SASKATCHEWAN - Yorkton - Bailey's Funeral Home Obituaries - M - 1
Posted By: GenealogyBuff Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2009, at 12:53 p.m.
Mr. John MacDonald of the Dunleath district; beloved husband of Edna passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at theYorkton Regional Health Centre; following failing health. He was 83 years of age. John was born in Yorkton on October 9, 1918 to Allan and Catherine ( nee MacDonald ) MacDonald. He attended Dunleath School and farmed with his parents until he left to work at the gold mines in Ontario. In 1942 he joined the R.C.A.F. to serve his country until 1946; then he returned to his farm. On March 4, 1949 at Yorkton, John was united in marriage to Edna Wegner. From that time on they lived and worked on the farm. During his life John served his community through his involvement in the 4 - H Club, the Dunleath School Board and was an active member of the Knox Presbyterian Church until his health failed.
John leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory his loving wife Edna; his daughter Beverly ( Bob ) Gersbach of Edmonton; son Ian MacDonald of Dunleath; grandchildren: Drew and Matt Gersbach, Cameron and Stuart MacDonald; his brother Ian ( Margaret ) MacDonald and family; sisters - in - law: Lorraine MacDonald of Abbotsford, B.C. and family, Anne MacDonald of Dunleath and family. John was predeceased by his parents Allan and Catherine MacDonald; his brothers: Ewan MacDonald and Alex MacDonald; nephews: Barry MacDonald ( son of Ewan and Lorraine MacDonald and Angus MacDonald ( infant son of Ian and Margaret ).
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, December 4, 2001 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Irving Fraser of Knox Presbyterian Church Officiating. Vange Shipowick was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns: " He Leadeth Me ", " Rock Of Ages " and " Shall We Gather ". The Veteran's Burial Rite conducted by members of the Royal Canadian Legion General Alexander Ross Branch # 77 followed.The Padre' was Rev. Irving Fraser. Mike Bidnock was the Sergeant-At-Arms, with Fred Fenske, Art Alstad, Nick Koshman and John Zareski serving as colour party. Following Last Post and Reveille the interment took place in the Garden of St. Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Bill Nussbaumer, Arnold Weinmeister, Ivan Pollock, Allan MacDonald, Harvey Spitzke and Mervin Fichtner were Casket Bearers. Following the interment prayers the presentation of John's medals were given to the family by John Miller member of the Legion. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton
Anastasia (Nellie) Machula, widow of the late Michael Machula passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, February 11, 2001 in the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge. She was 94 years of age. Nellie was born March 17, 1906 to pioneer Ukrainian parents Nykola and Maria (nee Oryschak) Pilipow in the Goodeve district of Saskatchewan. She attended Stryj School and helped on the family farm. On November 21, 1919 Nellie was united in marriage to Michael Machula at St. Elias Ukrainian Orthodox Church which was located on her parents' farm in the Goodeve area. Nellie and Michael acquired their own farm and worked hand in hand and raised their children. In 1961 they sold their land to son Leon and Loretta and built a retirement home in Ituna, where she resided until June of 2000, when she entered the Ituna and District Pioneer Lodge.
She was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1962; parents Nykola in 1948 and Maria in 1964; a daughter Rose in infancy, sons William in 1933 and Stephen in 1989; grandson Kevin Machula in 1967; granddaughter Doreen Machula in 1994; son-in-law William Kozey in 1973, and daughter-in-law Edna Machula in 1998; sisters Pearl Melnyk, Katherine Cherepuschak, Mary Petlak and Rose Machula; and by a brother, Stephen Pilipow. She will be fondly and lovingly remembered by her family: daughter Pearl Kozey of Ituna; four sons, Paul of Mississauga, Ontario, Walter (Josephine) of Anaheim, California, Leon (Loretta) of Yorkton and Bohdan (Vera) of Saskatoon; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Machula of Nipawin; grandchildren Stephen Kozey, Deloris (Donald) Smorang, Russell (Irene) Machula, David (Debbie) Machula, Stephen Machula, Gregory (Connie) Machula, Martin (Valerie) Machula, Bradley Machula, Stephanie (Stan) Zuke, Kathy Machula, Larry (Johanna) Machula, Rodney (Sharon) Machula, Andrew (Lyuba) Machula, Lora Machula, Ihor (Tania) Machula and Boris Machula; great-grandchildren Tanya (Colin) Porozni, Larissa Smorang, Christina, Stephanie, Paul Jr., Mathew Machula, Arran Machula, Brenden, Kaitlyn, Christopher Machula, Kelly, Darren, Jordan, Rylee Machula, Lukas & Zachery Machula, Christine (Justin) Dyck, Mark Machula, Sabrina & Stephen Machula and Stephanie Zuke; and three great-great-grandchildren, Hannah and Isaac Porozni and Nolan Dyck.
The prayer service was held on Friday evening, February 16, 2001 from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. The funeral service was held on Saturday morning, February 17, 2001, from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Rev. Father Michael Kopchuk as Celebrant. The Cantor, John Smysnuik led members of the Parish Choir and the congregation in the singing of the responses. Ealter Kozey was the Sacristan. The Crossbearer was Jim Yachiw, the Bannerbearers were Ronald Pilipow and John Pankiw. Honorary bearers were all friends and relatives that knew her. Edith Burianyk carried the St. Olga's Ukrainian Women's Assocation Flag. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Andrew, Larry, Ihor and Stephen Machula, Stephen Kozey and Donald Smorang serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were by Bailey's Funeral Home. ETERNAL MEMORY!
Mrs. Katharina Mack passed away on Friday, May 4, 2001 at the Centennial Care Home in Langenburg at the age 90 years. Katharina was born on October 16, 1910 in the Shellmouth district of Manitoba, the daughter of Philip and Carolina (Schappert) Kendell. She was baptised and confirmed in the Lutheran faith by Pastor P. Weigner in the Hoffental Church. Katharina was united in marriage to Rudolf Mack on November 30, 1930 by Pastor John Dreyer in the Hoffental Church. The couple lived on the farm north of Langenburg. In 1942 they moved to Churchbridge where Kay worked at the Liquor Store for her brother-in-law Gust Werschler for a couple of years. After that she worked in the store for Balder Olson for a short time in Churchbridge. In 1947 Katharina and Rudolf moved to Marquis, Saskatchewan where Katharina was employed in a locker plant for five years. In 1953 the couple moved to Moose Jaw where Kay worked for different grocery stores, a bakery and a meat department until 1973 when they moved back to Churchbridge where they retired. In Moose Jaw they were members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and upon moving to Churchbridge became members of Trinity Lutheran Church. After Rudolf passed away on October 10, 1986 Kay remained at Churchbridge until she became a resident of the Centennial Care Home in Langenburg. On Friday, May 4, 2001 Kay passed away at the age of 90 years.
She was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband Rudolf; one sister Mary Mench; three brothers: John, Jake and Bill Kendell; a brother-in-law Bill Mench; and five sisters-in-law, Kay, Carrie, Alvina, Daisey and Teenie Kendell. Katharina leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life a sister Caroline and her husband Bill Schutz of Churchbridge; three brothers: Philip of Langenburg, George of Shellmouth, and Ed of Winnipeg; four God-children: Edgar Mench, Larry Mitschke, Dennis Schutz, and Frances Mack, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Churchbridge with Pastor Daryl Solie officiating. The organist, Alice Johnson, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns I Know that My Redeemer Lives, The King of Love My Shepherd Is and Be Still My Soul. Audrey Solie sang the solo How Great Thou Art. All guests in attendance were considered Honorary Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of St. John, Yorkton Memorial Gardens, with Edgar Mench, Larry Kendell, Daryl Kendell, Dennis Schultz, Vernon Kendell and Russell Thies serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.
Mr. Gilbert Maleschuk
Mr. Gilbert Maleschuk of Yorkton and formerly of Wadena entered eternal rest at the Regina General Hospital on Thursday, September 28, 2006 at the age of 74 years.
Gilbert was born on February 7, 1932 at Margo, Saskatchewan; a son of Alex and Mary (nee Happy) Maleschuk. He was raised in the Margo area and received his elementary education there, graduating from high school at Sturgis, Sk. He then attended Teachers College in Winnipeg and began his work in Wadena, Fenwood, Serath and Binscarth; teaching for a total of 10 years. Gilbert became self - employed until the present time; selling soap for 30 years, owning the City Bakery in Yorkton for eight years and then for the past ten years was owner and operator of G.M. Bus Lines. Gilbert was a man of many talents; playing in his own band the "G Drifters" using his various skills on the accordian, violin and guitar. He enjoyed photography and riding his Harley and was especially proud of his 1964 Canary Yellow T Bird. His children will remember him as a man who instilled good values in life and in business which they continue to carry on.
He leaves to cherish his memory and to celebrate his life his sons: Curtis and his wife Rose Maleschuk of Yorkton, Sk., Colin Maleschuk of Yorkton, Sk; three granddaughters: Cayla, Cally and Cara; his special companion Anne Hudye; two sisters - in - law Elsie of Wadena, Sk. Uldine of Smithers, BC along with nieces nephews, relatives and friends. Gilbert was predeceased by his father Alex in 1964; mother Mary in 1983; two brothers: Morris in 1986, John in 1987; a sister Ann and a brother Matthew in infancy.
Prayer service was held on Wednesday evening, October 4, 2006 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The Funeral service was held on Thursday morning, October 5, 2006 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Reverend Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The Cantor was William Kozey with members of the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Choir. The Banner Bearers were granddaughters: Cayla and Cally Maleschuk with John Burtnack serving as Cross bearer. Uldine, Elsie, Sandra , Melicia Maleschuk, Anne Hudye, Sherry Workman( Maleschuk) and Michelle Asato (Maleschuk) were Honourary Bearers. George Prokopchuk and Jim Bilan were Palamars. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke Yorkton Memorial Gardens with nephews: Eugene, Myles, Mitchell, Merlyn, Murray Maleschuk and Allan Workman serving as Casket Bearers. At the memorial Luncheon reflections of Gilbert's life were given by his sons: Curtis and Colin.
Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton
Mr. Carl Malinowski
Mr. Carl Malinowski, formerly of Theodore, husband of the late Maggie Malinowski passed away on Monday, April 3rd at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina at the age of 91 years.
Carl Malinowski was born on the Malinowski homestead on October 20, 1914, the thirteenth of seventeen children. He attended Poplar Leaf School and worked with his Dad on the farm until 1939 when he purchased his first quarter of land. In 1941 Carl spent three months in Toronto working, but returned in plenty of time for spring seeding. On July 17, 1943 he married Maggie Pawliw. This union was blessed with three children, Emil, Gail and Joanne. Carl and Maggie retired from the farm in 1981. Carl's farming career spanned six decades and his love for farming continued well into his retirement. Carl was known to be up before sunrise on most occasions. He loved to play cards with his friends and family, especially 'Troika'. Throughout his life Carl instilled in his children and grandchildren an appreciation for an honest day's work.
Carl is survived by his daughters, Gail Blommaert (Gordon) of Regina and Joanne Penteluk (Gregg) of Grande Prairie, AB; daughter-in-law Joan Malinowski of Kelowna, BC; grandchildren, Steven Yackel (and his son Taylor) of Moose Jaw, Karl Yackel (Colleen O'Hearn) of Edmonton, AB, Shane Blommaert of Regina, Brett Blommaert of Estevan, Rocky Malinowski (Andrea) of Kelowna, BC (their children Rocky, Cody and Mattia). Also several in laws, nieces and nephews.
Carl was predeceased by his wife Maggie in 2001 and his son Emil in 1978.
Dad was the last surviving member of his family of seventeen.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. GerardÔ's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton on Friday, April 7th with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as the Celebrant. The crossbearer was Michael Malinowski and the altar servers were Ernie Bobowski and Tom Pasloski. The organist, Rita Hilbig led members of the funeral choir in the singing of the hymns, 'Gather Us In', 'Here I Am Lord', 'Be Not Afraid', 'Song of The Angels' and 'For The Beauty of The Earth'. The readers were Gail Blommaert and Joanne Penteluk. The interment took place at St. Theodore R.C. Cemetery, north of Theodore with Steven Yackel, Karl Yackel, Shane Blommaert, Brett Blommaert Emil Biblow and Melvin Hnidey as the casket bearers.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Maggie Malinowski of Theodore, beloved wife of Carl A. Malinowski went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, December 16, 2001 at the age of 83 years. Maggie was born and raised in the Whitesand district. She married Carl Malinowski on July 17, 1943. They farmed in the Theodore district for many years before moving to town in 1967. Maggie loved gardening, quilting, cooking and sewing. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Maggie will be lovingly missed by her husband of 58 years, Carl A. Malinowski of Theodore. She also leaves to mourn her daughters, Gail Blommaert (Gordon) of Regina and Joanne Penteluk (Gregg) of Grande Prairie AB, daughter-in-law Joan Malinowski of Kelowna BC; five grandchildren, Steven Yackel of Grande Prairie AB, Karl Yackel of Edmonton AB, Rocky Malinowski of Kelowna BC, Shane Blommaert of Regina and Brett Blommaert of Regina; three great grandchildren, Rocky Junior, Cody & Mattia Malinowski of Kelowna BC. Also sisters Lena Biblow, Nettie Kerelchuk (John), Olga Karasuik (Victor), Delores Pawliw, Adeline Lahoda; a brother Bill Pawliw (Olga), several in-laws, nieces and nephews. Maggie was predeceased by her parents Mike and Mary Pawliw, son Emil and sisters Sophie Pawliw, Catherine Bednas and Anne Hnidey.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, December 19th at St. Theodore Roman Catholic Church in Theodore with Rev. Father Basil Chomos as the Celebrant. Mary Anne Scherr led the congregation in the singing of the hymns, "Lord Jesus, I will Sing as I Journey", "Rest In God Alone My Soul", "Jesus Remember Me", "O Lord I am not Worthy", "Song of Farewell" and "Amazing Grace". The crossbearer was Michael Malinowski. The readings were given by Gail and Gordon Blommaert. The interment followed in St. Theodore Parish Cemetery with Brett Blommaert, Karl Yackel, Jerrold Malinowski, David Kerelchuk, Larry Malinowski, and Melvin Hnidey serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mary Malinsky of Yorkton, formerly of the Hamton - Rhein district, beloved wife of Frank Malinsky passed away peacefully on December 6, 2002 with her family by her side. She was 79 years of age. Mary was born on Oct. 11, 1923 in the Rhein district, the youngest daughter of George and Yustina (nee Kurkowsky) Wowk. She attended Cedric School and enjoyed playing softball. She was a member of Boychuk's, Dneiper and St. Mary's Churches. Mary and Frank spent many years working side by side on their farm until they retired in 1994. Despite the hard work on the farm they always made time for their families numerous visits. One of our most amusing memories is of Mary's desire to eliminate the last season's unsightly things. No stubble, dry grass or bush stood in the way of Mary and her box of matches. Mary was best known for her generosity, love of life and sense of fun. She loved her family and would always strive for family to be together. Her cooking skills are legendary and she cooked for many weddings. Her birthday parties were always well attended and many people enjoyed the ample food she prepared. She carried on the tradition of her parents by cooking traditional dishes for Ukrainian Christmas and Easter meals. She was very social and loved spending time with friends playing cards and bingo. We will remember her for her strength, her smile and her ability to make us laugh. Her grandchildren will always remember her for her wonderful sense of humour and nurturing spirit. We will celebrate her life, cherish her memory, take pride in her contributions and keep her in our hearts.
Predeceased by her parents, her first husband Fred Oystryk; grandson Gary Bonnett and great granddaughter Kara Bonnett; sisters: Molly, Nellie, Annie, and Alice; and brother Michael. Mary is survived by her husband Frank, son; Danny (Geraldine) Oystryk of Leduc, AB, daughters; Adeline (Jack) O'Brien, Sylvia (Donald) Rohl of Calgary, AB, Elsie (Harold) Bonnett of Yorkton, SK. Grandchildren; Jessica (Sebastian) Kennedy, Krista Oystryk, Lisa Oystryk (fianc'e Rhys Davies) , Jim (Colette) O'Brien, Les O'Brien (fianc'e Isabel), Deirdre (Elias) Kobrosly, Sandy Rohl (fianc'e - Sandra), Larry (Carol) Bonnett, Laurie (David) Bonnett - Williams. Great grandchildren; Kaitlyn Kennedy, Kyle & Tyson Rohl, Michael, Katherine, Christine, Jason Kobrosly, Jared & Lauren Bonnett. Sisters; Lena Mandzuk, Katie Zaharia, Eva Zaharia, Patty Stefuik.
Prayers were held on Sunday, December 8, 2002 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League, Branch #1 preceded the prayers. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, December 9, 2002 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Laurie Bonnett-Williams and the cross bearer was Jessica Kennedy. The UCWL Honour Guard included prapor bearer, Verna Moroz, banners, Mary Tratch and Olga Prybylski and UCWLC memorial wreath bearers, Ann Boychuk, Lucy Kachur and Angie Grunert. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Jim O'Brien, Sandy Rohl, Larry Bonnett, Jared Bonnett, Elias Kobrosly and Sebastian Kennedy serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mrs. Catherine Mallick, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, widow of Peter Mallick, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2002 at the Nursing Home. She was 85 years of age. Catherine Mallick was born on July 25, 1916 in Edinburgh, Scotland; a daughter of Andrew and Jessie (nee Price ) Dow. She was raised in Scotland and as a young woman trained as a nurse. Catherine was working in London during World War II and it was there that she met Peter Mallick. The couple were married in London. Following the war, Peter, Catherine and their daughter Selina returned to Canada and to the Hamton district of Saskatchewan, later settling in the Tadmore district. A second daughter Joyce was born there. Catherine was stricken with Tuberculosis and spent a number of years receiving medical care at various sanatoriums. Her strong will and determination pulled her through these difficult years. While receiving care at a sanatorium at Ninette, Manitoba, Catherine was strong enough to use her nursing skills to help others. In 1962 she moved to Winnipeg where she completed her nursing career. Following her retirement Catherine returned to Saskatchewan in 1977 and resided at Endeavor and Tadmore for a short time before moving to Yorkton. In 1996 Peter passed away, and following that time Catherine was able to maintain her independence until her health began to seriously fail during the summer of 2000. She resided in a care home in Saskatoon until becoming a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in December of 2001.
Besides her husband Peter, she was predeceased by her parents, brothers Andrew and John Dow and by a granddaughter Rhodina Palagian. She is survived by her two daughters, Selina Mori of Maple Ridge BC, and Joyce Palagian of Springside; grandchildren, Tyler (Nancy) Prosak of Kelowna BC, Conrad (Veronica) Prosak of Vancouver, Heather (Derek) Becker of Stonewall, Manitoba, Tony (Lora) Palagian of Edmonton; a great granddaughter Stephanie of Winnipeg; also a brother Bill (Kathy) of Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, January 24, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Willem van de Wall of Knox Presbyterian church officiated. Two hymns were played, 'Amazing Grace' and 'Rock of Ages'. The interment took place in the Garden of Devotion with Catherine's brother Bill Dow as the urnbearer. Cremation and funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Tony Manchur, husband of Kay Manchur, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was eighty-five years of age. Tony was born on November 26, 1917 in the Gilbert Plains district of Manitoba, the third child of Fred and Mary (Nee Chyz) Manchur. The family moved to the Spalding area of Saskatchewan where they farmed and graveled for many years. Tony married Kay Chernipeski on August 19, 1946 at Theodore, Sask. The couple farmed in the Spalding district and raised their family of five children. The family moved to Saskatoon for three years (where Kay taught school and Tony worked at the airport as a gravel contractor). They moved to the Springside district where they continued to live until the present time. Tony had a positive attitude and good disposition. Even when he struggled with various problems with his health he made the best of things. He loved living on the farm and the work that went along with it. He spent many enjoyable hours with his pastime of constantly keeping his fireplace burning! Visiting with his family and friends was certainly one of his greatest loves.
Tony was predeceased by his parents Fred and Mary Manchur; his brothers, John, Mike and Joe; and one grandchild, Calvin Manchur. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Kay of Springside; his five children, Virginia Manchur of Calgary, AB, Howard (Judy) Manchur of Regina, Bev (Ben) Klatt of Oliver, BC, Bonnie (Donald) Laing of Hagerstown, MD, USA, and Cindy (Rod) Marchuk of Saskatoon, SK; seven grandchildren, Tekena (Cordell), Tanya (Chad), Toni - Joe, Teanda (Wayne), Trisha (Terry), and Justin and Brenton; six great-grandchildren, Samantha, Tia - Rae, Chloe, Daniel, Dawson and Austin.
Funeral Services were held on Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Pastors Norman Manweiller, Wilf Michaels, and Roy Jamieson, of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, were officiating. The organist, Mrs. Lillian Chernipeski led the congregation in the singing of the hymn "Safe In The Arms of Jesus". Violinist, Sarah Ohnander played "Amazing Grace". Son-in-law, Donald Laing gave a tribute and words of remembrance on behalf of the family. Interment followed in the Springside Town Cemetery with Toni - Joe Manchur, Corey Anderson Ben Klatt, Donald Laing, Rod Marchuk, Justin Marchuk, Mike Chernipeski and Alex Chernipeski serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Frances Mandziuk was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 28, 1922, the youngest of three children born to Alexander and Anna Witowski. Her childhood was filled with the joys and lessons that would eventually develop her into the fine lady that she became. Frances received her education at King Edward Elementary School and Isaac Newton High School, where she excelled in many sports, particularly baseball. She also developed an appreciation in fine arts and took pleasure in self-taught skills of drawing and playing piano. Upon graduation, Frances was employed in the banking sector and the clothing industry. On June 20, 1942 Frances was united in marriage to Michael Mandziuk, and so began a long and loving union of two very special people. Three lucky children were brought into this world by Michael and Frances; a son Gary John; a son Michael Alexander Gregory and a daughter Debra Anne. In 1952 Mike and Frances moved to Yorkton, where they, along with Mike's brother John and sister-in-law Helen purchased Seaborn's Bakery, which soon was renamed Yorkton City Bakery. Frances enjoyed helping out at the bakery but soon decided that her priority was to take care of her children and make her home a place of comfort and joy. Frances developed a keen interest in gardening and thoroughly enjoyed her large garden filled with various vegetables, surrounded by flowers of all descriptions. As the family grew up, Frances' focus changed only to growing flowers and tending the many shrubs and trees that were planted at her home at 114 Third Avenue North. Her care and attention to the yard won her many accolades and was enjoyed by many neighbours and passers-by. Over the years Frances became deeply interested and devoted to various service work within the community, and took great joy in participating in the annual Lion L's Kiddies Day Parade, as well as volunteer work within the United Church Women, and her work within the C.N.I.B. Frances was also very supportive and interested in her husband's service club work and assisted him whenever possible with duties and functions, such as the annual Wa Wa Shrine Club Malanka. Frances also took great pleasure in creating and sewing stuffed camels for the Shrine Club, that have represented the club for many years on the float that travels to numerous parades and functions. As time progressed Frances expanded her interests and soon became involved in various business ventures including the Loaf 'n' Jug convenience stores, Soap 'n' Suds Laundromat, and the Pop Shoppe. All of these ventures created challenges that Frances eagerly faced and conquered, and it was through these associations that Mike and Frances, along with their business partners began to travel extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Her more memorable highlites were riding atop an elephant gathering logs in the jungles of Thailand and passing through Checkpoint Charlie from West Germany into East Germany. In 1999 after 46 years of residence at their home on Third Avenue, Frances and Mike purchased a townhouse at 74 Russell Drive, and Frances soon began her work of transforming the grounds into a park-like setting. Her efforts were soon rewarded, when she, along with the other residents of the condominium were awarded the Best Backyard in the City of Yorkton's Community in Bloom Contest for the year 2000. We will remember Frances as a very special wife, mother, grandmother and friend. All will agree that first and foremost Frances was a sweet and gentle lady.
Frances passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a courageous battle with cancer. She was seventy-eight years of age. Frances was predeceased by her father Alexander, mother Anna and a brother Joseph. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Michael; her three children, Gary of Toronto, ON, Michael and his wife Beverley of Yorkton, SK and Debra and her husband Bill Burns of Calgary, AB; her grandchildren, Alexis Mandziuk and Kristina Mandziuk of Toronto, ON, Katherine Mandziuk of Regina, SK, Glenn Mandziuk and Vanessa Mandziuk of Yorkton, SK, Jeffrey Burns and Ashleigh Burns of Calgary,AB; a sister Patricia Kiffic of Winnipeg, MB; and Lynda Mandziuk of London, ON as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday January 16, 2001 from St. Andrew's United Church in Yorkton with Rev. Daryl Woods officiating. Words of Remembrance were given by Frances's children Gary, Michael and Debra. The organist Shani Apland and members of St. Andrew's Choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns The Lord's My Shepherd, All the Way My Saviour Leads Me and We Shall Go Out With Hope of Resurrection. Soloists Alexis Mandziuk sang Memories, and Joleen Cherland sang Ave Maria. The honorary bearers were all of Frances's grandchildren and everyone who shared in and celebrated her life. The urnbearer was son Gary Mandziuk. Inurnment to follow in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Indoor Columbarium. Should friends desire memorials may be made to the Wa Wa Shrine Patient Travel Fund or to the East Central Health Foundation Palliative Care Program. Cremation and funeral services were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Martin Marchuk passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2001 at the Regina General Hospital. He was 53 years of age. Martin Marchuk was born on April 1, 1948 to William and Mary (nee Chobotar) Marchuk at Theodore, Saskatchewan. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Chernowitz and Poplar Leaf Schools. He continued his education at the Theodore High School. Martin farmed for a few years and later ventured out to Kitimat and Terrace, BC to work in the sawmills. In 1971 he returned to Saskatchewan and accepted management positions within the retail co-ops at Canora, Buchanan, Treherne, Manitoba, Thorhild, Alberta and at Kelvington. Following that, Martin became a businessman for himself, opening up a convenience store in Yorkton with his dear friend and partner Joyce. He operated this business for three years. Martin was such a hard working and ambitious person in everything he did. He held a position at Key Chev-Olds and Liquidation World. He was always looking to better himself, so together Joyce and Martin bought a home in Yorkton. Martin had excellent public relations with people, he took a job as a salesman for the Yorkton Review and later the Community Post, a position he proudly held. He had many interests, including the many family gatherings, golfing, curling, bingo, playing cards and trying his luck. In the course of his life, he was a thoughtful, caring, kind-hearted would do anything for you kind of guy. He was always happy-go-lucky with a great sense of humour, his smiling face and cute chuckle will be missed. Martin was a jack-of-all-trades, which included carpentry, painting, gardening, yard work, cooking and also thoroughly enjoyed playing with his step grandson Zachary who was his pride and joy.
He was predeceased by his mother Mary in December of 1963, his father William in August of 1967, grandma and grandpa Chobotar, grandma and grandpa Marchuk, sister Olga Waselowich in 1984, step-son Jason Marchuk in 1991, brother-in-law Matt Sorochan in December of 1988, brother-in-law Bill Lastiwka in December of 1998, a niece Virginia in 1957, four uncles and aunts, also step mother-in-law Mary Skihar in July of 2000. He is survived by his special friend and partner Joyce Skihar of Yorkton; stepchildren Clayton (Leanna) Shore of Baytree, Alberta, Karen (Steven) Stuart of Melville, Andrea Shore (Richard) of Taber, Alberta; stepgrandson Zachary of Melville; four sisters, Dora Lastiwka of Theodore, Rosie (Bill) Dariechuk of Theodore, Elsie (John) Sucholotoky, Katie Sorochan of Sheho; brother-in-law Harry Waselowich, 14 nieces and nephews and numerous relatives including step father-in-law Nick Skihar of Regina, and sister-in-law Adele (Malcolm) Donald of Cranbrook.
Prayer services were held on Sunday June 24, 2001 from Westview United Church with Rt. Rev. Fr. Mitred Archpriest Nicholas Orest Rauliuk officiating. Funeral services were held on Monday June 25, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. from Westview United Church with Rt. Rev. Fr. Mitred Archpriest Nicholas Orest Rauliuk officiating. The responses were sung by cantor Gerald Yaholnitsky along with members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Trident Choir. Bev Abtosway gave words of tribute and remembrance of Martin. The crossbearer was Mervin Dariechuk. Raymond Howe and David Buscis were the Bannerbearers. Honorary Bearers were Martin's sisters, Dora, Rosie, Elsie, Katie and all of his loving family and friends. The register attendants were Shirley Howe and Bev Abtosway. Interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Steven Stewart, Clayton Shore, Earl Sucholotoky, David Dariechuk, Malcolm Donald and Terry Lastiwka as the casketbearers. A memorial luncheon followed at the Family Centre with Karen Stewart giving words of appreciation on behalf of the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.
Mr. Frank Marshall, formerly of Yorkton and the Churchill district, husband of the late Doris Marshall entered eternal rest on September 5, 2002 at the Herb Bassett Home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan at the age of 83 years. Frank Marshall was born on September 18, 1918 in the Churchill district, north east of Saskatchewan, the son of Mike and Mary (nee Sopel) Marshall. He attended Churchill School, completing his Grade IX standing. Subsequently he began farming with his parents. In 1962 he was united in marriage to Doris (Piasta) Kowal. They continued mixed farming until 1975 when they retired to Yorkton. While in Yorkton, Frank worked in the carpentry field for several years. Besides carpentry, Frank liked tinkering with various motors and in his younger years he played softball. During his lifetime he enjoyed fishing with his wife and friend as well as hunting and trapping. In Yorkton Frank was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church.
Predeceased by his wife Doris in 1997; brothers, Peter and John and sisters, Katie Ciszewski and Molly Wychowaniec; Frank is survived by his step-children, Edward Kowal of Prince Albert, Eileen (Lyle) Swaney of Nipawin, Gladys (Bill) Simpson of Theodore, Esther (Bill) Barsi of Yorkton and Louise (Jerry) Solonyka of Regina; twelve grandchildren, Chelsea, Cody and Travis Kowal, Brenda Solonyka, Joanne Kontogiannis, April Solonyka, Randy Pacholko, Daryl (Lisa) Pacholko, Bradley Barsi, John Pacholko, Douglas Meszaros, and Roxanne Heckelaar; five great grandchildren, Nicki Kontogiannis, Jessica, Hillarie and Cassia Pacholko, and Alexander Meszaros; two brothers, Joe of Ituna and Stanley (Ann) of Richmond Hill, ON and sisters, Sophie (Harry) of Ituna, Nellie (Otto) Lipps of Armprior, ON and Emily (Ron) Graham of Scarborough, ON.
Prayer services were held on Sunday, September 8th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, September 9th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Oleh Kashuba, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and members of St. Mary's Choir. The epistle was read by Ostap Piasta. Chelsea Kowal served as the crossbearer. The honorary bearers were Olga Stupak, Doreen Hahn, Severin & Mary Essar and Nick & Jean Kucher. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke with Edward Kowal, Robert Brooks, Douglas Meszaros Jr., Ostap Piasta, Roman Marshall and Daryl Pacholko serving as the casket bearers. A Tribute to Gido in way of a poem composed by Roxanne Heckelaar was read by Ed Kowal. A eulogy was presented by Eileen Swaney. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Harry Marteniuk, husband of the late Sophie Marteniuk passed away on Friday, March 21, 2003 at Yorkton & Ditsrict Nursing Home. He was 96 years of age. Harry George Marteniuk was born on February 3, 1905 in a 'bordai' (sod cave) at Logberg, Assiniboia, Northwest Territories. He was the son of George and Yolyna Marteniuk who came to Canada from Chernowka, a village in Ukraine. On October 10, 1925 Harry married Sophie Kryworuchka, originally from the Roblin area of Manitoba. Harry and Sophie were married in Oshawa Ontario where their first daughter Maria was born. In 1927 Harry and his family moved back to Saskatchewan, returning to the family farm near Calder where Harry and Sophie's other two children: Sandy and Virginia were born. Although Harry was Ukrainian Orthodox background he spent his married life with Sophie in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. After leaving the farm Harry and Sophie's primary life's work consisted of purchasing old buildings, businesses, restoring them to good order and selling them before moving on. Harry and Sophie moved many times during the course of their married life together. Among the buildings they purchased and renovated were the: Runnymede and Saltcoats Hotels, Victoria Hotel in Kamsack and Grocery stores in Melville and Yorkton, the Capital Garage in Kamsack, and Ed's Music Store in Melville. Harry spent the last years in Yorkton.
Harry was predeceased by his wife Sophie, his parents George and Yolyna; two brothers: Kost and Mike, a sister Mary Dragamutz and son-in-law John. Harry leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory his children: Marie (John) Stefaniuk of Kamsack, Sandy (Vi) Marteniuk of Yorkton, Virginia (Jack) Henderson of Melville; his grandchildren: John (Carol) Marteniuk of Lloydminster, Jim (Ruth) Marteniuk of Calgary, Penny (Bruce) Henderson of Moosejaw, Karen Henderson of Hawaii, Maureen Stefaniuk of Edmonton; great grandchildren: Paul, Shalome, Erin and Nicole Marteniuk, Jody, Jeff, Jaqueline Henderson, Colin Marchinew, Ilara Stefaniuk - Gaudet and three great great grandchildren, Karrien Marteniuk, Jaren and Jayme Puersten.
Mike G. Marteniuk
Mr. Mike G. Marteniuk, formerly of Calder passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton. He was 93 years of age. Mike George Marteniuk was born on November 21, 1907 on the family farm near Calder, Saskatchewan. He attended Calder School and helped on the family farm. Later he worked for farmers in the area. On November 20, 1926 Mike was united in marriage to Olga Marnowich at Canora. Following their marriage Mike and Olga farmed one mile west of Calder where they raised their family. In 1967 they retired form farming and moved to Yorkton. Here Mike was employed at Weber's Construction and Unifeeds. Following Olga's death in November, 1999 Mike became a resident of Anderson Lodge in Yorkton. Mike was a member of St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder, serving as secretary of the board for many years. Upon moving to Yorkton they became members of Holy Transfiguration Church. Mike loved doing carpentry work for his family until losing his eyesight. He enjoyed reading, dancing, playing cards and bingo. During his younger years he was a member of the New Horizons Senior's Club.
He was predeceased by his parents, beloved wife Olga, twin sons, Peter and Billy in infancy; a twin sister Maria in infancy; a sister Mary (George) Dragamutz, a brother Eli Marteniuk and a half brother Kost Marteniuk. Mike leaves to cherish his memory four children: Paul of Oshawa, ON, Anne Swerhun of Yorkton, Genevieve (Allan) McLeod of Welwyn and Tom of Edmonton; seven grandchildren, Cindy (Merv) Freake of Oshawa, Robert Swerhun of Edmonton, David (Donna) Swerhun of Edmonton, Bonny (Neil) Maddaford of Yorkton, Donald (Nita) Tkachuk of Yorkton, Barb (Todd) Miller of Calgary, Charlene (Darcy) Welch of Edmonton; nine great-grandchildren, Nicole, Crystal and Robin Freake of Oshawa, Johnathon and Alanna Swerhun of Edmonton, Blayze and Neva Tkachuk of Yorkton, Laurissa and T.J. Miller of Calgary; two great-great-grandchildren, Damin and Jake Adam of Oshawa, and a brother Harry Marteniuk of Yorkton.
Prayer service was held on Friday evening, April 6th, at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Saturday, April 7th, at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, Mike Sitko, assisted by members of Holy Transfiguration Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Walter Shymko and the banner bearers were Bonny Swerhun and Alanna Swerhun. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixon, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Robert Swerhun, David Swerhun, Calvin Morash, Gerry Kryworuchka, Terry Marteniuk and Gerald Shymko serving as the casket bearers. Eternal memory! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.