Obituary of Olga Kowalchuk
The family of Olga Kowalchuk of the Ituna Pioneer Lodge, widow of Bill Kowalchuk sadly announce her passing on Monday, December 5, 2022. Olga was 96 years of age. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 11:00a.m. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Basil Malowany officiating. Relatives & friends wishing to support the family virtually may do so by clicking the link beginning at 10:45a.m. https://www.facebook.com/yourfamilylikeapartofours/videos The interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Olga may be made to the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery Fund or Church Memorial Fund (Box 340, Itna, SK S0A 1N0) as gifts of remembrance. It is with great sadness that we announce Olga Kowalchuk entered her eternal rest peacefully at age of 96 on Monday Dec 5th, 2022 at the Ituna Pioneer Lodge. Olga was the eldest daughter of Mike and Annie (nee Zabinski) Kozey. Born May 4th, 1926 in the Goodeve district. Olga attended Strijj School, following her schooling she remained and helped on the family farm. She met Bill Kowalchuk when he returned from the army. They were married Sept 1, 1946. They bought land from brother Joe Kowalchuk and farmed for 6 years. In 1952 Bill and Olga sold their land and with brother-in-law Nick and sister Sophie moved to Ituna and built a locker plant & abattoir. They later added a grocery store. They retired 33 years later when they sold the store in 1985. Bill also passed away in June 1985. During the years they were in business they travelled to many parts of Canada and U.S.A including Hawaii. Her two most important things in her life were that she loved going to church every Sunday and early mornings. Also her unconditional love, interest and concern for her family. She was always ready to help, to advise and be there for any of them at any time. She always had a ready supply of perogies and apple pies for her grandchildren. Olga loved curling and competed in many district bonspiels. She was much involved in the social club and through the years served on all positions of the executive. She was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s league, served on the executive, helped with catering and bingos. She enjoyed reading, knitting, cards and bingo. She was passionate about sports and keeping up with politics. She took great pride in keeping her hedge trimmed, grass cut and flowers blooming for everyone to enjoy as they passed by. Throughout her life she had an incredible bond with her sister Sophie. They always discussed, worked and often travelled together. They were always there for each other and for their families. She is lovingly remembered by her sister Sophie (nee Kozey) Kowalchuk, brother Eugene (Dianne) Kozey, sister-in-law Annie (Byski) Kozey, daughter Linda (Andrew) Artymowicz, son Donald (Audrey) Kowalchuk, & son Terrence & (Barbara) Kowalchuk. Seven grandchildren: Michael (Tannis) Artymowicz, Shawn Kowalchuk, Kimberly (Kevin) Rowan, Sheri Kowalchuk (Rashid Abdalkadar), Bradley Kowalchuk, Anne (Kevin) Plettenberg and Kevin (Nicole) Kowalchuk. Thirteen great-grandchildren: Zachary & Morgan Artymowicz, Desirae & Zorya Rowan, Zayne, Zachary, Maks & Ian Abdalkadar, Kaden Kowalchuk, Westin, Beckett, Hendrix Plettenberg & Frankie Kowalchuk. As well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, family members, in laws, and friends who will fondly remember her. Olga is predeceased by her husband William Kowalchuk, parents Michael and Annie Kozey, father & mother in law Wasyl & Agnes (nee Englot) Kowalchuk, brother William Kozey and many nieces, nephews, cousins, family members, in laws, and friends. Service Details. Service When: Saturday, December 10th, 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 Olga Kowalchuk May 4, 1926 - December 5, 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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