Ken Stelmaschuk

August 11, 1943 - May 19, 2021
May 20, 2021 15 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

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.

  1. Dear Cynthia, Darlene, Greg, and family members, just a note to express our sympathies to you all. We have many good memories of Ken, but this is so hard to believe that this is so. We know Ken is in a better place and is at peace. You all are in our prayers and thoughts and hope that better days are ahead. Thinking of you all, take care, love Jerry, Sonia, Uncle Mike and Aunt Helen

  2. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You and your family are in my prayets

  3. Dear Cynthia and family
    We were so saddened to hear of Kens passing. We have many good memories and fun pictures of ken when he came from the farm to Edmonton and lived with our family. May he Rest In Peace. May you all find strength from your memories and love.

    Dennis,Dwayne,Doreen and Richard

  4. dearest Cindy and family,
    He sounds like he was amazing. And I know he brought you joy. I am sending you so much love and healing and stillness of heart.

  5. Dear Cynthia & Family,
    I just heard about Ken from Diane Love, who is a cousin to him. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. The only good thing about family passing on, is that we get to finally see or get in touch with relatives we haven’t seen for ages. I truly hope that you and your family are doing okay. Sending you our love & prayers.
    Dan & Gloria Love (Vancouver)

  6. Hi Cynthia, Thank you so much for all that Ken, you, Dar and John have been able to do for my Mom over the past few years. The assistance you have been able to provide to her is immeasurable, especially in regard to the effects of pandemic has had on everyone.

    As you know, we too are deeply saddened by the eventual news of Ken’s passing, and the effect this has on you and his remaining family. He will be sorely missed by everyone he knew and touched with his presence, knowledge, love and kindness.

    We offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family in this difficult time.

    Dwayne and Angela, and Auntie Anne Stotyn

  7. Dear Cynthia and family, we are very saddened to hear of Ken’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all through this very difficult time.
    Pete Kobitowich
    Anne Kolodychuk

  8. Dear Cindy and family
    Our deepest sympathies.Your in our prayers and thinking of you .

  9. Greg, Shauna, Noah, Payton, our condolences to you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Phil, Angela, Nina, and Michael Plummer

  10. Dear Cynthia &Family. We are so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. Family events were always a pleasure to attend knowing we will have a nice chat with Ken and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Bill & Stephania.

  11. From all Ken’s former colleagues at Antrim Construction, we are sending condolences to Cindy and the family. Ken stayed in touch after he retired and popped by the office for a chat. Wonderful man and sadly missed.

  12. Dear Cynthia & Family
    We are so saddened by the passing of Ken. He fought a hard battle for sure. Our memories of the gentle, kind, giant of a man will remain. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone, no matter how much time had passed between visits. Everyone will miss him! May God give you strength in the coming days to carry on, as you know, that is what Ken would want. Love Andrew & Connie

  13. Our Deepest Sympathies! Our Thoughts
    and Prayers are with you!

  14. We wish to express our deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of your Husband, Father and Grandfather. Cherish all the memories and may they give all of you comfort. Our thoughts are with all of you.

  15. Dear Cindy and family,
    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. We hope that you will have some comfort in your memories of Ken.

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