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Michael Dwernychuk

Michael Dwernychuk, born on November 21, 1926, peacefully passed away in his sleep at the age of 96 on July 26, 2023. His devoted wife of 70 years, Emily, was by his side during his final moments. Michael is survived by his loving wife, Emily; his daughter Lynn and son-in-law Murray (Wiederhold), along with their grandson Carson. He also leaves behind his two sisters-in-law, Vivian Lundgren and Olga Dwernychuk, as well as his extended family.

Michael was born in the Buchanan district to his parents, Kost and Anastasia Dwernychuk. He received his education at Oleksence School before moving to Toronto to work for Toronto Iron Works. While living in the eastern part of Canada, Michael furthered his education at the Chicago Vocational Training Corporation and obtained his welding diploma. In 1953, he returned to Saskatchewan, where he married Emily. Eventually, they settled in Saskatoon after living in Edmonton until 1963.

In Saskatoon, Michael established his business, Hydraulic Sales and Service, which he ran until his retirement in 1996. Despite retiring, Michael continued to lead an active life. He was involved in the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, serving as an Elder and an active member. Additionally, he held positions such as Treasurer and member at Large of TYC UOMA. Michael cherished his role as a husband, father, and grandfather, considering it his greatest life accomplishment. He had a profound love for his family and friends, always bringing a smile to everyone’s face when he was present. He will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by many.

A prayer service will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service on Monday, July 31, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. Both services will take place at Park Funeral Home, located at 311 Third Avenue North. The services will be officiated by Rt. Rev. Mitred Archpriest Taras Makowsky. A private interment for the family will occur at a later date in Woodlawn Orthodox Cemetery. To share memories and express condolences, please visit the website http://www.parkfuneral.ca. The arrangements have been entrusted to James Werezak at Park Funeral Home, reachable at 306-244-2103.

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