Tuesday, March 10th
Visitation 10:00 a.m.
Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Wynyard SK
Our beloved Myrtle Kachur (nee Moroz) passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at her home in the Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, with her family by her side. She will be missed forever by her daughter Karen (Emill) Spilchak from Sherwood Park and her son Wayne from Edmonton, Alta. Myrtle was a devoted mother and grandmother. Baba will be lovingly remembered by her two grandchildren, Cory (Stephanie) Spilchak from Sherwood Park and Kelly (Tate) Young from Toronto, Ont. She was proud to have four great-grandchildren, Aidan, Connor and Sarah Spilchak and baby Sadie Young. Myrtle was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Jennie; husband Russell; and all her siblings, brother Michael and sisters, Mary Wolitski, Bella Bzdel, Rosalie Mazur and Annie Kusey. She will always be fondly remembered by many other family members, nieces, nephews and friends. Myrtle (Michelina) was born on April 9, 1930, on the family farm near Wishart, Sask. She was the second youngest child. She attended the local country school at Touchwood Hills where she completed grade 8. Myrtle always wanted to finish her schooling and go on to nursing but she was needed to work on the farm thus was unable to fulfill her dream. She was the only girl in the family to drive the tractor or truck to help her brother Mike with the chores. She loved horses and rode bareback whenever time allowed. Later Myrtle worked at Sears mail order in Regina until Baba Moroz beckoned her home to help her sister Mary with her newborn twins. On October 15, 1950, Myrtle married Russell Kachur. They farmed for two years near Holar Church before moving to Wynyard where Russell worked for the CPR. They built their little house on 8th Street E. where Myrtle lived for over 60 years. For 33 years Myrtle worked at the Wynyard Union Hospital starting out in housekeeping then moving into the kitchen as head cook until her retirement in 1993 at the age of 63. That is where she made many lifelong friendships and memories. Myrtle enjoyed golfing, coffeeing with friends, playing Canasta and 3 Spot, and was an ardent Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. In addition to working full time she always had a large vegetable and flower garden, which she enjoyed tending. She also canned, baked, cooked and raised her family. Myrtle always remained active in the UCWL, Sacred Heart Church and the Wynyard Hospital Auxiliary until her move to Sherwood Park in 2012.