Mrs. Katherine Frances Thompson of Langenburg, SK, died peacefully with her daughters present on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 after a brief illness at the Regina General Hospital. She was 99 years 2 months and 8 days of age. Katherine was born to Joseph and Anna (nee Buchberger) Walz on the homestead just north of Langenburg, NWT on November 22, 1901. As a child Katherine attended Hohenlohe School and worked on the family farm. On November 11, 1925 Katherine married Norman Thompson a World War One veteran. She worked alongside her husband in the Langenburg Post Office from 1926 to 1961. Katherine was one of the original members of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Catholic Women's League. She and her husband were active members of the community for many years. Katherine spent many evenings and weekends at the rink as part of the audience watching family curl and play hockey, and behind the scenes cooking and serving at bonspiels. She is especially remembered for her butterscotch pies, decorative box lunches in the 1940s, love of dancing and artistic talents in sewing, crocheting and knitting. Her family holds many fond memories of her including summers at Madge and Singoose Lakes, pincherrry jelly, crabapple pie, cinnamon toast and lemonade, berry picking, bingo nights, games of Yahtzee, Trouble and canasta, Easter eggs dyed with onion skins and "magic fingers" able to mend anything; a woman of independence, determination and strength.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Grace Carr (Donald) of Hamilton, Ont., and Gloria Neumeier (Edward) of Langenburg, Sask; grandchildren Rosemarie, Donna and Richard (Elaine) Carr of Hamilton, Ont., Charmaine Campbell and Delmarie Thera (Patrick) of Saskatoon, Sask., Peter (Sharla) and Rory Neumeier of Langenburg, Sask.; eight great-grandchildren: Katherine and Alexandar Vukelich, Samantha and Daniel Carr, Benjamin and Rachel Thera, Jessica and Keagan Johnson; a brother Alfred Walz and many nieces and nephews. Katherine was predeceased by her husband Norman in 1984, her parents, a grandson Norman Carr in 1977 and sisters Helen Kenny in 1978, Anna Langer in 1994 and Josephine Walz in 2000.
Prayer services were held on Thursday evening, February 1, 2001 from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church Langenburg. Father Nicholas Porathur presided with Marian Walz as Epistle Reader. The Hymns led by the Folk Choir were Here I Am and Peace Is Flowing Like A River. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday morning, February 2, 2001 with Reverend Nicholas Porathur and Reverend Father Rick Krofchek as Celebrants. St. Joseph's Folk Choir sang the responses to the Liturgy and led in the singing of the hymns Be Not Afraid, The Lord's My Shepherd, On Eagle's Wings, Only A Shadow and How Great Thou Art. The Epistle Readers were Marion Walz and Patrick Thera with Delmarie Thera, Rachel Thera and Jessica Johnson serving as Gift Bearers and Gordon and Marion Walz serving as Communion Ministers. Benjamin Thera was the Cross Bearer with Patrick Thera and Charmaine Campbell as Altar Servers. The Honour Guard were members of St. Joseph's Catholic Women's League. The interment followed in the Garden of Devotion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Leroy, Gordon and Earl Walz, Jerome Stauch, John Thompson and Joseph DeCorby serving as Casket Bearers.
Services were directed by Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.
Connie Debra Tillman passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2000 at the Regina General Hospital following a very brief illness. She was 44 years of age. Connie was born on December 7, 1955 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Arthur and Ella (nee Liebrecht) Tillman.
Connie attended Windsor School and Lions School in Yorkton. In 1972 she commenced working at the Parkland Ability Centre. Since July, 1987 she had been a resident of the Parkland Villa. Connie enjoyed being with her friends and especially enjoyed coming to the Tillman Christmas Gathering to be with her uncles, aunts and all her cousins.
Predeceased by her father in 1974, her mother in 1992 and two siblings in infancy; Connie leaves to cherish her memory Wilfred Reeves of Springside; her uncles and aunts, Alfred & Loreen Tillman, Edmund & Erna Tillman and Dave & Hilda Tillman, all of Springside, Stan & Linda McKen of Yorkton, Norm & Hertha Klingspon of Otthon, Helmut & Helen Liebrecht and Ewald & Verna Liebrecht, all of Rhein and Velma Clark of Yorkton; many cousins; dear friends Bill & Evelyn Robertson of Springside, Scott Robertson of Springside and Carmel (Tobin) Robertson of Edmonton and many dear friends at the Ability Centre.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 8 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Pastor Bruce Timm of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Springside officiating. The organist, Verna Liebrecht, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns "I Know My Redeemer Lives", "Children of The Heavenly Father" and "Amazing Grace". The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Garry Tillman, Garth Tillman, Bryce Tillman, Brent McKen, Garry Liebrecht and Tim Liebrecht serving as the casket bearers. A tribute to Connie was conveyed by Bev Lacusta. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Mike Tkachuk, beloved husband of Marcia of Yorkton, formerly of the Buchanan district entered eternal rest on Friday, August 23, 2002 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Mike was born in the Buchanan district of Saskatchewan to Steve and Mary (nee Madarash) Tkachuk. He grew up on the family farm. After marrying Marcia Romaniuk the couple continued to farm the family homestead. There they were blessed with five children whom they taught to love animals and respect the land. In 1973 Mike and Marcia moved to Yorkton. Here Mike commenced employment with Morris Rod Weeder until his retirement. Mike enjoyed playing cards with his family and friends. He could sit up all night to play. He enjoyed creating gadgets to make his life easier. He had a lot of patience and love for his children and grandchildren even when they filled his garden tiller gas tank with water. Mike believed in working hard and then playing hard.
Predeceased by his parents; sister Ann Krochak, Julia Michaluk and Lena Brezinski; he leaves to celebrate his life, his wife Marcia of 52 years; sons: Lorne (Lorene) Tkachuk of Sudbury,ON and Lloyd (Lewann) Tkachuk of Toronto, ON; daughters: Monica (Alfred) Czwartkowski of Edmonton, AB, Corinne (Tim) Muirhead of Nanaimo, BC and Tammy (Dwight) Ruf of Yorkton, SK; grandchildren: Chris (Kim) Tkachuk, Erin (Andrew) Sunter, Michael (Roberta) Tkachuk, Tammy Tkachuk (Mike), Victoria Tkachuk, Peter Czwartkowski, Gregory Muirhead, Ashley Muirhead and Nicholas Ruf; great grandchildren: Addison, Katlin and Alissa Tkachuk, Samantha Tkachuk and Austin Kernohan; brothers: Joe (Mary) Tkachuk of Preeceville, Ted (Ethel) Tkachuk of Hudson Bay; sisters: Helen Haddock and Sophie Sushetski, both of Yorkton and Ethel Poroch of Kapuskasing, ON; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Prayer services were held on Monday, August 26th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, August 27th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 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 reader was Lloyd Tkachuk and the cross bearer was Ashley Muirhead. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Chris Tkachuk, Gregory Muirhead, Victoria Tkachuk, Erin Tkachuk, Peter Czwartkowski and Nicholas Ruf serving as the casket bearers. Eternal Memory! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Pauline Tkatch, widow of the late Stanley Tkatch, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, May 27, 2001 at St. Anne's Care Home in Ituna. She was 89 years of age. Pauline was born on December 25, 1911, the youngest child of pioneer parents John and Kunegunda (nee Huslak) Konechny on the family homestead five miles north of Melville. She attended a rural school a few years then completed up to Grade 8 at a school in Melville when the family relocated one mile north of Melville. In 1931 she was united in marriage to Stanley Tkatch at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. They acquired their own farm in the Lunnville district north of Ituna, where they worked and raised their family. In 1966 they sold the land and purchased a retirement home in Ituna where she resided until 1982. After the passing of her husband and due to failing health she became a resident of the Senior Housing Units in Ituna where she resided until November of 1999. She then became a resident of St. Anne's Care Home until her passing. Pauline was very creative, she decorated many beautiful wedding cakes in the community, in early times painted beautiful Easter eggs, crocheted many items including table cloths and sewed clothing for children. She loved to bake, cook and can from a large garden. But most of all she loved her flowers. When she was no longer able to tend to her garden flowers, her home was filled with floral arrangements. Pauline was also a long time member of the UWAC, St. Olga's branch in Ituna.
She was predeceased by her husband Stanley in 1981; her parents John in 1939 and Kunegunda in 1941; two granddaughters, Lisa Tkatch in 1985 and Doreen Machula in 1994; three sisters, Lily Walchuk, Katie Macala and Sophie Graboski; and by five brothers, Andrew, Joe, William, Frank and Leo Konechny. Pauline will be lovingly remembered by her children, Thomas (Mary) Tkatch of Ajax, ON, Julia (Jim) Yachiw of Saskatoon, Loretta (Leon) Machula of Yorkton, Harold (Audrey) Tkatch of Gibson BC, Gerald (Bernice) Tkatch of St. Laurent MB, Ronald (Jean) Tkatch of Moose Jaw, and Betty (Wilf) Hess of Chilliwack BC; fifteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister Agnes Hnatiuk of Melville and a sister-in-law Kathleen Conrad of Toronto, Ont, and their families.
The prayer service was held on Wednesday evening, May 30, 2001 from the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna. The funeral service was held on Thursday, May 31, 2001 from Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ituna with Rev. Father Michael Kopchuk officiating. The sacristan was Walter Kozey. The cantor, John Smysnuik, assisted by William Kozey and members of the parish choir sang the responses. The crossbearer was Joe Lekach, the bannerbearers were Steve and Rudy Lekach. Honorary bearers were all family and friends. Elizabeth Kitzul carried the UWAC banner. The interment followed in the Holy Trinity Parish Cemetery with Larry Machula, Dwayne Yachiw, Brenda Bode, Terry Tkatch, Shelley Tkatch and Randy Tkatch serving as the casketbearers. At the memorial luncheon, grandson Dwayne Yachiw gave the eulogy and expressed thanks on behalf of the family and Stella Pawlust spoke on behalf of the UWAC. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Bill M. Tkatchuk
TKATCHUK - Mr. Bill M. Tkatchuk of Yorkton, beloved husband of Anne passed away peacefully on November 2, 2005 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 86 years of age. Bill was born February 14, 1919 on the family farm in the Calder district, son of Mike and Paraska Tkatchuk. Bill attended Czernowka and Calder schools while helping on the family farm. On July 12, 1942 Bill was united in marriage to Anne Werbowetski at St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Calder. Shortly after their marriage, Bill received his call from the army. Taking Anne with him he was stationed at various posts. After returning from the army, Bill received a parcel of land from his mother and started farming in the Calder area. He worked with the local neighbors on threshing gangs and building crews. His farming operation included raising livestock and producing grain. Bill started with horses and bought his first John Deere tractor in 1955. The neighbors could hear the tractor running when they got up in the morning until they went to sleep at night. He worked hard endlessly, but also enjoyed good times, entertaining friends and family at the farm after bonspiels, sports days and other special occasions. Bill and Anne were blessed with two children, Shirley born in 1947 and Dennis born in 1952. In 1960 Bill was involved in a farming accident, loosing his fingers on both hands, but kept farming until 1979. At that time he retired and he and Anne traveled, taking many trips out of the country along with camping trips throughout Canada and the U.S. In 1995 Bill and Anne bought a home and retired to Yorkton. In 2002 Bill and Anne celebrated their 60th anniversary. Meeting for coffee, playing cards with friends and attending many church and charity functions was a big part of his life in Yorkton. In later life Bill never missed a baseball game or a curling spiel on TV. He knew every team and most of the players; his favourite team being the Blue Jays.
Bill leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Anne; daughter Shirley (Doug) Flett of Vancouver, BC; son Dennis of Vernon, BC; four grandchildren Jason (Michelle) and Wayne Flett and Lindsey Forsyth and Caraliegh Willis; three great grandchildren, Eli, Jake and Ethan; three sisters, Helen Erickson of Toronto, Elsie Purich of Saskatoon and Anne McDonald of Vancouver; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Bill was predeceased by four sisters, Mary, Nellie, Irene and Doris and three brothers, Fred, Steve and Pete.
Prayers were held on Sunday, November 6th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 7th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church with Rev. Father Roman Kocur officiating. The responses were led by cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky and parish choir members. The cross bearer was Debbie Bieber and the banner bearers were Donald Purich and Joe Horvath. The interment took place in the Garden Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with George Kerr, Blair Bieber, Jason Flett, Rodney Purich, George Tkachuk and Barry Kuzyk serving as the casket bearers.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. George Toderian of Yorkton, formerly of the MacNutt district, beloved husband of Elizabeth Toderian entered eternal rest on Friday, February 1, 2002. He was 81 years of age. George was born on March 27th.,1920 on the family homestead located on the NW12-24-31-W1 in the MacNutt area. He was the third son of six boys that were born to Pricopi and Anna (nee Sarafincian) Toderian, early Romanian immigrant pioneers who came to Saskatchewan at the turn of the 19th century. George attended Minerva School, a 4 ½ mile walk from home, completing his grade 8. George was part of the locally renowned, championship Minerva School boys softball team, which was virtually undefeatable for several years. George was the catcher, bare-handed, that is and was able to stop a freight train or so he said. While George was attending school, his father's health started failing, being diagnosed with terminal cancer. George along with his other brothers had to take over more and more of the daily farm chores before and after school. And doing the field work on week-ends or just being absent from school. Shortly after the death of his father, Pricopi, in 1930; George's mother Anna was stricken with tuberculosis and was forced to spend the next two years being treated at the Fort San sanatorium. During her absence, the six young Toderian boys were looked after by their first cousins, Jim, Dora, and Lena Sarafincian. About a year after his mother's return, the family was forced off their quarter of land due the insurmountable medical bills from their father's and mother's illnesses. The family moved in with George's grandparents George and Mary Sarafincian. After completing his schooling George worked on neighboring farms until enlisting the army during the Second World War. George took his basic training at Camp Borden in Ontario. George saw no military action as his unit's shipment overseas was cancelled with the surrender of Japan. After being discharged from the army, George worked for a short time in the factories of the St.Catherine and Hamilton area in Ontario. But George being true to his roots decided to return home to the farm to assist his brother Harry and wife Carrie who were now farming some of the same land that the family lost earlier. George lived with Harry and Carrie while working with them and with Brother Harry's help started renting some farmland on his own. George and his brother Nick started hauling pulp for the Abitibi Pulp and Paper Mill in north-western Ontario during the winter months, where they were the top 2-man pulp hauling crew for the next two winters. Their co-workers called them, "The Two Little Blondes". By working during the winters in the pulp camps, George was finally able to purchase some farmland, from his uncle, Wasyl Sarafincian, which included George's father's original homestead, and George's birth-place. On August 8, 1953 George was united in marriage to a young school teacher, Elizabeth Pitz the daughter of Steven and Helen Pitz of MacNutt, SK. The newly married couple lived for awhile with Harry and Carrie Toderian until their house was built on their farm located a mile and half away. They had two sons, Rick born in 1954 and Perry born in 1959. George actively farmed until 1988 when chronic back problems forced him to hand the tractor keys over to his son Rick. George and Elizabeth continued to live on the farm until 1996 when declining health due to complications of his being a diabetic finally forced them to move into Yorkton.George and Elizabeth lived in Heritage Manor on 7th Avenue North until the time of his sudden passing. The Orthodox faith was very important to George. He had a very deep and unwavering belief in his faith and passed those beliefs unto his children and grandchildren. George served on the parish council of The Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in MacNutt for many years retiring only when he moved to Yorkton. George loved attending Sunday liturgies and singing in the church choir. He especially loved singing traditional Romanian Christmas carols. Even when he was unable to attend church on regular basis; you could find George and Elizabeth listening to liturgies that they had recorded over the years.
He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his life, his loving wife Elizabeth. Two sons and their wives: Rick and Laurie of MacNutt, SK , Perry and Bev of Regina, SK. Six grandchildren: Jonathan, Joshua, Joseph, Anna, Sarah, and Rebecca. Two brothers: Bill (Mary) of Burlington, ON and Nick of Yorkton, SK. Step-brothers: Bill (Lena) Kaminsky of Winnipeg, MB and Orest (Rose) Kaminsky of Yorkton, SK. Step-sister: Marie (Bill) Husack of Yorkton, SK., as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his father Pricopi in 1930, a sister Mary in infancy, Step-father Metro Kaminsky in 1970, his mother Anna Toderian-Kaminsky in 1986; three brothers: Jim of St. Catherine's, ON in 1962, Pat of Saskatoon, SK in 1984 and Harry of Yorkton, SK in 2000.
Prayer services were held on Wednesday, February 6th at St. Mark's Orthodox Church in Yorkton. Funeral services were held on Thursday, February 7th at St. Mark's Orthodox Church with Rev. Father Joseph MacLellan officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Father Rodion Luciuk, Rev. Father John Mancantelli and Very Rev. Father Nicolae Marioncu. Responses were led by Brother Innocent at the prayer service and by a combined Orthodox Choir at the funeral service. The cross bearer was George Flunder and the banner bearers were Jim Chornawka and Mike Sarafincian. All those who knew George and shared in his life were considered honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jonathon Toderian, Joshua Toderian, Rodney Flunder, Lorne Kozaruk, Alvin Soloway and Barry Pitz serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Paul Tratch of Yorkton, beloved husband of Mary, died peacefully on Friday, February 16, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 81 years of age. Paul was born on November 23, 1919, to John and Mary (nee Pozniak) on the family farm north of Buchanan. He attended Monastyr School. After finishing grade school Paul worked on the family farm. In 1941 he was drafted to the army serving in the Canadian Scottish Light Infantry Second Battalion. In 1943 he enlisted into the Canadian Military Police Corp as Lance Corporal. On October 7, 1944 Paul was united in marriage to Mary Diakow. One year later he was discharged from the army and purchased a farm seven miles north of Buchanan where they made their home for 31 years. During those years Paul served as RM Councillor for 22 years, telephone director for Buchanan Rural Telephone Co. for 11 years, secretary for Monastyr School Board, treasurer for Olesha Church Committee and grader operator for RM of Buchanan for 3 years. In 1975 Paul and Mary moved to Yorkton. Here Paul was employed at the Post Office and with the City of Yorkton, retiring in 1984. Paul was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, an active member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood and the Golden Ager Seniors Club where he served as president for one term.
Predeceased by his parents John and Mary; sisters Katie Thorson and Nellie Hrynkiw; brothers Mike, Anton and Metro and son-in-law Bernie Stevenson, Paul leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 56 years, Mary; sons Robert (Darlene) of Mundare, AB, Dan (Doris) of Humboldt and Terry of Brandon, MB; a daughter Christine of Saskatoon; three granddaughters, Candace of Edmonton, AB, Carmen of Mundare, AB and Renee of Nice, France; a sister Jessie Dennis of Edmonton, AB and a brother Bill (Stella) Tratch of Yorkton.
Prayer services were held on Monday, February 19th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, St. Volodymyr Branch led in the praying of the rosary. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, February 20th at St. Mary's Church with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. Ed Pindus, Susan Solonenko and St. Mary's Parish Choir members led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Carmen Tratch and the epistle reader was Candace Tratch. Participating in the funeral were U.C.B.C members, Glen Tymiak carrying the branch flag; Lorne Sakundiak and Peter Gulka as banner bearers; Ned Pisiak and Joe J. Ratushniak as ushers and the honour guard consisting of Wally Baluk, Lawrence German, Mike Klym, Mike Zawada, Fred Pawliw and Peter Moroz. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with sons Robert, Dan and Terry Tratch and nephews Jim and Russ Tratch and Jim Hrynkiw serving as the casket bearers. Following the funeral reception, Christine Stevenson paid tribute to her father. ETERNAL MEMORY! Services were conducted by Bailey's Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Trost, resident of Yorkton, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2001at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 67 years of age. Elizabeth 'Betty Lou' Trost was born on August 18, 1933 at Regina, Saskatchewan, a daughter of Hazel (nee Palmer) and Chester Shaw. As a young woman, Betty received her education in the Southey and Regina areas before coming to Yorkton in 1952, where she was employed with the Yorkton Social Services. Here she met Christian Trost and on October 10, 1953 the couple were married at Melville. Chris was a farmer and in 1954 the couple built a home on their land four miles west of Yorkton. Betty stayed home to help in the farming operation and to raise their daughter and five sons. Following 25 years on the farm, Chris and Betty purchased a home on Irwin Ave in Yorkton in 1979 and in 1989 moved a few doors down the street to a new home, where she had resided until the time of her passing. Betty was actively involved in the activities of her children and grandchildren, she had many fond memories of their weekend hockey trips and skating carnivals. She enjoyed having them around, opening her home for friends and foster children throughout the years. She spent countless hours working in the garden and tending her flowerbeds and bedding plants. She enjoyed helping at the Royal Canadian Legion and was the first woman ever elected to the executive of the local Branch. She possessed a big heart and held strong values and opinions. She remained strong and full of life until her passing.
Predeceased by her husband Christian on January 12, 1999; parents Chester and Hazel and by a sister Gladys, she leaves to cherish her memory a daughter Catherine of Vancouver (and son Kim); sons Larry & Cheryl of Yorkton (and daughters Brittany, Christine, April, Desiree), Perry & Caroline of Yorkton (and daughters Kailee, Taylor & Rebecca), Bob & Denita of Belleville, ON (and daughter Kirsten and son Raeden), Bruce of Saskatoon, and Jason of Yorkton; brothers Ken Shaw (Vi) of Regina, Melvin of Vancouver, Charles (Ev) of Prince Albert and Fred (Julie) of Edmonton, and their families, and a special friend Phyllis of Yorkton; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, April 12, 2001 from Westview United Church in Yorkton. Rev. Faye Greer officiated. The organist, Sharon Litvanyi, led members of the church choir and the congregation in the singing of the hymns I Come to the Garden Alone and Thine is the Glory. A special tribute, The Rose, was played on the piano by granddaughters Brittany and Christine. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Tim Szabo, Ritchie Cleland, Dean Sliva, Roby Sharp, Jeff Just and Ray Blommaert serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Alex Tymiak, beloved husband of Elaine Tymiak of the Jasmin district passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, June 27, 2001 at his home. He was 67 years of age. Alex Tymiak was born on April 2, 1934, on the family farm near Jasmin, Sask. He was the son of Steve Tymiak and Justina Schabel . On June 4, 1960 Alex was united in marriage to Elaine Woychesko. Alex lived his entire life on the farm with his wife Elaine. Alex worked as a plumber since 1972, in Foam Lake, then Melville, and finally in Ituna. In 1999 he retired and enjoyed life on the farm.
Alex was predeceased by his parents, his daughter Sylvia (in infancy), his son Anthony in 1985, and his grandson Alexander Gebauer in 1997. He leaves to mourn his loving wife Elaine of 41 years; children Josephine and Bob Gebauer of Lac Dubonnet, MB, Patricia Tymiak of Vancouver, BC, Andrew and Barbara Tymiak of Surrey BC and Dolores Tymiak and Kevin Gebauer of Saskatoon, SK; grandchildren, Marie Gebauer, Jesse, Justina and Zoe Tymiak; sisters, Kate Glowa of Fenwood, Mary Tymiak of Ituna, Anne Yanko of Ituna, and Nellie Kolodzinski of Lestock. Alex will be truly missed.
Prayer services were held on Sunday, July 1st. at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Monday, July 2 at Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cantor was Ostap Piasta and the sacristan was Larry Tymiak. Michael Tymiak served as the crossbearer and the epistle was read by Cathy Schabel. The interment followed in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Glen Tymiak, Gerald Kozakewich, Richard Kaczmar, Gabriel Marshall, Russell Mytko and Allan Yanko serving as the casket bearers. Following the memorial luncheon, daughter Patricia conveyed words of appreciation and reflected on her father's life. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Ituna.
Mrs. Mary Tyminski of the Ituna district, beloved wife of Michael passed away on September 4, 2002 after losing a short battle with cancer; never complaining, strong to the end. She was 73 years of age. Mary was born April 17, 1929 in the Hubbard area. She was a daughter to Walter and Katherine (Pacula) Winniski. The family moved to Parkerview in 1930 and Mary attended Chistlehurst School for a short time. As the family moved from place to place, Mary attended Drumague and finally Wyber School. Completing her education, she remained on the family farm growing up-learning the importance of hard work and strong family values. She never strayed from these values for her entire life. After a short stint of working in a clothing factory in Portage La Prairie, MB, Mary returned to Ituna. It was there that she met the love of her life, Mike Tyminski, whom she married in 1953. They settled in the Tullymet area near Ituna to build a farm and raise a family. Through many years of love, laughter, tears and an abundance of hard work, they were successful at expanding the family farm and the Tyminski population grew with the births of Gale, Garry and Brenda. Mary was a long time member of the Wyber-Tullymet Community Club and the Ituna Roman Catholic Church. She always gave a helping hand, along with a smile expecting nothing in return. From this type of kindness, grew her many treasured friends. Her most beloved possessions were her husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends. Through the years she spent many hours singing, pacifying, reading and providing excellent Ukrainian cuisine to her grandchildren.
Mary was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Katherine Winniski; brothers; John & Joe Winniski, sister; Elsie Tymoschuk. She will be sadly missed by her inseparable partner Mike, of 48 years, daughter; Gale (Warren) Bobbee with children Alison and Brittany, son Garry (Bev) Tyminski with children Nathan and Nicole, and daughter Brenda Dusterhoft with children Rachael and Hannah, all of Regina, Brother Walter (Gene) Winniski of Ituna, sisters Olga Braden of Calgary, AB, Pauline (Joe) Olech of Fort Qu Appelle, SK, and Lucy Spatuk of Regina; sisters - in - law, Nellie and Jean Winniski of Ituna as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Although we are sad today, we will remember your smile with every sunrise. Goodbye for now and we will meet you in heaven.
Prayer services were held on Sunday evening, September 8, 2002 from St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church, Ituna, Saskatchewan. Reflections of Mary's life were given by son Garry. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday morning, September 9, 2002 from St. Stanislaus R.C. Church with Rev. Father J. Pat Murphy as Celebrant. The organist was Paulette Van Der Helm leading the choir and congregation in the Hymns: "Be Not Afraid", "The Lord's My Shepherd", "Here I Am Lord", "Like A Shepherd", "May Flights of Angels Lead You" and "Let All Things Now Living". The Cross Bearer was Joelle Schaefer with Cassandra Sopel as Altar Server. The gift bearers were Allison, Brittany Bobbee and Nicole Tyminski with Garry Tyminski, Gayle and Warren Bobbee, Loiuse Boyes and Sharon Edmunds as readers. Reflections of Mary's life were given by daughter Gayle. The interment followed in the Ituna R.C. Cemetery with Nathan Tyminski, Gord Schultz, Terry Walkington, Glen Kowalyk, Raymond Golemba and Larry Bryck serving as Casket Bearers. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Ituna and Yorkton.
Mr. Allen Tysowski, resident of the Park Unit of the Yorkton Regional Health Centre, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2002. He was 30 years, 5 months and 18 days of age. Allen James Tysowski was born on November 4, 1971 at Yorkton, Saskatchewan; son of Tena (nee Derkatch) and Larry Tysowski. He was raised in Yorkton and received his education at the local schools. While attending the Yorkton Regional High School, Allen loved to play football for the Raiders. He was very athletic and excelled at all sports. Allen became incapacitated during his high school years and had been bedridden at home for the past 10 years under the care of his mother. Throughout these difficult years, Allen tried to make the best of his situation. He enjoyed playing video games by himself and with his friend Greg. His favourite saying was 'down the drain'. Needing further care, for the past eight months Allen had been a resident of the Park Unit of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. Allan was a joy as a brother and was a great son. We will miss him deeply.
Now sister Sheila, brother Dwayne, grandpa Bronie and grandpa and grandma Fern & Tony Derkatch and nephew Shawn get to enjoy his company until we will be together again. He is survived by his loving mother Tena of Gorlitz, father Larry of Yorkton, grandmother Rose Tysowski of Yorkton, brother Blane Tysowski of Yorkton, sister Sherry Slatford of Gorlitz, brother-in-law Brad Slatford of Pense, nephew Larry Slatford of Pense, nieces Crystal Slatford of Gorlitz and Beverley Slatford (Mike Langlois) of Yarbo and great nephew Alexander Langlois of Yarbo, as well as aunts, uncles and his many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held on Thursday evening, April 25, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Archdeacon Ken Buchan of Holy Trinity Anglican Church officiated. Hymns played were 'Safe in the Arms of Jesus', 'Jesus Loves Me' and 'Amazing Grace'. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.
Mr. Ivan Uhryn of Yorkton, beloved husband of the late Mary Uhryn, passed away peacefully at the Anderson Lodge August 20, 2002 at the age of 92 years. He was born to Mike Uhryn Sr. and Ann (Markewich) on November 14th, 1909 in the Rhein District. Ivan was the third son of the family of nine children, was raised on the family farm and received his education at the Federhill School. On October 20, 1940 Ivan was united in marriage to Mary (nee Andrychuk) along with his brother Mike and wife Margaret at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Together both brothers and their wives formed as one family. The couples farmed in the Yorkton district until their retirement in 1980. Ivan was a man of many qualities. His gentle and kind manner was always present with his family and friends and he was always willing to help anyone in need. He enjoyed playing ball, playing various musical instruments (especially the violin) and took passion in his motorcycle as a young man. He loved fishing, hunting, mushroom and berry picking, playing cards and singing. His greatest hobbies were his love for his camera and watch repair. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary's Church and attended the church choir as well as a dedicated member of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada.
Ivan was predeceased by his father Mike in 1978; his mother Ann in 1964; brother Emil in 1980; brother John 1992; wife Mary in 1992; sister Kay in 1998; and his sister Lena in 2000. In passing Ivan leaves to mourn his children: Adeline and her husband Orest Lukash of Saskatoon; Debra and her husband Larry Mazzei of Red Deer, AB; David and his wife Sharon of Yorkton; His grandchildren Kim and her husband Robert Twarynski of Calgary, AB; Keri and her husband Brent Dueck of Moose Jaw; Kelly Lukash of Saskatoon ; Robyn and Ian Mazzei of Red Deer, AB; Christina and Christopher Uhryn of Yorkton. His great grandchildren: Brayden and Carsen Twarnyski of Calgary, AB; and Conner and Chase Dueck of Moose Jaw; and especially his brother Mike and his wife Margaret. Their children, his neice Frances and her husband Gerry Ullman, their daughter Lindsay of Regina, and nephew Terry and his wife Ingrid Uhryn of Regina; Elsie (Fred) Denischuk of Yorkton; Lillian Malinsky of Kelowna, B.C.; Mary (Casper) Malinsky of Toronto and numerous nieces, nephews and in laws.
The parastas service was held on Thursday, August 22nd at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. The holy rosary was led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood, St. Volodymyr Branch. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, August 23rd at St. Mary's Church with Rev. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. and Rev. Joseph Denischuk, C.Ss.R. as the concelebrants. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and members of St. Mary's Choir. The epistle readers were Christina Uhryn and Robyn Mazzei. Members of the UCBC participated in an honour guard with Mike Uhryn serving as cross bearer; President Glen Tymiak carrying the branch flag and John Solonenko and Peter Gulka serving as banner bearers. UCB honourary bearers were Nick Koshman, Metro Mosiondz, Wally Baluk, Harry Kardynal, Mike Katerinich, Zenon Musey, Fred Pawliw and Ed McLashen. Ushers were Ned Pisiak, John Solonenko and Joe Ratushniak. The inetrement followed in Yorkton City Cemetery with Terry Uhryn, Gerry Ullman, Marvin Klos, Kelly Lukash, Christopher Uhryn and Ernest Uhryn serving as casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.