James Stasiuk

James Stasiuk

Saturday, October 22nd, 1938 Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of James Stasiuk, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family of James Stasiuk with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Obituary for James Dimitri Stasiuk

James Stasiuk, age 81 years, passed away peacefully at TBRHSC on November 22, 2019. He was born in Montreal on October 22, 1938, the only child of Peter and Dora Stasiuk. Jim grew up in LaSalle, Quebec, attended LaSalle Catholic High School and Loyola College, there receiving his certificate of Engineering Science. He taught math for 2 years at the private boy’s school Stanstead College, but determined to finish his engineering degree he went back to University in Toronto. Jim started working in Toronto for the Ontario Water Resources Commission in summer of 1965 which included getting his master’s degree at University of Waterloo. In the summer of 1969, he met his wife Elizabeth, and they married in October 1970. First child Katherine was born in February 1972, and the twins Daniel and David came along in November 1973. In February 1973 Jim and family moved to Thunder Bay where he worked in the Thunder Bay office, Ministry of the Environment serving the Northwest region until his retirement in 1996 from the Ontario Clean Water Agency.

After his retirement in 1996, Jim set about to explore the world, visiting 162 countries over a period of 19 years. Jim had many interests outside of work, camping with the children, golfing, skiing (cross country and downhill including many weekend trips to the Rockies), cycling, curling, hockey, his trailer in Grand Marais, MN and the love of this life were his Siberian huskies which he has for 32 years and dog sledding in the winter.
He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, Third degree Knight and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, 9295 council.

Jim leaves behind Elizabeth, his wife of 49 years, daughter Katherine, son David (Kristine), grandchildren Fiona, Farrah, Grace and Graham. He was predeceased by his parents and his son Daniel in 2004.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Corpus Christi R.C. Church, 684 Red River Road with Rev. Victor DeGagne officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the TBRHSC “Our Hearts at Home” campaign or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at

To send flowers to the family of James Dimitri Stasiuk, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, November 29th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Corpus Christi R.C. Church
    664 Red River Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, November 29th, 2019
    Rev. Victor DeGagne
  • Interment

    St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery
    690 Oliver Road
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about James. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?
Provide comfort for the family of James Dimitri Stasiuk by sending flowers.
Hand delivered by a local florist
Provide comfort for the family of James Dimitri Stasiuk by sending flowers.
Hand delivered by a local florist

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Thinking of you, The Esterreicher Family
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Flowers were purchased for the family of James Stasiuk.
Comment | Posted at 04:43pm via Floral Arrangements

Paul Coccimiglio

I remember Jim during childhood street hockey games on Evans St. and living down the street from him. Later our paths would cross once again as members of the Knights of Columbus. Jim helped start our KoC Concession stand, which is still going strong today and is a huge factor to our council's continued success! Condolences to the entire Stasiuk family.

Paul and Janice Coccimiglio
Comment | Posted at 03:14pm via Condolence

Daniel Sydor

Jim & I have been friends since Grade School in LaSalle and we maintained a life-long friendship which I will forever remember. As kids, we played sports together, many of our games in or around his home--ball hockey in his basement, football in the fields behind his house, baseball, ice hockey and more recently golf trips with some of our LaSalle friends from our youth., Jim was competitive and always keen for any venture and fun to be with--they are special memories of a special friend and good person. Jim will be missed.
Sorry I cannot be with you at this time Elizabeth. My Condolences to you and your family.
RIP Jimmy
Dan Sydor
Burlington, Ontario
Comment | Posted at 02:12pm via Condolence

Don Puccini

The PPRS boys are going to miss you very much old friend. (Puccini, Propper, Rolfe, Stasiuk). We had many good times together studying for final exams in the Galbraith Bldg. And later in life at our many reunions around the world. RIP Jim!
Don Puccini
Comment | Posted at 01:38pm via Condolence

Benefits to Ordering Flowers Through Heartfelt Sympathies

Send Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Ordering through us helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship. Through this service, a card with a picture of your selection will be included so you are able to leave a longer message of support to the family with your thoughtful gesture. Also included is a photo of your arrangement and message which will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website.

The Heartfelt Sympathies Difference:
  • Your flower arrangement will be hand-delivered by a local florist.
  • Choose to send to the service, funeral home, or family's home.
  • Your selected arrangement will be archived in this memorial tribute website in perpetuity.

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Honoring A Life: A Thoughtful Gesture with Global Benefits

Memorial Trees by Honoring A Life

When you choose to have a memorial tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting a plant in the ground. You are making a long-term commitment to the environment, and implanting the memories of your loved one in our planet for countless years to come. A memorial tree is a unique tribute that provides global benefits like no other gift could.

What You Receive:
  • A memorial tree planted in the area of greatest need, according to the planting schedule of the American Forests Organization and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
  • A memorial card to be sent to your home or a person of your choosing which demonstrates the gift you have given.
  • Your name and message listed in this online memorial, and on the website. (See sample memorial)
Share by: