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Stephen George Rumancik

June 26, 1925 ~ October 5, 2020 (age 95)


Stephen George Rumancik

     Steve was born on June 26th, 1925 in Heckla, Pennsylvania, USA, son of Jan & Anna Rumancik.  At the age of 1 year the family immigrated to Canada settling in Lipton, SK, where Steve was raised and received his education.  He then helped out with the family farm until May 1944 when he enlisted with the Canadian Army.  He served in Canada until his discharge on April 3rd, 1946.  He then returned to Lipton where he farmed at Lipton and Indian Head.

     In 1950 he married Marie Werner and continued to farm at Indian Head until 1962.  They purchased a farm in Beaver, MB and moved the family.  In 1976 he gave up farming,  moved into Portage la Prairie and was employed at the Fort la Reine Museum until his retirement in 1990. 

     Steve was a member of the Good Shepherd Parish Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 4250.  Steve enjoyed tinkering, especially with electric motors, tv’s and things that people tossed away.  It gave him great enjoyment to fix something that had been thrown out.  He also enjoyed upkeeping his home, yard and especially his garden.

     Steve was predeceased by his wife Marie, his sons Larry and Mike as well as his daughter-in-law Judy, his brothers; John, Gilbert, Joe and Phillip and his sister Mary. 

     He leaves to mourn his passing his sons; Jim (Loralie), Tim (Leah), his daughters; Elizabeth, Margaret and Theresa (Gerald) and daughter-in-law Eileen.  He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. 

    A Come & Go Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, October 9th, 2020 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Rd. S., Portage la Prairie, MB.  * Covid precautions and restrictions will be in place.   Due to the Covid restrictions a private funeral service will be held at the Good Shepherd Church, Portage la Prairie, MB with interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.  

     In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the  Douglas Campbell Lodge, c/o Portage & District General Hospital Foundation, 524 - 5th St. SE, Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 3A8, Manitoba Canadian Diabetes, 1 Wesley Avenue, Suite 401, Winnipeg, MB  R3C 4C6  or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of MB, 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, MB   R3P 2Y5.    

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Heart & Stroke Foundation Manitoba
1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg MB R3P 2T5

Douglas Campbell Lodge c/o Portage District General Hospital Foundation
524 Fifth St S.E., Portage la Prairie, MB, R1N 3A8,

Canadian Diabetes Association
1 Wesley Avenue, Suite 401, Winnipeg MB R3C 4C6

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