Steve (Stephen) Medwid
Passed on June 19, 2019
November 26, 1927 – June 19, 2019 It is with the heaviest hearts the family announces the passing of our dear Dad and Gege after a hard fought battle with cancer at the age of 91. Dad was born in Polson MB, the eldest of eight children to John and Helen Medwid and grew up in Polson and Balmoral area eventually moving to Argyle in 1950 to the farm where he resided until his hospitalization in April. Dad spent his childhood working on the family farm. He met the love of his life, Lorraine Panaschuk in 1951, marrying the following year in 1952. Dad & mom raised five children, evolving into a large family with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dad was a determined, hard worker who could invent or repair anything and took pride in reaping the benefits of his labor. He was always willing to lend a hand in any way to help out. Dad was a gentle giant and especially enjoyed spending time with family, watching his family grow. Although dad was a private man, he enjoyed socializing, reminiscing, and while still having an exceptional memory, told stories without missing a detail. Dad was extremely proud of his Ukrainian heritage, and enjoyed listening to the Polka Hour every Saturday. Dad and mom spent many years travelling to Mexico and Cuba with close friends Florence and Garry Cain, Hawaii, as well as visiting his sister Lucy in Arizona. They also enjoyed many road trips as well as daily tours. Until recently, dad and mom made their daily jaunt to The Rock for meals and socializing, until both their health forced them no longer to do so. Dad was predeceased by his parents, John and Helen, brothers Willy, Peter and Jim, sisters Marian Makowski, Jenny Sawatsky, Lucy Cartwright. Left to mourn is his wife of nearly 67 years, Lorraine, sons Richard (Lucy), John (Debbie), George, daughters Steph (Mel) Olson, Joanne (Trevor) Sinclair, grandchildren Laura (Will), Jeff (Chantelle) & Lincoln; Jessica (Corey), Sawyer & Kaylee, Jackie (Ray); Lindsay, Ashley; Myki (Jon), Mason & McKinley, Melissa, Mahlani, Megan (Gerald) Logan & Lynley; Jenelle (Matt) Landon & Brody; T.J. (Karlie) Kaiden, Brooklynn, Raelynn & Raena; sister Margaret (Russell) Beirnes, sisters-in-law Jean Medwid & Margaret Medwid, Lorraine’s sister Kay Harman & brother Harry (Heather) Panaschuk and families, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. As per dad’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to doctors Graham, Venter and Zahari, nursing staff and health care aides at Stonewall Hospital; and Michelle Loehmer and Ken Loehmer. Donations may be made to Cancer Care in dad’s memory. Rest in Peace Dad and Gege. Love and miss you forever.
To the Medwid Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Steve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad and difficult time. Sincerely, Dean and Donna Couvier
Dean and Donna Couvier
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