The family of Adam Wosminity wishes to announce that on Sunday, March 29th 2020, at the Yorkton Union Hospital, a life was taken too early.
Adam David Wosminity was born on September 24, 1945 in Kamsack, SK. He was welcomed into this world by his two older sisters Adeline and Betty and his proud parents Mary and Paul. Being the youngest, the family doted on that big baby boy! Stories of his childhood revealed the challenges of being raised in a farming family with little means in a tiny home. He had fond memories of his favorite childhood meal, yashnitsa, bread dipped into a mixture of fried cream and eggs. Adam attended Luzan School in his early grades and KCI high school in Kamsack where he enjoyed being a member of the basketball team.
Adam met Joan, his future lifelong partner at a dance in Rhein. They quickly fell in love and were married on July 12, 1969 at St. Mary’s Church in Yorkton. They moved to Lynn Lake MB, where Adam found employment at the Nickle Mine, and after two years, he was called back to the farm to help his parents. A half a mile from the family homestead, Joan and Adam started their family, and raised three children, Jason, Todd, and Jennifer. While Adam worked both on and off the farm to provide for his family, Joan spent her time learning to cook ukrainian dishes from Adam’s mother, Mary. Throughout the course of his life, he farmed, he managed the Kamsack Skating & Curling Rink, he was a councilor for the R.M., and he drove a school bus for 35 years. Of all the careers he had, driving the bus was his favorite. He cherished all of his bus kids, often treating them to goodie bags during the holidays and rewarding them with a stop at the local ice cream shop at the end of the school year. He loved having coffee with his fellow bus drivers and never missed a chance at trying to win the lotto with the group tickets. Adam worked tirelessly his whole life and was always willing to give a hand to a neighbor or a friend or a complete stranger who was in need. In his younger years, he volunteered to manage Todd’s hockey teams and had many after game “discussions” with the coaches and parents. When Adam was not working, he volunteered with the Knights of Columbus and was an active member of St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. Being hospitable was important to Adam and he taught us to be generous, to care for others, and to help out anyone that was ever in need. Adam was an amazing role model.
As Adam reached his later years, two events changed the course of his life. When Adam retired from farming, a positive outlook replaced the stress and instability of being a farmer. He spent many days enjoying the simplest tasks which included planting enough garlic and potatoes for everyone he knew, because as you know, someone might be in need of produce. He cherished the times when neighbours dropped by for a “cold one” to discuss the Riders, the Blue Jays or the progress of the crops throughout the season. The second was the birth of his seven grandchildren whom he adored, and he often spent many hours driving or flying just for a visit. Gido was not the type to wrestle or fool around, but he taught the grandkids to play various card games, he gave lawn tractor rides, and he transformed his backyard into a playground for the kids to enjoy. He took pride in starting their coin collections and gave them money for “planting the garden” or for no reason at all. He loved his grandchildren so much and they will always remember the love bestowed upon them.
In his final moments, Adam knew how much his family and friends loved him. His life had a positive impact upon us, he looked out for us when he was alive, and he will continue to do so in his passing.
Adam is predeceased by his parents, Mary and Paul, his brother-in-law Wilf, his nephew Murray, great nephew Joshua and great niece Madison.
Adam is lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years Joan, son Jason (Tanya) and their sons Carson and Aiden of Saskatoon, their son Todd (Jennifer) and their daughters Isabella, Sophie, Emma and Annika of Barbados, and their daughter Jennifer (Dalibor) and their son Adam Luka of Saskatoon.
He is survived by his sister Adeline (George) Nykolaishen, nephew Ron (Theresa) and their family, niece Sandy and her family, nephew Allen and his family, and nephew Daryl (Rosie) and their family. He is also survived by his sister Betty, her son Garry (Tia) and their family, his great nephew Samuel, and his niece Tami (Todd) and their family.
A private ceremony will be held for Adam on April 16th, and a public celebration of life will occur at a later date. Although distance keeps us apart, the family asks that you keep Adam in your hearts and remember the love that he had for all of you.
The Wosminity Family thank everyone for the kind words and acts of sympathy, flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish to leave a donation in memory of Adam can do so the St. Josaphat’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish Fund (Box 27, Runnymede, SK. S0A 3P0). To leave a note of condolence for the family please visit wolkowski.ca.
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St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Parish
119 Nicholas Street, Kamsack SK S0A1S0