Stefan passed away suddenly at his home on December 15 2023 at the age of 77.
He was predeceased by his parents Roman and Daria (nee Zahajkevich).
He will be forever missed by his children Timothy and Olenka (Gabe), and his grandchildren Audrey and Jamie. He will also be missed by his brother Andrey (Marika) and their children Paul and Laryssa (Robb), as well as their grandchildren Harper and Amara. He also leaves behind cousins and extended family in Canada and abroad.
Stefan brought Ukrainian news to every home in Toronto on Multicultural TV programes: ”Svitohliad” and Forum TV. Although he started off as a teacher; because of his love for all things Ukrainian, he found his real niche in Ukrainian journalism on these television programs winning many awards in the course of the years.
He also loved acting on stage. He started acting in drama clubs in high school and university. During that time he also joined the Ukrainian drama group “Zahrava” and has acted with them throughout his life.
His final performance was just 5 days before his passing. He participated in the group’s 70th anniversary celebrations on December 10, 2023.
May he rest in peace.
He will be remembered for being a true Ukrainian patriot. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help the people in need during the war in Ukraine via the Canada Ukraine Foundation or the Official Fundraising Platform of Ukraine: United24 https://u24.gov.ua/
Those unable to attend the funeral mass on Thursday can watch a live feed on this link: https://youtube.com/live/n56C50WI3EA?feature=share
December 20, 2023
Cardinal Funeral Home-Annette Chapel
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Panakhyda at 7:00 p.m.
December 21, 2023
St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
December 21, 2023
Sanctuary Park Cemetery
Burial Time is an Estimate