In Memory Of STETKA, Ken

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Stetka, Ken
1958-2020
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Ken on June 3, 2020.
He leaves to mourn his beloved Claudia, his daughters Kathleen and Johanne, his stepson George, his stepdaughter Camille, nine grandchildren, his sisters Kay, Jill, Julia, his brothers Jan and Keith.
We will never forget his unique sense of humour, his passion for music and films and his kindness for Bill Wilson's friends.
He will remain forever in our hearts.
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Messages for the Family of STETKA, Ken

From: Guy Desrosiers

Toutes nos condoléances à la famille. De la famille Desrosiers
From: Glenn Hynes

So sorry to hear of Ken’s departure. He was a good man. Sincere condolences to Claudia and the family.
From: Harvey Linderman

I’m so sorry he was a great man and friend. My heartfelt condolences I will truly miss him
From: Rand Signorello

Very sad to hear. My deepest condolences to Claudia and his family for your loss. He was a gentle soul and will be missed by many of us who knew him in the rooms. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From: Claire O'Brien

Dear Claudia,
My sincere condolences. When I came into the rooms three and half years ago I would often see Ken at many meetings (I often went to three a day) including "come as you are" , Shadows and "Music in recovery", he was one of the people that would put me on the edge of my seat when he spoke, no nonsense, raw and true with a shadow of humour and kindness. I will miss his presence, may he rest in peace. My thoughts go out to you and your loved ones during such times of deep sorrow.
With peace and love, Claire
From: Kevin Fahy

God bless you, Ken. I still remember the first time we spoke at Unity in 1994, you were one of the winners and kept coming back. It was nice to have known you on life's journey, may you rest in peace.
From: Dagmar Stroka

Our heartfelt condolences to Ken's family and friends. The "Big Guy" will be missed. He leaves behind an empty space that cannot be replaced.

All our love Marc and Dagmar
From: Marianna

My heart sank today when I heard about Ken's passing. Although I had known Ken for the better part of 30 years, I only got to KNOW him recently. He had a robust sense of humour, which I always appreciate ...aside from that bold British accent and sage words, he was a kind should. He truly left his mark on this world. Condolences to Claudia and the family. Ken will truly be missed by one and all.
From: Mike Huculak

So very sorry to hear of Ken's passing. My condolences to Claudia and family,
From: Eva & Christian

Nous t'offrons Claudia, nos sympathies pour cette dur épreuve xo

Eva & Christian
From: Love Douglas!

Never A Guy So Gruff
Meant So Much To Me
As His Bark Could Never
Conceal The Warmest
Of Hearts!
Never A Guy So Lucky
As Ken To Have
The Care And Compassion
Of A Companion Like You!
From: Johanne

Claudia, our sincere condolences . Proof of how much he loved you was the way his heart monitor went up every time you walked into the room. Thank you for always being there for him. Wishing you strength during this time.
From: Anna

We are so sorry to hear that Uncle Ken has passed. I have many fond memories of him from my trips to Montreal and when you both came to the UK.
Our deepest condolences to you Claudia and to Johanne, Kathleen and George as well as his wider family.
From: Kay

I feel a link in the family circle has broken and a piece of me has gone with you. Thank you Claudia for giving my younger brother many years of happiness. May you sleep peacefully now. You will be missed greatly by your family and friends
From: Susan Suranyi

My deepest heartfelt condolences to Claudia and to family members.
From: David M

I am so sorry for your loss. Ken often shared his experience at a time when I was struggling with something similar. I will miss him.
From: Nancy Crowe

Ken will be missed but not forgotten. He was a good man. My heartfelt condolences dear Claudia.
From: Daniel Joseph

I'm so sorry Claudia for your loss and to the family and friends of Ken.
He was a good man and I learned so much from him.
He was a fighter and loved his family.
I will miss him.
From: Howard and Carolyn Soulis

Dear Claudia, please accept our condolences. We loved our music and I will remember Ken through music and meetings. May God bless you.
From: shari harrison

Claudette
I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and the family.
From: Christophe

Dear Claudia, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Chris S.
From: Gary Mitchell

Dear Ken m8...it was a pleasure to know you during your borrowed time here and when it's my turn to stand before st.pete ...throw in a nice word for me plzzzzz.
From: Joanne

My sincere condolences to Claudia and his family. He was an incredible human being and I will be forever grateful for knowing him.
From: Sharon Sutherland

Dear Ckaudia my heart goes out to you..at the devastating.
loss of your beautiful partner Ken. WORDS CANNOT CONVEY my deepest sorrow for you. In Faith
From: Jeff

It is with a heavy heart that I send my deepest condolences to Claudia and the family. May God bless you and keep you always
From: Daniele brunet

Chère Claudia,
Je t’offre mes condoléances.
Je suis tellement triste pour toi.
A chaque fois que j’ai eu l’occasion de rencontrer Ken il était gentil et avait un bon sens d’humour.
Noublie pas que je suis là pour toi mon amie
Je t’aime.
From: Julia Stetka

Heyyy Ken
I miss you....
Every visit with you was so memorable.
Every opinion expressed (smile) will always be remembered.
Thank you for bringing George, Johanne and Kathleen into my life. They are best friends for life.

Too soon to say goodbye so will just say... a bientot.

Rest in peace,
Juli-ER
From: Louis Chevrier

À toi chère Claudia, pas de mot assez fort pour te dire tout le chagrin de cette nouvelle, Mes condoléances à toi et ta famille.
From: Wendy

My sincerest condolences. I did not know Ken well but I will remember his kindness, warm smile and sensibility.
From: Anne Moquin and Ken Cameron

To Claudia and all of Ken’s family and friends,
please accept our sincere condolences.
From: John Scott

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Claudia and all Ken's family. I always loved Ken's unique view of life and his passion and knowledge of music. Thank you Ken for bringing light and compassin to so many of Bill's friends!!
From: michael courteau

I'm very sad ken pass away he was avery nice man I enjoyed being around him.my Condolenceto the family.
From: Laura

Dear Uncle Ken, I'm sorry we did not have time to know you better but reading these messages it seems you touched so many lives with your humour and good nature.
May you Rest in Peace,

With all our love to the family,
from Laura, Stuart, Annabel & Joseph xxxx
From: Jan and Jean Stetka

At this very sad time for Ken s family, we send our sincere condolences to you all.
Jan and Jean
From: Kenneth Goucher

Claudia , i am so sorry for your lost. Ken and i new each other for a long time. He was a wonderful man , he taught me so much . I will miss him so much , he was like a brother to me. My life will be different without him in it.

I am sorry to say that i have another appointment to day. I will have to watch the service later. If you need anything please let me know. kenny
From: Aline Phouthabandith

Johanne and the entire stetka family, my deepest condolences and prayers!
From: Jill

Your middle sister and partner growing up in our three sets of two. You touched so many lives with love and understanding. Thank you Claudia for the special love you gave Ken and to his lovely family who meant so much to him. I miss you.
From: Kathleen Rose

Dad, I have fond memories of attending concerts and watching movies with you. I am happy you were able to find love and build a life with Claudia. Thank you for being a part of my journey. Sending you love and light.
From: Robin Hale

Dear Claudia, I was so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. My first thought was for you. Ken was a wonderful man and you were the perfect soulmate for him. He will be greatly missed. Sending many prayers your way. Robin
From: THOMAS STROKA

CLAUDIA
WE ARE HERE WITH YOU AND KEN
HELENA and THOMAS
From: Paul Lifsches

From Ken, I learn(ed) strength of character. Undoubtedly, he would attribute his success over personal challenges to the support of others; nevertheless, he remained ever-willing to do the work—with a stiff upper lip.

However, a stereotype, he was not! Ken often expressed the love, warmth and joy he experienced with his family, especially his grandchildren. An example of his wisdom is how he avoided preaching; but when we met in the physiotherapists office, I was told, in no uncertain terms, what worked for him and the difference it would make in my life.

I guess what I’ll miss the most, because we hadn’t shared much time one-on-one, is his presence in the room, in his regular spot, making me feel at home and that I was with friends friends and giving me a sense of consistency, stability and that there’s some things I can depend on.

He will be missed by many, but my sincere condolences to Claudia, and the rest of Ken’s family, for their loss.
From: Andres K

To Ken's family and friends:

My deepest condolences for Ken's passing. I met him a few years ago in the rooms. I will miss our conversations about football, film and music.

See you in heaven, brother!

Andres K
From: Fraser Baird

Ken was a friend and support for 20 years and will be sorely missed. I offer my condolences to his freinds and loved ones at this difficult time.
From: Vivianne Théroux

Claudia et famille Stroka,
Richard se joint à moi pour vous offrir nos plus sincères condoléances.
Une pensée toute particulière pour toi Claudia .
Vivianne & Richard
From: Alex Mike and Dj

Hi Grandpa,

We love you so very much. Thank you for being a cool, kind and caring grandpa. To us you are a superhero. Thank you for caring so much about us. We will miss you a lot.
From: Claire Laniel

My deepest condolences to Claudia and his family for your loss. He was a good co-worker and friend.
From: kenny goucher

Dear Claudia, The service was very nice. I know that it is hard seeing Ken gone , but we have so many great memories. He was loved by many. I am sad for our lost.