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Devona 'Dee' Shivak

October 27, 1937 ~ June 11, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Devona (Dee) Shivak of Stockholm, Saskatchewan passed away June 11, 2023 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan at the age of 85 years. 

Dee was born on October 27, 1937. Her parents were James and Helen Schwitzer. She had one older brother, Danny, two younger sisters, Muriel and Loretta, and a brother Wilford who died in infancy. She attended Excel School for grades one to eight, grade nine by correspondence, and ten and eleven at the Stockholm Separate School. Dee worked at Jim Plosz’s local grocery store for one year before she married Stan (Sunni) Shivak on July 19, 1955. Together they tended to the family farm, one mile north of Stockholm. They raised nine beautiful children, three boys and six girls.

Dee was predeceased by husband Sunni in 2003, grandchildren Derek Johanson, Travis Duchek and Baby Windrim, parents James and Helen Schwitzer, and siblings Wilford and Loretta. 

Treasuring her memories are her children: Wanda (Glenn) Banga, Lonnie (Veronica) Shivak, Margo (Arley) Duchek, Natalie (Reg) Johanson, Perry (Jacqueline) Shivak, Charmaine (Jim) Windrim, Monty (Becky) Shivak, Melanie (John) Allen, Tracey (Robin) Anderson, Grandchildren: Darin (Nicky) Banga, Brandon (Jolene) Banga, Alicia (James) Chewka, Brady Shivak, Chantelle Duchek, Tyson Duchek (Glorianne Kada), Megan Duchek (Darius Bomback), Brett (Dania) Johanson, Jesse (Melissa) Johanson, Trenton (Leanne) Johanson, Cameron (Kyla) Johanson, Jared Shivak (Victoria Petrenko), Dylan (Kayla) Shivak, Madison (Curtis) Langford, Spencer (Ryan) Bot, Jan Allen (Miranda Brooke), Jade Anderson (Brennan Dearborn), and Clay (Elizabeth) Anderson, Great-grandchildren: Alexa and Liam Banga, Peighton and Colby Banga, Jovi, Scarlett and Kade Chewka; Leah and Brinley Shivak-St. Laurent; Sonny Duchek and Beckett Nelson, Jayda, Rhyan and Cash Duchek, River Bomback; Waylon and Harper Johanson, Cavell and Levi Johanson, Macy and Luke Roberts, Emyrson, Luxton and Claire Johanson; Thomas Shivak, Henry Shivak; Cruz, Lowe and Dom Langford, Rudy and Poppy Bot; Liv and Aiden Dearborn, and Great-great-grandchild Emmett Dillabough.

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Funeral Mass
June 16, 2023

1:00 PM
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church
403 Elizabeth Street
Stockholm, SK S0A 3Y0


St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Stockholm, SK S0A 3Y0


Allan Blair Cancer Centre
c/o Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan, 200-4545 Parliament Avenue, Regina SK S4W 0G3


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