Monty Perih of Dauphin, MB passed away Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at the age of 81 years, at the Dauphin Hospital.
Monty was born in Keld September 21, 1936 to Peter and Anne. He lived and farmed with his family until the 1960's. Monty was the youngest of 13 children.
As a child growing up, Monty had his challenges, he was born with out the ability to hear. This created problems for him in early years of school. That is when he was sent to Saskatoon, SK to a school where he was taught how to read and write with the help of braille. He was only there for less then 2 years but really missed living with his family and then returned to live on the farm. When he came back from school, he was able to read and write, learned some sign language, and how to lip read. He was able to do this in English and Ukrainian.
Monty moved to the city of Dauphin to live and to help take care of his mother until her passing in 1982.
While Monty was living in Dauphin he worked at a meat market, cutting and wrapping meat. He also spent many years painting for local contractors, which he was very good at. Monty also worked for his brother in the sand and gravel business, building roads and other projects in the area.
When Monty was young he also found an interest with a local baseball club where he became their bat boy, until they found out that he could hit the ball out of the park, then he was on the team!
Along the way Monty made many friends and acquaintances, and he never forgot their names or faces. He would always blow the girls a kiss, or a big smile and a wave.
Monty loved the small things in life, like pictures, animals, trees, flowers, birds, and butterflies, but best of all, a good game of hockey on TV. Especially if his favourite team was playing, the Toronto Maple Leafs!
Monty was predeceased by his parents Anne and Peter; sisters Julia Gidilewich, Anne Pollit; brothers Bill, Mike, Matt, Tony, John, Nick, Pete and two infant siblings, Steven and Mary.
Monty will be sadly missed by his sister Jean Bomak; sisters- in- law Stella Perih, Helen Perih and Marie Perih, and many nieces and nephews and extended family, also by his good friend and neighbour, Adrienne.
Monty lived his life at home until his last 20 days in the hospital, fighting his battle with cancer.
Funeral Liturgy was held on Tuesday, February 6th at the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Dauphin, MB with Very Rev Father Oleg Bodnarski officiating. Interment followed in the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin, MB. Pall Bearers were Tony Perih, Steven Perih, Gordon Perih, Dennis Perih, David Perih, and Gerry Perih. The Crossbearer was Megan Perih, Epistle reader was Lori Perih and Eulogy was given by Gordon Perih. The Cantor was Alvin Pentlichuk.
Donations in memory of Monty may be made to the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection or Canadian Blood Services.
Canadian Blood Services
1800 Alta Vista Dr. Attn: National Fundraising Office, Ottawa ON K1G 9Z9
Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection
801 Jackson St., Dauphin MB R7N 2N3