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Tony Edward Kaminski

January 9, 1945 ~ January 23, 2019 (age 74)

Anthony Edward Kaminski of Preeceville, passed away at the Regina General Hospital on January 23, 2019 at the age of 74 years.  Tony was the sixth child of the seven children of Anton and Ann Kaminski (Bodnar).  He was born in Saskatoon on January 9th, 1945.  For his first few years, he lived on the farm by Prudhomme.  In 1948, the family moved to the Invermay area where his parents purchased the farm of Albert Woods. He attended Croydon School and completed grade eight.  At that time, he stayed home to help his parents with the farm.  Tony loved living on the farm – working the fields, making hay, milking cows and repairing machinery.  Tony never complained about work he had to do, how many hours it would take, or whether it was pleasant or not - except for picking stones. Tony, by nature was a very caring person.  He became mom and dad's guardian angel and remained so all his life.  When the farm was sold and the parents moved to Preeceville,   he continued as the care giver for the aging parents.  He helped mom and dad, and then his step-mom and dad.  With their passing he continued in that same role by providing assistance to a number of seniors in the community. Tony was a quiet, kind, caring person.  His nieces and nephews found a natural attraction to him on every visit.  They always looked forward to talk and to play any games with Uncle Tony.  He was fun to be with. They always enjoyed the different toys that he had ready for them. Over the years, Tony became very engaged in Preeceville. He worked as a carpenter and handyman.  Through all his contacts he got to know most of the residents.  Tony enjoyed helping those who needed help.   Some ladies who needed help knew how to get Tony's attention.  They would phone him the night before and invite him for breakfast at 7:30.  In addition, the visits and the sharing of stories became an important part of his life.  He looked forward to his coffee buddies for companionship – two, possibly three times a day.   If anyone needed help, Tony was always there – ready and willing to assist. Tony had a good life.  In his spare time he liked repairing all kinds of things from electronics, to gadgets and lawn mowers.  He also was very particular about his vehicles – they had to be spotlessly clean. Tony was predeceased by his parents, Ann and Anton; brothers Peter, John and Adam; brother-in-law Walter Slugoski; niece Joanne and nephew Gary; and step-mother Johanna.  Surviving him are his sister Mary Slugoski of Victoria, BC; brothers Orest (Pauline) of Wetaskiwin, AB and Mike (Kathy) of Invermay, SK.  He is also survived by 17 nieces and 13 nephews. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from the Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home with Father Michał Pająk, O.M.I Pastor officiating. The reading was read by Joe Kaminski. Clifford Kaminski shared the eulogy and friends and family shared memories of Tony. The urn bearers were Orest Kaminski and Mike Kaminski. The interment will take place at a later date in the Preeceville Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Tony may be made to the
Heart & Stroke Foundation, Sask. Diabetes Association, Regina General Hospital or to a charity of one’s choice.

 


Donations may be made to:

Heart & Stroke Foundation
1525 Carling Avenue, Suite 110, Ottawa ON K1Z 8R9
Tel: 1-613-727-5060

Charity of Choice
Box 467, Preeceville, SK S0A 3B0,
Tel: 306-547-2088
Web: preecevillefuneralhome.com


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