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Born: Dec 23, 1943

Date of Passing: Mar 15, 2019

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STANLEY JOSEPH BEZDZIETNY December 23, 1943 - March 15, 2019 On March 15, 2019, Stan closed his eyes for the last time, surrounded by the love of his family. He loved his life and was amazingly strong until the end. Stan's story started on December 23, 1943 when he was born to Stella and Joseph Bezdzietny of Cooks Creek, Manitoba. He was the eldest of siblings to Betty, Eddy, Florence, Bernice and Ellie. There was a strong love between the siblings and a good time was guaranteed to be had whenever and wherever they met. MJ proposed to Stan and they were married in July 1966. Together, they celebrated 52 years of life's ups and downs, making memories, and sharing in much laughter and love. They raised two children, Kelly and Jodie, and Stan happily welcomed a second daughter when Kelly married Wanda. His love was felt strongly by all three of his children. Stan loved his hometown of Cooks Creek and being part of the community. He enjoyed being out in his yard and walked those acres thousands of times during his 46 years in the family home. He could build or fix pretty much anything and showed love for his family and friends in this way. Crib was the game of choice in the Bezdzietny household and if you happened to be Stan's partner you had to accept you weren't playing to win; getting over the skunk line was all you needed to achieve. For 28 years Stan was a proud member of the group of engineers who kept the Winnipeg Convention Centre running smoothly. He could also be found countless Sundays in his pew at the back of St. Michael's Church to live his faith. Stan was a good man who lived a good small-town life. We are so thankful for the amazing medical care Stan received over the last several years. He absolutely adored Dr. Rimmer and Alexis RN at CancerCare Manitoba, as well as the home care nurses from the Interlake Eastern R.H.A. We are also forever thankful for the doctors, nurses and health care aides in the Surgery 1 ward in Selkirk Regional Health Centre for the care and compassion shown to Stan and all of us in his final days. Stan had a large and loving circle around him. Friends became like family and to him family was cherished. Stan will be missed and lovingly remembered by his wife MaryJane; son Kelly (Wanda Taylor), and daughter Jodie; as well as his siblings, Edward Bezdzietny (Marlene), Florence Bezdzietny Lucko (Garry), Bernice Bezdzietny Petrasko and Eleanor Bezdzietny (Dave Dern). Pallbearers include nephews, Clayton Petrasko and Michael Lucko; nieces, Kristina Ernst and Belinda Herner; goddaughter Jamie Warywoda and friend Gerry Koreman. Honorary pallbearer is niece Ashley Petrasko. Also missing him will be Gail Warywoda and family; Edward and Roz Warywoda; Barb Stankewich; and his other daughters, Holly Fjeldsted and Shannon Rogalski. Stan is now reunited with his parents, Joseph and Stella; sister Elizabeth Ernst; brother-in-law Larry Petrasko; Paul Warywoda and so many more loved ones. We know they are having quite the party. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Church in Cooks Creek, Manitoba (68152 Hwy. 212) with Father Omali officiating. In lieu of flowers, we know Stan would rather support his community. Donations can be made in his name to the Cooks Creek Community Centre, Box 89, Group 23 RR#2, Dugald, Manitoba R0E 0K0. When you think of Stan Bezdzietny you think of pure kindness. He exemplified gratitude and his gentle smile and modest nature stole the hearts of many. Because of this he felt great love around him. No one wanted to say goodbye to you, Dad, but you are strong once again and able to return to all of the jobs you have on your list. You are a part of us that we will cherish, always, and we are better because we knew you. Wieczne odpoczywanie racz mu dac Vichnaya Pamyat Condolences may be left at
Publish Date: Mar 19, 2019

STANLEY JOSEPH BEZDZIETNY It is with heavy hearts the family announces the peaceful passing of Stan of Cooks Creek, on Friday, March 15, 2019, at the age of 75 years. Stan will be sadly missed by his beloved wife MaryJane, son Kelly (Wanda) and daughter Jodie. A complete obituary will follow in Tuesday's paper. Condolences may be left at
Publish Date: Mar 16, 2019

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 16, 2019, Mar 19, 2019

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Mary Jane and Family, We are so sorry for your loss of a loving husband and father. Stan was the nicest and most gentle soul. May God welcome him into his eternal kingdom in to eternal life. May God comfort you with many happy memories and grant you everlasting peace. God bless. - Posted by: gail and joe schwartz nee Mozel (friend) on: Mar 24, 2019

  • Jodie, I just heard about your Father and am so sorry for your loss. We need to remember that those we love are never far away, they walk with us each and every day. They may be unseen, unheard but always near. They are still loved, still missed and still very dear. Death can leave a heartache that no one can heal, but your father’s love leaves a memory that no one can ever steal. Life is shorter than we care to admit and each day is a blessing from above. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. - Posted by: Evelyn Evanchuk (Co-worker) on: Mar 21, 2019

  • A gentle man that lived his life with dignity. A friend to all. God bless you Stan. - Posted by: Peter Mizak (Friend) on: Mar 21, 2019

  • So sorry to hear of Stan's passing. Our condolences go out to Mary Jane, Jodie, Kelly and Wanda. Also to brother Edward and sisters, Florence, Bernice and Eleanor. There has been a special bond between our families. Stan will be dearly missed. - Posted by: Bernie & Susan Snezyk (Cousin) on: Mar 20, 2019

  • I will always cherish my memories of Uncle Stanley's twinkling eyes and gentle laugh. Aunty Mary, Jodie, Kelly and Wanda - may your memories comfort and support you through hard times and add joy and spirit in good times. - Posted by: Belinda Herner (Niece) on: Mar 20, 2019

  • Dear Jodie and family please accept my sincere condolences. May you always cherish your beautiful memories - take comfort in knowing your dad was so special he will never be forgotten. Вічная пам'ять! - Posted by: Marta Romaniak-Dlugosh (Oakbank teacher friend) on: Mar 20, 2019

  • My condolences go out to you, MJ, Kelly, Wanda, and Jodie at this time. - Posted by: Stephanie Chen (Chrissy’s sister) on: Mar 19, 2019

  • My sincere sympathy for your loss. - Posted by: Irene Heilmann (Friend) on: Mar 19, 2019

  • I am so very sad to hear of Stan's passing. I worked with Stan for many years, and every time I met him in our halls I would receive a wave, a smile, and an "Auuuudra" from Stan. Such a big bear of a man and a sweet guy. He will be fondly remembered. My sincere condolences to all the Bezdzietny family. - Posted by: Audra Szczepanik (Coworker) on: Mar 19, 2019

  • We were so privileged to have you in our family Stan. For many years our families would get together at the farm and enjoy many many hours of just visiting. As we grew older we all got closer, probably because our mothers were twins and they were close themselves. As happens in many families life tends to drift people apart. Although we didn't see each other often you were in our thoughts. Rest in Peace Stan, we will miss your kind heart and your infectious smile. - Posted by: Judy Cooke (cousin) on: Mar 19, 2019

  • With Deepest Sympathy to the entire Bezdzietny Family! - Posted by: Janet & Bruce Anderson (Friends) on: Mar 19, 2019

  • So sad to hear the passing of Stan. Our condolences to Maryjane, Kelly and Jodie. - Posted by: Harold & Violet (friend) on: Mar 17, 2019

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