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Agnes Kopeck

1927 ~ 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

The family of the late Agnes Kopeck wife of the late Tony Kopeck sadly announce her passing on  May 2, 2021 at the Invermay Health Centre.

 A public visitation for Agnes Kopeck will be offered on Thursday May 6, from 5:00 pm till 6:30 from the chapel of Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium in Yorkton.

A private prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm from the chapel of Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium with Father Michael Faryna officiating.

A private Funeral Service for Agnes Kopeck, age 94 formally of Yorkton , will be held on Friday May 7th , at 10:30 am from the Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Father Michael Faryna officiating.  

The prayer service and the funeral service will be lived streamed please click on the link provided http://www.facebook.com/christiesfuneralhome  livestreaming will begin 10 minutes before each service.

Interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Agnes may be made to Cystic Fibrosis,  Allan Blair Cancer Agency and ICMC Invermay.

For more information or to send a condolence to the family of Agnes Kopeck,  please visit www.ChristiesFuneralHome.com.  

Agnes Kopeck passed away on May 2, 2021 at the Invermay Health Centre Care Home at the age of 94.

Agnes was born March 17, 1927 at home on the family farm by Canora, SK to John and Mary (Dennis) Beck. She attended Dniester, Poplar Spring and West Scalet schools, and finishing grade 8.  She enjoyed school and would have liked to go onto more schooling.

On October 31, 1942 Agnes married Anthony (Tony) Kopeck from Burgis, SK.  They were a team in all that they did. They began their life farming for farmers at Moose Jaw, SK and Dinsmore, SK for 5 years at which time they moved to Gorlitz, SK; farming their own land.  In 1953 they sold the Gorlitz farm and moved to Stenen, SK continuing to farm until 1968, moving to Yorkton, SK in 1967 and ultimately selling the farm in 1970’s.

While they were on the farm, they were blessed with 5 children, Greta, Marilyn (deceased in infancy), Karen, Richard and Wilma.

There were many jobs on the farm and Agnes did them all.  She loved and always grew a big garden with flowers, vegetables, raspberries and strawberries.  Agnes had a strong work ethic—you do a job the best you can and always get it done.

In 1943 Agnes worked at a poultry plant by Moose Jaw. In 1944 she worked at McKay’s and Thompson’s farm with Tony. In 1963 Agnes and Tony began laying floor covering and carpet. They were experts at it and were in great demand, serving many people in many areas.  In 1969-71 Agnes worked in the laundry department at the Yorkton Union Hospital. March 1974-78 she worked for McKay’s, a painting and floor covering store.  While working for McKay’s Agnes did a correspondence course in real estate, receiving her real estate license and was a realtor for a number of months before she joined with Gordon Obuck at Carpet Land, a paint and floor covering store, from Jan 21, 1979-86. 

On May 30, 1986 Agnes retired to enjoy many things she didn’t have time for while working; gardening, traveling, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved picking peas, cucumbers and raspberries and smelling her beautiful flowers.  As well, each child and grandchild received a special Agnes designed quilt; and her homemade buns were a hallmark according to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Family meant the world to her - she loved being around her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Agnes was very involved in her children’s lives and would always be there to lend a helping hand whenever possible; always checking in, wanting to know how everyone was doing. Agnes and Tony enjoyed attending the grand children’s many events, functions, graduations, and weddings, as well as the great-grandchildren’s events when they could.

Due to declining health Agnes and Tony moved to the Bentley Retirement Community in Oct 2008, where Agnes continued to reside after Tony passed away in 2009.  In Oct 2013 Agnes moved to the Sturgis and District Care Home, where she stayed until July 2017 when she transferred to the Invermay Health Care Centre, where she became part of their family to the staff. While at the Care Centre her health had begun to decline but she was still concerned for her family and would say “Ahhh, but I love you and who is going to look after you”.

MOM YOUR LIFE WAS A BLESSING, YOUR MEMORY A TREASURE.  YOU ARE LOVED BEYOND WORDS AND MISSED BEYOND MEASURE 

Agnes was predeceased by her husband Tony of 66 years, a daughter Marilyn in infancy, a great-granddaughter Joelle in infancy, and grandson Chad Pottle.  Her parents John Beck and Mary (Dennis) Beck; sisters Violet Heshka, Ann Demchinski; brothers-in-law Mike (Violet) Heshka, Steve (Anne) Demchinski; and sister-in-law Vicki (Ernie) Beck.  As well as her father-in-law Stephan Kopeck, mother-in-law Molly (Bodnar) Kopeck; brothers-in-law Edward, Frank, Joe, Victor, Alex, Mike, Paul, Paul (Lilly) Keyowski; and sisters-in-law Helen, Olga, Mary, Florence, Elsie, and Beatrice.

Agnes leaves to celebrate and rejoice in her loving memory her children Greta (Bill) German Sturgis, SK ( Korin, Kerrilyn, Lindsey, and Rebecca), Karen (Peter) German Endeavour, SK (Shauneen, Sarena, and Julianne), Richard (Wendy) Kopeck Endeavour, SK (Sheila, Jason, Quentin and KLand), and Wilma (Garry) Pottle Yorkton, SK (Chad [deceased] and Bridget); 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; brother Ernie Beck, sisters-in-law Lilly Keyowski, Mildred Kopeck, Mary Kopeck, and Gladys (Nestor) Kopeck; brothers-in-law Nestor (Gladys) Kopeck and Orest Kopeck; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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