Stasiuk, William "Bill"
DECEMBER 7, 1928 - NOVEMBER 19, 2011
It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Mr. William Bill Stasiuk, age 82 years, in St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by his loving wife and sons.
Bill was born, raised, and educated in Fort William. Bill lived next door to his high school sweetheart, Jean, and married his love on August 23, 1952. This year they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.
Bill worked at Paterson and Richardson's Terminal Elevators retiring in 1993 as Manager of Operations at Richardson's Terminal Elevators after 43 years of dedicated service. He and Jean travelled extensively throughout the USA, as a member and past president of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS).
In his younger years, Bill loved hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Fort William Country Club where he loved to golf with family and friends. As a family, they went on many trips camping in their trailer, whether it was to Sibley or across Canada. Bill and Jean also enjoyed swimming in their backyard pool, gardening and decorating the house exterior for Christmas and Halloween. Together, they wintered in Hawaii, and spent fall holidays in Scottsdale, Arizona. They also cherished summer and Christmas trips to Calgary to visit with family.
Bill, a quiet, caring and gentle man with a great sense of humour, was well respected. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather Gigi.
Bill will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Jean (nee Kalyta); sons Terry (Lorna) and Brian (Nancy); grandsons Michael and Jason; brother Sam (Marilyn) of Sault Ste. Marie; brothers-in-law Ed (Marilyn) Kalyta and Paul Labbe of Nanaimo and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his parents Samuel and Anna; brothers Dr. Peter and Paul and sisters Effie, Nellie, and Mary.
Funeral Services for the late Mr .William Bill Stasiuk will be held at 1 0:30 AM on Friday, November 25, 2011 in the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Cross, 415 West Victoria Avenue with Father Andrija Petresin celebrating the Divine Liturgy. Private Interment will take place at a later date. If family and friends so desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of choice. The Westfort Chapel, 420 West Gore Street at James in care of arrangements.