months Sam worked at various jobs throughout Canada. These included Hudson Bay, SK, Sudbury, ON, lower mainland in British Columbia and The Pas, MB. On May 30, 1953 Sam was united in marriage to Marie Dombroski at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed for a short time in the Hamton district before moving to Tadmore in 1955 where Sam was employed as a grain buyer for Federal Grain. In 1970 he commenced working at the mine in Flin Flon. In 1974 Sam joined Morris Rod Weeder in Yorkton and the following year they moved to the city. He was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. John's in Tadmore and St. Mary's in Yorkton. In Yorkton Sam became a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, St. Volodymyr Branch. Sam enjoyed working in his garden especially during retirement, reading, cycling and keeping abreast of current affairs. His family will always remember his love for bargain hunting, feeding the geese at Wascana Lake, annual excursions to Watrous and the numerous visits to McDonald's. He was a great storyteller and always had a new joke to share. If anything needed to be fixed, he was the one to ask! His greatest pride was his children and grandchildren and their accomplishments.
Predeceased by his parents, his wife Marie on April 22, 2002; granddaughter Deidra Lee German; five brothers, Bill, Ted, Alex, John and George; six sisters, Pauline Oucharek, Mary Emery, Martha Kolebaba, Nellie Fedryck, Anne Spence and Margaret Yaniw; he leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Brenda (Doug) Suknasky of Regina, Sandra (Larry) German of Yorkton, and Wanda Filipchuk of Regina; four grandchildren, Dean, Doranda and Dayna German and Shayden Suknasky; two sisters, Katherine Chepil of Yorkton and Edith Funk of Calgary; and one brother Mike of Mexico, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Prayers were held on Monday, July 1st. at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, July 2 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 Sandra German and the crossbearers were Dayna German and Shayden Suknasky. The Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood participated in the funeral with Ed McLashen, Wally Baluk, Ned Pisiak, Fred Bodnaryk, Matt Salyn, Eugene Hnatiuk, Mike Katerinich and Tony Mazur serving as honourary bearers. The honour guard included president, Glen Tymiak leading with the branch banner and Peter Gulka and John Solonenko serving as banner bearers. Joe Ratushniak, John Solonenko and Victor Puchala served as ushers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Dean German, Craig Filipchuk, Alice Matechuk, Debbie Kovach, Tony Oucharek, Allan Filipchuk and Lou Yaniw serving as the casket bearers. Following the reception at St. Mary's Cultural Centre, grandson Dean German paid a Tribute to Gida and granddaughter Doranda German expressed words of appreciation on behalf of the family. Eternal Memory! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

John Filipchuk
Mr. John Filipchuk, beloved husband of Effie Filipchuk of Yorkton entered eternal rest on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 88 years of age. John was born on March 28, 1913 in the Hamton district of Saskatchewan, son of Partun and Mary Filipchuk (nee Wasylenchuk). He was raised on the family farm and attended Stawchan School. On February 11, 1934 John was united in marriage to Effie Klewchuk at the Boychuk Church in the Rhein/Hamton district. The couple resided on the farm in the Hamton district until 1950 when they moved to Yorkton to take up part time residence in Yorkton. John continued farming until his retirement. He was a member of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. John was a very loving father and grandfather who always treasured spending time with his grandchildren.
He leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life, his beloved wife of 67 years Effie; one daughter Dianne and her husband Graham Fishburne of Sherwood Park, AB; grandson Sheldon Scott of Victoria, BC; granddaughters, Stephanie and Rebecca Fishburne of Sherwood Park. AB; great grandson Mathais Scott of Victoria, BC; brother Sam Filipchuk and sisters, Katherine Chepil and Edith Funk. John was predeceased by his daughter Gladys Scott; brothers, Alex, Bill George and Ted and sisters, Nellie, Pauline, Mary, Annie and Margaret.
Prayer services were held on Sunday, August 19th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 20th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, William Kozey assisted by members of Holy Transfiguration Choir led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was George Prokopchuk and the banner bearers were Dan Filipchuk and Jeff Shupena. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Raymond Shupena, Glen Filipchuk, Ed Oystreck, Richard Shupena, Steve Oystreck and Wesley Supena serving as the casket bearers. Eternal Memory! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Marie Filipchuk
Suddenly and unexpectedly Marie Filipchuk, beloved wife of Sam of Yorkton entered eternal rest on Monday, April 22, 2002. She was 71 years of age. Marie was born on November 2, 1930 in the Rhein district, a daughter of Mike and Annie (nee Dereniwsky) Dombroski. She attended Kitzman School and Sacred Heart Academy. Following her education she helped relatives with various farm duties. On May 30, 1953 Marie was united in marriage to Sam Filipchuk at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed for a short time in the Hamton district before moving to Tadmore. Besides raising their family of three daughters Marie was employed at Frank's Department Store in Canora. In 1975 Marie and Sam moved to Yorkton. It was here that she gained employment with Zellers, retiring in 1981. She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, St. John's in Tadmore and St. Mary's in Yorkton and served on the Church Board in Tadmore for a number of years. In Yorkton Marie became a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, Branch #1. She will be remembered for the large garden she grew, the flowers she cared for, her cooking, baking, and knitting. Her family will always remember her love for shopping and collecting various news memorabilia. Her greatest pride and enjoyment came from her children and grandchildren.
Predeceased by her parents, granddaughter Deidra Lee German and brother Edward Dombroski., Marie leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of 48 years Sam; three daughters, Brenda (Doug) Suknasky of Regina, Sandra (Larry) German of Yorkton and Wanda Filipchuk of Regina; four grandchildren, Dean, Doranda and Dayna German and Shayden Suknasky; three sisters, Terry (Al) Gabora of Moose Jaw, Helen Fullowka of Sturgis and Diana (Doug) Hurst of Vancouver, BC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Prayer services were held on Thursday, April 25th. at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, Branch #1 preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, April 26th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 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 was read by Brenda Suknasky. The organist, Doranda German accompanied the choir in the singing of the hymns. The cross bearers were Dayna German and Shayden Suknasky. Members of the U.C.W.L. Branch #1 participated in an honour guard. President, Verna Moroz led with the prapor; Mary Diduck and Theresa Denischuk were the banner bearers; and Mary Lazurko, Lucy Kachur and Agnes Gawryliuk carried the memorial wreath. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Ken Dereniwsky, Ben Uhryn, Orville Bouey, Walter Misko, Andy Balaberda and Mike Dereniski serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Wilfred Flamant
Mr. Wilfred Flamant of Yorkton passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a struggle with prostate cancer. He was 84 years of age. Wilfred James Flamant was born on June 25, 1917 in Marivale, Saskatchewan, son of Louis and Rosen (nee Henry) Flamant. He was raised in the Crescent Lake area and attended Red Path and St. Elizabeth Schools. In 1941 he joined the Canadian Army serving in various points in Canada. In 1945 he was discharged and returned back to Saskatchewan. Wilfred was united in marriage to Madeline Desjarlais on June 27, 1945. He worked on a farm in the Atwater area for about 20 years. He truly enjoyed his work and greatly respected the Hawcutt family. After retiring, Wilfred moved in with his sister Isabelle and remained with her until the present time. Wilfred will be remembered for the smile he had for everyone and his trapping and hunting stories. He enjoyed playing card games and bingo.
Predeceased by his parents; brother Lawrence Flamont and sisters Vina Ledoux and Elizabeth (Pelletier) Hydamacka; Wilfred leaves to cherish his memory three children, Dennis (Myrna) Flamont of Regina, Debbie (Tim) Dyck of Regina and Linda Veiszer of Regina; sisters, Isabelle Pelletier of Yorkton, Sarah Desjarlais of Burstall, SK, Violet Flamont of Melville and Mary Strollo of Victoria, BC as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Prayer services were held on Thursday, August 16th at the Yorkton Friendship Centre. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, August 17th at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as the Celebrant. Deacon Urban Kiernan assisted at the Altar and Greg Dubois served as cross bearer. The organist, Sharon McArthur led members of the Choir in the singing of the hymns. Scripture reading were given by Phyllis Langley. Honourary bearers were Shane Brazeau, Myles Pelletier, Lester Shingoose, Harley Swain, Leo Martin Sr., James Pelletier Jr., Rodney Martin and Malcolm Pelletier. The interment followed in the Veteran's Section of Yorkton City Cemetery with Leo Martin Jr., Gerald St. Pierre, Nelson Brazeau, Marcel Roussin Jr., Francis Desjarlais and Leon Shingoose serving as the casket bearers. Veteran's Burial Rites were conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Alexander Ross Branch #77. The padre was Rev. Fr. Basil Chomos; Sergeant At Arms was Joe Yurkoski and Bugler was John Miller. The Colour Party consisted of Art Alstad, Nick Koshman, Paul Zawerucka and Andy Juba. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Marie Fleury
Marie Virginie Fleury was born on July 15, 1930 at St. Madeleine, Manitoba. Affectionately known as 'Ducky', Virginia was one of seven children born to Jim and Emily (nee Tanner) Ledoux. After her marriage in Binscarth she had quite a history, moving to British Columbia and working for B.C. Forestry, Welsh Catering and the C.N.R. as a cook. She was always a very hard working wife and mother who enjoyed sewing blankets, cooking and evenings out with her friends. Virginia passed away due to a heart complication at her home in Yorkton on Thursday, June 26, 2003. She was seventy-two years of age.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Lawrence Fleury (Dolphus) of Edmonton; her son, Clifford Ledoux of Brooks, AB; her daughter Ruth (Darren) Edwards of Edmonton; five grandchildren, Donavon Campbell and Quinn Fleury both of Brooks, AB, Merrinda Thompson of Jasper, AB, Fender and Cray Edwards both of Edmonton, AB; three great grandchildren, Nicole and Devin Campbell and Emily Thompson; her brothers Hubert &apmp; Ralph; as well as her many nieces, nephews relatives and friends. Virginia was predeceased by her parents, her daughter Margaret Thompson, brothers Lawrence and Henry Ledoux and her sisters, Mary Ledoux &apmp; Cecilia Morrisette.

Violet Muriel Fleury
Mrs. Violet Muriel Fleury of Yorkton and formerly of Birch River passed away on March 7, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. She was 63 years of age. Violet was born at Birch River, Manitoba on November 1, 1937, a daughter of Andrew and Muriel (nee Brass) Moore. She was raised at Birch River and received her education at St. Philips near Kamsack and Lebret Residential Schools. She was united in marriage to Edward Demery and the couple made their home in Minnedosa, Man., where Violet looked after her growing famiy. After Edward's untimely death in 1967, Violet moved to Winnipeg where she began employment with a hotel. This was her occupation for over 15 years. On June 28, 1980 Violet married a longtime aquaintance Alexander Fleury. They celebrated their 20th anniversary this past June. They moved to Yorkton where she took on the role of homemaker, although her health was not at its best. Violet was a kind and soft spoken lady who was willing to help anyone that she could. She loved animals and gardening, reading and enjoyed going for walks in the neighbourhood.
Violet leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her loving husband Alex; her sons Lloyd and his wife Josephine Smith of Esterhazy, Sask., and Darren Morrisett of Winnipeg, Man.; her daughters Liz Williams of Brandon, Man., and Brenda Morrisette of Edmonton, Alta., and grandchildren Michael, Alex and Monica Williams. Violet was predeceased by her parents and sons Bob Demery, James Demery in 1994 and Mark Cairns in 1996.
Prayer services were held on Friday evening, March 9, 2001 from the Yorkton Friendship Centre. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday morning, March 10, 2001 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton, Sask. with Reverend Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. Diana Horning was the pianist leading the parish choir and congregation in the hymns Lift High The Cross, The Lord's My Shepherd, I Will Never Forget You, Peace Prayer, May Flights Of Angels Lead You and Amazing Grace. The Casket Bearers were Wally Azure, Mervin Fleury, Nelson Demery, George Fleury, Kelly Brazeau and Eugene Fleury. Cremation followed with the interment to take place at the Yorkton City Cemetery in the Spring 2001.
Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.

Kenneth Foss
Mr. Kenneth Foss, a resident of the Gateway Lodge in Canora passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2001 following a lengthy illness. He was 77 years of age. Ken was born on July 18, 1923 on the family farm nine miles north of Buchanan, son of Tollef and Elizabeth (nee Haugland) Foss, Norwegian pioneers. He attended Wergeland School and after leaving his formal education early commenced helping on the family farm. Ken and his brother Melvin continued to operate the family farm until Ken's admission to Gateway Lodge on July 16, 1997. He was an avid reader and was known for his faithfulness to the Chevrolet, Allis Chalmers and Minneapolis product lines.
He was predeceased by his parents Tollef and Elizabeth, three siblings in infancy, brother Telmer and sisters Belle Wilkie and Clara Bestward. Kenneth will be lovingly remembered by his brother Melvin of Buchanan, nephew Duncan (Laurie) Wilkie and their children Scott and Jennifer of Edmonton, AB; as well as many dear friends and neighbours.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, June 2 at Faith Lutheran Church in Buchanan with Pastor Kim Sherwin officiating. The organist, Judy Sorestad led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art. The interment followed in the Elim Lutheran Parish Cemetery with Herb Carlson, Les Carlson, Delmar Myrfield, Morris Nordin, Arthur Mosell and Ralph Sorestad serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.

John Franko
Mr. John Franko of Yorkton, widower of Dora Franko, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2000, at the Park Unit of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 91 years of age. John was born June 24, 1909 in the Theodore district, a son of Stefan and Paraskevia (nee Droziuk) Franko. He received his education at Chernovetz School in the Theodore area. During his younger years he worked on the family homestead before venturing to work for Pete Marshall, a farmer in Manitoba. During his five years of employment here, he gained much experience, memories and friendship. John was united in marriage to Dora Pidhorney in May, 1935 in the Theodore district. The couple farmed in that area until 1940 when they purchased land in the Spalding district and farmed until 1953 when they moved to Yorkton. Here they owned and operated Franko's Esso. In the fall of 1992 following many years of faithful service John closed the service station. He remained in his home until the fall of 1997 when he was admitted to the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, later to Transitional Care and finally the Park Unit. A very generous man, John was always willing to help others. John loved all types of animals, his horses Beauty and Buster, his dogs Sporty and Sandy and his cats. During his retirement John enjoyed cooking, television, reading and gardening. He especially enjoyed his many trips to the mall where he cherished his visits with his old friends.
Predeceased by his parents, father Stefan (1971), mother Pearl (1986), wife Dora (1991), brothers Nick (1971) and Bill (1998), John leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Rose (Steve) Mizinski and Bettye Franko, both of Saskatoon; a son Martin (Lillian) Franko of Yorkton; four grandchildren, Brenda (Randy) French, Debbie Franko, Kevette (Jack) Kormish and Kimberly Mizinski (Greg Natrop); four great grandchildren, Amy French, and James, Jordyn and Jeremy Kormish; two sisters, Mary Wasylowich of St. Catharines, ON, and Kay Melnychuk of Regina; five brothers, George Franko of Grimsby, ON, Mike Franko of Watson, Mac Franko of Brampton, ON, Henry Franko of Clairholm, AB, Alex Franko of Chatham, ON and their respective families.
Prayer services were held on Wednesday, January 3rd at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Januray 4th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. Cantor Mike Sitko and members of Holy Transfiguration Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Gerald Balint. The honourary bearers were Alex Lastiwka, William Sernowski, Henry Franko, Mike Franko, Joe Bohach and Jack Kormish. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Steve Mizinski, Greg Natrop, Randy French, Jerry Franko, Nicholas Franko and John Bukoros serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.

Steve Fyck
Mr. Steve Fyck, beloved husband of Stephanie Fyck of Yorkton entered eternal rest on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 93 years of age. Steve was born on August 14, 1908 in the Calder district, a son of Miketa and Eudokia (nee Diduck) Fyck. He attended Mostetz and Torsk Schools and helped on the family farm On October 5, 1941 Steve was united in marriage to Stephanie Kohanski. The couple farmed in the Calder district and raised two children. In 1975 they retired and built a home in Yorkton. During his many years farming, Steve was proud of his Certificate of Achievement for 52 years of weed free farming. He was a Co-op member and a faithful parishioner of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Steve leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 60 years, Stephanie; daughter Betty (Lorne) Palmer of Regina; son Walter of Calder; grandchildren, David (Kara) Fyck, Sherry (Grant) Lingren, Dean and Melissa Fyck, Cory and Brad Palmer and one great granddaughter Kacey Bree Fyck. Steve was predeceased by his parents, four brothers, Mike, John, Metro and George in infancy and two sisters, Anne Dombroski and Mary Medwick.
Prayer services were held on Thursday, May 30th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, May 31st at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant The cantor, Ed Pindus and members of the parish choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Lorne Palmer and the cross bearer was Melissa Fyck. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with David Fyck, Dean Fyck, Cory Palmer, Brad Palmer, Owen Kohanski and Colin Boehm serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

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