Hope Kreklewetz (Winniski)
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KREKLEWETZ - Mrs. Hope Kreklewetz of Yorkton entered eternal rest on May 1, 2013 at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. She was 82 years of age.
Hope Winniski Kreklewetz was born to Michael and Victoria (Klepak) Winniski on Oct.08,1930 on the family farm at Hubbard, Sask. on the Winnicki Homestead that belonged to her grandfather Michael Winnicki Sr.
Hope received her elementary education from grades1-8 at the Stanisloff one room country school. After grade 8 she went on to Sacred Heart Academy at Yorkton, Sask for grades 9-12. After completion of high school she went on to Winnipeg, where she took a Secretarial Course and on completion of this course she was employed at Winnipeg for a few years and then returned to Yorkton where she found employment at a Law Office and then at the Land Titles Office where she remained until retirement
Hope married Alex Kreklewetz on June 19, 1954 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church at Yorkton and this marriage was blessed with 3 children.
Hope was predeceased by her husband Alex Kreklewetz and her parents Michael and Victoria Winniski. She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life; 2 sons, Craig (Karen) and Miles (Holly Wilkes) and a daughter Adrienne and 5 grandchildren Roxanne, Zane and Dylan Kreklewetz, Ameira and Maeghan Kidwell plus a sister Eleanor Bernakevitch.
Hope was greatly devoted to the Ukrainian Catholic faith and the Church. She also had a great passion for quilting and made many new friends through this endeavour.
Prayers were held on Monday, May 6, 2013 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. The Holy Rosary led by the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League preceded the prayers.
Requiem Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Very Rev. Father Peter Pidskalny, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. Ed Pindus and parish choir members led in the singing of the responses. The cross bearer was Rozanne Kreklewetz. Eleanor Bernakevitch served as the epistle reader. Named as honorary pallbearers Roxanne Kreklewetz, Ameira Kidwell and Maeghan Kidwell. As a tribute to Hope members of the UCWLC formed an honour guard. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Zane Kreklewetz, Dylan Kreklewetz, Kelly Bernakevitch, Howard Kashuba, Cory Cmoc and Craig Kreklewetz serving as the casket bearers. Memorials honouring Hope's life may be made to a Charity of Choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.baileysfuneralhome.com Christ Is Risen! Xpuctoc Bockpec!
Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.