Obituary of Gordon Spilak
The family of Gordon Spilak, of the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, sadly announce his passing on Friday, September 9, 2022. He was 86 years of age. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00pm from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. The Funeral Liturgy will take place on Wednesday, September 14th at 11:00am also from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Father Leonid Malkov presiding. The interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery. SPILAK – Gordon Spilak of Yorkton passed away peacefully on September 9th with his family at his side. Gordon was born on March 7, 1936 in the Willowbrook district to William and Mary (Yanish) Spilak. He was raised on the family farm and attended School there as well. He took over the farm and at the same time worked at the Poultry Plant in Yorkton. Later he sold the farm and moved to Yorkton. He drove his truck for Scott National. While living in Yorkton, Gordon began working for Ben Holstein cutting grass for the City and R.M. Upon retirement he enjoyed working at Stachura Farms. Gordon was united in marriage to Valerie Matychuk on November 22, 1958 and began raising their family of six children. He enjoyed attending dances and taking rides on country roads to visit family and friends as well as going to the lake and visiting Baba and Gido at the farm. Christmas with the family was always special to him. Church was important to Gordon and he was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary’s Church. When his health began declining, Gordon moved into the Bentley. In 2013 he became a resident of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Glen (Donna), Rose, Laverne (Gloria), Brian (Jim), Lynn (Ralph) and Sheri (Karen); grandchildren Lacey & Shane, Scott & Olivia, Brandon & Shayla, Lisa & Adam, Laura & Damien, Brent, Kristine & Scott, Brittany & Bronson, Becky & Sydney, Colby & Sheena and numerous great grandchildren. Also his brother Ed (Jean), and sister Ella. Gordon was predeceased by his wife Valerie, grandson Chris, father William, mother Mary, sister Grace and brother Carl. Prayers were held on Tuesday, September 13th and the Funeral Liturgy on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Leonid Malkov, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Lorne Stechyshyn and members of the Funeral Choir. The cross bearer was Brittany Norberg and the epistle reader was Laura Fatteicher. Tributes were shared by Brittany Norberg, Kristine Vaughan and Shayla Britton. Honorary Pallbearers were all his grand children and great grandchildren. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Scott Spilak, Shayla Britton, Brent Spilak, Lisa Kroll, Kristine Vaughan and Colby Stachura serving as the casket bearers. Memorial donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to Diabetes Association or Heart & Stroke Foundation as gifts of remembrance. Condolences to the family can be posted at baileysfuneralhome.com
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