Wednesday, 7 August 2013

My best friend, my hero, my dad........

Orest Chorneyko
August 17, 1954 ~ August 1, 2013

Orest passed away at St.Paul’s hospital on Thursday August 1st, 2013 at the age of 58 surrounded by his loving family. He is predeceased by an infant daughter Allison (may 21-dec 23 1983). He is survived by his loving wife Jane, daughter Hayley (Marc) and soon to be grandbaby. He is also survived by his mother Mary Chorneyko, Father John Chorneyko and siblings Diane (Gary) Baronowsky, Paul (Anita) Chorneyko, Roy (Linda) Chorneyko, Anne (Val) Chorneyko as well as numerous in-laws nieces and nephews. Orest was born in 1954 in Montmartre, Sask where he attended grades 1-12. He was very active in school from sports, to SRC, to being the valedictorian of his graduating class. He also had the distinction of winning a bronze medal in the 100 yard dash during the high school provincial games. After graduation he moved to Regina and got a job at Fibro Industries where he saved up enough money so he could attend the Collage of Pharmacy at the U of S. After 2 years he realized that was not his calling and moved back to Regina to be with his sweet pea Jane. He married his high school sweetheart Jane in 1976 and this past May celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary. In 1981 one of the proudest days in Orest life was when he became a father to his sweet baby girl Hayley Lynn. She was the pride and joy of his life and was a very devoted father. In 1983 another proud moment was the birth of his daughter Allison. Unfortunately Allison was born 3 months premature and was never able to leave the hospital, however Orest and Jane visited everyday and cherished the time they had with her. Orest had various jobs during his lifetime, but sales was his calling. In 1984 he was hired on by SaskTel to work the Yellow Pages division. It was here that his initiative and aptitude for sales had him moving up the ladder to management very quickly. Although his career with SaskTel started in Regina it later took him and his family to Weyburn, Leicestershire, England finally ending up in Saskatoon where he was the Director of Business Sales and Solutions and Customer Service-Sales. It was while in Saskatoon that Orest's volunteerism really shone. He was on too many committees to count, but some of his crowning achievements were: RUH foundation, Vice president of 2000 Brier, President of 2004 Brier, VP and later president of Credit Union Centre, VP at the Saskatoon Juno’s, VP of Vanier Cup, VP Police and Firefighter games. All of this and more accumulated in him receiving the 2012 B’Nai Brith “We are Proud of you” Award. This was one of the highlights of his life. Orest was always the life of the party and his sense of humor, likeability and kindness drew people to him creating many lifelong friends and touching the lives and everyone that knew him. Orest was a self proclaimed jack-of all trades which also included comedian, and being Mr. Karaoke. Orest you were and amazing husband, father, father in law, son, brother, friend and would have been an exceptional grandfather. You have left us, our hearts are broken, but we will go on. We will remember the beautiful smile that you gave us and how well you fought the battle, not once being angry. just accepting the challenge. Your faith kept you strong and you are in a pain free life now and may the loving arms of Jesus embrace you. The family would like to express special thanks to the Oncology department at the RUH and the Palliative Care Unit of St. Paul’s hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital or The Neonatal Clinic at RUH in memory of Allison Chorneyko. A private family viewing will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Mourning Glory (1201 8th St E) The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m on Thursday, August 8th at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church (114 Kingsmere Place). Arrangements in care of John Schachtel - MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (978-5200)

25 comments:

  1. May he rest in peace in God's loving embrace and may God's peace be with your family.

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  2. Sending prayers for you and your family,

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  3. Lots of prayers to you and your family Haley

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  4. Well, your pa was quite a guy, Hayley - no wonder you are all so proud of him! I am sorry that he has been taken too soon from you, and you and your mum and family are in my thoughts.

    I so very much hope that I read the 'soon to be grandbaby' part of your post right, Hayley?

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  5. Condolences on the loss of your father. Prayers going your way.

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  6. Prayers and blessing to you and your family.

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  7. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss.

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  8. Thinking of you and your family Haley.

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family as you mourn the loss of this wonderful man.

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  10. So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you

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  11. Thinking of you and sending prayers.

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  12. So sorry, Hayley. He left you way too soon.

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  13. What a wonderful man, I'm so sorry for your loss Hayley. Your family is in my thoughts.
    xoJennifer

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  14. I'm so sorry for your loss Hayley. Your father sounds as though he was a wonderful man, and what a lovely obituary that is.

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  15. Hayley no words can express the sadness. He was way to young. I understand the heartache. Please know my prayers are with you and your family. I pray you find strength and healing. A giant cyber hug!

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  16. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  17. I'm so sorry Hayley. If you ever need a shoulder, you have many right here. ((((big hugs))))

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  18. So sad for you and your family ..... *hugs*

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  19. I'm so sad for you and your family. It's been a tough time for you...my thoughts are with you.

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  20. Hugs. I wish you solace and a clear view to many nice "Dad memories".

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