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STANLEY (ZBIGNIEW) DUFAY

Born: Jan 01, 1955

Date of Passing: Sep 13, 2020

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STANLEY (ZBIGNIEW) DUFAY
January 1, 1955 - September 13, 2020

Peacefully, on September 13, 2020, Stan Dufay, aged 65, passed away at his home.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Brenda (Nakka), son Lynden (Julia), and daughter Jana (Devin), sister Danuta (Jozef), brothers, Greg and John (Kim); as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.
Stan was predeceased by his parents, Stanislaw (1985) and Janina (1989) Dufaj.
He was born in Dobra (near Szczecin), Poland on January 1, 1955. Eleven years later Stan, together with his parents, sister and brother immigrated to Canada to join their grandparents.
Stan attended Aberdeen Junior High and St. John's High School graduating in 1974. During his school years, Stan was a quiet individual but very knowledgeable. His claim to fame was being selected to represent his high school on the 'Reach for the Top' game show. Following high school Stan went to Red River Community College to study drafting after which he found employment with Federal Pioneer / Pauwels and subsequently Flyer Industries among other companies.
Stan loved working in his yard and was very proud of the crop he would yield every summer from his garden and fruit trees. He was an avid sports fan, a great cook and after retirement, enjoyed going for walks and bike rides around his island lakes neighbourhood. He had vast knowledge of, and passion for, music, and a soft spot for the family pets.
In accordance with Stan's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be held in the future.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Diabetes Canada.

Rest in peace Stan. You will be very missed.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Dear Brenda, Lynden, Jana and the whole family in Winnipeg, We are deeply sorry about the loss of Zbyszek. As you grieve, know that we are remembering and honoring him. Our family is keeping your family in thoughts and prayers. Our sincere condolences, Bogusia, Marek, Marta, Ania, Karolina - Posted by: Bogusia (cousin from Poland) on: Sep 25, 2020

  • Brenda, We would like to express our sincere condolences to you, Jana and Lynden. Gwen-Dave-Brittany-Kevin - Posted by: GWEN RISTAU (Daycare) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • Dave and I are very sorry to hear of Stan's passing. We had many conversations with Stan on many different topics, all of which he always had something new to offer and educate us on. A very gentle kind soul. - Posted by: Terry Zastre (Friend) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • My condolences to your family for your loss. - Posted by: Victor Moge (Family friend growing up in the 1960s) on: Sep 20, 2020

  • Terri and I would like to pass on our deepest condolences to Brenda, Lynden, Jana and the rest of the family. Stan and I were good friends for many years. He will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Gavin (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • I have many fond memories of the times I spent with Stan going to school and growing up in the North End. Please accept my sincere condolences. No matter what the circumstances are it is never easy accepting the loss of someone so dear to us. Take care in knowing that GOD has a plan that included Stan. My prayers are with all of you. Wieczny odpoczynek racz mu dac Panie, a Swiatlosc Wiekuista niechaj mu swieci na wieki, wiekow. Amen God bless. - Posted by: John Majowski and Family (Calgary, AB) (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

  • Stan was good friend going back to 1966 in David Livingston school. We grew up together for many years and I remember when the Dufay Family lived on Redwood. He was a gentleman, sad to hear of his passing. Our thoughts are with your family. - Posted by: John Bogar (Friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

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