Leonard Eugene Stepanick

April 21, 1945 - February 8, 2024
February 13, 2024 7 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with deep sadness and much love that the family of Leonard Eugene Stepanick announces his passing on Thursday, February 8 at 78 years of age. After a valiant struggle with cancer, he had a very peaceful passing in his sleep in hospital.

Born on April 21, 1945, Leonard lived a life of integrity, hard work, compassion and joy. He touched the lives of many with his humour, kindness and wisdom, leaving behind a profound impact on his family and friends.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Leonard was a jack of all trades and a gifted woodworker. He cherished family moments, whether dancing with Sylvia, his wife of 56 years, cooking with his daughter Tracy, or ice-fishing with his son Ryan.

After growing up as the eldest of eight children in Morecambe, a rural hamlet steeped in Ukrainian tradition, Leonard sought his future in Edmonton and helped to bring his family to a better life in the big city, where he prospered as an insulator and homebuilder. A devout Christian, he gave countless volunteer hours in the construction of his church, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Parish, where he served as a beloved and respected Lector for many years.

Leonard will always be lovingly remembered by his soulmate Sylvia, daughter Tracy James and son Ryan (Amanda) Stepanick, and granddaughter Brooklyn James. He also leaves behind his dear sisters Adeline Calliou, Lorraine (Brian) Sernecky and Wendy (Greg) Kennedy, his brothers Dale (Sandy) Stepanick and Glen (Sharon) Stepanick, his brothers-in-law Lawrence (Judy) Syrnyk and Hilary (Diane) Syrnyk, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Martin and Olga Stepanick, brother Dwayne and sister Eveline.

Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude go out to everyone at the Cross Cancer Institute and the Royal Alexandra Hospital for their compassionate care of our family patriarch.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 20 at 10 a.m. at the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Parish, 9003 153 Ave NW, Edmonton, to be officiated by Rev. Bo Nahachewsky and Rev. Janko Herbut. After the service, the family invites you for dinner in the hall.

If anyone wishes to make a memorial donation in Leonard’s memory, please consider your charity of choice.

May Leonard rest in eternal peace. Vichnaya Pamyat (Eternal Memory).

Cremation is entrusted to Trinity Funeral Home.

  1. My deepest condolences to everyone who knew him. May his soul fly free into the sunset sky.

  2. Our sincerest condolences to the entire family during this sad time. May you find comfort always in the happy memories you shared over the years with Leonard We are thinking of our best friends, Wendy & Greg Kennedy and families, on the loss of Wendy’s brother. R.I.P.

  3. Sending you are deepest condolences on the loss husband ,father and grandfather. May your love for him keep you strong and may he rest in the arms of our dear Lord.Dear Leonard your memories will be forever .Love you always Auntie Elsie and Uncle Victor ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

  4. Sending so much love and light to all of the family. Rest In Peace Leonard

  5. Sending the deepest condolences. Uncle Leonard was a wonderful man and I am so glad to have gotten a chance to be his niece. I will always remember when I was younger at Christmas Eve. Getting a chance to eat the best fish you would ever have. Rest in peace. I am grateful that you are no longer in pain.

  6. Sylvia and family,
    Our deepest condolences to you all and may your dear husband, dido, rest in peace in the heavenly kingdom.
    He will be missed by all especially not being him being a lector at the your church.

  7. Sylvia, Tracy and Ryan, we are so sorry to hear of your loss of Leonard. We are thinking of you and wishing you peace during this difficult time.
    All our love,
    Bob and Chris Dulaba and Family.

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