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Stanley Stephen Samuel Shushack

December 24, 1964 ~ July 12, 2019 (age 54)

DECEMBER 24, 1964- JULY 12, 2019

With great sadness we announce the passing of Stanley at his home on July 12, 2019. Stanley will be greatly missed by his brother Sylvie Shushack (Darlene Hudder), and his sisters Diane (Mike) Roscoe, Mary Shushack (the late Ivan Schimmens), Doreen Shushack and Barbara Shushack (Paul Durnford) and family friend Santana Hubert.

Stanley was predeceased by his parents Walter and Florence (nee Bleskie) Shushack, brothers Kenneth (the late Monique Stewart), Lucien (the late Jeannette LeGrand), Gerald, Ambrose ( Ruth MacDonald) and sisters Brenda and Caroline and nephew Wyatt Sheldon Cote.

Stanley will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his nephews Brandon, Adam (Daniela Contartese), and Daniel Shushack and by his niece Brianna (Everton) Hornsby.

His wide circle of friends are left with happy memories and a heartfelt emptiness at his passing.

He was blessed by very close and generous friends Bronis, Jerry, Michael, Brian, Timmy and Louis who shared his daily life, their stories and dreams. There were so many others who helped  him in so many ways and we thank you.

Stanley lived his long battle with medical ailments with a smile on his face and a cheerful greeting for all. He was a compassionate, considerate, kind, gentle and humble spirit who touched many lives.

Before his medical issues, he worked for Neuman Lumber and lastly at Murray Brother's as a forklift operator.

He loved the life of our valley and the interests he grew up with - fishing, working in the bush, helping at our grandparents' ( Bleskie's) farm in every task, building, gardening, cooking and reading .

But his greatest joy was reading and studying and following the word of God.

We take our comfort and peace from one of Stanley's favourite scriptures which he liked to share with Mary. It is found in Acts 7 and describes the last moments of the first martyr Stephen as he was being stoned to death by those who did not accept Jesus as Messiah. Stephen challenged them and traced the history of Israel for the crowds but  they did not like what they heard and stoned him to death for his beliefs.

Stephen looked up to the glory of the holy Trinity.

This is Acts 7:54-59.

"54. When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

55. But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of the Father.

56. And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of the Father.

57. Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord.

58. And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.

59. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my Spirit."

Stanley said that Stephen must have remembered what Jesus said in John 14:16

"No one goes to the Father but through Me. The Father and I are one."

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