Elizabeth "Liz" Tkachyk

May 25, 1940 ~ March 26, 2020 (age 79)


In Loving Memory of

Elizabeth "Liz" Tkachyk


A private family service will be held at a later date.


Elizabeth (Liz) Tkachyk of Bassano, AB, formerly of Foam Lake, SK, passed away on March 26, 2020 in the Long Term Care Unit of the Bassano & District Health Centre.

Liz was born on May 25, 1940 on the farm south of Tuffnell, SK to John and Lena (nee Melnychuk) Essar. She and her twin sister, Mary, were third born to a family of nine children.

Liz received her education at the Country Krasney School until Grade 8. At the age of 16, Liz moved to Winnipeg, MB and took on many jobs to make a living. It was during this time she met the love of her life Nickolas Tkachyk. Nick and Liz were married on June 18, 1960 and they had six children, two sons and four daughters. Nick passed away tragically on February 4, 1972. After he passed away Liz moved her children to Foam Lake, SK to be closer to her family living there.

Shortly after moving to Foam Lake, Liz started working for the Jubilee Nursing Home where she had taken courses and received her Nursing Aid Certificate. Liz raised her six children alone and never remarried.

Liz leaves to mourn her passing her children Murray (Maxine), Doreen (Wayne), Marie, Darlene, Rosella (Dwayne) and Randall (Melissa) and their families; seventeen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn her siblings, cousins, numerous nieces and nephews and many, many extended family and friends.



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Sts Peter & Paul (Melnychuk) Ukrainian Orthodox Church
c/o Box 111, Foam Lake SK S0A 1A0

Bassano & District Health Foundation (Long Term Care)
Box 120, Bassano AB T0J 0B0

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