Doug Suknasky, a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, passed away suddenly at the farm on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Doug will be greatly missed by many of his family and friends. He leaves to mourn his wife, Brenda Suknasky (Filipchuk), their son Shayden and the family dog, Snoopy. Doug is survived by his sister, Judy Korol, her daughters Krista Tichkowsky, Kim Zinn and their families as well as his brother Bert, his wife MarieAnn and their daughters, Pat Carsens, Cindy Sawchuk and Theresa Kalnicki and their families. Doug is also survived by Brenda’s sisters, Wanda Filipchuk and Sandra & Larry German as well as their children, Dean German, Doranda Scherloski and Dayna Tatoulis and their families.
Doug was born in Canora and spent his early days on the farm while attending the Goldbank Elementary School then later Stenen (which is now currently the infamous Rawhides Saloon and Bar.) He later attended and graduated High School in Sturgis. Doug was the second of three children including his sister Judy Korol and brother Bert Suknasky.
After high school, Doug’s first work experiences consisted of the mines in Lynn Lake and Snow Lake, Manitoba. A few years later, Doug made the move to Regina to work for McCoshen Van Lines then later found a home at the Co-op Refinery where he joyfully worked for the next 42 years. Doug was very proud of his career at the Co-op Refinery where he eventually retired on January 31, 2019. Doug also helped run the family farm over the years and helped keep it alive, even in the worst of times.
On July 20, 1991, Doug married the love of his life, Brenda where they happily enjoyed 27 years of marriage together. Over their married years, they enjoyed taking many family vacations to places like Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Disney World, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, all across Canada and countless tropical vacations. When Doug wasn’t busy keeping the refinery going, he thoroughly enjoyed spending time at their campsite at Katepwa Lake. Many of their friends and family have fond, late-night campfire memories with Doug at the lake.
Doug also loved spending time at the farm. A family tradition going 107 years strong; Doug always loved being in the place where he grew up. He enjoyed attending auction sales all across prairies, always on the lookout for the best deals on equipment.
Doug is predeceased by his sister in infancy, Patricia Gayle, his parents, Pete & Jean (Kushnir) Suknasky and his parents-in-law Sam and Marie (Dombroski) Filipchuk.
Doug was a very considerate man. He was always willing to lend a helping hand whether it be physically or financially. He was a great conversationalist and could relate to anyone, as many have mentioned. Doug was truly a great man. He had a work ethic that not many people could beat, rock-solid integrity, a compassionate, caring heart and a wonderful sense of humor that will be forever missed.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Douglas Charles Suknasky Saturday May 11th 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Yorkton, Province: Saskatchewan