September 6, 1937 – May 6, 2021
His loving wife Sylvia and all of his family wish to announce the passing of Steve Winnichuk of Spruce Grove, formerly of Highvale, Alberta. Steve can now be reunited with his parents, siblings and numerous friends who he has missed dearly. We were fortunate to have Steve with us for 83 years, and yet it still did not feel like long enough.
Steve was born in Tomahawk, Alberta and spent nearly all of his life on the Highvale family farm. While he was employed at various jobs throughout his life off of the farm, his heart, soul and mind were always on the family farm until the end. His love for the farm, for being outside and for nature always shined through. His connection with animals was always present whether it was with farm animals, special pets or various wild creatures.
Spouse: Sylvia, children: Theresa (Peter) and Stephen (Karen), grandsons: Andrew and Adam, extended family and friends are left to remember Steve as a wonderful, caring and hard working person. Inside all of us who knew him he leaves behind just a portion of his vast work ethic, which is more than enough to serve us all well. Steve’s ability to fix and to make all sorts of things helped his family to no end. His sense of humour will be missed by all and his love for, dedication to, and playfulness with, his family will be irreplaceable.
All of us want to say thank you for being fortunate enough to have time with him, and now it is time for him to rest. Rest well Steve. (Of course we’re sure he is saying there is always work to be done on whatever farm he is on now, and he is loving it!)
Thank you to Westview Home Care, Dr. R. Neuls, as well as family for their help in caring for Steve.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions a private service was held on May 10, 2021. The interment of ashes will occur at a later date.
For any that wish, donations may be made in Steve’s memory to: St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Church Cemetery [Horen]. c/o P. Yekimchuk Box 217 Tomahawk, AB T0E 2HO.
Serenity Funeral Service Spruce Grove 780.962.2749
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John de Vries
My thoughts are with you Sylvia and all your family, my many good memories are with Steve for all the things we shared , over the years.
Richard and Francine Dahl
Our deepest sympathy to Sylvia and family.
Lil and Gordon Bennett
Our hearts and thoughts are with you Sylvia, and with your family in this time of sorrow.
Our memories will stay with us.