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Morris Halipchak

Morris Terry Halipchak

Saturday, January 25th, 1941 - Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
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Obituary

HALIPCHAK, MYROSLAW (MORRIS) TERRY, age 78 years of Ituna, SK passed away July 3, 2019 with family at his side. Morris was born January 25, 1941 to Alex and Mary (Spilchuk) Halipchak and was the third of four children. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Vladimir and sisters Nettie and Zenia. Morris married Shirl (Braden) on November 25, 1967. He attended country school at Churchill (St. Nicholas). Morris worked with the CN rail from an early age and returned to successfully farm full-time until retirement. Morris was always willing to help his cousins and neighbors with farming and various tasks. Morris and Shirl had four children. Dad's heart and passion was agriculture. He had a strong work ethic and spent endless hours working on developing their beautiful yard while operating a productive mixed farm. He took pride in everything he did, and his family was his first priority. Dad taught his children and grandchildren the importance of family and the value of spending time together. Dad modelled kindness, compassion and friendliness to all of those around him. Dad's spiritual belief was strong and he devoted many endless hours to the Ukrainian Catholic Church. This included; helping to build the Church, fundraising for the new Sacred Hearth Parish Center, landscaping at the cemetery, perogy making at the hall, being the groundskeeper at the parish, serving as a Sacristan at masses, plus many other roles. Dad was a member of Knights of Columbus for many years and received recognition for record fundraiser achievements with the K of C. Dad loved watching NHL, baseball and CFL while being devoted to supporting his children. Over the years he would make several trips from the farm to town in a single day tirelessly doing farm chores and taking kids to extracurricular activities. He was extremely proud of his Ukrainian heritage. Dauphin's National Ukrainian Festival was an annual family event and will remain a family tradition.
He is survived by his wife Shirl, along with their four children: Norman and Wendy (Shul); Priscilla; Anastasia; and Maurice and Lisa (Bruce) along with his five precious grandchildren: Carson, Kylee, Matthew, Samuel and Andrew.
Prayers were held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna, Saskatchewan. The Holy Rosary led by members of the Knights of Columbus preceded the prayers. The Funeral Liturgy was held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Father Basil Malowany and Most Rev. Bishop Michael Wiwchar as Concelebrants. The cross bearer and eulogist was Norman Halipchak and the epistle reader was Kylee Halipchak. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with family members, Maurice, Matthew, Samuel, Andrew, Priscilla, Anastasia, Carson and Kylee serving as the casket bearers. Memorial donations in memory of Morris may be made to Liturgy Offerings or Sacred Heart Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund as gifts of remembrance. Condolences to the family can be posted at www.baileysfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Prayers

    Monday, July 8th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 8th, 2019 7:00pm
    Location
    Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church
    Address
    Main St. N. ,Box 340
    ITUNA, SK S0A 1N0
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    Holy Rosary to precede at 6:30p.m.
  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church
    Address
    Main St. N. ,Box 340
    ITUNA, SK S0A 1N0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery
    Address
    Box 340
    ITUNA, SK S0A 1N0
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Bill

Posted at 12:30pm
Our condolences to Shirley and the rest of the family
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Dianne Hnatiuk

Posted at 09:32am
So sorry to hear Morris has lost his battle. Morris was always a very kind, gentle man, who greeted you with a smile. Our condolences to Shirl, and family at your loss. Dianne and Ken Hnatiuk
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Andrea Kohuch

Posted at 09:59pm
Dear Mrs Halipchak, Priscilla & family.
Sorry to hear of Morris's passing. He is at peace now & you will see him again soon. Morris would always offer a smile & a hello when we crossed paths in town or in the city. May God grant him eternal memory.
Andrea Kohuch, Emily & Nikola Elash
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David Spelay

Posted at 12:04am
Our Deepest sympathy to the family on your loss. Dave and Faye Spelay
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