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Fay Evelyn Sochaski (née Young)

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On September 12, 2019 @ 2:32 pm In Obituaries | 13 Comments

With her loving family by her side, Fay passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Health Sciences Centre, in Winnipeg, at the age of 84.

Fay is survived by Ray, her husband of 63 years; children, Diana (Kelvin) Dereski, Heather Gray and Gordon (Camille); grandchildren, Sean, Daniel (Megan) Dereski, Riley Gray (Jolene), Kirsten (Tyler) MacNeish and Lena Sochaski; great-grandchildren, Sloan Dereski, Logan & Freyja MacNeish and Kylan Vandekerckhove; sister-in-law Alice (Robert) Chayka and brother-in-law Eugene (Maidra); special nieces and nephews; and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Andrew & Violet (née Osborne) Young; parents-in-law, Walter & Mary Sochaski; granddaughter Amy Gray; son-in-law Curtis Gray; siblings, Jack (Anne) Young, Gordon (Joyce, Millie) Young, Noreen (Pat) Murphy and sister-in-law Nadia Sochaski.

Fay was born in Saskatoon, and moved as a young girl to North Battleford, where her father was a CN diesel mechanic. Fay and Ray became high school sweethearts while attending North Battleford Collegiate Institute. After school, Fay worked for Saskatchewan Telephone as an operator, first in North Battleford, while Ray attended University in Saskatoon, then transferring to Saskatoon after marriage. They married September 1, 1956 in North Battleford and lived in Saskatoon for Ray’s final University year. Following graduation Ray & Fay moved to Deep River, ON with Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., here Fay was kept busy with the arrival of their three children. When AECL built a research facility in the Manitoba wilderness the young family became one of the first ‘pioneers’ to the new Town of Pinawa. Over the years Fay volunteered with the Hospital Auxiliary, the Arena concession, taught Sunday School, canvassed for charities and served on the school board. She and Ray traveled the world, both for work and pleasure, with Australia and Vancouver Island as favourite places to visit.

A loving and caring person Fay was always thinking of ways to make others happy. Her homemade pies, cookies, turkey, stuffing and cheese balls were a few of the family traditions. Fay so loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren — one of her greatest pleasures was looking at photos and videos of the kids. She enjoyed her friends, neighbours, her garden, shopping, berry picking, needlework, reading, weekly bridge groups and above all, her family. Fay was a cheerful optimist, who never complained about her health. We will miss her phone calls, ready laugh and her skill at keeping the family connected.

Memorial service for Fay will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pinawa Alliance Church with Rev. Rob Murray presiding. A private family internment will take place at a later date in Pinawa Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pinawa Hospital Auxiliary or Pinawa Foundation, Box 100, Pinawa MB R0E 1L0.


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Condolence from Jacquelyn Landry (Cafferty) on September 12th, 2019 4:02 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Fay was a lovely lady and kind beyond measure. RIP Fay.

Condolence from Marie and Ron Larsen on September 12th, 2019 5:04 pm

Sending our sympathies to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed her company so much at family birthday parties. Quite a wonderful, welcoming , down to earth lady. Xoxo

Condolence from Larry Gauthier on September 12th, 2019 8:17 pm

My most sincere condolences to Ray and his family.

Fay’s passing is a tragic loss for the family and for the community of Pinawa that Ray and Fay were part of for so many years.

Condolence from yvonne jeninga on September 12th, 2019 9:03 pm

Our sincere condolences to all. Fay was one of our Mom’s closest friends and her faithful walking companion. I will always remember her infectious laugh. Praying for peace for you all.

Condolence from Kathi and Gary Wirth on September 12th, 2019 11:36 pm

Our condolences to Fay and Ray”s family. We are very good friends with Heather, their daughter and have met Ray and Fay on many family occasions throughout the 30 plus years. Fay was always cheerful and seemed to always be delighted to see us. You could tell she had a light hearted approach to life. May her family think fondly of all the wonderful experiences that they shared with her. It is too bad that she suffered so greatly during the last few years of her life. Rest in peace Fay, and may God welcome you into his loving arms.

Condolence from Barry & Darlene Hood on September 13th, 2019 10:21 am

Our sincere condolences to Ray and family after hearing of Fay’s passing. We enjoyed the years we were neighbours in Pinawa and remember Fay’s enthusiasm for everything. You both have supported the community since arrival and we wish you the best going forward Ray, with family and friends to help lessen your loss. Take care.

Condolence from Joan Lidfors on September 13th, 2019 10:43 am

We are so sorry to hear of Fay’s passing. She was kind , always cheerfull, and had a laugh you couldn’t resist smiling and chuckling with her. Know she will live on in the hearts of her family and those who were so privileged to know her. Our thought and prayers are with the family. Joan & Dale Lidfors

Condolence from Norman & Shirley waters on September 13th, 2019 2:54 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Elane Stoughton on September 14th, 2019 3:52 am

So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
May your happy memories bring you comfort.
Howie, Eland and family xo

Condolence from Peter and Shirley Cliche and family on September 14th, 2019 9:27 am

Our sincere condolences to the Sochaski family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Faye was a truly generous and thoughtful lady who shared her joy and enthusiasm with everyone. May God’s blessings be a part of your lives forever.

Condolence from Tracy Huguet (nee Walters) on September 15th, 2019 3:41 pm

My sincere condolences to all the family. I was quite shocked when I just read this. A life very well lived, and I still remember the birthday party she hosted for Heather in early elementary school, and how fun it was with the games she planned. Mrs. Sochaski was always so pleasant, with a lovely smile and inquired as to how I was doing when we met at the Birthday parade. She will be much missed. My prayers are with you as you grieve your loss. Lovingly, Tracy Huguet (nee Walters)

Condolence from Ian and Diana Dale on September 16th, 2019 9:26 am

Our sincerest condolences to Faye’s loving niece Cathy and the rest of the family.

Condolence from Louise & Darrell on September 18th, 2019 8:10 am

Sorry to hear of Fay’s passing. Our deepest condolences.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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