Dennis Osatiuk

May 23, 1944 ~ June 15, 2021 (age 77)


The family of Dennis Osatiuk, of Preeceville, sadly announce his passing on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. He was 77 years of age. 

Cremation has taken place, and there will not be a service at this time.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.

OSATIUK – Dennis James Osatiuk passed away on June 15, 2021 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 77 years of age. Dennis was born on May 23, 1944 to parents William and Helen Osatiuk (Goretsky). Dennis was the eldest with two sisters that followed. He attended Sunny Bree School and finished his high school in Sturgis graduating with honours. Dennis attended the University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon Campus taking Arts and Science for pre-law. He played hockey with the Huskies as a goaltender. Dennis worked on the Squaw Rapids Hydro Dam for a summer. In 1964 he took a job as parts manager for Preeceville Tractor. This Parts Manager position became his career of 40 years and took him to John Deere dealerships in Preeceville, Winnipeg, Ituna, Yorkton and finally Kamsack. He knew where every part was in bin location without going to the cards or the computer. He enjoyed meeting and serving customers, and took great pride in his work.

Dennis was a very active sports enthusiast in hockey and baseball. He played senior hockey as a goaltender, and coached many years. Later he took on a position as League Referee in Chief, and League Commissioner.

Dennis was an active Lion’s member serving in all executive capacities.

He loved spending family birthdays and Christmas gatherings with his nieces, nephews and their children. After retirement he became an active bird watcher and spent many hours watching and enjoying nature – especially in the community pastures.

In March of this year, his health took a turn for the worst and he was hospitalized twice.

He was predeceased by his parents William and Helen Osatiuk, Melody and Bruce Tonn, and brother-in-law Lorin Tonn. He is survived by his sisters Betty and Sharon (Allan) Tonn; nieces Norleen Bork, Karie Becker; nephews Mark and Corwin Tonn, great nieces Jillian, Avery, Bailey and Tannis; great-nephews Brayden, Lucas, Rylen and Noah; great-great nieces and nephews Brynn, Drew, Owen and Carter.

Memorial donations may be made to Nature Saskatchewan, Kelsey Ecological Society, or Preeceville Minor Hockey as gifts of remembrance.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.

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