Obituary of Anthony "Tony" Prokop
PROKOP – Tony Prokop beloved husband of Shirley of Yorkton passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 82 years of age. Tony Anton Prokop was born on July 22, 1940 in Canora, Saskatchewan to Harry and Albina (Schushetski) Prokop as the second youngest of twelve children. He grew up on the farm in the Tadmore district and attended Forest Hills School. He helped on the farm and later worked at odd jobs in Regina. He married Shirley Polowick on June 30, 1965. Tony and Shirley took over his parent’s farm until 1971 when they moved to Yorkton where he worked with his brother John for Logan Stevens Construction for seven years then at P&H (Parish and Heimbecker) elevator, and later at Anderson Lodge for 19 years. Tony semi retired in 2006 and fully retired a few years later after doing odd jobs, working at Walmart, and Fairview Village. Some of his hobbies were collecting keychains, reading, playing music, camping and woodworking. Tony attended and was very active in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, always willing to lend his talents and help in any way he could. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Harry & Albina, brothers Steve, Bill, Peter (Mary), Joe (Pearl), Sam (Alice), Mike and John; sisters, Helen (Paul) Marchinko, Anne (Owen) Mead and Mary (Steve) Kachur. He leaves to mourn his wife of 57 years, Shirley; daughter, Tracy of Regina, SK; son, Corey (Karen) of Calgary, AB; grandchildren, Calvin, Samantha, Austin, Sienna, Caeli; great grandson, Paras; as well as his sister, Nellie (Siegie) Marohn of Richmond, BC; sister-in-law Elsie of Pincher Creek, AB; sister-in-law Alice of Yorkton and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Rev. Luanne Hrywkiw of Holy Trinity Anglican Church officiating, Tributes and words of remembrance were given by Tony’s children, Tracy and Corey. Soloist, Janet Simpson sang ‘Where the Roses Never Fade’. Hymns were ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Blest Be the Tie That Binds’ and ‘Beyond the Sunset’. Interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Colin Prokop, Ross Kobitz, Don Werner, Harvey Prokop, Richard Mead and Randy Hrykiw serving as the casketbearers. Memorial donations in memory of Tony may be made to Holy Trinity Anglican Church as gifts of remembrance. Condolences can be sent to the family at baileysfuneralhome.com Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey’s Funeral Home. Service Details. Service When: Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 11:00am 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 Anthony "Tony" Prokop July 22, 1940 - January 19, 2023 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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