With heavy hearts, the family of the late Henry Kuruliak, announce the passing of their beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre on December 15, 2020, at the age of 87 years.
Henry was born December 27, 1932, to Nick and Mary (Toffan) Kuruliak on the family farm around Donwell, SK.
Henry and Evelyn met as teenagers, hanging out after school at the cafe. They were married June 20, 1954, and recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. They lived their entire married life in Canora, until moving to Yorkton this fall. Over the years, Henry was more than happy to indulge in all Evelyn’s great baking and cooking and was often heard saying “I can’t see why not.’’
Henry was kind and generous with his time, and never hesitated to help others. He loved having friends and family over to visit, play cards and share stories and laughs. He had an incredible memory for world geography and was a TV trivia whiz. His kids remember the days of Henry and Evelyn smoothly swirling across the dance floor, countless homemade Halloween costumes and many family (mis)adventures.
Henry and Evelyn enjoyed many trips to visit their daughters at their southern homes and, during his last visit to Arizona, Henry earned a reputation for winning all the prize draws! In his later years, Henry enjoyed working on complex puzzles, doing crossword puzzles and watching countless Judge shows.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Henry was predeceased by his parents, Nick and Mary Kuruliak; his sister, Ann Sklaruk; and his two brothers, Metro Kuruliak and Edward Kuruliak.
Henry is lovingly remembered by his wife, Evelyn; his three daughters, Daphne (Ron) Kuchinski, Kim (Jack) Pettypiece, and Twila (Bill) Riffel; son, Nolan (Patty) Kuruliak; and sister, June Herron. He was a proud grandpa to his grandchildren: Amanda Kuchinski, Robyn (Chad) Sinclair, Whitney (Luke) Sayer, Connor (Sandy) Riffel, Taylor Riffel, and Brent Holland; and great-grandchildren, Capri and Kasen Sinclair, Livie Sayer, and Kaydence Holland; and will be missed by many loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The greatest thing we can say about Henry is that no one ever had a bad thing to say about him. He truly was one of a kind.
We love you and may you rest in peace!
A Public Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2020, from the Chapel of Leson’s Funeral Home, Canora, SK. A Private Family Funeral Mass will be celebrated from the St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Canora, SK, with Rev. Fr. Joseph Kuruvilla as Celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow in the Canora Cemetery. Those wishing to make expressions of sympathy may make donations to the St. Joseph’s R.C. Church Building Fund or to the Canora Hospital Auxiliary, as tokens of remembrance, in memory of Henry Kuruliak.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Henry Kuruliak 2020..
Décès pour la Ville: Canora, Province: Saskatchewan