Peacefully on Monday September 27, 2021 Stanley Sirdar’s soul returned to the Father under the Protection of the Mother of God.
He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years Luba; daughters Maria (Bob), Anna-Marie (Derek) and Julianna (Josh), sons Chris (Terri), John (Yvonne) and Nick (Allison) and grandchildren Noah, Peyton, Mackenzie, Arianna, Mikyla, Lucjan, Levi, Sam and Graham.
Stan was born in Tofield, Alberta August 31, 1945. He grew up in Alberta with his brothers Jerry, Harry and his mother Helen and father Frank. As a young man he worked in the Yukon, in the mines along with Avalanche Control. In College, Stan excelled in football and hockey, graduating from NAIT with a Degree in Business Administration. He started his career with Metropolitan Life in Edmonton, where he met the love of his life, Luba. Stan and Luba started their family (with their first 2 children; Stanley Jr and Maria) in Edmonton later moving to Winnipeg in 1972. As their family grew, he transitioned to a career as a custodian for the River East School Division with his last school Miles Mac Collegiate where he was loved by all the students and staff. He was devoted to his wife and family. Stan was always there present for all his children and grandchildren watching them play sports and participating in Ukrainian cultural events. He taught all his children the importance of work ethic, honesty and service to others. He loved his travels to Banff with his children, seeing the mountains and canoeing in Lake Louise. He was also blessed to visit Ukraine and the Holy Land. He was very involved in the church community at St. Joseph’s as a Eucharistic minister, epistle reader, Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky Shrine, Knights of Columbus, parish council and youth group.
He left for us his love for God, and the Blessed Mother, service to the Catholic Church, zest for life, peace and servitude. His strength did not come from things of this world but from the Eucharist, the Blessed Mother, and a devotion to the Divine Mercy.
Hidden to the world he made his life a hymn to the Lord’s Mercy.
Misericordias Domini in aeternum cantabo
“I will sing the mercy of the Lord forever”.
Luba and the family would like to sincerely thank the Redemptorist Fathers, Father Walery, and numerous friends and family members for the generosity and innumerable prayers, not just during this difficult time, but throughout the years. Your prayers, visits, meals, cards, messages of well wishes, and masses offered have brought us peace and comfort, and have been a blessing for all of us. We have found strength and have seen the face of Christ in your kindness and love.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bishop Velychkovsky Martyr’s Shrine at St. Joseph’s Church, or the Lubov SSMI Foundation.
Prayers will not be livestreamed only the Funeral Liturgy on Saturday, Oct 2nd will be live streamed and you may access it by going to Korban Funeral Chapel website homepage (www.korbanchapel.com) and click on the Facebook icon which will redirect you to the Korban Funeral Chapel Facebook page. You do not require a Facebook account to participate while the service is live.
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