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Madeline STEPA

August 16, 1922 - July 16, 2020


It is with heavy hearts and much love that we say farewell to our beloved Madeline (Lena) Stepa who passed away on July 16th, 2020, at the age of 97 years. Lena was born on August 16th, 1922 on a farm near Derwent, Alberta to Mary & Andrew Bykowsky, and was one of eleven children. She left the farm seeking adventure and moved to Elk Point where she found employment at the local hospital. In 1943, she married Paul Stepa and together they raised 3 children. Lena was never one to sit still for long. She was always very involved in her community, whether it was volunteering at the library or with the many different organizations in town. She especially enjoyed being a part of the local choir. Lena also took pleasure in gardening, spending time at the lake, berry picking, golfing, curling, playing bingo and cards. Lena was an excellent cook and the family always looked forward to her traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve supper. She will be forever remembered by her daughters, Lillian Demchuk & Luci Mackenzie; and son, Victor (Sandra); also by her grandchildren, Cheryl Demchuk, Lorne Demchuk (Alison) & Erin Mackenzie (Rahul); and great-grandchildren, Ella & Adam Demchuk. Lena will be missed by her sisters, Mary Woloshyn & Nancy Korpan, as well as her numerous nieces & nephews. Lena was predeceased by her parents; husband, Paul; infant son, Bobby; sons-in-law, Larry Demchuk & Cameron Mackenzie; grandson, Duncan Mackenzie; brothers, John, Matt, Eugene & Russell; & sisters, Hilda Kryvenchuk, Stefania Kiefiuk, Annie Palinka & Olga Boyko. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Dr. Ramful & staff at the Elk Point Health Center for their care, and also the staff at Heritage Lodge where Lena resided for the last couple years. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life may be held at a later date, with inurnment in Elk Point East Cemetery, Elk Point. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations in Lena’s honor may be made to Heritage Lodge or Alberta Health Services/Parkview Extended Care c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Levina Ewasiuk
Relation: Friend

Heart felt condolences to Lena’s family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Lena was a special person and will be missed by us all.

From: Florence Drobot
Relation: Have known her for a long time .

Our condolences to all the family . Rip Lena. Orest and Florence Drobot

From: Sharon Algot
Relation: Royal Purple members

Our thoughts are with Lena’s family at this time.

From: Ed& Patsy ZAROWNY
Relation: Friend

Our condolence to the loss of mom. Mom was a very wonderful person and will be missed .

From: Ed & Maureen Anderson
Relation: Friends of the family

Our sincere condolences to all of you. Lina will be so missed. She was always a pleasure to meet and visit with.

From: Dianne StLouis
Relation: Russell’s daughter

It saddens my heart to hear about Anutie Lena’s passing, she was a very special person to me. I’ll always have fond memories of her from the time when I was young to now. My deepest sympathies to Victor and his sister, she’ll be missed.

From: Dellard and Dianne StLouis
Relation: Niece

It saddens my heart to hear of aunt Lena’s passing, our deepest sympathy to Victor, LillIan and Lucy. I’ll always treasure fond memories of her from the times growing up and until now. You will be deeply missed

From: Loretta Stich { Paquette }
Relation: friend

sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She will be missed by many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers .

From: Sheila Hatch
Relation: Choir friends

My dear Lillian, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. There is always a sting of sadness and loss for those left behind and I pray that your heart will be healed and comforted. I wish we could all see you in person and give the hugs we feel like sharing at a time like this. Know you are loved and we are all there in spirit to support you.

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c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB   T0A 3A1.

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