Obituary of Jean Grace Misko
MISKO – Mrs. Jean Misko of Yorkton entered into eternal life on the morning of Friday December 23, 2022, at the age of 83. She was in the Regina General Hospital surrounded by her girls when the angels came to take her home. Jean was born on May 30, 1939 in Homefield, SK to William and Katherine Maduck (nee Horudko). She was raised in a large family with many siblings where they lived & worked on the family farm. She completed her Grade 10 schooling at Smokeside School. Following that she went to work in Saskatoon & then returned to Yorkton to work as a cook at the Holiday Inn. Jean married Nick Misko in 1961 & she moved to the Misko family farm in the Fenwood area. They worked together side by side loving farm life. They were blessed with three daughters, Debbie, Tracy & Wendy as well as a son, Bobby, who died in infancy. Jean was very determined, strong willed & even farmed on her own after Nick’s untimely death in 1996. She eventually moved to Yorkton to the house next door to Wendy & Dennis. It was a perfect arrangement because she could be close to her grandsons & boy did she love Nic & Jon with all her heart & soul. She was “Baba on duty” & truly loved every second of it. Mom loved her family above all else. She would go the extra mile each & every time for any of us. She never stopped worrying about her family. She showed her love through a lot of good cooking & won many awards at the exhibitions in the area for her prized creations. We knew when we went over for our morning visit if she had her hair net on that something good was coming! She even earned the nickname “Poppy” from the amazing poppy buns she made. Many, many hours were spent around her kitchen table pinching perogies, rolling cabbage rolls, talking, laughing & sharing. Mom loved making amazing petit point angel pictures & loved gardening, flowers & especially the Judge Judy TV Show – we even had to time our visits not to interrupt that! The other thing that Mom loved was playing cards. If you happened to be outside her house & could hear lots of arguing & laughter, name calling & table slamming – you just knew Mom was in the house playing a game with Larry or Dennis. The boys had a way to put Mom in the middle of particular games & she would come out swinging on occasion – often having to resort to cheating to even the playing field. At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought, but what we built; not what we got, but what we shared; not our competence, but our character; not our success, but our significance. Mom lived a life that matters – she lived a life of love. Mom was a woman of few words who believed in hard work and a job well done. She truly had a heart of gold. She believed we can do small things with great love. We will continue to make Mom proud & live the legacy she has built and will celebrate her life. Jean was predeceased by her parents, husband Nick, infant son Bobby, brothers Tony (Anne) Maduck, Walter (Annie) Maduck, John (Angeline) Maduck, sisters Adella (John) Woloshyn, Elsie Yaworski and Lucy (Joe) Feshak, sister in law Adeline Maduck, brothers in law Boris Tyshkewich and Gene Prokop. Jean leaves to mourn her three girls, Debbie (Larry) Bucsis of Yorkton, Tracy Misko of Regina and Wendy (Dennis) Nesseth of Yorkton and two grandsons Nicholas and Jonathan. She also leaves to mourn brothers, Bill Maduck, Alex (Vi) Maduck, sisters Ruby Tyshkewich, Patsy (Adam) Milo & Judy Prokop, as well as many nieces, nephews, friends & neighbors. The family would like to thank RN Eric Bondarchuk from 3E at RGH for the kindness, care & compassion he provided during such a difficult time. A special thank you to Dr. Bonnie Richardson and to Dr. Osarenoma Iguodala. You all are truly angels on earth. Service Details. Prayers Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 | 7:00pm When: Wednesday, December 28th, 2022 7:00pm Location: St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Address: 155 Catherine St. YORKTON, SK S3N 0B9 Funeral Liturgy Thursday, December 29th, 2022 | 10:30am When: Thursday, December 29th, 2022 10:30am Location: St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Address: 155 Catherine St. YORKTON, SK S3N 0B9 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 Jean Misko May 30, 1939 - December 23, 2022 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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