Mr John Petryna December 14, 1919 - November 2, 2008 - John Petryna DECEMBER 14, 1919 – NOVEMBER 2, 2008 John Petryna of Regina passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at his home in Pioneer Village, at the age of 88 years. He was predeceased by his parents George and Justina, brothers Steve, Stanley, Peter, and sister Annie and son-in-law Peter Bown. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Anne, with whom he shared over 67 years of marriage; his brother Fred(Elsie), sister Betty(Don) and sister-in-law Betty; his children; Ronnie and wife Dianne of Winnipeg; Carol Bown of Yorkton, Dianne Brooks of Airdrie, Alberta, Lois and her husband Ronald Blondeau of Saskatoon; his adored granddaughters; Tracey , Carrie , Tammy, Andrea, Audrey, and great granddaughter Katarina, grandsons he was eminently proud of; Paul, Craig, Scott, Christopher, Dale, great-grandson Konrad, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many good friends, too numerous to mention . John was born in Renown, SK on December 14, 1919, met his wife Anne at a dance in Lumsden, SK and was married on February 23, 1941. John worked in the CIL munitions plant in Regina until the end of the war, after which he was employed as an auto body mechanic until his retirement in 1985. He had a passion for card playing, hunting and fishing (all of his children and grandchildren will fondly remember many a summer’s adventure fishing with Dad/Grandpa. John was a past director of the Centre of the Arts and was active in the AUUC (Association of United Ukrainian Canadians) as a founding member and past president. He played the accordion in the orchestra for many years. Proud of his cultural heritage, he instilled in his children that same pride through Ukrainian dance and music. The family wishes to extend their special thanks to the staff of Pioneer Village for the compassionate care given to him while he made his home with them. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Wednesday, November 5,2008 at .10:00 am at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK. In John’s memory please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home. (306) 789-8850.