Stanley David Krawchuk

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Stanley David Krawchuk June 3, 1927 - February 3, 2013

Stanley David Krawchuk passed away quietly on February 3, 2013 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. He was born on June 3, 1927 in Disley, Saskatchewan to William and Pauline Krawchuk. Stan was married to Lesia Krawchuk (Stadnyk) on January 25, 1958 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; they were married 25 years.

He is survived by his first wife, Lesia and their four children. He will be sadly missed by daughter, Donna Andersen, son, Terry Korrum and wife Elizabeth, son Alan Krawchuk and daughter Jara Paul and partner Brian Sweetapple. He is lovingly and joyfully remembered by his grandson Nigel Andersen, and granddaughters, Natalie and Emily Korrum. He is fondly remembered by relatives and friends throughout Canada and relatives in the state of New Jersey.

Stan grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and graduated from Balfour Technical Collegiate in 1945. After high school he resided at the Mohyla Institute in Saskatoon while competing a Degree in Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan. He went on to study Hospital Administration at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York and began a long professional career with the Saskatchewan Government as a Hospital Administrator. For 20 years, he travelled extensively in Saskatchewan supporting the public network of hospitals throughout the province.

He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia and was Administrator of North Shore Private Hospital, North Vancouver and Bevan Lodge in Abbottsford, BC. Sadly, he was predeceased by his second wife, Louise Sharon Hope who passed away on December 15, 2009 at 69 years of age; they were married 27 years. He is sadly missed by her son Don Hope and wife Karen and daughter Cathy McClellan and lovingly remembered by grandchildren Samantha, Brianna, Cypress and Douglas.

Stan had a zest for life. During his high school years he was active in the gymnastics club and played the violin and mandolin in the Ukrainian Youth Orchestra. He was an avid reader and enjoyed skiing, biking, jogging and walking. Above all, his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren here and in Australia.

A Memorial Service will be held on February 20, 2013, commencing at 11:00 am at The Parish of St. George, 9160 Church Street, Fort Langley, B.C. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choosing.


Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 16, 2013
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