Stephen Kalynka

Obituary of Stephen John Kalynka

KALYNKA, Stephen John - Passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at the age of 95. Predeceased by his beloved wife Helen of 69 years who passed away June 17, 2023. Loving father of Stephanie Ross (Clyde), Cheryl Iafrate (Al), and Valerie Lucey (William). Cherished grandfather of Samantha Ross, Courtney Ross, Christopher Iafrate (Taylor), and Alyshia Iafrate (Chris Wulfers). Predeceased by his parents John and Mary Kalynka, his infant brother Michael, sister Anne and brother Peter. He will be dearly missed by his extended family members, friends and grand furry companions. His soul has everlasting life and we now have two loving angels watching over us. Stephen was an employee of General Motors for forty one years retiring in 1991. The family wishes to send heartfelt gratitude to Dr. W.F. Lucey, Dr. W. Gruber, Dr. D. Heritz, Dr. V. Kuraitis, Dr. A. Nowicki, Dr. J.J. Shoebridge, the C.C.A.C. Care Co-ordinators Karen and Amanda, the Palliative Care Outreach Team, supportive PSW Staff with Bayshore, Care Partners, Paramed, Sandra's Home Health and special PSW Care Anelyn, Florence, Leody and Ruby. Special heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Wayne Gruber, Sister Louise Dillon and Father Ben Weber for their home visits, comfort and care. Thank you to Clayton Hawkins and Bryce Giroux of Garden City Funerals for their support and guidance. As per his wishes cremation and a private family funeral service have taken place. In honour of Stephen’s memory, donations made to the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at
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