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Willard Yurkiw

April 25, 1935 ~ May 19, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary

 

  Willard Loyde Yurkiw was born on April 25, 1935 to Metro and Mary (Stratychuk) Yurkiw on their family farm in the Endeavour district. Willard was the eldest of their two children. Willard had a younger sister Shirley. They lived on the family farm until the family moved into Endeavour and operated a blacksmith shop. Endeavour was Willard’s home for decades.
   While growing up in Endeavour Willard attended Lillian school just south of Endeavour. He would help his parents, friends, and neighbors, cutting grass, raking leaves and hauling wood, anything to lend a helping hand.
   Willard’s working career was at the Endeavour Store for 50 plus years working with four different owners. He loved working there, meeting new people and remembering each one of them. He took great pride in his job everyday right up until his passing.
   Willard’s life was full of love. He loved everyone, he had the kindest soul, greatest handshake, hug and smile. He will be forever missed. His impact on the community of Endeavour will never be forgotten. The kindness everyone shared in his life was held dearly to him.
   Willard was predeceased by his parent Metro and Mary; his sister Shirley; and great-great niece Comelia.
   He is survived by his brother-in-law Karl (Diane); nephew Keith; nieces Cynthia (Duane) and Coralie; great nieces and nephews Garrett, Chris, Brianne and her life partner Dylan, Jessica and life partner James; great-great nieces Harper and Sadie; many cousins and close friends.

Interment to follow in the Preeceville Community Cemetery.

Memorials in Memory of Willard may be made to the Preeceville Long-Term Care Auxiliary or to a Church of One's Choice as gifts of remembrance.

 

   Willard Loyde Yurkiw was born on April 25, 1935 to Metro and Mary (Stratychuk) Yurkiw on their family farm in the Endeavour district. Willard was the eldest of their two children. Willard had a younger sister Shirley. They lived on the family farm until the family moved into Endeavour and operated a blacksmith shop. Endeavour was Willard’s home for decades.
   While growing up in Endeavour Willard attended Lillian school just south of Endeavour. He would help his parents, friends, and neighbors, cutting grass, raking leaves and hauling wood, anything to lend a helping hand.
   Willard’s working career was at the Endeavour Store for 50 plus years working with four different owners. He loved working there, meeting new people and remembering each one of them. He took great pride in his job everyday right up until his passing.
   Willard’s life was full of love. He loved everyone, he had the kindest soul, greatest handshake, hug and smile. He will be forever missed. His impact on the community of Endeavour will never be forgotten. The kindness everyone shared in his life was held dearly to him.
   Willard was predeceased by his parent Metro and Mary; his sister Shirley; and great niece Camilla.
   He is survived by his brother-in-law Karl (Diane); nephew Keith; nieces Cynthia (Dwayne) and Coralee; great nieces and nephews Garrett, Chris, Brianne and her life partner Dillon, Jessica and life partner James; great-great nieces Harper and Sadie; many cousins and close friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.

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Services

Visitation for Family and Friends
Tuesday
May 25, 2021

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home
233 2nd Ave. N.E.
Preeceville, Sask S0A 3B0

Visitation for Family and Friends
Tuesday
May 25, 2021

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home
233 2nd Ave. N.E.
Preeceville, Sask S0A 3B0

Funeral Service
Wednesday
May 26, 2021

2:00 PM
Trinity United Church
Preeceville
Preeceville, Sask S0A 3B0

Video is available for this event


Donations

Preeceville Hostel (Long Term Care) Auxillary
Box 482 Preeceville, SK S0A 3B0, SK

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