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Memorials in memory of Sophia may be made to the St. Mary's Church Building Fund 155 Catherine St., Yorkton, SK S3N 0B9 as gifts of remembrance.
PISIAK – Susan Pisiak of Yorkton entered etern... Read More
Memorials in memory of Sophia may be made to the St. Mary's Church Building Fund 155 Catherine St., Yorkton, SK S3N 0B9 as gifts of remembrance.
PISIAK – Susan Pisiak of Yorkton entered eternal rest on April 1, 2022 at the Yorkton Nursing Home at the age of 97.
Sophia “Susan” Pisiak was born near Stornoway, Saskatchewan on January 18, 1925; the youngest of Anastasia (Diduck) and Nicholas Zawada’s five children. She enjoyed a happy childhood, growing up on the family farm. Upon completing her schooling at Stornoway, Susan began a long career in retail. Her first job was at a country grocery store north of Roblin, Manitoba. Soon, she ventured to Dauphin, where she worked for the Metropolitan store. It was here in 1945 that she met a handsome baker who would become her lifelong partner. On July 12, 1947, Hnat “Ned” Pisiak and Susan married at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. In November 1948, they moved to Yorkton where Ned continued to work for a bakery and Susan transferred to the local Met store. After 25 years at the Met, she retired in 1971. Her retirement years were spent volunteering, socializing, looking after her parents and enjoying her many hobbies. Ned’s retirement in 1985 made way for adventures to places such as Hawaii, Canada’s East and West Coasts, and even more time at their Good Spirit Lake cabin.
Susan was deeply devoted to her faith and St. Mary’s Church. She sang in the choir, altered and embroidered clothing and ceremonial linens, and held various UCWLC positions including President and Secretary-Treasurer. Her hard work was recognized in 2020 when Susan received her 70 year service pin. If Susan was not working or coordinating at St. Mary’s Cultural Centre, you could find her working in her garden and yard, doing Ukrainian embroidery, crocheting, bowling, picking mushrooms, camping or fishing. She was particularly proud of the dolls whose traditional Ukrainian clothing she would create and the fact that her dolls were located across Canada and in Dublin, Ireland.
In 2007, Susan and Ned celebrated their 60th anniversary. They would enjoy three more years together, until Ned’s passing in 2010. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Gladstone Seniors residence where she developed many good friendships. Earlier this year, she moved to Yorkton Nursing Home where she spent her final days.
Susan was predeceased by her husband Ned, her sisters Annie and Mary and brothers Mike and Alec.
The Funeral Liturgy was held on Friday, April 8th at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with
Rev. Father Leonid Malkov and Rev. Father Demetrius Wasylyniuk as Concelebrants. The responses were led by Lorne Stechyshyn and members of the Funeral Choir. The cross bearer was Marin Habbick and the epistle reader was Jill Dombroski. Members of the Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League led the Rosary and participated in an Honour Guard. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with Warren Dombroski, Shayne Dunlop, Metro Zawada, Jann Habbick, Raylene Stewart and Karen Koshman serving as the casket bearers. Memorials in Susan’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Church Building Fund as gifts of remembrance.
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