OREST DEMETRIUS WASYLYK April 8, 1943 to May 12, 2022.
Our hearts were broken when our precious husband, father, stepfather and guido, Orest (Oz) Wasylyk passed away on Thursday, May 12.
Orest was predeceased by his parents, Dmytro and Anne Wasylyk. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years Judy Wasylyk, son Justin (Arron) and his children Ila and Reese of Prince Albert, SK; son Jeffrey (Robyn) and their children Nolan and Sawyer of Christopher Lake, SK; and daughter Jennifer of Jasper, AB; his Hartfield family stepchildren all of Edmonton, Dawn (Adam) and her daughter Rachel; Kara (Jamie); Doug (Kayleen) and their children Charlotte and Hanna; and Mike (Nicole) and their children Isabella and Nicholas; and his only brother Jerry (Pat) Wasylyk of Summerland, BC, and their children Jason and Jodi.
Oz was born in Eston, SK. He graduated from the Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute in Outlook in 1961 and moved to Moose Jaw to attend the Saskatchewan Technical Institute where he received an Architectural Technology degree. He joined C & S Construction Ltd. in 1962 and soon became a partner and the General Manager.
Throughout his career, he was involved in both the Moose Jaw Construction Association and the Saskatchewan Construction Association. Oz received many awards including the Gold Seal Certificate from the Canadian Construction Association in 1997 and the Long-Time Service Award from the Moose Jaw Construction Association in 2005. He was also recognized for his contributions to the construction industry in both Moose Jaw and Saskatchewan by the Canadian Construction Association, the Saskatchewan Construction Association, and the Moose Jaw Construction Association.
Oz also contributed to his community. He was an active member of The Kiwanis Club of Moose Jaw from 1969 until the club folded in 2015. Oz served on the Hillcrest Sports Centre Board of Directors in 2006 and the Moose Jaw Housing Authority Board from 1983 to 1993. He received the Wakamow Valley Award of Distinction for exceptional service in 1991.
Oz and Judy were married on June 30, 1989, just six months after they started dating. They were constant, loving companions who truly never experienced any ‘tough’ times because they always had each other.
After Oz’s retirement at age 60, he and Judy spent most of their time in Moose Jaw, visited their children and grandchildren in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and enjoyed their winters in Arizona, California and Hawaii. Throughout the years, golfing was Oz’s passion and he spent many hours at the Hillcrest golf course in Moose Jaw and the southern courses in the winter. Oz was one of the fortunate few to have experienced three holes-in-one during his many years at the Hillcrest - a rare feat as any golfer knows!
Oz’s family extends a special thank you to the caring doctors, nurses, and staff in the Cardiac Care Unit of the Regina General Hospital, the Medical Ward of the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Memorial Hospital and Extendicare in Moose Jaw. Donations in Oz’s memory may be made to the Saskatchewan Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A Celebration of Oz’s life will be held on Friday May 20, 2022 at 1:30Pm at W. J. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 474 Hochelaga St W, Moose Jaw. Reverend Dave Moore will officiate.
For those wishing memorial donations may be made to the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation, 279 3rd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 2H8.
In living memory of Orest, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.jonesparkview.com (Obituaries). Dayna Chamberlain, Funeral Director.