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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stephanie Gembey.
Stephanie was predeceased by her loving husband of 69 years, George Gembey, in 2011. She was also predeceased by her mother Faye Kavalec, her stepfather John Kavelec, her brother-in-law Harry Gembey, her sister-in-law Agnes Gembey, her son-in-law Fred Bunch, and her daughter-in-law Vereta Gembey. She leaves to mourn her loss her son Allen Gembey, daughter Patricia Bunch, and daughter Jacqueline Sutyla, her brother Edward Kavalec (Gladys), five grandchildren (and spouses), and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Stephanie was a wonderful woman who always lived life to the fullest. She loved to socialize, meet new people, attend her seniors group at Deer Lodge Place, and play bingo with her group of friends. She also enjoyed travel and took many road trips to see her out-of-province family members, made several trips to Hawaii with Pat and Fred, and travelled often to Mexico with her husband George. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, Stephanie, who was always a pet owner and an animal lover, has asked that you please make a contribution to the Winnipeg Humane Society in her name.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Stephanie and George were our friends and neighbors since the day we moved into our home in 1990. The over-the-fence chats and the kitchen-window waves are deeply missed. You are missed by both of us. Gail and Peter - Posted by: Gail and Peter (Friends and Neighbor) on: Jan 14, 2021

  • I was so saddened to hear for Stephanie’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with her at the day program at golden west she attended. Her and I bonded immediately over the fact that I have a close friend who is also named Stephanie so I would always remember her name. She was so much fun, loved to talk and enjoyed the program so much. She often remarked that it was the best part of her week. If I was ever having a hard day she always brought a smile to me. She will be greatly missed by everyone in our group, essentially me. It was a privilege knowing her. - Posted by: Erin Osborne (Golden West Adult Day Program Coordinator ) on: Jan 12, 2021

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