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John S. Krawchuk
February 23, 1921 - March 24, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">John S. Krawchuk <br>February 23, 1921 – March 24, 2017 <br> <br>It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend John Krawchuk. He was surrounded by his loving family when he was peacefully called to the Lord on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the age of 96 at Saskatoon City Hospital. <br> <br>John is survived by his loving wife, Olga; and three children, Evan (Germaine) Krawchuk, Donald (Janice) Krawchuk, and Christine (Fred) Wesolowski; six grandchildren, Michael (Suzanne) Krawchuk, Jordan (Mandy) Krawchuk, Stephanie (Omayra) Krawchuk, Karla (Kevin) Parchoma, Olesia (Paul) Richard, and Lindsey Wesolowski; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. <br> <br>He was predeceased by his parents, Steve and Mary (nee Shwaykowski) Krawchuk; three brothers, William, Donald, and Mike; and four sisters, Savella, Anne, Rose, and Stella. <br> <br>John was born in Krydor district on the farm on February 23, 1921. He attended Zbaraz School, and while obtaining his schooling he helped with the many chores on the family farm. He married Olga Parchoma on July 26, 1947 and made their home in Saskatoon. John was employed at the University of Saskatchewan for 34 years, retiring in 1984. John was a man of many interests and hobbies. He took great pride in his yard, garden, and his woodworking projects. John was a perfectionist, and it was evident in all of his endeavours. Music from an early age held a special place in John’s heart. It was a joy for him to entertain others with his musical abilities even into his senior years. Sports was another passion for John. As a young man he was an avid, and competitive ball player. As a father, he was a dedicated ball and hockey coach. As a grandfather and great-grandfather he was an enthusiastic and proud spectator. As well, John was loyal to the Toronto Maple Leafs and a committed fan of Hockey Night in Canada. John was an active member of the St. George’s Seniors Citizens Club in Saskatoon for over 34 years. During that time he held various positions with the club. He was a member of the Board of Directors, including, membership, bowling, entertainment, and maintenance committees. The Senior’s Club to John was his home away from home. John was a humble, modest, and understanding man. He lived his life with impeccable truth, honesty, kindness, and respect for others, animals and nature. He loved to engage in conversation and made many acquaintances and friends. He loved his family deeply in his own quiet and reserved way. <br> <br>John’s rapid decline in health required expert care at the Convalescent Unit at Saskatoon City Hospital. We are grateful for their gentleness and kindness in caring for John in his last days. They truly made it comfortable and peaceful for him. <br> <br>In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice. <br> <br>Divine Liturgy will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George, 214 Avenue M South with celebrant, Rt. Rev. Fr. Janko Kolosnjaji. Interment in Woodlawn Catholic Cemetery will follow. <br> <br>To share condolences and memories, visit “Obituaries-Contribute”. Arrangements entrusted to James Werezak, Park Funeral Home, 306.244.2103. <br></div>