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Victor Bernatsky passed away peacefully on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the age of 87 at Holy Family Home. Born in Lukatchi, which at the time was under Polish rule, he came to Canada at the age of 3 months with his parents and older sister Tamara. His family settled in the Benito MB area. Later he moved and spent most of his life in the Regina SK area, specifically on his beloved farm at Zehner. While there, he was a founding member of the Eastview Rotary Club, The Ukrainian Professional and Businessman’s Club. He and his wife Mary were also founding members of St. Athanasius Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Victor is survived by his loving wife, Mary (Helash); children, Jada (Mostafa) Salamatian, Tallis (Corinn) of Bakersfield CA, Sr. Zoe Bernatsky, SSMI of Edmonton AB, Ivor Bernatsky (Sandra Smith), Alesha, Jadon, and Janna of Lacombe AB, Krista (Doug) Schaefer, Alex, and Mitchell of Stittsville ON, Sasha Bernatsky (John Lobaugh) and Christian of Montreal QC, Riona (Lloyd) Freeman of Bragg Creek AB, and Vania Bernatsky (Chris Eberhardt) of Ben Lomond CA; siblings Alex of Mississauga ON, Lydia (Kip) Fullerton of Swan River MB, Art (Marilyn) of Burnaby BC, Mary Wilson of Surrey BC, Michael (Julie) of Conway AK, Walter (Marilyn) of Oakbank MB, and Tom of Vancouver BC.
He was predeceased by his parents, Timofei and Nina Bernatsky, sister Tamara Hrycak, brother Tony, and brothers in law John Hrycak and Reg Wilson.
Prayers will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 250 Jefferson Ave. Funeral divine liturgy will be celebrated by Fr. Dmytro Dnistrian, CSsR, at 10:00 am on Friday, October 7 at St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, with interment in Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin, MB.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lubov SSMI Foundation, 1085 Main St., Winnipeg MB, R2W 3S1; CNIB, 1080 Portage Ave., Winnipeg MB, R3G 3M3; or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald St., Winnipeg MB, R3L 0K6.
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