Aug 7, 1939 – Jan 6, 2018
Don Stasuik (born August 7, 1939) passed away on January 6, 2018 at home surrounded by family after a 17-year, courageously fought battle with cancer.
Don was an old Saskatchewan farm boy and was known by his family as someone who could fix almost anything with duct tape, bailing wire, and ingenuity. Don left the farm at a young age to become an iron worker, working across North America until finally settling in the Okanagan in 1969.
Don and his wife, Lorraine owned Okanagan Bowl, and spent many exciting and happy years surrounded by a community of friends.
Don was predeceased in death by his parents, Mike and Thelma Stasuik; brother, Mike Stasuik; ex-wife, Lorraine; and step-son, Randy.
Don is survived by son, Don (Tina) Stasuik; step-son, Sandy (Aurora) Tuey; beloved grandchildren; Jacob (Joanne), Danni, and Makayla; sisters: Barbie (Randy) Irvine, Kathy (Al) Rowe, and brother, Randy (Darlene) Stasuik; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation to: Friends and family for their visits, support, prayers, and love; Dr. Caskey and the Oncology Department Team; the OT Team, Linda and Sonja; We Care workers: Maryanne, Kuldeep, Katherine, Colton, Penny, Christine, and Theo; friend, Robyn Watts; and the nurses, counselors, and staff at Moog and Friends Hospice House.
The family would like to express profound appreciation to the following beautiful ladies: Carrie, Rhonda, Trina, and Joyce of the Palliative Care Nursing Team, and the kindest of doctors, Dr. Frasinski and her staff – without their help and support, the family would have never been able to fulfill Don’s wish to pass at home.
And, to Pastor George Clarke and Dr. Grant Bogyo for coming to visit and helping set Don’s mind and spirit at ease – assurance of seeing our loved one again is a priceless blessing.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that donations be made to support the Community Palliative Care Nursing Team via Moog and Friends Hospice House in their efforts to help those in our community to pass in peace with dignity in their own homes.
A Celebration of Don’s life will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Penticton Alliance Church at 197 Brandon Avenue in Penticton.