On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, our mother and ‘babcha’ Dobrodika Josephine Stetzenko of Kelowna,BC passed away at the age of 89 years. Born in Ukraine, she grew up in France during the war and was reunited with family members in Winnipeg, MB. She served alongside her husband in many small Ukrainian Orthodox parishes across the prairies, while tending to the needs of a family of energetic and growing children. Nothing gave her more pleasure than to feed her children and then their children.
She will be missed by her son Nick of Kelowna, BC, her son Bill of Edmonton, AB and his daughter Tamara; by her daughters Larissa of Edmonton, AB and Tanya (Dave) Pritchard of Kelowna, BC and their children Owen and Moira. Josephine was predeceased by her husband Right Reverend Mykola Stetzenko; and sons Taras and Myron.
Panakhyda (prayers) will be said on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC, funeral rite on Monday, November 5, 2018, 11:00 am at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Sts. Peter and Paul, 1935 Barlee Rd, Kelowna, BC with a reception to follow at Springfield Funeral Home. After the reception, the interment will take place at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, 2850 Dry Valley Rd, Kelowna, BC.
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