TRATCH - Mrs. Mary Tratch of Yorkton, beloved wife of the late Paul Tratch passed away peacefully at the Yorkton District Hospital on Sunday, June 9 with her son Terry by her side.
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Mary was born on July 22, 1924 to Alexander and Francis Diakow (Wionzek) on the family farm north of Buchanan in the Dobrowody District. Mary was the second youngest in a family of seven. Sisters Emily, Cecilia, Stella, Nancy and brothers, Paul and Anton. She attended Olesha School finishing grade school. She then went to live with her older sister Cecilia in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan to help her out during her illness. She then moved to Thorsby, Alberta where she worked at an egg grading facility and lived with her sister Emily. The following year she returned home and was united in marriage to Paul Tratch on October 7th, 1944. When Paul came back from the army, they lived at Paul's homestead with Bill and Stella for a brief period until they purchased a quarter of land 1 mile south of the homestead. There they farmed until 1975, when they moved to Yorkton.
Mary was a homemaker. Her hobbies were gardening, sewing, knitting and baking. While on the farm, she was an active member of Olesha Church, serving as Secretary Treasurer for the Ladies Club. In Yorkton, the garden was her main focus in summer, including much canning from the apple trees. Winter was sewing. She was a dedicated member of the St Mary's U.C.W.L., serving as club secretary and president. She was also a member of the Blue Army. (The Apostolate of Fatima)
In October 1994, Paul and Mary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and made the trip to California to visit family and site see. A gift from their children.
She continued to reside at the house after her husband passed away in 2001. In 2008 she became one of the first residents in the Gladstone Seniors Residence. She was close to St. Mary's Church which she walked to and attended regularly. She made many friends at the Gladstone Seniors Residence, she enjoyed playing cards, watching entertainment, taking part in exercises and having coffee.
Mary was predeceased by husband Paul, 2001, son Robert, 2018, son-in-law Bernie, 2000, sisters Cecilia (Steve) Weselowski, Emily (Andrew) Babuik, Stella (Bill) Tratch, brothers Paul (Rose) Diakow, Anton (Kay) Diakow, Joseph in infancy. In-laws, Nellie (Paul) Hrynkiw, Anton (Stella) Tratch, Katie (Thor) Thorson, Jesse (Bill) Dennis, Metro (Rose) Tratch and Joe Krochak.
She leaves to celebrate her life and cherish her memory, daughter-in-law Darlene, granddaughters Candace (Shane) and Carmen, son Daniel (Doris), granddaughter Renee (Kirk), great grandsons, Maksym and Sebastian, son Terry, daughter Christine and sister Nancy Krochak.
Prayers were held on Friday, June 14, 2019 preceded by the Holy Rosary led by members of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League and The Blue Army. The Funeral Liturgy was held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Father Bohdan Lukie, C.Ss.R. and Rev. Father Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Concelebrants. The responses were led by Lorne Stechyshyn and St. Mary's Choir members. The cross bearer was Phyllis Lazaruk (niece) and the epistle reader was Doris Tratch (daughter-in-law). Ukrainian Catholic Women's League held an honour guard. The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Daniel Tratch (son), Terry Tratch (son), Russell Tratch (nephew), Candace Tratch (granddaughter), Carmen Tratch (granddaughter) and Renee Tratch (granddaughter) serving as the casket bearers. Memorials in memory of Mary may be made to St. Mary's Church, 155 Catherine Street, Yorkton, SK S3N 0B9
Mrs. Mary Tratch of Yorkton, beloved wife of the late Paul Tratch passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at the age of 94 years. Prayers will be held on Friday, June 14 at 7:00p.m. with the Holy Rosary to precede at 6:30 and the funeral will take place on Saturday, June 15 at 1:00p.m. all from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. The interment will follow in the Garden of Crucifixion, Yorkton Memorial Gardens. Memorials in memory of Mary may be made to St. Mary's Church as gifts of remembrance.