|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1913|
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 2006|
Mr. Peter Blazeiko
BLAZEIKO - Mr. Peter Blazeiko, beloved husband of Julia of the Willowbrook district entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 with his family at his side. He was 92 years of age. Peter was born on July 12, 1913 in Yorkton, the second of six children born to John and Katherine (nee Lemchuk) Blazeiko. Raised on the family farm near Willowbrook, he attended Centre School for a short time but had to quit school to help on the family farm.
On October 28, 1942 Peter was united in marriage to Julia Dubiel at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton. After their marriage the young couple moved to their own farm near Willowbrook and raised two sons and a daughter. Peter dedicated his life to raising his family and farming. He loved the farm and had a special love for horses and looked forward to each spring when he was able to care for the new set of calves and piglets. Peter enjoyed the hard work, hauling hay, later bales, as well as being on the threshing gang going from farm to farm. He also helped with the building of the Willowbrook Catholic Church, which he was a member of, and later St. Mary's in Yorkton.
Although failing eyesight due to glaucoma caused Peter's retirement, he and Julia remained on the family farm. Peter continued to care for his chickens and pigs. Unfortunately Peter's health started to fail in October, 2005 and consequently became a resident of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home - Malinowski House.
Our dad took great pride in his family and was very proud of each of his grandchildren and four great grandchildren and loved all of them dearly. Even during his last days a visit from the youngest, Megan, brought a smile to his face and a gentle wave.
Peter's love for the outdoors carried over into his leisure time and he was always a willing participate in a good fishing trip and was more than willing to join in on several fishing trips up north with his daughter, son-in-law and Bill Eckhardt. Always the early bird, he was the first one up, getting chips ready for the camp fire. Although Peter didn't venture too far from the family farm too often, he did cherish a trucking trip to Vancouver he had taken with his son (never admitting he was a little nervous driving with him through the mountains on the narrow winding road, even though his hands were gripping the seat).
Peter was predeceased by his parents; infant son Donald (1948); infant grandson Barry (1968); infant great grandson Britton (1997); daughter-in-law Jill Blazeiko (2002); sisters, Stella (Mike) Benko (1990), Mary (Gabriel) Oshanek (2004), Annie (Metro) Hull (2002) and his brother Ed (2003).
Peter leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory, his faithfully devoted wife of 63 years Julia; daughter Adeline (Larry) Markham; sons Tony Blazeiko and Donald Blazeiko; grandchildren Warren (Rosie) Blazeiko, Terry Blazeiko, Brenda (Dale) Hackman, Lori Markham, Doug (Karen) Markham and Wendy Markham; great grandchildren: Braden and Riley Hackman, Rowen and Megan Blazeiko. He is also survived by his brother Mike and many nieces and nephews.
Prayers were held on Thursday, January 26th at the Chapel of Bailey's Funeral Home. Terry Blazeiko shared reflections of his grandfather.
Requiem Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, January 27th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Father Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The responses were led by members of St. Mary's Funeral Choir. The crossbearer was Braden Hackman (great grandson) and the epistle reader was Wendy Blazeiko (granddaughter). Serving as honourary bearers were Rowen Blazeiko, Megan Blazeiko, Riley Hackman and Braden Hackman (great grandchildren). The interment followed in the Garden of Crucifixion at Yorkton Memorial Gardens with Wendy Markham, Lori Markham, Douglas Markham, Warren Blazeiko, Brenda Hackman and Terry Blazeiko (grandchildren) serving as the casket bearers. Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.
Vichnaya Pamyat! Eternal memory!
Yorkton Memorial Gardens
Yorkton Census Division
Plot: Garden of Crucifixion
Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Jun 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54240625
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