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SARANCHUK, Lucy Born March 19, 1919 – July 21, 2022 aged 103 years.
“I Love Lucy” is a phrase best describing the generosity and kindness of a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Regardless of where she was, she was the most sought after and when found, her exuberant greeting rewarded the seeker. Truly unique in every way; her positive attitude was inspirational and resulted in a long and happy life - one she was reluctant to leave.
Lucy Saranchuk (Zlotoff) was born on the Picton farm, near Arran, SK on March 19, 1919 making her 103 years young in 2022. The oldest daughter of Tom (deceased December 30, 1969) and Molly Zlotoff (deceased January 31, 2001); her 4 siblings; two brothers (Alex and John) and two sisters (Elsie and Doreen), predeceased by Alex oldest brother passing in October 6, 2012 and Doreen, youngest sister passed August 17, 2004.
Lucy attended a one room school house in White Beech, SK from grades one to eight and continued her education until grade 10. She always said she loved geography and was a great speller only losing a contest to a boy on one word which of course she never forgot the spelling of again!
She married Metro Saranchuk (deceased January 20, 1977) and settled 8 miles north of Arran across from Tom and Molly Zlotoff raising 4 daughters on the farm; Fran, Colleen, Jane and Deborah. She loved the farm, milking cows, raising chickens and pigs and planting a huge garden. She left the farm with the two youngest in 1988 working in Benito and Swan River for Dr. Maharaj. Lucy moved to Regina where the two youngest attended University and she lived there for ten years. She moved to Kamsack in 1982 where she remained in her own house until June 27, 2022 with Home Care services provided after she turned 100. She loved her 100th birthday celebration with family and close friends and personalized greetings from Queen Elizabeth ll, the Prime Minister, Premier of Saskatchewan, and MLA Terry Dennis. Always the independent woman, she decided at 103, that she could have more fun at the nursing home and hoped it wasn’t too late.
Lucy was beloved by all who knew her with her wonderful sense of humor and her joy at seeing anyone walking through the door including Home Care and Nursing in the past few years! Her kids and grandkids loved her and her Russian food and cooking borsch will continue to remind us of her in the very sweetest way. She was also an avid sports fan enjoying Tiger Woods and especially cheering on her Picton Cousins with the Regina Rams and Saskatchewan Roughriders. Left to Mourn her loss is daughter Fran Danielson, her sons Derek (Swift Current), Kevin (Barbara), great grandchildren Sara and Alex (Kamloops), only granddaughter Teresa Neustaeter (Albert), Ashley, Justin, of Swift Current, Colleen, (Allard) Danielson of Kamsack, son Devin (Tanya) of Langdon, AB, Jane Dalke, sons Kyle, Taylor of Calgary, Deborah Bogdon and son JD (Sejal) and great grandsons Milo and Tyco of Austin Texas.
Special thanks to the exemplary, caring, compassionate Kamsack Home Care staff, Kamsack Nursing Home staff (all CCA’s and nurses), Dr. Obiora (Canora) and Wolkowski Funeral Service Ltd.
Kamsack and District Nursing Home Auxillary
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