Stella (Stephanina) Isabel (nee:Chornoby) Rosiak

4 June , 193019 March , 2019

Stella (Stephanina) Isabel Rosiak (Chornoby) 1930 ~ 2019

Rosiak, Stella born June 4th, 1930 in the RM of Ethelbert, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2019 at the age of 88 years. Stella was predeceased by her husband, Joe; son, Clifford; daughter, Joann; parents, Clifford and Victoria Chornoby; in laws, Dan and Victoria Rosiak; 10 brothers, 3 sister as well as numerous other family members. Stella was the 9th of 16 children born to George and Victoria Chornoby. She grew up and received her education near Sclater, Manitoba. Stella left home at the age of 17 and began working in the Dauphin Hospital Cafeteria for 2 years. She met her husband Joe in 1951 and married 3 months later. They settled in Trossachs in 1959 and remained there until 1984 at which time they moved to Regina. When Joe and Stella first moved to Trossachs, they lived in the train station and Stella sold tickets to passengers. She was an active member of the United Church of Canada. When Joe passed away in 1985, Stella began working at the Grey Nun’s Convent in Regina. She cooked for the nuns for many years and they loved her dearly. In 1988 Stella moved back to Weyburn and resided here until her passing. While in Weyburn she cleaned at the post office for a few years. Stella worked hard raising her family of 10 children but enjoyed all of it.

Stella will always be remembered by her sons, Bruce Rosiak, George Rosiak & Bud (Kathy) Rosiak all of Weyburn; daughters, Judy (Lethbridge), Cindy Horvath & family (Regina), Kim (Dan) Balkwill & family (Halbrite), Roxanne (Phil) Gerry & family (Trossachs), Karen Rosiak (Darren) & family (Caronport); 18 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren and 1 great greatgrandchild; brother, George (Pauline) of Cochrane, AB; sister, Evelyn of Dauphin, MB; sister in law, Adeline Chornoby and Pat Rosiak as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.

A special thanks from the family to the nurses on the 3rd floor of the Weyburn General Hospital for their excellent care and compassion for their mother, Stella, as well as thanks to the Home Care nurses who regularly came to her house.

A Visitation was held on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the Funeral Service on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend M. Barnabas officiating. Both services from Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Interment followed at Trossachs Cemetery, Trossachs, Saskatchewan. The funeral lunch and fellowship in the Trossachs Hall.

Donations in memory of Stella may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.


  • Visiation Friday, 22 March , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 23 March , 2019

Stella (Stephanina) Isabel (nee:Chornoby) Rosiak

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Lisa Pollock

24 April 2019

We are so very sorry to hear of Stella’s passing. When we moved to Weyburn 10 years ago, we were fortunate enough to become Stella’s neighbours. She was a wonderful neighbour — bringing us homemade goodies and gifts for our newborn daughter. We loved visiting with her about her family — her favourite topic. Stella will be missed greatly. Sending love and condolences to all who loved her.

Gail Starchuk

23 March 2019

Deepest sympathies to the Rosiak family.
Auntie Stella was a very special lady and I have very fond memories of our early years and family visits.
We always looked forward to our times together.
I have always held memories of our cousin times close to my heart.
I know how very special your Mom was to all of you.
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Love Gail and Scott

Brenda Zanetti (Chornoby)

21 March 2019

Dear Auntie Stella may you enjoy a colourful life in heaven!
I remember all our summer visits to Trossaches over the years.
In Saskatchewan prairies, nothing more fun than seeing the cousins, getting chased by bats, lots of snacks and laughs and of course never wanting to leave!
I will always remember your big smile and warm heart!
I can still hear you say “oh George!”

Hugs to all my cousins - you all looked after you mama well!💖💖💖

Jim & Phyllis Roznowski

21 March 2019

Memories of your visits to Dauphin, I was very young 8-9 years old, always happy and hugs galore. Memories at Slater Farm, our visit and stay at the home in Regina full of love and hospitality. All your visits at Flin Flon., always made time to come over . All are precious memories that will keep you alive in our hearts.

Our prayer and thoughts are are with all the family ( cousins) . Special thanks cousin Judy for keeping in contact with us.
Love you all.
Jim & Phyllis

Michael Post

21 March 2019

So sorry for loss

Dana Pretzer

21 March 2019

Bud, Kathy and family.

So sorry for your loss.


Trever and Diane Hughes

20 March 2019

Bud, Kathy and family,
We are saddened by your loss!
Trever and Diane Hughes

Ashley&Jeff Bartsch

20 March 2019

Bud, Kathy, and family!

Our deepest condolences on your loss.

Take care,
God bless

Jackie Plaisier

20 March 2019

Auntie will always have a special place in my heart. She was a big part of our family growing up. I just loved when she came for visits and her and mom would talk and talk. And so much laughter 💕
I’ll always remember her and moms nick names when they got together. the Twisted Sisters.
Rest now auntie with all your love ones. I’m sure yous are all at peace and happy to be together once again.
Luv you always 🙏🙏💕💕💕