Stephanie was a selfless and kind soul with extraordinary resilience and strength. Some of her favourite moments were spent with her young daughter Olivia whom she cherished so deeply as well as her family and friends. She also had a passion for cooking and gardening which she shared with her Mother and Grandmothers. As a professional, Stephanie did something that she loved and that helped shape the lives of many children as an elementary teacher within the Peel Board of Education.
It is with shattered hearts, that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Stephanie Lee Veronica Burka on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 while surrounded by her family. Loving wife of Dale Gonsalves. Devoted and cherished mommy to Olivia Josephine. Beloved daughter of Paul and Helen Burka. Dearly loved sister of Lisa-Marie and her husband Jeremy Daniels, and Vanessa and her husband Paul Macchione. Adored Aunt to Cruz and Penelope-Quinn. Treasured granddaughter of Edmund Weselak and Leopolda Burka. Loved daughter-in law of Sylvia Gonsalves and sister-in law of Dash Gonsalves. She is predeceased by her dear nana Maria Weselak and her dido Pawlo Burka.
On Wednesday, July 24 from 4:00-9:00 p.m., a viewing will be held at Turner & Porter ‘Neweduk-Erin Mills’ Chapel, 1981 Dundas St. W., Mississauga (east of Erin Mills Pkwy).
On Thursday, July 25 a Mass will be held at the Mary Mother of God Roman Catholic Parish , 2745 North Ridge Trail in Oakville beginning at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow shortly thereafter at St. Volodymyr Cemetery at 1280 Dundas St W, Oakville. Further details will be updated on this website.
In lieu of flowers, should you wish to make a donation in Stephanie’s name, kindly donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Association of Canada, NORD (National Organization of Rare Disorders) and/or the Oakville Humane Society, as these causes were near and dear to Stephanie’s heart. Links can be found below (copy and paste into web browser).