KORNEY - Colin Korney was a man of many occupations: A son, a brother, a hard worker, a friend, a colleague, and, most importantly, a father and husband. It is indeed with great sorrow that we announce the passing of this remarkable man. May. 8th is a day no one ever thought would come; this funeral is one that should not have happened this soon.
Colin (Joel) Korney was born to Lawrence and Jane (nee Buchinski) Korney on November 19th, 1971, in Thompson, Manitoba. The village of Endeavour, Saskatchewan was where he and his sister, Belinda, were raised and attended school from grades 1- 8. Colin and Belinda then finished their high school years in the school of Sturgis, Saskatchewan. Colin then attended Olds College in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and not many years after he met his wife Jacky Stefanyshyn. They were married on July 31, 1999 at Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic church. With her he settled down in Preeceville, Saskatchewan. In 2005, Colin took schooling for safety. He worked for many construction companies as a safety advisor. His present employment was Pryme Construction where he worked since 2015. While he was with Pryme they were awarded one major award solely on his program and culture he helped to develop. It was the 2018 SCSA Award for Corporate Leadership in Safety. They were also a finalist last year for “Work Safe Sk Safe Emloyer Award “. Preeceville is where they raised their first born, Matthew Korney, who was born in 2006. They later bought land and he and his dad Lawrence built their log home. There they raised Matthew and Samuel, born in 2012, along with their two dogs, Pepper and Charlie; who he cared for very much.
Colin loved to fish, martial arts, playing basketball and golf with his sons, swimming, skiing, hiking, canoeing, repairing things that needed fixing, and helping others in need. If Colin couldn’t figure out how to do certain things he would research or watch tutorials on Youtube. He would help his family any time he was needed; he would do the best he could any time he could. Colin was also very valued at work. His employer thought very highly of him. Colin had cared for his fellow employees just as much.
Every weekend, Colin would come home to his loving family after work. By his wife and children, he was seen as the healthiest man in the house. Colin would go hunting in their backyard for roots and other plants he could dig up and forge into remedies. We learned alot from him; he was a very smart man. He made sure he spent as much quality time with us as time allowed when he was with us.
Predeceased by his Dad Lawrence in May 2018, Colin is survived by his wife Jacky, sons Matthew and Samuel, his Mom Jane, sister Belinda (Colin) Mitchell nieces Morgan, Mia and Macey.
The Funeral Service was held on Monday, May 17, 2021 from the Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home with the Very Rev. Fr. Joakim Rac presiding. Bryson Stefanyshyn served as the cross bearer. The interment followed in the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery Chekhiv with Colin Mitchell, Gerald Stefanyshyn, Leonard Stefanyshyn, Brezlon Stefanyshyn, Joseph Stefanyshyn, Eric Stefanyshyn, Jake Stefanyshyn and Robert Stefanyshyn serving as the casket bearers. Memorials in memory of Colin may be made towards a trust fund for his sons or to S.I.G.N. for Mental Health Supports as gifts of remembrance. Messages of condolence may be left at www.preecevillefuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.
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