Obituary of Annette Jane Benko
The family of Annette Benko of Yorkton, beloved Mother of Elley Sobkow & Blair Benko, sadly announce her sudden passing on Monday, January 2, 2023. Annette was 65 years of age. The Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, January 14 at 3:00p.m. from the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home 45 5th Ave. N., Yorkton, SK with Doreen Day, Certified Celebrant officiating. Memorials in memory of Annette may be made to SIGN for Mental Health (83 North St. Yorkton, SK S3N 0G9) as gifts of remembrance. Annette was born on February 22, 1957 in the R.M. of Kellross in a horse drawn cutter to Lloyd and Marion Wahl. Annette’s father passed away tragically in a car accident when she was six. In 1965, her Mom married Fred Tillotson. Annette grew up in the Kelliher area and enjoyed spending time with her farm animals (especially her horse, Silver) and graduated from Kelliher School in 1975. She met and married Dennis Benko later that year and moved to Regina where she worked at Plains Hospital, then Colour Your World and was an active member of the Balgonie Fire Department. In 1979 she gave birth to a daughter Elley and three years later a son Blair. Moving to Foam Lake, Annette and Dennis opened and ran an antique store for a few years before moving to Wynyard where Annette worked at Lillydale chicken plant. As time moved on, Annette and Dennis fulfilled a lifelong dream and moved to Surrey, B.C. where they drove a Semi-truck travelling across Canada and the United States. In 2006, Annette moved back to Yorkton to be closer to family and worked at Walmart and Yorkton This Week. Annette enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, league bowling and being around family and friends. In the last years of her life, Annette’s health declined making it difficult for her to continue doing all the things she enjoyed. On January 2, 2023 she passed away suddenly in her home in Yorkton. Annette is predeceased by her Mom Marion Tillotson, Dad Lloyd Wahl, Dad Fred Tillotson, brother Wayne Wahl, siblings Alan Wahl and Geraldine Wahl. Annette will always be remembered and missed by her family: brother James (Teresa) Tillotson and their children: Mallory and Carson; daughter Elley (Daniel) Sobkow and their children: Dylan, Deven, Drayden; son Blair (Angela) Benko and their children Azalee and Cadence. Also survived by many uncles, auntie’s, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from the Chapel of Bailey’s Funeral Home in Yorkton with Doreen Day, Certified Celebrant officiating. A eulogy written by Yvette Renneberg was read by Doreen Day. Special music was ‘One More Day’, ‘Dancing In the Sky’, ‘Lay Me Down’ and ‘When I Get Where I’m Going’. Annette’s children Elley and Blair served as the urnbearers. Interment will follow in the family plot in the Kelliher Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to SIGN for Mental Health (83 North St. Yorkton, SK S3N 0G9). Condolences can be sent to the family at baileysfuneralhome.com Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey’s Funeral Home. Service Details. Service When: Saturday, January 14th, 2023 3:00pm Location: Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton Address: 45 5th Ave. N. YORKTON, SK S3N 0Y9 Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event Ongoing Online Event About this event In Loving Memory Of Annette Benko February 22, 1957 - January 2, 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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