Sophie Spilchuk

Sophie Spilchuk (Premak)

Wednesday, February 2nd, 1927 - Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
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Sophie (age 92) of Ituna passed away peacefully on December 18, 2019, at the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre. She was born on February 2, 1927, in the Beckenham District to Fred and Stephania Premak. She was one of 16 children. She received her education at Winthorpe School. On November 10th, 1946, Sophie married Bill Spilchuk and farmed in the Churchill District. They raised 6 children. Church and religion were very important to her. She loved being outdoors, enjoyed a big garden, worked alongside the men on the farm and especially loved hauling grain at harvest. In her retirement years she became an avid Blue Jays Fan.
Sophie is predeceased by her parents Fred and Stephania Premak, her husband Bill (2010), and her brothers: Joe, John, Mike, Pete, Steve, Walter, and Paul; her sisters: Anne, Mary, Olga, Jean, and Rose. Sisters-in-law: Anne (Pete) Premak, Ann (Joe) Premak, Evelyn Premak, Mary Halipchak, Rev. Sister Fotenia Spilchuk, and Dora Kushnerenko. Brothers-in-law: George Ripco, George Dubacz, John Grebinski, Stan Smysniuk, Alex Kresowaty, Alex Halipchak, and Ilko Kushnerenko. She leaves to cherish her memory, her son Michael (Kristine Kolybaba) and their children Colin (Heidi) - [Karina, Brendan, Daniel], Sheldon (Sheila) - [Jake, Maquire, Quaid], Shaun - [Donavan, Kendra, Damon, Kane] (partner Stephanie and her children Bailey and Brady), and Cora - [Camden, Carson]; her son Ernie (Marion Nakoneshny) and their children Richard (Raquel) - [Chelsea, Katelyn, Matthew], Duane (Tammy) - [Taggart, Madison] - [Joey, Brandon, Sarah], Diane (Ryan) - [Tristan, Darian, Joslyn], her daughter MaryAnne (Jack Shymko) and their children, Nancy (Donavon) - [Dena, Cassidy, Duncan], Sara (Marty) - [Alexandra, Jordyn], Laura (Jason) - [Noah, Jasmine, Jaxon], and David (Amie); her daughter Theresa (Terry Dahlman) and their children Danielle (Dave) - [Addison, Charlotte] and Tyler (Whitney); her daughter Pat (Bill Betker) and their children Angie (Curtis) and Kelly (Trevor) - [Leo], and daughter Christine McArthur (and her son William (Kayla) - [Olivia]). She is survived by her sisters: Kathy (Bob) Glassford, Pauline (Ken) Brozer; brother: Ted Premak; sisters-in-law: Rev. Sister Andronica Spilchuk, Mary (Mike) Premak, Joanne (Steve) Premak, Louise (Paul) Premak; brothers-in-law: Bob Glassford and Ken Brozer; and many nieces and nephews. Like "footprints in the sand", may the footprint that she left behind be our guidance as we journey through life.
She will be dearly missed but never forgotten.
The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the staff at the Ituna Pioneer Health Care Centre for their loving and compassionate care during mom's last few years.
Prayers were held on Sunday, December 22, 2019 preceded by the Holy Rosary led by UCWLC. The Funeral Liturgy
was held on Monday, December 23, 2019, both services at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ituna with Rev. Father Basil Malowany and Most Rev. Bishop Emeritus Michael Wiwchar as Concelebrants. The crossbearer was Kelly Viergutz and the epistle reader was Sara Shymko. The responses were led by Ladmer Moskal, Wayne Boczulak and Heidi Spilchuk. The altar servers were Brendan Spilchuk & Daniel Spilchuk assisted by sacristan, Larry Tymiak. Prayer for Baba was presented by Angie Machmer and a eulogy delivered by MaryAnne Shymko. The interment followed in the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with Colin Spilchuk, Richard Spilchuk, Shaun Spilchuk, Sheldon Spilchuk, Duane Spilchuk, Tyler Dahlman, David Shymko and William McArthur serving as the casket bearers.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Sophie to the Sacred Heart Special Projects Fund as gifts of remembrance. Condolences can be sent to the family at
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Service Details

  • Prayers

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 7:00pm
    Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church
    Main St. N. ,Box 340
    ITUNA, SK S0A 1N0
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    The Holy Rosary led by the UCWLC will precede at 6:30p.m.
  • Funeral Service

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church
    Main St. N. ,Box 340
    ITUNA, SK S0A 1N0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

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

Posted at 03:19pm
I forgot to mention Bernedette and Christine also

Bill Evanochko

Posted at 03:00pm
My condolences Mike, Ernie Marrianne Theresa on the death of you mother. She is and was a classy lady.

Shirley Locke

Posted at 01:12am
We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Spilchuk family on the passing of Aunt Sophie.
She was my God Mother and I have many fond memories of her. Take care during this difficult time.

Shirley and Bruce Locke

Natalie Shevernoha

Posted at 01:03pm
Dear Spilchuk Family.With our deepest sympathy,May God Bless and Comfort you All at this Sad time in your life.Sophie and Bill were beautiful and caring neighbours, always worrying about WALLY IN THE BUSH,,,,,NOW THEY ARE ALL TOGETHER IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDEN.LOVE AND PRAYERS,NATALIE AND FAMILY,,,,Sorry to miss the funeral !!!!

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