With sadness, the family of Paul Bilous of Roblin, MB announce his passing on May 3, 2023.
Prayers will be held for Paul on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm from Holy Redeemer Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Roblin.
Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday, May 11 2023 at 10:00 am also from Holy Redeemer Parish in Roblin.
The Liturgy will be live streamed for those unable to attend. Click on the link below.
Interment will follow in the Roblin Catholic Cemetery.
Paul Bilous passed on May 3, 2023. He is survived by his faithful wife Victoria and his five children, Marlene, Randy, Marianne, Michelle and Rick. Marianne, Michelle and Rick married and have spouses along with a total of seven grandchildren.
Paul Bilous was born on February 8, 1925 at the Bilous homestead in the Mohela region which was close to Canora, Saskatchewan. His parents, Procop and Dora Bilous were the leading farmers in the Mohela district at that time and in addition to several quarters of land had a thriving threshing and a logging business.
Unfortunately Paul's father died in an unfortunate farming accident in the spring of 1931 during the Great Depression and six year old Paul, the youngest in the family was raised by his fine mother, his five brothers and his sister Mary and her fine husband Bill Keller. The family kept up the framing operation and the two businesses and were among the 27% of Saskatchewan residents who did not lose their land during the Dirty and Hungry thirties.
Paul's parents placed a very high value on education and Paul soon began his education at the Mohela School. He did well in school and was soon the person responsible for starting the stove before class so that the students would have a warm place to study during the cold Saskatchewan winters. Paul was very fond of dogs and had two dogs named Hitler and Chamberlin and they became his steady companions.
When war broke out in the fall of 1939 Paul went to Hudson Bay Junction to provide timber for the increasing war effort and do his part for Canada. Following the war, Paul returned to the Bilous homestead and took up farming.
Paul married Victoria Lyhkun in June 1949 and they farmed the homestead till 1959. During this period they had two children, Marlene and Randy.
In 1959, in search of improved farming prospects, Paul and Victoria sold the Bilous homestead and bought a larger farm near Roblin, Manitoba. Here Paul was recognized as a conscientious farmer and their income was supplemented by Victoria's large poultry operation. Paul and Victoria had three more children in Roblin, Marianne, Michelle and Ricky.
Paul and Victoria moved to the town of Roblin in 1996 and Paul entered the Roblin Long Term Care Home until he passed.
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