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Phyllis Derkach

Dec 03, 1945 - Nov 27, 2023

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Canora, SK

Phyllis was born at the Canora Union Hospital, Canora, SK, on December 3, 1945. She attended elementary school in Arabella and high school in Norquay, SK. On August 18, 1962, Phyllis married Mervin Derkach at Hyas, SK. She farmed with her husband in the Danbury district for seven years, prior to their moved to Toronto, ON, where Phyllis worked in a factory, named Gabriel, making shock absorbers. After 3 years, her son and daughter didn't like the city, so the family returned to Norquay, which wa...Read More

Obituary Source:http://www.lesonsfuneralhome.ca/obituary/phyllis-derkach

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Joyce Kopelchuk

May 20, 1941 - Feb 18, 2024

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Canora, SK

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Shirley Cox

Jan 21, 1943 - Feb 17, 2024

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Canora, SK

A complete obituary notice will be posted upon availability.Cremation had taken place. A memorial service will take place at a later date.Donations can be made to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Shirley Cox, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial DonationThere are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Dale Lozinski

Jun 16, 1958 - Feb 23, 2024

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Canora, SK

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Linda McInnes

Oct 05, 1954 - Feb 17, 2024

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Canora, SK

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Cheryl Wowchuk

Jul 27, 1954 - Jan 27, 2024

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Canora, SK

A complete obituary notice will be posted upon availability.Celebration of Life Memorial ServiceChapel of Leson's Funeral Home,Canora, SKJuly 2024DonationsHospice at Glengardahttp://www.closetohome.fund/or to thePlan International Canada Inc.https://plan-international.org/get-involved/To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Cheryl Wowchuk, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial DonationThere are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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John Prietchuk

Sep 27, 1930 - Jan 31, 2024

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Canora, SK

John Prietchuk of Buchanan, SK, passed away at the Canora Gateway Lodge on January 31, 2024, at the age of 93 years. John was born on September 27, 1930, to Wasyl and Anna (nee Yakymishen) Prietchuk in the Rama District, SK. He attended Main Road School, a small country school near Rama, SK. As a young man, he went on to further his education and became a teacher.Retiring from a career in education, John returned to Saskatchewan and settled in Buchanan. He dedicated his time, volunteered countless hours, and contributed selflessly to several aspects within the community. A community minded man of many talents, John shared his skills in varied ways. He created and constructed a myriad of items wherever and whenever there was a need. He made signs, finished cupboards, crafted wooden toys for children to enjoy, and would take on any small task available. His designs and creative handiwork were displayed in various settings but something he was most proud of included creating sets and props for Buchanan’s well known drama club, Buchanan Black Box Players. John’s woodworking skills were second to none and he enjoyed gifting and donating his work to others. Annually, he was known to assemble and donate his handcrafted toys to The Salvation Army. He donated each year, on his birthday, according to his age - when he was 88, he donated 88 carefully constructed, handmade items, and would then get started on the next donation of 89 toys for his next birthday. Although he never sought recognition for his charity and volunteerism, John was recognized numerous times for his service and community spirit including being the recipient of a volunteer recognition award highlighting 10 Years of volunteer community service. John was an avid, well-read man with a very intellectual spirit. He will be remembered for his generosity, modest, humble nature and for the way he dedicated his time and energy to his community. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.John was predeceased by his parents, Wasyl and Anna; his stepfather, Steve Bodnarchuk; sisters: Patricia, Elizabeth, Mary, Pauline, Helen, Eunice, Effie, and Martha; and brothers, Henry and Mike.He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family, and many friends.A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 9, 2024, from the Chapel of Leson’s Funeral Home, Canora, SK. Committal to follow in the Canora Cemetery, Canora, SK. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the Buchanan Community Centre, in memory of John Prietchuk.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of John Prietchuk, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial DonationThere are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Aloisia Baldes

Jun 18, 1931 - Jan 26, 2024

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Canora, SK

Services to be held at a later date. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the N.I.C.E. Centre, Norquay, SK, as tokens of remembrance, in memory of Aloisia Baldes To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Christine O'Dell

May 29, 1957 - Jan 21, 2024

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Canora, SK

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Bill Bodnarchuk

Oct 08, 1930 - Jan 15, 2024

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Canora, SK

It is with great sadness the family of the late Bill Bodnarchuk, beloved husband of Iris Bodnarchuk, announce his passing at the Canora Hospital on January 15, 2024, at the age of 93 years.Bill was born on October 8, 1930, to John and Katherine (nee Wolos) Bodnarchuk, on the family homestead north of Canora, SK. He was the second eldest of five boys. He attended Brenna school until grade 8. On October 22, 1956, Bill married Iris Wintoniak. Together, they made their home in Mikado and Arran, Saskatchewan and Durban and Pine River, Manitoba, as Bill worked as an elevator agent (grain buyer) for National and Cargill Grain. He retired from the elevator in 1988 and Bill and Iris moved to Canora in 1989 for their golden years. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and the many cherished memories will be held close to the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Bill was predeceased by his parents, John and Katherine; and his brothers: Peter, Mike, Paul, and Ed. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Iris Bodnarchuk; four daughters: Grace (Keith) Hancharyk, Vi (Ken) Hack, Della Maude (Marty), and Fidelia (Ron) Gayleard; grandchildren: Brad, Brent (Laura), Bryce, Ryan (Joy), Colin, Jordan (Julie), Sarah, Emily, and Cameron; six great-grandchildren: Aiden, Paige, Sedra, Ember, Bransen, and Brooklyn; his sister-in-law, Florence Bodnarchuk; niece, Kim (Rex) Fiala; and nephew, Greg (Roanne) Bodnarchuk.Rest in peace, Dad.A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2024, from the Chapel of Leson’s Funeral Home, Canora, SK, with Pastor Greg Bright officiating. Interment will follow in the Canora Cemetery, Canora, SK. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the S.T.A.R.S. Foundation or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, as tokens of remembrance, in memory of Bill Bodnarchuk.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Bill Bodnarchuk, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial DonationThere are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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Iris Sheptak

Jan 22, 1950 - Jan 13, 2024

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Canora, SK

Iris was born January 22, 1950, closing her chapter and beginning our new chapter on January 13, 2024, in the Canora Hospital. Beginning this new chapter there will be a celebration of life in the coming summer of 2024. Growing up and attending school in Norquay Saskatchewan. Baba worked at Silver Leaf in Canora where she met her husband Orest and married June 29, 1968. In the following years Iris and Orest ran a drywall company, travelled, and began their family. Home was many places as they relocated for work often. (As Iris would say “has screw gun, will travel”) Finally they settled down in the hamlet of Amsterdam. Iris started her full time career as Baba, and part time as a deli associate, you could always find her customers coming back for one last laugh before leaving the store. Her Co-op family adored her tell the day she retired. Something about her confident wit, and crazy remarks always had people laughing, because that’s what she loved to do! Or Crack a beer and converse. Through a serious conversation she would find something out of it just to make you smile. She was loved for that, and loved for many other reasons, her love for her garden, for birds, for being the Queen of)polka, and most importantly the way she loved her grandkids! With open arms she was always fully prepared with a snack off the bus or a hug to calm the tears. She was passionate about allowing kids to be kids, whether they wanted to run around in their underwear and rubber boots while its pouring outside, or feed each other mud pies. Baba would be there waiting with a warm towel and a hot chocolate. If she wasn’t already outside telling us where the best puddles were! She never forgot what it was like to be a kid. Her time on earth was full of challenges, but she always rolled through life with a smile. Iris loved all, and was loved by many. Her contagious laugh, beautiful smile, and warm hugs will forever be missed by Orest (husband) her daughter Tricia and granddaughters Chantal (Evan), Kayla (Alex) and Courtney (Josh). (Great grandkids Aidyn and Harlee-Ann). Son Kelly (Tracey) grandkids Victoria, Skylar (Dustin), Brooklyn (Tripp), Braydon (Victoria) and Jackie (Parker). (Great grandkids Hayley, Wyatt, and Faith). Son Cary (Audrey). Siblings Lorne (Betty Lou), Joyce (Ken), Ron (Rose), as well as all nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and not to forget furbabies! Iris is predeceased by parents Mike and Lillian, brother in law Danny, sister in law Myrna, and granddaughter Jasmine. If wishing to donate the family asks for donations to go to Yorkton District Nursing Home - Skinner Unit in Yorkton Saskatchewan, or Eaglestone Lodge in Kamsack Saskatchewan. It brought Iris great joy volunteering and sitting with the residents whether that was pinching perogies or having a cup of tea with them. The family has chosen the Skinner Unit due to her husband being there and her love for her husband. The family would like to ask for you to take a moment and enjoy her favorite song: Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’ by Charlie Pride in memory of Iris.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Iris Sheptak, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial DonationThere are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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