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Born: Jul 30, 1931

Date of Passing: Oct 25, 2018

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STANLEY SOKALSKI July 30, 1931 - October 25, 2018 Stan had a long, active and happy life. He passed away peacefully October, 25, 2018, at Oakview Place in St. James, at 87 years of age. The last six months were spent in hospitals and the nursing home. He is now at peace. He will be missed by his loving family. Thank you Oakview Place for the wonderful care the staff gave to Stan. He will be sadly missed by the love of his life, Eileen (Swan) of 61 years. He is also survived by his two dear children, Corinne (Jim) and Brad (Lynn); his five beautiful grandchildren, Jackie (Sameer), Chad (Courtenay), Janelle (Matt), Ashley (Patrick) and Cameron; three wonderful great-grandchildren, Aleena, Amara and Nathan; his brother John of Portage la Prairie; and sister-in-law Frances of Wapella, SK. He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Jessie Sokalski; five brothers, Ed, Ben, Tom, Walter and Ray; and sister Emily. He has left a large extended family, especially nieces, Gini and Diana; great-niece Sara and many friends. Stan was born in Broadview, SK and took all of his schooling in Elkhorn, MB. He studied as a teacher at the Normal School in Winnipeg and taught in many small one-roomed schools before moving to Winnipeg where he taught at Beaumont School in Charleswood as a teacher/principal. He also worked as a machine operator for Blackwood's Beverages and the City of Winnipeg. He retired in 1991. All of his married life was spent in the St. James area. He coordinated baseball and hockey for eight to ten-year-old boys. He spent countless hours meticulously preparing diamonds so that the boys had great places to play. He supported, encouraged and watched his children and grandchildren in their sporting endeavours. He spent many hours between hockey rinks, baseball diamonds, figure skating venues and riding stables. Many thanks to Chapel Lawn Funeral Home. A Service of Thanksgiving for Stan's life will take place at Crestview United Church, 316 Hamilton Avenue, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 with Beth Rutherford officiating. We'd like to thank Beth for her time and expertise. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Crestview United Church, 316 Hamilton Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2Y 2H5 or to a charity of one's choice. Online donations can be made at For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715
Publish Date: Nov 3, 2018

STANLEY SOKALSKI Peacefully on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Oakview Place, Stanley Sokalski, aged 87 years, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, beloved husband of Eileen, has passed away. The funeral will take place on Friday, November 9. A longer obituary will follow on Saturday, November 3. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715
Publish Date: Oct 30, 2018

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 30, 2018, Nov 03, 2018

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Mr. Sokalski was my principal and grade six teacher fifty years ago, during his last full year of teaching. He was a wise and caring individual who went out of his way to encourage and provide extra help to a classmate who had arrived from the Netherlands and remains grateful. About ten years ago, I met Mr. Sokalski again when he was having coffee with my father in St. James. I spoke to him on the telephone once after that and told him it was an honour to know him. I wish his family peace and strength during this time. I live in Alberta and cannot attend the service. - Posted by: Bill Stevens (Former student) on: Nov 05, 2018

  • Sorry to hear that Stan passed away. Our sympathy goes out to you. Treasure your memories of him. We will not be able to attend his funeral as we will be gone south. See you in the spring, hope all is well with you. - Posted by: Raisa and Gerry Davies (Friend ) on: Oct 30, 2018

  • Dear Eileen and family Murray and I would like to extend our sympathy to you all. We will be away when you have the service for Stan but our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Hugs to all. Marie and Murray - Posted by: Murray and Marie Kolesar (Friend) on: Oct 30, 2018

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