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SASKATCHEWAN - Yorkton - Bailey's Funeral Home Obituaries - Y - 2 - Z

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Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2009, at 6:42 p.m.

Matt Yurkiw
Mr. Matt Yurkiw, beloved husband, of Victoria entered eternal rest on Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. He was 88 years of age. Matt was born October 18, 1912 in Halicz (Dauphin), a son of Andrew and Titiana (nee Hadway) Yurkiw. He attended Drifting River School. Matt was united in marriage to Victoria Derhak on April 26, 1938. They were blessed with two children, Adeline and Ivan.
Predeceased by his beloved son Ivan in 1970; his parents; brothers Peter, Paul, William, Maurice, Fred, John and Joseph, and sister Ann Derkach, Matt leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Victoria; daughter Adeline and son-in-law Paul Henson of Vancouver BC; brothers Sam of Yellowknife, NWT, and Nick of Portage La Prairie, MB; sisters Antonette Tokarchuk of Kelowna, BC, Emily Pawluk of Sandy Lake, MB and Olga Connarton of Oregon, USA; as well as all their families.
Prayer services were held on Sunday, November 19th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 20th at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Richard Ehrmantraut officiating. The cantor, Mike Sitko, led in the singing of the services. The crossbearer was James Ellaschuk. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Nick Yurkiw, Paul Henson, Steve Peleshytyk, Tom Trafananko, Ned Pisiak and Orest Kaminsky serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.

Paul Yurkiw
Mr. Paul Yurkiw of Yorkton passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2002 at the Anderson Lodge. He was 96 years of age. Paul was the 9th of the 12 Yurkiw children born to Gabriel and Barbara Yurkiw. He grew up on the Yurkiw homestead where his parents settled. He attended Mazeppa school, completing Grade 4 before he had to quit school to work on the family farm. In 1929 he met Lena Yurkowski. They were married on November 1, 1931 and continued to live on the family farm. They were blessed with the birth of four daughters: Stella, Lorna, Florence and Annette. During their years on the family farm, Paul and Lena raised turkeys to supplement their income. Paul also had a cream collection route for the Canora Co-op. During this time, Paul was chairman of the Mazeppa School Board. In 1949 Paul and Lena sold the farm and purchased a house and garage in Mikado. As well as operating the garage, they went into the business of raising turkeys and for many years sold eggs to hatcheries and turkeys for evisceration at the Yorkton Co-op. In 1955 they sold the garage and Paul began driving the school bus from Mikado to Canora. He drove this bus for 10 years, at the same time working at Canora Beverages as the plant superintendent. A special bond was formed with the children along his school bus route as he took a personal interest in each child and always remembered special things about each and every one. Paul's loving wife Lena became ill in the late fifties and in 1965 Paul and Lena decided to sell their Mikado home and built a home in Yorkton. For approximately six years after moving to Yorkton, Paul worked for the Yorkton Co-op turkey barns and was able to put his knowledge and experience in raising turkeys to good use. In 1970 he retired, but still kept busy helping out on his oldest daughter's (Stella's) farm. It was here that he began the hobby of beekeeping. Many of his grandchildren accompanied him while he worked on his hives and can describe for you today the many duties required to successfully raise bees. Paul's annual fall honey-extracting days were enjoyed by his children, grandchildren, neighbours and friends who stood around his special barrel while he would spin the honey out of the bee frames. Paul also made many beeswax candles, which were used by children in the Catholic schools in Yorkton for decorating pysanky. One terrific memory shared by all his daughters is the making of home made root beer and the sound of bottles of root beer exploding in the root cellar startled no one. The making of root beer is a memory that can also be shared by the grandchildren as both Gida and Baba were famous in their grandchildren's minds for the comradeship formed while making root beer and sharing this delightful treat at all the special family gatherings. No family gathering was complete without a lively card game of King Pedro with Paul's sons-in-law. He remains undefeated. Lena passed away on February 3, 1981 after a lengthy illness and Paul continued to live in their home, spending many hours tending to the flowers and garden that she had loved so dearly. Paul proudly displayed his colorful houseplants in his front window. In his later years he took on the art of cooking and baking. Gida's carrot cakes were well known and appreciated by family and friends. Paul became ill in October, 2001 and in November he became a resident of Anderson Lodge where he resided until his passing.
Paul leaves to cherish his memory daughters Lorna (Orest) Sackney, Florence (Paul) Lukash and Annette (Stanley) Popowich; his grandchildren: Lenard (Sandy) Krepakevich, Alan Krepakevich, Denise Krepakevich, Joanne Krepakevich, Kevin Krepakevich, Nolan Sackney, Erin Sackney, Lisa Lukash, Darren Lukash, Jason (Verena) Popowich and Marla Popowich; great-grandchildren: Chelsey Krepakevich, Dustin Krepakevich, Hannah Efford and Kailee Popowich; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lena; daughter, Stella Krepakevich and son-in-law, Paul Lukash.
Prayer services were held on Wednesday, February 13th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday, February 14th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Dmytro Dnistrian, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. St. Mary's Funeral Choir led in the singing of the responses. the epistle reader was granddaughter, Joanne Krepakevich and the crossbearer was great-grandson, Dustin Krepakevich. Serving as honorary pallbearers were sons-in-law, Dan Krepakevich, Orest Sackney, Stanley Popowich and nephew, Ed Yurkiw. Great-granddaughters, Chelsey Krepakevich, Hannah Efford and Kailee Popowich served as flower bearers. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with grandsons, Lenard Krepakevich, Alan Krepakevich, Nolan Sackney, Kevin Krepakevich, Jason Popowich and Darren Lukash serving as the casket bearers. During the luncheon, nephew Ed Yurkiw conveyed remembrances of his uncle's life. Eternal Memory! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Eva Zaharia
Mrs. Eva Zaharia of Yorkton, widow of William Zaharia passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of was 83 years, 11 months, 15 days. Eva was born on April 22, 1919 in the Rhein District to George and Yustina (nee Kurkowsky) Wowk. Eva was united in marriage to William Zaharia on November 13, 1940. The couple farmed in the Hamton District and for a short time operated a store and pool room in Hamton. Eva and William moved to Yorkton in 1966 where she commenced working in the cafeteria at the Co-op until her retirement. Eva enjoyed gardening, her flowers and strawberry patch, these were her pride and joy. Eva enjoyed gatherings with her family.
Eva was predeceased by her husband in 1985, her sisters; Molly Fedoruk, Annie Oystrick, Nellie Boychuk, Alice Gawyriuk, Mary Malinsky and brother Mike Wowk. She leaves to cherish her passing her son Nick, daughter in law Vickie of Yorkton; step-grandson Steven Drozd and step-great grandson Steven Jr.; sisters, Lena Mandzuk of Pelly; Katie Zaharia of Yorkton; Patty Stefiuk of Kamsack; numerous nieces and nephews.
Prayer services were held on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 and funeral services on Thursday, April 17, 2003 at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Rev. Father Rodion Luciuk of St. Mark's Orthodox Church officiating. He was assisted by Rev. Deacon Andrew Piasta. The responses were led by Father Tikhon. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Merv Adam, Steven Drozd, Richard Shankowski, Cory Bardos, Merv Weinmaster and Dave Mandzuk serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Rose Zatwarnitski
Mrs. Rose Zatwarnitski of Ituna, widow of Fred Zatwarnitski entered eternal rest on Saturday, June 21, 2003 at St. Peter's Hospital in Melville. She was 97 years of age. Rose was born in Western Ukraine in the village of Svydnytcha on February 10, 1906; a daughter of Alex and Justina (nee Yurchyshyn) Rodych. She came to Canada in 1908 when she was two years old. Her parents took a homestead in the Beckenham district, north of Ituna; therefore she experienced the hardships of our first pioneers. In 1925 Rose was united in marriage to Fred Zatwarnitski and settled on the farm 3 1/2 miles south of Sheho. They retired to Ituna after 48 years of farming. Following Fred's passing Rose continued to live in her house until her health began to fail. In the fall of 2000 she became a resident of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge. Her health continued to decline until her peaceful passing. Rose enjoyed cooking, gardening, growing flowers, her family, friends, church and playing cards (Hola), but most of all she cherished her children and grandchildren. She did her utmost to keep everyone happy and fed until the very end, if there was anything that brought a smile to her face was a visit from her family.
Predeceased by her husband, Fred, in 1977; parents, Alex and Justina; son Bill in 1988; daughter Ann in 1980; and grandson Allan in 1987. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Marie Borys of Regina and son Darcy; son John (Adela) of Ituna and their son John; son-in-law Gerry Thompson of Ottawa and children Dale, Patricia and Geraldine; daughter-in-law Bernice of Canora and children Cynthia, Cheryl and Darren; six great grandchildren: Marker, Brenton, Teven, Evan, Tamara and Austin; brothers, Bill (Eva) of Ituna and Paul (Marge) of Parkerview; four sisters, Pauline Dorosh, Ann (Russell) Senkowski and Katie Rodych, all of Ituna and Gladys (Peter) Byblow of Wynyard; and numerous nieces, nephews and her many other relatives and friends. 'Your journey is complete and now you are in God's hands. We will always love you!'
Prayer services were held on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholc Church in Ituna. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at Sacred Heart Church with Very Rev. Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. The cantors, Wayne Boczulak and Ladmer Moskal assisted by members of the parish choir led in the singing of the responses. The epistle reader was John Zatwarnitski Jr. and the crossbearer was Austin Zatwarnitski. Larry Tymiak served as the sacristan and Michael & Steven Tymiak were the altarservers. The interment followed at Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with John Zatwarnitski Jr., Darcy Borys, Darren Zatwarnitski, Boris Wasylenki, Orest Senkowski and Romaine Borys serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home

Mary Zorian
Mrs. Mary Zorian was born on November 5, 1908 in the Rhein district of Saskatchewan. She was a daughter of Mike and Lena ( Nee Teslek ) Achtemichuk. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at the New Canadian School. After her education and working in the district she was united in marriage to John W. Zorian on August 10, 1930. John was a Pool agent in the Hamton district while Mary looked after the household and their son Wes. After John had completed his work with the Pool the couple moved to Kamsack where they operated a business. At this time Mary became employed at the Kamsack Hospital and also as a grocery clerk. The couple then moved to Yorkton making this their retirement home on Logan Cresent. Mary at this time worked at the Drive Inn Movies as a cashier. In the spring of 2000 Mary became a resident of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home until her passing on Friday October 18, 2002. She was 93 years of age. During her life Mary always liked to remain active. Besides always working she also loved to bowl (which she has many trophies to prove her skill), enjoyed playing cards, knitting, quilt making, gardening and doing fancy needlework. She and John also loved to travel.
Mary leaves to mourn her passing her husband John. A son Wesley of Waterloo, Ont. Grandchildren Brad and his wife Alisson, Stacey Zorian; great grandchildren Bronwyn and Colin all of Waterloo, Ont. A sister Effie Sasyniuk of Kamsack and a sister-in-law Lena of Kamsack. Mary was predeceased by a daughter-in-law Diane in 1996; brothers John Achtymichuk and Jake Achtymichuk; sister Martha and her husband Tony Derkatch; and brother-in-law Mike Sasyniuk.
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, October 21, 2002 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Mel Keeble of the Yorkton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. The internment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane with Cliff Tornberg, Brad, Stacey and Wes Zorian serving as Casket Bearers. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.

Andrew (Andy) Zrudlo
ZRUDLO - Andrew (Andy) Zrudlo of the Wroxton district passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 68 years. Andy was born on the family farm on December 13, 1937 to Steve and Alice (nee Wintonyk) Zrudlo. He attended Chaucer School and then helped his father on the farm.
Andy had various occupations during his life, some being farmer, caterpiller operator and truck driver. He was mechanically minded and was meticulous in everything he did. He loved motorcycles, fall suppers and Sunday drives. Andy was a pleasant, friendly person and loved a visit over a cup of coffee.
Andy and his wife Linda had one daughter, Starla and Andy and Velma Cote had a daughter, Lawanda.
He was predeceased by his parents Steve and Alice Zrudlo, and by two older brothers.
He is survived by his daughters Starla and Lawanda; his grandchildren Lance, Avery, Velma and Tylo Cote of Saskatoon, SK; his friend Marie Rusnak of Yorkton and his cousins Victoria McGuire of Regina, Pauline Page of Saltcoats, David Zrudlo of Stornoway, Mary Zrudlo of Yorkton, Peter Ellaschuk of Regina, Boris Wintonyk of Hamilton, ON, Miles Wintonyk of Stornoway, Cynthia Wintonyk of Yorkton and Mervin Wintonyk of Calgary, AB.
The funeral service was held on Friday, January 20th at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. of St. Mary's Church officiating. The cantor, Walter Balabuk assisted by choir members from Calder led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Ivan Sobkow. The interment followed in the Garden of St. John at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with
David Zrudlo, Steve Sobkow, Don Rusnak, Lyle Boston, Bill Glute and Jack Lipus serving as the casket bearers.
Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Matt Zuchkan
Mr. Matt Zuchkan of the Parkerview district beloved husband of Jean; entered eternal rest on his 70th. birthday, Monday November 5, 2001 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre with his family by his side. Matt was born on November 5, 1931 at the family homestead in the Parkerview district delivered by his grandmother Baba Stan. He was the only son born to Peter and Katie ( Nee Stan ) Zuchkan. He was raised on the family farm and received his education at White Creek and Oknol schools. Following this he moved to Alberta and was employed on the oil rigs before returning home after three years. At this time he was united in marriage to Jean Koback. The marriage took place on July 31, 1955 at Sacred Heart Church in Ituna. The couple then began farming the Stan homestead which eventually became the Zuchkan family farm. Matt was also involved in sales especially farm equipment. He then chose to semi - retire in 1991. Matt was blessed with 6 children, 19 grandchildren and 1 great - grandchild. Matt was a man who was musically inclined. As a young boy his Geda Stan purchased a Mandolin for him. After learning this instrument he went on to learn Banjo, Accordion and Guitar; but most especially his favourite Fiddle. Matt enjoyed playing with many musicians. His love for music was portrayed by teaching his sons and daughter; which then formed the family band. Matt's musical talent continued to be passed down by teaching his grandchildren. His social and giving personality was shown through the many charitable events he performed at. Matt had a great love for animals especially his horses which led to his participation in many trail rides, including the Heritage Wagon Trek. He will be missed.
Matt leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life his loving wife Jean. Sons: Willie ( Donna ) of Parkerview and children: Kim ( Ryan) and their daughter Paige, Kristen, Ryan and Kelsey Zuchkan. Donnie ( Tykana ) of Parkerview and children: Jacqueline ( Calvin ) Herman, Justyn, Janel and Jessie Zuchkan. John ( Nancy ) of Parkerview and children: Nicole, Jordan and Nathan Zuchkan. His daughters: Gloria ( Lawrie ) Hrynuik of Calgary and their children: Shannon ( Wade ) Klimpke, Sheryl, Jamie and Lyndsey Hrynuik, Pat ( Andy ) Kozey of White City and their children: Jason, Amanda and Shaun Kozey, Leanne ( Trevor ) Silzer of Regina and their daughter Jaelyn. Also his special uncle Frank ( Dora ) Zuchkan of Foam Lake, aunt Bella ( Bill ) Domanko of Saskatoon his foster brother Jim Wallis of Lipton and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Matt's greatest love in life was spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Prayer services were held on Thursday evening, November 8, 2001 from the Foam Lake Community Hall. Funeral services were held on Friday morning, November 9, 2001 from the Foam Lake Community Hall with Reverend Father Mel Slashinsky of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada officiating. The Cantor was Gerald Yaholnitsky assisted by members of Parish Choirs. Peter Unick was the Palamar with Alex Baranesky serving as the Cross Bearer. The Banner Bearers were Jerry and Bob Timoffee. Vi Taylor, Sophie Schmidt, Wayne Domanko, Rosie Zuchkan, Dan Thosteinson, Russell Smysniuk, Julius Winnicki, George Benko, Joe Bens, Jeff Zuchkan and John Sucholtoky were the Honourary Bearers Following the funeral service a program of tributes to Matt was emceed by Ted Starchuk. The interment service followed in the Zuchkan - St. Elias Cemetery following a Prayer at the family farm. The grandchildren: Ryan, Jessie, Nicole and Janel along with friend Mike Baranesky played " Amazing Grace " on their fiddles following the interment prayers as well as at the Funeral service and evening Prayer service. Wilmer Wenc, Eugene Wenc, Jim Wallis, Peter Chuchak, John Bohach and Johnny Stupak served as Casket Bearers. ETERNAL MEMORY! Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Michael Zuchkan
Mr. Michael Zuchkan of Theodore and formerly of the Insinger district, entered eternal rest on Monday, November 18, 2002 at the Theodore Health Centre at the age of 86 years. Mike was born on the family homestead the son of Wasyl and Sophie ( nee Andrychuk) Zuchkan; the seventh youngest of four boys and four girls. He received his education at Deer Creek School while helping on the family farm. After his education he continued on the farm and worked for area farmers. In his twenties he moved from home and was employed at lumber camps in Northern Saskatchewan and Ontario; also with a fish cannery in Steveston B.C. On January 10, 1942 Mike was united in marriage to Kay Skihar. They lived with Kay's parents for awhile farming and Mike would work on harvest crews while Kay helped in the kitchens in the Jedburgh and Viscount areas. They purchased their own land in 1942, presently located as the Insinger Community Pasture. They then bought land near Insinger in the spring of 1946 and built a house there in 1951. Although they retired in 1978 and made Theodore their home, Mike would always help on the farm whether it was seeding, harvest or whenever needed. He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and looked forward to their visits. Mike would also never turn away anyone that needed help. Mike enjoyed music and singing and enjoyed his time with the Insinger Choir and also played Violin. He was a farmer at heart and took great pride in his cattle and always tried to care and feed all farm animals the best he could. Mike along with Kay always took pride in their yard on the farm and in Theodore and won awards from the horticultural society for two years.
He leaves to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life his loving wife of 60 years Kay. A son Jeff and his wife Gloria of Insinger; daughter Elaine and her husband Perry Jacobson of Cochrane Alberta. Also his grandchildren: Kendra Zuchkan, Kim ( Blair) Myers, Kurtis and Garrett Zuchkan, Travis ( Angela) Jacobson; great grandchildren: Justin, Mitchel and Sydney a brother Frank of Foam Lake; sisters: Belle, Vicky and Ann. Mike was predeceased by his parents: Wasyl in 1956, Sophie in 1964; a son Orvid in 1970; sister: Mary Hranchuk; brothers: John in 1962, Peter in 1987; sisters - in - law: Katie and Dora Zuchkan, Mary Skihar and brothers - in - law: Frank Novak, Steve, Alec and Bill Skihar, George Wehnan, Frank Johnstone, Steve Timoffee and Dan Hranchuk.
Prayer services were held on Friday evening November 22, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church Theodore. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning, November 23, 2002 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church Theodore, Sask. with Reverend Father Mel Slashinsky officiating. The Cantor was Gerald Yaholnitsky with John Maleschuk serving as Palamar. Bill Domanko was the Cross Bearer with Russell Krywulak and Bob Timoffee serving as Baner Bearers. The interment followed in the Garden of Cruxifixion Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kurtis, Garrett, John and William Zuchkan, Perry and Travis Jacobson serving as Casket Bearers. At the Memorial Luncheon reflectiions of Mike's life were given by his granddaughters Kendra Zuchkan, Kim Myers and son-in-law Perry Jacobson. Services directed by Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton.

Bernard Zulyniak
Mr. Bernard Zulyniak of Yorkton, formerly of the Willowbrook district, entered eternal life on Thursday, October 31, 2002 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 71 years of age. Bernard was born on March 31, 1931 in the Willowbrook district, a son of Anthony and Annie (nee Cisarosky) Zulyniak. He spent his lifetime farming the family farm where he was born. He loved the land and in his younger years enjoyed working with horses. For the last number of years poor health led to Bernard leasing out his land to Bryan and Korrie Stadnyk. Their children Shaelyn and Tyson loved him like a grandfather and he will be greatly missed by the family. During his earlier years Bernard enjoyed curling and dancing. He spent one winter working in a logging camp in the Prince George area.
Predeceased by his parents, Anthony and Annie; brother Jack and sisters Mary Washek and Helen Dohms; Bernard is survived by four sisters, Rose Grasser of White Rock, BC, Amelia (Alec) Salamon of Yorkton, Agnes Len of Regina, and Cecile (Harry) Anweiler of Peachland, BC; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Prayer services were held on Monday, November 4th from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home with Very Rev. Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R. officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, November 5th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Oleh Kashuba, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Ed Pindus and parish choir members. The epistle reader was Dennis Len and the crossbearer was Kari Len. Serving as casket bearers were Mervin Zulyniak, Orest Zulyniak, Nick Zulyniak, Bryan Stadnyk, Len Flesjer and David Hull. The interment took place at the Yorkton City Cemetery. Following the reception Mervin Zulyniak conveyed remembrances of Bernard's life. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

Nick Zulyniak
Mr. Nick Zulyniak of Yorkton, beloved husband of Jessie passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 74 years. Nick was born on August 13, 1928 in the Willowbrook district to Peter and Catherine (nee Protz) Zulyniak. Following his education Nick worked as a miner at Giant Mines in Yellowknife, N.W.T. where he met Jessie Cattoni. Nick and Jessie were married in 1965 and moved to Yorkton where he was employed as a grain buyer with the National Grain Company in Willowbrook. In 1972 he left the grain company to take a position with the City of Yorkton in the water works department. He remained with the city until his retirement in 1993. In his retirement years Nick enjoyed gardening and helping his son on the farm. He enjoyed visiting and will be missed by all those who knew him.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 37 years Jessie and his son Greg. He is survived by five sisters, Francis, Angeline, Rosalie, Josephine and Mary (Sister Martha); five brothers, Bill, Orest, Walter, Arthur and Clarence and numerous nieces and nephews. Nick was predeceased by his father and mother; and siblings, Steve, John, Raymond, Peter, Paul, Andrew and Alex.
Prayers were held on Thursday, February 20, 2003 at St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Dolores Spritzer as presider. The organist was Pam Yaremko. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, February 21, 2003 at St. Gerard's Church with Rev. Father Hector Seville as the Celebrant. The organist, Rita Hilbig led St. Gerard's Choir in singing of the hymns, 'Glory and Praise To Our Father', 'Pslam 23', 'Jesus Remember Me', 'On Eagles Wings', 'Song of The Angels' and 'O God Our Help in Ages Past'. The readers were Mary Shaw and Sister Martha, S.S.M.I. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with David Hull, Terry Hull, John Makowetski Jr., Nick Zulyniak, Garry Colbow and Ernie Zookewich serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

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