Richard area triplets turn 80


On May 22,1941, John and Tilly Dryhorub had the surprise of their lives when Tilly gave birth to not one, not two, but three beautiful babies.

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Sylvia, Angie and Jerry Dryhorub were born at home their homestead in the area of Richard, Saskatchewan. The triplets were the youngest of 11 siblings.

Now, at 80 years old the triplets are still going strong. Due to the Covid pandemic, the Dryhorub triplets and their families could not celebrate this very special birthday together. But with the new technology of today the siblings were together electronically for their special day.

Sylvia, also known as Sally, is married to Robert Lesko. They live on their farm in Hafford. They have seven children, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, with two more on the way this summer.

Angie is married to Hugh Baxter. They on their acreage in lake Country British Columbia. They have six children, 15 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Jerry lived with his parents and after they passed away Jerry went to live with his brother Nick and sister-inlaw Hazel on their farm in Kakabeka Falls, Ont., where he spent the majority of his life. Jerry referred to Nick and Hazel as “Mom and Dad.” After Nick and Hazel passed away, Jerry's nephew Nick Jr. and his wife Carolyn moved into the family farm becoming his guardians. Jerry never married or had children but he had tons of nieces and nephews who kept him busy on the farm. Jerry was born with special needs and special he is. Jerry entertains his whole family with his infectious laugh and amazing personality. Jerry is always happy and always willing to help you do anything you need. Jerry is now living at St. Joseph’s Care Group, keeping all of the staff on their toes.

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