Eleanor May Stamm (March 17, 1926 - December 9, 2022)
Eleanor passed away peacefully while in the kind care of the wonderful staff at The Summit at Quadra Village in Victoria, BC, on December 9, 2022.
Eleanor was born in Moose Jaw, SK, on March 17, 1926 and was raised in a lively, loving family of seven children during the Great Depression. She thrived in the successive roles of educator, wife, spiritual worker, farmer, stepmother, and grandmother before returning to school to obtain her Master of Social Work, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degrees. She continued to serve others as a minister, counsellor, and retreat leader. Throughout her career and her life, Eleanor significantly contributed to the greater good of those around her, supporting many individuals and families. She ultimately retired in Sidney, BC, and continued to inspire her community there. She embraced aging and led a mindful spiritual journey towards her heavenly home. Eleanor will be remembered for her enthusiasm for life and her unconditional love for others. With increasing simplicity and contentment, her smile beautifully reflected her core value—the wonderful abundance of God’s eternal love.
Eleanor was predeceased by the love of her life, Stanley Stamm; her stepdaughter, Marcia Craig; her great-granddaughter Kira Broeder; her parents, John and Barbara McDermit and all six of her siblings. She is survived by her stepson, Garry (Rolly) Stamm; Garry’s three children, Debbie (Rick) Doucette, Corey (Shelley) Stamm, Shelly (Jeff) Boulton, and their families; Marcia’s daughters, Paula Craig and Teresa (Michael) Broeder and their family; as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. In gratitude, Eleanor will be missed by family and loving friends.
Eleanor’s memorial will be attended by a small circle of close friends and family on March 17, 2023, at 2 PM, at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, BC. The service will be live-streamed through Virtual Memorial Gatherings. She will be interred in Mossbank, SK. We send our condolences to all those who knew and loved Eleanor.
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