Sylvester Ronald Senko
October 22, 1950 – April 26, 2022

The family of Sylvester Senko is sad to announce his passing on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was 71 years of age. Syl was born October 22, 1950, the oldest son of Mary (née Tkaczyk) and John Senko. He was raised on the family farm with his siblings Bernard Senko, Marilyn Dunne, and Wilfred Senko. For his schooling, Syl attended Elmsville and Lanigan schools and eventually enrolled in the industrial mechanic program at Kelsey in Saskatoon. Later he found his way out to British Columbia, working first with a masonry company and then a sawmill. While out there he enjoyed travelling around with friends, even going south of the border. But the Washington state troopers weren’t very hospitable as Dad soon found out on one of his trips, where he was left with a stern warning never to come back to the state of Washington ever again. Returning to Saskatchewan, to help out on the family farm, working alongside his father and brothers, he decided to purchase some of his uncle’s farm land and started his own mixed farm operation. He met Karen Dunne, the love of his life, while visiting his sister in Saskatoon. After their marriage, they built a home and were blessed with five children. Syl was always ready to volunteer with many organizations in the community, some of these included the Guernsey School Board Committee, the Elmsville Snowplow Club, serving as a church cantor, and as a 4-H project and club leader. Syl enjoyed slow pitch in Burr, curling, hunting, and fishing. Much of his spare time was spent driving the kids to 4-H and cattle shows. He liked to watch his grandchildren play hockey, and as he always had a 95% chance of winning the 50/50 draws, he became known for picking up the tab at the concession stand for the whole team! He cheered for the Leafs and he liked Wendel Clark ‘cause he was a farm boy from Saskatchewan! Sylvester will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Karen of 43 years, as well as his children and grandchildren: Charlotte (James), Brandi, Deanne, Layne, and Taros; Elise (Jason), Jackson, Walker, and McCoy; Angelique Benito (passed in infancy); Karl (Natalie) and Rudy; and Paul (Caitlin), Buck and Colt. A Prayer Service was held for Sylvester at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, April 29, 2022, at All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church in Humboldt, SK, and the Funeral Mass was offered on Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., April 30, 2022, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, in Lanigan, SK, with the Rosary prayed before both services. Both services were celebrated by Fr. Mykola Romanets, with Fr. Demetrius Wasylyniuk, OSB, as concelebrant, and music led by cantors Curtis Hebert and his daughters. Others taking part were Taros Thomson, as cross bearer and Terry Senko as the eulogist. An honor guard was provided by the Knights of Columbus Council of St. Mary’s Parish in Lanigan. Active pallbearers were: Nathan Senko, Jackson Dale, Layne Thompson, McCoy Dale, Walker Dale, and Gregg (Nicholas) Dunne, with, “Everyone who shared in Syl’s life,” noted as honorary pallbearers. The memorial luncheon was held in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, and the interment followed in Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, in the Burr District, SK. Memorial donations may be directed either to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, (#1 – 2217 Hanselman Court, Saskatoon, SK, S7L 6A8), or to Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Parish Lanigan, (PO Box 674, Lanigan, SK, S0K 2M0).

This Notice Is Courtesy Of
Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel - Humboldt, Saskatchewan