Lemczyk, Stella

Born: Oct 10, 1931
Died: May 19, 2019


Lemczyk, Stella
Stella Lemczyk went on to everlasting life May 19 after a short period of declining health. Formerly of New Hamburg, ON, Stella was living at Kiwanis Lodge in Nanaimo B C. Stella
was predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Lemczyk in 2003 and sisters Mary (John) Lewandowski and Wanda (Jacob) Luczynski. Survived by her sister Jane Klepek.
She is survived by her loving family; daughter Theresa (Pat) Heslin of Orillia, as well as daughter Betty (Warren) McCormick of Nanaimo BC and son Tom Lemczyk of Phoenix, AZ.
She is also survived by many grandchildren: Chris, Michelle (Chris and great- grandchild Lola), Jennifer (Michelle) Michael, Matthew (Yumi), Tina (Mike and great -grandchild Sheridan)
Stella was born in Rottorf, Southern Germany and met Bill in an allied camp after the Second World War. Stella and Bill immigrated to Canada in 1950 along with thousands of others displaced by the war. Stella and Bill moved to Southern Ontario to work on a tobacco farm. They later moved to New Hamburg to raise their three children. Stella was a long time employee of Klassen Bronze, and a former member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church.
Stella moved to Nanaimo in 2010 following the death of Bill and her sister Mary, first living at Lakeside Gardens and then Kiwanis Lodge. Baba (as known to the grandchildren and great grandchildren) will be greatly missed by everyone.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and care staff at Kiwanis Lodge for the kind and thoughtful care given to Stella over the years.
A memorial service for Stella was held at Trinity Catholic Church, Nanaimo, BC on Saturday May 25,2019.
On Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 12.00 (noon) prayers will be held at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg followed by internment at Riverside Cemetery.

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Service Information


May 29, 2019


12 pm (Noon)


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1K2
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Interment Information


Riverside Cemetery (Holy Family R.C. Section)
New Hamburg, Ontario

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Condolence from Carmela McPhail sent on May 30, 2019

Betty, Theresa ,Tom and families Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. She was a great lady. I will always remember coming to your place as a kid on Sunday afternoons to sample her marvelous baking. I will definately miss our telephone conversations we had after she moved to B.C. May she RIP. Sending hugs and prayers. Carm and George McPhail

Condolence from Joanne Snyder sent on May 27, 2019

So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing….I also worked with your Mom at Klassen’s before her retirement….she was always such a nice, genuine lady and always willing to help us “new girls” out at work….keep all the great memories of your Mom near and dear to your hearts.

Condolence from Diane Godfrey. sent on May 27, 2019

Hello Betty and family.Sorry to read about the passing of your mom .Stella and I worked together. When she moved out west ,we talked on the phone a few times a year. I will think of her and our phone conversations.She was a special lady. Hugs.

Condolence from Betty Orr sent on May 24, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you Theresa Betty and Tom I remember both your mom and dad Her beautiful smile They were both very sweet They are now together Best to you all

Condolence from Margaret Fleiszig sent on May 23, 2019

Dear, Betty, Theresa and Tom

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I remember you all so well – Betty & Theresa – you both baby sat us Fleiszig kids and Tom (you will always be Tommy to me) you my very first best friend ever when we first met in the church basement on our first day of Kindergarten with Miss Sampson. I remember the big blue house by the tracks and the amazing aromas of your mom’s amazing baking whenever I came over. I don’t think I ever her without a smile on her face. My heart feels the loss of this dear sweet lady.

My deepest sympathy
Margaret Fleiszig