William Koreluk, just two weeks shy of his 91st birthday passed away peacefully on March 29th, 2022 at the Kamsack District Nursing Home.
Bill was born and raised in a large family in the Runnymede & Memorial School district. His parents Jacob and Anna (Hyrnyk) Koreluik came from the Ukraine (?)1913.
Bill had many jobs, mainly a Pulp Mill in Ontario, cutting wood (hence the nickname Beaver), hauling gravel locally – in the 1950’s.
Bill was married to Jean Matvenko at the Kamsack Ukrainian Greek Orthodox church on October 20, 1961. They resided in Kamsack where they raised their four children during most of the school years. Later moving to farm acreage for many of his farming life.
Bill’s lifelong passion and sometimes hardship was taking over the family farm - alongside his brother Peter and son Barry. Their operation was mixed cattle and grain. We would joke, Dad (Mom) with his brothers John (Vicky), Peter and Aunty Peggy would drive east to visit family once in a while, visit a day in each house – turn around and come home. That’s how it was in those days!!
Bill’s interests include – spending time with friends, playing cards, hunting, picking mushrooms, hazelnuts, berries, true ‘Blue Jays’ fan and last but not least ‘Western’ movies.
Bill was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Anna, sisters; Pearl Husack, Thea Kyba, Peggy Chypyha, Mary Moore, Carol D’Angelo, brothers; Alex, Metro, Nick, John, Peter and George.
Bill leaves to mourn/miss him, his loving wife Jean (Matvenko) of 60 years, daughters Diane (Pat) Bodnarek, Leona (Glenn) Grant; sons Barry and Steven; granddaughter Jenna (Sevi) Benz; great-granddaughter Thea Benz; sister Katie Monita; many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Retirement years brought Bill and Jean back to Kamsack to another home, for many more happy memories with their adult children. Then on successively to Kamsack Eaglestone Lodge and Kamsack Nursing Home. Dad spoke highly with his friends at Eaglestone, “how lucky ‘old’ people are to have places to go to be looked after”.
In lieu of flowers, for those who wish - memorial donations may be sent to Kamsack Eaglestone Lodge &/or Kamsack District Nursing Home.
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