Steve Yaremus

It is with great sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of Stephen Alex Yaremus, age 88, of Steinbach, MB, on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Vita & District Health Centre, Vita, MB., with his wife Helen by his side.


Dad will be deeply missed by our mom, Helen whom he was married to for 67 years and his five children: Ken, Carol (Steve), Bryan (Shirley), Glenn (Wendie), Marianne; 12 grandchildren: Michael, James (Alyssa), Christopher (Jeanette), Amy, Caroline, Tallon and Brandon, Nicole (Bruce), Paul (Isabella), Julia (Corey), Steven (Stephanie), Dylan and three great-grandchildren: Octavia, Lydia and Quinn. 


Steve was born to Alex and Takla (Tennie) Yaremus of Skylake, MB on January 1, 1932. He had six siblings – Mike (deceased), Mary, Dora (deceased), Adam (Irene), Jean and Olga (deceased). Dad married Mom (Helen Chaszszewski) on October 25, 1952 and farmed in Skylake, MB. After the farm was sold, the family moved to the Southeast where he owned a garage, Zhoda Diner/store/gas station and then worked at Providence College for a few years until his retirement.


Dad enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, and woodworking, which was his passion. He also enjoyed Ukrainian music, berry picking, making jellies and canning pickles. However, his specialty was making sauerkraut and his “special” brew.


He was always there for us and loved our family gatherings where his many stories and/or jokes would be told to all.


Dad was a proud man and had values which led to a life of integrity, commitment, and hard work and to so many lasting friendships over the years. He will be extremely missed by his family and friends.


Due to Covid restrictions, we delayed our Dad’s funeral service until now. Please join us on Saturday, May 28th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB., to celebrate and remember our dad. 


The family would like to thank the staff at the Vita Hospital for their care and compassion. Dad always mentioned how nice the nurses were and the great care he received at the hospital.


If you wish to make a donation, please do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Thank-you.