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Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

429 2nd Street South, Kenora, ON

OBITUARY

Anthony Ratushniak

June 11, 1925January 22, 2020
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Anthony (Tony) Ratushniak passed away peacefully at Pinecrest Home for the Aged at the age of 94, with family by his side. Dad moved in to Pinecrest Home for the Aged in November of 2018. He was treated with kindness, dignity and respect by all staff.

Tony was born in the small village of Bosyry, Ukraine, on June 11, 1925.

He and his wife and daughter emigrated to Canada in 1948, arriving at Pier 21 in Halifax. They boarded a train and travelled directly to Kenora, being sponsored by Tony's Uncle Peter Ratuski.

He found work very quickly, being an excellent self-taught carpenter and brick layer. He worked long and hard and soon was able to afford to build his first house.

He started working for the Ontario Minnesota Pulp and Paper Company (Boise). After working in different departments at Boise, he found his passion in gardening and took pride in the beautiful flowers and trimmed lawns at Boise.

He was a long time member of the Ukrainian Literary Society and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Tony is predeceased by his wife Patricia, son Ronnie, brother Roman, sister Marusia, and his parents.

He is survived by his daughters Mary Price (Darryl), and Irene Olson (Butch). He is also survived by his grandchildren Meghan, Tanis, Karen (Jim Hanstead), Corinne (Mike Bard) and Darren. He enjoyed being with his great grandchildren Jacob, Andrew, Andrea, Rheanna, Edward, Hailee and Dexter. Tony is also survived by Nusia Dnes and family.

Visitation will be at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral service will take place at the Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Monday, January 27th at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Daren Gallivan officiating. Pallbearers will be Butch Olson, Darryl Price, Darren Price, Jim Hanstead, Jacob Hanstead and Meghan Olson.

Sincere thank you to Cory Jinkerson and staff at Brown Funeral Home for their kindness, understanding and professionalism.

In honour of Tony, donations to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

Rest in Peace, Dad

Vichnaya Pamyat, Dido

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2020

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Jeff Gustafson

January 31, 2020

I grew up next door to Tony and Pat on Seegmiller Ave. and I don't think we could have had better neighbours.
For most of my life I NEVER ate a dill pickle, unless it was made by Pat...I had hundreds of conversations with Tony over the years about life and he always had interest in whatever I was up to. One of my most favourite people.
You will be missed...

Jeff Gustafson

Leslie Strain

January 30, 2020

Irene, Mary and families,
We were so very sorry to read of your dear Father's passing. With time, we hope that all of your wonderful memories will help ease the pain of his loss.
Sending hugs,
Leslie Strain and Dan Hoshwa

Carol Carruthers David Metail

January 25, 2020

Mary, Irene and Families

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.


Carol Carruthers
David Metail

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Biography

Anthony (Tony) Ratushniak passed away peacefully at Pinecrest Home for the Aged at the age of 94, with family by his side. Dad moved in to Pinecrest Home for the Aged in November of 2018. He was treated with kindness, dignity and respect by all staff.

Tony was born in the small village of Bosyry, Ukraine, on June 11, 1925.

He and his wife and daughter emigrated to Canada in 1948, arriving at Pier 21 in Halifax. They boarded a train and travelled directly to Kenora, being sponsored by Tony's Uncle Peter Ratuski.

He found work very quickly, being an excellent self-taught carpenter and brick layer. He worked long and hard and soon was able to afford to build his first house.

He started working for the Ontario Minnesota Pulp and Paper Company (Boise). After working in different departments at Boise, he found his passion in gardening and took pride in the beautiful flowers and trimmed lawns at Boise.

He was a long time member of the Ukrainian Literary Society and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Tony is predeceased by his wife Patricia, son Ronnie, brother Roman, sister Marusia, and his parents.

He is survived by his daughters Mary Price (Darryl), and Irene Olson (Butch). He is also survived by his grandchildren Meghan, Tanis, Karen (Jim Hanstead), Corinne (Mike Bard) and Darren. He enjoyed being with his great grandchildren Jacob, Andrew, Andrea, Rheanna, Edward, Hailee and Dexter. Tony is also survived by Nusia Dnes and family.

Visitation will be at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral service will take place at the Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Monday, January 27th at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Daren Gallivan officiating. Pallbearers will be Butch Olson, Darryl Price, Darren Price, Jim Hanstead, Jacob Hanstead and Meghan Olson.

Sincere thank you to Cory Jinkerson and staff at Brown Funeral Home for their kindness, understanding and professionalism.

In honour of Tony, donations to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation or a charity of one's choice would be appreciated.

Rest in Peace, Dad

Vichnaya Pamyat, Dido

Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com

BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.