Agnes (Shuya) Parsey was born December 23, 1937 to Julius and Stella Shuya (Boyko) on their homestead in Preeceville, SK and was the youngest of three daughters. She attended Hryhoriw School as well as Preeceville School. When she got older she decided to work for her aunt and uncle Helen and John Myden on their farm located in Hyas SK. She also worked at the Hyas Cafe where she met the love of her life Orest Parsey.
During the three years that Agnes and Orest courted he left for British Columbia to seek employment. He was very fortunate to get employment with BC Forest Service and in December 1956 he came back to Saskatchewan to propose to Agnes. On July 14, 1957 they were married in the Hryhoriw Church and the wedding celebration took place on her family’s farm. After their wedding they returned to British Columbia and eventually made Barriere their permanent home.
In 1962 they adopted their only child, daughter Rosemarie. Agnes loved being a mother, wife and homemaker. Her family was everything to her, including their cat Snowball and dog Tuffy.
While living in BC Agnes became an avid curler. She absolutely loved this sport. She always spoke about how beautiful BC is and how fortunate she was to live out there and how grateful she was to all the many close friends she made. Agnes always made time to return yearly to Saskatchewan to visit her family. Her mom, dad and sisters Victoria Chornomitz and Edna Kyowski meant the world to her. She and her sisters were inseparable.
In 1979 she lost her husband Orest in a tragic helicopter crash and her daughter Rosemarie to cancer in 1997. In 2007 she was diagnosed with cancer, fought hard to beat it and became a survivor. In 2008 she decided to move back to Saskatchewan to be closer to family.
While in Preeceville she became a member of the Holy Transfiguration Catholic Church. Her faith in God was a constant source of her strength.
In 2016 she decided to move to the Preeceville Personal Care Home and then in 2017 to the Centennial Special Care Home in Esterhazy to be closer to her sisters where she passed away peacefully. She enjoyed her time there and was well taken care of.
Agnes is survived by her 2 sisters Victoria Chornomitz and Edna Kyowski both of Esterhazy, SK, her Grandson Ronald Mann of Edmonton, AB, Granddaughter Cheryl Jean Mann of Kamloops, BC and three great grandchildren Emma, Hannah and Austin Thiessen. She also has numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials in memory of Agnes may be made to the Holy Transfiguration Ukranian Catholic Church as gifts of remembrance.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.
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