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Born: Jun 28, 1953

Date of Passing: Nov 30, 2012

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ROBERT JOHN STEFANCHUK Needlessly, on Friday, November 30, 2012 near Steinbach, Robert John Stefanchuk passed away as a result of a tragic car crash. Bob is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jennifer, and the apples of his eyes - Justin (Amanda Yatsko) and Robyn Hardern (Dean Hardern). He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Anne Stefanchuk in 2008, his mother-in-law, Eleanor Palmer (1998) and father-in-law, John Palmer (1988). He leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends to cherish his memory. Bob was born on June 28, 1953 - the only child of Peter and Anne Stefanchuk. He grew up on the family farm in Stuartburn, MB, attending school in both Stuartburn and Vita. Bob loved anything with wheels and motors and from an early age learned to fix any type of vehicle. In fact - through the years - there was nothing Bob couldn't figure out how to fix. If anyone needed a car part or advice to fix something, they knew they only had to call Bobby. Bob had a big heart and could make friends easily - you couldn't go anywhere without running into someone Bob knew - near or far from home. Although his life was cut much too short, he was able to accomplish most of the things he wanted to. He saw his children meet their soul mates and he and Jennifer shared many wonderful memories and occasions. Bob touched the hearts of many and he will stay in their hearts forever. If we can all say that about our lives, that is a pretty wonderful life lived. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Green Ridge United Church. Burial will be held at Green Ridge Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Arrangements by: Vita Funeral Home - (204) 425-3114

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 13, 2012

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Bob & I go back along ways! His parents & my parents were very close! Pete & Anne drove a school bus load of workers to hoe sugar beets every year! Pete even worked for Dad during harvest! We met Jennifer on several occasions/ what a wonderful girl she was & still is!! Jennifer I still remember Bobs 71 Mustang Mach 1! I think I was there with a c Camaro RS rally Sport called Gravedigger! I'm breaking down in tears right now but keep strong Jennifer & take care !! Doug KOIZUMI - Posted by: KOIZUMI Doug (my best friend@ family friend) on: Sep 16, 2013

  • I met Bob a few yrs back when he took my german sheppard. Later on found out we r from the Tolstoi area. - Posted by: Garry Horbul (friend ) on: Dec 31, 2012

  • My sympathies to Jennifer and the family.I can't imagine what your going through. My heart goes out to you. - Posted by: Linda Kyrzyk (Germain) (Friend (Old Hairstylist)) on: Dec 20, 2012

  • Hope you will find today's events helpful in healing Justin and Amanda. So sorry to think of your loss, but glad to know you have many friends around you for support, including Bobby's friends. Take good care! - Posted by: Carol P. () on: Dec 15, 2012

  • Jennifer and family we are so sorry for your loss! Bob was such a nice man and we really enjoyed our dealings with him over the years we spent as your neighbors. We will always remember him as a soft spoken gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. - Posted by: Lyle & Chrys Nordstrom (Neighbors) on: Dec 15, 2012

  • Dear Jennifer, Robyn, Dean, Justin & Amanda. My deepest sympathies go out to the loss of your Husband and your Dad. Losing a loved one, is never easy dealing with at anytime; especially if it's sudden/unexpected. Having just lost my Dad a few short months ago,.. I can say this.. Remember and cherish all the beautiful memories you've made with him, create a special memoire of him that gives you some comfort and as for the rest, as the saying goes; time (a lot of time) will heal,lean on eachother and remember you will meet up with him again in Heaven God Bless all of you with this difficult time. - Posted by: Sherry Ferris (co-workers/friend) on: Dec 14, 2012

  • Bob was truly one of a kind caring individual, May he rest in peace in gods hands and may God give Jennifer, Justin, Amanda, Robin and Dean strenght at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers - Posted by: Ron, Marge and Kelvin Chubaty (Family Friends) on: Dec 14, 2012

  • Bob was a nice and funny guy. Charlie and I are glad to have had the chance to work with him. I can't imagine what you guys are going through, our hearts go out to you Justin and your family. - Posted by: Kim H. & Charlie F. (Co-Workers) on: Dec 13, 2012

  • Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Bobby will be missed by many. Be strong Jennifer, Justin & Amanda, Robyn and Dean. - Posted by: Diane P. (Friend) on: Dec 13, 2012

  • Robert was a very friendly and entertaining person to talk to. We always looked forward to his visits. Our deepest sympathies to Jennifer and family on his tragic passing. Please know our thoughts are with you and your family. - Posted by: Venessa Graydon & Ingrid - Vita Vet Clinic () on: Dec 13, 2012

  • My deepest sympathy goes to Jennifer and kids. When I was young Bobby was best friend with my uncle Bobby and when he came over to Bobby's house in Stuartburn we were always looking at motors of cars, he used to tease me and call me a little shrimp being a small person. R.I.P. Bobby, now you and my uncle Bobby can carry on your friendship up in Heaven. Love Kellie - Posted by: kellie tkachuk (called him my cousin..) on: Dec 13, 2012

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