It is with deep sadness and sorrow that the family announces the passing of our beloved James at the Health Sciences Center 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 Marcis ( 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 Cente rand also CancerCare Manitoba.
Viewing and service will be held on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00 P.M. at Croppo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street in Winnipeg.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 14 at 10:00 A.M. at Checkov Ukrainian Catholic Church, Preeceville, SK with Father Rac officiating. Interment followed at Checkov Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Pet Rescue or the Winnipeg Humane Society.
Arrangements were entrusted to Croppo Funeral Home and Preeceville Funeral Home.