On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, Ken Stelmaschuk, loving husband, father and proud grandfather, passed away peacefully at the age of 77, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Ken will be remembered for his love of family, generosity, warmth, humour, gifts of great craftsmanship, and musical talent. He could build and fix anything, treasured sharing his knowledge and expertise with others, and touched the lives of those who were fortunate enough to have met him. He never missed an opportunity to support those he loved, coaching and cheering at sporting events and recitals, lending a helping hand, or recounting a story. He was a talented musician, playing in many bands over the years, sharing his love of music.
Ken will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Cynthia, children Darlene (John Bitz) and Greg (Shauna), grandchildren, Kassie (Jeff Lucas), Noah and Payton. He will also be dearly missed by brothers Ed (Audrey), Ernie (Lil), and Henry (Karen), sister June Yakimovich, brother-in-law Brian Palichuk (Shirley), sister-in-law Wendy Palichuk, as well as numerous family and friends. Ken was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Katie, father-in-law James Palichuk, mother-in-law Jessie Palichuk, and brother-in-law Rick Yakimovich.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date. In remembrance of Ken’s love of the Edmonton Toy Run, memorial donations may be made in Ken’s name to 630 CHED Santas Anonymous.
The family would like to recognize the support of the Alberta Health Home and Palliative Care teams, as well as Uzziel from Bayshore Health Care and Dr. Janice Fletcher, which allowed Ken to spend his final days in his home, surrounded by the love of his family.