Landscapes 09

Ted Sorochynski

January 30, 1947 ~ August 8, 2022 (age 75)


On August 8 at 2:00 a.m., Ted Sorochynski, with his daughters by his side, took his last breath, and his journey home.


Ted was born January 30, 1947, in Strathclair Manitoba to Nicholas and Carrie Sorochynski. He was raised in the Kello area where he went to school from grade 1 till 8 and finished the rest of his education at Shoal Lake Collegiate. During that time in the late 50's and early 60's he helped on the family farm. In 1967 Ted took a heavy duty mechanics course at ACE in Brandon. After he completed the course, he worked for CCIL in Wainwright Alberta and Melfort Saskatchewan. In 1970 he moved to Winnipeg and worked at Arnold Brothers Transport. During this time, he met his future wife Shirley Yaskiw and got married August 28, 1971. In 1972 he worked for Paramount Kenworth till 1977. During this time, they had two beautiful girls Monica who was born 1972 and Carolyn in 1975. They all moved to Russell Manitoba where he worked at Clements Farm Equipment. While in Russell he joined the Knights of Columbus and was on the executive of St. Joseph’s parish church. He was in bowling, curling and a ball leagues, and loved going fishing, ice fishing, and camping with his family. In 1985 he took a position in Saskatoon with Unitel Communications as a field Diesel technician. They all lived in Warman, he spent much time traveling across the province maintaining communication sites. In 1995 he was laid off. While in Warman he was involved with the golf course and was an executive member and managed the Warman Valley Crusader Junior B hockey team. In April 1995 he took a position at Yellowhead Equipment in Neepawa Manitoba where he worked very hard as the service manager. When in Neepawa he joined the Lions Club, he was secretary for 2 years and president for 1 year was also a director and volunteered whenever possible on Lions projects. He was also a member of Neepawa Curling Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Dominic’s. While in Neepawa he became a gega 4 times to Nicholas, Makayla, Nicole and Cody. He loved spoiling his grandchildren.  He started collecting farm toys and enjoyed gardening and yard work. In 2005 he moved to Redcliff Alberta to work Green Power in Medicine Hat Alberta as an assistant service manager and after a few months became service manager. In June 2011 he retired and moved back to Shoal Lake. He started volunteering with many groups and took a part time job at Dayton's.


In 2012 his biggest journey would start battling diabetes and kidney disease which finally took his life. Ted loved life, he was always positive and worked hard. He had a great sense of humor and was quick witted. His family and friends meant the world to him, and he would do anything for them. He was always there whenever you needed him, even when he had health issues. He always tried to stay positive even when there didn't seem to be a lite at the end of the tunnel. We kept calling him a cat because he seemed to be at death's door and kept coming back to life. He fought hard to stay around for his family, unfortunately God needed him to go home. He was the most amazing husband, dad and gega, he was our superhero. He has left a hole in our hearts, and he will truly be missed. 


He was preceded by his father Nicholas, mother Carrie and brother Paul. Survived by his brother Peter and Debbie of Dauphin Manitoba.  He is survived by his wife Shirley, his daughters Monica and Kirk Lamb and their kids Makayla and Cody of Neepawa Manitoba, and Carolyn and Jason Wolaniuk and their kids Nicholas and Nicole of Taber Alberta.  He is also survived by his brother Peter and Debbie of Dauphin Manitoba, his aunt Sophie Raginski of Sandy Lake, brother-in-law Ed and Frances Yaskiw of Winnipeg and nieces and nephews.


Funeral Service
August 13, 2022

2:30 PM
St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church
River Street
Shoal Lake, MB R0J 1Z0


Parish Cemetery
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Kidney Foundation of Canada
310-5160 Decaire Blvd, Montreal QC H3X 2H9

Diabetes Canada - Manitoba Division
401 - 1 Wesley Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3C 4C6

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