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Steven John RUZNISKY
Père : John Ruznisky
Mère : Mary Bukshak
Décès le : 2008-11-10
Parution : 2008-12-02
Conjoint(e) : Laurie Owcharuk
Paru dans : Ebitiaries.ca

Mr. Steven John Ruznisky January 18, 1918 - November 10, 2008 - Surrounded by the family he loved so much, Steven John Ruznisky departed on his final charter journey on Monday, November 10, 2008. Born in Honeymoon, SK on January 18, 1918, the third of seven children, Steve passed away peacefully in his 91st year. Steve was raised on the family farm east of Prince Albert. Upon completion of high school at PACI, where he was an honors student and senior track star, he curtailed his University plans to serve his country in WW II. He received his wings in 1942, was posted overseas, but was instead promoted to be an instructor in the RCAF. In 1943, Steve married Rose Hollick and to this union three daughters were born. Returning to Prince Albert after the war, Steve and other family members took over the New Windsor Grocery store. In 1953, Steve, along with his older brother Morris and brother-in-law Walter Hollick, moved on to purchase P.A. and Northern Bus Lines Ltd. In the 1960’s, the company entered into an agreement with the city to operate the public transit system. P.A. Northern Bus Lines soon diversified by operating school buses in the city and northern areas of the province. Further expansion involved charter highway coaches and vans. This unique business operation continued for over fifty years. The Company achieved recognition from the business community. P.A. Northern Bus Lines received the provincial ABEX award recognizing business excellence and the Samuel McLeod Award recognizing investment. Steve personally received a Legacy Award in recognition of his role in the business community. Steve was always a strong supporter of community sports and did much to establish junior hockey in Prince Albert. He was owner/manager of the P.A. Mintos and also coached hockey and baseball teams to championships. As a sponsor of both the Bantam and AAA PA Bus Lines Mintos, Steve could not have been more proud of their success and the high regard they have achieved in hockey circles. Steve’s love of sports included an intense fervor for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays. As a life-long Prince Albertan, Steve loved and supported his city. Over the years, countless organizations have benefitted from his largesse. Steve was supported in numerous endeavors for many years by his second wife, Laurie. With his financial help to so many, his tenacity, positive spirit, caring nature, tireless energy, and a huge heart, very few were left untouched by the one-of-a kind person that was Steve. “Steve will be missed as greatly as he will be remembered” “LOVE YOU FOREVER, DAD” Steve is survived by his wife Laurie (nee Owcharuk); his daughters Sandra (Barry Neschuk), Sonja (Duncan McArthur) and Jackie; the mother of his children Rose (nee Hollick); his sisters Josephine Hollick and Anne Trach and a host of other relatives. He was predeceased by his father John; his mother Mary (nee Bukshak); his brothers Morris, Peter, John and Bill and numerous in-laws. From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 14 at River Park Memorial Chapel, Steve’s family will greet family and friends wishing to pay their last respects to Steve. At Steve’s request a private family service will be held. Interment will take place in the Garden of Christus, Prince Albert Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Saskatchewan Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated by the family. Family and friends may send email condolences to www.riverparkfuneral.ca. RIVER PARK MEMORIAL CHAPEL is entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. 764-2727, Don Moriarty, Funeral Director

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