Reg Kachanoski, husband of Helen of Yorkton passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at Calgary. He was seventy two years of age. Reg was born on January 20, 1930 at Souris Manitoba; the son of Louis and Anastasia ( nee Michoski) Kachanoski. He attended school in Souris and began playing hockey the start of his 'Goalie Career'. On May 24, 1952 Reg was united in marriage to Helen Clarke in Brandon, Manitoba. He was employed as a bookeeper with the creamery in Souris; later being transferred to Dauphin. Here he played hockey with the 'Dauphin Kings'. In 1961 they moved to Yorkton. Reg played with the Yorkton Terriers and continued his life-long interest in hockey. This included being Referee in Chief, coach of Yorkton Bantam and Junior B., member of the Terrier executive, instrumental in founding and establishing a Triple A Midget team, the Yorkton Mallers, which he managed and coached for many years. He was also a member of the Yorkton Minor Sports Association, Saskatchewan Hockey Association, a clinic conductor for referees, coaches and goaltenders. In 1987 Reg was given an award for his outstanding service to minor hockey by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. He did colour commentary for the Yorkton Terriers on C.J.G.X. with Wes Wasylenchuk. In 1980 Reg established the International Goaltenders Schools which was successfully entering its 22nd year. IGS was recognized internationally and grew beyond its expectations, assisting young goalies in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and U.S.A. It was in Calgary that he was working at the time of his sudden unexpected death. His greatest love was his family, his wife, children and grandchildren. He was forever encouraging and believing that there were no limitations as to what they could be and do. His other interests included fishing at Hunter's Bay near LaRonge, gardening, bird watching, and was an avid Toronto Blue Jays fan.
Predeceased by his parents; his brothers: Phillip, Tony, Adolph, Lawrence and Frank; sister Mae Razmus; Reg leaves to cherish his memory his wife of fifty years Helen of Yorkton. His four children: Gary ( Teresa) of Edmonton, Philip (Sue) of Peachland B.C., Val (Bob) Hunko of Regina and Sheila (Tom) Patterson of Tisdale, Sask; his grandchildren: Lindsay, David and Laura Hunko, Erin, Ryan and Adam Patterson; Elizabeth, Reg and Peter Kachanoski; Rowen and Emma Kachanoski; brothers: Stan Carlyle of Kelowna, B.C. and Louis Kachanoski of Souris Man.; one sister Lucy Gramchuk of Parksville, B.C. and his mother - in - law Mona Swedenski of Portage La Prarie Man.; as well as his nieces, nephews relatives and many friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, July 29, 2002 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton. The Celebrant was Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy with Deacon Urban Kiernan. Scripture readings were given by grandchildren: Erin Patterson and David Hunko. The organist was Kyla Hornung with members of the parish choir leading the Congregation in the singing of the Hymns: 'Morning Has Broken', ' Prayer of St. Francis', Psalm 33, :'The Earth Is Full Of Love', ' Here I Am Lord', 'Song Of The Angels' and 'Blest Are They'. Honourary Bearers were Bob Beattie, AL Harrison, Keith Robson, Wayne Henley, Troy Walkington, Bob Robson, Ward Wilson and Jason Gordon. Reg's grandchildren: Lindsay, David and Laura Hunko, Erin, Ryan and Adam Patterson, Elizabeth, Reg and Peter Kachanoski, Rowen and Emma Kachanoski served as casket bearers. Reflections of Reg's life were given by Keith Robson. Cremation, and committal followed at the Garden of Memories Columbarium, Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mary Kadischuk, resident of the Regina Lutheran Home, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2000. She was 89 years of age. Mary Kadischuk was born on September 2, 1911 in the Sturgis district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Andrew and Katie (nee Goretsky) Kalenchuk. She attended school and helped on the family farm at an early age. Mary was always willing to lend a helping hand to who ever was in need. On November 2, 1935 Mary was united in marriage to Henry Kadischuk. The couple farmed in the Lady Lake district. Mary enjoyed gardening, tending to the livestock and farming. Her pastime were knitting, sewing and crocheting. Mary and Henry were blessed with two daughters, Delia and Carol. They continued to farm for a number of years, retiring in Sturgis in the mid seventies. Mary later moved to Regina where she resided with her daughters. Her greatest joy was her family.
Predeceased by her husband Henry, her sister Helen and her brother George, she leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Delia (Bernie) Matsalla of Regina and Carol Kadischuk of Regina; her three grandchildren and three great grandchildren: Carrie (Dwayne) Jendrasheske and their children Mathew and Noah of Yorkton, Renee (Patrick) Belitski and their son Andrew of Regina and Darcy Matsalla of Regina; four sisters: Anne Trebick of Preeceville, Sophie Lord of Los Angeles, California, Alice (Ernie) Amatto of Lacey, Washington, Phyllis McAndrew of Chilliwack, BC.; three brothers: John (Eileen) Kalenchuk of Sturgis, Mike (Anne) Kalenchuk and Tom Kalenchuk of Victoria, BC.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, December 23, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral in Yorkton. Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiated. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns In the Garden and The Lord's My Shepherd. The interment followed in the Garden of St. John at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Darcy Matsalla, Dwayne Jendrasheske, Patrick Belitski, Darryl Kalenchuk, Lorne Matsalla and Robert Dmytriw serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
John Kancher was born on February 24, 1908 in the Dysart district of Saskatchewan, a son of Nick and Agnes (nee Washik) Kancher. John grew up on the family farm and attended country schools near Dysart. When John finished his schooling he helped on the farm until his marriage to Katherine Shul on July 26, 1932 at Sacred Heart Church in Ituna with Rev. John Bala officiating. The couple farmed in the Lipton district for seven years before moving south of Kelliher where they farmed until 1964 when they retired and moved to Kelliher. John was a parishioner of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church at Jasmin and later St. Vladimir's Church at Kelliher. John was a member of the Kelliher Co-op, the Sask. Wheat Pool and the Kelliher Senior's Citizens Club. He enjoyed acting in plays, dancing and playing the accordion. John passed away on Monday February 25, 2002 at St. Paul Lutheran Home in Melville. He was ninety-four years of age.
John was predeceased by his wife Katie; his parents; his brother, Steve; six sisters, Mary Moleski, Katie Nakonechny, Theresa Sawka, Agnes Denesowich, Frances Rehon and Anne Nomerowski. He leaves to cherish his memory numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.
Mrs. Katherine Kancher of Ituna, beloved husband of John Kancher, entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 5, 2001, at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. She was 91 years of age. Katherine was born on February 1, 1910, in the Ituna district, a daughter of Mike and Julia (nee Bulycz) Shul. She was raised on the family farm and attended Olga and Beaverside Schools. Katherine worked at home until her marriage to John Kancher on July 22, 1932, at Sacred Heart Church in Ituna. The couple farmed in the Lipton district for seven years before moving south of Kelliher where they farmed until 1974 when they retired and moved to Kelliher. Katherine was a parishioner of St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church at Jasmin and later St. Vladimir's Church at Kelliher. She was also a member of the UCWL at Jasmin. Katherine enjoyed gardening and caring for her plants and flowers.
Predeceased by her parents, brothers Peter, Nick, Mike and Joe Shul, and two sisters, Mary Koziski and Annie Nowak, Katherine is survived by her husband John and numerous nieces and nephews.
Prayer services were held on Sunday, April 8th at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Kelliher. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, April 9th at St. Vladimir's Church with Rev. Father Vladimir Kolpakov, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor, Ostap Piasta led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Mike Kancher. The interment followed in St. Vladimir's Parish Cemetery with Allan Denesowych, Pat Zurakowski, Tony Kezema, Norman Halipchak, Brent Kezema, and Tyler Resener serving as the casket bearers. Eternal Memory! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Ituna.
Mr. Lawrence Karapita of Regina, beloved husband of Willa passed on to eternity peacefully on October 20, 2000 at the Palliative Care Unit of the Pasqua Hospital following a brief battle with cancer. He was 67 years of age.
Lawrence Karapita was born on February 28, 1933 at Jedburgh, Saskatchewan, a son of Alex and Jennie (nee Federko) Karapita. Lawrence farmed the family farm in the Jedburgh district and for a short period of time worked as a heavy equipment mechanic. This was followed by Wildlife Games Keeper at the Turvey Centre, Ipsco.
Lawrence was a faithful parishioner of St. Athanansius Ukrainian Catholic Church and an active member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood.
Lawrence is survived by his wife Willa, his sisters, Anne Krywulak and Mary Wenc of Ituna, Nettie Woychesko of Yorkton and Flaxey Wuschenny of Toronto; his brother Alex (Gertrude) Karapita of Toronto and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Jennie (nee Federko) Karapita and brothers, Bill, John and Steve.
Prayer services were held on Wednesday, November 1st. at St. Athanasius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Regina Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, November 2nd. at St. Athanasius Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Leonard Romanow as the Celebrant. The cantor, Colette Karapita assisted by members of St. Athanansius Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was Gertrude Karapita. Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada took active part in the services with Walter Pearson serving as crossbearer and John Makuch serving as crossbearer. Members of the UCBC, St. Athanansius and St. Basil's Branches served as honourary bearers. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with UCBC members, Harry Prystai, Syl Michaluk, Tony Mazyn, John Zrymiak, Michael Mosiondz and John Dorosh serving as the casket bearers. Following the funeral reception Alex Karapita conveyed Reflections of Lawrence's life.
Memorials may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Pasqua Hospital c/o Willa Myes, 22 Moore Bay, Regina, SK S4X 1P4 or St. Athanasius Church Memorial Fund. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.
Jona Bernice Karcha
It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our beloved wife, mother and grandmother on December 22, 2002 at the Regina General Hospital. Bernice was born on August 28, 1932 in the Dubuc district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Ernest and Lena (nee Anderson) Freed. Bernice grew up on a farm and attended Freedhome School and later the Dubuc High School. After graduation she attended the Moose Jaw Normal School and received her Teaching Certificate. She taught in various country schools and in Balcarres and Goodeve. In 1956 Bernice was united in marriage with Matt Karcha, also a teacher. This union lasted for forty-six years. In 1959 their only child, Elaina was born. Thereafter, Bernice became a full-time, proud, stay-at-home mother, totally devoted to her daughter, Elaina, Linda-Rae. Bernice was an exceptional person. She possessed to a high degree the attributes of honesty, dignity, integrity, devotion and commitment to her husband, family and friends. Her passing leaves a huge void in the lives of her family and friends. She was the epitome of all that is good in a human being. She was unselfish to a fault, never having negative thoughts or feelings towards anyone. She will be sorely missed by her family and her many friends.
Bernice was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Lena Freed as well as by several uncles and aunts. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, her loving and devoted husband, Matt; her devoted daughter, Elaina Dareichuk and her treasured granddaughter Rachel Dareichuk, both of Saskatoon; her brothers, Edward Freed of Yorkton and Kenneth Freed of Regina; her aunts, Lil Schmidt of Saskatoon, Arna Middleton of Edmonton and Annie Anderson of Saskatoon; her uncle, Gisli of Fort Frances, ON; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Fred Schneider of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. Flutist, Wendy Stricker played a prelude and Nadia's Theme as the processional music. Tributes and words of remembrance were given by friend, Vicky Lacmanec, daughter, Elaina and granddaughter, Rachel. Organist, Joleen Cherland with Marge Toth led the congregation in the singing of the hymns "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" and "Rock of Ages". Family friend, Marge Toth played "Beyond The Sunset" and "Fill My Cup". Honourary Bearers were Ed Freed and Family, Ken Freed and Family, the sisters of Beta Sigma Phi ~ Gamma Master Chapter and all of Bernice's dearest friends. Interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Wade Karcha, Bradley Romanchuk, Glenn Freed, Greg Freed, Ken Hertes and Rodney Karcha serving as pallbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Nick Karkut, beloved husband of Adelle of Ituna passed away in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 30, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. He was 83 years, 1 month and 11 days of age. Nick Karkut was born on February 19, 1919 on the family farm in the Ituna district of Saskatchewan; a son of Hnat and Mary (nee Fedyk) Karkut. He received his education at Olga School. From 1942 - 1945 Nick served his country with the Winnipeg Light Infantry. Upon his return to civilian life, he continued his career in farming. On July 21, 1954 Nick was united in marriage to Adelle Swiderski of Rama at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The couple spent nearly 48 years together, farming in the Ituna district and raising their two children, Lance and Karen. Nick and Adelle retired in 1979, and spent two consecutive winters in Naniamo BC. Upon returning to Saskatchewan, they built their retirement home in Ituna. They spent 21 joyous years there together. Nick was involved with the compilation of the Ituna and District History Book and on various community projects. Nick enjoyed visiting his children in Saskatoon very much. He spent his retirement year travelling with Adelle, growing and sharing his garden, fishing, auction sales and flea markets. He and Adelle were lifetime parishoners of Sacred Heart Church in Ituna. Nick had a great love for nature. He also possessed a good sense of humour, and was always quick with a joke. Their home was open to all, hosting many social gatherings. Nick and Adelle greatly enjoyed travelling south to Hollywood, Florida with their family to enjoy the sunshine and the oranges. Although in good health for much of his life, Nick had been hospitalized at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville due to complications from a stroke he had suffered.
Predeceased by his mother Mary (1954), father Hnathan (1969), brothers Michael (1921), Joseph (1922), John (1980) and Dymetro (2001); sisters Eva (1940), Anne Biss (1975), Catherine Bulycz (1997) and by a sister Mary. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Adelle, son Lance and daughter Karen and a brother-in-law Peter Bulycz, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends.
Prayer services were held on Monday evening, April 1, 2002 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 from Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. as celebrant. The sacristan was Vladimir Halipchak, Lance Karkut was the crossbearer and Shelley Stepanuik was the Epistle reader. Cantors, Wayne Boczulak, Abdrea Kohuch and Ladmer Moskal led in the singing of the responses. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Ron, Ken, Kevin, Nick and Steve Karkut and Paul Yakimoski serving as the casketbearers. May he rest in peace. Christ is Risen! Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Georgia-Lee Keith, late of Yorkton, passed away suddenly but peacefully at her home on Tuesday, October 23, 2001. She was 61 years of age. Georgia-Lee was born in Toronto, Ontario on April 11, 1940, a daughter of George and Elizabeth 'Bessie' (nee Border) Keith. Her early years were spent growing up in Spirit River, AB. In 1952, at age 12, she moved with her family to Yorkton, SK. Following her education, she was employed at the Yorkton Union Hospital until her marriage to William Shkwarchuk in l963. Their marriage was blessed with two children; a daughter, Lorna, and a son, Brian. Family was very important to Georgia. She enjoyed her visits with family and friends, especially her grandchildren whom she dearly cherished. Her gentle ways and her kindness to all will be fondly remembered. Georgia was always only a phone call away and would leave whatever she was doing whenever there was a friend or family member in need. Georgia spent many hours at her favorite pastimes of doing puzzles and painting. Georgia's sense of humor, her hearty laugh, and her many practical jokes will be missed by all who knew her.
She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life: her loving parents, George and Elizabeth Keith; daughter, Lorna (Bryce) Sherring and grandchildren, Jordan, Riley, Brendan, Bryce, and Colbie; son, Brian (Kristine) Shkwarchuk; brother, Bruce (Gwen) Keith and nephews, Scott and Kyle; and special friend, Mike Kowalyshen.
A Service of Comfort was held on Sunday evening, October 28, 2001 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Faye Greer officiated. The Funeral Service was held on Monday, October 29, 2001 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Don Milne officiating. The organist, James Gibney led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns The Lord's My Shepherd and Morning Has Broken. Soloist, Adelle Sherring-Maccala sang 'Amazing Grace'. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with daughter Lorna and son Brian serving as urnbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Johanna Amelia Kendall (Mollie) of Wilsons House in Langenburg and of Churchbridge entered her eternal rest during the early morning hours of Saturday, November 30, 2002 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Esterhazy. She was 93 years of age Mollie was born on July 19, 1909 in the Beresina district of the Northwest Territories ( now Saskatchewan) north of Churchbridge; a daughter of Jacob and Johanna ( nee Becker) Dressler. Mollie was baptized on August 29 at Grace Lutheran Church Beresina and Confirmed in the Lutheran Faith on May 29, 1924. She received her education at the Dressler School and on April 16, 1928 was united in marriage to Philip Kendall at Yorkton, Sask. Mollie and Philip farmed north of Churchbridge for 37 years retiring and making Churchbridge their home in 1965. Following Philip's death in 1997 Mollie continued to live at her home until she moved into Wilsons House in July 2001. After being admitted to St. Anthony's Hospital on October 21 she returned to Langenburg to the care home for respite, returning to St. Anthony's in Esterhazy on November 14 where she remained until she was taken to her eternal rest. Mollie's faith in Christ was her life and was always very involved in her church: teaching Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She often played the organ for Pastor Solie for Care Home Services and for the residents every Tuesday when she went for daycare and also played the piano and sing with the residents of Wilsons House. She loved people and touched many lives in her community and neighbourhood and among relatives and friends by sharing her faith, counselling and encouragement. She also loved to sew and quilt especially the world relief program.
Mollie was a loving wife mother and grandmother to her family and leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her family. Her son Larry (Shirley) of London, ON, daughters: Florence Eifert of Edmonton, AB, Joyce Poier of London, ON; son Ronald ( Barbara) of Broadview SK and daughter Sharon (Dave) Thompson of Elmwood Park, Illinois. Also 21 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Mollie also leaves her brothers: Carl ( Isabel ) of London, ON, Jack (Edith) London, ON, Richard (Pauline) Nipawin, SK, Rev. Waldemar ( Doris) Indianapolis, Indiana; sisters: Gertie Long Middle Lake, SK, Margaret Becker Edmonton, AB, Virginia Adelman Nipawin, SK, along with numerous nieces nephews relatives and friends. Mollie was predeceased by her parents, her husband Philip three children: Marjorie, Donna and David; a granddaughter Cheryl Kendall; sons-in-law Norman Poier and Willard Eifert and by brothers: Walter, Adolf and Martin and sisters: Hilda Klitzke, Adela Haberstock and Alvina Quandt.
A service of comfort for family and friends was held on Thursday evening, December 4, 2002 from Trinity Lutheran Church, Churchbridge. Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, December 5, 2002 from Trinity Lutheran Church, Churchbridge, Saskatchewan with Reverend Daryl Solie and Reverend Kenneth Eifert officiating. Alice Johnson was the organist leading the congregation and Church Choir in the Hymns: ' Rejoice O Pilgrim Throng', ' Jesus Lives’, ‘The Victory's Won', and ' Lift High the Cross'. The Choir Selections were ' Grace That Is Greater Than All Our Sin ' and 'The Lord Bless You And Keep You'. The Hymn, ' When We See Christ’ was sung by soloist Audrey Solie. Reflections and remembrances of Mollie's life were given by grandson Rev. Ken Eifert with the Congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church serving as Honourary Bearers. The Ushers were Calvin Thies and Roger Kaeding. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew Yorkton Memorial Gardens with David, Donald Eifert, Richard Sopko, Dave Thompson, Timothy Kendall and Waldemar Dressler serving as casket bearers. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton.
Mr. Metro Kereluk of Yorkton, formerly of the Rhein district, entered eternal rest on Sunday, February 25, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 85 years of age. Metro was born October 26, 1915 in the Rhein district, a son of Ted and Annie (nee Koroluk) Kereluk. Metro was united in marriage to Annie Wlasichuk on November 2, 1939. The couple farmed northeast of Rhein and were blessed with four children. Metro retired in 1984 but continued to live on the farm until 2000 when he moved to Yorkton and took up residence at the Clements Court. He was an active member of All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Rhein. Metro will be remembered for playing the cymbaly in a band at many weddings and dances over the years.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Annie in 1983, two brothers, Bill and John and a niece Mary Barabash. Metro leaves to cherish his memory a daughter Violet (Wayne) Eccelston of Fort Saskatchewan AB; three sons, Edwin (Betty) of Parksville BC, Dennis (Joanne) of Yorkton and Terry (Bev) of Sherwood Park AB; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Prayer services were held on Thursday, March 1st at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 2nd at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, William Kozey led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Harold Babiuk and the banner bearers were John Bodnaryk and Ben Uhryn. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Peter Beyko, Ted Kereluk, Gary Oystreck, Ed Achtemichuk, Wayne Eccleston and Kevin Eccleston serving as the casket bearers. ETERNAL MEMORY! Services were directed by Bailey's Funeral Home.