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Paul Hawryluk

HAWRYLUK, Paul - Paul was born to Hnat and Katheryna Hawryluk on Ukrainian Christmas Eve, January 6, 1920 in the Mink Creek district near Ethelbert, Manitoba. Paul was the youngest of four sons and was followed by a younger sister. When Paul was 11 years old, the family moved to Saskatchewan and settled on a farm approximately 13 miles northeast of Quill Lake. He started school in Manitoba and then attended country schools Valley Plain and Gardenia in the Quill Lake area. One day Paul took his watch for repairs to a neighbor of the Zazula family in the Fosston area. While he waited for the neighbor to come from the field, he went over to the Zazula farm to visit and there he met the love of his life Pollyanna Zazula. They were married on October 12, 1957. For the next 23 years they resided on their farm northeast of Quill Lake, where Paul farmed with his father and three brothers, all who resided within a couple of miles of each other. After Paul and his brother Morris retired from farming in 1979 Paul and Pollyanna moved to Nipawin in 1980. Paul was a bit of a handyman around their yard - fixing things, building small woodworking projects, painting, and helping with the gardening in Nipawin, and in Stacey's garden in Codette. In 2008, Paul and Pollyanna moved into Pioneer House. After a brief illness Paul was admitted to the Arborfield Nursing Home in October 2015 and transferred to Pineview Lodge in Nipawin in January 2016, where he was residing at the time of his passing. Paul was a member of the Ukrainian Catholic Church for his entire life attending services in the Wadena area and then in Nipawin, where he and Pollyanna would assist in keeping the church clean and ready for services. Paul, or as his grandchildren called him - Dido - was always keenly interested in his grandchildren's activities, whether it was school events, Ukrainian Dancing or Air Cadets, and they could always count on him to be their taxi. He enjoyed photography, jigsaw puzzles, word puzzles and jumbles, playing Crib and Hola with Angela, and Canasta with Pollyanna and their Pioneer House friends. Although he became frail with his advancing age, at age 95 he was capable of walking without assistance, helping around the apartment and was driving during the summer. He was doing all that in September 2015 right up to his admittance to hospital and then to the nursing home. Unfortunately, the admittance to the hospital for a medical procedure took its toll on his usually very clear mind and memory, resulting in his admittance to the nursing home. Paul passed from this life on May 19, 2016. Paul was predeceased by his granddaughter Erinn, his parents, brothers Walter (Pauline), Steve and Morris, niece Marlene, nephews Greg, Gordon and David, great-nephew Remy, and four siblings in infancy. Paul is survived by his wife Pollyanna, daughter Stacey (Brian), three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren - Tammy (Paul) and their children Ainsley and Mila, Cory and Angela (Jeremy), his sister Anne (Stan) Michaluk, and many nieces and nephews in the Hawryluk and Zazula families. He will be sadly missed but his memory will live on with all of us. Vichnaya Pamyat! Eternal Memory. Condolences to the family may also be expressed by email at or online at Arrangements for the late Paul Hawryluk have been entrusted to HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME , Nipawin, SK.13062436
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Posted by Don Morrison (Friend) On Thursday, June 2, 2016
So sorry to hear of Paul's passing, my condolences to Pollyanna, Stacey & Brian and Family, Paul was a good friend I was always welcome at the Hawryluk home

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