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

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2009, at 12:36 p.m.

Peter Le Sann
Peter Le Sann, husband of Reida Le Sann of Springside, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was eighty nine years of age. Pierre Yves-Marie Le Sann was born on April 13, 1913 at Margo, Saskatchewan, a son of Francois and Yvonne (nee Ollivier) Le Sann. Peter's school education was primarily in France. At the age of nine he returned to Canada. He later attended the University of Saskatchewan and completed his Agricultural I Engineering in 1950. He bought a farm from Mr. Nordeen in the Theodore district and became a very successful farmer, at one time owning twelve quarters. In his spare time he taught French to students at Springside and Theodore Schools. In 1965 Peter met Reida Anderson of Wadena, Saskatchewan and they were later married on August 25, 1970 at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton. Peter had five children, one girl and four boys, Simone, Larry, Kerry, Henry and Peter. Over the years Peter was able to enjoy visiting with his children and their spouses. He was fortunate to have seven adored grandchildren with whom he loved sharing his life. Peter retired from farming approximately in 1989 and bought a house in Springside. However he continued to spend time on the farm during his spare moments. Peter always loved visiting with friends, family and relatives. He participated in his children and grandchildren's hockey and baseball activities. He was a member of the Curling Club in Theodore, where he is the only curler to have skipped an "8-ender". Peter enjoyed playing cards with Wesley, shooting pool at Senior Citizens Club or going for a drive with Reida and sometimes even getting lost.
Peter leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Reida of Springside; his daughter, Simone (nee Le Sann) (Ryan) Leclerc of Ponoka, AB; four sons, Kerry (Laverne) Le Sann of Springside, Larry (Jalyn) Le Sann of Regina, Henry (Mary) Drobot of Hamilton, ON and Peter (Barb) Tinga of Nanaimo, BC; seven grandchildren, Stephan and Christien Le Sann, Renee and Riley Leclerc all of Ponoka, AB, Chantelle Marie Le Sann of Ontario, Dave and Linda Drobot of Hamilton, ON; a sister-in-law, Victoria Le Sann of Yorkton as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Peter was predeceased by his brother, Marcel Le Sann; one sister, Therese Maguet; one grandson, Timothy Leclerc; one niece, Jackie Le Sann and two nephews, Claude Maguet and Ray Le Sann.
Prayer services were held on Tuesday, January 7, 2003 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Basil Chomos officiating. The organist, Pam Yaremko, with members of the parish choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns "Prayer of St. Francis", "Psalm 23" and "Peace Is Flowing Like A River". Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at 10:00 am from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Basil Chomos officiating. Orest Machusek was the server and crossbearer. Readings were given by Paul Ponak and Simone Le Sann. Organist, Diana Hornung with members of the parish choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns "How Great Thou Art", "Psalm 25", "Immaculate Mary", "Hark The Herald Angels Sing", "Song of Farewell" and "Amazing Grace". A tribute and words of remembrance were given by Peter's son, Kerry. The Honorary Bearers were Carl F. Malenowski, Larry Kitzul, Bill Cherney, Wesley Reeves, Henri Bouchard, Ron Merriman, Alger Gruber and John Kucharski. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Paul Ponak, Allan Payne, Larry Le Sann, Kerry Le Sann, Ryan Leclerc and Jody Weston serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Paul Lindenbach
Mr. Paul Lindenbach, beloved husband of Molly Lindenbach of the Rhein district, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at his home. He was 92 years of age. Paul Jacob Lindenbach was born on April 8, 1909 at Melville, Saskatchewan; the middle of nine children born to Heinrich and Katherine (nee Kitz) Lindenbach. He was raised in the Landestreu and MacNutt district. Paul was baptized and confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Landestreu. At an early age Paul worked at neighboring farms and then at Bowsman, Manitoba in lumber camps. Later he came to the Rhein area and worked on numerous farms. At this time he met Amalie Graf. They were married on December 26, 1949 at Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein. Paul remained a member of this church until his death and was the oldest surviving member of the congregation. Paul and Molly were blessed with three children, Margaret Anne, Ross and Timothy. The couple farmed north of Rhein and Paul kept an active interest in farming right up to this fall. Paul enjoyed the outdoors. He loved sports, especially Sports Days, never missing the Rhein Sports Day which was always held on Father's Day. He also loved to play cards. He was a charter member of the Rhein & District Golden Agers and enjoyed socializing there, especially playing shuffleboard. He enjoyed the Rhein Spring Daze and tried to be one of the first people to wear the Spring Daze button. Paul took great pride in his family and looked forward to their visits, especially the grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by us all.
Predeceased by all his brothers and sisters, Andrew, Mary, Jessie Adams, Adam, Otto, Arthur, Millie Stein and Elenore Liard. He leaves to cherish his memory Molly, his wife of 51 years. His children, Margaret Anne (Ray) Yost and their children Mark (and son Gregory), Christy (and special friend Scott Laidlaw); Ross (Roberta) and their children Rhonda Gibson (husband Clinton and their son Ethan), Erin, Brent (and special friend Veronica Solorzano), and Timothy (Myrna) and children Mellissa, Carly and Danielle; also his Godchild, Elizabeth Herman, sister-in-law Kay Lindenbach, uncle Harold (Margaret) Kitz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service was held on Friday, October 12, 2001 from Christ Lutheran Church in Rhein. Rev. Daphne Bender and Rev. Fred Schneider officiated. The organist, Shirley Ostafie, led members of the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Breathe on Me, Breath of God', 'This Is My Father's World' and 'Children of the Heavenly Father'. Margaret Anne Yost read the biography and Rhonda Gibson gave the tribute. All in attendance were considered honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery with Mark Yost, Robert Herman, John Bodnaryk, Brent Lindenbach, Clinton Gibson and Scott Laidlaw serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Brent Lischynski
LISCHYNSKI - Brent Lischynski of Regina, formerly of the Gorlitz district, beloved son of Lena and the late Bill Lischynski passed away suddenly, but peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, February 2, 2004 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 46 years of age. Brent William Lischynski was born on July 4, 1957 at Canora, Saskatchewan, a son of Bill and Lena (nee Bordun) Lischynski. He received his elementary education at Gorlitz and his high school at Canora Composite High School, graduating in 1975. He continued his education by receiving a diploma from a Driver Education Instructor's course. Brent served as a driver instructor for three years in Saskatoon before becoming a Driver Examiner with the Highway Traffic Board in Regina. Seven years later he accepted a position as a permit officer with the Department of Highways & Transportation. His final career change took him to Saskatchewan Government Insurance working as an adjuster. During his younger years, Brent participated in various sports. Through out his life time he maintained a keen interest in sports, especially football and hockey. Brent will be remembered for his knowledge of current events & politics and his loving nature that kept all children entertained in return for their love and respect. He had a great sense of humour and enjoyed to give and receive a good joke.
Predeceased by his father in 1991; Brent leaves to cherish his memory his beloved mother Lena and her husband Al Knittig; sister Iris (Angelbert) Cote of Gatineau, Quebec; niece Elaine Cote of Gatineau, Quebec, nephew Brent Cote of Las Vegas, Nevada and nephew David Cote of Gatineau, Quebec; special friend Maxine Jacques of Regina and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Prayers were held on Friday, February 6th from the Family Centre at Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 7th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Father Len Ratushniak, C.Ss.R. officiating. The responses were led by members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle was read by Elaine Cote. The interment took place at St. Mary's United Parish Cemetery, Gorlitz district with David Cote, Dean German, Bruce Kush, Tony Fullawka, Lawrence Romaniuk and David Wiwchar serving as the casket bearers. Following the luncheon, Elaine Cote shared Reflections of Brent's Life and expressed words of appreciation to all.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Catherine Lischynski
Mrs. Catherine Lischynski, longtime Yorkton resident, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 87 years of age. Catherine Lischynski was born on August 5, 1915 in the Stornoway district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Thomas and Mary (nee Misko) Oleck. She received her education at the Two Creek School near Togo, Saskatchewan. In October of 1933 she was united in marriage to Harry Lischynski. The couple farmed in the Eden district. In 1949 they moved to Yorkton, but continued to farm. Harry died suddenly in a car accident in 1958. Following that time Catherine remained in Yorkton. She enjoyed travelling and was able to travel to Europe and to Expo '67. She also spent two summers travelling the summer fair circuit with her good friend Bobby Yaholnitsky. Following that Catherine began employment as a head cook, firstly with the Holiday Inn for about five years, then with the Corona Motor Hotel for about five years. She retired upon completing her work there. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing handiwork, like knitting and crocheting, she was very proud of the 14 bed spreads she crocheted. She also liked visiting and playing cards and bingo. She enjoyed gardening during the summer months, especially growing her prized tea roses. Catherine spent many hours watching sports on TV, especially the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team, and special curling events. Catherine had been in good health for many years but had not been well since this past Easter and had been hospitalized frequently this fall.
Besides her husband Harry, she was predeceased by her parents, and by two sisters, Pauline in infancy, and Fern Lichacz from Toronto. She leaves to cherish her memory her three children: daughter Angie and her husband Albert Van Parys of Yorkton, son Ed Lischynski and his wife Donna of Yorkton; and daughter Ardelle and her husband Andy Harris of St. Albert, AB; 10 grandchildren, Angie's family, Curtis (Bev) Van Parys, and Craig (Pat) Van Parys; Ed's family, Celeste (Kelly) Bernakevitch, Darrell (Monique) Lischynski, Lynn (Steve) James, Denise (Boyd) Seidle, and Kimball Lischynski; Ardelle's family, Evan (Sandra) Harris, Tanys (David) Jackson, and Collin (Robin) Harris; also 17 great grandchildren; two brothers, Peter (Ann) Oleck of Yorkton and Ed (Bernice) Oleck of Saskatoon; two sisters, Jennie (Harold) Caradine of Toronto, and Elizabeth (Ian) Hartle of Fort Qu'Appelle; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends.
Prayer services were held on Tuesday evening, January 7, 2003 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Very Rev. Bryan Bayda C.Ss.R. officiated. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, January 8, 2003 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Oleh Kashuba C.Ss.R. as the celebrant. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choi led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Kelly Bernakevitch, the altar-servers were Bret and Tyler Bernakevitch. The epistle-reader was Denise Seidle, and special music during communion was provided by Celeste Bernakevitch, Rae Bernakevitch and Lynn James. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Curt and Craig Van Parys, Darrell and Kimball Lischynski, and Evan and Collin Harris serving as the casketbearers. At the memorial luncheon at St. Mary's Cultural Centre, Curt Van Parys gave reflections and remembrances of Catherine on behalf of the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Gloria Lisecki
Gloria Lisecki, beloved daughter of Stella and Carl Lisecki, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2001 at her residence in Saskatoon. She was 39 years, 11 months and 1 day of age. Gloria Ann Lisecki was born on April 14, 1961 at Canora, Saskatchewan, to Carl and Stella (nee Romanyshyn) Lisecki. She received her education at the Canora schools. Her first employment was as a librarian in Canora. She later moved to Regina where she worked at the Medical and Dental Building in Regina as a dark room technician. Her health forced her to come home for a period of time. Gloria joined the CNIB and moved to Saskatoon. She was able to gain employment through them. She worked for the City of Saskatoon, primarily at the Kinsmen Park as a cashier. A quiet person by nature, Gloria enjoyed reading, dancing and socializing. She had a special affection for animals.
Predeceased by her grandparents, Gloria leaves to cherish her memory, her mother Stella of Yorkton, her father Carl of Kamsack, a sister Linda and her husband Warren Gogol of Canora; a niece Marlee Gogol of Canora, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 22 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church officiating. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. Warren Gogol and Paul Gogal served as honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Amoel Lisecki, Victor Lisecki, Robert Kardynal, Hartley Gogal, Danny Tratch and Dennis Williams serving as the casket bearers. Following the reception held at the Family Centre, sister Linda Gogal expressed kind words of appreciation to all. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Lorna Etta (Halpenny) Logan
Logan - Lorna Etta (Halpenny) Logan - nurse, wife, mother, community worker, grandmother, great grandmother passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2006 at the age of 91 years. Lorna was born on December 31, 1914 to Forrest and Mary (nee Barry) Halpenny in Merrickville, Ontario. She grew up on her parents farm in Madison, Saskatchewan where she received her primary education. At an early age she attended Nutana Collegiate in Saskatoon and graduated from the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing in 1937 where she received the Alumni Award for Bedside Nursing. Shortly after graduation she was appointed Matron of the Queen Victoria Hospital and School of Nursing in Yorkton.
She married Donald Patterson Logan on November 29, 1941 in Saskatoon, Sask. Lorna and Don raised three children in Yorkton and at their cabin at York Lake. Her children will remember her as a devoted mother and community worker serving for many years as a Trustee of the Yorkton Public School Board as well as the Parole Board. Lorna was instrumental in establishing the Yorkton Home and School Board. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Church and worked as a CGIT leader and with the UCW. She later transferred to Westview United Church.
Lorna enjoyed the time she spent as a member of the Kinettes and K-Ettes. Lorna will be remembered for her gracious dinner and cocktail parties as well as hosting York Lake bar-be-ques and boat regattas.
Lorna passed away peacefully at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home where she had resided for 8 years and had excellent care.
She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers: Eric, Jack and Stan; three sisters: Ilma, Hilda and Dorothy (Gilliland) and by her husband Donald in 1996.
Lorna leaves to celebrate her life two daughters: Bonnie (Lester) Johnson of Ottawa, Ontario and children: Kirsten Kramer of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Jake of Ottawa, Ontario, Dorothy (Norm) Cross of Vancouver and children: Barry (Tracy) of Vancouver, B.C. and Kendall (Hans) Bergstrom of Vancouver, B.C.; son Jim (Jeanie) of Yorkton, Sask and children: Meghan (Brian Ross) Logan of Ottawa, Ontario and Blake of Toronto, Ontario as well as six (nearly seven) great grandchildren: Meika Lee, Sophia Grace, Emily Jane, Declan Daniel Edwin, Caelan Stephanie Faith and Madeline Gray Logan as well as many nieces and nephews.
The Funeral service was held on Friday afternoon, September 8, 2006 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Reverend Doug Craig of St. Andrew's United Church officiating. The music selection was "Down To A RIver" (Connie Kaldor) with the reflections of Lorna's life given by nephew Rusty Tamblyn.The Honourary Bearers were grandchildren: Jake Johnson, Kendall Cross Bergstrom, Meghan and Blake Logan. The interment followed in the Garden of St. John,Yorkton Memorial Gardens with: Norman and Barry Cross, Doug Poier, Rusty and Gordon Tamblyn serving as Casket Bearers.
Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton

Clara Lovelace
Mrs. Clara Lovelace of Yorkton, Sask. and formerly of the Willowbrook district passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was 83 years of age. Clara Kathleen was born on September 7, 1917 in the Beaverdale District of Saskatchewan. She was a daughter born to Castilar and Alice (nee Jones) Willis. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Silver Willow School. Following this, she employed by her sister Nellie, until Clara was united in marriage to Clifford Lovelace on June 10, 1935 at the United Church Manse in Yorkton. Following their marriage Clara and Clifford began farming in the Willowbrook district. Following Clifford's death in 1976, Clara remained on their farm until she moved into Yorkton in 1998 when she made her residence with her daughter Marcella. She lived there until she entered the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Clara was a friendly and outgoing person, and belonged to the Happy Centre Recreation Club. She loved to make quilts and every grandchild at one time or another received one of her handiworks. Clara loved her garden and flowers which came second only to the enjoyment that her grandchildren gave her.
Clara leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her loving family: her sons Llewellyn and his wife Mary on the family homestead south of Willowbrook, Clifford and his wife Marlene of Lloydminster; daughters Marvel Shiplack of Fort Qu'appelle, Sask., Marcella Boulanger of Yorkton, Sask.; her grandchildren Sheryl Dunn, Gordon (Cheryl) Shiplack, Randy (Marla) Shiplack, Brian (Barb) Shiplack, Cyndy (Fred) Weimer, Maureen (Allan) Marsden, Muriel (Peter) Brown, Wayne (Denise) Boulanger, Marcel (Kari Ann) Boulanger, Tracy (Clayton) Mile, Colin (Sarah) Lovelace, Kit (Kari) Lovelace; also 24 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; a sister, Hilda Berg of Central Butte, Sask. and sisters-in-law Alice Willis of Springside, Sask., and Rhoda Brown of Victoria B.C. Clara was predeceased by her mother in 1944, father in 1953, her husband Clifford in 1976, a sister Nellie in 1978, brothers Edward in 1974, Walter in 1990 and Charles; a brother-in-law Wesley Beck in 1981 and two sons-in-law, Ray Boulanger in 1995 and Gordon Shiplack in 1975.
Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, December 1, 2000 from St. Andrew's United Church, Yorkton, Sask. with Reverend Daryl Woods officiating. The organist was Shani Apland leading the Congregation and Choir in the Hymns "How Great Thou Art", "The Old Rugged Cross", and "Amazing Grace". The 23rd Psalm, "The Lord's My Shepherd" was recited by Clayton Mile. Reflections and Remembrances of Clara's life were given by Tracy Mile and Kit Lovelace. All of Clara's friends and neighbours were Honourary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Tracy Mile, Colin and Kit Lovelace, Randy and Gordon Shiplack and Maureen Marsden serving as Casket Bearers. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.

Rose Lozinski
Rose Gertrude Lozinski of the Theodore Health Centre, formerly of Yorkton, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 73 years of age. Rose was born on the family farm southwest of Norquay, Saskatchewan, on February 12, 1928, the second child born to Joseph and Helen (nee Markewich) Lozinski. She attended Moss Lake School and graduated high school from the Sacred Heart Academy in Regina. After graduating from Moose Jaw Normal School, Rose taught in various school districts in Saskatchewan. She married George Kohutt on July 14, 1951, at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church. This union was blessed with one son Gregory Jerome. Gregory died suddenly in Regina on August 16, 1974. Rose always took a keen interest in her students and she had a great interest in sports and music. In addition to the basic subjects, she put on concerts, directed choirs, accompanied others on the piano, and organized a rhythm band orchestra as part of the curricular program. Rose sang in the church choirs at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church near Norquay, St. Gerard's in Yorkton, St. Cecelia's in Regina and was a member of the Catholic Women's League. Teacher organizations interested her too. She served as secretary of her teachers' local and also as the secretary-treasurer of a branch of the Public Service Alliance of Canada while at Kamsack. She received a Certificate of Merit and a Red Cross Pin for serving as director of the Red Cross for fifteen years.
Rose was predeceased by her son Gregory in 1974, her ex-husband George Kohutt, her father Joseph in 1965 and her mother Helen in 1958. She is survived by a brother Benedict (Mariette) of Saskatoon, and three sisters: Mary (Victor) Wyonzek of Canora, and Adeline Lozinski and Veronica Lozinski, both of Torrance, California; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Prayers were held on Thursday May 3, 2001, from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Basil Chomos officiating. The organist was Tammie Latimer. Funeral Services were held on Friday May 4, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Basil Chomos officiating. Readings were given by Amanda Lozinski and Doreen Sereda. The altar servers were Lorne Barnes and Gilbert Kryski. The organist, Sharon McArthur, and members of the parish choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Here I Am Lord, Psalm 16 Keep Me Safe O God, Jesus Remeber Me, Gift of Finest Wheat, Song of the Angels and I Am the Bread of Life. Interment followed in the Canora Town Cemetery with Kevin Wyonzek, Ricardo Wyonzek, Robert Lozinski, Robert Kindratsky, Cordell Hilderman and Trent Sereda as the casketbearers. At the graveside the family sang a medley of religous hymns. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Florence Lukash
Mrs. Florence Lukash of Yorkton, widow of Paul Lukash passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 with her family at her side. Florence Judith Lukash was born to Paul and Lena Yurkiw on May 31, 1943 at Canora, SK. She attended public school in Mikado, completed her high school at Canora Composite High School, and attended Teacher’s College in Regina, SK. Florence married her soul mate, Paul, on July 18, 1964. Because of close family ties, they chose to make Yorkton their home. They settled and went on to become an integral part of the Yorkton Catholic School system and the Yorkton community in general. Florence’s greatest love was her family. Lisa and Darren were the light of her life. She was a second “Mom” to all her nieces and nephews. Her door was always open, and if it was ever locked, we all knew where the key was. Florence was born to be a teacher and she became an amazing part of children’s lives for over 30 years. Each student was a special individual and very important to her. She always went the extra mile to understand and help each child. Every student has fond memories of time spent in her class. Florence especially enjoyed many summers of fishing and camping with family and friends. She could usually be found curled up with a good book while everyone else fished. Especially important to Florence was the opportunity to share in the celebration of Darren’s recent marriage to Cheryl and she welcomed becoming “Baba” to Shaylee. Florence’s unique sense of humour and strong will prevailed throughout her life. These were part of what we loved so dearly about her.
Florence was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Lena Yurkiw; parents-in-law, William and Olga Lukash; husband Paul; sister Stella; brothers-in-law Ben Lukash and Adam Danylchuk; special nephew Greg Lukash. She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory her loving children Darren (Cheryl) and Lisa; granddaughter Shaylee; sisters Lorna (Orest) Sackney, Annette (Stanley) Popowich; brothers-in-law Dan (Doris) Krepakevich of Yorkton, John (Marlene) Lukash, Terry (Mary) Lukash, Orest (Adeline) Lukash; sisters-in-law Mary Lukash and Elsie Danylchuk; nieces and nephews who were such an important part of her life, and many dear colleagues and friends.
Prayer services were held on Sunday, March 17th at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, March 18th at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. and Rev. Father Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrants. The responses were led by St. Mary’s Funeral Choir. Organist, Melita Benko led the choir in the singing of hymns. The crossbearer was Dustin Krepakevich and the epistle reader was Mischa Diehl. The honourary bearers were Stanley Popowich, Orest Sackney, Danny Krepakevich, Orest Lukash, Terry Lukash, John Lukash, Skip Anderson, Jim Paton, Michael Malayney, Leroy Persick, Wes Supena and All Who Shared in Florence’s Life. Florence’s colleagues attended as a body. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Lenard Krepakevich, Alan Krepakevich, Jason Popowich, Nolan Efford, Nolan Sackney, David Lukash, Ron Lukash and Brian Holowatuk serving as the casket bearers. Jason Popowich conveyed remembrances of his aunt Florence’s life. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey’s Funeral Home. Florence’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for the expressions of sympathy, prayers and many acts of kindness during this difficult time. Friends so wishing may make donations in Florence’s name to the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic in Regina, SK as tokens of remembrance.

Vivian Lusney
Miss Vivian Yvonne Lusney of Toronto, Ont., and formerly of Yorkton, Sask. died on Sunday, November 12, 2000 at the Toronto East General Hospital. She was 57 years, 4 months and 3 days of age. Vivian was born on July 9, 1943 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She was a daughter of Steve and Annie (nee Ninowsky) Lusney. She was raised and educated in Yorkton; graduating in 1960 from the Yorkton Collegiate Insitute. Vivian then found employment in Winnipeg, Ottawa and finally in Toronto where she was employed with the Government of Canada, Statistics Canada Department. For the past two years Vivian's health was consumed by cancer. Vivian enjoyed life to the fulllest; fighting the cancer until she could no longer. She loved to volunteer with many projects, namely Harbour Front Centre with their various programs including Reading Series, Spanish Festival and the Milk International Children's Festival. She also volunteered with the Downtown Jazz Festival and the Federal Liberal Association, St. Paul Riding. She loved to act in numerous theatres and festivals, socializing with everyone; and her zest for life was contagious to all that knew her. Her work was very important to her as was the support and friendship she received from her co-workers. Vivian also served as president of her union local of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Her Faith was abundant and most important as her Church became a source of strength and peace. She loved to worship at the church and sing in the choir. As well, Vivian enjoyed gardening and exploring many different ethnic foods abundant in Toronto, although she still liked her home cooked Ukrainian foods that brought her memories of home. Vivian's cheerful and vivacious spirit will always be in our hearts and never forgotten.
She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life her sister Harriet and her husband Ralph Caplette of Saskatoon along with their children Danielle and Kelly. She was predeceased by her parents Steve in 1982 and Annie Lusney in 1997.
A service of remembrance was held on Thursday evening, November 16, 2000 from the Oakwood Wesleyan Church Toronto, Ont. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, November 20, 2000 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton, Sask. with Pastor Steve Rosluk of the First Baptist Church Officiating. Ruth McPhee was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Just A Closer Walk With Thee and Amazing Grace. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Harvey Kovac, Norman Lusney, Cliff Kraft, Ken Diduck, Albert Dubnyk and Joe Andrew serving as Casket Bearers. Services were directed by Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.

Mr. Emil Lutz
LUTZ - Mr. Emil Lutz of Ituna, beloved husband of Nettie Lutz passed away Monday, January 2, 2006 at the Ituna Pioneer Lodge at the age of 77 after a long battle with cancer. Emil was born March 5, 1928 in the Ituna District of Saskatchewan, a son to John and Pauline (Halushka) Lutz. Emil grew up on the family farm and attended school in the Hardrock district. He worked at home on the farm as well as numerous other places.
Emil enjoyed visiting with his grandchildren and touring the town in his car. A visit from family and friends was always welcome.
Emil was united in marriage to Nettie Dmyterko on September 26, 1959 at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Together they worked on the family farm where they raised four children. In 1993 Emil retired from farming. Emil and his wife moved to Ituna where they resided until he became a short term resident of the Pioneer Lodge.
Predeceased by his father John in 1991, his mother Pauline in 1992, his brother and sister in infancy, brothers-in-law John Flinta and Charles Kobialko.
He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his loving wife Nettie of Ituna, two sons Ernie and wife Mavis of Yorkton, Allan and his wife Bev and their sons Jared and Tanner of Yorkton, two daughters Nadine Beatty of Ituna and her son Jared of Yorkton, Jeanette and her husband Brent Kutas and their daughter Brianna of Ituna. He also leaves three sisters: Annie Flinta of Ituna, Helen (John) Serelo of Regina and Stella (John) Stachyshyn of Ituna. Three sisters-in-law, six brothers-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Prayers were held on Friday, January 6th at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, Januray 7th at Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Boris Kyba, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ladmer Moskal. The epistle reader was Mavis Lutz and the cross bearers were grandsons, Jared Beatty and Jared & Tanner Lutz. 'All Wko Knew Emil' were considered honorary bearers. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Jason Dmyterko, Dennis Serelo, Trevor Wenc, Shayne Wenc, Gerald Petrowsky and Eugene Holowatuk serving as the casket bearers. Funeral Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

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