In 2008, Bill received the Lloydminster Lions Club Citizen of the Year Award and in 2010, received the prestigious nomination for the Saskatchewan Lifelong Achievement Award from SK Seniors Mechanism.
He endearingly enriched the lives of his daughters and their families and was always readily lending a helping hand.
He loved visiting his four precious grandchildren and partaking in their many activities and one year ago was blessed with his first great-grandchild, Isla whom he adored.
Bill leaves to mourn his wife Julia, daughters Connie (Blaine) Cullen, Donna (Stirling) Lehner; four grandchildren, Travis (Nichole) Cullen, Megan (Byron) Cullen, Katelyn and Karson Lehner; great granddaughter Isla Cullen.
passed away in the Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the age of 63 years.
Pat leaves to cherish her memory: her loving husband Allan; her sons: Jason (Mhel Buelas) and Jeremy Eggen (Kim); grandchildren: Sheldon, Charmaine, Lucas and Anna; sisters: Nora Harder and Marilyn Davis; brothers: Ken Ross and Des Ross and numerous other relatives and friends. Mc Caw Funeral Service Ltd., of Lloydminster, Alberta administered the funeral arrangements.
The memorial service for Pat was conducted from Mc Caw Funeral Chapel, Lloydminster, Alberta on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at AM with Joyce Dickson officiating. The reception was held in the Knox Presbyterian Hall and the lunch was provided by Colleen’s Catering. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bill Rekrutiak.
Bill was born in Mundare, AB and moved to Lloydminster in 1926.
It was east of Lloydminster where he began farming until retirement 54 years later.
On July 7, 1953, he married the love of his life, Julia Kulczycki and they were blessed with two daughters.
“No job too big” - few could pride themselves with the list of lifetime achievements Bill accomplished when it came to community service: Junior Grain Club Leader, Municipal Councillor and Reeve of Wilton, Founding Director of Sandy Beach Lake Regional Park, Trustee/Chairman of Lloydminster Hospital Board, Director/Chairman of the Lloydminster Co-operative Ltd., Director/Chairman of Federated Co-operative Ltd., Director of the Northwest Regional Health District, Director of the Saskatchewan Health Care Association, Director of Twin Rivers Home Care, Director of Lloydminster Health District, Founder of the Slim Thorpe Recovery Center, Board Member/Chair of the Lloydminster Housing Authority, Director and Chair of the Lloydminster Figure Skating Club, Director of Saskatchewan Driver’s Licence Appeal, Member of Lloydminster Legacy Center, President of Lloydminster Cancer Unit and Provincial Executive, Lifetime Member of BPOE, and Returning Officer of the Constituency of Cut Knife/Lloydminster.
The list accumulatively totals well over 200 years of service.