It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Adeline (Adele) Boguski (Tokar) on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Dauphin Regional Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 78.
Adele was born September 12, 1933 to John and Dora (nee Skwarok) Tokar on the homestead in Keld, Manitoba. The family (11 children) lived on the family farm until 1950 when mom and her mother and father moved to Dauphin. While at home on the farm, mom attended Kosiew School. Upon moving to Dauphin, mom attended Littles’ Business College and worked for the Town of Dauphin for two years.
On June 3, 1954, she married dad, Manuel (Mel) Boguski, at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Dauphin. They resided in Dauphin and Makinak before settling in Dauphin when dad took a permanent teaching position.
She is survived by daughter, Angela (Michael) Werbicki, son, Greg (partner Joe Stouffer), grandchildren, Nicole (Justin) Dyck and Aaron (Barbara) Werbicki and great grandchild, Liam Dyck. She will be missed by sisters Olive Bosiak of Brandon, Nell (Michael) Partyka of Winnipeg, brother-in-laws, Walter (Marj) Boguski, Sylvester (Gladys) Boguski and sisters-in law, Elsie Drebnisky and Virginia (Basil) Graham, many nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was predeceased by dad, Manuel Boguski, her parents, John and Dora Tokar, brothers, Mike (Helen) Tokar, Frank Tokar, Tony Tokar, Leonard Tokar, Joseph (Mary) Tokar, sisters, Anne (Peter) Drebnisky, Carol (Peter) Twerdun, Mary (John) Podworny, in-laws, Mary and Frank Boguski and John Bosiak.
Mom enjoyed her family, both near and extended. Her children, grandchildren and her first great grandchild were immensely important to her and the times spent with them were filled with laughter and love. She was also looking forward to the arrival of two more great grandchildren this summer. Mom enjoyed playing cards, and her and dad always were up for a long night of canasta playing as many of you will know. She also enjoyed playing bingo where she made many a new friends on those evenings and in early years, she also enjoyed working as a volunteer. Mom with Dad loved to get in the car and travel to whichever direction they thought was interesting which may have been at trip to a casino, maybe fishing or visiting family. Both mom and dad loved their trips to Flin Flon to visit family and go camping and pickerel fishing with late night canasta playing under the light of a propane lantern. They spent many a summer at the cabin at Waterhen, where they fished and enjoyed the company of friends and family. They also loved picking morels, and almost any berry that could be found. Mom came to love the flower gardens in her later years. Mom was known for her sense of humor, deep compassion and she had the ability to make steadfast and loyal friends. She will be truly missed by all whose lives she touched.
The Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League conducted a rosary tribute on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. followed by prayers at 7:00 p.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Dauphin. Divine Liturgy and funeral service was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Oleg Bodnarski on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. from the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection with interment at the Riverside Cemetery. Marvin Procyshyn served as Cantor assisted by the Church choir. Grandchildren, Aaron Werbicki served as Crossbearer, with Nicole Dyck as Honorary Crossbearer. The Epistle reader was niece, Sylvia Wagner and the eulogy and tribute was read by niece, Gwen Torres, followed by a poem reading by Natasha Torres. Pallbearers were Darcy Boguski, Tony Torres, Melvin Partyka, Randy Wagner, Stan Smilski and Ernie Michaleski.