Funeral and Family Support

Stephen Kalayakunnel, a dedicated father to Alaina, Grade 12 student in Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School, Malton and a loving husband to Mrs.Binu Stephen(homemaker), passed away on 10th Oct, 2020 due to  cardiac arrest.

Stephen got back from work the previous day, spent some time with his family and went to bed. He woke up at 4 am feeling a little uneasy and then collapsed. The paramedics arrived and they reported his condition to be critical. He was taken to Etobicoke General Hospital where he pronounced dead.

Stephen originally hailing from Puthussery, Wayanad District in Kerala. He was working in Bangalore before moving to Canada 2 years ago with his family. They landed in Montreal and later moved to Malton, Mississauga for better opportunities.

He started working as a temporary worker in one of the warehouses in Toronto area. Like most of the new immigrants, he is the only breadwinner in his family. His wife, currently pursuing her studies to reach her professional goal. Due to current pandemic restrictions, his family decided to conduct his funeral in Canada.

Stephen was a wonderful member in his communities, often offering a helping hand whenever possible. People remember his readiness to raise his hand for any support he could do, when needed. He was a great human being both at work and in his community.

As his community, it is now time for us to give back to him by ensuring the financial needs of his family. Please consider helping Stephen’s wife and only daughter in this tragedy and in their attempt to move forward in life. Alaina, the only daughter of the deceased would be starting her University studies shortly and since Stephen was the only earning person in the family, the family is going to face a serious financial crisis in the days to come. All donations will go directly to the family to cover his funeral costs. Any remaining funds will be used to ensure that his daughter will have the opportunities he wished for her future.

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 3 d
  • Rulli Rulli 
    • $50 
    • 3 d
  • William Roldan 
    • $7 
    • 3 d
  • Justin Xavier  
    • $50 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

St Marys Knanaya Catholic Church Toronto 
Organizer
Etobicoke, ON
Binu Stephen 
Beneficiary
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