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Stephen Gonta

Steve Gonta

Thursday, June 7th, 1928 - Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Obituary

GONTA,“Steve” – General Motors Retiree, Peacefully on Monday December 16, 2019 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa at the age of 91. Steve, beloved husband for 68 years of Mabel Gonta (nee Bilous). Much loved father of Dan Gonta and Peter Gonta (Christina). Loved Dido of Ethan. Dear brother of Mary Lucyk (late Walter) and brother-in-law of Walter (Doris) and the late Ann (the late Bill). Steve worked many years at General Motors as a carpenter then went on to teach Building Construction at General Vanier High School in Oshawa. Steve was an accomplished family man. As a carpenter he used his skills to build houses with his father, including their own homes. He had many hobbies over the years, such as astronomy, astrophotography, photography, masonry, automotive maintenance and computer literacy as a senior. He loved to travel with family by car, to places like California, Florida, British Columbia and the Maritimes. Steve did volunteer work for St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and St. Vladimir Institute. He belonged to TYC/Ukrainian Self-Reliance Association of Canada. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends. Friends may call at the Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Sunday December 22nd from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Panachyda at 7pm. A funeral service will be held at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 31 Bloor Street East, Oshawa on Monday December 23rd at 10am. Interment Oshawa Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the church or the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region would be greatly appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Armstrong Funeral Home
    Address
    124 King Street East
    Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B6
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    Panachyda at 7pm
  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Armstrong Funeral Home
    Address
    124 King Street East
    Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Panachyda at 7pm
  • Service

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church
    Address
    31 Bloor Street East
    OSHAWA, ON L1H 3L9
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    Officiant
    Father Bohdan Hladio
  • Interment

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    Oshawa Union Cemetery
    Address
    760 King Street West
    Oshawa, Ontario L1J 2L3
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  • Reception

    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Monday, December 23rd, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Armstrong Funeral Home
    Address
    124 King Street East
    Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B6
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    Lower level of the funeral home.

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF ST. JOHN, OSHAWA.

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Paula Flinn

Posted at 01:36pm
Dear Dan and family,
I was very sad to hear about the passing of your father. He was a very kind man. Our thoughts are with you.
Paula Flinn, Adam and Grant Bedoya.
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Marina and Joseph DiLisi

Posted at 09:41am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, I know how much Steve meant to each and every one of you. He was surely loved, and will be missed by many.
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