STANKIEVECH, Verna Kathleen

Verna Stankievech

1943-2019 - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Verna Kathleen Stankievech of Trochu, Alberta on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Verna was born in High River and spent her adult life in the Trochu area. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children and grandchildren: Glen & Clare Stankievech (Jordan), Clint & Deb Stankievech (Chase), Debbie & Norm Silberstein, Andrew & Nicole Stankievech (Gavin), and Terrie & Darcey Steeves (Brady, Cassidy, Jacey). She is survived by sisters-in-law Margaret Stankievech and Lorena Stankievech, numerous nieces, nephews, and their families, as well as several close friends. Verna was predeceased by husband George, parents William and Bertha Howell, brother Bill Jr. and daughter Jeannette. Verna enjoyed an abundant life, full of joy from her family, friends, arts and crafts and her love of cats. Overcoming many obstacles, she always maintained an optimistic outlook and greeted each new day in a cheerful way. Verna was a kind, compassionate woman with a generous spirit and quirky sense of humor. Her keen listening skills gave others the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings without judgement. She took a genuine interest in everyone involved in her life. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, September 24 at Trochu Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to MADD, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or St. Paul's United Church. Arrangements entrusted to Kneehill Funeral Services, Trochu, Alberta. Email condolences to kneehillfuneralservices@hotmail.com, 403-442-2123. 1s25c