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Passing of UA Member Jestin Antoni

January 9, 2018

Jestin David Charles Antoni
April 27, 1990 - January 4, 2018.

Jestin David Charles Antoni, late of Prince Albert, SK, passed away on January 4, 2018 at the age of 27 years. Jestin had currently been residing with his father in RM of PA at the time of his sudden, tragic and unlooked-for death. Jestin leaves behind his beloved Stuart Little and prized new best friend and loyal companion Ruger, the puppy which he had with him upon his return to the farm in November 2017 to live with his Dad. Jestin was born in Campbell River, BC, moved to Thompson, MB in 1991 and in 1992 moved to PA. In 2003 he and his parents moved to the RM of PA at the home where his father continues to reside. Jestin is survived by and leaves to mourn both parents, father Raymond and mother Kathleen who currently resides in Domremy with Stuart. His older half-sister, Kimberley Newton and her children of Victoria, BC. Jestin also leaves behind from Kathy's family, Gramma Wasyliw of Edmonton, AB, Aunty Colleen & Uncle Nick Smook of Thompson, MB, Uncle Jim & Aunty Wendy Wasyliw/Yufrim of Paint Lake, MB, Aunty Susan & Uncle Aime Fredette Edmonton, AB, Aunty Debbie Wasyliw of Lloydminster, SK, Aunty Kelly & Uncle Glen Knott of Paint Lake, MB, From Ray's family, Uncle Brian Antoni of Estevan, SK, Aunty Sandy & Uncle Dave Stacey of Duncan, BC, Uncle David & Brenna Antoni of Campbell River, BC, Numerous Great Aunts, Great Uncles 1st, 2nd and 3rd cousins. Near and dearly devoted throughout his entire life -John Menard & Aunty Verlie Warren of Prince Albert, SK and family. Best friend Tyson Tolley, his kindergarten classmate -- fraternal brother UA Local 179. Carly, but especially Susan Kopperud at the Hyve that cared for him and the welfare of his family in ways a mother or dear friend would since 1995. Jestin was predeceased by his grandfather Toni Antoni, Papa Fred Sharpe, Grampa (John) Wasyliw, Nana Sharpe, Uncle David Wasyliw, Uncle Gary Macmillan, and cousin Douglas Wasyliw. Jestin received his education at Princess Margaret Elementary School k-7, Riverside Community School 7-8, Carlton Comprehensive High School 9-12. He graduated in 2008. Jestin entered the workforce in 2007 employed part time at Home Building Centre where he worked until the fall of 2008 following the suggestion and assistance of Don Crites and his sponsorship to make him a member of UA LOCAL 179.He became an employee of Thorpe Bros in November 2008 apprenticing for

'Mo and Jim' who were then as instrumental for his work at the commercial level within the UA179 as Bill and Betty Thorpe for his professional achievement as a Red Seal Journeyman in December 2014. His job ended at Thorpe Bros in 2015 and on to the call list UA179 pipefitting work at the industrial level in his trade. Jestin was a member of the PA Barveenok Ukrainian Dancers from 1995-2008. He joined the club with his eye on the red boots. Once he had advanced to red boots his eye had began to focus on the girls they could dance with but also impress. The joy this brought began with those just too cute gold medalist Hutzel Boys to the Seniors group that dazzled and brought down the crowds by time of graduation. Jestin wouldn't but could play the piano with 9 years of lessons taught by Linda Campbell until he graduated in 2008. He played the bells at Princess Margaret, and was a trumpet player for 5 years in the school band program. He participated in soccer for 7 seasons with his last year in 2003 extending to compete at provincial level in Lloydminster. He and his Dad took their hunter safety training together after the move to the acreage. He was given a trophy for highest marks in their class. He obtained PADI certification inspired to go diving with his dad which they did while on the second family vacation to Cuba in 2004 at Jibacoa. Jestin shared a special bond with many of his cousins, Great Aunts and Uncles, due especially to the tireless commitment and abundant love of his Gramma and Grampa Wasyliw. He was blessed, being raised as the only grandson ... in town! He was proud of his family heritage which was only encouraged more and flourished due to the extended family that were so active and present while growing up.
Jestin leaves behind many friends and coworkers and brethren of LOCL UA 179. He touched most everyone with his sharp wit and wry humour. His friendships were loyal and laced with his antics but mostly his love. As he was not spared of insurmountable torment we too agonize our loss. Loved and longed for Jestin. May you be granted the peace you sought for as for the mercy we pray to be granted on your loved ones -- those who did, did not and in the simplest truth- go on each day but for and by the grace of God. Prayers will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 -- 7:00 pm at Mackenzie Chapel, 130 9th St. E, Prince Albert, SK followed by Cremation. A Funeral Services will be Friday, January 12, 2018 -- 11:00 am at Saint Joseph's Parish, 260 25th St. E, Prince Albert, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prince Albert Branch, Canadian Mental Health Association, 1322 Central Ave, Prince Albert, SK, Helmets to Hardhats or charity of choice. Arrangements in care of MacKenzie Chapel & Crematorium -- Shellbrook Funeral Home. Brian and Bev Stobbs, Funeral Directors. 306.763.8488


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