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Wilmer Ostapowich

1936 - 2021


The family of the late Wilmer Ostapowich age 85, beloved husband of Dorothy of Yorkton SK sadly announce his passing on May 22, 2021. 

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Wilmer Augustine, husband of Dorothy, passed away May 22, 2021 in Yorkton SK at the age of 85 years.  Wilmer was born in Sheho SK to George and Effie (Sebulski).  He attended school in Sheho, graduating from the Yorkton Collegiate.

Wilmer worked at Poulter’s Men’s Wear in Yorkton, then at the Department of Highways as a draftsman; and later at Standard Motors before retiring in 1996.

In 1963 he married Dorothy Hart of Theodore SK.  Wilmer and Dorothy were blessed with a daughter, Shelly Lee born in 1969.

Wilmer loved sports.  He played baseball, hockey and enjoyed golfing.

The family cabin at the lake was one of his favorite places to be, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, walking on the beach or just relaxing on the deck.

He enjoyed many trips and holidays with his family and friends.

Gardening and working in both of his yards was very relaxing for him.

If you ever needed something repaired or fixed, Wilmer had tape, glue or a piece of string handy.

His grandchildren were very special to him.  He was so proud of them and loved them deeply.

He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory, his best friend and devoted wife of 58 years Dorothy, his daughter Shelly Lee and her husband John Kachur of Saskatoon, grandchildren Darby, Abby, Payton and Taiya; and many great friends. He will also be missed by his favorite puppy Bosco.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Yorkton Minor Hockey Association or to the Canadian Cancer Society.

“When someone is in your heart they are never truly gone.”


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Rick & Karen

June 14, 2021 1:23 PM

We just learned of Wilbers passing. Condolences to you Dorothy and family. He was a great neighbour.

Ken & Diane Sharp

June 8, 2021 4:18 PM

So sorry for your loss Dorothy.  Our deepest sympathy to you and your family

Margaret Miller

June 7, 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to you and your family

Emily Korpatnicki

June 5, 2021 9:48 AM

My deepest condolences to the family.  I knew Wilmer from our carefree school years in Sheho, always soft-spoken and happy.  RIP.

Trent Loster

June 4, 2021 10:25 AM

Dorothy and family, so sorry to hear of Wilmers passing. I always remembered he had a smile on his face every time I saw him. He’s given many memories that will not be forgotten.
Trent Loster

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