Anne Belyk, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on September 29, 2023, at the age of 86. She peacefully left this world at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. Anne was born on November 4, 1936, near Radisson, Saskatchewan, to her parents Anna and John Wirchenko. She was one of eight children who grew up attending Twin Lakes School and Radisson High School. In her early career, Anne worked in the X-ray Department at Royal University Hospital.
In May of 1956, Anne married the love of her life, Orest Belyk. Together, they raised five children: Sheryl, David, Gloria, Sandy, and Shelly. As they grew older, Anne lovingly became known as “Mommie Anne,” taking on the role of babysitting her grandchildren Lani and Chad. She later became a proud grandma to her granddaughters Taylor and Cassidy, whom she also enjoyed babysitting. Anne had a passion for exploring the great outdoors and embarked on many camping trips to various lakes, provinces, and states with friends and neighbors. In her later years, she particularly enjoyed camping at Memorial Lake with her beloved daughters and granddaughters.
Travelling was another great joy in Anne’s life. Following the passing of her husband Orest, she embarked on unforgettable trips to Ireland, France, Italy, Nashville, and even went on cruises with her best friend Carol. One of her most treasured destinations was Hawaii, which she visited over 20 times, creating lasting memories with her daughters and granddaughters. Anne had a green thumb and was an expert gardener, spending many peaceful hours in her beautiful yard and swing, immersed in her favorite books. She was also renowned for her culinary talents, especially when it came to making delicious perogies, cabbage rolls, borscht, and pumpkin pie. Anne enjoyed the thrill of friendly competition, whether it was playing cards, Bingo, or engaging in mini-golf challenges.
Anne was preceded in death by her loving husband Orest, as well as her parents, twin sisters in infancy, siblings Nick, Mary, Sophie, Lydia, Lawrence, and a nephew Gerald. She is survived by her children Sheryl, Dave, Sandy, Gloria (Bill) Richardt, and Shelly (Bruce) Gallant. Anne also leaves behind her adored granddaughters Taylor and Cassidy Richardt. She is fondly remembered by her brother John, sister Lena, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the compassionate doctors and nurses at Royal University Hospital who provided exceptional care to their beloved mother. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a cause dear to Anne’s heart. As per her wishes, a Private Graveside Service will be held. Those who wish to share memories and extend their condolences can visit the tribute page at http://www.parkfuneral.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Derryl Hildebrandt of Park Funeral Home. For inquiries, please contact 306-244-2103.