Bernard "Bernie" Stankevich

Of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, in his 95th year.  Loving partner of Madelaine Rankin.  Brother of Adolf of Mississauga, late Chester and late John Stankevich.  Also survived by a son and daughter, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Born in Nielzoza, Poland, June 3, 1926, he was the son of the late Nicholas “Nick” and Lena (née Skiba) Stankevich.  He came to St. Thomas from Northern Ontario in 1947.  Bernie worked at various industries as a millwright, retiring from Therm-O-Disc, St. Thomas in 1991.  He was a member of Lord Elgin Branch #41, Royal Canadian Legion, St. Thomas, and a former member of the Belmont Golf Club and the St. Thomas Curling Club.  During the Second World War, Bernie served in Canada (Ontario) with the Canadian Army.  His last posting prior to his discharge from service was at Fingal, as a Corporal in charge of transport.  In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service.  Private interment of his cremated remains will be made in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).