Obituary for Stella Nazar
Stella (Stephanida) Nazar (nee Sawych)
April 20, 1927 – March 15, 2017
Stella passed away peacefully in Shepherd Lodge Nursing Home in Scarborough on March 15, 2017. She survived devoted husband George Gregory Nazar to whom she was married for over 65 years and daughter Angela. She is survived by her children Terry (Sylvia), Loretta, Gregory (Marusha), and Marilyn (Brian); and her grandchildren Jason, Amanda, Ryan and Leia. Also mourning her passing is sister-in-law and long-time friend Olga (married to brother-in-law Metro), and various nieces and nephews. Stella grew up in Toronto after her family settled in Canada from Ukraine in 1930 when she was three years old. They relocated to Ottawa, where both she and George worked for the Federal Civil Service and raised their family until they retired to the Belleville/Trenton area. In 2013 Stella and George were moved to Shepherd Lodge in Scarborough to be closer to their daughter Marilyn who looked after their care. Stella was a devout Christian who was very active in her community and loved to spend her time doing volunteer work and gardening. She was also an avid craftsperson.
The visitation will be held March 22, 2017 at the Chapel Ridge visitation centre within Shepherd Lodge, 3760 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Stella will be buried in the Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, Ontario alongside husband George.
Donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.