Posted: May 28th, 2021

July 15, 1935 ~ May 18, 2021


It is with full, but sadden hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, uncle and friend, Joseph Henry Stadnyk. Joe passed away suddenly, but peacefully with his loving wife of 32 years, Lorna by his side. He will always be lovingly remembered by his adoring wife, Lorna and their close, blended family including children, Eugene (Patty), Dennis, Laurie (Ian), Todd, Steven (Linda), Joseph, Lane, Mark (Val), Monica; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren as well as his siblings, Paul, Anna, Edna and Gladys including his extended family and friends. Joe was predeceased by his parents, Nick and Dorothy Stadnyk; siblings, Kay, Mary, Josie and Leonard. Joe will be deeply missed by all that knew him. He had the kindest eyes and the brightest smile that was always the biggest when his children and grandchildren were together. It was usually around the table, sitting outside on the deck, in the driveway and quite possibly while eating a balogna sandwich where he would share his stories of growing up on the family farm and all of the jobs that he endured together with the memories that he made along the way. Joe’s life took him many places including, Sifton, MB., Dauphin, Gilbert Plains, St. Martin, Redcliff, AB., Medicine Hat and Red Deer. Whether it was Joe going to school while helping harvest on the family farm growing up, starting a career as a butcher (which he would continue to do for many years in many different places) or being a lumberjack, a job he did with his brother that had them travel throughout Canada from Alberta to Ontario. Joe owned a Texaco gas station, worked in a Denturist office with Lane and finally woodworking which became his hobby and passion. Needless to say he was a hardworking man who was extremely talented when it came to working with his hands. Joe and Lorna spent the majority of their married life in Red Deer where they made many everlasting friendships. Throughout those years, many memories including adventures on various bus tours, cruises and trips to Nashville, Hawaii, Alaska and San Diego to name a few were taken. They would also spend a weekend a month at a craft show called, “Santa’s Helper” where Joe would display and sell his detailed hand crafted woodworking projects of birdhouses, yard ornaments, board games, baby cribs, benches and furniture. Many of these projects he has since passed down to his family which they will treasure for generations and years to come. We will miss you Joe and although our hearts are sad, we take great comfort in knowing that you are now at peace and Heaven has gained an angel that will be watching over us all. A celebration of Joe’s life will take place in Gilbert Plains, MB., at a later date when it is safe to do so. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at Honoured to serve the family is



Cook Southland Funeral Chapel Crematorium & Reception Facility, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455 “Locally owned & directed”

One Condolence for “JOSEPH STADNYK”

  1. Diane Stadnyk and David Stewart says:

    Thinking of you and holding you in our thoughts and prayers as everyone mourns the passing of your loved one.
    With sympathy,
    Diane Stadnyk and David Stewart,
    Bradley and Danica, Tyler

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