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Stefania Iwaniw

Stefania Iwaniw

Thursday, May 5th, 1921 Monday, December 2nd, 2019

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Obituary for Stefania "Stephanie" Iwaniw

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It is with profound sadness that the family of Stephanie Iwaniw announce her peaceful passing on December 2, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.
Stephanie was born on May 5, 1921 in Zbaraz, Manitoba, the middle child of 11 born to Mary and Jacob Stonoga. Growing up on a farm taught Stephanie resilience, resourcefulness and a good work ethic. She instilled these qualities and shared many stories with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They all listened with baited breath as she entertained and educated them on the ways of life in the 30's and 40's.
Like most women of her generation, Stephanie was a fantastic cook and bragged that her pierogis have been across Canada coast to coast. She continued to meet the high demands of her pierogi orders until she was 90!!
Stephanie was very close to her grandchildren, even helping raise them. She was lucky enough to become a great-great grandmother and enjoyed spending time with all of them.
For the last few years her devoted family dedicated their time to ensure that she was able to maintain a quality of life in spite of her health issues.
Stephanie was the matriarch of her family and her legacy will live on. She was loved more than words can say and will be forever missed.
She was predeceased by her parents Mary and Jacob Stonoga, her 5 brothers and 5 sisters, her husband Milton Iwaniw and her beloved grandson Jeff Nickerson. Stephanie is survived by her daughters Margaret Brown and Alice Nickerson (Larry) and by her son Jack Iwaniw. Also surviving are grandchildren Pamela Legree, Carrie Scott (Terry), Laurie Commisso (Lenny), Rick Nickerson, Rob Nickerson (Sheri) and Heather Nickerson (Rob); great grandchildren Alexa Legree, Alyssa Legree, Thomas Scott, Meagan Scott (Andrew), Kimberley Commisso, John Commisso, Jessica LaBarre (Eric), Courtney Nickerson (Colin), Jenna Upton, and great-great grandchildren Lylah and Dani Lewis and Bryson LaBarre.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday December 7, 2019 at 11:00am at the Sargent and Son Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow at a later date. If friends so desire, donations can be made to George Jeffrey Children's Centre or to the charity of their choice.
Nana we will love you forever and we know that you and Jeff are together again.

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    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Sargent & Son Funeral Home & Reception Centre
    21 N. Court Street
    THUNDER BAY, ON
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    Saturday, December 7th, 2019
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    3200 Oliver Road
    THUNDER BAY, ON
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So sorry for your loss. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Stephanie many years ago at Econo Mart. She was the nicest person I ever knew!
Linda Hull
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Durwin and Mary Hunt

Our sincere condolences for your loss of a Wonderful Lady. We have many fond Memories of Stephanie and Family.
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Our sincere condolences on your great loss. Randy and Wanda Edwards
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Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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