Anna Stachnyk

Anna Stachnyk

Wednesday, February 22nd, 1939 Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

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Obituary for Anna Stachnyk (Zawadski)

ANNA (ZAWADSKI) STACHNYK Feb 22, 1939 - March 30, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Anna peacefully at home with family by her side after diagnosed with brain cancer 14 months ago.

Beloved wife of 60 years to Walter and loving mother to Philip (Fiona McCrea), Teresa (Roger) Fontinato, and Christine Benedetti. She was the most amazing grandmother to Andrew and Nikolas. Anna is predeceased by her parents Michael and Anastasia Zawadski and her only sister Myra.

Anna was born and raised in Montreal where she graduated from nursing at the Montreal General Hospital and worked there before marrying Walter and settling in Guelph in 1961. Here she worked for a time at the Guelph Hospital and later felt fortunate to be able to stay home to raise her children. Anna's other greatest passion came from establishing a beautiful outdoor oasis at her home. Her gardening abilities were admired by many, and she even won the Lawn and Garden Championship award from the Guelph Horticultural Society in 1974.

She was a 50 year member of PEO (philanthropic sisterhood), an enthusiastic member of the Probus Club, and enjoyed many years of Tai Chi.

Anna was known as a very kind and warm person with a most beautiful smile and genuine love for everyone. She was highly respected and dearly loved by all who knew her and is fondly remembered by her extended family and friends from Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton and Guelph.

Special thanks to Dr. Hirte at Juravinski Cancer Centre, Family physician Dr. Laird, Bonita and Shelley from Bayshore, the LHIN, and Anna's many friends and PEO Sisters who supported Anna and us all in various ways.

Resting at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St., N., Guelph. As per Anna's wishes, a private family service will be held in the chapel followed by interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph.

Anna had a soft heart for all charities in need. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anna's memory to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Donation cards are available at the funeral home, 519-822-4731 or online at

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    Graveside Service at Woodlawn Memorial Park
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    A private family graveside service will be held in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph.
    Father Wasyl Makerenko
  • Interment

    Monday, April 5th, 2021 |
    Woodlawn Memorial Park
    762 Woolwich St.,
    Guelph, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, April 5th, 2021
    Private interment in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

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Shirley Rennie

Walter, my deepest sympathies on the loss of Anna. I am thinking of you.
Shirley Rennie
Comment | Posted at 09:22am via Condolence

Fred Dahms

Dear Walter:
Ruth and I were very sad to hear about Anna`s illness and death. We have wonderful memories of being neighbors many years ago and of meeting you both at concerts and her at Zehrs. We empathize with you because our cousin died recently from the same disease. Please extend our sincere sympathy to everyone in the family. Anna was a wonderful woman who will be missed by all who knew her.
Sincerely, Ruth and Fred Dahms

Comment | Posted at 04:10pm via Condolence

Sue Ricketts

Dear Walter'
I am so very sorry to read that you have lost your beloved Anna. Please accept my condolences and know that you and your family are in my prayers. Take care of yourself and I'll see you at a Zoom meeting in the future. Sue Ricketts.
Comment | Posted at 12:19pm via Condolence

Bill Stevens

Bill Stevens
Walter, this is the picture we will remember as Anna.
Comment | Posted at 01:36pm via Condolence

Walter Savich

We were blessed to meet Walter and Ann at a very difficult time of our life.They are both a wonderfull people. Now that we learned that Ann passed away, it is hard to accept. We will always remeber her as a very soft, quite and nice person. Alexandra and Walter Savich
Comment | Posted at 11:28am via Condolence

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