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Born: Jun 07, 1947

Date of Passing: Oct 17, 2020

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Jerry Clifford Stasiuk died peacefully and gracefully at Heritage Lodge in Winnipeg on October 17, 2020, after a brief and decisive experience with COVID-19. We thank his care team sincerely for their support and generosity throughout his time at the home, but particularly during the pandemic - a very stressful time for care workers.
Jerry was born June 7, 1947 in Vita, MB, and was raised on his family homestead in Caliento, MB, where he lived until he moved to Winnipeg for his final year of high school. After graduating with an Agriculture degree from the University of Manitoba, he worked 28 years with Agriculture Canada until his retirement in 1997. Jerry was a quiet, gentle man, who struggled with his mental health throughout his adult life. He returned to his Caliento home frequently throughout his life, where he grounded himself being back on the land, visiting his many cousins, and foraging for mushrooms in the Ukrainian tradition. Music was very important to Jerry; he had fun playing guitar and drinking beer with his music buddies, and he found purpose instilling a love of music in his kids. Jerry found joy in the successes and happiness of his family, he enjoyed being among the hubbub of friends and family, and he made a few deep friendships that endured his battles with addiction and depression. With the extraordinary support of his wife, Johanna (who predeceased him in 2018), Jerry eventually found himself in Heritage Lodge - a safe and comforting place to live out his days.
Jerry is predeceased by his parents, Peter and Anne; his stepfather, Mike Ewanchuk; his brother, Emil; his wife, Johanna; and he is survived by his resilient sister, Janet; and his three loving children, Sara (Adam), Nikki (Rod), and Ben (Lindsey).
Jerry has been cremated, and his remains will be buried next to Johanna at the Sundown Ukrainian Orthodox cemetery when it is safe to gather.
Anyone who would like to honour Jerry's memory may do so with a donation to the Main Street Project.
Family and friends are encouraged to leave condolences and share memories by visiting Jerry's memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 24, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • My deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dad. I remember his warm smile and the love he had for all of you. He is at peace and with his family that have gone before him. - Posted by: Michelle Harrison (Ewonchuk) (step niece) on: Oct 28, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to the family. Many great childhood memories of our Ukrainian Christmases together. - Posted by: Mark Ewonchuk (Step family) on: Oct 25, 2020

  • Our very deepest sympathies to Janet, Ben, Sara, Nikki & family. We have some very fond memories of Jerry and we are deeply saddened of his passing. May it bring some comfort and help ease your loss and sorrow to know that warmest thoughts and prayers are there with everyone of you. Jerry is now with his precious wife Johanna and his brother and parents--may he Rest In Peace. Murray & Luba Beange [nee Happychuk] - Posted by: Murray & Luba Beange (Cousins) on: Oct 24, 2020

  • My heartfelt condolences to Jerry's family and friends. I am deeply saddened by Jerry's passing. I know he's with the lord now. Jerry was my best friend for almost 20 years. He was such a caring person who loved helping people and loved his family very dearly. We went through good times and not so good times and were always there for each other. Ill never forget his kindness and friendship. ❤ - Posted by: Chandra Jaworski (Friend) on: Oct 24, 2020

  • Sara, Nikki, Ben and significant others; I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad.. I have so many memories of Uncle Jerry from the house in Winnipeg to the farm in Vita.. He was always happy and so cool and laid back .. I was very fond of his gentle kind demanor... he is now with my family and our Gigi and Baba.. take care.. and much hug and love .. thinking of you all this sad time .. Debra, Jeff and Ashlyn ❤️🤗 - Posted by: Debra Chwartacki (Stasiuk) (Niece ) on: Oct 24, 2020

  • I'm saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. We worked together in the very early years of his career with Agriculture Canada, and crossed paths on a few occasions over the years. I found Jerry to be a very quiet, almost shy individual, always smiling. My sincere condolences to his family. - Posted by: Veronica Cormier (Former co-workder) on: Oct 24, 2020

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