Paul Taras STEFANIW

Victoria Police Force

Leading Senior Constable

Suicide – firearm

Born  7 November 1964

Died  30 November 2012

49 old

 

Paul STEFANIW

Paul STEFANIW

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Peter and Paul (right) Stefaniw. Since our program, sadly one of the twins, Paul Stefaniw, the Victorian policeman has died. He was 49. His twin brother, Peter, also a policeman, says that between them, the twins have given nearly 60 years of police service. As well as paying tribute to his brother, Peter has asked us to mention Beyond Blue which helps people struggling with depression. For memories of Paul click through to this page. For other support services: Lifeline http://www.lifeline.org.au/ 131 114 Mensline http://www.mensline.org.au/ 1300 789 978 Kids Helpline http://www.kidshelp.com.au/ 1800 551 800 http://www.sbs.com.au/insight/episode/webextra/606/Two-of-a-Kind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul had been going through a marriage breakdown leading up to his death and was on sick leave.

He spent time, leading up to his death, visiting various friends and family ( which was his way of saying his goodbye’s ) but no one was aware of the mental anguish that Paul was going through.

He spent time putting his ‘affairs’ into order before, eventually, going to a beach where he left three notes, to various people, and then shot himself.

May you forever Rest In Peace mate.

 

Cal

STEFANIW. – The Funeral Service for the late Leading Senior Constable Paul Taras Stefaniw will be held at the Victoria Police Academy, Viewmount Rd, Glen Waverley on MONDAY (Dec. 10, 2012) at 10.00 a. m. followed by a Burial at Fawkner Memorial Park, 1187 Sydney Rd, Fawkner at 1.30 p. m. Vigil Prayers will be recited at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 91 Buckley St, Essendon on SUNDAY (Dec. 9) at 6.00 p. m.
Funerals
Published in Herald Sun on 05/12/2012

– See more at: http://tributes.heraldsun.com.au/archivenotice/3023621/view?random=1406736702268#sthash.JN8EWTYC.dpuf

 

STEFANIW. – The Funeral Service for the late Leading Senior Constable Paul Taras Stefaniw will be held at the Victoria Police Academy, Viewmount Rd, Glen Waverley on MONDAY (Dec. 10, 2012) at 10.00 a. m. followed by a Burial at Fawkner Memorial Park, 1187 Sydney Rd, Fawkner at 1.30 p. m. Vigil Prayers will be recited at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 91 Buckley St, Essendon on SUNDAY (Dec. 9) at 6.00 p. m.
Funerals
Published in Herald Sun on 05/12/2012

 

 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My deepest condolences to the Stefaniw family… I met Peter and Paul at interstate Police basketball championships back in the 80’s… Both very lovely blokes… Very sad to hear this news… Felicity Harley
Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Deepest sympathy for your sad loss. I went to kindergarten and primary school with Paul & Peter. His birthday was the first boys party Cheryl and I had been invited to. My thoughts are with Peter and his family. Carol

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

I am very sorry to here this on SBS Twins. Condolances to all who new Paul

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

I’m allways sad my dealest friend Paul isn’t here!Marietta

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Miss you Paul, you were a wonderful person, I think of you often and will always remember your greeting to me in the office “Woof”, and our discussions about your dogs and cats.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Stef, still thinking of you mate and you are truly missed. I still cant believe you have left us!! A true friend and a top fella. Dont forget “its ok”.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Not a day goes past that I don’t think about you, missing you always x

Monday, 7 January 2013

Paul, Since hearing the news of your passing, it has been very difficult, both with a heavy heart and with many tears shed, to write what I feel.
You have given me many fond memories in my life, from our many wonderful times during our years in Plast, as well as the times you visited Adelaide to celebrate birthdays or just for a visit. I will cherish these memories forever.
Today, our Christmas Day, I wanted you to know that you are sadly missed and that my thoughts and prayers and heart are with you, Peter, Roxy and your family.
Vichnaya Pamyat

Monday, 24 December 2012

Thinking of the Stefaniw family during this difficult time especially on the eve of christmas. Its funny I never met Paul but felt like I knew him through hearing lovely positive stories about him from my mum and our friend who attended the same Church and through an ex partner who is also VicPol. I felt deeply saddened as a human being,a fellow ukrainian and an ex “plastunka” on hearing of his passing. Clearly a beautiful soul as evidenced by the tributes on this site and all that knew him. Gone too soon though Paul will live on in many hearts. Rest in Peace Paul. Love, Solace and Strength to your twin brother Peter, your beautiful children and all the Stefaniw family.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Le vent souffle
l’amour s’ecoule
le temps s’arréte
et avec toi, je reste

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My deepest condolences to the Stefaniw family… I met Peter and Paul at interstate Police basketball championships back in the 80’s… Both very lovely blokes… Very sad to hear this news… Felicity Harley
Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Deepest sympathy for your sad loss.I went to kindergarten and primary school with Paul & Peter.His birthday was the first boys party Cheryl and I had been invited to.My thoughts are with Peter and his family. Carol

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

I am very sorry to here this on SBS Twins. Condolances to all who new Paul

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

I’m allways sad my dealest friend Paul isn’t here!Marietta

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Miss you Paul, you were a wonderful person, I think of you often and will always remember your greeting to me in the office “Woof”, and our discussions about your dogs and cats.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Stef, still thinking of you mate and you are truly missed. I still cant believe you have left us!! A true friend and a top fella. Dont forget “its ok”.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Not a day goes past that I don’t think about you, missing you always x

Monday, 7 January 2013

Paul, Since hearing the news of your passing, it has been very difficult, both with a heavy heart and with many tears shed, to write what I feel.
You have given me many fond memories in my life, from our many wonderful times during our years in Plast, as well as the times you visited Adelaide to celebrate birthdays or just for a visit. I will cherish these memories forever.
Today, our Christmas Day, I wanted you to know that you are sadly missed and that my thoughts and prayers and heart are with you, Peter, Roxy and your family.
Vichnaya Pamyat

Monday, 24 December 2012

Thinking of the Stefaniw family during this difficult time especially on the eve of christmas. Its funny I never met Paul but felt like I knew him through hearing lovely positive stories about him from my mum and our friend who attended the same Church and through an ex partner who is also VicPol. I felt deeply saddened as a human being,a fellow ukrainian and an ex “plastunka” on hearing of his passing. Clearly a beautiful soul as evidenced by the tributes on this site and all that knew him. Gone too soon though Paul will live on in many hearts. Rest in Peace Paul. Love, Solace and Strength to your twin brother Peter, your beautiful children and all the Stefaniw family.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Le vent souffle
l’amour s’ecoule
le temps s’arréte
et avec toi, je reste

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