It is with deep sadness and sorrow that the family announces the passing of our beloved James at the Health Sciences Centre on Friday, July 6, 2018 after a hard fought battle with cancer.
He was predeceased by his parents Mike and Lena (Stefanyshyn); sisters Sylvia and Patsy.
James is survived by his soul mate and best friend Elizabeth; his sister Muriel (Gordon), niece Marcia (Blair) and their daughter Maddy; nephew Darryl (Kathryn) and their children Mason and Addison; brother Randy (Barbara); niece Kaitlyn and nephew Michael; sister Audrey and all of Elizabeth’s family.
James was born in Preeceville, SK on November 22, 1944. After finishing school James moved to Winnipeg. He spent most of his career as a contract cleaner.
James loved fishing, camping, snowmobiling, watching wrestling and golf. He had a love for all wild birds and animals, feeding them all summer and winter. He also had many pet cats.
The family would like to thank the many friends, neighbours and relatives for their endless acts of kindness over the last several months, from cards to visits, rides to food,
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Health Sciences Centre and also CancerCare Manitoba.
Viewing and Service will be held on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Chechow Ukrainian Catholic Church, Preeceville, SK with Father Rac officiating. Interment to follow at Chechow Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Pet Rescue or the Winnipeg Humane Society.