Obituary of Olga Stupak
STUPAK - Olga Stupak, a resident of Yorkton and formerly of Homefield, SK, passed away peacefully at her family’s home in Saskatoon on November 4, 2022 with family by her side. Olga was born on August 8, 1928 at Transcona, Manitoba, a daughter of Mike and Mary (Misko) Solonenko. She was raised on the family farm and attended public school in Stornoway and her high school in Regina. She obtained her teaching certificate in Moose Jaw and taught for 9 years at Smokeside (Homefield area) and at Parkerview. On November 13, 1949 she was united in marriage to Bill Stupak at St. Mary’s church in Yorkton. The couple farmed and raised their four daughters in the Homefield area until 1981 when they moved to Yorkton. Olga gained employment with the Met Store where she worked for 10 years before retiring in 1991. After a marriage of 43 years her husband passed away in 1992. Olga continued to live in her home on Wellington Park Road until she moved to a senior’s complex, Allan Bay Manor, in 2012. She was a faithful member of the St. Mary’s church and a member of the U.C.W.L. Also, a member for many years at the New Horizon Senior Centre. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and sewing for many years. She had a love for cooking and baking, and her home-made bread was her specialty. She loved dancing and had a great appreciation for music, especially country gospels. She loved watching curling and baseball on tv and had great interest in current events and CNN. She enjoyed reading and card playing with her friends that she acquired over the years. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. Olga was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1992 and infant daughter Diane in 1950, her father in 1969 and mother in 1990. Also, her infant brother Nicholas; her brother John in 2003, Steve in 2005, and Matt in 2022, brother-in-law Walter Shwaga; sisters-in-law Ann and Susan Solonenko and nephew Dennis Solonenko. She leaves to mourn and cherish her passing her four daughters Betty (Jim) Shand of Saskatoon, Linda (Larry) Fuss of Millet Alberta, Brenda (Maurice) Kowalchuk of Calgary, Gail (Les) Clothier of Calgary, her five granddaughters Chelsey (David) Goller, Mallory (Jake) Ross, Stacey (Derek) Black-Rempel of Calgary, Lindsay and Chantal Clothier of Calgary, also three grandsons Jason (Tracy) Stupak of Saskatoon, Shane (Erin) Dixon of Calgary and Rob (Cat) McIntyre of Regina. She also leaves 12 great grandchildren Justin, Kristin and Stephanie Stupak, Logan, Seth and Quinn Dixon, Georgia and Lukas Goller, Lilian and Anna Black-Rempel, Nolan Ross and Connor McIntyre. Additionally, her sister Emily (Peter) Pryszlak and numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held on Tuesday, November 15th along with the rosary led by members of the UCWL. The Funeral Liturgy was held on Wednesday, November 16th, both at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Yevhen Zadorozhnyi as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Lorne Stechyshyn and members of the funeral choir. Rob McIntyre was the crossbearer and Brenda Kowalchuk was the epistle reader. Soloist was Sandi Solonenko and poem reader was Lindsay Clothier. Members of the UCWL held an honour guard. The interment followed in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jason Stupak, Shane Dixon, Jim Shand, Larry Fuss, Maurice Kowalchuk and Les Clothier serving as the casketbearers. The family would like to thank Bailey’s Funeral Home for their service and kind words. We take comfort knowing that mom is at peace and is reunited with dad and other loved ones. Condolences to the family can be posted at baileysfuneralhome.com. Memorials in memory of Olga may be directed to Canadian Cancer Society for Cancer Research.
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