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Wasylina Lushney bequeathed over $400,000 to local causes

The Health Foundation received over $282,000

Wasylina Lushney, late of Yorkton, who formerly farmed with her husband Bill in the Wroxton area, passed away on October 26, 2018. Wasylina had been a very generous person with local charities during her life and she continued to show her compassion and how much she cared for others by making substantial bequests in her will. 


Wasylina had owned three quarter sections of land in the Wroxton area which after her passing were listed for sale and sold. Those funds were then dispersed to The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan in Yorkton, the Kamsack Hospital and Eaglestone Lodge in Kamsack. 


“We are very grateful and thankful to receive a substantial bequest like this,” said Ross Fisher, Executive Director of The Health Foundation. “Wasylina Lushney was a very generous person while she was alive and made many generous contributions to help our work improving healthcare. We are very glad that she made a will that reflected her values, and that she continued to support the community and to help care for others even after she has passed.” 


“The Health Foundation was fortunate to receive $282,371. This is a very substantial donation and it will help us to purchase needed equipment in the Yorkton Regional Hospital,” said Mr. Fisher. “We are grateful to Wasylina for her generosity and to all of those individuals who remember to think of others and how they might make a difference in other lives by making a charitable bequest.”

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Above: a photo of Wasylina Lushney, who made the bequest, is held by Mary Schulman, left, and Linda Lushney, right, who are the executors of Wasylina’s estate. 

Thank you!

The following organizations and businesses donated more than $1,000 in 2018:

A & W Restaurant Yorkton | ARI Financial Services Inc.

Bailey's Funeral Home Ltd. | Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer

Canadian Tire | Canora Hospital Auxiliary | Canora Wheatland Lioness Club | Cargill Limited | Charis Medical Inc | Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium | Churchbridge Credit Union | City of Yorkton | Classic Paintless Dent Repair | Collins Barrow | Core Real Estate Inc. | Cornerstone Credit Union | Crossroads Credit Union Limited

Dr. E. C. Machnee Medical Prof. Corp. | Dr. J Spelay Surgical Prof. Corp | Duck Mountain Ambulance Care Ltd.

E.M.W. Industrial Ltd. | Eecol Electric | Esterhazy & District Charity Golf Classic

Fair Court Asset Management | Farm Credit Canada | Farrell Agencies Ltd. | Fedorowich Construction | Ffun Motor Sports | Functional Rehab Inc.

Gateway Co-operative Ltd | Grain Millers Canada Corp. | GX 94/Fox FM Radio | GX94 Community Support Fund

Harvest Meats | Hearn's Westview Pharmacy |Hutterian Brethren of Crystal Lake Inc.

Kinsmen Club of Yorkton | Kinsmen Foundation Inc.

Leland  Campbell Kondratoff Persick LLP | Leson's Funeral Home | Louck's Medi-Health Pharmacy Ltd. |Louis Dreyfus Company | LTS Grain Farms Inc.

Mark's | McMunn & Yates | Don and Frances McLaren | Melville Chevrolet Buick GMC | Morris Industries

National Bank Financial 

OSS (2002) Ltd.

Painted Hand Casino |Painted Hand Community Development Corporation | Pattison Agriculture | Peebles Machine Shop & Welding | Potzus Ltd.

R.H. Electric | RBC Foundation | RBC Royal Bank | Re/Max Blue Chip Realty | Richardson  Oilseed | RM of Churchbridge No. 211 | RM of Keys No. 303 | RM of Langenburg No. 181 | RM of Orkney No. 244 | RM of Preeceville No. 334 | RM of Saltcoats No. 213 | RM of Spy Hill No. 152 | RM of Wallace No. 243 | Rotary Club of Yorkton | Royal Canadian Legion Branch 77 | RPM Machining | Rusnak  Balacko  Kachur Rusnak

Sask Pork | SaskTel TelCare Employee Charity Trust | SaskTel | Schaan Healthcare Products | Scotiabank | Solon Care Contracting | Springside Lions Club | St. Gerard's Catholic Women's League | Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation

TD Bank Group | The Mosaic Company | The Wireless Age | Town of Preeceville | Town of Sturgis | Traction Truck Proz Inc.

Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood | Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada | UncommonSense Business Solutions | United Commercial Travellers #578

Vape Shack

Wagner's Flooring | Wawanesa | Western Financial Group | Wyonzek Brother Construction Ltd.

Yara Belle Plaine Inc. | Yorkton Business Improvement District | Yorkton Co-operative Association Ltd. | Yorkton Dodge | Yorkton Elks Lodge 392 | Yorkton Hyundai | Young's Plant World Ltd.

ZAD Enterprises Inc.