Obituary for Sam Oystryk
Mr. Sam Oystryk of the Yorkton & District Nursing Home, beloved husband of the late Alice Oystryk passed away on January 5, 2019 at the age of 96 years. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, January 9th at 1:30pm from Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre. The Interment will follow in the Yorkton City Cemetery. Memorial Donations in memory of Sam Oystryk may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, 387B Parkview Road, Yorkton, SK, S3N 2L4.
Sam Oystryk passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Jan. 5th 2019 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre. He was 96 years old. Sam was born on the family farm in the Dneiper district on Mar. 8, 1922; a son of Dan and Helen Oystryk. Sam was the third of 6 children, 3 brothers and 2 sisters-Bill, John, Nick, Pearl and Mary. He attended Cedric and Stawchan schools. He grew up on the family farm and helped on the farm. Sam was a war veteran. He served his country during World War II in Canada and overseas. He served in England, France, Holland and Belgium. After the war he worked at Burns Canada in Edmonton, AB where he met Alice Zukiwsky. They were married in Vancouver, BC on Aug. 9, 1947. They moved to Ocean Falls, BC where Sam was employed by Crown Zellerbach CO. in their Paper Mill. It was in Ocean Falls that their daughter Linda was born in 1948. In 1950, they moved to Saskatchewan and farmed in the Hamton district. In 1953, their other daughter Judy was born. In 1975 they moved to Yorkton and actively farmed until 1991.
Sam was active in the community. He belonged to the Rhein Lions Club, attended the Rhein Lutheran Church and enjoyed curling at the local rink. Alice and Sam did quite a bit of travelling after moving to Yorkton. They visited different areas in the states and in 1971 they took their first trip to Weslaco, Texas and became ‘Winter Texans’ until 1994. Sam was an avid pool player and while in Texas won many trophies using his skills. He also enjoyed shuffling and playing golf.
Sam was a hard worker. He loved farming and was always interested in local and world affairs. He was always ready for a political discussion in whatever was going on at that time. He also loved watching sports. He and Alice were Roughrider season ticket holders for 30 years.
Sam is predeceased by his wife Alice, his brothers, Bill, John and Nick and his sister Pearl Balan. He is survived by his sister Mary Padley of Merritt, BC, his daughters Linda Howard of Leduc, AB, and Judy (Bill) Baerr of Rhein, SK., his grandchildren Jillian (Kevin) Kriger of Yorkton and Heather (Jeff) Smith of Kelowna, BC; 4 great grandchildren: Journey and Deacon Kriger and Lennox and Jensen Smith.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Sam Oystryk March 8 1922 –
January 5 2019..
Death notice for the town of: Yorkton, Province: Saskatchewan