In Memory of

John

Matechuk

Obituary for John Matechuk

John Matechuk was born on October 10, 1930 in the Hamton district of Saskatchewan; a son of George & Polly (nee Koroluk) Matechuk. John was raised on the family farm until moving to Yorkton in 1948. As a young man John began working at the Yorkton Creamery, and then for the Scott Fruit Co. On May 24, 1958 he was united in marriage to Elsie Lundgren. In 1964 the couple moved to Vancouver. There John was the building manager of an apartment building. Eventually he found employment with the CNIB, as the maintenance manager of their Vancouver office, and Elsie was employed with BC Tel. In 1988 John retired and in 1997 the couple returned to Saskatchewan to establish their retirement home in Yorkton. John and Elsie were very social people, they greatly enjoyed visiting and entertaining family and friends. During their many years in BC, the couple spent many weekends and holidays at their trailer in Blaine, Washington. John was a car buff, he loved keeping up with vehicle trends and eagerly looked forward to the new model year vehicles on the dealer lots. His second passion was airplanes, although he never learned to fly one, he took great interest in all planes, from small prop models to the large commercial jets. On October 31, 2011 Elsie passed away. John struggled to make the best of it after her passing, and with the help of close family, he was able to maintain his own home and live independently until 2015, when he became a resident of the Gladstone Assisted Living Complex. John passed away on Monday, December 9th 2019 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 89 years of age. Besides his wife Elsie, and parents George & Polly, John was predeceased by a brother, Gene Matechuk, and by a sister, Anne Rohatinsky. He leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Evelyn Young of Yorkton; his sister-in-law, Vivian Lundgren of Saskatoon, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Thursday, December 12th 2019 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Tim Sheppard officiating. Pianist, Shani Apland led the congregation in the singing of the hymns 'Amazing Grace' and 'What A Friend We Have in Jesus'. Nieces Bev & Marilyn gave the eulogy. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Cory Young, Harley Oscienny, Coleton Oscienny and Kirsten Armstrong serving as the casketbearers. Memorials were to the Diabetes Society. Condolences can be left at baileysfuneralhome.com