Obituary of Gloria Joan Ivanochko
IVANOCHKO - Gloria passed away peacefully on Septermber 3, 2022. She was born Gloria Joan Lucky on February 21, 1952 in Toronto, Ontario to Gerald and Evelyn (nee Gaulin) Lucky. She was raised in Burlington, Ontario on 1215 Homewood Dr., with her younger brother Larry, she first attended Clarksdale School then Rolling Meadows and completed her high school education at MM Robinson. Gloria enjoyed writing letters to many pen pals in her younger years, always looking forward to meeting new people in this way. Some of her family tree consisted of cowboys, giving her an interest in horses. She was given a name out west of a farming cowboy from Saskatchewan. Gloria began her seven-year penpalship with her future husband Dick Richard Ivanochko, before meeting in person for the first time at Christmas. Dick and Gloria were married on September 16, 1972. They raised their family consisting of three boys and one girl on Dick’s family farm near Hubbard Saskatchewan. She had a great love for bingo, and utilized her winnings to purchase dirt bikes and old snowmobiles for her boys and to provide meals for numerous family gatherings. She selflessly gave and shared with others, her greatest intentions were to create special memories, and memorable moments. Gloria’s declining mobility with Parkinson’s, required more care in the new year of 2022 with her residing in Yorkton at Wallace House. Her final days consisted of her favourite things, family, music, laughter, and making memories. On September 3, listening to her favourite hymn to play and sing, Count Your Blessings, Gloria transitioned from this physical world passing peacefully with her family at her side. She leaves behind a legacy of wonderful memories for all those who knew and loved her. Gloria leaves behind her beloved husband, Dick Richard Ivanochko; son, Gerald (Darla) Ivanochko and their children, Brendan (Kendall) and Ashley; son, Cliff; son, John (Jessica) Ivanochko and their children, Rebecca and Charlotte; daughter, Christal (Kyle) Rathgeber and their children Kassie and Jayden; her brother, Larry (Alice) Lucky, among many other in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Gloria was predeceased by numerous grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and her parents, Gerald and Evelyn Lucky. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, September 8, 2022 in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre, Yorkton, Saskatchewan with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant, officiating. Words of Remembrance were shared by Tanya Riabko, Kelly Ivanochko, Kerri Kawchuk and Petrunia Olson. The musical selections were “How Great Thou Art”, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Count Your Blessings”. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Matthew, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with David Balysky, Brendan Ivanochko, Peter Ivanochko, Michael Balysky, Jayden Rathgeber and Terry Lucky serving as casket-bearers. Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Canada – Saskatchewan (2103 Airport Dr #110B, Saskatoon, SK S7L 6W2) as gifts of remembrance. Messages of condolence may be shared at baileysfuneralhome.com Service Details. Visitation When: Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre Address: Highway #10 East YORKTON, SK Service When: Thursday, September 8th, 2022 2:00pm Location: Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre Address: Highway #10 East YORKTON, SK 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 Gloria Ivanochko February 21, 1952 - September 3, 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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