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Violet Harasymuk

June 15, 1931 ~ May 23, 2021 (age 89)


The family of the late Violet Harasymuk age 89 wife of the late William Harasymuk sadly announce her passing on May 23, 2021 at the Yorkton and District Nursing Home.

     With her loving family by her side Violet Elizabeth Harasymuk (nee Harrick) entered eternal life in the late evening of Sunday May 23rd, 2021 at the age of 89.

     She was born to her parents Joe and Polly Harrick (nee Kravich) on June 15th, 1931 on the Harrick Homestead in District of Plainview, Saskatchewan. In her early years she attended Plainview School until Grade 9 when she then moved to Melville and was employed with Swift’s Foods and helped out on weekends at the family farm. She then moved to Winnipeg where she was employed for over 20 years in the Administration Department for Sherwin Williams Paints. She enjoyed the many years with the company meeting many colleagues and friends. During this time she had the privilege of living with sisters Lena, Hattie, Betty & Rose who over the years had moved to Winnipeg as well. She always loved these times of being in the city with her family and reflected on the good times they all had being together.

     On October 6th, 1962 Violet would marry the love of her life William Harasymuk at Decent Of The Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in Plainview, Saskatchewan. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage until William’s passing in August of 2019.

     In January of 1972 Violet and William were blessed with their only child Matt, and the strongest of bonds was created for nearly 50 years. Violet cared very deeply about her family and always sacrificed to make sure they were always provided for. Family was always first.

     In 1974 her and William fulfilled their dreams of becoming business ownership when they purchased the Empress Hotel in Togo, Saskatchewan. Over the years in Togo they made many lifelong friends and enjoyed living in the little community. In December of 1977 they sold the business and in June of 1978 purchased the Homestead Motel in Grenfell, Saskatchewan. Violet loved the Motel business and the community of Grenfell. She would often reflect that those years were some of the happiest times of her life.

     In 1988, her and William would make one final move to Yorkton, Saskatchewan in which they continued in business with a painting contract company M & W Painting taking on the book keeping and estimating administration for the company. Feeling for a change she worked for the City of Yorkton from 1988 to 1992 in the Food Services Division. She enjoyed meeting many new faces in the community in her new job.

     In the summer of 1993 she retired and began enjoying many outings with family and friends that included many late night games of cards and socializing.

     As mentioned family was everything to Violet and she was so proud in August of 1997 and November of 2001 with Matt and Tracey blessing her with the other loves of her life Grandson’s Brett and Tyler. She loved them so much, and even up to her final hours always asked how they were and how much she missed them.

     Over the past few years Violet’s health diminished and after William’s passing in 2019 she became a resident of the Yorkton District Nursing Home. She was very loved by the nursing staff and always had a smile and laugh for them. Violets love of food especially Chinese food and BBQ ribs brought a huge smile to her face every time Matt, Tracey or her Grandsons would bring in supper to share. Conversations on the phone and visits with family and friends, especially her sisters and nieces and nephews always warmed her heart. Family no matter what, that’s what she was all about.

     Violet was predeceased by her husband William, parents Joe and Polly Harrick (nee Kravitz), Father and Mother In Law Nick and Katie Harasymuk (nee Wuchenny), Brothers -  Paul (Mary) Harrick, Walter (Liz) Harrick, Matt Harrick, William Harrick (infancy), Brother In Law -  Mike Kolanko, Sisters -  Lena (Ken) Schram, Francis (John) Zazula, Betty (Steve) Fedyk, Brother and Sister In Laws - Steve (Carol) Harasymuk, John (Anne) Harasymuk, Brother In Law -  Pete Dratwa. She is lovingly survived by her son Matt (Tracey) Harasymuk of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Grandsons Brett Harasymuk of Oshawa, Ontario & Tyler Harasymuk of Kelowna, British Columbia, Sisters -  Hattie (Paul) Hnatiuk of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Rose Kolanko of Ituna, Saskatchewan, a brother Harvey (Elaine) Harrick Yorkton, Saskatchewan; Sister In Laws -  Anne Dratwa of Napanee, Ontario & Irene Harasymuk of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Brother and Sister In Law - Allan & Beverly Harasymuk of Winnipeg, Manitoba as well as many dear nieces, nephews and friends.

     We will miss Violet, Mom, Grandma and her kind and loving nature so much and know she will never be far from our hearts. She is now at rest and back with William and her memory for us will always be eternal…..Vichnaya Pamyat

Prayers for the late Violet Harasymuk were held on Tuesday June 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Fr. Leonid Malkov officiating.  Mass of Christian Burial took place on Wednesday June 30, 2021 at 10:00 am from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Fr. Leonid Malkov officiating. Interment to followed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations in memory of Violet may be made to Plainview Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund c/o Bryan Stadyk Box 848 Melville, SK S0A 2P0



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Prayer Service
June 29, 2021

7:00 PM
St. Mary s Ukrainian Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial
June 30, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary s Ukrainian Catholic Church

June 30, 2021

12:42 PM
Yorkton Memorial Gardens

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