Anne Danyluk

Anne Danyluk

1929 - 2024

Anne Danyluk

Anne Danyluk

1929 - 2024


In Loving Memory of Anne Danyluk

Anne Mildred Danyluk was born on September 17, 1929 to Wasyl and Barbara Tataryn in their farm home. She was delivered by her aunt, Mary Woloshyn. Her parents had immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine the year before with her sister, Mary, and Anne was their first child born in Canada. She would be followed by her brother Wasyl and sisters Nellie and Lucy.

As was common with new immigrants at the time, the family moved around the area, trying different farms in the Lintlaw, Kuroki, and Kylemore areas before settling on the farm north of Kuroki. It was here that Anne attended Scofield School. Anne recalled being so excited for her first day of school, although her and Mary knew very little English. Anne loved attending school. With her father’s encouragement she quickly learned English and was a good student. In 1947 her parents bought land west of Kuroki and she finished the rest of her education in Kuroki.

Anne married George Danyluk on June 12, 1949 in Kuroki. They lived briefly near Edfield and Kuroki before buying their farm and land north of Margo. It was on this farm that they would welcome and raise their four daughters: Lorraine, Barbara, Donna, and Judy.

Anne loved living on the farm and being a part of farm life. She worked diligently alongside her husband growing crops, milking cows, and raising pigs and chickens. She always had a huge garden and enjoyed animals.

In 1975, George and Anne retired, sold their farm, and moved to the home they built in Wadena. They met several great people and were very close with their neighbours. They enjoyed visiting, attending local events and garage sales, taking care of their cat, Sam, and making things for the people they loved. Anne still had a large garden and spent a lot of time making delicious food in the kitchen, including her famous scuffles and perogies. Anne’s faith was important to her and she was very involved in the Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church. George and Anne would live in this home for 29 years, until George’s passing in 2004.

During this phase of life, George and Anne became grandparents. Their grandchildren were the centre of their world and their pride and joy. They loved nothing more than having any or all of their 13 grandchildren sleeping over. Anne was a doting grandmother who was so patient and kind to “her babies”. She taught them to knit and crochet, to make perogies, to enjoy puzzles and gardening, and showered them with gifts. They attended as many of their grandchildren’s events as possible: they were fixtures at birthday parties, recitals, hockey games, and graduations. Anne was so proud of her grandchildren and kept a special “graduation brag book” that had photos of their accomplishments.

In 2005, Anne moved to her final home: Weneeda Park Lodge. She enjoyed living next door to her sister, Mary, for several years and enjoyed the company of many good friends and the great staff. She could always be found playing cards or Bingo, crafting, or making puzzles. Right up until the end, her mind was sharp and she enjoyed her hobbies. Perhaps she is most remembered for her outstanding knitting and crocheting abilities: a lifelong pastime that she did until the end. So many people have been blessed with the gift of one of her afghans, mittens, baby blankets and sweaters, or bears and monkeys. She created these for her family and those she cared about and there was love in every stitch.

While in her Weneeda years, Anne became a great-grandmother and was “Baba” to 18 children and counting. She adored babies and small children and was always so happy to spend time with the next generation of “her babies”. They loved visiting with her, hearing her stories, and nobody left empty handed.

Anne was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, George, her beloved daughter Barbara, her parents, her sister, Mary Schultz, her brother, Wasyl Tataryn, her sisters-in-law, Sophie Tataryn, Mary Klewchuk, Rose Nakrieko, brothers-in-law Bill Klewchuk, Bill Nakrieko, and Alex Schultz, her lifelong friends, John & Mary Mikush. Anne passed in her sleep on June 29th, 2024, just a few months shy of her 95th birthday. Her life was rich and full of love.

Left to celebrate and miss her are her daughters: Lorraine (Raymond) Rorquist, Donna (Danny) Ziola, and Judy (Kim) Sokoloski, her son-in-law Frank Kopitar (Wendy White), as well as her 13 grandchildren: Michelle Rorquist, Amber (Aron) Hershmiller, Melissa (Dan) Spray, Lindsay (Jeff) Austman, Rob (Jessica) Kopitar, Jaime (Matt) Stobbs, Michael (Rochelle) Rorquist, Shane (Kaylie) Sokoloski, Brent (Kandas) Kopitar, Clarke (Giselle) Ziola, Brandy Sokoloski (Craig Elliott), Lauren (James) Barber, and Mark (Kayla) Kopitar and her great-grandchildren: Cayden, Annika, & Karina Spray, Raena Rorquist, Isabelle & Ethan Kopitar, Maelle, Ava, Sierra, & Riley Kopitar, William Barber, Olive Kopitar, Peyton & Rylee Hershmiller, Nolan, Zoe, & Anson Stobbs, and Everett Ziola. She will be missed by her sisters Nellie (Stewart) Burton and Lucy Tataryn, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, her former neighbors, the Stephanyshens, and many friends.

We all feel so blessed to have had Anne/Mom/Grandma/Baba with us for 94 years. She has earned her rest and will be forever remembered by those she leaves behind.

Funeral Service

10:00 a.m.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Wadena Ukrainian Catholic Church

Wadena, SK


Those wishing to send cards

of caring & sympathy may send them to

The Family of Anne Danyluk

P.O. Box 42

Nut Mountain, SK S0A 2W0


Donations in memory of

Anne may be made to

Weneeda Park Lodge

P.O. Box 310

Wadena, SK S0A 4J0

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 6, 2024
10:00 am
Wadena Ukrainian Catholic Church
WADENA, Saskatchewan, Canada