July 6, 1916 – May 7, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Andy Stepaniuk in Edmonton, two months shy of his 100th birthday. Andy was married to Helen (nee Dapping) for 67 years and mourned her passing in 2007. Today, he leaves to mourn: five children, Earl (Caroline), Marlene Derkoch (Morris), Brian (Louise), David and Donald. Andy was predeceased by his son Gary in 1986. He also leaves: two sisters, Anne (Vancouver), Elsie (Calgary) and his stepbrother Dennis (Surrey), 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, five great-great-great grandchildren, as well as many nephews, nieces and cherished friends. Andy was born in Dolzski, Poland and at age five, moved to Canada with his mother and sister to join his father in Dunmore, Alberta. He spent his career in the lumber industry, and was honored by the Alberta Lumberman’s Association in 1980 for his many contributions to the industry. Andy was very active, sociable and outgoing. He particularly enjoyed his daily coffee group and Friday music social at St. Andrews. He also enjoyed his friends and coffee group “The Senators” in Rimbey and looked forward to his annual trip there on his birthday. We would like to thank his special friend Gloria Vallette for her companionship and friendship to our Dad. Andy was a wonderful dedicated husband, father, grandfather and will be sadly missed by all. At his request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to the care of Memories Funeral Home & Crematorium, Edmonton, Alberta.