Mrs. Olga Korchinski of Ituna, formerly of the Hubbard district, widow of Mike C. Korchinski passed away suddenly and peacefully on Sunday, April 27, 2003 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. She was eighty-four years of age. Olga was born on July 28, 1918 in the Goodeve District of Saskatchewan, daughter of Mike and Mary (nee Stefanko) Bohay. Olga attended Late Moona School and later Tarnoville School when the family had moved to the Hubbard district. As a young woman, Olga did domestic work at various farms in the district. Olga married Mike C. Korchinski at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in 1939. The couple lived and farmed in the Jasmin district before they moved to the Hubbard district to farm and raise their four children. After Mike passed away in 1992 Olga continued to live on the farm with her son, David until 2001 when she moved into Ituna. Olga was an active member of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hubbard and the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Ladies. She was active with the Hubbard Senior Citizen Social Club. Olga took a lot of pride in her large gardens and beautiful flowers. There was always a lot to eat in her house and no one was ever hungry. Her greatest joy was in her family, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Olga was predeceased by her husband, Mike C. in 1992, son, David Nick in 2001 and her son-in-law, Mike Shuflita in 1985. She leaves to cherish her memory her children and their families: daughter, Martha Shuflita of Ituna and her two children, Joey and Roseann; daughter, Anne (Allan) Renkas and their daughters, Amanda and Alicia of Calgary; son, Metro (Lorna) Korchinski of Regina and their children Tony (Cheryl) Korchinski, Anita Korchinski, Theresa (Jason) Kuntz and Donna Korchinski; five great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jasmine, Jordan and Bryden Korchinski and Alexander Kuntz; as well as her brothers and sisters and their families, and her many relatives and friends.
Prayers were held on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hubbard. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, May 1, 2003 at Holy Cross Church with Very Rev. Fr. Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor, Ostap Piasta led in the singing of the responses. William Zenkewich was the sacristan and Joshua Korchinski served as the cross bearer. The interment followed in Holy Cross Parish Cemetery with Tony Korchinski, Jason Kuntz, Joey Shuflita, Steve Wartman, Ryan Erickson and Alicia Renkas serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Olga Koropatwa, aged 79 years, on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at the Pallaitive Care Unit of Pasqua Hospital in Regina.
Predeceased by her husband Steve; daughter Gloria Yuzik; brothers, Paul, Eugene and Joe Raina; sister and brother-in-law Emily and Peter Oleksiuk; brother-in-law John Ostapovich; sister-in-law Ellen Sabadash; Olga is survived by her sister Natalie (Nick) Federko; daughter and son-in-law Josie and Darwin Moore; son and daughter-in-law Lorne and Donna Koropatwa; daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Richard Runge; son-in-law Ernie Yuzik; grandchildren, Shauna (Mike) Flaman, Rob (Leeann) Moore, Tara (Brad) Moulder, Vaughn Koropatwa. Leah (Mike) Tallman, Troy (Lori) Yuzik, Trish (Scott) McBeth; great grandchildren, Jessica, Michaela, Haylee, Garrett. Matthew, Nicholas, Jeffrey, Dakota and Dawson; sister-in-law Ann Ostapovich, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Peter (Minnie) Koropatwa; sisters-in-law Margaret Raina and Winnie Raina and brother-in-law Peter Sabadash; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. To our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend: we will always cherish your courage, caring and humour. Your unconditional commitment to Family, Church, Friends and Community is your Legacy. You have touched the hearts of so many and we are honored to be a part of you.
Prayers were held on Sunday, March 2, 2003 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The rosary led by members of UCWLC preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, March 3, 2003 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Eugenia Richardson and the cross bearer was Leah Tallman. The UCWLC Honour Guard included Sonja Pawliw bearing the prapor; Martha Greschuk and Marty Otchenash serving as the banner bearers; and Rose Mysko, Helen Vaughan and Adeline Wytrykush carring the memorial wreath. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Vaughn Koropatwa, Robert Moore, Troy Yuzik, Mike Tallman, Mike Flaman and Scott McBeth serving as the casket bearers. The eulogy was conveyed by Shauna Flaman. Memorials in Olga's name may be made to The Palliative Care Unit, Pasqua Hospital, 4104 Dewdney Ave. Regina, SK S4T 1A5 as gifts of remembrance. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Walter Koshman, resident of Theodore, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2000 at the Foam Lake Health Centre following a brief illness. He was 60 years of age. Walter was born on June 24, 1940 in the Theodore district of Saskatchewan, a son of Nick and Katherine (nee Baback) Koshman. He attended the Poplar Leaf School. He worked on the family farm and in 1990 moved to Theodore, where he had since resided.
Predeceased by his mother Katherine in 1976 and by his father Nick in 1982, he is survived by his brother Martin and his wife Elaine of Theodore, his niece Sherry and her husband Dennis Moul and their daughter Natalie of Pittsburgh, PA, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Prayer services were held on Wednesday evening, November 29, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton. Funeral services were held on Thursday morning, November 30, 2000 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Theodore, Sask. with Reverend Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The palamar was John Maleschuk with Leonard Hobbins serving as Cross Bearer. The Banner Bearers were Andy and Gerald Koshman. The cantor was Gerald Yaholnitsky assisted by members of the parish. The interment followed in the St.John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Riverside, north of Theodore, Sask. Terry and Peter Hutzul, Ed Baback, Dean Hobbins, Gary Walker and Paul Schmelinsky serving as Casket Bearers. Eternal memory services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.
Mrs. Rose Kowalchuk entered eternal peace on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 in the presence of her daughter at Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 83 years of age. Rose was born on May 10, 1919 at Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Theodore and Kathleen (nee Melnychuk) Hunchak. She was raised on the family farm in the Foam Lake district and attended Windthorpe School. She started her career as a waitress in Foam Lake and later in Yorkton. In 1943 Rose was united in marriage to Fred Kowalchuk. The couple farmed in the Foam Lake area until 1959 when they moved to Yorkton. It was here that Rose established and operated Rose's Green House until the spring of 1989. Rose also kept her home open to less fortunate people for approximately 20 years. She loved working in her green house and enjoyed gardening. Her home was always open to family and friends. Rose loved her family dearly with her grandchildren having a special place in her heart. Her family will fondly remember her often used sayings, 'Holy Smackens', 'Kookarooka' and 'Its not bad...'.
Predeceased by her parents; grandson Dean Matthew; great granddaughter Linnia Falkowsky; sisters, Marie Bishop, Ann Hanson and Domna Hunchak and brothers, Willie, Alex and George in infancy; John and Steve; Rose leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Nelson of Yorkton, Carl (Gloria) of Yorkton, and Doug (Joan) of Gilbert Plains, MB; a daughter June (John) Sveinbjornson of Yorkton; thirteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren and three brothers, George Hunchak of Foam Lake, Pete Hunchak of Toronto, Nick Hunchak of Vancouver, BC and Joe Hunchak of Foam Lake.
Funeral services were held on Friday, November 15th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Trevor Cherry of the World Wide Church of God officiating. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, 'Nearer My God To Thee', 'God Be With You', It Is Well With My Soul' and 'Amazing Grace'. All those in attendance were considered honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Memories at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Carl Kowalchuk serving as the urn bearer. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. John Kowalishen, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, beloved husband of Alice Kowalishen of Yorkton passed away on Friday, November 22, 2002. He was 89 years of age. John Kowalishen was born on July 5, 1913 on the family farm in the Stornoway district of Saskatchewan; a son of Michael and Anna (nee Mysko) Kowalishen. He was raised in the district and was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Stornoway. He attended the Angove School and began farming the family farm at an early age. On October 22, 1939 he was united in marriage to Alice Guspodoric at St. Mary's Church in Yorkton. The couple farmed in the Stornoway district and raised two daughters. In 1960 they moved to Yorkton. John continued to farm for several years but also was employed in the city, serving with the Sheriff's office, the liquor commission, and was a member of the Yorkton Exhibition Association. John was a registered seed grower and won many awards for his grains. He enjoyed music and spent many happy times with family and friends singing. He was a member of St. Mary's Church and the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, he and Alice cantored in church for many years. Spare time hobbies included fishing, hunting and playing cards.
Predeceased by his father in 1973, mother in 1985, infant brother Orest in 1930, brothers Peter in 1987 and Steve in 1998, and a sister Stella Krupp in 1995. He is survived by his loving wife Alice; daughters, Gift Kachur of Yorkton, and Sonja McAdam of Prince Albert; grandsons, John (Michelle) Kachur of Italy, Scott and Todd McAdam in Prince Albert; a brother William (Jean) Kowalishen of Kamsack; sister Emily (Alex) Derinewski of Yorkton; sisters-in-law, Ann Kowalishen of Kelowna, and Marcella Kowalishen of Yorkton; and numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends.
Prayer services were held on Monday evening, November 25, 2002 from the chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Bryan Bayda C.Ss.R. as celebrant. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Bill Yaremko, the epistle reader was Leo Misko, and the organist was Ruth McPhee. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Bob Lumbard, Terry Dereniwski, Stanley Dereniwski, David Kowalishen, Denis Mysko and Ed Lischynski serving as the casketbearers. Memorials are to St. Mary's Building Fund or the Yorkton and District Nurisng Home. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Ben Kowall of Yorkton passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, October 26, 2001. He was 77 years of age. Benjamin Kowall was born on April 29, 1924 on the family farm in the Norquay district of Saskatchewan, son of Harry and Pauline (nee Cherewyk) Kowall. His elementary years were spent at South Willowgrove School. He furthered his education by attending St. Joseph's College in Yorkton and later received his teaching degree. He taught for several years before he met Minnie (nee Olenick). Ben and Minnie were married on October 22, 1950. After leaving his teaching position, Ben and his family lived in various cities in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan before they returned to Yorkton in 1965. Here he managed the West Broadway Esso. After leaving the garage business he worked with the Canadian Motor Association before retaining a position with Kent Flour Mills until his retirement. Ben was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council #5182 and of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood as well as serving on the Yorkton City Council as an Alderman. Ben enjoyed golfing, playing cards, watching sports and socializing on coffee row. His greatest passion was being with his grandchildren and family. Ben passed away peacefully on Friday October 26, 2001. He was seventy-seven years of age.
Ben was predeceased by his wife, Minnie; his parents, Harry and Pauline; brothers, Mike and Nick; sister, Anne. He leaves to cherish his memory his five sons, Gerald of Edmonton, AB, Tim (Jody) and their children, Maxwell, Matthew, Fergus and Tayler-Anne of Sharon, ON, David (Deborah) and their children, Parker and Sara-Jo of Sherwood Park, AB, Patrick (Lisa) and their children, Shaina, Haille and Logan of Prince Albert, SK and Joseph (Tracy) and their children, Nicholas, Zachary and Cassidy of Yorkton, SK; one sister, Helen; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Prayer services were held on Monday, October 29th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The rosary led by members of Knights of Columbus, Fr. Delaere Council and Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, St. Volodymyr Branch preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, October 30th at St. Mary's 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 cross bearer was Wally Kateryniuk and the epistle reader was Joe Huska. Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood participated in the funeral with an honour guard formed by president Glen Tymiak bearing the branch banner, Ed McLashen and Peter Gulka carrying the church banners. The ushers were Norm Yasinski, Victor Pachala, Dan Lackmanec and Carl Pacholko. The UCBC honourary bearers were John Pacholka, Wally Baluk, Joe J. Ratushniak, Fred Bodnaryk, Zenon Musey, Ned Pisiak, Lorne Sakundiak, Matt Salyn, John Hunko and Eugene Hnatiuk. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Nick Chaikowski, Ray Matisho, Perry Kowall, Dennis Kowall, Russell Cherwak and George Lazurko serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
KOZARUK - Wasyl Kozaruk passed away peacefully at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home on Friday, September 8, 2006 at the age of 88 with his son and daughter-in-law by his side. He was born on September 15, 1917 in Wroxton, Saskatchewan; a son of Mary (nee Ellaschuk) and Leon Kozaruk. Later on in his life his parents purchased farm land near Calder where he continued to live and farm. He attended Minerva School. Many years later after his marriage to Elsie Chornawka (August 14, 1949), they purchased and moved Minerva School to the farm and renovated it into the family home. To this day his son Lorne still resides in the home with his wife Anne on the family farm. Wasyl loved the farm and as a couple he and his wife Elsie grain farmed and raised cattle. He also loved horses and had many stories of when he worked the fields with his horses, threshing, harvesting and haying. There were summers when he worked away from home with road construction crews and also worked a short time as an apprentice electrician at the Esterhazy mine while his wife Elsie tended the farm with their children but he would always be home in the fall for the haying season and harvest.
Wasyl and Elsie loved going to church and were long time members at the Romanian Holy Trinity Church of MacNutt, which was one mile from the farm. When their health began failing he and his wife Elsie moved from the farm to Queen Elizabeth Court in Yorkton and they became members of St. Marks Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Wasyl continued to reside at Queen Elizabeth Court after his wife's death. He did not go out very often but loved going to church and to Mano's restaurant where he would have a bowl of his favorite chicken lemon rice soup. Eventually needing additional care he was moved to the Langenburg Nursing Home for a short stay, then to the Kamsack Nursing Home before moving to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He received special care from all the wonderful staff. He thoroughly enjoyed all the visits from friends and the continuous memorable visits with his son and daughter-in-law and attentive visits with his nieces Vic Eftoda and Bev Hilton and frequent telephone conversations with his daughter Rose.
Wasyl was predeceased by his wife Elsie in July of 1996; his parents Leon and Mary; his sister Laura Danelko, and a brother Nick. He leaves to mourn his passing his children: Lorne (Anne) of Calder, and Rose (Michael) Falesy of Kitchener, ON; grandchildren Barbara (Fred) Stein, Kevin (Janie) Falesy, Michael Jr. (Rosa) Falesy and great grandchildren: Brett and Matthias Stein, Mya Falesy, Alexander Falesy; sister Dora Unchulenko of Calder; brother Jim of Melville, and many nieces and nephews. Prayer services were held on Thursday evening, September 14, 2006 from St. Mark the Evangelist Orthodox Church in Yorkton. The funeral service was held on Friday, September 15, 2006 from St. Mark's Church. Rev. Father Rodion Luciuk was the Celebrant. Father Tikhon led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Vic Eftoda, the bannerbearers were Moira Stoll and Joan Taylor.The interment took place in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Michael Falesy Jr., Rodney Flunder, Jim Eftoda, George Stamatinos, John Keeper and Vern Britton serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
With profound sadness the family announces the passing of Peter on September 1, 2002 at the Regina General Hospital at age 77. He died peacefully with many of his family at his side. Peter was born at Hubbard, Saskatchewan. He went to Stryj School for his elementary education. Upon leaving school Peter worked on the family farm which he took management of in 1948. After their marriage in 1950, Peter and Olga lived on the farm at Hubbard until their retirement when they settled in Yorkton with other retired members from the Hubbard, Goodeve and Fenwood communities. Peter lived life fully; he worked hard and played hard. He enjoyed socializing with friends and neighbours. He particularly liked dancing, fishing, hunting, challenging the odds at the local casino now and again, occasionally playing blackout bingo and card games with dear friends weekly. Especially after his retirement, Peter became an avid reader of the Regina Leader Post, other newspapers and magazines. He was very interested in stories of local and national politics and keenly pursued news of world events. While living on the farm Peter was a faithful church participant at the Goodeve Orthodox Church and during retirement continued his devotion and service to the Church in Yorkton.
Peter was predeceased by his father (1958), mother (1997), and his older brother, John (1986). For fifty-two years Peter was the loving husband of Olga Kozey (nee Pankiw). In addition to his wife, Peter is survived by two daughters Elaine (George) Dorish of Regina, Karen (Nick) Oltean of Kelowna, and sons Rick (Mabel) Kozey of Yorkton and Don (Linda) Kozey of Regina; sisters Anne (John) Krywokulsky of Vermilion Bay, Ollie Kozey of Winnipeg, and Elizabeth Glover of Comox; brothers Russell (Wanda) Kozey and Nick (Louisa) Kozey of Regina; granddaughters Kimberley Dorish, Tiffany Kozey, Nichole Oltean, and grandsons Rob Dorish (Janine), Corey Kozey (Lynelle), Evan Kozey, Michael Kozey, Rylan Kozey, Tyler Oltean, Brent Oltean, and great grandchildren Mathew and Samantha Dorish and Hunter Kozey.
Visitation and prayers were held on Thursday, September 5 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Transfiguration. The funeral service was on Friday, September 6 in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Transfiguration with internment following at the Memorial Gardens, Yorkton. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Fred Kozmech, beloved husband of Alvina, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at the Sunnyside Nursing Home in Saskatoon. He was 80 years, 10 months and 12 days of age. Frederick Norman Kozmech was born on May 15, 1921 in the Hamton district of Saskatchewan; a son of Nicholai and Katrina (nee Zvizinski) Kozmech. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Mannafeld School in Hamton. As a young man Fred was a hired hand for numerous farmers in the Tonkin area. During the war years he trained for six months with the Royal Canadian Army at Victoria BC. He received a conditional pardon to begin farming and he farmed in the Yorkton and Tonkin district from 1941 - 2001. On October 25, 1947 he was united in marriage to Alvina Kshanowski at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Fred was also janitor and school trustee of the Anemone School. Family times were special at the farm, Christmas, Easter, and harvest time as well as family BBQ's. He enjoyed going to town and having coffee with friends. Fred was a real handyman - anything that needed fixing, he tackled with success. He was a member of the Ukrainian Business Men's Association, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the Hereford Association, and was a founding member of the Tonkin Curling Rink. Fred had also been a devoted member of St. Andrew's United Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed word searches, watching sports, singing and square dancing, mechanics, playing cards, curling, reading and travelling. As his health began to decline, Fred became a resident of the Sunnyside Nursing Home in Saskatoon.
Predeceased by his parents, six sisters, Lena and Domka in infancy, Polly Filipchuk, Helen Achtymichuk, Sadie Homanchuk and Mary Kozmech, and by four brothers John, William, Steve and Dan. He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 54 years Alvina; son Larry Kozmech and grandchildren Meghan, Tanis and Travis of Yorkton; daughter Carol (Bob) Kaschl of Saskatoon and grandchildren Rob of Yorkton & Cara of Saskatoon; daughter Valerie (Garry) Matechuk of Regina and grandchildren Tamara, Jason & Lynnette of Saskatoon and great grandson Lane; daughter Carla (Ken) Cadrain of Saskatoon and grandchildren Desiree and Joelle of Saskatoon; one brother George Kozmech of Yorkton and a sister-in-law Mary Kozmech of Edmonton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and his many other relatives and friends.
The Funeral Service was held on Monday, April 1, 2002 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Art Cross officiating. The organist, Murray Stewart led members of the choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Joyful, Joyful We AdoreYou', 'Amazing Grace' and 'All the Way My Saviour Leads Me'. Remembrances and a tribute were given by Fred's granddaughter Tamara Woroschuk. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Robert Kaschl, Jason Woroschuk, Travis Kozmech, Chad Achtymichuk, Dan Filipchuk and John Filipchuk serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Larry Brent Kozmech was born on June 11, 1951 at Yorkton, SK; a son of Fred and Alvina (nee Kshanowski). He attended Anemone Country School, and the Composite and Regional High Schools in Yorkton. Larry held various jobs in his working years, he was a miner at Thompson, Manitoba; moved furniture for Allied Van Lines; and had driven truck for a cartage company all across Canada. He was united in marriage to Lori Porter on September 20, 1980 at St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton. The last few years, Larry had remained close to Yorkton, residing in the RM of Wallace. His main occupation had become carpentry; he did custom work for companies in the area as well as being self-employed. His hobbies included curling, gardening and landscaping, reading, fishing, cooking, helping on the farm, mechanics, chess, cards and movies. His family and friends were a cherished part of his life. Throughout the years, he had enjoyed being a member of the Yorkton 4-H Club and the Tonkin Curling Club. Larry passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at his home. He was 51 years of age.
Predeceased by his father Fred in 2002, he is survived by his mother Alvina of Yorkton; two daughters and a son, Meghan, Tanis and Travis, all of Yorkton; Lori of Yorkton; three sisters, Carol (Bob) Kaschl of Saskatoon, Valerie (Garry) Matechuk of Regina, and Carla (Ken) Cadrain of Saskatoon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and his many other relatives and friends.