It is with great sadness and cherished memories that we announce the peaceful passing of Terry Kosheluk on January 31, 2023 at the Preeceville Health Centre with his family by his side. After a long, hard fought battle with cancer, he passed away at 70 years of age. Terry was born December 10, 1952 in Canora Hospital to John and Mary Kosheluk (nee Stefanyshyn). He was the fourth of seven children; Lucy, Lorne, Mike, Shirley, Roseleen, and Theresa. Terry married Beverley Secondiak on August 20, 1977. They were blessed with five beautiful daughters. Terry enjoyed mixed farming with his wife and daughters. He liked to watch hockey and wrestling on TV. He also liked to play cards and every Saturday he listened to the Saturday Night Get-Together on the radio. Terry loved all his grandchildren and had a good time teaching them things like fishing, hunting, and driving. In later years he enjoyed picking mushrooms, gardening, quadding and berry picking. Terry liked to visit and talk. He had many stories to tell. He fixed all his own equipment, helped cows’ calf and also helped neighbours needing help with calving. As a younger man he worked at the Canora Lumber Yard delivering lumber. He worked in the bush logging, and as a farm labourer and eventually returned to his Gido’s farm where he lived and farmed with him. Terry continued to farm this land until his passing. Terry also was the Buchanan RM counsellor for Division 5 for one term. Terry was very creative. He was always figuring out how to repair whatever needed to be fixed, in the most creative and least expensive way. He was always willing to tackle any project with his girls by his side! The welder, grinder and cutting torch were tools that were always used. When you walked into the garage, there wasn’t only one or two of the same size wrenches that might be needed, but several. Each would have been used at a certain time depending on the project at hand. After the fire at the farm, Terry built an attached lean/garage to the house. When he was asked how he built it all by himself, he flexed his muscles. The structure is very creative with Terry’s touch evident throughout the whole design, including the contents that fill it now. Terry was also known for teaching the young hunters who looked up to him how to be fantastic hunters, even though he didn’t always follow the rules. The knowledge and hunting skills he possessed will be passed onto the future generation. His family knew that the twinkle in his eye could either be happy and loving or, oh no, what now? His twinkle eyed smile will always be remembered. Terry will always be remembered for his strong personality, creativity, love of family, love of farming and love for the outdoors. Many memories were created over the past 70 years and he will always be remembered.
Terry is survived by his wife, Beverley; five daughters and their families, Sabrina (Rolly) and granddaughter, Brittany; Trisha (Jared) and grandchildren, Jakob and Riely; Karen (Brent), and grandson, Nathan; Tracey (Cass) and step-grandchildren, Cooper and Grayson; Deidre (Andrew), and grandsons, Jackson and Lucas as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Terry was pre-deceased by his parents and brother Lorne.
A Prayer Service was held on Friday, February 3, 2023, from the Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Joakim Rac as Celebrant. Terry’s grandson, Nathan, shared memories of Gido, and Terry’s daughter, Tracey read the eulogy. A Family Funeral Service took place the following day, with Interment in the Holy Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery following. Cass Brown, Andrew Weber, Brittany Strocel, Riely Turchinetz, Jakob Turchinetz and Nathan Newbery served as casketbearers. Jackson Weber and Lucas Weber served as cross-bearers.
Memorials in memory of Terry may be made to Kinsmen Telemiracle as gifts of remembrance.
Arrangements were entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.