It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Stefanie Candice Owzarek on January 29, 2023 at the age of 40 years old.
Stefanie will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her beloved daughter Finley Owzarek; her beloved mother and stepfather Ursula and Paul Dunn; sister Nicki Meijer; nieces Sierra and Zoey Meijer; maternal grandmother Hildegard Muth as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather Leo Muth with whom she had a special bond and her paternal grandparents Gertrud and George Owzarek.
Stefanie was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 13, 1983. After graduating high school she pursued a career as welder and became an accomplished mig, tig, and aluminum welder. Although she was very proud of her accomplishment as a welder, she always said that her biggest accomplishment in life was having her daughter Finley, whom she loved deeply and of whom she was enormously proud. Growing up, Stefanie spent many summer holidays vacationing at various lakes in Northwestern Ontario where she developed her love for fishing. She was an avid soccer fan and a big animal lover and loved her cats and dogs. She was very proud of her German heritage and could understand and speak German.
Stefanie had a bubbly personality and a big caring heart and always did her best to be helpful to those around her. Despite many challenges in life, she always maintained her wittiness and sense of humor and her infectious laugh will be missed by all that knew her.
A special Thank-you goes out to Stefanie's uncle, Sig Muth, for all his help and loving support towards Stefanie and Stefanie's mother and Wendy Tomchuk for her love and caring towards Stefanie.
Funeral Service will take place Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 11:00am (Viewing at 10:00am - 11:00am) at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB. Interment at Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Stefanie to Ursula Dunn to be deposited into an Education Fund for Stefanie's daughter Finley.
Sleep well my Child! You will be forever loved and missed! love Mom