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Stephen Heschuk

July 15, 1931 - December 20, 2018


Dr. Stephen Alexander Heschuk passed away peacefully at the age of 87 years on December 20, 2018.  Steve is survived by his loving wife Audrey of 61 years.  Steve was born on the family farm near Sifton, Manitoba in 1931 to Anne and Alexander and was the oldest of 4 sons and 1 daughter.  Steve was athletic and scholarly and excelled in his life’s endeavors.  His warm personality and charisma were also a big part of his success, both professionally and in his personal relationships.


Steve attended the University of Manitoba and graduated from the Faculty of Science and went on to graduate from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto.  It was during his studies that he met the love of his life, Audrey Verle Foster and they were married in 1957.  Together they moved to Dauphin, Manitoba where they raised their family and he built a very successful dental practice with his brother Orville.  Steve was very active in the community and in the dental profession and served as President of the Manitoba Dental Association (1973-1974) and as a Director of the Canadian Dental Association


Steve and Audrey retired to Victoria, BC and in recent years moved to Abbotsford to be near family.  Steve lived a very full life, and nothing gave him more happiness than his family including his 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.


Steve is survived by his wife Audrey, his children; Calvin (Sandra), Craig (Cheryl), Christopher (Tomoko) and Carol-Ann; his grandchildren Jasmine, Danica, Alexander, Sydney, Gabrielle, Joseph, Rae-Anne, Ken, Tess, Troy and Stephen and his great-grandchildren; Oliver, Nicolas, Jase, Georgia and Jessa.   He is also survived by his brother Dr. Orville (Carolyn) and his sister Pat. Steve was predeceased by twin daughters Theresa and Catherine and beloved younger brothers William and Dr. Marcel. He is also survived by a large extended family with whom he loved to spend time, especially at family reunion events.


Messages of condolence can be sent to the family via Wiebe & Jeske Burial and Cremation Care Providers in Abbotsford, BC.  A celebration-of-life for Dr. Stephen will be held in Abbotsford on April 6.


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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gail and Ted Hechter, Winnipeg
Relation: Steve was a colleague in the dental family, and a true friend to both of us

Dear Audrey, and members of the family
we share your loss of Steve. the memories that the obituary brought back of our times together brought smiles and laughs , tinged of course with the sadness of his parting. may the memories you have of the wonderful times you spent together bring you joy and peace, and sustain you in your time of sorrow.

From: Barry Harrison
Relation: Friend dad

Hey Chris, condolences to you, your mom, brothers, sister, spouses and all the grandchildren.

From: Betty and Morris Lesyk
Relation: Lifelong acquaintance and friend.

Dear Audrey and Family,
It was with a heavy and sad heart that I read of Steve’s passing this weekend in a Winnipeg paper. I missed his email connection during the past year or so, and frequently wondered how he was doing. I first met Steve in 1945 when we moved to Sifton. It was through my lifelong friendship with his brother, Marcel, that I was able to keep in contact. I will always remember and cherish the memories of our visits in Victoria. A finer gentleman I have not known. May God bless and keep him, and those he left behind to cherish his memory.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
April 6, 2019

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