Stefanida (Stella) KIRYNA


Mrs. Stefanida (Stella) Kiryna was born in Potrziyn, Ukraine on January 7th, 1912 and passed peacefully from this life in the early morning hours of January 29th, 2007 in Heritage Square at the age of 95 years. Stella will be sadly missed by her loving family; Tom Karina and June Baird, Mary (Don) Kurbis, Joe (Kathy) Kiryna, her grandchildren; Rick (Karen) Kurbis, Kim Kurbis and Ross Johnson, her great-grandchildren; Acaylia Kurbis, Kloe Kurbis and Kelias Kurbis and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry in 2003 and her brothers; Anton, Prokop, Paul and Nick. Stella was a resident of Vernon since 1943. She spent the majority of her life on her and Harry’s little farm on Pleasant Valley Road just north of Vernon where she gladly shared fruit and vegetables with her family and friends. She was generous to a fault. Stella spent her last years at Heritage Square where many of the staff went above and beyond in seeing to the comfort of our “Baba”. A special thank you to Charlene (“Donya 1”) and all “the girls” that worked on Mason, for your extra loving care. We know she considered you her family too. Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Stella’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Henry Kolesnichenko officiating. Interment of both Harry and Stella’s cremated remains will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Following the Graveside Service the family invites friends to join them at a Reception which will take place in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Stella to Hospice House, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187

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