Dawnis Halyk-Lesko

Dawnis Halyk-Lesko

1952 - 2024

Dawnis Halyk-Lesko

Dawnis Halyk-Lesko

1952 - 2024


In Loving Memory Of Dawnis Halyk-Lesko

 It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Dawnis Sharman Gay Halyk-Lesko, of Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 15, 2024, at the age of 71. 


Dawnis was born to the late Russell and Kathleen Haw, August 6, 1952, in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan. Dawnis followed her love of learning and attended the University of Saskatchewan to become a teacher. She worked in a variety of teaching roles and schools, where she shared her joy for education and creativity, inspiring children to be curious and try their best.


 Dawnis was extremely talented and creative, and enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, weaving, painting, woodworking, and many more creative hobbies, for which she received several accolades. She also loved to read, watch sports, spend time gardening, and she became proficient at sailing. Dawnis always made room for additional joyful moments in her life by singing, dancing, and traveling whenever she could. 


Dawnis is survived by former spouse, Thomas Walter Halyk, and their two children, Dionne Halyk and Thomas Shawn Halyk, Thomas’ wife Ceci, and also by former spouse, Bill Lesko, and his 3 children. Dawnis was the youngest of two children, and is survived by her sister, Mavis Humenny, her late brother-in-law, Glorian Humenny, and their two children, Kelvin (Paula) Humenny and Sheldon (Michelle) Humenny.


 Dawnis was part of two wonderful families, the Haw family and Melnechenko family, and leaves behind more extended family than we can name. She will also be dearly missed by her friends from across Canada, whom she met while living throughout Saskatchewan, Cold Lake, Alberta, Shearwater, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Winnipeg, Manitoba. 


Memorial Donations may be made in Dawnis Halyk-Lesko’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1200-2300 Yonge St, Box 2414, Toronto, ON, M4P 1E4, 1-888-473-4636, www.heartandstroke.ca


Funeral Service

11:00 a.m.

Friday, June 7, 2024

Chapel of Narfason’s

Narfason’s Funeral Chapel

Foam Lake, SK


Those wishing to send cards

of caring & sympathy may send them to

Dionne & Thomas Halyk

112 - 6038 Birney Avenue

Vancouver, BC

V6S 0L4


Donations in memory of

Dawnis may be made to

Heart and Stroke Foundation

1200-2300 Younge St, Box 2414

Toronto, ON M4P 1E4



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