Mrs. Pauline Chopty wife of the late Michael Chopty of the Regina Lutheran Home, formerly of Preeceville passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018. She was ninety five years of age.
Pauline was born to Stephan and Dora Kwasnicia on December 15, 1922. According to family oral history Stephan (also given as Stefan and Steve) and Dora (also given as Doris) were both born in Bertnickiw, Ukraine; Stephan in 1880 and Dora in 1885. The couple was married in Bertnickiw in 1904, approximately two years before they left for Canada.
Pauline attended Chekow School until grade 8 and then was needed to help at home.
Circa 1940 she went into Red Lake and was employed in the restaurant trade for a short period of time as well as an ammunition factory in St. Catherine’s but missed her family so much she returned to Preeceville to be with them.
Back in Preeceville she married Mike Chopty in 1944 and the couple began farming on the homestead of Mike’s grandfather George in the Orange Vale District southwest of Preeceville. The couple raised four children on the farm: Willard, Sonja, Randy, and Kelly. Mike continued farming into his 70s until forced to quit for health reasons.
The couple moved from the farm first into Preeceville and subsequently moved to Regina early in the new millennium where Mike passed away in February 2009 at the Regina Lutheran Home where he also lived approximately 9 years. Pauline, the last remaining sibling lived with her daughter Kelly and son-in law Anthony for 8 years then went to live in the Regina Lutheran Home in 2010.
There were many fond memories of family and friends gathering at the farm with lots of laughs and giggles .....and tons of homemade food and course sips of schnapps.
People who knew Pauline loved her spirit, kindness, sense of humor, and appreciation of the simple things in life. Every day was a good day when Pauline was around.
Pauline was predeceased by her Husband Mike and all 7 siblings including Myrtle, Stella, Anne, Mike, Phil, Mary and Sam.
She leaves to celebrate her life her children Willard, Sonja, Randy and Kelly (husband Anthony) along with her 3 Grandchildren Drew, Danelle and Mikey and her great grandson Gage.
ВІЧНАЯ ПАМ’ЯТЬ! - ETERNAL MEMORY!
A visitation was held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from the Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home. Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on Friday, August 10, 2018 from Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church in Preeceville with Very Rev. Fr. Joakim Rac as the Celebrant. Interment followed in the Holy Transfiguration Parish Cemetery with Pauline’s children, Willard, Sonja, Randy, Kelly, her granddaughter, Danelle, great grandson, Gage, nephews Larry and Kevin Kwasnicia serving as the casketbearers.
Memorials in memory of Pauline may be made to the Holy Transfiguration Parish Cemetery Fund as gifts of remembrance.
Arrangements were entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.
Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery Fund