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Joan Mary Kormos

January 12, 1934 ~ December 15, 2020 (age 86)


The family of the late Joan Kormos of Yorkton, announce her passing on December 15th, at the age of 86 years.

Joan Mary Kormos (nee Woloschuk) beloved wife of the late Julius Kormos passed away on December 15, 2020 at the Yorkton Hospital at the age of 86. Joan was born on January 12, 1934 to Harry and Anne Woloschuk. She was the eldest of nine siblings. In 1952 Joan was united in marriage to the love of her life Julius at Precious Blood Church in Brewer, SK by Father Frank Scaluba. They were married for 55 years. In 1957 Joan and Julius started their own family and were blessed with five children. Being a farmer’s wife required a lot of hard work and devotion. Joan and Julius worked together to provide a good life for their family. Back then, if you could grow it or raise it to put food on the table you did it. Mom milked cows, raised and butchered many chickens each and every year. Her fried chicken was scrumptious. Mom always grew a huge garden that provided her family with food to last well into the spring of the following year. She enjoyed pickling, and making jellies and jams. Mom loved to spend time in the bush picking berries. She was an excellent cook and baker. She received many compliments on her delicious bread and buns. Being married to a Hungarian, mom learned how to prepare many Hungarian dishes. She became a master at making retach, which is still a family favorite. She passed on the art of making pickles to her sons and Barb learned to make retach and bread and buns. All of Joan’s kids are excellent cooks and bakers.  It took mom no time at all to prepare a delicious meal for family and unexpected company. Mom had many interests and hobbies. She spent countless hours working on puzzles and reading books. She did a lot of sewing and crocheted many doilies while watching TV on those long winter evenings. She loved to quilt and made her children, grandchildren, and two great granddaughters quilts which we will always cherish. She also gave quilts to many of her nieces and nephews. She was a member of the farmers markets in Melville and Yorkton for a number of years. She would take her baking, bread and buns, crocheting, and other crafts to sell. When she took her retach it was spoken for before the sale ever started. For several years Joan, Barb and family friend Adeline spent countless hours working together to prepare crafts for the various Christmas sales they attended. Joan was an active member of the Otthon Ladies Circle and the Otthon Community Hall. She especially enjoyed the annual tea, bazaar, and bake sale. Mom’s faith was an important part of her life. She was a member of St Gerards Parish until her passing. She enjoyed going to make perogies and help out at the annual garage sale. Joan and Julius retired from farming and moved to their home in Yorkton in 1988. Mom wanted to try her hand at working outside the home and earning a pay check so for almost two years she worked at a card and gift shop.  Mom and dad enjoyed their retirement years. They spent many hours playing cards with neighbors, friends, and family. They enjoyed celebrating birthdays and anniversaries with their circle of friends and family, and always welcomed everyone for a visit.  Above all else mom loved her family. She would do anything for us and we will remember and cherish all of our family celebrations. Joan especially loved when her sisters from Winnipeg and Regina would come and spend time with her. After selling the house mom moved to Independent Manor in the fall of 2014. She enjoyed her five years there, and made many new friends. After failing health in April of 2019 mom moved to Melody Manor at the nursing home. 

She was predeceased by her husband Julius in 2007, her daughter Rhonda in 2010, Monty Hagen in 2011, her parents Harry and Anne Woloschuk and her brother Hillary. Brother-in-law’s Hans Schlueschen (Chris), Don Marasa (Phyllis), and Clarence Zolondek (Marian), her in-laws Emerick and Mary Kormos, brother-in-law's Jim Kormos, Henry Osicki, Art Koslowski, sister-in-law Grace Koslowski. 

Joan leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life daughter Barb, sons Clayton (Larry), Larry’s sons Brendan, Skyler (Emma), Kenton (Adana). 

Kelly, daughters Kassandra (Derrick), Hannah.  

Rick, daughters Darla (Jeff), great granddaughters Hailee, Kylee, Delyse (Aaron and Nyxon), Brandi (Jamie), son Brody, grandson Carmen (Rhonda and Monty), sisters Chris  Schlueschen, Phyllis Marasa, Marian Zolondek, Pat Dalrymple, brothers Andy (Fran), Frank (Paulette), Ralph (Margie), sister-in-law's Agnes Osicki and Anne Kormos as well as many nieces and nephews. 

A private prayer service will be held on Friday, December 18 at 7:00 pm and the funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Louis Ngyuen on Saturday, December 19 at 11:00 am. Both services will be livestreamed from Christie's Funeral Home Facebook page starting five minutes prior to service time.  You may access it by going to Christie's Funeral Home's website homepage and clicking on the Facebook icon. You do not require a Facebook account to participate. Or by clicking on this link

 Interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Joan, may be made to the St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church, or Mass offerings.

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Prayer Service
December 18, 2020

7:00 PM

Funeral Service
December 19, 2020

11:00 AM

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