Obituary of Audrey Popowich
Audrey Ida Lucille Popowich was born on October 15, 1949 to Gordon (Carp) and Myra (McFadden) Carpenter. She attended Broadview School from grades 1 to 12, graduating in 1967.
At an early age, Audrey began skating and became involved in figure skating. In addition, she was part of Brownies and Girl Guides. During her high school years she was active with basketball, volleyball, badminton and cheerleading. She also served on the Year Book committee. She attended and taught Sunday School for many years. She also worked at the local theatre, bowling alley and Esso Restaurant.
When she found some spare time, she enjoyed reading books and bowled in a mixed team as well as with her mom, aunt and grandmother.
After High School Audrey attended Success Business College in Regina, obtaining a certificate in stenography. She began employment with Last Oak Park Development (ski resort) in Broadview and from there continued clerical and stenographic work with Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (as it was called then). Upon amalgamation of the Broadview and Kamsack districts into Yorkton, she moved there to work. In 1971 Audrey transferred to the R.C.M.P. Detachment in Broadview and worked until 1983.
In 1982, Audrey met David Popowich and they were united in marriage on July 20, 1985. She was blessed with her only child, Shelly.
After growing up and living in town, the move to the farm was a real eye opener. She learned to and enjoyed gardening and taking care of the yard. She helped with cattle and doing field work, which included hauling grain at harvest time. In the last few years the hilite was the “supper in the field” that Marlene would bring out. This consisted of bologna sandwiches and coffee in sealers for the “crew” that included David, Ernie and herself.
Audrey was very involved with the Church and U.C.W.L., serving a number of years on the Bake Sale Committee with Marlene.
David and Audrey travelled to numerous destinations, including Italy, Mexico, Dominican, Cuba, Costa Rica, St. Lucia, Jamacia, Arizona, Texas, Hawaii and Alaska. They also enjoyed spending time camping and fishing.
In 2018 Audrey was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and in December, 2022 entered the Yorkton and District Nursing Home.
Predeceased by her parents, Gordon in 2001, Myra in 2010 and her namesake, Audrey Smith in 2010; Audrey leaves to cherish her memory her husband David and daughter Shelly (Seann). She is also survived by two step-daughters and their families, Yvonne Popowich and her children Zaine and Seth; Mandy and her children Mar and Mathew; her brother George (Brenda) Carpenter and their children, Corey, Alisha and Ashley and by her sister Debbie (Ken) Wilson and her son Trissten (Brandi) and their girls Isabelle and Esmeralda; a sister-in-law Linda (James) Tratch and family and many cousins, two aunts good friends and her little buddy, Buttons.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Audrey Popowich, please visit Tribute Store