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Ethel Marie Stephenson

May 15, 1920 - Dec 3, 2020

Service

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
A very small family funeral will be held Tues Dec. 8 at the Sylvan Lake Funeral Chapel with a Christian burial at the Bentley Cemetery following. We are all hoping we can celebrate later in 2021, with family and friends when the timing is right.
Rest in Peace sweet mom.

Interment

Bentley Cemetery

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ethel’s name to charity of choice

Obituary

Stephenson, Ethel Marie

1920 - 2020

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mom, Ethel Marie Stephenson (nee Pederson)

Mom was born in a farm house outside of Bentley on May 15, 1920 and passed on Dec 3, 2020. She celebrated her 100th birthday on May 15, 2020 and although we couldn’t all get together to celebrate, we did so in our own special ways. A few at a time would have a visit through the fence at the back of the Bethany Care Center, blowing her birthday wishes to where she was seated. No birthday cake was allowed at that time.

Mom was the oldest of four children born to Elmer and Ella Pederson and was raised in the Sunset Hills west of Bentley. She talked of the times how she and her sister Pearl went out looking for wild strawberries, blueberries and saskatoons which were plentiful in the hills at that time. Along with the tame raspberries, they always made sure they had enough to preserve for the winter months. Lard sandwiches were also very common at that time.

Mom would also talk of the times when she and her sister would leave early by horseback for the Sunset school so they could get their potato on the potbellied stove so they would be baked by noon.

Mom was a fantastic cook and loved to bake. She never complained about the big country meals she made for her husband, 5 kids and many thrashing crews, that worked on the farm. Dad and mom raised their family on the farm west on Bentley at the bottom of Stephenson Hill. She was truly an inspiration to her children and grand children who all believe in hard work.

Mom moved to Bethany Care in Sylvan Lake in 2016, where she resided until her passing.

Mom will always be remembered by her children Keith (Binky), Judy (Dale), Dave (Marlaine), and Wendy (Mike). And son in- law John Salomons. She is also survived by 15 grand children, 33 great grand children 5 great great grand children. Mom is also survived by her sister Pearl Petruk and sisters-in-law Evelyn Pederson, Beatrice Wuth, and Odell Stephenson, and many relatives that are too many to mention.

Special mention to a comforting friend Gisela Hahn

Mom was predeceased by her husband Robert, daughter Marilyn, Marvin (Marilyn’s twin who died at birth), her grandson Blaine and her great grand daughter Rashel and her two brothers Elwood and Ervin Pederson.

Mom was a humble, kind hearted lady who never complained, who loved her God, her family, and her community.

A very small family funeral will be held Tues Dec. 8 at the Sylvan Lake Funeral Chapel with a Christian burial at the Bentley Cemetery following. We are all hoping we can celebrate later in 2021, with family and friends when the timing is right.

Rest in Peace sweet mom.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ethel’s name to charity of choice

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 887-2151

Condolences

Lynn Pickering:

I have such fond memories of Ethyl. While visiting my friend Jan, across the road, we often popped over. We never left without some baking treat, a warm smile and a hug. I will forever remember her as being warm, welcoming, gracious, and kind. My sincere condolences.

Lloyd and Susan Bender:

Sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful blessing to have lived for her to see great and great great grandchildren. You gave her a wonderful tribute.

Gail Wilson:

So sorry to hear of Ethel' s passing. She was one of my Mom's favourite cousins. I will always remember her being a happy person and full of grace. Many years ago she asked me if I would sing at her funeral and I had to refuse that request. So if you hear a small voice singing it is just me. Blessings.

Caroline Stephenson Dacyk:

My heartfelt condolences to the family

Linda Peterson:

To the Family of Ethel Stephenson,
We would like to offer our Condolences to Ethel's family, She was a great neighbor on the farm . May memories comfort you in these troubled times.
Sincerely, Linda & family 

Joanne Vidulich:



Condolence:
So sad to hear...so very glad we had the honor of meeting this special lady.
She was an inspiration to all. Great memories of our times at the llama shows and sales
with the Stephenson family. Never forgotten.
All the best to the family.

Lynda Haarstad Petten:

Deepest sympathies to all of you. Your mom/grandma/great-grandma was a beautiful person with a soul of an Angel. Her sweet smile with the twinkle in her eyes will be something I will remember so well. She will truly be missed by all who knew her. Hold your memories close to your hearts.

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