It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Baba and Superbaba, Halia Virginia Dishko (née Kuny) on Friday, May 5th, 2023 at her home in Hafford. Mom was born on January 3rd, 1940 at her family home on the farm near Hafford. Mom was the second daughter to Elmer and Betty Kuny and the younger sister to Mary. Mom grew up on the farm and attended country schools in the area while helping with chores, gardening, and looking after the animals.
She met a young fella from the Radisson area and on August 3rd, 1957 married our dad, George Dishko. They lived in the Radisson area at first and then moved to the Hafford area to continue farming and raising a family. Later as the family grew older, Mom found employment at the Hafford Union Hospital in the housekeeping department. She enjoyed many years working there and made many friends along with co-workers.
Mom enjoyed gardening and was an awesome cook. She also enjoyed many visits with friends and neighbors playing kaiser, singing songs or just having a visit and a sip of her favorite beverage.
Mom’s greatest joy was her family. As we grew up and grandchildren came along, both Baba and Gido couldn’t wait for a visit. They were always playing games outside or inside and had food and drinks for all who came over. They retired from farming and after a few years moved into Hafford and enjoyed helping and working in the community.
Mom is predeceased by her parents, Elmer and Betty Kuny, her husband of 52 years George, and just lately her son Bill.
Mom is survived by her sister Mary, daughter Pat (Sylvester), son John (Holly), daughter-in-law Carla, and son Ron (Joanne). She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
We would like to send special thanks to Dr. Kambale & staff at Battlefords Union Hospital, for the care Mom received while she was there. Also, a Thank-You to Mervin and Mary Lesko along with Gary and Brenda Haverchuk and Jim and Jean Epe for all their love, care and help after Mom returned to her home in Hafford. Mom would not have been able to stay in her house for as long as she did if not for the excellent care she received from the Hafford Home Care Division. Thank you very much.
We are having a traditional Prayer Service on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 7:30PM with a Funeral Service on Friday, May 12th, 2023 at 10:00AM. Both held at the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Hafford, with lunch and refreshments at the Hafford Communiplex to follow.
Because of Mom’s love and passion for her church community, please make any memorial donations to Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church at Box 232 Hafford, SK, S0J 1A0.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Eternal Memories Funeral Service and Crematorium- Elle Dell Funeral Director.