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MATTHEW STEBELESKI (GIGI)
Born: Nov 04, 1928
Date of Passing: Sep 14, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
November 4, 1928 - September 14, 2019
He was predeceased by his loving wife Anne, sons, Billie and Matthew, special sister-in-law Olga, and brothers and sisters.
He will be greatly missed by his daughter Cathie, son-in-law Andy, grandchildren, Brittanie (Jeremie), Matty (Rachel), and his fur grandbabies, Bella, Teemu, Zoey and Walby.
Gigi met and married Anne in 1953. Gigi was a chef for the D.N.D. and later for Canex Catering. But his greatest job of all was being an amazing dad and Gigi. He supported his grandchildren in all endeavours throughout their whole lives, they were truly the apple of his eye.
Gigi was heavily involved with St. Joseph's Church and the Knights of Columbus Father Shyshkowich council. In 2000, he was recognized as Knight of the Year in Manitoba.
Anyone who knew Gigi had the fortune of having their bellies filled with his delicious perogies and butter tarts. His yummy treats, selflessness, care and compassion will be missed by all.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kevin Saunders, the nurses and health care aides 5th floor, Unit 5 at Seven Oaks Hospital, and Cam Krisko, PA, for the amazing care given to our Gigi.
A prayer service will be held Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service Friday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. both at St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 250 Jefferson Ave., with Father Dmytro Dnistrian CSsR officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Swimmingly Manitoba - 10 Rushmore Road, Winnipeg, MB R2G 3L6 - www.swimminglymb.org
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 18, 2019
Condolences & Memories (10 entries)
Cathy: I am so sorry to read of the passing of your dad. Over the years we have lost contact but often thought of him and you. Today I scrolled the obituaries and my heart sank. Cherish the memories... he was a wonderful man and Dad to you. Lyla (Kryshewsky) Perkins - Posted by: Lyla Perkins (Family) on: Nov 05, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family especially Cathie GIGI’s baby girl. I loved GIGI as soon as I laid eyes on him, GIGI always made the greatest foods and his suspenders always made me smile. To keep this short my heart is truly broken and he is missed ❤️ - Posted by: Dixie (Friend ) on: Sep 23, 2019
We are so very sorry for your loss. There is another angel looking down. Many times I have had the pleasure of working with Matt in the kitchen at church and had a great time. Matt had a wonderful sense of humor mixed in with his no-nonsence dedication and expertise when it came to cooking. He sure knew what he was doing and how to delegate. It was always a pleasure to be in his company. Along with being a fellow brother in the Knights of Columbus and church family Matt was a true gentleman. He was kind, humble and always friendly. That is the legacy he leaves with his children and grandchildren. Take care family and know that your GIGI was one of the good ones. - Posted by: Lawrence & Nettie Chuckree (Friend from Church) on: Sep 19, 2019
Dear Cathie, Andy and Family, We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad/Gigi. He was a wonderful, happy man that was so involved with his family. Take care of each other always and remember what a wonderful life your Dad had watching his family live and grow!! Not a day will go by where you and your family will not reflect on all the cherished memories! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! As my Dad always said "Stay Strong"!!! Love, Natalie, Dennis and Family - Posted by: Natalie, Dennis & Family (Friends) on: Sep 19, 2019
My condolences go out to the whole family but especially you Cathie. I will never forget the dinners he made for Ukrainian New Years and his delicious cabbage rolls. He was a wonderful, kind and giving man. He will be missed but never forgotten. God bless. - Posted by: Margaret Haynes-Warniski (Friend) on: Sep 18, 2019
Our sincere condolences on the loss of a one of a kind, beautiful person your gigi/dad was. He will truly be missed at St Joe's and be greeted in heaven by the St. Joe's family. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. Florence and Michelle Blanchard - Posted by: Florence and Michelle Blanchard (Church ) on: Sep 18, 2019
As a young man, my family worked with Matt at Canex. He was a fine man and a true gentleman. I'm sure my dad, "Captain K", and Matt are having a cold one together up there:) - Posted by: Jim Konopetski (Family friend) on: Sep 18, 2019
Our hearts are sad with the passing of a great and loving man. Gigi will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. Prayers and hugs to you all. Love the Sawchuk’s - Posted by: Carol, Wally, Samantha and Stacy Sawchuk (Church family) on: Sep 18, 2019
My sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful father. I have fond memories of him and his amazing birthday party sandwiches!! - Posted by: Mindy Packer-Bloom (School friend) on: Sep 18, 2019
If this is the same Matt Stebeleski that I knew in the 70's, I send my sincere condolences to his family. I also worked for DND and Canex, I remember the great clam chowder he made regularly, it was the best clam chowder ever, I actually have not eaten any since then. None could compare! He was a great guy! - Posted by: Doris campbell (knew him as a DND chef) on: Sep 18, 2019
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