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Photo de Mary PACALUJKO
Fiche créée le : 2008-11-25
Père : John Pacalujko
Mère : Anna
Décès le : 2008-11-25
Parution : 2008-12-02
Conjoint(e) : Dmytro Werezak
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Mrs. Mary Werezak March 12, 1921 - November 25, 2008 - Mary Werezak 1921 – 2008 On November 25, 2008, our beloved mother, sister, baba and bunya, surrounded by her family and a choir of angels, was welcomed into the kingdom of our heavenly Father. After 87 years of faithful service to the Lord, she received His final blessings of Holy Anointment and the Holy Eucharist. She leaves to mourn her son, Michael (Zenya) Werezak and their children Paul, Yurij (Cherie) and Boris (friend Shelia), all of Saskatoon; her daughter, Ann (Bernie) Pyra of Edmonton AB and their children Bernie (Judy) Pyra, their children Caitlin of Red Deer AB, Ben (Christa) and their son Tai of Edmonton AB, Cory of Red Deer, AB, and Matthew of Edmonton, AB; daughter, Suzanne (Dag) Bergersen and their children Christopher and Dean of Edmonton, AB; son, Ken (Tracy) Pyra and their children Michael and Kevin of Edmonton, AB; daughter, Chrisse (Toby) Carbert and their children Angela, Daniel and Catherine of Calgary, AB. She also leaves to mourn her passing her sister, Stella Harach and her children Walter (Pat) Harack of Calgary, AB, their children Kevin and Kelly, and Bohdan Harach of Hafford, SK, and his children Chrisse, Angie and Adam; sister, Olga (Walter) Pylypchuk of North Battleford SK, and their daughter Marusia (Tim) Harroun of Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Dmytro in 1976; her brother-in-law, Steve Harach; and her parents, John and Anna Pacalujko. Mom was born March 12, 1921 in Skalat, Ternopol, Ukraine, immigrating to Canada in 1937 and married Dmytro in 1940. Mom and Dad raised the family in the Hafford area where they were successful farmers and active members of the community. They moved to Saskatoon in 1970, but remained active on the farm. In the city Mom worked at St. Joseph’s Home, The Sheraton Hotel, and finally retired with many years of service from Canarama Pharmacy. Mom was strongly devoted to her Catholic faith and drew strength and solace from it to do the many things that she loved. She enjoyed cooking and baking and spent hours preparing meals for friends and family. Other hobbies included crocheting, Ukrainian cross-stitching and gardening. Mom travelled extensively visiting places such as Alberta, Florida, and Colorado. She made several trips back home to Ukraine to visit immediate family in Kiev, L’viv and Ternopol. Mom was kind and generous to everyone giving of herself and her time to others, but her generosity was immensely apparent to her family who experienced her giving nature first-hand. She lived out her final years back at St. Joseph’s home where she received exceptional care from the Sisters and staff in a facility where she continued to experience the essence of her faith that was the foundation of her life. The family would like to thank the Sisters and staff at St. Joseph’s Home, her family doctor, Dr. Roy Chernoff, and Dr. Moodley and the staff of St. Paul’s Hospital for their kindness during Mom’s final days. Prayers for Mary will be held on Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 10th St. & Munroe Ave. Saskatoon. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Hafford, SK with celebrants, Rev. Fr. John Sianchuk, C.Ss.R., Rev. Fr. Yurij Lazurko, Rev. Fr. Michael Fedoriw, Rev. Fr. Zenoviy Bahriy and Rev. Fr. Vasyl Kravchuk, C.Ss.R. Interment will take place at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Hafford, SK. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Joseph’s Home or St. Paul’s Hospital. Condolences to the family may be sent through Park’s website Arrangements have been entrusted to James Werezak, Park Funeral Chapel, (306) 244-2103.


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