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Frances Bessie (Bonk) Krainyk

Frances Bessie (Bonk) Krainyk

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frances Bessie Krainyk on December 6, 2017 at the age of 93 years. Frances was born on May 31, 1924 in the Candiac, Saskatchewan area. She grew up in a family of 11 children and several step-children. Frances worked very hard growing up - gardening, baking, field work and even stooking sheaves at harvest time. Frances fondly remembered walking miles to both school and church with her siblings.  She married William Krainyk on July 31, 1947 at the Catholic Church Rectory in Mutrie, Saskatchewan. Together they farmed in the Griffin/Fillmore area until 1978 and raised their four children. Frances was a big part of the farm growing a large garden, baking delicious desserts, raising chickens, ducks and geese.  After their final harvest in 1978 they retired to Weyburn.  Frances proudly shared her cooking talents with the residents of Pioneer Place.  Frances and her family always enjoyed good meals, family time, fishing, playing cards, and visiting friends. She filled her retirement with bingo, gardening, sewing and quilting.  Her family will always treasure the quilts she lovingly created.  Frances was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League for many years. Faith was a very important part of her life and she rarely missed attending Sunday mass. Frances was predeceased by her parents, Andrew & Katherine Bonk; husband, William Krainyk (1998); infant son, Joseph (1952; five brothers, Charlie, Andrew, Michael, Jack and Louie; three sisters, Sophie, Nellie and Mary and son-in-law, Eugene Price (2014). She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Marlene Price of Weyburn, SK and her daughters, Gina (Evert) Foster and their children Elissa and Jessica and Monique (Darren) Raknerud and their children Trystan (Cayli)  and Morgan; son, Richard (Ione) Krainyk of    Fairlight, SK and sons, Jeremy (Krista) and children, Jade, Koby, Brooklyn, Jayda and Owen and Jody (Jill); daughter, Bridget (Raymond) Hamoline of Saskatoon, SK and their children, Genevieve (Kurtis) Shukin and family, Taye, Kaelyn and Karter, Joel and his children, Adison and Austin; Ryan and Mathew (Nadine); son, Dennis (Norma) Krainyk of Calgary, AB and their children, Drew (Stefanie) and their daughter Madison, Lane (Jordan) and Elanne (Colton); sister, Victoria Short; brother, Steve Bank; special friend, Ingri Roman as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Special thanks to Frances’s caring compassionate friend, Ingri Roman and to the Hilltop Manor staff for the wonderful care they provided these last few years. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weyburn, Saskatchewan with Father Francis Plaparampil celebrating. Interment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Pallbearers were Jeremy Krainyk, Jody Krainyk, Joel Hamoline, Ryan Hamoline, Mathew Hamoline, Drew Krainyk and Lane Krainyk. Donations in memory of Frances may be made to the Catholic Women’s League.

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Arrangements entrusted to

Fletcher Funeral Chapel

Weyburn, Saskatchewan