It is with a mixture of joy for a life well lived, and a deep sadness at the loss of a remarkable woman, that the family announces the passing of Paraskevia (Pearl) Skorobohach, peacefully in her sleep in her 105th year.
Baba joins in eternal peace her husband William, daughter in law Patricia, great grandson Andrew, and great-great grandson Kaelan (infant).
Pearl Skorobohach, nee Kozakewich, was born on August 25, 1913 on a homestead approximately 7 miles south of Goodeve, Saskatchewan. Pearl came from a family of four children and thirteen stepchildren where she helped take care of her younger siblings.
In Goodeve, Pearl met and married her husband of 72 years, William Skorobohach. Their grain and cattle farm was situated in the RM of Stanley District, approximately 1 1/2 miles south of Goodeve. Pearl helped in every aspect of farming: from raising chickens and pigs, to milking cows, and hauling grain in a two-ton truck.
Pearl and William moved to the Ilarion Residence on Louise Street in Saskatoon in October 1991, but continued to farm until April 2001. William passed away in October 2005.
Pearl cooked for herself on a regular basis, was active and participated in many activities at the Ilarion Residence including sing-a-longs, playing bocce ball, shuffleboard, solving puzzles, and was lucky at Bingo. Pearl used a walker and each day, she walked a loop of the hallways around her building which is approximately 1/4 of a mile in distance. Not bad for over 104 years old! Pearl’s memory was very sharp and enjoyed doing her daily word search puzzles and reading the newspaper. Pearl was interested in sports and especially the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Pearl attributes her longevity to hard work, having a good sense of humour, and maintaining meaningful close relations with family and friends.
Pearl lived at Ilarion for 26 years and spent the last four months of her life at a nursing home.
Baba was blessed with five children, Orest, Gordon (Doreen), Sylvia (Ed), MaryAnne, Wilma (Ron), fourteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Baba is survived by siblings Jack Kenton, Andrew Kozakavich, Alice Zwarich, Boris Kozakavich, Elizabeth Sawchyn, and Peter Kozakavich.
Baba’s kindness, patience and caring ways always made you feel welcome and special. Baba was always willing to help others. Her work ethic, wisdom, and willing spirit will continue to be an inspiration to her family. Baba encouraged us to be the best we could be and passed on the importance of honesty and integrity.
The Prayer Service will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., both at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of All Saints, 2616 Louise Street, Saskatoon with V. Rev. Archpriest Peter Wasylenko officiating. Interment to follow in Woodlawn Orthodox Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.parkfuneral.ca “Obituaries-Guestbook”. Funeral arrangements entrusted to James Werezak, Park Funeral Home, 306.244.2103.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Pearl Skorobohach 2018.source