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Born: Jun 24, 1935

Date of Passing: Oct 26, 2014

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ANNE MARIE STADNYK June 24, 1935 - October 26, 2014 Anne passed away peacefully at Christine Morrison Hospice, Mission, BC with many friends by her side. Born, raised and educated in the Winnipeg area, she started her illustrious 36 year teaching career in 1954 at Dauphin Collegiate and continued in other schools in Winnipeg and other places in Manitoba, retiring in 1990. With her friend of many years, Grace Roberts, Anne moved to Abbotsford, BC. Predeceased by her grandparents, Anna and Wasyl Stadnyk, and her lifelong friends, Muriel Crellin and Grace Roberts. Her retirement from teaching was not an end to her diverse activities. She began her retirement as a car salesperson and later as an art dealer. She was also fully engulfed in giving to others which was most evident in her teaching of ESL and her mentoring in the Healing Journey for Women at her church. Her basement became a sewing mill for clothing and quilts for the disadvantaged. Her home was always filled with foreign students and others requiring a home to stay in. She has had lasting relationships with people in the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Ukraine and Indonesia. She will be remembered for her warmth, charity and sense of humour. Many thanks go to Dr. Ian Cappon, the staff at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital Cancer Clinic, and the amazing and caring staff of Christine Morrison Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held at Abbotsford Pentecostal Church, 3145 Gladwin Rd., at 1:00 p.m., on November 29, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Abbotsford Hospice Society.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 08, 2014

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • Приношу співчуття вам від родини з Украіни.мій дідусь Лелет Антон Володимирович гостював в Kанаді. I bring you condolences from a family from Ukraine. My grandfather Lelet Anton Vladimirovich visited Canada. +380976011182 - Posted by: Roman (kinsman) on: Jun 07, 2020

  • Great teacher I will always remember her kindness and ability to move one in the right direction... - Posted by: Gavin t (Student ) on: Sep 11, 2017

  • Ms. Stadnyk was my teacher in Winnipeg in the early 60s. I remember her dearly. - Posted by: Annemarie Utzeri (former student) on: Mar 23, 2016

  • Some time ago, I tried to locate Ms. Stadnyk to simply say "Thank You" for her kindness and support that she showed a young teenager in need and to let her know that she made a difference in my life. Very sadden to learn now that I am too late but hope this note provides her family or friends some comfort in knowing that she has made a difference to many lives. Forever grateful. - Posted by: Vikki Fraser (Student) on: Nov 15, 2014

  • I was saddened to read of the passing of Anne. She was such a lovely lady and so caring. When Anne, Muriel and Grace raised English Cocker Spaniels, my parents were lucky enough to adopt one. Anne stayed in touch with my Mom and the two became friends for many years until my Mom's passing. Anne would always send Mom pictures of their new "arrivals" each Christmas. May this lovely lady rest in peace! - Posted by: Linda Sloane (friend) on: Nov 10, 2014

  • I have the utmost respect for Anne. She truly cared for all and was an example for all of us to follow as we dealt with our students. I consider her a true friend and will be ever thankful for her thoughts of wisdom, her encouragement and her genuine caring. She truly respected confidentiality and was always there when needed. I know she enjoyed her years in Abbotsford. Rest in peace Anne. - Posted by: Lorne lisik (Friend and colleague ) on: Nov 09, 2014

  • My condolences to Ms. Stadnyk's family and close friends. She was one of my favourite teachers at Alexander Ross School in Winnipeg, MB in the late 70s. She was very well-respected and loved by everyone, as she always saw potential in every student, always full of praise, and she was always a person every student can turn to. Our lives have been enriched with her guidance. - Posted by: Jake Cadigal (Former Student) on: Nov 09, 2014

  • RIP Anne Stadnyk your grace will never be forgotten or lost in time. I came from the UK to Winnipeg in 1981 and was schooled at AR, you were always a rock and a sweetheart and made me feel comfortable during a difficult part of my life, bless you x - Posted by: Andrew Sampson (Student) on: Nov 09, 2014

  • She was hands down one of the best teachers in memory. This saddens me profoundly. She did so much good for all who knew her. She even drove to pick me up when I was a troubled teen on a weekend. I tried to find her later but failed. I wish I had found her in a different way. :( :( - Posted by: Angela Bland (Former student) on: Nov 08, 2014

  • Very sorry to hear of Miss Stadnyk's passing. She was a wonderful but firm teacher. Always willing to spend any extra time needed with you if you didn't understand the lesson. RIP Miss Stadnyk Darcy Millar - Posted by: Darcy Millar (Former student - Alexandr Ross) on: Nov 08, 2014

  • What a great teacher. She was my guidance councillor at Alexander Ross school. She was the reason I became a chef. - Posted by: Rob Puddicombe (student) on: Nov 08, 2014

  • Truly a caring teacher that knew when to be tough and knew when to be loving. She helped me a lot through school. She will be missed. - Posted by: Rod S () on: Nov 08, 2014

  • A truly outstanding teacher, compassionate and caring, but tough when tough was needed. You will be missed by all whose lives you touched! - Posted by: Beth Balanduk (Former student) on: Nov 08, 2014

  • Ms. Stadnyk was the best teacher and guidance counsellor! She had such a warm and loving heart! You will be greatly missed!! - Posted by: Samantha (was a student of hers) on: Nov 08, 2014

  • My condolences to all in her circle of life. One thing that I would like to add to Anne's life story that might have been forgotten. She was a television star. In the early 80's a concept television program was started. Homework Hotline. Idea being students could call in & receive help with school work. It was live, no delay on the calls etc. Anne was picked from a large group of educators for many reasons. Her professionalism and her ability to handle the unknown was amazing. Cool Under Pressure is a understatement. In my television career I've had the honour to work with a lot of quality "on air people" Anne still stands out as "one of the best" - Posted by: rob carlson (television guy) on: Nov 08, 2014

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