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Steven Andrishak

January 7, 1921 - February 25, 2017

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Steven Andrishak of Elk Point passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the age of 96 at Parkview Extended Care.

In addition to one brother, Peter Andrishak, Steve is survived by 3 daughters & two sons, Janice (Dan) Zarowny, Carole (Tom) Rae, Ellen (Dennis) Garnier, John (Sandra) Andrishak & Jim (Michelle) Andrishak; 9 grandchildren, Ian Garnier, Douglas (Janna), Colin (Nathalie), & Ryan (Nichole) Zarowny, Tom & Suzanne Rae, Amanda, Dana & Sarah Andrishak; 9 great-grandchildren, Desiree, Taylor, Owen, Mathew, Ava, Tyler, Evan, Erika & Sadie.

Steve was predeceased by his wife, Doris; grandson, Cody Garnier; 3 sisters, Anne (Steve) Lazoruk, Olga (Max) Fischer & Jean (Angelo) Provenzano; 2 brothers, Fred (Velma) & Mike (Mary); sister-in-law, Joanne; & his parents, William & Mary.

Steven was born at Warspite, Alberta on January 7, 1921, and moved to Elk Point with his family in 1926. He attended school in Elk Point, loved hockey and baseball, and enlisted in the army for several years during WWII. He met and later married Doris Walton, a young nurse at the Elk Point Hospital. In 1945 he purchased the Arnott Dance Hall. It was renovated and became the Arrow Theatre which he operated for 42 years. In his spare time, Steve began collecting (everything from bird's eggs to Fur Trade artifacts) and eventually built the Fort George Museum, which he proudly shared for 50 years. A significant contribution was his work with the Elk Point Historical Society in documenting and publishing several historical reviews of the Elk Point district.

Steve's wish to be cremated has been honoured and a memorial gathering will be held at a later date. If so desired, any donations may be made to the Elk Point Historical Society or Parkview Extended Care, who provided such excellent care for our Dad, 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 Staff

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

From: Urbain and Terri Ouellette
Relation: Friends of the family

We send our deepest sympathies at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Orest and Florence Drobot
Relation: Friends of the family

Sorry to hear of the loss of your father may he rest in peace.

From: Ruth Andrishak
Relation: My uncle

Uncle Steve’s Arrow Theater brought Hollywood to us bush bunnies. Our farm was 3 miles away but his scratchy ‘show records’ atop his roof wafted over the pairrie promising a magical world beyond Elk Point. Damn, I’m still looking for it! Uncle Steve was an unique character. I’ll miss him.

From: Marg & Walter Saranchuk
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with all you kids­čĺ×

From: Orest and Myrna Fedorus
Relation: friend

From: Orest and Myrna Fedorus
Relation: friend

Steve provided pleasure for 4 generations of Myrna’s family….Her grandparents attended every movie three times a week as at that time, he showed 3 different films in a week! Our children were also able to enjoy his theatre and at that time there was only one film a week. His museum was a source of great pride to the community. After he had closed his museum to the public, we were very honored when he agreed to allow our Smith reunion family to have a private viewing – with the aid of Ron Onusko. Great memories.
To all five of his children, their spouses and children, we extend our sincere condolences.

From: Orest and Myrna Fedorus
Relation: friend

Steve provided pleasure for 4 generations of Myrna’s family….Her grandparents attended every movie three times a week as at that time, he showed 3 different films in a week! Our children were also able to enjoy his theatre and at that time there was only one film a week. His museum was a source of great pride to the community. After he had closed his museum to the public, we were very honored when he agreed to allow our Smith reunion family to have a private viewing – with the aid of Ron Onusko. Great memories.
To all five of his children, their spouses and children, we extend our sincere condolences.

From: Annette Yopyk
Relation: Friend

Janice,Daniel and family,
My deepest sympathies for your loss.
May your fond memories of your Father/Grandfather help you through this difficult tome.

From: Suzanne Robinson
Relation: Friend of family

My sincere condolences to Janice and Carol and all of the family. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Take care!!

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Elk Point Historical Society

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Alberta Health Services/Parkview Extended Care

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

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