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YARYCKY, Brian - The family of the late Brian Yarycky announced his sudden and unexpected passing at Par Hill Lake, SK on March 20, 2021, at the age of 60 years. Brian was born on June 18, 1960, to Tony and Jessie (Jensen) Yarycky in Canora, SK. He attended school in Stenen, SK until grade eight and then Sturgis Composite where he obtained his grade ten education. In 1981, Brian met Cathy Knutson and the couple were married in 1984. Together, they settled in Norquay, SK, and welcomed their three children, Lori in 1983, Douglas in 1988, and Jordan in 1989. In 2013, Cathy sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer. In 2014, Brian began dating Joanne Severson, after many years of friendship - bringing two families together. Brian explored a variety of occupations. He worked for a carpet cleaning company in Regina, SK, CN, Pioneer and Simpson Timber. He drove truck for Hudye's, Carlson's, and Severson's, as well as custom combined in the USA for one summer. He also ran slasher in the bush and hauled logs. Brian settled into his role as a heavy equipment operator for Cherewyk Backhoe Services. Brian enjoyed the outdoors and loved to spend time at the cabin with family and friends. Everyone who spent time with him quading or snowmobiling, knew he was always the leader because he knew the trails like the back of his hand. He enjoyed various sports, like ball and hockey and had a competitive streak. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Brian was predeceased by his parents, Tony and Jessie Yarycky; his wife, Catherine Yarycky and father-in-law, Archie Knutson. Brian is survived by his spouse, Joanne Severson; children and grandchildren: Lori (Jordan), Jace and Presley of Pelly, SK; Douglas (Danaye), Everly and Tryp of Norquay, SK and Jordan (Chanie) Freya and Rylee, of Norquay, SK; his sister, Darlene (Brian) Rogowski of Preeceville, SK; nieces and nephews, Terra (Jeremy) Petryshyn, and Cage of Medicine Hat, AB and Troy Rogowski of Preeceville, SK; mother-in-law, Elvy Knutson; and Joanne's children: Melissa (Trent), Abby, Emilia, and Eli of Vancouver, BC, and Greg (Chelsea), Cash and Mackenzie, Devin (Cally) Beau, Demi, Kaley (Evan) Kasey, Ally, and Bree, all of Norquay, SK; as well as his extended family and many, many friends. A Private Celebration of Life Service was held on Monday, March 29, 2021, from the Chapel of Leson's Funeral Home, Canora, SK, with Laura Daul officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to Kinsmen Telemiracle - Saskatchewan, as tokens of remembrance, in memory of Brian Yarycky. Family and Friends are invited to sign an online guestbook at www.lesonsfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to LESON'S FUNERAL HOME, Canora.

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Published in Kamsack Times from Apr. 1 to May 1, 2021.
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