It is with our deepest sadness, we announce the untimely death of Karen Marie Stoneham (Shuya) on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the age of 57.
Karen was born to John and Luba Shuya on Feb.17, 1961 and she grew up on the family farm outside of Hyas, Saskatchewan. It was here where she learned the importance of hard work. She attended school in Norquay and later finished post-secondary business diploma in Yorkton.
Karen loved to spend time with her large family and was always busy in the kitchen preparing one of her many loved Ukrainian dishes or famous dill pickles. She always had a smile on her face and was generous and kind with compliments and laughter. She planted large gardens year after year and there was always an abundance of homemade food to eat. She loved people and loved to host; many gatherings with friends and family took place over the years at the farm, in Norquay or in Yorkton.
Throughout her life, Karen showed her social nature working at many different jobs. She was naturally compassionate and regularly worked with children, the elderly and the sick. Later, Karen decided to try her hand at entrepreneurship and opened her own business. Most recently, she worked as a junior grain trader in Yorkton. She was enjoying her semi-retirement by travelling and visiting family in Alberta and New Brunswick.
Karen is survived by her husband Shawn Stoneham and was the loving mother of 3 daughters: Vanessa Fantillo (Collin), Kristin Catto (Nate), Andria Adams (Mason), from her marriage with Bruce Sorochuk. Karen was an incredible Baba to Christian Fantillo, Petra Catto, and Wilder Catto.
Karen was a sister to Dennis (Rose), Vicky, Chris (Herb), Marlene (Brian), Patrick (Charmaine), Wayne, Darcy (Milton), Loretta (Calvin), Laurie (Cindy), Darryl (Cindi), Theresa (Cindy), Patricia (Dawn), Paulette (Murray), Timothy (Lorissa), Catherine (Dan) and had numerous nieces and nephews which she loved dearly. She was pre-deceased by her parents, John and Luba Shuya.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Karen may be made to Diabetes Canada.
Funeral service will be on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 2:00pm at Christie Hill Funeral Home at 121 Palliser Way, Yorkton, Sk.
Canadian Diabetes Association