NOWAK, Stefan Michael “Mike”

Passed away at the Sechelt Hospital on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the age of 64 years.
After adventures in N. Ontario, BC and NWT, he spent the last 12 years living the dream in
Garden Bay, BC. Survived by his sister Helen (late Bob) and Carol Nowak (Ken Halcro) and
nieces Jennifer and Brenda.
The family is respecting Stefan’s wish, cremation has taken place and there will be no service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.
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4 comments

  1. So sorry to read this sad news
    May your precious memories of happy times spent together be of comfort to you
    Losing someone you love during the holiday season makes things even harder
    Thinking of you

    Judy Scott & Jack Aitkenhead 💜

  2. Wilma Belisle (Spadoni)

    Our sincere sympathy to all of Stefan’s family xo We are Michipicoten High School friends of Stefan’s. Remembering how bright he was in school, his friendship and all that we enjoyed together back in those teenage years. Rest in Peace Stefan xo🙏🏻💞
    Vaughan & Wilma (Spadoni) Belisle

  3. My sincere condolences to Helen, Carol and their extended families. Stefan and I were close friends and spent all of our high school years together. So many great memories, I don’t even know where to start. We even tried hitchhiking out to BC one year but after standing out on Hwy 17 beside the Big Goose for a whole day, my dad finally gave us a ride to White River and we got on the train to Revelstoke and managed to hitchhike a bit in BC, before visiting with his sister Carol in Trail. Stefan and I and the rest of our crew loved drinking beer together and I usually managed to get myself in trouble, but Stefan was always looking out for me no matter what I did, even if it was my fault, he was a true friend. We ended up moving out to BC together and hung out for a few more years before he moved up north, then back to Ontario and then eventually he move back to BC and lived with Helen and Bob in Garden Bay. We had a really good visit there back in June of 2016 and it was really nice to see Stefan was exactly where he was supposed to be, with family in one of the nicest places in BC.

    Dear Stefan, I feel very fortunate to have been your friend for so many years and I’m very happy that I was given the opportunity to say goodbye to you, thanks to your loving sister Helen. Safe travels good buddy and I’m sure we will meet again one day.

    Your Friend,

    Harald Felst