Sunday, December 5, 2010

Peter Guzak obituary

Peter Guzak. May 21, 1925 to November 27, 2010. It is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend Peter Guzak which occurred at St. Paul's Hospital on Saturday, November 27, 2010 after a seven week battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). Peter is survived by his wife, Frances of 55 years; daughters, Dinys (Calvin) Reed and Jennifer Guzak and granddaughter, Allysen (Jarred) Romich; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his brother, Mike Guzak and sister, Mary Kaplan, both of Edmonton. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Nettie and Wasyl Guzak and sister, Annie Crowder. Peter was born on a farm in the Blaine Lake area where he took his schooling and worked until he joined the RCAF in 1943 until 1946, when he was honorably discharged, for medical reasons. He spent numerous times in the Sanitoria. He resumed his education culminating with registration as a Medical Laboratory Technician. He worked at that profession from 1957 at the Fort Qu' Appelle Indian Hospital as a lab supervisor and finally as Hospital Administrator until his retirement in 1988. Peter enjoyed working in the community, he spent 16 years as Town Councilor, was a member of the Recreation Committee when the Rexcenter was built in Fort Qu' Appelle, was a member of the Lions Club for several years. Provincially he was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Homecare Association. He was a chairperson of the Touchwood Qu' Appelle Home Care Board and a member of the Board for Echo Lodge. He was an avid pet lover who always had a cat or a dog. He enjoyed spending summers with family at the cottage and in Waskesiu, fishing and camping and chasing the little white ball around the course. He also loved to travel to Hawaii and spent many vacations there. Family was important to him and he will be forever loved and sadly missed. Peter's family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and the Doctors of St. Paul's ICU for the exceptional care and compassion they gave him and us. A Memorial Service for Peter will be Friday, December 3, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Saskatoon Funeral Home. Email condolences may be sent to Arrangements are entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME. 244-5577

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