Morris Stanley Zakreski
Morris Stanley Zakreski, aged 95 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021. Morris was born in Alvena, SK, where his grandmother and grandfather started farming in 1899. He married Natalie Pidskalny on October 8th, 1950 and taught school for a number of years in various areas of the Cudworth area. In 1958, Morris was employed as Secretary Treasurer for the Gull Lake School Unit, eventually moving permanently to Moose Jaw in 1961 where he was employed by The Thunder Creek School Unit until his retirement in 1989. Morris liked to stay busy. He was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1964, a District Coroner in 1968, and Marriage Commissioner in 1980. Upon his retirement he continued with these appointments. Morris and Natalie enjoyed travelling throughout Canada and internationally. He was an avid reader, enjoyed fixing up vintage vehicles, was very social and involved in the community, and loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly.
He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Nellie Zakreski; daughter, Janice Heisler; brothers, Orest and Peter; sister, Victoria; sister-in-law, Norma; brothers-in-law, Joseph and Bill; nieces, Mary and Carol; and nephews, James and Doug. Morris is survived by his wife of 71 years, Natalie; sons, Eugene Zakreski and Tim Zakreski (Sharla); daughters, Linda Zakreski and Angela Zakreski; sister, Elizabeth Lesko; brother, Wesley Zakreski (Sylvia); brother-in-law, Ed Pidskalny (Sharon); grandchildren: Christopher Heisler, Blake Hudson (Teri), Bradley Hudson, Chelsey Hudson (Sam), Alexandra Zakreski, Evan Heisler (Alexandra), and Hannah Martin; and great-grandchildren: Isaac Hudson, Walker Hudson, Mya Hudson, and Theodore Heisler.
Special thank you to the staff at West Park Crossing for the excellent care provided to Morris.
The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 8th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home. Deacon Lamont Dyck will officiate and interment will take place at Moose Jaw Funeral Home Indoor Columbarium. Those not able to attend in person are invited to watch the service virtually by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/. In lieu of flowers, donations in Morris’ name may be made to the Alzheimer Association of Saskatchewan, 301 – 2550 – 12th Ave, Regina, SK S4P 3X1. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Most sincere condolences to Morris’s family. He was my boss when I drove school in the 60’s. Most enjoyable to work with.RIP. Morris.
Natalie, our deepest sympathy on the loss of Morris. I remember my visits to the Thunder Creek office where Morris always had a joke or story to tell before I could complete my business and leave. I enjoyed crossing paths again at Mulberry Estates and driving him around on the bus.
Condolences on the loss of Morris. Always enjoyed our visits, he was a gentleman and a genuine good person.
Natalie,I am so sorry to hear of Morris passing.He was bus manager when my Dad drove bus in the 1950’s and forward.He was very friendly and always let me go into the library as a child,at the school board office on Ominica and 5th.I always did the bus route map for my Dad on a scale which Morris was thankful for.He said others just drew free hand maps that had to be redone.He made me feel so useful and it was so good to see you both again when you were at Mulberry.Take care.
My condolences, Tim & Sharla & to your family on the passing of your Dad. Keep those memories close and enjoy them. Take care.
Natalie and family remember the good times and Morris will always be with you. I worked for Morris for a number of years and he was always up for a joke and easy to work for
So sorry to hear of Mr. Zakreski’s passing. I had the pleasure of getting to know him while my kids attended Lindale. .He was a highly intelligent man with a sharp sense of humor.
Sorry to hear about Morris…our deepest sympathy. Knew Morris real well from my years on the Thunder Creek Local and Division Boards. He was one of a kind….I always enjoyed our friendship.
Dear Natalie and family
Sending our sincere thoughts and condolences in the loss of your Morris.
He had a very full, long and interesting life — we saw him as a truly genuine hard working man, very accomplished in so many ways.
Remembering, with many fond memories of you all, as neighbours for many years and Morris as my boss at TCSD #78 in the 1970’s.
He always expressed being a very proud family man with much love for his roots and family.
Sending our love and sympathy – Joan and Jim King
Tim and family, I am sorry for your loss. I was hoping to come to the funeral but due to covid rules I was unable to attend. Morris was a great guy. I used to visit with him at the hospital when he was the coroner. Please take care and be safe.
Dear Natalie and family. My sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of Morris. Your family made my years at STI very memorable and enjoyable. Morris had such a great sense of humour and I thoroughly enjoyed his stories. I learned of Morris’s passing from my brother-in-law Doug Hood who went to school with Eugene and Linda. I was extremely saddened to find out about the loss of Janice so many years ago when reading Morris’s obituary. She was such a lovely young women. My condolences on your loss of Janice as well. Wishing you all the best during this difficult time.
To my old friend, Tim, very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Condolences to you and your family.