Michael Terlesky

Michael Terlesky

Monday, August 15th, 1927 - Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Michael "Mike" Terlesky passed away peacefully at Regina Pioneer Village on Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 at the age of 92. Mike was born on August 15th, 1927 in the Burgis district to Stephen and Dokina (Kudeba).
Mike at an early age moved to Niagara Falls working at a logging camp and spending seasons at home helping his Dad on the farm. He moved back to Saskatchewan and worked on Alex Plaksy's farm and there he met Amelia Plaksy. In 1954 they married in Wadena where they owned a pool hall for several years. Later they moved to Yorkton where Mike operated a pool hall and then worked as a salesman for Intercon Packers.
After divorcing, Mike moved to Regina where he worked at International Paints and managed apartment buildings until his retirement.
Through the years he enjoyed traveling to many tropical locations such as Hawaii, Barbados and Puerto Vallarta just to name a few. His furniture also liked traveling for he moved them many many times within Western Canada. It's been told that he moved 4 times in one year just in Regina alone. His furniture made more miles than his vehicles. Mike enjoyed camping, gardening, and playing cribbage. He was a long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion (where he won many crib tournaments) and various other clubs. In 2012 Mike had the privilege of meeting Prince Charles and Camilla at the Government House in Regina. Mike always paid attention to detail, was always sharply dressed and hair had to be just so.
Michael was predeceased by his parents Stephen and Dokina (Kudeba) Terlesky; brothers George, Metro(infant), John and William; sisters Helen Terlesky (at age 9), Mary Berehula and Alice Leson; brothers-in-law Metro Berehula, Orest Wiwchar, Mike Hudema, Dan Hudema, George Billy, Mike Leson, Metro Ryczak and Sam Filipchuk; son- in -law Jack Crossman; grandson John Crossman; granddaughter Kayla Stebner; former wife Amelia Terlesky.
Mike leaves to mourn his six children: Greg (Gerry) Terlesky , Camrose AB, Gwenn Crossman, Saskatoon SK, Julia (Bud) Shelly, Parksville BC, Phyllis (Alan) Hardybala, Yorkton SK, David (Leyann) Terlesky, Craven SK and Jeff (Wanda) Terlesky, Saskatoon SK .
He is survived by his grandchildren: Wendy (Kevin) Smith, Jason (Daniette) Terlesky, Seanna (Jason) Neufeld, Shannon (Kelly) Simms, Jana (Chris) Pope, Isaac (Reighlyn) Stebner, Crystal (Jody) Klassen, Mason Terlesky (Cheyenne), Brett Terlesky (Cassidy), Logan Terlesky (Lexi), Kayley Terlesky (Lance) and 14 great grandchildren.
Mike is also survived by his sisters Elizabeth Wiwchar, Vera Hudema, Anne Hudema, Jean Billy, Lillian Filipchuk , Marg Boychuk and Iris Ryczak. Mike will also be missed by many nieces and nephews as well as the many friends and care staff at Regina Pioneer Village.
We will miss your stories, your humour, your laughter.
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The Funeral Service was held on Monday, June 8, 2020 at Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with
Rev. Father Michael Faryna of Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Orthodox Church officiating. The cantor, Yvonne Panchuk led in the responses. The interment followed in the Garden of St. Luke at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Jason Terlesky, Mason Terlesky, Brett Terlesky, Logan Terlesky, Kelly Simms and Jody Klassen serving as the casket bearers. Memorial donations in memory of Michael may be made to the Diabetes Association as gifts of remembrance. Condolences can be sent to the family at
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    Monday, June 8th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Monday, June 8th, 2020 10:30am
    Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre
    Highway #10 East
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    Rev. Father Michael Faryna
  • Interment

    Yorkton Memorial Gardens
    Highway #10 East
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    St. Luke - 105 - B - 4


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Brenda Wurm

Posted at 01:25pm
My deepest sympathies to the family of Mike. I sure enjoyed our visits when he was in Yorkton. Cherish the memories.

Family of George Terlesky Senior

Posted at 11:28pm
Uncle Mike will always hold a place in our hearts. He always made us laugh, and he could make each of us feel extra special. He will be missed!
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Linda Lafantaisie

Posted at 11:57pm
Uncle Mike was the best.....I remember spending summers in Yorkton with him, Auntie Amelia and my awesome cousins. Uncle Mike was always teasing, making me laugh, telling me silly jokes and stories which of course I totally believed were true. He came to see us at the farm and played cards with us and of course totally cheating but we were just happy that he was paying attention to us. Seeing Uncle Mike later at family reunions with his arms stretched out to give me a tight hug and of course with a mischievous smile on his face was the best! I know that all our family members who have gone ahead of Uncle Mike will now be welcoming him with open arms! Uncle Mike came into this world with a smile and left it with that same smile on his face! Rest in Peace Uncle Mike! Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Love the Leson family

Posted at 10:42pm
Rest in peace Uncle Mike....we loved your jokes, stories, smiles, hugs and laughter. Our sympathies and prayers to your beautiful family.
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Susan Billy

Posted at 08:05pm
I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Mike's passing. I remember him as a fun-loving man and we always looked forward to seeing him at family functions. He will be missed but I'm sure he's already entertaining our loved ones in the afterlife. I wish peace, comfort and strength to the family during this difficult time.

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