With sadness the family of Nellie Bucsis of Melville, SK announce her passing on Tuesday February 7, 2023 at the age of 93.
Nellie Sievewright Bucsis was born on April 6, 1929, to Jack and Ina Barber. She grew up on the family farm near Springside, Saskatchewan with her siblings and attended school in Springside.
In her early 20s, Nellie worked at the Yorkton Airport Auxiliary Hospital for approximately 7 years. She met William (Bill) Bucsis through friends there. Nellie and Bill were married on July 24, 1958. They settled in the Otthon area and raised their 3 children - Sharon, Greg and Garth there on the family farm. Their farm was a true mixed farm with livestock, pigs, poultry, grain and a large garden, but Nellie's passion was her livestock.
The Bucsis home welcomed visitors and company - the coffee was always on and the food was plentiful. Nellie would put on a home cooked meal for everyone, including her delicious famous homemade bread. She made sure everyone ate first and she was always the last to eat.
Nellie and Bill supported 4-H clubs, the Yorkton Exhibition Association, and they were members of the Yorkton Horseshoe Club. After they rented out the farmland and sold the cows, they had more time for socializing. They enjoyed meeting friends for coffee, attending supper functions, livestock auctions, and travelling to see family and friends.
After Bill passed away in April 2014, Nellie moved into a retirement home in Yorkton and got reacquainted with old friends, while making new ones. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles and socializing.
In August 2021, Nellie moved to St. Paul's Nursing Home in Melville, and we would like to thank the staff for the care they provided to her. Nellie passed peacefully on February 7, 2023, at the age of 93 with Sharon, Greg and Garth by her side.
She is survived by her children, Sharon, Greg (Kim), Garth (Dawn); her granddaughter Tanycia (Brody) and great-granddaughter Lacey as well as numerous family and friends.
Rest easy mom, your work on earth is done and now it's time to be with dad.
A funeral service will be held for Nellie on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 1:30 pm from the chapel at Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton. The service will be livestreamed and available through the link below at service time.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Nellie's memory to STARS Ambulance or to a charity of one's choice.
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