It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Malinsky of Yorkton, Saskatchewan (formally of the Rhein & Hamton Districts) on December 22nd, 2019 at the age of 93.
Frank was born on Sept. 5th 1926 in the Rhein District to Anton and Mary Malinsky. He attended school at the country school of Vionne. Frank farmed most of his life in the Rhein area and later in the Hampton Area after marrying Mary Oystryk in 1967. Frank and Mary retired to Yorkton in 1994 where they hosted many card parties and were active in the St. Mary's Catholic Church. An extraordinary card player, talented horseshoe player, and life long baseball and hockey fan, he was a devoted family man and a friend to all. In the fall of 2017 Frank moved to the Yorkton Crossing Retirement Facility where he lived until his passing. Frank loved life, appreciated the many visitors who took the time to come over and loved the staff at the Crossing.
Left to cherish his memory are his brother Mervin of Rhein District, sister Lucy Ostafie of Kamsack, step children Dan Oystryk (Gerri), Adeline O`Brien, Sylvia Rohl (Don), and Elsie Bonnett, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Frank was predeceased in 2002 by his wife Mary (Oystryk) of 35 years, parents Anton & Mary, brothers Martin, Casper, Edward, Edmund, and Adolf and his sister Beatrice Dereniwsky, step son-in-law Harold Bonnett, step son-in-law Jack O`Brien.
Prayers were held on Sunday, December 29, 2019 following the Holy Rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood. The Funeral Liturgy was held on Monday, December 30, 2019 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Yevhen Zadorozhnyi and Most Rev. Bishop Emeritus Michael Wiwchar as the Concelebrants. The responses were led by Lorne Stechyshyn and St. Mary's choir members. The cross bearer was Lisa Davies and the epistle reader was Jessica Sadownyk.
Honourary Bearers were Victor Puchala, Larry Loveridge and Ernie Denysek. UCBC Members held an Honour Guard. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Dave Heshka, Les O'Brien, Dean Sadownyk, Robert Ostafie, Dean Dereniwsky and Carson Dereniwsky serving as the casket bearers.
Words of appreciation and reflections of Frank's life were shared by Dan Oystryk.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Foundation or charity of one's choice. Condolences can be posted to the family at www.baileysfuneralhome.com