William (Bill) Cisecki
Passed away peacefully in Sherbrooke Nursing Home, Saskatoon, SK at the age of 98 years old on October 6, 2013. William Cisecki was born on the family homestead in Krydor, Saskatchewan to parents Lucko and Anastazia Cisecki on June 2, 1915. This is where he grew up and received his education in Krydor School. He had 14 siblings - 6 sisters and 8 brothers. William was predeceased by his wife Mary Eileen Thompson (nee Robinson) on April 4, 2013 after 55 years of marriage. William met "the love of his life" in Port Alberni, BC where he was a taxi driver. The couple married on May 18, 1957. Later moving to Osoyoos, BC where he was a vacuum salesman. His mother needed help on the farm in Krydor, so William and Mary moved to Blaine Lake, SK where they purchased a grocery store –B&E Superette and operated it for 14 years. After retirement William took great pride in his garden. He enjoyed playing cards, watching television, going out daily for coffee and trips to Saskatoon. He also enjoyed the Casino, playing slots and travelling throughout Canada and the United States. Finally in 2006 William moved with Mary to an apartment in Saskatoon to be nearer to Medical Centres. Unfortunately less than a year later suffered a heart attack. From the hospital, William was in respite at St. Joseph's Nursing Home, then in a private care home and finally to Sherbrooke Nursing Home. Most recently William had taken a fall which resulted in a fractured hip. Sadly 3 weeks later and 6 months after the passing of his beloved wife, he passed away. Divine Liturgy for William will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. from Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, Krydor, SK with Father Vladimir Simunovic as Celebrant. Interment will take place at the St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic cemetery. The family has requested that memorial donations in William's memory be directed to the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, c/o PO Box 95, Blaine Lake, SK S0J 0J0. The family has placed their trust with Hawryluk Funeral Home, Leask, SK, (306) 466-2236.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Oct. 12, 2013