Karapita, Adolph

KARAPITA - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Adolph "Lornie" Karapita on October 13, 2017. He passed away at home after a lengthy illness. Adolph was born in the Sheho district on March 3, 1940.  He was the third of four children born to Mike and Minnie (nee Gorchinski) Karapita. Raised on the family farm, he attended Forest Nook School in the Jedburgh district and was soon known by his nickname, "Lornie". Adolph "Lornie" met Jeanette Sass when she was just 14 years old at a Beaverdale Church picnic. After seven years of courting, they were married in Jedburgh Church on June 3, 1961. Together they raised five children, Ralph (1965), Christine (1967), Wayne (1971), Michael (1973) and Richard (1976). They bought a farm in the district of Jedburgh, built a house, created a home and built up a farm consisting of three quarters of land, later increasing to ten quarters. In the years they developed the farm, Adolph had a passion to see the farm flourish. He saw farming as a lifestyle - a way of living his life. He went on to develop the farm creating memories in everything he put his hands to. Besides farming, his family was the love of his life with Jeanette always by his side.  He often said he would never change a thing about his life. He truly enjoyed farming. As well as operating the farm, he and Jeanette drove the school bus and he also worked for Broda Construction. Adolph served as a Councillor in the R.M. of Garry from 1993-1994 and again in 2009-2012. Although he was a quiet man, he really enjoyed visiting family and friends. Adolph and Jeanette retired from farming in 2004 and bought a house in Springside. He still enjoyed going out to the farm regularly and was even able to go for a ride in the country a couple of times in the last two weeks. Adolph "Lornie" was predeceased by his son, Michael in 1992; his parents, Mike and Minnie; his sister, Marcella and her husband, Mike Hiduk; his brother, Frank and his wife, Adella; his brother-in-law, Bill Zatwarnitski as well as many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law on Jeanette's side of the family. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 56 years, Jeanette; his son, Ralph (Colette) of Jedburgh, SK and their children, Nicole, Melissa, Michael and Mitchell; his daughter, Christine (Gary) of Grande Prairie, AB and her children, Michelle (James), Jeffery, Stefanie (Jake) and Crystal; his son, Wayne (Raina) of Jedburgh, SK and their children, Dabria, Zaraya, Tymon and Syreena and son, Richard (Jackie) of Jedburgh, SK and their children, Daphne, Max, Karver and Paisley.  Adolph will also be missed by his sister, Bernice Zatwarnitski of Canora, SK as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends. The Prayer Service was held from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, SK on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 with Reverend Father Ray Lukie, C.Ss.R. officiating. Requiem Divine Liturgy was sung on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yorkton, SK with Reverend Father Ray Lukie, C.Ss.R. as the Celebrant. The cross bearers were Adolph's grandchildren, Tymon and Syreena Karapita and the Epistle Reader was granddaughter, Dabria Karapita. The responses were led by Colette Karapita and members of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church Choir. Adolph was laid to rest in Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church Cemetery in Jedburgh, SK next to his beloved son, Michael. The casket bearers were Adolph's nephews, Randy Lazurko, Bobby Hiduk, Raymond Sass, Darrell Sass and Delmar Zwirsky and his cousin, Raymond Gorchinski. Friends so wishing may forward their condolences to the family by visiting www.christiesfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie's Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

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