• "Jan and family, so saddened by your loss. We hope that fond..."
    - Wendy and Gary Wolitski
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    - Lawrence Wirchenko
  • "Dear Annabelle; just learned of Lawrence's passing. You are..."
    - Diane Boechler
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    - Lori Hetherington
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Lawrence Wirchenko
November 30, 1940 - July 10, 2014
The family of Lawrence Wirchenko is saddened to announce his passing after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Lawrence was born to Anna and John, the youngest of eight children, and was raised on the family farm in Radisson. He moved to Saskatoon after graduating and receiving a scholarship to the U of S. In Saskatoon, he met Annabelle Venne and they married, settled in and raised their family, Janet Wirchenko and Darcie (George) Reynolds. The women in dad's life were his pride and joy and this continued with the arrival of his three granddaughters, Kailyn, Hailey and Shelbey. His world revolved around us and we always knew we were loved and cherished. Lawrence worked for 25 years at Sterling Distributors, until it closed, and then carried on with Prairie Hardware and later on at Sangster's. There wasn't a hardware question that he could not answer. His work saw him travel the province extensively and he loved to travel with his family introducing us to lakes, camping and fishing. Dad was a serious man but had a very dry wit and sense of humour. Dad loved sports, played hockey, coached our softball teams and could often be seen on the sidelines at his granddaughter's soccer games. He even watched them play rugby but worried they would get hurt. He loved dancing and we were thrilled that he had one dance left in him at mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary party. Lawrence was predeceased by his mother and father, Anna and John; sisters, Lydia and Mary; mother and father-in-law and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law. Left to cherish his memory are Annabelle, his wife of 53 years; daughters, Janet and Darcie; son-in-law, George Reynolds; and granddaughters, Kailyn, Hailey and Shelbey Reynolds, as well as numerous brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces and nephews. We are sure dad is in heaven, settling in on a kaiser game, with a cat or two in his lap. Enjoy dad! Thank you to all the people over the years who have helped look after Lawrence. The Vigil for Lawrence will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014 and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014, celebrated by Fr. Iheanyi Enwerem O.P., both services will be held at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church (1121 Northumberland Ave). Interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Cancer Centre (20 Campus Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7N 4H4) or St. Paul's Palliative Care Unit (1702 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9). Arrangements in care of David Schurr - MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (306-978-5200)

Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from July 12 to July 14, 2014