Ron Popowich

Ron Popowich

Wednesday, February 13th, 1946 - Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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The family of Ron Popowich, beloved husband of Edna Popowich of Yorkton, sadly announce his passing on October 8, 2020. He was 74 years of age.

Prayers will be held on Monday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Current public health guidelines and physical distancing will be observed.

The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. also from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. Relatives and friends wishing to join virtually may view a live stream of the service beginning at 9:45am by clicking on the link below:

The interment will take place in the Yorkton City Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus Food Bank Program as gifts of remembrance.

POPOWICH - It is with great sadness the family of Ronald Popowich of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, beloved husband of Edna announce his passing on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Yorkton Regional Health Centre at the age of 74. Ron was the second child of Steve and Kay (nee Michalishen) Popowich and was born on February 13, 1946 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He was baptized at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Yorkton. Ron was raised on a farm in the Phonehill District, and attended Phonehill school from grades 1-8. Grades 9 and 10 were at Yorkton Composite and 11 and 12 at St. Joe's College. Ron loved sports and had many awards in track and field. In high school he also played football. After high school Ron was employed with the Department of Highways as a surveyor for 30 years. He was transferred to Saskatoon with Highways where he met his future wife, Edna (nee Wick), and were married in October, 1972 at St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Saskatoon. In 1974 he transferred back to Yorkton where they built their home on the farm and raised their only child Curtis.
In adulthood his passions were fishing, golf and curling. Ron also enjoyed camping and canoeing on northern lakes. In the early 80's Ron also got his pilots license, something he has always wanted to do. For hobbies he also enjoyed blacksmithing, woodworking on his lathe, and building bird houses. Ron was also treasurer of Willowbrook Curling Rink for 40 years.
In 1996 Ron retired from Highways and worked for farmers, drove school bus, was a guide on a hunt farm and worked at his brother's flax plant. While guiding at the hunt farm he also traveled to trade shows all over the United States. He was never one to sit and do nothing, he liked to be busy. In retirement Ron and Edna also enjoyed traveling and went to several European countries, British Isles, Caribbean Islands, Central America and Mexico several times. He also traveled to all the provinces and Yukon Territory, Newfoundland being a favorite place. In May of 2018 Ron and Edna moved into Yorkton and Curtis moved to the farm.
Ron was predeceased by his father, Steve in 1983; his mother, Kay in 2009; a niece, Tamela Baker in 1973; sister, Marlene Baker in 2005; brother-in-law, Lynn Baker in 2008. Ron is survived by his wife Edna of 47 years and son Curtis. He is also survived by his brothers, Dennis (Judy) of Yorkton; Terry (Ann), children Michael (Lana), Kellsey, Bailey (Kurtis), all of Yorkton; niece, Carla Nicholls of Regina and nephew, Trevor (Laurel) Baker of Yorkton.
Prayers were held on Monday, October 12, 2020 and the Funeral Liturgy on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at
St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Leonid Malkov, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by Lorne Stechyshyn and choir members. The cross bearer was Bailey Decker and the epistle reader was Trevor Baker. Serving as honourary bearers were Ron Mehling, Doug Cursons, George Mehling, Lyle Wick, Robert Larson and Don Mooney. The interment took place in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Brent Cursons, Kelly Fiege, Trevor Baker, Jacob Baker, Michael Popowich and Kyle Krasowski serving as the casket bearers.
Memorial donations in Ron's memory may be made to the Knights of Columbus, #5182 - Food Bank Program as gifts of remembrance.

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Service Details

  • Prayers

    Monday, October 12th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Monday, October 12th, 2020 7:00pm
    St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church
    155 Catherine St.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church
    155 Catherine St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Fr. Leonid Malkov


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James & Theresa Rushka

Posted at 03:44pm
Sincere sympathy to Ron's family, we met Ron thru Senior Curling Bonspiels in Yorkton, Ron was very candid about his condition and we shared many chats, incidentally, I ( Theresa) did HomeCare for his Mother a while back, God bless you all, James & Theresa Rushka, Langenburg, Sask

Debbie Blommaert

Posted at 12:19pm
Edna, my deepest sympathy to you.

Russ & Bev Holowatuk

Posted at 12:19pm
Bev and I were saddened to hear of Ron's passing after a long and difficult illness - a high school classmate of mine. We were glad to have met Ron and Edna a few times recently over a cup of coffee. Our deepest sympathy to Edna and family.

Gwen Schick

Posted at 11:12am
Deepest sympathy to Edna, Curtis and all who knew Ron. A man who had a heart of gold and went over and above helping out his community. He is now with one of his best buddies, having a rum and watching over all of us. πŸ™πŸ»

Darci McLashen

Posted at 01:21am
We will miss Ron’s easy going nature and self deprecating humour! Sending love and condolences to Edna and Curtis, Dennis, Terry, and their families. May he Rest In Peace... Vichnaia Pamyat πŸ’• From the McLashen family

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