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Born: Oct 25, 1991

Date of Passing: Jun 01, 2020

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1991 - 2020

Unexpectedly and unexplainably, God called our dear Stacey home, in her sleep, on June 1, 2020, in Quesnel, BC. She is in the sheltering arms of her sister Karen, Grandpa Mike Kozar, Gida Michael Romanetz and Baba Nellie Romanetz.
Left to cherish her memory on that day, honour her love and celebrate her many gifts and talents, is her loving partner Max, parents, Bob and Linda, brother Terry, niece Paisley, Grandma Irene Kozar, Lark and Marc Ritson, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Also to greatly miss her are her four-legged companions, Captain and Ernie.
Stacey Lynn was born on October 25, 1991. Her sweetness and quiet nature were evident from the start as she became a joyful presence for her family. She showed interest and passion from a very young age in all animals. As Stacey got older, she showed a talent in organizing activities, whether it be a sunflower sale on the street or an animal shelter business that she wished to run someday. She was always creating and had boundless ideas.
Stacey's interest in animals soon led to her horse riding lessons at the early age of eight years old. She took lessons for four years at Meadow Green Riding Academy. There she achieved her Equestrian Stage 1 and Stage 2. While only eight years old she was determined to go to an all-girls horse camp, Ridgeway Ranch, at Eriksdale, Manitoba. The following two summers she attended week long horse camps at the International Peace Gardens.
Stacey then turned her talents to acquiring and caring for tropical birds. She has cared for and trained budgies, a cockatiel named Adi, a moustache parakeet named Slick and an Amazon parrot named Lilli. And of course her highlight was with the family dog Shadow, who she would spend hours training to do tricks.
Stacey attended St. Emile School and won numerous Knights of Columbus academic awards. She also showed great proficiency in science having won three bronze and one silver medal at the Manitoba Schools Symposiums. All of her projects involved animal research. She attended J. H. Bruns Collegiate, graduating on the Honour's List. Stacey won a special acknowledgement for art while in high school. She had a gift for drawing, painting and had interest and talent in photography. Stacey's creative writing skills became evident as early as Grade 4 when she created a horse book series of her own. After high school Stacey worked part time at Pizza Hut, took university classes part time heading into sciences, and lived in an apartment with friends. She later enjoyed working part time at the Lunch lady program and other part time positions.
Brilliant, shy, spontaneous and funny... Stacey's social anxiety sometimes held her back from opportunity but when she decided to do something nothing stopped her.
In 2013, Stacey embarked on an adventure that changed her life. Tree planting in Northwestern Ontario, digging in the cold and heat, mud and bugs was a life learning event, but with it came the fate-filled wonder of meeting Max. They connected from the start, complementing each other's personalities in their quiet ways. He understood her zany humour and went along with her spontaneous ideas in a loving, kind and comfortable relationship. From there, Stacey was BC bound, creating a life alongside Max. They enjoyed fishing for trout and salmon in the wonderful waters around Quesnel, snowmobiling and boundlessly playing with their canine companions, Captain and Ernie. Stacey and her beautiful red coon hound Ernie had a remarkable emotional bond.
In Quesnel, Stacey became involved with fundraising for animal rescue, volunteered at a vet clinic in hopes to meet her dream of working in the animal health field, and became involved with programs to feed and check on the homeless.
Stacey had a strong interest in social justice and accepted all people as they are. She related to and understood their pain and struggle. Her non-judgmental approach was significant in how she wished others to treat her.
When Stacey developed a hobby she went all out, ranging from cultivating and growing carnivorous plants to cooking gourmet meals including duck, elk and lamb. She began smoking meats and fish, gardening flowers and vegetables and following her dad's footsteps developing her own hot pepper recipes from her own produce.
Our dear Stacey, your feelings went deep, your potential boundless and you had a genuine and down to earth sweet style. Life gone too soon but God must have a reason to hold you close now free and at peace. You are in the sparkle of the sun on the water and the swish of the fish as it splashes and the gentleness of the caress of a pup.
So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten.
If you wish to make donations in her memory please consider supporting the Winnipeg Humane Society or to Crooked Leg Ranch animal rescue in Quesnel.

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 27, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Linda, Terry and Family, I am very sorry to hear of Stacey’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Barb Chlan (Gushulak) (Friend of Family) on: Jul 06, 2020

  • Bob, Linda, Terry and family. Saw Stacey's obituary in the paper, just wanted to reach out and let you know how truly sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Barb Chlan(Gushulak) (Friend of Family) on: Jul 02, 2020

  • Bob and Linda and families Our thoughts and prayers are with you on your loss. Our deepest condolences.......we have no words. So sorry for your loss. Diane - Posted by: Alex and Diane (Pidskalny) Hrychuk (childhood neighbor of Bob) on: Jun 29, 2020

  • It is with heartfelt shock and sadness for your family on the loss of your beautiful and talented daughter that I send my deepest sympathies. May she Rest In Peace with the loved ones who passed before her. - Posted by: Phyllis Austman (Family friend) on: Jun 29, 2020

  • I remember Stacey from St. Emile. Sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Jim Caron (Aquatance ) on: Jun 27, 2020

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