ROSALIA "ROSE" ANTYMNIUK

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Rosalia `Rose' Antymniuk Rosalia `Rose' Antymniuk passed away at Porteous Lodge in Saskatoon, SK on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the age of 95. Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from Park Funeral Chapel (311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon). Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of Holy Trinity (919 20th Street West, Saskatoon). Officiating will be Very Rev. Fr. Taras Makowsky. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Orthodox Cemetery, Saskatoon, SK. On March 2, 1916 Rose was born to John and Wasylyna `Lena' Tokaryk in Moose Jaw, SK. She received her schooling at King Edward public school, Central Collegiate and Business College. While in Moose Jaw, Rose was active in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Michael, the church choir, Ukrainian concerts, plays and dancing as well as worked for a local newspaper. Rose married John Alexander Antymniuk on May 1, 1938. John's work as a railroader took them to different communities. They resided in Hanley, Disley, Zehner, Edmonton and Regina. In Regina Rose worked at the Eaton's Department Store for 8 years as a salesperson and later in the central office. She also attended the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of The Descent of The Holy Spirit. In 1967 they moved to Saskatoon. John was transferred to Edmonton in 1980 where Rose volunteered at the Red Cross Clinic and attended St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. After John's retirement in 1985, they moved back to Saskatoon where she resided until her passing. Rose took an active interest in fitness and received an instructor's certificate from the YMCA and the Red Cross. She taught fitness and organized workshops through SSTA and was on their board of directors when it was first organized. Rose was a very active and a devoted member of many organizations. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada "Olha Kobylianska Branch ", the Senior Citizens Club, Dibrova Seniors Choir, Holy Trinity Cathedral Choir, taught Sunday School and volunteered at Parkridge Centre. Rose enjoyed the art of writing pysankas, Ukrainian embroidery, needlepoint, knitting and sewing. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren brought much pleasure to her life and she greatly enjoyed the times spent with them. She kept in touch with her many friends in Regina and Edmonton. Rose will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Rose is survived by her Daughter, Carolyn (Bruce) Arrell of Calgary, AB and their children Kim (Michael) Green and child Maya; Heather (Andrew) Keen and children Logan and Quinton; Jason (Shauna) Arrell and children Summer and Cade. Daughter, Sandra Byers of Melfort, SK and her children Keith (Monique) and child Sophie; Kenneth (Alana) and child Makenna. Son, Robert (Olenka) of Winnipeg, MB. One sister, Anne Buzinsky of Moose Jaw, SK; one sister in law, Lillian Tokaryk of Moose Jaw, SK; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Rose was predeceased by her husband, John (1987); parents, John and Lena Tokaryk; sisters, Olga (Jack) Leith, Elizabeth (Robert) Webb, Lena (Bill) Bell, Maria Devocht; and brothers, John and William Tokaryk. The family sends a thank you to the Drs. and staff of Porteous Lodge for the excellent care they provided for our mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Memorial donations to honour Rose may be made to the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of Holy Trinity and or to the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, 910 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3H5. Arrangements entrusted to James Werezak, PARK FUNERAL CHAPEL, 306.244.2103 .
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Park Funeral Chapel - Saskatoon
311 Third Avenue North
Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H9
(306) 244-2103
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Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Dec. 29, 2011 to Jan. 3, 2012
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