Stella Carson


Peacefully a day before her 95th birthday, StellaEvelyn Carson passed away at Golden Door Geriatric Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on the morning of Monday, February 28, 2022. Born Stefana Wytrykusz on March 1, 1927in Miekisz Stary, Galicia, Poland. After growing up in the Yorkton, SK area with her large Ukrainian family, she married her late husband Edward Nixon Carson on June 5, 1955, and made Winnipeg their home.

She will be profoundly missed by her loving family: daughters, Linda (Gerry) Kozakewich (Winnipeg), Colleen (Craig) Thomas (Red Deer, AB) sons, Ken (Lois) and Shawn (both of Winnipeg), and Christopher (Mary Baptiste) Carson (Ross River, YT) and sixteen grandchildren: Timothy (Amanda), Brennan, Robert (Stephanie), Kathleen and William Kozakewich; Cory, Kent (Vivian), and Kari Carson; Trevor, Molly (Anna), Duncan and Liam Thomas; Caitlyn (Phil) Arnould and Samantha (Scott Bergsma)Carson; Leah and Aiden Baptiste and eight great-grandchildren: Ewan, Melanie, Sophia, Orion, Henry, Boston, Rhett and Esme.

Stella also leaves to mourn her passing, sister Marie (Lawrence) Gelleta (Saskatoon, SK) and five brothers: Peter Wyatt (Yorkton, SK), Michael (Carol) Wytrykush (Calgary, AB), Lorne (Judy) Wytrykush (Kelvington, SK), Art Wytrykush (Regina, SK), Will (Adele) Wytrykush (Sylvan Lake, AB) and three sisters-in-law: Adeline Wytrykush (Saskatoon, SK), Anna Wytrykush (Winnipeg, MB) and Tess Klatt (Lebret, SK); and many many nieces and nephews. Stella was predeceased by her husband, Edward Carson (January 20, 2001), parents Anna Wojcik and Michael Wytrykusz, sisters: Lena (Wytrykush) Dziedzic and Anne (Wytrykush) Gill, brothers: John Wytrykysh and George Wytrykush, brother-in-law James (Bernie) Gill, mother-in-law Janet Isobel Lakin, father-in-law Len Lakin, sisters-in-law: Enid (Carson) Taylor, Roberta (Carson) Derkacht and brothers-in-law: Jack Taylor, Albert Derkacht, Martin (Shorty) Klatt.

Stella was a daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and among other things, a strong Ukrainian immigrant woman. She gave us roots, led with faith and love, and worked hard. She took care of the people she loved. As the oldest sibling, she had a tremendously positive influence on her younger brothers and sisters and their children, her nephews and nieces. While raising her five children, she kept the books of Ed’s plumbing business. On top of that, she was an active and influential member of the Catholic Womens’ League and fought passionately for the Pro-Life cause. After her children started their own families, she kept busy running a successful tax preparation business and she looked forward to watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She kept active as much as possible in her lifetime. Those who knew her are so blessed to have seen all the wonderful things she was and to have the countless lessons she taught us. We carry her love with us.

Vichnaya Pamyat.

Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 8 at 11:30 am at St. Vital Catholic Church,1629 Pembina Hwy, with Fr. Moise  Adossou officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stella’s memory to the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.


Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal: https://www.redcross.ca/

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Funeral Mass
March 8, 2022

11:30 AM
St. Vital Parish
1629 Pembina Hwy.
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G6

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