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Stephen OGradnick


Able Seaman, Layer Rating III, V43887, RCNVR


Born: 14 Dec 1919


Died: 25 May 2010


OGRADNICK, Stephen - son of Metro Ogrodnik and Katryna Millenchuck - died full in years and rich in family on Tuesday May 25th 2010 in Newmarket. A Canadian of Ukrainian extraction, Stephen was born on December 14th, 1918 to that incomparable “Greatest Generation”. Educated in Winnipeg Manitoba, Stephen a.k.a “Butch” went on to play for the 1941 Grey Cup champions, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. A veteran of her majesty’s Royal Canadian Navy, Stephen served his country with honor during the Second World War and would become a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion- Branch 426. On September 6th 1950 he married the great love of his life, Alice Cullen, who bore him four daughters and a son. A passionate fan of football and trout fishing, he enjoyed a long career in the steel and elevator industries retiring in 1981. Thereafter, he dedicated himself to his wife of 60 years and his large extended family. Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. South, Newmarket on Thursday May 27th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday May 28th at St. John’s Chrysostom Church, 432 Ontario Street, Newmarket at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The War Amps. 


Ships served in:

HMCS WASAGA - Listed in Wasaga's nominal roll for 15 Apr 1945



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