4.0: At UQV

posted Jun 16, 2014, 2:10 PM by Jeff Ogden   [ updated Jun 16, 2014, 7:05 PM ]

John Stasiuk

http://www.ualberta.ca/GEO/JSFarewell/ByeJohn.html

Go Golfing John! After over 30 years of service, John Stasiuk "retires". CNS gave a small "tribute" to John at a cake-cutting get-together April 30, 1998. This set of Web pages will serve as a "snapshot" of the friends and colleagues of the Computing & Network Services Department...

On Jun 16, 2014, at 6:50 PM, Rolly Noel wrote:

I'm afraid John died in his sleep a few months back. He was apparently healthy, doing his Arizona winter golfing thing, then pow.

On Jun 16, 2014, at 7:22 PM, Gerry/Joy Gabel wrote:

Jeff:

I guess you do not know but John Stasiuk passed away last December.  Here is his obituary:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?n=george-stasiuk&pid=168953310

You probably know that Daryl Webster died a few years earlier.   

We are all getting closer to that eventful day so treasure every one you have now.  

Gerry

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=George-Stasiuk&lc=4584&pid=168505001&mid=5774472

In Memory of George John Stasiuk
March 7, 1943 - December 8, 2013

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?n=george-stasiuk&pid=168953310

STASIUK, George John

John passed away peacefully on December 8, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 70. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife and best friend Doreen, his children Dan (Cheryl) Stasiuk, Michelle (Wade) McCotter and his grandchildren Brett, Kash, Jordyn and Madison.
He also leaves behind his sisters Lilly (Gary) Mitchell, Vikki (Alex) Nekolaichuk, Betty (Randy) Jethon, brother Gary (Sherry) Stasiuk, Brother in law Robert Ouellet, Sister in law Yvonne (Jim) Anderson, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father George Stasiuk, Mother Mary Stasiuk and one bother Steve.

A service in his honor will take place on Friday January 10, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Health Parish, 13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his honor to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Published in The Edmonton Journal from Jan. 7 to Jan. 9, 2014


Daryl Webster

On Jun 16, 2014, at 7:22 PM, Gerry/Joy Gabel wrote:

Jeff:

I guess you do not know but John Stasiuk passed away last December.

 . . .

You probably know that Daryl Webster died a few years earlier.   

We are all getting closer to that eventful day so treasure every one you have now.  

Gerry

At 8:40 PM -0600 4/18/11, John Stasiuk wrote:
Hi Dale & Gerry,
 
       Always a pleasure to hear from you guys. Yes the MTS story needs to be recorded so that some people can see how far ahead it really was. I think everyone involved with MTS is proud of their contributions to a great system. Too bad it wasn't able to evolve into an ongoing system.
 
        I also feel much the same way about Textform. It was far ahead of all other text processing systems. Too bad we didn't sell it to Microsoft. Word would have been a much better product, much earlier than it turned out to be. Grant was successful in having much of the Textform system buried into HTML so at least some of the system survived.
 
        I didn't see any errors in Gerry's comments. I feel they reflect what actually happened.
 
        I too was saddened to learn of Daryl's passing. He was a great individual and friend and went far too early. Unfortunately we have no control over this but must work to keep those memories alive. He worked hard to make MTS a better System.
 
I look forward to seeing more comments on MTS.
Best of health to all of you.
 
take care,     John

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Gerry/Joy Gabel wrote:
Hello Jeff and Dale:
I read with interest the discussions related to non-technical matters in the early years of MTS.   I have some time today to relate some of my memories on those discussions.  Dale can correct or add to my recollections (although that was over 40 years ago!).   Unfortunately, one person who would remember much of this was Daryl Webster who passed away in December.
 . . .

From http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/edmontonjournal/obituary.aspx?n=charles-webster&pid=147306369:

Charles Webster
WEBSTER, Charles Daryl We celebrate the life of Daryl who died peacefully on December 16, 2010 in Edmonton at age 72. He leaves to treasure his memory: Fran, his beloved wife of 46 years and best friend; his sons Scott (Gloria) and Brent (Jacquie), and daughter Shona Nichols (Darren); grandchildren Drew Forward, Brad Webster, Marc Webster, Jade Webster, Alexander Nichols, Zoe Nichols and Austin Webster; and brother Duane.

Daryl was born December 14, 1938 in Rouleau, SK to Paul Ervin Webster and Florence Helen Broadfoot and raised in Regina, SK. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a chemical engineering degree in 1961, and moved to Edmonton in 1968 spending his career working in computer science and information technology, mostly at the University of Alberta Computing and Network Services.

After his retirement, Daryl continued his strong interest in computers by generously helping family and friends, both near and far, to solve their computer problems. Daryl was a kind, sincere, honest and humble man who led gently by example, seeing the good in others. He was protective of and a rock of support to his cherished family. "Grandchuck" loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, especially at the family cottage at Madge Lake, SK, and playing Santa to youngsters at the annual Christmas party. Friends and neighbours will remember his gentle soul.

A private Celebration of Daryl's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully received by the Cross Cancer Institute (11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2), whose staff provided unwavering support to Daryl during his ten year journey with prostate cancer. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Allison Theman for decades of astute care and guidance.

Published in The Edmonton Journal on Dec. 19, 2010
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