Obituary of Steffie Slywka
Steffie Slywka (Derkach), wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, auntie, and friend passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 8 at the age of 90 at the Regina Lutheran Home, where she had resided for the past seven years. Steffie was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Nick, her twin brother Stephen, son Larry, parents John and Rose, brother Bill, and sisters Olga and Helen. She is survived by three children: son Julian (Sharon) Slywka with their children, Michelle (Lonnie) Mercredi, (Alex, Erik, Owen); and Allyson Slywka (Shane Dziad), (Avery, Macie, Jacy); son Edward (Barbara) Slywka with their children, Jonathan (Sarah) Slywka, (Annabelle, Nathanael, Isaiah); Jill (Dylan) Richardson, (Emmagin, EllieAnna); and Alicia (Ryan) Husband, (Ashlyn, Lainey); and daughter, Donna (Robert) Kish with their children, Jason (Jinelle) Kish, (Ellie, Sadie); Laura (Quenton) Martens, (Malyk, Matteo, Ksenia); and Lisa Kish (John Morton); daughter-in-law, Elenora Slywka (Larry), sister, Tess (Joe) Achtemichuk, sister-in-law, Sonia Derkach, numerous relatives on Nick's side, and a multitude of nieces, nephews and friends. Steffie Derkach was born February 20, 1932 on the family farm in the Spondon district near Ituna. Steffie was the oldest of six children. Her twin brother, Stephen, passed away at the age of seven months. Other siblings to join the family were her brother, Bill, and sisters, Olga, Tess and Helen. When Steffie was 18 years old, she married Nick Slywka on July 16, 1950 and they settled on their new farm and farmhouse in the Herzel district near Lipton. Steffie and Nick were blessed with four children; Julian, Larry, Edward, and Donna. They lived in their small farmhouse until 1964 when they moved to a new house in the town of Lipton. Steffie's life was full and busy with gardening, baking, cooking and involvement in her family, community and church. For many years, both Steffie and Nick drove school bus. Steffie also worked in home care for many years. They resided in Lipton until 2004, when they moved to a senior's residence in Ituna. After Nick's passing in 2006, Steffie lived in care homes in Balcarres, Fort Qu'Appelle, and in recent years, Regina. Steffie was a hard worker and her greatest joy was her family. She never arrived at someone's home without an ice cream pail of scuffles, bags of perogies and cabbage rolls and a rhubarb dessert. There are many fond memories of together family times, where food, laughter, conversation and love were shared. The family would like to thank the staff of the Regina Lutheran Home for the wonderful care they have given mom for many years. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 13th 2022 from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna with Rev. Fr. Basil Malowany officiating. Crossbearer was great grandson Erik Mercredi. Tributes to Steffie were given by grandchildren Michelle Mercredi, Jonathan Slywka & Jason Kish. The interment followed in the Parish Cemetery with Steffie's eight grandchildren as the casketbearers. A memorial luncheon followed in the Parish Hall. Memorials in Steffie's name may be made to the SK Alzheimers Society as gift of remembrance. Service Details. Service When: Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 11:00am Location: Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church Address: Main St. N. ,Box 340 ITUNA, SK S0A 1N0 Interment Location: Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery Address: Box 340 ITUNA, SK S0A 1N0 Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event Ongoing Online Event About this event In Loving Memory Of Steffie Slywka February 20, 1932 - December 8, 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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