Helen Bugoy, beloved wife of the late Ben Bugoy, passed away on Friday, May 8th 2020 at the Theodore Health Care Centre. She was 93 years of age. Helen was born on July 17, 1926 in the Calder district of Saskatchewan; a daughter of Mike and Frances (nee Lesanko) Mankish. She had seven siblings, five brothers and two sisters. Helen was raised on the family farm and attended Mostetz School near Calder. She loved playing baseball as a young girl. Helen moved to Yorkton as a young woman and worked in the drycleaning shop. In 1948 Helen met the love of her life Ben Bugoy, and after a courtship they were joined in holy matrimony on November 1, 1950. Their marriage was blessed with five children; one son and four daughters. Helen raised her family all the while working side by side with Ben on their mixed farm in the Otthon district. She was an incredible homemaker, always cooking, baking and gardening. She was a wonderful mother to her children and a hardworking, loving farm wife alongside her husband. After the children were grown Ben and Helen enjoyed socializing with their many friends and family, attending weekly dances, and bowling to name a few. They also like to travel and were fortunate enough to visit Hawaii, California, Las Vegas, Nashville, and the Black Hills of South Dakota, as well as many places in Canada as well. Helen always took great pride in her appearance and was always beautifully dressed for Sunday Church or weekly dances at the Senior's Centre. She loved her weekly hair appointments, never one hair out of place. Helen and Ben were the best of friends, where one was you would find the other. Even when they would be sitting on the couch just watching TV they were always holding hands. Helen and Ben were inseparable until 2007, when failing health forced Ben to move into long term care. Helen remained in their house till 2009, when she moved to the Bentley. She resided there until 2014, at which time she moved into long term care in Theodore.
Helen cherished the time she spent with her daughter-in-law Natalie. In earlier years they enjoyed annual trips to the greenhouse, shopping and lunch dates were weekly events. Later on as her health diminished she relied on Natalie for all aspects of her health care, always saying with great appreciation, "Natalie, what would I have done without you."
Helen was predeceased by her beloved Ben on November 11, 2010; her father Mike (1961), mother Frances (1988); brothers Metro (1935), George (1998), Dan (2002), Bill (2008), and Nick Mankish (2016); sisters Mary Elgi (2004), and Victoria Petruniak (2006). She leaves to cherish her memory her loving son Rick (Natalie) Bugoy; daughters: Shirley (Mario) Araneda, Linda (Hugh) Carss, Bonnie (Syl) Osicki, Jeanette (Gary) Baziuk; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
A very special thank you to the staff of the Theodore Health Care Centre and Dr. Andy Van Heerden for the excellent loving care mom received during her time there. A graveside service and interment for the immediate family was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the Yorkton City Cemetery with Rev. Fr. Louis Kim Nguyen of St. gerard's Roman Catholic Church officiating. In Helen's memory, memorials to the Activities Fund at the Theodore Health Care Centre would be appreciated by the family., Condolences can be left at baileysfuneralhome.com