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David 'Dave' Boris Zarry
November 24, 1937 - February 19, 2017
David (Dave) Boris Zarry
November 24, 1937 – February 19, 2017
David Boris Zarry, born Nov. 24, 1937, in Rosthern, SK passed away Sunday Feb. 19, 2017, at Shaunavon Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 79 years.
He was the eldest child of Mike Zarry and Mary Chuhaniuk. He grew up in Saskatoon, SK and began his working life as a stereotyper at the Modern Press where he worked for over 20 years. In 1967 he married Sharon Schmidt. Their daughter, Melanie, was born in Saskatoon. Then in 1975 they moved to Indian Head, SK and became owners of the Indian Head Hotel. Their son Michael, was born there. In 1978 they moved to Prince Albert, SK and Dave began working for Old Dutch Foods Ltd. This job led to a move to Yorkton, SK. Then in 1988 the family became owners of the Shaunavon Hotel in Shaunavon, SK. In Feb. 2003, Dave and Sharon retired and continued living in Shaunavon.
Dave was a life member and 50 year member in the Masonic Grand Lodge of SK and WaWa Shrine Temple of Regina, SK. In Indian Head he joined the Order of Elks and continued to be a member in Shaunavon for many years. He was even a 50 year member in the CAA SK.
In his younger years he enjoyed playing hockey and later got involved with the Saskatoon Minor Hockey Assoc. He also enjoyed golf and curling and loved to bake and watch cooking shows. He took great pride in his children and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by both his parents – Mike Zarry and Mary Chuhaniuk; his father-in-law – Cornelius Schmidt; his mother-in-law – Andretta Tokar; his sister-in-law – Marlene Zarry; and his niece Laurie Simituk.
David is survived by Sharon, his wife of 49 years of Shaunavon; daughter Melanie and her children Kayla and Zachary; son Mike and Brandi Wilson; all of Calgary, AB; brother Ed and son Darryl Zarry of Donalda, AB; niece Joanne of Fort St. John, BC and her children; brother Ron and Isabel of Abbotsford, BC and their sons Ron and Robert; sister Marilyn and Doug of Surrey, BC and her daughter Tracy.
Prayer Service will be held at Park Funeral Home, 311 Third Avenue North, on Friday. February 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of Holy Trinity, 306 Avenue. J South on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Very Rev. Fr. Bohdan Demczuk officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Orthodox Cemetery will follow.
To share memories and condolences, visit www.parkfuneral.ca “Obituaries-Contribute”.
Binkley’s Funeral Service of Shaunavon (www.binkleys.com) and James Werezak of Park Funeral Home of Saskatoon, 306.244.2103 were in charge of the arrangements.