Nellie Furman
Nellie Furman

Obituary of Nellie Furman

Nellie Furman was born in East Selkirk, Manitoba on July 18, 1924 to John and Mary (Baubie) Furman. At the age of 2 years, her parents moved to Saskatchewan and settled on the farm in the Buchanan district.


Nellie attended Vasloutz School and helped her parents on the family farm. Following her education she worked in the dietary department at Canora Union Hospital. In 1952 she moved to Regina where she worked until 1983 when she retired and moved to Yorkton to be closer to her sisters, brother and also her Dad who was in the Nursing Home.


Nellie enjoyed knitting and crocheting not only for herself but for others as well.


Nellie entered eternal rest on August 24th at the Canora Gateway Lodge at the age of 98 years.


She was predeceased by her parents, three sisters, Olga Popowich, Minnie Popowich and Anne Tuchiwsky; niece Linda Tuchiwsky; great nephew Barry Sholpiak and great niece Kirsten Derrow and five brothers-in-law, John Tuchiwsky, Bill Popowich, Lawrence Derrow, Bill Popowich and Earl Effa.


Nellie is survived by her brother Larry (Mary) Furman, sisters Joan Effa and Carol Derrow; two Godchildren, nephew Brian Derrow and great niece Shawna Rurak, as well as many nieces and nephews.


The Funeral Service was held on Monday, August 29, 2022 from Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Fr. Yevhen Zadorozhnyi, C.Ss.R. officiating. The epistle reader was Karen Benfield. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Brian Derrow,   Clint Derrow, Wanda Peterson,  Kelly Pelzer, Jason Popowich            and  Tammy Rurak serving as casket bearers.


Memorials in memory of Nellie may be made to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan (200-4545 Parliament Ave., Regina, SK S4W 0G3) as gifts of remembrance. Service Details.



When: Monday, August 29th, 2022 11:00am

Location: Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre

Address: Highway #10 East YORKTON, SK




Location: Yorkton Memorial Gardens

Address: Highway #10 East YORKTON, SK


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