Toba, the Travel Manitoba polar bear, and Asessippi Ollie have a great day in the downhill snow tubing park at the Asessippi Ski Area & Resort.

Date of Birth: August 9, 1943

Date of Death: September 8, 2015

WASSILL – Mr. Bob Wassill of Yorkton, formerly of the Melville district, entered eternal rest peacefully the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in his room at Melody Manor, as a result of his various health challenges.
Robert (Bob) Francis Wassill was born at St. Peter’s Hospital in Melville, Sask. on Aug. 9, 1943, the youngest child of John and Victoria Wassill (Wawrzyniak).
Bob started school at Oak Hill School in August 1949 and was a student there until he completed his Grade 4. He then continued his schooling at St. Henry’s School in Melville after his parents moved off the farm and into Melville in 1954. He completed his Grade 12 in Melville, graduating from St. Henry’s High School in 1962.
Upon graduating from high school, Bob attended University, spent a term at Saskatchewan Teacher’s College and held various jobs throughout eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba.
But farming was where his heart always was and with some encouragement from various family members, returned to farm in the Otthon/McKim area, with his oldest brother, Albert, beginning in the spring of 1967.
This farming operation continued until 1996 when Bob had to leave the farming business due to significant health challenges.
As a young man growing up, Bob was an avid curler, played a little softball, threw the odd horseshoe and of course, played lead guitar in a number of local bands.
Bob married Alice Miller of the Lemberg area in June of 1981. They lived a happy life together for 28 years until Alice’s passing in July of 2009.
Bob lived most of his adult years on his home quarter located exactly halfway between Melville and Yorkton on Highway 10. Bob and Alice moved into Yorkton around the year 2000.
In 2013, Bob was in need of more continual care and became a full-time resident of the Theodore and District Nursing Home in September 2013, and then on to Melody Manor in the Yorkton and District Nursing Home in November 2013.
Besides his wife Alice, Bob was predeceased by his parents, John (1978) and Victoria (1993); brother, Elmer (2000); brother, Albert (2005); nephew, Gerald Wassill (1977); brother-in-law, Edward Wozniak (2000); sister-in-law, Helen Wassill (2010); and numerous relatives and friends.
Left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Cec Wozniak of Melville, Dorothy (Joe) Fulop of Calgary; along with his brothers, Dr. Dan Wassill (Vera) of Yorkton and Clarence Wassill of Maple Ridge, B.C; also numerous nieces, nephews and friends located throughout the world.
RIP Uncle Bob!
A prayer vigil was held on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at the Chapel of Bailey’s Funeral Home in Melville with lay presiders, Rosalie Woloschuk and Laverne Chapiel leading in prayer.
The funeral mass was held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Church in Melville with Rev. Fr. Mieczyslaw Burdzy, OMI, as the celebrant. Len Varga led in the music and the singing of the hymns, “Here I Am Lord,” “Be Not Afraid,” “On Eagles Wings” and “Peace is Flowing Like a River.” The readers were Toni Wassell and Sharon Woloschuk. Serving as eucharistic minister was Rosalie Woloschuk. Reflections of Bob’s life were shared by Len Wassill.
Interment followed in St. Henry’s Parish Cemetery with Bob’s nieces and nephews serving as cross and casket bearers. Memorials honouring Bob’s life may be made to the MS Society or St. Henry’s Parish Cemetery Fund. Condolences can be sent to the family at
Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey’s Funeral Home.

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