Mrs. Irma Esopenko wife of the late Bill Esopenko of Yorkton passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. She was ninety-two years of age.
Irma Ruth Esopenko was born on April 17, 1927 in Yorkton, Saskatcehwan to Nickolas and Nellie (nee Onofryton) Morgotch. She grew up in the Hyas district of Saskatchewan.
Irma was united in marriage to William “Bill” Esopenko on August 22, 1951. Irma and Bill raised two sons, Dale and Wayne. They operated Johnnie’s Dry Cleaners on Betts Avenue for many years. Bill passed away suddenly on February 4, 1980. He was fifty-seven years of age. Irma continued to operate the dry cleaners for a number of years until her retirement.
Irma was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi, the Yorkton Arts Centre and Westview United Church in Yorkton for many years. She especially enjoyed visiting and playing cards with her friends in her younger years.
As her health began to fail she moved to Independent Manor and later to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home.
Irma was predeceased by her parents, her husband Bill; son, Dale; her brother Larry Morgotch; sisters, Ros Hobson and Beatrice Jackson.
Irma is survived by her son, Wayne; one sister Sandra Morgotch; granddaughter, Bailey; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.
A graveside committal in the family plot in Yorkton Memorial Gardens will be held at a later date.