It is with profound sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Mr. Edward Ignatius Bandura, 91 years of Pelly, SK, on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Norquay Health Center, Norquay. Edward was born on February 1, 1929 to Mike and Anna (nee Pryslak) Bandura in Stornoway, SK. He attended Anngove School in Stornoway District. In fall 1946, Over the next few years Ed experienced many jobs and moved to many locations throughout Saskatchewan and Ontario. In January of 1953, Ed began employment at the Western Hotel in Foam Lake. This move proved to be the best move of his life as it is where he met the love of his life, Kay Ostapowich. They were married on September 2, 1953 in Wishart, SK. They began their family with the birth of a son on October 13, 1954. In 1955 they moved to Togo to experience homesteading. In 1963 they returned to Katie’s roots and they moved back to the Foam Lake district and farmed north of Foam Lake. During their 10 years at Foam Lake they were blessed with five more children. They enjoyed their time there being very busy with the challenges of running a mixed farm. Being close to family brought much comfort and they made many great memories, one of his favorites being lunch in the hayfield with his family. The pull of the land in the Pelly area brought them back in 1973. After this move, they completed their family of seven with their last child. They ran another mixed farm with cattle being Ed’s main love. He spent many hours caring for his cattle.
In 2002, Ed and Katie retired to the town of Pelly. They both adjusted to town life well and kept busy with their yard and garden. A highlight for them and for their family was fishing in the river that ran through their yard. Ed remained active on many boards and committees. Over the years he was the president of St. Philips Church and the Lion’s Club, as well as a member of House Board, the Legion, and the museum. They enjoyed camping and traveling to visit their children and family. Unfortunately, Kay passed away in 2012 which left Ed very lonely, however, he loved being a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and he loved to visit with them and enjoyed a good game of cards. Due to failing health Ed moved to Norquay Health Center in 2015 where he remained until his passing.
Ed will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by six children, 17 grand- children, and nine great-grandchildren: RICHARD (Carol) Bandura of Red Deer and family Crystal (Randy) Antonishyn of Red Deer and children Sarah of Calgary, Hannah and Ryan of Red Deer, AB, Melissa (Scott) Herbst and children Addisyn and Evan of Calgary, AB; JOANNE Bandura of Pelly; DENNIS (Lenora) Bandura of McLaughlin, AB, and family, Amanda Bandura (Morgan) of Calgary AB, Ashley Bandura (Jordan) of Lloyminster, SK, and Cory Bandura (Nicole) of Lloyminster, SK and children Zoey and Oliver; TERESA (Mike) Deyneka of Vermilion, AB, and family Clayton (Jennifer) Deyneka and children Shaelynn, Ayssen, and Kyla of Bredenbury and Sean Deyneka (Caleb) of Regina; MICHAEL Bandura (Clair) and family Kiera, Kaden, and Ethan Bandura, and Hailee and Cassidy Mann (Derek) and son Hunter all of Spruce Grove, AB; LORNE Bandura (Nicole) and children, Brittany, Mikayla, Brayden and Madisson Bandura, all of Lloydminster, AB; LORI ANN’S son Jupiter of Saskatoon; 2 sisters and 2 brothers: Ellen Yucco of St. Catherines, ON, Stella Bobyk of Yorkton; Steven Bandura (Sandra) of Winnipeg, MB, Stan (Linda) Bandura of Clairshome, AB, sisters-in-law: Annetta Bandura of Kincardin, ON, and Judy Bandura of Brooks, AB; and numerous nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by his parents Mike and Anna Bandura; his wife of 59 years, Kay Bandura (November 26, 2012); daughter Lori Ann Bandura (January 9, 2020); 4 brothers: Frank (Anne), Martin, Joe and Bernard; 2 brothers-in-law: Norman Yucco and Peter Bobyk; son-in-law Larry Owchar.
A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Stephen’s R.C. Church in Kamsack, SK. Interment followed at Riverview Cemetery, Kamsack. Memorial donations in Edward’s memory may be directed to Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association, or Saskatchewan Cancer Agency.
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Heart & Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan
1738 Quebec Avenue Unit 26, Saskatoon SK S7K 1V9
Canadian Diabetes Association
104 - 2301 Avenue C North, Saskatoon SK S7L 5Z5
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
204-3775 Pasqua Street, Regina SK S4S 9Z9