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

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Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2009, at 12:17 p.m.

Nick Kerluke
Nick Kerluke of Yorkton, beloved husband of Yvonne Kerluke, was taken into the arms of the Lord during the early hours of November 2, 2002 at the age of 67 years. Nicholas Kerluke was born on December 19, 1934 in Sheho, Saskatchewan; a son of William and Katie (nee Harris) Kereluke. Nick was raised on the family farm and attended Pohorlowitz School. At the age of 21 years Nick moved to Winnipeg where he worked at various jobs including the CPR working as a relief station agent. On May 25, 1962 Nick was united in marriage to Yvonne Anderson of Virden, Manitoba. The couple was blessed with two children, Bonnie and Curtis. In 1969 they settled in Yorkton when Nick began employment with Dominion Fruit. Later he joined Morris Rod Weeder where he was employed until 1989. That year he and Yvonne moved to Regina where they managed a senior's condominium complex. After retiring in 2000, Nick and Yvonne made their way back to Yorkton. Nick was a true handyman, taking pride in every project he worked on. He savoured Saskatchewan's prairie land and was inspired by nature. He was an avid fisherman and a gardener. But most of all Nick was a family man, dedicated to those closest to him, especially his granddaughter, his angel Tamara Lee.
Predeceased by his parents; brother Mitchell and sister Doris; Nick leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life his beloved wife Yvonne; son Curtis; daughter Bonnie (Jerry); granddaughter Tamara; two sisters, Evelyn and Verna; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Prayers were held on Wednesday, November 6th from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 7th at St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Adel Compton officiating. The organist, Shani Apland led members of St. Andrew's Choir in the singing of the hymns, 'Amazing Grace', 'Those Hearts That We Have Treasured' and 'Be Still My Soul'. Honourary bearers were Matt Salyn, Steve Slywka and Dan Kobylka. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Colin Lovequist, Kurt Anderson, Murray Anderson, Shawn Anderson, Steven Anderson and Kent Anderson serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Mrs. Marjorie Kew
KEW - Mrs. Marjorie Kew, resident of the Lestock Integrated Health Centre, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30th 2006. She was 79 years of age. Marjorie Caroline Kew (nee Lien) was born on May 4, 1927 at Lanigan, Saskatchewan; to proud parents Halvor and Dorothy (nee Mehew) Lien. She attended Lanigan School till grade 10 and completed her education at Kelliher School. During her younger years, she worked at the Kelliher Creamery, a store and the café. While working at the café she started dating Lorne Kew. They were united in marriage on November 20, 1946 at the United Church manse in Kelliher. This union was blessed with six children. Marjorie was a true homemaker, she loved baking buns and pies, canning fruit, gardening and knitting. She also worked alongside her husband at the Kelliher School for 32 years until their retirement in 1983. Marjorie was an active member of the Kelliher Legion Auxillary and in the Kelliher Heritage Museum. Her hobbies were curling, bird watching, playing cards, reading and spending time with her family and friends. Marjorie became a resident of the Lestock Integrated Health Centre in April of 2003 after suffering a stroke.
Predeceased by her husband Lorne on August 24, 1992; her parents, Halvor & Dorothy Ette; sons Brian and Barry; a brother, John Lien; sisters: Gladys Lien and Dorothy May Lien; brothers-in-law: Morris Kew, Wesley Kew, Murray Braithwaite, August Wilderman, and Enard Faure; sisters-in-law: Elsie Wilderman, Lillian Kew, Evelyn Braithwaite and Nellie Kew. Marjorie leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life: sons: Kirby (Phyllis), and Douglas (Sharon), all of Kelliher; daughters: Vivian Kew of Weyburn and Lauren (Cliff) Forsyth of Biggar; a daughter-in-law, Valerie Kew of Regina; grandchildren: Becky, Trevor, Farrah, Jeremy, Michelle (Jake), Amanda, Tim (Leah), Allyson, Christina, Bernadette, Mathew, Janine (Doug) and Jared; great grandchildren: MacKenzie, Kiera, Zachery, Jocelyn and Abigail. Also a brother-in-law, William Kew; and sisters-in-law: Ada Faure, Francis Kew and Musa Lien, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Thursday, December 7, 2006 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher. Rev. Brian Mee of the United Church of Canada officiated. Organist, Lenore Rein led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Amazing Grace and In the Garden. The choir anthem was One Day At A Time. Eugene Owerko gave the eulogy. The interment followed in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens with grandsons Trevor, Jeremy, Tim, and Mathew Kew, Jared Forsyth and Jake Knowles serving as the casketbearers. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kelliher branch #219 attended as a group and formed and honour guard at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Nick Kindiak
Mr. Nick Kindiak passed away suddenly on Monday, December 18, 2000 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 78 years of age. Nick was born on August 14, 1922 in the Wroxton district, a son of Fred and Dora (nee Tataryn) Kindiak. He was raised on the family farm and attended Wroxton School. Nick worked on the family farm before venturing to BC where he gained employment. Upon his return to Wroxton he was united in marriage to Pearl Boychuk on October 26, 1947 at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed in the Wroxton district. Following Pearl's death in September, 1970, Nick remarried to Anne Boychuk and continued to farm until 1997. Following his retirement, Nick maintained a keen interest in the farm by helping his daughter Linda and son-in-law Erwin. During his lifetime Nick was a parishioner of St. Vladimir and Olga Church and up to the present time helped with the maintenance of the cemetery. He was a member of the Sask Wheat Pool for many years. Nick had a great love for farming and spent countless hours driving in the area looking at crops. In his earlier years he cherished his visiting of family and friends and his weekly Sunday fishing trips. His love for his daughter was witnessed by all the things he did with her.
Predeceased by his parents, his wife Pearl, two brothers, John and Harry and a sister Nellie, Nick leaves to cherish his memory his beloved daughter Linda (Erwin) Hess of Wroxton; grandchildren, Toby (Michelle) Hess of Regina, Sheldon (Barb) Hess of Swift Current and Kari-Lynn (friend Ian) of Regina; two great-granddaughters, Madisen and Briana Hess; wife Anne and her children, Sam (Darlene) Boychuk, Lorne (Janice) Boychuk, Wes (Bonnie) Boychuk, Dave Boychuk, Glen (Ruth) Boychuk; two sisters-in-law, Susie and Jennie Kindiak; as well as numerous nephews and one niece.
Prayer services were held on Wednesday, December 20th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, December 21st at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus, Susan Solonenko and Parish Choir members. The epistle was read by Toby Hess. Dave Tataryn served as the crossbearer. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with grandsons, Toby Hess, Sheldon Hess,and nephews, Ken Kindiak, Larry Kindiak, Michael Kindiak and Bryan Kindiak serving as the casket bearers. Following a memorial luncheon served at St. Mary's Cultural Centre, Sheldon Hess expressed words of appreciation on behalf of the family and conveyed special remembrances of his grandfather. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Annie Kitzuk
Mrs. Annie Kitzul of Yorkton , widow of Steve, entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 15, 2001, at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with family members at her side. Annie (Kostinuik) Kitzul was born on December 22, 1901 in the Sheho district of Saskatchewan to Theodore and Rose Kostinuik. Due to the time of year of her birth the actual registration was dated February 15, 1909. Over the years her birthday was celebrated as it was in her childhood years on December 22nd. Only after all the government papers were updated for pension purposes did she learn she had the two birth dates. Annie was the third eldest of her two brothers and three sisters. On June 6, 1930 she was united in marriage to Steve Kitzul. They farmed in the Bankend district. During the war years they rented out their farmland and resided in New Westminster BC, where Annie worked in an airplane factory where they built wings for planes. In 1945 they returned to Saskatchewan, sold the farm and moved to Foam Lake. They lived in town and farmed north of town. Annie enjoyed living out on the farm during the summer months and her love of gardening and cooking were very visible. Many gatherings of family and friends were highlights of her lifetime memories. After a few years of retirement they moved to Yorkton in 1974 where she had resided until her passing. Annie's love of baking gave her many hours of pleasure and her family and friends received many delicious baked specialities. Her participation with the Ladies Church Group gave her lasting memories of food preparation and wonderful socializing with her friends. Another legacy she has left many folks are the crocheted afghans. Even in her later months spent at Anderson Lodge she enjoyed making scarves for their bazaar. It was very difficult for her to have idle hands. She lived by the adage; 'If you are working you are happy!'
Annie was predeceased by her husband Steve in 1984, her parents Theodore and Rose, her brother Nick (Dora) Kostinuik, sister Mary (Bill) Rokochy, sister Kate (Mike) Chernesky, brother John (Marion) Kostinuik and sister Lily Krulitsky. She leaves to mourn her passing her son and daughter-in-law, Mel and Sharon of Lethbridge, Alberta; grandchildren, Joanne Kitzul of Calgary and Jim Kitzul of Lethbridge. brother-in-law Steve Krulitsky of New Westminster BC, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 18th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi, led in the singing of the hymns The Old Rugged Cross and The Lord's My Shepherd. Soloist Lori Trost sang How Great Thou Art. A tribute was given by Nial Kitzul. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Nial Kuyek, Brian Kuyek, Bill Prudun, Barry Schlosser, Terry Kitzul and Wayne Rudachyk serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Mr. Peter Klimczak
KLIMCZAK - Mr. Peter Klimczak of Ituna, beloved husband of Wanda Klimczak passed away on Friday, April 21, 2006 at the Ituna Pioneer Health Centre at the age of 78 years.
Peter was born on the family farm in the St. Joseph District near Ituna on June 29, 1927, a son of John and Mary (nee Grzebinski). On June 17, 1951 he was united in marriage to Wanda Misiurski. Together they traveled to Ontario and worked there for a short time, but they missed the wide open spaces of Saskatchewan so they returned to Ituna and started farming.
In the years that followed they were blessed with 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Life on the farm was sometimes hard but there was always plenty of love and laughter. Peter and Wanda retired from farm life in 1982 when they moved into Ituna to a home that Peter built.
Peter's most enjoyable times were those associated with nature. Farming, gardening, bird watching, fishing, or just appreciating a beautiful spring morning. He was an honest and hard working man who never hesitated to help a neighbour, friend, family, or his community. He worked hard all his life but equally enjoyed socializing with family, friends and neighbours, playing cards, singing and dancing. Peter's smile will be remembered by all who knew him.
Peter was predeceased by his parents, brothers Ed, Walter and Stanley, and a sister Julie. He leaves to celebrate his life his wife Wanda, daughter Audrey (Darryl) Butchko and their children Ryan and Kyla, all of Calgary, son Don (Chris) Klimczak of Ituna and their daughter DawnAnn of Calgary, daughter Sharon (Andy) Anderson of Ituna and special daughter Patricia of Moose Jaw, sisters Helen Klimczak and Kay Misiurski of Ituna, brothers Joe of Ituna, John (Joan) of Regina and Frank (Marie) of Salmon Arm BC as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Prayers were held on Tuesday, April 25th at Sacred heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna.
Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Wednesday, April 26th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Fr. Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Wayne Boczulak and Ladmer Moskal, assisted by parish choir memebrs. The crossbearer was Ryan Butchko and the epistle reader was DawnAnn Klimczak. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Audrey Butchko, Darryl Butchko, Chris Klimczak, Don Klimczak, Sharon Anderson and Andy Anderson serving as the casket bearers.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Ernest Kmet
Mr. Ernest Kmet of Yorkton and formerly of the Stenen district passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at the Anderson Lodge. He was 91 years of age. Ernie Kmet was born on November 6, 1911 north of Stenen, Saskatchewan on the family homestead; a son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kmet. Ernie was raised on the family farm and received his education at Good Hue School. He then took over the farm operation. During this time Ernie was united in marriage to Olga Wasylenchuk in 1940 and together they farmed. Olga passed away in 1973. In 1976 Ernie retired from farming and moved to Yorkton, living on his own until Anderson Lodge became his home. Ernie loved to farm, especially grain farming. He loved horses, travelling and playing miniature golf. In 1978 Ernie travelled around Canada and the United States. For a number of years, he spent the winters in Kelowna. When he moved to Yorkton, Ernie joined the Seniors' group at St. Gerard's where he spent many enjoyable hours socializing, playing cards and playing pool.
Ernie was predeceased by his wife Olga, a son Raymond, his parents and all of his brothers and sisters. He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his children: Walter (Elizabeth) Kmet of Yorkton, Rosalind (Jullian) Olenick of Regina and Daniel (Jackie) Kmet of Calgary; six grandchildren: Jason Kmet, Cheryl Kmet, Brad (Tina) Olenick, Stacey (Darin) Anderson, Christa Olenick (Wade Whitfield), Cameron Kmet and two great grandchildren: Lucas and Connor Anderson.
Prayer services were held on Friday evening May 2, 2003 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton. Diana Hornung was the organist. The Hymns for the Prayer Vigil were 'You Are Near', Psalm 121 and 'Something Which Is Known'. Reflections of Ernie's life were given by his son Walter, daughter Rose and grandson Brad. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday afternoon, May 3, 2003 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton with Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. Rita Hilbig was the organist leading the congregation and choir in the Hymns: 'Here I Am Lord', Psalm 23, 'Blest Are They', 'Peace Is Flowing Like A River', 'Song Of The Angels' and 'Halleluyah, Give Thanks To The Risen Lord'. The lay readers were Stacey Anderson, Christa Olenick and Cheryl Kmet with Jason Kmet serving as Cross bearer. The interment took place at the Canora Town Cemetery with Jason Kmet, Brad Olenick, Darin Anderson, Ted Deneschuk, Orest Dudiak and Joe Dudiak serving as Casket Bearers. Arrangements by Bailey's Funeral Home.

Ida Kohlert
Mrs. Ida Kohlert, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2000. She was 94 years, 2 months and 4 days of age. Ida Kohlert was born on October 12, 1906 in Wolinien, Russia, a daughter of Chris and Natalia (nee Yanke) Mebs. Being of German descent, the family moved back to Germany. Her siblings were sister Olga and brothers Rudy, Bill and Arthur. Ida came to Canada with her father in June of 1926. The rest of the family followed later. She worked on a farm and later in the Lemberg Hotel. Ida married Emil Kohlert on January 17, 1928 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lemberg. Their family was blessed with five daughters and two sons. It was a very blessed and joyous occasion for Ida and Emil when the family united in celebration for their 50th wedding anniversary in October of 1977. Emil and Ida started farming by renting land near Lemberg in 1929. In 1933 the family moved to Bredenbury, cut logs, built a home and began farming there. Ida worked right along with Emil, helping on the land in any way that she could. In 1942 the family purchased a farm in the Anemone School district, near Yorkton. They remained on that farm until Emil passed away in 1980 and Ida moved into Yorkton. She became a resident of the Fisher Court on February 1, 1988. A very sociable individual, she was well liked and had many friends in the Courts and participated in all the activities there. Ida had been an active member of St. Paul Church but loss of hearing had restricted her activities in recent years. Her religion was always the most important priority in her life. She spent many hours reading her Bible and listening to the sermons on television. Ida was a very loving individual, she cherished dearly her family and was always there for guidance and help. All of the family have happy memories of the large gatherings on the farm. Ida was a good homemaker and cook and in her spare moments enjoyed knitting and crochet. Her garden, lawn and flowerbeds were a real show place. Her independence and determination will be her legacy to her family. Ida became a resident of the Prairie Unit of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre in February of this year. In November she was moved to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Although weakened Ida still maintained her dignity and greatly appreciated the excellent care she received from both of these facilities.
Besides her husband Emil on July 7, 1980, she was predeceased by her parents, a son Herbert on December 23, 1959, her daughter Elsie McDonald on February 2, 1999, a grandson Brent Kohlert, granddaughter Frances Kohlert, great granddaughters Roberta and Melissa Hamilton; sons-in-law Robert Muir and Grant Lamarre; brothers Rudy and Bill and by a sister Olga Lutz. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son Erwin (Kathy) of Yorkton, daughters Margaret Muir of Calgary, Lillian (Stan) Hancock of Edmonton, Waldie Lamarre (Dennis Doig) of Drumheller, Brenda (Norman) Sanche of Australia; also a son-in-law John McDonald of Regina, grandchildren Jamie Serool, Kurt Kohlert, Robert, Caroline and Laura Muir, Greg Lamarre, Debbie Bryant, Lisa Ferguson, Michelle Lamarre, Sindy Lamarre, Donna Harker, Glenna Hamilton, John, Scott, Dean, David and Douglas McDonald, Rebecca and Ryan Sanche; 13 great grandchildren, one great great grandson; one brother Arthur (Penny) of Powell River BC; numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends.
A Service of Comfort for the family was held on Thursday evening, December 21st from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Pastor Fred Schneider officiated, Judy Berg was the organist. Hymns sung were What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Amazing Grace and When the Roll is Called Up Yonder. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, December 22nd, 2000, from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorkton. Presiding the funeral was Pastor Fred Schneider, and Mr. Ray Yost, worship assistant and soloist. The organist, Judy Berg led in the singing of the hymns Beautiful Saviour, I Walk In The Garden Alone and How Great Thou Art. The solo was The Lord's Prayer. Recollections and remembrances were given by two granddaughters of Ida, Jamie Serool and Donna Harker. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kurt Kohlert, Robert Muir, Greg Lamarre, and Scott, Dean and Douglas McDonald serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mary Kohut
Mrs. Mary Kohut of Ituna, Sask and formerly of the Jasmin district beloved wife of the late Metro Kohut entered eternal rest on Friday, January 20, 2006 at the St. Peter's Hospital Melville, Sask. at the age of 85 years
Mary was born on December 24, 1920 in the Beckenham district. She was the daughter of Nick and Theodoria (Wendz) Mandziak. Mary attended school until Grade 6 at Bon Accord School. She then stayed at home and helped on the farm. In June 1947, her parents moved to the farm 2 1/2 miles north of Jasmin. Mary was united in marriage to Metro Kohut October 31, 1948 at Ituna. They had 2 children, Rosemarie who passed away in infancy and Nelda. Mary and Metro sold the farm in 1967 and moved to the village of Jasmin. In 1968 they moved to Ituna where she resided until her passing. After moving to Ituna, Mary was employed for many years at Ituna Hotel, Ituna Pioneer Lodge and Ituna RCMP Detachment. Mary loved gardening, tending to her flowers and plants, playing bingo, visiting with her neighbors and especially her family and her husband's family coming to visit.Mary passed away peacefully on January 20, 2006, at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville, Sk. Mary was predeceased by her daughter Rosemarie in 1953, her father in 1950, her husband Metro in 1973 and her mother in 1980. She is also predeceased by her sisters Rose, Kay, Eva and brother-in-laws Paul Buczulak, Walter Antonishyn, Mike Feszczyn and Louis Lilley. Mary will be cherished and sadly missed by her daughter Nelda (Marion) Suwala of Emerald Park, Sk., and 3 grandchildren: Jared (Chera) of Saskatoon, Sk., Jalene (Fiancé Shawn) and Travis of Emerald Park, Sk., siblings Sophie (Peter) Yanko, Pauline (Steve) Hryniuk of Kelliher Sk., Ann Feszczyn, Nick (partner Peggy) of Regina, Sk., Harry (Pat) Mandziak of Jasmin, Sk., Natalie Lilley of Quesnell, B.C., Orest Mandziak of Jasmin, Sk.; two brothers - in - law: Marvin Stusick of Delta, BC . Fred Kohut of Kelliher, SK., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The prayer service was held on Wednesday evening, January 25, 2006 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Ituna, Saskatchewan. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday morning, January 26, 2006 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Reverend Father Frank Szadiak C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. Larry Tymiak was the Sacristan. The Cross Bearer was Mary's grandson Travis Suwala with Elaine Wagner reading the Epistle. The responses to the Liturgy were sung by Wayne Boczulak and Ladmer Moskal. All those in attendance were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Jasmin, Sask., with Bryce, Trevor, Kelly Mandziak, Dennis Yanko, Lorne Lilley and Wayne Antonishyn serving as Casket Bearers. At the memorial luncheon reflections of Mary's life were given by Pat Mandziak.
Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home, Ituna - Yorkton

Victoria Kopchynski
Mrs. Victoria Kopchynski, resident of the Yorkton and district Nursing Home, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2001. She was 100 years, 2 months and 27 days of age. Victoria Kopchynski was born on November 25th 1900 in Bratkowice, Poland, which is near the city of Rzeszow, close to the Austrian border. She was one of 12 children born to Mary (nee Snroniec) and Karl Lis. The family lived on a small 15-acre plot passed from generation to generation. Victoria, when old enough, immediately helped the family by working in the field. She obtained an education by attending elementary school for six years for half a day each day. Victoria had to alternate with brothers and sisters going to school because there was not enough room in the classroom. As she matured she realized she could not stay on the farm any longer, for all the children could not be supported at once. She couldn't make a life in Poland because of poor economic conditions. Through advertisements, Victoria discovered Canada. She decided to go to Canada without a sponsor to find work and hopefully a life for herself. After medical examinations by six doctors in Danzig and no sponsor, her wait for a passport took longer but being 21 was an advantage to her. Victoria left Danzig on the Cunard ocean liner Rusonia on May 3rd, 1929. She arrived in London where she again spent a week for medicals. From London she arrived in Quebec City on May 20th with only a suitcase and $200. The immigration officials checked her hands to see if she had worked (which for Victoria was no problem as most of her youth was spent helping in the fields). She also had to assure them she had more than $25 with her as she would have been deported back to Poland. Victoria then took the train to Yorkton. Her first six months were spent on a farm in the Willowbrook district. The first few years in Canada were hard, lonely and painful for Victoria. It was hard to learn the English language and she knew very few Polish people to converse with. Victoria then went to Yorkton where she worked as a maid for a lawyer. She made $15 a month and worked there for four years. It was during this time that she met Stanley Kopchynski who was introduced to her by a friend. On November 27, 1934 the couple were married. They resided in Yorkton where Stanley was employed with the CNR. On September 15, 1936, their only son Julian was born. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1984. Victoria enjoyed cooking and tending to a large garden. She was a devout Catholic who read scripture faithfully. She was a member of St. Gerard's and the CWL. On November 26, 1992 Stanley passed away. In November of 1993 Victoria became a resident of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton, and since April 21, 1998 had been a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home.
She leaves to mourn her passing her son Julian and his wife Caroline of Sun Lakes, Arizona; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Chris and his wife Connie of Minneapolis, MN, Mark and his wife Marge and their daughter Kimberly of Glendale, Arizona, Richard and his wife Burnie and daughters Amy and Alex of Phoenix, Arizona, David of Phoenix, Arizona and Teresa Valentine and her husband Mike of Phoenix, Arizona, as well as other relatives and friends.
The prayer vigil service was held on Wednesday evening, February 28, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Deacon Urban Kiernan presided. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, March 1, 2001 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as celebrant. The lay-reader was granddaughter Teresa Valentine. The organist, Sharon McArthur led members of the parish choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns Lift High the Cross, Come to Me, Like A Shepherd, May Flights of Angels Lead You and How Great Thou Art. Members of the CWL formed an honour guard in her memory. Honorary bearers were Joe Kopchynski, Edward Piontek and Frances McPhee. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with grandsons Christopher, Richard, Mark and David Kopchynski serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Alex Korb
Mr. Alex Korb, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, beloved husband of Susan passed away on April 11, 2002 at the Nursing Home. He was 90 years of age. Alex was born September 27, 1911 at Rhein Saskatchewan. He married Susan Pfeifer at the age of 23 on July 12,1934 at the Runnymede Luthern Church. During the duration of his life, Alex was a carpenter and a farmer. Alex gave generous of his life and helped many people a long the way. Throughout his life he lived in places like Runnymede, twice in Nipawin, twice in Togo and Calder. After his retirement, he and Susan moved to Selkirk, Manitoba and then back to Calder until sickness forced him to go to the Yorkton Nursing Home.
Alex was the last surviving member of his family, he was predeceased by his parents, brothers, George, Dave and Jack; his sisters, Katie, Mary and Millie. He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved wife of sixty-seven years, Susan, his daughters; Wilma (Ed) Zabowski of Kelowna B.C, Elaine (Ray) Salyn of Winnipeg Mb. and Almina (Louis) Cailloux of Ottawa. Also to mourn are his four sons; Stanley of Thunder Bay, Ont., Raymond (Barbara) of Winnipeg Mb., Roland (Annette Diduck) of Calder, 5k., David (Henrietta) of Calder, 5k. and 19 grandchildren as well as 14 great- grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all.
A service of comfort was held on Sunday evening, April 14, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The funeral service was held on Monday, April 15, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi led the congregation in the hymns 'What A Freind We Have in Jesus', 'Amazing Grace' and 'Just As I Am'. Soloist, Colette Karapita sang 'The Old Rugged Cross'. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark with Bryon Petruk, Louis Cailloux, David Korb, Ryan Korb, Chris Salyn and Brent Salyn serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

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