November 19, 1936 – June 2, 2021
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Stefan Kelenc, who died peacefully on June 2, 2021, at Humber River Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Stefan is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Ana Kelenc (nee Ternar); his children, Steve Kelenc and his wife Maria and Ana Blank and her husband Richard; and his precious grandchildren, Matthew, Lauren, and Winston.
Stefan was born in Crensovci, Prekmurje, on November 19, 1936, to Ivan and Marija Kelenc. He was the eldest of six siblings. He will be sadly missed by sisters, Slava, Vera, and Marija. Countless nephews, nieces, and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents and brothers Ivan and Jozef.
He arrived in Toronto in1957, where he met his beautiful wife Ana through mutual friends within the Slovenia community. Together they built their life together, settling in Toronto and raising a family. After retiring from Toronto Kitchen Equipment, Stefan devoted his time to his family and precious grandchildren. With his endless amount of patiences, he spent hours with his grandchildren playing their favorite game and training them to be future gardeners. He could be found most days in his garden tending to his vegetables and flowers.
Many thanks to Dr Heineck and to his team of caregivers Cora, Vanessa and Mizzle for their many years of care and support.
The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers you consider a donation to Alzheimer’s of Canada or a charity of your choice. We plan to celebrate Stefan’s life when we can all get together.
Due to COVID, a private mass and funeral will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 1:30 PM. For those who wish to view this service, please click the link below. Online viewers, please be advised that the link will only go live 10 minutes prior to the service time.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Stefan Kelenc 2021..
Décès pour la Ville:TORONTO, Province: Ontario