Donald "Don" Gawryliuk

Saturday, October 29th, 1949 - Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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GAWRYLIUK - Don Gawryliuk, lifelong resident of the Theodore District passed away at home on the farm peacefully in his sleep the morning of January 1, 2020. He was 70 years of age. Don was born on October 29, 1949 in Theodore, Saskatchewan. He grew up on the family farm 7.5 miles north of Theodore where he learned and developed an appreciation for hard work. He attended Chernowitz and Theodore Schools where his love of sports and competitive nature blossomed, he always said he spent more time in the Pool Hall than in school. Don took over the family farm and was married in 1973. He had 1 son, Bo, whom he was very proud of. His passion for playing/pitching fastball on many teams took him to numerous tournaments near and far. He was an avid hunter with numerous trophies on the farm house walls. Farming was his biggest love, next to his Grandchildren of course. He enjoyed caring for his cattle and working in his John Deere equipment until the very end. Don was predeceased by his father Alex in 1979 and brother in law Daniel Dutchak in 2009.
He leaves to mourn his passing son Bo (Amanda) Gawryliuk and grandchildren Mila and Luke of Rocky Mountain House, AB; his mother Mary Gawryliuk of Invermay; Sister Adeline Dutchak of Buchanan and her children Jason (Pam) Dutchak & 3 children, Kristen (Amy) Dutchak & 2 children, Brenlee Dutchak; Sister Phyllis (Lawrence) Gulutzan of Saskatoon and their 2 children, Dwight (Michelle) Gulutzan & 2 children, Rochelle (Cory) Mackenzie & child; Sister Cheryl (Gerald) Hoffman of Sheho and their 2 children, Acara (Kyle) Wyonzek & 2 children, Adon (Lindsey) Hoffman & child; Sister Bernice Gawryliuk of Saskatoon and her child Deena Whitbread.
Prayers were held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 and the Funeral Service on Thursday, January 9, 2020, both at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Michael Faryna officiating. The responses were led by Yvonne Panchuk & Parish Choir Members. The cross bearer was Terry Lastiwka. Recognized as honorary bearers were Garry Gawryliuk, Norman Gawryliuk, Ronnie Gawryliuk, Lawrence Gulutzan, Louie Lahosky, Bob Onslow and Ernie Madsen. The interment followed in the Garden of Gethsemane at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Kristen Dutchak, Jason Dutchak, Dwight Gulutzan, Adon Hoffman, Rod Steciuk and Mark Roebuck serving as the casket bearers. Reflections of Don's Life were shared by son Bo and Garry Gawryliuk. Memorial donations may be made to the Crohns & Colitis Foundation, Box 28074 RPO Westgate- Saskatoon, SK S7N 5V8 as gifts or remembrance. Condolences can be sent to the family at
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  • Prayers

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 7:00pm
    Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church
    89 Bradbrooke Dr.
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  • Funeral

    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Thursday, January 9th, 2020 10:00am
    Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church
    89 Bradbrooke Dr.
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  • Interment

    Yorkton Memorial Gardens
    Highway #10 East
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    Garden of Gethsemane


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Virginia Johnson, Ed Duchnitski and our relatives

Posted at 05:21pm
Bo, Amanda and family. Your dad (Donny) brought so many memories and laughter to our lives . Our thoughts of peace and courage to you.
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Posted at 05:33pm
Sorry to hear about Don’s passing. OOgus will be missed. My condolences to the families and friends of Don . Sandy Reed

Val Steciuk

Posted at 08:59pm
Bo and Family. So sorry for the loss of your father. We enjoyed his visits over the years, and we had such a nice visit with him on the 28 of December, lots of stories and lots of laughs. He always treated our family like his own. Take Care! Tony x Val Steciuk.

Randy Steciuk

Posted at 07:10pm
Happy Hunting Oogus! We know you will have all the big bucks lined up and will be ready to push bush! Thanks for the great memories and laughs. You will be truly missed - the man with a
Heart of Gold and a silver bullet that didn’t miss!
Deepest sympathy Bo and family.
Randy Steciuk

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