Wednesday, July 8th
Wadena Ukrainian Catholic Church
Thursday, July 9th
Wadena Ukrainian Catholic Church
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Rose Katherine Chorney, late of Rose Valley, Saskatchewan, on July 5, 2015, at the age of 76 years. Rose leaves behind Nick, her husband of almost 55 years; her children, Laurie (Kevin) Rousell, Myron (Lorraine) and Nadine (Blaine) Erickson; and grandchildren, Janel, Joel, Colin, Ryan and Errin. She was predeceased by her parents, Steve and Ann Zazula; her brother Metro; her twin sister Ruth; her mother- and father-in-law, Andrew and Annie Chorney; and brother-in-law Bill Woloshyn. Rose was born to Steve and Ann Zazula in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan, on May 12, 1939, with her twin sister Ruth. Rose attended school at Ponass Lake and later at Moosehorn until grade 8. She lived with her grandparents, Panko and Katherine Lysyshyn, for most of her teenage years until she began work at Wadena Hospital as an aide. Back then, farms and neighbours were close to one another and she caught the eye of Nick Chorney. They were married on July 12, 1960. They were blessed with three children: Laurie (Kevin - Colin, Ryan and Errin), Myron, and Nadine (Blaine - Janel and Joel). They moved to Rose Valley, where Nick established his business, Nick's Radio, TV and Refrigeration. They lived there all their married life. Rose loved gardening when she could and she was a great preserver of fruit and vegetables. Her pantry and freezers were always full to capacity and there were always goodies to eat at coffee time. She loved flowers and later graduated to artificial flowers. She said that they required less work but provided instant color where needed. When they faded, she bought more and replaced them. Every spring there was a "must-do" trip to the greenhouse for bedding and garden plants and she was fond of garden ornaments and knick-knacks. Everyone loved Rose's perogies and she would be taking orders to fill for weddings and special occasions. Rose's hands were always busy making doilies or slippers, cabbage rolls and perogies. Ever though her hands began to hurt, she'd always say that keeping her hands busy made her hands feel better. Rose loved her sports. As children she was always driving us to sports, attending rodeos and sports days. She also loved watching curling and Rider games, especially her beloved Montreal Canadiens, much to the chagrin of all of us who did not support the Canadiens. Her support never wavered. She also did a short stint of babysitting for some local families for a time. Rose loved reunions and getting together with family and friends. She also enjoyed coffee row every day with Nick at the seniors' centre. Rose was a lover of word puzzles. She was a diary writer over the past several years, noting everyday events and special occasions - always reporting the weather and temperature on every entry. You could always ask what the weather and temperature was on a certain day. Recently, she became a regular computer addict logging on to Facebook, making regular entries to keep in touch with family, and an avid gamer with computer solitaire and other games to pass time. Most of all, Rose was dedicated to duty. She could be relied upon to help in times of need and to lend a hand. She loved the Lord and attended church whenever she could. She loved her family fiercely and expected no less in return. We love you and miss you. Forever in our hearts you will be, until we meet again.