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Marion Andrew Brezinski

Birthplace: Invermay, Saskatchewan, Canada
Death: November 11, 2007 (78)
Yorkton, SK, Canada
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Son of Mike Brezinski and Anna Brezinski
Husband of Private
Father of Private; Private; Private; Private; Private and 1 other
Brother of Peter Brezinski; Edward Kazimierz Brezinski; Carl Brezinski; Josephine Chopty; Walter Brezinski and 7 others

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About Marion Andrew Brezinski

BREZINSKI: Mr. Marion Brezinski, beloved husband of Betty Brezinski of Yorkton, passed away on November 11, 2007 at the age of 78 years.

Marion Andrew Brezinski was born June 6, 1929, in the Invermay District to Michael and Anna (Nazar) Brezinski. He was the 7th child of thirteen. Marion spoke fondly of 1939 as a very memorable year in his life because it was then that he received his First Holy Communion at St. Peter & Paul Church, Dobrowody. Lone Spruce Country School was where Marion received his formal education while being raised on the family farm.

At a church function at St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Country Church in the spring of 1952, Marion met Betty (Albina) Leona Soloski of Buchanan. Father Mandecka united them in the sacrament of Holy Matrimony on October 20, 1952, at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, Buchanan. Together with his wife, Marion farmed the homestead for 10 years. At this time Marion moved his family to "Section 27" where he and Betty (with the help of family and friends of course) built a house and developed a farmyard site from ground up.

Marion's life was his family. He and Betty were blessed with six children: Cecilia (1953), David (1956), Gerald (1958), Lydia (1963), Monica (1964) and James (1970). God and family came first for Marion - even before his farm.

When Sunday came around, it was The Lord's Day. This meant that not one bit of unnecessary work ever got done on this day. It was church in the morning and visiting after that. Immediately, after supper every evening (even before the dishes) everyone in Marion's house would kneel for the Family Rosary. He was a firm believer of "The Family that Prays Together, Stays Together".

Marion farmed for 40 years - raising his family on four quarters of land that he progressively developed. He had a mixed farm and at one time milked as many as 28 cows. In between farming, Marion also enjoyed being a school bus driver for 15 years and he did serve as a trustee on the Canora School Division Board for 9 years.

Music always interested Marion. He loved to sing and he played the organ in church and accordion in an orchestra. Travelling was always a joy for Marion. Very often after haying was done, Marion would say, "The July clouds are calling me to the mountains"! He enjoyed going on pilgimages and he also travelled to Vancouver, the Eastern Canadian provinces, Detroit, Florida and Hawaii. His travels were always with family or to see family.

In 1992 the family farm was sold and two years later due to failing health, Marion, together with Betty, moved to Yorkton, Calgary, and then back to Yorkton. On September 24, 1999, Marion was admitted to the Nursing Home. He lived there until his passing on November 11, 2007.

Marion leaves to treasure his memory his beloved wife of 55 years, Betty; his six children: Cecilia, David, Gerald, Lydia, Monica and James and their spouses, 23 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, his sisters and brothers, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, 5 godchildren, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Parastas was held on Friday, November 16th at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton with Rev. Fr. Methodius Kushko, C.Ss.R. officiating. Responses were led by Ed Pindus and hymns sung by the Fetsch Family.

Funeral Mass was celebrated according to the Traditional Latin Rite on Saturday, November 17th at St. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, Dobrowody District with Father Gerard Rusak as the Celebrant. The responses to the mass were led by Our Lady of Fatima Parish Choir, Welwyn under the direction of Mr. Jacques Saurette. Serving at the services as altar boys were Marion's grandsons, Michael Brezinski, Jason Sliva, Eric Sliva, Timothy Sliva and Gregory Dutchak as cross bearer. Rosary before each of the services was led by Marion's family. The interment followed in the Yorkton City Cemetery with David Brezinski, Gerald Brezinski, James Brezinski, Dwain Brezinski, Garth Sliva and Kevin Sliva serving as the casket bearers.

Funeral arrangements were in care of Bailey's Funeral Home.

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Marion Andrew Brezinski's Timeline

June 6, 1929
Invermay, Saskatchewan, Canada
November 11, 2007
Age 78
Yorkton, SK, Canada