Betty Louise Manyk (nee Lynch), 93 years, of Central Parkland Lodge, Lanigan and formerly of Jansen, passed away on March 12,2021 with family by her side. Betty was born on June 24, 1927 at Jansen to Guy and Frances (nee Shakespeare) Lynch. She grew up in Jansen and attended school there. Betty then worked at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon for a number of years. She married Steve Manyk on Jan. 29, 1946 at the United Church in Wynyard. They raised their family of six children in Jansen. Betty loved to cook, grew a big garden and produced lots of canning. Through the years, music was a major part of her life; she enjoyed singing, playing piano and going to concerts with her family. Betty and Steve enjoyed playing Bingo and she bowled and did some quilting. She liked spending time outdoors and being at the lake and fishing was always fun. Betty and her friends frequented the garage for coffee where they were affectionately known as “The Golden Girls”. First and foremost in her life was Betty’s family, they were always her first concern and her pride and joy. Spending time with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren brought her much joy. Betty will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her five children, 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren: LINDA (Ken) Goodman of Yorkton and family Lori (Dwayne) Wilson of Grande Prairie, AB and children Tristen, Jeran, and Josh, Sheri (Troy) Lasko of Regina and children Austin and Tyler, and Lisa (Darren) Achtemichuk of Regina and children Tyson and Carter; DARLENE (Joe) Malzseniczky of Viscount and family Chris Malzseniczky and Terry Malzeniczky (Kim), both of Bradwell, and David Malzeniczky (Jamie) of Saskatoon; BARB (Dave) Schmidt of Saskatoon and family Jeff (Cheryl) Schmidt of Langham and children Devin and Jordyn, and Lorne Krieger of Viscount and daughter Megan; HOLLY (Jerry) Wiese of Lanigan and family Jen (Paul) Bulka of Saskatoon and children Ethan and Declan, and Myshell Wiese of Saskatoon and children Keegan Gaudry (Rebecca) and daughters Hazel and Kiahnna, and Douglas Becket; KEN (Colleen) Manyk of Jansen and family Heaven (Colby) Jensen of Warman, James Hansen of Surrey, BC, Patrick Krause of LeRoy, and Laura Krause of Edmonton; and HARVEY’s daughter Stephanie Manyk of White Rock, BC. Betty was predeceased by her parents Guy and Frances Lynch; husband Steve Manyk; son Harvey Manyk (Ann); grandson Travis Schmidt; and siblings: Jean Olson, Mary Robson, Haden Lynch, Alice Birtles, Don Lynch, Jack Lynch, Fay Gammie, and Kenneth Lynch (in infancy).
Harvey Steve Manyk passed away peacefully on February 22, 2021 at the Jowsey House, Palliative Care in Yorkton, Saskatchewan at the age of 74 years. Harvey was predeceased by Stephanie’s mom Ann and his dad Steve. Harvey leaves to mourn his passing and celebrate his life, his daughter Stephanie, who he called Doodles from the time she was born, his mother Betty Manyk, brother Ken (Colleen) Manyk, sisters Barb (Dave) Lewis, Darlene (Joe) Malzseniczky, Linda (Ken) Goodman and Holly (Jerry) Weise. Harvey was born in Wynyard, SK. on December 15, 1946 and grew up in Jansen, SK. When he was a young teenager, Harvey moved to B.C where he started a whole new life. He worked at the Hallmark Ford Dealership as a financial manager, which he loved. Harvey met Ann Eichler, a hairdresser from North Vancouver and together they moved to Maple Ridge, B.C and in 1983, their daughter Stephanie was born. Stephanie was the love of his life and she will always have fond memories of their life together. What a loving, wonderful father he was. Harvey loved to joke around with his daughter and everyone else and would always leave a smile on everyone’s face. He had so many hobbies including gardening, hockey, nature, music and a glass of wine. He often talked about all the concerts he went to and he was lucky enough to have seen Elvis, Elton John, The Beatles and Leonard Cohen. Harvey was a poet and he wrote many poems, one of which was published by the Poetry Institute of Canada. He loved his hockey, Montreal Canadians being his favorite team and continued to play for many years himself. Harvey and Stephanie’s favorite getaway was to the Black Mountain Ranch where he had his trailer, and also Birch Bay where Harvey would go crab fishing. Harvey loved good food at any time. He retired and came back home to Jansen, SK. in 2014 to look after his mom who he loved very much until he got ill. They both took pride in their gardening, everyone loved their cucumbers. He especially loved going to aunt Mary’s farm, even if it was just to cut the grass. Harvey was one of those guys who saw the best in everyone, so kind, generous and loving. Harvey will be sadly missed by his daughter, family and friends. Rest in peace Harvey, we love you. Memorial donations may be made to Kinsmen Telemiracle (2217C Hanselman Court, Saskatoon, SK. S7L 6A8) as gifts of remembrance.
A Private Funeral Service was held for Betty and her son, Harvey, was held on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Jansen, officiated by Pastor Glenn Shore and Rev. Jack Robson. Interment followed in the Jansen Cemetery. Memorial donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Jansen & District Kinsmen Club or Kinsmen Telemiracle (2217C Hanselman Crt. Saskatoon, SK S7L 6A8).
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