It is with sadness that the family of Steve Sraybash announces his passing on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the Dauphin Personal Care Home at the age of 88 years.
Steve was born on March 5, 1932, to Dan and Lena Sraybash at Meadowlands, MB. He lived with his parents at Meadowlands and moved to Rorketon with them in 1945 to farm. Steve attended school in Meadowlands and Rorketon, MB and following his education, he worked on the family farm. He married Kay Osadchuk on July 31, 1953 and they began building a life together.
Steve worked various jobs over the years. In 1951, Steve ran the dray business in Rorketon, transporting freight from the CN station to various points in the area. He also drove the school van for many years. Steve and Kay purchased their farm in 1959, they raised cattle, pigs, horses and chickens. Steve enjoyed working with horses. To supplement the farm income, Steve worked for the department of highways and for Smook Construction. Steve continued to work on the farm with David and Carol until he retired, but he continued to help them out and loved helping them out. Steve also worked by Kay's side in retirement with their catering business making perogies (which they made thousands of!)
In his spare time, Steve loved hunting day and night (LOL). He enjoyed taking his grandsons hunting and taught them the right way to hunt! He loved taking trips to visit family and friends and loved to sing what we call the "old songs" now on family trips. Steve was a man of faith and loved reading his bible.
Steve and Kay raised 4 children who were their pride and joy; David (Carol), Janet Smook (Chris), Gale Huhtala (Tim), Dale (Tammy). He enjoyed every moment spent with his 14 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. He was so proud of them.
Steve and Kay moved to Dauphin in December of 2015 to Happy Haven and then together moved to the Dauphin PCH in September of 2019. Steve and Kay were partners in life and they enjoyed life and took on it's challenges together. They proudly worked as a team whether they were on the farm, catering, gardening or working together up north. They loved picking berries and mushrooms and going fishing. They were always willing to help anyone that needed a hand. In the winter, Kay would quilt and Steve would sit close by to help her. Steve was a prankster and had a quick wit and always had a joke, whether he was sharing tales about Flossy the Hen or telling his granddaughter Kathy that in order to get milk from the cow, you had to pump the tail! His stories and jokes will be fondly remembered.
Steve passed away peacefully in the early evening of June 17th and we take great comfort that he has been reunited with mom and they are together again to watch over their family. Rest in peace, Dad, we love you and we will miss you.
Steve was predeceased by his wife Kay, his parents Dan & Lena, his brother Bill, his sister Nellie, his grandparents Andrew and Anastasia Roznowsky, his in-laws William and Mary Osadchuk, his brother -in-law and sister-in-law Peter and Norma Billay and Florence and Walter Turko.
He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish many wonderful memories; his children David (Carol), Janet (Chris), Gale (Tim), Dale (Tammy) and his 14 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren, his sister-in-law Pauline (Harry) Helash, his brother-in-law Paul (Karen) Osadchuk, his sister-in-law Ann Sraybash along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
A private family service was held on Monday, June 22, 2020 at St. John's Cemetery, Rorketon, MB
The family would like to thank the home care staff at Happy Haven, the staff at the Dauphin Personal Care Home and Dauphin General Hospital and to all of our family and friends for their kindness and support during this time.
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