Obituary of Gene Myron Krepakevich
Eugene (Gene) Myron Krepakevich, 85, of Yorkton SK. Passed away on Friday, September 9th at Regina General Hospital with his loving family by his side. Gene was born on April 27, 1937 in Hamton, Sk. to the late Fred and Martha ( Zederayko) Krepakevich. He attended school in Hamton, Sk. Until later completing high school in Yorkton, Sk. At age 18 he attended Moose Jaw Teachers College. He then taught school at Jarislov, York Lake and Saltcoats followed by Yorkdale Junior High where he taught until retirement in 1987. During his teaching years he completed his Bachelor of Education (1969) – University of Saskatchewan and his Bachelor of Arts (1978) – University of Regina. He also actively farmed in the Mikado areas for many years. Following retiring from teaching, Gene spent a number of years working for Co-op Hail as an adjuster and supervisor. Throughout his life, Gene was an active volunteer and was always involved in activities including with his church, local minor and junior hockey, the Yorkton (Legacy) Co-op for 42 years, the Yorkton Flour Mill project and many other charities and causes. He was always a leader in whatever he joined, many times going beyond being a Committee Member and frequently being chosen to be the President, Chairperson, and Governor. Gene loved his sports and being involved with the Yorkton Terriers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Honours for his hard work included being the Yorkton Sportsman on the Year (1990), induction in the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame as a Builder (2003), Junior Hockey Award from Hockey Canada (2005), the SJHL Hall of Fame (2011) and the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal (2019). He was an avid sports fan who cheered on the Terriers, Riders, Blue Jays and of course his favourite, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Gene loved spending time with his family and especially enjoyed lake life and travel. As for hobbies, Gene loved golfing, fishing, curling, bowling, playing cards, pottery, stain glass, gardening, yard work, carpentry, and generally being a jack of all trades. He was always ready to lend a hand to help family and friends with their projects. For Gene, the act of his teaching/guiding was truly practiced throughout his life time, up to the last hour of his life. Most recently Gene and his wife Gladys set up the Krepakevich Fund for families with the Yorkton and District Community Foundation to provide annual grants to a local charity for projects that support families in need. Gene is predeceased by his parents, his wife Marie, his son Bradley, his son Bruce, his daughter Kellene, his brothers Carl, Sunny and Dan. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Gladys, his children: Carlene (Glenn), Barry (Crystal), grandchildren: Paige (Michael), Reid (Cassidy), Kody, Shaelynn, Brea, Megan, Brittany (Fernando), Jeremy (Leah); great grandsons: Daniel and Cristino……….. He also leaves his brother Jerry (Daphne), extended family Sandra (Charles), Marvin (May), seven extended grandchildren, five extended great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy my make donations to the Krepakevich Fund and the Yorkton Flour Mill as tokens of remembrance, In Memory of Gene Krepakevich. Service Details. Service When: Friday, September 16th, 2022 3:00pm Location: Westview United Church Address: 355 Bradbrooke Dr. YORKTON, SK S3N 2K7 Interment Location: Yorkton Memorial Gardens Address: Highway #10 East YORKTON, SK Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event Ongoing Online Event About this event In Loving Memory Of Gene Krepakevich April 27, 1937 - September 9, 2022 Look inside to read what others have shared Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book. View Tribute Book
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