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OISTRYK, Stanley

October 1, 1929 –Veregin, SK
May 19, 2014 – Calgary, AB

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Stanley Oistryk, beloved husband of Yvonne Oistryk of Calgary. He went to be with our Lord on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the age of 84 years.

Stanley was born in Veregin, SK and was educated at Rona Country School and Veregin. At age 19, he moved to Calgary and worked at Westeel for a short time until he began work at Alberta Distillers, where he worked for thirty years until his retirement. Stanley was president of the union for many years, enjoying trips to Toronto, Florida and California. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his trips to Indus and surrounding lakes in the foothills. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Upon retirement, Stanley took up golf and spent many pleasant days at Rosebud, Strathmore and Calgary, learning and playing golf. In 1951, he met and married Jennie Leon. They had two daughters and were raised in the Renfrew district. Sadly, Jennie passed away in 1969 and Stanley and his daughters carried on. In 1973 he married Yvonne Andrew and their son was born in 1975. Stanley was a family man and he cared greatly for them, He loved telling stories about his early years living near his grandparents. He played ball in Kamsack, SK. Stanley will be remembered for his dry humour, his big heart and his love of Ukrainian music.

Stanley is survived by his loving wife Yvonne, his daughters Linda (Marcel) Ruest of Admiral, SK and Gayle (Clarence) Chase of Cranbrook, BC, six grandchildren Celia (Joe) Kunze, Sabrina (Derek) MacDonald, Amber Ruest, Jennie (Ian) Thompson, Justin (Adrienne) Chase and Jesse Chase, seven great grandchildren; Victoria and Kaitlyn Kunze, Emma, Connor and Carson Thompson, Daylin and Kaitlyn Chase, his sisters Marie (Maurice) Gardner, Elizabeth Miazga, Holly Kominetsky, also numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son Stanley Charles, and his parents Nick and Nellie.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (400 Edmonton Trail NE) on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Stanley Oistryk, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Melissa and Perry Chiappini

    Dear Yvonne,
    So sorry to hear the news of Stanley’s passing. We are old neighbours from Richland Road in Renfrew. It was always a delight to converse with Stan and you whenever we saw you pass by our house. It was neighbours like you that make happy memories of the good old days.
    May God grant Stan eternal peace and joy. May God grant you strength and courage Yvonne as you mourn the loss of your loved one. Sincerely, Perry and Melissa Chiappini

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