Omar George Bilokury
May 6, 1932 – May 17, 2018
“You can take the boy out of the prairie, but you can’t take the prairie out of the boy!”
Omar was born on May 6, 1932 near Wakaw, Saskatchewan and grew up on a farm with his parents and four sisters. He loved life on the land and made agriculture his life’s work.
He graduated “with distinction” from the College of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. In June 1958 he completed a Master of Science in Agriculture Extension at The University of Wisconsin, USA. He worked for Sask Agriculture, the Pioneer Grain Company and later, Agriculture Canada introducing the Western Grain Stabilization and Nisa Programs throughout Canada. He loved his profession and all the fine people he met in the performance of his duties, especially the farmers!
Omar was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Katherine Bilokury, sister Judy (1974), sister Olla (1991) and sister Evangeline (2013).
Omar is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lorna, sister Patricia Poole of Devizes, Wiltshire, England, brother-in-law John Chomyn of Victoria, B. C., brother and sister-in-law Murray and Joyce Brooks of Winnipeg and sister-in-law Doreen Brooks of Winnipeg and their extended families.
He also cherished his many cousins and dear friends, and felt the best thing in life was to be ‘content’. Omar and Lorna enjoyed travelling to England, France, Spain, Portugal, Ukraine, USA, Mexico and especially wandering the roads in our beautiful Canada.
Sincere thanks to all the doctors and health care professionals who helped Omar over the past seven years, especially Dr. Orest Prodan and Deer Lodge Centre. If friends so desire, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Cremation has taken place. In accordance with Omar’s wishes, a formal service will not be held.
Rest in peace, my dear husband and prairie boy. You will be in our hearts and memory.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Omar George Bilokury 2018.source