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JOHN SOBETSKI Peacefully, on Wednesday, September 6, 2000, John passed away at the Beausejour Hospital. He leaves to mourn his wife, Josephine of 57 years; daughter Mary Wernicke (Dieter) sons John (Barb) and Donald; grandchildren, Dieter Wernicke (Tracy), Sabyna Sawka (Richard), John and Brett Sobetski, Jeffrey Sobetski (Lori) and Tammy Marohn (Mike) great-grandchildren, Kevin Nicholas and Jonathon Sawka; brother Michael Sobetski (Mary) sisters, Anne Nemeth (George), Mary Martinuk and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Justina and Kindrat Sobetski and sisters, Martha and Jean. John was born August 25, 1920 in Brokenhead, where he met and married Josephine Kowalik in 1942. They had three children. John worked in the logging camps and farmed in the Brokenhead area. In 1959, he owned and operated Beausejour Tire and Battery. In 1974, he was employed with the Manitoba Provincial Government Garage until his retirement in 1984. John enjoyed many activities such as hunting, gardening, woodworking, music, garage sales and blueberry picking. His passion was antiques which he collected and reproduced. He had a talent for making things. If he couldnt get it, he made it. His children and grandchildren meant the world to him and he shared his many gifts with them. Prayer Service will be held on Friday, (tonight) September 8 at 8:00 p.m. at the Sobering Funeral Chapel. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, September 9, at 10:30 a.m. in the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. John Sholdak officiating. Interment will follow in the Ladywood Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. His Pallbearers will be John, Brett and Jeffrey Sobetski, Richard Sawka, Dieter Wernicke and Barbara Sobetski. Special thanks to Dr. Fred Zeiler, Beausejour Hospital and Staff for their care and compassion. To Those I Love and Those Who Loved Me. When I am gone, release me, let me go... I have so many things to see and do. You mustnt tie yourself to me with tears; Be happy that we had so many years. I gave to you my love, you can only guess How much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, But now its time I travelled on alone. So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must; Then let your grief be comforted by trust. Its only for a while that we must part, So bless the memories within your heart. I wont be far away, for life goes on; So if you need me, call and I will come, Though you cant see me or touch me, Ill be near And if you listen with your heart, youll hear. All of my love around you soft and clear. And then, when you must come this way alone. Ill greet you with a smile and say, "welcome home." Sobering Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Beausejour, Man. in care of arrangements. Phone 268-3510 or Man. Toll Free 1-877-776-2220.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on September 08, 2000