Mrs. Annie Romaniuk
December 19, 1918- April 26, 2015

It is with great sadness the family announces the sudden and unexpected passing of Mrs. Annie Romaniuk 96 years of Saskatoon formerly of Watson on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at RUH.  Annie was born in Fosston, SK on December 19, 1918 to Pete and Haffia (nee Yamniuk) Melaschuk, one of eight children. As a girl she went to Fosston School and helped her family on the farm. On July 16, 1939 Annie married Mike Romaniuk at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Fosston. Together they farmed Mike’s parents’ homestead NE of Watson where Annie took care of the house and animals and cultivated a beautiful, plentiful garden year after year that she shared with neighbours. They had two children, Sonia and Mike. Annie and her husband Mike were very active members of the Holy Ascension Ukrainian Orthodox Church at Wimmer and practiced Ukrainian traditions with family. Annie loved her family dearly and greatly enjoyed when extended family visited. She also loved sewing, crocheting and Ukrainian cross-stitching and made many pictures, table cloths and Ukrainian blouses for family members. In 1971 Mike died suddenly, Annie remained on the farm until 1973 when she moved to Watson. There she continued to be active in the church at Wimmer and in Watson, she invested her time in looking after grandchildren and gardening, and also enjoyed bowling. Annie and her friends travelled to the Dauphin Festival many times and she was fortunate to make a trip to the Ukraine to see where her ancestor’s roots began. In 2008 Annie moved to Ilarion Residence in Saskatoon where she was able to continue attending church, connect with people from the Watson area and make new friends. Due to failing health, in November 2014 Annie moved to Luther Care Home in Saskatoon where she resided until her passing. Annie’s warm, welcoming, steadfast personality will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her two children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. SONIA (Stan) Peters of Calgary, AB and family, Sheryl Peters of Winnipeg and Stuart Peters of Cold Lake, AB; MICHEAL Romaniuk of Salmon Arm, BC and family, Jarrod (Teness) Romaniuk of Williams Lake, BC and children Paige and Sawyer, Carla (Cory) Gosgnach of Enderby, BC and children Marshall and Gage, David Romaniuk of Chilliwack, BC and Rachael Romaniuk of Lac La Biche, AB; two sisters Pearl Makar of Vernon, BC and Sherry (Bill) Pyatt of Victoria, BC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Annie was predeceased by her parents Pete and Haffia Melaschuk; husband, Mike Romaniuk; baby daughter (1941); brothers and sisters: Andrew (Olga) Melaschuk and their son Orest, Harry (Doris) Melaschuk and their son Ron, Eileen (Bill) Stombecki, Mary (Steve) Kresowaty and Paul (Marlene) Melaschuk; brother-in-law Walter (Haffia) Romaniuk. A Prayer Service was held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and a Funeral Service was held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. officiated by Very Rev. Father Taras Udod.  Both services were held from Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home Hwy 5 East Humboldt.  Interment followed at the St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Watson, SK. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Annie’s memory may be directed to Charity of Choice, Ilarion Residence or St. Michael’s Watson Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery Upkeep Fund.

This Notice is Courtesy of
Malinoski and Danyluik Funeral Home- Humboldt, Saskatchewan