Gaylene Dowhanuik

Gaylene Isabelle Louise Dowhanuik (Drier)

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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Gaylene Dowhanuik
1947 – 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Gaylene Dowhanuik announces her passing on Monday, March 2, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Estevan, SK at the age of 72 years.

Gaylene was born on September 27, 1947 to Anna (Edlyn) and Gordon (Bill) Drier in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. Their family, along with her older brother Gord, moved to Carnduff where Gaylene finished high school before attending the Reliance School of Commerce in Regina.

On August 5, 1967 she married Ken Dowhanuik and together they welcomed their son Kent in 1970, and daughter Kyla in 1977.

Left to mourn Gaylene are her husband of 52 years, Ken; son Kent and his three daughters; Jayde, Kennedy and Kora; daughter Kyla (David) and their children, Landry, Sian and Rhys.

Gaylene will also be missed by her special grandson’s Andrew, Brayden, Ethan and Caden Kuski, along with their parents Tanya and Deron Kuski.

Gaylene was beyond excited at the recent birth of her first great-granddaughter Sophie and spent much of her time looking at photos upon her arrival.

Gaylene’s grandkids were the thing she cherished most in life, and nothing made her happier than spoiling them every chance she could.

Also left to cherish Gaylene’s memory are her brother Gord and sister-in-law Margie Drier, and her special niece Deidre Gallagher (Dan), and family.

At Gaylene’s request, a small private family and friends service was held.

The Memorial Luncheon was held on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the Taylorton Room – Days Inn, Estevan. Everyone was welcome to attend.

If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Health Foundation, 1176 Nicholson Road, Estevan, Sask., S4A 0H3.

Yvonne Clark at Hall Funeral Services, Estevan assisted Gaylene’s family.
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    Taylorton Room - Days Inn
    1305 - 9th Street
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    Everyone is invited to attend the Memorial lunch.


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Shirley wheeler

Posted at 09:03pm
On behalf of Shirley Anderson Buds wife and myself our deepest condolence in the passing of Gaylene. Shirley was very shocked when I shared the news of the passing of Gaylene.

Bill Holyoak

Posted at 11:10pm
To Ken and Family Sending our most heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely Bill & Lorraine Holyoak of Medicine Hat AB.

Doug Wood

Posted at 07:08pm
My thoughts and deepest sympathy to the Dowhanuik family, Gaylene she was such a fine lady Doug Wood

Wayne & Kay Carley

Posted at 09:54pm
Our deepest sympathy to Gaylene's family.
Wayne & Kay Carley

Dee Gallagher

Posted at 11:42pm
Some of my best childhood memories involve time spent with my much loved Aunt Gaylene, Uncle Ken, Kent and Kyla.
Aunt Gaylene was a very special adult in my life and as she was only 15 years older than me, not only did I love her with my whole heart, but I looked up to her with much admiration. My constant chatter and antics probably drove her crazy some times but she was a great sport about it all.
We had some great times and great conversations through the years and I am grateful for those memories.
I love her so much and will miss her always.
Dee Gallagher

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