Richard Stefanyshyn

Richard Henry Stefanyshyn

Tuesday, March 7th, 1967 - Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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STEFANYSHYN - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Richard Henry Stefanyshyn of the Buchanan district, beloved husband of Rhonda on August 8, 2019 with the family by his side at the young age of 52.
Richard was born on March 7, 1967. Son of Henry & Alice (Paley) Stefanyshyn, he was the oldest out of 3 children, sister Roxanne and brother Michael. Richard grew up on farm in the Springside district. Upon the completion of his high school, he worked many jobs including Fedorowich & Potzus Construction. He took a passion for farming and met the love of his life Rhonda Satterthwaite. They were blessed with 3 children, Ryley, Reegan and Rhianna. They moved to the Tiny farm in the (Buchanan district). In his spare time Richard had the love for hockey, he played with the Theodore Buffalos for many years and his favourite NHL team was the Montreal Canadians. Richard's other interests were hunting, fishing, trapping and poker derby's. He loved to watch his children's activities, hockey, figure skating and dance. He belonged to the R.M of Buchanan, serving on council since 2003 and taking on the position of Deputy Reeve in 2012.
He was always apart of many different boards on counsel. Richard also expanded his farming operation into some track hoe and bush pushing work on the side.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Rhonda three children Ryley (Shelby) Reegan and Rhianna; sister Roxann (Walter) Zachary, Brittany Hudy; brother Michael, Devin, Dawson; mother and father in-law Lesley and Sandra Satterthwaite; sister in-law Karen (Mike) Ronnie, Madison (niece). Numerous aunties, uncles, cousins, neighbours and friends.
Richard was predeceased by his parents Henry and Alice, his grandparents, Mike & Mary Stefanyshyn, George & Sophia Paley.
Prayers were held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 and the Funeral Liturgy on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Very Rev. Leonid Malkov, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cross bearer was Brittany Hudy and the epistle reader was Reegan Stefanyshyn. The interment followed in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Whitesand with Brad Dul, Brent Pelechaty, Kenny Topliss, Dan Cross, Dale Ryczak and Eugene Westerhaug serving as the casket bearers. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Richard to the Whitesand Church Cemetery Fund as gifts of remembrance. Condolences to the family can be posted at www.baileysfuneralhome.
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  • Prayers

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 7:00pm
    St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church
    155 Catherine St.
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  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Thursday, August 15th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church
    155 Catherine St.
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  • Interment

    St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery-Whitesand
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S Satterthwaite

Posted at 01:36pm
Dear Rhonda and family,
I was shocked to hear the news about Richard passing. Rhonda, Richard's strength and commitment to you was longstanding. Although we are all saying good-bye far too soon, I will fondly remember Richard and his legacy. Your beautiful children are an ongoing testament to your time and journey together. May he rest in peace. Wishing you strength and sending you love.
S Satterthwaite

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Posted at 12:49pm
Dear: Rhonda and Family Sending you Strength Love: Jack (Karen), Kevin, Shannon, Susan and Alexander
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Myron & Syndee Kopec

Posted at 12:49am
Dear Rhonda & family,
Deepest sympathy to all of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories bring you comfort.

Cheryl Jenner

Posted at 03:07pm
Dear Rhonda,
Wow wow wow!! I am lost for words to be honest. I will say this. It just shows how life is sooooo short! My kids father too passed away, 3 years ago now, suddenly and tragically (51). Life sure is not fair that is for sure.
I am so glad to have met Richard. I wish I had got to known him. What I do know, he was a very hard worker for sure! Hec, he probably is farming in Heaven as we in peace Richard.
My kids(Damara, Danielle, Jesse, Kody)and I extend our deepest condolences to You, Ryley, Reegan, and Rhianna. I wish you all nothing but comfort and strength Rhonda.
Much love,
Cheryl Jenner


Posted at 08:17pm
Always enjoyed our visits out to the farm even when he thru me on a combine after driving 10 hours from Calgary. We will miss you Richard.
Love Brenda McInnis

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