Emily Wasyluk passed away peacefully on December 6, 2022, at the age of 92. Emily was born on August 12, 1930, to Onufry and Maria Chudyk. She married Peter Wasyluk on February 17, 1946, and they started their life together on the farm near Wishart. They were blessed with five children, Clara, Wynyard, Ray (Dianne), Clavet, Karen (Randy), Wynyard, Terry (Bonnie), Regina, Randy (Nancy), Calgary. Emily had eleven grandchildren; Dwayne, Curtis, Coralee, Todd, Trevor, April, Elesha, Darren, Tyler, Ashley, Kaden and 18 great grandchildren and a god child Sylvia. Emily was predeceased by her husband Peter, parents Onufry and Maria, brothers Mike and Andrew, sons-in-law’s Ed and Harvey, grandson Cory and great granddaughter Paige. She is survived by her brother John (Jean), sister-in-law Margaret and several nieces and nephews.
Emily was a skilled gardener who always grew a large garden. She took joy in providing fresh vegetables to her children and grandchildren. The grandchildren enjoyed sneaking into the pea patch or raspberries bushes but knew to run if she caught them in her garden.
Emily enjoyed going to Bingo in Punnichy, it was one of her great pleasures. Emily was active in her church serving as treasurer for the church for several years. She enjoyed meeting with the ladies of the church to prepare for fall suppers and funerals. She loved a good game of 3 spot and spent many hours playing with family or at the senior’s center in Wishart and the Drop-in Center in Wynyard. Emily was passionate about playing cards and disliked losing, a trait that she has passed down to her children and grandchildren.
Emily loved having her family come home to the farm for gatherings. She was a wonderful cook and always prepared family favorites; perogies with mushroom sauce, cabbage rolls, lettuce salad with her homemade dressing. The family gathered every long weekend in August to celebrate birthdays and have a cricket tournament. The evenings ended with games of 3 spot, fireworks, and bonfires and on several occasions, Lenny Belinski played his guitar or fiddle until dawn. After Peter’s passing Emily continue to live on farm then in 2006, she moved to Wynyard. There she enjoyed going to Bingo, the Casino and listening to Saturday night dance party. In April 2018 Emily became a resident of Golden Acres. She enjoyed the activities and when local bands came to play music at the home. Emily was always neat and tidy, even with the staff who cared for her. She would tuck and straighten their uniforms as they prepared her for the day. Emily was never afraid of hard work, she was a person of faith and had a passion for life, she was committed to her family and encouraged them to persist and succeed as they face life’s struggles.