Bella Darychuk (nee Stinka)

Bella Darychuk (nee Stinka)

Bella Darychuk (nee Stinka)

June 21, 1930 ~ November 12, 2011

Bella Darychuk (nee Stinka) passed away on November 12, 2011 in Creston, BC at the age of 81 years.

Bella was born on June 21, 1930 on the family farm in Saskatchewan to parents Helen and Harry Stinka.

Bella married Nick Darychuk in Canora, SK on October 15, 1950. Shortly after, in 1952 they moved to Canex in Salmo, BC with their daughter Elaine. They lived in the Canex Mine Townsite until the spring of 1964 then they moved to the town of Salmo where they had a 4 acre farm until 1990. They then moved to Creston for a few years before returning to Saskatchewan, residing in Yorkton in 1998. After this, they moved to Cranbrook where Nick passed away in 2001 and ever since then Bella had been a resident of Creston, living in the lovely Birch Meadows.

Bella worked with the Ladies Auxiliary in Salmo, BC for many years. Recently she was a part of the Creston United Church where she helped out with many functions. She was also a part of TAPS in Creston and enjoyed the regular outings and making many new friends.

Bella was predeceased by her husband Nick on July 14, 2001; her daughter Elaine on February 22, 1972; sisters Doris (in infancy) and Cathy and brothers Nick, Mike and Billy.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children Myles (Cheryl) Darychuk, Delores, Donna (Steve) Magaw, Sherry Jane (Ben) Chretien; grandchildren Nicole, Stephanie, Marissa, Matthew, Tyler and Boden; sisters Mary, Iris and Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Thursday November 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Rev. Randy Wood officiating.

Interment followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the BC Cancer Foundation 601 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1L3.

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