It is with great sadness that the family of Betty Lopaschuk, announce her sudden passing on March 11, 2021 at the age of 72 years.
Prayers for Betty will be offered on Thursday, March 18,2021 at 7:00 pm from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton, SK .
A public funeral service for Betty will be held on Friday, March 19, 2021, at 10:00 am also from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Father Michael Faryna officiating.
Interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery.
Should friends so desire, donations in memory of Betty may be made to SASKABILITIES 162 Ball Road, Yorkton, SK S3N 3Z4
Betty Lopaschuk (nee Gulka) was born July 10, 1948 in Preeceville, SK. She passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2021 in Preeceville, SK, at the age of 72. Born to William and Bella Gulka, she was raised in Ketchen and later Invermay in the housing portion of the general store her parents owned and ran. She had many fond memories of growing up such as helping prepare the treat bags from Santa for the community Christmas concert, as well as performing at these concerts, going with her family to visit aunts, uncles and grandparents, family fishing trips and picnics at Nelson lake, and the Saturday night dance nights they would have in their home where she would dance with her dad from the living room into the kitchen and back. She attended high school in Canora and while skating at the local rink there, she met Orest. They were married in 1968 and established their home in Canora. They welcomed their daughter Trudy in 1969 and their son Trent in 1971. During this time, along with being a full time mom, Betty worked as a teller at the Bank of Montreal. In 1979, the family moved to Yorkton for Orest's job and in 1980, twins Brad and Bryce were born into the family.
Betty was a dedicated wife and mother. She had three different garden plots at one point where she'd grow enough vegetables that she'd preserve to last the family for the year. She was a great cook and made her own bread, lots of cookies and treats, and had perogie and noodle making bees with her mom ensuring a never ending supply of these. Betty was a crafter at heart and she made countless Christmas ornaments to gift her siblings and children. Cross stitching was also a favorite pastime and many people were lucky recipients of her excellent work. Betty loved growing plants and had both beautiful houseplants as well as gorgeous flowerbeds.
Later in her life, she was very fortunate to meet Larry who became a wonderful companion to her for the last five years. She very much enjoyed her time with him as well as her time with her family and friends. Her children are very grateful to all who were so great to their mom, whether it be through their friendship, through dropping off special treats of fresh caught fish and fresh picked mushrooms, or through phone calls to chat and see how she was. Betty was always very grateful for these friendships and these special treats.
Betty was predeceased by her parents William (1991), Bella (2020), her infant brother Orest (1942), her husband Orest (2000), father in law John (1985), mother in law Dora (1991), brothers in law John Babuik (2015), Dave Leson (2010), Bob Cox (2008), Pete Medwid (2002), Bill Franko (1998), Tony Hesp (1996), John Kuruliak (1995), sisters in law Rose Hesp (2021), Mary Franko (2002), Helen Babuik (1994). She leaves to mourn her children Trudy Bather (Nathan), Trent (Caroline), Bryce (Crissy), and Bradley, her grandchildren Lucius, Sophia, Logan, Kaden, Abby, Taylor, Beth, Ashton and Bella, loving companion Larry Dyky, brother Lawrence (Ethel) Gulka, sisters Val Edwards and Janice Cox, brother in law Peter (Vivian) Lopaschuk, sisters in law Vicky Medwid, Nellie Kuruliak, Olga Leson, special nephew Gerry (Mary) Lopaschuk, numerous nieces and nephews, godchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
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