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

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Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2009, at 6:40 p.m.

Kathleen Wawruck
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of our mother and 'Baba', Kathleen Wawruck, on Thursday October 3, 2002 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. Kathleen was born on July 12, 1920 to Wasyl and Natalia (nee Zarichnay) Dobrowsky. She was the only child of eleven born in Saskatchewan. Kathleen attended school for one year at Stanisloff School and then moved to the Hard Rock district where she attended school until grade eight. She continued with her high school at Beaverside School living with her sister Helen Leonard who taught there. In 1937 the government had a youth training school in Kamsack where Kathleen took a programme of sewing and cooking for a four-month period. She spent the rest of her time looking after her mom and dad helping in the home and in the field. In October of 1942 she married Nicholas Wawruck. The couple farmed until 1948 after which they rented out their land and bought the hotel in Balcarres in partnership with her two brothers and their wives. In April 1952 they sold the hotel built, a house in Ituna and lived there until 1957. In December they moved to Hubbard to operate the hotel. Nick farmed and as well ran the hotel. In 1960 Nick took ill and passed away on June 30. Kathleen was left with three children Terry (16), Therese (13) and Christine (6) and was left to manage the land and hotel. Since women could not work in the bar at that time, she hired help to run the hotel and help on the farm. Terry was taking his grade eleven and was a great help because of his interest in the farm. With everyone's help, life was manageable. In 1964 when women were allowed to work in the beverage room, Kathleen renovated the hotel and managed the business with the help of her children. She received a lifetime achievement award from The Hotellier's Association for her more than twenty-five years of continued service to the public. In 1981 after the children were on their own and married, Kathleen decided to retire. She purchased a home in Hubbard and enjoyed looking after her yard and flowers. For 'entertainment' Kathleen excelled in cooking, she worked on numerous quilts, which she lovingly gave out to her family. Her spare time was spent reading and doing puzzles. Kathleen's highlight of the day was an opportunity to purchase a 10 Kg. bag of flour on sale.
Kathleen was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Nick, brothers, Jim, John, Frank and Mike, sisters, Alice, Mary, Ann, Nellie and Helen, as well as several brothers and sisters-in-law. Kathleen leaves to cherish her memory, her three children, son, Terry (Gladys) and their son Corey all of Regina; daughter, Therese Korchinski of Regina and her daughters, Tara (Steve) Glumac of Calgary and Trudy of Saskatoon; daughter, Christine (Lawrence) Semeniuk and their children, Larrah (Mark Black) and Keith all of Regina; one great-grandson, Kristopher Glumac; one sister, Grace Navid of Brandon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews relatives and friends.

Charles Weber
Mr. Charles A. Weber of Yorkton, beloved husband of Vivian, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home after battling Pick's disease. He was 75 years of age. Charles Weber was born on September 18, 1927 at Rhein, Saskatchewan. He was the youngest son of Henry and Amelia (nee: Brug) Weber. On September 29, 1951 Charles wed Vivian Ann Bonnett at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. After attending the Rhein School, Charles began working with his father at Logan & Black Construction. In 1951, he began his own construction business which is still operating today. In the early 1960's Weber Construction built the above-ground buildings at IMC Esterhazy and Cominco near Saskatoon. At this time, he had over 800 employees. In 1966, the plant at 175 York Road West was built. Pre-fab homes for the Northwest Territories were built in the plant and shipped via railroad to Hay River, Churchill and Montreal to be further shipped by barge to settlements all over the north. Hundreds of RTM homes were also built in the plant and shipped throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba. As times changed, diversification brought about Weber Building Supplies which grew to be Weber Do-It Center in March, 1987. Further growth in 1990 brought about Weber Furniture and Appliance Center. Up until his illness Charles was the driving force behind these businesses.
He was predeceased by his mother in 1961, his father in 1964, his brothers Alex in 1937, Henry in 1985, Peter in 1987, John in 1990, and his sisters Hilda in 1992, and Mary in 1996. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 51 years, Vivian; son Brian (Laureen) and their children Kristin, Lindsay and Doug; son Brent (Kathy) and their children Brittany, Jennifer and Brooklyn; sister Pauline Guenther, Yorkton; sister Molly (Scotty) Propp, Yorkton; sister Milly Lynne, Oshawa, Ontario; sister Martha (Irvin) Hilderman, Yorkton.
A service of comfort was held on Friday evening, November 29 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, November 30, 2002 from St. Paul Lutheran Church Yorkton with Rev Fred Schneider and Intern Pastor Stephan Wagner officiating. Judy Berg was the organist leading the congregation in the Hymns: 'On Eagles Wings',' O' Master, Let Me Walk With You' and 'Here I Am Lord'. The Old Testament reading: Psalm 23 was read by Charles' granddaughter Kristin Weber. The Piano solo ' Hear, O Lord ' was played by granddaughter Brittany Weber; and the reflections of Charles' life was given by son Brent Weber. Betty and Godfrey Schmidt, George and Doreen Gallagher, John and Lena Panchuk, Ken and Joyce Printz, Bill and Lorna Stubbings were Honourary Bearers. The recessional music by soloist Ray Yost was ' Song of Farewell'. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Bruce Lange, Doug and Wayne Weber, Jim Apps, Eric Liebrecht and Terry Melnychuk serving as casket Bearers. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home Yorkton.

Molly Weinmeister
Mrs. Molly Weinmeister, resident of the Anderson Lodge in Yorkton went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2003. Molly was 101 years, 3 months and 16 days of age. Molly Weinmeister (nee Becker), daughter of Fred and Katherine Becker was born on March 13, 1902 in Morgentau, Russia. The family immigrated to Canada in that year, settling in Winnipeg. About 1908 the family moved to Saskatchewan, settling on a farm three miles north of Rhein. Molly attended school to grade six, but being the oldest girl meant staying home to help on the farm. On November 13, 1921 Molly was united in marriage to Alex Weinmeister. This union was blessed with six children. Following their marriage the couple farmed in the Rhein district, always renting land without any security for tomorrow. The family moved 13 times in 19 years. In 1939 they purchased three quarters of land in the Dunleath district, and from then on things began to improve. In 1948, Alex built a new house, which was greatly appreciated by Molly. She resided in her home until for health reasons, she moved to Heritage Lodge in October of 1977, then to Wiome House, and finally to Anderson Lodge in January of 2002. Molly was an excellent homemaker, qualified seamstress, and did many kinds of crafts. She sewed all the clothes for her family as they grew up. Her cooking ability was utilized and appreciated by the Echo Lake Church Camp. Molly was a woman of prayer, she accepted Jesus as her savior as a young woman, and was a devoted member of the Evangelical Church all her life. She passed along these strong beliefs to her family; her children attended Sunday school every week. When she resided in Dunleath, the distance to church was too far with horses, so she started a church in her own home, inviting many neighbors to attend. Molly left this earthly pilgrimage on June 26, 2003, at the ripe old age of 101 years, 3 months and 16 days.
Predeceased by her husband Alex in 1989; son Allan in 2002; three grandchildren; parents; brothers Fred, Godfried and David; and sisters Marie Senft & Lydia Saxon. She leaves to celebrate her life and to cherish her memory, Irene (Harry) Kullberg of Humboldt, Stanley (Linda) of Medicine Hat, Arnold (Sarah) of Tonkin, Milbert (Sybil) of Yorkton, Marlene (Robert) Bartlett of Yorkton; daughter-in-law Jean Weinmeister of Rokeby; 19 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 26 great great grandchildren; a sister-in-law Lydia Becker of Calgary; numerous nieces, nephews, and her many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. Rev. Steve Rosluk of First Baptist Church and Rev. Richard Gibson of the Church of the Nazarene officiated. Congregational hymns, led by Pastor Richard and organist Debbie Thompson, were Face to Face and Beyond the Sunset. Special music was provided by a duet of Debbie Thompson and Ethel Propp, who sang What A Day That Will Be and Come Home It's Suppertime, accompanied by Ruth McPhee. Debbie also sang a solo, The Longer I Serve Him. Recollections and remembrances were given by Arnold Weinmeister, Donnalee Weinmaster, Bev Fuches and Joanne Mortenson. At the graveside, flutist Spencer Fuches played Amazing Grace. The interment took place in the Garden of St. Matthew with Herbert Hallman, David Hallman, Charlotte Beisel, Neil Weinmaster, James Weinmaster and Tim Weinmaster serving as the casketbearers. The reception followed in the family centre. Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Augustine Wessan
Mr. Gus Wessan, beloved husband of Pauline Wessan passed away peacefully at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home at the age of 89 years. Augustine 'Gus' Wessan was born on May 1, 1912 in Skala, Ukraine, the only son of Alex and Antonina (nee Hrabchuk) Wesochansky. Gus came to Canada at the age of fourteen to the Stenen district of Saskatchewan. He farmed with his family in the Stenen district until his marriage to Pauline Soltys on February 17, 1934 at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Canora. Gus continued to farm until 1974 when he retired and moved into Yorkton. Gus and Pauline were always wonderful hosts and enjoyed visiting and playing cards with company. Gus was an avid sports fan and loved watching baseball and hockey. He also enjoyed fishing and carpentry. In Yorkton Gus was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church and was active with the New Horizons Seniors Citizens. Gus passed away on Thursday July 12, 2001 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was eighty nine years of age. He was predeceased by his parents and his step father.
Gus leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Pauline, of Yorkton; son Eugene (Claire) of Gloucester, ON; daughters Annette (Harold) Gogal of Springside, SK and Gladys (Alex) Nahachewsky of Saskatoon, SK.; grandchildren Paulette, Joanne, Carl, James, Jesse and Derek; great-grandchildren Danielle, Paula, Jasmine, Jordan, Joshua and Kieran.
Prayer services were held on Monday, July 16th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday July 17th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church,Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Ray Lukie, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was James Nahachewsky and the crossbearer was Gladys Nahachewsky. All those in attendance were considered honorary bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Eugene Wessan, Harold Gogal, Jesse Wessan, Carl Nahachewsky, James Nahachewsky and Alex Nahachewsky served as the casket bearers. Following the memorial luncheon, son Eugene expressed words of appreciation to all and grandson Carl Nahachewsky paid tribute to his grandfather. The family wishes to thank Dr. Myburgh and the staff at the Yorkton & District Nursing Home for the care given to Gus. Arrangements by Bailey's Funeral Home.

Pauline Wessan
Mrs. Pauline Wessan, resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2002. She was 88 years of age. Pauline Wessan was born on March 24, 1914 at Sifton, Manitoba; a daughter of Michael and Anna (nee Burtniak) Soltys. As an infant, she moved with her parents to their homestead north of Canora, Saskatchewan and as a child attended the Meadowdale School. Pauline helped her parents on the farm until her marriage to Gus Wessan on February 17, 1934. Together, they raised a family and farmed in the Stenen district until September of 1975, when they retired and moved to Yorkton. In retirement Pauline briefly worked as a cook at the Yorkton Hotel and was a willing volunteer cook at St. Mary's Hall for many years. She was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, UCWLC Branch #1 and the Senior Citizen's Club. During her years in the Stenen district, she also volunteered her time with functions at St. Nicholas Parish. Throughout her life, Pauline was an avid gardener and enjoyed sewing, crocheting and cooking. Her grandchildren treasured their summers and Christmas holidays with 'Baba' on the farm and later in Yorkton. Her sense of humor brought joy to her home and her faith served as a model to her family. Her love of singing was evident at church and family gatherings. In October of 1998 she became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, where she had resided until her passing.
Predeceased by her husband Gus in July of 2001, parents Michael and Anna, brothers Nick, Bill, John, Metro, Peter, Fred, and Steve Soltys, and a sister Mary Waselyshyn. She is survived by her two daughters, Annette (Harold) Gogal of Springside, and Gladys (Alex) Nahachewsky of Saskatoon, a son Eugene (Claire) of Ottawa; six grandchildren, Paulette (Dan) Jean-Marie & Joanne (Jerome) Hango; Carl (Donna) Nahachewsky & James (Carol) Nahachewsky; Jesse Wessan & Derek Wessan; six great grandchildren, Danielle, Paula, Jasmine, Jordan, Joshua & Kieran; and one great great granddaughter Bryanna. Also a sister Ann Lukey of Parry Sound, Ontario, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Prayer services were held on Monday evening, November 11, 2002 from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. Rev. Father Methodius Kushko C.Ss.R. officiated. Members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. Members of the UCWLC branch #1 formed an honor guard, the crossbearer was Susan Pisiak, the flagbearer was Verna Moroz, Anne Abrametz and Mary Tratch carried the church banners and Natalie Sakundiak, Anne Glute and Mary Lazurko carried the UCWLC Wreath. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemene at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Harold Gogal, Alex Nahachewsky, Dan Jean-Marie, Eugene Wessan, Carl Nahachewsky and James Nahachewsky serving as the casketbearers. Arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Doris Wilcox
Mrs. Doris Wilcox, resident of Jubilee Crescent in Yorkton, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 18, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 77 years of age. Doris Freda Wilcox was born on March 3, 1923 on the family farm in the Springside district of Saskatchewan, a daughter of Louise (nee Beck) and Fred Sanderson. She was raised on the family farm and attended the Good Luck School. As a young woman, Doris ventured out on her own and began working for farm families and also at several cafes in Yorkton. On May 1, 1954 she was united in marriage to Wilfred Harold Wilcox. The couple farmed just west of Yorkton for a number of years before moving into Yorkton. While Wilfred farmed, Doris worked at the Yorkton Union Hospital in the dietary department. Following their retirement, the couple moved into the senior citizens units on Jubilee Crescent about 1989. On June 8, 1995 Wilfred passed away. Following that time Doris was able to maintain her independence and care for herself in her home. Doris fell ill suddenly on Sunday evening, February 18th and was transported to the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She passed away shortly after. A friendly, outgoing individual, she greatly enjoyed the company of others over a cup of coffee or a game of cards. In her spare moments, she enjoyed doing handi-work, especially crocheting, reading, and crossword puzzles.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, brothers James and Donald Sanderson and by a sister-in-law Florence Sanderson. She leaves to cherish her memory her son Colin (Kelly) Wilcox of Burnaby, BC; daughter Linda (Gilbert) Mitchell of Battleford, SK; grandchildren Michelle (Kelly) Atcheynum of Battleford, Allan (Brenda) Mitchell of North Battleford, and Nicole Mitchell of Battleford; five great-grandchildren, Scott and Dustin Mitchell, Shelby Mitchell, and Bailey and Ashley Atcheynum; two brothers, David Sanderson of Calgary and Glenn (Marlene) Sanderson of Calgary; sisters, Doreen Sanderson of Yorkton, Betty (Ken) Askin of Langley, BC, Shirley (Herman) Falkenberg of Churchbridge and Beverly (Ed) Askin of Delta, BC; a sister-in-law Bella Sanderson of Regina, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends.
The Celebration of Life Service was held on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home in Yorkton. Rev. Faye Greer of Westview United Church officiated. The meditiation hymns were Mother Dear, Pray for Me and Safe in the Arms of Jesus. A Rita MacNeil song entitled I'll Accept The Rose was also played. A reception followed at the Royal Canadian Legion. Funeral and cremation arrangements were entrusted to Bailey's Funeral Home.

Edna Wilson
Mrs. Edna Wilson, formerly of Kelliher passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2002 at the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre. She was 82 years of age. Edna Elisabeth Albertina Wilson was born on the family farm north of Kelliher on March 18, 1920 to John Olaf and Albertina (Johannson) Walmark, the youngest of seven brothers and sisters. When Edna was twelve days old her mother passed away, leaving her to be raised by a neighbor family, Eric and Sarah Johnson. She received her education at New Haven School. After completing her education, Edna worked on the farm tending to cattle, horses and the fields. On April 12, 1945 Edna was united in marriage to James Wilson. The couple farmed north of Jasmin and raised their two sons, Glenn, born on December 25, 1946 and Allan, born on January 27, 1957. Edna worked very hard on the farm doing field work and chores. She enjoyed working with the sheep and cattle that they raised for many years. She loved plants and was always trying to get things to grow. She also enjoyed curling and dancing in her younger years. She was always happy to have visits from her family and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents; her foster parents; her husband James in 1991; sister Anne and brother-in-law Norman Crossen; brother Fred; brothers-in-law Oren Robillard and Wilbert Hood; sister-in-law Birdie Walmark and foster brother John Johnson. Edna leaves to celebrate her life, her family Glenn and Marcia Wilson of Richmond, BC and their children Kent and Anita Wilson and son Andrew of Nanaimo, BC and Tanya and John Rose of Richmond, BC; Allan and Charlotte Wilson of Kelliher, SK and their children Sarah and Bryan; sisters, Ellen Hood and Martha Robillard; brothers Alex and Henry (Evelyn) Walmark; sisters-in-law Fran and Dorothy Walmark and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 from St. Vladimir's Church in Kelliher with Rev. Harry Miller of St. Paul United Church officiating. The organist, Lenore Rein led the St. Paul's Choir in the singing of the hymns, 'Softly and Tenderly', 'Like A Shepherd', 'In The Garden' and 'How Great Thou Art'. All those who touched Edna's life were considered honorary bearers. The interment took place in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Ituna.

Helene Wintonyk
Miss Helene (Helen) Wintonyk of Yorkton, formerly of Saskatoon, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2000 at the Park Unit, Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Helene was born January 21, 1917 on the family farm in the Stornoway area, daughter of Alex and Maria (nee Zacharuk) Wintonyk. She received her education at Geddes School. Later she moved to Winnipeg where she was employed by Canada Packers and at the same time took night classes training for a nurse's aid. Subsequently she then worked in a Winnipeg hospital. Later Helene decided to change careers to sales in ladies' fashion. This took her to cities such as Torontro, Yorkton, Regina, Edmonton and finally Saskatoon where she was employed at Fashion Fur and Army and Navy. Helene had a vibrant personality and remained active during her retirement. She travelled extensively in Canada, United States, Mexico and Hawaii. During her spare time she was involved in various hobbies which included growing beautiful flowers, knitting, needle work and all sorts of creative crafts. Helene was compassionate, kind and generous. She was family-oriented and had many friends with whom she kept in contact by telephone, notes and letters. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all of them.
Predeceased by her father Alex in 1969, mother Maria in 1985, sister Anita in 1995 and brother Nick in 1997, she leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life her sister Anne of Yorkton; two nephews, Wylsen and Terry Wintonyk of Saltcoats, niece Diane Wintonyk of Saskatoon and sister-in-law Marie Wintonyk of Saltcoats.
Prayers were held on Wednesday, December 27th and funeral services on Thursday, December 28th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Very Rev. Nicholas Orest Rauliuk officiating. The cantor, Gerald Yaholnitsky, assisted by members of the Trident Choir led in the singing of the responses. The interment followed in Yorkton City Cemetery with Wylsen Wintonyk, Terry Wintonyk, Miles Wintonyk, Ronald Martin, Bill Derbowka and Mike Derbowka serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Isabel Wolfe
Mrs. Isabel Wolfe of Yorkton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was 64 years of age. Isabel Dorothy Wolfe was born March 16, 1936 in Rhein, Saskatchewan, the daughter of Jacob and Amalie Herman. Isabel received her education at the New Canadian School and in 1953 moved to Yorkton where she was employed as a waitress at the Reo Cafe. On October 23, 1955 she was united in marriage to Sydney Wolfe. Isabel and Sydney farmed until 1959 and then moved to Yorkton. They were blessed with two children, Clifford and Bonnie. Isabel enjoyed staying at home and raising her children. Isabel loved gardening, setting puzzles together, and most of all shopping every Saturday with her daughter. Going out for coffee and for supper with her sisters and her many friends were outings that she always looked forward to. Isabel's life changed in September of 1999 when she became ill. During the last year she fought a tough battle with surgery and kidney failure which led to hemodialysis. At that time, she also found out that she had scleroderma. This life was very hard for her and all those that loved her, but she tried to make the best of it for everyone. She made many new friends at both the Regina and the Yorkton dialysis units. She referred to dialysis as "having to go to work", but once she got there she enjoyed spending time with other dialysis patients and especially with the nurses. Her sense of humour will be remembered by all who had the opportunity to know her.
Isabel passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at the age of 64 years. Predeceased by her husband Sydney in 1987, her son Clifford in 1976, her father Jacob Herman in 1986, her mother Amalie in 1940 and her brother Herbert in 1999, she leaves to mourn her passing, one daughter Bonnie (Mirva) and her son-in-law Darrell Mirva of Yorkton; two sisters, Emma Mehling of Yorkton and Wilhelmine Achtemichuk of Yorkton; a step brother Fred (Marlene) Steininger of Regina, as well as many nieces and nephews and friends.
Funeral services were held on Friday, December 29, 2000 at Zion Lutheran Church in Yorkton with Pastor Bruce Timm officiating. The organist, Verna Liebrecht, led the congregation in the singing of the hymns Just As I Am, Amazing Grace and Lord Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing. The honorary bearers were Martha Yaremko, Elsie Holowatuk, Esther Auckland, Marcella Propp, Rose Bradshaw and Mary Johnson. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Norm Achtemichuk, Jason Wolfe, Barry Thies, Logan Wolfe, Doug Ruf, and Miles Pearce serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Mary Woloschuk
Mary Woloschuk was born on August 25, 1910 on the family farm near Buchanan, Saskatchewan, a daughter of John and Patricia (nee Franko) Kereluk. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at Mamornitz and Insinger Schools. She took her high school and teachers' training in Saskatoon, where she stayed at the Mohyla Institute. Upon completion of her training, Mary taught at various schools, among them Insinger village, Ponass Lake (near Wadena), Ukraina (west of Gorlitz), and Wroxton. It was while at Wroxton that Mary met Peter G. Woloschuk, secretary-treasurer of the RM of Calder. On October 10th, 1942, the couple were married in Yorkton at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Holy Transfiguration by the late Very Rev. F. Kernitsky. Mary continued teaching. She also taught near Edmonton, Alberta, in the county of Thorhild. In addition to her teaching duties, she organized and conducted choirs and plays, held adult classes and taught Sunday School. Following 33 successful years, Mary retired from active teaching but kept herself busy. She took a Ukrainian weaving course in Banff and conducted classes in weaving in Edmonton and Smokey Lake. She also travelled extensively with Peter, visiting various provinces in Canada as well as areas of the United States, Europe, Hawaii and Mexico. At home she enjoyed cooking and tending to her flower beds and garden. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends and former students.
Mary passed away at the Perley-Rideau Nursing Home in Ottawa on Wednesday, December 6th, 2000. She was 90 years of age. She was predeceased by her parents John and Patricia, brothers Wiliam, Steve, Julien (and his wife Ethel and their sons Brian and Dennis); father and mother-in-law Nickolay and Wasylena (nee Wintonyk) Woloschuk; brother-in-law James Woloschuk and his wife Annie (nee Polischuk); brother-in-law Norman Woloschuk and sister-in-law Anne Sorokan. She leaves to cherish her memory her beloved husband Peter; son Boris and Connie (Hill) of Ottawa and their children Quentin, Nicholas (Whitney) and Alexandra; daughter Lesya (Peter Royds) of Ottawa and her two sons Kevin and Jerin Dunsmoor; sisters Olga, Valenteen and Violet Kereluk, all of Saskatoon; a sister-in-law Lena (Moldowan) Kereluk of Yorkton; sisters-in-law, Kay (Werbowetski), and Mary and Irene Woloschuk, all of Yorkton; nieces Evangeline, Patricia (Ken Prosser) and Cynthia (Stanley Kaban) and their six children; nephews Mervin & Glen (Cheri), as well as her many other relatives and friends.

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