Obituary of Ronald "Ron" Steve Boychuk
Ronald Steve Boychuk was born on March 16, 1960 in Kamsack, SK, the first of two sons born to Steve and Sylvia Boychuk. Ron grew up in Kamsack, receiving his education at Kamsack Comprehensive Institute. Growing up, Ron acquired a love of nature – a trait he gained from his father. He began hunting with Steve at 10 years old and enjoyed snowmobiling, skiing, and fishing. Like both of his parents, he was also an avid curler. While attending a job fair at school, Ron decided he would begin a career with the Bank of Montreal (BMO) – a career that lasted 43 years. In 1977, when he was 17, he was hired to work at the BMO in Kelliher. He moved on to work at BMO branches in Assiniboia (1978, 1984), Semans (1979), East End (1979), Kamsack (1980), Tisdale (1981), North Battleford (1988), Saskatoon (1993), and Yorkton (1994). While working at the Assiniboia branch, a telephone romance began with Jan Armstrong, who worked at the Moose Jaw branch. They spoke daily under the guise of business. Ron and Jan were married in 1987, and soon after, moved to North Battleford where Sarah and Kristin were born. After a short stay in Saskatoon in 1993, they moved to Yorkton in 1994, where Jenna was welcomed into the family. Ron’s passion for the outdoors continued to grow as he introduced his family to Madge Lake – a place that soon became a second home for the Boychuk family. They spent every summer, and much of winter, at their cabin. Ron loved introducing his daughters to new activities at the lake. He would teach them to downhill ski, swim, skate, and knee board, and took them tubing, tobogganing, and snowmobiling. Some activities didn’t stick, however; his love of hunting was not passed down to his daughters, although he tried. The girls became accustomed to falling asleep to hunting stories, and enjoyed the fruits of his labour – a good Ukrainian sausage. In 2011, after a battle with cancer, his wife, Jan, passed away. Ron threw every ounce of his love into his three daughters. He put his focus into the happiness of his daughters, taking them on family trips, and making sure every holiday was perfect (if you’ve seen the cabin, you know). After reaching out for a reference, Jeannie Peters soon became a part of the Boychuk family, and a loving partner for Ron. Their families were the perfect match, with Jeannie and her children blending seamlessly into their lives. Each summer, the family gathered at the cabin for August long weekend including Jeannie’s children, Alyx and Joe, who were embraced by Ron as a loving step-father. Ron was diagnosed with cancer in May 2022 but kept a positive attitude while staying with his daughter, Sarah, during his treatment in Regina. Ron beat the disease, working hard to recover in time for hunting season. He achieved his goal, but ultimately passed away December 17, 2022 at Madge Lake, the place he loved the most. Ron is survived by his partner, Jeannie Peters, daughters Sarah (Kyle), Kristin (Ben) and Jenna (Sidney). He is also survived by his mother, Sylvia Boychuk of Kamsack, and brother, Randy Boychuk of Flin Flon, MB. Ron was pre-deceased by his wife, Jan Boychuk in 2011, and his father, Steve Boychuk in 2016. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, December 22nd, 2022 from Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant officiating. Tribute and words of remembrance were given by John Konkin and Sarah, Kristin and Jenna. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Mark, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Ernie Bodnarek, Randy Boychuk, Rob Harvey, John Konkin, Steve Konkin, Kelly Price and Tom Tomochko serving as casket bearers. Memorial donations may be made to the Duck Mountain Ski Area or to the Allan Blair Patient Lodge Renewal Fund as gifts of remembrance. Service Details. Visitation When: Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm Location: OCC Hall Address: 409 Park St E. KAMSACK, SK S0A 1S0 Second Visitation When: Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 7:30pm - 8:30pm Location: Bailey's Funeral Home, Yorkton Address: 45 5th Ave. N. YORKTON, SK S3N 0Y9 Service When: Thursday, December 22nd, 2022 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 Ronald "Ron" Boychuk March 16, 1960 - December 17, 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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