VEWCHARUK – Alexander

Date of Birth: November 27, 1940

Date of Death: May 11, 2019

Alexander “Alex” unexpectedly passed away, peacefully in his sleep, on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the age of 78 years and seven months.
Alex was born on Nov. 27, 1940 in Inglis, Man. to parents, William and Francis (nee Sawaryn) Vewcharuk. He was raised on the farm and went to school in Russell, Man.
Alex married Julie Schalla on Feb. 13, 1968. They had three children, Loretta, Tyson and Marcia. He was a construction worker, jackhammer operator, truck driver, taxi driver, security guard, hobbyist and a carpenter/handyman.
Despite health challenges, Alex was always willing to give a helping hand within the community, recycling, playing pool/billiards, gambling, playing cards games and checkers, watching sports games, fishing, gardening, playing bingo, listening or singing country music, watching war movies and joking with family and friends.
Alex was a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, cousin, uncle, nephew and friend.
He was predeceased by his wife, Julie; granddaughter, Twyla May Dyck; parents, William and Francis Vewcharuk; brothers, James, Samuel and John; and his sisters, Annie, Lena and Margret (Elsie).
He will be lovingly remembered by his three children, Loretta (John) Dyck, Tyson Vewcharuk and Marcia Vewcharuk; grandchildren, Robin, Kathryn, Andrew and Philip Dyck; sisters, Jean, Mary and Katie; as well as many nieces and nephews and their families and many friends.
Alex resided in Kamsack long-term care since March 18, 2019 due to deteriorating health. He will no longer be suffering or in pain here on Earth. In our memories and heart may he rest in peace.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Yorkton Memorial Gardens Family Centre with Pastor Brian Kirsch of Heritage Baptist Church officiating. The pianist was Amanda Buhler and she led the singing of, “Onward Christian People,” “Old Rugged Cross” and “Amazing Grace.” A poem of tribute was read by Loretta Dyck and the urnbearer was John Dyck.
Interment took place in the Garden of Memories, Yorkton Memorial Gardens.
In memory of Alex, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan as gifts of remembrance. Online condolences may be left at baileysfuneralhome.com