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Alexander NAHACHEWSKY

Alexander Nicholas Nahachewsky, our beloved father and grandfather, peacefully passed away on August 21, 2023, at the age of 91. Born on March 28, 1932, in Swan Plain, SK, Alex was the sixth child among his nine siblings. He spent his formative years living joyfully on his parents’ farm and attending school in Poelcappelle until the age of 14. Alex then embarked on his educational journey, completing high school at Sturgis Composite School and later attending Teachers’ College in Saskatoon in 1951.

In 1952, Alex began his teaching career in Hryhoriw, where he taught in a one-room schoolhouse. It was during this time that he met Gladys (nee Wessan), who would become his wife and fellow teacher. The couple got married in October 1956 and taught in Lintlaw before settling in Shaunavon, SK. Throughout his 35-year tenure in the Shaunavon Public School system, Alex held various teaching and administrative roles, making a profound impact on the lives of numerous students.

Alongside his dedication to education, Alex was an active member of his community. He volunteered extensively, serving on provincial boards and holding leadership positions in organizations such as the Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis International. After retiring in 1987, Alex and Gladys moved to Saskatoon, where he enjoyed his favorite pastimes, including golf, curling, gardening, carpentry, and participation in the church choir. Their home on Wilkinson Way became a gathering place for their sons’ families during holidays.

Alex’s greatest joy in his later years was spending time with his grandchildren. He was a pillar of support for his family, always ready to lend a helping hand or join in on the fun. Alex was predeceased by his wife Gladys and several family members. He is survived by his sons Carl and James, their spouses, and his cherished grandchildren. The family expresses their gratitude to Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Luther Care Homes, Saskatoon Home Care, Home Instead, and Park Funeral Home for their support during this difficult time.

A funeral service will be held on August 25, 2023, at Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Society of Canada or Canadian Down Syndrome Society are sincerely appreciated. Memories and condolences can be shared on the Park Funeral Home website.

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