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Born: Dec 25, 1965

Date of Passing: Jun 12, 2022

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December 25, 1965 - June 12, 2022

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Chris Stelmack. Chris had a heart that was so strong that even a heart attack couldn't stop him. Days after his heart attack, he persevered till his body could give no more.
He is mourned by his beloved wife Judy; son Adam; daughter Samantha; parents, Amile (predeceased) and Jenny; siblings, Randy, Terry (Jo Anne), Kim, James and Belinda (Don).
Timothy was born on Christmas, but he is most known for his name Chris because of his date of birth. Chris was a loving and devoted husband and father and his family meant more than anything to him. He kept them close and there wasn't anything he wouldn't do for them. Chris' wife and children were his closest companions and he loved every minute spent together.
Most people know Chris from his hard work ethic that was displayed through his company, Top It Paving. Chris started his company in 1994 and built a lot of relationships throughout his 28 years. Chris touched many lives throughout his life and built great friendships, business-wise and personally. Chris had a strong presence in the construction industry and a great knowledge of asphalt paving. Asphalt paving was his passion and his workmanship showed. Chris always said "you only have two things in life, your word and your name" which speaks volumes about the person he was. He was an honest, proud and strong man in every aspect of his life. Chris had a presence that would fill a room with joy, laughter and a wit that was second to none. His personality was uniquely unmatched. He was caring, kind and genuine to everyone he would talk to. He loved to socialize, laugh and smile with his friends and always had everyone's best interest. Chris will be sadly missed by all who were lucky enough to have met such a kind-hearted man. We are shocked and heartbroken to lose a great man, father and friend to so many. We love and miss you and with great sorrow and deep sadness he is gone too soon.

"Those we love don't go away,
they walk behind us every day.
Unseen, unheard but always near.
So loved, missed, so very dear."


A service has already been held in Chris's honour. Thank you to Voyage Funeral Home and St. Boniface Hospital for their care and kindness on Chris's behalf.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 18, 2022

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • I've had a business relationship with Chris for 25 years, I always enjoyed seeing him, hearing his stories and he had a pretty cool laugh too. How will I know what's going on in this city without him? We will miss seeing you around Chris. - Posted by: Darlene Kuchar (Business) on: Sep 08, 2022

  • Condolences to all family and friends who knew Chris. I grew up in South Transcona with Chris as my neighbor. Had many great times playing spongey, baseball, tree fort building in the bush at the end of our avenue. Rest In Peace old friend. - Posted by: Robert Penner (Long time neighbor) on: Jun 27, 2022

  • Judy, Adam and Samantha, we are so very sorry to hear of Chris passing away so suddenly. He was a kind, wonderful man and will be greatly missed by everyone. - Posted by: Sharon & John Krupinski (Friend) on: Jun 25, 2022

  • Condolences to all involved, Mr Chris was an outstanding Manitoba entrepreneur that helped and contributed to the growth of the city of Winnipeg and friendly Manitoba We need more workers like Mr Stelmack Lest we forget Love from Flair (Terry Wasik) - Posted by: Terry Wasik (Another south side neighbor ) on: Jun 25, 2022

  • Judy, Adam and Samantha - our sincere sympathy is extended to you all - this was such a sudden loss. It was a pleasure to know Chris and to be in his presence - his opinions on any topic were backed up with his research and knowledge. As you move forward it will be difficult but always remember you were all that ever mattered to Chris - every topic always ended discussing the love of his family. Keep him close and he will always be with you. - Posted by: Paul & Janet Lamirande (Friends) on: Jun 22, 2022

  • To Judy, Adam and Sam, please accept our family's condolences. - Posted by: Rod and Tina (Friend) on: Jun 21, 2022

  • I was heartbroken to hear of Chris's passing. He was a great friend of mine in the early 90's and he was one of the most nicest, genuine, people I have ever had the fortune of knowing. My deepest condolences to his family, as this is surely a monumental loss. God bless you during your time of difficultly, and peace be with you. - Posted by: Suzanne Toth (friend) on: Jun 20, 2022

  • We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Chris (Tim) as he was taken way too soon. Our sincere condolences to Judy and family as well as the Stelmacks. Life is precious, so try to live every day as though it is your last. - Posted by: Joe Yeryk (Cousin) on: Jun 20, 2022

  • Judy, Lloyd and I AND our family Ryan and Tyler are so sorry for your loss. Chris was a wonderful man. My heart and prayers go out to you and Adam and Sam. - Posted by: Beverlee Smith (pass client) on: Jun 20, 2022

  • My heartfelt and sincere condolences to you. I will very much miss Chris calling the office. He was such very sweet, gentle man and whenever he called I enjoyed the conversations we would have, and I knew it wouldn't be a short call! As soon as I heard his voice on the phone it brought a smile to my face. How can you forget that voice. He loved to talk and never called without asking me how I was first before he asked to be transferred to whomever he was calling for. I will miss that voice and miss his calls. Thank you. - Posted by: Jacki (Business Acquaintence) on: Jun 19, 2022

  • We are so very sorry for your loss Judy, Adam and Samantha. We have wonderful memories of our times spent together and will cherish them. We were very lucky to have known Chris and our deepest condolences go out to you and your families. Hugs to you all... - Posted by: Elaine and Leonard Wiens (Friends) on: Jun 19, 2022

  • So sorry for your loss, Judy, Adam and Samantha. You are in our thoughts. - Posted by: Davi and Kathy (Neighbours) on: Jun 18, 2022

  • I unfortunately never met Chris, but I was fortunate to teach his son Adam. I believe Chris must have been an intelligent, kind man to have a son such as Adam. My deepest condolences to the entire family. - Posted by: Candace Daher (Former teacher of Adam) on: Jun 18, 2022

  • Our condolences to you Judy & your entire family for your sudden loss of Chris at such a young age ... he was a very hard worker & had a heart of gold ... he will definitely be missed by all who knew him. It was always a pleasure meeting with him on the property & discussing world issues etc & sharing a good laugh... We are shocked to read of his sudden passing. Our hearts go out to your entire family at this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Don & Brenda Palidwor (Friend) on: Jun 18, 2022

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