It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Wasyl (Bill) Yablonski at Hospice House on November 3rd, 2010 at 89 years of age.
Bill was born on January 1st, 1921 in the Ukraine and came to Canada in November of 1950. He homesteaded in Port Arthur, Ontario for a few years before moving on to British Columbia. Bill worked for Crown Zellerback in Armstrong for nearly 30 years, before retiring in 1985. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his two daughters; Sandra Martyshuk and Olga Yablonski, both of Vernon, B.C., three sons; Mike (Lolita) Yablonski of Squamish, B.C., Bill (Val) Yablonski of Brownsville, Alberta and Steven (Jane) Yablonski of Edmonton, Alberta, his former daughter-in-laws; Marilyn Yablonski of Vernon, B.C., Evelyn, Colleen and Debra Yablonski of Kamloops, B.C., 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Bill was predeceased by his wife Eugenia (Jenny) in 1985, his long-time companion; Helen Ambrose in 2007, two sons; Andy in 1994 and Victor in 2008, One son-in-law; Emile Martyshuk in 2001, five grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-grandson.
A Graveside Service will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. A Reception will follow at the home of Evelyn Davis in Lake Point Trailer Park, #26 – 6688 Tronson Road, Vernon, B.C.