It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the death of Stella Paruch, our beloved mother, Baba, sister, aunt and friend, on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on November 14, 1927, in Wolczuchy, Poland, Stella was the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine Mróz. Stella immigrated to Sydney in 1936 with her mother, to join her father who previously immigrated to Canada in 1928.
Stella was a dedicated and active member of St. Mary’s Polish Church and was also a dedicated member of the Altar Society.
Stella will be greatly missed by her children, Richard (Betty) and Alan (Erin); daughters-in-law, Iris, Rosanne, and sister, Karola Adams, Alberta. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Andrew, Barbara, Katrina, Jonathan, Maria and Jeffery; great-grandchildren, Marin, Travis, Liam and Finn; sisters-in-law, Margie Mróz, Mary Enderle and Josephine Clow; as well as many nieces, nephews and godchildren. She will be sadly missed by her special friends, Steffie Sawka, Rosalie Starzomski, Annie Redmond and Bernard Paruch.
Besides her parents, Stella was predeceased by her husband, John Kantius Paruch; sons, John J. and Kenny; daughter, Barbara in infancy; granddaughter, Sarah in infancy, and brothers, Edward, Ted, and Joseph in infancy.
By Stella’s request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Polish Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Dennis Lamey officiating.
Private family interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Stella may be made to St. Mary’s Polish Parish Building Fund or Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Paul Murphy and staff, Cape Breton Home Care, the staff of Palliative Care and VON.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Richie, Betty and the Paruch family. Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Stella. May you maintain all the wonderful memories this lady has provided you throughout her life.Sandra and I will keep you in our prayers.
From: Joe & Sandra Petitpas
Richie, Betty & Family:
We were so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. I know your mother had a long wonderful life but l know that her passing will also leave a huge void in your lives. Please know that we are thinking of you and hoping that the wonderful memories you have will bring you some comfort and peace as you reflect on her life.
Our Deepest Condolences
From: Donnie & Ellen
Dear Ritchie , Betty & Families :
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom & Baba .
You are in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time . Cherish her memories .
From: Emilio & Marie Vaninetti
This world lost a wonderful lady who will be forever loved and missed. Our loss and Heaven’s gain.
May she rest in peace
My heart is heavy to know I will never see you again dear godmother. I will love and cherish you forever. Condolences to all your family who will miss you terribly
I will always have fond memories of visiting my Aunt Stella and the boys; Listening to the old stories, eating perogies, exploring secret hiding places in the attic, and hearing her amazing sense of humor. She never forgot my daughters birthdays or milestone events and was always warm and welcoming to Janice and I. Our love and prayers go out to all her family.
Please accept our deepest sympathy to all the family on the passing of your dear mom ,Stella … a great special lady ..Dave&Eva Mayich(New Brunswick)
I can’t quite explain it, but I felt a connection with her right from when I first met her almost 25 years ago.
Goodbye Ciacia Stella, you were much loved, and you will be missed ❤️
Dear Richard, Betty and family
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.
Thinking of you during this sad time.
Dan and Donna MacRury
Richie and Betty and family, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Sincere condolences are extended to you all. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
David, Sheryl and Ruby
My thoughts and sincere condolences are extended to all the family. Stella was a most wonderful person. I will most certainly miss our special chats.
I would like to offer you and your family my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.
Allan, Erin, Jonathan, Jeffery and the Paruch Family,
We were sorry to hear about Stella’s passing. Thinking of you all at this time! The Sollazzo Family
Richie, Betty & Family:
We were so sorry to read of the passing of your mother. I know your mom lived a wonderfully long life but I know that you will feel a deep void in your lives.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and hopefully the beautiful memories will help you as you grieve her loss.
Our Sincerest Condolences
Richard, Betty, and family,
I wish to extend my heart felt condolences on the loss of your dear mother. Stella was a pleasure to know and always enjoyed a good laugh, whether it be at the Sawka home or in the shops. I shall remember her fondly. Take good care of each other at this difficult time!
Shaun G. Crowe
So sorry about Stella’s passing, I have wonderful memories of her while growing up next door.She was always there with kindness and a smile. I will miss her.