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BRODA, Michael "Mike" born November 25, 1927 - December 30, 2020 aged 93 years .Mike was born to parents John and Mary Broda, in the village of Vypyski in the oblast of Lviv, Ukraine. He married Anna Shozda in May 1950. In May 1957, dad and his family moved to Poland, to start the immigration proceedings to come and live in Canada. Mike, Anna and their three young children arrived at his father's farm near Kamsack, SK in May 1960. The following spring, Mike started farming, which he continued to do until he retired in 1993. He enjoyed farming and during retirement, he took many drives around the countryside to inspect crops and take in the scenery. Dad and Mom were very fortunate to travel to Ukraine in 1993, to visit their many relatives and friends. We are so grateful that Dad and Mom brought their young family to a new country, with all its opportunities and challenges, to create a better life for us. They provided many lessons especially the value of hard work, perseverance, love of family and appreciation for the simple things of life. Dad is survived by his daughter Sylvia (Jim) Graham, grandsons Ryan (Nina), great-granddaughters Nola, Nell and Isla; grandson Scott (Caitlin), great-granddaughters Alexandra and Chloe; grandsons David (Victoria), Kevin (Katie), Adam (Abril), his daughter Marie (Ken) Lakhram, grandchildren Nicole and Evan; his son Stan (Nicole), grandson Andrew; grandsons Matthew (Katrina), twin great-grandsons Liam and Lachlan; grandsons Justin (Lora) Broda, Jared (Jade) Broda. Mike was predeceased by his mother Mary (1934), his father John (1967), his wife Anna (1998), infant daughter Mary (1952), son John (1979) and son Steve (2016). The family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff at Eaglestone Lodge where Mike resided for several years. Very special thanks go to staff of the Kamsack Nursing Home where he enjoyed many outings and activities, especially shuffleboard and fly swatter volleyball. Dad's farewell words to anyone leaving to travel home after visiting were "Lucky trip." May each of us have many "lucky trips" in our lives. Funeral Mass was held on January 5, 2021 from St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Kamsack, SK, with Father Warren Dungen officiating. Interment followed at Riverview Cemetery, Kamsack, SK. Those who wish to donate in memory of Mike may do so to the St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church Memorial Fund. To leave a note of condolence for the family please visit

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Published in Kamsack Times from Jan. 21 to Feb. 20, 2021.
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