It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Edith Stachnik of Devon, Alberta on January 12, 2022, at the age of 92 years.
Beloved mother, sister, Baba, great – Baba and friend will be sorely missed by her five children, Gloria (Neil), Daniel (Beverly), Timothy (Debbie), Jeremy (Larissa), Christine (Gordon), 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one sister Vera, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her loving husband, Peter, March 16, 1998, her parents John Demkiw and Mary Goyan, her brother Victor Demkiw and her sister Mary Sewell.
Edith’s joy in life was her faith and her family. She lived her faith everyday and was very active in St. Mary’s Church. She was a member of the Ladies Aide and sang in the choir. She loved bringing everyone together for Easter, Christmas, and special occasions where her amazing food was enjoyed by family and friends.
Due to COVID restrictions, a private family service will be held.
Prayer Service on Sunday, 16, 2022 at 7 PM at St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church, Nisku, Alberta. Divine Liturgy on Monday, January 17, 2022, at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church, Nisku, Alberta. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Nisku, Alberta.
In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, St. Mary’s Russian Orthodox Church of a charity of your choice.
The family would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Patocka and the Long-Term Care staff at the Devon General Hospital for their exceptional care of Edith over the years.