It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Stella Ptashnyk on July 31, 2023 at Portage District General Hospital at the age of 99 years.

Stella leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters: Cathy (Tim) Keep of Portage la Prairie and Debbie (Clayton) Tychkowsky of Calgary, Alberta; as well granddaughter Laura (Brant) Henderson, great-grandchildren Eathan and Averyn of Strathmore, Alberta and granddaughter Amy Keep (Chris Cooze), great granddaughter Chartee of Nanaimo, BC She is survived by sister-in-law Justine Leochko and numerous nieces and nephews.

Stella was predeceased by her husband Walter in 1999; brothers Walter, Jerry and Peter, sisters Anne (Zasitko), Sophie (Tycholis), and Olga (Fuz).

The family extends their appreciation to the staff of the Portage District Hospital and to Mom’s physician Dr. St Goddard for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canada Ukraine Foundation (CUF)

A private family service will be announced at a later date.

Cropo Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.


Photo of Stella Ptashyk