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Ann Ogenchuk
May 7, 1932 - May 26, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">It is with profound sadness that the family announces the passing of Ann, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend, on May 26, 2016. <br> <br>Ann was born on the family farm at Oscar Lake, Saskatchewan on May 7, 1932 to the late Wasyl and Warwara Lewchuk who emigrated from Ukraine in 1928. Ann walked 5.5 miles to Krivoshein School daily for her elementary schooling and then attended Krydor for her high school years. She worked at the Prince Albert Sanatorium as a nurses’ aide before returning to Hafford to work at Rybryna Hardware where she met John, her future husband. They were married on October 30, 1956 for 52 years until John’s passing. Together they served the community through their business `John's Shop-Rite' until 1978. They moved to the farm in 1982 where they enjoyed their remaining years together. <br> <br>Ann is well known for the endless hours that she worked for her family and community; she was a founding member of the Hafford Ukrainian Music Festival, Ukrainian Dancing Association and ‘Malanka’ the latter have continued for over 40 years; for serving on the Remembrance Day Committee, Housing Authority, Parkland Health Region and on Church Executives and Cantor. She has received numerous awards for community leadership such as the Nation Builders award in 2007 and for 55 years of service at the Health region. <br> <br>She loved to cook and shared this talent by catering and delivering cooking classes with families and the Department of Social Services. To say that Mom loved the farm and loved caring for her yard would be an understatement. Her gifts were many; the most outstanding were her faith, which guided every aspect of her life. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered for her love of life, sharing recipes, compassion, green thumb, and singing ability. In her final months, Mom made songs and sang for all, including the health professionals that cared for her. <br> <br>She leaves to mourn her passing and to celebrate her life: her son Johnny (Lynn); Stephen (Nancy) and Connor, Cindy, and Shane; daughter Marcella and granddaughter Anna. Also sister Mary (Steve) Matwychuk, brother John (Stella) Lewchuk and sisters-in-law; Thelma Lewchuk, Natalie Lewchuk, Helen Howat, and Val Ogenchuk, and numerous nieces and nephews. <br> <br>Ann was pre-deceased by her loving husband John; her parents; sisters Iris Maber and Jane Nemish; brothers Harry and Bill, father and mother-in-law Wasyl and Polly (Pischuk) Ogenchuk; sisters-in-law Ann Podorozny, Mary Ogenchuk, Pearl Cameron, and Doris Barboluk, brothers-in-law Mike Nemish, Chester Karp, Barry Maber, Bill Podorozny, Bill Ogenchuk, Neil Cameron, and Peter Barboluk; nephews Justin Nemish, Michael Ogenchuk, Lyle, Roddy and Devin Howat. <br> <br>Prayers for Ann will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm with Divine Liturgy on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 9:30 am. Both services will be held at the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hafford, SK. The UCWLC and Royal Canadian Legion Honour Guard will be in attendance. Interment in the Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Cemetery in Hafford, SK to follow. <br> <br>In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ann may be made to the: Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Box 475, Hafford, Sask. S0J 1A0. <br> <br>Special thanks to Drs. E. Nykiforuk, M. McMahon, C. Giede, & V. Walker. <br> <br>To share condolences, visit “Obituaries”. Arrangements entrusted to Greg Lalach, Park Funeral Chapel, 306.244.2103. <br></div>