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Steve Borowetz

September 8, 1932 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Steve Borowetz Obituary

Steve Borowetz passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at the Sherbrooke Community Centre in Saskatoon.

Steve was born on September 8, 1932, on the family homestead NW 25-44-4 W2nd in the district of White Poplar near Hudson Bay, SK. He was an eldest twin and third child for parents John and Katherine (nee Solilak) Borowetz.

Steve started school at Amisk, but when the school burnt down, he attended Fairhaven School.  His favourite subject was math, and he was an exceptionally strong swimmer in his youth.

Still a teenager, Steve went to work cutting pulpwood for his older brothers Mike and John, while farming for his dad.  Later, Mike and John bought a sawmill and hired Steve to work as a millwright. During his years in the Hudson Bay area, he also did a lot of carpentry.

In 1967-68, Steve worked at Thorold, ON building a Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Steve moved back to Hudson Bay in 1968 to work at MacMillan Bloedel as a babbitter for almost six years.

On December 26, 1973, Steve married Angeline Kowbel (nee Babchishin).  After living in Hudson Bay for half a year they moved to Canora, SK and Steve became a full-time farmer, managing to get the 1974 crop in on time.  He retired from farming in 1996 but continued to work as a “jack of all trades” for another decade.  Steve and Angeline were dedicated members of the Canora Ukrainian Catholic Church.  Steve was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood.  He was also very involved in the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC Canora Branch).   In 2005 Steve and Angeline sold their house in Canora and moved to Saskatoon.  

Steve will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years Angeline. He is also survived by his son Greg; stepson Peter (Margaret) Kowbel, grandson Joel and great grandson Luke; stepdaughter Teresa (Craig) Menzies; grandson Nicholas (Sandi Yen) Menzies and great granddaughter Eloise; granddaughter Samantha (Justin) Chapman and great grandchildren Theodore, Maeve and Felix; and granddaughter Jacqueline Menzies; and by sisters: Anne (Bill) Soloway, Mary Borowetz, Katie (Roman) Okraincee, Stella Gallant and Olga (Orest) Zagrabelny and several other relatives.

Steve was predeceased by his parents John and Katherine; brothers: John (Anne), Mike (Violet), Metro (Olga), Peter (Olga) and George (Olga); infant brothers Andrew, Bill and Nick and infant sister Pauline.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Boechler, nurses, and staff at Sherbrooke for the exceptional care they provided.

A Prayer Service was held on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 7:00 pm and the Funeral Service was held on Friday February 9, 2024.  Both services were held at St. Volodymyr Chapel, 3102 Louise Place, Saskatoon, SK, officiated by Rt. Rev. Mitrat Volodymyr Mudri.  Interment took place on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Hudson Bay, officiated by Fr. Ivan Simko.  Memorial donations in Steve’s memory may be directed to Sherbrooke Community Centre Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to MALINOSKI & DANYLUIK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM Humboldt 306-682-1622.                      

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