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December 15, 1918 - November 12, 2023


On November 12, 2023, Mr. Nick Yacyshyn of Spedden passed away at the age of 104 years. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Oksana (Michael) Chimko & Halia (Daniel) St. Arnault; son, Marion Yacyshyn; daughter-in-law, Valerie Yacyshyn; 8 grandchildren, Cheryl (Dan) Robertson, Christina (Dwight) Griffiths, Kevin Yacyshyn (Kim), Krista Yacyshyn (Logan), Kayla (Joshua) Bespalko, Kimberly Hirsekorn, Curtis (Danica) St. Arnault & Trevor (Bree) St. Arnault; 19 great-grandchildren, Tyler (Karen), Spencer & Emma Robertson, Sydney, Alyssa & Daylen Griffiths, Kylie & Carter Blower, Cashlyn & Carrera Yacyshyn, Hunter, Jax & Finn Hirsekorn, Liam, Everly & Henry St. Arnault, Mackenzie & Brooklyn St. Arnault, Theodore Bespalko; great-great-grandchild, Aubree Robertson; sisters-in-law, Stella Polivchuk & Ella Lewicky; numerous nieces & nephews. Nick was predeceased by his wife, Olga; son, Walter Yacyshyn; granddaughter, Carla Yacyshyn; parents, Hilary & Anna Yacyshyn; brother, Andrew Yacyshyn; sisters, Mary Boyko, Pearl Yacyshyn & Nancy Yacyshyn. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul. Reverend Father Andrij Nykyforuk will be officiating with interment in Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Spedden. If desired, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, Spedden. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

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From: John & Ann Kostyshyn
Relation: father to my Aunt Oksana

Our deepest condolences to Auntie Oksana, Uncle Michael and all the family, may your treasured memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God watch over you in this time of sorrow.

From: Barbara Wynnyk
Relation: Family Friend

Dear Yacyshyn Families
Please accept our deepest condolences of the passing of your Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather… What a life well lived! Another Spedden Pioneer has left us. We all have memories of our beloved cantor at the Spedden Church. He is now singing with the angels.. May all your wonderful memories sustain you all in the upcoming days, weeks and months ahead.. We are sorry we are unable to attend the service, but will be saying our prayers for Nick and the family that day.. God Bless you all
Mrs. Olga Wynnyk
Nina and Jerry Young and Family.
Barb(Wynnyk) and Doug and Noah Gill

From: Brenda Stoyko

My condolences to Nick’s family. He loved to laugh and joke and I will always have those memories of him. Take Care.

From: Fernand,Joseanne Elsen

Our sincere condolences to Halia,Daniel and family

From: Susan Zapesocki
Relation: Went to school with Halia

Sorry to hear that your father has passed. Sending my condolences.

From: Art & Cathy Gratton
Relation: Friend

Our deepest sympathies to Halia’ Daniel and Family . Also to the rest of the families. He will never be forgotten.

From: Eugene and Grace Zapisocki

Our condolences to the Yacyshysn family. We always enjoyed chatting with Mr. Yacyshyn and always admired his cantoring at liturgies. May your many memories comfort you.

From: Carol & Darren Bartkowski
Relation: Friend of the family

Our sincerest condolences to the family on the passing of Nick. May your memories help you during this difficult time. Unfortunately we were unable to attend the service but our thoughts are with the entire famiiy

From: Cindy Polivchuk
Relation: Niece

Oksana, Marion, Halia, Valerie and Families;
We were deeply saddened to hear of uncle Nick’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We’ll always remember what a beautiful voice uncle Nick had and are happy he was able to live such a healthy and long life at home on his farm. Our family has many fond memories of time spent with uncle Nick and auntie Olga at family gatherings. May memories of happy times spent with uncle Nick help you through this difficult time.
Cindy and Stella Polivchuk
Kaare and Kirsten Svidal

From: Alvin, Iris, & Andrian Hewko

Marion, Krista, Kayla & Family:
Sending our prayers and heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this most difficult time. May your many cherished memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength and help sustain you through the days ahead. May he rest in eternal peace and may his memory be eternal. Vichnaya Pamyat. Вічная Пам’ять

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 18, 2023
Beginning at 10:00am

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel
5626-51 Street
St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A1

5626-51 Street
St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A1

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