Stephanie “Stefka” Hull


With strength, courage and honour, Stephanie passed away after a lengthy battle with her illness at the age of 84 years in Edmonton, Alberta. Left to cherish her memory are her family: children, Andy (Spasa), Frank (Lorraine) and Frances (Dave) Olinkin ; grandchildren, Dan, John (Alana), Ryan (Sharla) and Tara (Dylan) Gyori; as well as 5 great grandchildren and extended relatives.
Stephanie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank who died in 2009.
Stephanie was born in Skopice, Slovenia on June 11, 1932. Stephanie along with three brothers were raised on the family farm. She married Frank in 1951 in Brezice, Slovenia. They had 2 sons, Andy and Frank. In 1957 Stephanie and Frank immigrated to Canada with the desire to provide a better life and future opportunities for their children. They travelled west and settled in Edson, Alberta where their daughter Frances was born. Frank started a career with CN Railway and the family resided in numerous locations throughout Alberta before settling in Jasper. While raising her family, Stephanie worked in the hospitality industry in various hotels and restaurants. Stephanie and Frank retired in 1987 and moved to the Okanagan Valley in B.C.
Stephanie enjoyed numerous activities including gardening, cooking, needle point, entertaining friends and family and volunteering at the Catholic Thrift Store. Stephanie lost her beloved husband, Frank to a lengthy battle to cancer in 2009.
In February 2014 Stephanie came to Edmonton, Alberta to be closer to her immediate family in her final months.
Stephanie pulled together friends from all walks of life, young and old, she taught us about life, love, death and dignity.
A Celebration of Stephanie’s Life will be held in Kelowna B.C. at a later date.
The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Sarah Burton-Macleod, Dr. Chana and all the staff at Mel Miller Hospice at the Edmonton General Hospital and Tertiary Palliative Unit 43 at the Grey Nuns Hospital who filled her final days with, love compassion and exceptional care.

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Sarah Baskerville

A very special lady with a strong love of family. You had a truly infectious laugh. We could hear you laugh down the block. When we followed the laughter we came upon amazing meals matching that of a Christmas dinner ….even in October. You gave to all and your love to Frank was timeless.

Rest in Peace Stephanie

You will be missed

Sarah, Barrie and Claire Baskerville

Khursheed Haider

I knew Stephanie for a very short period of time. I found her to be very loving, caring, humble and a very courageous woman. In her last days of suffering she greeted everyone with an amazing smile. She was someone who always remembered her loved ones. One thing that I learned from her was how to live through hard times with dignity and a smile. She truly a social butterfly. It was always a pleasure being in her company. She always kept her guest entertained with her delightful humor. Even though I only knew for a very short amount of time, she had such a charismatic and charming personality that I will never forget her as long as I live.
Stephanie, it was truly a pleasure getting to know, you will surely be missed. God bless you always.

Laura Dobson

Stephanie, such a sweet heart, an absolute doll! Her heart was golden, she embraced all she met like family. Her interest in the lives of those around her was as heartwarming as her smile. Though her body was riddled with pain so many laughs were shared. When I would visit Stephanie in the hospital I did not visit a lady who was confined to a hospital bed, I was visiting a lady who embraced life wholly and completely, spending time with her was a joy, her personality a magnet so you couldn’t wait for the next visit. I learned so much from her in the months I sat with her, things you can only learn from the heart not from any textbook.
To her family….Your Mother / Grandmother loved you all soo much, she loved to talk about each of you and missed you terribly when you weren’t around. Her life truly was devoted to her family, you were her reason to wake up every morning! She will never leave you, her spirit will always be with you.

Rest in a pain free peace Stephanie, you left a hole in my world that wont be filled again.

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