WUSSOW - Francis Woodrow (Chuck)

Francis Woodrow Wussow (Chuck) was born in Churchbridge, SK on July 4, 1920, the son of Ludwig and Edith Wussow. He passed away at St. Anthony's Hospital in Esterhazy, SK on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 95 years and 4 days of age, after a brief illness. Chuck received all his education in Churchbridge. After working at various jobs around home, he joined the Army in 1942 and served his country in WWII until 1945. After his return from overseas, Chuck married Phyllis Bergren on January 12, 1946 in Yorkton, SK. They settled into farming two miles north of Churchbridge, where they resided for 38 years and raised their three daughters. People and community were important to Chuck. He was councillor and Reeve for the RM of Churchbridge 211, chairman of the Langenburg Hospital Board, chairman of Arena Board, 4-H Horse Club leader and Lions member to name a few. He had a great love for horses and went for a horseback ride every summer, even when he was well into his eighties. He always had horses on the farm. Chuck was an avid supporter of his grandchildren's sports, especially hockey and ball. He watched sports on TV frequently, as well as current news events.  MacLean's was one of his last subscribed magazines. He read biographies from the Churchbridge Library after his move to the Lodge. In 1981, Chuck and Phyllis semi-retired, built a new house in Churchbridge and moved into town. After Phyllis passed away, Chuck remained in the house until 2009, then moved into the Heritage Manor until 2013. He lived at the Morris Lodge in Bangor from August, 2013 until he was hospitalized three days before his death. Chuck was predeceased by his wife Phyllis in 2007; his parents and his two sisters, all his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He leaves to mourn his passing his daughters: Janice (Don) Johnston of Calgary, AB, Connie (Russ) Sakundiak and Candice (Brian) Swanson of Churchbridge; eight grandchildren, Troy, Todd and Sharla Sakundiak, Cody (Maureen Wood) Johnston and Kirk Johnston, Jenilee (Darren) Melnyk, Clint Swanson, Marcy (Brandon) Eskra; two great-grandsons, Hunter Sakundiak and Marlow Johnston, as well as his nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held on Monday, July 13, 2015 from the Chapel of Christie's Funeral Home in Yorkton, SK with Kathy Novak serving as the Funeral Celebrant. Chuck's granddaughter, Jenilee Melnyk, shared words of tribute and eulogy in her grandfather's memory. A special taped music selection, "I Want to Stroll Over Heaven With You" as sung by Alan Jackson was played. The organist, Carla Laycock, led the congregation in the singing of the hymn, "For the Fruit of All Creation". Following a luncheon in the Gunn Reception Room at Christie's Funeral Home, the Cremation Committal took place in the Churchbridge Town Cemetery with Chuck's granddaughter, Marcy Eskro serving as the urn bearer. 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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