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Born: Feb 06, 1905

Date of Passing: Feb 25, 2000

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HARRY GREGORY STOYKO Peacefully on Friday, February 25, 2000, at St. Josephs Personal Care Home, Mr. Harry Gregory Stoyko, age 95 years, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Harry was born on February 6, 1905 in Selo Baluczyn Povit Zolochiw, Ukraine, the youngest of eight children. He married Olympia in 1927, started their family and then immigrated to Canada in 1937. They settled in Anola (formerly the Cloverleaf District), Manitoba and started farming. In the 1940s, while continuing to farm, Harry moved to Winnipeg and started working at Swifts Meat Company until his retirement in 1970. Harry was a cantor at St. Peter and Paul Church in Cloverleaf for many years and was a member of St. Josephs Ukrainian Catholic Church. He always enjoyed singing. He was in very good health and was able to live in his own home on Enniskillen Avenue where he enjoyed gardening. In 1997 he moved to Seven Oaks Geriatrics and in 1999 to St. Josephs Personal Care Home. Harry enjoyed family celebrations and we were fortunate to have the family together for his 95th birthday a few weeks ago. He inspired confidence in all of his grandchildren, thoroughly enjoyed all of his great-grandchildren, and was very dedicated to his family. Harry was predeceased by his wife, Olympia, on February 13, 1981. He was also predeceased by all seven of his siblings. Harry leaves to cherish his memory three sons, Steve and wife Rose, Walter and wife Gail, Ted and wife June; one daughter Nadia Karan and husband Edward; ten grandchildren, Janet (Martin), Greg, Brenda (Al), Linda (Phil), David (Jan), Douglas (Sandra), Lois-Lyn (George), Beverly (Mark-Simon), Terry, Marilyn (Paul) and 14 great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be Terry Karan, Greg Stoyko, Douglas Stoyko, Paul Kess, Martin King and Peter Kula. Prayers will be said on Tuesday, February 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street at Luxton. Divine liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Bannerman Avenue at Arlington Street with a Basilian Father officiating. Interment to follow in Holy Family Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to St. Josephs Residence Incorporated, 1149 Leila Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R2P 1S6 or to a charity of their choice. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staffs of the Geriatric Ward of Seven Oaks Hospital and the St. Josephs Personal Care Home, and to Dr. A.U. Khan and Dr. T.R. Babick. "Dad always expressed how satisfying the daily joys can be. The morning sunlight on the breakfast table, the smell of the air at dusk, the silly jokes, the good book, the open fire, the flowers, the sound of the clock ticking, the hour when the family come home." VICHNAYA PAMYAT CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL in care of arrangements, 586-8044.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 28, 2000

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