May 4, 1927 – February 5, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great grandfather Steve.  He was born in Leszczance, Ukraine to Wasyl and Paraska Lupijosuk.  Steve left home and travelled to Germany in search of a better life.  From there he immigrated to Canada, landing in Halifax and moved west to set down roots in Calgary.  He married the love of his life Angela in 1950 and together they worked side by side on his many business ventures, including owning and operating Charm Cleaners & Tailors. Steve ended his career as the Tailor for the City of Calgary Fire Department. 

Steve was always a very sociable person and could not go anywhere without running into someone he knew socially or through his businesses.  Steve’s family was all important to him and he always loved to get together with them for drinks, conversation and a game of dice. 

Steve was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years Angela and 2 siblings.  He is survived by his son Bill (Carol), their children Keri (Andrew) and Lindsay, his daughter Helen (Ken), their children Curtis (Holly) and Garret, great grandchildren Addison, Lucas, Sierra and Samantha, other family members in Canada and the Ukraine and many good friends including Marjorie Stooshinoff and Hellar Palamar. 

A private funeral service will be held with the Father Roman Planchak officiating.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta or the Alzheimer Society of Alberta. 

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Bethany Calgary for their kind and compassionate care of Steve.  

Arrangements entrusted to

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On February 11, 2021 at 2:51 pm Robert Krill, Joan Andrusiak Said:

    Our sincere condolences to Bill, Carol, Helen, Ken and your families on the passing of your father, grand father and great grandfather. We truly understand what you’re all going through. He was a great and friendly man, who I proudly called “Uncle Steve”. Always a friendly hello, a big smile and a hearty laugh when he was with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

    Bob Krill and Joan Andrusiak

  2. On February 12, 2021 at 12:24 pm Gordon F. Lemke Said:

    My thought and prayers are with you and your family Retired Fire Captain. Gordon F. Lemke

  3. On February 12, 2021 at 3:41 pm Bill, Helen and family. We are especially thinking of all of you as we all mourn Steve's passing. We have so many fond memories of fishing and camping together with Angela and Steve. Too many to couCarolyn, Eric, Jason and Josh Reinhart. Said:

    Bill, Helen and family. Thinking of all of you as we mourn Steve’s passing. We have so many fond memories of fishing, camping and golfing with Steve and Angela. Looking forward to seeing all of you at Steve’s celebration of life.

  4. On February 13, 2021 at 3:45 pm Lucy Welke Said:

    Bill, Helen and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. What a wonderful man Steve was, always a kind smile and chat at church. He will truly be missed.

  5. On February 16, 2021 at 7:03 am Connie Hutchison Said:

    Bill, Carol and family/Helen, Ken and family. We were saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Steve. We have so many fond memories of Uncle Steve. So many great vacations, golf tournaments and family gatherings. He truly was the life of the party. When he became a great uncle to our children, he was so proud and couldn’t wait to chase them around the yard with hose, or just have a conversation with them when they were older. He never missed an opportunity to attend a sporting event, and my kids faces would light up when they saw him in the stands. He was always a kid at heart and we always had fun. Rest in peace Uncle Steve…gone but NEVER forgotten.
    All our love, Dave, Connie, Robbie and Megan Hutchison

  6. On February 18, 2021 at 3:21 pm Sheilah Daniels Said:

    I remember Steve for his humour and kindness. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

    Sheilah Daniels, Fire Chief’s Office, Calgary Fire Department.

  7. On February 20, 2021 at 2:54 pm Calgary Fire Department Pensioners Association Said:

    Our sincere condolences to the Lupyczuk Family on the passing of Steve. He made us look good in our altered uniforms as our Fire Department Tailor from July 1981 to September 1991. He went out of his way to help some of us like me that were allergic to wool in our dress uniform pants, so he lined a pair for us in polyester! That’s the kind of man he was.

  8. On February 20, 2021 at 7:48 pm Bonnie, Brian, Jessica & Samme Toering Said:

    Our deepest sympathies to Bill, Carol, Helen, Ken and their families. We will dearly miss Uncle Steve. I have many fond memories of camping/fishing trips and spending weekend sleep-overs with my Godparents (thank you Helen for leaving all your toys for us). Brian always remembers the first time he met the extended family at one of the many dinners hosted at their house because Uncle Steve saved him from the interrogation by Bill, Ken, Uncle Eric and Uncle Adrian. We will cherish the memories we got to make with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of love to you all.

  9. On February 22, 2021 at 12:40 pm Rob Yeats Said:

    Sorry to hear about Steve. His tailoring of CFD uniforms was amazing. I especially remember him talking about the ‘Hat Stretcher’ for all those rising in the ranks!
    Rob Yeats
    retired CFD