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Alice NICHOLAICHUK

Alice Nicholaichuk, aged 92, passed away peacefully at the Hospice at Glengarda in Saskatoon on August 21, 2023. She was born in Yellow Creek, SK on February 6, 1931, the first child of John and Anna Dorosh. After graduating high school at the age of 17, Alice moved to Saskatoon to attend Normal School. It was there that she met Mike Nicholaichuk, whom she married on July 12, 1950.

Alice was a dedicated teacher and taught in several one-room schoolhouses in small Saskatchewan towns both before and after her marriage. Despite the lack of organized childcare at the time, she managed to balance her teaching career and her responsibilities as a mother due to the support of her friends. Alice and Mike initially lived on Mike’s family farm before relocating to Regina and eventually settling in Saskatoon.

Alice had a natural talent and passion for various forms of art. She pursued her artistic inclinations through painting, sculpture, pottery, and traditional rug hooking. She also dedicated herself to preserving and promoting Ukrainian folk art and culture. In addition, Alice co-authored the book Pysanka Icon of the Universe and was involved in cultural festivities, such as painting murals and banners for the Vesna Festival and the Hutsul Pavilion at the Saskatoon Folkfest. Alice and Mike’s love for travel took them to numerous destinations within Canada and internationally, where Alice found inspiration in the landscapes, culture, and art she encountered.

Alice is survived by her children Terry (Glenda Cooney), Chris (Barry) Dehm, Mary-Ann, Kathy, and Iris, as well as her brother Morris Dorosh. She will be greatly missed for her unwavering dedication to her family and friends. Alice was a source of inspiration and cared for her parents, aunt, and uncle as they aged. The family expresses deep gratitude to the Seniors First Palliative Care Team, the care team at Preston Park II, and the staff at the Hospice at Glengarda for their compassionate care during Alice’s final months.

A Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2023, followed by the Funeral Service on August 28, 2023. Both services will be held at Park Funeral Home in Saskatoon, with interment taking place at Woodlawn Orthodox Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canada-Ukraine Foundation-UCC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Memories and condolences can be shared at http://www.parkfuneral.ca.

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