Obituary for Nastasia 'Nell' Achtemichuk
It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend. We will miss her generous caring and smiling presence.
Nell was born on December 2, 1923 on her family farm near Hampton, Saskatchewan. Nell attended Bridok School and following worked with the Wishart family and their store in Hampton, SK. In 1944, Nell married Fred Achtemichuk and joined his family on their farm until 1948 when Fred and Nell moved to their own farm near Veregin, SK where Robert and Mavis were born. In 1954, Nell and Fred moved to Saskatoon while Fred attended barbering school then back to Rhien and on to Yorkton were Fred setup his barbering practice. Nell created comfortable homes during these moves that finally saw them building a house on Lincoln Avenue in Yorkton that was the site of an amazing garden that delighted the grandchildren and many family gatherings for the Zaharia and Achtemichuk families. Nell worked as a retail sales person for MacLeod’s Hardware, Logan Drugs and Fletcher Drugs. Nell’s favourite was working in the china area of Logan Drugs were she collected china and glass for our home to add to the festive moods of the family gatherings. Nell and Fred golfed together in retirement. Much to her delight and astonishment Nell scored a hole in one on the eighth hole at York Lake Golf Course. They enjoyed social gatherings and playing cards with good friends. Nell especially loved visiting or hosting their children and grandchildren while creating fabulous meals.
Nell is survived by her sisters: Mary (Weinmaster), Ann (Watson) and brother Fred Zaharia; three children: Robert (Angie), Mavis (Gordon) and David (Karen); and her four grandchildren: Sasha, Dana, Emma and Alex. Nell was predeceased by her husband Fred on January 12, 2015; and by her siblings: Dan, Bill & Michael.
Life Story for Nastasia 'Nell' Achtemichuk
Mrs. Nastasia 'Nell' Achtemichuk, resident of the Beverly Care Center Glenmore in Calgary, formerly long time resident of Yorkton, widow of Fred Achtemichuk, passed away on Friday, July 21st 2017. She was 93 years of age. A gathering of family and friends will take place Sunday, July 30 at 7pm at the Yorkton Memorial Garden Family Centre, Highway #10 East. The funeral service will be held Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11 am in the same location. The family requests no flowers to be sent. Donations can be sent to the Alzheimer's Society of Saskatchewan.