The family of Donna Anne Olshewski of Yorkton, beloved wife of Ken sadly announce her passing on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the age of 72 years.
A Family Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, December 20 and a Family Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, December 21 at 11:00a.m.
Relatives and friends wishing to support the family may view a live-stream of the service by clicking the link below beginning at 10:45am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ALS Saskatchewan (2430 8th Ave. Unit C, Regina, SK S4R 5E3) as gifts of remembrance.
Donna was born on October 24,1948 to Dmetro and Edna (Kyba) Ochitwa in Canora, SK. She was educated at the Strathcona, Podolia and Canora Composite High schools. From there she went on to receive her Registered Nursing Diploma from the Yorkton Union Hospital in 1969. Donna worked casually at the Yorkton Union Hospital while raising three children then full time until retiring in 2012.
She met Ken in 1969 and they were married on her birthday on Oct. 24,1970 at St. Phillips Roman Catholic Church. They made their home in Yorkton where they raised three children, Pam, Holly and Keith.
Over the years, Donna took up sewing, knitting, decorating cakes, making mukluks and cutting hair. She loved staying at home with the children when they were young and once they were gone, looking after the people at work. She had a strong faith and was an active member of St. Gerard’s Parish and the CWL, including her much-loved quilting group.
Ken and Donna did a lot of camping when the children were young and again once the children left home, especially after retirement. They enjoyed many trips to Calgary and Sherwood Park to see their daughters and grandchildren and travelled to many places including Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the US and the Caribbean.
Donna was predeceased by her parents Edna (Olga) and Dmetro Ochitwa, her sister Marie Wenarchuk and Ken’s parents, Louis and Elsie Olshewski.
Donna will be forever loved and missed by her husband of 50 years, Ken, her daughters Pam Funk, and Holly (Brad) Dutchak and son Keith Olshewski, as well as her beloved grandchildren Taylor and Ashley Funk and Zoey and Noah Dutchak. She leaves to mourn her passing her sister Sylvia (Ted) Gorham and brothers Ben (Katie) Ochitwa and Zane Ochitwa (June Peterson) and many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Donna Anne Olshewski Ochitwa Saturday December 12th 2020..
Death notice for the town of: Yorkton, Province: Saskatchewan