PROCYK â€" Elinore Glenice
June 3, 1935 â€" August 15, 2008
The family of Elinor Procyk regretfully announce her passing on August 15, 2008 after a brief and dignified battle with leukemia. Elinor was born on June 13, 1935 in Herbert, Saskatchewan, the second daughter of Oscar and Millie Dahlgren. Elinor grew up in a happy home, filled with laughter and joy. In speaking of her youth, she always made mention of sports days, picnics, Saturday night shopping and country dances. As the middle child, Elinor had spunk and always had a mischievous grin in her eye. After graduating high school in 1953, Elinor moved to Indian Head, SK to be closer to her sister, Alma, and she began working at Jealous and Walker Drugstore. Shortly after arriving in Indian Head, Elinor accepted a date from the new RCMP officer in town, Bill Procyk, and both their lives changed forever. Bill and Elinor quickly fell in love, but since Bill had to serve in the RCMP for five years before he could get married, the young couple were forced to be patient before they could begin their new life together. Finally, Bill and Elinor were married on April 25, 1957, and shortly after that they moved to Regina, SK. In Regina, Elinor worked for SaskTel as a switchboard operator, and for Macdonaldâ€™s Consolidated. Shortly after the birth of their eldest daughter Dawn in 1958, Bill and Elinor moved to Bengough, SK, where their daughter Terry was born in 1960. A subsequent move to Cut Knife was marked by the birth of their third daughter, Dianne, in 1963, and their following transfer to Carlyle, SK was marked by the birth of their son, Rob, in 1970. Mom had her hands full during those years, not only with four young children, but also with the reality of being the wife of a Mountie in a small town, where the RCMP Detachment was often attached to their living quarters. In 1970, the family moved to Swift Current, SK, where Elinor was happy to be closer to her family in nearby Herbert, SK. However, a big change was in the cards for Elinorâ€™s family in 1972, when they were transferred to Chilliwack, B.C. Elinor soon grew to view Chilliwack as her home, but fate intervened one more time, in late 1981, when the family was transferred one final time to Prince Albert, SK. It was during these years in Prince Albert that Elinor gleefully watched her family grow, and she cherished all of her twelve grandchildren. Indeed, Elinorâ€™s devotion to her family made her an excellent role model for her own children, and her children are so very thankful that they were blessed with such a loving, devoted mother. Elinor loved to read, a passion that she passed along to all of her children, and she was addicted to her daily crossword puzzles. Elinor was the worldâ€™s best cook, and would jokingly refer to herself as the cooking hotline whenever her children would phone with cooking and recipe advice. As well, she loved to keep up with current events, loved to play Bridge, and most of all loved Coronation Street and all things British. She had her family well-trained that you were not, under any circumstances, to call her during Coronation Street! Elinor was always upbeat and positive, and it was very important to her to be perceived as such. Elinorâ€™s strength was exemplified during her brief illness, and she did not complain or want any fuss made over her right until the end. Her quick wit, her never-ending sense of humor, and her warm hugs will live on in our hearts forever. Elinor is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband of 51 years, Bill Procyk; her daughter Dawn (Alan McVey) and their children Shane and Haley; her daughter Terry Teichgrab and her sons Jordan and Brandon; her daughter Dianne (Kevin Wilson) and their children Kelly, Mark, Jesse, and Karlee; her son Rob (Tracy Tolley) and their children Kelly, Kristen, Brianne, and Owen; her sister Alma Williamson; as well as numerous brothers-and-sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. She.was predeceased by her father Oscar Dahlgren in 1970; her mother Emily (Millie) Dahlgren in 1975; her sister Lois Urie in 1966; her son-in-law Donald Teichgrab in 1997; her father-in-law Alexander Procyk in 1979; her mother-in-law Melania Procyk in 1981; her brother-in-law Roy Williamson, in 1993, and her brother-in-law John Procyk in 2004. The family would like to thank Dr. Dale Ardell for going above and beyond in his care of our mother. Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2008 at the Prince Albert Alliance Church, 2777 6th Avenue West, Prince Albert, SK with Pastor Ron Goertzen officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Grayâ€™s Funeral Chapel, Drew Gray, Funeral Director.
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