Mrs. Anastazia Nettie Slupski (nee Kloczanyk), age 93 years, passed away peacefully in Roseview Manor on Monday, January 26, 2015.
Born in the Ukraine on June 7, 1921 Anastazia was the youngest of six siblings. She married Stefan Slupski in 1945 in an internment camp in Germany. She had one son, born in June of 1947.
Her husband Stefan came to Canada in 1949 and Anastazia and their son came a year later, residing in Port Arthur ever since. Anastazia loved Canada and always said it was the best place in the world, obtaining her Canadian Citizenship in 1959. She loved to knit, crochet and do petit point, winning several ribbons at the CLE for her handiwork. She also enjoyed baking and cooking and her guests never left hungry. She would spend hours in her garden and flower beds. On most weekends, Anastazia and Stefan would go picking mushrooms or blueberries.
Yes, lots of pies and preserves. When the grandchildren would come from Calgary, they always asked if there were any blueberry perogies.
Anastazia and Stefan loved to go fishing. Anastazia did not fish, but enjoyed relaxing by the water and enjoying the scenery. She was a member of the Polish Legion Women's Auxiliary. Anastazia and Stefan travelled to many conventions and parades in Canada. In the last several years she suffered with alzheimers and dementia, along with other issues.
Anastazia is survived by her husband of 70 years, Stefan and son Zbigniew (Brenda). She also leaves behind four grandsons Steven (Allison), Michael (Paulina), Kevin and Trevor (Darcyl), four great grandchildren Ryder, Brooke, Tyson and Sebastian, and one on the way. Anastazia also has a niece and some distant relatives in the Ukraine.
She was predeceased by her parents Michael and Stanislova, siblings Anna, Dimitro, Michola, Maria and Donna.
Funeral services for the late Mrs. Anastazia Slupski will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 1:00PM in the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley Street at Algoma. Interment will follow in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Visitation for friends will be one hour prior to service time.
Should friends so desire, donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.