The Parents of my aunt, Emily (Wilks) Sawicki. Pauline (Wasalyshen) Wilks and her husband, Frank Wilks

Frank and Pauline (Wasalyshen) Wilks. Ed and Emily Sawicki are my uncle and aunt. They grew up in and around the Dauphin Manitoba region in southwest Manitoba. This the information I have on Emily’s parents. I only had the privilege of meeting Emily’s mother, Pauline Wilks, when I was a young boy in Thompson Manitoba. Here is a picture of me at the foot of the stairs of house of Ed and Emily Sawicki in Thompson Manitoba. I was a ring bearer at Leo Sawicki’s wedding. Frank and Pauline Wilks were farmers and they had two sons, Stanley and Joe, and a daughter, (my aunt Emily). One son ended up living in Calgary and the other remained around Dauphin Manitoba. Emily lived in Sudbury Ontario, then in Thompson Manitoba and finally in Dauphin Manitoba. I think that the baby in their lap is Emily.

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PAULINE WILKS Born into a world of change in 1910, at the turn of the century, Pauline saw many changes in her lifetime. Pauline Wilks of Dauphin, passed away on January 23, 2011, at the Dauphin Personal Care Home, at the age of 100 years, surrounded by the love of her family and friends.

She is predeceased by her husband Frank Wilks; parents Anastasia ( Nellie) Prociuk and Metro Wasylyshen; sisters Ann, Mary, and Elsie; brothers John, William and Mike; as well as son Stanley, and grandsons Andrew and Randy.

Pauline was born on April 11, 1910 in the Sifton area. She married Frank Wilks, and they farmed seven miles north of Dauphin. She had three children; Emily, Stanley ( daughter in law Shirley) and Joseph ( daughter in law Mary); seven grandchildren, Beverly, Leona, Darrell, Darlene, Sherri, Dwayne, and Donna; five great- grandchildren, Nikki, Stefani, Kendra, Brayley and Colton; as well as nieces and nephews.

She enjoyed her many vegetable gardens, fruit orchards and flower gardens. In addition to canning, cooking and entertaining, she did needle work, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and loved to play cards. Pauline excelled in sewing, and was fondly known as the local dress maker. She is recognized for her many volunteer years at the Dauphin Hospital Auxiliary, and St. Viator’s Catholic Women’s League.

Prayers were held from St. Viator’s Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, January 27 at 7: 00 pm with a rosary led by the CWL. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, January 28 at 10: 30 am with Fr. David Kowalski officiating. Pauline was buried at the Riverside Cemetery next to her husband. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dauphin Hospital Auxiliary. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Dauphin Personal Care Home. Sneath- Strilchuk Funeral Services ( 204) 638- 4110 www. Sneathstrilchuk

Frank Wilks: Dauphin Herald (Newspaper) – October 18, 1990, Dauphin, Manitoba B4 THE DAUPHIN HERALD Thursday, October 18, 1990. In Memoriam Wilks – In loving memory of my dear husband, Frank, who passed away October 19,1976. Fourteen years Have passed and gone Since the one we loved so well Was taken from our home on earth, With Christ to dwell. The flowers we place upon his grave, May wither and decay; But the love for him Who sleeps beneath Shall never fade away. — You will always be remembered by your wife Pauline and family.

STANLEY WILKS April 24, 1935 – December 6, 2007 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather Stanley Wilks at the age of 72 years. With the family by his side, he passed away peacefully at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre.

Stan was born on the family homestead, in the RM of Dauphin to Frank and Pauline (Wasalyshen) Wilks. He grew up on the farm, with his parents, sister and brother. He attended Riverbend School for his elementary education, then Dauphin Collegiate to finish his high school education. After graduating, he went to Winnipeg to attend Teachers College. Upon graduating from Teachers college, Stan moved to Arden, MB. to teach school for a year.

After teaching, Stan worked for CN for a while, then decided to move back to Dauphin, where he started working for Safeway. It is at this job where he met Shirley Sishka and married her the following year. After their wedding and still working for Safeway, Stan was transferred to Selkirk, then Winnipeg, where they remained for a number of years.

In 1966, Stan and his young family moved back to Dauphin to take over the family farm, upon his father’s retirement. He continued farming and working at a variety of jobs until his retirement in 2000. Stan had many hobbies, but his favourites were; the great outdoors (country boy at heart) and photography. He also cherished family get- togethers and also “coffee – time” with his buddies.

He touched the hearts of all who knew him and will be missed. Stan was predeceased by his father, Frank Wilks and son Randy Wilks. He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish many fond memories; his wife of 50 years, Shirley. His son Darrell Wilks of Alberta, daughters; Darlene (Richard) Kolochuk of Winnipegosis, Mb. and Sherri Wilks of Dauphin. His grandchildren; Stefani Kolochuk of Brandon, Mb., Kendra Wilks (Dustin) and Colton Wilks of Alberta. His mother Pauline Wilks of Dauphin. His sister Emily Sawicki of Dauphin and brother Joe (Mary) Wilks of Calgary, Alberta, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Prayers were offered on Monday, December 10th at 7: 00 p. m. from the St. Viators Roman Catholic Church and were led by Jeff DiNella. Funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 11th at 2: 00 p. m. at St. Viators Roman Catholic Church with Father Yolando Gamallo officiating. Interment followed at the Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin. Active pallbearers were Stan Luckay, Albert Dolhun, Walter Dolhun, John Panko, Jack Koshey and Len Sharna. All who knew Stan were to consider themselves as honorary pallbearers. Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made, in memory of Stan, to the Heart and Stroke foundation or the Children’s Miracle network. Sneath- Strilchuk Funeral Services had care of the arrangements.

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