It is with heavy hearts the family of John Kostelny announce his sudden passing on February 19, 2017, at the age of 69 years.
Predeceased by his wife, Marian, who was his best friend and the great love of his life, John leaves behind to cherish his memory: daughter and son-in-law, Shantel and Rob Collinge; and granddaughter, Morgan, who he adored. Also left to cherish his memory: sisters, Mary Samoil, Emily (John) Lypka, and Elsie Elkow; sister-in-law, Lily Lazaruk; as well as a large extended family and dear friends. John was also predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Anne; sister, Vera; and brothers, Mike, Orest (infancy) and John (infancy and brothers-in-law, Adam Samoil and Bill Elkow).
The family expresses their sincere thanks to the exceptional doctors, nurses and healthcare staff at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute for their care and kindness.
A service will be held to celebrate his life, in the Dow Centennial Centre, Lions Mane 8700 – 84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm. A private family interment ceremony will take place.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in honour of John’s memory to either the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
John was deeply loved and will be forever missed.