Obituary for Emila Puskarz
Emila Margaret Puskarz passed away at the Foyer d’Youville, Gravelbourg, SK, on March 31, 2018, at the age 95 years. She was born on February 18, 1923, the youngest of five children of Maria and Michael Wolowicz. It was her parents who instilled Catholic and family values in her, making her a devout catholic throughout her lifetime. Although she was the youngest of the children, she took on the role as caregiver, an experience which prepared her for having a large family later in life. On October 28, 1947, Emila married Karol Theodore Puskarz. They were blessed with five children: Margaret, Donna, Agnes, Joseph and Ken. Emila was a hard-working homemaker wife to her farming husband for 49 years of marriage. Karol passed July 5, 1996. Emila was a wonderful cook and could make amazing perogies, cabbage rolls, pies and breads. Later in her life, she developed a joy for watching sports (Riders), Wheel of Fortune, and kept up to date on current events and reading. Emila broke her hip in June of 2015. She
moved to the Foyer d’Youville, where she received excellent care and attention. She is survived by her family: daughter Margaret Steffensen (Blair Campbell); daughter Donna Puskarz; daughter Agnes (Rick) Kosh, granddaughter Janelle; son Joseph (Paulette) Puskarz; son Ken Puskarz. Emila is predeceased by her husband Karol Puskarz; parents Mike and Maria (nee Yuzyk) Wolowicz; siblings Annie (Alec) Yaremko, John Wolowicz, Peter Wolowicz, Mary (Stan) Sky. Prayers were held Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m., and the Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:00 a.m., both from Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral. Celebrant was Father Carlos Jimenez. Readers were Paulette Wirges and Joseph Puskarz. Pallbearers were Eugene Zakaluzny, Cliff Cooper, Leon Jacobs, Wesley Kornaga, Terry Krauchek and Mike Smuk. Interment at St. Matthias Roman Catholic Cemetery. Masses in memory of Emila were greatly appreciated.