SEREDA - Emil Sereda of Yorkton passed away on Sunday, January 17th 2021 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 76 years of age. Emil passed away 3 years after the loss of his wife Doreen. Emil was born on July 29, 1944 in Foam Lake to William and Mary (Popik) Sereda. He was raised on the family farm near Foam Lake with his brother and 6 sisters. Emil married Doreen Rodych on May 28, 1966 which began 51 years of cherished life with their children. When they moved to Yorkton in 1980, Emil worked with SaskTel until his retirement in 2000. Not one to sit idle, he started a new career painting houses for Ace at A1 Painting for a number of years. His spare time was spent with many good friends fishing, hunting, quadding, playing cards, building projects, watching curling, attending grandchildren's events and laughing. He had the best laugh and was always ready for a good time! Emil was predeceased by his loving wife Doreen 2018, his son Kim 1996, his parents William in 1988 & Mary in 1998, his sisters Rose in 1946 & Olga in 2009, and Doreen's parents Mike Rodych in 2001 & Sophie (Krywulak) Rodych in 2017. He is lovingly remembered by his best friend Nettie Fink; his children and grandchildren: Kevin (Tracy) with their sons Koby, Carson, and Ayden and daughter Marysa of Regina; Kelly (Joy) with their son Tanner of Kitchener, ON; Trent (Nicole) and their daughters Josee and Halle of Saskatoon; Kyle (Angela) and their daughter Jazmyne of Moose Jaw; Amanda (Curtis) Knihnitski and their daughters Peyton and Aubrey of Saskatoon. He is also survived by his siblings Pauline Sereda, Andy (Olga) Sereda, Sophie (Steve) Schebel, Anne (Ed) Poole, Louise (Myron) Strohan, Angie Sereda, as well as in-laws Ted (Donna) Rodych and Chris (Leon) Froess and many, many nieces, nephews and friends. Many thanks to the team of nurses and doctors at the Yorkton Regional Hospital and Regina General Hospital. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, January 23rd 2021 from St. Gerard's Roman Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Louis Kim Nguyen, Celebrant. The Lectors were Koby Sereda and Jazmyne Sereda, the Intercessions were given by Josee, Marysa and Halle Sereda. Hymns for the service were Be Not Afraid, Psalm 25, On Eagles Wings, Christ Be Our Light, Song of the Angels and Though the Mountains May Fall. Words of remembrance were given by Emil's five children. The interment took place in the Garden of Crucifixion at the Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Many thanks to the team of nurses and doctors at the Yorkton Regional Hospital and Regina General Hospital.