Stuartburn councilor passes away


   The RM of Stuartburn council is mourning one of their own after the recent passing of long time municipal councilor Roman Gawronsky.

   Gawronsky passed away at home with his family at his side on November 17 at the age of 56 after a brief battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Michelle and two daughters Jolene and Josie, and sons Joseph and Joshua along with their families.

   He was born in Vita, and grew up on a farm in Woodmore.

    He was elected to the RM of Stuarburn council in 1998 and was reelected to council three times. Despite suffering a stroke in 2005, Grawronsky bounced back and continued to work hard for the community right up until the time of his passing.

   “He believed in his community and served on the Board of Directors of the Vita District Health Centre for approximately eight years after which he represented Vita on the South Eastman District Health Advisory Committee from 1996 to present,” recalled his family. ”Roman’s boots will never be filled; his kindness, fairness and capacity to love will always be remembered.”

   Roman’s first attempt at fame and fortune was on the AWA wrestling stage, namely Lil Putski and Oklahoma Kid . He became a Custom Combiner in 1975 and worked for Michaud Construction in 1978. In 1980 he was employed at the Vita Creamery and was Vita’s last professional butter maker.

   In his heart Roman was always a farmer and in 1982, he went to work for Smooks Ltd. where he found his home away from home on Smooks Farms.

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