Welcome to Church on the Hill, Glenavon, Sask, Canada

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Farewell to Murray & Kathy Shishkowski

Farewell to 

Murray & Kathy Shishkowski

Murray & Kathy Shishkowski, June 25th, 2014, Candiac, SK

Long-standing members and co-founders of Church on the Hill, 
Murray & Kathy have sold their farm south of Candiac
 and have moved to Wetaskiwin, Alberta 
to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

For 30 years, Murray & Kathy have blessed COTH
 in innumerable ways, including serving as board members,
 and in Kathy's case, church Treasurer.

 Murray spent countless hours and his own resources 
keeping the grass cut and the parking lot cleared of snow, 
along with helping with the general maintenance upkeep.

Kathy helped wherever she was needed and is the creator 
of all the beautiful banners hanging in the church, 
as well as those brought out for special seasons of the year. 

One of the banners created by Kathy is displayed below...

Romans 8:15-16 banner created by Kathy, Church on the Hill, Glenavon, SK.

Here are some photos from the June 25th Farewell Come-and-Go 
hosted by Church on the Hill where many friends and family 
dropped in to say farewell and let Murray & Kathy 
know how much their presence meant to the community. 

Farewell Come-and-Go for Kathy & Murry Shishkowski, Jun 25, 2014, Candiac, SK

Farewell Come-and-Go for Kathy & Murry Shishkowski, Jun 25, 2014, Candiac, SK

Farewell Come-and-Go for Kathy & Murry Shishkowski, Jun 25, 2014, Candiac, SK

Dianne Bonk finally admitted to a long-ago story which until now 
had only been shared between herself and Kathy. 

Farewell Come-and-Go for Kathy & Murry Shishkowski, Jun 25, 2014, Candiac, SK

Farewell Come-and-Go for Kathy & Murry Shishkowski, Jun 25, 2014, Candiac, SK

Cake created by Shirley Johnson, owner of Momma J's Treasures, Montmartre, SK

If you missed saying goodbye and would like to 
express your thoughts, please comment on this blog, 
or send an email through the Contact page 
of the church website and I'll send it on to them. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Peggy Bonk Remembered

Thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace are going out to the Bonk family as they mourn the passing of Peggy Bonk, wife of Norman, brother of Pastor Lorne. Peggy left this earthly world on April 18, 2014 after a brave struggle with cancer, and is now lying in comfort in the arms of Jesus.

A memorial service was held for Peggy in Edmonton, Alberta, on May 3rd. However, as the founders of Circle Square Ranch Wolf Creek, south of Wolseley, Saskatchewan, Peggy will be remembered at a Memorial Service this Saturday at CSR.

Norm and Peggy Bonk. Courtesy of Circle Square Ranch Wolf Creek Facebook page. 

Obituary for Peggy Joyce Bonk

Peggy Joyce Bonk of Edmonton, Alberta passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 18, 2014 at the age of 64 years. Her family will celebrate her amazing life and find comfort knowing she is with her heavenly Father. 

Peggy leaves to mourn her high school sweetheart and husband of 44 years, Dr. Norman Bonk; her daughter Keri Bonk-Dolynchuk (Jason) of Edmonton, Alberta and her son Chad (Paula) Bonk of Sherwood Park, Alberta; her sister Bonnie Boe of 100 Mile House, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Peggy has been predeceased by her parents Carl and Lula Rodenbush of Oxbow, Saskatchewan; stepfather Jack Hamm of Regina, Saskatchewan; and sister Donna Mohagen of Carnduff, Saskatchewan.

Peggy was a previous resident of Oxbow, Regina, Beaubier, and Wolseley Saskatchewan.

She made the most important decision of her life at the age of 12 when she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. This decision to serve Christ gave her a special interest in people and their interests. 

Peggy spent her life in ministry helping children and youth and she enjoyed being one of them. She often talked with family of her heart’s desire to have a new rocking chair in Heaven and care for all the aborted babies. 

Some of her hobbies included gardening, loving and caring for animals, playing and watching curling, puzzles, cooking and baking her saskatoon pies.

Norm and Peggy pastored many churches together. Beaubier Pentecostal Church, Calvary Community, Edmonton, Alberta, co-founded Wolf Creek Circle Square Ranch, New Life Christian Centre in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, and Calvary Community in Edmonton, Alberta. Their present focus is Itinerant Ministries International with a mission’s focus of Bible training centres and seminaries in Ukraine as well as “Uncle Norm” children’s radio in Liberia, Rawanda and the Middle East. 

Memorial Celebration Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Mill Creek Christian Assembly, 8928 – 83 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta and another for friends and family in Saskatchewan at 3:30 pm on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Wolf Creek Circle Square Ranch, Wolseley.

At Peggy’s request memorial donations can be made to Debt of Love Ministries, 419 High Park Blvd, High River,‎ AB‎ T1V 2C4.

To send condolences or share a memory, tribute or photo please visit www.serenity.ca or  www.facebook.com/normbonk.