Stella passed away on February 17, 2018 at the age of 92. She is survived by her daughters Karen Lynn Stewardson of Kelowna, BC, Kathryn Rose Charr of Edmonton, AB; grandchildren Aaron Stewardson, Adrienne Stewardson (Vital Peeters), Tonya Holowitski (Dan), Alex Syvitski (Amanda); great grandchildren Sydney Stewardson, Noah and Esme Peeters, Rory Holowitski; sister Jean Poluha of Thunder Bay, ON; sister-in-law Shirley Dereniwski of Brantford, ON and various nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Nick Chomut on July 1, 2010.
Stella was born in Fort William, ON on July 12, 1925 to Stefan and Katherine Dereniwski. On July 12, 1947she married the love of her life, Nicholas Chomut. Together they worked to support their family, Karen born March 30, 1949 and, Kathryn born April 6, 1953, by doing mixed farming on the outskirts of town. As time passed their entrepreneurial efforts expanded to include a 24-hour truck stop, feed lot and restaurant. Nick and Stella were a formidable team!
Stella loved gardening – vegetables and flowers. Her immaculately manicured gardens were a sight to behold for everyone travelling Highway 17.
Stella and Nick loved travelling to visit their children and grandchildren from coast to coast. Vacations included places from California to Alaska.
Stella was devoted to her church – her perogy making was legendary.
In 1998, Nick and Stella moved to Kelowna, BC to be close to their children and grandchildren. It didn’t take Stella long to become a vital part of her community, being secretary for the condo board, treasurer for the social committee, and food preparer extraordinaire for church events. Stella has left a lifetime of love and happy memories for her family and everyone she’s touched.
Prayers will be recited on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm with a Funeral service to follow on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:00 am both at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna with Father Chad Paulyshyn officiating. As an expression of sympathy, you may send flowers or memorial donations to BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC.
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Prayer Service: Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Service: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:00 am
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
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The service for CHOMUT, Stella Amelia is scheduled for Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.