It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Stephanie Shulhan-Gano. She passed away in Hospice house in Kelowna, BC October 5, 2013. Stephanie brought love, joy, wisdom, stability and strength to her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by everyone. Our family will miss her Ukrainian recipes, her wonderful holiday meals, her amazing baking and her hand made knitted scarfs and sweaters.

Stephanie had a strong spirit and very kind special heart. Stephanie was someone you could always count on, she lived for her family! Her will to live and fight was admirable, she fought till the end. We will carry her close to our hearts forever.

Stephanie is predeceased by her parents Wilhelm and Margaret. Siblings: Michael, Jean, Robert and Walter.

She is survived by: her common law partner Johan Vestergaard, her four children Debra, Dwight, Laurie, Wesley and their father Lloyd Gano. Grandchildren: Jolene, Stephanie, Michelle, Bianca and Michael. Great-grandchildren: Charlotte, Alexander, Nathan and Cody.

Stephanie requested there be no service, donations can be made to Cancer Society of your choice.

There will be a celebration of life held at the Elks Lodge, Vernon, October 13, 2013 from 1 to 4 pm. Address of celebration of life is 3103 30 St.

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