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Born: Jan 21, 1957

Date of Passing: May 24, 2023

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January 21, 1957 - May 24, 2023

With broken hearts, we announce that Stan passed away on May 24, 2023 after a heroic battle with cancer.

Left to cherish Stan’s memory are his wife Nancy of 38 years; and children, Garrett and Laura. Also mourning Stan’s passing are his mother Gladys; brothers, Jeff (Terry, Brayden, Colton (Kelsey and Rory)), and Glen (Julia, Aileen and Morgan). Stan was predeceased by his father Stanley Casmer Hnatiuk.

Born in Selkirk, Manitoba, Stan enjoyed a childhood filled with love, support, and every activity and sport imaginable. After attaining degrees in environmental studies from the University of Winnipeg, and parks planning from Lethbridge College, Stan began a career in environmental management with the Government of Canada. Upon retirement, Stan began his dream of “snow-birding”, spending his winters in Florida.

A celebration of Stan’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, June 23, 2023, at Glendale Golf and Country Club in Winnipeg.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation or CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

Please visit Stan’s tribute page at, a photo-biography as well as memories and stories published by those who knew him are available there.


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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 03, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I was shocked and saddened to hear this very sad news. I worked with Stan for many years. He had a true understanding and commitment to working with First Nations peoples and had a strong work ethic. Having said the forgoing - he was fun and had such a zest for life. We had many hilarious work coffee breaks and group gatherings at the Norwood. Stan was truly one of the good ones. My deepest sympathy to Nancy and family. - Posted by: Valli Marcoe (Friend) on: Jun 10, 2023

  • Stan has worked Opaskwayak Cree Nation while he was at Indian Affairs. His cooperation helped us and his work was encouraging. Thank you for your cooperation with Environment. Condolence to the family - Posted by: Edith Spence (Co-worker) on: Jun 08, 2023

  • I have only known Stan for 10 years but he was always upbeat, had time for anyone and would talk to anyone. He was happy, good natured and great to be around no matter what. Stan God bless you and hopefully you get to play a great golf course up there everyday. You will be sorrowfully missed by your curling and golf buddies. My condolences to the Hnatiuk Family. - Posted by: Terry Edwards (Friend) on: Jun 06, 2023

  • Nancy, I am saddened by your loss. Working alongside Stan, I found him to be truly professional, highly competent and always conscientious. I know that family had a huge place in his life. It was a pleasure to know him. Sincere condolences to you and your family. Gilbert Savard - Posted by: Gilbert Savard (former colleague) on: Jun 04, 2023

  • Saddened to hear of Stan's passing. He was always upbeat and funny at work. I used to work with both Stan and Nancy at Indian & Northern Affairs many years ago. My sincerest condolence to Nancy and family. - Posted by: Donna (Repski) Landick (Former co-worker) on: Jun 03, 2023

  • My condolences to the Hnatiuk family. You can say people we really good guys, but Stan truly was, a really GOOD GUY. I hope you took a ring of goose sausage with you up there, you willed be missed, take care buddy, RIP. Kelly - Posted by: kelly hicks (friend) on: Jun 03, 2023

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