Tribute Bro. Stefan Stefaniuk August 24, 1923 – February 9, 2015
Bro. Stefan Stefaniuk peacefully fell asleep on February 09, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, at the age of 91. He was born to Paulo and Palahia (Yavorski) Stefaniuk, and educated in Stinka, Ukraine. Ukraine was very violently entrenched by German and Soviet Military forces during WW II; so at age 19, Stefan was bound for military training in Nolhammer, and then in Austria, where the Germans formed a division for them to fight the Soviets. After months on the frontline, his division was captured by the British and he was interned in a Prisoner of War camp in Italy. With an aptitude for technology, very incredibly, Stefan engineered military equipment for the British during WW II. (more…)
Rev. Fr. Ron Hollohan May 25, 1926 – October 31, 2014
“Father” Ron passed away at 88 years of age with family by his side. Father Ron was a wonderful husband, father, teacher and priest who touched the lives of so many in such a positive way.
Father Ron is survived by his beautiful wife of 62 years, Mary (Doucette), the love of his life, and his three children, Sean (Dee), Sharon (John) and Colleen (Peter); and his daughter-in-law, Paula. He leaves behind 13 grandchildren, Liam, Evan, Sara, Colin, Katie, Laura, Shannon, Adam, Michael, David, Andrew, Blair and Ben; and three great grandchildren, Madelynn, Gordon and Gavin. He was predeceased by his son, Brian; parents, Patrick and Mary-Ellen, four brothers; in-laws, John and Nora Doucette and brother-in-law, Johnny. (more…)
Bro. Walter Marych, KSV February 20, 1925 – October 17, 2014
Bro Walter Marych peacefully fell asleep on 2014 October 19 at age 89 in Edmonton, AB. He was born and educated in Western Ukraine. World War II violently spread throughout Ukraine. German Military occupied Walter’s Region. As a young teenager, he was forced to work in laborious German concentration camps thru the War Years.
In 1945 Bro Walter met and married his loving wife, Dusia, while in Germany. Soon they immigrated to Canada to live in faith, and labour in freedom. His employment as a civic construction employee and his leadership skills were endeared by everyone. He never faced a dull moment on earth — he graciously shared his heart for faith, community, municipality, and loving family. Bro Walter’s courage, strength of spirit, sense of humor, and dignified stewardship were blessings to all who knew him. (more…)
THE MOST VENERABLE Sash of our Blessed Virgin Mary, which is found at the Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi in Agios Oros (Holy Mt. Athos), is the only precious souvenir that survives from her earthly life.
According to the Sacred Tradition and the history of our Church, the Most Holy Theotokos three days after she fell asleep (more…)
Bro. Edward Kostyshen October 14, 1938 – July 16, 2014
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, especially to you, Della, Gary, Susan, Laura, and all your loved ones:
Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to pay tribute on behalf of the Brotherhood to our dear friend, Brother Edward, who had a profound impact on each one of us. Knowing Ed, we are immediately reminded of Matthew 16:20, where Jesus instructs: “…. teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
This was the command of Jesus to us in the Great Commission — Brother Ed Kostyshen took this commandment very seriously (more…)
Glory be to Jesus Christ!
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