Obituary of Olga Kishalowich
The family of Olga Kishalowich of Yorkton, beloved wife of the late Mike Kishalowich, sadly announce her passing on August 30, 2023 in Yorkton. She was 93 years of age.
A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Basil Malowany officiating.
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The interment will take place in the Garden of St. Luke, Yorkton Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to Nashi or Ukrainian Humanatarian Appeal of the Canada Ukraine Foundation as gifts of remembrance.
Olga Kishalowich was called by her Lord to her forever home in heaven on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at the age of 93.
Olga was born on the family farm in the Kuroki area on February 11, 1930. She was the second of six children born to John and Katherine Batiuk. Olga attended Bear Lake School #1895, while also helping on the family farm, which included assisting her mom in raising her younger siblings. She was raised with the strong Batiuk work ethic where you always lent a helping hand and tenacity was an attribute most strived to have.
At a young age Olga was taught by a neighbor how to crochet, which sparked her creative talents. Olga as a young adult completed a correspondence class on painting photographs and worked in Winnipeg. Prior to leaving for Winnipeg Olga met Mike Kishalowich and upon returning home they were married on July 12, 1951. They settled on the family farm in Gerald until the fall of 1966, then moved to Wroxton where they continued to raise their three children Borden, Donna, and Russell. Olga was a dedicated hardworking farm wife, sewing clothes for many, cooking in various places, caring for disabled adults at Ashwood place and maintained and preserved a bountiful garden.
Olga was also known for her creativity and the countless talents she had. During Olga’s life she made hundreds of quilts, afghans, touques, tablecloths and doilies. She also excelled at sewing, embroidery, pysanky decorating, cooking, baking and gardening. Her flowers were something to be admired. Everyone was always welcome at Olga’s, and to those that enjoyed her company never left hungry or empty handed.
Olga was predeceased by her husband Mike, infant son Joseph, two babies whom she held close in heart, parents John and Katherine, brothers Borden and Roman, brother-in-law Max, and daughter-in-law Sharon.
Olga leaves to treasure her memory and celebrate her life:
- Son Borden Kishalowich and his family Dean Kishalowich (sons Dylan and Kohl), Brent (Tara) Kishalowich (son Cade), and Aimee (Bret) Sherstabitoff.
- Daughter Donna (Greg) Diduck and their children Kevin (Traci) Diduck, Kendra (Kimball) Lischynski (children Julia and Nathan), Katherine (Kenton) Lysak (children Benjamin and Claire), and Kaylee Diduck.
- Son Russell (family River, Chloe, Serenity).
- Brothers Russell (Sharon) Batiuk and Joe (Bev) Batiuk
- Sister Jennie MacArthur
- Sister-in-law’s Ellen and Betty Batiuk
- And many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who were near and dear to her heart.