Nick Cherneski

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Nick Cherneski It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father Nick Cherneski on Friday July 1, 2011 at the Cudworth Nursing Home at the age of 99 years. He will be deeply missed by his loving daughter Sylvia Pokoyoway (Mike); son William (Audrey); grandchildren Ken Pokoyoway, Val Kirtzinger (Tracy), Larry Cherneski, Harvey Cherneski (Marilyn), Gloria Miller, Kelvin Kleiwer (Risa); daughter-in-law Elanor (Larry); 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister Elsie Kalinocha, sisters-inlaw Alice Kowpak, Olga Hrynuik and Dora Cherneski; and brother-in-law Steve Hrynuik. He was predeceased by his father Stephen, mother Anastasia, his wife Sophie (1998), sons Mike (1998), Morris (1968), daughter-in-law Jenny (2001), brothers John, Dmytro, Alex, Joe, sisters Mary, Jennie, Josephine, Olga, Annie and Stella. Nick was born on the Cherneski Homestead, in the Alvena District, on November 27, 1911. He started working for local farmers at a very young age. He learned to play a violin as a very young boy about 12 and he earned a few dollars playing at local weddings. At the age of 24 he married Sophie Hrynuik and on May 2, 1936, they started farming in the Prud Homme area. They retired from farming and moved to Cudworth in 1975. He enjoyed gardening, daily card games at the Sr. Centre, going to bingos, and the odd trip to the casino. He moved to the Nursing Home 4 years ago and enjoyed the bingo games and the entertainment they provided, Sunday afternoon was a Kaiser game with his family. Prayers for Nick will be held on Tuesday July 5, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. and the Divine Liturgy will be held on Wednesday July 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., both services at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Cudworth with celebrant Rev. Fr. Mykolo Romanets. Interment will follow at Holy Eucharist Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Scharfe's Funeral Home, Cudworth 306-256-7044.
Published in The The Star Phoenix on July 4, 2011
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