With sad and heavy hearts the family of Daniel David Stelmacker, of Slocan, wishes to announce his passing at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, March 31, 2012, blessed with 60 years of life.
Daniel was born in Townsend TWP, Ontario, on January 23, 1952. Throughout his life he lived in many different areas, but the one constant was that no matter where he lived or what he did, he would drop everything and go help anyone in need. Daniel was a Sea Cadet, Prison Minister, and construction worker. He was and author, a Chaplin of the Royal Canadian Legion, a volunteer firefighter, a Fire-arms Instructor, a Bachelor of Theology and even ran for politics.
He was predeceased by his mother Elsie; brothers Raymond, Larry and Kenny and his first wife Darlene DeWitte Stelmacker.
Left to mourn our loss is his loving wife of 28 years Betty; daughters Ingrid (Dean) Bystryk, Rachel Stelmacker and Sarah (Chris) Colibaba; sons Nathan (Sarah), Nickolas, Jonathan, Matthew, Stephen, Michael (Amanda); 11 grandchildren; sisters Jean and Marge; many nieces and nephews and a great extended family of friends.
Funeral Services were held at the Slocan Legion Hall on Thursday, April 5, 2012 with Pastor David May officiating and were followed by interment at the Slocan Cemetery.
Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Daniel’s memory, may send it to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #200 – 4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6.
Daniel’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Doctors, Nurses and staff of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital and to Dr. R. Ankenbauer of the Castlegar Medical Clinic for going above and beyond in caring for Daniel.