Mr. William Hnidey, beloved husband husband of Anne Hnidey of Yorkton and formerly of the Springside district passed away on Sunday morning, December 3, 2000. He was 87 years of age. William Hnidey was born on September 2, 1913 on the family farm in the Drobot district of Saskatchewan, south of Buchanan, a son of Konan and Anne Hnidey. He was raised on the family farm and attended the North Lake School #3991. As a young man he helped on the family farm and also ventured east to Ontario to work for a time. On October 30, 1943 William was married to Anne Pawliw. Following their marriage the couple farmed in the Drobot district until 1958, when they moved to a farm in the Springside district. William and Anne retired from active farming in 1978 and moved into Yorkton, leaving their son Melvin to carry on. William enjoyed returning often to the farm to help Melvin with odd jobs that needed doing. In his younger years Bill was an avid hunter and trapper. He also enjoyed socializing with a good game of cards. He had served as a board member and secretary-treasurer of North Lake School. Although in poor health for some years Bill tried to keep a positive outlook and through the help of his family and with assistance of home care was able to spend his last days in the comfort of his own home.
Predeceased by his parents, brothers Joe and Metro and by sisters Jennie, Olga Klym and Rose Yurk, he leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Anne; three sons and their families, Morris (Roselene, Cordell and Chantel), Lorne (Jacquie, Tanner and Hunter) all of Lloydminster and Melvin (Lori, Curtis, Kim and Mitchell) of Springside; two sisters, Mary Borchowitz of Yorkton and Vickie Wiwchar of Toronto, several nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends.
Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening, December 5, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 6, 2000 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut as celebrant. The cantor, William Kozey led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Richard Spezowka, the bannerbearers were Paul Ponak and Bill Koban. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with David Kerelchuk, Jerry Borchowitz, Emil Biblow, Robert Effa, and Curtis and Mitchell Hnidey serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Annie Hoelke
HOELKE - Mrs. Annie Hoelke of Yorkton passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30, 2006 at the age of 96 years. Annie was born on May 16, 1910 at Canora, Saskatchewan, daughter of Nicholas and Anelia (nee Kowalchuk) Hudye. She attended Verdant Valley School and following her education ran a grocery store in Veregin.
On June 17, 1945 Annie was united in marriage to Eric Hoelke in Ontario. The couple resided in South Porcupine, Ontario. Annie continued working with clothing in Ontario and also helped Eric in the monument business.
In 1977 Eric and Annie moved to Saskatchewan to enjoy their retirement. Annie became a resident of Yorkton & District Nursing Home on December 1, 1997.
Predeceased by her parents Nicholas & Anelia Hudye; husband Eric in 2001; brothers Joseph and Nick; brothers-in-law Bill McCulloch, Selner Tollefson and Peter Baron; sisters-in-law Anne Hudye and Emily Hudye and several nieces and nephews; Annie is survived by sisters, Pauline McCulloch, Dorothy (Russell) Attwool, Margaret Tollefson, Victoria Baron, Mary (Victor) Marchinko; sister-in-law Ann Hudye; brothers Peter Hudye, Mike (Lena) Hudye, Paul (Pauline) Hudye and Frank (Hope) Hudy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Prayers were held on Sunday, December 3rd at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, December 4th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor, Ed Pindus assisted by parish choir members led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Victor Marchinko and the epistle reader was Victoria Baron. The interment followed in the Riverview Cemetery in Kamsack with Peter Hudye, Mike Hudye, Paul Hudye, Frank Hudy, Chris Senkow and Dennis Hudye serving as the casket bearers.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Eric Hoelke, beloved husband of Annie Hoelke (nee Hudy) passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home at the age of 85 years. Eric was born on June 7, 1915, son of Julius and Emma Hoelke. He received his education in Ontario. Following his education he worked at Hollinger Gold Mine before securing a position as a Cemetery Caretaker in South Porcupine, Ontario. On June 17, 1945 Eric was united in marriage to Annie Hudy in Ontario. In 1977 Eric and Annie moved to Saskatchewan to enjoy their retirement. On November 27, 1997 Eric became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home.
Predeceased by his parents; sisters Rose Haley and Gertrude Pauline and brothers Edward and Herbert Hoelke, Eric is survived by his wife Annie of Yorkton; sisters Ada Fischer and Ileen Mackay, and brothers Arnold and Harry Hoelke, all in Ontario.
Prayer services were held on Friday, May 25 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, May 26 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 cross bearer was Victor Marchinko. The interment followed in Catholic Section of Riverview Cemetery at Kamsack with Mike Hudye, Paul Hudye, Frank Hudy, Greg Hudye, Albert Hudye and Dennis Hudye serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.
Mrs. Elsie Holowatuk of Yorkton passed away early Wednesday morning, April 25, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 62 years of age. Elsie Mary Holowatuk was born in Yorkton on October 17, 1938, to Mr. & Mrs. John F. Wintonyk. She was an only child raised on the family farm near Stornoway. In 1945 the family moved to Dauphin where her father operated a pool room. They moved to Yorkton in 1946 where she attended Victoria School and later the Yorkton Collegiate Institute. Elsie belonged to Girl Guides and CGIT and while in high school worked part time at the O.K. Economy store. After completing a secretarial course she worked for Bowman Brothers Ltd. She was a member of St. Andrews United Church and sang in the choir for 12 years. She later moved to Regina and worked for Shell Oil Canada as an Executive Secretary. While in Regina she met Matt Holowatuk and they were married in June 1962 and moved to North Battleford until1964. While in North Battleford Elsie was the Choir Director at the Ukrainian Catholic Church and worked at Touche, Ross and Company. Her first son Shayne was born in North Battleford in 1964. In the fall of 1964 the family returned to Regina where Elsie worked for Touche, Ross and Co. followed by Percival Mercury Sales Ltd. Her second son Swade was born in Regina in 1967 and they resided there until 1969 when they moved to Yorkton. In 1971 Elsie was employed at the Yorkton Court House. A year later she became a civilian member of the RCMP. She was employed for 26 and a half years as a radio operator. During this time she raised her two sons Shayne and Swade. Elsie was transferred to Regina from 1996 to 1998 to then retire in Yorkton. Retirement has been very enjoyable for Elsie, spending time with friends, family and pets knowing that Yorkton would always be her home. Elsie was a member of Single Parents, Compassionate Friends and the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League Branch #2. Her favourite hobbies were needlepoint, reading and she loved to entertain relatives and friends.
Elsie was predeceased by her son Shayne in December, 1984; her mother Mary in October,1984; her cousin Anne in July, 1984 and her father John in June, 1966. She leaves to mourn her passing her now only son Swade and granddaughter Mianna, as well as a host of close friends and relatives. She will always keep close to her heart her "seven sisters", Liz, Olga, Doreen, Mary, Jane, Lee and Isabel.
Prayer services were held on Friday, April 27th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. officiating. A rosary led by members of the U.C.W.L. Branch #2 preceded. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, April 28th at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. and Rev. Father Rocky Grimard as Concelebrants. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Emil Sereda and the epistle reader was Doreen Sereda. Serving as honourary bearers were Doreen Sereda, Ollie Lowery, Pauline Picton, Eileen Danyluk, Laurene Achtymichuk, Lena Stephenson, Lois Achtymichuk, Joan Hall, Pat Ottenbreit., Joanne Olsen, Thelma Horncastle, Bonnie Mirva, Donna Lee Weinmaster and family members Swade and Mianna Lynn Holowatuk. Members of the RCMP (F Division) formed the honour guard. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Liz Rasmussen, Lee Kaiser, Jane Scrimgeour, Olga Klewchuk, Mike Sotski, Sheldon Zenkewich, Paul Achtymichuk and Wally Sotski served as the casket bearers. A reception followed at St. Mary's Cultural Centre. Mike Sotski delivered the eulogy; Liz Rasmussen and Doreen Sereda conveyed remembrances of Elsie and son Swade Holowatuk offered words of appreciation and family remarks. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Joe Holowka of Yorkton, beloved husband of Mary entered eternal rest on Sunday, January 26, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 77 years of age. Joe was born July 4, 1925 in the Jaroslaw district to Michael and Fanny (nee Oshmak) Holowka. On February 24, 1953 Joe was united in marriage to Mary Melnychuk. The couple had resided in Yorkton since their marriage. Joe was employed with Johnnie's Dry Cleaners for over 35 years. He enjoyed fishing with brothers Harry, Peter, Paul and Fred.
Predeceased by his parents; brothers, John, Harry, Bill, Mike, Andy, Fred and Pete and sisters, Nettie in infancy, Mary Kolodziejak, Ann Kocan and Katie Balaberda; Joe leaves to cherish his memory, wife Mary; son Gene (Lynda) of Yorkton; daughter Lynda (Byron) Burback of Yorkton; grandchildren, Gene Holowka Jr., Krislynn Holowka (Jason Gillings), Tyler and Rylan Burback; great grandson Tylan Dennis Gillings and two brothers, Steve Holowka and Paul (Ann) Holowka of Yorkton.
Prayer services were held on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 30, 2003 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. The reponses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Walle Head and the cross bearer wasTyler Burback. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Orest Oystryk, Gene Holowka Jr., Andy Balaberda, Mervin Balaberda, Gary Melnychuk and Ricky Wasylkowski serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mary Homenuik went to her eternal rest at 88 years of age on January 31, 2001. She was born on March 28th, 1912. Mary was predeceased hy her husband John and two sons, Tony and Rudy. She is survived by her two daughters, Anne and Carol, and by five sons, Ted, Wilf, Stan, Merv and Emil. Mary also leaves behind eighteen loving grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, as well as her sister Nettie.
Mary and John farmed in Dneiper, Saskatchewan for twelve years before moving to Yorkton to further the education of their children. Mary loved making perogies and giving them away to her family. She made each batch special with her grandchildren's fillings of choice. She is renowned in various restaurants for her famous cooking in Yorkton. Mary's second love was her gardening. She is famous for planting the most beautiful garden in the prairies.
As we keep Mary's memory close to our hearts, we are certain that she is planting a beautiful garden once again. The family would like to thank the staff at Concordia Place and the Prairie Unit in Yorkton for making Mary's final months special for her.
Mr. Fred Hood of Yorkton, beloved husband of Lillian Hood entered eternal rest on Thursday, May 8, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 83 years of age. Fred was born on March 24, 1920 near West Bend, Saskatchewan, to William and Mary (nee Skilnik) Hood. He attended Ladstock School. He worked as a farm hand at Milestone for one summer and then went to the Army in BC for six months. In 1942 he was discharged. In 1944 Fred was united in marriage to Lillian Pasternuk at Holar Church, Elfros district. He then took a welding course in Saskatoon and later returned to West Bend. His daughter Shirley was born there in 1945. Together with his brother Mike, they started a Massey Ferguson Dealership which lasted until 1952. Mike started his own business and Fred continued with the Massy Ferguson until 1963. He was Mayor of West Bend for 15 years. He then moved to Yorkton with his family and started work at Brown Brothers. He worked there for 4 years then went to work for Kozan Farm Supplies for another 4 yrs. In 1971 he went to work for Leon's until he retired in 1983. Fred had a real love for cars. He enjoyed fishing with his family and also liked to curl.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Lillian; daughter Shirley; sisters, Sophie Holowanky and Ann Hood of Vancouver and Stella Hood of Wadena. He was predeceased by his parents; his sister Katherine Zemlak; brother Mike Hood and brothers-in-law, Pete Zemlak and John Holowanky.
Prayers were held on Monday, May 12, 2003 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and members of St. Mary's Choir. The epistle reader was Joe Blaz and the cross bearer was Peter Hajewich. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Joe Wilkie, Dennis Novak, Bill Hood, Leon Malinowski, Ed Zemlak and Roger Wohlgemuth serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Mike Hood, well known businessman in Yorkton, beloved husband of Alice passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 77 years of age. Mike was born near West Bend, Saskatchewan on August 2, 1924 to William and Mary (nee Skilnik) Hood. After attending Ladstock School and Scott's Business College in Saskatoon, Mike returned to West Bend to undertake his first entrepreneurial venture. His brother Fred and he purchased the West Bend Garage and started a Massey-Ferguson dealership. In 1952 Mike married Alice Karapita at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Mike and Alice spent the first twelve years of their married life in West Bend where they operated a general store and the Shell bulk gas dealership. For several years, Mike served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Village of West Bend and was involved in the establishment of the West Bend Curling Rink. When the closure of the West Bend school appeared imminent, Mike and Alice sold their business and moved to Yorkton in 1964. Mike worked as a clerk at Kozan Farm Supply before opening Kozan-Hood Hardware with business partner Frank Kozan in 1965. Mike and Alice later purchased the business and operated Hood Hardware Ltd. until their retirement in 1985. Mike was blessed with a wonderful retirement that allowed him to spend time with his family, to travel to various winter destinations, and to pursue his passion for fishing. He loved the serene waters, the companionship of his fishing friends, and the thrill of the catch! Mike maintained his interest in farming after moving to Yorkton. He especially enjoyed the autumn harvest and spent many hours riding in the combine with his son-in-law Roger. In addition, he was an enthusiastic Saskatchewan Roughrider fan, enjoyed the challenge of the Jumbo word puzzle in the daily newspaper, and had a keen sense of wit. Mike was very dedicated to his wife and family and always ensured that there was time for Sunday drives, weiner roasts, playing ball, and other activities. He was a pillar of strength and a beacon of wisdom to his daughters whom he and Alice taught the joy of work and the universal values of kindness, honesty, and respect for others.
Mike is survived by his loving wife Alice; daughters Sharon and her husband Roger Wohlgemuth of Landmark, MB, and Dianne of Winnipeg; brother Fred (Lillian) of Yorkton; sisters Anne Hood and Sophie Holowanky of Vancouver, and Stella Hood of Wadena. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Katherine Zemlak, and his brothers-in-law Pete Zemlak and John Holowanky. We love you, Dad! You have left us but the fond memories will remain forever.
Prayer services were held on Friday, November 16th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, November 17th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor, Ed Pindus assisted by Susan Solonenko and members of the Church Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Mitchell Wlock and the epistle reader was Walle Head . The interment followed in Yorkton City Cemetery with Bill Hood, Edwin Karapita, Dennis Novak, Walter Pearson, Joe Wilke and Alvin Zemlak serving as the casketbearers. Following a memorial reception at St. Mary's Cultural Centre, Mike and Alice's former employee, Walle Head offered reflections of Mike during his employment at Hood Hardware. Daughters, Sharon and Dianne paid tribute to their father and conveyed words of appreciation to all. The family wishes to thank Doctors Fourie, Myburgh and Daunt, as well as the doctors, nurses, and staff at Yorkton Regional Health Centre and Yorkton & District Nursing Home for their compassionate care. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Mike Hromyk of Ituna, beloved husband of Mary Hromyk entered his eternal rest on Monday December 24, 2001 at the Balcarres Integrated Care Centre. He was eighty-three years of age. Michael R. Hromyk was born on November 17, 1918 in Abernethy, Saskatchewan, the only child of Joe and Annie (nee Parashcyn) Hromyk. When Mike was five the family moved to Craven, Ituna and later to Wishart where they ran the Red & White Store before returning to Ituna. Mike completed his grade ten at the Ituna High School. He worked with his father in the family business of Hromyk Barber & Billiards. Mike was called to the Armed Forces at the age of twenty-one in 1939 and served in the army for one year. He was recalled to the army in 1942 for a short stint at which time he was honourably discharged due to a heart condition. It was in this year that Mike attended barber school at Marvel Beauty School in Saskatoon for a year term. Mike returned to Ituna and he married the love of his life Mary Petrucka. He then purchased his father's Barber & Billiard business from Joe Lewko and ran a successful business for fifty-eight years. In 1955 Mike and Mary adopted their eldest daughter, Violet at the age of five. In 1960 they adopted their younger daughter, Cheryl, at the tender age of five days. In 1957 Mike and Mary built a cottage at Mission Lake near Lebret in the Qu'Appelle Valley. It was here that Mike loved to fish summer and winter. In 1967 Mike and Mary built their present home which Mike loved so dearly. He was ever so proud of his family, his successes and accomplishments. His efforts and success as a businessman were further acknowledged when a television show called Country Canada came on two occasions to do a documentary in Mike's longest running Barber & Billiard's in western Canada. Mike's social life was somewhat limited because of his business where he spent endless hours. None the less, he still took the time to spend with his family whom he loved dearly.
Mike leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Mary of Ituna; two daughters, Violet (Jerry) Hartley of Saskatoon and their two children, Bradley (Amanda) and Tracy; great-grandchildren, Sean, Sarah, Tyler and Kody; daughter, Cheryl (Gordon) Skaien of Stirling, AB and their two children, Aaron and Cora.
Prayer services were held on Thursday, December 27th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, December 28th at Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The epistle readers were Violet Hartley and Cheryl Skaien. The crossbearer was Tracy Marchycha. The cantor, Ostap Piasta led in the singing of the responses. The honourary bearers were Dave Elash, John Pawlust, Bernie Kutas, Fred Leontowich, Mike Boychuk and Walter Schabel. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Jerry Hartley, Gordon Skaien, Aaron Skaien, Alex Uchacz, Larry Kobach and Gordon Petruka serving as the casket bearers. Following the funeral reception, daughters, Violet Hartley and Cheryl Skaien conveyed remembrances of their father's life. ETERNAL MEMORY! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Ituna.
Mrs. Annie Hrycewich of Ituna, widow of Mike Hrycewich entered eternal rest on Sunday, December 9, 2001 at the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre. She was 90 years of age. Annie was born on December 5, 1911 in the Sheho district, one of 13 children born to Joseph and Mary (nee Timoffee) Hudyma. She attended Deer Creek School and later worked as a nanny for a family at Kandahar in order to help support her family. Eight years later she returned home and shortly after met Mike Hrycewich. They were united in marriage on November 21, 1936. The couple farmed in the Ituna district and raised six children. In 1967 they retired to Ituna. Besides being an avid gardener, Annie enjoyed crocheting, quilting and cooking, in fact she was the Head Cook at the parish hall for many years. She will also be remembered for decorating wedding cakes for over 60 years. Annie was a faithful parishioner of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the U.C.W.L.
Predeceased by her mother in 1927, twin infant brothers also in 1927; a daughter and son-in-law Angie and Don Gray in 1963; her father in 1968; brother Bill Hudyma in 1974; her husband Mike in 1992; granddaughter Laurie in 1992; grandson Michael in 1992; brother John Hudyma in 1993 and sister Polly Melnychuk in 2001; she leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters: Jean Petrowski of Ituna, Adella (Matt) Dmyterko of Kamloops BC and Shirley (Erwin) Reiger of Regina; two sons, Orest (Gloria) and Emil (Phyllis), all of Kamloops BC; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Walter (Effie) Hudyma of Sherwood Park AB and Emil (Laura) Hudyma of Kamloops BC and 4 sisters, Elsie Mudry of Surrey BC, Bella Koban of Abbotsford BC, Effie Skihar of Sheho , Irene (John) Andruschak of Calgary AB and Josie (Ed) Melnychuk of Surrey BC; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Prayer services were held on Thursday, December 13th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The rosary led by members of the U.C.W.L.C. preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, December 14th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. Annie's nephew, Rt. Rev. Mitred Archpriest Orest Hudyma assisted with the parastas and panyhyda services and delivered the sermon at the Liturgy. The cantor Ostap Piasta, assisted by parish choir members led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Larry Petrowski and the epistle reader was Christine Kitzul. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Randy Hrycewich, Rob Russell Jason Tomlin, Gary Kitzul, Kevin Reiger and Tyler Kitzul serving as the casket bearers. Christine Kitzul shared reflections of her Baba's life. Eternal Memory! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mary Hrynuik wife of the late John Hrynuik of Yorkton, formerly of the Kelliher district passed away on Saturday April13, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was eighty-five years of age. Mary was born in the Stenen district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Stanley and Famie (nee Wozny) Antoneshyn. The family moved to the Kelliher district where Mary grew up on the farm and attended Newhaven School. On November 4, 1934 Mary was united in Marriage to John Hrynuik. The couple began farming on their own in the Kelliher district until 1975 when they retired and moved into Yorkton. Mary was a member of St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher and St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. She spent many hours gardening and making quilts and pillows for her grandchildren. Her children, grandchildren and later great-grandchildren were her greatest joy.
Mary was predeceased by her parents; her husband, John in 1986; one son, Bill in 1958; four brothers, George, Carl, Bronik and Paul; and one sister Katie Page. She leaves to cherish her memory, her four children, Ernie (Dolores) of Kelliher, Pauline (Fred) Lees of Yorkton, Helen Gawdun of Regina, and Iris (Bill) Perrin of Spy Hill, SK; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; her brothers, John, Mike and Pete (Agnes) all of Kelliher; four sisters, Annie Englot of Windthorst, SK, Stella Novak of St. Catherines, ON, Lucy Chaher and Nellie Antoneshyn both of Wadena; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Prayer Services were held on Monday April 15, 2002 from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday April 16, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher with Very Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The Crossbearer was Daniel Aberhart. Ostap Piasta was the Cantor. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Mary's relatives and friends. Interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Brett Hrynuik, Terry Lees, Darcy Lees, David Perrin, Francis Zimmer and Mike Hicks serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Dan Hudema of Yorkton, beloved husband of Anne Hudema entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 10, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was seventy-three years of age. Daniel Dmytro Hudema was born on December 16, 1929 at Canora, Saskatchewan, son of Manoli and Annie (nee Zaharia) Hudema. Dan grew up in the Hamton district of Saskatchewan and attended Oleskow School. He married Anne Terlesky on July 12, 1952 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Dan and Anne lived in Yorkton all of their fifty years, and were blessed with three children. His career spanned thirty-three years as a buyer with MacDonald's Consolidated. He was faithful to the Orthodox Churches in Yorkton, Canora and Wroxton, and was an active member of the choir for over fifty years. Amongst his many achievements, he was Past President of the Order of St. Andrew, held various executive positions with the church, and was a founding member of the Ukrainian Business and Professional Men's Club of Yorkton.
Dan was predeceased by his parents, his brother Michael, and his sister, Mary Heshka. He is survived by his loving wife, Anne of Yorkton; his three children, Douglas of Toronto; Jim (Elizabeth) of White Rock, BC; Patricia (Darrell) Walters of Yorkton, and three grandchildren: Zachary, Luke and Logan Walters; his brother William (Marjorie) Hudema of Yorkton; as well as in-laws, numerous nieces and nephews, relatives, and everyone who loved him.
Prayer services were held on Monday, April 14, 2003 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rt. Rev. Fr. Mitred Archpriest Nicholas Orest Rauliuk officiating. The cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky assisted by members of the Trident Choir of Yorkton led in the singing of the responses. Dan's son Douglas conveyed a tribute to his father. Members of the Order of St. Andrew were in attendance and formed the honour guard. The cross bearer was Michael Rusnak. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Harvey Heshka, Elmer Heshka, Mervin Hudema, Les Hudema, Tim Hudema and Dave Hudema serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Nick Hudemka was born December 15, 1927 on the family homestead at Insinger, SK. In 1966 he married Margaret Hrynchyshyn of Buchanan. They continued to reside on the family farm where Nick helped Margaret raise her 4 children. In 1987 they retired to live in the town of Insinger. Nick was a man of many talents, always available to lend a hand and anything that couldn't be fixed...Nick could fix. His greatest pleasure was talking on his CB radio to people all over the country. He gained many new friends over the airwaves. His call letters were XM33117. Nick also enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, animals and visiting with friends and neighbours.
Nick was pre-deceased by his wife Margaret in 1989 as well as his parents and brothers. He is survived by his family; Kathy (Bob) Rusnak of Yorkton, Joanne (Tony) Medernach of Edmonton, Ivan (Angie) Hrynchyshyn of Alvena , Dave (Carol) of Preeceville and numerous friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held Friday October 31, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre at 11:00 am.
Casket Bearers were Tony Medernach, Bob Rusnak, Derrell Hrynchyshyn, Randy Kozak, Wade Windjack, Terry Danyliuk. Honourary Bearers were Harvey Lemko, Isabel Windjack, Ed Malinowski & Peter Duchiminski.
Mrs. Angeline Hudy, resident of Yorkton, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 89 years of age. Angeline Annie Hudy was born on June 2, 1913 on the family farm in the Otthon district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Adam and Anna (nee Stachura) Woiner. She received her education at the Pulaski Plain and Bredenbury Schools. As a young woman she remained helping on the family farm. On November 30th 1935 she was united in marriage to Frank Hudy at St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed and raised their family in the McKim district. In 1974 the couple moved into Melville. Frank passed away in 1979, and following that time Angeline remained in Melville for a few years before eventually coming to Yorkton, where she resided in the Lynda Apartments on Assiniboia Ave. Never one to sit idle, Angeline held many hobbies, gardening during the summer months, baking and cake decorating, she enjoyed making artificial flower arrangements, crocheting and quilting were also favourite pastimes. For the past number of years Angeline had been battling cancer. Throughout this time she fought with dignity and perseverance, keeping a positive outlook on her condition.
Besides her husband Frank, she was predeceased by a brother Adolf, sisters Joanne Hill, Agnes Stewart and Diane Barre. She is survived by her son & daughter, Ron and his wife Sharon of Port Colborne, Ontario; Cynthia and her husband Jim Gorecki of Melville; grandchildren, Linda Scavo, Betsy Hudy, Trish (Bob) Bilodeau, Alanna (Monte) Erhardt, Gordon (Heather) Gorecki, and Randy Gorecki; great grandchildren, Amanda & Joey Scavo, Kristopher & Nickolas Bilodeau, Jolene & Madison Erhardt, and Sean Gorecki; one sister, Helen McConnell of Naniamo BC, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Adel Compton officiated. The organist, Shani Apland, led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace, In the Bulb There is a Flower and Beyond the Sunset. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Gordon, Sean and Randy Gorecki, Monte and Madison Erhardt and Joe Stachura serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.