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George Rurak

George John Rurak

Saturday, December 18th, 1943 - Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of George John Rurak, who passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, on the morning of October 28, 2020 at the age of 76 years. George was born on December 18, 1943, at the Yorkton Union Hospital. He was the son of George and Polly Rurak. George attended York Lake School and at the age of 13 started helping on the family farm. On June 19, 1965 he was united in marriage to Ann Prokopchuk at St. Mary’s Church in Yorkton.
Blessed with 4 children, George, Ann and children resided at the family farm before moving to Yorkton in 1974. In 1981 the family moved to their present home, meanwhile George working in the trucking industry, owned the pool hall, and worked at Sask-Abilities for 17 years until his retirement in 2010.
George enjoyed his retirement fishing, hunting and camping. He loved playing cards with his family and friends and especially loved watching wrestling on TV. George was very proud of his Ukrainian heritage and enjoyed the music and dancing. He loved going for drives in the country and enjoyed the challenge of restoring/fixing engines and mechanical devices.
George is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Ann, 4 children, Bradley (Tara) Rurak, Brant (Sharon) Rurak, Randy (Pamela) Rurak, Denise (David) Lake and 4 grandchildren, Madison and Brendin Rurak, Shaye Lake, and Chance Rurak, his sister Georgina (Wally) Nesbitt and numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends. George is predeceased by his parents George and Polly (nee Warcomika), brothers in-law Gordon Halarewich, & George, Mike, Bill and John Prokopchuk, mother and father in-law Andrew & Lena Prokopchuk.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 30th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 30th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre
    Address
    Highway #10 East
    YORKTON, SK
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 31st, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church
    Address
    155 Catherine St.
    YORKTON, SK S3N 0B9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Father Leonid Malkov, CSsR
  • Interment

    Location
    Yorkton Memorial Gardens
    Address
    Highway #10 East
    YORKTON, SK
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    Notes
    Garden of Gethsemane

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Janet Gorman

Posted at 12:11am
Dear Ann,

Jim and I, were saddened to read of your husband George's, passing. We are sending our sympathies to you, and your family at this sad time, and know we are thinking of you. ( Hugs).
Jim and Janet Gorman.
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Wayne StLouis

Posted at 10:05am
Sent with love and remembrance , from Wayne StLouis and in the memory of Donna StLouis
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Andy and Audrey balaberda

Posted at 05:23pm
Dear Ann and family, my deepest sympathy to Ann and family. Know that we are thinking of you in this time of sorrow, god bless you and keep you save. Andy and Audrey Balaberda
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Richard & Lila Yagelnesky

Posted at 09:50pm
Richard & Lila Yagelnesky
Dear Ann and family,
Our deepest sympathy. May you find peace at this time of sorrow. George will always live on in our hearts.
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