Stefureak, John

STEFUREAK, JOHN wJuly 08, 1949 – January 08, 2016
At the age of 66 years

With sadness and sorrow we announce the passing of John Stefureak on January 08, 2016.

John was born July 08, 1949 in Two Hills, Alberta. At the age of four his family moved to Edmonton, AB where he spent his early childhood and teen years. After graduating high school in 1967 he began travelling and saw much of the world.
He settled in the Shuswap area in the late seventies and he eventually moved to Sorrento, BC where he spent the last 25 years of his life. John’s daughter, Erin, was born in 1983.

John began a career welding with Newnes Machine in Salmon Arm BC, and worked with them for several years. He then took those skills and finished off his working life as a rig mechanic in Sanaa, Yemen. When it was time to retire he built himself a shop on his property and retired quietly to create beautiful, ornamental iron work. Each piece was unique with his special, artistic touch.

John enjoyed golfing, flying planes, and scuba diving, but travel and creativeness were always his bliss.

John was predeceased by his parents; Peter and Annie Stefureak. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter Erin and her husband Wayne Lougheed; grandchildren Aden, Elizabeth and Gavin; sisters, Vicky Martin and Mary (Frank) MacDonald; brothers Matt (Bev) and Willis Stefureak; as well as several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Thank you to the wonderful staff at Bastion Place for all the tender love and care you provided Dad.

There will be no service at John’s request.


  1. Sorry for your loss.
    John was a very kind guy, a nice person! God Bless You John.
    Nancy Houghton.

  2. Erin , we were saddened to hear of your father’s death. From all you have told us of him he greatly enriched your life, was a true humanitarian- understanding, caring and a delight to be with. May all your precious memories help to comfort you now. We send our sincere condolences to you, Wayne, his grandkids and all. Hugs from Vickie and Jerry Roraph.

  3. We watched over the past year as our quiet neighbour John’s light dimmed and finally went out. Our condolences to Erin and family. We have ironwork to always remember John by.

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