ANNIE (BURLOCK SAWKA) ZAILO
Born In: Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: November 18th, 1918
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: August 17th, 2012
November 18, 1918 ~ August 17, 2012
Annie is survived by her four children; Ken Sawka of Kamloops BC, Mel (Elaine) Sawka of Golden BC, and twin daughters Jane (Frank) Humphrey of Kamloops BC and Alice (Ludwig) Kostiuk of Spruce Grove AB. She will also be missed by her ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents John and Katherine, her brothers Dan and Alex, her sisters Mary and Sophie, and her husbands Jack Sawka and Basil Zailo.
Annie was born in Saskatchewan on the family farm, where she worked alongside her parents and siblings. At the age of 16 she met and married Jack Sawka. They moved to their own farm, beginning their life together and starting a family. Later they moved to Melfort where Annie gained employment as a housekeeper aide for Melfort General Hospital. In 1971, Annie and Jack moved to Kamloops BC where Annie worked for A&W Food Services and Tranquille School. She was also an active member of the Women’s League and the Ukrainian Professional Businessman’s Club. Life with Jack ended in 1977 and Annie continued to reside in Kamloops. Annie enjoyed making road trips to the BC Islands to visit family. She also enjoyed taking bus tours with her friend Aurora Rabu. Later, Annie met Basil Zailo and they moved to Calgary where they were married in 1989. They would then make several moves to Lillooet, Vernon and back to Kamloops. She lost Basil in 2006.
Annie’s passions in life were her love for her garden, bingos, and her joy of cooking and canning. She also enjoyed and cherished the many visits from her grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff of Royal Inland Hospital. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Cancer Society of BC or to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home. Flowers gratefully declined.
Prayers will be held at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 109 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 with Reverend Father Pavlo Myts, officiating.
Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home 250-554-2577 Condolences may be emailed to the family from