Obituary of Violet Dubnyk
Violet Dubnyk, age 83, passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, the evening of November 3, 2022, in her home at the Evergreen Seniors Home in Campbell River, BC. Violet was born on September 8,1939 to parents Nick and Mary Ninowski of the Calder/Wroxton district. On July 14, 1957, Violet married Albert Dubnyk. They began their marriage living in Yorkton until 1959 when they moved north of Wroxton to the family farm where Albert grew up. Soon after, they welcomed their children Clayton and Tracy. Violet stayed home raising their young family and committed her time to the farm operation, sewing, gardening, canning, raising chickens, livestock and pets. She assisted Albert with many aspects of their farming operation including hauling grain until all hours of the night and preparing and delivering meals during seeding and harvest. There wasn’t a job Violet couldn’t do on the farm and she always had an immaculate yard that all visitors admired. Without hesitation, she could always cook up a meal for visitors. In addition to her many specialties, Violet was a committed member of the Wroxton Recreation Board for many years where she held positions on the Board and fundraised numerous hours working bingos and catering events. Violet also was an avid bowler in Kamsack and the Yorkton Bowling league for many years. She worked at the lunch counter at the Wroxton Auction Centre and Yorkton Auction for several years, where she was famously known for her egg salad sandwiches. After Albert passed away in 2003, Violet sold the family farm and she moved to Yorkton in 2004 where she continued to make new friends and cared for her inherited furry best friend, Boomer. When most were retiring, for several years Violet continued to garden, work part-time at Yorkton Auction and at Pennington’s clothing store. When Violet wasn’t keeping herself busy working, she was an avid sports fan following the Toronto Blue Jays, watching curling and following the Yorkton Terriers, where she spent countless evenings cheering on her grandson, Sheldon Dubnyk. Violet was a very proud grandmother of her three grandchildren; Sheldon, Jessy and Tara. Violet was nothing short of their number one fan throughout all their various sports activities and academic achievements. As her grandchildren grew older, great grandchildren, Skylar and Savannah Dubnyk, extended the family and brought Violet so much joy. Unfortunately, Violet’s health declined in 2019 and she moved into the Yorkton Crossing until July 2022 when she decided to relocate to Campbell River, BC, to be near her daughter Tracy. It was on Vancouver Island that showed she still had a spirit for adventure where she acquired an appreciation for the Island. Although she was a true prairie person, it didn't take her long to be drawn to the beauty of ocean, to enjoy the seawall strolls along the ocean in Campbell River and attend the beaches along the way. Violet was predeceased by her parents, her husband Albert, parents-in-law Matt and Daisy Dubnyk, brother Ross Ninowski, and sister Shirley Halyk. She is survived by her daughter Tracy Dubnyk (Paul) of Comox BC, her son Clayton Dubnyk (Heidi) of Drayton Valley AB, daughter-in-law Penny Dubnyk (Perry) of Saskatoon, grandson Sheldon Dubnyk (Tara-Lee) of Yorkton, granddaughter Jessica Dubnyk of Bellevue AB, granddaughter Tara Dubnyk (Tyler) of Victoria, great granddaughters Skylar and Savannah Dubnyk of Yorkton, in-laws Gordon Halyk of Yorkton, Mervin and Edna Dubnyk of Regina and Diane and Harold Molina of Coquitlam BC along with numerous nieces and nephews and special friends.
Special thank you the care teams at the Yorkton Crossing and Evergreen Seniors Home for the care and special bond you had with mom and understanding her humor and wit. Special thank you to Dr. Robert Ramsey and nurses Heather, Chelsea and Karena of Evergreen for your kindness and compassion.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey’s Funeral Home.
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