Madeleine Jacqueline Stevens

Stevens, Madeleine Jacqueline

nee: St. Pierre

passed away peacefully on 22 December 2005 in the arms of her loving husband of 48-1/2 years, Dennis and dear friends.

She had suffered ill health for a number of years. Maddy was born in 1937 at L’Isle Verte, PQ and served in the RCAF as a Finance Clerk from 1955 to 1958. She is survived by husband Dennis, sons Mark (Roxie), Michael (Tina) and grandsons Scott and Alex of Courtenay and daughter Lynn (Irv) Chamney and granddaughters Jillian and Christina of Calgary. In Quebec, she is survived by brothers Gaston and Raymond St. Pierre and sisters Therese and Marcelle and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Phillipe and Albina and brothers Phillip, Lionel and Florien.

Dennis and Madeleine were married at RCAF Stn Rockcliffe (Ottawa) in 1957 and were posted to 1 Fighter Wing (Marville), France, Edmonton and Comox. Maddy was employed by Department of National Defence in Ottawa, Edmonton Public School Board and in the Comox Valley by School District 71 in administrative roles at Cumberland Junior, Village Park and Cumberland Elementary schools.

Maddy and Dennis travelled extensively and spent many winters as ‘snowbirds’ in the Yuma, AZ and Parker Dam where they both enjoyed golfing and also did some skiing in the Lake Tahoe region. They enjoyed curling, camping and boating. Many happy summers were spent camping at Air Force Beach. Maddy loved to entertain and was a cook extraordinaire, her speciality being French cuisine. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and leaves a host of good friends whom she has known for many years. In accordance with Maddy’s wishes, there will be no formal service. A Celebration of her life will be held in early spring 2006 when their ‘Snowbird’ friends return from the south. Comox Valley Funeral Home & Crematorium, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, Comox Valley Unit, #102 – 1509 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay, BC V9N 2K6 or Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 1225, Comox, BC V9N 7Z8.

She lived, she loved and was dearly loved

and will be missed by many.

~ • ~

The world may change from year to year

And friends from day to day,

But never will the one we loved

From memory fade away.

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au revoir, mon cherie, je t’adore.

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