Stella  Szyszko

Obituary of Stella Teresa Szyszko

SZYSZKO – Stella Teresa

                                September 30, 1946 – December 11, 2021

Passed away at Blue Water Health, Sarnia on Saturday December 11, 2021, at the age of 75 years. Predeceased by her loving parents Michal and Genowefa Szyszko. Dearly loved sister of Henry, Frank and Anna. Raised on a farm Stella graduated from Dundas District High School and went on to receive a teaching certificate from Hamilton Teacher’s College She taught in primary schools in Mimico and Galt (Cambridge). Stella was a traveller, going to Mexico and South America as well as Europe in the mid 70’s. She relocated to Toronto where she began a career in retail starting as a clerk in Simpson’s working her way up to jewelery buyer. Stella remained at Simpson’s until the retailer was acquired by the Hudson’s Bay Company. This was the point Stella began with Artistic Jewelery when she and a friend then created their own jewelery business. In 1992 Stella returned to the farm on Hwy. 99 in Brant County to help care for her elderly parents. Stella continued in retail by working at Zellers until its closure, since then she had enjoyed her home and garden in the Grand Bend area. Stella was a creative and talented person, making her own jewelery, crafting beautiful Christmas ornaments, sewing and quilting. Stella and her sister Anna enjoyed road-tripping, antiquing, fishing and many happy vacation times were spent fishing on the Bruce Peninsula and making life long friends while staying at the Kit-Wat in Sauble Beach and forming the “fishing gang” from Wallaceburg. Stella will be missed and never forgotten by family and friends. In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCleister Funeral Home, Brantford. Donations may be made in memory of Stella to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

                                                    “Rest in Peace”

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