POLYWKAN, Stella. It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Stella passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at her residence at Menno Care Home in Abbotsford, BC at the age of 86.

Mom was a kind, loving and caring person. Her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren, and especially her great-grandchildren who held a very special place in her heart. Mom had a love for gardening and took great pride in tending to her vegetables and flowers. Mom was known for her wonderful gift of cooking and was always happy to share her favourite foods with her family and friends. She loved to make all the traditional Ukrainian dishes especially at Christmas and Easter. Stella was predeceased by her loving husband John in 2010. She is survived by her children Elaine (Doug) of Abbotsford, Bob (Marilyn) of Victoria, Joan (Graham) of Abbotsford and Jim of Abbotsford, grandchildren Dave (Jodi), Mike, Brian (Alix), Colin (Pauline), Kimberly (Adam), Shelly, Janice and Lanie, great-grandchildren Brandon, Justin, Jessica, Tyler, Ryan, Janie, Madison, Parker, Karlee and Hailey.

Prayers will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with burial at Hazelwood Cemetery. Online condolences can be left for family at:

Woodlawn Funeral Home (604) 853-2643

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