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.