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Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2009, at 1:23 p.m.

Alex Obuch
Mr. Alex Obuch, long time Ituna resident passed away on Friday, October 26, 2001 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. He was 78 years of age. Alex Obuch was born on March 17, 1923 in Ituna; a son of John & Dora (nee Homeniuk) Obuch. He was raised on the family farm and attended the Churchill School. In 1939 he applied to go to the Navy but was rejected and was called to the Army where he fought for his country. After the war was over he returned to the farm in the Churchill district and farmed with his father and brother till he retired from farming and moved to Ituna in 1978. He was a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool for 30 years and a Councillor for Division 5 of the RM #246 Ituna Bon Accord. He had been an active member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Churchill district and of the Sacred Heart Church in Ituna. His hobbies included gardening and playing cards, especially three-spot, at the Ituna Senior's Centre. Alex's health had been failing since this past summer, and more recently had been hospitalized this past month in Yorkton and Melville. Predeceased by his parents, Dora in 1949 and John in 1967; a brother Russel in 1999, step-brothers Bill, Tony, Dan and John Hluchman.
He leaves to cherish his memory a brother Harry and his wife Sophie of Ituna, a step-brother Mike of Ituna; numerous nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Katie Obuch of Regina and Anne Obuch of Yorkton.
The prayer service was held on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 from the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Church in Ituna. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 from Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Father Brian Bayda C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. Cantors, Wayne Boczulak, Ladmer Moskal and Andrea Kohuch led in the singing of the responses. The sacristan was Larry Tymiak. The crossbearer was Daryl Obuch and Nancy Herasymiuk read the epistle. The interment took place in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Gordon Obuch, Gary Obuch, John Evanochko, Nestor Kushnerenko, David Obuch and Victor Rodych serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Stanley Olenick
Mr. Stanley William Olenick passed away peacefully February 13, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. Stanley was born in Arabella, Sk on August 1, 1941 the second youngest child to William and Mary Olenick. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Norquay. After completing high school, Stanley moved to Calgary where he received his Certificate in Accounting at Business College and then to Madison, SK where he was employed at the bank. He later moved to Regina to become a salesman with IPSCO. While living in Regina, Stanley was introduced to Grace Stevens by his cousin Nick Kublisky. Nick was a Technician at the Grey Nuns Hospital where Grace worked as a Medical Transcriber. They dated for 5 years and in 1965 were joined in marriage. Their first child, Robert, was born in 1966 followed by Dione in 1968 and Jacqueline in 1969. In 1971 they relocated to Yorkton where they have remained since. Stanley worked at various jobs for the first few years in Yorkton but soon found his career with the Co-op where he spent the past 23 years. Stanley also had a great love of music and spent his spare time playing in various bands where he sang and played his guitar. But possibly his greatest talent was working with wood. Stanley loved spending time in his shop, building furniture for his wife, children and especially his grandchildren. Stanley always had a project on the go, but would always put it aside to lend a hand to his family or many friends. When the summer months came however, the doors to the shop were closed for the season. It was now time to work in the yard, get the cottage ready for his summers spent at the lake with his grandchildren and to kick back to watch or listen to his 'Saskatchewan Roughriders'. Stanley was a loving and devoted family man and always looked forward to camping, fishing and just hanging out with his grandchildren.
Stanley was predeceased by his parents Mary and William Olenick, his sister Minnie Kowall, brother Peter Olenick, brothers-in-law Nick Kowall and Ben Kowall. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Grace; son Robert (Cheryl) Olenick of Cochrane, AB; daughters Dione (Jim) Swyryda of Dauphin, MB, and Jacqueline (Kordell) Roberts of Yorkton. Also, the Grandkids that he so courageously fought the battle for; Danielle, Nicole, Krista and Alyssa Olenick, Caitlin and Brianna Swyryda and his boys, Colton and Auston Roberts. His sisters Nettie Kowall of Yorkton, Anne (William) Markewich of Norquay, and Marie (Joe) Huska of Victoria BC, sister-in-law Eileen Olenick of Westbank BC; his brothers, Paul (Jeanette) Olenick of Norquay, and Eugene (Rose) Olenick of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, who fondly referred to him as 'Staushu'.
Prayer services were held on Sunday evening, February 16, 2003 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, February 17, 2003 from St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. The Epistle reader was Joe Kowall and Dennis Kowall was the crossbearer. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singng of the responses. Casketbearers were Perry & Joe Kowall, Brad Schmidt, Al Rosendal, Derryl Tendler and George Stanicki. Interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Michael Oleynik
Mr. Michael Oleynik entered eternal rest on Monday, April 2, 2001 at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He was 99 years, 4 months and 3 days of age. Michael was born on November 30, 1901 in Korelytsi, Ukraine, a son of William and Mary Oleynik. He was raised in Ukraine along with 3 brothers and 4 sisters. He received his education in Ukraine before serving in the Polish Army for two years. On March 3, 1921 Michael was united in marriage to Katherine Bordun in Korelytski. This marriage was blessed with one son, William, who was born in Ukraine. Michael ventured out to Canada in 1929 and settled in the Barvis district, east of Yorkton. Katherine and son William joined him in May of 1930. They enjoyed the great opportunities in this new land and valued the freedom to do what they loved most. All of his life Mike believed in hard work and a faith in God. The love of the land and farming remained with him throughout his lifetime. He especially enjoyed his horses, pigeons, harvest and Sunday drives checking crops. He was proud of his Ukrainian heritage and promoted his culture through language, stories, dancing and playing tunes on his harmonica. Mike played an important role in the formation of the Barvis-Tupper Catholic Church. He was a faithful member of St. Mary's Church in Yorkton and a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood.
Predeceased by his parents, his wife Katherine in 1989, and brothers and sisters in Ukraine, Michael leaves to cherish his memory one son William (Mary) of Yorkton; four grandchildren, John (Mabel) Oleynik, Anne (Don) Anderson, all of Yorkton, Michael (Lorrielynn) Oleynik of Regina and William M. Oleynik of Yorkton; eight great-grandchildren, Melissa , Ryan and Tyson Oleynik, Donald, Christopher and Sarah Anderson, Shanda and Zachary Oleynik and many friends and relatives in Canada and Ukraine.
On Thursday evening, April 5th, members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood led in the praying of the rosary. The Parastas service followed in the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with His Excellency, Bishop Michael Wiwchar, C.Ss.R., Rev. Fr. Joseph Denischuk, C.Ss.R. and Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was held on Friday, April 6th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor, Ed Pindus assisted by St. Mary's Parish Choir members led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Ryan Oleynik and the epistle reader was Mike Oleynik. Members of the UCBC, St. Volodymyr Branch participated in the funeral with President Glen Tymiak bearing the UCBC banner and Peter Gulka and John Solonenko bearing the church banners. Joe J. Ratushniak and Mike Katerinich served as ushers. The Honour Guard included Lorne Sakundiak, Mike Baran, Walle Head, Fred Pawliw, Ed McLashen, Harry Kardynal, Ned Pisiak and Wally Baluk. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with John Oleynik, Mike Oleynik, William Oleynik, Don Anderson, Walter Dutkewicz and Mike Zanevitch serving as the casket bearers. Eternal Memory! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Mike Olynyk
Mike Olynyk, husband of Irene of the Goodeve district passed away on Sunday January 13, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. He was seventy-three years of age. Mike was born on November 2, 1928 on the family farm north of Goodeve, Saskatchewan to John and Anna (nee Charanduke) Olynyk. Mike received his education at Crescent Bluff School. Upon completion of his schooling he farmed with his parents. In the fall of 1948 Mike ventured to Vancouver, BC where he was employed during the winter. The following fall he was employed at International Harvester in Hamilton, Ontario. He returned to the farm in 1949 and on November 25, 1951 Mike married Irene Pillipow. Working side by side Mike and Irene expanded and developed an operation that is known as Crescent Creek Angus. Always very active, Mike served as a Councillor for the R.M. of Stanley. He was one of the ten incorporators of the Goodeve Credit Union, served on the Goodeve Rural Telephone Co. and was a 4-H Beef Club Leader. Mike especially enjoyed his grandchildren. He always had room in his armchair for an extra grandchild. In recent years Mike and Irene enjoyed several bus trips together travelling throughout Canada and the U.S.A. The past three years Mike was especially proud to host the Crescent Creek Annual Angus Bull Sale at the farm. In 2000 the farm was the recipient of the Saskatchewan Angus breeder of the year award.
Mike was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Bill; two sisters, Sophie Pillipow and Nellie Holinaty. Mike leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of fifty years, Irene of Goodeve; his four children: two sons, Ivan (Phyllis) of Canora, and Wes (Kim) of Goodeve, two daughters, Chris (Rod) Pohl of Porcupine Plain, SK and Grace (Bill) Ruttan of Red Deer, AB; seven grandchildren, Curtis Pohl, Nicholas, Orie, Roxanne, Danny, Kaitlin and Wade Olynyk; one brother, George (Mary) Olynyk of Wynyard, SK; five sisters, Mary Tekatch, Anne (Stan) Tekatch, Olga Haliuk and Helen Pruski, all of Hamilton, ON and Elsie (Alex) Camponi of Westbank, BC; one sister-in-law, Doris Olynyk of Youngstown, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Prayer Services were held on Wednesday January 16, 2002 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Funeral Services were held on Thursday January 17, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut and Rt. Rev. Fr. Victor Lakusta officiating. Grandson, Danny Olynyk was the crossbearer and the Bannerbearers were Matt Lutz & Mike Brelis. The responses were sung by Mr. William Kozey and members of the Parish Choir. Honorary Bearers were everyone who knew and loved Mike. Granddaughters, Kaitlin & Roxanne Olynyk were the wreathbearers. Interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Orie Olynyk, Nicholas Olynyk, Curtis Pohl, Bill Ruttan, Donald Pillipow and Stan Olynyk as the casketbearers. A memorial luncheon followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre, Lisa Tataryn paid tribute with a solo "Grandpa's Hands". Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Rose O'Mulrey
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and sister Rose O'Mulrey of Kamloops, B.C. Rose May O'Mulrey was born on September 22, 1936, at Wroxton, Sask., the daughter of John and Katie (nee Elaschuk) Puritch. She passed away on March 10, 2001 at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, B.C.
Rose was predeceased by her parents John William and Katie Puritch; her husbands Nick Onchulenko and Norm O'Mulrey; nephews Danny Puritch and Scott Kulaway and her niece Anne Gross. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Kathy Robertson of Kamloops, B.C., son Mike Onchulenko of Lac La Biche, Alta., and four grandsons, Dallas, Michael, Cole and Skylar. Also two brothers, Alex (Lorraine) Puritch of Medicine Hat, Alta., and David (Susan) Puritch of Yorkton, Sask.; two sisters, Mary (Alvin) Gross of Yorkton, Sask., and Ruth (Ed) Kulaway of Fernie, B.C. and numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held on Friday afternoon, May 18, 2001 in the Garden of St. Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jim Acheson and Gordon Eady officiating. The special music selection entitled In Jesus Hands was sung. The urnbearer was Alex Puritch, a brother of Rose. Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.

Alfred Onslow
Alfred Onslow, husband of Kay of Theodore passed away on Tuesday September 4, 2001. He was seventy-nine years of age. Alfred Edward Onslow was born on December 21, 1921 at Fairlight, Saskatchewan. He was the only child of Albert and Emily (nee King) Onslow. He was brought up on the farm and later spent time in the army in Vancouver. With his mother's death at an early age and his dad's admittance into the veteran's hospital at Victoria following the war, Alfred was raised by his mother's employer (a man named Ralph Van de Bogart) who later became known as "Uncle Ralph" to us. He was always a "father-figure" to dad and became a very important part of our lives until his passing in 1974. Alfred married Katie Yarmichuk in 1947 at Foam Lake. They shared the farm work together and from this union, four children were born, Darlene, Bob, Debbie and Dick. He was always very caring, supportive and proud of all of us. Alfred semi-retired in from the farm in 1986 when they moved into Theodore, but he never completely retired until 1991 when ill health forced him to. Dad was a member of the Legion, served on the UGG Board of Directors and also the Garry League. Dad's three loves in life were: 1st the ball field, 2nd the coffee shop, 3rd the farm. The three things he enjoyed most came to a halt when he suffered three strokes in November of 1991 at the age of 68 years. Since then, his quality of life and type of lifestyle had changed. Dad was forced to stay indoors more and through the years required progressively more care from mom. Due to his deteriorating health and mobility, Dad became a resident of the Theodore Health Centre in April of 1997. He adjusted to life there with frequent visits and care by mother. His previous competitiveness at ball now showed in his eagerness to play and win at bingo (even though the prize was a treat to give to one of his grandchildren). The TV was constantly watched, cheering for the Blue Jays in summer and the Maple Leafs in winter. Due to the strokes, we noted emotions in Dad we had rarely seen as children. He would be tearful when he was happy, sad or mad. His eyes would be gleaming with tears of joy as he spotted family to visit or the sight of the weekly visit from Dr. Fourie that he looked forward to. Dad also looked forward to the rides in the country, the annual health centre Christmas party and summer BBQ. The staff at the Health Centre made everyone feel like one big family.
Dad leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, his wife of 54 years, Kay; daughter, Darlene Onslow and family, Kirsty and Stacey Serby and their father Clayton Serby, and Todd Thorsness and his father Robert Thorsness; son Robert (Ethel) Onslow and their family Colby and Kimberley; daughter Debra (Dwayne) Kitzan and their family Colton and Kaitlyn; son Richard (Carla) Onslow and their son Dryw. Mother and the rest of the family have felt privileged to have shared each Christmas, birthday, anniversary and other family occasions with dad in the last few years. The loss of our husband, father, grandfather and head of our family has left an empty space in our hearts and in our family. We can be grateful for the time we all spent with dad over the years and more intensely the last few weeks. These are memories we will never forget. Thank you dad for your loving and caring ways and for strengthening us to be a close and strong family. We love you dad! As a true farmer, harvest is almost over and your work is now done.
A Service of Comfort was held on Thursday September 6, 2001 at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Don Milne officiating. Funeral Services were held on Friday September 7, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. from the Theodore Recreation Centre with Rev. Don Milne of the United Church of Canada officiating. Daughters-in-law Ethel and Carla Onslow gave the readings. Tributes and words of remembrance were given by daughters Darlene and Debbie. The organist Mrs. Thelma Gillis with members of the Theodore United Church Choir led the congregation in the singing of the hymns What A Friend We Have In Jesus and Just As I Am. The choir anthem was Shall We Gather At The River. Special taped music selections were Annie's Song sung by granddaughter Stacey Serby and My Heart Will Go On sung by daughter Debbie Onslow-Kitzan. Honourary Bearers were the late Matt Danyliuk, Rose Danyliuk, Terry Danyliuk, Donna Gawryliuk, Karen Kuzek, Dr. Phillip Fourie, Theodore Health Centre Staff, Nick Kucher, Maurice Kostichuk, Albert Pobereznek, Clay Serby, Mike Luciw, Nick Marianchuk, Mike Ostapowich, Matt Fedusiak, Walter Rusnak, Sandy Anderson and George Anderson. Interment followed in the Theodore Town Cemetery with Larry Kopan, Don Gawryliuk, Doug Ukrainetz, Roger Hardie, Peter Moroz and Greg Fedusiak as the casketbearers. Members of Theodore Branch 34 Royal Canadian Legion performed the Legion Burial Rites. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Vincent Ooi
Vincent Paul Ooi was born on February 17, 1987 at Regina, Saskatchewan. The only son of Richard and Christine (nee Seetho) Ooi. Vincent grew up in the Yorkton area and attended school at Columbia, Saltcoats, Ebenezer, and Yorkdale Central Schools. Vincent attended high school at the Yorkton Regional High School. He was active with wrestling, the weight lifting club, track, karate, and audio-visual. Vincent was always a hard worker and was very conscientious. He excelled in all of his studies and maintained honours in every grade. He was compassionate and always went out of his way to help others. Vincent enjoyed working with computers and electronics. He was quickly becoming known as an expert with computers; when friends needed help they could always call on him. Vincent also enjoyed travelling whenever he could. He travelled to many places around the world, visiting relatives on his holidays. Vincent passed away tragically on Friday, November 8, 2002 at Yorkton. He was fifteen years of age.
Predeceased by his grandparents, Leng Ooi, Hong Si-Thoo and Kung Ah Hoy; one uncle, Tak Si-Thoo. Vincent leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Richard and Christine of Yorkton; grandmother, Luan Ooi of Singapore; his aunts and uncles, Willie Ooi of Papua New Guinea, Robert Ooi of MN, USA, Ruby Ooi of England, Prosper Ooi of Australia, Amy Ooi of Japan, Peter Ooi and Shirley Ooi of Singapore, Chin Si-Thoo, Swee Chin Si-Thoo, Seng See-Toh, Siew Ching See-Toh of Winnipeg; and Soo Hong Ngok and Meng See-Toh of Malaysia, his thirty-one cousins, his godfather, Urban Kiernan of Yorkton, as well as many relatives and special friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 10:00 am at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Basil Chomos officiating. Tributes were made by Shirley Huziak and Garry Gawryliuk. Organist, Diana Hornung, played the following hymns: 'Here I Am Lord' , 'Psalm 25: To You O' Lord', 'Hosea' , 'I Am The Bread of Life', 'Song of the Angels' , and 'Amazing Grace'. Honorary Bearers were all of Vincent's relatives and friends. Interment was at Garden of Gethsemene, Yorkton Memorial Gardens, with Don Baluk, Shea Riley, Brennan Matisho, Kyle Fisher, Justin Holland, and Corey Chandler serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Nestor Ortynsky
Mr. Nestor Ortynsky of Saskatoon, formerly of Yorkton and the Veregin district, passed away suddenly and peacefully at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Thursday, September 19, 2002 at the age of 86 years. Nestor Mirolsaw Ortynsky was born on January 29, 1916 on the family farm near Veregin, Saskatchewan. He attended Terpenia School near the homestead, and graduated from Kamsack High School in 1934. After graduation, Nestor stayed on the family farm and took a mechanics course to learn about new farming machinery. Nestor married Anne Klymochko of Kamsack, Saskatchewan on July 21, 1946 and they made their home on the family farm. Nestor loved to play baseball and enjoyed playing the violin. Together with his brother Lloyd, who played the guitar, they often played until the wee hours of the night. He had a passion for curling and curled in many bonspiels in Veregin and area. He loved life on the farm and continued working and living there until his wife Anne passed away in 1984. Along with his son Rodney, Nestor continued to farm part time and live in Yorkton until his health started to fail in 1993. For the past 9 years, he had lived with his daughter and her family in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He enjoyed the acreage and spent many hours outdoors walking in the garden, tinkering with equipment or sitting and watching his grandchildren play. He attended a day program at the Saskatoon Convalescent Home on a weekly basis and loved being with people his own age and the group activities they shared both at the home and on excursions to places like the Western Development Museum and The Forestry Farm. He enjoyed his TV watching sports, especially curling. He was a quiet man and although he left the farm, the farm never left him.
Nestor was predeceased by his loving wife, Anne on July 21, 1984; his father Michael in 1971 and mother, Lena in 1956; his brother Lloyd Ortynsky of Kamsack in 1986; and sisters, Julia Ortynsky of Veregin in 1924, Stella Cherewick of Richmond, BC, Olga Yasinko of Yorkton in 2001 and Stephania Ortynski of Edmonton, Alberta in 2002. He leaves to mourn and will be sadly missed by his son Rodney of Saskatoon; daughter Patricia (Don Hedman) of Saskatoon; daughter Denise (Bob Norwood) of Westport, Ontario and two granddaughters, McKenzie and Morgan Hedman of Saskatoon. He also leaves to mourn his dear brother Orest Ortynsky and wife Alice of Dawson Creek, BC.
Prayer services were held on Monday, September 23rd at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 24th from Descent of The Holy Spirit Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Mazeppa with Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, Zennovia Duch assisted by parish choir members led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Eugene Blahut. The interment followed in the Sliding Hills Christian Cemetery with Alex Yasinko, Lawrence Yasinko, Deryl Ortynsky, Glen Ortynsky, Swade Holowatuk and Dennis Klymochko serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Annie Oscienny
Mrs. Annie Oscienny, resident of Anderson Lodge peacefully entered eternal life with her family on her side on Monday, November 18, 2002 at the age of 87 years. Annie was born on September 9, 1915 in the Plainview district to Joseph and Mary (nee Lukany) Krupa. As a young child, Annie moved with her family to Ituna. A short time later her father purchased land in the Parkerview area where she attended Okno School. As a young girl Annie went to work as a hired girl at various homes. While she was employed in the Willowbrook area she met and married Alex Oscienny. They purchased land in the Beaverdale district in 1937 and worked side by side in all aspects of farming. In 1970 they semi-retired and moved their home to Yorkton to enjoy city life. Unfortunately Alex passed away in June of 1972 leaving Annie to look after their home until 1992. She sold the house and moved to Fisher Court, residing there for three years when she suffered a stroke which left her unable to look after herself. Subsequently Annie moved to a private care home and later to Anderson Lodge where she resided until the present time.
Predeceased by her parents; husband Alex; seven siblings and son-in-law Orest Prybylski, Annie leaves to cherish her memory three daughters; Angie (Lorne) Grunert and Iris (Henry) Takatch of Yorkton; and Jean (Garth) Olson of Bashaw, AB; seven grandsons, Ken & Dan Prybylski, Dwayne, Kelly and Shawn Takatch and Jason and Kevin Olson; eighteen great grandchildren; brother Steve Krupa of Foam Lake and sister Nell (John) Washington of Denver, Colorado.
Prayers were held on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, November 21, 2002 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 St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The epistle reader was Angie Grunert and the cross bearer was Shawn Takatch. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ken Prybylski, Dan Prybylski, Dwayne Takatch, Kelly Takatch, Jason Olson and Kevin Olson serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Martha Osika
Mrs. Martha Mary Osika of Theodore passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at the Theodore Health Centre following failing health. She was 76 yeras of age. Martha was born on January 5, 1925 in Rockglen Sask. She was a daughter born to Wilhelm and Theodora ( Nee Hindriks ) Pauwells; German pioneers to this country. Martha lived in Rockglen until 1935 when the family moved to Quinton, Sask. While there Martha attended Mission Lake School and trained as a practical health nurse in Lestock, Sask. Martha met and was united in marriage to Jack Pubben making their home in the Plumas, Manitoba district from 1947 to 1971. After Jack died Martha met Joe Osika from Theodore and they were married in 1979. Martha loved the outdoors which made her a great gardener, fisherman, bird - watcher and mushroom picker. She was a great collector of memorabilia and loved to do ceramics. She will be fondly remembered and missed.
Martha leaves to cherish her memory and to celebrate her life her husband Joseph. Children: George ( Pat ) Pubben of Sherwoood Park, AB, Rita Pubben of Winnipeg, MB, Dawn Pubben of Lethbridge, AB, Jim Pubben of Saskatoon, SK.; step-daughters: Gloria ( Ed ) Berezowski of Yorkton, Sk., Debbie ( Larry ) Charuk of Saskatoon Sk. Also several grandchildren and great grandchildren along with her sisters: Eva Keysors, Trudy ( Michael ) Ross, Margaret ( John ) Rogers and brothers: Leo ( Nellie ), Herman, Gerry ( Lillian) Pauwells Martha was predeceased by her first husband Jack Pubben ( 1971 ), infant daughter Gertrude ( 1948 ), her parents Wilhelm and Theodora Pauwells and brothers Willie and Arnold.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, January 4, 2002 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church Yorkton with Reverend Father Basil Chomos as Celebrant. Michael Hornung and Luke Boechler served as altar servers. The Epistle readers were Joanne Oswald and Pat Pubben. Kyla Hornung was the pianist leading members of the parish choir and the congregation in the Hymns: " You Are The Voice " , Psalm 16 - " Keep Me Safe O God ", " Jesus Remember Me ", " On Eagles Wings ", " Song Of The Angels" and " Day Is Done ". The interment took place at the St. Theodore Parish Cemetery north of Theodore, Sask. with Frank, Sam Pubben, Ken Oswald, Louis Laberge, Jerry Osika and Perry Berezowski serving as Casket Bearers. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton.

John Otchenash
Mr. John Otchenash of Hubbard, beloved husband of Kay passed away on Tuesday, December 25th, 2001 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. He was 80 years of age. John was born in Skolin in the Ukraine on September 2nd, 1921, a son of Zachary and Ksenia (nee Sewchuk) Otchenash. At the age of eight, he emigrated to the Parkerview district of Saskatchewan with his family. He lived in various areas of Saskatchewan and Manitoba until settling in Winnipeg where he met and married Kay Shubaly. John worked on the family farm for a number of years. He was called to service in 1944 and was stationed in both St. John's and Halifax. After the war, he returned to the prairies and worked various other jobs until joining the Sterling Stall Company in Winnipeg as a shipper. Upon retirement, he moved to Hubbard, Saskatchewan, where he became an active member of the community. He was president of the social club for a number of years, as well as treasurer of the Holy Cross Church. John was very committed to his family, especially his three grandchildren. Though soft-spoken and gentle, John remained true to his faith and ideals. We will miss his sense of humour and loving nature.
He is survived by his wife Kay, two daughters, Donna Goring (John) of Victoria, BC; Karen Shubaly-Molnar (Rory Molnar) of Winnipeg; one son, Garry Shubaly of Calgary; grandchildren, Jared and Robin Goring & Matthew Molnar; sisters, Sophie Winnicki, Ollie Farand & Marie Carscadden; brothers William, Albert and Andrew. He was predeceased by a brother Matt and his parents Ksenia and Zachary.
Prayer services were held on Friday, December 28th at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hubbard. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Saturday, December 29th at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church with Very Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantors, Ostap Piasta and Andrea Kohuch along with members of the parish led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was John Goring and the crossbearer was Rory Molnar. Daughters, Donna and Karen paid tribute to their father. The interment followed in the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery with Matthew Molnar, Raymond Bretecher, Terry Otchenash, Henry Winnicki, Greg Winnicki and Mark Farand serving as the casket bearers. Isaiah 43: 1-2 Do not be afraid - I will save you. I have called you by name - you are mine. When you pass through deep waters , I will be with you. ETERNAL MEMORY! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Ituna.

Edward Owen
Mr. Edward (Ted) Owen, beloved husband of Ellen Owen of Wynyard passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at the Wynyard Health Centre. He was 89 years of age. Ted was born on September 11, 1912 in the Theodore district of Saskatchewan, a son of John and Nellie (nee Stokes) Owen. On November 10, 1939 Ted married Ellen (Nell) Quinton. They had two children Neil and David. After farming for many years in the Jedburgh district, Ted and Nell moved to Theodore in 1963 where Ted worked for several years as the caretaker of the Theodore Union Hospital. Ted and Nell moved to Wynyard in 1981 where they resided at the time of his passing.
Ted was predeceased by his mother Nellie in 1950, his father John in 1961, his son Neill in 1983 and his brother Leonard in 1999. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife Nell, son David and his wife Maybelle of Wynyard, daughter-in-law Shirley and Ken Boe of Melfort, SK; grandchildren and great grandchildren Rick and Anna-Marie Owen and daughter Alanna of Saskatoon; Jean and Tony Moroz and daughter Taylor of Calgary; Larry and Jane Owen and their children Laura, Emily and Andrew of Saskatoon; Colleen and Barry Bergquist and son Matthew of Wynyard, also sister-in-law Nan Owen and family of Theodore and numerous other friends and relatives.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, June 1, 2002 from the Theodore Recreation Centre in Theodore with Dale Schultz, Agnes Smiley and Tracy Staples officiating. The pianist, Adrienne Sinclair led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'It Pays to Serve Jesus' and 'How Sweet the Thought', the graveside hymn was 'Alone With God'. Ushers were Bill Lalach and Syl Yaskowich, the register attendants were Merle Wasylynka and Mabel Johnson. A quintet of Larry Owen, Clayton Kostenuk, Jodi Graham, Leah Lennox and Adrienne Sinclair sang 'I'm Going Home'. The interment followed in the Theodore Cemetery with Allan Mojelski, Russell Kirzinger, George Osborne, Clement Osborne, Vern Henderson and Norman Quinton serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Annie Oystreck
Mrs. Annie Oystreck wife of the late William K. Oystreck, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 95 years. Anne was born on May 29, 1906 in the Mennofeldt district to George and Yustina (nee Kryshkowski) Wowk, the second eldest of 10 children. In 1924 she was united in marriage to William K. Oystreck. The couple commenced farming in the Rhein district and in 1931 purchased their own farm. In 1964 they retired and moved to Yorkton. Following William's death in 1976 Anne was determined to drive a car. At the age of 70 years she obtained her driver's license and drove for 15 years until her eyesight began to fail. In February, 1992 Anne moved to Fisher Court where she resided until the present time. William & Anne were faithful members of St. Mary's (Boychuk) Church, All Saint's in Rhein and Holy Transfiguration in Yorkton. Anne loved crocheting, knitting, embroidery and working in her garden.
Predeceased by her husband in 1976, daughter Marie (1962), son Bobby (1993), daughter-in-law Noella Oystreck (1989) and son-in-law Bill Chypyha (2000). Also by three sisters, Molly Fedoruk, Nellie Boychuk and Alice Gawryluk and a brother Mike Wowk. Anne leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her memory, three sons, John (Emily) of Kamsack, George (Dolaine) of Winnipeg and Steve (Kay) of Winnipeg; a daughter Jane Chypyha of Kamsack; 19 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren and 5 sisters, Lena Mandzuik of Pelly, Eva Zaharia, Katie Zaharia and Mary (Frank) Malinsky, all of Yorkton and Patty Stefuik of Kamsack.
Prayer Services were held on Sunday November 11, 2001 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. Funeral Services were held on Monday November 12, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The responses were sung by Mr. Mike Sitko with members of the church choir. The crossbearer was Ted Prokopchuk and the bannerbearers were Nick Zaharia & Ernie Shupena. Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Randy Oystreck, Darrell Oystreck, Leonard Oystreck, Kerry Chypyha, Darren Chypyha and Rene Poloyko as the casketbearers. Vichnya Pamiat! - Memory Eternal ! Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Elsie Oystryk
Mrs. Elsie Oystryk, beloved wife of John D. Oystryk of Yorkton, formerly of the Mazeppa district passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre following a lengthy illness with parkinsons and lately with cancer. She was 74 years, 11 months and 30 days of age. Elsie was born on January 18, 1927 to Mike and Sophie (nee Boychuk) Andrusiak in the Donwell district. She attended Mazeppa School. Elsie was united in marriage to John D. Oystryk on June 20, 1948. The couple farmed in the Mazeppa district until 1977 when they retired to Yorkton. Elsie was a faithful parishioner of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, both at Mazeppa and Yorkton. She was also an active member of the Women's Association also at Mazeppa and Yorkton. She enjoyed cooking and having friends and relatives over. Elsie also enjoyed travelling; trips that took John and her to the West Coast, Alaska, Hawaii, California and also spending a number of winters in Texas.
Elsie was predeceased by an infant daughter; her sons, Harvey and Allan in 1975; her dad in 1950, her mother in 1969; a sister Mary Boychuk in 2001; brothers-in-law Steve Boychuk in 1998 and Nick Antoniuk in 1993 and a niece Linda Boychuk in 1971. She is survived by her husband John; sister Anne Antoniuk; nieces, Virginia (Jerry) Hamm and family; Alicia (Orest) Hubic and their son; Shirley Major and her daughter; and Sandy Boychuk; as well as numerous relatives and friends.
Prayer services were held on Sunday, January 20th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 21st at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Rev. Fr. Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, Mike Sitko assisted by members of the Parish Choir led in the singing of the responses. The crossbearer was Steve Slywka and the banner bearers were Lawrence Oystreck and Ernie Citulsky. The interment followed in the family plot at Sliding Hills Christian Cemetery, Mazeppa with Orest Hubic, Jerry Hamm, Orest Machushek, Joe Markewich, John Fedorak and Dan Filipchuk serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Maria Oystryk
Mrs. Maria Oystryk of Yorkton, widow of John W. Oystryk entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She was 99 years of age. Maria was born on March 12, 1902 on the homestead in the Hamton district of Saskatchewan. She was a daughter born to George and Anna ( nee Kadyschuk ) Oystryk. Maria was raised on the family farm and attended Stawchan School. ( Stawchan was the name of the village from where her parents migrated to Canada ). She helped on the family farm until she was united in marriage to John W. Oystryk at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church North of Rhein ( known as Boychuk Church ); on June 5, 1919. The couple farmed land in the Dneiper district until they semi - retired to Yorkton in the fall of 1952. The land was sold in 1967. They made their home in Yorkton and unfortunately John died in 1977. During her life Maria was involved with the Ukrainian Orthodox Women's Association Olena Pchilka Branch. She loved helping in the hall enjoying making cabbage rolls and pyrohy. She did Ukrainian embroidery ( cross stitch ); and was involved with the craft of Pysanky ( Easter eggs ). Her garden was her specialty spending many hours there. Maria loved to travel and visit; especially when her husband was alive they would visit friends in the hospital almost every Sunday afternoon. An avid reader, friends and family could not provide her with enough Ukrainian literature. Maria was involved with many things in her life; however, the most important to her was her family which eventually numbered over two hundred.
Maria leaves to mourn her passing and to cherish her life her children: daughters: Ann ( Nick) Kadyschuk of Saskatoon, Pauline Klewchuk of Flin Flon, Margie Kolisnyk of Dauphin and Effie ( MIke ) Todoschuk of Flin Flon. Her sons: John J. of Canora, Mike ( Esther ) of Fort St. John, Nick ( Vivian ) of Peachland B.C., George ( Beulah ) of Biggar along with 44 grandchildren 95 great grandchildren 17 great great grandchildren and a brother John G Oystryk of Yorkton. Mrs. Oystryk was predeceased by her parents, her husband John W.; sons: Mike in infancy in 1920, Fred in 1998; brothers: Ted and Fred ( Onufrey ); sisters: Martha Waselenchuk, Katherine Kolybaba, Margaret Prokopchuk as well as sons-in-law: Nick Klewchuk, John Kolisnyk; granddaughters: Mary Kadyschuk, Alice Oystryk; a great grandson Paul Macdonald and a grandson-in-law Sandy McIntosh.
Prayer services were held on Friday evening, November 2, 2001 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church Yorkton, Sask. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning, November 3, 2001 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Reverend Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The Cantor was Mike Sitko assisted by members of the parish choir. George Prokopchuk was the Palamar. Members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Ladies Association Olena Pchilka branch served as an honour guard with Lillian Prokopchuk carrying the Association Propar. The cross bearer was Mervin Todoschuk with Leslie ( Les ) Oystryk and Garry Kadyschuk carrying the banners. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Norman Kadyschuk, Peter Klewchuk, Andy Oystryk, Kirk Oystryk, George Kolisnyk and Dennis Todoschuk serving as casket bearers. Eternal Memory. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton.

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