BIHUN - With heartfelt sorrow the family of Marie Bihun announce her peaceful passing on Friday March 19, 2021 at the age of 98 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. Marie (Marchinko) Bihun was born on Feb. 25, 1923 to Peter and Ann (Ksonzena) Marchinko on the family farm in Mikado, Sask. Marie was the oldest of eleven children. Marie married Michael Bihun on Jan.3rd, 1942 and were blessed with four daughters.
Marie was predeceased by their infant son at birth; her father Peter in 1985; Mother Ann in 1996; Sisters Carol Banks, Pat Hrycyk and Bernice Duchscherer; Sister-in-law Patricia Marchinko; Brothers-in-law John Danyluk, Bob Banks, Norm Hrycyk, George Duchscherer and Al Perepeluk; Sons-in-law Mervin Fedun, Wayne Weber, Michael Kupybida and Gary Cleland.
Marie leaves to cherish her memory her four loving daughters; Diane (Eduardo) Vicente; Marlene Weber; Louise Kupybida and Joan (Edward Landego) Cleland. Seven Grandchildren; Madison, Jason, Susan, Perry, Pamela, Jana and Ritchie. Twelve Great Grandchildren and two Great Great Grandchildren. Marie’s Siblings; Sister Elizabeth Danyluk; Sister Nell (Ernie) Gabora; Sister Adeline (Peter) Achtemichuk; Brother Bernie; Sister Marion Perepeluk, Sister Lorriane Ochitwa and Brother Norm (Gwen)
Marie was a stay home wife and mother raising her family living in Hamton, Sask., for most of the girls younger years, they moved to Mikado, Yorkton, Stenen and Govan, Sask for a short time and then settling back in Yorkton where Mom started her first job at the Holiday Inn as a cook’s helper. Then in 1974 Mom moved to B.C. where she enjoyed being with her sister Carol and Bob and then worked at St Judes Care Home. Being homesick for her family and new born grandchildren Mom moved back to Yorkton and started working at the Imperial 400 Hotel as the Housekeeping Manager until she retired at the age of 65. After Retirement Marie joined the Army and Navy Ladies Auxiliary for many years and enjoyed the wonderful friendship and rewarding community activities. Mom loved bowling for years with Marlene and Joan and their team won many trophies and then Mom went on to bowl twice a week with the Senior League. Mom loved singing right up to the end; singing her favorite “You are my sunshine” with Joan at bedtime for many years. As well, Mom loved to dance and was a great dancer, going to many singles dances where she met many wonderful friends. Mom had fun playing cards and enjoyed the odd drink of rye during the evening. She loved watching baseball and was thrilled to attend a Blue Jays game in Toronto with Joan, Jana and Ritchie. We will not ever forget Mom’s funny smart sense of humour right to the end, things that came out of those sweet lips was amazing. She was the most loving, generous, sweet person, always happy to help her family and friends.
Love you with All Our Hearts Mother, Rest in Eternal Peace in God’s loving arms!
The Funeral Service was held on Friday, March 26, 2021 from the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant officiating. A tribute was given by Diane Vicente and the eulogy was given by Ritchie Cleland. Special recorded music, “Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World” and “There You'll Be” sung by great granddaughter Sunny Blackstone was shared as well as the songs “Amazing Grace” and “You Are My Sunshine”. The interment followed in the Garden of St. John, Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jason Weber, Ritchie Cleland, Madison Blackstone,
Bernie Marchinko, Brad Gabora and Susan Morrison serving as casket bearers.
Memorial donations may be made to Paws & Claws Animal Rescue as gifts of remembrance. Condolences may be left for the family at www.baileysfuneralhome.com.
Thank you to Dr. Andy VanHeerdan and the nursing staff on second south for all the loving care extended to our mom.