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MICHAEL STELMASCHUK

MICHAEL JERRY STELMASCHUK Tragically on June 25, 2012 Michael Jerry Stelmaschuk aka Stella, passed away as a result of a vehicle accident. Mike will be sadly missed by his wife Lori (Beger) and their two cats Snowball and Whiskers along with his life- long best friends Glenn and Janet Onsowich, Bryanna and Jake, beloved son of Elaine and the late Mike Stelmaschuk, his dear brother Ron and Sharon Stelmaschuk, Scott, Katie and Blake, sister Debbie and Perry Ehret and Jessica. His brothers-in-law Bryan Beger, Glen and Debbie Beger, Melissa, Darryl, Kurtis and Emily, Sister-in-law Cheryl Riopka and Joshua. He was predeceased by his in-laws Herb and Elsie Beger, and sister-in-law Maureen Beger. Born November 21, 1962, Mike was raised on a farm in Cooks Creek, Manitoba until he married the one and only love of his life Lori on May 11, 1996 where they resided in Selkirk, Manitoba until his passing. Mike was the kindest and most considerate person you could ever meet. Always there to lend a hand whenever someone needed it but never wanted anything in return. Mike loved to drive which is where he spent most of his working years. He was employed by ABM Concrete until his passing, where he really enjoyed working with Linton and Dennis as well as the other truck drivers that he worked with on a daily basis. He also spent a few years long haul truck driving where Mike travelled all over the states, making sure his load was always delivered on time. When he wasn't driving his cement truck, you could either find him with Glenn driving their snowmobiles or having their male bonding time in his shop fixing them. There wasn't anything Mike and Glenn could not fix together. They were never afraid to tackle any project big or small. Between the two of them they always seemed to find a solution to any problem. Mike enjoyed most of his life on the family farm in Cooks Creek where he took care of the family farm for many years. How he loved his shop. You were always greeted with a smile and always welcome to sit and reminisce about the good times. The door to his shop was always open whether you needed somewhere to fix a snowmobile or a vehicle, and Mikey was there to lend a helping hand. Mike's dream was to move back to the family farm one day, the place he always considered home. Stella will be extremely missed by all who knew him, especially his camping family, where he enjoyed countless hours of laughter around the fire with the Onsowich's, Zygarlicki's, Dudych's, Hyde's and Wasney family. We have the best memories to keep Stella deep in our hearts. All the kids loved their Uncle Stella , they could not wait until he came to offer his words of wisdom to each and every one of them. He loved golfing with all the guys while camping, making sure everyone knew who had the best score. Rest in peace our dear friend. You have given us all many years of wonderful memories. You will be sadly missed by all of us. No snowmobile trip or camping trip will ever be the same. You always brought so much laughter into our circle and your memory will live on with each and every one of us who knew you and appreciated you. A celebration of Mike's life will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Brokenhead River Community Hall, 320 Verteran's Lane in Beausejour, Manitoba. Interment will take place at the Beausejour Town Cemetery. Seasons Funeral Chapel ~ Oakbank, MB
Publish Date: Jun 28, 2012

MICHAEL JERRY STELMASCHUK Tragically, on Monday, June 25, 2012, Michael Jerry Stelmaschuk (Stella), beloved husband of Lori and son of Elaine and the late Mike Stelmaschuk passed away as a result of a car accident at the age of 49 years. Besides his wife Lori, he will be sadly missed by his life long best friends Glenn and Janet and many family and friends. A celebration of Mike's life will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Brokenhead River Community Hall, 320 Verteran's Lane in Beausejour, Manitoba. A complete obituary will follow. Seasons Funeral Chapel ~ Oakbank, MB
Publish Date: Jun 28, 2012

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 28, 2012

Guest Book(35 entries)

  • You were a great uncle and I loved the snowmobile rides you gave to me and my brother when we were younger. You were a great uncle and will be truly missed by all your friends and family
    - Posted by: Travis Choptain (Nephew) on: Jan 8, 2014
  • Lori...So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    - Posted by: Doreen Chichiluk (work) on: Jul 9, 2012
  • as mikes boss, i will truly miss him. he was one of a kind. my sympathy goes out to his wife lori,
    - Posted by: dennis (employer) on: Jul 7, 2012
  • Lori, so sorry to hear about your husband. It was a tragic accident. May you find strength in your memories of him. Take Care of yourself.
    - Posted by: Sue Ross-Pearce (old school friend) on: Jul 4, 2012
  • Lori and Family, my heart goes out to you all, so sorry to hear of your loss, anything you need never hesitate to let me know...my thought are with you.
    - Posted by: Tracy Slyker (Co-Worker & Friend) on: Jul 1, 2012
  • Stella.......going to miss you dear friend. Will always remember those late night cruises in the "MONTY". Friends forever.
    - Posted by: Kato (Friend) on: Jun 30, 2012
  • Mike was a good a man I've ever met. He was my mentor and motivator at ABM. He loved his work and always reminded me of how good we had it.
    - Posted by: randy genyk (previous coworker) on: Jun 30, 2012
  • Lori, I was so shocked to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and condolences are with you. You are always so strong but now let others look after you at this difficult time.
    - Posted by: Laurie Bylyna (previous co-worker) on: Jun 29, 2012
  • OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
    - Posted by: LENARD AND SHARRON WALESIAK on: Jun 29, 2012
  • Our sincere condolences to you Lori and Stella's best friends Glen and Janet. This is a tragic loss for you, his family, and friends. Mike (Stella) was a great guy and a memory I would like to share was when I first met Stella which was "years" ago at the Cooks Creek church when we were Altar Boys together. He helped me out in learning what to do and maybe some things I should have not done, Lol... Shauna and I will never forget him and his great smile and laugh. We will miss him dearly. Pete and Shauna.
    - Posted by: Peter and Shauna Kravetz (Calgary,AB) (Friends) on: Jun 29, 2012
  • Lori, there are no words that can help you with the pain you are feeling. Mike will always be in your heart and will help you through the difficult task at hand. Don't forget that he is listening we are all here for you. Rob & I are here for you - we just don't know how best to help. Just call - especially if you need a mechanic or a meal or some company. Love Gail & Rob
    - Posted by: Gail & Rob Tokar (Friend) on: Jun 29, 2012
  • So sorry to her of your loss of your beloved husband, Lori. Our heartfelt sympathy to you.
    - Posted by: Lori and Terry Baker (Friends) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Lori, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your husband. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    - Posted by: Alice Wiebe (Work) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Lori; I was very sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your husband. May the love of family and friends surround you now. Take as much time as you need. You were always strong but accept the help of others. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    - Posted by: Jennifer Bergen Barnes (Previous Co-Worker ) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    - Posted by: Lorinda Maruca (Co-Worker/Friend) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Lori, I was so very saddened to hear of Mike's accident. I know your pain. Hope we can talk soon.
    - Posted by: Lois Szalai (co-worker and friend) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • My heart goes out to the Stelmaschuk family and his many friends. The Cooks Creek Community will certainly miss one of its own. Mike was born one week before me and so we have known each other all our lives. One of my earliest memories of Mike (Stella) is having an incredibly strong arm in little league baseball playing outfield behind the Grotto. He was often teacher's favorite in elementary with his red hair and smirky smile. Rest in peace Mike.
    - Posted by: Gerry Koreman (Friend) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Although I did not know Mike, my heart goes out to his family and Glen & Janet...losing a friend is a terrible thing...take care of one another...I am thinking of you...Cindy
    - Posted by: Cindy Crockett on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Lori! I am so sorry about your loss, my thoughts & prayers go out to you during this difficult time
    - Posted by: Rhonda M (Co worker) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Lori I was so shocked to learn that your husband passed away in that tragic accident. My heart goes out to you, my thoughts and prayers. Lea
    - Posted by: Lea Bangert (Friend/Work) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Oh Lori, there is nothing any one can say to you to make this go away, or to make you feel better. Just want you to know that you are my thoughts and in my shattered heart. I do know what you are going through. You are one very special lady. With one very generous heart. Hugs.
    - Posted by: Carole Christiansen (friend) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Our sincere condolences for you and your family.
    - Posted by: Debbie Budel on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Lori, my deepest sympathies to you and your family... all thoughts and prayers are with you.
    - Posted by: Sharon Cameron (work) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • We are so sorry to hear of Stella's passing. Our hearts are breaking for You, Janet, Glenn and the kids.
    - Posted by: Dave and Darlene Gibson (Friend) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Lori, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss.
    - Posted by: Doreen Lansky (Friend) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Stella, you will be missed by all that know you. Your funny ways and big smile brought a smile to everyone!
    - Posted by: Debbie King (Wazny) (Highschool friend) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • We are all very sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
    - Posted by: Susie, Steve, Calvin, Kenny, and Jennifer Pazdor (Extended family) on: Jun 28, 2012
  • Such a tradegy. Michael was always willing to lend a hand. I always enjoyed stopping in for a visit and catching up on life. He will be deeply missed.
    - Posted by: Brendan (Nephew) on: Jun 27, 2012
  • Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    - Posted by: Dawn Kardashinski (Work) on: Jun 27, 2012
  • Lori, May the angels of strength surround you during this very sad time. My sincere condolences.
    - Posted by: Lisa Rajotte (Friend) on: Jun 27, 2012
  • Lori, I am so sorry to hear about Mike. Murray and I are thinking about you.
    - Posted by: Pat Hope (friend from work) on: Jun 27, 2012
  • Lori, There are absolutely no words to express how my heart is aching. You are a person that gives soooo much to so many. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time. I was very fortunate to have met Michael a couple of times.
    - Posted by: Sharon Martin (Friend) on: Jun 27, 2012
  • So very sorry for your loss Lori.
    - Posted by: Lyrissa Walesiak on: Jun 27, 2012
  • Oh Lori I am so saddened by this terrible news. My heart is aching for you during this most difficult time.
    - Posted by: Shirley Beaupre (Friend) on: Jun 27, 2012
  • Sincere condolences to Lori from your friends at Osborne. Take care, we are thinking of you.
    - Posted by: Allison Leaf (Work ) on: Jun 27, 2012

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