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Wasyl Chaykoski

December 22, 1924 — December 24, 2014

December 22, 1924- December 24, 2014

Funeral Prayers

Monday, December 29th

7:00 p.m.

Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, December 30th

10:00 a.m.

Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church

Wasyl Chaykoski was born on December 22, 1924, in the Edmore District to George and Mary Chaykoski. He received his education at Ashdown School.

At an early age of 18, he served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War and was wounded on March 8, 1945. In 1946, he was discharged. It was memories he did not want to remember or even talk about. Upon arriving back in Canada, he went to work in the Pickle Crow gold mine for a short period of time. He then moved back to Foam Lake to help out his mom and dad.

In 1948, he met the love of his life, Stella Woitas. They bought a farm 10 miles north of Kelliher. They were blessed with three beautiful daughters. Wasyl loved farming; it was his compassion. He also loved his Hereford cattle and took great pride in raising them.

Stella and Wasyl were great Catholics. They attended the church in Model Farm, Patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary. All of the girls were baptized there and they kept all the Greek Catholic holidays. They also both loved to dance and they attended most dances and weddings in their earlier years. They were a great couple.

They sold the farm and later moved to Foam Lake where they spent a number of years. In 2013, Stella ended up in the nursing home. Wasyl was very lonely so he moved to Tiger Lily in 2014. He loved it there. He watched the boys play football, went for coffee with friends but, it was short-lived. Wasyl became ill in September then on October 3, 2014, he ended up in a nursing home.

Wasyl is survived by his loving wife, Stella; his daughters, Shirley Dukacz of Salmon Arm, B.C., Janet (Allan) Riedel of Kelliher, and Sharon Serelo of Ituna. He also leaves behind his sister Jean Pike of Port Moody, B.C., step-brother Joe Chaykoski and step-sister Sonja Bush of Estevan, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

We love and miss you Dad.

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